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Superior Edge 2018 May Graduates

Superior Edge

Northern Michigan University's Superior Edge is a student development program encompassing a wide range of experiential activities complementing classroom instruction to provide students with a distinct advantage by preparing them for lifelong learning, graduate school, careers and life as engaged citizens.

The Edges

Superior Edge consists of four “edges”

  • Citizenship – Become an engaged, involved citizen
  • Diversity – Develop sensitivity and awareness of global and domestic diversity issues
  • Leadership – Become a competent, ethical and effective leader
  • Real World – Relate classroom theory to workplace practice in real-world settings

Watch this video to find out more about Superior Edge. To find out opportunities to get hours towards these edges, click here.

Why Participate?

Students who participate in Superior Edge make new friends, build community contacts and a great resume, formalize the recognition of activities they participate in, enhance the ability to relate theory to practice, and more.  Want to join?  Register for one of our orientation sessions.  Learn about other benefits to the program.

Make A Difference Day is on Sat., Oct. 27! Want to request some service? Fill out a <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/organizations/make-difference-day">Service Request Form</a>; due on Fri., Oct. 12! Interested in volunteering? Sign up <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfm58Vg26wc_jenl0ZToC4W0YASNeGmriNc6lkRrD-Spx7NYg/viewform">online</a> before Wed., Oct. 17!  For more info, click <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/organizations/make-difference-day">here</a>, call 906-227-2466, or volctr@nmu.edu.Adel is a senior majoring in speech, language & hearing sciences from Crystal Falls, Mich. Her most influential activity was working with intHeidi is a sophomore from Grand Ledge, Mich., pursuing a major in outdoor recreation leadership and management. The most influential activity that Heidi has participated in for Superior Edge was being a section leader for marching band. What Heidi enjoys most about Superior Edge is that she can log hours for things that she is already doing so it is not an extra time commitment. Congratulations, Heidi! Keep up the great work!We will serve as assistants at the local zoo in Cusco & provide rehabilitation for animals. We will be staying with local families, taking cooking/salsa dancing lessons, getting a chance to learn the history of the Inca civilization, & embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu. Interest meetings: Fri., Nov. 2, Noon; Mon., Nov. 5, 4 pm; Tues., Nov. 13, 5:30 pm; & Thurs., Nov. 29, 7 pm. For more info about this spring break adventure, contact Rachel at raharris@nmu.edu.House Competition: Borealis, Cedar West - 602 hours; Down Under, VA - 463.5; American Graffiti, VA - 283.5; Odyssey, Magers - 151.  On-Campus Apts/Spooner: Norwood Apts – 899.5 hours; Spooner Hall - 593.3; Lincoln Townhouses - 96.3 hoursWant to learn more about the Center for Student Enrichment?  Watch <a href="https://youtu.be/_VngcGG8RYc">this.</a>
Log Your Hours

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.

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