MAPs School Board Meeting January 21st

January 19, 2019

Marquette, MI – Marquette Area Public Schools Board Meeting will be held Monday, January 21st at 5:30 pm. Details are pictured below.

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NMU Policy Change Benefits Transfer Students

January 19, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University has increased the number of credit hours students can transfer from regionally accredited community colleges from 64 to 90. The recently approved policy change will go into effect this fall. It recognizes the value of students’ past academic work at other institutions and aligns with the statewide initiative to create better transfer pathways that maximize the use of credits earned.

“This change will have a big impact,” said NMU Registrar Kim Rotundo. “The longstanding 64-credit limit was established because it represented half of the credits required for a bachelor’s degree. But because the role of community colleges has evolved beyond offering coursework appropriate only for the first and second year of a student’s education, Northern has increased the limit to prevent students from losing credits they have already earned. As long as they complete a minimum of 30 credits from NMU and meet the degree requirements, they will be able to graduate.”

Many community colleges have expanded the scope and depth of their program offerings through partnerships with universities.… Read the rest

Ishpeming City Council Special Meeting January 22nd

January 19, 2019

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NMU Hosts Three Minute Thesis Competition

January 19, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University presents the Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition. This annual competition is held at over 600 universities in more than 65 countries. It gives graduate students the opportunity to showcase their theses. Competitors will have one slide and three minutes to explain their original research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The top three competitors earn a cash prize and the graduate winner will win $500 and travel to the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools competition in St. Louis.

The 3MT Competition will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, February 7th, in the University Center Charcoal Room.

The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, developed the 3MT and held the first competition in 2008.

To sign up, graduate students must send an email to graduate@nmu.edu with their name, program, and general research topic.… Read the rest

St. Michael Parish Men’s Day of Reflection February 9th

January 19, 2019

Marquette, MI – Following up on last year’s event that brought nearly 50 men together, St. Michael Catholic Parish of Marquette will again host a Men’s Day of Reflection on Saturday, February 9. All men from across the Upper Peninsula, regardless of religious affiliation, are invited to attend and encouraged to bring a friend.

Dominick Albano will make a repeat appearance to address the question, “Why Me?” God chose St. Joseph to raise Jesus. And yet, the Bible tells us so little about him. In fact, the Bible doesn’t even record him ever saying a word. What made God choose him? What would you do if God chose you to raise his son? Truth is, God has chosen you. Knowing His mission and fulfilling it is your purpose in this life.

At this Men’s Day of Reflection, participants will explore what it means to be called by God, how they can respond to that call, and what characteristics of St.… Read the rest

Iron Mountain VA Seeks Entries for National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

January 19, 2019

Iron Mountain, MI – The Iron Mountain Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking entries in visual arts, creative writing, and performing arts by Veterans for the local Veterans Creative Arts Festival being held March 8, 2019, in Iron Mountain with a chance to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, October 28 to November 3, 2019, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

In 2018, seventeen entries were submitted in various categories for the local arts festival, and fifteen moved on to compete at the National competition. Two of those entries placed in their category. Navy Veteran Traci Deitz took second place in the Black and White Photography category and Army Veteran Daniel Huffman took second place for his painting in the Special Recognition Mental Health category.

While the contest is open to all veterans who get care at VA, many use it as part of their therapy to heal from post-traumatic stress or a variety of other health care concerns.… Read the rest

“East of the Sun, West of the Moon” World Premiere Ballet

January 19, 2019


Marquette, MI – The World Premiere of East of the Sun, West of the Moon is Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 pm, with more performances through the weekend. Choreography and Direction by Jill Grundstrom, Music by Griffin Candey, Story Adaptation by Susan Candey.

Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 PM

Friday, January 25th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 PM (Theatre for All Performance)

Saturday, January 26th at 7:30 PM

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students, and $5 for NMU students.

Located in the Forest Roberts Theatre.… Read the rest

Marquette Redmen Basketball on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9 – January 24th

January 19, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Redmen Varsity Boys’ Basketball team are at Kingsford on Thursday, January 24th at 7:45 PM. Can’t make the game in person? Listen to all the action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9.… Read the rest