News for NMU Employees

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Gaming Targets International Recruitment

A gaming session was held on campus last week, but these participants were not using hand-held devices to control action on a screen through an Xbox or PS3. They were using game theory to identify ways that NMU can increase its international student enrollment by 25 percent for each of the next three years. Teams worked to select the top six countries that the university should target and articulated effective recruitment and marketing strategies. The 29 participants included faculty/staff with international experience, international students, the Marquette city manager, a city commissioner and alumni from across the country, who came to NMU at their own expense. Full Story


College of Business Highlights

Accreditation Reaffirmed

NMU’s College of Business has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs have earned AACSB accreditation, which is the hallmark of excellence in business education. Full Story

MBA Program Ranks as 'Rising Star'

The Master of Business Administration program at Northern Michigan University, which was re-established only two years ago, was ranked 23rd out of the top 35 international MBA programs named Rising Stars by The 2012 ranking is based on noteworthy improvements, current data and plans for the future. Full Story


MyMenu Serves Up Nutrition Information

NMU Dining Services now offers MyMenu, an online resource that allows individuals to make food selections tailored to their personal needs and/or preferences. Users can review menu options up to a week in advance at most campus eateries, identify allergens in foods prepared by NMU chefs, view ingredients and nutritional content to make better choices, and preselect options that are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free.

“Students and parents have been requesting nutritional information for the foods we serve for several years and with MyMenu, we can be responsive to those requests,” said Robin Rahoi, registered dietitian, pictured far right with Stephanie Raboin, marketing manager. Full Story




Office Moves Slated for Cohodas


Some Cohodas Hall offices have changed or will soon change locations within the building. The most noticeable shift will be on the 6th floor. The NMU Foundation and Alumni Relations area has outgrown its space, according to Jim Thams(Engineering and Planning). Those functions will extend to the adjoining space on the south end of the floor currently occupied by Communications and Marketing. The expansion, scheduled for this month, will create a ripple effect on the 4th floor.

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Pink Wave Feb. 9

NMU is hosting the Pink Wave on Saturday, Feb. 9., at the Berry Events Center. Wildcat fans are encouraged to wear pink to support breast cancer awareness at three sporting events: men's basketball at 11 a.m., women's basketball at 1 p.m. and hockey at 7:35 p.m. All games are against Ferris State University. Pink Wave apparel is available at the NMU Bookstore, PEIF information center or the basketball games. Net proceeds will be donated to Cancer Care of Marquette County. Prices are $10 for a t-shirt, $15 for a crew neck sweatshirt, $20 for a hooded sweatshirt and $40 for a polo.

Wildcat Night Across the Country Feb. 16

The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has selected Saturday, Feb. 16, as “Wildcat Night Across the Country.” Alumni groups will get together at 18 locations nationwide, including Marquette, to watch the NMU hockey team face off against host Michigan State University on the big screen. FOX Sports Detroit will broadcast the game, which begins at 7:30 p.m. from Munn Ice Arena in Lansing.

The Marquette viewing party will be held at Buffalo Wild Wings. For more information, visit Alumni.



Reassigned Time Awarded

Eleven NMU faculty members were selected for Reassigned Time Awards for the winter 2013 semester. They will receive four credits of reassigned time to pursue scholarly research or creative projects. The recipients and their project titles are.

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NMU Center Joins Broadband Initiative

Northern’s Center for Rural Community and Economic Development is working with local groups to bring high-speed Internet to rural communities. The Marquette County Broadband Initiative is composed of the center, the County of Marquette and the Lake Superior Community Partnership. Its mission is to provide broadband throughout the county.

To make this goal a reality, the Broadband Initiative is partnering with Connect Michigan, a public-private entity that works on broadband mapping and planning throughout the state.

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Tenure is a coveted achievement in academia. It takes an average of seven years to attain, according to the National Education Association, and ensures faculty members their right of due process to prevent arbitrary dismissals. Mollie Freier (AIS-Library) had reached this pinnacle and was well into her career as an English professor at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., when she did something that left colleagues scratching their heads. She quit her tenured position and went back to school to earn a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree. Full Story