U.P. Heritage Center Presents Documentary Double Feature

October 5, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 5, 2018 – A documentary double feature, Tradition Bearers and Finnish American Lives, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.12, at Northern Michigan University’s Jamrich Hall 1100. The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU is hosting the event. Admission is free.

Celebrating its 35-year anniversary, Tradition Bearers sheds light on Finnish American history and folk art expressed through the folk artists living in the western Great Lakes region. The film blends oral interviews with historical photos to tell a story of Finnish Immigration and the life of a miner, lumberjack and homesteader.

Finnish American Lives, released in 1982, highlights the fragile community of memory connecting one with parents and grandparents. The documentary follows a three-generation Finnish family who works, celebrates, reflects and grieves together.

Filmmaker and NMU professor emeritus Michael Loukinen takes viewers on a journey of the true Finnish American history in the Upper Peninsula.… Read the rest

Medical Cannabis Symposium at NMU Oct. 6

October 4, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 4, 2018 – A student organization at Northern Michigan University is hosting a “Medical Cannabis Symposium.” The event will cover a range of topics related to cannabis, including its chemistry and pharmacology, the social impact of legalization, Michigan laws and medical cannabis in K-12 schools. Presenters include professors, lawyers and industry experts.

NMU’s Cannabis Association for Responsible Education (CARE) is hosting the event in collaboration with MyCompassion, a non-profit agency that advocates for responsible uses of cannabis. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the program will run until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. The event is free for NMU students and faculty members who register beforehand. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $20 per person for groups of six or more. Complimentary food and beverages will be offered.… Read the rest

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) Training Beginning October 23rd

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – Providing help to a caregiver? FREE training is available!

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST)

REST is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers. As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. As a REST trained companion/respite provider you will spend one-on-one time with an adult or senior, giving only as much time as you are willing and able to give. The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite workers by learning the three key steps of support: Prepare, Care and Connect.

REST training is now available in the Marquette area, brought to you by the U.P.… Read the rest

Free Family Caregiver Training Beginning October 22nd

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – Are you a family caregiver? FREE training is available!

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 Marquette 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.… Read the rest

State of Lake Superior Conference Oct. 9-12 at Michigan Tech

October 1, 2018

Houghton, MIOctober 1, 2018 – More than 200 Great Lakes researchers will converge at the State of Lake Superior Conference Oct. 9-12, 2018 at Michigan Technological University.
Lake managers, lake ecosystem stewards, university researchers, tribes, government agencies and decision-makers will convene in Houghton to discuss the results of the latest Lake Superior scientific research and monitoring efforts, and what it signifies to communities and people across the Lake Superior basin.

The State of Lake Superior Conference (SOLS18) is hosted by the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), a scientific organization of researchers that encompasses all science disciplines with a common interest in the management of large lake ecosystems. The conference will be held at Michigan Technological University in coordination with the University’s Great Lakes Research Center, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Natural Resources Department and Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College.… Read the rest

Cannabis Effects on Anxiety Talk at NMU

September 27, 2018

Marquette, MI September 27, 2018 – Northern Michigan University alumnus Robert Torrence (’15 MS) will return to campus to give a presentation titled “Residual and acute effects of cannabis on emotional processing in anxiety disorders.” His talk is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Jamrich 1100. It is open to the public.

Torrence is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State University His research is focused on using cannabis to help patients with PTSD during extinction learning and exposure therapy. After graduating from NMU with his master’s degree in 2015, he attended Colorado State University for his doctorate and studied the residual effects of cannabis use on anxiety related emotional processing.

The NMU Department of Psychological Science is hosting Torrence’s presentation.… Read the rest

NCLL ‘Green Burial’ Presentation on October 8th

September 23, 2018

Marquette, MISeptember 23, 2018 – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “Green Burial: What is it and why should I be interested?” from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in room 101B of the Superior Dome. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 1.

Green burials are becoming widespread across the United States and rapidly gaining acceptance in the western Upper Peninsula. The program will include an overview of the practice and why proponents view it as important.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $6 for non-members. To register, call 227-2979. For more information, contact event liaison Elizabeth Bates at 345-9295.… Read the rest

NCLL Hosts Gerrymandering Talk on Oct 10

September 23, 2018

Marquette, MISeptember 23, 2018 – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled “Gerrymandering: What is it and why should you know?” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Superior Dome Room 101B. The deadline for registering is Monday, Oct. 2.

The presentation will be about the upcoming ballot initiative on gerrymandering and whether politicians should be allowed to draw their own districts.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $6 for non-members. To register, call 227-2979. For more information, contact event liaison Sally Olsen at 226-8347.… Read the rest

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