Flags, Freedom, and Free Enterprise
The Flags, Freedom, and Free Enterprise Program provides flags to individuals and small businesses who support The Northwood Idea, wish to honor the United States of America, and show gratitude for our veterans, service members, and their military families.
Hosting Community Events
Our beautiful campus is the perfect place to host your event! Rent our facilities or take advantage of our catering opportunities. Learn more about how we can support your next event.
Go Make A Difference Day
Go MAD (Make a Difference) Day is one of the most anticipated events of the year for many Northwood University students, staff, and faculty. Every year, Northwood University generously engages as many student, staff, and faculty volunteers as possible in a single day to benefit hundreds of individuals and dozens of community organizations.
If you would like to inquire about how Northwood University can serve your organization on Go MAD Day or any other date, please contact:
News from Northwood University
Northwood University provides monthly podcasting episodes highlighting what’s new at Northwood University. The show, “News from Northwood University,” is produced and hosted by Kate Hessling, Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations.
Tavern 59 is a partnership with Midland Brewing Company, providing a unique social event at each home football game for the community to enjoy. Tailgate at Northwood and enjoy MBC crafted beer and food made by the Northwood University leadership and staff.
The Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) is the largest outdoor new car show in North America. Year after year, Northwood University students work tirelessly to display over 500 vehicles from 65 manufacturers.
NUIAS is completely free to the community — guests are not required to pay admission or parking fees.
Northwood University’s campus spans more than 400 acres. Sidewalks and paths are open to walkers, runners, and leashed dogs. Cyclists are welcome on our campus and to use our roadways. If you need a break, feel welcome to share in any of our outdoor social spaces located adjacent to the mall walk.
Every year, Northwood University hosts sponsored carriage rides that are complimentary to the public. The annual event features holiday music, kids’ crafts, and unique ways to provide your family with cherished holiday memories.
Robert and Patricia Naegele Distinguished Community Service Award
The Robert and Patricia Naegele Community Service Award was started in 2005 to honor the influence of Robert and Patricia. Through their generosity, accomplishments, ideals, and support, Robert and Patricia made the Midland and Northwood community a better place.
Northwood University annually honors new recipients of the Naegele Community Service Award, who have also enhanced the Midland community, grown Northwood University, and improved the quality of life for our students on campus. Honorees have earned recognition in business, their professions, fine arts, education, and religion.
2005: Robert and Patricia Naegele
2006: O. Temple Sloan III, The employees of GPI/CARQUEST
2007: Bill and Linda Stavropoulos, Bill and Bette Fisher
2008: Terry Moore
2009: R. William and Nancy Barker
2010: Fisher Companies
2011: Geoff Brandle
2012: Tina S. Van Dam
2013: Ned Brandt
2014: Ann Fillmore
2015: Judge Dorene S. Allen
2016: Alan W. and Jean B. Ott
2017: Jonathan Lauderbach
2018: Yvonne and J.W. Fisher
2021: Catherine M. Bodnar, Fred Yanoski, The Team at Midland County Department of Public Health
2022: Jimmy E. Greene
2023: Bobbie and David Arnold