Gogebic Community College Commencement May 10th

May 9, 2019

Ironwood, MI – Gogebic Community College will hold their spring 2019 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10th at 6:30 pm CST in the Lindquist Student and Conference Center Gymnasium.

Northern Michigan University Spring 2019 Commencement May 4th

May 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will hold their 2019 Spring Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 4th at 10:30 am in the Superior Dome.

2019 UP Food Summit May 17th in Iron Mountain

May 3, 2019

Iron Mountain, MI – 2019 UP Food Summit will take place on Friday, May 17th from 9 am-1 pm on Bay West Campus, 2801 N US 2 in Iron Mountain, MI.

Is a food business right for you? Attend the UP Food Summit to learn the key skills required to take your enterprise to the next level. Hear the regulatory, business, food safety, and retail marketing best practices directly from the experts.

For more information on this FREE event, access the website or email questions to jonesp28@msu.edu. Registration is required and space is limited.

Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association Monthly Meeting

May 1, 2019

Negaunee, MIMay 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, May 2nd from 7:00-9:00 pm. Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend. More info contact Rich at 249-3837.

Lake Superior State University Commencement April 27th

April 26, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Lake Superior State University Commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, April 27th at 11 am.

FIRE CEO Addresses Threats to Free Speech April 22nd

April 21, 2019

Marquette, MI – Greg Lukianoff, bestselling author and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), will present “The Threat to Free Speech on Campus and What to Do About It” at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7 pm on Monday, April 22nd, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. A Q&A session is slated to follow the presentation. Admission is free and is open to the public.

First Amendment expert Lukianoff is co-author (with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt) of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. The book was named one of the best of 2018 by The New York Times, Bloomberg, The London Evening Standard and other publications.

According to the book’s description, the co-authors “show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being and ancient wisdom from many cultures. Embracing these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—interferes with young people’s social, emotional, and intellectual development. It makes it harder for them to become autonomous adults who are able to navigate the bumpy road of life.”

Lukianoff is a graduate of both American University and Stanford Law School. He previously served as FIRE’s first director of legal and public advocacy until he was appointed president/CEO in 2006. Lukianoff has published articles in the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Atlantic, Inside Higher Ed and the New York Post.

The NMU Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom is hosting this event, with grant support from the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University.

Earth Day Documentary Screening at NMU

April 15, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University student group SAAE will be hosting a documentary screening of Cowspiracy on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd at 6:30 pm in Room #2902 West Science Bldg at NMU . We’ll be providing plenty of snacks and food!

At a time when whole regions are in drought, our oceans are dying, and severe weather is becoming the norm, Cowspiracy seeks to find the real reasons why and what we can do about it. Through intense conversations with the nation’s leading environmental advocacy groups this film explores the blind spots that are leading us down a road we won’t be able to drive our electric car out of.

Admission and food: FREE
After the documentary we’ll have an open Q & A session.

NMU Architectural Walking Tour April 13th

April 12, 2019

Marquette, MI – Daniel Truckey, director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University, will host “Walking Through the Past: 70 Years of Architecture at NMU.” This walking tour of campus begins at 1 pm on Saturday, April 13, at Cohodas Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Truckey will share the history of how NMU’s architecture has evolved from one, two-story brownstone classroom building to the large, modern campus buildings of today. The tour will include historical facts about NMU’s most fascinating structures and the people who built them.

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