NMU Student Video Contest Winners Announced

Monday 14, 2012

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University has announced the winners of its NMU Tube Video Contest. Students were invited to create a short video based on one of five categories that represent the Northern experience. A campus-wide vote of the top finishers in each category determined the overall grand-prize winner.

Michael Harrington, a senior art and design major from Alanson, and Keith Wilson, a senior art and design major from Wauconda, Ill., won the $1,000 grand prize. Their “My NMU Adventure” video also placed first in the category by the same name.

The prize money for the top three in each category was $500 for first, $250 for second and $100 for third. Here are the remaining results by category titles:

My NMU Adventure: Carolyn Tobin, a senior from Dewitt with a double major in media production and new technology and Spanish, won second place for “My NMU Greek Life.” Emma Wolfe, a junior history secondary education major from Marietta, Ga., was third with “My NMU—A Personal Experience.”

Northern. Naturally. (environment): Alex Maier, a freshman art and design major from Delafield, Ill., placed first for “My NMU: Northern Naturally”; Tobin also finished second in this category with “My NMU: Favorite Season.” Kelly Shaheen, a senior elementary education major from Ada, and Steven Goulding, a senior earth science secondary education major from Grand Rapids, earned third for their video that shares the category name.

Northern. Naturally. (personality): Joseph Neiderhauser, a freshman art and design major from Hudson, Wis., came in first for  “My NMU: Our Campus Has Personality.” Five students produced the second-place video, “My NMU: Northern Girls”: Christopher Moriarty, a freshman fisheries and wildlife management major from West Bloomfield; Sandor Heistan, an undeclared freshman from Hudson; Zachary Gentner, a computer science freshman from Marquette; Jacob Lancaster, an undeclared freshman from Pittsford; and Christopher Gomez, a sophomore criminal justice major from Alpena. Tobin scored another top-three category finish by coming in third with “My NMU Place of Unexpected Excitement.”

‘Cats on the Prowl (success story): Derek Malpass, a freshman art and design major from Charlevoix, and Levi Warnos, a junior English major from East Jordan, finished first with “My NMU, My NMU Adventure.” Katharine Haring, a senior art and design major from New Lenox, Ill., placed second for “myNMU: Achievements.” Cody Ross, a senior art and design major from Novi, won third with “Cat on the Prowl: Mitch Steinmetz.”

Ross also won the only prize awarded in the How the Big Lake Moves You category for his own take on “How the Big Lake Moves Me.”

            To watch the videos, visit www.youtube.com/user/NorthernMichiganU/ and scroll down to the playlist titled “My NMU Video Contest 2011-12.”

Lucy Hough
Student Writer