What's New, NMU?

For the week of July 14, 2008

From the 6th floor

Forecasters are calling for another week of cooler temperatures ahead of us. Much of Upper Michigan enjoyed a sunny and dry holiday period over the Fourth. The strawberry crops are just starting to be harvested. This year, due to the unusually cold spring weather and late spring frosts and freezes, the season is a little later than usual, but pickers are reporting large, tasty berries.

Boat cruise tickets now on sale


NMU Alumni Association members are invited to board the Keweenaw Star for a special member appreciation cruise. This exclusive event takes place Thursday, Aug. 21 in Marquette.
Explore Marquette's harbor and coastline aboard the Star. Featuring a narrated tour by maritime historian Fred Stonehouse '70, '77. The two-hour cruise leaves promptly at 6:30 p.m. from the lower harbor park. This fun event takes place during the International Seafood Fest and NMU's Welcome Week.

Alumni Association Member Appreciation Boat Cruise
Thursday, Aug. 21
6:30 p.m.

$10 per person
Must be an Alumni Association member to purchase tickets. Limit two tickets per member. First-come, first-served.If you are not a member and would like to take the cruise, join today.

1-877-GRAD NMU or 906-227-26120


Horizons in mailboxes

The directional themes President Les Wong used to frame the "Road Map to 2015", which prioritizes NMU's goals for the road ahead, are information technologies, NMU's location and international opportunities. That last priority is a two-way superhighway that will send more NMU students out to experience different cultures around the world and also bring more of the world and its diversity to campus. As you read the new issue of Horizons, you'll see that much is happening toward that goal already. For students, alumni, as well as the NMU and U.P. communities, these life-changing experiences are having world-shaping effects.
In the new issue:

  • Criminal Justice students journey to Pretoria, Africa, patrol with the police, rub noses with elephants and experience being a minority for the first time in their lives.
  • A student studying in Buenos Aires and a boy living on the streets form a friendship and understanding.
  • Five alumni take care of business the world over.
  • A selection of a few winning photos from NMU's international photo contest.

If Horizons didn't show up in your mailbox, take a moment and make sure we have your accurate address:

Nurses, get paid to teach

Nurse educators are in high demand throughout the nation. Get in on this exciting field by reconnecting with NMU. Become certified in just six months to teach at a university or community college.
Full tuition is paid, plus a $23,200 living stipend.
Take online classes.
Make an exciting change in your career.
This 12-credit program leading to a nurse educator post-master's certificate features four 4-6 week online classes, a 3-day workshop on campus and a teaching practicum which may be completed in your own community. It is open to nurses with master's degrees who are not currently teachers.
Classes start August 15. So hurry, your registration is needed now!
Learn more: www.nmu.edu/nursing or 906-227-2833.

Division II finalizes six-game football TV package; includes NMU

NCAA Division II and CBS College Sports Network have announced an expanded schedule of live national football broadcasts on the network this fall. The Division II-CBS College Sports Network partnership featured three games in 2006, four games in 2007 and has increased to six games for the upcoming 2008 season. One of those games is NMU vs. Michigan Tech.
"We've received tremendous feedback on the success of these televised games from member institutions," said NCAA Division II Vice President Mike Racy. "The schools obviously love the exposure for their teams, but there's also a collective benefit because our programming emphasizes so much about Division II from a broader perspective. We're excited that CBS College Sports Network has agreed to increase that exposure."
To accommodate a national television audience, the Northern Michigan-Michigan Tech football game has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 18 with an 8 p.m. kickoff.
The broadcasts will also be syndicated through regional sports networks and made available via broadband at www.ncaa.com.

Forest Roberts Theatre announces new season

The Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University has announced its 2008-09 “Brave New World” theatre season.  According to James A. Panowski, director of the Forest Roberts Theatre, “We’ve got something for everybody and, quite possibly, our most exciting season ever!”
The season opens Oct. 1-4 with a comedy, “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue. “Tracks in the Snow” by Neil McGowan of Hermosa Beach, California, is the winner of the 2008 Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award and runs Nov. 12-15.   The second half of the season opens with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” on Feb. 17-21.  The season wraps April 21-25 with William Shakespeare’s,” “The Tempest.” Season tickets are now available to the general public and will remain on sale through Sept. 5, depending on availability.  To request a brochure, stop by the Forest Roberts Theatre weekdays between 1 - 4:30 p.m., or call 227-2082.  Season tickets (reserved seats for all four shows) are $36 for the general public and $25 for NMU students.  Season tickets are also available from the ticket office in the Superior Dome.

Thanks for stopping by...

...Tom Johnson '80 of Fergus Falls, Minn.

...Garry Parrett '73, '78, '82 of Wausaukee, Wis. Garry recently retired from the Wausaukee School District after 34 years. Congratulations, Garry!

Don't forget...we're located on the 6th floor of Cohodas Hall. Please stop by and say hello if you're in town.

From the Email bag

"My son, William, and my wife, Lorraine, attended NMU's freshman orientation, June 23-25. As an alumnus, I was pleased to hear William say that all of the questions he had before he attended orientation were answered there. My wife gave Northern's staff an 'A.' Thanks, NMU. He's excited to start there this fall."
Ron Beacom '82
Midland, Mich.
foxcroft@toast.net

"Hi. My husband, Michael '02, and I are happy to share that we welcomed a little girl into our family May 15th. She was 7 lbs, 4 ounces and 21 inches long. Her name is Mia Leilani Doherty Zivnoska. Here is a picture of her with our two sons, Easton, age 2 and Peyton, age 1. All three are future NMU students!"
Patience Doherty Zivnoska '02
Monroe, Mich.
patience11@hotmail.com

"Attention all Arts Chorale members from the '70s. Dr. Amman will be in Marquette on Sunday, July 20. There will be a social hour at 5 and dinner from the menu at 6 at the Landmark Hotel. We are hoping to see as many of you as possible. Also, in case anyone is in the Duluth area, three Arts Chorale alumni (Jayme Bell, Debra Hautala Wahlberg and Margaret Sell Vainio) will be presenting a concert of Finnish vocal music entitled 'Northern Echoes-Pohjolan kaiku' at the Duluth Finn Fest Thursday, July 24 at 3 p.m. Tervetuloa! (Wlecome, in Finnish.)
Margaret Vainio '76
Mahlu, Finland
margaret.vainio@evl.fi

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