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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.

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Briefs – October 21, 2010

ORC mystery trip planned

The Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) will hold a “Mystery Trip” to the Paulding Light, one of the Upper Peninsula’s paranormal phenomena, on Oct. 23 as part of the ORC’s Adventure Series. The Paulding Light is a mysterious light that appears and moves through a valley off of U.S. Highway 45 in Paulding, Mich.

“We’re kind of making it into a mystery program,” said Luke Wassink, a rentals and equipment manager at the ORC.

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During the two-hour drive to the site, the team leaders will tell the ghost story behind the unexplained light.

“I think it’s a really cool thing to do, because people hear about all these cool things in Marquette County and further out, but they might not have the resources to get to them alone,” Wassink said. Students will meet at 6 p.m. and take a van. Carpooling is also encouraged. The cost is $10 per person, and those interested in going should bring their own water, snacks, and a flashlight.

– Meredith Gasco

Fundraising presentation held

The Center for Student Enrichment will be putting on a SkillBuilder! for careers in fundraising and the non-profit world in the Back Room of the University Center on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 6 p.m.

John Barch, assistant director of the Center for Student Enrichment, said this workshop will focus on finding out more about careers in fundraising and the non-profit world and how to prepare and plan for this career track.

“This is a great concept for students to start thinking now about their future,” Barch said.

Last year, U.S. News and World Report listed (Fundraiser) as one of the top jobs in upcoming years. This presentation will be beneficial to student organization leaders and any other students who are interested in learning about fundraising, Barch said.

“A lot of the best organizations going on in the world today are non-funded organizations,” he said.

— Quinn Doyle

Chinese art on display in DeVos

The entire exhibition on display in the back gallery of the DeVos Art Museum has been donated to Northern Michigan University by Aba Teachers College in Sichuan, China. The 70 pieces featured in the show were created by students and professors at the college. They are valued at nearly $32,000.

Five works will be added to NMU’s permanent art collection. The remainder are available for sale to the public. All funds generated will be used for student scholarships. Price lists are available in the museum and range from $50 for some pieces made by students to $3,000 for paintings made by the art professors.

“Recontextualizing Tibetan and Qiang Folk Craft: Artwork from Aba Teachers College, Sichuan, China” is on display at the DeVos Art Museum through Dec. 10.

Students at the college not only learn traditional methods and materials of art making; their courses also integrate theories of economic and marketing practices, recognizing that their audience for art is based largely on cultural tourism.

By including new art pieces the college hopes to support and preserve Tibetan and Qiang culture while preparing students to navigate the global art world.

— NMU News Bureau

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