What's New, NMU? 1-14-08

What's New, NMU?

For the week of January 14, 2008

From the 6th floor

After last week's warm-up with near record temperatures and snow melt, we're back to a layer of fresh snow on the ground, but mild temperatures continue. There is a chance of snow predicted for each day this week with a bit of a cool down toward the weekend. The Weather Channel recently dubbed Upper Michigan a "Winter Wonderland" when it named its top ten winter family getaways in the country. The U.P. ranked sixth on a list featuring standout destinations such as Rocky Mountain National Park, Lake Tahoe and Joshua Tree National Park. The list is posted on the Weather Channel Web site and mentioned several U.P. tourist areas including Porcupine Mountains State Park and the Copper Country State Forest. It also mentioned a wide array of winter sports available in the U.P.

Important Wildcat Night Across the Country information

The NMU vs. Ohio State University hockey game scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15, has been dropped from the Big Ten Network's schedule.
We were recently notified of this by the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.  The NMU vs. Ohio State game is not the only game the Big Ten Network decided not to show. Reportedly, a number of games, both CCHA and WCHA, were eliminated by the network.
Due to this decision by the Big Ten Network, Wildcat Night Across the Country will not be able take place on Feb. 15.  It is never an easy decision to cancel events, but we have no alternative since the game will no longer be televised.

A big thank you to those alumni who stepped forward and committed to hosting parties.  As in the past, we have had great response to the event. Hopefully, Wildcat Night Across the Country will be back bigger and better than ever during the 2008-09 hockey season.

Minneapolis Area Alumni Reception--next Friday

It's not too late to make plans to attend.
All NMU alumni and friends are invited to meet President Les Wong and the NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors at a reception, Friday, Jan. 25 in Minneapolis.  The reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Marriott City Center, downtown Minneapolis. Snacks will be provided and beverages will be available for purchase.
Win prizes--Meet alumni in your area--Reminisce about your college days.
Please RSVP to the NMU Alumni Association by Friday, Jan. 18. E-mail us or call, toll free, 1-877-GRAD NMU.

Ann Arbor Area alumni reception

Join NMU President Les Wong, Coach Walt Kyle and alumni from the Ann Arbor area Friday, Feb. 1, at Damon's.

The NMU Wildcats take on the University of Michigan, Friday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. at Yost Arena.  Wildcat fans will be meeting at Damon's on Boardwalk following the game. Snacks will be provided and beverages available for purchase.

Game tickets are still available from the NMU Ticket Office. The ticket office can be reached at 906-227-1032 for more information or to purchase tickets.


From the Email bag

"Hey Y'all. You might want to check this out. Michael and Ginger Bohl are both alumni of NMU and were living in Marquette while Ginger finished medical school and residency at MGH before moving to Texas to start her active duty tour with the Air Force. This online story was the featured special interest story and it made the front page of the press. Here's the link. http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2008/jan/09/long-journey-for-mothers-milk/
Go 'Cats!"

Michael '99 and Ginger '97 Bohl
San Angelo, Texas

"Greetings. I got a wonderful gift for Christmas--a book called 'Rock and Roll Graffiti' by Steve Seymour, owner of the Record Rack in Escanaba. While we can forgive Steve for being a graduate of CMU, he tells the stories of the U.P. music scene with a lot of material about the NMU and Marquette scene from the 1960s to the present. You can check out his Daily Press columns at recordrackrocks.blogspot.com. Steve covers everything from Walrus and Savage Grace to the Excells, Tret Fure and the French Church."

Ken Raisanen '75
Ontonagon, Mich.

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