What's New, NMU for the week of Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

What's New, NMU?

For the week of Monday, Nov. 8

From the 6th floor

Last week's mix of snow flurries and rain left us with this gorgeous view over the Superior Dome. Rainbows don't often photograph well, especially through the 6th floor window, but we were able to capture this one quite nicely. If you look closely, you can see it was a actually a double-rainbow. We have seen our first snowflakes of the season, although nothing has stuck to the ground. It's been quite chilly at night, but temperatures are still warming up into the upper 40's during the day. Forecasters say we'll see a bit of a warmup early this week, into the upper 50's, before cooler temperatures and rain come back into the picture as we near the weekend.

Attention nursing alumni

The NMU Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association are teaming up to bring together current nursing students and NMU alumni from the School of Nursing. This special panel event will give current students the opportunity to hear from nursing professionals in the field. The event will be a panel discussion with a networking reception immediately following. It is open to the public and will be streamed live via the internet.

Nursing Panel and Networking event:
6 p.m. , Monday, Nov. 15
Ontario Room, University Center

Moderated by Faith Edwards '76 BSN, MS, NMU assistant nursing professor.

Panelists include:
Mike Phillips '95 BSN, Clinical Director, MGH Emergency Services
Samantha Conklin '09 BSN, MGH CCU-ICU
Leslie Winkler '06 BSN, MGH Medical Unit
Mike Dagenais '08 BSN, MGH Surgical Unit
Rachel Nye '00, BSN, OB Certified, NMU assistant nursing professor
Julie Dobson '01 BSN, '05 MPA, NMU nursing administrative professional

We encourage NMU alumni in the nursing profession to attend: your experience is highly valuable to current students. Attend this special event and share your story.

Planning on attending? Let us know.

Visit the NMU Alumni Association home page for the Internet link to the live video stream.

Live streaming event opportunity; German-American prisoner speaks at NMU

During World War II, the U.S. government and many Americans viewed those of German ancestry as potentially dangerous. Eberhard Fuhr will share his personal story inside the FBI roundup of 11,000 German-Americans incarcerated in the United States when he presents “Locked Up” at Northern Michigan University.
Fuhr will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the West Science Building’s Mead Auditorium. In addition to his talk, news accounts, photos, letters and government documents will be displayed. The public is invited free of charge.
We know many alumni nationwide have an interest in history. This event will be made available live on the Internet.
Visit the NMU Alumni home page for the link.

Summer Reunion coming your way June 23-25; Delta Zeta reunion planned

It is never too early to make your plans to be in Marquette this summer. Remember how great the summers are in Upper Michigan? June 23-25 should be circled on your calendar for your trip to Marquette.
We're putting together three, fun-filled days of NMU excitement. Take part in campus and community-wide activities for the entire family.
Activities include:
Individual group reunions
Boat cruises
Picnic lunches
Historical campus and Marquette tours
Activities for children
Special performances.

If you've been thinking about organizing a reunion for your group, this is the summer.
A number of groups are hosting reunions, including Delta Zeta.
Interested in the Delta Zeta Reunion?
Shelagh Williams

Keep on eye on the website and Horizons for all the latest details.

Meanwhile, get in touch with us if you have some ideas for a reunion or reunion activity.

Milwaukee area alumni reception planned for Friday, Jan. 21

The final details are falling into place for the Milwaukee Area Alumni Reception, Friday, Jan. 21, in downtown Milwaukee. The NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors and NMU President Les Wong will be on hand. We've also invited members of the NMU Student Alumni Association.
Invitations will be in the mail shortly with complete details.
Want to make sure you're invited? Send us an e-mail with your mailing address. The reception is open to any and all alumni who want to attend. We'd love to see you there.

Wildcat sports update

The NMU football team lost its final home game of the season to Saginaw Valley State in overtime. The Cardinals used four plays in the overtime period to score and take the 24-17 lead with the good extra point. Saginaw Valley State held off the Wildcats in their overtime possession to seal the victory. NMU is 5-5 overall and 5-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). NMU plays at Michigan Tech, Saturday (Nov. 13).
The NMU hockey team split a pair of games in Sault Ste. Marie against U.P. and Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) rival Lake Superior State. Friday, the 'Cats won 4-1. On Saturday, Lake Superior State jumped out to a 2-0 lead and held on to beat the 'Cats 3-1. NMU is now 3-5-1 overall and 3-3-0 in the CCHA. The 'Cats host Bowling Green Fri.-Sat. (Nov. 12-14) at the Berry Events Center.
The No. 19 volleyball team hit the road for three matches to end the regular season. The Wildcats went 1-2 on the weekend, losing to Hillsdale and Wayne State but getting by Findlay. NMU finished 15-4 in the GLIAC for a third place finish behind Hillsdale and Grand Valley. The Wildcats will host the No. 6 seed Tiffin Dragons on Thursday (Nov. 11) for a quarterfinal GLIAC Tournament matchup.
The NMU soccer team couldn't pick up the necessary victory to advance to the GLIAC tournament championship. The 'Cats lost to No. 3 seed Tiffin, 2-0. Selections for the NCAA tournament will be made at 7 p.m. Monday (Nov. 8). A webcast of the selection show will be available on NCAA.com.
The swimming and diving team was successful at home for the second week in a row, this time defeating UW-Oshkosh, 145-97. Senior captain Kelli Vander Baan was honored at her last home meet and also qualified for nationals in both the one and three meter diving events.
The NMU cross country team finished in 10th place at the 2010 GLIAC Cross Country Championships. The team is back in action in two week when they will compete at the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 20).

November is Native American Heritage Month on campus

The Center for Native American Studies and Native American Student Association are hosting a month of activities on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Among the many activities, a presentation by the first female Native American dentist. Jessica Rickert graduated from the University of Michigan in 1975, becoming the first nationally recognized female Native American dentist. Rickert owns a private practice in Interlochen and works with the Michigan Dental Association, providing school screenings and elder care and education. She will speak at 7 p.m., Friday (Nov. 12) in Mead Auditorium.
Details on the many events taking place during November can be found at the Center for Native American Studies.

Looking for a job?

The NMU Alumni Association offers a number of ways to network, including posting job opportunities when we become aware of them.

Northern Michigan University has the following openings:

Title: Reservations Coordinator
Department: Dining Services-Central Office
Hourly salary: $10.57 probationary; $11.39 working rate
Submit application by November 12.

Title: Operations Specialist
Department: Printing and Mail Services
Hourly salary: $11.43 probationary; $12.27 working rate
Submit applications by November 19.

You can read more about the positions on the NMU Human Resources website.

The Northern Network is a great source for employment assistance. The Northern Network is our exclusive online community for alumni and friends. But it's not just local. Hundreds of companies from around the globe post jobs daily.

Check out the Northern Network.

Video contest announced

NMU is holding a student video contest with cash prizes totaling more than $6,000. Submissions will be accepted in three categories each semester. The fall categories are: "My NMU Adventure" for the best personal stories about students' experiences at NMU; "It's Good to Laugh" for the best use of positive humor; and "Northern. Naturally." for videos that best display NMU's ties to its surrounding natural environment.
First-place winners in each category receive $500. The videos will be posted to NMU's channel on YouTube. All six first-place finishers from the academic year will be part of a campus-wide online vote in the spring to determine the $1,000 grand prize winner.
For contest rules, click here.

Thanks for stopping by...

...Amber Ambrosius '05 of Portland, Ore.

Don't forget, if you're in the area, stop by, say hello and get your picture taken for the newsletter!
We're located in Cohodas Hall, room 603.

From the email bag....and various other odds and ends

Not sure there is anyone who hasn't seen this yet as it certainly made the rounds quickly; but just in case you might have missed it: Kid Rock's new video, "Born Free", was shot in the Upper Peninsula around the Grand Marais area. It shows the beautiful fall scenery and Lake Superior.
Check it out at MTV.com.

"Bridget and Ken Summers '00, with Garrett Turner Summers, future Class of 2032!"

Ken Summers '00
Chicago, Ill.

"I was pleasantly surprised to see pictures of Sarah Bottrell celebrating her 106th birthday! I hadn’t heard anything about her for some time and assumed she had passed on. When I was a senior at Marquette Senior High School in 1968, I was in her history class. She was an excellent teacher and able to bring history alive to a bunch of high school kids to whom history was often a dull, dry subject.  We used to say that 'Miss Bottrell didn’t just teach history, she remembered it!'  Even to this day, as I look back from elementary school to college and subsequent business-related education, she remains one of the best teachers, and overall good person, that I have known. I’m glad she is continuing to share her humor, wit and zest for life."

Gary Richtmeyer ‘72 BME
Zephyrhills, Fla.


Sarah Bottrell '24, '29 at her 106th birthday party.
"Hi NMU folks. Just thought I'd send you some good news!  This year I was accepted as a full Guild Member in the Northwest Screenwriter's Guild.  My latest screenplay is a semifinalist (top 7% out of 3500+) in the Final Draft, Inc. 2010 Big Break Contest and a second round pick (top 10% of 4400+) in the 2010 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Thanks, and best wishes."
Robin Brooks '97, '01
Seattle, Wash.

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