Briefs

Funding study abroad made easy

The International Programs Department is holding a presentation that discusses options to fund a study abroad experience.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the Charcoal Room of the University Center. Susan Morgan, coordinator of Education Abroad, and Haley Rhoades, a financial aid representative, will host the event. They will answer questions regarding traditional approaches such as applicable financial aid and scholarships, as well as innovative ideas to allocate resources for studying abroad.

“Start saving freshman and sophomore year,” Morgan said. “You can invest in your own dream and goal. It is an investment in yourself and your future.”

Each year, multitudes of students travel around the globe to attain an education while experiencing the culture of a foreign country. To learn more about funding studying abroad, attend the International Programs presentation or visit www.studyabroadfunding.org.

“Study abroad is an investment in terms of personal growth and self-awareness, and provides solid skills and experience for any student’s resume and professional career,” Morgan said.

— Hannah Vissering

Walk conveys suicide awareness

Marquette residents are encouraged to join in the 5K Suicide Prevention Community Walk to show their support of local suicide prevention efforts.

The walk is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the event will take place at 10 a.m on Saturday, Sept. 17. Members of the community wanting to participate should come to the Town Commons. There is no registration fee for NMU students. However, donations are always welcome and appreciated.

“Suicide is a major public health problem, and it is preventable. We want to get people talking about their problems and encourage health seeking behavior,” said assistant professor Cathy Greer Cole.

Some of the funds that come out of the walk go to a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. There will be booths up with varying information on help lines, resources and information, as well as booths to honor those lost to suicide.

Volunteers are needed for set up, registration, traffic guards and leading walkers in the route on the Holly S. Greer Shoreline Bike Path. If you are interested, call Cathy Greer Cole at Counseling and Consultation Services at 906-227-2980 or email at [email protected].

— RuAnne Walworth