Sixteen presentations on Upper Peninsula topics will be featured at the eighth annual Sonderegger Symposium at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, Oct. 2.

            The day will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. keynote address by Robert Archibald, president of the Missouri Historical Society. The Ishpeming native and NMU alumnus will discuss “Sense of Community and the Upper Peninsula” in Reynolds Recital Hall.

            Presentations earlier in the day will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Mead Auditorium. They will cover topics ranging from "Yoopers in Alaska in the Great Depression: Matanuska Experiment" and "Marquette and the Spanish Flu of 1918" to "Politics in the U.P. in the late 20th Century." Each runs about 30 minutes. A continental breakfast will kick off the event at 8 a.m. For a full schedule, visit www.nmu.edu/history.

The Sonderegger Symposium is hosted by the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies at NMU, with financial support from the Sonderegger family.

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September 29, 2008