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

February 21, 2017

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.… Read the rest

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

February 21, 2017

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.… Read the rest

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

February 20, 2017

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. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Marquette Regional History Center to Present “The Great War” – Feb. 22

February 19, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will present “The Great War” with military historian John Moschetti, on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center on W. Spring Street in Marquette.

The most important event of the 20th Century, World War I. The outcomes of The Great War set the stage for the rise of the communist and fascist dictators, World War II, The Cold War and the current chaos in the Middle East and Balkans. It also had a major impact on the members of this community as it was the first time large numbers
of young men would leave this area to take part in a war. Attendees will have a better understanding of the war, its legacy and impact on the community and the world.

There is $5 suggested donation for the event. For more information, call 226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Free Public Presentation on “Building a Career From Scratch” – Feb. 21

February 18, 2017

Marquette – Joan Kimball, business development director at the Quebec Government Office in Chicago, will give a free public presentation titled “Building a Career from Scratch” on Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Erie Room of the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

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. 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.

RSVPs are accepted at universe.com/executiveinresidence. For more information, contact the NMU College of Business at 227-2900.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Second Annual Learning to Lead Seminar – Feb. 17

February 14, 2017

Marquette Northern Michigan University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development office will host its second annual Learning to Lead Seminar on Friday, February 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center at NMU.

The focus of this year’s event is motivation in the workplace. Featured presenters are: Kimberly Maki of Bright House Networks; Jeff Olson, Ishpeming High School football coach and teacher; Andy Langlois and David Manson, co-founders of Blackrocks Brewery; Debra Lamere of Goodwill Industries and HR Consulting; and Tori Sager, co-founder of the Fellow Flowers running community.

Registration is $150, which includes lunch. For more information and to register, visit nmu.edu/ce. For more information, contact Director Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois at 227-1683.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NCLL Program “Aging in Place” – Registration Deadline – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program titled “Aging in Place” on Tuesday, February 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Jacalyn Martin, president of Barrier Free Store, will present about how to overcome barriers to staying in one’s home as they age.

Attendance is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register by Thursday, February 16 by calling 227-2979. Contact Caroline Jordan at 228-9953 or asheanna4@yahoo.com for more information.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Black History Month Lecture “The Myth of American Exceptionalism” – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Marquette – Carter Wilson, head of Northern Michigan University’s Political Science Department, will present the lecture “The Myth of American Exceptionalism” on Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in 1322 Jamrich Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Wilson argues that the progressive intellectual tradition led to improvements related to social inequality and racial oppression, whereas the reactionary tradition enabled and promoted social inequality and racial oppression.

The public lecture is part of Black History Month. … Read the rest

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