Free recycling offered locally

Free electronic recycling will be offered to Marquette residents, businesses, schools and community groups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the City of Marquette Public Works at 850 W. Baraga Ave.

Wisconsin-based company 5R Processors, Ltd. has zero tolerance for landfills, and is veteran owned and operated small business with two facilities; one in Tennessee and another in Wisconsin. They recycle, recondition, refurbish, remarket and de-manufacture computer based electronic systems and peripherals. The process reduces toxic materials being put into landfills and reclaims materials that can be re-engineered for reuse.

They have been in business since 1988 and have done one-day events for two years, having 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday events a week.

There will be free electronic recycling in Alcona, Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac counties in the U.P. Saturday, Oct. 1. Visit for more information or call (847) 354-5324.

— Angela Sanchez

Job fair provides opportunities

The fall job fair will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the Great Lakes Rooms at the University Center.
The job fair is an opportunity for NMU students to gather information from employers. There will be a wide range of career possibilities. Employers can recruit for full-time or part-time positions and will also be looking for internships and summer staff.

“Employers aren’t just there for permanent employees,” said Steven LaFond, assistant director of Career Services. “Students can line up jobs for next summer as well.”

It is the biggest employer event of the year said LaFond. Some of the employers who will be participating are Bay Area Medical Center, Great Lakes Radio, Inc., Isle Royale National Park, AFLAC and many other companies.
“It’s a good idea for students to prepare and research,” LaFond said. “Bring resumes and dress appropriately; you might get an interview right there.”

More than 400 students normally attend this event every year. There is no cost for alumni, employers or students to attend. Employers can register online. Contact NMU Career Services at (906) 227-2800 or [email protected] with any questions.

— Shaina James

Psychology lecture held Friday

Northern Michigan University’s psychology department will present a lecture titled “The Literature of Prescription: The Stories Behind the Story” as part of its colloquium series. The event begins at 3:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in 167 Gries Hall.

Mollie Fischer, associate professor at NMU, will talk about Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” based on Gilman’s real-life experiences with post-partum depression and its treatment.

For more information on this lecture, contact the psychology department at (906) 227-2935.

— NMU News Bureau