Friday, July 22, 2005

Board Sets Fall Tuition;

Jacobetti Future Discussed

Despite uncertainty about state funding, the NMU Board of Trustees set tuition rates at a special teleconference meeting this morning to give students and parents an opportunity to plan ahead for the fall semester.

In a 5-3 vote, trustees approved a recommendation to increase tuition and fees by 9.8 percent for full-time undergraduate students, and about 10 percent for full-time graduate students. 

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Students Rally for Higher Education

NMU students are mobilizing in various ways to promote increased state support for higher education. They are also rallying against legislative proposals that would impact aid programs at all Michigan universities and target two schools – NMU and Wayne State – for significant cuts in appropriations.

Former ASNMU president Rebecca Thompson spoke in advance of a June 21 rally in Lansing organized by the K-16 Coalition for Michigan's Future (pictured). Full Story

Sears Tower Erected

Demolition Ideas Invited

A scale model of Chicago's Sears Tower, standing 30 feet high and constructed of 15,000 Jenga blocks, is on display in C.B. Hedgcock.

"This is by far my tallest tower to date," said Bryant Varney (AIS), who previously built models of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, Rockefeller Center and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. "I used to be limited by the height of the ceiling in the library."

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Magnaghi Receives Follo Award

Russ Magnaghi (History) recently received the Charles Follo Award from the Historical Society of Michigan for his "outstanding contributions to the preservation and promotion of Upper Peninsula history."

Magnaghi was the director of the NMU Center for Upper Peninsula Studies from 1996 to 2003. As university historian, he wrote A Sense of Time: The Encyclopedia of Northern Michigan University, and has collected and preserved many artifacts that represent the university’s history. Full Story

Social Work Reaffirms Accreditation

Northern Michigan University's social work program recently received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education in Alexandra, Va. A CSWE commission voted to reaffirm the bachelor of social work program's accreditation for eight years, ending July 2013. This is the longest time period a program can be unconditionally accredited before the reaffirmation process. Full Story

NMU Site of Hazmat Training

It could have been a distressing sight for anyone who didn't get the memo and happened to walk by the New Science Facility one sunny June afternoon.

A class of NMU students barreled out a door and collapsed on the grass. They were gasping for air, coughing and trying to soothe their burning eyes as emergency crews set up a decontamination unit in the parking lot. Fortunately, it was only a training exercise. Full Story

Golf Outing Aug. 7

The 25th annual President’s Golf Outing will be held at the Marquette Golf Club beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.


Faculty, staff and retirees are eligible to play in the scramble tournament. The entry fee has been reduced to $30 because a lunch of brats, hot dogs and burgers will replace the sit-down dinner. Awards and prizes will be presented afterward.

To register by the Aug. 3 deadline, go to President's Golf.

NMU Plays Host to Finn Grand Fest

Finn Grand Fest is coming to Marquette Wednesday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 14. NMU is the host site for most activities, and campus residence halls will house many participants and visitors.

Many faculty and staff are volunteering or participating. The DeVos Art Museum is also hosting an exhibit featuring Finnish-American artists in conjunction with the celebration.


For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit Finn Grand Fest.

World Art Project Under Way in U.P.

Residents from four Upper Peninsula regions are working to create and decorate large-scale, inflatable air structures depicting the uniqueness of the areas in which they live.

The four individual projects, which began taking shape at regional art workshops earlier this summer, will converge for a "grand finale" display Aug. 18 and 19 at the U.P. State Fair in Escanaba (at left is a concept illustration of the final product).

The pARTners: World Peace Art Initiative is funded through a grant awarded by the Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies and administered by NMU. Its goal is to bring together people of different backgrounds, interests and talents. Full Story


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