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

The Marquette Areas Blue Festival is looking for volunteers on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-6).  Ticket takers, security people, and merchandise sellers are needed on Friday, Sept. 4, from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 5 and on Sunday, Sept. 6, from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.  There are several four-hour shifts.  If you work one four-hour shift, you get a free Blues festival t-shirt.  If you work a second shift, the Marquette Area Blues Society will reimburse the price of your ticket up to $45.  Please sign up by going to the Marquette Area Blues Society.  Click one of the sign-up sheets for whichever day(s) you can help.  For questions, call Sue Minckler at 906-362-9511.

Possible Citizenship or Leadership Edge Hours

The Admissions Office is looking for ambassadors.   Ambassadros must demonstrate the ability to work independently, handle difficult questions, be a positive representative of NMU and the Admissions Office and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Applicants are selected based on their application (2.5 GPA, at least sophomore status, conduct check), reference feedback, and a selection workshop. Upon selection, they will assist the Admissions Office in recruitment activities both on and off campus in a volunteer capacity.

Common activities that Ambassadors are engaged in include:

  1. Regular e-mail correspondence to prospective students
  2. Phone calls (as needed)
  3. Notecard writing (4 campaigns to high school seniors and juniors each year)
  4. Wildcat Weekend open houses (fall and spring)
  5. Elementary classroom pen pal
  6. Virtual campus tours
  7. Student panels
  8. Fall Fest
  9. High school visit (presentation at their alma mater)
  10. Regional recruitment events - i.e. Dave & Buster’s social, Hockey at the Resch, ice cream socials, NMU on the Road presentations, senior send-off BBQ
  11. High school visit with an Admissions Counselor
  12. Coffee Event with an Admissions Counselor (individual family meetings)

Connecting prospective students with a current NMU student is one of the most valuable pieces in the recruitment process. My goal is to help make that connection more accessible for prospective students in their search for the right college. If you ar interested, please contact Dan Freeborn by Friday, August 21.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

This year will mark the 21st year of the Shore Run which will be held on Saturday, September 19 at Little Presque Isle.  We are again partnering with NMU to hold it on NMU's homecoming weekend.  It is our club's biggest fundraiser and all proceeds benefit the club's youth programs.  Volunteer are needed to work registration, at an aide station (between 10 a.m.-1 p.m.), or bag stuffing (mid-week prior to the race).  Registration is held on Friday, September 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the Marquette Commons and also before the race for packet pickup 8:30-10:00 a.m.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact  Debby Muskovitch.

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