Gerri Daniels (Admissions) is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling's (NACAC) Commission on International Student Recruitment. The body was created to address the long-running controversy over the use of commissioned agents to recruit international students. It is composed of individuals representing a diverse range of institutions, perspective, and interests to acknowledge the complexity and breadth of the issue. Key issues for the commission’s consideration will likely include: an exploration of institutional policies and practices for the recruitment of international students in light of well-established principles for admission practice; obstacles institutions face in the recruitment of international students and ways they can be addressed; and federal policy challenges facing U.S. institutions wishing to engage in international recruitment. The commission convened its first meeting today in Washington, D.C. A second meeting will take place at the NACAC National Conference in Denver in early October.
NACAC is an education association of almost 12,000 secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers and organizations who work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. It is based in Arlington, Va.
NMU students and faculty members were recognized for their achievements at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival-Region III, held in January in Champaign, Ill. The competition featured both team and individual events. Abby Ropp received the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award for the NMU production of A Year with Frog and Toad. She will participate in the KCACTF National Festival April 16-21 in Washington, D.C. Recent NMU graduate Stephanie Baugher won the Design Storm Award for scenic design. Jacob Barbot received the Student Directing Award—Most Improved. Four students placed in the Games of the Technological Olympiad, which involved two-person teams that competed in five events ranging from lights and sound to scenery and wardrobe. The students and their places were: Andrea Knol and Charlie Jauquetl, second place; Jalina Olgren and Tyler Welden, first place. Three Communication and Performance Studies faculty members were honored. Paul Truckey received one of four KCACTF Region III Faculty Service Awards. Shelley Russell earned a certificate of merit for directing Compleat Female Stage Beauty. Ansley Valentine was awarded two certificates of merit: one for costume design in Compleat Female Stage Beauty and another for choreography in A Year with Frog and Toad. Pictured after the awards ceremony are (front from left) Jalina Olgren, Abby Ropp, Jacob Barbot, (back from left) Stephanie Baugher, Charlie Jauquet, Ansley Valentine, Andrea Knoll and Tyler Welden.
John Thomsen (left) of Johnson's Superior Shoes presents Ron Johnson with the shoes that he won at the Great Marquette County Walking Event held recently at the Superior Dome. Johnson is a student in Health, Physical Education and Recreation's senior programs. He plans to use his prize in the NMU activity classes he attends. The community walking event was sponsored by NMU, the Marquette County Health Department and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan with the endorsement of the ACHIEVE Community Health Promotion Consortium.
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