Calendar – Families – Mother and Son Pajama Party – Feb. 17

February 14, 2017

Negaunee – A Mother and Son Pajama Party will be held on Friday, February 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee.

All mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, sisters, aunts or mother-like figures are invited to join in on a fun night with your young man beginning in the gym with “Minute to Win It” games, concession, and a photo booth! Then settle into watch the movie “Herbie” in the cafeteria. The price $16 per couple. … Read the rest

Calendar – Families – U.P. 200 Family “Warm Up” Party at U.P. Children’s Museum – Feb. 17

February 14, 2017

Marquette – The U.P. 200 Family “Warm Up” Party will be held on Friday, February 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum on W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

Come in to get ready for the big start of the U.P. 200. There will be a slice of pizza and a cookie for $1, plus hot chocolate and plenty of sled dog-themed activities.

The event is free with admission or membership to the museum. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge Organ and Tissue Donor Drive Competition – Feb. 13, 15, 20

February 10, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University will participate in the annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge, an organ and tissue donor drive competition. The NMU Volunteer Center will host registration tables across campus on Monday, February 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center circulation area; Wednesday, February 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Halverson lobby; and Monday, February 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the air band competition in the Jamrich Hall lobby.

NMU students, alumni and other supporters can register to become an organ donors. The Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge is the largest college-based organ donor drive in the nation and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its success. In its 13-year history, the Campus Challenge has resulted in more than 38,000 people adding their names to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Public Forum on Travel Ban – Feb. 9 – POSTPONED

February 6, 2017

Marquette – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. IT WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. 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, on Thursday, February 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall on the NMU campus.

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.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Family Game Night at Marquette Hope Connection Center – Feb. 9

February 6, 2017

Marquette – A Family Game Night will be held on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Marquette Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Avenue in Marquette.

Feel free to drop in and find a game to join. There will be board games, cribbage, and perhaps a cut-throat Monopoly game! This is an event for all ages. Snacks will be provided. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – 17th Annual Summer Employment Fair at NMU – Feb. 8

February 5, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University will host its 17th annual Summer Employment Fair on Wednesday, February 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the University Center.

The Summer Employment Fair is an opportunity for companies and organizations to discuss summer jobs, internships and part-time jobs with NMU students and alumni.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their student ID and copies of their resume to the free event. Some employers scheduled to participate include Great Lakes Radio, Gordon Food Service, Home Builders Association of the Upper Peninsula, Invent@NMU, Marquette County Medical Care Facility and more.

Contact NMU Career Services at 227-2800 or careers@nmu.edu for more information.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Yellow Dog River Community Forest Celebration – Feb. 8

February 5, 2017

Marquette – The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve and the Community Forest Committee invite the community to celebrate the establishment of the Yellow Dog River Community Forest on Wednesday, February 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette.

The event is being held to mark the completion of the project that resulted in the permanent protection of 688 acres in northern Marquette County along the Yellow Dog River. The Yellow Dog River Community Forest is only 1
of 3 community forests in the state of Michigan at this time. The area is now open to the public to experience the natural beauty of the waterfalls and for silent sport recreation like hiking and skiing. In addition, environmental education programming will commence this summer in order to encourage the community to become better stewards of the environment.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – “World War I Remembered” Grand Opening – Feb. 1

January 29, 2017

Marquette – The grand opening of “World War I Remembered” exhibitions at the Marquette Regional History Center and the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will take place on Wednesday, February 1. The coordinated open house receptions will start at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center from 5 to 7 p.m. and continue at the Marquette Regional History Center from 6 to 8 p.m.

Coffee and hors d’oeuvres will be provided, with savory WWI foods at the Heritage Center and sweet treats from WWI at the History Center. “World War I Remembered” will consist of dozens of public programs and exhibitions connected to the history of World War I and Upper Peninsula communities.

Admission is free. More information, go to ww1remembered.nmu.edu, on Facebook at World War I Remembered, or by contacting Dan Truckey at 227-3212 or email heritage@nmu.edu… Read the rest

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