The Role of Michigan Technological University in WWI

October 20, 2018

Houghton, MIOctober 20, 2018 – Military historian Steven Walton oversaw construction of the replica firing trench on the Michigan Technological University campus—built this fall as part of the World War I & the Copper Country project to mark a century since the end of the Great War. But the researcher’s biggest excavation for the project didn’t require sandbags or shovels. Walton unearthed a report at the National Archives in Washington, DC with new, detailed information about Michigan Tech’s role in World War I. Troops trained and lived on campus as part of a military-mining course.

Student soldiers, at what was then known as the Michigan College of Mines, learned the care and operation of drill mechanisms, and how to place and blast in the practice mine, a tunnel dug into the hillside behind campus. They also received military instruction, including bayonet and gas mask practice, and marched in close-order drills.… Read the rest

Eagle Mine Hosts Community Forums Throughout Marquette County

October 20, 2018

Champion, MIOctober 20, 2018 – Eagle Mine will host a series of community forums throughout Marquette County. The forums are an opportunity to learn more about the status of Eagle Mine and get an update on its operations.

Forums will be held on:
• Thursday, November 8, from 5:30-7 pm at the Humboldt Township Hall
• Friday, November 9, from 12-1 pm at Mt. Shasta in Michigamme
• Monday, November 12, from 12-1 pm at the Eagle Mine Information Center in Marquette
• Tuesday, November 13, from 5:30-7 pm at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay

For more information, please call the Eagle Mine Information Center at (906) 273-1550.… Read the rest

Michigan DNR Fishing Report for Upper Peninsula

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – The Michigan DNR released their weekly fishing report. Details for several areas in the Upper Peninsula are below.

Lac Vieux Desert: A hard cold spell dropped the water temperature by 10 degrees which slowed fishing activity. A few muskie were caught by those trolling or drifting suckers however it was difficult to get the fish to bite. No bass or walleye anglers and the panfish anglers were few and far between. Those targeting pike did well when jigging the bottom with red tails.

Marquette: All the recent rain has the rivers running high and stained with lots of debris floating downstream which makes fishing very difficult. When they can get out, boat anglers looking to take that last trip were trolling in front of the Chocolay and Carp Rivers, just outside the Lower Harbor in 50 feet or less and slightly north near the white rocks.… Read the rest

NMU Board Ensures Continued Compliance with Sexual Misconduct Laws

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has directed the administration to ensure compliance with federal and state laws governing sexual misconduct, including the recent Doe vs. Baum ruling. In that University of Michigan case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that when a Title IX disciplinary proceeding involves competing narratives that require a credibility determination, both parties have a constitutional right to cross-examine each other and witnesses in the presence of decision-makers.

“This interim measure will allow us to comply in a quick and agile manner with the evolving legal environment related to sexual misconduct,” said Trustee Alexis Hart.

The board’s ad hoc policy review committee, which Hart chairs, will analyze NMU’s student code policies related to sexual misconduct investigations and procedures. The committee will make modification recommendations to the full board at its December meeting.… Read the rest

NMU Researches Mobile App Anxiety Treatment

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting about 40 million adults in the United States. The Department of Psychological Science at Northern Michigan University is researching a nontraditional approach—a mobile phone app—to treat negative emotional symptoms related to anxiety. NMU’s Cognitive x Affective Behavior & Integrative Neuroscience (CABIN) Lab is seeking participants for a six-week study involving cell phone use. A National Institute of Mental Health grant is supporting the project.

The research seeks to determine if attention bias modification (ABM) training through cell phone use is an efficient treatment for anxiety. The study will assess the extent to which ABM changes the structure of the brain and how these structural changes relate to the effectiveness of ABM training.

“The use of ABM at home through a mobile phone app is uncommon,” said Joshua Carlson, CABIN Lab director and psychology professor Joshua Carlson.… Read the rest

City of Negaunee Announces Community Contributions Grants Recipients

October 16, 2018

Negaunee, MI October 16, 2018 – City Manger Nate Heffron is pleased to announce the recipients of the Negaunee Community Contributions Grants; Negaunee Little League ($500) and Vista Theater ($1000). The donation was made possible through community relations funding from WPPI Energy, the not-for-profit wholesale power provider and joint action agency of which Negaunee is a member-owner. “WPPI knows how important it is to be a good stewards of the community, we are happy to be part of the great things happening in Negaunee”, Brett Niemi, Senior Energy Services Representative of WPPI said.
In total, $18, 611.00 have been given through this program since 2006. “This is a great way to give back to our local non-profits. Negaunee is blessed to have a variety of organizations that help to improve our quality of life everyday,” Heffron said.

In addition, the city will be changing how these funds are distributed.… Read the rest

Marquette Breakfast Rotary Receives Presidential 2017-2018 Rotary Citation

October 16, 2018

Marquette, MI October 16, 2018 – Marquette Breakfast Rotary announced today that they have met the qualifications for the 2017-2018 Rotary Citation. The Presidential Citation is awarded to clubs that are strong and making a positive difference in their community by aligning with Rotary’s strategic priorities.

Rotary International looks at the following requirements:
• To Support and Strengthen Clubs
• Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service
• Enhance Rotary’s Public Image and Awareness.

“The Presidential Citation requires clubs to continually review and look at our impact in the community on a regular basis, said Scott Knaffla, Marquette Breakfast Rotary president. “To receive this award for a second consecutive year, says a lot about our direction and our dedication to the Marquette community. Our club is thriving and moving in a positive direction; we have great plans for this coming year.”

The Presidential Citation encourages clubs to:
• Attract members with diverse backgrounds and perspectives
• Engage in local and international service projects
• Support and involve young people in community projects
• Enhance the club’s public image and build awareness of Rotary by telling stories about the club’s
activities that are making a positive difference.… Read the rest

City of Negaunee Proposed Property Maintenance Code Public Hearing October 15

October 13, 2018

Negaunee, MIOctober 13, 2018 – The Special Advisory Committee on Blight Resolution is announcing to the general public of the City of Negaunee and interested parties, that a public hearing on the proposed property maintenance code for the City of Negaunee will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:00PM. The meeting will take place at the Negaunee Senior Center located at 410 Jackson St., Negaunee, MI.

The committee will interview scheduled guest speakers on the issue of blight. The public is encouraged to attend and will be afforded time to speak on both the proposed property maintenance code and bight. A copy of the proposed property maintenance code can be viewed online or at the Negaunee Public Library.

Notice: This proposed code is subject to change by the Special Advisory Committee on Blight Resolution and/or City Council before final adoption.… Read the rest

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