Briefs – January 20, 2011

NW Staff

Relay for Life kicks off

The Relay for Life kickoff is Thursday, Jan. 20 in the Magers/Meyland lobby from 6-8 p.m. Everyone in the Northern Community is invited to come to the kickoff event. This year’s theme is “Relayopoly: Pass Go, Collect for a Cure.”

“The event will outline the ceremonies and traditions that take place at Northern’s Relay for Life, as well as our overall goal of fighting for a cure to cancer,” said Becky Rasmussen, leadership programs coordinator for Center for Student Enrichment.

Individuals will be able to join and register for teams as well as learn about fundraising information at the kickoff event. Relay for Life takes place Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26 in NMU’s Vandament Arena.

— Trent Podskalan

Psychologists speak about jobs

On Friday, Jan. 21, students and faculty are invited to hear local psychologists speak about their experiences at the session, “So You Want to be a Psychologist?” as part of the 2010-2011 colloquium series sponsored by the psychology department.

Gregory Jones of Premier Psychological Services and Debra Smith of Superior Psychological Services will speak about options for students regarding post-baccalaureate education and clinical practice.

“There are several ways to get clinical training, and they will be able to address those options pretty directly,” said Sheila Burns, head of the psychology department.

The session will be held in 167 Gries Hall from 3:10. to 5 p.m.

— Nikki Mitchell

Party celebrates MLK

On Friday, Jan. 21 from 8 p.m. to midnight, the MLK Week committee will be hosting the first Martin Luther King Jr. birthday bash. This event is free and open to the public, and it will be held in the Whitman Commons. There will be dancing, lemonade and birthday cake. Double Trouble DJs will be performing.

The recording from the Tuesday, Jan. 18 filming of “I have a dream that …” in which students and faculty gave their responses will hopefully be played as well. This was combined with King’s “Dream Speech” and made into a film.

“If things work out, we may also play the actual ‘I Have a Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King Jr. himself,” said Shirley Brozzo, ASC Director of the multicultural education and resource center.

— Shaina James

NCLL to host ski event

The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will cross country ski the “Lighted Loop” trail at Blueberry Ridge from 7-9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24.

After skiing the trail, the group will proceed to Marquette Mountain for Dutch treat beverage. There is no session fee, but participants are asked to contribute to the donation box at the trail head. Register by Friday, Jan. 21 by calling Mary Letts at 249-3426.

— NMU News Bureau