For the week of May 21, 2007
From the 6th floor
|Mild spring weather continues throughout Upper Michigan. It's still getting pretty chilly during the night hours, but on those days when the sun shines, we have temperatures in the mid 60s. A bit of a cold spell over the weekend, but forecasters predict more moderate temperatures for the upcoming week. As you can see by the photos this week, the trees and bushes are starting to green and blossom very nicely. There's still the chance for frost/freeze overnight- this is the U.P. after all-so most folks are bringing their hanging baskets inside at night.|
Detroit alumni group plans next meeting
The Detroit area alumni group has scheduled its next meeting for
Contact for the group is Sean Krabach '94.
NMU undergraduates headed to Zambia
|A group of students from NMU's biology department are doing field work in Africa during the months of May and June. Thirteen students are taking part in "B1495: Field Studies of Zambia." Led by NMU professors Dr. Alec Lindsay and Dr. Jackie Bird, the group will be doing short field studies in Zambia. The group will make a stop in London on the way, spending four days seeing Zambia/Africa-related British sites (Burton's tomb, Livingstone's artifacts at the Royal Geographic Society, the British Museum of Natural History, etc.)
You can follow the students' trip by visiting their weblog. Viewers of the weblog can add comments, too.
Thousands of alumni join the Northern Network
Have you lost touch with former classmates? Looking for alumni who live in your area? Do you have a job you'd like to post for NMU alumni?
New grad wins grand prize at Graduation Pizza Party
Anne Truitt '07 of Gwinn walked away with the grand prize at the NMU Alumni Association's annual Graduation Pizza Party.
Are you a new graduate?
Visit our New Graduate Web page for the details on all these services and more.
NMU hockey schedule released
Northern Michigan University's 2007-08 hockey schedule features 19 home games and both Michigan and Michigan State visiting the Berry Events Center. The Wildcats will open the campaign with an exhibition game against the University of Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 7. Their first home weekend series will be against the University of Michigan on Oct. 19-20. Over the Christmas break, the 'Cats will skate in the Denver Cup along with Dartmouth, Sacred Heart and host Denver.
Check out the complete schedule.
From the E-mail bag
|"Wow. What a great story about the Drake gift. In my line of work, I hear amazing stories from grateful patients that give back to the hospital that saved their lives, but I never expected to hear a story like this from my alma mater. Congratulations to Naomi, and kudos to the Drakes for giving back the way they did."
Meghan Marsden Parsche '98
Senior Philanthropy Officer
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
|"Always enjoy reading your weekly news. I especially enjoyed the article on the new Benda-Drake room. Keep up the good work."
Fritz Wilson '58
Congratulations to NMU Alumni Association Board of Director Fred Stonehouse '70, '77.
"Hi. I have all sorts of news to report. I graduated this past Friday from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Library and Information Science degree. Attached is a photo of me in my cap and gown. I have accepted a position as the librarian at ITT Technical Institute in Charlotte, NC, which starts on June 4. In the meantime, I am getting married. On Saturday, May 19, I am marrying Keelan Lovvorn, and as a result, my name will be changing to Rae Marie Lovvorn, and I will also have a new email. I am sure you have an alum database you like to keep updated, so I will update my mailing address as soon as I have a new one in Charlotte. Love the UP photos!"
"I thought you might like to see this picture of one of our construction management graduates who also took some of our inaugural Alternative Energy courses. Jesse is working on a large wind farm with Mortensen, a major construction company that has been delving into the wind energy business. Makes me proud to be an educator."
Look closely and you will see Jesse atop the windmill with the American flag.
|"Hi. Wanted to update you on my book. It's available online at Amazon.com, Borders, etc. The book will be in stores July 1st. If you go to my Web site, it's been updated and there's an illustrations page to look at the renderings."
Joe Borri '84
|"Hi. As a benefit for the NMU cross country ski team, Skiguys.com and Sports Rack are selling the NMU Champions poster. As you know, the NMU women's cross country team made history by sweeping the podium at this year's NCAA Championship. The posters are being sold for $10 and $25 for an autographed copy. All proceeds go to benefit the NMU ski team. The posters are available at Sports Rack and on the Web at www.skiguys.com. Thanks!"
Nell Gardner '05
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