Briefs – 9/30/10

NW Staff

Career Fair comes to NMU

Over 55 employers will be looking to pick employees at the coming Fall Job Fair and Career Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Steven LaFond, assistant director of career services, said it isn’t just for those who need a job now.

“Many of the employers will be recruiting for part-time, summer and internships positions, so the job/career fair is not just for seniors or upcoming graduates. Everyone should attend,” he said.

This is the biggest job fair of the year, although other job fairs are held throughout the year. The employers will have booths where the attendees can come up and talk to them according to their interest in the business/employer.

The event is free and no registration is required. It will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Great Lakes Room in the University Center. For more information go to the career services website at

– Chelsea Parrish

Workshop teaches leadership

The Student Leadership Fellowship Program workshop titled “What Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Socrates Have to Teach Us About Leadership-SkillBuilder!” which will inform students of the lessons taught by these four historical figures about leadership. The workshop will be held Thursday, Sept. 30 from 4-5 p.m. in the Back Room of the University Center, and is being presented by Rodney Clarken, the director of the school of education here at NMU.

“The Student Leader Fellowship Program puts on 25-30 workshops per semester, with past ones that have included deep muscle relaxation, how to run effective meetings, basic automotive skills and stress and time management. Our current batch of workshops includes dog whispering, sailing, financial fitness and more,” said Becky Rasmussen, the leadership programs coordinator at the Center for Student Enrichment.

— Travis Rogers

Class offered on horse riding

The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a class on a therapeutic horse riding program at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Willow Farms.

Linda Mallon, the program coordinator, will give a tour of the facility and give a presentation on the program. It will discuss the requirements for participation, the necessary qualities of the horses and opportunities for volunteers.

There is no cost, but donations will be accepted at the door. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 4. Contact Eeva Miller at 250-5169.

— NMU News Bureau