Wildcat Wire November 22, 2013
Hello again, and welcome to the second edition of this year’s Wildcat Wire. For those of you who are reading this for the first time and are wondering what this is all about, let me fill you in a little. The Wildcat Wire newsletter is available only to those students who have applied and who have been admitted to Northern Michigan University, and so each month that list grows. If you are just joining us, you can go back and read previous editions as well.
Where's Willy?: Throughout the year, we will track Willy the Wildcat as he learns about various majors and areas on campus. This week, Willy took in a production of "Les Miserables" at the Forest Roberts Theatre. The show was amazing and it is apparent why the Entertainment and Theater Arts department alums have a 90% job placement rate. You can learn more about the show and all the department has to offer here. For more highlights from this arena, read the recent interview with Paul Truckey, associate professor, as he discusses his role on Broadway in "Les Mis." Keep your eyes open for where Willy will be found next!
A Question from (you) the Audience: You know a lot about NMU already. You know that the campus is beautiful and safe. You know that the people are friendly. You know that you will get a great education here. So what question do NMU admissions counselors hear most often? "What is there to do at NMU?" Well, one popular option is student groups and organizations. There are about 300 of them! Also check out the Center for Student Enrichment website for the latest on all the options for students to get involved. Or use the My NMU Adventure web tool and by answering just a few questions about yourself, you'll receive a customized list of links to groups you may be interested in joining when you get to Northern.
'Born Free' in the U.P.: I'm sure by now you have all heard the Kid Rock song Born Free. Maybe you've seen the video. You might want to watch that video again. Did you know that it was shot only 40 minutes from Marquette? Watch again to catch great views of Miners Beach, Lake Superior, and the forests and fields of the Upper Peninsula.
Native American Celebrations: NMU’s Center for Native American Studies has planned several events in November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, including the annual First Nations Food Taster held on November 8. A menu of wild game, wild rice, corn soup, three-sisters casserole and a variety of desserts was served. Other events on campus ranged from music, dancing, movies and discussions. For a full list of events, visit Center for Native American Studies.
Get an Edge: Superior Edge is a unique program for all NMU students that develops citizen-leaders for the 21st century. Students design their own activities to develop competencies (edges) in citizenship, diversity awareness, leadership and how to apply classroom theory to real-world challenges. Students complete up to 400 hours of documented volunteer, work or learning experiences that are above and beyond their classroom and graduation requirements. If students finish all four edges, they earn the Superior Edge designation. Find out more here: Superior Edge.
Meet Norman: Have you met Norman the NMU gnome? Not much happens at NMU or wherever Northern students can be found without Norman in attendance. You never know where he will pop up next. You can follow Norman's adventures here.
Look and Sound Responsible 101: Keep your parents up to date with news and events from campus. Send them the link to the Parent Partnership newsletter, which is written by NMU President David Haynes. It covers costs, state and federal government funding, educational legislation, and general university operations information. Your parents will no doubt appreciate your expanding interest in higher education. Find the newsletter at Northern Michigan University Parent Partnership.
Talk to You Later: That does it for this issue of the Wildcat Wire. Do not forget to create a MyNMU account, if you haven't done so, in order to have access to current information. You can find all information at www.nmu.edu/welcome. Please contact us at email@example.com with questions or ideas for next month’s edition.
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