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Meet Your Timberwolf Learning Center Tutor, Natalie!

Natalie LumsdenName: Natalie Lumsden

TLC tutor:  This is my third year.

Major: Accounting & ESM

Home town: Rochester Hills, Michigan

Year in School: Senior

Dream Job: Controller of a professional sports team

Other than a student, and a tutor, are you involved in anything else on campus?

Yes, I am the Vice President of Operations for Alpha Gamma Delta and am involved in Delta Mu Delta.

Do you feel your experience as a tutor has been beneficial to you?

I love being a tutor!  It has really helped me not only as a student, but also just as a person.  It has improved my people skills and patience.

Would you recommend working at the TLC to your friends?

Yes! You get to meet a lot of people.  There are always people in the TLC doing homework and having a great time.  I love working in the TLC!

Teresa George, Director of Student Life, had high praise when asked about Natalie, “She is a true role model and continues to be a leader outside the classroom and a wonderful student in the classroom!” In addition to being highly involved in Greek Life on campus, not to mention a top notch student, Natalie is a huge asset in the TLC.  She works our front desk, tutors numerous subjects and is a valued mentor to our new tutors. Natalie is another great reason to visit us in the TLC!

Follow Team Strosacker on Twitter with the hashtag #strosacker!

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Meet Your Timberwolf Learning Center Tutor, Matt!

Matt GarlandName: Matt Garland

TLC tutor:  2 years

Major: ESPM

Home town: Battle Creek, Michigan

Year in School: Senior

Dream Job: Professional Badminton Player

Other than a student, and a tutor, are you involved in anything else on campus?

Yes, I am on the men’s golf team and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Do you feel your experience as a tutor has been beneficial to you?

Yes, it has been a very rewarding experience!

Would you recommend working at the TLC to your friends?

Yes, I would highly recommend working at the TLC.

 A couple of Matt’s many highlights on the golf course for the T-Wolves are being ranked fourth in 2013-14 on the team in scoring and three top-10 finishes.  When Matt is not on the links for Northwood University, he is an absolute ace of a Tutor for the TLC.  

Follow Team Strosacker on Twitter with the hashtag #strosacker!

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Meet Our 2016 F&I Innovator Competitors!

northwoodaward_cmyk-2016For the second year in a row, Northwood University is partnering with EFG Companies for the F&I Innovator of the Year Award! The exciting opportunity allows NU students to compete to create a new F&I product using out-of-the box thinking, The students will be mentored throughout the process by professionals from the automotive industry and will be updating us on their progress throughout the semester with weekly videos!

At the end of the semester, a team of judges consisting of leading dealership principals and executives from publicly-traded auto groups will score each team’s business case. The winning team will win $25,000 and will see their F&I product launched in the marketplace by EFG!

Check out the videos below to learn more about this awesome partnership and meet this year’s competing teams!

 

Meet Six Our Teams!

 

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Meet Your Timberwolf Learning Center Tutor, Sam!

Sam CookName: Samantha Cook

TLC tutor:  Since fall of 2015

Major: Aftermarket

Home town: South Lyon, Michigan

Year in School: Senior

Dream Job: A position in General Motors Customer Care and after sales in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

 

Other than a student, and a tutor, are you involved in anything else on campus?

Yes!  I am a goalkeeper for the women’s varsity soccer team!

Do you feel your experience as a tutor has been beneficial to you?

Very much so! I have enjoyed being a tutor and it has improved my people skills as well as helped me to better understand how a person learns.  Everyone is different and you have to adapt to their way of understanding and adjust your own thinking.

Would you recommend working at the TLC to your friends?

I would definitely recommend working in the TLC.  There are always tutors down here and you have a common ground, so it’s easy to talk and enjoy yourself down here.

See Sam in action this fall between the sticks for our Women’s Soccer Team.  Her first home match is September 1st at 4:00 p.m. against Alma.  When she is not dominating on the playing field, you can catch her being brilliant in the TLC!

Follow Team Strosacker on Twitter with the hashtag #strosacker!

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Spirit Week Starts Now!

Spirit Week starts today and goes through Saturday! Get pumped up all week long leading up to our first home football game! Here are the week’s activities:

 

WOODY 26_cutoutMonday, August 29

  • First SGA meeting
    4 p.m. • Student Life – SLC/Student Union
  • Timberwolf  Dinner
    4:30 – 6 p.m. • Cafeteria

    • First 50 non-meal plan students get a free dinner
    • Lots of free spirit gear!
    • Meet your favorite NU athletes!

Tuesday, August 30

  • Timberwolf T-shirt Exchange!
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Student Life – SLC/Student 

    • Union Bring a t-shirt from another university and get a free Northwood shirt! The other shirts will be donated to a Midland community organization!

Wednesday, August 31

  • Outdoor Movie featuring Step Brothers
    9 p.m. • Hantz Stadium

Thursday, September 1

  • Women’s Soccer vs. Alma • 4 p.m.
  • Come have dinner and tailgate with us
    5:15 – 7:30 p.m. • Hantz Stadium
  • Pack Pride Pep Rally – Music and NU swag
    7:30 p.m. • Hantz Stadium
  • Join us for a special late night
    8:30 p.m. • Cafeteria

Friday, September 2

  • NU Pride Day!
    Everyone wear blue to show your Northwood pride!
  • Men’s Soccer vs. St. Joseph • 4 p.m.

Wear your NU gear for a sweet surprise!

Saturday, September 3

  • Tailgating begins!
    10 a.m. • Bennett Sports Center Parking Lot
  • Taste of Football
    Noon • Hantz Stadium
  • Northwood Football vs. Wayne State
    1 p.m. kick-off 
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Cedarville • 4 p.m.

 

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NU Pokémon Go Challenge

Want to participate in the NU Pokémon Go Challenge? Follow these rules to be entered into a prize drawing!

  • For one hour, 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 28, we will be setting lures throughout campus. All points for the challenge must be submitted during this hour.
  • To earn points, take pictures of Pokémon spotted on Northwood’s campus, you and your friends playing Pokémon Go on campus, or a PokéStop on campus. Post these pictures to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #NUPoGo
  • You may post as many pictures as you like during the hour. One picture equals one point. The more points you have, the more your name is entered in the prize drawing.

Questions? Tweet them to @NorthwoodU

Happy hunting!

 

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Welcome Weekend Is Coming!

WELCOME WEEKEND FALL 2016

GO MAD…

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Go make a difference and take care of each other!

 FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

  • New Student Move-In • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Griswold Parking Lot
  • Device Registration • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Griswold Upper Lobby*
  • Health Immunization Clinic • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Health Center (Miner Hall)
  • Drop and Add • 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Church Family Administration Building (new students only)
  • Lunch • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Student Union
  • Timberwolf Crossover • 3 p.m. • Riepma Arena*
  • Parent Meeting with Dean Cripe • 3:30 p.m. • Riepma Arena*
  • Circle K/Student United Way Community Service Project • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Hach Student Life Center*
  • Registered Student Organization Fair • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. • Hach Student Life Center*
  • Farewell Dinner • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. • Riepma Arena
  • Hall Meetings • 6:30 p.m. • Individual Hallways*
  • Student Alumni Network Kickball Tournament • 7 p.m. • Practice Softball Field
  • Welcome Back Bash • 8:30 p.m. • Student Union (Food, games, music)

Miner Housing Office Hours: 9 a.m. – Midnight

         Hach Center Hours: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

         Bookstore Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

  • Breakfast • 8 – 9:30 a.m. • Cafeteria – Miner Hall
  • Device Registration • 12 – 5 p.m. • Griswold Upper Lobby
  • Upperclassmen Move-In • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. • Miner Housing Office
  • Freshman Residence Life Meetings*
    • Miner Hall • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
      Shelterhouse/Title IX Presentation • Griswold Lecture Hall
    • Dubois Hall • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
      J&A – Drug and Alcohol Presentation • Sloan Auditorium 114
    • Miner Hall • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
      J&A – Drug and Alcohol Presentation • Sloan Auditorium 114
    • Dubois Hall • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
      Shelterhouse/Title IX Presentation • Griswold Lecture Hall
  • Lunch • 12 – 1 p.m. • Cafeteria
  • Timberwolf Information Sessions • 1 – 3:30 p.m.*
    (Meet outside Gerstacker Student Union at 12:45 p.m.)

    • Safety and Security
    • Academics
    • City of Midland
    • Student Services and Residential Life
  • Faculty Sessions by Major • 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Eat Dinner with Faculty • 5 – 6:30 p.m. • Cafeteria
  • Greek Life Capture the Flag • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Student Union
  • Welcome Week Jam • 8:30 p.m.
    Karoake and Grocery bingo • Student Union
    Photo booth and snacks • Dow Commons

Miner Housing Office Hours: 9 a.m. – Midnight

         Hach Center Hours: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

         Bookstore Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

  • Upperclassmen Move-In • 9 a.m. – Midnight • Miner Housing Office
  • Campus Ministry Church Service • 10 a.m. • Griswold Lecture Hall
  • Emerging Leaders Retreat (Freshmen only) • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Student Union
  • Brunch • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Cafeteria • Miner Hall
  • Classroom Hunt and Questions with the Academic Advisors
    1 – 3 p.m. • Student Union
  • Hall Olympics • 3 – 5 p.m.*
  • Dinner • 4:30 – 6 p.m. • Cafeteria • Miner Hall
  • BBA/MBA Ice Cream Social • 7 p.m. • DeVos Graduate School
  • Device Registration • 5 – 10 p.m. • Griswold Upper Lobby

Miner Housing Office Hours: 9 a.m. – Midnight

         Hach Center Hours: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

         Bookstore Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Indicates mandatory sessions

Contact Teresa George for more information

989.837.4227 or georget@northwood.edu

 

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Local Specials for Northwood Students

Local businesses know you work hard and need a treat to get you through the week now and then! Below is a list of local companies who offer specials to Northwood University students!

Alignment 8: Yoga + Cycle Fitness: Discounted packages for all students and all new clients receive a week free

AT&T Mobility: 10% off qualified monthly charges on personal devices

Berta’s Beauts Auto Detailing: $10 discount to students on all services, when shown a Northwood University ID

Burger King: Use your valid student ID to get 10% off your purchase

Cellular Connection of Midland: 15% off all in stock accessories with valid Northwood ID

Chemical Bank: Coupons for free check or reward points

CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar: 15% discount daily, with valid Northwood ID

Comerica Bank:  All students receive a Comerica checking account with no minimum balance requirement or monthly fee

Cottage Inn Pizza: 20% discount on all regular priced items by showing a valid student ID

Go Totally Tan Salon: Relaxing Spa bed for skin treatments and detoxification that includes a free tan session in the room. Present Northwood student ID to get it all for $10/session.

Ferne Boutique10% off with valid student ID

Greater Midland Community Center: Get a premier membership for only $20/month providing access to nearly all of the activities each and everyday.

Greater Midland Tennis Center: Collegiate membership for all college students at a lower rate than adult fees

Hungry Howie’s: Student discount with valid Northwood ID

Ice Executive Security: One week free of security

Independent Computer Services LLCAll Northwood students will receive a 15% discount on all labor and services.

Incuba8LABS: Discounts to attend Concept Crafting and Start-Up Sprint workshop

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores: 10% off every purchase plus coupons when you apply in store with a valid student ID

Maru Sushi: Discount with valid Northwood Student ID

Maui Tanning: Discount with valid Northwood Student ID

Midland Center For The ArtsGet a percentage off tickets for certain shows/events

Papa Johns: Student discount with valid Northwood ID

Pizza Dude: Student discount with valid Northwood ID

Simmons Specific Chiropratic: 50% off adjustments with valid Northwood ID

Sisters Salon and Barbey10% discount on service with ID

Valvoline Instant Oil Change: 15% off your entire invoice by showing your Northwood ID

 

Would you like your business to be added to this list? Email Teresa George, Director of Student Life at georget@northwood.edu or call 989-837-4227.

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Get to Know: SGA Secretary, Renee Seymour

Meet Renee Seymour! She will be your Student Government Association Secretary for the 2016-17 school year.

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What is your class year?

I will be a Sophomore in the 2016-2017 school year.

What is your major?

I am dual majoring in Marketing and Management.

What campus organizations are you involved in apart from SGA?

I will be a Residential Advisor in Miner Hall for the 2016-2017 school year, I am a Northwood University Cheerleader, I am an Emerging Leaders member, and I participate in the Auto Show and the Style Show

What do you hope to accomplish in the 2016-17 school year?

I want to get more Northwood University students involved on campus and in the community. I want to help put on more University events for students to improve student life. I also hope to gain new friendships and valuable connections as well.

Why do you think it is important to be involved in activities other than academics at Northwood?

Being involved in activities at Northwood University gives you so many advantages. It helps advance your leadership skills and gain connections through networking with fellow students and even skilled professionals in the business world. You get to give back to the community – something that has always been very important to me. You also gain lifelong friendships while joining clubs and organizations. The time spent in college is so short and goes by so fast, so you might as well make the most of it!

What is the most interesting thing we should know about you?

I would say that the most interesting thing about me is that I love paddle boarding. I am from Manistee, MI so I live right on Lake Michigan. It is definitely one of my favorite and most relaxing things to do. Aside from that, I love sports and I also play the flute.