Calendar – Health – NAMI Educational Meeting – Mar. 27

March 24, 2017

Marquette – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette will offer an educational meeting on Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette.

Janelle Peters of Pathways Community Mental Health, and local Clubhouse director, will explain the Clubhouse concept. Clubhouses are programs for people with mental illnesses – who are called “members” in the voluntary program – and are active participants in their own recovery.

NAMI offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. For more information call 360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Computer Coaching at Peter White Public Library – Mar. 27

March 24, 2017

Marquette – Computer Coaching “Zinio e-Magazines” will be held on Monday, March 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Computer Lab at Peter White Public Library.

Learn how to download the Zinio app to your electronic devices and read your favorite magazines digitally. Please bring personal electronic devices with you.

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

Calendar – Health – Exercise Science Seminar Series Presentations – Mar. 27

March 24, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will feature “Effects of Exercise on Atherosclerosis” presented by Mansi Trivedi, on Monday, March 27 at 6:15 p.m. in room 109 of the Learning Resources Center at NMU.

The presentation titled “Fermented Foods and Athletic Performance” with Nara Paulsen will begin at 7:15 p.m. For more information, contact NMU Health and Human Science Professor Randall Jensen at 227-1184 or rajensen@nmu.edu. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Menominee Speaking Tour to Discuss Back 40 Mine at NMU – Mar. 27

March 24, 2017

Marquette – Professor Al Gedicks and Guy Reiter will deliver a presentation to discuss the impacts the proposed Back Forty Mine will have on the Menominee Nation on Monday, March 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Marquette and Nicolet rooms in the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

The Speaking Tour focuses on the environmental and cultural impacts of Aquila’s proposed Back 40 Mine. The mine presents a threat both to Menominee burial grounds and historical sites, as well as to the Menominee River and surrounding environment. There has been widespread opposition to the mine from the Menominee Nation, sportsmen’s groups, and residents of the area.

The event is free and open to the public. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – Mar. 27, 29

March 24, 2017

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Monday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 29 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 www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

NMU Joins Worldwide Earth Hour Movement

March 24, 2017

Marquette, MIMarch 24, 2017 – Northern Michigan University will participate in the worldwide Earth Hour movement by shutting off its residence hall lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. The annual event encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour to raise global awareness about environmental issues.

Environmental responsibility is a core value of the university, so NMU is partaking in Earth Hour to highlight the importance of using less non-essential electricity. NMU is encouraging off-campus students, faculty and community members to also participate by turning off their lights for the hour. NMU has localized goals of increasing environmental awareness between the campus and local community.

“The Use Less Electricity campaign will bring attention to the many ways that the campus community can help to reduce electric consumption in the buildings and lessen our impact on the environment,” said Kathy Richards, NMU’s associate vice president of engineering and planning/facilities.… Read the rest