Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Consulting Firm Reviews Compensation, Classification

A review of the compensation and classification systems of Northern’s clerical-technical and administrative-professional employee groups is under way.

Representatives of Segal/Sibson Consulting, a firm specializing in compensation and organization effectiveness, are on campus this week conducting focus-group discussions with select department heads, AP staff and CT employees (pictured). Full Story


Candlelight Vigil Tonight for Virginia Tech

A candlelight vigil showing support for the Virginia Tech community in the wake of Monday's campus shootings will be held at 9 tonight (Wednesday) at the landscaped Heart of Northern near Jamrich Hall. Students and employees are invited to participate.

President Les Wong posted a message on his Web site expressing condolences to the VT community, family members and friends. "We also offer you our spiritual support as you move forward with your healing. Your tragedy and recovery is a burden we gladly share with you. Please allow us to help lift your spirits as you reclaim and exert your resolve."


State Budget Expert Coming to NMU

Thomas Clay, emeritus director of state affairs for the Citizens Research Center, will give a free presentation on the Michigan economy at 4 p.m. Monday, April 30, in Reynolds Recital Hall. He will discuss the current revenue situation, budget deficit causes and solutions, and right and wrong ways to change the state's tax structure. Full Story


Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients Named

Mohey Mowafy (HPER), Laura Reissner (Education) and Kerri Schuiling (Nursing) are recipients of the 2007 Distinguished Faculty Award. They will be introduced to the NMU Board of Trustees and honored at spring commencement for their significant contributions to NMU and to their professional areas. Full Story


Northern Network Debuts

The NMU Alumni Association recently launched an exclusive online community that promotes social and professional networking among Northern graduates. The free service enables alumni to connect with old friends, create personal Web pages, recruit talented NMU candidates to their companies, post resumes and search for jobs. More than 2,400 have signed up for the “Northern Network.” Faculty and staff are welcome to register and keep in touch with former students they had in class or supervised as employees. Full Story


Gulis to Address NMU Grads

Stephen Gulis Jr., a successful businessman and Northern alumnus, will speak at the next month's commencement ceremony and receive an honorary doctor of business degree. Gulis is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Wolverine World Wide, Inc., a leading global marketer of branded footwear that is headquartered in Rockford. Full Story


CAMPUS Survey Arrives Thursday

NMU faculty and staff will receive an e-mail Thursday with a link to an online survey of CAMPUS, the faculty-staff newsletter. It is the first readership survey conducted since the newsletter transitioned to an electronic format in 2001. Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback. It will help us to learn more about your preferences so that this publication better serves NMU employees.

Shew Highlights

Jazz Festival

Trumpeter Bobby Shew, a veteran of both the Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman Bands, will be the featured artist at the NMU Jazz Festival.

He will present a clinic before performing with two NMU jazz ensembles in the gala festival concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kaufman Auditorium.

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Nature meets technology in Jeff Wommer's (Academic Computing) office. Several plants spread throughout the room lend color and balance to the five black ThinkPads and four monitors that typically sit atop his desk. Full Story


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