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Dr. Tom Duncan shares expertise with WPTV anchor Michael Williams.

Northwood University Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan was recently the featured guest on South Florida NBC affiliate WPTV’s “To the Point” morning show.  While interviewing with anchor Michael Williams, Duncan shared information relating to Northwood’s mission and programs, while also highlighting a variety of trends in higher education.   Reflecting on the interview, President Duncan stated, “Northwood...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team (Forensics) competed in the Fall Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League Tournament (M.I.S.L.) on December 14, 2013, at Wayne State University. The Northwood team took first place out of seven teams from across the state, competing against such teams as University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Spring Arbor and Oakland Community College.Four team members were tournament...

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On January 9, 2014 Northwood University Florida will host the Palm Beach Outlet Mall Career Fair. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the university's Countess de Hoernle Student Life Center located at 2600 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 33409. Expected to draw over 5000 job seekers vying for approximately 1500 full and part-time jobs, retailers will be on hand to interview candidates who are seeking positions ranging from sales associates to...

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Kevin Petrovsky

Several students, faculty and community members were recently reminded of ways to reduce their carbon footprints as they attended a Northwood University event which focused on global climate change.   The event, sponsored by Northwood University’s Sustainability Management Department, the Palm Beach County League of Women Voters and the Coalition for Action of Palm Beach County began with a viewing of the National Geographic documentary “Chasing Ice,”...

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Northwood University will recognize eight nationally known business leaders at its 34th Annual Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards Gala at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1st, 2014, at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida. The gala is open to the public. Tickets are $375 per person. The eight honorees in the Class of 2014 are: Lisa Copeland  Managing Partner, Fiat of Austin Austin, Tx Richard DeVos, Jr. (’81) President, The Windquest Group/ Retired President,...

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Rachelle Butts

Northwood University recently named Rachelle Butts as the director of admissions for the DeVos Graduate School of Management. As the leader of the admissions and recruiting team for the DeVos Graduate School, she will work with the admissions staff on recruitment across all three campuses in Florida, Michigan, Texas and all site locations.Rachelle comes to Northwood University with experience in both for-profit and nonprofit university systems. Her most recent assignment was campus...

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Northwood University students Alex Hartley, Livia Toth, Tola-Isaac Mayowa, Julia Cusumano, Ross Schwinger, Alberto St. Juste and Garrett Foster volunteer at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic.

About 20 Northwood Florida Entertainment, Sport and Promotion (ESPM) students recently spent the holidays working at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic and the National Field Hockey Festival. A requirement of their ESPM curriculum, the internships are valued by the community and were even written into the county’s venue bid proposal for the field hockey event for the past two years. “Your team is a major part of this event selecting Palm Beach...

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Dr. Kevin Fegan discusses the definition of leadership with DISD lead counselors.

In an on-going effort to strengthen Northwood University’s relationship with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Dr. Kevin Fegan, president of the Texas campus, and Darien Moore, director of admissions and enrollment for the Texas campus, recently participated in the DISD Leadership Academy. The DISD Leadership Academy is designed to hone leadership skills and empower the lead counselors in the school district.Dr. Fegan presented on the definition of leadership and Moore...

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Don Taylor, manufacturing vice president for Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture developed by Dow and Saudi Aramco.

Northwood University will hold its winter commencement on Saturday, December 14, at 2 p.m. in the Bennett Sports Center on campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. Approximately 230 students are qualified to graduate: the DeVos Graduate School will confer 13 M.B.A. degrees, 105 B.B.A. degrees will be awarded from the traditional program and 112 from the Adult Degree Program. Don Taylor is this year’s winter commencement speaker. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in...

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Jacob Alplund, Brenda Beasley and Dewhitney Farrington enjoy Etiquette Dinner Introductions.

Northwood University Florida students recently gained both personal and professional protocol tips while enjoying their annual Career Services Etiquette Dinner. Designed to help students identify and avoid common etiquette pitfalls while presenting themselves in the best possible light, the reception and four course meal provided opportunities to create meaningful first impressions, provide proper follow-up, and more. “It was great to see the students learn how to direct their...

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Mark your calendars! As Northwood University Florida students gear up to hold their 2014 Auto Show of the Palm Beaches, their “Dine, Dream, Drive” theme promises family fun for everyone. The international affair is part of Florida’s 30th Anniversary Welcome Weekend activities which will greet alumni and friends from across the globe. Between the international food trucks, the family oriented activities, Seahawk women’s and men’s basketball...

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Melanie Bergeron

On Thursday, December 5, at 3 p.m., Northwood University will host Melanie Bergeron who will discuss the topic “The Company Story and Franchise Management.” The presentation will take place in the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend this free event.Melanie Bergeron, CFE (Certified Franchise Executive), is...

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The Northwood University Speech Team (Forensics) had another great showing the weekend of November 16-17 at the Falcon Classic/Birds of a Feather Swing hosted by Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. The team placed 9th out of 20 teams on Saturday, November 16, and 6th out of 20 teams on Sunday, November 17. On Saturday, the Northwood University Speech Team placed first place out of all Pi Kappa Delta teams present (Pi Kappa Delta is an honorary nationwide forensics...

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Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, IL, and Northwood University signed a new Articulation Agreement for Prairie State’s Business and Management degree students. Prairie State College graduates can earn their Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Management from Northwood University utilizing the transfer agreement.Under the agreement, Prairie State College students can complete three years of courses and then transfer to Northwood for their fourth...

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Entrepreneur Freddie Laker shares story as Adjunct Professor Stamas looks on.  

Freddie Laker, CEO and founder of Guide, a text-to-video software company and several other start-up companies, was the featured speaker at Northwood University Florida’s recent Entrepreneurship Roundtable Luncheon. Described as an entrepreneur who’s helped to develop companies since he was ‘in short pants,’ Laker first established Laker.net, an internet service provider and web design studio in 1996 before selling it...

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(l-r):  Ibrahim Lawton, Stephanie Hentschel, Matt Williams, Myisha Ishmeal, Amee Cox and Yancy Cobb.

On November 16-17, Northwood University sent the Mock Trial team to the Tobacco Road Invitational Mock Trial Tournament comprised of 24 teams and hosted by Duke University. Through engaging in trial simulations in competition with teams from other institutions, Mock Trial students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures.The Northwood team placed first in the competition by defeating Duke University and Elon University...

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Over 200 Northwood University Florida students recently gathered to learn more about the inspirations behind Presidential Medal of Freedom and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking, Fast and Slow. In the 2011 volume, Kahneman, an Israeli-American psychologist and winner of the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, reveals the results of years of research relating to the contrast between an instinctive, emotional and...

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Dr. Georgia Abbott shares expertise with Start-Up leaders.

Northwood Florida‘s Damien Kelly recently experienced one of those ‘ahaa’ moments when he participated as part of team Northwood University (NU) Florida as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week’s (GEW) Start-Up West Palm Beach, a three-day ‘incubator’ designed to bring ideas to life through mentorship and assistance from industry leaders and volunteers. As a team member whose goal was to assist a local inventor in bringing their...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team kicked off another season the weekend of November 9-10 on the campus of Central Michigan University (CMU) at the Perfect Pairs Swing hosted by the University of Michigan and CMU. Northwood University took 8th place both Saturday and Sunday despite competing head-to-toe with some of the nation’s best teams, such as Bradley University, first in nation last year, and North Central College, which ranked first in Northwood’s...

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(l-r): Weldon Hafley, Irving ISD interim superintendent; Melissa Cavazos, new student coordinator; Darien Moore, director of admissions & enrollment management; and Thelma Cantu, partners in education coordinator.

Northwood University officially became a strategic partner with the Irving Independent School District (ISD) on October 4, 2013, as a part of its high school partnership program. Representatives from the office of admissions and faculty will work with local high schools to provide presentations and information on the Business Canvas model “How to Write a Business Plan” and “Personal Finance,” as well as industry specific programming opportunities.Titled...

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Angela Jones

Northwood University Florida faculty, staff, students and friends recently paid tribute to our nation’s veterans while joining them for a remembrance.  The event took place prior to the Northwood Florida Seahawk basketball team’s second home game of the year against Michigan’s Madonna University. “I was honored to play a role in recognizing and thanking our veteran’s. They really enjoyed getting to know us, and the fact that they got...

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The Northwood University Texas Hospitality Management students with Michael Lansing, associate professor and chair, Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management. 

Four Dallas-Fort Worth influential women, Harriet Miers, Congresswoman Kay Granger, Patricia Chambers and Mary Ann Thompson, were recently awarded the Northwood University Distinguished Women’s honor at a Gala in Dallas. The University’s student participation and engagement of activities impressed these women the most.  This amazing celebration allows Northwood students to experience first-hand Northwood’s mission –“To develop future...

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Northwood University’s Annual Stafford Memorial Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s Michigan campus in Midland located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This year represents the 39th annual scholarship fundraising event that is planned and executed by a student executive board. The scholarship fundraiser begins with a reception starting at 5:15 p.m. with an interactive style dinner following at 6:00 p.m. during which a silent...

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On Tuesday, November 12, Northwood University hosted its annual employee service awards in the NADA Hotel & Conference Center. This year Northwood honored employees for five to 35 years of continuous or combined service to the University.35 years: Jamie Burns, Saginaw.30 years: Betty Beckham, Midland.25 years: Tina Brisbois, Midland; John Paulus, Midland; John Kilbourn, Freeland.20 years: Pat Riepma, Midland; Charles Franklin, Midland.15 years: Margaret Colarelli, Midland; Theresa...

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Shonn Hironaga, Jennifer Sanchez and Lucas Myhre arrived at the career fair early to learn about future job opportunities.

Northwood University’s Texas Campus held its first Mini Career Fair on November 6 in the Hopkins academic building, inviting four local companies to discuss career options that are available to our students. This was a wonderful opportunity for students to network with professional recruiters and find out about part-time, full-time and internship positions.  These openings applied to a variety of majors and industries, including: hospitality, automotive, management,...

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In a true reflection of its free-market roots and mission, Northwood University will host Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) events Nov.14-21. The mission of the global GEW initiative is to provide the public the opportunity to “try on” entrepreneurship by engaging the business startup community in one’s city or town. Northwood’s GEW celebration is one of 35,000 such events hosted simultaneously in 125 countries.As part of its system-wide GEW...

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Dianna (Clark) Akers poses with her Sparkle Screen SPF 30+ Sunscreen.

While many inventors share that opportunity is born of necessity, a Northwood University Florida alumna will happily add that what glitters can sometimes turn to gold. "If you've ever tried to get an unwilling child to put on sunscreen, you can feel my pain," laughed Dianna (Clark) Akers, a 1990 graduate. "Our family is outside and in the sun a lot, so ensuring that we're able to protect our skin can be a constant challenge," said the Fort Lauderdale, Florida...

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Drew Dedo with Kasey Lowry and Brantley Gilbert

While first dipping his feet into the entertainment management field as a sophomore at Northwood University Florida back in 2002, Drew Dedo likely had no idea that he’d be responsible for conceptualizing and developing one of the largest music festivals in the country. But today the Entertainment, Sport and Promotion Management (ESPM) graduate who recently produced and managed a two-day country music festival known as...

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Kevin Petrovsky

As Northwood University Florida begins its Sustainability Management program, leaders from across the globe are discovering the value of sustainable business practices and the key role they play in increasing the bottom line.  From cutting costs, to cultivating sales, to finding ways to increase shareholder interests, companies are finding that creative systems and processes designed to protect the environment and society end up increasing shareholder returns, cutting costs and...

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WHAT Northwood University39TH Annual Stafford DinnerWinter in the Woods WHEN Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 5:15 p.m. WHERE Hach Student Life Center4000 Whiting DriveMidland, MI 48640 For more information, call (989) 837-4366

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Alumna Allison Hancock's "Ask Ally" column serves as a valuable resource to consumers.

Well aware of the uncomfortable occurrences many women face while searching for and maintaining a car, Florida alumna Allison Hancock is now teaming with family members to ensure that the experience is a pleasant one. Hancock shared that she’s always had a passion for the business, and now equipped with her Northwood master of business degree and her bachelor’s degree in automotive marketing and management, she’s thankful for the opportunity to apply her passion...

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Picture L-R are: Back row standing - Karen Mozes, Dana Gildea, Radojka Nikodinovic, Quanetra Standfield, Alexandria Jackson, Acacia Simms, Anthony Irby, Jasmine Mention, Carolos Fernandez, and Carol Wagmeister. Middle row squatting - Sharnele Brown, Allison Hardiman, Emily May and Erin Riley. Front row - Atavia Blake, Adalberto Trujillo and Joshua Silverman

Northwood University Florida students began the academic year by reaching out to assist community neighbors with a variety of events. Volunteers joined together to participate in activities such as the Solid Waste Authority’s Paint Your Heart Out program which uses recycled paint to refurbish the homes of elderly and disabled residents, cleaning up area lake fronts and beaches in conjunction with “Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful” a local and...

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Donna Wagner

Northwood University announces the appointment of Donna Wagner as chair of the Aftermarket Management Program. Wagner will be responsible for the aftermarket program on the Michigan Campus and will assume this position starting November 1.Dr. Keith Pretty, president and CEO at Northwood University, states, “We are very pleased to have Donna as the chair of the Aftermarket Management Program. Her knowledge of Northwood and her experience in the automotive aftermarket industry will be...

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Dr. Tom Duncan interviews live with WPTV's Mike Williams.

As a last minute deal ended the partial federal government shutdown, many are saying it’s not over. Northwood University Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan recently caught up with WPTV anchor Mike Williams for a live, in-studio interview. When asked by the popular NBC anchor if this agreement would end the crisis over the U.S. debt, Duncan responded, “We’re going to be right back where we are tonight in about three or four months, when this temporary debt limit...

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Rollie Massimino

Rollie Massimino, Northwood University Florida’s head men’s basketball coach will be among a group of inductees into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2013, in Kansas City on November 24th. “The Class of 2013 includes some of the smartest and strongest players of the game, loyal coaches and influential contributors, many of whom are still integrally involved in the college game,” said Reggie Minton, Deputy Executive Director of...

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Northwood University announces new interim leadership posts for Dr. Bill Bateman and Dean Larry Lindsey. Dr. Bateman is moving from his current role as president, Michigan Campus, to interim associate dean of Northwood’s DeVos Graduate School while Lindsey will serve a dual role as the interim president of the Michigan Campus and continue as the dean of students for the Michigan Campus. These appointments are effective November 1st.In his new capacity, Dr. Bateman will provide...

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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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Doug Doran

Northwood University is pleased to announce the selection of Doug Doran as the Director of Admissions for traditional students at its Florida campus. Having gained solid experience in field recruiting for Florida since March 2011, the Comstock Park, Michigan native has served as an Admissions Representative, Transfer Student Coordinator, and most recently, as a Regional Admissions Representative. Having completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Management from Northwood...

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"Peonies on a Beveled Mirror" oil on canvas by Mica Jones.

The Northwood University Gallery has the pleasure to announce two shows which are free and open to the public. The first show is “Color and Light” by Mica Jones. The second exhibition is featuring the work of the Midland Artist Guild members. These events can be viewed at the Northwood Gallery in downtown Midland at 102 East Main Street. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday (except for Thursday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 10...

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Bottom: (L-R) Tara Coletti, Yasmene Harris, Damaly Brown, Glenique Knowles Top: (L-R) Alberto Saint Juste, Jacob Alplund, Diego Ortega

Northwood University Florida students recently enjoyed a presentation and a fashion show designed to highlight the benefits of professional demeanor and dress at their fall career services and student life event, titled “Dressing for Success.” Eric Lewis, a manager at Men’s Wearhouse, highlighted business dress options as he narrated the show along with Pamela Toussaint, a personal branding and image expert. While stressing that most individuals reveal far less...

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CEDAR HILL, Texas – Tyler McGowan, business owner, Executive Pastor of Administration for Ethos Church, Resident Assistant, and Northwood Royal Ambassador has a passion for learning.  McGowan is currently enrolled in the accelerated BBA/MBA program at Northwood University working towards his degree in marketing with a concentration in finance and international business.  While walking the campus of Northwood University, Tyler began formulating a strategy to one day...

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Northwood students at Chipotle in Cedar Hill

CEDAR HILL, Texas – To kick off the school year the Kappa Delta Chi Interest Group at Northwood University hosted their first fundraiser at the Chipotle in Cedar Hill, TX on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. The ladies received half of the proceeds from the hours of 5PM-9PM at this delicious Mexican style restaurant who are nationally recognized for their fresh ingredients and amazing burritos. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends came out to support the ladies. The ladies were...

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Dianna Childs, NU Alumna, Recreation Center Event Coordinator and Leah Walker, Health & Wellness with the Cedar Hill Recreation Center

CEDAR HILL, Texas –Northwood University’s Annual Health and Fitness Fair was held this past Wednesday, September 25th in the Lambert Commons.  Local community health and wellness providers were invited to inform students, faculty and staff about the many services available in Cedar Hill and surrounding cities. Participants had the opportunity to participate in free blood pressure, vision, body fat analysis and body mass index screenings and received valuable...

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Homecoming Court 2012-13

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Mark your calendars for the 2013 Northwood University Homecoming Celebration Saturday, October 5th! RSVP now at www.northwood.edu/crossingover/. Admission is five dollars at the door.  Returning Knights, please remember to wear your Knights Medallion.  The Crossing Over Ceremony symbolizes the crossing over of Northwood University graduates, students, colleagues, and friends of the University from various backgrounds and bonds them with each...

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(L-R) Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk of Dallas, Dr. Fegan, President of the Texas Campus; Patricia Chambers of Fort Worth, Texas and Harriet Miers of Dallas, Texas

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University continues its annual tradition of recognizing women for their contributions to their communities with the announcement of this year’s Class of Distinguished Women honorees.  On Wednesday, September 18, the Class of 2013 was announced at a media event hosted by Dee Lincoln, who was awarded this honor in 2008, at Dee Lincoln’s Dining Room & Bubble Bar in Uptown Dallas.  Created 44 years ago by the...

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The 50th Annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) will feature over 500 vehicles, the majority of which will consist of brands and models familiar to the general public. This year’s theme, “Cruising Through the Golden Anniversary,” focuses on where the show, as well as the automotive industry, has been, where it is now and where it hopes to go in the future. The Auto Show will also feature many “must see” vehicles....

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Northwood University’s 50th Annual International Auto Show is set for the weekend of September 27, 28 and 29. At this year’s show, the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) will be presenting an exclusive program to Northwood students, staff, faculty and alumni on Thursday, September 26, and Friday, September 27, in Griswold Lecture Hall.On Thursday, September 26, SEMA will host a career paths program exclusively for students and faculty of Northwood University...

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Esteban Benitez Bertoni

Esteban Benitez Bertoni from Paraguay, a student at Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School, was recently named a 2013 Delta Mu Delta scholar. He received the Richard L. Sonowski Award from Delta Mu Delta Society’s Board of Directors and the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship selection awards Bertoni $3,000 and can be applied to his educational expenses. The scholarship is named in honor of Sonowski who served as the executive director of Delta Mu Delta.Dr. Lance...

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Alumnus Gary Pierce

When Gary Peirce first learned of Northwood University Florida he was working the business side of Peirce Graphic Services, a South Florida organization he’d founded in 1989 along with his wife Linda to provide type setting services to publishers. “I discovered that I needed to learn more about accounting, economics and marketing, so when I first learned of Northwood University Florida, it sounded like a good fit,” said Peirce, who added that his first impression...

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Northwood University will be hosting the third annual Northwood University Auto Show Gala. The theme for this year’s fundraiser is “You and Me in ‘63” and will take place on Friday, September 27, 2013, at the Midland Country Club. A strolling dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a live auction to follow at 7:30 p.m. The event plans to celebrate the Auto Show’s 50th anniversary with a showcase of vehicles from 1963 and bringing back The Simone...

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On Monday, September 16, at 7 p.m. Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Dr. Benjamin Kleinerman, associate professor of political science at Michigan State University, on the topic “The Transformation of Barack Obama: Becoming Commander-in-Chief.”Dr. Kleinerman’s lecture is part of Northwood University’s Constitution Day celebration. The event will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood...

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Jim Lentz

The 2013 Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) will feature Jim Lentz, chief executive officer for Toyota’s North America Region. He will deliver a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, in Griswold Lecture Hall. His lecture is open to the public and there is no admission charge or ticket necessary.The VIP Panel, which includes executives representing a wide variety of automotive sectors, begins on Friday, September 27, at 10:30 a.m. in...

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Dara Ryan, Lynette Nadal, and Jen Wilson

As Northwood University freshman, Florida alumnae Dara Ryan and Jennifer Wilson had their sights set on winning careers in business and athletics. The two first met in the fall of 2000 while at Seahawk soccer practice, and quickly became friends as they embraced academic and athletic life.  Soon enrolling in English and Spanish classes taught by Dr. Lynette Nadal, the duo learned first-hand about accountability, as their professor, well known for demanding quality academic work,...

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Heather Gray

Northwood University recently welcomed alumna Heather Gray ‘home,’ as it selected the 1998 graduate for the position of Florida Adult Degree Program Admissions Representative.  In her new role Gray will apply her marketing and customer service experience toward promoting the program, which is designed to provide working adults with the opportunity to earn a bachelor of business administration degree in a variety of academic formats. After having earned an...

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Susan Dennett Participates in WPEC Education Town Hall

Susan Dennett, Northwood University Florida’s Academic Dean recently served as one of four lead panelists as part of WPEC CBS12’s Educational town hall meeting titled Your Voice, Your Future 2013. While sharing expertise relating to the importance of equipping students with sound critical thinking skills and proactively researching career interests while still in high school, Dennett played a valuable role in the televised forum which highlighted issues affecting...

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(L-R) Capt. Gil Miller, Commanding Officer, NAS Fort Worth JRB and Brian Rolfes, Northwood University Program Center Manager, Fort Worth

Students at the Fort Worth Campus were officially welcomed into Northwood University at convocation this week. Convocation is the first step in a student's academic journey at Northwood University; it is the official welcome for all students. Brian Rolfes, Program Center Manager, began by explaining to the students what it means to be a Northwood Student.  He explained the Northwood core values as well as the mission statement. Capt. Gil Miller, Commanding Officer, NAS Fort...

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(l-r): Dr. William Bateman, president of Northwood’s Michigan campus, and E.N. “Ned” Brandt, recipient of the Robert E. and Patricia L. Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award.

During Northwood University’s annual Opening Convocation on Tuesday, September 3, the University honored E.N. “Ned” Brandt, Northwood supporter, with the Robert E. and Patricia L. Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award. The honor was presented to him by Dr. William Bateman, Northwood University Michigan campus president.“We annually present the Robert E. and Patricia L. Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award to a person, group or...

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Michael Cesal

Northwood University recently announced the addition of three faculty members to various departments. These faculty members are: Michael Cesal, instructor of philosophy and political science; Christin Greiman, assistant professor of management; and Dr. Shauna Hanisch-Kirkbride, assistant professor of environmental science.According to Academic Dean Dr. Lance Lewis, “It is a delight to welcome each of these individuals to the faculty. They all bring significant teaching and academic...

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The Northwood University International Auto Show celebrates its "Golden Anniversary" as its 50th show approaches.

MIDLAND, MI – The annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) features over 500 new domestic and imported cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, vans, experimental and specialty vehicles, plus various exciting automotive aftermarket products. The theme for this year’s largest outdoor new car Auto Show is “Cruising Through the Golden Anniversary.” NUIAS General Chair Adam LaFurgey states, “This year’s theme,...

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Julie Tkach Hospitality Management Chair

Northwood University announces the addition of Dr. Julie Tkach to the faculty and her appointment as chair of the Hospitality Management department. As a professor and department chair, she will be teaching while also working with the Hospitality Management department’s specific events, such as providing food and beverages during the Northwood University International Auto Show, the annual Stafford Dinner and NU Style Show. Dr. Tkach will be responsible for ensuring program...

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Michigan Campus Entranceway

Northwood University will host a special dedication of its new entranceway on Tuesday, September 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and University Drive. Parking will be available at the Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.  Northwood University is proud to be a part of the Midland community. The construction of this new entrance will enable Northwood to be distinguishable to all who...

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2013 Welcome Back Lunch

Northwood Texas faculty and staff held their annual Welcome Back Lunch August 21.  Participants enjoyed a Fiesta provided by Taco Cabana, while dining on a beautifully decorated table of Northwood spirit gear adorned with the new Knight Mascot. The Knight to Knight Spotlight Awards were also awarded this summer. Faculty and staff were given the opportunity to anonymously recommend a fellow co-worker who went above and beyond to assist a fellow knight in the workplace.  This...

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Knights Athletic Conference

Longtime Sooner Athletic Conference commissioner John Hudson welcomed Northwood University to the SAC at convocation this Thursday.  Northwood begins play in the SAC this fall after competing for many years in the Red River Athletic Conference.  Texas Wesleyan and Southwest Assemblies of God Universities joined Northwood in leaving the Red River for the SAC.  The move became official for all three schools earlier this summer. “These three Metroplex schools...

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Bonfire at 2013 Welcome Weekend

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Squire Camp and Welcome Week are two exciting weeks that signify the beginning of the school year. Squire Camp is the official welcome for new Knights to learn what it means to be a Knight and the values and ethics of Northwood University.  Thursday the university held a new student meeting for the new Knights. Friday the students had a blast at the Mt. Lebanon Ropes Course followed by a bonfire and an Ethics Ceremony. Saturday was a student information...

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Professor Gilbert is interviewed by WPBF reporter Angela Rozier.

Florida professor Timothy Gilbert recently spoke with South Florida CBS and ABC affiliate reporters to share insight relating to both the Syrian crisis and reasons for the possible influx of illegal immigrants who are landing on South Florida shores. Northwood University faculty experts serve as a valuable community resource by sharing their expertise with local and national news media relating to a variety of economics, politics, education, environmental sustainability, and more. Gilbert...

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New students 'cross over' to become members of the Northwood University Family.

Northwood University Florida's Crossing Over Ceremony held special significance for its student body, as it signified a variety of meaningful transitions. The observance, designed to reflect the many positive changes that students are experiencing, highlighted the fact that students are 'crossing over' to a new life as they are each transitioning to a new educational environment, a new academic year, a new group of friends, a new home, and in many cases, a new country or...

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MIDLAND, MI - On Wednesday, August 28, Northwood University will host its annual Student Kick-Off Party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Hach Student Life Center located on campus at 4000 Whiting Drive. The goal of this event is to acquaint the Midland community with Northwood students, faculty and staff. The Kick-Off Party vendors include over 125 businesses, charities and nonprofit organizations from the Midland community as well as Northwood student organizations and departments. Teresa...

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Zach Lowe and Travis Riedel Place Second.(Photo by David A. Brown)

The Northwood University Fishing Club was organized in 2010 and became an official club sport in 2013. MIDLAND, MI – Two Northwood University students finished second place in the FLW (Forrest L. Wood) College Fishing Bass Tournament which was held on July 20 on Lake Champlain in New York.  Zach Lowe, a sophomore from Troy, and Travis Riedel, a junior from Falmouth, accepted a donation on behalf of Northwood University for $1,000 to be utilized for the...

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Dr. Tom Duncan, NU Florida President welcomes conference guests.

Northwood University Florida recently hosted over 400 Palm Beach County educators as they attended their annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pre School Workshop. Offering a variety of workshops relating to career pathways and readiness, the event held special meaning for Northwood University Student Life Coordinator Brandon Strassburger, a graduate of Olympic Heights High School as he reconnected with Peter Licata, his former principal. Having served as a mentor to Strassburger,...

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Men’s Head Soccer Coach Nasko Arsov

CEDAR HILL, Texas – In the latest preseason coaches' poll, the Northwood Men's soccer team was picked to finish 9th out of the 11 members of the Sooner Athletic Conference.  The Knights received 33 out of the possible 100 points, while the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma was the unanimous decision at the top of the preseason poll collecting 10 out of 11 first place votes and all 100 possible points. “I am looking forward to the season because...

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Knights New Logo

New Knights Are Ready to Call Northwood Home CEDAR HILL, Texas – The Fall semester is about to begin and the Knights are slowly starting to emerge on campus. This week you will begin to see trucks and carloads full of eager students ready to begin a new chapter of their life.  Along with the students you may also notice a few changes around campus. This summer the Northwood University staff has been busy adding special touches to the Texas Campus.  The most...

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Northwood University will host its annual New Students Move-in Day on Friday, August 23. MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University will host its annual New Students Move-in Day on Friday, August 23. The purpose of this event is to welcome new Northwood students and their families. Many great activities have been scheduled to help our new freshmen and their families adjust to college life. The orientations for incoming freshmen have already taken place over the summer weeks. This...

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Northwood University Texas CampusSponsored Active Shooter Conference

CEDAR HILL, Texas - This month Cedar Hill business leaders and community leaders learned how to prepare for an emergency situation. Northwood University’s Texas campus sponsored the Active Shooter Conference organized by the City of Cedar Hill and the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce. “The active shooter video was enlightening and informative.  Anytime you have a visual of a scenario that can change the outcome of a situation, is always helpful. “Run,...

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Kristy First enjoys boating while in college.

Having advanced to the top of Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" competition with her patent pending gift wrap invention, Florida alumna Kristy First exemplifies the Northwood Idea as she overcomes incredible challenges to pursue her dreams. Northwood University Florida graduate Kristy First is now living the dream of many entrepreneurs, and the winding road which has led to this point has deepened her belief in the healing power of family and prayer. As a Northwood University...

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Professor Michael Lansing

Professor Michael Lansing, this year’s winner of the Samuel Marotta Faculty Ethics Award, is a hero. He saw the smoke and flames bellowing from his neighbor’s home and called 911 and rushed into the house to save the woman and her dog on Lambeth Lane in Fort Worth. On June 6 at 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Lansing’s neighbor of 25 years was in her bedroom asleep when her smoke alarm went off. She thought it was malfunctioning and called Professor Lansing to help...

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Professor Timothy Gilbert shares insight with WPEC Anchor Ben Becker.

The WPEC television interview centered around a report stating that Florida's Rick Scott is among the country's worst governors. Florida professor Timothy Gilbert recently spoke with WPEC anchor Ben Becker to shed light relating to a report naming Florida Governor Rick Scott one of the worst governors in the country. Published by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Governor Scott, (along with seventeen other governors, overwhelmingly republican) has been...

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(l-r): Dr. Kristin Stehouwer, executive vice president, chief academic officer and chief operating officer of Northwood University; Dr. Keith A. Pretty, Northwood University President & CEO; Art Van Elslander; Albert Zehnder, vice chair of Northwood University Board of Trustees; and Daniel DeVos, chair of Northwood University Board of Trustees.

Detroit retail furniture pioneer Art Van Elslander recently received notable recognition for his professional, philanthropic and civic contributions from Northwood University. MIDLAND, MI – Detroit retail furniture pioneer Art Van Elslander recently received notable recognition for his professional, philanthropic and civic contributions from Northwood University. The Midland, Mich.-based University conveyed an honorary doctorate of laws degree on Van Elslander, founder and chairman...

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VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College.

Northwood University will begin offering classes this fall (2013) in an array of innovative and practical business curricula. MIDLAND, MI – To further meet the demand of aspiring business students throughout southeast Michigan, Northwood University is pleased to announce it has moved its Livonia program center onsite to Schoolcraft College’s dynamic VisTaTech Center located at 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia.The VisTaTech Center is home to Schoolcraft College’s...

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Bill MyersAssistant Golf Coach 

Bill Myers to Assist the Knights CEDAR HILL, Texas, August 9, 2013 – Northwood University, Texas is happy to welcome Coach Bill Myers as the Assistant Golf Coach for the Knights.  Coach Myers was born in Wichita Falls, Texas and graduated from Electra High School in May 1966.  He received his Bachelor's degree in History from Texas Tech and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Field Artillery in May 1970.  From 1970 to...

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Victoria ChandlerFashion Student

CEDAR HILL, Texas - Just in time for Tax Free Weekend, Northwood University marketing major with a concentration in fashion, Victoria Chandler shares what trends to keep an eye out for the fall season. NU: What color trends are in this season? VC: After a few seasons of ‘Over-the-top’ prints, Designers were ready to go back to the basics. Leopard, plaid, pinstripes all made appearances on the runway, but houndstooth was the breakout star by far. When it...

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Gregory StifflerDirector of Career ServicesMichigan Campus

He will begin his new position September 1. MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently named Gregory Stiffler director of career services of the Michigan campus. Stiffler is currently director of admissions for Michigan traditional students and will begin his new position September 1.Stiffler’s responsibilities as director of career services will include career planning assistance for traditional students on the Michigan campus. He will be responsible for increasing...

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Saginaw Program Center

Participants will have the opportunity to socialize with local business partners. MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University will host the Saginaw Chamber Business After Hours on Thursday, August 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the University’s Saginaw Program Center located at 5815 Bay Road, Suite 500, in Saginaw. The event is co-sponsored by WNEM TV-5 and Buffalo Wild Wings of Saginaw. WNEM will be conducting a live remote at the event.Participants will have the opportunity to...

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Professor Petrovsky is interviewed by ABC reporter Terri Parker for an environmental story.

Once deployed on a seismic research vessel, Florida professor Kevin Petrovsky has conducted geologic surveys on the ocean floor. Northwood University Florida professor Kevin Petrovsky knows a lot about environmental conservation, oceanography, natural resource exploration and extraction, coastal management and human impacts on the environment.  And it’s his unique capability to blend his hands-on experience and education toward teaching environmental sustainability and its...

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Travis KempAll-American Scholar

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University’s Travis Kemp has been named a GCAA All-American scholar.  This is the second such honor for Kemp, a Canadian who was Northwood’s 2013 class valedictorian.  "Back when I was still teaching I had Travis in one of my classes,” commented Northwood Texas Athletics Director Jack Allday.  “It was obvious he had a Cracker Jack mind, and Travis was one of those young men it was a...

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NU Gallery

Activities commence on Thursday, August 8, from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. MIDLAND, MI - The Northwood University Gallery will participate in the Taste of Downtown event. Activities commence on Thursday, August 8, from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The Gallery is located at 102 East Main Street and will showcase Northwood University's NADA Hotel & Conference Center chefs.This event is held by Midland’s Downtown Development Authority to highlight all of the various restaurants, retailers,...

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Diana VreelandDirector of Intensive English Program

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently named Diana Vreeland director of the Intensive English Program. She will oversee the newly launched full-time Intensive English Program including the development of curriculum. Vreeland will also serve as liaison with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and other professional organizations and groups.Vreeland recently served as the director of the Center for...

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WPEC's Chuck Weber interviews Timothy Gilbert.

Professor Timothy Gilbert shared that the plan is difficult to understand and causing anxiety among many Americans. South Florida WPEC anchor Chuck Weber recently turned to Northwood University Florida professor Timothy Gilbert to gain insight relating to public perception of the Affordable Care Act, popularly referred to as Obamacare. While pointing out that healthy individuals and business entities could be required to contribute to the government insurance plan, Gilbert shared...

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Wally Trejo, President of the Omega Delta Phi Colony and Monica Perez, President of Zeta Phi Sorority

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Northwood University, Texas Campus is happy to announce the colonization of a national fraternity.  This spring the men of Omega Delta Phi fulfilled their responsibilities to become an official colony. Once the colony reaches chapter status they will be part of the North Texas Region. The Northwood University Knights, will officially become ODPhi knights which is also the mascot of the fraternity. “Becoming an ODPhi has been life...

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Northwood Texas Twins, Maria and Anna Joseph

CEDAR HILL, Texas – At first glance you may think you are seeing double.  Meet Northwood University Texas Knights and student leaders Maria and Anna Joseph.  If you have attended the Student Welcome, Orientation and Registration Day (SWORD) you may have noticed that the first two people that greet you when you enter the Lambert building are the twins Maria and Anna Joseph.  They welcome each new Knight that comes through the door with a warm Texas...

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Adam LaFurgey

MIDLAND, MI – The Automotive Marketing department at Northwood University announces the selection of Adam LaFurgey as general chair of the 50th Annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS). With the importance of the upcoming show, the decision was made to implement two vice chairpersons to oversee the executive board. Justin Edgar was selected as vice chair of divisionals while Chelsea Shartle was selected as vice chair of operations. Northwood University...

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Valerie Freeman, Northwood University 2012 Outstanding Business Leader

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Jay and Valerie Freeman graciously welcomed the students from the graduating class from the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) to their home Wednesday evening.  Valerie Freeman is the founder and CEO of Imprimis Group, Inc.  Now one of the largest independently owned staffing enterprises in Texas, Imprimis Group serves as testimony to Freeman’s belief in the value of higher education, the opportunities of...

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Northwood University, Texas Campus President Dr. Kevin Fegan speaking at the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® reception

This year’s graduating class from the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) took part in a number of events on the Northwood University, Texas campus. Selected students from Afghanistan and Rwanda participated in the Business Boot Camp portion of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program which consists of dynamic, high-level business training, combined with leadership skills, for qualifying students. Boot Camp Northwood professors included, Dr. Tara Peters, Carla...

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Alumnus Scott Smoliak with his dog Bailey.

After enduring a harrowing experience while trying to save a four-legged family member, Northwood University alumnus Scott Smoliak turned to both his business management expertise and to a Northwood University DeVos Graduate School of Management Field Work Team with the goal of creating a nonprofit to help ease the burden for others. It all began when Smoliak had to rush Bailey, the family dog to an emergency veterinary hospital because he wasn't acting himself. There, he learned that...

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Thanks to Northwood University’s (NU) new degree program in Sustainability Management eco-conscious business students will be able to combine their passion for the environment with a proven business curriculum. Scheduled to start fall 2013, Northwood’s major in Sustainability Management positions graduates to meet the demand for business leaders and entrepreneurs who understand the economics of sustainability.“There is an increasing need for business managers and...

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Elvin Rodriguez, Collegiate Division Player of the Year Award

Knights shortstop Elvin Rodriguez has been honored as the 2013 Collegiate Player of the Year by the Metroplex Hall-Ruggles chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). A senior from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Rodriguez was the Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Year.  He was also named to the NAIA All-American first team.  Rodriguez is only the second Knights player to be named an NAIA first team All-American, joining former catcher Johnny...

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Celeste Lindell, Career Services Director Texas Campus

Northwood University’s Texas campus is happy to announce the appointment of Celeste Lindell to the position of career services director. The Northwood University Texas MBA graduate will assist the students as they look for the ideal career that fits their interests.  This will be achieved through on-campus events and workshops, resume reviews, effective interviewing skills, and growing student’s relationship building skills. “Over the last 20 years in...

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Incoming Freshman Eduardo Chairez and Graduate Assistant Francisco Chairez with the Northwood Knight

Northwood Knights and brothers, Francisco and Eduardo Chairez both share a passion for business.  Francisco, a Northwood graduate will begin working towards obtaining his MBA from the DeVos graduate program this fall.  While brother Eduardo Chairez will begin his Northwood career as a freshman looking to pursue a degree in management with a concentration in entertainment, sport & promotion management.   “I am excited to see both of my sons accomplish...

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Susan Dennett Academic Dean Florida Campus

Northwood University Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Dennett as academic dean.Northwood's Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Kristin Stehouwer commented, "We are delighted that Susan is joining our team in this capacity. She is the key academic leader for the campus and will have responsibility for supporting our learner-centered environment through a focus on excellence in teaching and learning, curriculum development and delivery, assessment, and overall program...

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Orientation guests enjoyed academic and extracurricular sessions.

As the new academic year approaches, many Northwood University students and parents are taking advantage of early orientation activities. Florida students and parents recently enjoyed both informative and entertaining events designed to provide a strong foundation for both academic and extracurricular success. Featuring a meet and greet session and an amphibious tour of the Palm Beaches on the famous 'Diva Duck,' the occasions included opportunities to meet with academic and...

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Northwood Texas Campus Prof. Sabine Adams

This summer the Northwood University Texas campus was once again happy to host the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge (FELC) Camp on campus.  The Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge is the flagship program of the Jesse Helms Center Foundation. The goal of FELC is to educate high school students about entrepreneurship, the differences between capitalism and socialism, free market economics, personal responsibility, principled leadership and corporate/personal...

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Michigan employers and citizens concerned about America’s sluggish economy and the impact of health care reform will have an opportunity to hear what leading economists believe health care reform will do to the economic recovery at a Northwood University-sponsored symposium titled “The U.S. Economy and the Impact of Health Care Reform.”This free of charge, public event is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m.–11 a.m. at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club located...

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New Knights Logo

A new Knight has shown up on Northwood University’s Texas campus.  The Knight, which is actually a redesigned graphic rendition of the school’s longtime Knights mascot, will be used in conjunction with not just athletic teams, but across the university. “We felt we needed a fresher, more aggressive looking Knight – one that has a more college-mascot look and feel,” explained Northwood Athletics Director Jack Allday. ...

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Church Family Administration Building on the Michigan campus

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University is hosting the annual Boys State program throughout the week of Sunday, June 16, to Saturday, June 22, sponsored by the American Legion-Department of Michigan. Similar programs are sponsored by the American Legion Departments across the nation. The elections held for Boys State earlier in the week resulted with Midland native Gabe Klotz, a senior from Midland High School, being elected governor.Boys State is an educational program that teaches...

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DeLois T. Leapheart

On May 9 Northwood University Professor DeLois Leapheart spoke at the 2013 Adoption & Permanency Forum in Grand Rapids. This program was sponsored by the Michigan Supreme Court- State Court Administrative Office and co-hosted by the Department of Human Services (DHS).Leapheart took part in the presentation titled “Getting Everyone to the Table: The nuts and bolts of how to implement the permanency forum team.” This program was attended by 254 participants from 64...

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(l-r): Stephanie Hentschel, Ibrahim Lawton, Amee Cox and Myisha Ishmeal.

The Noon Rotary Club of Midland invited Northwood University’s nationally ranked Mock Trial team to speak at their May meeting. Four students provided an overview on the progress of their team during the school year.The team also explained how a round of mock trial is conducted at tournaments around the nation, as well as the type of competition they routinely face at such tournaments. The students provided a demonstration of one component of a trial—opening statements....

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Brian Sandusky

As Northwood University welcomes future growth, its Office of Admissions has refined processes and systems to ensure that prospective students and their parents continue to receive personalized attention along with technological innovation. While high-tech tools such as QR codes, virtual college fairs and social networking engines help to ensure that the transmission of higher education information becomes seamless, nothing can replace the personal touch – and it's the home...

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Diana Webb

Northwood University Professor Diana Webb will be a judge at the 15th Annual Bay Harbor Vintage Car & Boat Festival on Saturday, June 22. This parade is open to the public. The festival runs from Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23, in Bay Harbor.This Bay Harbor event will host a collection of classic cars and wooden boats. Visitors to this yearly event come locally and from across the Midwest to reconnect with exhibitors and enjoy the variety of social events and...

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Colton Reavis

Colton Reavis, who saved eleven games during a 2013 baseball season that saw the Knights advance to the Avista-NAIA World Series for the first time in school history, has been drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays. A 5’11”, 205-pounder from Paris, Texas, Reavis was taken in the 30th round.  In his senior year Reavis had a 2.73 ERA while saving eleven games.  He struck out 32 opposing batters and walked only 16 in 33 innings.  Reavis held opponents to a...

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Timothy Gilbert shares expertise with South Florida's CBS affiliate.

As the United States government continues to rack up trillion dollar deficits, media focus on inappropriate federal spending continues – and ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX media members continue to turn to Northwood University experts for insight. "With headlines focusing on exorbitant taxes being spent on initiatives such as poetry grants for prisoners and telephone reminders to depressed citizens, there's a variety of material for comment, and we're thankful to have experts...

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Andy Rapp

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University Professor Andy Rapp will be speaking on Wednesday, June 12, in the Curtiss Hall Banquet rooms at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) where the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) monthly meeting will take place. During the meeting Professor Rapp will be presenting an overview on some of the nation’s most popular topics followed by an opportunity for attendees to share their insights and opinions.Rapp has been the host on Channel...

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Jeffrey Bennett

MIDLAND, MI – Jeffrey Bennett, Northwood University professor and director of automotive technology management, will be presenting during Automotive News’ annual online conference for F&I (finance and insurance) professionals and dealership managers. The conference will take place from June 11-13 and will consist of six webinars. This online conference is free to attend and recordings will be available for up to 12 months after the live event.Professor Bennett...

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Dr. Nasim Hosein

MIDLAND, MI – Students in Northwood University’s American Marketing Association (AMA) were recognized for their effort in the AMASavesLives campaign. This project took place from fall 2012 through spring 2013. Northwood’s AMA chapter earned the “AMAzing Efforts to Save Lives and Promote Organ Donation Awareness” award and was also rewarded for the Fall Best Event.This campaign is an event sponsored by the AMA collegiate chapters and Donate...

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Pitcher Cody Faulkner threw a World Series no-hitter, the first since 1992.

This was a season like none other for Northwood’s gritty baseball team.  Consider: The team made its first ever appearance in the AVISTA-NAIA World Series Shortstop Elvin Rodriguez was only the second player in school history to be named an NAIA first-team All-American Pitcher Cody Faulkner threw a World Series no-hitter – the first since 1992 and only the fourth in the event’s 57-year history Northwood was conference champion in its final year in...

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Joss Gosling

Harpenden, England’s golfer Joss Gosling has been named a first team NAIA All-American.  Additionally, Californian Derek Trofimczuk was named a third team All-American. Both Gosling and Trofimczuk are sophomores, and both competed with the Knights at the 2013 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship.  The event took place May 14-17 at the Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Oregon. Northwood finished the grueling, four-rounds tournament in 12th...

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Fariza Zain

CEDAR HILL, Texas –Northwood Lady Knight golfer Fariza Zain, a freshman from Singapore, has been named a first-team NAIA All-American.  Another freshman, Flower Mound’s Laura Deleonardis, was named a second team All-American.  And Honorable Mention was awarded to Northwood Senior, Esther Kang from Dallas, TX. The honors capped a great year for Northwood’s lady golfers, who were ranked seventh in the nation in the 2013 NAIA  post-season...

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Northwood’s Lady Knight Seniors Taylor Jones, Bethany Armstrong, Katie Cowan and Shelby Johnson

Northwood’s Lady Knights finished their final season in the Red River Athletic Conference in style, winning both the conference and the conference tournament, and advancing to the NAIA Regionals in Lubbock.  Additionally, Houston senior Bethany Armstrong was named NAIA second team All-American. The Lady Knights finished the year with a 29-19 record and were 19-5 in conference.  Their season came to an end when they were eliminated by Houston-Victoria in the...

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Professionals new to the motor vehicle aftermarket attended the University of the Aftermarket's Aftermarket 101 Seminar on May 29-30 at Federal-Mogul Corp.'s world headquarters in Southfield, Mich. SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Professionals new to the motor vehicle aftermarket attended the University of the Aftermarket's Aftermarket 101 Seminar on May 29-30 at Federal-Mogul Corp.'s world headquarters in Southfield, Mich. The program's goal is to educate new...

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2013 Reunion with Prof. Robert Harris

CEDAR HILL, Texas – One very unique opportunity that students are offered at Northwood University is a study abroad tour in Southeast Asia. For the last thirteen years, Prof. Robert Harris, Associate Professor and Division Chair of Arts and Sciences on the Texas campus, has taken students from the Michigan, Florida and Texas campuses on a trip of a lifetime to explore Asian history, culture and international business practices. Each year near the end of June, Semester in Asia...

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Regina Ricketts

Northwood University Florida is pleased to announce that it has appointed Regina Ricketts as its Adult Degree Program (ADP) Center Manager.Having joined Northwood University with a wealth of higher education experience, Ricketts will apply her knowledge in enrollment management and retention, academic advising, records management, and more, toward her new role of managing and overseeing the ADP department. Ricketts previously served as the Associate Registrar of South University and the...

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CEDAR HILL, Texas –It’s time to register for Northwood University’s Knights' SWORD (Student Welcome, Orientation and Registration Day).  SWORD is designed to make a student’s transition to Northwood University as smooth as possible.  At SWORD, young Knights learn about their new campus home, meet professors and register for classes. The mission of orientation is to provide new students with the foundation for academic and...

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MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently announced the winners of the Betsy and Dick DeVos Scholars for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Scholarship. This is an annual scholarship available to new students in the full-time BBA or four-year BBA/MBA program for the 2013-2014 academic year. These students who won the renewable scholarship competition will receive up to $40,000 over their academic career. This may be combined with Academic Merit Scholarships and other awards...

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Patricia A. Riley

Patricia A. Riley was elected to Northwood University’s Board of Trustees on May 17 during its annual meeting.In 2009, Northwood University honored Riley with the Outstanding Business Leader Award and in 2010 she received an honorary doctorate of laws degree at Northwood Florida’s graduation ceremony. She previously was a member of the Northwood University Florida Board of Governors.Riley is the founder and CEO of MDR Fitness/Clientele Beauty of Palm Gardens, FL, and...

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Albert (Al) Zehnder

Albert (Al) Zehnder was elected as vice chair of Northwood University’s Board of Trustees during its annual meeting on May 17. Prior to his election as vice chair, Zehnder has served as a member of Northwood’s Board of Trustees since 2005.Albert F. Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth and chairman of its board of directors, directs all strategic planning of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth; Zehnder’s 18-hole golf course, The Fortress; and...

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Daniel (Dan) DeVos

Northwood University’s Board of Trustees elected Grand Rapids native and entrepreneur Daniel (Dan) G. DeVos as board chair at its annual meeting on May 17. DeVos, who served as vice chair during the previous term, is a 1980 Northwood alumnus and national co-chair with his wife, Pamella, of Northwood’s capital campaign.DeVos is chairman, president and chief executive officer of DP Fox Ventures, LLC, a diversified management company with interests in real estate,...

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Northwood Texas Alumni at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Students may be on break for the summer months, but the Texas Alumni Network is as busy as ever. Several activities are planned to welcome our newest graduates to the alumni family, as well as opportunities to engage our seasoned alumni with their alma mater. An event on June 6th will help kick off the summer event calendar. The Texas Alumni Leadership Council invites all alumni to join them from 6:00-8:00PM at The Oasis at Joe Pool Lake for...

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Robert J. Grubb

On May 17, Robert Grubb was elected to Northwood University’s Board of Trustees during its annual meeting. Grubb also serves as national co-chair of Northwood’s capital campaign along with his wife, Julie, and is a member of Northwood’s Board of Governors.Grubb earned an associate’s degree in banking and finance, an associate’s degree in automotive marketing and a bachelor’s degree in management from Northwood University in 1980. He...

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