What's New, NMU? for the week of Monday, Sept. 14, 2009

What's New, NMU?

For the week of Sept. 14, 2009

From the 6th floor

Seems Mother Nature saved all our nice weather for September. We've had more than two weeks of beautiful weather in Upper Michigan with the temperatures topping out near 80 this past weekend. As you can see, there's some slightly noticeable color change in the trees. Here's hoping the nice weather continues for at least two weeks, as we're closing in on Homecoming, Sept. 25-26.

HOMECOMING 2009, Sept. 25-26



Special Homecoming Preview

It's going to be a great weekend in Marquette, Sept. 25-26 as NMU celebrates Homecoming 2009.

Alumni festivities kick off Friday, Sept. 25. Make your plans to be on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Traditional Homecoming parade on Third Street
  • College receptions Friday night
  • Classes of '58-'59-'60 Reunion
  • Jim & Ray at the Landmark
  • Tailgating
  • NMU vs. Ferris State
  • Fifth Quarter Reception

Click here for a complete Homecoming schedule.

Homecoming special events

Political Science Symposium

Friday, Sept. 25, 3 p.m., Reynolds Recital Hall

What role can the U.P. play in the future of Michigan? What strengths and knowledge do we need in the next governor? What should we do about our tax system? How do we move forward and grow our state?

These questions and more will be addressed by an expert panel. Panelists include:

--Steve Adamini, former state representative and Marquette attorney
--Doug Bovin '67, '77, former state representative and current Munising city manager
--Dr. Doug Roberts, former state treasurer, Department of Management and Budget director and deputy state superintendent of public instruction. Currently a member of the Michigan Tax Commission and director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University

50th Anniversary Class Reunion

The Classes of 1958, '59 and '60 will be celebrating their 50th anniversary during Homecoming. Activities include a class reunion dinner at the Beaumier Heritage Center, campus tours, tailgating and reminiscing. Nearly 50 classmates are expected to attend.
It isn't too late to register! Get in touch with us today.

College receptions at the Landmark

After you're done watching the Homecoming parade, Friday, head to the Landmark Inn to meet up with alumni. Receptions start at 5:30 p.m. and continue throughout the evening.
This is the second year all the colleges on campus have teamed up with the Alumni Association to sponsor the event. Everyone is invited! No matter what your degree, there's a reception for you.

5:30 p.m. Political Science and Public Administration Reception
6:30 p.m. College of Business Reception
6:30 p.m. College of Professional Studies Reception
6:30 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Reception
9 p .m. All Alumni Reception featuring Jim & Ray

All receptions take place at the Landmark Inn, Friday, Sept. 25. Free of charge. Snacks provided, beverages available.

Alumni Association Awards and Scholarship Brunch

Three NMU alumni will be honored during the 2009 Alumni Association Awards and Donor-Funded Scholarship Brunch, Saturday, Sept. 26. Each year since 1964, the NMU Alumni Association has presented accomplished alumni with awards, including the association's highest honor - the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Two recipients will be awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award and an alumna will receive the Alumni Achievement Award.

Alumni Achievement Award
Cynthia N. Peck '76

Distinguished Alumni Award
Michael Roesner '74

Distinguished Alumni
Ronald Stump '69, '71

Do you know someone who should be nominated? The nomination process is quick and easy.
Nominations can be submitted by friends, family, faculty and staff.
NMU Alumni Association Award Nomination Form.
Questions? Get in touch with us.


Don't forget Tailgating and Wildcat Football, Saturday afternoon.
Meet up with friends in the designated tailgate area, Lot 55 behind the Superior Dome. Festivities kick off at 1:30 with music by Chicago-based band Bumpus.
Kick-off is at 4 p.m. with the Fifth Quarter immediately following at the Holiday Inn.

View the complete Homecoming schedule here.

ROTC plans Homecoming dedication and reunion

Lt. Col. Kip Taylor '85, a Marquette native who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, will be memorialized with the dedication of a plaque on campus. The ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Veterans' Rock near the east entrance of the University Center. Northern's military science department is joining with community organizations and residents in planning the event, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of ROTC at NMU and the department's alumni weekend. Taylor was a graduate of the military science program, which his father once directed, and captain of the Wildcat basketball team.

ROTC also has a full slate of activities planned at Marquette's Harlow Park and will host Wildcat football player families at the tailgate party prior to the football game.

Thanks for stopping by...

...Alumni Association member Albert Mitchell '61 of Greenfield, Ind.

...Alumni Association member and Prize Package winner Alan Parker '78 of Kalamazoo, Mich. Congratulations, Alan!

If you're in the neighborhood, we'd love it if you stopped by to say hello. We're located in 603 Cohodas Hall.

Have something you'd like to share?

Feedback should be directed to alumni@nmu.edu

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