What's New NMU? March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013

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Campus Conditions

View from the 6th floor!

Lake effect snow has welcomed spring into the area for the past few days, to the delight of some and dismay of others.

The Alumni Relations office has a new view from the 6th floor. We have moved down the hall to 607 Cohodas Hall, take a right out of the elevator. Make sure to stop by and say hello.

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If you know a veteran who is currently pursuing or will be seeking a college degree, please help us make sure they know about the NMU Veterans Scholarship.

The scholarship guarantees in-state tuition for all eligible U.S. military veterans who want to earn a college degree. The NMU Veterans Scholarship covers any tuition costs beyond NMU’s in-state rate that are not addressed by veteran’s benefits and NMU’s participation in the federal Yellow Ribbon program.

 “NMU has already gained national recognition for its efforts to accommodate veterans as they transition from military service to higher education,” said Jason Allen, senior deputy director for the State of Michigan’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “This scholarship builds on that foundation by helping those whose college costs exceed their calculated federal benefits. We are happy to see NMU take this important step toward making college more accessible and affordable for all veterans.” 

So please, reach out to your friends and family who are veterans to let them know about this important opportunity. It’s the Wildcat way of letting them know how much we value their service.

The NMU Veterans Scholarship is available to individuals with an honorable discharge. Documentation is required to receive in-state tuition. For more information on the scholarship, call the NMU financial aid office at 227-2327 or visit www.nmu.edu/veterans.


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Request Information or Apply to NMU

Thinking about NMU and have questions?

Call us at 1-800-682-9797 or request more information be sent to you.

Already know that Northern is a great fit?  NMU is accepting applications for the Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Winter 2014 semesters.  To apply, go to www.nmu.edu/apply


NMU has also recently partnered with DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support) and lists all of our online course offerings in the (DANTES) Independent Study Guide.



NMU also participates the Yellow Ribbon Program which helps to supplement the Post 9/11 GI Bill


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Campus Information


Upcoming Events


NMU is coming to the Menominee area

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Alumni Reception

5 – 6:30 p.m. CST

Riverside Golf Club

Menominee, Michigan

RSVP required by calling 877-GRAD-NMU


NMU is heading to San Francisco

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

6 - 8 p.m.

The Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

San Francisco, Calif.


RSVP required by calling 877-GRAD-NMU


Save the Date!

June 28-29, 2013

NMU 1962 - 1978 Delta Sigma Phi Reunion

Marquette, Michigan

Contact Bob LaCosse at lacossebob@sbcglobal.net for information and watch future What’s New issues for details.

September 20-22, 2013

Eta Chi Chapter of ALPHA KAPPA PSI

Marquette, Michigan

Contact Joseph Prinzi at jprinzi@chartermi.net or 616-842-2863 for information.

Job Posting


Title: Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports
Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Submit application by April 8, 2013


Title: Coordinator-Academic Support Services; .83 FTE

Department: Academic and Career Advisement Center
Targeted Prorated Salary Range:  $28,999-$41,165

Submit application by April 5, 2013


Title: Coordinator-McNair Scholars Program; .50 FTE; schedule to be arranged with supervisor

Department: Graduate Education and Research
Targeted Prorated Salary Range:  $14,250-$17,250

Submit application by April 5, 2013

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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 607 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.

Professor Dr. Magnaghi was greeted by President Emeritus John X Jamrich when he finished his half marathon in Jacksonville, Florida. President Jamrich waited over three hours on a windy, 32 degree non-typical Florida day to cheer on Dr. Magnaghi.

President Haynes speaks to NMU grads during an alumni event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in March.

Fort Lauderdale alumni gather for a group picture.

NMU alumni gather in Tampa, Florida.

Thank you Earl '78 and Pam '77 Geiger of Muskegon, Mich. for stopping in the Alumni Office to say hello. It was a pleasure catching up with you both.


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Thank you

A special thank you to our loyal alumni supporters who gave generously this fiscal year to the Alumni Association! We have raised over $12,500. Your gifts support alumni programming and activities, including these alumni events. From Florida to California to the Upper Michigan, you help make these events possible. You can still make a difference and gifts of any size do matter. Please visit www.nmu.edu/give and designate your gift to the Alumni Association.

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