NMU?to hold UNITED Conference
MARQUETTE-Northern Michigan University's UNITED Conference will be held today through Thursday.
All events will be held in the Bottum University Center Great Lakes Rooms unless otherwise noted.
Monday:?A lunch and conversation with Maureen Costello will be held at noon in the Charcoal Rooms.
She leads the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project, one of the nation's leading providers of anti-bias education resources.
At 3 p.m., Martha West will give a presentation on gender equity in the Great Lakes Rooms.
She served as general counsel for the American Association of University Professors from 2008-2010 and her research is focused on discrimination against women faculty in higher education.
At 7:30 p.m., Andrei Markovits will give a talk based on his latest book, "Twin Brothers: Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism," followed by a book signing.
Markovits is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan.
Tuesday:?Lance Rintamaki will speak on "Modern Science and Our New Insights on Sex, Culture and Communication" at 1 p.m. Tuesday. He is the author of the forthcoming book, The Science of Sexual Communication.
At 7:30 p.m., Curtis Chin, creator of the Vincent Who? documentary, will give a talk. Chin has won awards from the National Association for Multicultural Education and the Asian American Justice Center for this documentary.
Wednesday:?"Everyone Is Gay," composed of Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo, will present at 2 p.m.
The two use humor and honesty on a blog to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth.
Thursday:?At 7 p.m., Siri Chand Khalsa will give a presentation focusing on the awareness that food can be recognized as medicine and one of the primary foundations for health and healing through the entire life cycle.
Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan
MARQUETTE -An introduction to the practice of Tai Chi Chuan will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church, Marquette.
Tai Chi is a mind/body practice that regulates the immune system, increases balance and lowers blood pressure. The cost is $25. No prior experience is needed. For more information, call 228-5494.
AWANA Club begins Monday
MARQUETTE -AWANA Club for children in grades K-6 will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Bethel Baptist Church, Marquette.
AWANA is an international Kids Club centered around the Bible as the Word of God. The evening consists of games, songs, stories, and individual work in their handbooks. If you are unfamiliar with AWANA and would like to observe, please come and stay with your children for the first night. The evening ends at 8:05 p.m.
AWANA meets on Monday through the month of April and ends with a huge fair the first week in May.
Peter Yarrow at Calumet Theatre
CALUMET -The Calumet Theatre will host musician Peter Yarrow at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
The performance is a follow-up to one he was originally scheduled to do April 19, but it was canceled because of inclement weather.
Yarrow became well-known through his folk trio, Peter, Paul & Mary. The group was known for songs such as "Puff, The Magic Dragon," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "This Land is Your Land."
Tickets for the performance are $25 with a discount for members.
The box office can assist those who purchased tickets in April, but have yet to decide if they will come to the upcoming show.
Entrepreneurship panel at NMU
MARQUETTE -An entrepreneurship panel featuring Northern Michigan University and Marquette community members will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Reynolds Recital Hall in NMU's Hedgcock Building.
It is titled "Make Your Dent in the Universe: Lessons from Three Entrepreneurial Stories."
Participants include Nheena Weyer Ittner of the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Tom Vear of Donckers and Bob Stefanski, co-founder of Tibco Software and founder of Michigan E-Lab. The panelists will discuss their entrepreneurial stories, what students can do to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and how to develop innovative solutions to workplace problems.
This event will last roughly an hour and a reception will follow in the Hedgcock atrium, when attendees students will have an opportunity to interact with the panelists.