The next Your Health lecture at Northern Michigan University will be titled “Childhood Obesity: What We Can Do to Help.” Dr. John Bartlett, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, will give the presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free and RSVPs are requested at MSUYourHealthLecture.com or 616-234-2613.
Northern Michigan University's annual Gender Fair will take place from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Jamrich Hall lobbies. It will feature informational booths and various discussions to spread awareness, education and conversation about gender and related topics between students, staff and the Marquette community. There will also be raffle drawings. For the duration of the event, the restrooms on the first floor of Jamrich will be gender-neutral. Other restrooms in the building will maintain their gender-specific designations.
A Northern Michigan University professor explores literary representations of walking in a book that was included on KCET's “L.A. History to Poetry: 23 Notable Books of 2018” list. Amy Hamilton's latest scholarly work, Peregrinations: Walking in American Literature, adopts a cross-cultural perspective on walking and demonstrates how the topic allows writers to engage with a wide array of histories, stories and traditions.
The Northern Michigan University Student Performing Arts Association presents Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14-Saturday, March 16 at the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Admission is free. Written by playwright Eric Coble, Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe is a collection of four tales originally written by Poe: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
Northern Michigan University's Multicultural Education and Resource Center will present “An Evening with Selma” from 7- 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The event includes a screening of the movie Selma, which chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. A discussion led by civil rights activist Sheyann Webb-Christburg will follow. The public is invited free of charge.