What's New, NMU? for Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

What's New, NMU?

For the week of Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

From the 6th floor

It remains unseasonably mild in Upper Michigan. The past weekend was sunshine filled and warm. Well, warm by November standards; temperatures in the mid '50s. The forecast calls for much the same this week, although it will cool off a bit by the weekend.

World Cup ends with wild relays; Ohno takes 1000m gold

American Apolo Anton Ohno gave the U.S. crowd something to cheer about Sunday (Nov. 15) in the final day of the World Cup short track speedskating competition at the Berry Events Center on Northern Michigan University's campus. Ohno captured gold in the men's 1,000 meter and he helped his team take silver in the 5,000-meter relay. In the women's 1,000-meter final, China's Meng Wang skated to gold followed by American Katherine Reutter in second. The women's 3,000-meter relay required a photo finish to determine the winner. In the end, China came out on top with Korea in second and Canada in third. The Canadian men's team captured gold in the 5,000-meter relay. Korea took the bronze medal.

An excellent collection of photos from the four days of competition can be found at the United States Olympic Education Center's World Cup Web site.

Alumni Admissions blog has new writer

What is life like after NMU? NMU alumna Kim Stobb '07 is blogging for several weeks about her NMU experience and her life as a public relations counselor at Hiebing, Madison's largest integrated marketing agency.

Kim is the most recent writer in this special series on the Admissions Web site.
Click here to view Kim's blog.

Northern alumni share their stories in a monthly series of blogs. Click here to view previous alumni bloggers.

Alumni Career Services

Three new companies have joined the Northern Network.

The Northern Network allows you to browse thousands of jobs, post jobs or search for NMU alumni in your career field.

Not a member of the Northern Network? Join here.

Interested in exciting career opportunities at NMU?

There are a number of openings posted on The Northern Network and the NMU Human Resources Web site. Openings include:
--Buildings and Grounds Attendant
--Medical Technologist
--Staff Nurse
--Account Clerk

To find out more about these positions, visit The Northern Network or NMU Human Resources.

Wildcat sports update

The Northern Michigan University volleyball team received the fourth seed for the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Women’s Volleyball Championships which will be held in Indianapolis, Ind. Thursday-Saturday (Nov. 19-21). The Wildcats 18-11 on the season face the fifth seed Hillsdale College Chargers (23-7) in quarterfinal action Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. in the third match of the day. NMU and Hillsdale met once during the regular season in September on the Vandament Gym court. The ‘Cats won the match in four sets (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 26-24).
The NMU hockey team split on the weekend in South Bend, Indiana. The 'Cats won Saturday (Nov. 14) 3-2 in their match against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but dropped the Sunday (Nov. 15) match in a shootout. NMU is now 3-5-2 overall and 2-3-1-0 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The 'Cats host Nebraska-Omaha Friday and Saturday (Nov. 20-21) for its lone home series for the month of November.
The NMU women's basketball team opened up the 2009-2010 season on the road Sunday (Nov. 15). NMU faced Northland College at Gogebic Community College. The Wildcats jumped out to a 43-15 lead at the half and cruised to a 65-32 win. It was the season opener for both squads. The 'Cats stay on the road for its next two games. First up is an encounter at Minnesota-Duluth (Nov. 24) and then a trip to Wisconsin-Parkside (Nov. 28).
Meanwhile, the NMU men's basketball team unofficially opened the 2009-10 season Saturday (Nov. 14) against the University of Michigan in an exhibition game. NMU dropped the game by a 97-50 count. NMU begins its season against UW-Green Bay Wednesday (Nov. 18).

Visit Peru with the NMU Alumni Association

March 8-18, 2010

  • Explore the beautiful capital city of Lima.
  • See Peru's largest collection of pre-Columbian artifacts with an expert guide.
  • Meet the archaeologist who discovered the Inca mummies!
  • Stay overnight at Machu Picchu at a boutique hotel in the cloud forest. Take your time exploring this ancient complex of palaces and temples.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital.
  • Journey to the Andean village and colorful Peruvian market of Chinchero, with its magnificent views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Inca.
  • Take a scenic train ride to Puno, Peru's folkloric capital.
  • Discover the fascinating reed islands of Lake Titicaca.

Read more about the trip.

Get your holiday shopping done at the NMU Bookstore; enjoy up to $8 in free shipping

The NMU Bookstore is now offering up to $8 in free shipping exclusively to readers of "What's New, NMU?" All orders placed on the Bookstore Web site by December 5 are eligible. The NMU Bookstore offers a wide variety of gift merchandise and NMU attire.
Begin your shopping here.

To take advantage of the discounted shipping offer, enter Alumni09 in the coupon code when you check out.


LRC construction video online

This Fall marks the fortieth anniversary of the opening of the Harden Learning Resources Center.  In celebration, the Archives has digitized a film recording of the LRC’s construction.  You may view the film footage from the Archives’ home page at www.nmu.edu/archives and click the link under “News and Information” or you can go straight to the exhibit site at /archives/node/189

For more information on Archives services and collections, please visit the web site.

From the e-mail bag
Former Wildcat football player Randy Bye '74 stands next to the locker he sponsored in memory of his father, Earl Bye '51.
Earl was also a former Wildcat football player. Earl's original letter sweater is shown hanging at the locker.
Locker sponsorships are available for $2,500 and support NMU Athletics.
Get in touch with us if you'd like more details.

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