University Exam Study-Special Hours! To run throughout April at Peter White Public Library – 4/30/17

April 29, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 29, 2017 – The Peter White Public Library is offering special study hours for all students enrolled in university during finals week starting Sunday, April 30th from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Students must present a valid school ID for entry or be able to sign into your student account. Free coffee and snacks available while they last! Printing available ($0.15 b/w, $0.75 color). Quiet study on the 1st floor, silent study on the 2nd floor. Please use parking lot entrance. There is no cost. For more information, please call 225-9510, visit or find Peter White Public Library on Facebook.… Read the rest

Marquette Climate March April 29

April 28, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 28, 2017 – The Northern Climate Network is hosting the Marquette Climate March at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Marquette Commons. This is a sister event to the People’s Climate March convening the same day in Washington, D.C. Participants are asked to assemble at 9:45 a.m. to begin the 1.5-mile journey.

The route follows the multi-use path to 7th Street, turning onto Washington Street and returning to the Commons. Those planning to march can RSVP at so the action can be counted.

The People’s Climate Movement behind the D.C. event grew out of the largest climate march in U.S. history, held in September 2014 in New York, where marchers demanded bold solutions to climate crisis.

“The march is an opportunity for the Marquette community to join together and raise awareness about the current administration’s commitment to undermine any and all strategies to address this globally catastrophic issue,” said Jes Thompson, NMU communication and performance studies professor.… Read the rest

U.P. Environmental Risk Management Strategies Conference – 4/27/17

April 26, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 26, 2017 – The MDEQ Remediation and Redevelopment Division’s Upper Peninsula District is pleased to announce the upcoming Environmental Risk Management Strategies Conference. This one day conference on April 27, 2017 at the Ramada Inn in Marquette, will focus on state programs that address environmental cleanups, including recent and pending statutory amendments, strategies for management of different types of contaminants, and contaminated property redevelopment.

Presentations include informational sessions regarding new land and resource use restriction options for site closure, new strategies for addressing contaminant vapors, and requirements for managing non-aqueous phase liquids. Emergency management strategies and brownfield redevelopment tools will also be featured in a project scenario format.

This conference is intended for:

  • owners and operators of contaminated properties
  • environmental consultants
  • state and local units of government
  • attorneys
  • practitioners
  • federal and tribal agencies
  • realtors
  • developers
  • environmental organizations

Check out the Preliminary Agenda and register today! … Read the rest

Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum – 4/26/17

April 25, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 25, 2017 – The MDEQ is hosting its fourth Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum in Marquette, Michigan. The purpose of the Forum is to share information about the latest issues involving solid waste management and recycling, specifically targeting issues of interest in the Upper Peninsula. Presentation topics include waste regulations 101, e-waste, landfill groundwater data interpretation, beneficial use, household hazardous waste, recycling, landfill construction gas air permitting, and more.

The MDEQ is interested in attracting a wide spectrum of stakeholders; including both commercial and industrial landfill operators, composters, recyclers, and end users of waste byproducts. Check out the complete agenda and register today!

April 26
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ramada Inn, Marquette
Meet and Greet – April 25 (5:00-7:00 pm)

REGISTRATION COST: $45 – includes continental breakfast and lunch on April 26

This event qualifies for 5 CEHs for Professional Engineers.… Read the rest

NMU Pegs Commencement Keynote Speaker

April 25, 2017


Jason Jennings

Marquette, MIApril 25, 2017 – Jason Jennings, bestselling author and internationally recognized authority on leadership, growth and innovation, will be the keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s commencement on Saturday, May 6. The Negaunee native will also receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree. Jennings attended NMU for one year in 1970 before transferring to the University of Detroit Mercy, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.

His website biography states that Jennings’ “greatest thrill is helping lead individuals and companies to their full economic potential.” He began his career as a radio and television reporter and became the youngest radio station group owner in the nation. He later founded the media consulting firm Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, where his programming and sales strategies are credited with revolutionizing parts of the broadcasting industry.

Jennings traveled the globe in search of companies that use speed as a competitive tool to write It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small…It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow.… Read the rest

NMU Show Choir Presents TASTE Concert – 4/26/17

April 25, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 25, 2017 – Northern Michigan University’s Lake Effect Show Choir will present its 11th Annual TASTE Concert, a night of musical entertainment complemented by appetizers, desserts and beverages. This year’s event revolves around a “Road Trip!” theme. The show will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 and 27, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms.

Tickets are $15 and are available at Forsberg’s…A New Leaf on Front Street, the NMU Music Department office in the Thomas Fine Arts building, or by calling (906)-227-2563. Show seating is determined by the order in which the tickets are purchased.… Read the rest

Importance of Vaccinating Children Highlighted During National Infant Immunization Week

April 24, 2017

Lansing, MIApril 24, 2017 – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has joined public health departments nationwide in recognizing National Infant Immunization Week from April 22 – 29. During this week, MDHHS is promoting routine childhood immunizations by encouraging parents of young children to get their little Michiganders vaccinated on time.

“Vaccinations are one of the best public health achievements in history,” says Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive with MDHHS. “Children shouldn’t die from diseases like pertussis and influenza in 2017. We have vaccines to protect against these diseases, and we need to make sure infants have all the protection they can get by staying current with the recommended immunizations.”

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance focused on the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrating the achievements of immunization programs.… Read the rest

Diabetes Workshop coming to Ishpeming – 4/24/17

April 23, 2017

Ishpeming, MIApril 23, 2017 – The Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is returning to UP Health System-Bell Hospital beginning on April 24th. The workshop helps people living with daily challenges of diabetes, learn skills and tools needed to improve their health and manage their symptoms.  Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.

The six week class will meet on Monday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. beginning on April 24th.  Pre registration is required- family and caregivers are welcome.   There is no cost to attend.   Please call Erin Carter at 906-369-4572 to register.  For more information, visit This program is brought to you in part by UPCAP, UPDON, and the MSU Extension.… Read the rest

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