Thursday, April 14, 2005
Receive Distinguished Faculty Awards
Goodrich (English), Peggy House
(Mathematics and Computer Science) and Robert Kulisheck
(Political Science) are recipients of the 2005 NMU
Distinguished Faculty Awards.
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
Also Receives NCTM Lifetime Achievement Honor
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
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.
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
Honors Employee Service
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.
Opens April 28
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.
music professor Robert Engelhart said The Mikado
is among the most popular and most often performed operas
in the world.
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
Headlines NMU Jazz Festival
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.
will play with the NMU Jazz Band in a concert scheduled for
7:30 .m. Friday, April 22, in Kaufman Auditorium. Full
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 scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April
20, has been canceled due to an unexpected conflict in President
Les Wong's schedule.
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