What's New, NMU? for the week of Jan. 12, 2009

What's New, NMU?

For the week of January 12, 2009

From the 6th floor

We're getting ready for the big chill. After a very snowy December (but not record-breaking; more on that in a moment) forecasters are predicting the Arctic chill setting up over the Midwest will bring dangerous wind chill readings to the Upper Peninsula. Snowfall is expected to intensify with winds near 25-30 mph. Very cold air and stiff winds will send wind chills down to 15 below to 25 below zero. Temperatures are expected to remain in the single digits all week.
It's been snowing pretty much continuously since mid-November in many parts of the Upper Peninsula, and the snowfall totals for December were well above normal, but they're far from a record.
The record for December is 89.5 inches. We received just under 70 inches last month. For the season to date, the National Weather Service station in Negaunee Township has recorded 113.6 inches of snow. The normal is 64.7 inches.

Alumni in Madison cheer 'Cats to victory

Wildcat fans in Madison, Wis., were treated to a great weekend of hockey, Jan. 2-3. The NMU hockey team swept the Wisconsin Badgers in non-conference action.
The NMU Alumni Association sponsored a post-game party Friday, Jan. 2 and drew a packed house. More than 100 alumni and friends got together at The Nitty Gritty across from the Kohl Center. NMU President Les Wong and his wife, Phyllis, were in attendance, as was NMU head coach Walt Kyle '81 and his staff.
Check out the photos and see if you recognize anyone.

NMU President Les Wong with Puckheads Mojo (Darren Muljo) and Kujo (James Kolky '01).

Assistant Director of Alumni Operations Brad Hamel '99, and NMU Alumni Association board member Jim Jenkin '81, '84 of Appleton.

Joe Strohl '68, Kathy and Rob Soderbloom '62, '64.

Josh Pifke '02, Casey Allen '05, Kristen Petru, NMU assistant coach John Kyle '82.

Kujo, Phyllis Wong, Mojo

NMU Foundation Director of Annual Giving Mel Charbonneau '02, Shannon Luehmann '05, Cindi Hedstrom '03.

Join us in Chicago

NMU alumni, friends and parents are invited to attend a Northern evening in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 24. This special evening is being hosted by the NMU Alumni Association and the NMU Foundation.

Talbott Hotel
20 East Delaware Place
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

All alumni, friends and parents invited.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and door prizes.

Hear from students about our exciting programs plus a campus update from President Les Wong.

Please R.s.v.p. to the NMU Alumni Association, 1-877-GRAD NMU or alumni@nmu.edu

Wildcat Night Across the Country, Feb. 13

The NMU hockey 'Cats take on Notre Dame Friday, Feb. 13 on the CBS College Sports Network. Parties are planned across the country. All Wildcat fans are invited to attend any of the get-togethers. Please let the host know you're planning on attending.

Grand Blanc, Mich. Brick St. Bar & Grill
1223 E. Grand Blanc Rd.
Grand Blanc, Mich.
Greg Feamster '93
Grand Rapids, Mich. Score Restaurant & Sports Bar
5301 Northland Dr.
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Dave Emmette '00
Wausau/Weston, Wis. Buffalo Wings & Rings
4402 Schofield Ave
Weston, Wis.
Greg Goetz '82
Muskegon, Mich. Buffalo Wild Wings
5584 Harvey Street
Muskegon, Mich.
Cathryn Battice '97
Battle Creek, Mich. Riverside Country Club
245 E. Columbia Ave
Battle Creek, Mich.
Troy Huggett '92
Washington, DC Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
639 Indiana Ave NW
(&th and PEnn NW)
Washington, DC
Hosted by the tavern
Asheville, NC Beef O' Brady's
2625 Hendersonville Road
(Hwy 25)
Arden, NC
Lilly Bonetti '84
Midland/Saginaw, Mich. Damons
6801 Eastman Road
Midland, Mich.
Garn Lewis '86
Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz. Fox Sports Grill
16203 Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Jeff Beneteau '04

There's still time to get your location on the list.
Get in touch with us today!

Wildcat sports update

After a sweep of Wisconsin Jan. 2-3, the NMU hockey team split a series with the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Jan. 9-10. Friday, the team dropped a 4-3 match to the Mavericks. It bounced back with a 3-2 win Saturday. NMU is now 6-13-3 overall and 3-10-3-2 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. NMU has the upcoming weekend off and will be back in action against the Alaska Nanooks Jan. 23-24.
The NMU men's basketball team is 9-4 overall and 4-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after dropping an 84-76 contest to Ashland University, Jan. 10.
The NMU women's basketball team got by Ashland that same day, 81-75. The women improve to 8-5 overall and 3-5 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The NMU men and women are on the road for the next two games, at Findlay Thursday (Jan. 15) and Hillsdale Saturday (Jan. 17).
The NMU men’s and women's Nordic ski teams spent the week of Jan. 5-11 in Anchorage, Alaska competing. First up was the U.S. Cross Country Championships, which was followed by the University of Alaska Anchorage Invitational.The teams will be in action next at the CCSA Championships on Jan. 24-25 in Grand Rapids, Minn.
Meanwhile, the NMU women's swimming team spent part of its break in Cocoa Beach, Fla. on a training trip. NMU swam against Lock Haven in a sprint meet as part of its training. The 'Cats have a home dual meet against Grand Valley State on Jan. 31 before the GLIAC Championships, which will be held at GVSU Feb. 11-14.

Wildcat Willy's birthday bash planned

NMU Intercollegiate Athletics and Rec Sports invite fans and community members to Wildcat Willy's birthday party on January 24  from 3 - 6 p.m. This event will include a wide variety of activities including carnival games, a coloring contest, crafts, cookie decorating and more. The event is free and open to the public. Willy's Birthday Bash is taking place at the PEIF on the NMU campus.
More information.

Community wide auditions set

The Forest Roberts Theatre has announced community wide auditions for The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Auditions are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17, with callbacks on Sunday. Those interested should prepare a 45-60 second verse cutting from any Shakespearian play. Scenes and improvs will be available at the audition.
Scripts are also available for review.
Auditions: Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m.
Questions? Contact Dr. James Panowski at 906-227-2553.

From the E-mail bag

Note from the Editor: We received this photo taken in Orlando. As you can see, the Florida plate is in an NMU Alumni plate holder and it appears the car may belong to a former football player, perhaps? We thought we'd put it out there and see if anyone knows who it might belong to.
Let us know.

"My wife and I wanted to share with everyone the photo of our new baby boy, Noah. He is five months old and as you can see, he is already a Wildcat fan."
Chad '99 and Jessica '99 Niemi Devereaux

"Thanks for all the snow pictures in the Dec. issue. Whose was that big old house? I used to live in a red sandstone at 200 E. Ridge St. and was organist at St. Paul's church opposite. Hint, hint. I'm shivering in London, but it's not colder than about 45 degrees today. All my best wishes."
Gerald Pieti '61, '62


Note from the Editor: The photo was taken on Third Street. This house sits across the street from the former Jim's Party Store, which is now the Superior Blue Link.

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