For the week of July 14, 2003

From the 6th floor...Can you notice the difference?

It's probably difficult to tell, but the photo from the 6th floor window is actually coming from a different window these days. That's because my office has moved. But only one door down, so you can see how it doesn't make much of a difference in the photo.
While rain threatens today, we are coming off another pretty nice Upper Michigan weekend. Saturday was sunny and warm, but a few showers moved through Sunday, but it was still pretty warm. It's probably close to 80 degrees today, but it's likely to rain later this afternoon. That's ok, though, because gardens and flowers and grass can all use some moisture.
I decided to include a photo looking sort-of-south out my window also, after all, it's a whole new view. For those of you who have not been back in awhile, it may be surprising to see just how large Marquette General Hospital has grown. This is the newest building, across the street from the University Center.

NMU Sports Hall of Fame 2003 Inductees selected

Six former Wildcat athletes will be inducted into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies Friday, September 26th, on the campus of NMU.

Those chosen for induction include:
Scott Beattie, hockey; Chuck Klingbeil Jr., football; Lisa Jamula Maki, basketball; Neal Seagren, wrestling; May Tan, swimming; Tom Watson, football.

NMU Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, September 26th as part of Homecoming 2003.
Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:15 and Program at 8:00.
Tickets for the induction dinner will be $17/person and will go on sale in August.
Questions can be directed to the NMU Alumni office at 227-2610, toll free 1-877-GRAD NMU or yours truly.

Look for more details on this year's inductees in a future edition of "What's New, NMU?"

John Kyle has been hired as Northern Michigan University’s assistant hockey coach. His primary responsibilities will be off-ice operations and administration and his on-ice duties will be working with the Wildcat defensemen.
The announcement was made by Head Coach Walt Kyle, John’s brother and the second-year mentor of the NMU program.
“I certainly have a great deal of respect for John’s hockey knowledge,” said Walt. “With the outstanding group of young defensemen we have coming back this year, John’s experience in that area will be a real bonus to our team.
“In addition, one area of our program I wanted to see strengthened was our day-to-day administrative operations because, while few people realize how many behind-the-scene tasks there are to running a collegiate sports program, as the head coach I know how vital it is to have those things taken care of seamlessly and successfully. John is an expert in the areas of administration and management.”
Kyle earned four letters as a Wildcat defenseman from 1977-81, playing in 107 games and earning nine assists. He was part of NMU’s 1980 and ’81 squads that won the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s regular and tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA Championship. The 1980 squad (34-5-1, 17-3-0 CCHA) finished as runner-up to the national crown and the ’81 team (27-14-3, 18-4-0 CCHA) was fourth (Full story)

"Block Party" to take center stage for Homecoming 2003







Tailgating and live bands will be just part of the fun Saturday, September 27th as NMU celebrates Homecoming 2003 with a giant Block Party.
Join students, alumni and the Marquette community outside the Superior Dome Saturday, Sept. 27th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m for all the tailgating action.
Bring your grills, use ours or buy hot dogs under the tent. Meet NMU coaches and athletic teams. Shake hands with Wildcat Willy.

Then join Wildcat fans inside the dome for the Roar on the Floor as the football 'Cats take on the University of Indianapolis.

Homecoming 2003, Sept. 26-27

Friday, Sept. 26
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting
5:30 p.m. Homecoming Parade Third St.
6:30 p.m. NMU Sports Hall of Fame and Induction Dinner and Program

Saturday, Sept. 27
9:00 a.m. Alumni Awards Ceremony and Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Wellness Run/Walk 2003
(Email us for registration forms)
5:00 p.m. Block Party at the Superior Dome
7:00 p.m. Kickoff NMU vs. University of Indianapolis
9:00-Midnight. Fifth Quarter Reception at Marquette Holiday Inn

Make your plans now to visit campus for Homecoming 2003!

NMU Board selects presidential search firm

The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has selected an executive search firm and approved the formation of an advisory committee to assist in the process of selecting a new president.
During a special conference call meeting, the board passed a resolution authorizing Chair Mary Campbell to negotiate and execute a contract with A.T. Kearney, an international executive search firm with headquarters in Alexandria, Va. According to its corporate literature, A.T. Kearney has clients throughout the United States. They range from small, private liberal arts colleges to large state university systems to independent schools.
The firm has placed presidents, chancellors and other administrative leaders from inside academia and from non-traditional backgrounds. It has worked with three other state universities: Central, Western, and the University of Michigan.
The board resolution also establishes guidelines for assembling a presidential search advisory committee (PSAC) to assist in identifying qualified candidates for the NMU presidency. Trustee Samuel S. Benedict will serve as chair of the PSAC. Members selected will represent the campus and community.
Benedict indicated that he will begin contacting prospective PSAC members immediately.

Thanks for stopping by.....

Jack Weatherwax '71, of Naperville, IL stopped by the Alumni office to say "Hi" last week. Jack was in the Upper Peninsula on a business trip.

Also in town, Paul Roberts '56, our good friend from Arcadia, California. Paul has worked tirelessly on Northern's behalf for many years. He is our chief recruiter of students from the west coast.

If you're planning a visit to Marquette, make sure you stop up and say hello. We'll located on the 6th floor of Cohodas.

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