Spotlight on...Genna McKenna

A senior from Chicago, Genna McKenna is a community health education major with minors in international studies and biology. Genna has completed the Leadership Edge and is working towards completing each of the other edges.  To read more, click here.

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Superior Edge T-Shirt Days

Thursday, January 29
Tuesday, February 17
Wednesday, March 18
Thursday, April 2

Brazil International Service Project
Approx. Dates:  May 3-17
Approx. Cost:  $3,500 (not included:  airline ticket, beverage with meals, personal expenses, passport and VISA)


Tour the cultural and historical city of Salvador. From Salvador travel to Chapada Diamantina National Park. Volunteer in the city of Palmeiras with an intensive educational, environmental and social interchange with a local community. Back in Salvador we will visit the Tamar Sea Turtle Project, a castle, and the beach.

Interest Meetings:

 Wednesday, February 4, at 4 p.m.
Friday, February 6, at 1 p.m.
Friday, February 13, at noon
Orientations will be held in The Back Room, University Center.

For more information, contact Rachel Harris at

7th Annual Housing/Superior Edge Logging Competition Winners


House Competition:
American Graffiti, VA – 3,218 hours
Breakwater, Payne – 2,278.97 hours
Narnia, Magers – 1,933.75 hours
On-Campus Apartments:
Norwood Apartments – 1,931.5 hours
2nd Floor Woodland – 995.25 hours
1600's Lincoln – 856.5 hours


Congratulations to both American Graffiti and the Norwood Apartments!  They will each win $200, receive a plaque with their name on it, their name will be put on the perpetual plaque that is displayed in the LRC, and their photo will be displayed on the Superior Edge website. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Logging Competition!

Superior Edge Skating Party

Check out photos from our skating party on Superior Edge's facebook page or by clicking here!

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 are five more orientations this semester.  To register for an orientation, please click here.

Friday, Jan. 30, Noon-1 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 2, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 7-8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday, March 10, 5-6 p.m.

May Graduates

Congratulations on graduating from NMU and Superior Edge!
Please send your responses to the questions below to

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, April 24 - Graduation Reception, Noon-1 p.m., Great Lakes Rooms, 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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