Letters to the Editor

NW Staff

Koch best for Circuit Court judge

I have been active with the NMU College Democrats and have worked on several campaigns in the past. In this election I am actively supporting Kevin Koch for the Marquette County Circuit Court judge position.

While both candidates are good candidates for this job, Kevin Koch has a clear advantage in experience both in the primary job duties of a family court judge, as well as in overall experience, including criminal, probate and a wide range of civil matters.

His opponent lacks experience in divorce and custody cases and in general civil matters. This position of Circuit Judge merits the most experience in all these matters, and that is why I am voting for Kevin Koch.

Cameron Fure

junior, political science

Show support for contingent faculty

Greetings from NMU’s Coalition of Contingent Faculty (CCF).

We have been hard at it throughout the Fall 2008 semester, and we have some exciting events happening right now that we invite you to be a part of.

Thursday, Oct. 30, all NMU contingent faculty are invited to join us for CCF’s Halloween Costume Party and Annual Meeting in the mezzanine of the Landmark Inn’s Northland Pub from 7-9 p.m. Come in costume if you’d like, meet CCF’s newly elected officers, learn more about CCF and pick up your NMU Adjunct T-shirt if you’re an adjunct (donations accepted). Please bring your NMU ID and pick up that t-shirt, adjuncts.

Next Monday, Nov. 3, is Be Kind to Adjuncts Day at NMU. This event will increase the overall visibility of NMU adjuncts when we wear our specially designed t-shirts on the same day. Many NMU students don’t know how many of us there are. Some of your own students may not even know you’re an adjunct; we’re hoping you’ll proudly don your t-shirt next Monday.

NMU students, we encourage you to bring apples to your adjunct instructors and professors on Be Kind to Adjuncts Day. If you don’t know whether or not your instructors and professors are adjuncts or not, now is a good time to ask them.

We appreciate all of the support we’ve received from you, the NMU community, and hope you’ll all join us in celebrating the important work NMU adjuncts do next Monday. We also hope any and all interested contingent faculty, current member of CCF or not, will join us tonight for our Costume Party and Annual Meeting.

NMU’s Coalition of Contingent Faculty