What's New NMU? September 14, 2012

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View from the 6th floor!

As the days get shorter the color in the trees starts to brighten. Stay tuned for the peak fall color coming soon.

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Staying Wild: Wildcats for Life

Wildcats for Life is a new student organization here on campus that plans programs and events that foster a relationship between NMU students and alumni, and celebrates the pride we all have as NMU Wildcats.  Members of Wildcats for Life believe meeting and building connections with alumni give students the opportunity to excel during school and after graduation. 

The group is planning two exciting programs that alumni can take part in: 

How I became President of NMU with my NMU degree

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

6:30 p.m., Marquette/Nicolet Rooms, University Center

The kickoff to the Wildcats for Life “How I became____ with my NMU degree” series features NMU Graduate and NMU President David Haynes.  All alumni are invited to join with students to hear about President Haynes’ experience as an NMU student, how he got into the field of higher education and public affairs, and how his career path led him to become President of NMU.

Don’t End Up Living in Your Parents’ Basement  A Speed Networking Event

Wednesday, November 7

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Superior and Ontario Rooms, University Center

This speed networking event is an opportunity for NMU students to network with alumni and hear more about individual career paths, words of wisdom and advice, as well as practice their networking skills.  The Alumni office is assisting Wildcats for Life in identifying alumni who would like to come back to campus and be a part of this event.  If you would like to be involved, please send us an e-mail.

If you are interested in learning more about Wildcats for Life and hearing about future events, you can “like” them on Facebook or send them an e-mail.

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Homecoming 2012 – September 21-22

Homecoming 2012 kicks off one week from today!  Friday includes the annual Homecoming Parade on Third Street, the All Alumni Receptions at the Landmark, followed by a Funky Folk Dance at Ore Dock Brewing Company featuring the band U.P. Gumbo. 

Saturday morning take part in the Lake Superior Shore Run, visit the Marquette Farmer’s Market or watch the Annual NMU Alumni Association Homecoming Awards and Donor-Funded Scholarship Brunch online where Robert Wallenstein ’53 and Dr. Bill Bowerman ’91 will be honored for their achievements. To watch the NMU Alumni Association Homecoming Awards and Donor-Funded Scholarship Brunch, visit the Media Site Live website here.

NMU Game Day, a new event this year, features bounce houses, performances by the NMU Marching Band, Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Student Stepping Competition winners and special game commentary. Togo’s, Casa Calabria, Border Grill and Stucko’s will be there with food and Marquette’s Downtown Development Authority is sponsoring a beer tent.  The fun begins at 11 a.m.  Join the Marquette community in celebrating NMU Homecoming and get excited for the Wildcat vs. Ashland football game!

The fun continues at the Holiday Inn for the traditional 5th Quarter event.  Featuring Jim & Ray and a DJ, catch up with old friends and meet new ones over free appetizers and a cash bar.

Want to know when the campus bookstore is open?  What exhibit is happening at the DeVos art museum?  Visit the NMU Alumni website to see what is happening on campus and in the Marquette community next weekend!

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Upcoming Events:

NMU is coming to Dickinson County on Tuesday, October 2 and Delta County on Tuesday, October 9.  Alumni and friends are invited to join NMU President David Haynes and area alumni for socializing, cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.   Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Paul Lang and Athletic Director Forrest Karr will be in attendance as well.

Iron Mountain, Michigan

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pine Grove Country Club


Escanaba, Michigan

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Hereford & Hops


Support the NMU Men’s Hockey team as they go up against the University of Wisconsin.  A special pre-game tailgating event will be held outside the Resch Center before Saturday’s game.  Tickets are available for purchase at the Resch Center Box Office, www.ticketstaronline.com or at the NMU Ticket Office in the Superior Dome.  For more information please contact the NMU Ticket Office at 906-227-1032.

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Friday & Saturday, October 12-13

7:05 p.m. CST

Resch Center


Alumni Association Board Members Phil Zaleski ’02 and Carissa Waters ’04 are hosting an alumni gathering  on Saturday, October 20, 2012  starting at 8:30 p.m. at Glascott's Saloon, 2158 N. Halsted Street,  Chicago, IL.  To learn more or see who is attending, head to the Facebook event page or contact Phil (Phil.zaleski@gmail.com) or Carissa (Carissawaters9@gmail.com) for more information.

Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, October 20, 2012

8:30 p.m.

Glascott’s Saloon

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Staying Connected

Tiffany Lueck, Scott Christensen '02 (Wauwatosa, Wis.), and Matthew Cullen '01(Chicago, Ill)
Tiffany and Scott were on their way to Presque Isle for their wedding, congratulations!


Forrest Hite '75, '78, visiting from Tennessee


Dr. Jon Renee, James Clunie, Josh Mueller, Martha Haynes, Curt Tucker '82, '08, and Adam Harnaugh


John '99 and Mary '99 Shanks of Florida, recently visited Marquette to purchase some NMU gear for their son Noah.


Tony Williams '06 was able to capture aerial photos of students jumping off Black Rocks at Presque Isle this summer.  Tony is proud to say, he himself finally built up the courage to jump off Black Rocks, twice!


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Contributing Editors:
Marina Dupler '03, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Brad Hamel '99, '11, Assistant Director of Advancement Communications