Spotlight on...Abby Austin


 

Abby Austin is a sophomore from Rockford, Illinois, majoring in secondary education integrated science and minoring in biology. She has been very active around campus, especially in Superior Edge. She loves outdoor activities, especially hiking and biking and on campus, she has been involved in Catholic Campus Ministry, Special Events Committee, and house and hall government for American Graffiti and Van Antwerp Hall, respectively.  Read more...

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Housing Logging Competition
Aug. 25 - Sept. 9

House Competition:
Narnia, Magers Hall - 260 hours

On-Campus Apartments:

Your name could be here!

You just need at least 3 students to log from your house/apartment/Spooner.

Superior Edge T-Shirt Days

Tuesday, October 7
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.

Read more...
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!
Orientation

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 December 16, 2013)

Did you know that 2,691 of NMU's 8,879 students have chosen to participate in Superior Edge - or about 30% of our student population?  Here's the breakdown by college:

Arts & Sciences - 1,253
Business - 222
Professional Studies - 1,044
General University - 172
Total Superior Edge Participants - 2,691

Click here to find a breakdown by department.

Award

2012-13 NASPA Excellence Silver Award

Total Edge Hours and Count
(as of December 16, 2013)

Total hours completed since 2006 is 559,688.

Citizenship Edge - 294 edges completed
Diversity Edge - 283 edges completed
Leadership Edge - 411 edges completed
Real World Edge - 496 edges completed
Superior Edge (all four edges completed) - 210 edges completed

 
Orientation Dates

Interested in becoming a Superior Edge participant?  Your next step is to attend an orientation.  There are 9 orientation dates left to choose from, and they will all be held in The Back Room, University Center.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6-7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 4-5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19, Noon-1 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19, 1-2 p.m.

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 edge@nmu.edu.

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.

If you are interested in becoming a Superior Edge participant, your next step is to attend an orientation.  Our next Superior Edge orientation...