NW Staff

Charity run held for area homeless

The Student Nursing Association (SNA) will host its second annual 5k run/walk around campus. All of the profits from this event will be donated to Room at the Inn to assist in their goals of giving homeless people a place to sleep at night, showers and meals. Liz Becker, SNA’s president, wants the general public to know that the association wishes to benefit the Northern and Marquette communities. “Everyone is welcome to participate in this event, the more the merrier. Hopefully, this will promote SNA more so people will know that we want to help in the community and raise money for a good cause,” Becker said. The run officially starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the West Science building, trailing around campus and finishing in the same area. Winners will receive medals or ribbons, according to different gender and age classes. All people wishing to participate in the run can register before Sept. 16 for $15 and be guaranteed a t-shirt. Runners and walkers who wish to support this event are also welcome to register after Sept. 16, but they will not be guaranteed a free event t-shirt, and the late entrance fee is $20. People can come as early as 8:30 a.m. to register and get ready for the event. Runners and walkers alike are invited to pick up registration forms at the NMU Volunteer Center, Marquette YMCA or at the PEIF. Volunteers are needed and are only expected to do tasks like directing runners and acting as timers. Students interested in volunteering should e-mail [email protected].

– Bethany Trieb

Workshop offers help for job fairs

Students who plan to attend upcoming job fairs at Northern should consider going to a workshop that will offer tips to help students make the most of the job fair and make talking to possible employers easier. “How to Be Successful at a Job Fair” will be held on Sept. 15. NMU Career Services is hosting this workshop for students where they will learn how to talk to future employers with confidence, how to dress and how to ask the important questions the right way. “It helps students make the best impression and know what to expect at job fairs,” said Steven LaFond , assistant director of Career Services. All students can benefit from this workshop, including undeclared freshmen and recent graduates looking for new career opportunities, said LaFond. By attending, students will take advantage of the many resources Career Services offers, such as a rundown of the employers attending the job fairs, and information on how to be professional. The workshop will be held Sept. 15 at C.B Hedgecock, Room 2303 at 6 p.m. Students do not need to register beforehand.

– Kyla Huebner

Dance night to teach students new steps

Students interested in learning a new ethnic dance will have the opportunity this Tuesday at Salsa Night. Basic salsa steps, as well as the cha-cha will be taught. “Students should attend if they are interested in moving to a happy, lively beat and are interested in Latin dance styles. There are quite a few students who fit that description on campus,” said Margaret Sklar, associate dean in the College of Business. Sklar is an advisor to the Steppin’ Out Dance Club and the International Dancers Club, who are co-sponsoring the event with the Multicultural Education and Resource Center (MERC.) The Salsa Night will also have a few salsa and cha-cha mixers, which are dances where every dancer does the same pattern and switch partners frequently as the dance goes on. “This event offers a great time for individuals to embrace one tiny piece of the Latin culture with dance, food and socializing,” said Danielle Hernandez, a Peer Advising Counseling Education leader at MERC. The event is being held in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on Sept. 15. The event is free to attend and no experience or partner is necessary. Attendees should dress for comfort and wear clean shoes to protect the dance floor. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the Superior Room of the University Center from 7-9 p.m.

– Lucy Hough and
Alex Belz