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Workshop to help improve individual leadership qualities

There will be a leadership Skill Builder! workshop for those interested in not only investigating leadership, but also improving individual leadership qualities. This free workshop, sponsored by the Student Leader Fellowship Program, will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the back room of the University Center.

In this workshop, students will discuss leadership theories and talk about how they can apply these skills in real life, especially in a campus setting. They will also discuss ethical dilemmas and go through scenarios where you will be able to choose an action and reflect on why this was the best choice.

“Leadership is shown through people who are able to involve and move a group towards results that are of the best interest for that group,” said David Bonsall, director for the Center of Student Enrichment.

This workshop also counts towards the Leadership category for Superior Edge. If you have any questions or would like more information, call the SLFP at (906) 227-1771.

— RuAnne Walworth

Hispanic Heritage Month wraps up with Latin dances lessons

Sabor Latino will cap off Hispanic Heritage Month by teaching community members traditional Latin dances. Those attending will be able to experience dances such as the Cumbia, Merengue and the Bachata firsthand, as taught by members of the Latin Students Union.

“Dancing and music are a large part of our culture and how we celebrate,” said Natalie Avila, an original founder of the Latin Students Union. “It’s important for this part of our culture not to be lost.”

The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 14, in the Brule Center of the University Center. There will also be an open dance directly following the workshop and traditional Hispanic beverages will be provided for refreshments.

The event is offered as extra credit in several courses and attendance counts toward the diversity edge in the Superior Edge program. No prior experience is necessary to participate in the workshop.

“I encourage students to step out of their comfort zones; learning about different cultures and backgrounds is an important part of expanding your horizons as a student to see beyond just NMU,” Avila said.

— Irene McCauley