What's New, NMU?
For the week of Monday, Nov. 15
From the 6th floor
If you've spent any time in the U.P., which most of those reading this newsletter have done, then you know most of the discussions taking place this week regarding weather have to do with deer hunting. And how is the weather affecting the hunt? Deer firearm season began Monday, Nov. 15, in Michigan. We caught up with 12-year old Tyler Jandreau of Harvey at a Department of Natural Resources Deer Check station. Tyler got his first buck on private land near Republic, Mich. Fortunately for Tyler and his dad, there was fresh snow on the ground to track the buck once it was shot. The forecast calls for temperatures in the mid 40s this week, with limited chances for snow flurries. Meanwhile, the snow that has fallen has not stayed on the ground, at least in the city of Marquette.
Nursing panel helps students make choices
NMU students interested in careers in the nursing profession got the opportunity to hear first-hand from nursing alumni working in the field. The NMU Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association sponsored a special panel discussion/networking event. Six NMU alumni working in a variety of nursing fields talked with the students. The students and alumni discussed everything from passing nursing exams to finding a job.
Participants pictured above included: Samantha Conklin '09, Mike Phillips '95, Julie Dobson '01, '05.
Also participating; Rachel Nye ' 00 and Mike Dagenais '08.
We've archived the presentation. You can view it here.
Horizons in the mailbox
The Fall issue of Horizons, the magazine for alumni and friends of Northern Michigan University, should be hitting your mailbox any day now, if it hasn't already. This issue takes an up close look at the importance of Northern's community college role. NMU offers 40 technical and community college programs in which 1,522 students--16 percent--are enrolled. Horizons takes a look at some of the most popular programs.
Also in this issue:
If Horizons hasn't shown up in your mailbox by the end of this week, make sure we have your accurate mailing address. Take a moment and update your information.
Get your holiday shopping done at the NMU Bookstore; enjoy up to $10 in free shipping
The NMU Bookstore is now offering up to $10 in free shipping exclusively to readers of "What's New, NMU?" All orders placed on the Bookstore website by December 4 are eligible. The NMU Bookstore offers a wide variety of gift merchandise and NMU attire.
To take advantage of the discounted shipping offer, enter coupon code "holiday" on the "My Cart" page or mention code if ordering by phone.
Business venture competition deadline near
(Last year's winners with their cash prizes.)
NMU's 4th annual New Business Venture Competition is accepting intent to compete forms and business proposals until 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. All NMU students, regardless of major, are welcome to participate for the opportunity to share $9,000 in prize money.
Students can work individually or in a team of up to five members. Their plans must show potential for a legal business to be profitable and create jobs. Authors of successful submissions will be invited to submit a complete business plan and present their ideas on competition day in April.
The prizes are $4,000 for first, $2,500 for second and $1,500 for third. Best elevator pitch and best fair trade presentation will each receive $500.
This competition is sponsored by the NMU College of Business. For complete rules and contest details, visit www.nmu.edu/bizplancompetition or call 227-2947.
Wildcat sports update
The NMU hockey team earned a split on last weekend (Nov. 12-13) as it hosted Bowling Green University. The 'Cats lost 2-1 Friday, but bounced back Saturday with a 5-1 win. NMU is 4-6-1 on the season and 4-4-0 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The 'Cats are on the road at Alaska Friday and Saturday (Nov. 19-20).
The NMU football team closed out the 2010 season on a cold and snowy day at Sherman Field on the campus of Michigan Tech. On the line was the Miner's Cup, which the Wildcats held as a result of last year's win. The home team registered a touchdown in the first and third quarters en route to a 12-0 win over the 'Cats. The Miner's Cup now goes back to Michigan Tech.
The NMU soccer team had its season end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Northern Kentucky. NKU came in as the favorite and showed its dominance, scoring four goals in the second half to win the game 4-0. It was the first time NMU made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in women's soccer.
The NMU volleyball team will continue its season in the NCAA Tournament for the third season in a row. The Wildcats are a No. 5 seed and will take on No. 4 seed IndianapolisF Friday at the Midwest Regional being hosted by No. 1 seed Hillsdale. Game time has not yet been set.
The men's basketball team opened the season at the Sailfish Classic in West Palm Beach, Fla. by splittling a pair of games. Friday, NMU lost the first game of the season to tournament host Palm Beach Atlantic, 60-77. The 'Cats picked up the first win for head coach Doug Lewis on Saturday against Lynn University, 69-61. NMU hosts its first game of the season Saturday (Nov. 20, 1 p.m.) when Spring Arbor comes to the Berry Events Center.
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 Night Across the Country is Saturday, February 12
Wildcat Night Across the Country has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12. The NMU hockey 'Cats face the MSU Spartans at Munn Arena in East Lansing. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Detroit.
Not familiar with Wildcat Night Across the Country? It's the biggest night of the year for NMU alumni nation-wide. Groups get together in front of television screens and cheer on the 'Cats. It's a great opportunity to get Wildcat fans together for an evening of fun.
Fox Sports Detroit is available on most basic cable packages throughout the Midwest.
To take part in Wildcat Night Across the Country, all you have to do is be willing to host the event, find a spot to watch the game and let us know. We'll send invitations to alumni in your area with all the details on how they can join in the fun.
Wildcat Night Across the Country
From the e-mail bag
"Hi. Just wanted to pass along the attached NFL video done here on Sunday, Oct. 24 vs. the Vikings. Some great publicity for NMU!
"Dear NMU Alumni Association, Thought I'd let you know that two alums, John Major and I will be deployed November 14 to Antarctica. We are grantees in the National Science Foundation's Writers and Artists Program and will be filming a documentary, 'Condition One.'
Being the first woman from Michigan to reach the Geographic North Pole on skis in April, 2001, the opportunity to ski at the South Pole will fulfill a life dream."
For details and to follow the trip, visit conditiononefilm.com
Frida Waara '77
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