‘Why Liberalism Failed’ Talk at NMU

March 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – Patrick Deneen, author of Why Liberalism Failed, will give a presentation followed by a Q&A session at Northern Michigan University. The event will be held from 7-9 pm on Thursday, March 21, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Of the three dominant ideologies of the 20th century—fascism, communism and liberalism—only the last remains. In Why Liberalism Failed, Deneen argues that it is built on a foundation of contradictions. Liberalism “trumpets equal rights while fostering incomparable material quality; its legitimacy rests on consent, yet it discourages civic commitments in favor of privatism; and in its pursuit of individual autonomy, it has given rise to the most far-reaching, comprehensive state system in human history.” He also warns about the inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure.

Deneen is professor of political science and holds the David A.… Read the rest

NCLL Offers Photography Workshops Beginning March 27th

March 13, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning (NCLL) will present “More than Beginning Photography” workshops. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 19.

Sessions are scheduled from 11 am-1 pm on the following Wednesdays: March 27, April 24, May 22 and June 26 in 404-A Cohodas Hall on Northern Michigan University’s campus. Participants are invited to attend one or all sessions for $1 per session for NCLL members and $6 for non-members.

Led by professional photographer Kim Marsh, the class uses the digital camera, photographic techniques and composition to help participants become more confident photographers. Classroom assignments, in-class critiques and hand-on activities will be included. No previous experience required.

For more information, contact Phyllis James at 906-225-1004 or hoosieryooper80@gmail.com. Register at 227-2979. … Read the rest

Family Caregiver Training in Menominee

March 13, 2019

Menominee, MI – Is the stress of caregiving affecting your health and disrupting your life? If so, attend the Powerful Tools for Caregivers series (PTC). This highly effective, self-care program for family caregivers, builds the skills caregivers need to better care for themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving emphasizing self-care and empowerment.

Caregivers benefit from the PTC 6-week series of classes whether they are:
· Spouses/partners of an adult with a chronic condition
· Adult children of aging parents
· Long-distance caregivers
· In differing stages in their caregiving role

PTC training is now available in the Menominee area brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for this training and a caregiver manual and resources are included.

The next “PTC” training will start on April 1, 2019 in Menominee.Read the rest

Gender Fair at NMU March 19th

March 13, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Northern Michigan University Gender Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 19th from 11 am to 3 pm. Stop by the Jamrich Hall lobbies to browse the informational booths and engage in conversation about gender and related topics. … Read the rest

Edmund Fitzgerald Explorer Speaks at NMU March 16

March 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – Scuba diver Terrence Tysall, one of only two people to ever explore the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, will be coming to speak at Northern Michigan University in the Forest Roberts Theatre on Saturday, March 16th at 1:00 pm as part of TEDxNMU.… Read the rest

NMU Jacobetti Complex Hosts Career Open House

March 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will host a Career Exploration Open House from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, March 16, in the Jacobetti Complex. Prospective students and families are invited to tour the learning labs, meet with faculty to discuss programs and explore career choices.

The Career Exploration Open House will highlight careers in: automotive service; aviation maintenance; construction management; electrical; line technician; engineering technology; heating and cooling; industrial maintenance; industrial technologies; mechanical; welding; hospitality management; computer numerical control; and cosmetology. In addition, admissions counselors will be available until 2 pm in conjunction with Wildcat Weekend.

For more information on programs, call 227-2190 or visit websites for the Technology and Occupational Sciences Department at nmu.edu/tos or the Engineering Technology Department at nmu.edu/et.… Read the rest

Lifeguard Training Courses

March 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – This year, the Marquette City Fire Department is partnering with Northern Michigan University to provide Waterfront Lifeguard Training. All Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification/Re-certification classes will be conducted through Northern Michigan University and will be held at the PEIF pool.

This certification is required to be able to serve as a waterfront lifeguard in the City of Marquette.

Lifeguards that are hired by the City of Marquette for the 2019 summer beachfront season and complete the season in good standing will have their NMU certification course fees reimbursed.

Two certification class sessions remain:
Class #1: April 5, 6, 7, 13, 14 (Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday Noon-6pm)
Class #2: April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 (from 6pm-9pm each date)

Lifeguard re-certification course will be offered in May. (TBD)

Detailed course information, including pre-requisites, dates/times, cost and registration is available online at: https://www.nmu.edu/recsports/lifeguard-certification-course.… Read the rest

Amateur Radio Licensing Test Session

March 3, 2019

Marquette, MIMarch 3, 2019 – Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will be hosting a licensing test session for those interested in obtaining an amateur radio license on Saturday, March 9, 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: 8 June 2019, 14 Sept 2019 and 14 Dec 2019.… Read the rest

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