What's New NMU? July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

Staying Wild
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Campus Conditions

View from the 6th floor!

A mix of sun and rain has blessed the area to keep everything green and fresh. However, this has also created the perfect environment for mosquitos. Bug season has been the topic of many locals and visitors alike.

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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Staying Wild: Increased Education Scholarship

Both Helen and Dr. William H. Nault graduated from NMU, in 1948 and 1947, respectively. Over the years they have continued to be friends and supporters of the university and its students. Dr. Nault, who dedicated his professional and civic life to furthering excellence in education at all levels, was a teacher, administrator, professor and, ultimately, the president of World Book, Inc. in Chicago. In 1978, NMU recognized Dr. Nault’s contributions to the field of education by recognizing him with a Distinguished Alumni award in 1978.

To honor his memory, Helen, recently endowed the Dr. William H. Nault Education Scholarship to provide financial support for Upper Peninsula students studying in the field of education. Dr. Nault’s son, Peter, and daughter-in-law, Jaqueline, made an additional gift that essentially doubled the endowment. The scholarship was also contributed to by his other son, William Nault, II.

We thank the Nault family for their gifts and for providing vital financial opportunities for students from the region.

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Learn More

NMU students, faculty and staff marched in both the Ishpeming and Marquette parades on the 4th of July. Check out the photos in the slideshow below.

NMU App gets update


The iOS app NMU Mobile recently added features that will help NMU alumni and friends stay connected. Two features added information from both the Alumni Association and Athletics. Within the Alumni feature, you can request help finding old classmates, update your address, support NMU and see a listing of events. The Alumni feature also gives alumni a direct link to the Alumni Association and has our contact information embedded right in the app. Now Wildcat athletic scores are right at your fingertips. The athletics app feature lists all varsity sport scores along with access to schedules, stats, team rosters and even coach bios.

You can download the iOS app here. There is a NMU Mobile Android app available with the Alumni and Athletic features being added by the end of July. The current Android app can be downloaded here.

NMU Alumni Association Benefit Highlight

The benefits of registering with the NMU Alumni Association can be useful while visiting campus, at home or wherever you may roam. Each week we will highlight one of the discounts and deals that the Alumni Association offers to NMU alumni. Discounts and deals are free to NMU alumni. All that is required is registering online at http://www.nmu.edu/alumniassociation/update. Once registration is complete you will be provided links and information detailing all the great discounts and deals.

Discounted NMU Golf Course Membership - The NMU Golf Course offers a 5% discount on annual membership rates to NMU Alumni Association members. The weather has been great to enjoy this perk of being a NMU grad.

You must present your alumni card to receive the discount. Get your card here.

Club Renewals

Starting in July supporters of the DeVos Art Museum and the First Nighters Club will see their club renewals coming in the mail. Your support has been crucial to programing and helping students. If you are interested in learning more check out the First Nighters Club and DeVos Art Museum websites.

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Campus Information

Upcoming Events


Blueberry Classic Golf Outing

July 26, 2013

Marquette, Mich.

Funds raised at this event benefit students who encounter unexpected financial challenges, but it's also about having fun in a non-competitive event. Any type of golfer is welcome; the Blueberry Classic features 18 traditional and not-so-traditional holes. To get an idea, check out last year's information on the format, the fun activities and the event menu. The 2013 event promises a few new twists!

Join fellow Wildcats and friends of NMU for an exclusively packaged night of Detroit Tigers baseball, including:

  • Pre-game reception for NMU fans
  • Group rate tickets
  • Seating in a section reserved for NMU alumni and friends
  • Welcome on the Tigers scoreboard

5 p.m. Pre-Game Reception
Bookies, 2208 Cass Avenue
3rd floor patio

7:05 p.m. Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals

Print out an order form here or
use your credit card to order by phone
877-GRAD-NMU or stop by the Alumni Office (607 Cohodas Hall)


50th Reunion, Classes of '62, '63 and '64

During Homecoming, September 20-21, 2013

Events planned Friday and Saturday.

Marquette, Mich.

The 50th Reunion Committee and the NMU Alumni Association invite you to attend.

50th Reunion Committee Members:

Mimi (Kell) Andary ‘64
Bradley Cory ‘62
Barb (Matonich) Charles ‘63
Janie Wilson Scott ‘63
Maryann (Martin) Basso ‘63
Nancy (Wiseman) Seminoff ‘63
Connie (Pontti) Moffatt ‘63
Errol Moffatt ‘63
Ann (Carilli) Neiswander ‘64

Block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn of Marquette.

Watch your mailbox for more information and e-mail reunion ideas and suggestions to alumni@nmu.edu.


1967-1973 Eta Chi Chapter of ALPHA KAPPA PSI Reunion

September 20-22, 2013

Marquette, Mich.

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

NMU Men's Swimming & Diving Reunion

September 20-22, 2013

Marquette, Mich.

Contact Dave Bradshaw '76 daveintermix@yahoo.com for information.


Job Posting

Temporary Literary Festival Director; .50 FTE; two year appointment; hours vary depending upon festival planning needs.

Department:  English

Targeted Salary Range:  $19.23-$24.04

Submit application by July 15, 2013

Administrative Assistant, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

Department: Mathematics and Computer Science

Targeted Salary Range: $29,200-$41,400

Submit application by July 17, 2013

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Staying Connected

Stay up to date on the latest campus initiatives by visiting the Office of the President website and by following NMU President David Haynes on Twitter!  Simply search for his twitter handle, @davidshaynes, to get daily updates from the President himself.  Craving more campus connections?  Follow NMU @NorthernMichU and the NMU Alumni Association @nmualumniassoc.

James Arnestad ’64 stopped by on his way to his Newberry High School reunion. In addition to his wife, Rosemarie Arnestad ’65, James' mom, brother, sister, brother-in-law on both sides,  and a niece attended NMU.

John Selden '60 and wife Ruthann carry the NMU green and gold down Idaho's River of no Return wilderness float trip.

Douglas Treado '70 has not been back to his hometown, Marquette since 2007. He will be back this month to attend his 1965 Bishop Baraga High School and Graveraet Reunion. Doug is looking forward to enjoying Lake Superior swimming and Kayaking.

Kevin Miller '77, Mike Fitz '75, Chris Oie '75, Brian Garner '76 enjoying the summer of 1980 at Presque Isle. Thank you Kevin for sending in this memory.

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.

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