The English department at Northern Michigan University will kick off its annual Visiting Writers Series with a reading by notable essayist and author Nicole Walker from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. The reading will be in Jamrich Hall 1318 and is open to the public. The event is the first of several that will take place on campus throughout the 2018-19 academic year.
Walker is the author of two forthcoming books: “Sustainability: A Love Story” and “A Survival Guide for Life in the Ruins.” Her previously authored works include “Where the Tiny Things Are,” “Egg,” “Micrograms,” “Quench Your Thirst with Salt” and “This Noisy Egg.”
Walker's literary work has been published in several magazines, including Orion, Boston Review, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Normal School and others. She is a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and was the nonfiction winner of Sundress Publications' “Best of the Net” in 2013 and 2014. Walker currently works as a nonfiction editor at Diagram, a literary magazine, and she is an associate professor at Northern Arizona University.
For more information about the Visiting Writers Program, go to: https://www.nmu.edu/english/visiting-writers-program.
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Here are student-focused NMU Homecoming events for potential media coverage. These were not included in the previous release highlighting activities also relevant to NMU alumni and Marquette-area community members.
Homecoming Theme: The Decades
Dead River Games, 2-4 p.m., Dead River Beach
Campus Cinema movie: Jurassic Park, 6 p.m., Jamrich 1100
Sidewalk Chalk Competition, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Academic Mall
Royal Step Fest (new event that is a combined stepping and king/queen competition), 7 p.m., Forest Roberts Theatre
The Hunt (scavenger hunt with Escape Marquette), 6 p.m., starting at Jamrich 1100
Food Truck Rally, 5-7 p.m., Lot 21 on Center St.
Northern Michigan University's 2018 Homecoming celebration will feature a full slate of activities for alumni and community members Sept. 18-22. Special additions this year include a community-wide ice cream social, the unveiling and dedication of a new Wildcat statue on campus, the premiere of a documentary on the 1975 national champion football team and a dedication of The Woods student housing complex. The following events are free, unless otherwise indicated.
“Here's the Scoop,” an ice cream social for the NMU and Marquette-area communities, is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, on the University Center lawn. The family friendly event will feature free ice cream, entertainment and games by Double Trouble DJs, appearances by Wildcat Willy and NMU President Fritz Erickson and other activities and giveaways.
The Woods dedication is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, outside the main entrance. President Fritz Erickson, Director of Housing and Residence Life Jeff Korpi and Trustee Steve Mitchell will make brief remarks on the completion of NMU's newly built residence hall.
A public dedication ceremony for a new bronze Wildcat statue near Jamrich Hall will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The statue will become a focal point on the academic mall and is likely to serve as a popular photo location for students and visitors. It is made possible through a gift from the estate of former NMU Board of Trustees chair and longtime NMU supporter Gil Ziegler ('60 BS).
The premiere of Put Your Hand on the Line, a documentary on the 1975 NCAA Division II national champion Wildcat football team, will follow at 4 p.m. Friday in Forest Roberts Theatre. Some members of the team will attend the showing.
The NMU Sports Hall of Fame social, program and dinner is scheduled at 5 p.m. Friday in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Tickets can be purchased at outlets or online for $25 for the general public or $10 for ages 10 and under. This year's inductees are Richard “Dick” Allen, football; Tim Jones, wrestling; John LaPointe, football; Heather (Mizer) Sarnowski, volleyball; the late Kim (Storm) Ylitalo, swimming; and the 1997-98 women's basketball team.
An all-alumni reception, with complimentary appetizers, music and NMU trivia, is scheduled from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Landmark Inn.
Saturday will kick off with family-friendly community activities at NMU's Olson Library: a Michigan eLibrary Bookflix Storytime from 9-10 a.m.; Bagels & Books, 9-11 a.m.; a poetry workshop for kids from 10-11; and large-scale versions of favorite board games from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The annual Homecoming parade will be held on a new day and traverse a new route. It begins at 2 p.m. Saturday from the back of the Superior Dome and will head down Front Street, turn right at Hewitt, then return up Third Street.
A tailgate party featuring music, lawn games and an optional BBQ buffet for purchase will be held outside the Dome beginning at 1:30, leading up to the 4 p.m. football game against Ferris State. A post-game reception with free food, a cash bar and music by Iron Daisy will close out the Homecoming celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn.
For the full schedule and more information, visit nmu.edu/alumni/homecoming.
Northern Michigan University will host the Marquette/Alger Counties College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Don H. Bottum University Center Great Lakes Rooms. The program will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and is open to high school students and their parents.
Representatives from about 40 colleges and universities, including several outside of Michigan, will be present to answer questions about academic programs, costs, support services, and campus life. Staff from NMU's Financial Aid Office will be available to answer questions and representatives from the Armed Forces and NMU's ROTC program will also attend.
Participating high schools will come from the Superior Central, Gwinn, Ishpeming, NICE, Marquette, Munising, Negaunee, Burt Township and Republic-Michigamme school districts.
Students are able to pre-register for the event online at gotocollegefairs.com. By pre-registering students will only have to input their information once and they will be able to share personal information with representatives from multiple colleges by scanning a barcode.
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The President's Committee on Diversity at Northern Michigan University is currently looking to fill several vacancies (faculty, student, community). Be a part of the conversation as our community continues to implement strategies for broader inclusion and seeks to embrace and support diversity. The time commitment: monthly meeting on the third Friday of the month, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (September-April).
Applications due by Monday, September 17, 2018.
Application information, current vacancies and other info may be found here: https://www.nmu.edu/diversitycommittee/node/1