What's New for Sept. 29, 2008

What's New, NMU?

For the week of Sept. 29, 2008--Special Homecoming Week Preview

From the 6th floor

AAA Michigan compiles a weekly survey of fall colors across the state and late last week the organization reported color development, from one-quarter to one-half of the trees in the U.P. In the western U.P., peak colors are expected to start this week in Iron, Gogebic and Ontonagon counties, according to the U.P. Travel and Recreation Association. Closer to Marquette, Van Riper State Park near Champion reported to AAA Michigan an increase in changing colors last week, with 50 percent to 60 percent changing. The peak for Marquette County and the rest of the central U.P. is expected to come in the first week of October. After that, the easternmost U.P. counties will be displaying peak colors into the second week of October, according to the U.P. travel association.

Homecoming Week under way

Homecoming 2008 kicked off with the Dead River Games on Sunday. A full week of activities is planned. This year's activities include traditional student favorites such as the king-and-queen competition, along with several events of interest to NMU alumni.

Homecoming 2008 Schedule.

Special Homecoming events lined up

Sonderegger Symposium

NMU will be hosting the eighth annual Sonderegger Symposium in Mead Auditorium on October 2, with all events free and open to the public.  The keynote speaker will be Robert R. Archibald '70, Ishpeming native, NMU Alumnus, and president of the Missouri Historical Society.  Archibald will deliver a presentation titled "Sense of Community and the Upper Peninsula" at 7:30 p.m. on October 2. 

Other speakers include NMU faculty, students and local independent scholars.  Topics will include computer use in the U.P., Finnish heritage and dialect, oral history, and the 1918 influenza epidemic.  View the full schedule of events here.

Great Lakes Symposium

Three expert panelists will discuss issues impacting the Great Lakes and field questions from the audience at a Great Lakes symposium on Friday, Oct. 3. The public is invited to attend this free event, which begins at 3 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall.
Panelists scheduled to address the politics and policy of protecting the Great Lakes are David Dempsey, Ken Sikkema and Tom Baldini '65.

Can't be in Marquette? You can still take part in these Homecoming activities.

The NMU Alumni Association will make the Sonderegger Symposium and the Great Lakes Symposium availble on Media Site Live.
You can watch the symposium as it takes place or any time following the presentations.
Look for the Media Site Live link on the NMU Alumni Association home page.

Planning on being in Marquette for Homecoming?

There are plenty of Homecoming activities to keep you busy.

New this year--Alumni receptions for each of the colleges.
No matter what your degree was, there's a party for you!

Landmark Inn, Friday, Oct. 3, beginning at 5:30.

Hosted by the Political Science and Public Administration Department, College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Professional Studies.
Open to everyone. Catch up with former classmates and professors.

Homecoming highlights:

Fri. Oct. 3 College Alumni Receptions
Landmark Inn
  NMU Sports Hall of Fame Induction
  "See ya at Donckers" Open House
Friday, Oct. 3, All Day
Check out the newly-renovated Donckers soda fountain in downtown Marquette.
  All Alumni Reception
This popular Friday evening event is at Upfront and Company
9 p.m.
Open to all, snacks and drink specials
Sat. Oct. 4 Historical Walking Tour of Campus
Join Historian Dr. Russ Magnaghi
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Peter White Lounge, University Center
  Alumni Association Awards and Donor-Funded Scholarship Brunch 10:30 a.m.
  Alumni Association/Wildcat Club Tailgate Party
Outside the Superior Dome
Begins at 2 p.m.
  NMU vs. Saginaw Valley State
4 p.m.
  Fifth Quarter Reception
Holiday Inn immediately following the game

These are just some of the Homecoming highlights. Check out the complete schedule.

Questions? Get in touch with us.

Join us in Marquette for Homecoming 2008!

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Feedback should be directed to alumni@nmu.edu

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