Fill in the Blank: Chitinophaga Is to Green Bay as [Blank] Is to Singapore

June 26, 2017

Houghton, Michigan – Cultures from the water trapped in the bottoms of boats reveal the invisible microbial communities that could identify one port from another. And one microbiologist is setting off for 22 port cities around the world to identify some.

Steve Techtmann, a microbiologist at Michigan Tech, earned a Young Faculty Award from DARPA to study the microbial biosignatures and will be traveling to do fieldwork all summer and fall. He’s already figured out some for the Great Lakes: Chitinophaga bacteria are unique to Green Bay; Rhodovastum in Duluth; Sandarakinorhabdus in the Keweenaw Waterway.
 
To learn more about the science behind this, check out the full story at Michigan Tech news. And feel free to reach out to Steve directly (smtechtm@mtu.edu, 906-487-3250); he’d be happy to share updates and photos during his travel. I’ve attached a couple from his lab, just credit Sarah Bird/Michigan Tech if you use them, please.Read the rest

Marquette City Fire Department Training at Northern Michigan University

June 26, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – The Marquette City Fire Department will be training on the campus of Northern Michigan University, for the next two weeks (June 26th-July 8th) in the Summitt St apartment buildings, that are scheduled for demolition this summer. Several different types of training scenarios will be conducted, including, the use of a straw smoke generator. The public is asked to give fire personnel adequate room to accomplish training goals and to exercise caution in and around the area.

The Marquette City Fire Department would like to express its gratitude to Northern Michigan University for the opportunity to use the structures for invaluable training, and the continuing partnership in keeping residents safe.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – STEAM Program at PWPL – June 29

June 26, 2017

Marquette – STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Program will be offered on Thursday, June 29 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

STEAM for grades K through 5. Kids will be grouped according to grade level. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Marquette Regional History Center Special Exhibit Opening Reception – June 29

June 26, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will present the Special Exhibit “Kissing the Water: The Lure and the Lore of Fly Fishing” from June 24 through September 16. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the MRHC, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

There is magic involved in fly fishing. See how this sport captures art, philosophy, literature and environmental concerns. From handmade rods and flies, to the work of John Voelker, fly fishing has a rich history in this region. There will be numerous special events relating to this Special Exhibition, including a “Fish Painting” workshop with Liz Yelland, and the MRHC gift store will be selling work by featured Artist Derek DeYoung, Yooper Shirts and more.

There will be a $5 suggested donation for the general public, and free to members at the Sponsor Level and above for the opening.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – June 29

June 26, 2017

Marquette – Story and Craft Hour for ages 4 through 6 will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Art – Learn How To Write About Art: An Art Week Event – June 29-30

June 26, 2017

Marquette – Learn How To Write About Art: An Art Week Event will be held on Thursday, June 29 at 7 p.m. and Friday, June 3 at 3 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street, Marquette.

The Art Week Art Stroll will be on Thursday where participants will stroll downtown Marquette and view local art. An Ekphrasis Writing Workshop will be held on Friday. Dr. Lynn Domina will teach participants how to write about art that inspires us.

Preregister with Janeen Rastall via email: janeenrastall@yahoo and get a gift bag on Thursday night. The suggested
donation for the event is $8. All proceeds go to the MRHC. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Dog Night at the Library – June 29

June 26, 2017

Marquette – Dog Night will be offered on Thursday, June 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. The event is free and no registration is required.

For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Peter White Public Library Teen Thursday: Build a Better Burrito – June 29

June 26, 2017

Marquette – Peter White Public Library Teen Thursday: Build a Better Burrito will be offered on Thursday, June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center Workshop #3 on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

Explore Mexican flavors by building and eating a delicious burrito “from scratch.” Students in 5th grade and up are invited to this free event.

For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info.… Read the rest