Friday, Sept. 26, 2008

Board Approves Budget and Capital Outlay Request

The NMU Board of Trustees today approved 2009-10 operating budget and capital outlay project requests. Public universities are required to submit both to the state annually. For details on this and other board action, go to the Full Story.


NMU-Intel Partnership Expands

Northern has relied on Intel products to power its notebook computers since the university launched its technology program in 2000. But the vendor relationship has recently expanded to include student internships at the corporation’s Oregon facility, on-campus testing of new products and direct access to Intel technical support.

Larry Averitt, a network validation engineer with Intel’s mobility group, was at last month’s distribution in the Superior Dome to help debug wireless issues unique to NMU. He is pictured to the right of Dave Maki (AdIT). Full Story


U.P., Great Lakes Discussed

A symposium on Upper Peninsula topics and another on Great Lakes issues will be held on campus Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2 and 3.

The eighth annual Sonderegger Symposium will feature 15 presentations on U.P. topics from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in Mead Auditorium, followed by a 7:30 p.m. keynote presentation. At the Great Lakes symposium on Friday, Oct. 3, three experts on water and environmental issues will discuss issues impacting the Great Lakes and field questions from the audience. It begins at 3 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. Full Story


Lambda Chi Renovation on Planet Green TV

A recent kitchen renovation at the Lambda Chi Alpha house on Fourth Street will be featured on Planet Green, a new television network under the Discovery umbrella that focuses on sustainable living and energy conservation.

The segment is included in a program titled “Total Wrecklamation: Every Little Bit Counts.” It is scheduled to air at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, on Charter cable channel 105. Full Story

The Shadow of the Wind'One Book' Fall Events Planned

The "One Book, One Community" program will feature several October and November events related to this year's selection, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

A free zumba Latin dance class for adults, along with a youth activity, are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at the Marquette YMCA. The evening's activities will continue at 7 p.m. with a showing of the movie Carol's Journey at the Peter White Public Library. Full Story


Alumni Awards Announced

Four NMU alumni will be recognized for their achievements as part of the Homecoming 2008 activities.

They are (from left): Heather Albrecht of Chicago, Outstanding Young Alumni Award; Mike Ross of Appleton, Wis., Alumni Achievement Award; and Larry Inman of Traverse City and Duane Vandenbusche of Detroit, Distinguished Alumni Awards. Full Story

Homecoming LogoHomecoming Reception Oct. 1

Staff and faculty are invited to a Homecoming reception from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Peter White Lounge of the University Center.

Sponsored by the NMU Alumni Association, the event will feature hors d’oeuvres, prize drawings and a cash bar. The grand prize is a night’s stay at the Landmark Inn and dinner for two at Capers. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Oh Snap, the ‘90s are Back.” For the full schedule of activities, visit Homecoming.

Tailgating Policy Approved

A new tailgating policy has been approved and will take effect with Northern's Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 4.

For up to three hours before and one hour after events, tailgating will be permitted anywhere in the Recreation and Sports Complex area, but alcohol is permitted only in two designated parking lots.

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