Last Call for United Way Pledges
Northern has realized 80 percent of its 2005 United Way campaign goal with pledges of $28,000 turned in as of Monday, Nov. 7. NMU’s goal for this year is $35,000. Ken Godfrey (Athletics and Recreational Sports), co-coordinator of the workplace campaign, encourages faculty and staff members who had planned to make a donation but haven’t yet done so to return their completed forms as soon as possible. Full Story
AP Union Makes $5,000 United Way Donation
Members of the Administrative Professional (AP) union recently approved a $5,000 contribution on behalf of UAW 2178 to the United Way of Marquette County. They voted unanimously in favor of the executive committee recommendation at their Oct. 11 meeting. The donation was made separately from the NMU workplace campaign and will not be factored into the university's final tally.
Skating Ticket Discount Available
The deadline is fast approaching for advance ticket discounts for the U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships to be held at the Berry Events Center Dec. 12-16.
Through Nov. 18, an adult all-event pass is $25 and a VIP ticket package $150. After that date, an adult all-event pass is $40 and the VIP package $190. An all-events pass provides admission to all four days of competition: Monday (time trials), Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Full Story
An NMU employee profile
Contrary to popular belief, Jim Berglund (Plant Operations) is not a custodian. “I’m a building and grounds attendant. I set up meeting and banquet rooms, hang bulletin boards and pictures, and take care of the customers in the building. There are no toilets involved whatsoever,” he joked.
Berglund has been with NMU for 22 years, the majority of which have been spent in the University Center.
“My entire career has been spent in the UC except for 14 months when I was working over in West Science. I like it better over here though; this building has been a part of me for over 20 years, so I’m pretty attached to it.” Full Story