For the week of Sept. 27, 2004
From the 6th floor
|What a great couple of weeks we've had! So far for 2004, September will go in the record books as the warmest month of the year. Yes, it's true. September: the warmest month of the year. On at least three occasions that I know of, we set new record high temperatures. After such a lousy summer, we certainly deserve it. It has cooled off a bit today, more like fall, but forecasters call for a bit of a warm-up again tomorrow.|
Record fall enrollment possible
10th-day enrollment figures show all-time highs for new freshmen and suggest
NMU might break the final fall enrollment record set in 1980. Based on course
registrations two weeks into the semester, Northerns enrollment was
9,221 an increase of 97 over last years figure of 9,124. Credit
hours also increased by 1.8 percent.
Paul Duby, vice president for institutional research, said he is projecting a final fall count of 9,425. This would break the previous record of 9,376 set in 1980.
Duby said the most positive gains this year relate to incoming freshmen. They set all-time records in applications, admissions and orientation attendance. Preliminary figures also show all-time highs in total freshmen and first-time, full-time students enrolled in bachelors degree programs.
The large number of new baccalaureate freshmen and their higher academic credentials really bode well for retention and future graduation rates, Duby said. It will have a positive impact on long-term enrollment because those students are going to be here for four to five years.
Duby said the freshman statistics are particularly impressive, given declining high school graduation rates in Northerns primary market area.
It is a testament
to the universitys growing reputation and the hard work of the marketing
and admissions staffs, he added.
Distinguished Alumnus and political expert to discuss Election 2004...you can participate no matter where you are
expert Steve Mitchell '67 and the NMU Alumni Association are teaming
up to bring you Northern's newest technology.
(Check out this new technology at Media Site Live right now. You can view a current presentation and make sure Media Site works on your computer. Then join us on Thursday, October 14th at noon. If you have problems watching the video or have questions, get in touch with us.
Alumni signing up for Homecoming
Have you checked out our list of alumni who plan on attending Homecoming 2004, Oct. 15-16?
We get new names daily, so visit the registry often and see who's coming back.
Are you planning on being here? Let us know so we can let others know.
Click here for a complete Homecoming schedule.
Former Wildcat on new CBC show
Bill MacGillivray, who lettered
with the NMU hockey Wildcats, 1991-95, is hoping to get a chance at "Making
the Cut" in a new docu-drama reality show on CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company.)
MacGillivray may have already accomplished the hardest part, as he was one of 68 players selected after more than 4,200 showed up to compete for a slot on the roster.
"Making the Cut" is a reality show where the ultimate prize is an NHL try-out. Six will be awarded.
Check out CBC Sports for the schedule and more on Bill.
From the Email bag
"Hi Deanna. My fiancé,
Randy Stark, and I were in Marquette last weekend for a wedding and we stopped
by campus. We couldn't believe how much it has grown in the short time that
we have left! The campus looks amazing! We stopped into Hedgcock, since we have
read about the changes in your "What's New" updates. We were very
impressed. We had a great time on our visit to campus!"
Jen Mohill '01
Royal Oak, MI
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