Wildcat Wire October 16, 2014

Wildcat Wire iconCongratulations again on your acceptance to Northern Michigan University, a place we call the "Training Ground for the Next Generation." Now that you're admitted, you'll have exclusive access to the Wildcat Wire, NMU's electronic newsletter. Our goal is to keep in touch with campus and community events, news and information and important reminders. Welcome to the Wildcat Nation!

Cutting Edge: NMU recently completed a $33 million dollar state-of-the-art facility. Jamrich Hall features 24 high tech classrooms designed to support collaborative learning; newly expanded Starbucks facility; 7 informal learning spaces; 6 laboratories; 4 academic department suites; and wireless internet approaching 1 gig/second. Plus, it's the perfect place to sip a cup of coffee and study.

That's Entertainment: Northern has welcomed its fair share of nationally known performers to campus in recent years - Counting Crows, Ludacris, Maya Angelou, Magic Johnson, Second City, 3OH!3, Bill Cosby, All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, The Ready Set, Rodney Atkins, and the MythBusters, to name just a few. Can you imagine who will be here next? Check out the Center for Student Enrichment to see what is happening on campus.

Fearless in the Face of Your Next Big Step:  Ready to see what NMU can do for you? Visit us during Wildcat Weekend on November 8. During your visit you'll have the opportunity to meet with a faculty member in your academic area of interest, meet with an admissions counselor, take a tour of campus, and check out the dining options. Discover how NMU can unleash and build your strength of mind and character. Why not join us? Learn more and register for the event at www.nmu.edu/weekend.

Can’t wait for Wildcat Weekend, Visit NMU now: Whether it's your first visit to campus or you just need a second look, we'll create a personalized agenda for you to talk with a faculty member in your academic area of interest, meet with an admissions counselor, take a tour of campus, and learn more about the dining options. Schedule a visit anytime throughout the year, www.nmu.edu/visit.

Haunted Theatre: Late October means it is time for the annual Halloween Haunted Theater. The haunted house adventure guides visitors through a creepy and theatrically redressed Forest Roberts Theatre stage. If you're in the U.P., check it out. If you're not, mark your calendars for next Halloween when you're on campus next fall. Learn more about events at the Forest Roberts Theatre.

NMU Makes a Difference: NMU will host its annual Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 25. Last year, more than 242 service projects were tackled by nearly 1,500 students. That sure is a lot of Wildcats lending a hand. Among the many projects, the students raked yards, washed windows, and prepared homes of the elderly and disabled in Marquette County in preparation for the upcoming winter. Don't forget to put this event on your calendar for next year.

Fearless in the Face of Series: Want to know what it's like to be an NMU Wildcat? Each month we'll feature an NMU student, alumni, or faculty member in this exciting series:

This month's spotlight is on Courtney Brown from Midland, Michigan. She graduated last year with three degrees: French, English and theater.

Courtney is Fearless in the Face of Ambitious Goals.

She said, "there were days I threw the book across the room. I went into my French professors office probably 80 times and told her I was done." In the end, Courtney's ambitious work paid off, teaching English to French students for a full year in Leon, France using all three of her degrees.

What are you Fearless in the Face of? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #ShareNMU.

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