The Role of Michigan Technological University in WWI

October 20, 2018

Houghton, MIOctober 20, 2018 – Military historian Steven Walton oversaw construction of the replica firing trench on the Michigan Technological University campus—built this fall as part of the World War I & the Copper Country project to mark a century since the end of the Great War. But the researcher’s biggest excavation for the project didn’t require sandbags or shovels. Walton unearthed a report at the National Archives in Washington, DC with new, detailed information about Michigan Tech’s role in World War I. Troops trained and lived on campus as part of a military-mining course.

Student soldiers, at what was then known as the Michigan College of Mines, learned the care and operation of drill mechanisms, and how to place and blast in the practice mine, a tunnel dug into the hillside behind campus. They also received military instruction, including bayonet and gas mask practice, and marched in close-order drills.… Read the rest

Eagle Mine Hosts Community Forums Throughout Marquette County

October 20, 2018

Champion, MIOctober 20, 2018 – Eagle Mine will host a series of community forums throughout Marquette County. The forums are an opportunity to learn more about the status of Eagle Mine and get an update on its operations.

Forums will be held on:
• Thursday, November 8, from 5:30-7 pm at the Humboldt Township Hall
• Friday, November 9, from 12-1 pm at Mt. Shasta in Michigamme
• Monday, November 12, from 12-1 pm at the Eagle Mine Information Center in Marquette
• Tuesday, November 13, from 5:30-7 pm at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay

For more information, please call the Eagle Mine Information Center at (906) 273-1550.… Read the rest

Wildcat Marching Band Hosts 15 High Schools for Band Day

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – The Wildcat Marching Band will host 15 high school bands at the Superior Dome on Saturday, October 20, when the NMU football team faces Lawrence Tech. According to Director Stephen Grugin, this is the largest Band Day in recent memory. The annual event is a valuable recruiting tool for the music department and NMU. It coincides with Wildcat Weekend, when more than 400 prospective students, accompanied by family members, will be on campus.

“It’s always good to bring students on campus,” Grugin said. “We’ll start at 8:30 a.m. with practice on the field, playing the music together. We’ll send the instrument sections to work with our band member section leaders, then put it all back together again. The main focus is the massed band halftime show featuring five pop songs and ending with the NMU fight song.… Read the rest

Patent and Trademark Official Gives Informational Talk at NMU

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – James McPherson of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will visit Northern Michigan University on Wednesday, October 24 to discuss how intellectual property applies to students and small businesses. The program will focus on how to protect ideas through the patent process and how to protect branding through trademarks. He will discuss USPTO and local resources for pro se applicants and how to navigate the USPTO without an attorney. The presentation and question-and-answer session is scheduled from 1:30 – 3:30 pm in room 1706 of the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public.

McPherson is a primary examiner for USPTO and currently serves as assistant to the Regional Outreach Officer and regional director for the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO (MWRO) located in Detroit. He received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, from Wayne State University in 2001 and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University in 2005.… Read the rest

Michigan DNR Fishing Report for Upper Peninsula

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – The Michigan DNR released their weekly fishing report. Details for several areas in the Upper Peninsula are below.

Lac Vieux Desert: A hard cold spell dropped the water temperature by 10 degrees which slowed fishing activity. A few muskie were caught by those trolling or drifting suckers however it was difficult to get the fish to bite. No bass or walleye anglers and the panfish anglers were few and far between. Those targeting pike did well when jigging the bottom with red tails.

Marquette: All the recent rain has the rivers running high and stained with lots of debris floating downstream which makes fishing very difficult. When they can get out, boat anglers looking to take that last trip were trolling in front of the Chocolay and Carp Rivers, just outside the Lower Harbor in 50 feet or less and slightly north near the white rocks.… Read the rest

Meet the MSO’s New Principal Conductor at Octavio on Tap, October 23

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – If you haven’t met the Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s new Principal Conductor yet, this is your chance. The MSO is hosting “Octavio on Tap” on Tuesday, October 23 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette.

Octavio Más-Arocas has dazzled audiences at Kaufman Auditorium twice in 2018 and returns for the orchestra’s first-ever Halloween concert on Sunday, October 28.

This event begins at 5:00 pm Tuesday in the Community Room of Ore Dock Brewing Company. You can chat with Octavio one-on-one. Then at 5:30, a question-and-answer session, led by Brian Cabell from Word on the Street, will begin. Get to know about Octavio’s journey before Marquette and what he has planned for the symphony.

This event is free and open to all ages. Drinks are available for purchase from the Ore Dock bar, and food is available for purchase through any food trucks and vendors at the brewery that evening.… Read the rest

NMU Board Ensures Continued Compliance with Sexual Misconduct Laws

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has directed the administration to ensure compliance with federal and state laws governing sexual misconduct, including the recent Doe vs. Baum ruling. In that University of Michigan case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that when a Title IX disciplinary proceeding involves competing narratives that require a credibility determination, both parties have a constitutional right to cross-examine each other and witnesses in the presence of decision-makers.

“This interim measure will allow us to comply in a quick and agile manner with the evolving legal environment related to sexual misconduct,” said Trustee Alexis Hart.

The board’s ad hoc policy review committee, which Hart chairs, will analyze NMU’s student code policies related to sexual misconduct investigations and procedures. The committee will make modification recommendations to the full board at its December meeting.… Read the rest

NMU Researches Mobile App Anxiety Treatment

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting about 40 million adults in the United States. The Department of Psychological Science at Northern Michigan University is researching a nontraditional approach—a mobile phone app—to treat negative emotional symptoms related to anxiety. NMU’s Cognitive x Affective Behavior & Integrative Neuroscience (CABIN) Lab is seeking participants for a six-week study involving cell phone use. A National Institute of Mental Health grant is supporting the project.

The research seeks to determine if attention bias modification (ABM) training through cell phone use is an efficient treatment for anxiety. The study will assess the extent to which ABM changes the structure of the brain and how these structural changes relate to the effectiveness of ABM training.

“The use of ABM at home through a mobile phone app is uncommon,” said Joshua Carlson, CABIN Lab director and psychology professor Joshua Carlson.… Read the rest

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