Briefs – September 9, 2010

NW Staff

Step Afrika comes to NMU

Northern Arts and Entertainment is bringing Step Afrika, a professional stepping group, to NMU. This will be their third time performing on campus.

Stepping is a dance tradition that combines footsteps, claps and spoken word. Step Afrika is the first professional stepping group in the world. Their stop at NMU is part of the group’s annual tour of colleges and universities throughout America.

The show will take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the Forest Roberts Theater. Tickets are $2 for NMU students and $3 for the general public.

– Amanda Cook

Resume Skill Builder! offered

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) will offer a workshop called Put the World on Your Resume.  This is part of SLFP’s Skill Builder! series that will teach students how to incorporate characteristics they have gained from study abroad experiences into their resumes and job interviews.

Miriam Moeller, international programs specialist at NMU, said international experience may set an applicant apart from others.

“With the internet and the global economy, you will find that companies are international themselves,” Moeller said.

The workshop will be interactive, with students using what they have actually experienced internationally, according to Moeller.

“A lot of students forget, or don’t know, how to put their study abroad experience on their resume,” Moeller said. “There is a lot more they can do than reap their own personal benefits and never talk about it again.”

The Skill Builder! will also introduce the benefits of studying internationally. Students who have not studied abroad are welcome to attend.

The event will be offered free of charge from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Back Room of the University Center.

— Margaret Ylitalo

Violin recital to be held

The Northern Michigan University music department will present its opening concert of the academic year at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

The concert will begin with three traditional violin pieces played by Barbra Rhyneer, accompanied by Nancy Redfern on piano. These pieces will include “Sonata No. 3” by Handel, “Concerto in G, K. 216” by Mozart and “Csárdás” by Vittorio Monti. The last piece, a jazz number called “Blue Monk” by Thelonious Monk, will feature violin, trumpet, drum and bass.

For more information contact the music department at 227-2563.

— NMU News Bureau