What's New, NMU?

For the week of Monday, August 15, 2011.

From the 6th floor

We're coming off another gorgeous weekend in Upper Michigan. As you can see by today's photo, it's a beautiful morning along the lakefront. The week ahead looks quite promising, also. Forecasters are calling for a chance of light rain Tuesday, but otherwise, sunny with temperatures in the mid '70s.

Win Tigers Tickets

The NMU Alumni Association is giving away a voucher for two (2) tickets to a 2011 Detroit Tigers game to one lucky winner. Alumni and friends must "like" our Facebook Fan Page or join the NMU Alumni Association. Current members are also eligible.

"Like" us and join today and be entered twice!

Ways to win:

When you are joining the Alumni Association, make sure you add "Tigers Tickets" in the Additional Information box on the form.

Ticket availability is subject to voucher restrictions and rules. Drawing will be held at random from all entries received by 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Prize includes ticket voucher only, no other accommodations.
Questions? Call us at 1-877-GRAD NMU or 906-227-2610.

Alumni Couch Show

The NMU Foundation and the Student Art Gallery teamed up to produce "The Couch Show," a photo exhibit of NMU students (and a few faculty) sitting on traveling couch and telling about their NMU experience. More than 270 students had their photos taken in various locations around campus. Each student filled out a comment card about their NMU experience, which asked them to complete the sentence, "I'm here because ________." These expressions of pride, humor, inspiration and determination were celebrated in an exhibit during the year.
You can view the student gallery here.

Next, the traveling couch made an appearance at Summer Reunion and alumni were given the opportunity to have their photo taken and share their story.
View the Alumni Couch Show here.

Look for the couch during Homecoming activities and share your story.

Homecoming 2011 fast approaching

The Landmark Inn will once again be home to the All College Alumni Receptions during Homecoming 2011. The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Professional Studies and the NMU Alumni Association will be on hand Friday, Sept. 30 to welcome alumni. NMU's Political Science Department kicks things off at 5:30 p.m., with all other receptions getting under way at 6:30 p.m.

Alumni events for Homecoming 2011 take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

A complete Homecoming schedule is available here.

If you're arriving in town Friday evening, stop by the Landmark Inn. It's the best place to run into everyone and make your weekend plans. Go 'Cats!

NMU Theater schedule released

The Northern Michigan University theater program has unveiled its 2011-12 schedule of featured plays and special events. Mainstage productions include a comedy-drama about a London male actor whose livelihood playing female roles is put in jeopardy, a family-friendly musical about Frog and Toad, the regional premiere of a play tinged with echoes of Arab-American conflicts and a musical about a long-running county spelling bee.

The season opens with Compleat Female Stage Beauty Oct. 12-15. A Year with Frog and Toad is a musical that remains true to the spirit of the classic children’s tales as it follows two great friends—the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad—through four fun-filled seasons.  This show runs Nov. 16-19 with 10 a.m. matinees Nov. 15 and 18. It is rated G. The regional premiere of The Near East will be staged Feb. 15-18 and 21-25 in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Closing out the year is a musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. It runs April 18-21, with a 10 a.m. matinee on April 17. 
Season tickets for Forest Roberts Theatre productions are available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets or online at www.nmu.edu/tickets. For curtain times and other production information, visit www.nmu.edu/frt.

Thanks for stopping by...

...Lifetime Alumni Association members Ann Marie (Mickalich) '78 and Dale '76 Larson of Marshfield, Wis.
...Owen Bowers '92 of Asheville, N.C.
...Sheryl Randall '70 of Evergreen, Colo., and Bobbie Menacher '69 of Arlington Heights, Ill.

We're located in 603 Cohodas Hall and would love to meet you. Stop by and say hello!

From the e-mail bag

"Looks like NMU Night at Comerica Park went well. That same weekend a fun group of NMU alumni got together to go to Miller Park to cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers beat the Astros, 6-2. Pictured are:
Zach Ziegler '08, Nick Smith '09, Steve Losiewicz '09, Mark ?, Tim Dries '09, Jackie Bordak 10 and Sam Hill '09."

Jackie Bordak '10
South Milwaukee, Wis.
jaclyn.m.bordak@hotmail.com

"I really enjoy and look forward to the e-mail containing 'What's New, NMU?' It has been 15 years since I have been in Marquette. My wife and I were in town celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and my 35th year from graduation. We took in all the popular sights such as Presque Isle, Black Rocks, Sugarloaf, etc. What an awesome time! Lots of great memories. We stopped up to room 603 on Wednesday, the 3rd, but you were closed that day. Sorry to have missed you. Keep up the outstanding work with the publication."

Al Warwick '76
E. China, Mich.
awarwick@sbcglobal.net

Note from the Editor: Al, sorry to have missed you. You happened to visit on the day the NMU Office of Advancement held its annual retreat. If you have a photo taken of you and your wife during your anniversary visit to Marquette, please send it along so we can post it.

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