Thursday, April 14, 2005

Three Receive Distinguished Faculty Awards

Peter Goodrich (English), Peggy House (Mathematics and Computer Science) and Robert Kulisheck (Political Science) are recipients of the 2005 NMU Distinguished Faculty Awards.

Each will receive $1,000 and be recognized at commencement. The awards honor full-time faculty members who have made significant contributions to NMU and to their professional areas. Full Story

House Also Receives NCTM Lifetime Achievement Honor

In addition to her Distinguished Faculty Award, Peggy House (Mathematics and Computer Science) has been honored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She received this year's NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education. House was recognized at the organization's annual meeting and exposition, held April 6-9 in Anaheim, Calif. Full Story

Commencement Speaker Announced

T. Dennis George, a business attorney and NMU alumnus, will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree at spring commencement on Saturday, May 7.

George has operated his own private law practice in Seattle, Wash, since 2003. He specializes in business counseling, litigation, mediation and arbitration. He handles matters relating to responsibilities and liability of corporate directors and officers, and business negotiations an transactions. Full Story

Luncheon Honors Employee Service

An April 19 luncheon will honor NMU employees who are retiring, as well as those who have reached years-of-service milestones.

To see employees being recognized, go to Service Awards.

Mikado Opens April 28

The Northern Michigan University music department will present The Mikado (or The Town of Titipu), a light opera by Gilbert and Sullivan. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30, in Forest Roberts Theatre. There will also be a 1 p.m. Saturday matinee.

NMU music professor Robert Engelhart said The Mikado is among the most popular and most often performed operas in the world.

"It set a record for its initial run in London, with more than 600 performances," he added. " London was enamored with everything Japanese at that time." Full Story

Turre Headlines NMU Jazz Festival

Steve Turre, a trombonist/seashellist and longtime Saturday Night Live band member, will be the featured performer and clinician at the 9th Annual NMU Jazz Festival.

Turre will play with the NMU Jazz Band in a concert scheduled for 7:30 .m. Friday, April 22, in Kaufman Auditorium. Full Story


Senior Art Showcased

The Senior Art Exhibit will open Friday, April 15, at the DeVos Art Museum. 

This show gives seniors in the art and design department an opportunity to showcase their work one more time before graduation.

Pieces from 52 student artists, represented a variety of media, will be featured. A closing reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 6.

University Forum Canceled

The university forum scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, has been canceled due to an unexpected conflict in President Les Wong's schedule.


Dance Students Perform

Fifty-three NMU students enrolled in either ballet II, modern or advanced dance technique classes will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, in room 130 of the PEIF. Several styles of dance will be incorporated into the program, which is under the direction of Deborah Choszczyk (HPER). Full Story


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