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Briefs – April 15, 2010

Charges against student dropped

The charges against Jason Morgan, former president of the Associated Students of NMU (ASNMU), which were imposed by the Dean of Students Office last week have been dropped. The disciplinary hearing scheduled for Wednesday, April 14 was cancelled.

Morgan had been charged with “disorderly conduct” and “personal abuse,” because of a letter to the editor that he had written and was published in the April 1 issue of the North Wind.

An agreement was reached between Morgan and Andrew Foster, ASNMU treasurer, who had filed a complaint with the Dean of Students Office which led to the charges.

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– Cameron Witbeck

Winner of competition decided

On Tuesday, April 8, the College of Business sponsored a competition to showcase different business proposals from NMU students.

The New Business Venture competition was held from 11 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. and gave seven finalists the chance to present their business proposals to a panel of judges from the local business community.

The goal of the competition is to provide students a venue to develop their individual business ideas and to receive feedback from business professionals in the area, said Ray Amtmann, an instructor at the College of Business who helped organize the event this year.

Competitors were judged three different categories. Chad Walker and Steve Farr won the overall competition with their business pitch, Great Lakes Cremation Services, and received the $4,000 first place prize. Runners-up were Joshua Petrovich, who received second place with Pulsar Backup, a remote data backup company, and Kris Kohtala and Jessica Beaver, who received third place with their juice café business.

— James Dyer

MFA graduates to give reading

NMU’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing and Passages North Literary Magazine will be sponsoring an event called “Celebration of Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction” in the Federated Women’s Clubhouse, 104 W. Ridge St. Marquette, on Friday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

The event will showcase five graduating students. Three will share poetry and two will share nonfiction. Student take about 15 minutes and read from a book-length manuscript each has written that has the culmination of their work from the program, said Paul Lehmberg, professor of English at NMU.

The event happens once a year and is meant to acknowledge and praise graduating students for the work they have done, he said. For more information contact Paul Lehmberg at [email protected].

— Gary Seaman

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