VOELKER CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM TO BE HELD AT NMU

MARQUETTE – As part of the John Voelker 100th Birthday Celebration, Northern Michigan University will sponsor a “Voelker Centennial Symposium,” which will feature presentations on a variety of topics associated with the late author and judge.

The symposium is open to the public and free of charge. It is scheduled from 1:30-4 p.m. Thursday, June 26, in the Peter White Lounge of the University Center.

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1:30 p.m. “Introduction” by NMU historian Russell Magnaghi;

1:45 p.m. “What John Didn’t Throw Away: Everything” by Stephen Peters of academic information services at NMU;

2:10 p.m. “James Cloyd Bowman, Mentor and Critic-Friend of John D. Voelker,” by Howard Nicholson of the NMU history department;

2:35 p.m. “Finnish Miners and Their Dialect as Perceived by Voelker,” by Elizabeth Delene, graduate of the NMU history program;

3:15 p.m. “Researching the Voelker Papers” by Michael Marsden, former NMU dean and current academic vice president at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisc.; and

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  3:40 p.m. “John D. Voelker, Food and Drink” by Russell Magnaghi.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The office of academic affairs at NMU is sponsoring the “Voelker Centennial Symposium.” Refreshments will be served.



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