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 Page 2 Student Publications Information The Entrepreneur Editorial Policy The Entrepreneur is a student publication committed to serving Names signed to letters intended to be published will be the students, faculty and administration of Northwood Uni- withheld upon the author’s request. The Staff will publish no versity. Individual authors express their own views and do not anonymous correspondence and encourage you to express your necessarily speak for the Staff. opinions. We appreciate the time you take to do so. The Entrepreneur is published four times per term with the To submit an article, email email@example.com. 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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 Page 4 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Page 6 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. Page 8 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 email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org Page 10 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 email@example.com 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!!! Sponsored by the Northwood University Student Alumni Board Northwood University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, creed, national origin or ances- try, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. The University is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination. Page 12 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. WE’LL MONDAY & THURSDAY 60¢ Boneless Wings! SEE TUESDAY| FREE Wing Tuesday! YOU Buy any menu denomination of Traditional Wings, get the same menu denomination FREE! Dine-In or Carryout! *Limited time offer. See below for details. EVERYDAY AFTER Late Night Drink Specials! 10 p.m. – Close CLASS! Buffalo Wild Wings promotes responsible drinking. 6728 Eastman Ave. MIDLAND 989.633.9464 buffalowildwings.com *Pricing based on regular menu pricing at time of purchase. Pricing subject to change without notice. Some restrictions apply. See manager for details. Price does not include Celery, Ranch, or Bleu Cheese dressing, but items are available for an additional charge. Valid at participating locations. Photo of SVSU Collegiate Open from www. gonorthwood.edu Page 14 Culture “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 Page 15 Culture 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Page 16 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!