Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007

NMU Announces 10th-Day Enrollment

Northern’s 10th-day enrollment report shows slight increases in the number of first-time, full-time freshmen and in the academic credentials of new freshmen enrolled in baccalaureate programs.


An unexpected dip at the sophomore level has contributed to a decrease in total student headcount after nine straight years of growth. The preliminary enrollment figure of 9,111 is 2.6 percent lower than the 9,353 recorded in 2006.

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House Higher Ed Bill Approved

Michigan lawmakers will be pressed to finalize the 2008 budget before the state’s new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The House recently approved its higher education appropriation bill. The Senate must vote on its version before the bill moves into Conference Committee, where a small group representing both legislative bodies and the governor’s office will address the differences between the three proposals. In the House bill, NMU would receive a 5.1 percent funding increase. Full Story


Work Begins on New AQIP Action Projects


Create a more sustainable NMU. Enhance the campus climate for scholarship. Improve and expand online learning. These are the three “action projects” Northern will pursue this year as part of its continuing commitment to the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). AQIP provides an alternative process for universities to maintain their accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, with an emphasis on continuous quality improvement.


The projects were among 20 proposals submitted for consideration. Cynthia Prosen (Academic Affairs) said feedback was solicited online and through presentations to representative campus groups. Full Story


UNITED logo UNITED Conference Sept. 23-25

Three keynote speakers and a Native American youth photography exhibit will highlight the second annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference. Events are scheduled Sunday, Sept. 23 through Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Great Lakes rooms in the University Center. Full Story


Academic Senate Holds Forums on Liberal Studies

The Academic Senate will hold two forums on Northern's liberal studies program, according to chair Larry Pagel (Business). Both forums are scheduled to run from 1-3 p.m. in the University Center on their respective dates. The first will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, in the Ontario Room. The second will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Erie Room.











Team Fushia won the NMU President's Golf Outing, which was held Sept. 9 at the Marquette Golf Club. Members of the winning team were (from left): Paul Truckey (CAPS), Shelley Russell (CAPS), Steve Oates (Education), Dwight Brady (CAPS) and K.C. Holder (Education).

As a kid, Robert Ryan (Engineering and Planning) played in C.B. Hedgcock when it was a physical education facility. He swam in its pool and enjoyed its gymnasium. Later he attended concerts in that building and even saw Jay Leno perform there.

As the project engineer for NMU, he handled the renovations that transformed it into a student services center. Full Story


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