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

What's New, NMU?

For the week of Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

From the 6th floor

It has been unseasonably warm in Upper Michigan so the 6th floor camera ventured to the Hayes Corn Maze in Rock over the weekend to take advantage of sunny skies and temperatures near 80 degrees. This year's corn maze theme was Northern Michigan University and featured NMU trivia throughout the maze. If you've never visited the corn maze, it is exactly that; a maze of corn. This year, six acres of corn in the shape of a Wildcat head. Plus, a lot of other fun and games on site for children, young and old.

NMU retirees Chryl Hemmila and Jackie Schneider pose in the pumpkin patch.

A group sets out to attempt the maze.

Huge crowds were on hand over a perfect fall weekend. Upper Michigan has been on the receiving end of record warmth, with temperatures hitting 80 degrees a number of times last week. The forecast calls for a bit of a cool-down with rain towards the end of the week.

Family Weekend celebrated

Families from across the United States visited the campus of Northern Michigan University to spend the weekend with their college students. Family Weekend has become a tradition at Northern. Sponsored by the Center for Student Enrichment and the NMU Foundation, the annual tailgate party draws a large crowd before the football game. Hundreds of students and their families filled Vandament Arena for a tailgate lunch, band performances and prize giveaways.

The Leonard family of St. Paul Park, Minn.

Tailgate at Saginaw Valley State Nov. 5

The NMU Alumni Association will sponsor a pre-game tailgate party at Saginaw Valley State University Saturday, Nov. 5. NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors member Pat Wilson '92 and his wife, Tricia, invite you to join them at Wickes Stadium in University Center, Michigan.
To purchase game tickets contact SVSU.

NMU vs. SVSU Tailgate Party
Saturday, Nov. 5
4 - 7 p.m.
Lot E
Wickes Stadium, SVSU

Hot dogs and chips provided.
Carry-ins permitted.

All Wildcat fans welcome.
Contact the NMU Alumni Association
1-877-GRAD NMU

Travel with the NMU Alumni Association in 2012

The NMU Alumni Association is proud to offer two exciting trips scheduled for 2012.

Amalfi--The Divine Coast

A deluxe European travel tour for the educated traveler. Our escorted tour allows you the pleasure of leaving your cares at home to enjoy stress-free travel and focus on maximizing your travel experience. Intimate, behind-the-scenes, experiential, educational...unlike the Italy tours offered by others. Relax for seven nights on the spectacular Amalfi Coast at the Hotel Rialto. Explore Campania, known as Italy's breadbasket. Visit a farm famous for the regional specialty, buffalo mozzarella. Marvel at the breadth of Italy's prodigious history. See five UNESCO World Heritage List sites: the Almalfi Coast, the historic center of Naples, the archeological sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii, and the Greek ruins at Paestum. Cross the Gulf of Naples to spend a day on the enchanting Isle of Capri. Admire the spectacular towns of Positano, Sorrento and Naples.

A number of dates are available. Visit our Journeys page for details.


Relax for seven nights at the Stirling Highland Hotel. Discover Scotland's spectacular natural beauty from the wild Highlands to the lowland Trossachs. See the historic homeland of William Wallace and visit some of Scotland's noble castles-Sterling Castle, Scone Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Learn the secrets of Scotland's whiskey artistry during a visit to the Famous Grouse Experience. Cruise lovely Loch Katrina aboard the steamship Sir Walter Scott. Visit St. Andrews, internationally famous as the birthplace of golf. Enjoy cultural performances such as the Military Tattoo and Scottish dancing.

August 22, 2012- 8 days. Visit our Journeys page for details.

Wildcat sports update

The NMU hockey team started its 36th season at No. 17 Wisconsin last weekend (Oct. 7-8). The Wildcats won 3-2 in overtime Friday and lost 3-2 Saturday. The Wildcats open play at the Berry Events Center Friday-Saturday (Oct. 14-15) against non-conference opponent St. Cloud State. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
After winning the first three games of the season, the NMU football team finds itself 3-3. The Wildcats lost 42-7 to Grand Valley State. NMU is now 2-3 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. NMU plays at Ferris State Saturday.
The No. 25 NMU volleyball team rebounded from a disappointing loss earlier in the week and swept a pair of Ohio opponents. The Wildcats defeated Ohio Dominican Panthers (3-1) Friday and swept Tiffin (3-0) Saturday at Vandament Arena.
The NMU soccer team split a pair of games in Ohio. The Wildcats lost at Findlay (1-0) Friday and defeated Tiffin (5-2) Saturday. With the win, the 'Cats improve to 7-3-3 overall and 5-3-2 in the GLIAC.
The NMU cross country team finished second at its home meet last Friday. Michigan Tech defeated the Wildcats by 15 points after having three runners finish at the top. The Wildcats have two weeks to prepare for the GLIAC Championship held Oct. 22 in Ashland, Ohio.

Looking for a new career?

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: Operations Specialist
Department: Printing and Mail Services
Hourly ate: $11.43 probationary; $12.27 working rate
Submit application by October 21.

Title: Senior Electrician
Department: Plant Operations
Hourly starting rate:  $18.60
Submit application by October 25

Title: Heavy Equipment Operator/Landscaping Specialist/Bus Driver
Department: Plant Operations
Hourly rate: $15.71 starting rate; $17.46 training rate; $18.40 interim rate; $19.34 working rate
Submit application by October 25

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.

Check us out on LinkedIn.

Thanks for stopping by...

...John Hansen '68 of Milford.

We love visiting with alumni who stop by. Visit us on the 6th floor and get your photo in the newsletter. We're located in 603 Cohodas Hall.

From the e-mail bag

"Hello, just wanted to let you know that one of your alums, my son, Mark VandenBosch(07), completed an art commission for the Hannahville Indian Community, Band of Potawatomi's new convention center at the Island Casino.  It is a series of portraits of their tribal chiefs.  It was just recently installed and I know that Mark is very happy with the way that his work is displayed.  I feel that as time goes by, the portraits could become an important historical installation for the community and that whole area of Michigan. Just thought you might be interested to hear about this.  I've attached a photo that one of Mark's friend's took recently when they visited the convention center."

Paula VandenBosch
Hello alumni and friends. I am traveling throughout Europe during the months of September, October and November.
Here is a link to my first YouTube video
of my travel adventures."

Doug Grossa '68

New Port Richey, Fla.

Have something you'd like to share?

Feedback should be directed to dhemmila@nmu.edu.

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