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Housing Logging Competition
Aug. 25 - Oct. 7

House Competition:
American Graffiti, Van Antwerp Hall - 1,603.25 hours
Narnia, Magers Hall - 982.75 hours
Breakwater, Payne Hall - 835.32 hours

On-Campus Apartments:
Lincoln Townhouses - 317 hours
2nd Floor Woodland - 175.25 hours
1600's Lincoln - 147.5 hours

You need at least 3 students to log and a max of 600 hours per student will be accepted.

Superior Edge T-Shirt Days

Thursday, November 13
Wednesday, December 3

Remember to wear your Superior Edge t-shirt on the days listed above to see who else is a member of campus.
2014 Michigan Campus Compact Winners

Each year Michigan Campus Compact awards students from member colleges and universities across the state for their outstanding commitment to service learning and civic engagement. Sixty-three NMU students received the Heart and Soul Award, which is given to students to recognize their time, effort and personal commitment to their communities through service.

Belize Service Project

Ten students participated in NMU's spring break service trip to Belize. While in Belize, the students helped the J. Succotz School near San Ignacio with classroom activities and school facility projects. The group also participated in several Belize cultural events. Check out their photos and blog.

Thailand Service Project

During winter break, 17 NMU students and 2 staff went to Thailand on an International Service Project.  To see the great things they got to do and experience, check out some of their photos.

Want to learn more about other volunteer service projects, check this out.

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.  There is ONE orientation date left this semester, and it will be held in The Back Room, University Center.

Friday, November 7, 11 a.m.-Noon

To see the rest of the orientation dates, please click here.

Register for an orientation now.

December Graduates

Congratulations on graduating from NMU and Superior Edge!

Your hours are due by midnight on Sunday, Nov. 2.  Your reflection papers are due by midnight on Sunday, Nov. 9.

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

Friday, Dec. 12 - 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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