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The North Wind is an independent student publication serving the Northern Michigan University community. It is partially funded by the Student Activity Fee. The North Wind digital paper is published daily during the fall and winter semesters except on university holidays and during exam weeks. The North Wind Board of Directors is composed of representatives of the student body, faculty, administration and area media.

Students protest against Israel-Hamas war with campus encampment
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Collegiate job fair to be held

The Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair will be held Wednesday, March 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. The fair will allow students to interact with recruiting employers from the Midwest.

Steve LaFond, the assistant director of Career Services, said that students should have a resume and come to the event dressed appropriately for an interview. He said that students should meet as many recruiters as possible and come prepared to be interviewed.

LaFond said that some recruiters have both internship and job opportunities available. He said that students should research companies and know what positions are being offered.

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A complete list of employers recruiting at the job fair is located at There is no cost for students or alumni to attend. For more information, contact Career Services at [email protected] or 906-227-2800.

— Amber Snyder

Traditional pow wow upcoming

The Northern Michigan University Native American Student Association (NASA) is putting on their eighteenth annual “Learning to Walk Together” traditional pow wow Saturday, March 13, in the Vandament Arena with grand entry times at noon and 6 p.m.

Grand entry is where all of the dancers in  the regalia come in to the dance arena and it begins each session of the overall ceremony, said April Lindala, director of the NMU Center for Native American Studies.  At the pow wow there will be four to 15 men playing drums while singing traditional songs.  People who attend will also see a colorful assortment of outfits called dance regalia.  These are very personal and for some are considered sacred.

The pow wow is open to the general public, as well as students.  There is an admission fee of $3 for the general public and it is free to NMU students with I.D.  There will also be a feast on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Jacobetti Center offering a wide variety of traditional foods.

— Adelle Whitefoot

Lessons about babes and booze

The Health Promotions Office (HPO) is holding a Skill Builder! workshop on Thursday, March 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. to promote awareness of the effects alcohol can have on women.

College-age women of our community are invited to the Back Room of the University Center. The program “Babes and Booze” is not to stop alcohol consumption, said Jessica Bentti, a post-graduate nursing student and a student assistant at the HPO. It is solely to create a more conscious and healthy lifestyle, she said. This workshop will show women how females are physically affected by alcohol differently than men.

A documentary and a slide show will be shown at the event. The nutritional effects of alcohol will be discussed in detail as well as a tutorial on techniques for calculating your own blood alcohol concentration level. Bennti will also be highlighting places in our community where you can receive more information on this topic.

— Katelynn Segula

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