What's New NMU? July 12, 2012

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Campus Conditions

Due to popular request, the view from the 6th floor is back!

Like the rest of the country the Upper Peninsula has not avoided record high temp as seen in the haze from the 6th floor looking out to Lake Superior.  Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high 80s the rest of the week into the weekend.

Carey Demo Under Way

The demolition of NMU’s Carey Hall, which has been vacant since 2005, is now under way. The project is expected to last about six weeks, ending the first week of August.Project schedule | Carey Hall History

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Staying Wild

Making Headlines: 2005 Graduate Tricia Rose, Wisconsin Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Tricia Rose ‘05, center, and Greg Rose, ’03 ’07, second from right are pictured with Clintonville Chronicle staff and Wisconsin Newspaper Association Executive Director Beth Bennett, second from left.

The fact that Tricia Rose’05 was named the 2012 State of Wisconsin’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration is impressive. Add in that the newspaper she and her husband Greg, ’03, ’07 founded in 2009, The Clintonville Chronicle, was awarded the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce's New Business of the Year in 2009 and 2010, then consider that she and her husband achieved all this while raising four children under seven and, well, that’s simply beyond impressive.

Tricia is a graduate of the College of Business at Northern Michigan University with a degree in business management.  She says Dr. Bruce Sherony and Dr. Brian Gnauck were influential in her college career.  “I appreciated Dr. Sherony’s no-nonsense approach and downright common sense teaching methods,” says Tricia.  “Dr. Gnauck was an incredibly difficult professor, but Strategic Management was more worthwhile than any class I took at NMU, hands down.  The strong education that I received at NMU and specifically within the College of Business helped tremendously toward preparing me for my current role as a young entrepreneur in today's market.  I am immensely proud to call myself a Wildcat.” Both Dr. Sherony and Dr. Gnauch are still teaching at NMU.

After graduating from NMU, she spent a few years working as a part-time reporter/photographer at the local newspaper in Clintonville.  Tricia left the paper in 2007 after it was purchased, citing a decline in local news coverage as her reason for leaving.   After losing her job at a local manufacturing plant due to the economic downturn,  Greg encouraged Tricia to begin the newspaper.  The first Clintonville Chronicle hit the stands on August 25, 2009 and sold out.  In 2010 the Chronicle won two awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association's (WNA) Better Newspaper Contest and won eight more in 2011. 

Tricia and Greg are not resting on their laurels.  The two have just announced they will launch another local newspaper in Manawa, Wisconsin.  Like the Clintonville Chronicle, it will begin from scratch.

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See the Clintonville Chronicle website here: http://www.clintonvillechronicle.com/Clintonville_Chronicle/Welcome.html

Check out the College of Business and all they can offer: http://www.nmu.edu/business/

Do you have a new job?  Win an award lately?  Tell us about it at alumni@nmu.edu.  We want to share your exciting news and celebrate with you!

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Wildcats participate in area parades

Over 100 wildcats took to the street in both Ishpeming and Marquette area Fourth of July parades.  Faculty, staff and administration, along with their families escorted President Haynes along the route handing out "NMU Wildcat" bracelets to parade goers.

Lang to Remain NMU Provost

Paul Lang

Paul Lang has been asked to remain as Northern Michigan University’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Lang came to NMU in 1997 as a professor of criminal justice and head of the department. Read more here.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Save the Date – Northern is headed to the Dickinson County Area!

Join NMU President David and Martha Haynes and area alumni for socializing, cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Pine Mountain Resort.  Watch for updates in the next What’s New NMU?

Don’t forget these great summer alumni baseball events!

Join NMU Alumni to watch the Wisconsin Woodchucks play the Eau Claire Express at the Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 21, 2012.  See details and how to purchase tickets here.

The 6th Annual NMU Night at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan is taking place on August 8.  NMU alumni will gather at a pre-reception at Bookies and then watch the Detroit Tigers take on the New York Yankees.   Tickets are still available.  See details here.

Job Opportunities at NMU

Title: Trades Specialist II-HVAC Specialist

Department: Plant Operations
Starting Hourly Rate: $17.24

Submit application by July 23, 2012


Title: Director-International Programs

Department: International Programs
Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Submit application by September 7, 2012

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Staying Connected

Thanks to all of you who have visited the Alumni office while 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.)  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.

Tim '91 and Jan '91 Wilinski, Gurnee, IL


Brian Garner '75, Belle River, ONT


Laurie Auerbach-Schneider '75, her son Jamie Schneider and his friend Alec Pawlowski, Ann Arbor, MI


Hannah & Larry Stevens visited the DeVos Art Museum on Friday, June 29.  Their photo is from Miner falls.

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