What's New, NMU? for the week of Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

What's New, NMU?

For the week of Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

From the 6th floor

It's a snowy week in Upper Michigan. K-12 students in the North Central U.P. were on the receiving end of a snow day mid-week. A lake effect snow advisory was not nearly as bad as predicted in Marquette County. The 12' plus inches of snow that was expected did not measure up. Forecasters call for a chance of snow flurries the remainder of the week with temperatures in the mid 20s.

Hockey Wildcats get win on Wildcat Night Across the Country

The NMU hockey 'Cats gave NMU alumni and friends reason to cheer Friday, Feb. 19, during Wildcat Night Across the Country. The 'Cats skated past the Michigan Wolverines 3-1 in Ann Arbor. Fans nationwide gathered at NMU Alumni Association-sponsored parties to watch the live game. A post-game reception was held at Damon's in Ann Arbor featuring Coach Walt Kyle and President Les Wong.

Here are some members of the group that gathered to watch the game at Damon's in Ann Arbor:

Chris Storves '08, Kris Day '94, Rich Dabney '87, Alana Stuart '07, Wayne Francis '83, Isabel Francis '00, Paul Millenbach '84 and ?.
In Appleton:
In Phoenix:

Steve Bozek '93, Dominic Gasparotto '01, Gary Huntoon '72, Sabrina Peoples '95.
Kelly and Nicholas Raley '05.

Jeff Klefstad '84 and Jeff Beneteau '04

In Naples, Florida

Jessy McLean, Amy McLean, Ken McLean '73, Bob Allendar '82, Vickie Allendar, NMU Foundation Development Officer Dave Bammert '88, Trent Ferguson '99.

Don Aho '85, Tim Watson '92, Sheila Etelamaki, Mike Etelamaki '88.

Susi '63 and John '62 Dahlke.

As soon as our party hosts send their photos, we'll post them on the NMU Alumni Association Web site.

A post-game reception was held at Damon's in Ann Arbor featuring Coach Walt Kyle and President Les Wong.

Paul Millenbach '84, Molly '85 and Tom '83 Gallagher, Isabel Francis '00.

Jeremy Potter '98, Paul Millenbach '84, Darren Ing '96.

Phoenix Area Alumni Reception deadline approaching

Phoenix/Scottsdale area alumni reception

Tuesday, March 9

Join NMU President Les Wong and Phoenix area alumni for a casual reception.

The reception is being hosted by NMU Alumni Association board member Eric Bolduc '94 and will feature Dr. Wong and his wife, Phyllis, as special guests.

Phoenix/Scottsdale Area Alumni Reception
Tuesday, March 9
6 - 8 p.m.
Bolduc Residence
10665 East Raintree Drive
Scottsdale, Ariz.

$15 per person for Alumni Association members/ $20 for non-members

Price includes food and beverage.

RSVPs required by Friday, Feb. 26. Contact the NMU Alumni Association 1-877-GRAD NMU or alumni@nmu.edu


What's Your Northern Story?

The NMU Alumni Association wants to hear from you. We've begun a month-long campaign to gather memories from alumni around the globe. This is your chance to participate. There are a number of ways to do it.
Take our survey and share your memories with us.
Or send us your memories electronically.

The NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors wants to help get you started. At its winter meeting, board members sat down and shared some of their memories.

Check out what Rebecca Thompson had to say:

Are you interested in sharing your story? Here's our Question of the Week. Or take the entire survey now.

Interested in sharing your story on video? Shoot it and send it our way.
If we like it, we'll use it and add it to our YouTube page.

NMU ties to the Vancouver Olympics

A number of former Northern Michigan University and United States Olympic Education Center athletes are competing in the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
For a look at the 2010 Olympic Team USA athletes with ties to NMU, click here.

Caitlin Compton '04 posted the best U.S. result ever in women's Olympic cross country skiing. Read the article in USA Today.

Aelin Peterson '96 talked to the Wall Street Journal about walking away from a successful finance career in order to rekindle her Winter Olympic dream. Read the Wall Street Journal article here.

Final week to vote Marquette #1

Since 2000, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Dozen Distinctive Destination program has recognized cities and towns that offer an authentic visitor experience by combining dynamic downtowns, cultural diversity, attractive architecture, cultural landscapes and a strong commitment to historic preservation, sustainability and revitalization. In each community, residents have joined together and taken action to protect their town's character.
This year, Marquette is one of 12 communities in the running for Most Distinctive Destination. You can help Marquette be #1.
Vote today! The online poll is available through Sunday, Feb. 28.

Work for NMU

NMU currently has openings for faculty and staff. A complete list of vacancies can be found on the NMU Human Resources Web site.

This week's featured openings:

---Nurse Practitioner/Physician's Assistant-Health Center
--Resident Directors-Housing and Residence Life

For a complete look at current openings, visit NMU Human Resources.

Looking for additional job opportunities?

The Northern Network is a great source for employment assistance. The Northern Network is our exclusive online community for alumni and friends. Hundreds of companies post jobs daily.
Log in today.

Wildcat sports update

The NMU hockey team split its weekend series at Michigan.  The ‘Cats skated away with a victory Friday (Feb. 19) 3-1, but dropped Saturday’s (Feb. 20) match, 5-4. The ‘Cats are currently fifth in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) standings. They are 15-11-8 overall and 11-9-6-3 in conference play.  The team concludes the regular season with a home series against the Lake Superior Lakers Friday and Saturday (Feb. 26-27).
The NMU women’s swimming and diving team closed out the season by placing eighth at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships. 
The NMU men’s Nordic ski team had three of the top seven skiers Sunday (Feb. 21) in the 15K classic race at the NCAA Regional Championships while the women’s Nordic ski team had the top three finishers in the 10K freestyle race.  The teams will have a couple weeks off before competing again at the NCAA Skiing Championships March 10-13 in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
The NMU women’s basketball team dropped its second game in a row, losing to Findlay Saturday (Feb. 20) 55-44. NMU is 17-8 overall and 14-6 in the GLIAC.
The men’s basketball team also dropped its game to Findlay, 75-56. The loss drops the ‘Cats record to 10-14 overall and 7-13 in the GLIAC. Both men’s and women’s basketball wrap up the regular season with two games at home, facing Saginaw Valley State Thursday (Feb. 25) and Lake Superior State Saturday (Feb. 27).

Thanks for stopping by...

Alumni Association Lifetime member Troy Huggett '92 of Battle Creek, Mich.

Alumni Association member Paul LeVeck '77 of Berkley, Mich.

Don't forget...if you're in town, stop by and say hello. We're located in room 603 of Cohodas Hall.

From the e-mail bag

"The Beta Omega Tau Sorority gathered in Appleton in the summer of 2009 to renew friendships and share memories of NMU in the '60s."

Left to right:
Janie Wilson Scott '63, Winter Park, Fla.
Barbara Velin Gusick '60, Oshkosh, Wis.
Mary Ann Martin Basso '63, Oshkosh, Wis.
Barbara Matonich Charles '63, Green Bay, Wis.
Diana Zettle Lemp, Appleton, Wis.

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