What's New, NMU?

For the week of Monday, May 17, 2010

From the 6th floor

"Can't remember a nicer spring". That seems to be the sentiment among most Yoopers these days. We've been on the receiving end of wonderful weather; sunny skies and warmer-than-normal temperatures. Folks have already made a trip to the beach, although there's doubt anyone actually ventured into the water. The long-range forecast continues to look quite pleasant, as temperatures may hit the upper 70's by mid-week.

NMU recent grad survey

Every year NMU Career Services does a survey of Northern graduates and generates a report of the pay and location in which they are working. Click here if you are a recent grad and would like to participate in the survey.

The Northern MBA

The NMU College of Business now offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The primary objective of this program is to educate future, middle and senior managers to deal with the essential problems of choice, complexity and change in today's challenging business environment.
The Northern MBA is a rigorous, structured, comprehensive program offered at a very affordable price and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis; all courses are offered in the evening.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. David Rayome. He can be reached at 906 2271802.

NMU students honored for community service


(Wilma and Bill Verrette with Laura and Jenny.)

Two NMU students were recently presented with the Bill and Wilma Verrette Outstanding Community Service Internship Award.
Chemistry majors Laura Garlick of Richmond, Mich., and Jenny Grasch of Sandwich, Ill., each received $500 to give to the U.P. Children's Museum, where they were engaged in a year-long community service internship project through NMU's Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP).
Garlick and Grasch, co-presidents of NMU Chemistry Club, coordinated an interactive and fun chemistry demonstration table for the "Second Thursday of the Month" events at the museum. They shared their love of science monthly with area children by planning activities and experiments.
The SLFP requires participants to take part in a year-long community service project of their own design with local organizations. Bill and Wilma Verrette created an award to honor the most outstanding internship based on community impact, personal commitment and amount/quality of leadership.

New basketball coach introduced to community

Citing “his contagious passion and proven success,” NMU Athletic Director Ken Godfrey introduced Doug Lewis Jr. as the new Wildcat men’s head basketball coach at a press conference Friday, May 14.
Lewis comes to NMU from Central State University (Wilberforce, Ohio), an NCAA Division II independent school, where he has been with the men’s basketball program since 1998, including the past seven as head coach.
“I am thrilled to be the new coach of the NMU men’s basketball program. There is so much potential for Wildcat basketball to become a contender on the national level. I believe that. The facilities and the resources at NMU are impressive compared to what I’ve had to work with,” said Lewis.






In other Wildcat sports news...

Jenny Ryan, the head cross country coach, assistant coach for the men's and women's Nordic ski and women's track and field teams at NMU, has been selected to attend the NCAA Women Coaches Academy. It will be held in Denver, Colo. from June 2-6.
Ryan is one of 25 coaches selected from across the country to attend.

Meanwhile...most of the 2010-11 team schedules have been released. This include Wildcat hockey, volleyball and others. Check out the schedules on the NMU Sports page.

Peter Pan coming to Forest Roberts

Also releasing its schedule for next season, Forest Roberts Theatre. The theatre kicks off its season in Oct. with A Flea in Her Ear and wraps up the season with Peter Pan in April.
The complete schedule can be found here. Season tickets and First Nighter's Club memberships are also available.

Unique Marquette theatre releases summer schedule

The Lake Superior Theatre launches its 12th season, Wed. July 7. The first play is Lake Stories written by B.G. Bradley. College professor and poet Ben O’Brian is down. Way down. All he does is sit on the beach next to a fire and look out at the lake. He’s been doing so most of the summer. His family is worried. Even the dog is worried. So they do what any good U.P. family does in a crisis: they tell stories.
The theatre is presenting four other plays over the summer. Check out their complete schedule here.

NMU Night at Comerica Park: Get your tickets before they're gone

Tickets are on sale now for the NMU Alumni Association's annual NMU Night at Comerica Park. It's taking place Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7:05 p.m. The Detroit Tigers take on the Los Angeles Angels. Tickets are limited so order soon.

NMU Night at Comerica Park
Tigers vs. Angels
Saturday, Aug. 7
7:05 p.m.

Tickets: $30 per person for Alumni Association members
$35 for non-members

Ticket price includes: game ticket, pre-game reception and t-shirt.

Click here for the order form.

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