Northwood Hosts Coming Home, Martin Luther King Day Activities

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Northwood welcomes all registered student organizations (RSOs) to participate.

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University welcomes all registered student organizations (RSOs) to participate in its annual Coming Home Week Monday, January 21, through Saturday, January 26. Each year at the beginning of the spring semester, Northwood hosts Coming Home Week which consists of athletic events, student competitions and philanthropy projects for faculty, students and staff. All week long students have the opportunity to vote for a Coming Home King and Queen from candidates nominated from their respective RSOs.

On Monday, January 21, there will be the banner competition held in the Bennett Sports Center at 8 p.m. In this competition, RSOs will be competing to produce the best banner from a bed sheet that combines their creativity, ingenuity and this year’s Coming Home theme which is “Super Heroes”. The competition is judged by members from the varsity basketball teams. In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Northwood University students will be conducting a reading program with Midland elementary schools. There will be a mystery competition on Tuesday, January 22, at 8 p.m. in the Hach Student Life Center. The RSOs will be providing canned foods that will be donated after the competition to a local entity.

Wednesday, January 23, will be the Timberwolf Showcase in the Griswold Lecture Hall at 8 p.m. From 12 p.m. (noon) until 6 p.m. there will be a blood drive in Dow Commons available for faculty, students and staff. Thursday, January 24, there will be a RSO half-time competition during the men’s and women’s basketball games versus Michigan Technological University in the Bennett Sports Center from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. On Friday, January 25, at 4 p.m. the voting for the Coming Home King and Queen concludes. There are men’s and women’s basketball games on Saturday, January 26, at 3 p.m. against Northern Michigan University in the Bennett Sports Center. At half-time the Coming Home King and Queen will be announced along with the winner of the RSO weeklong competition.

For more information about these events, contact Teresa Sullivan, director of residence and student life, at 989.837.4227 or


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.