(Center for Native American Studies)
recently earned a doctorate in educational leadership with a concentration
in special education. His dissertation summarized a six-year comparative
analysis of Anishinaabe treaty educational provisions and American
Indian education laws, from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Reinhardt received an American Indian Leadership Fellowship from
Penn State University to pursue his doctorate. Penn State has the
oldest American Indian Ph.D. program in the country.
Rochester (HPER) is the recipient of a 2004 National Athletic
Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation doctoral
award recognizes academic excellence for athletic training students,
and is a $2,000 cash award designed to help with financial needs
such as tuition and books. It is available at the undergraduate,
graduate and doctoral levels. Criteria for the award includes a
3.2 grade point average, membership in NATA, recommendation by a
certified athletic trainer and commitment to an athletic training
Color Guard at the Sept. 11 Wildcat football game featured all five
branches of the military—a first for NMU, according to Maj.
Paul Phillips (Military Science). Members included (from
left) NMU sophomore, Cadet Chris Champlin, Army; Cpl. Bradley Strohl
of Iron Mountain, Marines; Yeoman Petty Officer 3rd Class Jamell
Robinson of Marquette, Navy; Michigan Tech senior, Cadet Chad St.
Arnauld, Air Force; and Boatswain Mate Petty Officer 3rd Class Andy
Liebner of Marquette, Coast Guard.
The theme of the game
was, "We Salute Our Hometown Heroes," in honor of the
Sept. 11, 2001 anniversary. The NMU Pride of the North Marching
Band played a medley of patriotic songs at halftime and representatives
from area law enforcement and firefighting agencies were recognized.
speedskating head coach Scott Koons set a world
record for the longest time riding a bicycle without using hands.
He accomplished the feat at the Superior Dome, where he road for
one hour, completing 44 laps. The total distance Koons covered was
roughly 21 kilometers. He will submit his information for inclusion
in the Guinness Book of World Records.
On a related
note, the U.S. Olympic Education Center's weightlifting program
and NMU were featured in an article published in the July 2004 issue
of Pure Power magazine.