Monday, September 26, 2005

Continuing Education Added

to Dean's Role

Continuing Education recently moved under the same organizational umbrella as the College of Graduate Studies and Research. It also moved to the same office area at the opposite end of the 4th floor hallway in Cohodas. The reorganization marks a return to a similar structure that was in place at NMU several years ago.

Cynthia Prosen was named dean of the college earlier this year. In the wake of the merger, she has expanded not only her staff and role, but her vision. Full Story

Forum Dates Set

Two university forums have been scheduled for the fall semester. The first will be held from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Michigan Room of the University Center. The second is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the same time and location.

Specific details will be announced at a later date.

Finnish Prof Joins NMU for Fall

Tuula Ryhanen (College of Business) is teaching at NMU this semester as part of a faculty exchange between NMU and the Haaga Polytechnic Institute, which is located in Helsinki, Finland.

Northern will fulfill its end of the exchange this winter, when Sandra Poindexter (College of Business, pictured) teaches at the Haaga for a semester.

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Study-Abroad Issues Explored

Twenty-one students under the direction of Robert Hanson (Criminal Justice) spent two weeks in Africa this summer, comparing the criminal justice systems in South Africa and the United States. This is just one example of recent concentrated learning experiences abroad involving NMU faculty and students. As Northern expands its array of international opportunities, it must also be prepared to deal with the challenges – from logistical to financial – that come along with the rewards of participating in the global community.

Joseph Holman (Continuing Education) accompanied the criminal justice group to Africa. He collected data that will be used to develop faculty and student handbooks on the administrative aspects of these study-abroad programs. Full Story

Imdieke Appointed to Newbery Committee

With her recent appointment to the Newbery Award Selection Committee – charged with identifying authors of the most distinguished American children’s books published in 2005 – Sandra Imdieke (Education) fulfills a goal she has had since becoming involved in children’s literature. She also adds an impressive complement to her previous service on the Caldecott Medal Selection Committee, which honors the top illustrators in the genre. Full Story


Career Awareness Day Oct. 5

The JOBSearch Center's annual Career Awareness Day will be held from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. Nearly 70 employers are scheduled to participate. Full Story


Leader in Residence to Address Public, Faculty

Paul Loeb, NMU's 2005 Leader in Residence, will give a free public presentation titled "Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time," and a faculty workshop on "Teaching for Engagement" during his visit to campus Oct. 4-5. Loeb has spent 30 years researching citizen responsibility and empowerment. He has also written five books. Full Story

This marks the debut of a new feature profiling NMU employees.

Scattered throughout campus are several signs boasting room numbers, directions and warnings. Rob Jensen (Printing and Mail Services) helps produce these and many other items encountered every day at NMU.

“For the past six years, I’ve been part of a team that does the printing, design work and copying of NMU’s posters, signs, business cards, programs, brochures and raffle tickets," Jensen said. "You name it, we can print it.

"What keeps my job interesting is I don’t do the same thing every day. Several steps need to be done to get a project ready for the public, so during the course of the day I can be doing anything from working with the pre-press layout to trimming a finished product.” Full Story 


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