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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.

Sarah Koskiniemi is a senior from Calumet, Mich., majoring in biology/physiology. Her favorite activity logged was volunteering with the Seaborg Center through which she was able to bring STEM programs and STEM awareness to local students. Sarah is also involved in Alpha Epsilon Delta, the Pre-Med Club, neuroscience club, volunteers at the hospital, and is a pharmacy technician. Congrats, Sarah!Log your hours for Make A Difference Day between Sat., Oct. 22 - Sun., Oct. 30. The house and apartment that has the most residents log will win a cake, bragging rights, and 500 points towards the overall logging competition!Logging Competition Update (8/22-10/20): House Div: Am. Graffiti, VA - 1,075.5 hours; Concert House, VA - 562 hours; Sleepy Hallow, Magers - 480 hours; Shady Grove, Hunt - 435.5 hours; Apts./Spooner: Lincoln Townhouses - 1,629.5 hours; Woodland, 2nd Floor - 1,170.1 hours; 800 & 801 Summit/801 Center - 576.5 hours; Norwood Apts. - 109 hours.  A minimum of 3 students must log for each house/apt. and the max amount a student can log is 600 hours. Competition ends Sun., Nov. 6.The India International Service Project tentative dates are May 8-22, 2017 (estimated cost: $3,500). An interest meeting will be held on Thurs., Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. in The Back Room, 1213 UC. Come with us in May to teach in their schools, day care centers, and orphanages, and work with womenSarah Klinger is a junior from Convoy, Ohio, majoring in neuroscience. Her favorite activity logged in Superior Edge was her time spent with a trauma surgeon in the Amazon Rainforest where she was able to observe surgeries. She realized this is something she wants to do in the future.  When Sarah has a little free time, she enjoys watching Netflix and taking a nap. She is involved in Dr. OttemOrry Elor is a senior from Walnut Creek, California, majoring in biology. His favorite thing about Superior Edge is the lessons that you learn. Orry’s favorite thing he has done in Superior Edge is fixing cells onto a coverslip, which he describes as similar to a piece of art! When Orry isn’t busy wrestling with the NMU Olympic Training Site, he enjoys research, playing intramural volleyball, and hiking Sugarloaf and Hogsback. Great job, Orry! Keep up the great work!
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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