News for NMU Employees


Charles Ganzert (Communication and Performance Students) and Daniel Truckey (Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center) recently finished an NMU outreach program on Beaver Island. The pair led an all-day oral history workshop in August with community members and volunteers with Beaver Island’s new community radio station (WBVI). They were invited and hosted by Kevin Boyle (’81), president of the NMU Foundation Board of Trustees. The workshop took place at the Beaver Island Community School and featured two parts. Truckey led a session on how to plan an oral history project and the origins and uses of oral history in communities. Ganzert’s session focused on techniques for interviewing and the proper technology for capturing recording, including recording units, microphones and recording software. The workshop concluded with an evening showing of two films at the Beaver Island Community Center;  Yum, Yum, Yum, a film about Cajun food culture and Home on the Island, which is a documentary about Irish immigration to Beaver Island and connecting with the roots back in Ireland.