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The Pace of Summer at Northwood

Even though it seems summer should be a time to slow down, we are busy as always with wrapping up academic activities, planning for the class of 2015-2016, conducting new student orientations, and hosting youth summer camps, among other activities. One of the more visible summer activities at our Midland campus is construction of the new DeVos Graduate School building and the renovation of the Bennett Sports Center. These projects are key elements in Northwood University’s system-wide restructuring initiative, Moving Northwood Forward. We are also refreshing Miner and DuBois dormitories with fresh hallway paint and carpeting, and upgrading the wireless system. Our aim with these construction and facility improvements is to continue to firmly establish Northwood University as a premier global business institution based on free-enterprise. Follow our construction progress on our live construction web cam.

Summer classes for college age students and summer camps for elementary through high school students will keep the campus active. We look forward to the Michigan American Legion Boys State starting this week, where more than 270 high school boys will learn how government works, and build leadership skills. Northwood University’s Learning About Business (LAB) Entrepreneurial Summer Camp will start later this month. LAB offers high school sophomores and juniors an opportunity to learn from industry professionals and network with entrepreneurs while competing in business development.

A variety of sports camps are available for youth who want to improve their individual and team skills while experiencing Northwood’s campus life. Sports camps include a range of football, volleyball and basketball concentrations, such as this week’s Detroit Lions Youth Day Camp, and next month’s popular Volleyball Position Day Camp. Band camps offer students a chance to learn new techniques and improve skills in marching band, color guard, dance and pompon.

If you have young students who want to broaden their horizons, improve in a specific area of sports or band performance, or develop teamwork, check out all the summer camp programs on Northwood’s web site.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in Northwood University. Have a great weekend.


Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203

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