NMU coaches headline debut of newest alumni digital event series


VOIGT AND POTULNY KICKOFF NORTHERN NOW—Swim and Dive Head Coach Heidi Voigt and Hockey Head Coach Grant Potulny will be interacting with NMU alumni and community members in the debut of the series, Northern Now, hosted by the NMU Alumni Association. Travis Nelson/NW

Travis Nelson

Northern Now, the newest monthly digital event series designed for alumni and friends from the NMU Alumni Association, kicks off with a bang on Wednesday, Oct. 14 with a virtual press conference with Swim and Dive Head Coach Heidi Voigt and Head Hockey Coach Grant Potulny.

Northern Now will take place on the second Wednesday of each month, and will show attendees what goes on at NMU that the public doesn’t typically see. This will include coverage of NMU students, departments, athletics and others with unique access. The series debut will focus on the athletic side of things with Voigt and Potulny, where registered guests will get an inside look on an update from both coaches, a virtual tour of the renovated hockey locker room, hear from student-athletes and will participate in a live Q&A according to the event Facebook page.

Once you register for the event, the link will be sent to you, the event page said. The series will also be free for participants to attend, which should be a good outlet for community members, past and present, to connect every second Wednesday of the month. 
Voigt and the Women’s Swim and Dive team are coming off of a GLIAC Championship season for the first time in 18 years, while Potulny’s Hockey program has appeared to just scratch the surface of the potential that they have. With heads of two of the finer athletic programs at NMU, avid fans and alumni should have no problem being fired up to attend the opening of the Northern Now series.