For the week of Sept. 25, 2006

From the 6th floor

Ok, so it's not really the 6th floor. It's the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. As you see, while the view is as beautiful as ever, not a lot of color change yet. At least not from this vantage point. Hopefully, this will entice those of you who haven't made up your mind about Homecoming yet to visit. Doesn't a climb up Sugarloaf sound like the perfect weekend activity? Forecasters are calling for typical fall weather in Marquette, temperatures in the mid 50s for most of the week.

Homecoming under way

Homecoming 2006 kicked off Sunday with the traditional Dead River Games. Students were greeted with sunny skies, but cooler temperatures.

Activities take place all week long. Visit our Homecoming page for the complete schedule.
It's never too late to make your plans to attend.
Questions? E-mail us.
The water balloon toss.
I believe this is the ice cream scoop contest. My guess would be this team did not win.
The obstacle course
Yep, it's Homecoming at Northern; the blankets are out and the hoods are up.

Wondering where to meet people during Homecoming?
Check out the Shamrock Irish Pub Friday night for the All Alumni Reception featuring The Flat Broke Blues Band.
Reception gets under way at 9 p.m.

Among the groups planning special celebrations during Homecoming...

The George Lott Memorial Lost Weekend Reunion

This reunion is bringing together media grads from the late '70s. A full weekend of activities is planned including tours of the newly renovated WBKX Radio and WNMU Public TV 13.

Dr. Lott was a teacher, adviser and director of the Learning Resources Center.
A number of communication majors in the 60s and 70s became close friends because of Dr. Lott.

Contact for the event is
Mark Clinton

Classes of 1955-56-57 Reunion

The NMU Alumni Association is hosting special events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Northern.
Activities include class dinner, campus tour, tailgate party and football game.

Contact for the event is the NMU Alumni Association.
1-877-GRAD NMU


1956 NMU Football Team Reunion

Former players and supporters of this undefeated team will get together during Homecoming to reminisce and cheer on the 2006 Wildcats.

Contact for the event is Steve Reed.

Wildcat sports update

The Northern Michigan University football Wildcats take a 2-1 record into the Homecoming game. The 'Cats fell to Saginaw Valley State, 37-35, last weekend (Sept. 23). The Homecoming football game kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, against Ferris State University.
Also suffering a loss over the weekend, the women's soccer team. They ended a seven-game win streak with a loss to Grand Valley State. The team is now 9-2 overall, 2-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Their next match is Sunday, Oct. 1 versus Ashland at home.
The women's volleyball team has lost four of the last five, the most recent loss to Ferris State, Saturday. The ‘Cats fall to 12-4 overall and 4-4 in the GLIAC. NMU hits the road this week as they will tangle with GLIAC South foes Wayne State (Sept. 29) and Hillsdale (Sept. 30).

Wildcat hockey in Green Bay

NMU Hockey Wildcats
versus 2006 NCAA Champion
Wisconsin Badgers
October 6 and 7
Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis.
Both games begin at 7 p.m. Central/8 p.m. ET

All Wildcat fans are invited to attend Friday post-game reception and Saturday pre-game tailgate party sponsored by NMU Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports, the Blue Line Club and the Wildcat Club.

Game tickets are available at the NMU Ticket Office (Superior Dome) or EZ Ticket.

Thanks for stopping by...

Jonelle Thompson '05 of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jonelle is a DNA analyst for Sorenson Forensic Services in Salt Lake. While on campus, she gave a presentation for the biology department entitled "Practical Uses of Forensic Biology".

Don't forget, if you're in the neighborhood, we're located on the 6th floor of the Cohodas Administration Building.
We'd love to see you!

From the E-mail bag

"Hey Deanna:
Was great seeing you in August at the TV6 reunion.  Was an incredible weekend and campus looked better than ever.
The moose break-in garnered some great attention on our local NBC affiliate last night.  When the anchors teased an upcoming story about a moose going to college and showed the surveillance video, I knew immediately that it could only be NMU.
 I lived in Magers Hall in 1983-84 and saw some amazing northern lights from those windows but never a moose.  As many will recall from that time, moose were not present in the Upper Peninsula.  In the late 80s, a couple of airlifts/releases of Canadian moose re-introduced them to the U.P.  Clearly, they're thriving now.  As a videographer during those moose releases and years later at Isle Royale National Park, I had some pretty close encounters with the animals.  Dem moose is crazy!
Attached photo is me videotaping Bullwinkle in 1987 (my WLUC-TV6 days).
Have a great Homecoming!"
Mike Settles '84
Columbus, Ohio

"Guten tag!
We visited Oktoberfest in Munich this week. Kevin is playing professional hockey in Fussen, Germany this season. We love staying in touch with NMU via "What's New, NMU"!
Auf Wiedersehen!"
Nell Bagley '05 & Kevin Gardner '05

"Hi. After 32 years of teaching Industrial Education with the Bay City school system Jerry Bichel retired to start his own racing business, Bichel  Racing Enterprises, of  Auburn, Michigan. I began last year and have a year of racing experience. I just loved it and am looking forward to racing late models at the Mt. Pleasant Speedway. Here is a picture of the latest."
Jerry Bichel '71
Auburn, Mich.

"My father-in-law and brother were in town and the NMU basketball team was playing in a St. Paul tournament that weekend. Having received plenty of NMU gear for our newest addition to the family, my son Brenden fit right in. Although he did not attend the game, we are looking forward to showing him the campus and dome some day soon."
Chris Vaughan '97
Alyssa (Wingender) Vaughan '98
Plymouth, Minn.

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