NMU President Les Wong is one of 12 campus leaders nationwide who accepted an appointment to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Commission on Presidential Leadership and Global Competitiveness. The commission will work to assess and project the impact of global economic, political and technological changes on America’s public universities. The objective is to determine how American institutions can remain competitive and seize the opportunities presented by globalization.
American Voices: The Poetry of Nine Poets, a course being offered this fall at Swansea University in Wales, U.K., features work by Beverly Matherne (English) alongside contemporary poets Stanley H. Barkan, Laura Boss, Vince Clemente, Charles Adés Fishman, Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Tino Villanueva, in addition to Walt Whitman and Robert Frost. The course focuses on poetry inspired by ancestry and womanhood. It is taught by Peter Thabit Jones, distinguished poet and publisher of The Seventh Quarry, a U.K. poetry magazine. Matherne was a featured poet at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea in May, 2007.
The NMU President's Golf Outing was held Sept. 7 at the Marquette Golf Club and drew 57 participants.
Members of the winning team were (pictured from left): Keith O'Brien, Lee Francisco and Scott Krah of AIS-Academic Computing, Tom Meravi (retired Technology and Applied Sciences) and Kerry Francisco (AIS-Academic Computing). They scored a 56.
This was the 28th year for the event. It was a scramble tournament and entry fees included golf, carts, lunch, awards and raffle prizes.