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Superior Edge/Housing Logging Competition

Competition Dates:  Monday, August 24 - Sunday, November 8

Hours from 8/24 - 10/7/15

House Competition:

Arctic House, Hunt Hall – 505.75 hours
Fantasia, Halverson Hall – 478 hours
​Whoville, Hunt Hall – 380 hours

On-Campus Apartments:
Lincoln Townhouses – 1,029.5 hours
Norwood Apartments – 380/8 hours
3rd Floor Woodland – 186 hours


Remember, you need at least 3 residents to log hours and the maximum hours a resident can log is 600 hours.

Volunteer Abroad

Thailand and Cambodia
Tentative Dates:  Dec. 13-29, 2015
Approximate Cost:  $4,200

Experience the lands of Thailand and Cambodia where you will swim with elephants, trek through the jungle, explore ancient temples, relax on the beaches of Koh Sumui Island, and ultimately change a community forever! By combining diverse cultural experiences with the opportunity to build and repair homes for families, your travels will leave a long-lasting impact on the community of Siam Reap, Cambodia. Join us on this professionally guided tour of Thailand and Cambodia and immerse yourself in new experiences, cultures, and the opportunity to help others in need!  For more information, contact Rachel Harris. To check out photos from the Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 project, click here.

Volunteer Abroad

Ireland - May 2016

While staying with Irish families in Dublin during the first week, you will get to learn about their rich Irish culture as well as volunteer in a Montessori, a senior center, or with troubled youth. During the second week, you will get to tour the beautiful country of Ireland.  Interest meetings will be held on Wed., Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 23, at Noon; Wed., Nov. 4, at 4 p.m.; and on Wed., Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. You only need to attend one interest meeting and all of the interest meetings are held in The Back Room, UC.  Contact Cara Kamps for more info.

Superior Edge T-Shirt Days

Wednesday, October 21
Tuesday, November 17

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 May 6, 2015)

Did you know that 2,476 of NMU's 8,188 students have chosen to participate in Superior Edge - or about 30% of our student population?  Here's the breakdown by college:

Arts & Sciences - 1,162
Business - 218
Professional Studies - 993
General University - 103
Total Superior Edge Participants - 2,476

Click here to find a breakdown by department.


2012-13 NASPA Excellence Silver Award

Total Edge Hours and Count
(as of May 6, 2015)

Since 2006, 668,029 hours have been completed.

Citizenship Edge - 391 edges completed
Diversity Edge - 376 edges completed
Leadership Edge - 537 edges completed
Real World Edge - 661 edges completed
Superior Edge (all four edges completed) - 285 edges completed

Orientation Dates

Interested in becoming a Superior Edge participant?  Your next step is to attend an orientation.  There are 2 orientations left this semester; you only need to attend one of them.  To register for an orientation, please check click here.

Friday, Oct. 9, Noon-1 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-Noon

All of the orientations will be held in The Back Room, University Center.

December Graduates

Congratulations on graduating from NMU and Superior Edge!

Your hours will be due my midnight on Sunday, Nov. 1, with reflection papers due no later than midnight on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Please also let us know the following:
1) How would you like your 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 edge(s) 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

Friday, Dec. 11 - Graduation Reception, Noon-1 p.m., Peter White Lounge, 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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