What's New NMU? May 21, 2012

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Campus Conditions

As you well know, this month (and any month!) it could be snowing on campus or it could be beach weather.  Check out the latest, and ever-changing weather conditions in Marquette here:

Keep an eye on our campus webcams to see in real-time what’s happening across NMU!

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Staying Wild

2012 Graduate Kurt Brandly


If you had the chance to enter an MBA program, go to medical school or fulfill a finance or hospital management internship in Brazil, which would you choose? Each choice represents the first step on a path toward a bright future. Each is an excellent choice to fulfill your ambitions and pursue a passion. Most of us have never had to make a choice like this yet this is exactly the enviable dilemma that faces alumnus, Kurt Brandley.

Kurt graduated from NMU this spring with a degree in economics.  He is an outstanding example of the sort of high-achieving, socially conscious student that NMU continues to attract in higher and higher numbers every year.  Kurt is the recipient of six scholarships, was nominated outstanding student (five times) and is a NMU Board of Trustees Outstanding Graduating Senior.  He is a Marquette County outstanding volunteer, member of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, President of Elder Errands, Cum Laude graduate and the list goes on.

In fact, the list of Kurt’s achievements is so long, we’ve created a special page in order to list them. Take a look at the Learn More links and you’ll see why Kurt is another amazing Wildcat who we can all be proud of.


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Kurt Brandly - Achievements

NMU Department of Economics
NMU Master of Business Administration

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Professor James Camerius Passes Away at 72

Retired College of Business Professor, James Camerius, passed away on May 3, 2012. In addition to serving on the faculty for 44 years, Mr. Camerius has long supported and inspired NMU students. This commitment will live on through the Professor James Camerius Practitioner in the Classroom Program, a fund established in 2007 to bring outstanding business professionals into NMU classrooms as guest lecturers.

To learn more about the life and career of Professor, Camerius  click here

To learn more about the Practitioner in the Classroom Program click here


Golf Outings

NMU Wildcat Football Golf Outing

A benefit to support the NMU Football team.

Friday, June 1, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon:  Registration and Lunch
12 noon:  Shotgun Start

NMU Golf Course

Four-person teams in a scramble format.  $100 per golfer.  Includes 18 holes of golf, two shared carts per team, lunch, refreshments on the course, buffet dinner at Upfront & Company after golf, and awards.

NMU coaching staff will be present, as will players, cheerleaders, and Wildcat Willy.  The event will also feature challenge holes (e.g., longest drive, first on, longest putt, etc.) and hole-in-one contests.

After-Event Social

Held at Upfront & Company.  Will feature complimentary beer and wine, buffet dinner, and awards. 

Several sponsorship opportunities are available (hole sponsor, cart sponsor, beverage sponsor, etc.) 

Contact John Frick (jfrick@nmu.edu or fbgolf@nmu.edu) for more information about sponsorship or to register a team.


NMU Job Listings

Title: Director-Grants and Contracts
Department: Grants and Research
Targeted Salary Range:  $56,700-$65,000
Submit application by May 31, 2012

Title: Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports
Salary:  Commensurate with experience
Submit application by May 23, 2012

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Staying Connected

Thanks to all of you who have stopped by the Alumni office to visit while you’re on campus.  Whenever you’re in town, please drop by 603 Cohodas Hall to say hello!  (You don’t have to be visiting - for those of you who live in Marquette, we want to see you too!  Please stop in to see us.)  If you can’t get to campus but you’re off exploring the world, be sure to send us a photo of you wearing your favorite Wildcat gear so we can share it with other alumni.


Bruce Herr '99 displaying his NMU pride in Bruges, Belgium.


John '84 and Lisa Martek
Cadillac, MI

Alumni Reunions

As summer approaches the NMU Alumni Association is a great place to get all your alumni reunion information. Whether it is a student group, greek society or a group of friends, the Alumni Association is a great place to get started. Check our online listing of upcoming reunions at http://www.nmu.edu/alumniassociation/node/40. If your group is planning a reunion, be sure to get in touch!


Dakota House of Halverson Hall Old Boys will be having a Reunion

July 5 - 8 , 2012

The Reunion will be held in Marquette, MI.

Dave Bonsall (906) 227-2439

For Golf on July 7 contact:
Bill Hansard (906) 228-2062.


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