Gerri Daniels (Admissions) gave a panel presentation at the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) annual conference in Troy. The topic was "From the Minors to the Majors: Moving Up in the Profession." Also at the conference, Daniels and Pam Horne from Michigan State University accepted the "Achievement Award" on behalf of admission directors from the state universities of Michigan for their "Promoting the Publics" event. Dena Russell (Admissions) received the "Rising Star" award and Nicole Popour (Admissions) was honored as outgoing past president. Other NMU Admissions staff who attended included Gina Lombardini, Michelle Corcoran, LeTarsha Williams and Chrissy Carr. Keynote speakers were NMU alumni Lloyd Carr and Tom Izzo.
Carol Strauss (Modern Languages and Literatures) presented her paper titled "Form and Format: Why 'Letters' in Catharine Macaulay's Letters on Education?" at the annual conference of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies held April 1 in Montreal. The presentation was one of four in a session concerning Catharine Macaulay's influence on 18th-century education and society. Macauley was the author of an eight-volume history of England and of political pamphlets in support of the American colonies. Strauss' paper interrogates why Macaulay adopted the format of the fictional letter in her seminal work on women's education.
NMU graduate students April Lindala, Susan Morgan, Kate Mueller and Brianna Reckenweg presented a tribute panel on the combined works of poet Joy Harjo at the Native American Literature Symposium held in April in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.