Spotlight on...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.  Three types of awards are given:  the Outstanding Community Impact Award, the Commitment to Service Award and the Heart and Soul Award.  Sixty-three NMU students were selected for their dedication and commitment to community service.  Read more... 

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May Superior Edge Graduates

Thirty-five students graduated with all four edges for the Superior Edge.  Another 35 students completed one or more edges.  To see who graduated, click here.
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 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.  There are 11 orientation dates to choose from, and they will all be held in The Back Room, University Center.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 4-5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-Noon
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

Check back for important dates.

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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