What's New NMU? February 14, 2014


February 14, 2014

Staying Wild
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Looking out at McCarty's Cove, snow and grey clouds move out onto Lake Superior as the most recent weather system clears the region. Many areas were hit with up to 8" of snow over the last 24 hours. The long range forecast shows a break in temperatures coming next week, with highs into the mid 30's.

Lake Superior is nearly froze over, with last estimates at 90 percent. This anomaly has not happened since 1994 when the lake completely frozen over mid February.

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Staying Wild: Show Your Wildcat Spirit

Happy Valentine’s Day, Wildcats!  What better way to show your love of NMU than by participating in Wildcat Night Across the Country on Saturday, February 22, 2014, when the Wildcats face Michigan Tech in hockey.  The puck drops at 7 pm.  This annual event invites alumni to celebrate being a Wildcat wherever you might be located.  Participating is easier than ever!  Read on for ways to show your love of your alma mater next Saturday:

Watch the game in your own home via America One Sports or WLUC TV6, or at a watch party near you.  A watch party in Houghton, Michigan has just been added.  Check the list for all the party locations!

Listen to the game online via 100.3 FM The Point.

Join the fun online through Facebook and Twitter!  Alumnus Jeron Schmidt ’08 will be live-tweeting the game.  Change your Facebook photo on Feb. 22 or use #GoCats and #WNAC on Twitter and you’ll be entered for a  chance to win a signed hockey stick!  Watch the NMU Alumni Facebook Page and Twitter next week for all the details on how to enter.

Meet at the Vandament Arena for the NMU vs. MTU Pre-game Party from 5 pm – 7 pm.  Your $10/ticket includes food, a commemorative cup, spirit gear, and chance to win door prizes.  This is a joint party with MTU alumni and friends and we’re competing for fan attendance! Pre-game party and tickets to the game may be purchased at any NMU ticket outlet, by phone at 906-227-1032 or online.  Wear NMU colors and earn an extra raffle ticket!

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The Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center is proud to present a "We-Speak" concussion panel discussion Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5 p.m. A panel of experts, including NMU alumni Mark Lovell '77 and Maggie Moore '01, will discuss concussions in sports. More information can be found at www.hopestartshere.org/we-speak or by clicking the image above.  This event is brought to you in part by the NMU Foundation.

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Upcoming Alumni Events

Join NMU Alumni to watch Coyotes Hockey!

Special ticket prices and seating available for NMU Alumni and friends.

Jobing.com Arena
Phoenix, Ariz.

Sunday, March 2, 2014
6 p.m.

Download order form to purchase tickets.

Question? Contact Mike Kann '07
Phone: 623-772-3361or Fax 623-872-2162

NMU is headed to the Phoenix Area

Join NMU President David Haynes and area alumni for socializing, cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Blanco at the Biltmore
2502 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Please RSVP to alumni@nmu.edu or 1-877-GRAD-NMU by Wednesday, March 5.

25th Reunion - Attention Classes of 1988, 1989 and 1990

A 25th Reunion Committee is being formed to celebrate the anniversary of those who graduated from NMU in 1988, 1989 and 1990 during Homecoming 2014.  Please contact the NMU Alumni Office if you are interested in being on the reunion planning committee.

NMU Athletic Highlight

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

February 14, 2014

NMU Hockey vs. Lake Superior St.
7:07 p.m.

February 15, 2014

NMU Women's Basketball vs.Wayne St.
11:00 a.m.

NMU Men's Basketball vs. Wayne St.
1:00 p.m.

NMU Hockey vs. Lake Superior St.
7:07 p.m.


February 6, 2014  
NMU Men's Basketball 61
@ Grand Valley St. 69
NMU Women's Basketball 61
@ Grand Valley St. 59
February 7, 2014  
NMU Hockey 1
@ Ferris St. 7
February 8, 2014  
NMU Men's Basketball 65
@ Ferris St. 74
NMU Women's Basketball 52
@ Ferris St. 49
NMU Hockey 1
@ Ferris St. 2



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: Web Specialist

Department:  Academic Information Services/Library
Targeted Salary Range: $31,000-$39,500

Submit application by February 17, 2014

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Staying Connected

Kendall Sutliff '08 and Ryan Vesta '08 stopped by the NMU Alumni Association today.  The husband and wife from Chicago shared their story of finding love at NMU.

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