For the week of January 24, 2005
From the 6th floor
managed to survive the arctic blast last week that sent temperatures down
near 25 below zero in some areas of the UP. I don't think it got any worse
than about 10 below in Marquette, and I know some readers think I complain
too much about the weather, but come on, 25 below? I think that's worthy
of a whine or two.
Relatively mild so far this week. Actually, today's 25 degrees above zero seems like a heat wave. It's supposed to be mild the next couple days, but a little colder.
Blizzard of 2005 didn't dampen spirits at Chicago area alumni reception
While the media and
weathermen may be calling it the Blizzard of 2005 and it may have kept
a few people home, a little snow certainly didn't dampen the spirits of
alumni gathered at Glascott's Saloon in Chicago's Lincoln Park Friday
Lori Heikkila '93, Sandy Spoelstra '81, '87, Alumni Association Board of Directors, Amy Walker Hennessy '94.
|Rob Marquardt '78 and Martha Van Der Kamp, Executive Director of Advancement.||Amy Silk, NMU Director of Foundation Operations, Jen Sanders '03 and KayCee Lindeman '03.|
|NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors members Amy Kierzek '93 and Don Hartman '65, with Steven Webb and Jessica Shandonay '02.||Juliet Hoffman '94, Alumni Association Board of Directors, Cristy Freese, Annie Van Dyke '79, Alumni Association Board of Directors.|
Don't let others have all the fun
is Wildcat Night Across the Country and alumni are getting together all over
the midwest to cheer on the 'Cats.
vs. Michigan Hockey
Live on Fox Sports
Friday, January 28th
Win Prizes! Meet Friends! Cheer on the 'Cats!
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The Sports Page
13260 S. Helmer Road
354 Frandor Ave
4219 Stadium Drive
Lewie's Penalty Box
2400 Owen Road
1904 S Mission St
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330 Quay Street
3150 Boardwalk St
927 N. Third
|Iron Mountain||Pine Grove
1520 W. Hughitt Street
(inside the Super Bowl)
Northland Road and Ballard
5441 High Crossing Blvd
2158 N. Halsted
908 Maria Drive
your party host know you're coming!
Most parties are dutch treat.
Meet NMU president Les Wong in Ann Arbor
NMU president Les
Wong is encouraging all NMU Alumni and Friends to come out and say hello
during his upcoming visit to Ann Arbor.
Need help with a job search? Looking to hire NMU grads?
a job change? Trying to get a promotion? Need a whole new direction in your
OR are you in a position in your company that enables you to hire and you want to find NMU graduates?
If so, NMU's JobSearch Center and the NMU Alumni Association may be able to help.
If you are interested in participating in a career seminar in either the Chicago or Ann Arbor area, let us know!
We're working on putting together possible career seminars for the month of March.
Get in touch with us.
From the Email bag
Las Vegas! I moved here just over a year ago and try to keep up-to-date on the
Marquette news and really enjoy your newsletter. I can honestly say the only
thing I don't miss about living in Marquette is all the snow and cold weather.
The picture of the ore ship in the steam rising from the lake is amazing! Thanks
for the updates and I'm wishing warm weather your way."
Kelly (Steele) Westphal '03
Phi Sigma Sigma Forever!
Las Vegas, NV
"What a great idea!
We love the newsletter. Both Jan and I graduated in 1952. She was Janet Davidson
of Crystal Falls and I lived in Marquette. We still get up in the summer for
a few days, but your newsletter is our only regular contact at this time. Keep
up the good work."
John '52 and Janet '52 Pantalone
"Hi Deanna. Thanks
for the news from home. It is always great to hear from Northern and you bring
me a little closer to home even though I'm still here in Iraq. Shouldn't be
long now, our replacements are here and we're training them for their turn.
It does look cold there but being home with family will still be nicer than
being here. Thanks again, looking forward to visiting NMU to see my son and
Preserving Freedom in Iraq
SGT. Ron Revello '95
"Hi Deanna. So nice
to receive email newsletter. I moved to Traverse City six years ago to get away
from all that snow and cold. It's usually 10 degrees warmer here and we have
more than two weeks of summer. I loved the information about the speed skaters.
Did you know that I was the first speed skating champion at NMU! In 1979, we
hosted Larry Rolston to a forum with area youth to promote speed skating. I
also built the first speed oval where the Superior Dome is now located."
Don Paulosky '79
"Dear Yours Truly,
I read the news from NMU faithfully. This last one brought back memories of
the apartment I had on Bluff Street. It was the fourth floor with kitchen windows
that gave great views of the lake. I could see the horizon and when smoke appeared
it meant a ship was on the way. Seeing the ship in the photo this time reminded
me of my second summer when I was supposed to be working on one of the ships
but got mono instead. The ship I was to be on entered the harbor in Chicago
in a storm and rolled up on its side before finally getting in safely. My first
year at Northern saw one day when it was 45 below with 35 mile an hour winds--classes
were cancelled because the power steering was frozen on people's cars. I stepped
outside and had tears form and freeze on my face. I would have to say 'Ah, the
good ol' Tip Top', but then who remembers that?"
Bob Cook '67
Browns Summit, NC
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