Friday, July 22, 2005
Sets Fall Tuition;
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.
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.
Rally for Higher Education
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.
ASNMU president Rebecca Thompson spoke in advance of a June
21 rally in Lansing organized by the K-16 Coalition for Michigan's
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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.
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
Receives Follo Award
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."
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.
Work Reaffirms Accreditation
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
Site of Hazmat Training
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.
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
Outing Aug. 7
25th annual President’s Golf Outing will be held at the Marquette
Golf Club beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.
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.
register by the Aug. 3 deadline, go to President's
Plays Host to Finn Grand Fest
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
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.
more information and a complete schedule of events, visit
Finn Grand Fest.
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,
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