For the week of June 7, 2004

From the 6th floor

Could it be a semblance of summer? While the weekend was really nothing to brag about, today is shaping up quite nicely with blue skies and warm temperatures. I have not stepped outside since arriving at the office this morning because I fear I will have a difficult time returning to my desk, but everyone says it's very nice out. Rumor has it there are people at the beach today, but I think it might be a little chilly for that. But who knows, this is the UP and we'll take any warm weather we can get. As you can tell from the photo of the Superior Dome, there's still a bit of haze/fog over the lake. That's supposed to give way to sunshine this afternoon and then a cold front heads our way with cooler temperatures and rain for the next few days.

Don't forget the Wildcat Club/Alumni Association Golf Outing, Thursday, June 24 in Marquette

There's still time to register for the annual Wildcat Club/Alumni Association Golf Outing taking place June 24th at the Marquette Golf and Country Club.

Registration: 11:30-12:30  


You can still participate and support Northern no matter where you are located:

  • Sponsor a hole and advertise your business to fellow Wildcats
  • Donate an item for our silent auction. All items donated are tax deductible.
  • Provide an item to be included in each golfer's goody bag
  • YOUR LOGO HERE for a corporate sponsorship


Shotgun start: 12:30  
Cost: $100 per player. Includes 18 holes of golf, refreshments on the course, steak dinner, prizes, and a goody bag. Golf carts will be available.


You must register to play.

For registration information, email Wildcat Club President Bart Bartkowiak '72, or call him at 906-228-8080.
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2004 U.S. Olympic Boxing team to train in Marquette

The U.S. Olympic boxers have 70 days until the Athens Summer Games and they will spend 10 of them in June training at the at the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC) on the campus of Northern Michigan University.
Team USA will arrive in Marquette on Sunday, June 6, to attend a technical training camp run by Al Mitchell, the squad’s technical assistant.

“With the Olympic Games less than 10 weeks away, the boxers have Athens, Greece directly in their line of sight. These athletes are America’s best boxers; this team is the cream of the crop,” said Mitchell. “What we want to do at this training camp is concentrate on fine-tuning each athlete’s technical skills.”

Mitchell has been the USOEC head coach for the past 15 years and served as the head coach of Team USA for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games when David Reid won a gold medal at 156 pounds.
The week of training at the USOEC will help prepare Team USA for the Titan Games being held in Atlanta, June 17-19. That competition will be the last time the team is together as a whole before the Olympics.
The training schedule will be announced closer to the start of the camp. Most of the workout sessions will be open to the public.

In addition, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the National Olympic Committee of Iraq (NOCI) have jointly announced that Iraqi boxer Najah Ali Salah (Pronounced: Nye-JAH ALL-ee SAL-lah) will join Team USA at its technical training camp on June 5-16, which will be held at the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC) on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Investiture ceremony added to Homecoming schedule

Homecoming 2004 will be celebrated October 15 & 16 on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Among the many events planned; a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Wildcat football and an investiture ceremony for Dr. Les Wong, NMU's incoming president.
This year's Homecoming theme is "Digging Up The Past".
Activities get underway with the traditional Homecoming Parade on Third Street, Friday evening at 5:30. Also taking place Friday evening, the NMU Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony. Six individuals will be honored this year. In addition, three alumni will receive awards at the annual Alumni Association Brunch, Saturday morning. A football alumni reunion is planned for Saturday afternoon and a special investiture ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Vandament Arena for Dr. Les Wong, NMU's 13th President. Following the investiture, a reception/tailgate party will be held at the Superior Dome with Wildcat football kicking off at 7:00 p.m.
If you haven't booked your hotel room yet, you better hurry. Rooms are sure to fill up quickly.

For a complete look at Homecoming events, visit Homecoming 2004.

2004-2005 hockey schedule released

The Northern Michigan University hockey team has announced their 2004-05 schedule. The ‘Cats will play 18 games at home in the Berry Events Center. NMU will open the season up with an exhibition weekend against the U.S. National Team on Friday, Oct. 8 and then will play York University the next night.
NMU will play Michigan Tech four times as the winner of the series will receive the Ramada Cup. The first series against the Huskies will be played on Thursday, Nov. 4 in Houghton with the second game of the set on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Marquette. The second series of the season against the Huskies will be Feb. 17 in Marquette and Feb. 19 in Houghton. NMU’s other non-conference series will be at St. Cloud State, Oct. 15-16.
Rick Comley will return to the Berry Events Center on Oct. 22-23 with his Michigan State Spartans. Paying visits to Marquette are Miami, Bowling Green and Western Michigan.
The ‘Cats will be in a CCHA cluster with Alaska Fairbanks, Lake Superior and Nebraska-Omaha. NMU will play in a holiday tournament as the ‘Cats will join Minnesota, Harvard and Merrimack at the Dodge Holiday Classic, Dec. 22-23 in Minneapolis, Minn.

2004-05 Hockey Schedule
Oct. 8 U.S. National Team
Oct. 9 York University
Oct. 15-16 at St. Cloud State
Oct. 22-23 Michigan State
Oct. 29-20 at Notre Dame
Nov. 4 at Michigan Tech
Nov. 6 Michigan Tech
Nov. 12-13 at Ohio State
Nov. 26 at Lake Superior
Nov. 27

Lake Superior

Dec. 3-4 Nebraska-Omaha
Dec. 10-11 at Alaska Fairbanks
Dec. 22-23 at Dodge Holiday Classic
(Minneapolis, MN)
Jan 7-8 at Nebraska-Omaha
Jan 14-15 Miami
Jan. 21-22 Bowling Green
Jan 28-29 at Michigan
Feb 4-5 Alaska Fairbanks


Harris received overseas study scholarship

Virginia Harris of Marquette will receive an international scholarship to study in Hungary during the 2004-05 academic year. She is a junior at Northern Michigan University, with a double major in international studies and political science.
Harris is a recipient of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship. She will attend Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration.
According to the Institute of International Education, Congress established the NSEP in the aftermath of the Cold War. The program provides select U.S. students with resources and encouragement to study abroad to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security of the United States, in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.
NSEP received 866 scholarship applications this year and granted 181.

Thanks for stopping by....

Mike Detroit '85 of Memphis, TN.
Mike and I had a nice time reminiscing about Northern and Marquette Senior High School.

Ann Garceau of Oelwein, Iowa, who attended Northern in the late 50s. Ann is working on the John D. Pierce Class of '54 Reunion which is taking place later this summer in Marquette.

If you're in the Marquette area for a visit this summer, please stop by and say hello. We're on the 6th floor of Cohodas, room 603.

From the Email bag

Gamma Delta brothers get together

Shown in photo from left to right:
Sam Clark '96, George Dale, John Crissman '90, Treacy Duerfeldt '88, John Benz '92, Keith Avallone, John VanHevele, Jeff Duberville, Dade Pepin '90.

"The reunion in Indiana was such a wonderful and worthwhile experience to be able to see and converse with my long lost brothers. Most had lost a little hair and gained a few pounds but the personalities were unmistakenly the same. The weekend was if we had been sent back in time to the late 80s. The stories and laughter brought everyone back to a period in our lives what was pure fun. None of us will ever forget those years at Northern or the people that we shared our time with."

Jeff Duberville
Philadelphia, PA

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