Shirley Brozzo (Multicultural Education and Resource Center) was the keynote speaker at this year’s senior banquet for graduating members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. There were 19 graduates from Baraga and L’Anse high schools and their Adult Education Program. Brozzo, also a KBIC member, was chosen because she also graduated this year with her MFA from Northern. She said several of the KBIC graduates are headed to NMU in the fall.
Sandy Burr (English) presented a refereed paper at the Transatlanticism in American Literature: Emerson, Hawthorne and Poe conference, held July 13-16 at Oxford University in England. The paper was titled “Americanism and Cultural Colonialism in Hawthorne’s A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1852).”
Z. Z. Lehmberg (English) gave the following two presentations at the 2006 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Chicago: “Faculty-Tutor Conflicts: What is a Director to Do?” and “In Their Own Words: A Case Study of Emerging Rhetoric Literacy.”
Rob Robinia (Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports) gave a presentation at the 2006 National Association of Collegiate Concessionaire's Conference, held June 13-17 in San Diego, Calif. He addressed construction and renovation of concession facilities.