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Students can get passports easily

International Programs is hosting an on-campus opportunity to help students obtain passports they may need for future excursions outside the country.

“Whether you are planning on studying abroad or simply spending spring break in a foreign country, you will need a passport sooner or later,” said Miriam Moeller, international programs specialist.

Passport Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Whitman Commons. Interested students will need to bring proof of citizenship, a birth certificate or previous passport, a photo I.D. and two passport pictures, which can be taken and purchased at the fair for only $10.

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They should also bring two blank checks or money orders. One check or money order will be for the cost of the picture if needed and the other will be for the cost of the passport, which cost any where from $135 to $165.

“Nowadays even if you want to fly to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, you will need a passport,” Moeller said.

— Irene McCauley

Talk Back discusses oral sex

The Multicultural Education and Resource Center (MERC) is inviting students to voice their opinions on the controversial topic of oral sex in this week’s Talk Back session, “Is Oral Sex, Sex?”

Student employees from the MERC will host the discussion on at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Payne/Halverson lobby. The conversation will focus on whether or not oral sex affects virginity. Talk Back sessions are opportunities for students with different opinions to come together and discuss controversial topics.

“Oral sex is one of those debatable things,” said Star Murray, Jump Start graduate assistant. “Having a conversation will put out a lot of useful information.”

Students can contribute to the discussion or sit back and relax in the couches. It’s an open forum for anyone to take part. The group will provide the important facts and snacks, leaving the conversation to those who wish to take part. For more information call Star Murray at 227-1554.

— Hannah Fermanich

Study Abroad Fair kicks off

International Programs is hosting a study abroad fair to display their upcoming programs.

The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Whitman Commons. It will feature program exhibitors displaying information on upcoming study abroad opportunities.

“It’s a unique opportunity to learn more about ways to make yourself more marketable after college,” said Miriam Moeller, a specialist in the International Program. “Often employers are interested in employees who can adapt easily, who are globally aware, and who can work well with diverse groups of people.”

Students can expect to find information on spending a semester studying in a foreign country, whether through a foreign university, a class with a NMU professor, volunteering, student teaching or interning.

— Mallory Huizeng

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