At the annual conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Gerri Daniels (Admissions) assumed the chairperson role of a national standing committee on current trends and future issues. Daniels and four other Admissions staff members attended the conference.
Northern’s Leadership Theory and Practice course, part of the Student Leader Fellowship Program, raised $1,027 and collected donated “wish list” items for the Marquette Women’s Center and Harbor House. One of the course assignments is an academic service learning project. Of six proposals, the class chose a spaghetti dinner. Instructor Jon Barch (Center for Student Enrichment) said they handled all aspects: securing and decorating space in the Masonic Building; advertising and selling tickets; purchasing, preparing, serving and cleaning up the food and drink; recruiting entertainment; and soliciting donations for a silent auction and door prizes.
Kia Jane Richmond (English) has received a MEEMIC Foundation for the Future of Education mini-grant for $1,800 for a special academic service learning project. Titled "Reaching/Teaching the Future," the grant will allow students in Richmond's EN 350 Materials and Methods of Teaching English course to connect with middle and high school students in local schools to discuss such topics as what English teachers do and how they prepare for careers in education. EN 350 students will also join the Michigan Council of Teachers of English and interview local English teachers about how involvement in professional organizations enhances teaching identities and teacher efficacy.
Jordan Graves, a media production and new technology major from Munising, will deliver the student address to NMU graduates Saturday. Music education major Rachel Maki of Gladstone will serve as soloist, leading the audience in The Star-Spangled Banner and Hail, Northern. Of the 516 eligible to graduate, nearly 350 are expected to march in the ceremony. Commencement begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Superior Dome. It will be broadcast live on WNMU Public TV 13 and via free streaming video through B2 Networks at http://www.b2tv.com/.
A closing reception for the School of Art and Design Senior Exhibition will be held from 7-9 tonight (Dec. 10) at the DeVos Art Museum.
Graduating seniors are presenting their work from all areas, including ceramics, drawing/painting, digital cinema, electronic imaging, furniture design, graphic communication, human-centered design, illustration, jewelry/metals/blacksmithing, photography, printmaking, sculpture and woodworking. The stool pictured at left is one of the featured pieces. It was created by Hans Gottsacker.
On a related note, NMU was listed first in a recent Good University Ranking Guide blog on the top furniture design schools.
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