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Hair cuts raise money for women’s shelter

The NMU student organization Women for Women is hosting a hair donation drive in the Payne/Halverson lobby on April 7 from 12-5 p.m. All hair collected during the drive will be donated to Children with Hair Loss, a non-profit organization out of lower Michigan that collects hair to use in wigs for children with any form of disease that causes them to lose hair. Hair eight inches or longer is preferable, but all types of hair are acceptable for the drive, including colored, bleached and permed hair. Cash donations are also accepted at the drive and there are boxes on campus and around town for donations, as well. The Déj’d6 Vu house in Halverson Hall will be organizing this particular event for Women for Women. Katherine Sartori, resident advisor to Déj’d6 Vu and co-founder of Women for Women said the hair drive is a new and interesting way for students to help out. “We didn’t think it was going to be as big, but we have a lot of people that are ready to donate their hair,” Sartori said. “It is a really cool program on campus that helps out children who really need it.” Sartori added that students can also donate their hair after having it cut elsewhere. Lindsay Hagner, president of Women for Women, has already donated hair three times. “We all have had a bad hair day and looked at it as a bad thing; these children aren’t even able to experience that,” Hagner said. Stylists from the Studio Salon and Jessica and Company in downtown Marquette, are volunteering at the event and will be available for cuts. “Do You Have Eight Inches?” T-shirts are available for order at the event or by contacting Sartori. “The shirts are funny, they’re sassy and they help out the cause, as well,” Hagner said. For any questions or comments about the hair drive, contact Sartori at [email protected]

-Jay Tomlinson

Senior students to perform concert

NMU music students Steven Losiewicz and Timothy Dries will showcase their percussion skills in their upcoming senior recitals on April 5 at 3 p.m. in the Reynolds Recital Hall. In the performance, Dries and Losiewicz will perform a series of solo percussion pieces as well as a marimba duet. For his portion of the concert, Losiewicz will play solos on timpani and marimba, in addition to a multiple-percussion piece. Dries will also play a solo on the xylophone as well as timpani, marimba and multiple-percussion. Dries and Losiewicz said they were excited about the pieces they will be performing. “The piece is considerably more difficult to play than my earlier ones and requires two virtuosic performers,” Losiewicz said. Dries, who suggested composer Steve Reich’s piece “Nagoya Marimba” for the duet, said he wanted to play a piece by Reich to see if he is up to the challenge. Regarding his appreciation for music in general, Dries said, “I feel music is a very spiritual thing, and it is always my goal to move people, both mentally and physically by performing music.” After graduation Dries intends to pursue a career in music education and improvisation. The concert is sponsored by the NMU Department of Music.

– Lukas Anderson