What's New, NMU?

For the week of June 2, 2008

From the 6th floor

The weather in Upper Michigan remains seasonable. Temperatures in the early morning hours are still dropping pretty low, near freezing in some areas, but when the sun comes out, it warms up nicely. The forecast for this first week of June calls for sunshine mixed with showers throughout the week, with highs in the mid 50s.

The Northern Network offers an exciting new way to get connected

It's called InCircle Opportunities and it's a great way to connect with NMU alumni who have similar professions, hobbies, locations and more.
More than 4,000 NMU alumni are registered in the Northern Network. Not registered yet?
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Members can:
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NMU alumni reflect on Italy travel experience



"What a great experience, to travel with NMU alumni and friends. We have all made some great friendships. The educational opportunity was top-notch, too."

Brad Hamel '99
Assistant Director of Alumni Operations

"The Tuscany/Cortona trip offered through the NMU Alumni Association was an incredible experience and I am so thankful for the chance to travel. Seeing historical buildings and great cathedrals that are older than our own country just left me speechless."

Leanna Ketola '06
Green Bay, Wisc.


The group traveled throughout the Tuscan region of Italy. Visit their blog here.
Look for some great photos in the next issue of Horizons.

Hunt Hall renovation under way

Quad II renovations are continuing this summer with work under way at Hunt Hall. All existing resident rooms, bathroom facilities and lounges at Hunt Hall are getting an upgrade. The entire plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems will be replaced and an elevator will be added. Exterior improvements include a new pitched roof, pre-cast concrete panels and new windows. Three-story additions to house sunrooms will be constructed at the three main entrances.
Check out the construction at Housing and Residence Life.

Magers, Meyland and Van Antwerp Halls have all undergone renovation in the Quad II project.

Recently renovated Van Antwerp Hall.

Wildcat Sports update

NMU Head Football Coach Bernie Anderson '78, '89, has announced the hiring of former Negaunee High School Head Football Coach Dick Koski '64, '75. Koski will join the Wildcat coaching staff as a part-time assistant. He will coach the defensive line during the regular season.
"We are trying to do everything it takes to win at NMU. We needed a defensive line coach and Dick Koski was available," said Anderson. "He's a perfect fit for our needs with the team."
The football Wildcats open the 2008 season on Sept. 6.
Meanwhile, the NMU hockey 'Cats have released their 2008-2009 schedule. The Wildcats have 19 home games. NMU will open the season by playing its first four games at the Berry Events Center against Michigan Tech and UM-Duluth as part of the Superior Cup the weekend of Oct. 10-11 and then against the University of Michigan the following weekend (Oct. 17-18).
View the complete schedule here.

Thanks for stopping by...

...Terrance A. Hall, Jr. '97 of Manton, Mich.

Don't forget...if your summer travel plans include a trip to Marquette, make sure you make time to stop by the NMU Alumni Association and say hello. We're located in 603 Cohodas Hall.

From the e-mail bag

"I greatly enjoy the 'What's New, NMU?' newsletter, especially the pictures and letters.  So, I thought I'd blatantly take advantage of your wide distribution and write my own letter to tell you about an upcoming fundraising event with ties to NMU, in hope that you will publish it in your next newsletter. If you do decide to publish this, Thank You!
The Fourth Annual Walk in the Park for Brain Tumor Research will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, at Ludington Park in Escanaba. Proceeds benefit the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center (UMBTC), a non-profit care, treatment and research organization serving patients and families throughout the U.P.  The UMBTC collaborates with the Department of Biology at NMU to perform innovative brain tumor research (there's the NMU connection!). 
Walk in the Park was started in 2005, in memory of my dad, Don McInnis, who passed away of a brain tumor in late 2004.  To date, we have raised over $15,000 for brain tumor research, and last year, we had 100 participants!  More information about this wonderful and inspiring event can be found on our website at www.eskywalkinthepark.com.  I hope to see some of my fellow alumni there - don’t forget to wear your Wildcat garb so I know it's you!"
Sue McInnis '89
Fenton, Mich.
sue.mcinnis@eds.com

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