NMU Receives Motorcycle Safety Grant

January 18, 2017

Marquette, Michigan  – January 9, 2017 – NMU Continuing Education and Workforce Development has received $66,500 in continuation funding for its motorcycle safety program. NMU is one of 14 state-sponsored regional training agencies providing motorcycle safety classes funded through a grant from the Michigan Department of State.

Classes are offered at seven sites throughout the western/central Upper Peninsula. With the increasing popularity of motorcycle riding across the country, NMU’s Motorcycle Safety Foundation-based program offers riders of all skill levels some of the most comprehensive training available. All instructors are MSF-certified rider coaches and experienced, avid riders.

Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois, the new director of NMU Continuing Education and Workforce Development, oversees the grant. The funding period runs through Sept. 30, 2017.… Read the rest

DeVos Art Museum Hosts Faculty Exhibition – 01/20/17

January 18, 2017

Marquette, Michigan January 18, 2017 – Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is hosting its Faculty Biennial Exhibition. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.

The Faculty Biennial Exhibition is a celebration of the talent found within the current faculty of the NMU School of Art and Design. It highlights creative achievements in all media and concentrations.

The exhibition continues through Feb. 19. DeVos hours of operation are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  For more information, visit www.nmu.edu/devos.… Read the rest

Creating Confident Caregivers – 1/10/17

January 10, 2017

Iron Mountain, MI – January 10, 2017Creating Confident Caregivers is an exciting program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss.  Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists.  This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

Creating Confident Caregivers is once again available in the Iron Mountain area, brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for the weekly sessions or materials and respite care may be available through participating area agencies while caregivers attend the workshop.

The next “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshop starts January 12, 2016 in Iron Mountain.  This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Thursday’s from 10:00 a.m.Read the rest

Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society to Host Program – 1/11/17

January 10, 2017

Marquette, Michigan  – January 10, 2017 – On Wednesday, January 11, the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will host a program called “South Africa to Victoria Falls, via Botswana: A Thousand Mile Safari,” presented by Jeff Knoop. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of Peter White Public Library. It is free and open to the public.  For more information call 226-6749.… Read the rest

Marquette Downtown Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam Call for Participants – 1/4/17

January 4, 2017

Marquette, Michigan  – January 4, 2017 – The streets of Downtown Marquette will be covered with snow Saturday, February 4 as Range Bank, Ore Dock Brewing Company, and Marquette Mountain present the 5th annual Downtown Showdown Rail Jam.

The 100 and 200 blocks of North Front Street will serve as the location for the event, bringing the excitement of the ski hill to the historic streets of Downtown Marquette.

Athletes will be able to participate in an Open Jam from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those wishing to compete for up to $1,500 in cash prizes have the option to be part of the Ski Rail Jam at 6 p.m. or the Snowboard Rail Jam at 7 p.m., with Ski and Snowboard Finals held under the lights at 8 p.m.

Competitors can register on the web at www.downtownmarquette.org/downtown-showdown-rail-jam. The registration fee to participate in the Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam is $40 per rider until February 2.… Read the rest

Michigan Issues RFP to Address Health Disparities in Communities Across the State – 1/4/17

January 4, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – January 4, 2017 –  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Program, has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for one-time project funds of $10,000 apiece to applicants interested in developing collaborative projects designed to achieve health equity for Michigan’s racial and ethnic populations.

The purpose of the Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Grant is to build community capacity to improve one or more social determinants for racial and ethnic minority communities in Michigan. For the purpose of this funding opportunity, racial and ethnic minority communities include African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Arab- and Chaldean-Americans, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanic/Latino-Americans.

Up to six agencies will be awarded $10,000 to conduct planning and training projects. Funds from this grant opportunity are intended to support projects including one or more of the following activities: improving racial/ethnic/preferred language data collection; establishing or enhancing partnerships to mobilize communities to address social determinants (healthy food access, recreational spaces, safer neighborhoods, literacy/education, skills development, improved housing, improved air quality, etc.); developing community education and training related to health equity, social justice and cultural competency; and increasing skills of community organizations and members to effectively navigate through the healthcare and human service systems.… Read the rest

MAPS Staff Members Win Grant – 1/3/17

January 3, 2017

Marquette, MichiganJanuary 3, 2017Marquette Area Public Schools is proud to announce that staff members Rebecca Simmons and Sara Cambensy have written a state championship winning grant in the “Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition.” Their win at the state level entitles MAPS to receive a $25,000 package of Samsung technology to support the efforts of their project which is aimed at providing students the necessary resources to study alternative energy and its application in solving local energy issues. 

The next step for Simmons and Cambensy is competing against all state winners for a national prize. More work is yet to be done as they develop and submit a video that explains their vision as part of the next level competition.  Additionally, the next round also includes a voting component for which they will need a network of support for their grant idea. Read the rest

Creating Confident Caregivers – 1/3/17

January 3, 2017

Marquette, MichiganJanuary 3, 2017Creating Confident Caregivers is an exciting program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss.  Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists.  This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

Creating Confident Caregivers is once again available in the Marquette area, brought to you in part by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP and in partnership with The Alzheimer’s Association-UP Region-GMC. There is no charge to participants for the weekly sessions or materials and respite care may be available through participating area agencies while caregivers attend the workshop.

The next “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshop starts January 10, 2016 in Marquette.  This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Tuesday’s from 3:00 p.m.Read the rest

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