For the week of March 14, 2005
From the 6th floor
Ice as far as the
eye can see.
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.
NMU Alumni Association will host a Wildcat Hospitality Room at
Joe Louis Arena for the
Alumni Association/Blueline Club Hospitality Room
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.
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 womens 15K freestyle technique with a time of 47:25.5.
Bryan Cook placed fifth
in the mens 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
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 Michigans 15 public universities.
Thompson, a junior marketing major at Northern Michigan University, is also the president of ASNMUNMUs 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 shes 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 www.acs.nmu.edu/up200/Videostream.htm.
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
"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
"I hope you don't
mind me replying to say: Nice work to the folks responsible for this."
Joe Case '84
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