For the week of March 14, 2005

From the 6th floor

Ice as far as the eye can see.
It seems like it happened overnight, but suddenly the lake is covered in ice. Well, it's probably not completely covered, that rarely happens, but when you look out, all you see is ice.
Which is somewhat ironic because just as I noticed the ice was covered, I heard reports of the shipping season getting under way again. Seems like the last ore boat of the season just left and already we're hearing about the first ore boat of the new season. Time sure is passing quickly. The weather has been pretty unremarkable of late, although a couple nights the temperature dropped well below zero in some areas.
Forecasters are calling for seasonal weather the next few days.

Headed to the Joe

The CCHA Super Six quarterfinals are set for Detroit's Joe Louis Arena on Thursday, March 17 with No. 3 seed Northern Michigan meeting No. 6 seed Alaska Fairbanks at 4:35 p.m. followed by No. 4 Nebraska-Omaha and No. 5 Michigan State at 8:05 p.m. Waiting in the wings with byes into Friday's semifinals are regular-season champion Michigan and Ohio State, the second-place finisher.
The opening game (NMU vs. Alaska) marks a rematch of last season's first-round meeting between the Wildcats and the Nanooks. Northern is 2-1-1 with the Nanooks this season.


Need game tickets?

The NMU Alumni Association will host a Wildcat Hospitality Room at Joe Louis Arena for the
CCHA Super Six Tournament
March 17-19.

NMU vs. Alaska-Fairbanks
Thursday, March 17
4:35 p.m.
Joe Louis Arena

NMU Alumni Association/Blueline Club Hospitality Room
Garden Area
Lower level of Joe Louis Arena
Between periods and after the game.

Snacks provided, beverages available for purchase.

If the Wildcats win Thursday, they play Friday at 8:00 p.m.

NMU women's club hockey plays in nationals

The NMU womens club hockey team poses on the ice in Buffalo.
Shown in the photo with the team (center, front) is NMU First Lady Phyllis Wong who attended the tournament.

The NMU women's club hockey team played in the American Collegiate Hockey Association's national tournament this past weekend in Buffalo, NY.

This was the third time the Lady Wildcats were invited to the national tournament.
After losing two in preliminary action, the 'Cats beat the University of Michigan in Saturday's consolation game.

The Robert Morris College Eagles were tournament champs.

Wildcats earn honors

Jennie Lahr became NMU's first Indoor Track and Field All American this past weekend at the NCAA Division !! Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston, Mass. Jennie placed third in the mile with a time of 4:52.94.
Jennie is the GLIAC Indoor Track Mile record holder with a time of 4:47.05.

Lindsay Williams was the lone ‘Cat to earn All-America honors on Saturday at the NCAA Skiing Championships. She placed fourth in the women’s 15K freestyle technique with a time of 47:25.5.

Bryan Cook placed fifth in the men’s 10K classic race on Thursday at the NCAA Skiing Championships. Cook covered the course in a time of 31:34.2 as Rene Reisshauer from the University of Denver won the event with a clocking of 30:49.1. The fifth place finish earned Cook NCAA All-America honors.

Thompson elected chair of AMU

Rebecca Thompson of Detroit, Mich., has been elected chair of the Association of Michigan Universities. She was elected by the AMU General Assembly, which is comprised of representatives from each of Michigan’s 15 public universities.
Thompson, a junior marketing major at Northern Michigan University, is also the president of ASNMU—NMU’s student body government. Her new responsibilities will include working with legislators in Lansing on the issues and concerns of students at each of the 15 universities she’s representing. Her term will end in May 2006.
“This position means a great deal to me because it is a progressive step above ASNMU,” said Thompson. “I no longer just represent the student government at Northern; I now represent student governments across the state.”
AMU was founded in 2001 and has four major purposes: to advocate the social welfare of current and future public education students in the state of Michigan, encourage and foster leadership development for students at all stages of education, promote interest in government and increase and maintain awareness of public policy.

NMU class films UP 200

The advanced field production class at Northern Michigan University filmed the UP200 sled dog race last month in Marquette. Students uploaded streaming video to the UP200 Web site, providing online visitors with a timely and interactive feature. They also are using their footage, along with some filmed by an ESPN II crew, to produce a documentary that will be broadcast in March on WNMU-TV.
"The UP200: A Community Pulling Together" will air at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, and Monday, March 28. The streaming video includes pre-race activities and interviews with U.P. Sled Dog Association President Pat Torreano, Gov. Jennifer Granholm and others. There is also footage of the three races: the UP200, Midnight Run and Jackpine 30. It is available at
The field production class is taught by Dwight Brady, a communication and performance studies professor at NMU. Students involved in the project were:
Michigan (cities listed alphabetically)
Alpena: Benjamin Padua, an electronic journalism senior; Grayling: Matthew Thomas, a media production and new technology junior; Marine City: Michael Tipper, a music and media production and new technology senior; Marquette: David Celeskey, a media production and new technology senior; Pickford: Matthew Herbig, a media production and new technology senior; Waterford: Donna Tomaszycki, a media production and new technology senior; and Ypsilanti: Adam Czarnecki, a media production and new technology senior.
Evergreen: Peter Albrecht, a media production and new technology senior.
Lakemoore: Tara Baker, an electronic journalism senior; Morton Grove: Rachel Melnick; and Wauconda: Benjamin Williamson, an electronic journalism senior.
Sturgeon Bay: Patrick Wodzinski, a media production and new technology junior; and Wabeno: Katie Geiter, an electronic journalism senior.
Caracas: Luisa Miliani, a media production and new technology junior.

From the Email bag

"Thanks for all the great NMU Alumni information on your site and in "What's New, NMU?" I enjoyed the campus map and local links you posted last week. I also had a laugh at the spring break snowstorm picture. It is nearly 80 degrees here in the San Francisco bay area."
John McNally '83
Hayward, CA

"I just wanted to drop a line to thank you for the work that you do for the alumni web site and alumni association. I was recently reunited (via email) with college friends Craig and Amy Jones because they saw my email address listed on the web site. We were all members of "The Pride of the North" marching band at NMU and have been getting reacquainted. On another note, with all the playoff action coming up, apparently NMU fans are popping up all over the country, particularly here in Sacramento. I never thought there would be a high demand for NMU Alumni license plate holders here, but someone wanted one so desperately they stole the one off the back of my car! I was actually more upset about the holder than the plate. Go 'Cats!"
Allison Watkins '99
Sacramento, CA

"I hope you don't mind me replying to say: Nice work to the folks responsible for this."
Joe Case '84
Howell, MI

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