Arts Chorale Raises NMU Visibility in Lower Michigan

March 17, 2017

Marquette, MIMarch 17, 2017 – The NMU Arts Chorale returned from a successful spring break tour, with visits to high schools in the Grand Rapids and Detroit areas and performances at local churches. The NMU students sang for classes, listened to the schools’ vocal ensembles, fielded questions and shared their positive experiences at NMU. Erin Colwitz, director of choral activities, and Robert Engelhart, head of the Music Department, also delivered vocal instruction to the high school students.

“It was an honor to go on this recruiting trip for my beloved department,” said Megan O’Connor, a music major from Midland. “The week of touring provided nonstop training and strengthening of my voice. It also provided an opportunity to get to know my fellow choir members better, which made us stronger as a choir.

“But the thing I enjoyed most was being on the bus for eight-plus hours and picking the brains of Dr.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – “Different Styles of Yoga and the Stress Hormone Cortisol” Presentation – Mar. 20

March 17, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will feature “Different Styles of Yoga and the Stress Hormone Cortisol” presented by Meagan Hennekens on Monday, March 20 at 6:15 p.m. in room 109 of the Learning Resources Center at NMU.

For more information, contact NMU Health and Human Science Professor Randall Jensen at 227-1184 or … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Author Jim Smolens Book Release – Mar. 20

March 17, 2017

Marquette – Award winning author, John Smolens will celebrate the re-release of his internationally acclaimed “Cold” on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, “Cold” takes us deep into a harsh, frozen world, where love, greed, and the promise of a second chance compel six people toward a chilling and inevitable reckoning. Norman Haas, the central figure in this novel, sets a cascade of events into motion when he decides to walk away from his prison work detail. Each person he encounters can’t help but be changed by him, for both good and bad, as he begins his journey back to his past.

There will be a book sale and signing with Snowbound Books. For more information, visit or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – Mar. 20, 22

March 17, 2017

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Monday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 22 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. each day in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and finger plays, then stay for a playtime afterwards. The events are free. For more information call 226-4320, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Munising – Mar. 20

March 17, 2017

Munnising – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Monday, March 20 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Munising Memorial Hospital in Munising.

For an appointment, call Larry Hach at 906-202-0844.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Computer Coaching at Peter White Public Library – Mar. 20

March 17, 2017

Marquette – Computer Coaching “Download E-books and Audio Books” will be held on Monday, March 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Computer Lab at Peter White Public Library.

Learn how to use the OverDrive app to connect to the library’s audio book or E-book collections with your E-reader or phone. Please bring personal electronic devices with you.

For more information, call the PWPL Reference Desk at 226-4312.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Celtic Group “The Outside Track” Concert at Calumet Theatre – Mar. 20

March 17, 2017

Calumet – The sensational Celtic group “The Outside Track” will present a concert on Monday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre, 340 Sixth Street in Calumet.

Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable cheer and joyfulness.

Reserved seating tickets are $20 with discounts for Theatre members. Call the Calumet Theatre Box Office at 906-337-2610 on Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., stop in at the box office, or order online at … Read the rest