Grant Supports Pictured Rocks Study
John Anderton (Geography) has received a $94,000 grant from the National Park Service for a geoarchaeological study in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The funding will be distributed over two years, with the first installment earmarked for mapping the ancient shorelines of the park. Full Story
Andreas Klein Kicks Off Performing Arts Series
German-born pianist Andreas Klein will open the 2006-07 Performing Arts Series with a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Kaufman Auditorium. Klein’s career has taken him to many of the world’s most prestigious venues – from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to London’s Philharmonic Hall. For his first Marquette appearance, he will treat the audience to selections from Chopin and Liszt.
“They were contemporaries and both wrote romantic music, but they had very different approaches to the piano,” said Klein in a telephone interview from his home in Houston, Texas. “Chopin was introverted and sensitive. He was a fantastic piano teacher, but he didn’t particularly enjoy playing in public. Liszt was flamboyant and extroverted, especially in his younger years. He liked to show his versatility and skill. He could be called the inventor of the piano recital. He was the first to sit down and present a whole evening of piano solo music." Full Story
Russian Volunteers Visit NMU for Hands-On Lessons in Student Involvement
Northern is hosting two Russian women who are trying to absorb as much as they can about student governance and volunteerism in the United States so they can help develop similar programs in their home country.
Natalia Sorokina (left) is a recent college graduate who serves as vice president for a student association in the Siberian town of Tomsk. Elena Golovushkina (right) is a college senior in Ekaterimburg, where she works with student organizations and runs an English theater. The women will be on campus through Nov. 18. Full Story