Gerri Daniels and Bill Laffey (Admissions) presented sessions on "Creating a Strategic Enrollment Plan" at two national conferences: the ACT Enrollment Planners Conference in Chicago; and the National Association for College Admission Counseling annual conference in Austin, Texas.

Rita Schultz Gordon (Auxiliary Services) was invited to present “Congrats, You’re in Charge of the Card Office!” to the Blackboard User’s Group on Oct. 16. Gordon’s presentation focused on developing financial processes, creating best practices and expanding card functionality on campus.

The Center for Upper Peninsula Studies recently held its seventh annual Sonderegger Symposium, which is designed to educate attendees about U.P. history and culture. The following faculty and staff gave 15-minute presentations at the event:

John Anderton (Geography), “Prehistoric Site Location Modeling and Archaeological Survey in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.”


Russell Magnaghi (History), “The Federal Government and the Role of Indian Treaties in the Upper Peninsula.”


Howard Nicholson (History), “The Transition from Open Range Livestock to a Dairy Economy: the First 100 Years of Agriculture in Menominee County, Michigan, 1840-1940.”


Toby Rose (English, retired), “Changing Cultural Identity of Jews in the Upper Peninsula.”


Dan Truckey (Beaumier Heritage Center), “Telling Our Stories: The Beaumier Heritage Center and the Museum for the 21st Century.”

The following NMU students also presented at the symposium:

Daniel Homernik, sophomore history major, “Politics and the Depression in the Upper Peninsula, 1932 and 1936 Elections”; Jeremy Hosking, senior political science major, “The Progressive Era Comes to Marquette, 1912-1915”; Brian Meehan, senior secondary education, social studies and economics major, “Survival of the World’s Oldest Profession at Sault Ste. Marie"; and Emily Schmitz, senior elementary education, language arts and history major, “Unveiling the Truth: Calumet as State Capital?”

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