For the week of March 26, 2007

From the 6th floor

Rachel Wilson, a junior in NMU's nursing program, caught some rays while studying at Presque Isle.

A record-high temperature of 63 degrees was recorded across the area Monday breaking the old mark. Plenty of folks got outside to enjoy the springtime air. While temperatures will remain above normal throughout the week, they will be a bit cooler, with highs in the lower 50s.
Here's a look at how area residents enjoyed the warm weather.


It was a great day for a walk around the island...
...or sitting at the park while the kids played.

The fish were biting, too.

Connect with airfare

Do you like to stay in touch with friends?
Do you like to travel?

The NMU Alumni Association is here to help you do both its new Northern Network.

The Northern Network is a social and professional networking Wen site exclusively for NMU alumni. You can connect with old friends, get a great job with the help of other alums, or recruit talented NMU candidates to your company.

Hurry, we're drawing to give away two free tickets on American Airlines for those who sign up by the end of the week.

To enter, visit the Free Airfare Giveaway Group when you log in to the Northern Network.
Each friend you add to your network increases your chances of winning.

Remember, the deadline for the contest is March 30.

Alumni take advantage of Job Fair to recruit

Pete Helein, a 1981 Northern graduate and Appleton Police officer, talks with a current criminal justice major.
Close to 60 organizations took part in the Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair on campus Wednesday, March 21. Many of the businesses in attendance were represented by employees who are also NMU alumni. The job fair is a great opportunity for students to talk with prospective employers.

Exciting line-up of speakers visiting campus

Edward James Olmos talks with students at the University Center Monday evening.

Edward James Olmos visited the campus of NMU on Monday (March 26). Olmos is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated Mexican-American actor who is best known for his roles of Admiral William Adama in the 2003 re-imaging of Battlestar Galactica, Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, and Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver. Olmos has often become involved in social issues, especially those affecting the Hispanic-American community in the United States. In 1998 Olmos founded Latino Public Broadcasting and currently serves as its chairman.

Olmos is just the first of a number of recognized speakers to have scheduled appearances at Northern. Others include: Arn Chorn-Pond, Jodie Sweetin and Ken Davitian.

On Tuesday, April 3, the Multicultural Education and Resource Center will be hosting Cambodian killing fields survivor Arn Chorn Pond. The presentation will be at 6 p.m. in the Payne-Halverson lobby.
Arn Chorn-Pond is a survivor of the Cambodian genocide and an internationally recognized human rights leader, speaker and trainer. He is the recipient of the Reebok Human Rights Award, the Anne Frank Memorial Award, and the Kohl Foundation International Peace Prize. He is also an accomplished musician, recording artist and actor who has traveled around the world meeting with young people from war zones.

Jodie Sweetin from the hit TV show Full House will be on campus Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 in the Great Lakes Rooms.

Sweetin is best known for her eight-year run as Stephanie, the precocious middle child, on the hit ABC series . During her high school and college years of "experimentation," Sweetin discovered alcohol and drugs. After losing her two-year marriage and experiencing tremendous personal loss, she entered drug and alcohol rehabilitation in March of 2005. Since then, she has been working diligently to put her life back on track "one day at a time."

Ken Davitian of the hit movie Borat will present at NMU Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms.

Playing Borat's producer, Amazat Bagatov, Davitian stars in some of the movie's most outrageous scenes. He will discuss the making of the film, never-before-heard stories and share some exclusive video clips. He has 40 years of acting experience and has appeared in several films and tv shows.

Community meets new volleyball coach

Dominick Yoder, the new Wildcat volleyball, had a chance to meet with campus and community members recently. Yoder spent last season at Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. where he led the Aggies to a 25-4 record, as well as the Lone Star Conference North Division Title. He was named the Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year.
Yoder is no stranger to Michigan or the U.P. He is a native of the state and spent two seasons (2004-05) as an assistant coach at Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) member school Michigan Tech.
“I’m excited for a new challenge and am excited to be going back to my home state into an environment that is familiar,” said Yoder. 

Thanks for stopping by...

...Greg Doucette ' 90 and James Eastman '03. Both work in loss prevention at Kohl's. They were on campus to participate in the Upper Great Lakes Job Fair.

Don't forget...if you are visiting campus, please stop by and say hello. We're located on the 6th floor of the Cohodas Hall.

From the E-mail bag

"I was so proud to read of the trip to Mexico coming up. God bless the students. Thank you to Tim Compton for the program. I was a graduate in '76 in Spanish/Teaching. It was the best thing I've done. 27 years of teaching!"
Diane Horn '79
Clearwater, Florida

"NMU Concert Memories
1974 – 1975 - 2006
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band opened for Bachman Turner Overdrive at the Hedgecock Field house in the Fall of 1975. The wildly enthusiastic crowd brought the opening act, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, back for 3 encores before allowing BTO to take the stage, at the end of the BTO set, the crowd chanted for Seger to come back. He did the next year, right after Live Bullet was released and rocked the house to a sold out crowd.
Flash forward to 2006, some 30 years later, and Bob Seger still rules the kingdom of rock and roll. While he may be older and grayer, so are we, but his music and lyrics still hold the same meanings and emotions they did 30 years ago at Northern. If you were lucky enough to catch one of his sold out shows on the Face the Promise tour, you know that Rock and Roll Never Forgets. Whether it was in Detroit, LA or Columbus, this was the kind of show that you’d drop most anything to see. I’m proud to say that I did and I’m not too proud to say that I teared up a little when he hit the stage. At 61, he’s a proud father and a strong voice for my generation."
Mark Clinton 76
Fairborn, Ohio

Congratulations to Hetrick & Associates Insurance of Marquette for their selection as 2006 Marketing Agency of the Year.
Click here for details on this company owned by several NMU alumni.

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