Spotlight on...William Curtis


William Curtis of Laurium, Michigan, used what he learned from his double major in computer science and media productions and new technology during his internship with the Marquette Royales and Radio X.  He said, "It gave me valuable experience with my major, and it resulted in a job offer for a supervising position that gives me an opportunity to apply both of my majors." Read more...

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Want $30,000 to Study Abroad for Graduate School?

Rotary’s Global Grants Scholarship program has a $30,000 scholarship to study outside the USA at the graduate level!  The three links provide the details of the scholarship:  flier, about the program, and areas of focus policy statement.  A study must be in one of Rotary's six areas of focus basically humanitarian studies.  An applicant must not be related to a Rotarian and must also live, work, or study in our Rotary District.  If you are interested or have further questions, please contact John Weting, jweting@nmu.eduThe deadline is Tuesday, March 31.

Superior Edge T-Shirt Day

Thursday, April 2

Get Superior Edge cords when completing all four edges

Superior Edge graduates who completed all four edges (yes, that's at least 400 hours and 5 reflection papers) will be sporting these sweet blue cords at commencement!


Log Your Hours

The only way you can get credit for your activities is to remember to log your hours as you go. Log your hours here.  If you want a refresher on how to log, watch this video.  We look forward to reading your logs.  If you want more information about how to write your reflection paper, please check out this short video.

Students Stats by College
(as of September 16, 2014)

Did you know that 2,126 of NMU's 8,592 students have chosen to participate in Superior Edge - or about 25% of our student population?  Here's the breakdown by college:

Arts & Sciences - 965
Business - 178
Professional Studies - 862
General University - 121
Total Superior Edge Participants - 2,126

Click here to find a breakdown by department.


2012-13 NASPA Excellence Silver Award

Total Edge Hours and Count
(as of September 18, 2014)

Total hours completed since 2006 is 614,174.

Citizenship Edge - 339 edges completed
Diversity Edge - 325 edges completed
Leadership Edge - 464 edges completed
Real World Edge - 560 edges completed
Superior Edge (all four edges completed) - 246 edges completed

Orientation Dates

Interested in becoming a Superior Edge participant?  Your next step is to attend an orientation.  Check back in late August for our fall orientation dates.

May Graduates

Congratulations on graduating from NMU and Superior Edge!
Please send your responses to the questions below by midnight on Sunday, March 29 to

Please let us know the following:
1) How would you like our name (with your middle name or middle initial, etc.) on your Superior Edge certificate?
2) If your name is hard to pronounce, please let us know the phonetic spelling.
3) Which edges do you plan to complete?
4) What are your major and hometown?
5) Highlight an activity (100 words or less) you did while in Superior Edge that you are most proud of and why.
6) What are your plans after graduation?
7) Please e-mail us photos of yourself (head shot and one of you in action) with the rest of this information to

Reflection papers are due by midnight on Sunday, March 29.

Friday, April 24 - Graduation Reception,
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan/Ontario Rooms, UC.

As a reminder, you may want to print out a copy of your logs to have for your records before you graduate.

More Info about Superior Edge
Superior Edge VideoTo find out more about Superior Edge, please watch this video.

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