Archives

Naima Mora

America’s Next Top Model and Detroit Native Naima Mora Will Join the Stage and Offer Fashion Career Insights at Student-led, Extracurricular Gala Involving Nearly 120 volunteers.From the driving beat of Kanye West’s latest hits to the softer, pop stylings of Taylor Swift, guests at the 13th Annual Northwood University Style Show will celebrate music’s influence on fashion and how it drives moods, milestones and moments in time on April 4 at 8 p.m. in the Hach...

Read the full post

John Gustincic

Northwood University Professor John Gustincic has recently been appointed to serve on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Higher Education Committee. He will serve a two-year term beginning April 1, 2014.ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. It consists of over 70,000 members, only nine of which serve on the Higher Education Committee. The committee provides input and guidance to the ACFE Board...

Read the full post

Jennifer "Jen" M. Panning

Northwood University will honor four individuals with the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Awards on Saturday, April 5, in Griswold  Dining Hall on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The reception will begin at 11 a.m. with the luncheon commencing at 12 p.m. (noon).The Outstanding Alumni Awards are given by Northwood University to its graduates based on the following criteria. All nominees must believe and support the University mission and core...

Read the full post

Northwood University and the Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity & Enterprise (ABDCCE) will be hosting a Learning About Business (LAB) Free-Enterprise Camp. This camp is an award-winning, six-day program for 30-40 business-minded high school sophomores and juniors who want to jumpstart their future success. The camp will take place June 22-27, 2014.The LAB Free-Enterprise Camp is challenging, enlightening and life changing. Now in its 35th year, this program is designed to develop the next...

Read the full post

(l-r): Nicholas Vetrano, Adam Zanetti and Harry Flotemersch.

On Wednesday, March 19, Northwood University and the Charles M. Bauervic Foundation announced the winners of the annual Fall Term Essay Contest on Northwood’s campus to continue its focus on “honoring a lifelong commitment to encouraging private enterprise for the public good through education, dedication and advocacy.”The Bauervic Award seeks to honor Charles Bauervic’s work and philosophy by encouraging free enterprise for the public good. Each year...

Read the full post

World renowned jazz legend, musician and artist, Bob James, will speak at a “fireside chat” hosted by Northwood University’s Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity & Enterprise (ABDCCE) on Thursday March 27 at 6 p.m. James will perform and also reflect on the role of entrepreneurship in his career as a recording artist and entertainer. The free public event will be held in the Griswold Lecture Hall located on Northwood’s Midland campus at 4000 Whiting...

Read the full post

Alumnus Wilson Enriquez (far left) and alumna Amber Johnson (far right) join Professor Bob Sundwick (center) to support students (L-R) Gisele Dormeus, Philip Mawamba, Daniel Tellez, Jevoane Prince, Taron Beckford, Nicholas Cooper, Zachary Lieberman, Juan Guerrero, and Michelle Ray.

Northwood University Florida Campus’ Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students recently earned a variety of awards and medals from this year’s Florida State competitions in Orlando, Florida, and now look forward to representing the University on the international level.   “I am always pleased to oversee Northwood University students as they compete at events such as this,” said Chair of the University’s Florida...

Read the full post

Dr. David Fry shares NU experiences.

Northwood University President Emeritus Dr. David E. Fry and Florida campus President Dr. Tom Duncan recently sat down to reflect on Northwood University’s history and to celebrate the vision of founders Dr. Arthur Turner and Dr. Gary Stauffer.  Northwood first opened its doors in Alma, Michigan on March 23, 1959, and the Florida campus began offering courses on March 6, 1984. The event, titled “A Conversation with Dr. David E. Fry,” which also...

Read the full post

RJ Spangler Trio with Larry Smith

Northwood University’s Michigan Campus Arts Council will host the RJ Spangler Trio on Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This jazz trio will be joined by Detroit jazz sax great Larry Smith. This event is free and open to the community.Larry Smith was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, where he got his start playing jazz showing the ropes to his friend jazz guitar great George...

Read the full post

Mock Trial Teams at Lake County Court House.

The Northwood University Mock Trial teams competed in the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) this past weekend at the Lake County Court House in Waukegan, Illinois. Two Northwood University teams joined 22 other teams to compete for six bids to the next round of competition and earned one of those six bids.Northwood Team 930 earned second place with a record of 7 wins and only 1 loss. With this record, Team 930 earned a bid to the National Championship Tournament (NCT) by winning their...

Read the full post

13th Annual Style Show: Runway Rhythm

The Northwood University (NU) Style Show executive board is composed of 18 hard-working students who are busy planning this year’s event. The show is bound to be an experience to remember and is set to take place Friday, April 4, at 8:00 p.m. in the Hach Student Life Center on the Northwood University campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. The public is welcome to attend the show as well as the gala reception directly following the event. For ticket information, please...

Read the full post

Northwood Night Tickets Seniors majoring in Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management Program get hands-on training in group ticket sales; will celebrate efforts at “Northwood Night at the Palace” during Pistons-Celtics game on April 5Students in Northwood University’s Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management (ESPM) degree program don’t just learn the tricks of the trade by sitting through classroom lectures. These aspiring marketers at...

Read the full post

Northwood University will host its second annual Honors Symposium on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. This Honors Symposium, sponsored by the Honors Program, will be held in the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies, room 110, on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. There will be a reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Sloan Alumni Lounge with the program starting promptly at 7:00 p.m. This event is free of charge and open to the public.The symposium will...

Read the full post

Nate Newman

Former Northwood University Florida Campus student Nathan Newman recently turned to his alma mater for interns while preparing to launch his new nonprofit social media website. “It was a no brainer,” laughed the former Management Information Systems major. “An intern from Northwood University offers me a person who I feel confident will one day become a leader in their industry, and the university’s teaching style provides me...

Read the full post

Mayor Muoio presents to Ira Raab's Class

Introduction to American Government students on the Northwood University-Florida Campus recently learned first-hand how the legislative and executive branches of city government work when West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Mouio visited their classroom to share details. Muoio, who is the Chief Executive Officer for the City of West Palm Beach, shared information relating to her background on the City Commission, her election as Mayor, the “strong mayor” form of government...

Read the full post

Northwood University’s Competitive Speech Team (Forensics) competed in the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League (MISL) state championship tournament hosted by Central Michigan University on Friday and Saturday, February 28-March 1. The team earned fourth place out of ten teams.Four students made it to the finals: Cody Colella, a senior from Pittsburgh, PA, placed 5th in persuasion and 7th in after dinner speaking; Kirk Longuski, a junior from Bay City, placed 3rd in persuasion,...

Read the full post

Dr. John J. DiIulio, Jr.

On Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Dr. John J. DiIulio, Jr. who will discuss the topic “Soft Despotism by Proxy? Tocqueville, Civil Society and Today’s Federal Government.” The lecture will take place in room 114 of the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and...

Read the full post

Northwood University Florida Campus President Dr. Tom Duncan and President Emeritus Dr. David E. Fry will celebrate the vision of founders Dr. Arthur Turner and Dr. Gary Stauffer in observance of the founding of Northwood University in Alma, Michigan on March 23, 1959 while reflecting on the Northwood University Florida Campus’ rich 30-year history. The presentation, titled “A Conversation with Dr. David E. Fry” will be held Thursday, March 20th from 3:30 pm -...

Read the full post

Justice Ira J. Raab

Several Introduction to American Government students have publicly voiced their opinions in letters to the Palm Beach Post editor.  The group, under the direction of Northwood adjunct professor Justice Ira J. Raab, a retired Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, is participating in a project which focuses on the media and how it impacts public opinion, politics and elections. “With the assignment being that they write a Letter to the Editor on a current...

Read the full post

Coach Rick Smoliak

As the Northwood University Family learned of the sudden passing of Rick Smoliak, hundreds of students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to pay homage to the much loved coach, and to acknowledge the lessons he’d taught both on and off of the baseball field. Northwood University Florida Campus President, Dr. Tom Duncan noted that “Coach Smoliak had a special way of connecting with his players.  His influence in their lives, and on their lives, grew over...

Read the full post

On Wednesday, March 12, from 6-9 p.m., Northwood University will partner with the Birch Run Chamber of Commerce and Concordia University to present an Education Fair for sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school, traditional, adult degree/non-traditional and graduate students. This free event will take place in the Birch Run Expo Center located at 11600 North Beyer Road, Birch Run.Over 40 colleges, universities, trade schools and military will participate in this event. Financial aid...

Read the full post

The 13th annual Northwood University (NU) Style Show executive board is hard at work planning the upcoming fashion show, Runway Rhythm. The show is bound to be an experience to remember and is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. Runway Rhythm will be held in the Hach Student Life Center on the Northwood campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. The public is welcome to attend the show as well as the gala reception directly following the event.The Runway...

Read the full post

Ice Sculpture

Northwood University’s Hospitality Management program hosted the 39th Annual Stafford Dinner on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Hach Student Life Center located on Northwood’s Michigan Campus. The event filled the venue with nearly 200 guests and helped to raise money for scholarships supporting the Hospitality Management program.The “Winter in the Woods” theme welcomed alumni and guests alike to enjoy a completely student-run reception, dinner, silent...

Read the full post

Steven Cao, Intramural Student Coordinator

Last week our intramurals organization had two large events—a Billiards and Ping Pong Tournament plus a Four-on-Four Basketball Tournament. Both proved to be highly intense tournaments and the students involved showed much excitement. The Billiards and Ping Pong Tournament started off with 30 competitors. After two hours of intense completion, we finally had our winners. Student Jessue Alvarado dominated in billiards while student Calvin Lehmann beat out everyone in ping pong. The...

Read the full post

Northwood’s Competitive Speech Team with Advisor Andy Rapp at Bowling Green State University.

Northwood University’s Competitive Speech Team (Forensics) competed in the Forensics is Beachin’ themed tournament February 22-23 hosted by Bowling Green State University. The team took two second place finishes out of 15 teams on Saturday and 14 teams on Sunday. They took home two specially made tournament trophies, one of which was hand-carved out of wood only grown on the island of Oahu.On Saturday, February 22, seven students made it to the finals. Cody Colella, a...

Read the full post

Members of Mock Trial Team at Notre Dame.

The Northwood University Mock Trial teams competed in the first round of the elimination season February 22 at Notre Dame University. Two Northwood University teams joined 24 other teams to compete for eight bids, earning two of those eight bids.Northwood Team 930 earned eighth place and a bid to ORCS by winning their rounds against DePaul University and Hillsdale College. Northwood 930 also split ballots in their rounds against Michigan State University and another team from Hillsdale...

Read the full post

(lr): Kay McCoy, Professor Harris, LaVerne McCall

Professor Robert O. Harris, Jr., chair of arts and science on the Texas campus of Northwood University, presented his program “My Friend Bill and His Friend Tom” to the Criterion Book Club of Dallas. The club hosts noted experts in literature at its monthly meetings. The program details Harris’s friendship and literary collaboration with his friend William Jay Smith, former U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, and Smith’s friend, the great...

Read the full post

Professor Steve Brazill

Northwood University’s Professor Steve Brazill attended the invitation-only unveil of Ford Motor Company’s 2015 Expedition model ahead of the Dallas Auto Show.  Texas is an important market for trucks and SUVs in general and for Ford, in particular.  Ford recently unveiled the newest version of its top-selling F150 which features an innovative aluminum body.Jackie Marshall DiMarco, chief engineer of both the F150 and Expedition redesigns, was present at...

Read the full post

(l-r): Aaron Grace, Northwood student, and Douglas Strock.

Aaron Grace, a Northwood University junior from Flushing, participated in the final stage for Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize (MCIP) in Ann Arbor on February 13-14. The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan organizes a yearly competition statewide named MCIP, an entrepreneurship and innovation challenge, with more than $100,000 in prizes. Northwood undergraduate students are competing against a majority of teams consisting of graduate students from statewide...

Read the full post

The Northwood University Gallery has taken up temporary residence at a new location in downtown Midland. As it awaits completion of the new 83,730-square-foot retail and residential development planned for the corner of Main and Ashman streets the Northwood University Gallery is serving customers at 219 Main Street, between McDonald and Rodd. According to University officials, both the Gallery’s temporary and future homes mark a positive move for  the University and the...

Read the full post

Style Show 2014

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY “RUNWAY RHYTHM” STYLE SHOW WHERE Northwood University Hach Student Life Center 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 WHEN 8:00 p.m. April 4, 2014 COST Gala Show $30 Individual $55 Couple $15 Child (12 and under) To purchase tickets or for more information, visit northwood.edu/styleshow/

Read the full post

(l-r): Gabby Esparza, Nicola Jeffires, Meagan Flores, Sirenia Cebrero, Ali Anabtawi, Monica Perez, Crystal Dixion, Gabbie Sanchez, Sara Frederickson, Colnique Grinion, Elizabeth Hernandez

The Texas campus is proud of its student organizations and their hard work, student involvement, high enthusiasm and school spirit. This week Northwood Texas would like to shine the spotlight on one of its longest running and extremely active student organizations, Zeta Phi Sorority.Zeta Phi is a local sorority that was established on the Texas campus in the year 2005. Because of a strong foundation, strong leadership and dedicated members the organization is bigger and better than ever....

Read the full post