What's New NMU? October 25, 2013

October 25, 2013

Staying Wild
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Campus Information
Staying Connected

Campus Captured

A view from inside the Carillon Towers, just outside the NMU Bookstore. Fall colors still can be seen despite the feeling of winter in the air.

You wouldn't believe it by the the sunshine today, but the UP received its first measurable snowfall over the last week. If you travel outside of the Marquette area, there are still portions blanketed with the white stuff.

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Staying Wild: MPA Program Highlight

The Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program at NMU is now completely online. Anywhere a student goes, NMU courses can follow. This ensures that advancing career goals can fit into anyone’s schedule and can accommodate students no matter where they may be living. Also, because the program is solely online, tuition rates are the same as in-state students, regardless of residency.

Other changes to the program include streamlining the application process so that it takes just a few minutes, click here and no longer requiring students to take the GRE for admission.  For those individuals located in the Marquette area, there are various graduate assistantships available to help fund the MPA degree. These assistantships are offered in many departments throughout campus and are great supplements to coursework.

Individuals that have already earned their MPA from NMU have done so for many reasons: to improve management-related job skills and performance, obtain leadership positions within their current organizations or begin a career with a public or non-profit organization. Former graduates of the MPA program have advanced their careers.  For example, Craig Brunet ’04 and Danielle Stein ’13 now work for Michigan legislators.

For more information about the MPA program email MPA@nmu.edu or call (906)227-1858.

Craig Brunet '04 and Danielle Stein '13 take a moment from their busy day to send in a picture of themselves in front of the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing. Both Craig and Danielle work for Michigan legislators and have received MPA's from NMU.

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Learn More

The MPA program is now under the School of Education, Leadership and Public Service directed by the Associate Dean Dr. Lubig and MPA Department Head Dr. Jennifer James-Mesloh. Details about the program can be found here.

The application process requires:

1) Submit all previously attended college transcripts
2) Submit a cover letter and resume
3) Meet with the MPA graduate coordinator to discuss career goals )for distance students this can be done via video such as Skype.)

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Campus Information


Northern Michigan University’s English Language Institute (NELI) Seeks Conversation Mentors

NELI is looking for volunteers to become conversation partners at its gatherings. Conversation partners help international students become proficient in the English language. More details and background information for the NELI program can be found here. Dates needing volunteers include:

  • Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
  • Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
  • Friday, June 6, 2014
  • Friday, June 20, 2014

All meetings are 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Whitman Hall, room 163. Please contact Dr. Doran at cdoran@nmu.edu if you can help or for more details.

Upcoming Alumni Events

NMU Football at Saginaw Valley

Saturday, November 9, 2013
1 p.m. Kick-off

Wildcats Welcome!!

Visit with NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors member Pat Wilson '92 and his wife, Tricia, and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate with a treat before kickoff.  Look for the Green & Gold in Lot F outside Wickes Memorial Stadium. To find out more details, please contact Pat at patwilson@alumni.nmu.edu.

NMU v. Ferris State University Pregame

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Noon Kick-off

Hosted by NMU Alumni Association Board Member Mark Vanderlist '72. More details coming soon.

NMU will be in the Washington DC area!

Visit with President David Haynes during a casual gathering of NMU alumni and friends. Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres
will be available.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
5:30 - 7 p.m.

The Capital Grille
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Please RSVP to
alumni@nmu.edu or 1-877-GRAD-NMU
by Friday, November 15.

Save the Date!

Phoenix, Arizona (location TBD)
Tuesday, March 12, 2014

NMU Athletic Highlight

Complete highlights of recent events and upcoming matchings can be found at www.nmuwildcats.com. Below are scores from last week along with this weekend's games.

NMU Football will host Wayne State in the Supeior Dome, Kick-off at 1 p.m.

NMU Hockey will be facing-off with Michigan Tech during a home and home series with NMU at the Berry Events Center tonight.

Last weeks outcomes.  
October 20 Final
NMU Women's Soccer 0
@Ashland 5
October 19  
NMU Men's Ice Hockey 6
vs. Neb-Omaha 3
NMU Football 17
@ Grand Valley 48
Women's Volleyball 3
@ Tiffin 0
October 18  
NMU Men's Ice Hockey 1
vs. Neb-Omaha 2
Women's Volleyball 3
@ Ohio Dominican 0
NMU Women's Soccer 0
@ Ohio Dominican 1



Full-time Faculty Recruitment

Northern Michigan University is currently recruiting for full-time faculty to begin teaching August 2014.  For information regarding our open faculty positions, please visit https://employme.nmu.edu.

Title: Financial Aid Counselor/Assistant Director-Financial Aid

Department: Financial Aid
Targeted salary range:
Financial Aid Counselor: $28,200-$41,000
Assistant Director of Financial Aid: $36,200-$51,400

Submit application by November 13, 2013

Title: Steam Plant Operator/Cont Tch

Department: Plant Operations
Targeted salary range: $17.46 per hour

Submit application by December 20, 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.

Mike '91 and Beth '97 just stopped to visit the 6th floor this afternoon with their boys Jake and Justin. The Lee family will be taking in both the NMU Football and Hockey games this weekend while in town.

Students from the Perspectives Middle Academy in Chicago pose with NMU bags and goodies. Thank you to Stephanie Madziar '06 for spreading the word of NMU to her students.


NMU Alumni and friends had a great time in visiting with President Haynes at the Bullfrog Creek Vineyard in San Francisco.


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:
Brad Hamel '99, '11, Assistant Director of Advancement Communications