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					 The Entrepreneur
 Volume 29 Issue 6
 January 30, 2009                         A Northwood University Student Publication


   Meet the Style Show Executive Board
        Heidi Seagraves is the Style Chair for the 2009 NU Style Show. She is a 21-year old senior ma-
joring in Fashion Marketing/Management. Heidi grew up in the small town of Lapeer, Michigan and went to
Lapeer East High School. She is the daughter of Tim and Kathy Seagraves and she has two siblings. Heidi has
                         a passion for volunteering and staying active on campus and in the community. She
                         has helped out with numerous fashion shows and events around the Tri-City area. She
                         has helped out with the Pure Passion for Fashion show at the Midland Free Church.
                         She has also volunteered at the Harley Davidson Fashion Show and regularly helps the
                         “Rock” Christian Center with events. The Northwood University’s Annual Auto Show
                         is something that Heidi has always enjoyed being involved with as well. She was on
                         Team Pontiac for the 2005 show and she was on Team Fashion for the 2006 and 2007
                         Auto Show. Also, this year Heidi received the Fashion Merchandising Scholarship
                         from Patricia Naegele.
                              Heidi has been actively involved with the Style Show for three years. She was on
                         the decorations committee and helped out with the tickets and programs her freshman
                         year. Heidi was the Beauty Chair on the Style Executive Board her sophomore year for
                         the 2007 Style Show, and was the Style Vice Chair for the 2008 Style Show. Following
her dreams, Heidi interned with Burberry this summer in New York City. She worked for the corporate office
in the Outlet Merchandising Department working with the Forecaster, Planner, Merchandiser, and the Assistant
Buyer. She is looking forward to finishing school and pursuing her dream career in the fashion industry in New
York City after she graduates. Read more about Heidi in our Intern Highlight on page 8.

        Jesse Morrow is the Vice Style Chair for the 2009 NU Style Show. He is
a 21 year old senior majoring in Fashion Marketing & Business Management. Jesse
grew up in the town of Owosso, and attended Corunna High School. He is the son of
Keith and Catherine Morrow and has two siblings. He has actively been involved with
the Style Show for three years. He has also enjoyed being involved with the North-
wood University International Auto show. He was on Team Dodge for the 2007 show,
which was awarded Best of Show. Jesse was first involved with the NU style show in
2007 as a model and student designer. Last year, Jesse held the position of the Co-
Collections Chair and also designed the show logo. He also had the privilege of being
chosen to design the 2009 Auto Show logo. This summer Jesse traveled to Nashville
Tennessee to intern with a denim boutique. He helped the company with marketing
                                                                                        Continued on page 16

                                  Issue Highlights
    Dress for Success - 3; Volunteer - 4, 5 & 9; The Automotive Group - 6; Intern Highlight - 8; Competitive
    Speech - 9; Mock Trial - 10; Euchre Tournament - 11; Advice from a Trainer - 12; Sports Highlights - 13;
                                                  Culture - 14 & 15
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                                                                                                              Managing Editor                      Staff Writers
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                                    Laura Wierenga                       Founder
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 Student Life

                How to Dress for Success
By Alysha Wilcox
         Having trouble finding pieces that will build up your dull, drab wardrobe? This
seems to be the reoccurring problem for contestants on the hit T.V. show What Not
to Wear. Luckily, all it takes are a few simple tips to really polish anyone’s personal
style. Here are some key components you should remember while shopping for your
core wardrobe pieces. First, make sure you know what body type you are shopping for.
Whether you are pear shaped, boxy, athletic, or even petite, (no matter what size you
are) make sure you know what body type to shop for. This will make it easier for you
when you go shopping and will determine what lengths complement your shape the
best.
        The next thing you should focus on is buying classic flattering pieces that are
going to last in your wardrobe for many years or work with other pieces, like a great fitted coat or evening dress.
These core pieces are the foundation of your wardrobe and will guide you when making decisions on what to
buy. As far as color goes…it is a personal preference, but if you are curvier on the bottom and want to even out
your shape opt for darker colors and washes for your bottoms and brighter colors for your tops. This will draw
the attention upwards toward your face and make you appear proportionate. The opposite goes for a curvier up-
per body that needs to be evened out more; you need to buy darker colors on top that are going to even out your
lower torso. This does not mean you are limited to a variety of colors, but steer away from light shades and
crazy patterns that are going to draw too much attention to your upper body.
        A great tip before you go out shopping is to go online and look for current or “in” style looks that are ap-
propriate for your body type. Always relax before you go out shopping or do something that makes you happy,
this way you will be more determined to find outfits that will make you look great.



                                             Health Hints




                   -Think it is too cold or wet to walk outside???
                                8 Laps around Miner hallways equals 1 mile

                                7 Laps around Dubois hallways equals 1 mile

                      3 Laps around both with the connecting hallway equals 1 mile

                                    Get Moving-----Take a Walk
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                                                                             Student Life

     Volunteer                                           United Way Volunteer
                                                        Center of Midland County
  Contact Us @ 631-7660 or find us online www.unitedwaymidland.org

  MENTORS: Teaming Up With YOUth...Moving On is a school based mentoring program
  where a middle school student is matched one-to-one with a volunteer in a group setting. Mentors
  meet with their student for one hour, one day each week (during regular school hours). Volunteers as-
  sist youth by motivating them intellectually as well as socially by participating in activities which are
  planned and supervised by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff.

  TENNIS ANYONE? Looking for a FUN volunteer opportunity?! The Dow Corning Tennis Classic
  needs your help from February 8th-15th at the Midland Tennis Center. Volunteers are needed for the
  following areas: ticket takers, transportation volunteers (driving players, coaches and officials to and
  from center), concession servers, information aides, traffic coordinators/parking, player guest services
  desk, patrons’ lounge assistants. Help support world class tennis in Midland! Min Age 14.

  REALITY STORE: Man a booth at a Reality Store event. Eighth Grade Students will move from
  booth to booth like participating in a “game of life.” At each booth, youth will find out how much
  housing, transportation, food, etc. will cost. Volunteer will help youth make decisions and deduct ex-
  penses from a check register. Held at Midland County Middle Schools during the school year.

  OUTPATIENT VOLUNTEER: A local hospital is seeking adult and college student volunteers
  who would enjoy assisting staff and patients at an outpatient ambulatory center. Volunteers may
  choose between two shifts: 7 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are required to provide only
  a minimum of one shift per month.

  LET’S PLAY CARDS! Senior living sites are looking for teens and/or adults to play cards with
  residents! Minimum age is 15 unless accompanied by an adult. Schedules are flexible. Make a new
  friend and polish you card game! No marked cards, please!

  LOOK AT THE BOOKS: Local organization is in need of a volunteer CPA to review their books.
  Volunteer is asked to schedule time during the week at the office. This is a great opportunity for a
  retired CPA looking for a little volunteer time.

  CHECKING VOICE MAIL: A few individuals are needed to check the SOS voicemail box. This
  can be done from your home. Then, if the volunteer can answer the caller’s question, return the caller’s
  voicemail. Instructions are written out for the individuals who take this job.


  The United Way Volunteer Center office is located at 220 W. Main Street, Suite 100 in the Strosacker
  Center in downtown Midland.
                                                                                Page 5
Student Life

   Bay Area Social Intervention Services
                  BASIS
                       Free HIV/AIDS Testing
               BASIS is offering free on-campus HIV/AIDS testing
                  (Bay Area Social Intervention Services, Inc.)

                                      Wednesday
                              February4th & February 18th
                                  1:30pm – 3:00pm

                            To schedule an appointment
                          Stop by or call the Health Center
                                   989-837- 4268



     MCHS Volunteer Opportunities
      Feb 16, 9am – 4pm HOMESCHOOL DAYS (Pelts to Pioneers)
        Learn about the history of fur trade and local Native American history
     and use that to assist in leading activities and tours for homeschool students.

      Feb 17, 7:30–9:30pm HERITAGE SERIES PROGRAM
            Hospitality Volunteer needed to serve cookies / punch / coffee
      Feb 28, 12-6PM      GIRL SCOUT CADETTE PROGRAM
                    Learn about and help teach women’s history.
                  Lead projects including crochet and basic weaving.
                         Assist in preparing a historic snack.
                             Assist with group activities.

                   Various Dates/Time TOUR GUIDE
             Guides are needed for School and Adult Group Tours (Times Vary)
                        Flexible Times CARPENTERS
             Various Carpentry Projects (We provide the tools & material)

Contact Tammie Swinson @ MCHS for more Information
         631-5930 x 1302 or swinson@mcfta.org
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                                                                              Student Life
  The Automotive Group
                       By Steve VanArsdale
  Connects with Alumni
                                                                                        The Automotive
                                                                                    Group (TAG) went
                                                                                    on their third trip this
                                                                                    past Friday, January
                                                                                    9th. Thirty-two auto-
                                                                                    motive marketing and
                                                                                    automotive aftermar-
                                                                                    ket students attended.
                                                                                    The trip began with a
                                                                                    private showing of the
                                                                                    GM Heritage Museum.
                                                                                    This museum is closed
                                                                                    to the general public
                                                                                    and Scott Settlemire, a
                                                                                    Northwood University
   Alumnus, was able to give the group museum access. There is a collection of over 800 GM vehicles,
   from the first concept car ever, the Buick Y-Job to the Cadillac Imaj.
           The trip finished with a tour of LaFontaine’s “green” dealership. This dealership is only one of
   two LEED Certified gold dealerships in the USA. LEED Certification requires extensive dedication
   to ecofriendly technology and the gold level is the highest level a dealership could reach based on the
   requirements. Every aspect of this $15 million dealership was focused around being environmental
   friendly, from the geothermal heating and cooling to the extensive use of recycled building materials.
   Northwood University
   Alumni Ryan LaFontaine
   and Michael Walls gave
   the students a full tour and
   answered a host of ques-
   tions about this innovative
   dealership that indicates
   the future direction of
   dealership construction.
   For further questions,
   please email tag@north-
   wood.edu or attend our
   bi-monthly meetings held
   Tuesdays, with informa-
   tion posted on BlackBoard.
                                                                                  Page 7

   Meet your Strostacker Library Librarians
             Alice Parsons, Head Librarian
Education: BA Anthropology, BA Spanish, Franklin and Marshall College,
Masters of Library Science, University of Tennessee
Hometown: Tenants Harbor, Maine
Family: 3 kids, a dog, 4 cats, and a wabbit
Hobbies: Biking, sign language, live theater and music, long walks
Something you probably didn’t know about me is: I used to raise chickens.
Quote: “I am new to Northwood and am fortunate to be working with a great
group of people – students, faculty and staff. Thanks for making me feel wel-
come!”

         Rochelle Zimmerman, Reference &
                Periodical Librarian
Education : Associate degree from Delta College, Bachelor degree from Sag-
inaw Valley State University, Master’s Degree Library Information Science,
Wayne State University
Hometown: Bay City, MI
Family: Married for eight years to Randy Zimmerman, 3 children: Collin age
5, Isabella, 3 and Gabrielle 9 months.
Hobbies: Camping, water skiing, boating, downhill skiing, Snowmobiling...
anything outdoors!
Quote: “I love helping students grow, learn, and discover new things. I like to
help them feel successful and become better researchers.”

            Becky Grai, Head of Circulation
Education: Associate degree Saginaw Business Institute, Bachelor degree,
Northwood University
Hometown: San Antonio, TX. Home of the Alamo!
Family: My husband Dennis, one stepdaughter, and three beautiful grandchil-
dren: Riley Annabelle, 2 Logan James and Alexis Rose, 9 month twins.
Hobbies: Playing Cribbage and I shoot a pretty good game of pool.
Something you probably didn’t know about me is: I have a second degree
black belt, retired.
            Meet more of the staff in the next issue.

     A Cut Above Introduces Dorothy Orange
 She has 24 years experience with relaxers, haircuts, shampoo and style, semi and permanent color,
                               hair extensions, hair infusion and more.
          She is available Wednesdays starting at noon and Saturdays starting at 9:00 am.
                       Call 989 835-5481 or 989 928-7778 for an appointment.
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                                                                        Campus News

                           Intern Highlight
                                   When Heidi Seagraves was a sophomore working on the Style Show
                                 she made a valuable contact with an Northwood graduate. Seagraves and
                                 Alumni Heather Rock maintained contact and when Seagraves mentioned
                                 a need for an internship, Rock gave Seagraves’ resume to her company’s
                                 human resources department. Seagraves now had the opportunity to go
                                 to New York City to work for the corporate offices of Burberry. She had
                                 always wanted to live in a big city and here was her chance.
                                   Seagraves went through the application process and a phone interview.
                                 After two months she was offered one of the only 35 internship positions
                                 available throughout the entire company. Seagraves worked in the outlet
                                 merchandise department and was the only intern for that department. In
                                 this department she worked with the store at Summerset to take their ex-
                                 cess merchandise and merchandise that was a season behind where they
                                 would discount it to sell at the outlet stores.
                                   Her department consisted of a head buyer, assistant buyer, merchandiser,
  planner and forecaster. Seagraves was the merchandising assistant. Burberry’s corporate office in
  New York deals with North America, South America and Canada. Their design team would develop
  a promotional concept for the merchandise that was already discounted 30% before additional mark-
  downs were made. The head of the design team they work with is based in the United Kingdom.
           She was not required to wear Burberry items while working in the corporate offices but many
  employees did. She said you could tell the status of the employee by the amount of Burberry in their
  ensemble. Department heads would wear mostly Burberry articles, mid-level employees may have an
  accent piece or two while the interns could only dream of acquiring their supervisors wardrobes.
           Burberry items can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. There are collections that are con-
  sidered affordable and collections we might only see on The Housewives of Orange County. Of course
  she can spot a knock-off Burberry article easily. Depending on the item, a fake could be spotted due to
  a slightly different pattern, color or number of stripes.
           Her life in New York City was different from living in her hometown of Lapeer, Michigan.
  The city very fast paced and could be exhausting. She admits it is probably not for everyone. It is a
  great place for fashion.
           The human resources department helped her find lodgings for the summer. She stayed in the
  dorms of Pace University with two roommates. This is located in lower Manhattan in the financial
  district. She lived on the 17th floor where she could see Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge and Wall St.
  Her office was located in Mid-town Manhattan and she used the subway to commute. She was able to
  avoid the morning rush so her morning commute was only about 30 minutes while her evening com-
  mute was about 50 minutes.
           While she enjoyed her time in the big city and would love to go back to New York and Burb-
  erry, she did miss some of the things Michigan, in the summers, has to offer such as going up North,
  tubing, the smell of grass and seeing the stars in the sky. The only stars she saw in New York were the
  ones who were taping episodes of Law and Order: SVU. She also often had lunch at the restaurant in
  the film Serendipity. Central Park was a hang-out on weekends for those who wanted experience some
  nature. She was also able to visit the beaches on Long Island.
                                                                                             Page 9
Campus News
        Seagraves would like to offer some words of advice to those looking for internships. First, start early.
Her application process took two months. Some processes may even take longer. Second, get involved. In-
volvement in campus and community events can lead to valuable hands-on experiences as well as introductions
to people who can help you achieve your goals in life. Consider involvement in activities that are industry
related for your major such as the Style Show. Finally, use your resources. Once you have made those acquain-
tances, keep in touch. A quick email now and then will maintain the relationship and when you need it, don’t be
afraid to ask for their help.
        Seagraves is a senior Fashion Marketing major from Lapeer, Michigan. She will be extremely busy
these next few months as the Style Show chair for 2009.
        If you have any suggestions for the Intern Highlight, please email entrepreneur@northwood.edu.



Competitive Speech Team
Competitive Speech Team
    Ready to Start Season
    Ready to Start Season
 By Rebecca Siegel
                The Northwood Competitive Speech Team has started their season off
strong in their first three competitions. On November 15 and 16, they traveled down
to Bowling Green, Ohio to compete against some of the best forensics programs in
the country. They placed 12th out of 25 teams including a first place finish by senior
captain Syrena Rexroat in Prose Interpretation.
         On December 13th, the team traveled to Delta College to compete in the
Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League Fall Classic. Although they were outnum-
bered by one of the top programs in the country, Eastern Michigan University, 23 performers to 8 and although
EMU had double the amount of events in the competition, Northwood only finished second to EMU by 1.5
points. This is an impressive accomplishment since ordinarily EMU finishes first in the state by 100 or more
points. Northwood’s performance was definitely a team effort with 7 of its 8 members making it into the finals
in their respective events. Northwood also swept the Quadrathon competition (the tournament’s highest scor-
ing speakers) with first, second, and third place finishes by Rexroat, sophomore Becky Siegel, and sophomore
Steve Cronk placing respectively.
         The team hopes to take the momentum they earned at the end of this tournament to their next tourna-
ment, The Tower Invitational, at EMU January 23 and 24.


     Volunteers Needed for Spring Carnival
       The Freeland PTO Spring Carnival is looking for volunteers on March 21st.
              The carnival is from 1:00 - 3:00 but we ask that volunteers
                      be there at 11:00 am and stay until 4:00 pm.
                  All volunteers are provided with lunch and a t-shirt.
    To volunteer or for more information, contact Shannon, shannon@princing.com
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                                                                                 Campus News

                       Yale Mock Trial Competition December 2008

                                 Northwood University’s Mock Trial Teams




       Team 930 –Classic Division 2nd Place                   Team 931 Current Division 9th Place
                       Lou Danner                                             Aaron Badger
                     William Freeland                                      Jacqueline Ferguson
                   Jonathan Hartsfield*                                       John Hardison
                    Danielle Hodges**                                           Keri Jewell
                         Eric Imhoff                                             Ariel Lett
                      Ajane Jackson                                             Kofi Opoku
                     Lillian Merchant                                          Matt Reyna
                       Dale Torbert                                        Stephanie Sandison
                                                                             Jeonnay Sullivan
          *Winner of Outstanding Attorney Award                               Patrick Wixson
          **Winner of Outstanding Witness Award


      Classic Division (22 Teams): Binghamton; Boston University; Brandeis (1st); Brown; Brown; Clark;
      Cornell; Florida; Fordham; Holy Cross; New Hampshire; NYU; Northwood 930 (2nd); Penn State;
      Princeton; St. Johns; Syracuse; Tufts; University of Hartford; Wellesley; Yale; Yale (3rd ).

      Current Division (24 Teams): Amherst; Binghamton (4th); Boston University (1st) ; Brandeis (3rd ) ;
      Brown (5th); Composite Team; Colgate; Fordham; Hamline; Holy Cross; Iona; Lewis; Northwood (9th);
      Penn State; Princeton (2nd) ; St. John’s; Swarthmore; Syracuse; Tufts; University of Hartford(8th);
      Wellesley(7th); Wesleyan; Yale(6th); Yale.

                  (Numbers in parenthesis denote the rank at the end of the tournament based on rounds won)
                                                                                                                                                                Page 11
Campus News


                                                                             7th Annual
                                                                             EUCHRE
                                                                             Tournament
                                                                                                                     February 10, 2009
                                                                                                                                    6:00-9:00 pm
                                                                                                                                  In the NADA

                                                                                                     RSVP by February 6
                                                                                                to 800-622-1007 or 989-837-4350 or
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                   Everyone is welcome
          $2.00 per person payable at the door
           Snacks and refreshments provided
                A partner is not required.
             Pairing will change each round.
                      Great Prizes!!!

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                                                                                          Sports
                 Advice from a Trainer:
             So You Are a Resolutioner Huh?
                                 Well, the New Year has come and gone; you are left with that New
                                Year’s Resolution you swore up and down you would stick to. Having
                                trouble? Maybe you are like the thousands of other Americans that start
                                fitness plans at the start of the New Year only to be overwhelmed and too
                                overly sore to continue with their resolution. Having worked at a gym
                                through two New Years I can tell you first hand, that about 90% of the
                                people who start memberships at the beginning of the year, ultimately
                                fail to stay motivated with their plan after two months. The following
                                are some tips to keep you on the right track.
                                •       Hire A Personal Trainer
                                  No one knows their way around a gym like a personal trainer. They will
                                  work with you to make you feel comfortable and take away the over-
                                  whelming feeling that many people get when entering a gym. Personal
   trainers will also design a program specifically for your level of fitness and goals. You are also more
   likely to work out if you have an appointment with someone than if you are just working out by your-
   self.
   •      Buy An MP3 Player
           To help with overall enjoyment and effectiveness of your workout nothing seems to work bet-
   ter than listening to your favorite tunes while you break a sweat. Some of them might be a bit pricey
   but you can find generic mp3 players for the price of a night out at Oscar’s. I use my little mp3 player
   during every workout and on days that I am not feeling motivated I rely on that little thing to give me
   that swift kick in the butt and get motivated.
   •      Use Multi-Muscle Movements
           For most people’s fitness goals, movements that isolate a certain muscle are not necessary.
   Instead, try using multi-muscle movements like a bench press, seated row, military shoulder press, or a
   seated leg press. These movements will allow for maximum calorie burning and increases in strength.
   Believe it or not, multi-muscle movements are easier to master than isolated movements because they
   require less stabilization from other muscles and less concentration on form.
   •      Don’t Become Discouraged
           Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your rippling six pack of abs or
   your bulging, shirt ripping biceps. If you do not see the results you want in a week, don’t worry see-
   ing results takes time; instead focus on how you feel after your workouts and enjoy the increase in en-
   ergy and better attitude. If you find yourself lacking motivation include a significant other by way of
   a contract, such as if you make two weeks of your scheduled workouts then that person has to “insert
   deed here”.
           For more on any of the information given in this article please don’t hesitate to send me an
   e-mail at GVR021@hotmail.com. I look forward to hearing what you have to say and answering any
   questions you may have.

   Graham Reay, A.C.E Certified Personal Trainer
                                                                                                                     Page 13
Sports
                                         Sports Highlights
               NU’s Cholometes GLIAC Men’s Indoor Track and Field
                              “Athlete of the Week”

        Northwood sprinter Simon Cholometes earned a pair of individual event victories at the
Saginaw Valley State Collegiate Open Friday night (January 16). He won the 200 meter dash
with a time 22.54. Cholometes also earned a win in the 400 by running a 49.43.

                                 Track Teams Compete At Lake Superior State

       On January 24th the women’s team came out on top of the Lakers by the score of 74-53, while the LSSU
men’s team out-scored Northwood 71-53. None of the four teams competing in the event fielded competitors in
every event.
       The women’s team earned a total of seven victories at the event, including a pair of athletes earning two
wins. Freshman Kristin Cameron took home first in both the weight throw (48-6) and the shot put (41-4). The
mark in the weight throw is a new school record, bettering Cameron’s mark from earlier this season. Another
freshman, Rachel Hettinger earned victories in the 55 (7.67) and the 400 (1:03.17). Brenna Browne took
home first in the 55 meter hurdles (9.26), while Hannah Stone with a time of 2:22.43. Jacqueline Larsh was
the winner in the 200 with a time of 28:13.5.
       On the men’s side, Craig Borsenik was a double-winner, taking home first in the shot put (50-4) and
the weight throw (51-9). The Timberwolves continued to show their strength in the sprints, earning four of the
top five finishers in the 55 led by Will Fulton with a time of 6.52. Marcus Bennett earned first place in the 55
hurdles (8.13), while Justin Esch claimed the win in the 200 with a mark of 22.62.
       Northwood will travel to Northern Michigan January 31.

                                             For the most up-to-date sports information go to www.gonorthwood.edu.




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              “Legacy for a New Generation: The African American
                         Youth Experience in Midland”
          To help celebrate February’s Black History Month at the Herbert D. Doan Midland County
  History Center, the Midland County Historical Society is presenting a 7-week-long exhibit entitled,
  “Legacy for a New Generation: The African American Youth Experience in Midland,” which opens
  January 21 and continues through March 15, 2009. Through a variety of photographs, documents,
  artifacts, and first person accounts, this exhibit explores the experiences of Midland African American
  youth as they negotiated life in a very ‘white’ society.
          An exhibit in 2008 focused on the experience of the parents of these youth, who came to Mid-
  land in the 1960s and 1970s as a result of being actively recruited by The Dow Chemical Company.
  The result was that these children began life in a town that didn’t quite know how to react. The exhibit
  examines examples of the challenges that these youth and the community faced together, the support
  given to them by their families and community groups, and the impact that growing up in Midland had
  on their lives. Part of the exhibit also focuses on examples of where these trailblazers are today. The
  exhibit ends with a challenge to all who attend to examine whether we’ve achieved the dream of Mar-
  tin Luther King, Jr. and how the vision and political style of President Barack Obama affects our per-
  ception of the challenges we still face. Visitors will be asked to record their comments on these topics.
  Hours are Wed.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 1-5. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, MCHS members free.
  The following special events have been planned to complement the exhibit:
  •       Heritage Series Program: Miz Rosie presents Harriet Tubman – Tuesday,
  February 17, 7:30-9:00 pm Whitman Room, Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center
  Rosie Chapman brings her dynamic portrayal of African-American abolitionist and spy Harriet Tub-
  man to the Whitman Room of the Doan History Center. Tickets are $5; free to MCHS members.
  •       “Open Mic: Fitting In & Standing Out… Young People Speaking Up!”
  Sunday, February 22 - 2 pm       Midland Center for the Arts, Lecture room– FREE admission
  As part of the exhibit’s focus on youth, a ‘town hall’ type of session will be held. A panel of five area
  young people will address questions posed by a moderator. The audience will then have the chance to
  respond to the question and to the panelists’ comments. Topics will include thoughts about our new
  president, this era of change, and participation by youth in that change.

           Creative Spirit Center Winter/Spring Classes and Events
                                 The Creative Spirit Center’s 2009 theme is Living with Good Design.
                         New classes feature room redesign, tablescapes, free computer software for art-
                         ists, handmade books, and brain-based art instruction for home-schooled chil-
                         dren. Ongoing wellness classes in yoga, Nia, tai chi, and belly dancing will be
                         offered throughout the term.
                         Scheduled concerts include Redeye Blue Tears: B.B. Winslow and his
                         Band, on March 27; A Beautiful Voice, on March 20, with soprano Michele
                         Marszalkowski of Detroit, sponsored by Wolverine Bank; and Kuungana Afri-
                         can Drum and Dance, on Friday, February 13.
                                 Art exhibits will feature Midland artists Tim Drier and Eugene Beck-
                         ham. Drier, a glass artist, will present a one-man show from January 9 through
                         March 6. The show, Solid Light, will feature his organic forms and glass sculp-
  tures inspired by the complexities of the human body. Beckham, known for his exquisite paintings and
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drawings from nature, will be featured from March 13 – May 9. His show, Natural Inspirations, will include
botanical illustrations as well as renderings of birds, insects, and butterflies.
       Winter/Spring 2009 schedules and event registration is available at www.creativespiritcenter.org.

                                 The Aesthetics of Living Green
                       In The Aesthetics of Living Green, Dr. Laura Vosejpka of Northwood University and
                       Peter Sinclair of Midland will lead a wide-ranging look at practical choices for living
                       “green” and the connection between green choices and beautiful surroundings.. Partici-
                       pants will be able to assess their own household’s carbon footprint (energy usage) and
                       learn how concrete changes intended to reduce the carbon footprint can also make public
                       and private spaces more pleasing. Topics will include selection of window treatments
                       for insulation and beauty; choice of building materials, and recycling to make art as well
                       as useful objects. An update on global warming indicators and ways that individuals can
                       make a difference will be illustrated with facts, humor, and examples.
                       The event will take place January 28, 2009 at 6:45pm at the Creative Spirit Center. Ad-
                       mission is $25. Visit www.creativespiritcenter.org/classes.htm.

        “Tomás Kubínek, Certified Lunatic & Master of the Impossible”
                              The Midland Center for the Arts presents “Tomás Kubínek, Certified Lunatic &
                              Master of the Impossible” on February 7 at 7:30 p.m., and February 8 at 3:00
                              p.m.
                              Kubínek’s courageous feats of nonsense, artful dodges and poetic bamboozle-
                              ments performed with feline virtuosity and devilish wit make for an unforget-
                              table theatrical experience. Filled with audience participation and child-friendly
                              comedy, his internationally acclaimed solo performances play to packed the-
                              aters around the world. The audience is sure to leave cured of the winter blues,
                              blahs & all melancholic tendencies. Sponsored by Citizens Bank. Admission
                              is - Adults $16 - $22; Students $16. Call the Ticket Office at (989) 631-8250 or
                              (800) 523-7649 or www.mcfta.org

                           Vocal Workshop with Donna McElroy

     Berklee School of Music Professor, Donna McElroy, will provide a vocal workshop training at Griswold
Communications Building Saturday, February 7, from 10 AM - 1 PM. A luncheon is included.
     A fee of $15 covers all supplies and the lunch. The workshop is open to all students, employees and
community. This is a part of our celebration of MLK/Black History Month.
     RSVP to Cheryl Smith 837-4480, or casmith@northwood.edu. Some scholarships are available.

                                         Stained Glass Class

A stained glass class will begin February 2, from 2-4 PM, in Dubois 12. Simple projects provided at no charge
for NU students. Class size is limited. RSVP to Cheryl Smith at 989-837-4480, or casmith@northwood.edu.
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  and graphic design. He is looking forward to finishing school and pursing a career in the marketing or
  graphic design field.

         Ashley Colando is a senior from Barberton, Ohio and is the Style Vice Chair for the 2009
  Style Show. She is the daughter of Jack and Connie Colando. Ashley is majoring in fashion market-
  ing and management while pursuing a minor in automotive marketing. Last year, she held the position
  as Fashion Chair for the 2008 Northwood University International Auto Show “Fueling the Future”.
                      Ashley’s previous experience with the Style Show includes Collection’s Co-Chair,
                      model, and model dresser. Ashley is an active member of the Alpha Chi Omega
                      sorority. She presently works in the Public Relations department at Northwood
                      University writing and distributing news releases. During September 2007, Ashley
                      got the opportunity to volunteer at New York Fashion Week. In 2007, she received
                      the Town and Campus Award, the highest honor within the fashion department.
                      Ashley has completed internships at Express and with the North American Inter-
                      national Auto Show in Detroit. Upon graduation, Ashley hopes to pursue a career
                      working for the marketing department of an automotive manufacturer.
                         Meet more of the Style Show Executive Board in the next issue.

                                                          Fashion Keyword:
                                                               Thrift Store
                                         The Salvation Army Christmas party is not the only way to get
                                         involved with the helpful thriftstore. We’re here to show you
                                         how you can use the Salvation Army or any thrift store to spice
                                         up your closet and acquire a
                                         unique look that will get other’s
                                         asking, “Hey that’s cool, where
                                         did you get that?” If you want
                                         to get creative, you can spend
                                         some time constructing a whole
                                         outfit at a thrift store, drawing
                                         from influences from past
                                         time periods and your own
                                         imagination, or you could simply
                                         pick up a unique thrift store piece
                                         once in a while, and pair it up
                               with your own clothes.
                               Not only will you save money, but you
                               will also get something no one else will
                               have, and create a look that’s all your
                               own!

				
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