What's New, NMU?

For the week of June 7, 2010

From the 6th floor

We're looking at a cooler start to the week in Upper Michigan. Many areas were under a frost advisory Sunday night. Temperatures in the early morning hours hovered around freezing. The forecast calls for a bit of warm-up with some sunshine early in the week and rain moving in mid-week.
May 2010 capped of the warmest spring in 50 years over Upper Michigan. At least, "That's What Karl Says". Karl is Karl Bohnak, chief meteorologist at TV 6 in Marquette. It was the warmest March on record at the National Weather Service near Negaunee, coming in at 10.1 degrees above average. April ended 7.8 degrees above normal, while May came in at 4.7 degrees above the long-term average. So all those people who have been saying we've had the nicest spring in years have the facts to back up their statements.

Win Detroit Tigers tickets

The NMU Alumni Association will send one lucky winner (and a guest) to the Sunday, Aug. 22 Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park.* The NMU Alumni Association has a pair of tickets to give away. This offer is exclusive to NMU Alumni Association members only! If you are not a member, you can join today to become eligible to win. Make sure you add "Tigers Tickets" in the Additional Information box when you join. Current members must register for the drawing by sending your name and contact information to alumni@nmu.edu.
Current Alumni Association members are NOT automatically entered. You MUST register to win.

Questions? Call us at 1-877-GRAD NMU or 906-227-2610.

Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians
Comerica Park
Sunday, Aug. 22
1:05 p.m.

Prize includes two tickets in the Upper Box. Approximate value $44.
Drawing will be at random from all entries received by 5 p.m. Monday, June 28.

*Prize includes tickets only. No other accommodation.

Back by popular demand...the Summer Prize Package

The summer tourist season is just getting under way and we know that means many folks will be visiting Marquette. In the past, alumni - young and old - have made the 6th floor a stop on their campus tour. This year, we'd like to surpass last year's record setting-number of visitors to the 6th floor, so we're giving away a great prize package. Visit us at the Alumni Association between now and Monday, Aug. 23 and you'll be eligible to win our summer prize basket.
Everyone who visits gets a chance to enter their name in the contest. Alumni Association members get two chances. Get an extra chance to win by joining the association during your visit.
We're located in room 603 Cohodas Hall. Stop by, say hello and register to win!

Homecoming 2010 will be here before you know it

While everyone else may be gearing up for summer, the NMU Alumni Association is planning for fall and Homecoming 2010. This year's celebration takes place Sept. 24-25, on the campus of Northern Michigan University. As always, a wide variety of events are planned. Traditional activities, such as the parade and tailgating, continue and we've added new traditions, such as the college receptions at the Landmark Inn.

NMU Homecoming 2010
Sept. 24-25
Tentative Schedule

Friday, Sept. 24  
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors Annual Meeting
10 - 4 p.m. Beaumier Heritage Center Open House
3 p.m. Politcal Science Symposium
5:30 p.m. Homecoming Parade
5:30 p.m. Political Science/Public Administration
Homecoming Reception
Landmark Inn
6:30 p.m. College of Business
Homecoming Reception
Landmark Inn
6:30 p.m. College of Professional Studies
Homecoming Reception
Landmark Inn
6:30 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences
Homecoming Reception
Landmark Inn
Saturday, Sept. 25  
10 - 4 p.m. Beaumier Heritage Center Open House
10:30 a.m. Alumni Association Homecoming Awards
and NMU Donor-Funded Scholarship Brunch
2 p.m. Tailgating outside Superior Dome
4 p.m. NMU Football vs. Ashland University
7 p.m. Fifth Quarter Reception
Holiday Inn

Keep your eye on our Web site for additional details and activities.

Do you have an event planned during Homecoming? Let us know so we can tell others.

Homecoming activities are sponsored by the NMU Alumni Association.
If you are not a member, consider joining today.

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 a vacant position we're featuring this week:
Business Manager - Facilities/Business Services
Department: Facilities Operations.
Targeted annual salary: $42,048 - $49,800. Submit application, cover letter and resume by June 15.
You can read more about the position on the NMU Human Resources Web site.

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.
Log in today.

From the e-mail bag

"I can't wait for my son to come up for orientation this summer to begin the fall semester 2010 as a transfer student from Grand Rapids Community College. I want to come to the alumni office and get our picture taken! He will be my second kid coming to NMU and following in my footsteps, so to speak. The new MBA program is of interest to me, and hopefully, him, too. I received my MBA from Northern in Dec. of 1977. Maybe one of the last to graduate from that program? It's always fun, too, to tell people that I graduated at the very top of my class...of course, there were only two of us to graduate, so it wasn't too hard to be # 1. My son will be coming with an associate degree in business, so who knows, maybe we can be the first father/son NMU MBA grads some day? Something to shoot for. I'm probably more excited than my son, Tom, about his choice of Northern!"
Mark Wretschko '77
Comstock Park, Mich.
mihiker@aol.com

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