For the week of March 5, 2007

From the 6th floor

We definitely have had our share of snowfall over the past week. All of a sudden there are very large snowbanks all over town. A winter storm moved through the area March 2 and 3 and dumped more than two feet of snow in some locations. Most area schools were closed Friday, March 2, including the university. Things have quieted down a bit, but also cooled off significantly. A cold high pressure system has settled in over the Upper Peninsula and is bringing with it temperatures below zero. Forecasters call for a slow warm-up by the weekend.

A few snow scenes from around town.

NMU Alumni Association launches online network

The Northern Network is LIVE and almost 1,000 alumni have already joined.

Our new online community comes complete with a career center, a place for your personal Web page and endless ways to socialize. There's no charge for you to use it. It's safe, reliable and accessible only to NMU alumni.
The password-protected network allows all NMU alumni and friends to log in, set up a personal profile and begin networking instantly!

In a recent survey, 89% of alumni said they would use an online community to stay connected to classmates and friends.

Register today and join the hundreds of NMU alumni already using the network.

"I'm excited that NMU has created a network like many other universities in our nation have done. Great work!"
Katrina Pahn '05


Visit the InCircle registration page to log in.

If you receive an error message...go to the Northern Network Information Lookup page

Because InCircle uses birth dates to authenticate users, you must provide a birth date to register. If your birth date is not on your official university record, you will be assigned a random birth date to use the first time you log in. PLEASE USE THE RANDOM BIRTH DATE, even though you just entered your actual birth date. The system will only accept the random date the first time you log in. Once you log in, you will be able to enter your actual birth date on your personal page.

If you have any difficulties, please contact us.

Hockey Wildcats to play in Ann Arbor in CCHA playoff action--Tickets now available

After getting past Ohio State in a best-of-three series in Columbus this past weekend (Mar. 3-4-5) the NMU hockey Wildcats earned the right to move on in CCHA playoff action. The Wildcats will take on Michigan in Ann Arbor Friday-Saturday, March 9-10 and Sunday, March 11(if needed).

Ticket Information

Tickets are available by phone at 866-296-6849.
When calling, make sure and identify yourself as an NMU fan so you will be seated in the NMU section.
Prices are $26, $24 and $20.

Saturday's game (March 10) will be televised by Fox Sports Net beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Horizons looking for NMU Legacy stories

Three generations of the Allen family:
Art '53, Megan, a current student, and Gary '76.

Does your family have a great NMU legacy story you'd like to share? We're looking for NMU families that have green and gold in their blood lines. Have four generations of your family attended Northern? Have you had three generations of NMU athletes in your family? We're working on an upcoming issue of Horizons that will feature legacies and we know there are some great stories out there. Thanks to all who have already contacted us!
Drop us a note and share your NMU story.
Who knows? Maybe we'll feature your family in our upcoming issue.

Thanks for stopping by...

Steve Mastricola '76 and his girlfriend, Pam Cupp, of Rockford, Ill.
Steve and Pam had the unique opportunity of witnessing the Trenary Outhouse Races while they were in the U.P.

Don't forget...if you are visiting the area, please stop by and say hello. We're located in 603 Cohodas.

From the Email bag

"My wife and I had a very nice time at the reception in Paradise Valley (Phoenix area) and I just wanted to pass along a few thoughts to everyone. It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Wong and his wife, Phyllis. Dr. Wong's enthusiasm for Northern was apparent and I was particularly pleased to hear about the opportunities for Northern students to travel as part of their curriculum. Having had the opportunity to travel a lot in Europe (military bases before my NMU days and United Nations and vacations since) I wish the program every success. Experiencing life outside the USA is, I think, an important part of appreciating what we have here and being able to apply those experiences to the learning process will be beneficial to all who participate. Again, thanks for the opportunity to get together with Dr. Wong and other alumni and continued success to all at NMU."
Jim '76 and Suzanne Wilson
Scottsdale, Ariz.

"Enjoy the newsletter, but do not miss the cold weather and snow in Marquette. Enjoying 90 degree weather 2/20 and like my time in McAllen, Texas as a "Winter Texan."
Richard Nobert '62
McAllen, Texas (and Livonia, Mich.)

"Greetings--as long as everyone keeps weighing in with weather reports, thought I would send along the ski hill report from the Porkies on Feb. 15, 2007--bright and cold. A great time to have our jr. high students out skiing, boarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. We have surely made up for the lack of snow prior to February."
Ken Raisanen '75
Ontonagon, Mich.

"Hi. I graduated from Northern in 1970 and my wife in 1971. Since graduating from Northern, we have moved to the South. We now call home Bartlett, TN. We have been in the South for nearly 31 years. I'm sure that there are other NMU alumni residing in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas that would like to attend a Northern get-together. I have been employed by FedEx for over 27 years and know of at least one NMU graduate working for FedEx that lives in the Memphis area. There have got to be more. Let's establish a mid-South NMU alumni get-together. My wife and I just might run into some friends from our years at Northern. Look forward to hearing from you."
Ben '70 and Kathy '71 Troughton
Bartlett, Tenn.

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