“My Experiences Working as an Officer on a Great Lakes Freighter” at the Ottawa Visitor Center

July 17, 2019

Watersmeet, MI – The Ottawa Visitor Center presents “My Experiences Working as an Officer on a Great Lakes Freighter” on Thursday, July 18th at 7:00 pm. Doug Tarkowski will take you through his experiences as a Merchant Marine on The Great Lakes, including tales, trivia, and a short video. The event is free and open to the public!

Free Defense Industry Growth Program at NMU July 24th

July 12, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University Continuing Education and Workforce Development will host a free program for businesses looking to enter the defense and homeland security sectors from noon to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, July 24, in the Northern Center (formerly University Center). The registration deadline is July 17.

The event begins with a complementary lunch at noon. A panel discussion featuring defense industry experts is scheduled from 12:30-1:30, and breakout sessions on cybersecurity and talent recruitment/retention will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

NMU is working with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) and the Michigan Defense Center to assist businesses in reducing identified barriers that may be preventing entry or growth in these sectors, such as targeted training or business development resources.

To register for the program, call 227-2103 or email conteduc@nmu.edu.

Ottawa Visitor Center Presents Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters June 27th

June 26, 2019

Watersmeet, MI – The Ottawa Visitor Center welcomes Bibi Gaston for the Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters talk on Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 pm. Gatson will talk about her discovery of 5,000 letters written by men and women referred to by Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of U.S. Forest Service, called the “Old Timers”.

Psychological Science Colloquium at NMU June 18th

June 17, 2019

Marquette, MI – Repeated exposure to threatening situations, such as those in police use-of-force simulations, may alter the threat perception of participants. This will be the topic of the next Psychological Science Colloquium at Northern Michigan University, which will be held at 4 pm on Tuesday, June 18th in Weston Hall (NSF) 1302. The event is free and open to the public.

Master’s degree candidate Ellyse VanDyke will be covering the topic at the event, as she recently conducted a study which suggests that repeated exposure to the use-of-force training simulation decreases participants’ perception of threat, manifested by an overall decrease in emotional response.

For more information, call the Department of Psychological Science at 227-2935.

Women of the Civil War & Their Quilts June 5th

June 4, 2019

Gwinn, MI – The Forsyth Township Historical Society presents “Women of the Civil War & Their Quilts” featuring guest speaker Judy Parlato. The event will take place Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Gwinn HS Library.

During the War Between the States women from both sides used their sewing skills to buy supplies to fight the war, even funding gunboats, and eventually to provide for the more personal needs of their soldiers: clothing, blankets, and medical supplies. The details differed from the North to the South and myths became part of the folklore. Those fascinating stories will be described in this program.

Judy Parlato is a retired Gwinn school teacher, passionate about history and quilting. She is a past president of the Forsyth Twp Historical Society and served as guild historian for the Marquette County Quilters Association. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own antique quilts to the presentation and share their stories.

The program is open to the public. Admission is free to members and students and $2 for others. Refreshments will be served.

This is the annual meeting of the Society and a very brief meeting to elect board members will be held prior to the start of the program.

For more information contact Rick Wills at 346-5413 or rpwills@yahoo.com.

Amateur Radio Licensing Test Session

June 1, 2019

Marquette, MIJune 1, 2019 – Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will be hosting a licensing test session for those interested in obtaining an amateur radio license on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Location is the Marquette County Health Dept. Bldg. Doors open at 8:00 am with testing beginning at 8:30 am. For more info contact Rich at 249-3837 or Greg at 225-1594.

Additional dates for the test session: 14 Sept 2019 and 14 Dec 2019.

Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association Monthly Meeting

June 1, 2019

Negaunee, MIJune 1, 2019 – The monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will meet at the Marquette County Health Department Building in Negaunee Township. The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 6th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend. More info contact Rich at 249-3837.

Amateur Radio Licensing Test Session

June 1, 2019

Marquette, MIJune 1, 2019 – Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will be hosting a licensing test session for those interested in obtaining an amateur radio license on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Location is the Marquette County Health Dept. Bldg. Doors open at 8:00 am with testing beginning at 8:30 am. For more info contact Rich at 249-3837 or Greg at 225-1594.

Additional dates for the test session: 14 Sept 2019 and 14 Dec 2019.

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