Media Advisory: NMU End-of-Semester Events

Monday 20, 2015

Here are some end-of-semester events happening at NMU this week for possible media coverage. Some were sent previously as press releases.

Tuesday, April 21: U.P. Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference, Ontario Room of the University Center. Poster presentations from 10 a.m. to noon and oral presentations from 1:30-4 p.m. Students from NMU and Michigan Tech will present research on psychology, human factors, education, human effectiveness, human-centered design, social science, kinesiology, neuroscience and other related fields.  

Tuesday, April 21: The Telion Chapter of Mortar Board will continue its "Last Lecture" series of presentations by NMU professors who are retiring. This year's installment features Floyd Slotterback (Music) at 6 p.m. in 1322 Jamrich Hall, followed by Russell Magnaghi (History). 

Wednesday, April 22: Anderton's Earth Day, in honor of late professor John Anderton, noon to 3 p.m. on the academic mall (rain or shine).

Wednesday, April 22: MBA student presentations on three topics--U.S. Trade Deficits and Currency Wars, The Future of the Euro and the European Union, and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)--at 6 p.m. in Jamrich 1322.

Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23: Ninth annual Taste of Lake Effect Show Choir event features singing, dancing and appetizers/desserts around the theme "It's About Time." The event starts at 6:30 p.m. both nights in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. Lake Effect is directed by Sharon Green.

Thursday, April 23: College of Business Appreciation Night with dinner, speakers and entertainment. The keynote speaker is Brian Gnauck, the longest-serving dean in the history of the college. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center.

Friday, April 24: College of Business Scholarship Awards Breakfast, 8-10 a.m. in the University Center. About $100,000 in scholarship funds will be presented to students. 

Friday, April 24: High school students from across the Upper Peninsula will participate in three skills challenges at the NMU Jacobetti Complex, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Five-member teams will have six hours to construct a multipurpose structure in the ninth annual U.P. Construction Skills Challenge. At the same time and right next door in the Jacobetti Complex's welding lab, high school welders will compete in the ninth annual Boilermakers Local 169 U.P. High School Welding Invitational. And new this year is the inaugural NMU Automotive Student Skills Competition. Throughout the day, career and technical education teachers will participate in professional development sessions focused on best practices in curriculum, instruction, college and workforce preparation and safety. The guest presenter will be Zena Lowe, state consultant in the Office of Career and Technical Education. The teachers will also have the opportunity to tour NMU's facilities and a local construction project to view state-of-the-art equipment and processes. The day will culminate with the Construction Skills Challenge Awards Program, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in the commons area of the Jacobetti Complex. The program will feature the annual Construction Trades Achievement Award, presented to an alumnus of one of the Upper Peninsula's many high school construction trades programs. This year's recipient is Jim Ebli, President of Gundlach-Champion Inc.

Kristi Evans
News Director