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Superior Edge 2018 May Graduates

Superior Edge

Northern Michigan University's Superior Edge is a student development program encompassing a wide range of experiential activities complementing classroom instruction to provide students with a distinct advantage by preparing them for lifelong learning, graduate school, careers and life as engaged citizens.

The Edges

Superior Edge consists of four “edges”

  • Citizenship – Become an engaged, involved citizen
  • Diversity – Develop sensitivity and awareness of global and domestic diversity issues
  • Leadership – Become a competent, ethical and effective leader
  • Real World – Relate classroom theory to workplace practice in real-world settings

Watch this video to find out more about Superior Edge. To find out opportunities to get hours towards these edges, click here.

Why Participate?

Students who participate in Superior Edge make new friends, build community contacts and a great resume, formalize the recognition of activities they participate in, enhance the ability to relate theory to practice, and more.  Want to join?  Register for one of our orientation sessions.  Learn about other benefits to the program.

Heidi is a sophomore from Grand Ledge, Mich., pursuing a major in outdoor recreation leadership and management. The most influential activity that Heidi has participated in for Superior Edge was being a section leader for marching band. What Heidi enjoys most about Superior Edge is that she can log hours for things that she is already doing so it is not an extra time commitment. Congratulations, Heidi! Keep up the great work!House Competition: Borealis, Cedar West - 602 hours; Down Under, VA - 463.5; American Graffiti, VA - 283.5; Odyssey, Magers - 151.  On-Campus Apts/Spooner: Norwood Apts – 899.5 hours; Spooner Hall - 593.3; Lincoln Townhouses - 96.3 hoursMake A Difference Day is on Sat., Oct. 27! Want to request some service? Fill out a <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/organizations/make-difference-day">Service Request Form</a>; due on Fri., Oct. 12! Interested in volunteering? Sign up <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfm58Vg26wc_jenl0ZToC4W0YASNeGmriNc6lkRrD-Spx7NYg/viewform">online</a> before Wed., Oct. 17!  For more info, click <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/organizations/make-difference-day">here</a>, call 906-227-2466, or volctr@nmu.edu.Katie is a sophomore majoring in art and design from Marquette. She is most proud of becoming involved in the League of Women Voters. Katie was initially going to their meetings for Superior Edge hours, but it instilled an almost insatiable thirst within her for civic engagement & to be politically educated & involved. She became a full-fledged member with fully paid membership fees. She greatly respects the League’s very serious objective to be and stay nonpartisan. Keep up the great work, Katie!From Gobles, Mich., Anne is a sophomore majoring in nursing. Anne completed an internship at Charles River Labs where she worked in the Biomarkers and Investigative Pathology Unit, which focuses on antibody-based ligand assays, like flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. She learned about the research process & general biology/chemistry but most of the experience that she gained had to do with communicating and working with different individuals to achieve a common goal. Great job, Anne!Want to learn more about the Center for Student Enrichment?  Watch <a href="https://youtu.be/_VngcGG8RYc">this.</a>
Log Your Hours

Log Your Hours

The only way you can get credit for your activities is to remember to log your hours as you go. Log your hours here.  If you want a refresher on how to log, watch this video.  We look forward to reading your logs.  If you want more information about how to write your reflection paper, please check out this short video.

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