For the week of October 10, 2004
From the 6th floor
|Yes, it is late this year, but fall colors are finally starting to make their appearance. Blue skies this past weekend, combined with gorgeous fall colors, made for some great photographic opportunities. (See below.) Peak color is probably just around the corner. Those of you who plan on making the trip to Marquette for Homecoming this upcoming weekend will be treated to some beautiful color. Hopefully we will have some beautiful weather to go with those colors. Ok, so the forecast for next weekend doesn't look that great right now. But you know what they say about the weather in Upper Michigan.|
It's Homecoming Week!
Presidential Investiture featured attraction
Homecoming Week 2004
kicks off today, Monday, October 11th across the campus of Northern Michigan
here for a complete Homecoming schedule.
Homecoming to feature Investiture
Don't forget this Thursday....
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NMU Board of Trustees appoints new chair, delays public television decision
NMU Board of Trustees met in regular session Oct. 7-8 on the campus of Northern
Karl Weber of Marquette was selected chair of the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees for 2005.
Since being appointed to NMUs Board of Trustees in 2001, Weber has served on the academic affairs and finance committees. He is currently the boards vice chair and a member of the executive committee.
To be named chair of the NMU Board of Trustees is a great honor for me and I look forward to working closely with President Wong and Northern faculty, staff and students, said Weber. So many positive things are taking place at NMU. Under Dr. Wongs extraordinary vision, I have no doubt that Northern can excel to an even higher level of achievement. I am excited at the prospect of playing a role in making that happen.
Weber is a partner at Plunkett & Cooney, a full-service law firm with offices in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
In other action, no final decision was made on the NMU public broadcasting stations. Trustees asked for more information about their educational missions and value, particularly relating to Public TV 13. They also asked station managers and administrators to investigate potential sources of permanent, external funding that would equal the universitys current support level of $250,000. The issue will be discussed further at the next meeting in December.
6 of 8 band directors at Band Day NMU alumni
9 was Band Day at the NMU vs. Ashland Football game. This was the 50th
anniversary of Band Day.
Of the 8 high school
bands taking part in Band Day, six of them were led by NMU alumni.
Alumni employers take part in Career Awareness Day
NMU JobSearch Center held the annual Career Awareness Day for students on
Wednesday, Oct. 6.
More than 60 employers took part in this year's fair.
Of those businesses, more than 25 were represented by NMU alumni.
Shown at left is Amy Gibbs '02, Michigan Works, discussing employment opportunities with a current NMU student.
One of my favorite places to check out fall colors...the steel bridge on County Rd. 510
From the Email bag
"Deanna, just wanted
to say I always enjoy your weekly email!!! They are nice to get because I really
miss Marquette...especially this time of the year."
Alicia Chenhalls '93
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