Wildcat Wire February 13, 2013
Welcome to the February edition of the Wildcat Wire, the newsletter only for those students who have been admitted to Northern Michigan University. Read on and you will find news and information from our campus and community, as well as some "to do list" reminders to help keep you on track to join us in the fall.
Forest Roberts Theatre: After extending the run of the recent "Avenue Q" production on campus due to overwhelming demand, final touches are being added to the upcoming performances of "Fallujah." This touching story follows a journalist who is imbedded with the forces in Iraq and then forced to return home after tragedy strikes. He returns home, but a part of him will never fully leave Iraq. To learn more about these performances and the many student opportunities in NMU's award winning theater visit here. As an NMU student next fall, you will have the opportunity to purchase FRT season tickets for an outstanding price.
Your 'First' Semester: Did you know that you hold the keys to creating your first semester experience? All new students are required to attend orientation to meet with academic advisers and to schedule their classes, but if you have been admitted in 'good standing' you have options when it comes to putting together that first semester schedule. The First Year Experience program is an easy way to schedule your classes early and also to get to know the people who have the same interests that you do. Check it out so that you are ready to sign up when the Fall 2013 blocks arrive in early April.
WinterFest 2013: NMU's annual WinterFest will be held Feb. 15-24, and this year the theme is "Chilly Nights & Carnival Lights." Activities will include an air-band competition, discount days at Marquette Mountain, an open skate at the Berry Events center, a giant game of Clue (back by popular demand), a downtown Snowboard Jam, the U.P. 200 sled dog race, and MUCH more! To learn about this annual campus event visit WinterFest 2013.
Welcome Packet Revisited: For some of you, it may have been quite some time since you received your welcome packet and acceptance letter. For others, it might just be a matter of days. Either way, your journey to NMU is just getting started! With your acceptance letter at your side, you should visit www.nmu.edu/welcome and take the next steps to becoming an enrolled NMU student. Click through the orientation and housing links on the welcome page to reserve your spot at NMU.
Wildcat Weekend: The NMU admissions office will host its second Wildcat Weekend program on Saturday, March 23rd. At the fall Wildcat Weekend, more than 250 students had the opportunity to tour campus, eat in the Marketplace cafeteria and hear presentations from students and faculty of various academic departments. It was a great way for students and their families to get a feel for what NMU can offer. Would you like to join us? Visit Wildcat Weekend to read more or to register online. The registration deadline is 5:00pm EST, Monday, March 11, 2013. Can't make it to Wildcat Weekend? Schedule an individual visit to campus.
Paying for College: Still wondering how you are going to afford to join us here at NMU? For maximum financial aid consideration and to help ensure your aid is in place by the time the 2013 fall tuition is due, please file your FAFSA by Friday, March 1. If your paperwork is complete by March 1, you can schedule to meet with a financial aid counselor during our Wildcat Weekend to get a copy of your financial award package. If you are not able to come to campus for Wildcat Weekend but have completed your paperwork, your financial aid package would be mailed on Monday, March 25. Can you believe March 1 is only a couple of weeks away? During the rest of the month of February, the NMU financial aid office is holding special Wednesday evening hours to help prospective students and/or their parents complete the FAFSA. If you or your parents want to sign up for a time to stop by or to call, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See NMU as the Students See It: Did you know that NMU hosts an annual video contest for students? Students are encouraged to create a YouTube video that highlights the great things about being an NMU student. Entries are posted on the NMUTube site. The winners are given cash prizes including a $1000 grand prize. Click here to see last year's amazing entries (bottom menu on page) and see what our current students think about what makes NMU great.
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