Citizenship Edge Opportunities

For the Citizenship Edge, you will need 100 hours that may include a combination of service learning, community service, and civic engagement (a minimum of 10 hours must be civic engagement opportunities).  You will need to do three separate volunteer activities.  Civic engagement activities include:  attending political, governmental, ASNMU, non-profit, or board meetings including school board or PTO meetings; attending public hearings; or working on a political campaign or project.

Possible Citizenship or Diversity (International) Edge Hours

Interested in volunteering or studying abroad?  Check out what projects are being offered now.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

As some of you probably know the university has a $2.6 million deficit and there will be budget cuts for both academic and student services. Please join ASNMU and the President, Provost, and other NMU administrators for discussion regarding the budget cuts. This Student Town Hall meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 4-6 p.m. in the Mead Auditorium. Bring your questions, concerns, and comments! You can also submit your questions, concerns, and comments through this Google form:

Possible Citizenship Or Real World Edge Hours

Team Evergreen is a sled dog kennel located in the heart of the UP in Marquette County. I have a 24-dog team that is currently working towards the goal of Iditarod in 2017. As you can imagine, there is a lot of time, effort, and money required to accomplish this dream. That is why I need you. I am currently seeking a volunteer to help me with fundraising efforts as well as promotion of sled dog rides this coming winter. This role would involve helping identify target markets to pursue individual and business sponsorships as well as different enthusiasts to book group and individual sled dog rides for the 2015-2016 winter season.  The goal is to brainstorm ideas to help promote our campaign to those target markets.  We have photography/videography/graphic skills within our team to help create marketing and promotion material.  So, someone with enthusiasm and passion for marketing (and dogs too) is needed to help us get the job done!  We are looking to begin promotion mid to late October.  If you’d like to know more about sled dogs and be apart of an Iditarod team, please email Liza at for more information.

Possible Citizenship - Civic Engagement or Diversity Edge Hours - Domestic

The Indigenous People's Resistance Day Event will have a special guest lecturer, Judge Ruth Hopkins, on Monday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in Jamrich 1322. The Honorable Judge Ruth Hopkins (Sisseton-Wahpeton and Mdewakanton Dakota, Hunkpapa Lakota) is also an author, blogger, biologist, activist, columnist for Indian Coutnry Today Media Network, and founding writer with She works at the Spirit Lake Tribe in Fort Totten, North Dakota. Judge Hopkins will be presenting to us via Skype. This event is free, open to the public, and is sponsored by the NMU Center for Native American Studies. It is also made possible with support from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the NMU College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, call 906-227-1397 or visit

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours 

The Admissions Office is hosting Wildcat Weekend on Saturday, October 17. We’re in need of some volunteers that are able to help throughout the day's events. Volunteers are needed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the event (may include: event set-up and take-down, guiding families to sessions throughout campus, welcoming guests, joining families for lunch, and helping with the check-in process). However, volunteers do not need to be available for the entire day. We'll have a place for them no matter how much time they have open. 

Volunteers are an integral part of what makes this event successful. If you are a positive reflection of your program or the university as a whole and would be great interacting with prospective students and their families, please contact Dan Freeborn at by Friday, October 2


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