Sonderegger Symposium Schedule

10th Annual Sonderegger Symposium

Celebrating 10 years of lectures about the Upper Peninsula


Friday, Sept. 17

Mead Auditorium, West Science

Northern Michigan University


7:45-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 a.m. 

Welcome and Introduction
Michael Broadway, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Russell M. Magnaghi. Director, Center for U.P. Studies

8:45-9:15 a.m.

“Wine Making in the Upper Peninsula, Past and Present”

 Howard Nicholson (History Dept.)
9:15-9:45 a.m.

“Historic Native American Use of the Proposed Woodland Road Corridor and Yellow DogPlains, Marquette County, Michigan”
Michael Kantola (Geography alumnus)

9:45-10:15 a.m.

“Alex de Tocqueville in the Upper Peninsula”
Jonathan Allen (Political Science Dept.)

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:00 a.m.

“Who was Tsu Ming Han?”
Russell M. Magnaghi (Center for U.P. Studies director)

11:00-11:30 a.m.

“Homemade Jam: Finnish Music and Dance in Aura, Michigan”  

 Kathryn Johnson (History Dept.)

Cornish Wrestling in the UP, A Near Forgotten Sport”

Michael Koskiniemi (Independent Researcher: Motions Physical Fitness)
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:30 p.m.

“African American Community at Elmwood, Iron County”

 Valerie Bradley-Holliday (Independent Researcher)
1:30-2:00 p.m.

“Club Life: Visual Representations of Group Identity in the U.P.”
Mary Hoefferle (Art Education; University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh)

2:00-2:30 p.m. "Douglass Houghton Opens the Upper Peninsula"
Steve Lehto (Independent Researcher)
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-3:15 p.m. "Ancient Bridges and Light Kepper's Dumps: A Phase 1 Culture Resource Survey at Fort Wilkins State Park"
John Anderton (Geography Dept.)
3:15-3:45 p.m. "Blaney Park Resort: Enjoying the U.P. Environment"
(Independent Researcher)
3:45-4:15 p.m. "Linguistics and Health Care withing the Finnish Culture"
Faith Edwards (School of Nursing)
4:15-4:45 p.m. "U.P. Then and Now in 3-D"
Don Balmer (Independent Researcher)
4:45-5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks