For the week of February 7, 2005

From the 6th floor

It was a record-breaking weekend. Over the weekend, the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township recorded a high of 50 degrees on Saturday, surpassing the previous record of 45 set in 1968. Although temperatures had cooled to a high of 40 degrees Sunday, it was still well above the normal high for the date of 22. But that was days ago it seems. We're back to winter again. Snow fell Sunday night and Monday, to whiten things back up. The weatherman promises temperatures and conditions closer to normal the rest of the week.




More Wildcat Night Across the Country photos

Fresh from the one hour photo center.....your look at Wildcat Night parties in Chicago, Madison and Flint.
(And in case you missed it last week....Ann Arbor.)

Glascott's in Chicago

Pooley's in Madison

Joe and Lewie's in Flint

Damons in Ann Arbor


First exhibit in new NMU art museum opens Feb. 15

A reception celebrating the first exhibit in Northern Michigan University’s new DeVos Art Museum is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. Local band Combo Caliente will provide live Latin music to complement the flavor of the exhibit, which is titled “Contemporary Painting of Latin America.”
The DeVos Art Museum, made possible with support from the DeVos Foundation, is attached to the art and design complex near Spooner Hall at the end of Seventh Street. It is comprised of two galleries. One is 2,500 square feet and will feature the work of national artists and students. The other is 2,000 square feet and will showcase the university's permanent collection, which ranges from Japanese art to early 20th century illustration.
“This new facility gives us the opportunity to expand art at NMU and showcase not only the department but what we can do as an art museum” said Wayne Francis, museum director.
“Contemporary Painting of Latin America” features young artists from countries including Cuba, Brazil and Argentina, and will run through April 10. The works come from Gary Nader Fine Arts of Coral Gables, Fla.
“I’ve wanted to do a Latin American show for a long time” said Francis. “The modern movement was arguably begun in the early part of this century by Diego Rivera of Mexico. His work gained worldwide recognition and set the stage for a long line of painters. This show will provide a survey of the contemporary Latin American art scene."
The exhibition is sponsored by the John and June Jamrich Endowment for the Arts. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

NMU skier selected for World Cup

Lindsay Williams of the Northern Michigan University cross country skiing team competed at the City of Lakes Sprints this past Saturday in Minneapolis, Minn. She was second in the event as Karin Camenisch won a very close race.
Williams has been selected to compete on the World Cup Team which will race in Falun, Sweden from March 19-20. The selection for the team is based on their performances in the SuperTour so far this season. Williams was one of three women selected.

From the Email bag

"I'm not sure if this has been brought to anyones attention, but this year NMU has four of its hockey players up for the Hobey Baker
Award. Right now there is some preliminary voting going to to see who makes it to the top 10 in votes, to go for the final vote for the award. Our own goalie Tuomas Tarkki is right on the cusp of the top 10 and the other 3 players Pat Bateman, Nathan Oysterk and Darin Olver, could all be doing better in the standings as well. If the alumni got out there and voted for these guys, it would be a big help and a contribution to NMU as well. So if at all possible we should see if we can get a mass e-mail out to all the alumni to get out there and vote and its really quite easy. Just go to, long in with an e-mail and you can vote once a day. Lets show our support
for Wildcat Hockey."
Erin Ver Berkmoes '04



"Before watching Northern defeat Michigan last Friday night, my oldest son, Nick, built a "good luck" snowman with his Gramma Feko. I thought the alumni office would get a kick out of the picture - and the fact that Metro Detroit does have a bit of snow. Thanks for all the almni updates. I enjoy the pictures and the news."
Kris Feko '93, '98
Berkley, MI




"Although I was never particularly interested in sports events when I was a student at both Northern Michigan University and the University of Michigan, I was pleased to see that Northern's hockey team had beaten Michigan's team. From time to time, Michigan needs a spoonful of humility. Keep up the good work."
James R. Wahl, PhD
Ann Arbor, MI

"Hey! What's also news this week is my daughter got accepted as a transfer student for the fall classes in 2005! Hopefully this will work out and she'll be the second generation of Wretschko's to attend the finest school in America!"
Mark Wrestschko '75, '77
Comstock Park, MI

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