NMU Board Elects New Leaders

February 4, 2018

Marquette, Michigan – The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees recently elected new leadership for calendar year 2018. Robert Mahaney of Marquette will serve as chair of the board and Steve Mitchell of West Bloomfield is vice chair. Trustees also approved standing committees, with James Haveman of Grand Haven appointed chair of the Finance Committee and Tami Seavoy of Marquette serving as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee.

“It’s a great honor to serve as NMU’s board chair, especially at this time as Northern builds on its many recent successes,” Mahaney said. “Under the leadership of President Erickson and his team, including many visionary faculty, the university has made great strides in recent years. These include achieving the largest freshman enrollment gain of any Michigan public university, creating several new nationally acclaimed academic programs, rolling out the EAN internet access system across the Upper Peninsula and investing well over $100 million in new campus facilities.”

Mahaney also commented on the board’s priorities for the upcoming year: “Our focus will continue to be on executing and refining the university’s 2017 strategic plan, while pursuing excellence across all aspects of the University.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Michigan Marijuana 101” Presentation – Feb. 7

February 4, 2018

Marquette – Shelly Edgerton, director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, will present “Michigan Medical Marijuana 101” on Wednesday, February 7 at 5 p.m. in 2904 West Science at Northern Michigan University.

Edgerton will address the history of medical cannabis in Michigan. She also will provide an overview of regulatory revisions underway, including the regulated licensing of large-scale growing operations, dispensaries, testing labs, processing facilities and secure transportation services.

This event is open to the public. … Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Meeting – Feb. 7

February 4, 2018

Marquette – The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly board meeting Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom at The Landmark Inn, 230 North Front Street, Marquette.

All who are interested in conservation and cold water fisheries are welcome.… Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – Northern Vegans Casual Dinner – Feb. 7

February 4, 2018

Marquette – Join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner on Wednesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. at The Thai House Restaurant, 1031 N. Third Street in Marquette.

Order a vegan dinner off the menu (mention no fish oil). All are welcome and no RSVP is required. Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Marquette Regional History Center to Present “Beads, Rings & Datable Things” – Feb. 7

February 4, 2018

Marquette – “Beads, Rings & Datable Things – GLO #3 Site” will be presented by Jim Paquette on Wednesday, February 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

During this program, Mr. Paquette will update information on the recent GLO#3 site archaeological excavation based upon the ongoing analysis of the recovered cultural materials. He will also explain how they were able date this incredible local probable-Anishinaabe family winter hunting/encampment site to the 1630’s!

The tell-tale bead assemblage is the oldest assemblage of French glass trade beads ever recovered and documented in the state of Michigan. Those beautiful brass finger rings are the oldest identified iconographic rings brought into the Great Lakes region back at that same time.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation. For more information, call 226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Food – Community Meal at Messiah Lutheran Church – Feb. 7

February 4, 2018

Marquette – A free Community Meal will be served on Wednesday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic Street in Marquette.

All are welcome to enjoy food and fellowship. For more information, go to messiahlutheranmqt.org or call 225-1119.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Teen Advisory Board Meeting – Feb. 7

February 4, 2018

Marquette – The Teen Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, February 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All students in grades 9 to 12 are welcome. Tell us what you’d like to see at your library, meet new people, and get some volunteer experience at the same time. Refreshments will be served.

The event is free. For more information, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Rangers Read – Feb. 7

February 4, 2018

Marquette – Rangers Read will be held on Wednesday, February 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Join a Park Ranger from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for a story, an opportunity to create a craft, and play active games. The event is geared to families with young children ages 3 to 7.

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

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