Spotlight on...Jordan Paquet!

Jordan Paquet is a junior from Negaunee, Michigan majoring in public relations and minoring in electronic journalism.  He is the Special Events Coordinator (coordinates Homecoming and WinterFest) in the Center for Student Enrichment, vice president of Northern Arts and Entertainment, chapter president of NMU's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and will be PRSSA's national vice president of members services beginning this June.  Read more...

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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.

Superior Edge Graduation Speech

To read what Julia McLean had to say about completing all four edges in Superior Edge, click here.  Julia has logged 860 hours in Superior Edge and graduated with a nursing degree from NMU on Dec. 14.
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!

Wondering when hours/papers are due?  Check out the column on the right for more info.

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.


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.  Please check back in August for our 2014 fall orientation dates.

May Graduates

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from NMU and Superior Edge! 

If you haven't done so already, please let us know the following info:
1) How would you like your name (including your middle initial, middle name, maiden name, etc.) on your Superior Edge certificate?
2) Is your name hard to pronounce?  If so, please e-mail us back the phonetic spelling.
3) Which edges do you plan to complete?
4) What is your major?
5) Where is your hometown?
6) Highlight one activity (100 words or less) you did while in Superior Edge that you are most proud of and why.
7) What are your plans after you graduate?
8) If you haven't done so already, please be sure to e-mail us two photos (one of you in action and a head shot).  Please also fill out a photo release form.

Superior Edge Graduation Reception is on Friday, April 25, from Noon-1 p.m. in the Michigan/Ontario Rooms, University Center.

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...