Calendar – Community – March/Rally for Tax Equality and Justice – Apr. 15

April 12, 2017

Marquette – Join the 906 Dems, local labor unions, community leaders and elected officials for a march/rally for tax equality and justice on April 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

The march will proceed to the Commons in downtown Marquette for a rally including many guest speakers. The 906 Dems, a group comprised of Democratic County Leaders from across Michigan’s upper peninsula will also host a “Warm Up Social” afterward from 2 to 4 p.m. inside the Marquette Commons Facility.

The tax day March is being planned for Washington DC with many others across the nation. There will only be one in the U.P. This event is open to the public and people are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, dress attire that is appropriate for the weather, and sun screen. Feel free to bring your own clever signs.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Spring Story and Craft Hour for Families – Apr. 15

April 12, 2017

Marquette – The NMU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association will present a Spring Story and Craft Hour for families on Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium at the Peter White Public Library.

The event is free. For more information, call 226-4323 or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Beaumier Coffee House Series to Present Jerry Mills and Northern Wyld – Apr. 15

April 12, 2017

Marquette – The Beaumier Coffee House Series will present Jerry Mills and Northern Wylds on Saturday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at Northern Michigan University.

Jerry is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, trainer, singer-songwriter and educator. Northern Wylds consists of veteran musicians Natalie Ray (vocals, viola) and Nicklas Johnson (guitar). Their set list balances an equal amount of originals and indie cover tunes.

Admission is a suggested Donation of $5 for adults and $1 for students. For more information, contact Dan Truckey at 227-3212 or heritage@nmu.edu.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Da Upper Yoopers’ Barbershop Chorus SpringSingFling- Apr. 15

April 12, 2017

Ishpeming – Da Upper Yoopers’ Barbershop Chorus SpringFlingSing will be held on Saturday, April 15 at 3 p.m. at the Ishpeming High School Auditorium.

Several other Barbershop groups and the Ishpeming High School Chorus will perform along with this chapter group. Tickets for the concert are $15 per person.

There will also be an Afterglow at 6 p.m. at the River Rock Lanes in the Country Village in Ishpeming. The Afterglow will be $5 per person with food and a cash bar. For more information, go to www.upperyoopers.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Chocolay Township Lions 16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Apr. 15

April 12, 2017

Harvey – The Chocolay Township Lions Club will offer their 16th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to noon at Silver Creek Church in Harvey.

Easter bags will be provided and refreshments will be served. Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.… Read the rest

NMU Hosts Celebration of Student Scholarship – 4/13/17

April 12, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 12, 2017 – Student scholarship is among the core educational endeavors at Northern Michigan University and those efforts will be recognized at the 22nd annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Thursday, April 13. This event allows undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to publically display and discuss posters and give presentations explaining or demonstrating their work.

About 100 students participate in the event. It features a poster contest, judged by faculty volunteers from multiple disciplines across campus, as well as a full schedule of presentations from students throughout the day.

Posters will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobbies of Jamrich Hall. An opening ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in Jamrich 1322, and presentations will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 1322 Jamrich. An award ceremony and luncheon will begin at noon.… Read the rest

Inaugural PRIME Presentation – 4/13/17

April 12, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 12, 2017 – Northern Michigan University will host its first-ever presentation by collaborative faculty teams who received internal research funding through NMU’s innovative PRIME program. The presentation will serve as the keynote event at the annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Thursday, April 13. It is scheduled at 5 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

NMU launched its Progressive Research and Innovative Mutual Exploration (PRIME) fund in 2015, challenging interdisciplinary teams of faculty to propose novel research projects with significant student involvement. The intention is to gather strong preliminary results that will increase the likelihood of advancing to external funding competitions. Key components of PRIME include greater seed money for proposed projects with high-impact potential and high likelihood of success in external competitions; and extensive opportunity for networking and cross-disciplinary collaboration that can facilitate tackling of substantive concepts.… Read the rest

Jim Crow Museum Founder Speaks at NMU – 4/13/17

April 12, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 12, 2017 – David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, will give a presentation titled “Them: Images of Separation” at Northern Michigan University. His talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Jamrich 1100. It is being held in conjunction with NMU’s Diversity Common Reader program, which this year revolves around the book Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.

Although the Jim Crow Museum focuses on segregation memorabilia and anti-black caricatured items, the facility has a growing collection of objects that were created in this coutry to defame others, including women, poor people, Mexicans, Asians, Jews, Muslims and Indigenous peoples. Pilgrim will use historical and contemporary images of everyday objects to discuss the prevalence and consequences of group separation.

As a teenager, Pilgrim started building the collection now housed in the museum at Ferris State University.… Read the rest

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