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Students volunteer at Halloween event

The Northern chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) volunteered last Saturday at the Peter White Public Library Family Halloween Party. NSSLHA members helped at the event by supervising children as they took part in games and other organized activities. Over 300 children attended this year’s event, which was sponsored by the library with help from local volunteer groups. Zydecology, a Cajun style band, provided music for the event. Besides music, the party had games for the kids including; bowling over skeletons, feeling inside a coffin for gooey surprises, and pin the bolt on the Frankenstein. The kids also got to show off their costumes around the building in a long parade that reached all the way to the third floor. “The Halloween Party was a total success,” said NSSLHA Treasurer Gayla Rovelsky. “Volunteer members and the kids had an absolute ball,” she said. NSSLHA is one of the most active student groups involved with the Peter White Library. Typically the group runs Storyhour, where members read to a group of children once a month. “It was great seeing some of our regular kids from story hour all dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Everyone looked so cute,” commented NSSLHA Jenny Wiedmeyer who organizes the monthly story hours.

– Katie Stamerjohn

Skill Builder on Muslim faith scheduled

For those who are confused with the various false and vulgar accusations toward the people of Muslim belief, Mohey Mowafy will be hosting a Skill Builders! workshop on Nov. 5 to help extinguish the fire of these rampant rumors. This is a two part encounter where he will be speaking, with the hopes of enlightening the people who attend the event, about the Muslim belief and their ways of life. He will be pointing out some ideal reasons for the growth of such improper ways of thought toward Muslims in America and around the world. “I cannot think of a more timely issue, than how to understand Islam and Muslims in a rational and objective way, since we are currently bombarded with hateful propaganda from every side, including from Muslims as well,” mentioned Mowafy. The majority of students are unaware of what the troubles overseas have done here at home with regards towards interpreting the Islamic faith. Mr. Mowafy stated, “I usually OK a foundation of what Islam is and is not with a little bit of history and a warning that history alone is not enough to understand the calculus of the current dynamics.” Mowafy will make an attempt for a push on the forward movement to open the eyes of the blind and the ears of the misinformed in terms of understanding the true meaning of the Islamic and Muslim people around the world. This event will be from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Charcoal Room of the University Center on Wednesday, Nov. 5. To register contact the Student Leader Fellowship Program at 906-227-1771 or e-mail [email protected]

– Alex Aranda

Coffee Talk with Les Wong to be held

A coffee talk with NMU President Les Wong will be hosted in Starbucks on Monday, Nov. 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will give students a chance to sit down and talk to Wong about important issues concerning NMU. If you have any questions or topics you would like to see addressed, send an e-mail to [email protected]

– Carson LeMahieu