Northern Magazine

What's New. What's Next?

Northern’s new bronze wildcat statue was unveiled and dedicated Sept. 21. It prowls on top of a boulder, creating an impressive gateway to the academic mall. The statue was made possible through a gift from the estate of former NMU Board of Trustees chair and longtime NMU supporter Gil Ziegler ’60 BS.

New Directions

Transforming and innovating aren’t just catch phrases on campus; they’re action verbs. In the last three years, major physical changes have changed the face of campus (and continue), while one-of-a-kind programs spark the academic imagination and steer a new course toward the future.  // PG 10

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Northern’s new bronze wildcat statue was unveiled and dedicated Sept. 21. It prowls on top of a boulder, creating an impressive gateway to the academic mall. The statue was made possible through a gift from the estate of former NMU Board of Trustees chair and longtime NMU supporter Gil Ziegler ’60 BS.

180921_Wildcat_Statue_Dedication_57-2.jpg     The cast-bronze wildcat is 12 feet long—nose to tail—and about five feet high. It was crafted by New Jersey artist Brian Hanlon in his foundry in China, shipped overseas, and arrived by moving truck from California, in dark of night, just hours before the unveiling.

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