What's New NMU? November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012

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Campus Conditions

View from the 6th floor!

Despite the dark clouds today, there have been a few peaks of sunshine over the last few days.  The forecast for next week shows no promise of the sun showing its face.  The temps have been a bit above normal but that is expected to change, as there are snow showers heading this way.

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Staying Wild: NMU Delegation Strengthens Korean Connections

NMU President David Haynes, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Paul Lang, and NMU Board of Trustees member, Dr. Sook Wilkinson, traveled to Korea last week where they met with NMU alumni, including former NMU Korean exchange students.

The alumni reception was arranged as part of a trip organized to support the fulfillment of President Haynes’ enrollment initiatives, one of which is to increase the number of international students attending NMU.

The NMU delegation was able to discuss the benefits of attending Northern Michigan University with leaders of various Korean universities, the U.S. Embassy staff in Seoul and a group of Seoul high school students, among others.
More details relating to the success of the trip are forthcoming, but the President has revealed that two Memos of Understanding were signed and he anticipates signing two more in the coming months.


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NMU offers a variety of programs for both international students wishing to study at NMU and current students wanting to study abroad. Students at NMU can pick from a list of 55 countries around the world to study at, either on their own or by a faculty-led program.  For students either coming to NMU or looking to study abroad, NMU can help with all aspects of financial and planning concerns.

More can be found out on the International Programs home page:



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Campus Information


L to R: Mitchell Stephenson, Andrea Savord, Richard Lundin '73, Morgan Raether, Rozemary Howard, Dr. Wood

Four honor students presented work produced over the summer as part of the NMU Honors Program at a recent luncheon.  The students were recipients of Lundin Honors Summer Research Fellowships.  The fellowships helped students fund research of their choice while working with a faculty advisor. 

The research included: Rozemary Howard, In-Situ Hybridization on Mice Brains; Morgan Raether, Native American Literature in Secondary English Classrooms of the U.P.; Andrea Savord, Haptic Memory and Music Performance; Mitchell Stephenson, Kinematic Analysis of the Tire Flip.

Upcoming Events:

Tomorrow – Celebrate the Seniors at NMU!

This Saturday, NMU will Celebrate the Seniors!  Join Wildcat fans to celebrate the senior players, student athletic trainers, Marching Band, cheerleaders, and dance team members graduating this year.  The ‘Cats take on Ferris during the final football game of the season at 1 p.m. in the Dome. NMU Volleyball hosts LSSU and Women’s Basketball faces Davenport University.  Find information and purchase tickets at nmu.edu/tickets. Go ‘Cats!

Wildcat Night Across the Country - 2013

Wildcat Night Across the Country will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. EST.  Wildcats will take on Michigan State University.  Party commitments have been secured in Yuma, Arizona, North Pole, Alaska and Battle Creek, Michigan.  Don’t see your city listed?  Consider hosting a party!  It’s fun and easy to do.  Simply: 
  • Find a local bar or restaurant that gets Fox Sports Detroit and will televise the game.
  • Let us know so we can help spread the word to NMU alumni in your area and send you a Wildcat Party Pack.
  • Look forward to having a great time!

NMU alumni teamed up with Wildcats for Life, a student group dedicated to building connections with NMU alumni, on a speed networking event on Wednesday, November 7. Sixteen NMU alumni, of diverse majors, grad years and careers, along with 18 students took part.  After a presentation on networking basics from NMU’s Career Services, each student put the skills they learned into practice with a NMU alumni for three minutes before moving on to the next graduate.  The environment is meant to simulate the short window of opportunity many people find themselves in when they realize their chance to make a career connection. Knowing the appropriate way to talk and promote yourself to someone who has the ability to help your career is a skill that takes practice to learn.  The event was a success, receiving positive reviews from students and alumni alike.  A similar event is being planned for next semester.  If you’re interested in being an alumni volunteer, please send an e-mail to mdupler@nmu.edu.


Job Postings

Title: Assistant Provost of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment

Department: Institutional Research
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Submit application by December 14, 2012


Title: Director-Seaborg Center

Department: Seaborg Center
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Submit application by November 26, 2012


Title: Housekeeper-President’s Residence; up to 16 hours per week

Department: Office of the President

Hourly Rate: $13.60

Submit application by November 12, 2012

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Staying Connected

NMU's Baja Team took second place on October 21 in the UW-Stout Baja endurance race.  The team also took a second place in the "fastest car" four lap sprint, where the driver had to race to the car, belt in and start the engine before taking off.  The two second place wins put the team in a tie for an overall second place standing in the UW-Stout Backwoods Baja Race.  The team is now preparing for the MTU Winter Baja Race scheduled for February 16.

NMU Baja driver Andy Miller launches off a jump.

NMU President David Haynes visited with Veterans from the Jacobetti Home for Veteran during the November 3 NMU Football game.  NMU defeated Saginaw Valley State 33-28 Saturday afternoon in the Superior Dome.

NMU Alumni and friends gathered at a tailgate event before the NMU vs. Northwood football game October 27.  The NMU Alumni Association held the tailgate in conjunction with the Wildcat Football Parents Association.  The Wildcats went on to win their final road game of the season 21-13 at Hantz Stadium in Midland, Mich.

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