Library Code Addresses Cell Phones
In response to a growing number of patron complaints about disruptive cell phone use, Olson Library recently implemented a new policy that addresses noise levels associated with phones and other electronic devices. The library’s public services staff worked together to pen the policy last spring so it would be ready for release this fall. Full Story
International Performing Arts Series Announced
Northern’s long-running Performing Arts Series is in a state of transition under a new director. Its expanded name reflects the international flavor of the entertainment lineup.
Scheduled performers this semester include the Santa Cruz River Band, a Tucson-based trio that shares the history and musical lore of the American Southwest; Tinariwen, the Tuareg nomads-turned-rock-performers who opened recently for the Rolling Stones; Mamadou Diabate, a master of the kora, the ancient 21-string West African harp-lute; and “A Celtic Christmas” with Boys of the Lough, a traditional Celtic music band. Full Story
Strauss Documents Struggle for Women's Education
In a recently published book, author Carol Strauss Sotiropolous (Modern Languages and Literatures) explores how European reformists creatively and subversively used Romantic prose and fictional narratives to promote advanced education for women. Its title is Early Feminists and the Education Debates: England, France, Germany, 1760-1810.
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, girls’ education was limited to the training required to fulfill their domestic role. Full Story
Award Honors VandeZande
An annual undergraduate fiction award has been established to honor the memory of longtime English professor John VandeZande, who passed away in May 2006. The first competition for the John M. VandeZande Fiction Award will take place this academic year. The submission deadline is Feb. 15 and the winner of the $200 cash prize will be announced in April. Full Story
USOEC, Chinese Athletes Compete
Spectators will have a rare opportunity to see three Chinese teams compete in one event at the same U.S. facility. Olympic hopefuls in women's freestyle wrestling, men's Greco-Roman wrestling and boxing will challenge their counterparts from Northern's U.S. Olympic Education Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Berry Events Center. The USOEC weightlifters will also put on a demonstration at the event, which could offer a preview of the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. Tickets are available at all EZ Ticket Outlets at $3 for students or $6 for adults. Children under six get in free.
In addition to training and competing, the Chinese athletes will visit local schools and NMU classes, meet with community members at various events and explore the Marquette area. For information on the competition and a glimpse of Chinese culture, visit USOEC.