UPDATE ON PLANS FOR PRESIDENT LES WONG'S INSTALLATION
NMU Board of Trustees Meeting
August 6, 2004
1. In July, an Installation Planning Committee of representatives from the University Community began making plans for President Wong's installation. "Save the Date" mailings will go out shortly and formal invitations will be mailed in early September.
2. This is an opportunity to honor President Wong and to celebrate Northern Michigan University. The Installation is being held in connection with NMU's Homecoming Celebration in October. The tentative schedule of events includes the following:
List of Installation Activities on Saturday, October 16, 2004:
3:30 p.m. Investiture Ceremony for Dr. Leslie E. Wong, 13th President of Northern Michigan University – Vandament Arena
5:00 p.m. Reception/NMU Block Party – Outside/Inside NMU Superior Dome
7:00 p.m. NMU vs. Ferris State U. Homecoming Football Game – Superior Dome
Tentative List of Symposia for the week of October 11-15, 2004, and beyond:
October 8 (Friday) Robert Kulisheck has set the date for the Service Learning Program.
October 11 (Monday) History Symposium - student presentations on regional history and beyond.
October 12 (Tuesday) Russell Magnaghi - lecture on "Social History of Northern Michigan University" in the evening. This was done during the Centennial and it was well-received.
October 13 (Wednesday) Sonderegger Symposium III on Upper Peninsula topics.
October 14 (Thursday) Alumni presentation; Deanna Hemmila and Tom Peters are working on the details.
October 15 (Friday) The traditional ongoing "Discourses from the Academy" sponsored by the Psychology Department. This runs from 3:00-5:00pm.
October 11-15- throughout the week there would be special displays and possibly activities in the NMU Archives.
October 18 (Monday) Sue Hefke, heading the Northern Center for Life Long Learning, will have Russell Magnaghi present a lecture entitled, "Historical Highlights of Presidential Elections in the Upper Peninsula."