Installation Activities

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 as follows:

•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 and Communications.


•Friday, Oct. 15: The NMU psychology department will present faculty research from 3-5 p.m. in room 167 Gries Hall.



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