For the week of Sept. 17, 2007
From the 6th floor
Michigan has fallen into the typical fall weather pattern of nice days
with temperatures cooling off significantly in the early morning hours.
Color change has begun but has a ways to go before we hit peak.
Hopefully, that will coincide with Homecoming weekend, Oct. 5-6. The
forecast calls for a bit of a warm-up this week, with temperatures in
the 70s. But the warmer weather also brings with it an increase in the
chance of precipitation.
You can catch glimpses of green and gold on the football practice field and in the lower harbor when the women's crew team is practicing. It is definitely fall on campus.
NMU announces 10th-day enrollment
10th day enrollment report shows slight increases in the number of
first-time, full-time freshmen and in the academic credentials of new
freshmen enrolled in baccalaureate programs.“We’re
excited that the new freshmen numbers are up because recruiting new
students has become increasingly competitive,” said Paul Duby,
associate vice president for institutional research. “National news
indicates that students and their parents are becoming much more
determined consumers. They’re filling out more applications, getting
admitted to multiple schools and attending multiple orientations before
making a final selection.”
Incoming Alumni Association president featured speaker on campus
vice president Joseph Evans '81, '83, spoke to students and the campus
community Monday, Sept. 17. Evans is vice president of defense programs
for Saab International in Washington, D.C.
Evans is the featured speaker at the Marquette County Economic Club Monday evening.
He also begins a two-year term as president of the Alumni Association at the upcoming annual meeting Oct. 5.
Homecoming rapidly approaching
you haven't made your plans to be in Marquette for Homecoming, Oct.
5-6, you better do so soon. Available hotel rooms are quickly
A number of other informal reunions are planned, including TKE's and the 1987 football team.
Tickets on sale for Jack Hanna
Michigan University and Platform Personalities are pleased to present
Jack Hanna, in conjunction with NMU Homecoming activities.
Wildcat sports update
|The tables were turned on the Northern Michigan University women's soccer team
Sunday, Sept. 16. NMU was shutout by Winona State by a count of 2-0.
Entering the game, NMU had recorded five shutouts in its first six
games. The Wildcats fall to 4-2-1 on the season. The two next games are
at home: first up is Northwood on Friday (Sept. 21) and then Saginaw
Valley State on Sunday (Sept. 23).
The NMU women's volleyball team is 7-7 overall and 1-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic conference after getting by Ferris State University Sunday, Sept. 16. The 'Cats play their next three contests at home, beginning with a Wednesday (Sept. 19) match against Michigan Tech.
The NMU men's golf team shot a two-day total of 624 to take 11th place at the Bulldog Men's Invitational. Grand Valley State won the event with a 574. The 'Cats participate in the Grand Valley State University Invitational, Monday, Sept. 17.
The NMU women's cross country team finished in sixth place at the Midwest Collegiate Cross Country Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 15) at UW-Parkside. NMU will run again at the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota on Saturday (Sept. 29).
The NMU football team had the weekend off and will get back to action hosting Saginaw Valley State Saturday (Sept. 22) at 7 p.m.
Since last year, Northern Michigan University and B2 Networks have worked together to provide Wildcat fans with live game action over the Internet via broadband broadcasting. The broadcasts feature video from the team’s videographer and audio from the team’s official play-by-play broadcaster.
The cost is $6 per game. B2 will provide this service for Wildcat men’s and women’s basketball, football, hockey and volleyball home games and some selected away contests.
B2 Networks has announced the B2 Collegiate Season Pass, which provides fans the opportunity to watch games of NMU teams through several different packages, a large savings off the individual game purchase price.
The All-Sports pass gives subscribers access to every game played by NMU teams shown live on B2 Networks for $99.95. The Single Sport pass gives subscribers access to every game of an NMU sport on the B2 Networks. An NMU football season pass is available for $30, basketball is $79.95 and hockey $50.
Thanks for stopping by...
|...former NMU staff member and alumnus Tom Skoog '59, '70, '81 of Sun City, Ariz.|
|Elizabeth (Eklund) LeHeup '60 of Las Vegas, Nev.|
From the Email bag
Phi Kappa Tau alumni reunited on Mullet Lake in Indian River on August
2nd of 2007. This excursion consisted of brothers from the 60's,
70's & 80's. Hosted by Pat and Marcia Monette at their home
on beautiful Mullet Lake.
(Thibeault) Bousamra '97 and Chad Bousamra '97, along with their son,
William, age two, are proud to announce the arrival of the newest
future Wildcat, Thomas Anthony. Thomas was born on August 24 at 9:52
a.m. weighing 7 lbs even and measuring 20 inches!"
Dawn Bousamra '97
Traverse City, Mich.
"Just read jabrouillette’s comment from Sept. 3
and found it sad but true about the lack of Yooper knowledge in this
country. A co-worker of mine was making a felt map of the US for a day
care center. As we sat labeling the states I helped her identify them
by shape. When we got to Michigan, I asked her, where is the other
part? She looked at me quizzically. I said, ‘You know, the other
peninsula, the upper peninsula?” Rather admonishingly, I asked her,
“Where do you think I have taken all those beautiful fall pictures year
after year?” That not having any better effect, I used the old
hand as a mitten trick and used my other hand to represent the
U.P. Not only did she not have any idea what I was referring to,
but I’m not sure she had ever even heard that Michigan is made up of 2
peninsulas. I finally got out my Michigan from space photo and showed
her the real thing. We finally figured out that she attached the U.P.
to Wisconsin and had no idea there was a border in there
somewhere. Thank goodness she got an education before giving the
map to the day care center. By the way, we are here in Illinois, not
Donna Vandermark '75
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