"The Blues Cryin'," Beverly Matherne's (English) title poem for her collection of blues poetry in CD and book formats, has inspired a work by Italian painter Giampiero Actis. An Italian translation of her poem is published alongside a glossy photo of the painting in the exhibition catalogue for the show, taking place at Promotrice Di Belle Arti, a museum in neoclassical style in Torino, Italy. The show is part of Immagine & Poesia (Image and Poetry), an international art and poetry movement of the Teatro Alfa (Alfa Theatre), founded in Torino.

Three NMU students, all from Michigan, are recipients of the Benjamin E. Gilman Award for study abroad in spring 2011. The scholarship program aims to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad. The students' names, hometowns, academic majors and award descriptions follow: Laura Judge of Dewitt, environmental science/Spanish, $4,000 for her semester studies and volunteer service at Centro Tinku, Cusco, Peru; Tyria Newman of Mount Morris, general studies, $5,000 for her semester program in Seoul, South Korea; and Kalil Zender of Marquette, general studies, $8,000 for her semester program in Meknes, Morocco. Zender's award includes a $3,000 critical need language supplement to support her studies in the Arabic language.   

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