MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will celebrate “Wildcat Flashback: 75 Years of Homecoming Pride” Sept. 18-25. Student activities, including the Dead River Games and king and queen competition, are planned throughout the week. Alumni receptions and community activities are scheduled Sept. 24-25. For details, visit www.nmu.edu/alumni. The NMU political science and public administration department will hold a symposium titled “After Evil: Politics and Human Rights” at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The guest speaker is Robert Meister, professor of social sciences and political thought at the University of California Santa Cruz. There is no charge and the public is invited. The Homecoming parade at 5:30 p.m. Friday on Third Street will be followed by alumni receptions at the Landmark Inn. Events on Saturday, Sept. 25, include a historical marker dedication for the “Barracks Boys” at 12:15 p.m. on the University Center lawn. “The Barracks” was one of the housing units originally constructed for use during World War II and purchased as surplus by NMU for instant housing to accommodate a booming student population at the end of the war. It housed male student-athletes from across the Upper Peninsula. This structure and others that were part of the veteran housing area on campus known as Vetville are still in use in Harvey. Kickoff for the NMU-Ashland Homecoming football game is at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Superior Dome. The schedule of Homecoming events geared toward NMU students is available at www.nmu.edu/homecoming.