February 2005 Happenings -- April 2005
March 2005 Happenings
MTU to host "Affirming
diversity" Conference Oct. 5-8, 2005
Posted 03/28/2005 Updated 03/29/2005
HOUGHTON -- The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University will host the fifth Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Oct. 5-8, 2005, sponsored by the Coalition of Women Scholars and Rhetoricians. This interdisciplinary conference affirms various aspects of diversity -- from language use to communication practices of women from different races, classes, cultures and historical eras. Proposals for papers, presentations or performances are due by
April 1, 2005. more
Prusi to speak at League of Women Voters forum March 29
HANCOCK -- The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country will sponsor a Public Forum with Michigan Senator Mike Prusi at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 29, in the Portage Room of the Ramada Inn, Hancock.
Senator Prusi will speak about recent legislative developments of interest to western Upper Peninsula
residents -- and then open up the session for questions and answers and discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
Women's film festival at MTU to present Ms. Films program March
HOUGHTON -- Niku Arbabi, director of Ms. Films, will lead a discussion about filmmaking from noon to 1 p.m.
on Thursday, March 24, in the Michigan Tech Memorial Union Ballroom. Later
Thursday, at 7 p.m. in the same location, there will be a viewing of the Ms.
Films program, which includes documentaries, animation and narratives by women
filmmakers. Both events are free and part of the first annual women's Northern
Lights Film Festival at MTU. Read more on the Mar.
23 MTU Lode.
Sumi-E Painting Contest on exhibit at Finlandia
HANCOCK -- An exhibition of works from the 2004 International Asian
Sumi-E Painting Contest and Touring Exhibition, on exhibit at Finlandia University's Finnish-American Heritage Center
(FAHC) Gallery, continues through March 25. It features the work of Chinese brushwork artists from Japan, Taiwan and the United States selected from more than 5,000 entries. Works
by two Finlandia students, Susan Sanders of Keweenaw Bay and Yu Han Liaw of
Houghton, are included in the exhibit. Liaw also has a self-portrait on exhibit
now at the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center Art Gallery in Fredonia,
N.Y. A reception for the exhibition, including a presentation on the appreciation of Oriental
artwork and a Chinese brushwork demonstration, will be held from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at the FAHC Gallery. The reception and
the exhibit are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. more
Photo: Susan Sanders, right, displays her award from
the 2004 International Asian Sumi-e Brush Painting Contest and Exhibition,
now on exhibit at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.
Pictured with Sanders is Yueh-mei Cheng, Finlandia University International School of Art and Design
professor. (Photo © 2005 and courtesy Finlandia University.)
MTU International Night to offer ethnic cuisine, performances Mar. 25
The Michigan Tech International Club will present its annual International Night on Friday, Mar. 25, beginning at 5.30 p.m. with dinner in the MUB Ballroom, followed by cultural performances at 7:30 p.m.
in the Rozsa Center. International Night tickets are now on sale in the Rozsa box office and ticket offices in the MUB and SDC. Cuisines will include Mexican, Thai, Indian, French, Trinidadian and Turkish. The performances will include traditional and modern dances, singing, poems, musical performances and skits.
Ticket prices are $6 ($3 for students) for performances and $12 for dinner. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 906-483-8292 for more information.
Photo: MTU international students model traditional costumes at 2004 International Night. (Photo © 2004 and courtesy MTU International
Club. Reprinted with permission. Click on photo for larger version.)
MTU Forestry student to discuss effects of shoreline development on birds
HOUGHTON -- "The Influence of Lake Superior Shoreline Housing Development on Breeding Bird Populations" will be the subject of
a presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in G002 Hesterberg Hall of the Michigan Tech
Forestry Building. Michelle Manarolla, Forestry grad student, will discuss the effects of development on birds in local stretches of shoreline and how landowners can promote bird diversity in the area. The public is welcome to this event, sponsored by the Copper Country Audubon Club. For more information, contact Dana Richter,
email@example.com or 487-2149.
Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District to hold 2005 Tree Sale,
Songbird Habitat Workshop
HOUGHTON -- The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District
(HKCD) announces two
important events for March 2005. HKCD is now holding its annual Tree Sale --
with an order deadline of April 1, 2005 -- offering a variety of native and
non-native plants, seeds and merchandise. The sale is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, and 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday, May 7, at the Houghton County Arena, 1500 Birch
Street, Hancock. Jim Rivard, forester for HKCD and for
the Ontonagon and Gogebic Conservation districts, will offer a free workshop,
"Managing Northern Forests for Songbirds," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16, in the UPPCO Building, 600 E. Lakeshore Drive, Houghton. more
Finlandia Nordic Film Series to present
Sibelius March 10
HANCOCK -- Finlandia University's Nordic Film Series will present Sibelius at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Finnish-American Heritage Center in Hancock. Written and directed by Timo Koivusalo,
Sibelius (2003 release) is a grandiose epic of the life and times of the world-renowned
Finnish composer Jean Sibelius -- a story about the young composer's student years in Berlin and Vienna and about the new-born nation of Finland and its independence from Imperial Russia.
The film presentation is free and open to the public.
County to hold hearing on Gratiot land acquisition
EAGLE RIVER -- The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners will hold a public
hearing pursuant to submitting a Michigan Natural Resources Trust
Fund grant application to add 100 acres and 4,000 feet of Lake Superior
shoreline to the Mouth of the Gratiot River County Park. The hearing will be
held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 9, in the Courthouse in Eagle River, preceding
the Commissioners' monthly meeting. If the County Board votes to apply for
the funds, a partnership between North Woods Conservancy and Keweenaw County
will allow the county to acquire the land at no cost to the county. more
Photo: Lake Superior shoreline at mouth of the
Gratiot River, now part of a Keweenaw County Park. (Keweenaw Now
file photo © 2001 Michele Anderson)
Prime Rib benefit to honor Will Wilson March 13
HOUGHTON -- In memory of cook Will Wilson, the Pilgrim River Steakhouse will serve a prime rib dinner from noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the steakhouse on US-41 in Houghton. All proceeds will be donated to an
educational fund established for Wilson's 4-year-old son Ben. The menu includes prime rib, baked potato, vegetable and roll, with soft
drink or coffee for $13, cash or check only. Pilgrim River staff will be donating time and tips. Wilson, 25, a well-known area cook, died in a car accident in February 2005. His friends, family and the general public are warmly invited to this fund-raiser celebrating a father's life and a son's bright future.
Trout Unlimited to meet Thursday, Mar. 10
HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 10, at the Ramada Inn Waterfront, Hancock. Featured guest speaker will be Dean Premo of White Water Associates. His talk will cover stream improvement. Fishing and conservation enthusiasts, both men and women, are invited to attend. For membership
information contact Bill Leder, 482-0158.
February 2005 Happenings -- April 2005
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