What's New, NMU?

For the week of Monday, Aug. 9, 2010

From the 6th floor

Sounds as if "muggy" is going to be the word of the day for Upper Michigan. After a very pleasant weekend, forecasters say the temperature will reach near 90 degrees Monday, and the humidity could hit the upper 90s. Temperatures will drop off a bit as the week progresses with a chance of precipitation coming our way Wednesday, but all in all, a very nice week in the forecast.

NMU Night at Comerica Park

Despite the final score - Tigers 1, Los Angeles 10 - NMU fans at Comerica Park had a fun evening, Saturday, Aug. 7. The annual NMU Night at Comerica Park drew about 100 NMU alumni and friends to a pre-game party and Tigers baseball game.

Neil and Mary '71 Harrison and Larry '71 and Martha Becker.

Alana Stuart '07 and Jon Flippin '08

NMU Foundation Development Officer Mike Nelson and NMU Alumni Association board member Paul Millenbach '84.

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:   Senior Library Assistant
Department:   Academic Information Services/Library
Hourly Salary:   $9.82 probationary; $10.54 working rate
Submit application by August 20.

Title:   Senior Secretary II; Traditionally Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Department:   Upward Bound
Hourly Salary:   $9.82 probationary; $10.54 working rate
Submit application by August 11.

Title:   Coordinator of Hockey Operations; 10 month (August - May); variable shift/days
Department:  Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports
Targeted Prorated Salary:    $23,249
Submit application by August 18.

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

NMU Center for Native American Studies seeking submissions

The NMU Center for Native American Studies is seeking submissions for a book of literature and art on the contemporary American Indian experience in Michigan. The anthology will be published by NMU's Center for Native American Studies and NMU Press, with funding from the Michigan Humanities Council.
Please submit original, unpublished poems, short story, creative nonfiction essay, memoir, profile, cartoon, comic strip, stand alone excerpt from a longer work, drawing, illustration, or photograph that depicts the contemporary Native American experience in Michigan. Submissions must be one-half page to 12 pages in length.
More details are available here.

Forest Roberts Theatre season preview

The 2010-11 season at Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will offer a French farce, a Steinbeck classic, a movie-based musical and a journey to Neverland.

Season tickets are now available. Prices are $42 for adults and the general public and $28 for NMU students, plus a $6 processing fee. Single-admission tickets will be sold in advance of each production. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on their respective dates, with an additional 1 p.m. Saturday matinee.

The season opens with “A Flea in Her Ear” Oct. 6-9. Paul Truckey '87 will direct this classic French farce by Georges Feydeau. It is billed as a masterpiece of marital mayhem and mistaken identities.

John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” will be staged Nov. 17-20. This play explores the fragile friendship between migrant workers George and Lennie as they pursue the American dream in Depression-era California. Shelley Russell will direct.

The musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” scheduled Feb. 16-19, is based on the film of the same name. Swindlers Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson cross paths on a train ride to a small French village. Their greed turns into a rat race to see who will be the first to con $50,000 from heiress Christine Colgate. The show will be the first directed by Ansley Valentine, who was recently appointed director of theater at NMU after James Panowski’s retirement.

“Peter Pan” will close the season April 13-16. Shelley Russell will guide this non-musical adaptation of the J.M. Barrie novel about the boy who could fly and how he leads the curious Darling children on an adventure to his mystical Neverland.

An additional event not included in the season ticket package is “The Haunted Theatre” Oct. 29-31. The full technical resources of the facility—lighting, props and costumes—will be put to effective use raising Halloween spirits. This fundraiser for the First Nighters Club is directed by Marty Martello. Nearly 100 NMU students and Marquette community members were involved in last year’s inaugural effort.

Season tickets for Forest Roberts Theatre productions are available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets or online at www.nmu.edu/tickets. For more information on the productions, visit www.nmu.edu/frt.

Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center needs your vote

The Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, a collaboration between Northern Michigan University's Biology Department and MGH, has applied for a Pepsi Refresh Grant. The UMBTC is working to improve the length of survival and the quality of life for brain tumor patients in the Upper Peninsula and beyond. Your vote(s) counts. You are allowed one vote from your phone and one from your computer everyday through the month of August. Tell your friends, neighbors and coworkers. This is a great way to help make a difference in the lives of those suffering from brain cancer.

Visit the Pepsi Refresh Project and vote today.

http://www.refresheverything.com/uppermichiganbraintumorcenter

And, text a vote: Text 101852 to Pepsi (73774)

Find out more about the UMBTC at http://www.hopestartshere.org/.

Thanks for stopping by...

...Clare Lamberti (current student) and Alumni Association member Christine Lamberti '08 of Petoskey, Mich.

...Alumni Association member Tim Freiberg '01 of Weston, Wis.

...Alumni Association members Donna '04 and Phil '02 Zaleski of Rolling Meadown, Ill.

...Alumni Association member Carson Rizor '03 of Ann Arbor, Mich.

...Alumni Association member Paul DesJardins '71 of Richmond, Va. and his granddaughter, Gabriella Austin of Florida.

...Alumni Association member Anita Dionne Gray '66 of Frisco, Texas.

...Alumni Association members Dennis '75 and Cheryl '76 Stromberg of Naperville, Ill. Dennis and Cheryl met while attending Northern and returned to Marquette to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Congratulations!

...Alumni Association member Heather Gustafson '06 of Chicago, Ill.

...Alumni Association member Kurt Lahtinen '95 of Marquette.

...Alumni Association member Rebecca Burns '89 and her boys, Colin and Ryan, of Plainwell, Mich.

...Alumni Association member Claude Christensen '52 (center) of El Paso, Texas, his daughters Karin and Jane, and grandchildren Cody, Cole, Ashlyn and Brynn.

...Alumni Association members Tommy Giovanis '07 and Amanda Rosenburg '07, and their son, Michael, of Astoria, N.Y.

...Alumni Association member Heather Albrecht '96 of Chicago, Ill.

As you can see, a very busy two weeks in the Alumni office. All our visitors are now entered to win the summer prize package from the NMU Alumni Association. All visitors to the 6th floor are automatically entered. Association members get an extra entry. Stop by and visit us in 603 Cohodas Hall. Contest ends Monday, Aug. 23.

From the e-mail bag

"Here's a picture of a reunion in Royal Oak at Jimi's. We were all part of Bedside Manor, the first house in Payne Hall in the early '70s. A couple guys are headed to Marquette this week as well. Maybe you'll run into them. They'll be meeting up with some other Bedside Manor guys up there."
Jim Jacques '77
Clarkston, Mich.

jejacques@yahoo.com


Rob Beer, Craig Noble, Mark Patrick, Jim Jacques '77, Gene Kome, Paul Welitzkin '76.

"Hello again! This is Bob Cowles, and I just thought I'd share a couple pictures from this year's Fifth Third River Bank 25K run. Finished in 3 hours, 27 minutes."

Bob Cowles '06
Muskegon, Mich.
rcowles@alumni.nmu.edu

Have something you would like to share?

Feedback should be directed to dhemmila@nmu.edu

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