Sandra Poindexter (Business) was featured in an article titled “Preparing the Next Generation: Business Students Take on Real World,” which appeared in a recent issue of Corp! magazine. The article highlighted NMU’s involvement in the International IT Student Seminar. Poindexter, who coordinated the event on campus, discussed the importance of the seminar in allowing students to “quickly reach the personal level of global perspective with international peers."
Karyn Rybacki (CAPS) was quoted in an article in The Wall Street Journal titled “What the Rise of Southern Football Says About America.” She commented on the “pride of place” encouraged by college football in the South, which other popular southern sports like Nascar aren't able to replicate.
Nursing has received a $570,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth. The grant funds will be used to prepare post-master's nurses with an educational background for becoming faculty in baccalaureate or associate degree nursing programs and to provide them with a post-master's teaching certificate. Julie Higbie (Nursing) played a major role in securing the external funding.
For the 17th year in a row, NMU students have been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) in a statewide high school and college awards competition. A trio of NMU students collected second place for their entry in the category of television public service announcement. They were honored at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in March. The award recipients are: Jerry Tudor from Marquette, who was unable to attend the conference; and (pictured left to right): Dustin Alcock from Sand Creek, Miss., and Cory Cameron from Huber Heights, Ohio. All are media production and new technology majors. The students created the spot during the fall semester while enrolled in a studio television production course taught by Mark Shevy (CAPS).