What's New, NMU for the week of Jan. 11, 2010

What's New, NMU?

For the week of Jan. 11, 2010

From the 6th floor

While we may have had a slow start to winter snowfall, December and the beginning of January brought the area closer to the average. An average of one inch per day is fairly typical for the area during the winter, according to the National Weather Service. But many days since Christmas have seen daily snowfall accumulations above 6 inches.

The sun actually came out Sunday afternoon for a bit so we took some photos at Presque Isle.

Wildcat fans cheer on 'Cats as they win the Dodge Classic

Wildcat fans in the Twin Cities watched the hockey Wildcats skate away with the Dodge Holiday Classic title, Sunday, Jan. 3. The Wildcats faced the University of Minnesota Bulldogs at Mariucci Arena in the tournament's championship game. The Wildcats won the game, 4-2. NMU also picked up the Canale-Bradshaw Cup in the process. The cup goes to the winner of the NMU-Minnesota series (game). The win for the ‘Cats was the first time over the Golden Gophers since 1996.

NMU Captains With Canale-Bradshaw Cup

The NMU Alumni Association hosted a Wildcat hospitality room at Mariucci Arena, where Wildcat fans gathered after Saturday's defeat of Clarkson.

NMU fans Trish Simo-Kush '90, of Minneapolis, and James Anderson '93, '06, of Escanaba.

The Fields family of Cottage Grove, Minn. Skylar, Wayne, Briget '93 (Berquist) and Dalton.

Annual Chicago alumni event rapidly approaching

Join NMU President Les Wong, his wife, Phyllis, the NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors and Chicago area alumni for a casual Windy City evening, Friday, Jan. 22.

Chicago Area Alumni Reception

Friday, Jan. 22
Glascott's Groggery
2158 North Halsted St.
Chicago, Ill.

6 - 8:30 p.m.

All NMU alumni and friends invited.

Snacks provided, beverages available for purchase.

RSVPs requested.

January 2009 in Chicago.

There's always a great crowd in Chicago. Plan on attending.

Wildcat Night Across the Country set for Friday, Feb. 19

NMU vs. Michigan
Friday, Feb. 19
Fox Sports
Live from Ann Arbor
7:30 p.m. Eastern

All alumni and friends are invited to any of the parties.

Join Wildcat fans at the following locations:

Washington, D.C. Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
639 Indiana Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C.
Joe Evans '81, '84
Battle Creek
Comensoli Pasta Pasta
762 West Main St.
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Pete Comensoli '73
Naples, Fla. Germain Arena Sports Pub
11000 Everblades Parkway
Estero, Fla.
Trent Ferguson '99
239-948-7825, ext. 1076
Ann Arbor Damon's
3150 Boardwalk Drive
Ann Arbor, Mich.
NMU Alumni Association
1-877-GRAD NMU
Madison, Wis. Pooley's
5441 High Crossing Blvd.
Madison, Wis.
Lisa Johnsen
Appleton, Wis. TBA
North Pole, Alaska Badger Den
1447 Old Badger Rd
North Pole, Alaska
Jack "Moit" Daly

Locations continue to be added, so check back often.

Want to plan a party for your area? Get in touch with us.

Post-game reception at Damon's in Ann Arbor.
Approximately  9:30 p.m.
Meet NMU President Les Wong. NMU coach Walt Kyle and Ann Arbor alumni immediately following the game.

RSVPs requested.

Make your plans to visit Peru with the NMU Alumni Association

The NMU Alumni Association inivtes you to join us on an exciting journey to Peru. Our travel program features an overnight stay at Machu Picchu and a visit to beautiful Lake Titicaca. Combine the convenience and value of group travel with opportunities for independent experiences, and you'll have an idea of how this journey allows you to do the things you like and discover treasures that few independent visitors get to encounter.

Program highlights include exploring the beautiful capital city of Lima, viewing Peru's largest collection of pre-Columbian artifacts with an expert guide and meeting archaeologists who discovered the Inca mummies.

This program offers unique, value-added features that promise you an outstanding educational experience in a very special environment. All alumni and friends of Northern Michigan University are invited to take part in this exclusive educational and travel experience.

Download the brochure here.

Questions? Get in touch with us.

Injury Evaluation Clinic opens; available to alumni

The Injury Evaluation and Care Clinic opened for the winter semester on Monday, Jan. 11 and will run through Thursday, April 22.  The clinic provides musculoskeletal injury assessment and treatment and is staffed by certified athletic trainers.  Injury rehabilitation and referrals to other health care specialists are also available.

Clinic hours are Monday-Thursday from 3-6 p.m.

You can schedule an appointment by calling 227-2130 and walk-ins are also welcome.

The clinic is located in PEIF Room 239 and is a FREE service to NMU students.  The clinic is also available to NMU faculty, staff, and their spouses and children ($10 assessment to NMU Health Insurance / no out-of-pocket cost), NMU Alumni ($10 cash or check per visit) and local youth athletes ($10 cash or check per visit).

Wildcat sports update

The NMU men's basketball team came up short against Ashland, Saturday (Jan. 9) in Ashland, Ohio. While the 'Cats led at half-time, they dropped the game 67-55. With the loss, the Wildcats snapped its four-game win streak. The loss drops NMU to 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The team is home for its next two games. First up is Findlay, Thursday (Jan. 14) and Hillsdale Saturday (Jan. 16).
The NMU women's basketball team saw its five-game winning streak snapped Saturday (Jan. 9) against Ashland. The 'Cats dropped the match 69-64. The loss brings the 'Cats record to 9-4 overall and 6-2 in the GLIAC.
The NMU men's and women's Nordic ski teams competed at the 2010 ConocoPhillips U.S. Cross Country Championships in Anchorage, Alaska. Both teams resume their collegiate schedule on Jan. 23-24 at the Central SuperTour in Minneapolis, Minn.
The NMU hockey team had the weekend off and will face Michigan Tech Tuesday, Jan. 12 in the back end of the home-and-home series in Houghton. This weekend (Jan. 15-16) the ‘Cats are back in Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) play when the Falcons of Bowling Green pay a visit to the Berry Events Center.

From the e-mail bag

"It was wonderful to see Dr. Standerford recognized for all she does for students. She was a wonderful advisor and teacher when I was at NMU and she deserves all the accolades she gets and many more. Congrats!"
Stephanie (Andrzejewski) Boytim '96

"This past December, a public dedication ceremony was held at the Black Box Theatre on the campus of NMU to honor Dr. James Panowski. The NMU Board of Trustees voted to name the space in perpetuity, The James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. The people pictured here with Dr. P. and President Wong are all NMU alumni who are involved in the Forest Roberts Theatre program and attended the dedication ceremony. The photo is courtesy Marsh Photographic Creations."
Bobby Glenn Brown '87


Front row: center, Dr. James Panowski, NMU President Les Wong and Jacquline Love '99.
Second row: Kim Hegmegee '93, Denise Clark '89, Paul Truckey '88, Blaine Betts '70, Cindy Paavola '84, Tony Tollefson '82.
Back row: Bobby Glenn Brown '87, B.G. Bradley '91, Jeffrey Gagnon '93 and Rob Sherlin '95.
"I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I've attached a photo of Santa (me-Troy Huggett '92) with my NMU Christmas tree in my NMU room. I thought newsletter readers might get a kick out of it. Looking forward to working with the Kalamazoo team on Wildcat Night Across the Country. In addition, we are really looking forward to coming up in February for two games at the Berry Events Center. We'll make sure and stop by and say hi. Have a great New Year's and an even better 2010."
Troy Huggett '92
Battle Creek, Mich.

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