Nathan Ament (Admissions), Alison Crowley (Admissions) and Meggan Mattson (Admissions) presented to first-timer attendees at the Illinois College of Admissions Counselors (IACAC) annual conference held May 3-5 in Itasca, Ill. Mattson chaired the raffle for the conference. Crowley was recognized for her contributions as secretary of the organization and her service on the executive board during the past year. All three individuals work on the mentorship committee for the organization.
At the recent Society for Film and Media Studies Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Marek Haltof (English) organized and chaired a panel on "Popular Cinema Behind the Iron Curtain: The Case of Polish Cinema." He also delivered a paper on "Socialist Message, Polish Idiom and American Accent: Polish Popular Cinema in the 1960s."
Allison Hedge Coke (English) was invited to speak at the United Nations' 5th Session of the Permanent Forum for Indigenous Human Rights, held May 15-26 in New York City. She addressed the correlation of publication and indigenous human rights violations. Her talk also focused on how Native writing addresses human rights on behalf of the indigenous community at large and how Native writers are affected by the lack of knowledge in the publishing industry.
Northern's chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society was chosen as an outstanding chapter of the year at the organization's national conference in Portland, Ore. The following NMU students also presented literary papers and creative works at the conference: Melissa Cole, Shannon Cole, Kyle Flak, Katie Gagnon, Ben Hagen, Maureen Latvala, Matt Maki, Elisabeth Massie and Rachel Mills.