SAYT Superior Arts Youth Theater Holding Auditions, March 23-24

March 22, 2018


-A Midsummer Night’s Dream Directed by Teagan Sturmer Majority of roles for grades 6-12, but some younger roles available!

-Charlotte’s Web Directed by Nathan Morgan Based on the classic novel. Majority of roles for 8th grade and under!

Date: March 23, 2018 – 5-7pm & March 24, 2018 – 6-8pm Callbacks: March 25, 2018 – 2-4pm

Place: Marquette Hope Connection Center, Wesley Room

Performances: May 17, 18 & 20 (no performance on May 19 due to scheduling conflicts)

You can audition for either (or both!) shows on either audition date. We are looking for performers and technicians ages preschool-12th grade for a variety of roles, youth design positions, and administrative leader assistants!

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Come join us in the fairy-inhabited forest or on the Arable Farm! You can learn more about the plays and what to prepare for your audition on the SAYT website.… Read the rest

TEDx Event at NMU, March 24

March 22, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The TED Talks Club at Northern Michigan University will host a TEDx event featuring eight regional speakers who will share their ideas and research on a variety of topics. It is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24. While NMU’s licensing agreement limited the number of tickets available for the event in the Jamrich Hall auditorium, campus and community members are welcome to view a live stream on their own or obtain tickets for an overflow viewing in 1322 Jamrich Hall, which includes access to a reception with presenters in the University Center.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Communities and organizations are able to coordinate similar experiences at the local level through the affiliated TEDx program. The NMU event can be watched via live stream at… Read the rest

Fix-it Friday at NMU March 23

March 22, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Fix-it Friday at NMU’s Jamrich Hall Ticket Booth, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Two sewing machines and skilled volunteers will be available to do quick fixes on clothing, such as sewing a button back on or fixing a hole. This is an effort to promote a campus culture based on repairing, rather than throwing out. Order forms will be available for participants to describe their clothing, what needs to be fixed and an expected pick-up time. Any clothes not picked up by the end of the day will be donated.… Read the rest

State Income Tax Returns Due in Less Than a Month

March 21, 2018

E-Filing is the Quickest Option for Receiving Refunds


MARQUETTE, Mich. – Michigan taxpayers are reminded that state income tax returns are due in less than a month, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).

By 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, state income tax returns must be submitted by e-filing or postmarked through the U.S. Postal Service. Taxpayers are encouraged to e-file for greater return accuracy, enabling Treasury to process refunds faster.

“Please do not wait to file your state income tax return,” said Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White, head of Treasury’s Tax Administration Group. “Taxpayers who rush to file their returns are at a higher risk for making errors and delaying refunds.”

Choosing electronic filing and direct deposit is convenient, safe and secure. Last year, more than 4.1 million Michigan taxpayers e-filed, which is nearly 83 percent of state income tax filers.… Read the rest

Clothing Swap March 22

March 21, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Thursday, March 22 there will be a Clothing Swap located at NMU on the First Floor of Jamrich Hall in the Middle Lobby, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

in NMU’s First Floor’s Middle Lobby of Jamrich Hall, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

In an effort to reduce clothing waste, students, staff, faculty and community members will be able to drop off clothes that they are no longer using. Anyone will be able to trade and take home clothes.

NMU Costume Design and the Career Closet will bring a few clothing racks and starting stock. At the end of the day, professional clothing donations will go to the Career Closet and warm clothing will be given to Disability Services. Remaining clothing will be donated.… Read the rest

SAYT Superior Arts Youth Theater will be Holding Auditions for High School Musical, Jr.

March 21, 2018

Are You Interested in Participating in Our Production of High School Musical, Jr. This Summer?

Fill out the following survey to help us determine the best time of day to hold the rehearsal.

Take the SURVEY!

Rehearsals – June & July 2018
Rehearsal Location – The Marquette Hope Connection Center & Lake Superior Theatre (The Boathouse)

Performances –
Cast One: July 31st – August 4th
Cast Two: August 7th – August 11th Rehearsals prior to tech week will take place on weekdays and typically last up to two hours.

Thanks! Thank you for taking the time to answer our survey. We appreciate your input!

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Brandeis Professor Addresses HIV Vaccines at NMU March 22-23

March 21, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Brandeis University Professor Isaac Krauss will present two distinct lectures on designing carbohydrate HIV vaccines at Northern Michigan University. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The first lecture, titled “Designing Carbohydrate HIV Vaccines Using Molecular Evolution,” will be offered at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in 2904 West Science.

“Combining Organic Synthesis and Directed Evolution to Design Carbohydrate HIV Vaccines” will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in 2906 West Science. Following his Friday lecture, Krauss will provide students with information on graduate school programs.

The events are presented as a part of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Distinguished Lecture Series. Krauss joined the faculty at Brandeis University in 2008 and initiated research programs in synthetic organic chemistry and the use of directed evolution as a tool to design carbohydrate vaccines.… Read the rest

Sen. Schmidt to host April coffee hours

March 21, 2018

MARQUETTE, Mich.State Sen. Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of April.

The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary.
For more information or to contact Schmidt, please visit or call 517-373-2413.

Schmidt’s April coffee hours are as follows:

Tuesday, April 3
Noon – 1 p.m.
Les Cheneaux Distillers
172 S. Meridian St.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Studebaker’s Restaurant and Lounge
3583 I-75 Business Spur
Sault Ste. Marie

5 – 6 p.m.
Timber Charlie’s
110 Newberry Ave.

Wednesday, April 4
8 – 9 a.m.
Grand Traverse Pie Co.
525 W. Front St.
Traverse City

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Torch Lake Café
4990 U.S.… Read the rest

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