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Dr. Lee Trepanier

On Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Dr. Lee Trepanier who will discuss the topic “Democracy and the Administrative State: Weber, Tocqueville, and Today.” The lecture will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend this free event.Dr....

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Dr. Tom Duncan shares insight with WPTV reporter Alex Sanz.

As the U.S. federal government neared the date when its ability to borrow additional money to fund the debt would run up against pre-set limits, South Florida NBC reporter Alex Sanz turned to Northwood University Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan for insight. “House and Senate Republicans only have so many levers they can pull to get President Obama and the Democrats to reduce federal spending and reform entitlements,” said Duncan. “With Republicans controlling...

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Greta Henglein

Friends and staff members held a celebration of life and tree planting ceremony to honor Greta Henglein, former Dean of Students (2000-2008) while initiating The Greta Henglein Memorial Fund in her name.  Henglein passed away on October 3, 2013 after a courageous fight with Stage IV breast cancer, a disease that was originally diagnosed during her time at Northwood Florida.  “During Greta’s tenure, her devotion to her students was clearly evident and...

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2013 Best of Show—Team John Deere Display

The 50th anniversary of the Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) combined over 500 vehicles and 600 students to create, display and learn product knowledge on their specific vehicles. The weekend proved to be an interactive and educating experience for both students and show attendees.The students needed to create a way to combine the theme “Cruising Through the Golden Anniversary” into their displays. The judging was held all weekend by the executive...

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Professor Jennifer Luzar

Northwood University Professor Jennifer Luzar will be the keynote speaker for the Women’s Empowerment Symposium to be held on Wednesday, November 6, at the Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center located at 5121 Bay City Road in Midland. The silent auction and strolling appetizers will start at 5:00 p.m. with the symposium beginning at 6:00 p.m. and to include four breakout sessions.The purpose of the event is to help women advance their career, network, mentor others and/or...

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Shed built by Northwood volunteers.

Northwood University recently partnered with Midland County Habitat for Humanity to celebrate World Habitat Day.On Monday, October 7, volunteers at Northwood University helped promote World Habitat Day by building sheds for Midland County Habitat for Humanity partner families. These volunteers were coordinated through a collaborative program between United Way and Northwood called Campus Connection which strives to build a stronger community through volunteerism. Over 20 Northwood University...

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Northwood University will honor seven automotive aftermarket leaders with its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award on Tuesday, November 5, at 11:45 a.m. at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The awards will be presented during a luncheon at the annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo Show (AAPEX). Those being honored are: Robert R. Bassett, manager of Training NA, Gates Corporation, Ridgeland, Mississippi; William T. Glasgow, Jr., president, WT Glagow, Inc., Mokena,...

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Northwood University will be hosting “Go Make a Difference (Go Mad) Week” from November 3-9, 2013. Throughout the week, registered student organizations will be participating in various volunteer activities to make a difference in the community. Volunteers are coordinated through a collaborative program between United Way and Northwood called Campus Connection which strives to build a stronger community through volunteerism.Monday, November 4, through Friday, November 8,...

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Dr. Sherry Penn-Crawford and Andrea Santizo

Lessons of a Northwood University Florida humanities class recently held special significance for junior Andrea Santizo when she was told that her professor and classmates would like to host a Quinceanera (or celebration of a young woman's coming of age) celebration in her honor. With the first class assignment requiring that students share the story behind an object that holds special meaning or significance, Santizo’s presentation focused on a beautiful...

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Northwood University is partnering with the Michigan State Police, Midland Police Department and the Legacy Center for Community Success to host Alcohol Awareness Week October 21-23 on Northwood University’s campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive.Starting the week on Monday, October 21, is Woody’s Wild Ride from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with free food provided at Jordan Hall. Later in the evening there will be a Monday Night Football Root Beer Keg Party at 9:00 p.m. in Dow...

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On Sunday, October 27, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Northwood University will be hosting a trick-or-treating event in Miner Hall on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive.This family event is for children ages 12 and under from the community. It is a free event with a haunted house, games, and arts and crafts. After trick-or-treating and events, families are invited to the Dow Commons cafeteria for a community brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for only $6.50 a person.For...

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Public Invited to Free Event at Hilton Anatole Dallas on October 26, 2013 CEDAR HILL, TEXAS – Texas employers and citizens concerned about America’s sluggish economy and the impact of healthcare reform will have an opportunity to hear what two leading economists believe healthcare reform will do to the economic recovery at a Northwood University-sponsored symposium, “The U.S. Economy and the Impact of Healthcare Reform.” Annually Northwood recognizes 8...

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Dr. John M. Pafford

On Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Dr. John Pafford who will discuss his latest book, “The Forgotten Conservative: Rediscovering Grover Cleveland.” The lecture will take place in Sloan 114 (Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies) on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend this free...

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John Blundell

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 7 p.m. John Blundell will deliver a talk on his new book, “Remembering Margaret Thatcher.” The event will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. There is no admission charge or ticket necessary. Members of the community are encouraged to attend and a book signing will follow the presentation.Blundell is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Institute of Economic...

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Northwood University will celebrate “Milton Friedman Day” on Friday, October 25, from noon-2 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The afternoon event features Jarrett Skorup of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy on the topic “Who Protects the Consumer?” followed by student debates and a documentary from the Free to Choose Network. Members of the community are encouraged to...

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CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University student Knights worked through rain and freezing temperatures this week to place the finishing touches on their annual Haunted Forest.  Northwood University’s Haunted Forest is an outdoor version of a haunted house that the Knights look forward to constructing each year.  “The students worked through the cold and rain in order to finish in time,” shared Shane Hill, Director of Housing and...

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How does a Northwood University basketball player go from leading Florida Seahawk rebounds and scores to playing for one of the most successful teams in the history of British basketball? For Patrick Horstmann the road to joining the 2013-2014 season roster of the British Basketball League’s One Health Sharks Sheffield Sharks (fondly referred to as the Sheffield Sharks) was a winding one. “I left Germany five years ago upon receiving a...

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Professor Timothy Gilbert is Interviewed by WPEC's Ben Becker

As the government shutdown continues and the possibility of a debt default looms, a recent report of the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) paying $98,670 for the purchase and installation of an outhouse doesn’t sit well with many. WPEC Anchor Ben Becker recently caught up with Northwood University Florida Professor Timothy Gilbert to get his take. “By way of overview, this is just one more example of wasteful expenditures by our government. For them it does not...

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Northwood students posing for “Miss America.”

Northwood University students posed as mannequins in Midland’s downtown store windows on Thursday, October 10. This was the 36th year that students in Northwood’s Fashion Marketing & Management program led the event cosponsored by the Midland Downtown Development Authority. The public enjoyed the many decorated windows and the wonderful fall evening.While the fashion students chose the theme, “Mystical Illusion,” the way each group interpreted it...

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John Gustincic

Northwood University Professor John Gustincic has been awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). A stringent set of criteria and the passing of a rigorous exam are required by the association.ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. ACFE guidelines encompass character, experience and education with knowledge in four critical...

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(L-R) Dominic Barcelon, Brandon Mason and Steven Cao

CEDAR HILL, Texas – On Saturday, October 5 before Crossing Over, Natasha Norman was named as this year’s homecoming queen and Brandon Mason was crowned homecoming king. Natasha Norman is a senior from El Paso, TX majoring in marketing.  She is president of the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board (CAB).  Natasha is also a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, a Student Leader, Royal Ambassador and a member of...

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David Searcy

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University and Co-sponsor WordSpace present Northwood’s 12th Annual Literary Festival on 2013 Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in Knights Hall at the Lambert Commons from 7 PM – 9:15PM. The first 120 guests will enjoy free peach or blackberry cobbler, ice cream, sweet tea or longneck root beer before the readings.      “LitFest is one of the most popular evening events at Northwood....

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Alberto Saint Juste

As a high school student at G-Star School School of the Arts, Alberto Saint Juste enjoyed acting, television production and 3D animation, but the business world was also calling the Boynton Beach, Florida native’s name.    “Ever since I was a child I knew that I wanted to work in the business world, but the showbiz industry was a draw as well. That’s why Northwood University Florida is such a good fit,” smiled the sophomore who first...

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Northwood University Homecoming Queen and King Sadie Cinato and Matt Stone.

On Saturday, September 28, during the football halftime show Sadie Cinato was named as this year’s homecoming queen and Matt Stone homecoming king. The 2013 Homecoming celebration was sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA).Sadie Cinato is a senior from Warren majoring in management and was sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Matt Stone is a senior from Roscommon majoring in international business/management and was sponsored by Alpha Sigma...

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DeVos Graduate School

Northwood University will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management on Saturday, October 19, for MBA alumni, current MBA students, faculty and staff.The DeVos Graduate School is a specialized business school focused on developing the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. It provides dynamic graduate degree programs for adults designed to strategically expand managerial and leadership skill sets, equipping students with the necessary tools...

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On Thursday, October 10, Northwood University students will return to Downtown Midland for the 36th year to pose as mannequins in 30-40 store window fronts. The modeling takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be opportunities for the crowd to make the mannequins move or smile. Mannequin Night is sponsored by the Northwood University Fashion Marketing & Management (FMM) department and the Midland Downtown Business Association (DBA).This year’s theme is...

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An under-the-hood look at the Ford trucks.

The 2013 Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) took place on September 27-29. The three-day event provided a great learning experience for students. It provided the opportunity for over 60,000 visitors to interact, view and become educated about more than 500 product offerings presented by over 600 students of all majors at Northwood University. The Auto Show, which marked its 50th anniversary this year, continued the tradition of students leading, planning, organizing,...

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On Wednesday, October 9, Northwood University will host a cultural food festival from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This event is in collaboration with the Midland Area Community Foundation and the City of Midland as part of Cultural Awareness Month activities. It is open to the public and food tickets are available at the door for $5.00.Several international appetizers will be offered during the event with a...

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Professor Evgeniy Gentchev, International Business Department Chair

CEDAR HILL, Texas – This was the title of a presentation by Northwood University’s Professor Evgeniy Gentchev to the Tea Party of Far North Dallas on September 19.    The group invited Professor Gentchev to speak about the Austrian School of economic thought.  The Austrian School focuses in the role of the individual entrepreneurs and market prices as regulators of economic activities and its analysis largely concludes that policies of...

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Michael Sawney

Northwood University Florida is pleased to welcome Michael Sawney as Academic Advisor and International Student Specialist. In his new role, Sawney will advise students, faculty, and administrators relating to the many scholastic opportunities available to international students. In addition, he will guide them as to the requirements set forth by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Customs Enforcement (USICE) in relation to Optional Practical Training (OPT),...

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