NMU Alumna Presents ‘Building a Career from Scratch’ – 2/21/17

February 20, 2017


Joan Kimball

Marquette, MIFebruary 20, 2017 – Joan Kimball, business development director at the Quebec Government Office in Chicago, will give a free public presentation titled “Building a Career from Scratch” at Northern Michigan University. The U.P. native and NMU graduate provides strategic business development and marketing expertise to more than 400 manufacturers and key industry association/government partners in Quebec.

Kimball will explain how to build a business from an idea, using the keys of communication and fearlessly navigating international business relations. She will share her own experience becoming an innovative marketer, high-energy entrepreneur and guerrilla business development leader for world markets and industries.

Kimball is returning to her alma mater as the NMU College of Business’ executive in residence. Her talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Erie Room of the University Center. RSVPs are accepted at universe.com/executiveinresidence.… Read the rest

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Saturday at the Center: Sports Heroes – 2/18/17

February 16, 2017

Marquette, MIFebruary 16, 2017 – A great family event and just in time for Sled Dog Weekend! Learn about and even encounter some of our local sports figures who made history. View sports equipment from our museum collection and other memorabilia and listen to some great sports stories. Enjoy games and activities.  Join us from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

Meet special guest and local hockey hero – Sully – Jerry Sullivan, of the Marquette Iron Rangers and MTU Huskies NCAA All American.

Short sports stories program at 12:00pm. Wear your favorite team jersey and get a dollar off admission. Join us for the fun and view the special exhibit and main gallery exhibits. Fun for all ages and included with admission. Visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571 for more info.… Read the rest

Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s February Concert: Romantic Impressions and Youth Concerto Winner – 02/11/17

February 9, 2017

Marquette, MichiganFebruary 9, 2017 – The Marquette Symphony Orchestra presents Romantic Impressions as well as the winner of its Eighth Youth Concerto winner for its February concert.

This year’s Youth Concerto Contest winner is Timothy Bedard, who is completing his Master’s degree in Horn Performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Tim is from Melbourne, Florida, but is no stranger to Marquette, since he played with the Marquette City Band last summer. Following graduation, Tim will be joining the United States Coast Guard Band in New London, Connecticut. Bedard will be performing the Horn Concerto No. 1, which was written by Richard Strauss in 1893 while Strauss was a philosophy student at Munich University.

Romantic Impressions will include the Barber of Seville Overture, by Rossini, which was voted MSO “audience favorite” last spring. It is one of the top ten most-performed operas worldwide and its overture is one of the most recognizable in the repertoire.… Read the rest

NMU Hosts Immigration Panel Discussion – 2/9/17

February 8, 2017

Marquette, MIFebruary 8, 2017 – Northern Michigan University will hold a public forum on the U.S. president’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, currently blocked by a federal judge. The event will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

The forum will address the role of the university in the current political situation, how the university can best protect its students and faculty, and how to most effectively respond to the order as individuals and a university.

Some of the panelists scheduled to participate are: professors Jonathan Allen and Steve Nelson from Political Science; and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Jessica Cruz. Others will be named later.… Read the rest

Check Out the New MAPS Makerspace -2/9/17

February 8, 2017

Marquette, MIFebruary 8, 2017 – Check out the new MAPS Makerspace! Hear about their #solar@MAPS project and how you can get involved! You will also get a chance to play with some of the technology within the MAPS Makerspace. Come down and enjoy a night filled with 3d printers, circuitry, coding, alternative energy, and much more!

Please note: A short talk will be given at 7pm, updating the public on the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and how the public can help MAPS win the national title!

When: Thu Feb 9, 2017 6:30pm – 8pm Eastern Time

Where: MAPS Makerspace 1203 W. Fair Avenue, MSHS, rooms 257/258… Read the rest

NMU Recruits Cancer Survivors for Exercise Study

February 7, 2017

Marquette, MIFebruary 7, 2017 – Northern Michigan University’s School of Health and Human Performance is recruiting cancer survivors 18-65 who are willing to participate in a 12-week exercise training study. NMU is collaborating with the Marquette YMCA on the project.

All participants will receive temporary YMCA memberships and begin with six weeks of supervised training through the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. For the second six weeks, participants will randomly be selected to either remain in the YMCA program or undergo gentle, progressive rock climbing-style training in NMU’s Physical Education and Instructional Facility. Simple fitness tests and quality of life questionnaires will be administered in advance, at the halfway mark and upon completion of the training.

“We’re trying to determine if a non-traditional exercise protocol like rock climbing has a different impact on the physiology and psychology of cancer survivors than traditional exercise,” said NMU professor Scott Drum, whose dissertation was about cancer and exercise.… Read the rest

Michigan Tech Winter Carnival Kicks Off This Week

February 7, 2017

Houghton, MichiganFebruary 7, 2017 – It’s said when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. At Michigan Technological University, when Mother Natures gives you tons of snow, you play in it.

Continuing a tradition that began 95 years ago, Michigan Technological University will hold its annual Winter Carnival this month. This year’s theme is “Snow Cascades Across the Decades.”

Tech’s Winter Carnival began as a student-led one-night “Ice Carnival” in 1922. In 1934 Blue Key National Honor Society began organizing the Carnival and has continued to do so to this day.

Students have been working on their giant snow statues ever since they returned from Winter Break.

This year’s All-nighter, which begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, promises to be full of the usual food, music, fun and frantic activity that Winter Carnival is known for. In addition to putting the final touches on the month-long statues, the one-nighter competition begins at 4 p.m.… Read the rest

NCLL Offers Italian Dinner – 2/16/17

February 7, 2017

Marquette, MIFebruary 7, 2017 – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host its “Journey through Italy” ethnic dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex.

The event includes an appetizer buffet, a sit-down dinner at Chez Nous restaurant and desserts. NMU’s banquets and catering class taught by Deb Pearce are presenting this event.

Attendance is $28 for NCLL members and $35 for non-members. Register before Thursday, Feb. 9, by calling 227-2979. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if NCLL is notified in advance. Contact liaison Carolyn McDonald at 250-0280 for more information.… Read the rest

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