MARQUETTE - The Center for U.P. Studies at Northern Michigan University will hold “Sonderegger Symposium II” on Friday, Nov. 15, in the Cadillac and Brule rooms of the University Center. The symposium features a series of paper presentations on the culture and environment of the Upper Peninsula. It starts with registration at 9 a.m. and runs all day.

    John Anderton of NMU will present “A Cultural Resource Survey of Presque Isle” from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Anderton, Angela Lucas, also of NMU, and Walter Loope of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will present “An Assessment of Upland Vegetation, Soils and Site History Adjacent to the 1911 Diversion of Walsh Creek, Seney National Wildlife Refuge” from 10:15-10:45 a.m. Erik Nordberg of Michigan Technological University will present “Arizona and Michigan: A Study of Mining Links between Two Copper-Producing States” from 11-11:30 a.m. Emily Magnaghi of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Russ Magnaghi of NMU will present “Plantings at the J.L. Longyear Property in Marquette” from 11:30 to noon.

    The afternoon presentations begin at 1:30, when Tawni Ferrarini of NMU presents “Status of Labor in the Upper Peninsula, 1988-2001.” Kathryn Remlinger of Grand Valley State University will present “Identity, Language Attitudes and Dialect in the Keweenaw Peninsula” from 2-2:30 p.m. Beth Simon of Indiana University and Purdue University will present “Discourses of Identity in the Keweenaw Copper Country” from 2:45-3:15 p.m. Alan Willis of NMU will present “African Americans in the Upper Peninsula from 3:15-3:45 p.m. Martin Reinhardt of NMU will present “Impact of Federal Indian Education Policy on Native and Non-Native People in the Upper Peninsula” from 3:45-4:15 p.m.

    There will be two 15-minute breaks and a lunch break. The Sonderegger Symposium was established with an endowment from Marion Sonderegger of Marquette.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman