Julie Rochester (HPER) and Kelly Groddy, an NCAA Enforcement staff member, gave a presentation at the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives Leadership Institute, which was held at the NCAA National Office Oct. 19-21 in Indianapolis, Ind. Their presentation addressed the need for campus transparency and a proactive approach when dealing with NCAA infractions, along with common violations, the difference between minor and major infractions, corrective action and the enforcement and hearing process. Twenty-four faculty athletic representatives from around the country were selected to attend the institute. Rochester is NMU's rep and vice chair of the NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions.

Amy Hubinger, Dave Bammert, Mary Crampton, Mike Nelson and Jane Surrell (NMU Foundation) presented "Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to Your Fundraising Success" at the eighth annual U.P. Nonprofit Conference hosted by the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development on Oct. 9. The conference presents speakers and workshops to help regional nonprofit staff and volunteers connect with each other and access the tools and knowledge necessary to drive their missions and create lasting, transforming impact.

Kia Richmond (English, pictured right) and creative writing student Katelyn Durst presented "Shake the Dust from Old Ideas: Poetry and Social Justice in the English Classroom," an interactive spoken word poetry workshop for teachers attending the Michigan Council of Teachers of English convention Oct. 18 in Lansing.


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