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Calendar – Youth – Animal Jam “Jammer” Party – Feb. 24

Marquette – An Animal Jam “Jammer” Party will be held on Friday, February 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All students in Grades 4 and up are invited for an Animal Jam extravaganza hosted by the Junior Teen Advisory Board. Enjoy Jamaa games and snacks, cool Jamaa adventures, a fashion show, and more! Come dressed as your favorite animal if you wish.

The event is free. For more information, call 226-4321 or 2264323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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Calendar – Education – Colloquium on Family Communication and Mental Health – Feb. 24

Marquette – Northern Michigan University alumna Alesia Woszidlo will present a colloquium on her work with the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute on Friday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m. in room 318 of the Thomas Fine Arts building at NMU.

Woszidlo specializes in family communication and mental health as an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. The public is invited.

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Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – Feb. 24

Marquette – Story and Craft Hour for ages 4 through 8 will be held on Friday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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Calendar – Education – 11th Annual Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference Early Registration Deadline – Feb. 24

Escanaba – The early registration deadline for the Michigan State University Extension’s 11th annual Agriculture for Tomorrow conference is on Friday, February 24. The conference will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at the Heirman University Center, 2001 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba.

The conference is to help U.P. farmers stay informed, up-to-date and profitable. Topics will include protecting crops from weeds, disease and insects, low-lignin alfalfa, using paper mill residuals on crop land, managing crop nutrients, dairy calf housing, passive immune testing calves, beef cattle handling, Veterinary Feed Directive, Military Veterans in Ag, Panel of farmers on Brand and Direct Marketing, Meet MDARD, and Getting to know your local resources. Participants can gain information on farming practices they are currently pursuing, or explore new possibilities.

The early registration cost is $25 before February 24, or $35 after that date, and includes lunch and materials. For more information about the Agriculture for Tomorrow conference or to register please visit https://events.anr.msu.edu/2017AgforTomorrow/. Contact Frank Wardynski at 906-884-4386 or wardynsk@anr.msu.edu with any questions.

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Calendar – Sports – Inaugural WinterFest Tailgate – Feb. 24

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Special Events Committee will host the inaugural WinterFest Tailgate, prior to the NMU-Michigan Tech hockey game, on Friday, February 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. in a heated tent between the PEIF and the Berry Events Center.

The event will include hot chocolate, music by DoubleTrouble DJs and activities that incorporate the WinterFest theme of Alice in Winterland. “Minute to Win It”-style games with prizes include Queen of Hearts, which involves finding the hidden face card in the tent. There will also be a Mad Hatter hat competition and a sign competition to create items to bring to the game.

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Calendar – Groups – Fearless Readers Teacher-Librarian Book Club Meeting – Feb. 23

Marquette – The Fearless Readers Teacher-Librarian Book Club will meet on Thursday, February 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All high school and middle school teachers, as well as teen services library staff, are invited to share and expand their appreciation of Young Adult literature. Bring one of your favorite Young Authors books and learn about great new titles students will love.

There will be refreshments and a book drawing. The event is free of charge. For more information, call 226-4321 or 226-4323.

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Calendar – Education – Black History Month Public Lecture “Is the U.S. Criminal Justice System Racist?” – Feb. 23

Marquette – Carter Wilson, head of Northern Michigan University’s Political Science Department, will present the lecture “Is the U.S. Criminal Justice System Racist?” on Thursday, February 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in 1322 Jamrich Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Wilson will review the scholarly literature on race and the justice system and let the audience reach its own conclusion. The public lecture is part of Black History Month.

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Calendar – Youth – STEAM Program at Peter White Public Library – Feb. 23

Marquette – STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Program will be offered on Thursday, February 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room or the Marquette Arts and Culture Center on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

STEAM for grades K through 5. Kids will be grouped according to grade level. The event is free.

For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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NMU Alumna Presents ‘Building a Career from Scratch’ – 2/21/17
Joan-Kimball

Joan Kimball

Marquette, MIFebruary 20, 2017 – Joan Kimball, business development director at the Quebec Government Office in Chicago, will give a free public presentation titled “Building a Career from Scratch” at Northern Michigan University. The U.P. native and NMU graduate provides strategic business development and marketing expertise to more than 400 manufacturers and key industry association/government partners in Quebec.

Kimball will explain how to build a business from an idea, using the keys of communication and fearlessly navigating international business relations. She will share her own experience becoming an innovative marketer, high-energy entrepreneur and guerrilla business development leader for world markets and industries.

Kimball is returning to her alma mater as the NMU College of Business’ executive in residence. Her talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Erie Room of the University Center. RSVPs are accepted at universe.com/executiveinresidence. For more information, contact the NMU College of Business at 227-2900.

 

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The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Saturday at the Center: Sports Heroes – 2/18/17

Marquette, MIFebruary 16, 2017 – A great family event and just in time for Sled Dog Weekend! Learn about and even encounter some of our local sports figures who made history. View sports equipment from our museum collection and other memorabilia and listen to some great sports stories. Enjoy games and activities.  Join us from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

Meet special guest and local hockey hero – Sully – Jerry Sullivan, of the Marquette Iron Rangers and MTU Huskies NCAA All American.

Short sports stories program at 12:00pm. Wear your favorite team jersey and get a dollar off admission. Join us for the fun and view the special exhibit and main gallery exhibits. Fun for all ages and included with admission. Visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571 for more info.

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Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s February Concert: Romantic Impressions and Youth Concerto Winner – 02/11/17

Marquette, MichiganFebruary 9, 2017 – The Marquette Symphony Orchestra presents Romantic Impressions as well as the winner of its Eighth Youth Concerto winner for its February concert.

This year’s Youth Concerto Contest winner is Timothy Bedard, who is completing his Master’s degree in Horn Performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Tim is from Melbourne, Florida, but is no stranger to Marquette, since he played with the Marquette City Band last summer. Following graduation, Tim will be joining the United States Coast Guard Band in New London, Connecticut. Bedard will be performing the Horn Concerto No. 1, which was written by Richard Strauss in 1893 while Strauss was a philosophy student at Munich University.

Romantic Impressions will include the Barber of Seville Overture, by Rossini, which was voted MSO “audience favorite” last spring. It is one of the top ten most-performed operas worldwide and its overture is one of the most recognizable in the repertoire.

Overture to Tannhäuser, by Wagner, will also be performed. The story in this opera centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love, a theme running through much of Wagner’s mature work.

And finally, the orchestra will perform La Mer, by Debussy. The complete title is La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre, which means The Sea, Three Symphonic Sketches for Orchestra. This three-movement work is one of Debussy’s most admired and frequently performed works.

More information about the “Romantic Impressions Concert” program can be found at http://marquettesymphony.org/events/event/youth-concerto/.

The concert will be performed at the historic Kaufman Auditorium at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 11. Tickets are on sale at NMU’s Central Ticket Office in the Barry Events Center as well as through www.nmu.edu/tickets or by phone at 906-227- 1032.

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NMU Hosts Immigration Panel Discussion – 2/9/17

Marquette, MIFebruary 8, 2017 – Northern Michigan University will hold a public forum on the U.S. president’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, currently blocked by a federal judge. The event will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

The forum will address the role of the university in the current political situation, how the university can best protect its students and faculty, and how to most effectively respond to the order as individuals and a university.

Some of the panelists scheduled to participate are: professors Jonathan Allen and Steve Nelson from Political Science; and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Jessica Cruz. Others will be named later.

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