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Tom O'Hare, the retired former president and CEO of Worldpac, will serve as the opening speaker for the next University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 program. "Tom O'Hare is one example of the kinds of high-caliber aftermarket leaders and leadership concepts that participants will be exposed to during the Leadership 2.0 program," said University of the Aftermarket Director Brian Cruickshank. "We are thrilled that Tom will speak about his view on leadership within...

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By Dr. Richard Ebeling The Declaration of Independence, proclaimed by members of the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, is the founding document of the American experiment in free government. What is too often forgotten is that what the Founding Fathers argued against in the Declaration was the heavy and intrusive hand of big government. Most Americans easily recall those eloquent words with which the Founding Fathers expressed the basis of their claim for independence from Great Britain...

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Dr. Ebeling in the classroom

Libertarian Richard Ebeling Examines the Significance of the Declaration of Independence and the State of Today’s Government Involvement In honor of Independence Day celebrations across the United States, Northwood University economist and noted libertarian thought leader Richard Ebeling has penned a new position paper, A Declaration of Independence from Big Government. The whitepaper is the latest addition to Northwood University’s Free Market...

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Diamone Evans and Tina Bailey

When Tina Bailey visits Northwood University Florida it’s a family reunion of sorts. The adult degree program student who resides in Kissimmee, Florida and takes her classes completely online often visits her daughter Diamone Evans, a traditional student living in the residence halls. “People are amazed when they hear that we’re both attending Northwood University and learning the curriculum in two completely different formats,” smiled Bailey....

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2013-2014 Leadership 2.0 Class

Midland, MI - The University of the Aftermarket has officially opened registration for the next Leadership 2.0 class, which begins August 24-29, on the campus of Northwood University in Midland The second session will be held March 8-13, 2015, at Northwood’s West Palm Beach, Florida, campus. Participants must attend both sessions. Leadership 2.0 is an intensive post-graduate--style leadership and business skills education experience designed to promote the development of the next...

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Northwood University recently received a 4th place rank in the "Best Private Business Schools" category in the national 2014 PayScale College ROI Report. The survey revealed Northwood University delivers a 9 percent annual return on investment (ROI) for its graduates. In 2013, Northwood University ranked 7th overall in this same category. The PayScale Survey ranked more than 900 U.S. colleges and universities based on total cost and alumni earnings. The study's annual ROI...

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Pictured left to right, are: Students Jevoane Prince and Nicholas Cooper, Client Don Tocco, Student Lee Johnson, Associate Professor and Project Advisor Michael Tuttle  

Northwood University Florida’s Build the Business project recently provided several students the opportunity to formulate strategies designed to bring a product to market. “The purpose of the project was to encourage teams of three interdisciplinary students to formulate a creative plan to market a unique book created by the client,” said Associate Professor Michael Tuttle who advised the assignment, in which teams were guided through three levels of...

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Tommy Lasorda

Northwood University recently bestowed Tommy Lasorda with an honorary doctorate degree at its 2014 commencement ceremony held at its West Palm Beach, Florida campus. Featured in this CBS12 story, Lasorda was a teenager growing up in Norristown Pennsylvania, when a milk carton “contented cows give better milk” slogan continually reminded him to do whatever it took to support his buddies, a quality that would serve to recognize him as one of the...

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Chris Clements. Photo Source: Miami Dolphins

Northwood Alumnus, Chris Clements, will be responsible for the club and stadium’s financial, insurance, banking, business systems, and purchasing operations of the Miami Dolphins. See the full article on the Miami Dolphins website (miamidolphins.com) The Miami Dolphins have announced Chris Clements as senior vice president, chief financial officer. He will report directly to president and chief executive officer Tom Garfinkel and will be responsible for the club and...

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Alan Maciag, Wash Day, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 48"

The Northwood University Gallery is hosting a new show entitled “Landscape and Vessels.” Running through May 31, the exhibition features the work of local artists Alan Maciag and Ryan Taylor. The show is the first hosted by the NU Gallery at its new temporary location in downtown Midland, situated at 219 Main Street, between McDonald and Rodd. “This is an exhibit which art lovers of every kind will truly enjoy. Both Maciag’s and Taylor’s...

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Michelle Srbinovich, the co-general manager at WDET 101.9 FM, stands inside the station's massive record collection. Photo Source: Crain's Detroit Business

Michelle Srbinovich, Northwood Alumna, has been named one of Crain's Detroit Business "Twenty in their 20's" for 2014. The list highlights rising business leaders and Northwood is proud to see Michelle rising to the top. See the full article on Crain's Detroit Business (crainsdetroit.com) Michelle Srbinovich has put WDET 101.9 FM's digital fundraising and marketing efforts into hyperdrive since joining the Wayne State University public radio station in December...

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Sandra E. Pierce

FirstMerit Vice Chairman and Chairman and CEO of FirstMerit Michigan, Sandra Pierce, and Dow Corning CEO and President, Robert Hansen, will address the members of Northwood University’s graduating class of 2014 on Saturday, May 10. Pierce will address graduates during a morning ceremony at 10:30 AM while Hansen will address graduates during an afternoon ceremony at 3 PM. Both ceremonies will take place in the Bennett Sports Center at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. According to...

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(l-r): CodyColella, Katelyn Dey, Taylor Smith

Northwood University recently announced the winners of the 4th Short Fiction Writing Competition sponsored by the Strosacker Library Advisory Board. The theme for this year’s contest was “Meet Me At….” Taylor R. Smith, a senior and son of Bob and Pam Smith of Midland, earned first place for his entry, “Meet Me At Montecelo’s.” Cody Colella, a senior and son of Gary and Patty Colella of Helena, Mont., earned second place for...

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Northwood University is pleased to share that Lon Morey and The Morey Foundation have partnered to offer 20 scholarships for Isabella County High School students interested in attending the unique and innovative Learning about Business camp. The week-long program will challenge students in a simulated business environment and advances the mission of The Morey Foundation to support and enrich the education, cultural, social and economic life of Isabella County.   Learning...

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Northwood University will host its second annual Entertainment & Sport Management Symposium from 10p.m. till 3p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. This Symposium, sponsored by the Entertainment & Sport Promotion Management Association and Professor Preston James IV, will be held in the Griswold Lecture Hall, on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This event is free of charge and open to the public. The symposium will consist of two panel discussions. The...

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YAHOO! Education recently published an article outlining the six degrees that make your resume look good.  What fell in at number one?  You guessed it, Business Administration.  Northwood University helps students to earn three of the top six degrees.  Finance and Health Care Administration also make the list.  Highlights from the article are below, see the full article at education.yahoo.net Why does a Business Administration degree look so...

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United Way of Midland County

United Way’s Spirit of the Community celebration honors local businesses. United Way brought our community together for the Spirit of the Community Celebration on April 17th. This exciting and popular event honors the many ways that individuals and organizations are lending their time, talents, voices and hearts to create a better and stronger community. United Way celebrated the incredible impact of our local corporations and businesses, both large and small, through the...

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Dr. Tom Duncan interviews live in studio with WPTV's Michael Williams.

As many American’s strive to achieve financial stability and global economies remain a focus, media members continue to turn to Northwood University experts for insight. This past week, South Florida NBC and CBS stations turned to Northwood University Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan, adjunct professor Michael Olsher, and professor Timothy Gilbert to share insight relating to reports that the United States middle class was no longer the most affluent group on the globe, legislation...

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Northwood University will celebrate the work and accomplishments of Friedrich von Hayek, author of the top-selling book, “The Road to Serfdom,” on Friday, April 25. Hailed as “Hayek Day,” the event will feature presentations on topics related to Hayek’s political and economic thought, most notably the business cycle theory for which he earned a share of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1974. Gregory Alan Thornbury, president of The...

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On Wednesday, April 30, at 6 p.m., a group of 15 Northwood University seniors will present the results of their web development projects. The students have been working with two nonprofit organizations, Little Forks Conservancy and Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association for nearly seven months to complete these two separate projects. This is the first time the graduating class of the Management Information Systems (MIS) major has completed two separate projects for two different local...

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Student Contestants (L-R): Nicholas Cooper, Joavane Prince, Lars Nys, Jake Lockhart, Edward Lomax and Chase Dittmer

The Northwood University Florida Entrepreneurship Society pitch competition recently unveiled a variety of creative ideas for startup companies, including a removable wallpaper invention, software applications designed to improve shopping and night life experiences, and the winning entry - software tailored to assist legal marijuana dispensaries by utilizing an e-commerce platform.  “Part of what motivated me to develop my software was...

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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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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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(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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Style Show 2014

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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(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...

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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...

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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/

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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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(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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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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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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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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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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Northwood University students were recently provided the opportunity to ask questions of the Outstanding Business Leader Class of 2014 at an afternoon forum held Friday, January 31st at Northwood University Florida. The event provided the opportunity for honorees to share 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 eight nationally known business leaders will...

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The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team (Forensics) competed in the 13th annual Bulldog Battle in Indianapolis, IN, on January 18 hosted by Butler University. Northwood University placed 10th out of a total of 21 teams.Four team members made it to finals in five events: Kirk Longuski, a junior from Bay City, took 3rd in impromptu; Taryn Rubino, a junior from Dryden, took 5th in programmed oral interpretation; Cherell Granger, a sophomore from Gaylord, took 5th in novice impromptu and...

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Mock Trial students at Indiana University.

On January 25-26, Northwood Mock Trial teams competed at the Hoosier Hoedown hosted by Indiana University.Northwood Team 931 earned sixth place by winning their rounds against the University of Notre Dame and Lewis University. Northwood split ballots in their round against the University of Chicago and lost its round to Miami. The team of TC (Thomas) Sample, a junior from Westland; Terrence Green, a junior from Hesperia; Paige Buckley, a senior from Birch Run; Aaron Grace, a junior from...

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Barbara Elliott

On Wednesday, February 5, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise will host Barbara Elliott who will discuss the topic “Reweaving the Tattered Fabric of Civil Society.” 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 members of the community are invited to attend this...

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Northwood University’s 51st Annual International Auto Show is set for the weekend of October 10, 11 and 12, 2014. The show is North America’s largest student-run outdoor new car auto show and is held on the Michigan Campus of Northwood University located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. The theme for this year’s show is “Take the Wheel” focusing on connecting consumers to their vehicles.The Auto Show is free of charge and open to the public....

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Mock Trial students at Ohio Northern University.

Three Northwood University Mock Trial teams joined 33 other teams competing at the Polar Bear Invitational held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. This was the first invitational competition of the winter term.Northwood Team 930 earned first place by winning their rounds against the University of Chicago, Hillsdale College and two separate teams from Ohio State University. The team of Stephanie Hentschel, a senior from Midland; Matthew Williams, a junior from Livonia; Amee Cox, a...

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Mock Trial students at Michigan State University.

Two Northwood University Mock Trial Teams joined 16 other teams competing at the Michigan State University Invitational held recently in East Lansing. This event was the final invitational competition of the fall term.Northwood Team 930 faced teams from Hillsdale College, Eastern Michigan University, Ohio State University and Ohio Northern University. The team of TC (Thomas) Sample, a junior from Westland; Jalisa Harris, a sophomore from Belleville; Stephanie Hentschel, a senior from Midland;...

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Northwood University welcomes all registered student organizations to participate in its annual Coming Home Week Monday, February 3, through Saturday, February 8. Each year at the beginning of the spring semester, Northwood hosts Coming Home Week which consists of athletic events, student competitions and philanthropy projects for faculty, students and staff. This year’s theme is “Around the World.” All week long students have the opportunity to vote for a Coming...

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Thomas O'Hare

Northwood University will honor retired President and CEO of Worldpac Thomas O’Hare, and President of East Penn Manufacturing Daniel Langdon as two of eight nationally known business men and women at its 34th Annual Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards Gala at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday, February 1st 7:00 pm. Tickets are $375 per person. For high resolution photos, biographies, and individual press releases for all of the honorees, please visit the:...

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Northwood University invites the public, Northwood alumni and parents to join them for the 39th Annual Stafford Memorial Dinner scholarship fundraising event themed "Winter in the Woods."" The event will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood's Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The scholarship fundraiser begins with a general reception starting at 5:15 p.m. followed by an interactive style dinner at 6:00 p.m. during...

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Northwood University’s Campus Arts Council and the Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management Association (ESPMA) will host the Dueling Pianos International on Wednesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall on the Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The event is planned for anyone looking to laugh, have a great time and is suitable for all ages. The community is invited to attend this free performance.This fun, fast-paced musical entertainment offers a...

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(l-r): Northwood students at the ancient ruins of Lamanai are Steven Cao (TX), Carrie Endres (MI), Cristin Heilker (TX), Nate Hutcheson (TX), and Will Johnson (MI).

Robert Harris, Texas campus chair of arts and sciences, led a Belize study tour with five students from the Texas and Michigan campuses. The students visited a variety of Mayan sites and eco-tourism locations. One of the highlights of the study tour was a presentation by David Gegg, a leader in the developing eco-tourism industry in Belize.

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Kimberly Olson (Coventry)

On Thursday, January 23, at 7 p.m., Northwood University will host alumna Kimberly Olson (Coventry) who will discuss her business and how her involvement in Greek life impacted her college career. The presentation will take place in the Griswold Lecture Hall 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.Olson is a nationally renowned nutrition and fitness expert. She...

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Jonathan Hage

Educational pioneer Jonathan Hage and automotive leaders Lisa Copeland, Richard Garber and J Ferron are among the group of eight business leaders who will be honored at Northwood University’s 34th Annual Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards Gala at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday, February 1st 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are $375 per person. For high resolution photos, biographies, and individual press releases relating to all of the honorees, please visit the: Outstanding...

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Northwood University will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King (1929-1968), a famous leader of the American civil rights movement, a political activist, a Baptist minister, and a Nobel Laureate, on Monday, January 20, from noon-1:00 p.m. at the NADA Hotel & Conference Center on Northwood’s Midland Campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive.The celebration will involve several Northwood University students. Attendees will be welcomed to the luncheon at noon. The national...

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On Wednesday, January 22, Northwood University will host its winter 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 Sullivan, director...

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Article courtesy of U.S.News & World ReportEveryone says that nobody lies on their deathbed wishing they had worked harder, but that isn't quite true.What people mean is that nobody nears the end of their life and thinks, "Boy, I should have skipped all of my kid's soccer games and gone to all of those meetings instead."But anecdotal evidence and common sense suggests that many people do regret not achieving some of the dreams on their bucket list – like...

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Richard DeVos, Jr.

Northwood University will honor Richard DeVos Jr. and David Gilmour as two of eight nationally known business men and women at its 34th Annual Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards Gala at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday, February 1st 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are $375 per person. For high resolution photos, biographies, and individual press releases for all of the honorees, please visit the: Outstanding Business Leader Online Newsroom As a proud graduate of Northwood University...

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Article courtesy of Saginaw County Chamber of CommerceBeth Bryce of Northwood University has been selected as one of eight women from Bay, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties as "Great Women of the Great Lakes Bay Region" and has enhanced the region’s quality of life in decidedly different ways. The Graff Chevrolet dealership in Bay City and Saginaw Valley State University Athletics created the honor in 2011 to draw attention to local women for their...

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Article courtesy of MLiveSAGINAW, MI — The Saginaw Spirit have a history with the Hockeytown Winter Festival and it extends farther back and more deeply than last year’s lockout.At its heart, the festival has a Saginaw feel to it, and that’s because it’s being put together by one of the Spirit’s own.Jim Biewer, former Director of Gameday Operations for the Saginaw Spirit, has been in charge of preparing the two-week festival that features...

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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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(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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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