What's New, NMU?

For the week of Monday, May 23, 2011

From the 6th floor

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Don't let the blue sky in this photo fool you; we've been on the receiving end of a number of dreary, rainy days. This photo, which shows work on the roof of the Superior Dome, was actually taken more than a week ago. The 296,000 sq ft Superior Dome roof will soon be recovered with a tan TPO membrane replacing the original gray roof covering that was installed in 1990.  The southeast entrance reconfiguration will be included in this project.  Construction began in May, and is scheduled to be completed by November 2011.

New additions to Summer Reunion calendar

ROTC Social

The Army ROTC Wildcat Battalion will get together during Summer Reunion, June 23-25. A No-Host Social is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. The social is open to all alumni, Cadre, former Cadre and Cadets. This is a buy-your-own food social and its location will be determined by the number of alumni attending.
To register for the No- Host Social, contact ROTC at 906-227-2236 or military@nmu.edu.

APO Reunion

Alpha Phi Omega, the largest national service fraternity, will get together during Summer Reunion, June 23-25. APO will host a Memorial Tree Dedication, Saturday, June 25, in honor of SP 4 Gary Lee '63. Lee, a Kingsford native, was killed in Vietnam. The Memorial Tree Dedication will take place outside Hedgcock at 11:30 a.m.

All Greek Picnic

Don't forget, all current and former Greek are invited to an All Greek Picnic. The Greek Council is hosting the picnic, Friday, June 24 at 11:30 a.m. on the University Center lawn. Reservations must be made in advance.

To register, contact Phi Sigma Sigma at nmugreek@nmu.edu or 906-227-1089.

Last chance before popular Summer Reunion activities reach capacity

Several Summer Reunion activities have already closed to registration as they have reached capacity; a few others  have limited availability remaining. If you haven't yet registered, you should do so soon, as these events are expected to sell out.

Pig Roast at Kaye House, Thursday, June 23

The All Alumni Picnic at the private residence of NMU President Les Wong and his wife, Phyllis, is nearing capacity. The picnic-style event will take place in the backyard of Kaye House. Marquette favorites Jim & Ray will entertain and plenty of family activities are planned.
Cost is $15 for Alumni Association members, $20 for non-members. Children's pricing is available. Visit Summer Reunion Registration for details.

Wildcat Fun Run, Saturday, June 25

The first 100 registrants receive a t-shirt with sign-up. The 5k run/walk begins at the Berry Events Center and travels along the lakefront. Prizes awarded at the finish line.
Visit Summer Reunion Registration for details.

Unique opportunity for Marquette community to see Jeff Daniels

"An Evening with Jeff Daniels" presented by Cliffs Natural Resources provides a unique opportunity for NMU alumni and the Marquette community to hear Jeff Daniels, live in concert, free of charge. Daniels, a Michigan singer-songwriter and actor, will take to the stage at the Marquette Commons Friday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. Daniels has played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. Now with four CDs to his credit (LIVE & UNPLUGGED, GRANDFATHER’S HAT, TOGETHER AGAIN with fellow Circle Rep actor Jonathan Hogan, and LIVE AT THE PURPLE ROSE), Jeff Daniels once again takes to the road. His honest, sincere, and relatable approach to songwriting allows us all to be reminded of our own lives, our own hopes, and our own dreams. So, pull up a chair, give a listen, enjoy some great songwriting and some mean guitar work, tap your foot, and enjoy the musical crafting of Jeff Daniels.

Visiting Marquette for Summer Reunion

We've put together a web site with all the Marquette travel information you need to plan a visit. Many area hotels are offering alumni discounts during Summer Reunion, so make sure to ask when making reservations. There are plenty of additional activities taking place during the summer in Marquette. We've put together some maps that you may find helpful, also.

Summer Reunion registration is available online. You can also check out the list of those alumni who have already registered.
Want to register by mail? Visit our online form, print and return with your check.

View the complete Summer Reunion schedule here.

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