What's New, NMU? for the week of Monday, Jan. 10, 2011

What's New, NMU?

For the week of Monday, Jan. 10, 2011

From the 6th floor

Following a lake effect snow advisory for much of the past weekend, most of the U.P. came away with less than the predicted two feet of snow. Some areas did reach the foot mark, though, and that has led to excellent skiing and snowmobiling conditions. Forecasters call for a chance of flurries each day this week with temperatures in the mid-20s.
Thanks to Curt Tucker '82, '08, who braved the snowy weather to hike Sugar Loaf Mountain Saturday (Jan. 8). He got a fantastic look at the storm system as it moved across Lake Superior and shared his photo with us.
Meanwhile, classes got under way on the campus of Northern Michigan University Monday, Jan. 10, for the Winter 2011 semester.

Milwaukee alumni reception rapidly approaching

If you haven't yet RSVP'd for the Friday, Jan. 21, alumni reception in downtown Milwaukee, there's still time. The NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors will host a casual NMU reception at Mo's Irish Pub. All alumni and friends are encouraged to attend.
The cost is only $5 for members ($10 non-members) and includes snacks and prizes. Beverages will be available for purchase.

Milwaukee Area Alumni Reception
Friday, Jan. 21
6 - 8 p.m.
Mo's Irish Pub
142 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wis.

Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 14.

Call the Alumni Association at 1-877-GRAD NMU with credit card payment or mail payment to Alumni Association, 1401 Presque Isle, Marquette, MI, 49855.

Wildcat Night Across the Country

Wildcat Night Across the Country has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12. The NMU hockey 'Cats face the MSU Spartans at Munn Arena in East Lansing. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Detroit.

Not familiar with Wildcat Night Across the Country? It's the biggest night of the year for NMU alumni nationwide. Groups get together in front of television screens and cheer on the 'Cats. It's a great opportunity to get Wildcat fans together for an evening of fun.
All parties are Dutch treat and open to all Wildcat fans.

Here are the party locations:

Saturday, Feb. 12
Bay City, Mich.

Buffalo Wild Wings
4050 E. Wilder Rd.
Bay City, Mich.
Contact Pat Wilson '92

Muskegon, Mich. Booyah's Sports Bar and Grill
6022 Harvey St.
Muskegon, Mich.
Contact Bob Cowles '06
LaCrosse, Wis. Buffalo Wild Wings
3132 Market Pl. #100
Onalaska, Wis.
(Off Highway 16, next to WalMart in Onalaska.)
Contact Brian and Hillary Vamstad
Las Vegas, Nev. Meathead's Video Poker Bar
1121 S. Decatur #120
Contact Kyle Anderson '05
Nahma, Mich. The Nahma Inn
13747 Main Street
Nahma, Mich.
Contact Therese Gondek '73
Phoenix, Ariz.

Fox Sports Grill
16203 North Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Contact Eric Bolduc '94

Lansing, Mich. Nuthouse Sports Grill
420 E. Michigan
Contact David Foster '00
Iron River, Mich. The Station
50 Fourth Avenue
Iron River, Mich.
Contact Lindsay Harmon-Demske '01 or
Mike Demske '01.

If you are interested in attending a party in your area, drop a note to the party contact so they can plan accordingly.

Questions? Contact us.

Tired of all the snow? Start thinking about your summer visit to Marquette

It is never too early to make your plans to be in Marquette this summer. Remember how great the summers are in Upper Michigan? June 23-25 should be circled on your calendar for your trip to Marquette.
We're putting together three, fun-filled days of NMU excitement. Take part in campus and community-wide activities for the entire family.
Activities include:
Individual group reunions
Boat cruises
Picnic lunches
Historical campus and Marquette tours
Activities for children
Special performances.

If you've been thinking about organizing a reunion for your group, this is the summer. A number of groups are hosting reunions, including the Student Leader Fellowship Program, Delta Zeta and a number of other groups.

Keep on eye on the website and Horizons for all the latest details.

Meanwhile, get in touch with us if you have some ideas for a reunion or reunion activity.

Looking for a job?

The NMU Alumni Association offers a number of ways to network, including posting job opportunities when we become aware of them.

Northern Michigan University has the following openings:

Title:  Industrial Technology Specialist
Department:  Academic Information Services/Instructional Media Services
Targeted salary range: $35,600-$47,000
Submit application by January 24.

Title:  Information and Technology Administrator
Department:  Housing and Residence Life
Targeted salary range: $37,300-$53,000
Submit application by January 28.

Title:  Admissions Counselor/Senior Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director of Admissions; position regionally-based located in Southeast Wisconsin; there is one position available and the position title will be determined based upon the successful applicant's qualifications.
Department:  Admissions
Targeted salary range is $30,100 Admissions Counselor; $32,100 for the Senior Admissions Counselor; $34,300 Assistant Director of Admissions
Submit application by February 1.

You can read more about the positions on the NMU Human Resources website.

The Northern Network is a great source for employment assistance. The Northern Network is our exclusive online community for alumni and friends. But it's not just local. Hundreds of companies from around the globe post jobs daily

Wildcat sports update

The NMU hockey team lost a pair of Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) games over the weekend (Jan. 7-8) to No. 11 Notre Dame at the Berry Events Center. The 'Cats are now 9-11-4 overall and 7-7-2 in the CCHA.
The men's basketball team lost its second game in a row when it dropped a match to Michigan Tech, 74-60, Thursday, Jan. 6. NMU is now 1-5 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The team will play host to Saginaw Valley State, Jan. 13, and Lake Superior State, Jan. 15.
The women's basketball team also fell to Michigan Tech, 58-48, Thursday, Jan. 6. The women's team is also 1-5 in the GLIAC and face a similar upcoming schedule as the men.

From the e-mail bag

Hello NMU Alumni,

 I am a recent NMU grad from Grand Marais, Michigan and was asked to contact you to see if there is anyway the Alumni Association could help our little town out.


You may or may not be aware of the Reader's Digest contest entitled "We Hear You America" in which individuals can "cheer" for their town for a chance to win a share of $5 million in funds and promotional support. The first place prize (the town that gets the most "cheers") is $40,000 plus the town will appear in the May issue of Reader's Digest and will also be a stop on their RD RV tour.


Grand Marais is in dire need of a new breakwall for it's Harbor of Refuge. The current breakwall was built in the late 1800's. Due to inaction on the part of the federal government and the US Army Corp. of Engineers after WWII, the breakwall fell into total disrepair and finally disappeared entirely. Sand is now filling into the bay at an alarming rate and estimates are that within as little as 10 years the bay will be completely filled in. Lives have already been lost because of the sand and countless more will be if there is no longer a Harbor of Refuge along the treacherous 90 mile stretch of Lake Superior. Not only do we need the breakwall to save lives but we also need it because the economy of our small town depends almost entirely on tourism. Boating, fishing, swimming, nature loving, bird watching (to name a few) all depend on a viable Bay and Harbor. More information on the situation of Grand Marais' Harbor of Refuge can be found at http://www.saveyourharbor.com/?page_id=7


Grand Marais, with a year round population of about 300, is currently in first place, with 210,685 "cheers", but larger towns are quickly gaining on us and will take over soon so we need all the help we can get to maintain our position. More important to us than the money is the recognition Grand Marais will get from winning and the hopes that we will raise enough concern to get the funds needed to build the new wall.


It is very easy to sign up and you receive no junk mail by doing so. Each person can "cheer" ten times a day, everyday, and we need as many "cheers" as we can get! Voting ends Feb. 7, 2011. 


The website can be found at wehearyouamerica.readersdigest.com and the zip code for Grand Marais is 49839. Please let me know if there is anything the Alumni Association can do to help out.

Thank You!"

Jennifer Bell '10
Grand Marais, Mich.

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