Sandy Burr (English) received a faculty research grant from the Children’s Literature Association to research her project titled “Dialogues on Science: Recovering Women’s Science Writing for Children, 1780-1830.” Burr will use the grant to travel to the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, the British Library, and the National Library in Ireland. Burr has also become a member of the editorial board and a manuscript reviewer for Scientific Journals International, the largest global public-access repository for scholarship on the Internet.


Deborah Choszczyk (HPER) and six NMU students spent the Father's Day weekend on Mackinac Island. They performed in a music concert in conjunction with the 57th annual Lilac Festival. They were also invited by the Grand Traverse Pipe and Drum Corps to dance in the parade. The corps received the Grand Award trophy for crowd favorite and recognized the NMU contingent for its complementary performance. Choszcyk and her students also danced in the Ishpeming and Marquette 4th of July parades.

Beverly Matherne's (English) translation of former U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz's poem"The Layers" was read at an event honoring the poet at the PEN conference in Berlin. Kunitz recently passed away at age 100. Matherne translates his poetry into French.

Jim Schiffer (English) received a summer research grant from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. He will focus on two book projects on Twelfth Night: an edited collection of essays on the play with Routledge; and the New Variorum edition with the Modern Language Association.


Jaspal Singh (English) will be a visiting scholar at the UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center (JSCASC) during the month of July. She will research literature reflecting the merging and intermingling of racialized voices in African and Indian literature. She will also present a paper titled “Diasporic Texts/Migrating Epistemologies” at a JSCASC seminar.

The new addition to the Art and Design North facility was awarded a Project of Distinction citation as part of the 2006 Education Design showcase by College Planning & Management magazine. The Art and Design North facility was featured in the June 2006 edition and includes a description of the new building and several photographs. The building was designed by the architectural firms of Hammel, Green and Abrahamson and Duce Simmons Architects. The addition was previously recognized with an outstanding design award for postsecondary education in the November 2005 edition of American School and University magazine.


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