Calendar – Education – Computer Coaching at Peter White Public Library – Mar. 27

March 24, 2017

Marquette – Computer Coaching “Zinio e-Magazines” will be held on Monday, March 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Computer Lab at Peter White Public Library.

Learn how to download the Zinio app to your electronic devices and read your favorite magazines digitally. Please bring personal electronic devices with you.

For more information, call the PWPL Reference Desk at 226-4312.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Menominee Speaking Tour to Discuss Back 40 Mine at NMU – Mar. 27

March 24, 2017

Marquette – Professor Al Gedicks and Guy Reiter will deliver a presentation to discuss the impacts the proposed Back Forty Mine will have on the Menominee Nation on Monday, March 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Marquette and Nicolet rooms in the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

The Speaking Tour focuses on the environmental and cultural impacts of Aquila’s proposed Back 40 Mine. The mine presents a threat both to Menominee burial grounds and historical sites, as well as to the Menominee River and surrounding environment. There has been widespread opposition to the mine from the Menominee Nation, sportsmen’s groups, and residents of the area.

The event is free and open to the public. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – U.P. Local Section of the American Chemical Society Student Research Symposium – Mar. 25

March 22, 2017

Marquette – The Upper Peninsula Local Section of the American Chemical Society will host the 2017 Student Research Symposium on Saturday, March 25 beginning at 9 a.m. in the New Science Facility Atrium at Northern Michigan University.

The purpose of the event is to provide a venue for students to present their research in chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. This symposium is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty and the community at large to learn about the interesting research being conducted in the UP.

All are welcome and there is no charge to attend! Please RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/7IPbjm9Dm7u10tIh1

For more information, check out the Society’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/acsupls/… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Tech Help at Peter White Public Library – Mar. 24

March 21, 2017

Marquette – Tech Help Drop-in will be offered on Friday, March 24 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

NMU Information Technology students will be available to assist with laptops, tablets, e-readers, phone, email, software and other digital troubleshooting. No appointments are necessary and there is no charge.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Youth Money Management Program – Mar. 23

March 20, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will offer a Youth Money Management program on
Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the History Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

This daytime program is perfect for home school families. Teaching young people to plan for their future and to learn about philanthropy is how we ensure our legacy as a community. This program helps parents learn how to talk to their kids about influences and choices about money, as well as responsible money habits.

Presented by Thrivent Financial, the “Piggy Bank” program for ages 6 to 11 is at 10 a.m., and “Cash Cache” for ages 11 to 16 is at 11 a.m.

To participate there is a suggested donation of $2 for students and $5 for adults, which includes a visit to the museum galleries. Call the History Center at 226-3571 to sign up ahead of time.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “The Skeleton in Our Closet: The KKK in Michigan” Program – Mar. 23

March 20, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University has scheduled a semester-long series of presentations, film screenings, reading groups and creative responses to Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric”, this year’s Diversity Common Reader Program selection. The book recounts mounting racial aggression in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media.

A program titled “The Skeleton in Our Closet: The KKK in Michigan” will be held Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in NMU’s Olson Library. Presenters are Marcus Robyns, NMU archivist; Frank Boyles, director of Clarke Historical Library; and Jessica Holman, director of the Negaunee Public Library. The public is welcome to attend. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Discovering the Ancient Caribou Hunters of Marquette County’s Silver Lake” Presentation – Mar. 22

March 19, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will present “Discovering the Ancient Caribou Hunters of Marquette County’s Silver Lake” on Wednesday March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Center on Spring Street in Marquette.

The program will be presented by Jim Paquette. 12,000 years ago on the shoreline of Silver Lake a herd of migrating caribou stopped for a drink, and ancient hunters using wooden spears with stone tips suddenly appeared. This presentation will focus on the results of the Silver Lake Reservoir archaeological survey project that Jim Paquette undertook starting back in 1987-88, and again, continuing during 2002 through 2008 when low water levels in the basin allowed for additional surface reconnaissance along the exposed shoreline of the original lake.

On display at the program will be an extensive collection of rare ancient stone spear points and tools that were left behind by Ice Age and early Holocene hunter/gatherers who once camped and lived on the shores of Marquette County’s Silver Lake.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Buck Nystrom to Present “Thoughts and Stories on Leadership and Life” – Mar. 21

March 18, 2017

Marquette – Rose Bowl MVP and football coaching legend Carl “Buck” Nystrom will present “Thoughts and Stories on Leadership and Life” on Tuesday, March 21 at 4 p.m. in the Brule Room of the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

Nystrom is a Marquette native who earned All-American honors as a player and scholar at Michigan State University. He captained the Spartans to the Rose Bowl championship in 1965 and was named Most Valuable Player. Nystrom then gained national prominence as an offensive line coach at Oklahoma, Colorado, MSU and NMU. Diagnosed with terminal cancer three years ago, Nystrom is currently in remission.

The public is invited, but because this is a Skill Builder event through the NMU Student Leader Fellowship Program, advance registration is required at www.nmu.edu/skillbuilders to ensure adequate space.… Read the rest

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