For the week of January 24, 2005

From the 6th floor

We 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












NMU President Les Wong with Chip Brooks '77 and Bob Glascott '67.

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 evening.
Chicago area alumni had the opportunity to meet NMU President Les Wong at the reception. This was Dr. Wong's first trip to Chicago to meet with green and gold fans.

In addition, the NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors was on hand as they held their annual Winter meeting in Chicago.
Glascott's has become the unofficial home of the Wildcats in Lincoln Park.
A big "Thank You" to Bob Glascott '67 for hosting the event at his establishment.


Recognize anyone?


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

This Friday is Wildcat Night Across the Country and alumni are getting together all over the midwest to cheer on the 'Cats.

NMU vs. Michigan Hockey
Live on Fox Sports
Friday, January 28th
7:35 eastern

Win Prizes! Meet Friends! Cheer on the 'Cats!

If you are here: Your party is here: Contact:
Idaho Falls

The Sports Page
on Broadway

Joel Duling
Battle Creek Miller's Time Out
13260 S. Helmer Road
Troy Huggett
Lansing Tripper's
354 Frandor Ave
David Gregory
Kalamazoo Gallagher's
4219 Stadium Drive
Ezra Lori
Flint-Fenton Joe and Lewie's Penalty Box
2400 Owen Road
Greg Feamster
Mount Pleasant Buffalo Wild Wings
1904 S Mission St

Ann Van Dyke
Port Huron Quay Street Brewing
330 Quay Street

Carol Krumbach
or
Gordon MacDonald

Ann Arbor Damons
3150 Boardwalk St

Kris Day
Marquette Vangos
927 N. Third
Juliet Hoffman
Iron Mountain Pine Grove
1520 W. Hughitt Street

Janette Ward
Appleton Slugger's Sports Bar
(inside the Super Bowl)
Northland Road and Ballard
Jason Graunke
Madison Pooley's
5441 High Crossing Blvd
Robin Nickel
Chicago Glascott's
2158 N. Halsted
Jen Giangrasse
Stevens Point The Final Score
908 Maria Drive
Rhonda Sprague

Please let your party host know you're coming!

Most parties are dutch treat.

Questions?

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.
Dr. Wong will be in Ann Arbor on Friday, January 28th.
All NMU alumni and friends are invited to attend this casual event.

Meet Dr. Wong

Ann Arbor

NMU Post-Game Alumni Reception
Friday, January 28
Damon's on Boardwalk
Following NMU vs. Michigan hockey (approx. 9:30 p.m.)

Please let us know if you plan on attending.

Need help with a job search? Looking to hire NMU grads?

Considering a job change? Trying to get a promotion? Need a whole new direction in your career?
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

"Greetings from 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
kwestphal@alumni.nmu.edu

"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
Westland, MI
johnpantalone@sbcglobal.net

"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 the crew."
Preserving Freedom in Iraq
SGT. Ron Revello '95
ronald.revello@us.army.mil

"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
dpaulosky@hotmail.com

"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
rcookjr@triad.rr.com

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