Briefs – April 8, 2010

NW Staff

Holocaust memorial forum held

On Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. the Marquette Interfaith Forum will hold an annual Holocaust Memorial Service at St. Peter Cathedral.

The events of the evening will include speaker Aviva Tkatch Sandler, a social worker and Holocaust survivor. She will be talking about why our society cannot forget our history of the Holocaust. The Redmen Chorale, a 75-member concert choir from Michigan Technological University, will also be performing. The event is for multiple faiths and the whole community is welcome.

— Katelyn Segula

Libertarians host local bands

The NMU College Libertarians are hosting a concert from 7 – 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center.

The concert will feature local performers like The Tallest Buildings, The Paper Hearts and Mary Mugford. Jessie Price, a junior international studies and political science major and president of the NMU College Libertarians, said the focus of the event is to bring the community together with local bands.

Price said that she is excited about the organization hosting its first campus-wide event. Elizabeth Lyons, a sophomore English major and the club’s vice president, will be master of ceremonies for the event.

The event is free for NMU students and $2 for non-students. For anyone interested, there will be information provided about the Libertarian Party and how to join the club. For any further information, contact Jessie Price at [email protected]

— Dalten Krause

Students to share sonnets

NMU students will be presenting a reading of William Shakespeare’s famous sonnets.

The reading will take place in two parts on Wednesday, April 14 in the Marquette Room of the University Center. The first section will begin at 10 a.m. and the second will begin at 2 p.m.

David Wood, a professor of English, said that the presentation will be both educational and entertaining. He said that often, modern audiences do not appreciate how drama-filled Shakespeare’s work can be.

The event is free and open to the public, for more information contact David Wood at [email protected]

—Cameron Witbeck