Northern Michigan University
has announced a week of installation activities leading up to the
investiture ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16,
in Vandament Arena. NMU Board of Trustees Chair Mary Campbell will
invest Wong with the NMU chain of office. Other program features
include brief remarks from guest speakers, a musical performance
of a piece commissioned for the event, and comments from Wong.
The ceremony will be followed
by an installation reception and homecoming block party from 5-7
p.m. on the lawn east of the Superior Dome, preceding the NMU-Ferris
State homecoming football game.
A week of student and faculty
presentations are planned before the investiture. The schedule is
•Monday, Oct. 11: A student history
symposium will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Charcoal Room of the
University Center. Six NMU students will give half-hour presentations
on “Regional History and Beyond.” Topics include Marquette women
in World War II, folk history of the Upper Peninsula, and ELF and
the Upper Peninsula.
•Tuesday, Oct. 12: NMU
history professor Russell Magnaghi will give a lecture titled “The
Social History of Northern Michigan University, 1899 to Present,”
in the Huron Room of the University Center.
•Wednesday, Oct. 13: Sonderegger
Symposium IV will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Huron Room of
the University Center. The symposium is titled “Upper Peninsula
Themes” and various presenters will talk about topics such as the
inland dune legacy of Lake Minong; the first people of the Upper
Peninsula, based on Paleo-Indian Geoarchaeology; racism in a Midwest
mining town; World War I and the Upper Peninsula; and Danish Immigration
to the Upper Peninsula.
•Thursday, Oct. 14: NMU
alumni award recipient Steve Mitchell will give a presentation on
“Today’s Political Climate” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mead Auditorium
of the Seaborg Science Complex. Mitchell is CEO of Mitchell Research
•Friday, Oct. 15: The NMU
psychology department will present faculty research from 3-5 p.m.
in room 167 Gries Hall.