What's New NMU? Setember 6, 2013

September 6, 2013

Staying Wild
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Staying Connected

Campus Captured

A magnificent day here on the campus as September moves in. With temps expected to be in the 80's today, the long range forecast shows the thermometer dropping. The hint of red and orange colors in the leaves keeps fall within sight.

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Staying Wild:
1941 Grad and Husband Leave Generous Bequest

NMU has received a generous gift from the estate of Dr. John and Aili Imarisio. Aili (Leppanen) Imarisio graduated from NMU in 1941 with a BS in Secondary Education. She was born in Palmer, MI in 1916 and spent her formative years in the Upper Peninsula. In addition to receiving her degree from NMU she also studied at Morehead State and Miami of Ohio. After graduation, Aili taught for a while in the Chicago area.  She then established a career with the American Red Cross Overseas group serving in Japan, and subsequently, in Germany and New York. While in New York she met the love of her life, Dr. John Imarisio. They were married in 1955.

Aili was a member of the NMU Alumni Association for 18 years. She and her husband attended many alumni functions in the Chicago area.                                                 

We are proud and deeply grateful that both Aili and her husband, John, included NMU in their estate planning and honored us with this bequest. The gift has been designated for the College of Business. 

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Learn More

Are you ready to plan your will or trust? We would like to give you a FREE Wills Guide. This helpful information may enable you to successfully plan your estate and avoid an accidental disinheritance.

For your free Wills Guide and learn more click image above.

Help others enjoy the advantages of a Northern Michigan University education.

As a NMU grad, you know the value of a good education. Now you can help support other students’ goals through Liberty Mutual’s partnership with your alma mater. Simply get a free quote on Liberty Mutual auto, home or renters insurance between September 1st and November 30th.1 For each individual quote, we will donate $5 directly into the NMU Scholarship fund. Through this partnership you could also receive exclusive savings on quality coverage and exceptional service. 2

Visit Liberty Mutual hyperlink to www.libertymutual.com/qfs-nmu   or call 855-323-2150 today for a free, no-obligation quote. [Please only list QFS number noted here]

1No purchase of a policy is required. Limit one quote per policy type per person. Not available to residents in CT, FL, IA, MA, ME, MO, ND, NM, PA or to existing Liberty Mutual Insurance customers.

2Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

This organization receives financial support for allowing Liberty Mutual to offer this auto and home insurance program. Coverage provided and underwritten by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116. © 2012 Liberty Mutual Insurance.

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Campus Information

NMU Homecoming 2013

Click on image to download pdf.

Click on image to download pdf.

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

The turnout for the 50th Reunion for those that graduated in 1962, 1963 and 1964 is shaping up nicely.  It’s not too late to register!  Join your NMU classmates in all of the festivities the 50th Reunion Committee has planned for you, including a reunion mixer, campus tour, pasty lunch, 5th Quarter and more!  For information about the reunion, including an itinerary and registration materials, please call 1-877-GRAD-NMU or e-mail alumni@nmu.edu

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

Job Postings

Title:  Director-Teacher Education Student Services; .92 FTE; time off arranged with supervisor

Department:  School of Education, Leadership and Public Service
Prorated Targeted Salary Range:  $30,617-$43,450

Submit application by September 12, 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.

Fall Fest

As students start classes, this year's Fall Fest activities were a great success. Moving from the academic mall to the lawn outside of the University Center, due to the new Jamrich construction, certainly did not decrease any excitement. The Alumni Association in conjunction with Wildcats for Life hosted a booth where students, alumni and community members could learn about both groups and win some great prizes as well.




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.

What will your legacy be?

Sign up for the FREE NMU Foundation planned giving eNewsletter. Each week it features news from Washington, Savvy Living, Gift Stories, Finance News and other timely articles that will help you learn more about creating your legacy, from tax-advantaged estate planning to wills and bequests.


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