Calendar – Music – “Eyes of Alice” at Calumet Theatre – Oct. 28

October 25, 2017

Calumet – “Eyes of Alice” will be presented on Saturday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre, 340 Sixth Street in Calumet.

This show is a stunning visual, theatrical and musical recreation of the world’s most infamous and beloved shock rock entertainer, Alice Cooper. “Eyes of Alice” features a versatile and robust group of musicians and performers. This tribute experience is highlighted by Robby Cooper’s uncanny portrayal of the dark and witty Alice. This act will leave the audience not sure if they saw a tribute or the real thing.

Tickets are $30 and $26 for reserved seating with a special college student (with ID) price of $20. Purchase tickets at 906-337-2610, stop at the Box Office at 340 Sixth Street, Calumet on Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. or order online at… Read the rest

NMU Classroom Dedicated to Marquette’s Henderson on October 26th

October 25, 2017

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will hold a dedication ceremony for the Bobbie Marie Henderson ’75 Classroom from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Olson Library in the Edgar L. Harden Learning Resources Center. The naming will honor Roberta Henderson of Marquette, an NMU graduate (’75 MA) who served as professor of library science and reference librarian.

NMU honored Henderson with a Distinguished Faculty Award in 1988 for her excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The award citation read, “Combining tact and graciousness with skill, patience and perseverance, Professor Henderson has the unique ability to turn problems into learning experiences.”

Henderson introduced new services to support students, faculty and staff. They included a term paper counseling program and special counseling services for graduate and international students, as well as students with disabilities. Henderson also expanded library instruction to area high school students.… Read the rest

Calendar – Bazaars/Craft Sales – Fall Bazaar at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church – Oct. 28

October 25, 2017

Harvey – A Fall Bazaar will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 555 Riverside Road in Harvey.

There will be a tea table, homemade pies, baked goods, crafts, and white elephant items. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Salvation Army of Marquette.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Trunk or Treat at Marquette Hope – Oct. 28

October 25, 2017

Marquette – Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Marquette Hope’s First Campus, 111 E. Ridge Street, Marquette.

Members of the congregation and Kids Club Child Development Center will be offering treats from their trunks in the church parking lot. It is in conjunction with the trick or treat event in downtown Marquette. The event will also feature a free cookout, games, and bounce houses. Everyone is welcome!… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – 2017 Halloween Spectacle – Oct. 28

October 25, 2017

Marquette – The 2017 Halloween Spectacle will be held on Saturday, October 28 in downtown Marquette. A special opening procession will take place at 6 p.m. on the 100 block of West Washington Street directly following the downtown trick or treating. The sidewalk procession will travel down Washington Street to Harlow Park.

An alchemy of pageantry, music, theater, and dance will ignite the 600 block of West Bluff Street, behind Harlow Park, between North Seventh and Morgan Streets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Harlow Park provides the perfect backdrop for this year’s Spectacle, equipped with built-in hillside “bleachers”. Bring a blanket or tarp for your seat at the performance.

This year’s theme is the four elements. Don your costume and join the queens of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. For community members wishing to participate as a volunteer or performer, please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-0472 or email… Read the rest

Haunting Poems Featured at Bards & Brews October 26th

October 25, 2017

MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University English department will host “Something Wicked this Way Comes–Poems that Haunt” from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. This free event is part of the Bards & Brews creative reading series held every third Thursday of each month.

This month’s reading will feature two writers. NMU assistant professor of English Patricia Killelea will read from her poetry collection, Counter-glow. Killelea’s poetry appears in literary journals such as Quarterly West, Waxwing and The Common. NMU graduate assistant Sarah Ryan will perform pieces that have been featured in publications including Tinderbox, Slice Magazine and the Fairy-tale Review.… Read the rest

Richard and Joyce Ten Haken Give $1 Million to Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics

October 25, 2017

Houghton, MI – Alumni and long-time donors Richard and Joyce Ten Haken are donating $1 million toward a new School of Business and Economics building project at Michigan Technological University.

They have also announced plans to give another multi-million dollar gift through their estate, to support SBE infrastructure, faculty and students.

“A building would be a clear signal to the University and the world about the importance of Michigan Tech’s School of Business and Economics,” Ten Haken said on a visit to campus last month.

Engineers and scientists need to learn to interact with business people, he explained. “If an engineer or a scientist comes up with a great product, it’s not going to come to market without business know-how,” he said. “They need to learn to talk business language, to understand business concepts.”

The Ten Hakens both earned BS in Accounting degrees from Michigan Tech in 1970.… Read the rest

NMU French Program Presents Silent Horror Film with Grand Piano Thursday October 26th

October 25, 2017

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s French Program is presenting its 10th annual “Classic Silent Film with Grand Piano Accompaniment.” La Chute de la Maison Usher, a 1928 French horror film, will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Brule and Cadillac rooms of the University Center. Admission is free.

Robert Buchkoe will play the piano. The film is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic short story The Fall of the House of Usher. It is directed by Jean Epstein. In it, Allan visits the sinister Usher family mansion, where his friend Roderick is painting a portrait of his sickly wife Madeline. The portrait seems to be draining the life out of Madeline.

“I was struck…by how completely it engaged me,” said the late film critic Roger Ebert in a review. “Some silent films hold you outside: You admire them, but are aware of them as a phenomenon.… Read the rest

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