Student Idea Nets $10,000
For NMU senior Brad Reddinger, an epiphany over chips and salsa turned into a lucrative reward. The Iron Mountain native was one of four $10,000 winners in Real Simple magazine's "What a Great Idea!" contest. The results are featured in the February issue.
Reddinger's proposal was a "lifter jar" with a push-up bottom for easy access to the contents. He first conceptualized it during some late-night munching with an NMU roommate his sophomore year. Full Story
Patent Seminar at NMU
A presentation titled “Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights with Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks” will kick off the 2006 Business Seminar Series at NMU.
It is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the Charcoal Room of the University Center. Full Story
Sendoff for NMU
Wildcat cross country skiers Lindsey Weier and Lindsay Williams (pictured left to right) recently qualified for berths on the U.S. team that will compete in the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. Athletics will host a sendoff in celebration of the the skiers' success before they leave for pre-Olympic training in Europe.
The free event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in Vandament Arena. It will consist of a short program, followed by an opportunity to meet members of the NMU Nordic team, head coach Sten Fjeldheim and assistant coach Jenny Ryan. The public is invited to attend.
Food and Wine Tasting Feb. 1
Conference & Catering Services will sponsor an evening of food and wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Great Lakes Rooms.
The engagement is limited to 150 faculty and staff at a cost of $6.95 per person. It will feature a light buffet of new menu offerings – appetizers, cheeses, a carving station and desserts – accompanied by a selection of wines. Please make reservations by Jan. 25.