MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University has announced a week of installation activities leading up to the investiture ceremony for President Les Wong. The public is invited to attend.

Wong will be officially invested with the NMU chain of office at a ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in Vandament Arena. It will be followed by an installation reception and homecoming block party from 5-7 p.m. on the lawn east of the Superior Dome, preceding the NMU-Ferris State football game.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  A week of student and faculty presentations are planned before the investiture. The schedule is as follows:

•Monday, Oct. 11: A student history symposium will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Charcoal Room of the University Center. Six NMU students will give half-hour presentations on “Regional History and Beyond.” Topics include Marquette women in World War II, folk history of the Upper Peninsula, and ELF and the Upper Peninsula.


 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  •Tuesday, Oct. 12: NMU history professor Russell Magnaghi will give a lecture titled “The Social History of Northern Michigan University, 1899 to Present,” in the Huron Room of the University Center.


 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  •Wednesday, Oct. 13: Sonderegger Symposium IV will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Huron Room of the University Center. The symposium is titled “Upper Peninsula Themes” and various presenters will talk about topics such as the inland dune legacy of Lake Minong; the first people of the Upper Peninsula, based on Paleo-Indian Geoarchaeology; racism in a Midwest mining town; World War I and the Upper Peninsula; and Danish Immigration to the Upper Peninsula. The Sonderegger Symposium was established with an endowment from Marion Sonderegger of Marquette.


 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  •Thursday, Oct. 14: NMU alumnus Steve Mitchell will give a presentation on “TodayÂ’s Political Climate” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mead Auditorium of the Seaborg Science Complex. Mitchell is CEO of Mitchell Research and Communications.

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•Friday, Oct. 15: The NMU psychology department will present faculty research from 3-5 p.m. in room 167 Gries Hall.

Prepared By
Miriam Moeller and Kristi Evans
News Director