NMU Reports Increase in Freshman Enrollment

September 11, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – Northern Michigan University’s 10th day enrollment report shows the number of new first-time, full-time freshmen has increased nearly 11 percent, or 146, over last year. The boost of incoming students helps to minimize some of the overall headcount decline attributed to smaller class sizes in recent years, along with a large graduating class last May.

“Successfully recruiting a higher number of freshmen is important because it establishes a foundation for continued growth,” said Jason Nicholas, director of Institutional Research and Analysis. “Retaining students who’ve already made the decision to come here is equally important, and Northern is doing that successfully. Retention is the highest it’s ever been, with 75 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen returning to campus the following fall.”

President Fritz Erickson said the university has increased its appeal to prospective students through new and redesigned academic programs, new residence halls and enhanced marketing and recruiting efforts.… Read the rest

VA to Host POW/MIA Ceremony at Ford Airport on September 15

September 11, 2017

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, will be holding a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017, at Ford Airport in Kingsford, Michigan. This year’s ceremony is being held in conjunction with the Ford Airport Days and Friday’s Veterans Preview Event associated with it.
The public is welcome to attend the ceremony. The ceremony will pay tribute to America’s former prisoners of war who live in the area and those killed or still missing in action. Five former POWs from World War II and Korea will be attending the ceremony.
The keynote speaker is Mr. James Rice, Director at the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center. The ceremony will include music and readings by VA staff and volunteers, Color Guard by American Legion Post 50, and taps. A private luncheon for the former POWs and their families will follow the ceremony.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – PATH Workshops to Begin in Houghton – Sept. 14

September 11, 2017

Houghton – The Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop, a six week class, will meet on Thursdays beginning on September 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Aspirus Houghton Clinic.

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 class will run through October 19. Pre registration is required: family and caregivers are welcome. There is no cost to attend. Please call 1-800-338-7227 or dial 2-1-1 to register. For more information, or to register online visit www.upcap.org. This program is brought to you by UPCAP.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Story Time for 3’s and 4’s – Sept. 14

September 11, 2017

Marquette – Story time for 3’s and 4’s will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Explore stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. The event is for 3 and 4 year olds, with a loving adult. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Starlight Family Storytime – Sept. 14

September 11, 2017

Marquette – Starlight Family Storytime will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy an evening storytime filled with stories, songs and more. The free event is for all ages. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Modern Classics to Screen “Adaptation” – Sept. 14

September 11, 2017

Marquette – Modern Classics Film Series will feature a free screening of “Adaptation” on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The comedic drama follows the struggles of Charlie Kaufman as he tries to adapt Valerie Thomas’ “The Orchid Thief” for the screen. While he wants to stay true to the novel, he has difficulty finding enough material to flesh out the main character and the theme of the beauty of orchids. Similarly, Charlie is going through struggles in his own life, too insecure to act upon his feelings for Amelia Kavan.

The movie is rated R and runs 1 hour 54 minutes. There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Second Thursday Creativity Series at U.P. Children’s Museum – Sept. 14

September 11, 2017

Marquette – The Second Thursday Creativity Series with the theme “Magic” will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette.

Stop in for a variety of fun, hands-on activities, creative snacks, plus live music. The event is free with admission or membership to the Museum.

For more information, call 226-3911 or go to upchildrensmuseum.org… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – REST Training in Marquette – Sept. 14, 21

September 11, 2017

Marquette – U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP will offer REST Training on Thursday, September 14 and Thursday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with time built in for lunch and breaks, at Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice, 914 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette. Attendance both days are required in order to receive certification as a REST companion. Sign in 15 minutes prior to class time.

Rest is an educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers. As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. As a REST trained companion/respite provider you will spend one-on-one time with an adult or senior, giving only as much time as you are willing and able to give.… Read the rest

Next Page »