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Coach Rick Smoliak

Northwood University Florida Campus faculty, staff, students and alumni will remember Coach Rick Smoliak on Saturday, April 19th beginning at 10:45am, as they gather at the Gustave G. Broberg Athletic Complex to retire his number ten, enjoy a baseball game and a postgame barbecue with his family. Well remembered for the lessons he’s taught both on and off the field, Smoliak was a talented athlete with a passion for sports.  Drafted to play baseball for the New York Mets in...

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Midland, MI -- On Sunday, April 13,  21 tire dealer professionals, members of the tire media and notable leaders in the tire dealer industry gathered on the campus of Northwood University to officially kick off the  inaugural class of “Tire Leadership 21.” Tire Leadership 21 was specifically designed to develop the next generation of tire dealer managers and owners. During the two-week educational program, participants...

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Two-Day Seminar Explains the Foundation of Data Standards for Aftermarket Content Professionals Midland, MI – The University of the Aftermarket, in partnership with the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), will host a two-day seminar on the implementation and management of aftermarket catalog and product information standards. The program will be held July 16-17 in Troy, Mich. The program was developed for aftermarket catalog managers and product information...

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MIDLAND, MI – Two local organizations have entered into an agreement to promote teamwork, entrepreneurship and celebration of our past heritage. Midland Center for the Arts and Northwood University have announced an agreement that will allow for renovation of the Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center to accommodate the relocation of Northwood’s Admission and Recruitment Offices. Owned and operated by MCFTA, the Doan History Center will remain home to the Midland...

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(l-r): Models Megan Goucher and Jessica Warner

Northwood University’s 13th Annual Style Show took place on Friday, April 4, 2014, in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s Michigan Campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The event was planned and executed by the executive board, which consisted of 18 hardworking students coming from diverse majors. The executive board dedicated their personal time over the past academic year to plan out everything from the theme of the show, selecting clothing from the vendors,...

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Dr. Tom Duncan

Northwood University Florida Campus President Dr. Tom Duncan recently served as a panelist and keynote speaker at two Palm Beach County leadership events designed to support the healthy growth of business and industry in the region, and the role of higher education in fostering that growth. While serving as a panelist as part of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board’s Education Breakfast, Duncan highlighted to the crowd of 300 how the University’s curriculum and...

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On Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Steven Kautz who will discuss the topic “Lincoln’s ‘Deadly Moderation’: Was the Civil War a ‘Remorseless Revolutionary Struggle.’” 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...

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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 2014-2015 academic year. These students who won the renewable scholarship competition will receive up to $40,000 over their academic career. Seven of the winners are soon to be high school graduates while the eighth is a transfer student...

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Freshman Julia Cusumano manages her portfolio.  

About 80 Northwood University Florida Campus students recently delved into the financial markets by participating in a 30-Day Stock Market Challenge using an on-line educational program.  Assigned by Adjunct Professor Dr. Michael Olsher as part of their macroeconomics class curriculum, the project was designed to provide students practical knowledge relating to the history of stock and bond markets while implementing the use of the metrics necessary to evaluate a purchase of a...

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On Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Catholic Student Association will host Harry Veryser who will discuss the topic “Business as a Vocation: Integrating Faith and Work.” 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.Veryser is an adjunct faculty of economics...

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Dr. Tom Duncan

Northwood University Florida Campus President Dr. Tom Duncan will serve as a panelist at the Palm Beach County Business Development Board’s Education Breakfast to be held Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. Duncan will share information relating to how Northwood University curriculum and programs are serving business and industry at the panel which will focus on how area institutions fulfill workforce needs, and specifically serve Palm Beach County industries (such as business...

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(l-r): Northwood University President & CEO Keith A. Pretty and Tom Begin, Consumers Energy Area Manager.

Northwood University recently received a contribution from the Consumers Energy Foundation to be used in support of its newly constructed campus gateway entrance which was dedicated this past September. The Consumers gift will be recognized along with other gateway donors in a special area located near the entrance.“We are pleased to support Northwood University in its work to provide the best quality education to mid-Michigan residents,” said David Mengebier, president of...

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Dr. Brian Sandusky

As Northwood University continues to embrace its Academic Quality Improvement Program’s (AQIP) strategic theme of Cultivating Student Growth, its Florida Office of Admissions has recently added several new team members to assist in sharing the University’s philosophy, curriculum and programs with potential students. The group, led locally by Doug Doran, Florida’s Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, is concentrating on the conduction of informative...

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Emily Bagwell, District Governor

Circle K of Northwood University participated in the Michigan District of 59th Annual Circle K Convention hosted by Oakland University on March 28-30, 2014. Circle K International is a globally recognized service organization with more than 12,600 members in 17 nations. With projects ranging from March of Dimes to UNICEF’s Eliminate campaign, Circle K International is always helping the community become a better place to live. Circle K is a level under the...

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On Wednesday, April 9, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., Drs. Dale Matcheck and Alex Tokarev, economics professors at Northwood University, will host three lectures dedicated to one of the greatest champions of freedom. Milton Friedman Day at Northwood University will take place in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Members of the community are encouraged to attend this free event.Dr. Dale Matcheck will begin the lectures with his presentation on...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team competed in the Pi Kappa Delta (PKD) National Tournament March 20-23 hosted by Indiana University-Purdue. Pi Kappa Delta is an honorary nationwide forensics association and Northwood University was recognized this year for 10 years of Pi Kappa Delta membership.Unlike most national tournaments which sort schools into divisions by size, the Pi Kappa Delta tournament places all schools in a single division. There were over 600 competitors with...

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(l-r): Ric DeVore, Regional President, Detroit & Southeast Michigan, PNC Bank; Dr. Timothy Nash, Vice President of Strategic and Corporate  Alliances & Fry Endowed Professor in Free Market Economics, Northwood University; Dr. Keith A. Pretty, President & CEO, Northwood University; Pat O’Keefe, Founder & CEO, O’Keefe; Mike Boudreau, Managing Director, O’Keefe; and David Lochner, President, Michigan FirstMerit Bank.

Northwood University, Michigan Business Leaders Express Caution about Economic Future.According to Northwood University’s Drs. Keith Pretty and Timothy Nash, the future of the U.S. middle market—companies with revenues between $50 million and $1 billion— remains uncertain.“The U.S. economy is trying to recover but the uncomfortable reality it’s not as healthy as people and politicians want to believe,” stated Nash, vice president of...

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Northwood University will hold its 36th Freedom Seminar, “The Path to Prosperity,” April 10-13, 2014, at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in the Greektown district of Detroit, MI. The annual event, one of numerous hands-on learning experiences at Northwood University, brings students together with leading thinkers, economists, policy analysts and educators to explore and dissect important and pressing issues.“The U.S. economy is trying to recover and while there are...

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