For the week of November 3rd

From the 6th floor

Say it isn't so! A quick check of will show you that Marquette is under a winter storm warning until Tuesday, with forecasters calling for anywhere between 6 and 12 inches of snow. Sounds like it's time to get the mittens and boots out. Oh, and don't forget those shovels.

While we have had a couple hits of snow, it hasn't really been anything that has hung around. Hopefully this won't be either, depending on just how much accumulation we see. It's been pretty chilly lately, with daytime highs staying in the mid 30s, so there's a good chance if we get hit pretty good, it could stay on the ground.

University prepares for possibility of additional budget cuts

With an executive order likely and estimates of its impact ranging from a 5-15 percent reduction in state funding for the current fiscal year, NMU President Mike Roy said the President’s Council is exploring measures to address a potential shortfall. At the university forum Oct. 22, Roy said that with the estimates circulating now, Northern could face a reduction of anywhere from $2.3 million to $7 million.

“We should know by Thanksgiving what the exact number will be, but we can’t wait that long to begin the process,” he said. “I told the President’s Council at its Wednesday meeting that it should develop a reduction plan of $4.6 million, based on the middle-ground assumption of a 10 percent executive order. That plan must be in place by the end of November so that we can present it to the university community and then take it to the NMU Board of Trustees’ December meeting."

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Governor's road show to stop on campus

Marquette will be one of six stops on Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s statewide tour to address the $900 million budget crisis. The governor’s office is partnering with Michigan media to broadcast live, one-hour forums from each location.
The Marquette event, being billed as “An Evening with the Governor,” is scheduled from 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, from the Jeannette Bowden Studios in the LRC. Sonya Chrisman (WNMU-TV) will serve as host and moderator.
The town hall meeting will feature a studio audience of about 50 people invited to participate who represent a cross-section of the Upper Peninsula population. The first 15 minutes of the program will be a presentation by the governor.
The second 15-minute segment will allow the studio audience to respond to questions posed by the governor using instant polling devices provided by Michigan ’s Virtual University . The event will conclude with a 25-minute general question and answer period.

New On-Line Resume System up and running

The JOBSearch Center is proud to announce that as of this past Wednesday, the Center’s On-line Resume system has been activated through their web site. This system will allow NMU students, soon-to-be graduates, and alumni the opportunity to post their credentials through our site so that employers can actively recruit individuals affiliated with Northern Michigan University. Students and alumni can post their credentials on the site at no cost, and employers, once their legitimacy has been verified by the JOBSearch Center, can view, download, and/or save resumes of individuals in whom they may be interested for part-time or full-time employment, summer positions, and internships. They hope to eventually be able to post credentials such as e-portfolios, artistic portfolios, and other career related material in support of our graduates and alumni.

To find out more about the new system, visit the JOBSearch Center’s web site , visit the Main Section link entitled On-line Resume System, and cascade to the sub-menu of your choice. The JOBSearch Center will be marketing this new service to students, alumni, and employers soon.

Questions, comments and feedback can be directed to John Frick, Director, NMU JOBSearch Center.

Al Franken to appear at Northern

Al Franken, well-known satirist, will be on campus Tuesday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Vandament Arena.
Sponsored by Platform Personalities, Franken is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer, New York Times best-selling author, and Grammy-winning comedian. Franken was part of the original writing staff that created the groundbreaking late-night show, Saturday Night Live. In 1992, he anchored Comedy Central's Indecision' 92, winning wide critical acclaim for his coverage of both conventions and election night.
He is the author of several books including Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations and Why Not Me: The Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency, chronicling the rise and fall of Al Franken, 43rd President. His latest book is entitled Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right is a New York Times bestseller.
Admission is $1 for NMU students with an ID, $2 for students 18 years old and younger, and $5 for non-students. General admission tickets are available at all NMU E-Z Ticket Outlets (Superior Dome, Willy's Snak Shak, and Forest Roberts Theatre), online at, or by phone at 906-227-1032.

Your Wildcat sports update

The Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team rolled to their 21st victory on the season with a three game win (30-18, 30-19, 30-24) over the visiting Lake Superior State Lakers on Saturday afternoon on the floor of the Vandament Arena. The ‘Cats are now 21-0 on the season and 16-0 in the GLIAC. The team has their final regular season home matches next weekend when they will face Grand Valley on Friday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m. and Ferris State the next day (November 8) at 4:00 p.m.

When the football Huskies from Michigan Tech and the football Wildcats from Northern Michigan get together for anything, emotions run high for this U.P. rivalry as the teams played their version of the UP Super Bowl on Saturday night in the Superior Dome in front of the largest crowd of the season as 7,012 people saw a football game that had a little bit of everything. The ‘Cats scored 21 points in the second half and shutdown the Huskies in the second 30 minutes to win the game 35-24 and the Miner’s Cup that goes to the winner. With the win the ‘Cats snapped their four-game losing skid and a two-game skid against the Huskies. NMU improves to 3-6 overall on the season and 3-5 in the GLIAC. Tech falls to 4-5 both overall and in the conference.
The Athletic Director’s from both schools got into the spirit with a bet that the losing A.D. has to wear a sandwich board on the winner’s campus proclaiming his team lost in football. MTU’s Rick Yeo will be wearing the sandwich board in Marquette in the near future.

The Northern Michigan University hockey 'Cats came out of their Halloween contest pulling a couple tricks and leaving the fans with a treat as they defeated the U.S. National U-18 squad at the Berry Events Center on Friday night with a frightening score of 8-3.

NMU hockey scheduled for CCHA Game of the Week during February

The CCHA 2003-2004 television schedule has one Northern Michigan University game in its lineup. Saturday, February 28th, the Wildcats take on Bowling Green University at Bowling Green. The game is scheduled to be televised on Fox Sports Net at 7:35 p.m. In Michigan, Wisconsin and Eastern Ohio, Fox Sports Net is Fox Sports Detroit and is available on most cable packages. In other locations around the country, Fox Sports Net may be available at a sports bar or restaurant.

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