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My name is Molly, and I am in my second year at NMU. I come from Midland, MI, probably one of the most boring places on earth. However, we do have the only Tridge in the world, so that’s pretty nifty...

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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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Gain improv comedy skills

The Student Leader Fellowship Program will be holding its third “Basics of Improv Comedy” workshop at 4 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Jamrich 105.

T.J. Carter is the co-producer of “On the spot,” NMU’s No. 1 improv comedy troupe for five years. Carter started a similar style workshop while in high school with his drama teacher going on to troupe and bringing this to NMU.

Carter is also a member of SLFP. Students in SLFP are encouraged to hold and attend Skill Builder! workshops.

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“No matter what skills you have, this is to build it,” Carter said. “This is not to embarrass anyone, but rather have a good time and learn something new.”

To register, go online to the NMU website or email Erik Maillard from Center for Student Enrichment at [email protected].

— Angela Sanchez

Rock climbing clinic offered

A rock climbing clinic will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Marquette Mountain.

The clinic will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all equipment, as well as food, will be provided. Bill Thompson of Downwind Sports will be helping with the course, including both on-ground safety and climbing experience.

The cost for the course will be $20 for PEIF pass holders and $30 for non-members. Contact the Outdoor Recreation Center for more information at

— Andy Frakes

Opportunity given to learn more about Muslims and their society

The Student Leadership Fellowship Program is putting on the first part of a series of Skill-Builder! workshops to increase cultural awareness of Muslims in our society.

Mohey Mowafy, a professor at NMU, has taught these unique workshops once a semester for 11 years in order to better educate students on the difference between moderate and radical Muslims. The Skill Builder! begins to enable students to see beyond the cultural stigma associated with the Islamic faith after Sept. 11.

“When we say ‘war on terrorism’, we really mean ‘war on ideology’,” Mowafy said.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 in Pioneer A and B of the University Center. The event will be free to the community. The activity also counts towards the diversity edge of the Superior Edge program.

— Irene McCauley

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