What's New NMU? May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

Staying Wild
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Campus Information
Staying Connected

Campus Conditions

View from the 6th floor!

It feels a bit more like spring. Rain showers have popped up throughout the area the last few days and are expected to continue. The rain has helped the trees fill out with full green foliage giving a freshness to campus.

The Alumni Relations office has a new view from the 6th floor. We have moved down the hall to 607 Cohodas Hall, take a right out of the elevator. Make sure to stop by and say hello.

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Staying Wild: Summer Begins

With Memorial Day, now behind us, it is time to firm up your plans and attend one of the great events hosted or promoted by the NMU Alumni Association. Some events you can drop by and other need RSVP's. Below is a listing of the great events happening that are available for NMU alumni. Dispersed throughout are pictures of past events, reunions and outings.

We hope you will be able to join us at one or all of the events and show your Wildcat spirit. If over the summer you end up at an impromptu alumni gathering a planned event please share your experience with us (including a picture) at alumni@nmu.edu.

Wildcat golf outing.

Wildcat Fans Encouraged to Come Out to the Course to Support NMU Football!

The annual NMU Wildcat Football Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the NMU Golf Course.  This 18-hole, scramble format event is held each year to raise support for the NMU football program.  This year, the Wildcat Football Golf Classic will help raise money to purchase critical safety gear (e.g., helmets, shoulder pads, knee braces, etc.) to help protect the players as they represent NMU on the field.

Put together your four-person team, get out on the driving range to tune your game, and register your team today to support our NMU Wildcat football players.  More information about the golf outing, including how to register your team, can be found at www.nmu.edu/golfclassic.  You may also email John B. Frick ’82, ’87 at jfrick@nmu.edu if you have any questions.

Past Dakota House Golf Outing.

1975 Championship Football reunion 

Student Activities Office/Student Activities & Leadership Programs/Center for Student Enrichment

June 27-29

Marquette, Mich.

Activities Include:

Informal gathering at Vango's
Campus Tour
Sugarloaf Hike
Rummaging with Rachel
Tee time at the NMU Golf Course
Evening Picnic at Lower Harbor
Marquette Harbor Boat Cruise
Evening Reception Celebration
Night Life and much more

Reunion Website: http://www.nmu.edu/organizations/node/134

Reunion Facebook Group (Open): https://www.facebook.com/groups/104618099682958/

Reunion Registration:http://www.nmu.edu/organizations/sites/DrupalOrganizations/files/UserFiles/CSE_Reunion_Form.pdf


NMU 1962 - 1978 Delta Sigma Phi Reunion

June 28-29, 2013

Marquette, Mich.

Contact Bob LaCosse at lacossebob@sbcglobal.net for information.

2010 NMU Night at Comerica Park

Blueberry Classic Golf Outing

July 26, 2013

Marquette, Mich.

Funds raised at this event benefit students who encounter unexpected financial challenges, but it's also about having fun in a non-competitive event. Any type of golfer is welcome; the Blueberry Classic features 18 traditional and not-so-traditional holes. To get an idea, check out last year's information on the format, the fun activities and the event menu. The 2013 event promises to be similar with a few new twists!

Join fellow Wildcats and friends of NMU for an exclusively packaged night of Detroit Tigers baseball, including:

  • Pre-game reception for NMU fans
  • Group rate tickets
  • Seating in a section reserved for NMU alumni and friends
  • Welcome on the Tigers scoreboard

5 p.m. Pre-Game Reception
Bookies, 2208 Cass Avenue
3rd floor patio

7:05 p.m. Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals

Print out an order form here,
use your credit card to order by phone
877-GRAD-NMU or stop by the Alumni Office (607 Cohodas Hall)

2012 NMU Night at Comerica Park

2009 50th Reunion. Classes 1959, 1960 and 1961.

50th Reunion, Classes of '62, '63 and '64

During Homecoming, September 20-21, 2013

Marquette, Mich.

The 50th Reunion committee and the NMU Alumni Association invite you to attend.

50th Reunion Committee Members:

Bradley Cory ‘62
Barb Charles ‘63
Janie Wilson Scott ‘63
Maryann Basso ‘63
Nancy (Wiseman) Seminoff ‘63
Karen Reese ‘63
Connie Moffatt ‘63
Errol Moffat ‘63
Ann Neiswander ‘64

Watch your mailbox for more information and e-mail reunion ideas and suggestions to alumni@nmu.edu.


2009 50th Reunion social.

1967-1973 Eta Chi Chapter of ALPHA KAPPA PSI Reunion

September 20-22, 2013

Marquette, Mich.

Contact Joseph Prinzi at jprinzi@chartermi.net or 616-842-2863 for information.

NMU Male Swimmer Reunion

September 20-22, 2013

Marquette, Mich.

Contact Dave Bradshaw '76 daveintermix@yahoo.com for information.

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Learn More

NMU President Haynes to Appear in "Eye on the Future" TV Special

A talent gap has been reported as a contributing factor in leaving over 63,000 jobs in Michigan unfilled. NMU President David Haynes, along with other leaders from across the state, will appear in a prime time TV special showcasing new efforts and programs in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Marquette to address the problem. The Eye on the Future prime time TV special "Bridging Michigan's Workforce Divide" will air on CBS 62, Sunday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m.

To learn more, link to this article from the Michigan Chronicle Online.



NMU Alumni Association Benefit Highlight

The benefits of registering with the NMU Alumni Association can be useful while visiting campus, at home or wherever you may roam. Each week we will highlight one of the discounts and deals that the Alumni Association offers to NMU alumni. Discounts and deals are free to NMU alumni. All that is required is registering online at http://www.nmu.edu/alumniassociation/update. Once registration is complete you will be provided links and information detailing all the great discounts and deals.

Lenovo laptops: Through an exclusive agreement with Lenovo, the provider of laptops for NMU students, Alumni Association members are able to purchase Thinkpads at discounted prices for personal use.

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Campus Information

Job Posting

Title: Help Desk Consultant

Department:  Academic Information Services/Computing HelpDesk
Hourly Rate:  $11.53 probationary; $12.36 working rate

Submit application by June 7, 2013

Title: Assistant Director-Center for Student Enrichment; variable shift/days

Department:  Center for Student Enrichment
Targeted Salary Range: $30,700-$40,400

Submit application by June 7, 2013

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Staying Connected

Stay up to date on the latest campus initiatives by visiting the Office of the President website and by following NMU President David Haynes on Twitter!  Simply search for his twitter handle, @davidshaynes, to get daily updates from the President himself.  Craving more campus connections?  Follow NMU @NorthernMichU and the NMU Alumni Association @nmualumniassoc.

Visitation to the 6th floor has been a bit slow these last few weeks. Wildcat Willy would love to share the spotlight and see how you show your Wildcat spirit.

Thanks to all of you who have visited the Alumni Office while on campus.  Whenever you’re in town, please drop by 607 Cohodas Hall to say hello.  (You don’t have to be visiting - for those of you who live in Marquette, we want to see you too!  Please stop in.)  If you can’t get to campus but you’re off exploring the world, be sure to send us a photo of you wearing your favorite Wildcat gear so we can share it with other alumni.

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Thank you

A special thank you to our loyal alumni supporters who gave generously this fiscal year to the Alumni Association! We have raised over $12,500. Your gifts support alumni programming and activities. From Florida to California to the Upper Michigan, you help make these events possible. You can still make a difference and gifts of any size do matter. Please visitwww.nmu.edu/give and designate your gift to the Alumni Association.

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Alumni Resources

Please send us your updates
questions and comments to:

Contributing Editors:
Marina Dupler '03, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Brad Hamel '99, '11, Assistant Director of Advancement Communications

**Editors note: The next "What's New, NMU?" will be sent out June 28.