Students, employees attend Native American presentation

Margaret Nooding Ph D Presentation

Margaret Noodin, Ph.D., who recently visited the campus of Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU), wears many hats – that of writer, singer, assistant professor, wife, mother, and director to name a few, but none are worn so eloquently as that of preserver for her native Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language. 

In addition to hearing Dr. Noodin read and sing in the Qjibwe language, the group also learned to sing a few short verses and several new words.  “Gabegiikendaasogamigong is the word for university, but actually translates as – a place of everlasting learning,” stated Dr. Noodin. 

Many employees and students attended the presentation, a sampling of which included: Front row left to right, Ruth Upton, professor; Brooke Pardue, student; Dr. Noodin; and Deanna Armentrout, professor; Back row: Dean of Academic Affairs Gregory Ochoa; Interim Campus President Jennifer Orlikoff; Bonnie Brown, coordinator of Native American Studies Program at WVU; and Edward Brown, coordinator of Student Involvement & Activities.