Mayo Clinic personnel hosted a retirement and recognition luncheon for Lucille Contois (Clinical Laboratory Sciences, pictured center) on May 15 at an Italian restaurant in Rochester, Minn. She was saluted for her role in creating a diagnostic genetics internship program for NMU students at Mayo and for facilitating other collaborative activities between the two entities.
"It was such an incredible honor to be recognized by Mayo Clinic in that way," said Contois, who arrived at NMU in 1972. She retires at the end of the month as head of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences department, which also includes the surgical tech program and speech-language and hearing sciences.
Joe Lubig (Education) and his pre-service teachers are featured as a case study on AVerMedia's Web site for their use of portable document cameras. Lubig had searched for practical technology that is mobile, has the potential of being utilized in most school settings and
addresses the rift between the technology training pre-service teachers receive at universities and the technology available once on the job.
Kia Jane Richmond (English) was recently elected to serve as vice president for the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE). She currently serves as MCTE's regional coordinator for the Upper Peninsula and co-editor of the MCTE's journal, Language Arts Journal of Michigan. The MCTE works to keep teachers aware of effective classroom practices, community concerns and legislative developments.
WNMU-TV and WNMU-FM received a combined three "Good News Awards," which are presented annually by a group of U.P. religious organizations. The television station was honored for the program, "The U.P. Recalls the War." The radio station was honored for a straight news story, "UNITED Conference at NMU" and a feature story, "Native American Filmmakers." The following station personnel involved in the projects were recognized at a June 10 luncheon: Sonya Chrisman, Mike Lakenen, Melinda Stamp, Luis Gomez, Dwight Brady, Eric Smith and Bruce Turner for the WNMU-TV program; and Kevin Lowe and Evelyn Massaro for the WNMU-FM stories.