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Sonderegger Symposium at NMU

September 9, 2012
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - The Sonderegger Symposium XII will take place Thursday and Friday at the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building at Northern Michigan University. Thursday's program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Roy Norton, of the Canadian Consul General in Detroit will speak on "236 Years of Canada-United States Relations-In An Hour."

Wednesday's schedule, and speakers and their topics include: an 8:30 a.m. continental breakfast in Mead Auditorium; 9:15 a.m. welcome with Michael Broadway College of Arts and Sciences (A Britisher's View of the War of 1812); 9:30 a.m. Eric Hemenway, historian, Odawa Tribal Archives (Native Americans and the War of 1812); 10 a.m. Phil Porter director of Mackinac Island State Park (War of 1812 at Mackinac Island);

10:30 a.m. break; 10:45 a.m. Russell M. Magnaghi, director of the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies (War of 1812 in the Lake Superior Basin); 11:15 a.m. Chet R. DeFonso, head of the history department (Canadians and the War of 1812); 11:45 a.m. lunch; 1 p.m. Daniel P. Truckey, director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center (Allan Lomax and Collecting U.P. Folk Music); 1:30 p.m. James H. McCommon (George Shiras, Environmentalist);

2 p.m. break; 2:15 p.m. Howard L. Nicholson, history department (Will, Merle, and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Family); 2:45 p.m. Russell M. Magnaghi (Who Was the First President to Visit the U.P.); 3:15 p.m. Marcus C. Robyns, archivist, NMU Archives (The Latest at the NMU Archives); 3:45 p.m. Ronald C. Sundell, earth, environmental and geological sciences (Dead River Research); and closing remarks at 4 p.m.



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