February 9, 2005
Cloyd (left) of Grand Rapids and Jon "Jack" LaSalle
of Marquette have been appointed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm
to the NMU Board of Trustees.
terms are scheduled to expire Dec. 31, 2012.
has served as the director of corporate and community relations
for Steelcase North America since 2002.
(right), a 1971 NMU alumnus, has been the field representative
for the Michigan
State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, since
Promises More Cuts
Jennifer Granholm wants to sell $2 billion in bonds over the
next decade to invest in high-tech industries as part of her
plan for strengthening and diversifying Michigan 's economy.
outlined the seven points of her plan, one of which is education,
in her State of the State address Tuesday night. But with
a projected $1 billion shortfall looming in 2005, the governor
also promised more cuts in the executive budget she will unveil
later this month.
subject of higher education, Granholm said states with the
highest number of adults with college degrees have the lowest
unemployment, the highest personal income growth, and the
Promotes Dialogue on Internationalization Efforts
More than 90 NMU
faculty, staff and students attended a Feb. 4 campus forum
on internationalizing the NMU experience.
"I was very pleased
with the turnout," said Louise Bourgault
(CAPS), chair of the internationalization task force (ITF).
"I was also pleased with the group discussions. They were
very productive and generated original responses and a lot
of new ideas. The task force will take these ideas, digest
them further, and come up with recommendations for the university.
We will prepare our report by the end of the academic year."
Shares Vision for Graduate College
Prosen (Psychology) was recently named dean of the
College of Graduate Studies and Research.
that she has had some time to settle in to her new position,
she said she is enthusiastic about the opportunity and has
a clear vision for the future of the college.
I would like to ensure that our graduate programs are academically
strong and appropriate for the needs of learners of the 21st
century, as well as their employers,” Prosen said. Full
Adds Online Resources
Library has expanded access to scholarly electronic resources
in order to meet the needs of the TLC laptop initiative.
the past few months, the library has added approximately 1,500
electronic journals from four publishers and more than 1,000
making collection decisions, electronic journals are always
selected over their print equivalents if of the same or less
cost,” said Kevin McDonough (Academic Information
Services). “As a result, our e-journal holdings will increase
as the number of print subscriptions declines.” Full
The U.S. Olympic
Education Center will kick off its year-long 20th anniversary
celebration with an Olympic Challenge tonight (Wednesday)
at the Superior Dome.
The challenge begins at 6 p.m. with a special appearance by
local band Munbut. Intrasquad competition will start at 7
p.m. and feature Greco-Roman wrestlers, women's freestyle
wrestlers and weightlifters. The speedskating program will
also be showcased during Olympic-like opening ceremonies.
Admission is $1
for students and $3 for the general public, with proceeds
going to American Red Cross tsunami relief.
reception celebrating the first exhibit in NMU's new DeVos
Art Museum is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
Local band Combo Caliente will provide live Latin music to
complement the flavor of the exhibit, which is titled “Contemporary
Painting of Latin America.”
museum, made possible with support from the DeVos Foundation,
is attached to the art and design complex near Spooner Hall
at the end of Seventh Street. It is comprised of two galleries.
One is 2,500 square feet and will feature the work of national
artists and students. The other is 2,000 square feet and will
showcase the university's permanent collection, which ranges
from Japanese art to early 20th century illustration.
Forum Holds Input Session at NMU
The NMU environmental
science program, under the direction of Ron Sundell
(Geography), will help the Lake Superior Binational
Forum coordinate poster displays in conjunction with a public
input session on watershed management and river restoration
success stories. The session is scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Feb. 12, in Mead Auditorium.
the academic sector as a member of the forum, which works
to restore and protect Lake Superior. The forum will also
hold a public meeting in Marquette from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Landmark Inn.
The Teaching, Learning and Communication Committee is seeking
nominations for the first TLC Staff Award(s), which will honor
those who have embraced the use of technology in the workplace
in support of the university's mission. Up to three awards
of $300 each will be presented annually. The application deadline
is Tuesday, March 1. For more information, visit TLC
for the NMU Distinguished Faculty Awards are due Friday, Feb.
25. Up to three full-time faculty members may be selected,
based on their contributions to NMU and to their professional
areas. The monetary award is $1,000 per recipient.
For more information, go to DFA.