The Teaching and Learning Advisory Council presented two Conference Grant Awards for the winter 2007 semester to Michelle Johnson (Nursing) and Kia Jane Richmond (English). The $500 awards are intended to increase faculty access to conferences and workshops that focus on collegiate teaching.
The following NMU faculty and staff members led breakout sessions during the Equity in the Classroom Conference held on campus March 25-27: Derek Anderson, Rodney Clarken, John Covaleskie, Kathleen Heikkila, Jaclyn Heitman, Mitch Klett, Joe Lubig, Leann Miller and Judy Puncochar from the School of Education; and Shirley Brozzo (Multicultural Education and Resource Center), Chet DeFonso (History), Lenny Shible (Health Promotions), Jaspal Singh (English) and Ruth Watry (Political Science).
The Wildcat Battalion Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at NMU was named the best small-sized ROTC program among 21 schools under the command of Col. James Coates. It also was recognized as one of the top performing programs within the U.S. Army Cadet Command. This recognition is based on how well the cadets performed at the annual summer training event, as well as the merit of graduating cadets, as measured by such factors as academic performance and extracurricular involvement. The 40-member Wildcat Battalion is under the direct command of Lt. Col. Todd Gile.
“It’s a tremendous testimony to the quality of the young men and women here in the NMU Battalion. The school has traditionally done well in the past and I’m confident that we’ll continue to do so in the future,” Gile said.
The ROTC program provides its cadets with the training and experiences necessary to lead groups and conduct missions as an army officer. All cadets graduate with the rank of second lieutenant.