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MIDLAND, Michigan (February 27, 2014) - Northwood University announced today a restructuring of its Texas operations to adapt to the new reality of today's higher education market. These significant actions will ensure its Texas operations' ongoing relevance, vitality, and financial strength to provide students with a world-class business education. The restructuring actions will include: Ceasing its residential operations at the Cedar Hill, Texas, location Continuing to expand its...

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Pictured in the photo left to right are Maria Tornquist, Jake Lockhart, Fred Mattison, Hanna Lindstrom, DJ Quinterro Hernandez, Genny Nugent, Tiffany Larsen and Chris Lee.  

Northwood University Florida’s Seahawk basketball game recently held special meaning for eight students as they were inducted into the Northwood Florida 2014 Seahawk Homecoming Court. “Highly anticipated by students, the announcements generated a lot of requests that I release the information early,” laughed Brandon Strassburger, Northwood University Florida’s Student Life Coordinator of the proclamation which took place as part of half-time activities...

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Ryan Heuther, Akeem Saunders, Dr. Tom Duncan, John Kazanjian and David Menten  

Northwood University Florida recently recognized four graduates for their contributions to industry and to the communities in which they live and work at its Outstanding Alumni Awards (OAA) Dinner. Held as part of Northwood Florida’s 30th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend, the event recognized alumni for leadership, volunteerism, service, and more. Among those honored were: Alumni Achievement Award David Menten 91’ (BBA) Weston, Florida President, Sawgrass Ford After...

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Kyle Batta

As Kyle Batta, the captain of Northwood University’s Auto Show of the Palm Beaches gears up for this weekend’s event, he is now releasing his list of TOP 5 CHICK MAGNET RIDES which will appear in the show.   Northwood University Florida Auto Show Hours: Saturday, February 22nd 10am - 6pm Sunday, February 23rd 11am - 5pm For further information please call (561) 681-7972 or visit www.northwood.edu/pbautoshow Completely subjective, Batta’s...

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Ken Czubay, Timothy Gilbert, Richard Earl and Howard Polirer

Northwood University Florida welcomed three well known industry experts to its panel discussion as part of the official opening to its Auto Show of the Palm Beaches. Richard Earl, Howard Polirer and Ken Czubay shared knowledge and a variety of experiences while discussing current automotive marketing and management industry trends. Richard Earl shared how his grandfather Harley Earl, the pioneer of automotive design, revolutionized the art by creating innovative models from clay, a technique...

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(lr): Summer Smith, Brent Corley, Ian Folsom

Northwood supported American Heart Month by offering the American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR AED class on February 7.  The class taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an Automatic External Defibrillator. Summer Smith stated, “The course was very helpful.  The previous courses I have taken were not as elaborate.  Glad I was able to take this course with updated features.” “This class was engaging, fun and...

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(l-r): Chris Borgman and Travis Covert

Following their team’s success at the Collegiate DECA State Career and Development Conference in Battle Creek February 7-9, two Northwood University students qualified to compete at the International Career and Development Conference April 22-27 in Washington DC. Christopher Borgman, a sophomore from Commerce Township, placed second in corporate finance and Travis Covert, a junior from Lansing, placed first in entrepreneurship. An estimated 160 students participated in this...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team novices (first-year competitors) competed on February 8 at Novice States Speech Championships hosted by Hillsdale College and the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League (MISL). The novices took on tough competition from all across Michigan but really showed their talent by taking 4th place. This brings the total number of wins up to 53 for the season. Cherell Granger, a sophomore from Gaylord, captured the title of Novice State Champion in...

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Northwood University’s 39th Annual Stafford Dinner will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s Michigan campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This dinner event is planned by an executive board comprised of Northwood students enrolled in the Hospitality Management program. These students have been planning this dinner since April 2013 and are excited to share the night with guests. The scholarship fundraiser will begin with a...

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Members of Mock Trial Team, Justice David Viviano and Student Honors Association.

Recently several Northwood University students attended a luncheon hosted by the Midland Bar Association. At the luncheon, students not only met with practicing lawyers with diverse backgrounds but were also honored to hear guest speaker, Justice David A. Viviano, who discussed his experience this past year since his appointment to the Michigan Supreme Court. Justice Viviano compared and contrasted the different functions of courts in Michigan. At the trial court and Court of Appeals level,...

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Northwood University Business Professionals of America (BPA) students competed at the State Leadership Conference held in Grand Rapids on Saturday, February 8, 2014, with 25 qualifying for nationals. Nationals will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 30-May 4, 2014.  Northwood competed against students from Michigan universities such as Davenport University, Northern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Michigan College,...

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Alex Adams

Senior Alex Adams has been named Track & Field Player of the Week for the Sooner Athletic Conference. The award was for the week ending February 8th. Adams won the award based on his performance at the University of Central Oklahoma Indoor Invitational. The meet was held at Norman, Oklahoma, where Adams won the shot put with a throw of 56’ 3”. Adams outdistanced the second place finisher by almost nine feet. The winning throw by Adams was...

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Three Resident Assistants

Over the course of an academic year, Resident Assistants on the Texas campus of Northwood University are expected to plan and execute various programs for campus residents. The spring semester started with three successful programs that meet a wide range of interests. Programs are divided into two categories – educational and social. Each Resident Assistant is charged with planning one of each type over the course of a semester. This current semester kicked off with an Xbox...

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After a long absence from the spotlight, Northwood University Texas Mock DECA participants from Irving ISD Nimitz High School DECA Chapter competed in district competition. Two students, Nadia Robledo and Laura McLean, advised by CTE teacher Tammy Clark, have advanced to state level competition. In addition, Laura McLean has been accepted to Northwood University in Cedar Hill. She is looking forward to participating in DECA at the collegiate level. While Laura has already been...

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Dr. Tom Duncan

Northwood’s University’s most diverse residential campus looks forward to a bright future as it embraces its rich history.              By Dr. Tom Duncan, Northwood University Florida President Although the Northwood Idea was alive and well when the university’s Florida campus first opened for classes in March, 1984, the institution’s dense swamp land wasn’t the...

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Head baseball coach Jeremy Kennedy has been honored as the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Regional Coach of the Year for the Mid-South region. The award was presented at the ABCA’s annual meeting, held last month at the Dallas Hilton Anatole hotel. Some 3,700 coaches attended the convention, and more than 300 exhibitors were also on hand. Kennedy is entering his seventh year as head coach of the Knights baseball program. Last year his team finished sixth...

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Mini Career Fair

Northwood University’s Texas Campus invited four local companies to attend their mini career fair on February 5, 2014.  They visited with Northwood University students and discussed career options that are available within a variety of industries and majors which included hospitality, automotive, management, accounting, finance, advertising, marketing, international business and entrepreneurship. Dominique Williams from Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) shared...

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Former Northwood  All-American shortstop Elvin Rodriguez was presented the Carroll Beringer SABR College Award between games of a February 8th Knights doubleheader. Currently a student-assistant for the baseball team, Rodriguez will begin his second season in professional baseball later this year.  Rodriguez will again hold down the shortstop position for the Rockford (Illinois) Aviators. A native of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Rodriguez helped the 2013 Northwood baseball team...

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Northwood University Florida’s Auto Show of the Palm Beaches panel discussion will feature three well known industry experts who will share their experiences while discussing current automotive marketing and management industry trends. The event will be held Friday, February 21st from 1:30pm – 3:00pm at Northwood University Florida’s DeVos-Cook Academic Center Room 100. Dress is business casual. Northwood University Florida Auto Show Hours: Saturday, February...

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Northwood University Florida’s 2014 “Dine – Dream – Drive” themed Auto Show of the Palm Beaches, has added a Modified and Classic Car Exhibit to the mix, promising family fun for everyone. To be held on Sunday, February 23rd, the specialized exhibit joins Florida’s 30th Anniversary Welcome Weekend activities which will greet alumni and friends from across the globe. The Auto Show of the Palm Beaches will include...

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Mock Trial Students.

Recently the Northwood Mock Trial Team competed at the 2014 Mock Trial Tournament hosted by New York University. The event was held at one of the nation's premier courthouses located in downtown Brooklyn, NY. Invitees included past winners of the Mock Trial National Championship Tournament (NCT) and other strong teams.Northwood University placed third against top schools such as New York University, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, Northwestern...

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OBL Class of 2014 (L-R) Richard DeVos, Jr., J Ferron, David Gilmour, Lisa Copeland, Daniel Langdon, Jonathan Hage, Richard Garber and Thomas O'Hare

Northwood University students, faculty, staff and friends recently enjoyed a variety of inspirational Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) events designed to provide the opportunity to gain from experiences of the honorees. While sharing anecdotes relating to the obstacles and challenges they encountered while on their personal road to business success, as well as remedies relating to how they overcame them, the  prestigious visitors attended a variety of university events designed to...

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Sarah Lack

Northwood University’s Texas campus is happy to announce the appointment of Sarah Lack to the position of ADP Program Center Manager (PCM). Lack  joined  Northwood University in 1999 as the business office receptionist while pursuing her BBA at Northwood. Upon completion of her BBA, she joined the ADP team (University College at that time) as an admissions representative where she was responsible for recruitment of ADP and residential transfer...

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Professor Gary Brahl

Professor Gary Brahl’s Current Issues in Advertising class journeyed to Dallas for a tour of the commercial post-production facility known simply as 3008—coincidentally,their street address.  Students had the opportunity to observe first-hand as future commercials went through their final technical and artistic processes before release to the media. Executive Producer Anne Strock told the students, “We love what we do and are happy to talk about...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team (Forensics) competed in the Eastern Michigan University Alumni Invitational on January 31. The 10-member team took on nationally ranked teams placing in the top five. This tournament was another win for Northwood, bumping their seasonal standing up to 54 wins.Four students made it to the finals in four events: Cody Colella, a senior from Pittsburgh, PA, placed 6th in impromptu; Taryn Rubino, a junior from Dryden, placed 6th in programmed oral...

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Comedian Ronnie Jordan

This past Sunday Texas students gathered in the Gaubert Student Activity Center to watch Super Bowl XLVIII. The evening was filled with yells, cheers, football snacks and fun conversation. As most of the room was occupied with Bronco fans, it was quite a disappointment for a majority of our students to watch the Denver Broncos lose to the Seattle Seahawks. “I could have sworn the Broncos would have won this game but, even though they lost, I still enjoyed hanging out with my friends...

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Agapito Chavez

Impact Cedar Hill Drug Prevention Resources, Inc. (DPRI) helped Northwood University's Texas campus commemorate The National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) "National Drug Facts Week" (January 27-February 2) by providing eye-popping banners with educational information on the effects of alcohol, prescription drugs and marijuana.DPRI representative Agapito Chavez stated, "The purpose of DPRI is to get the information out there and empower students to make the right...

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Kathleen Vertin

Northwood University’s Hospitality Management program will welcome Kathleen Vertin as keynote speaker for the 39th Annual Stafford Dinner to be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s Michigan campus. Vertin serves on the Board of Trustees for Northwood University and has spent the bulk of her career overseeing the strategic, financial and marketing direction of Visioneering, Inc., a supplier of tooling to the automotive and...

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Dr. Doina Harsanyi

On Thursday, February 13, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Student History Club, together with the department of social sciences and humanities, will host its annual faculty lecture. Dr. Doina Harsanyi, professor of history at Central Michigan University, will speak on “Love in the Enlightenment” in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community...

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Dr. Diana Webb

On Wednesday, February 19, at 7 p.m., the Finance Association of Northwood University and Dr. Diana Webb will host a personal Financial Workshop. This event will take place in the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies, room 210, 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.The topics for the workshop include budgeting, retirement planning and the...

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