Celebration of Student Scholarship at NMU – April 12

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich.- Northern Michigan University’s 23rd Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship will be held on Thursday, April 12 in NMU’s Jamrich Hall for a whole day event. Featured Scholarships can take the form of research in the sciences, social sciences or humanities, as well as visual and performance art.

Details:

  • The event kicks off with awards and the winning Three-Minute Thesis presentation at a 9 a.m., opening the ceremony in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The awards recognize the best posters, library and archives research, and student technology innovation.
  • Oral presentations will be delivered from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in 1322 and 1313 Jamrich.
  • Posters will be on display throughout the Jamrich main floor lobbies from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with students giving poster presentations from 12:30-1:30.

The final event program will be available on Tuesday, April 10, at nmu.edu/studentcelebration.

Gentle Yoga – April 12

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– Gentle Yoga is hosted by Essential Massage & Yoga this Thursday, April 12, from 5:45 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

For those who want softer, more nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported & relaxing practices of yoga, Gentle Yoga is the class for you. Well-suited for all body types and fitness levels, this class (every Thursday until May 31) will teach new skills to continue at home.

$10.00 per session/ tickets can be found here.

‘Science on Tap’ Highlights Student Scholars – April 12

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The next Northern Michigan University Science on Tap event will feature NMU student scholars presenting their original research. It will be held Thursday, April 12, in the upstairs community space at the Ore Dock Brewing Company at 7:00 p.m.

Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series hosted by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society at NMU. It is held on the second Thursday of every month.

Presentations are typically 45-60 minutes, with the opportunity for questions afterward. Admission is free.

 

Houghton Lake Man Wins $25,000 a Year for Life Playing Lucky For Life

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– April 9, 2018 – A Houghton Lake man is looking forward to some financial freedom after winning $25,000 a year for life playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky For Life game.

Mike Darocha, 69, matched the five white balls drawn March 19 – 17-26-31-32-45 – to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Country Peddler Store, located at 4845 East Houghton Lake Drive in Houghton Lake. It is the 19th time that a Michigan player has won a lifetime prize in the Lucky For Life game.

“My wife always checks our tickets, and she came to our living room and told me that I won,” said Darocha. “She said I won the second prize, but I had no idea it was this much!”

Darocha visited Lottery headquarters today to claim his prize. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of $390,000, rather than annuity payments for 20 years or life, whichever is greater. With his winnings, Darocha said he plans to buy “whatever he wants.”

“I’ve been retired for several years and maybe now I’ll be able to convince my wife to take a vacation with me,” Darocha said.

For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life. Lucky For Life drawings take place every Monday and Thursday at 10:35 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state.

Mark Lilla Presents ‘Identity and Citizenship’ at NMU – April 12

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Mark Lilla Presents ‘Identity and Citizenship’ at NMU, April 12, in the University Center Michigan Room at 7:00 p.m.

The lecture is presented by the NMU Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom in cooperation with the NMU College Democrats, College Republicans and Young Americans for Liberty.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Background:

Lilla’s most recent book, “The Once and Future Liberal,” is described as “an urgent wake-up call to American liberals to turn from the divisive politics of identity and develop a vision of our future that can persuade all citizens that they share a common destiny.” The Detroit native also is a frequent contributor to “The New York Review of Books” and “The New York Times.”

Lilla studied at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. He has held professorships at New York University, the University of Chicago and Columbia University. During his time in education, he has been awarded fellowships by the Institut d’études avancées in Paris, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study and the American Academy of Rome.

 

City of Negaunee Regular Meeting Agenda – April 12

April 9, 2018

AGENDA
CITY OF NEGAUNEE REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2018 @ 7:00 P.M.
NEGAUNEE SENIOR CENTER
410 Jackson St. Negaunee MI., Tobin Street Entrance,
City Hall Telephone (906)-475-7700

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. PLEDGE TO FLAG

3. ROLL CALL

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

5. PUBLIC COMMENT (3 min. limit)

6. PRESENTATION

  • CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN – CUPPAD

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

8. NEW BUSINESS

  • RIDING LAWNMOWER BIDS
  • DISPOSAL OF ASSETS – OLD VOTERS BLDG
  • CARP RIVER BRIDGE GRANT RESOLUTION

9. CONSENT AGENDA

  • MINUTES – MARCH 8, 2018 REGULAR MINUTES
  • CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS
  • REVENUE/EXPENDITURE REPORTS -TRIAL BALANCES
  • CARGO TRAILER LEASE AGREEMENT

10. PUBLIC COMMENT (3 MIN LIMIT)

11. COUNCIL AND STAFF REPORTS

  1. COUNCIL COMMITTEES
  2. COUNCIL MEMBERS
  3. CITY MANAGER
  4. CITY ATTORNEY

12. ADJOURNMENT

Pizza Night at the Children’s Museum! – April 12

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Every Thursday night is Dominos Pizza night at the Children’s Museum from 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Call the Museum by 5:30 p.m. to order a one-topping medium pizza for $6 to be delivered to the Museum!

 

Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum: (906) 226-3911

 

Hunters and Citizens Invited to Collaborate on Michigan’s Chronic Wasting Disease Response

April 9, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will host a series of public engagement meetings on chronic wasting disease – a fatal central nervous system disease found in deer, elk, and moose. The meetings will provide an opportunity for the commission and department to hear suggestions and observations from hunters and residents interested in the health of the state’s deer herd.

Vicki Pontz, chair of the Natural Resources Commission, said that both the commission and the DNR are focused on achieving specific CWD management objectives that include:

  • Slowing the spread of the disease.
  • Achieving a low prevalence rate.
  • Preventing the disease from reaching new areas.
  • Maintaining Michigan’s rich hunting traditions.

“Hunter and citizen involvement and support of efforts to contain and eradicate chronic wasting disease are critical,” Pontz said. “We want to hear from our stakeholders. We are asking them to share their thoughtful opinions on any new hunting regulations they believe may be needed before the start of the 2018 deer hunting season.”

At the meetings, DNR staff members will provide a CWD update and then collect attendees’ written ideas on how best to address this issue. Those unable to attend a meeting may participate in a web-based opportunity available starting April 10 at michigan.gov/cwd.

CWD public engagement meetings will take place in:

  • Bay City, April 10 – 6 to 8 p.m., Delta College Lecture Theater, Room G-160, 1961 Delta Road in University Center.
  • Cadillac, April 11 – 6 to 8 p.m., Wexford Center, 1320 North Mitchell.
  • Kalamazoo, April 12 – 6 to 8 p.m., Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake St. Detroit, April 17 – 6 to 8 p.m., Doubletree Detroit-Dearborn, 5801 Southfield Freeway.
  • Rockford, April 18 – 6 to 8 p.m., Rockford Fine Arts Auditorium, 4100 Kroes St. NE. DeWitt, April 19 – 6 to 8 p.m., DeWitt High School Auditorium, 13601 S. Panther Drive.
  • Marquette, April 24 – 6 to 8 p.m., Marquette High School, 1203 W. Fair Ave. Iron Mountain, April 25 – 6 to 8 p.m. (central time), Bay College, 2801 North US 2.
  • Gaylord, May 1 – 6 to 8 p.m., Ellison Place, 150 Dale Drive.
  • Newberry, May 2 – 6 to 8 p.m., Tahquamenon High School Auditorium, 700 Newberry Ave.
  • Houghton, May 3 – 6 to 8 p.m., Magnuson Hotel, 820 Shelden Ave.

“Michigan’s hunters have successfully partnered with the DNR for many decades on wildlife and conservation challenges and opportunities,” said DNR Director Keith Creagh. “We know they care deeply about the long-term health and vitality of Michigan’s wildlife, and right now the state’s wild deer population faces no more serious issue than chronic wasting disease.”

Since May 2015, CWD-positive deer have been found in Clinton, Ingham, Ionia, Kent, and Montcalm counties. As of mid-January 2018, 57 free-ranging deer in those counties have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. CWD has not been found in the Upper Peninsula; however, the disease has been discovered in Wisconsin, approximately 40 miles from the western Upper Peninsula border.

Since the first CWD finding, the DNR has taken quick, thoughtful action based on Michigan’s comprehensive CWD response and surveillance plan.

Meeting information, additional ways to provide input on CWD management, the latest testing numbers, and more information are available at michigan.gov/cwd.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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