Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Public Forums to Generate Input on Provost Search


Three public forums will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, to gather input from campus and community members on the qualities they hope to find in a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. The 45-minute forums are scheduled for 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. in the Brule Room.

They will be moderated by Shelly Storbeck from the executive search firm A.T. Kearney. Members of the Provost Search Advisory Committee (PSAC) will also be present.

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Author and Clinton Diarist Visits NMU

Author Janis Kearney, personal diarist of former President Bill Clinton, will give three presentations at NMU this week. All are open to the public and free of charge.

Kearney will speak on “Diversity: The Color of Our Future” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.1, in the Cadillac/Brule Rooms of the University Center. On Thursday, Feb. 2, she will discuss “Careers for Writers” at 4 p.m. in the Nicolet Room. At 7:30 that evening in the same location, she will present a reading from her book Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir, which chronicles her three-decade journey from the southern cotton fields to the west wing of the White House. Full Story

Students Help with New Apartments

Students enrolled in the construction systems and methods class are experiencing an opportunity that is not available at most schools: they are directly involved in a major campus project.

Under the instruction of Daryl Delongchamp (Technology and Occupational Sciences), they have constructed rough framing of interior wall partitions for one of the apartments in the new Wright Street complex. The partitions were transported from the Jacobetti Center to the building site on Friday and raised by crane to the third floor. The students have also attended construction project meetings, developed related documentation, and created shop drawings. Full Story

Kuzak President of State Association

Mike Kuzak (Bookstore) was recently elected president of the Michigan Association of College Stores. He is responsible for organizing and conducting meetings, leading the decision-making process on issues impacting the organization, and promoting professional development to MACS members through networking and education.


“The college store business is challenging,” Kuzak said. “There are so many unique things to deal with, and the rate of change continues to accelerate, especially in the area of competition." Full Story

Staff Recognition Programs Announced

President Les Wong recently approved two employee recognition programs. One honors individual efforts beyond daily duties. The other is for work teams whose work furthers Northern's mission and/or goals. Full Story

Student Employee Nominations Invited

"Student Employee of the Year" nomination forms should be submitted to the JOBSearch Center by Friday, Feb. 10.

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Service Learning Expert Addresses Faculty, Staff

Nationally recognized service learning authority Robert Bringle will give two presentations at NMU: "Service Learning as an Institutional Strategy” from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Cohodas room 602; and “Service Across the University” from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the Charcoal Room of the University Center.

Faculty and staff are invited to attend. Advance registration is requested. Full Story



A profile of an NMU employee.

Don’t believe Don Faust (Mathematics and Computer Science) when he claims that he is, “a very ordinary, average kind of guy.” Faust is not your average mathema-tician. Not only is he fluent in Malay, he is also on a quest for the truth. Full Story


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