What's New NMU? August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013

Staying Wild
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View from the 6th floor!

Summer has returned to NMU just as students are returning to campus to start the fall 2013 semester. Nothing but blue skies shine over the Marquette area today with the outline of the new Jamrich building starting to show (center right) from the 6th floor view. A live feed of the Jamrich progress can be seen here.

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: Homecoming Special

NMU Homecoming 2013 is just around the corner. The schedule is jam-packed, September 20 & 21, full of activities, reunions and games. Students, alumni and community members all have ways to participate. This year includes the 50th reunion of classes '62, 63, '64 and the alumni returning are looking forward to reminiscing. There is also the return of the NMU Game Day Community Block Party on Third Street. Last year's 'Game Day' was a little wet, but that did not dampen any spirits. Below you can find links to the full schedule of events and activities taking place over the Homecoming weekend. Downloadable posters of 'Game Day' and the alumni schedule are available for your convenience.

Click on image to download pdf.

Click on image to download pdf.

Rainy 'Game Day' from 2012.

Read more and see the detailed schedule of events for NMU Homecoming 2013 here.

To see if you have a reunion taking place check out the reunion page here.

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2013 Alumni Award Winners

Each year the Alumni Association honors NMU alumni who have distinguished themselves through achievements both personal and professional. This years no different. The NMU Graduates below will be honored during  the 2013 Homecoming festivities.

Learn more about the awards, past winners and how to nominate someone you know here.


William “Bill” Stark ‘73
Cheboygan, Michigan

Read Bill's full bio here.


Paul LeVeck ‘77
Berkley, Michigan

Read Paul's full bio here.


Diane Husic ‘81
Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

Read Diane's full bio here.


Daryl Vizina ‘01
Cheboygan, Michigan

Read Daryl's full bio here.

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Campus Information

Job Postings

Associate Vice President for Finance

Department: Finance and Administration

Salary:  Commensurate with experience
Submit application by September 30, 2013

Principal Account Clerk-Payroll,
Traditionally Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Occasional overtime required.

Department: Human Resources

Hourly Rate: $ 10.76 probationary; $11.59 working rate
Submit application by September 3, 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.

Rod LaFleur '90
Chicago, Ill.


Dave Brackett '72 & Gus.
Jackson, Wyo.


Sheri (Sutliff) Fitzpatrick '87; Kevin Fitzpatrick '87; Brenton Fitzpatrick '10; Emily (Strazzinski) Fitzpatrick '09; Ron Strazzinski '73, '84; Kathy (Beck) Strazzinski '75

Congratulations to Brenton and Emily on their recent marriage. They were married here in Marquette on July 20. Emily shared this picture of her and Brenton and their parents who are all NMU grads.


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 because 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