NMU, OU Join for Nursing Doctorate
Northern and Oakland University have received a $950,000 grant from the State of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth to jointly offer a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree, beginning fall 2007.
The one-year accelerated program, one of only 19 in the United States, will address a critical need in Michigan and the nation for nursing faculty members.
Pictured are: (front row) NMU President Les Wong and Linda Thompson Adams, OU dean of nursing'; and (top row from left) Kerri Schuiling (Nursing); Frances Jackson, OU director of the DNP program; and Jeanette Klemczk, Michigan’s chief nurse executive. All gathered at NMU Sept. 11. Full Story
Fundraising Policy Revised
Northern employees who would like to solicit any financial or in-kind contributions for university-related purposes should notify the NMU Foundation before contacting prospective donors or planning an event. The procedure is outlined in the university’s fundraising policy, which was updated recently for the first time in 20 years.
“There is a one-page form available online that should be completed and sent to our office,” said Martha Haynes (Foundation). “We can turn it around within a couple of days. The review process is designed to protect the confidentiality of our donor lists, to prevent us from duplicating requests or jeopardizing larger gifts, and to ensure that we remain within legal bounds on all requests. The Foundation might also be able to suggest ways to make a solicitation more successful. Our goal isn’t to be punitive. That’s why there’s a financial incentive for people to work with us.” Full Story
UNITED Receives Rotary Contribution
Marquette Rotary contributed $1,000 to the Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference at NMU. Rotary President Glenn Hametta
is pictured presenting the check to Judith Puncochar (Education) at the club's meeting on Monday (Sept. 11).
NMU employees are being granted two hours of release time (with supervisory approval) to attend conference activities, which will be held Sept. 15-17. The UNITED program schedule features a variety of speakers, films, music, dance and food.
Presidents Appear on Media Meet
The presidents of all three public
universities in the Upper Peninsula
will join together in the TV-13 studio
for an upcoming edition of Media Meet, hosted by Sonya Chrisman (WNMU-TV).
Participants include Les Wong, Betty Youngblood of Lake Superior State and Glenn Mroz of Michigan Tech. They will discuss tuition, enrollment and academics. This edition of Media Meet airs at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. It will also be broadcast on Public Radio 90 at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.