UP200, Midnight Run, and Jack Pine 30 February 15-17

February 10, 2019

Marquette, MI – The UP200, Midnight Run, and Jack Pine 30 sled dog races will kick off on Friday, February 15th. The UP200 will begin at 7 pm, the Midnight Run will begin at 8:30 pm. The Jack Pine 30 will commence at 10 am on Saturday, February 16th.

For a full list of events throughout the week prior to the races and through the weekend, please visit the UP200 website. … Read the rest

27th Annual Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show and Ride

February 10, 2019

Naubinway, MI – The 27th Annual Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show and Ride will take place on Friday, February 15th – Saturday, February 16th. A breakfast sponsored by the Top of the Lake Communities Association will kick off the weekend at the Naubinway Pavilion from 8-10:30 am on Friday. For a full list of events, please visit the website.… Read the rest

The Mechanics of Music with the Superior Wind Symphony

February 10, 2019

Houghton, MI – The Superior Wind Symphony will present “The Mechanics of Music” concert on Friday, February 15th at 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in Houghton, MI. For more information visit the Rozsa Center’s website.… Read the rest

NMU Grad Helps to Shape Governor’s Vision

February 10, 2019

Marquette, MI – As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to deliver her first State of the State address, Northern Michigan University alumnus Mark A. Burton (’99 BS) is helping to formulate the vision for her administration and assembling the teams that will work toward achieving it. The Champion native was appointed the governor’s chief strategist in January. Burton appropriately describes his professional journey as rock climbing rather than ascending the rungs of a ladder. He has firmly grasped opportunities in front of him and nimbly shifted among different footholds in the political and advocacy landscapes.

“I’ve done a number of things inside and outside government with the goal of having a positive impact on the next generation and beyond,” Burton said. “But I’ve been very careful to engage in advocacy lobbying only for causes that I deeply believe in. That’s why I spent several years advocating on behalf of public education, which has been negatively impacted by funding cuts or legislation that diminishes its potential.… Read the rest

Grant Will Help U.P. Math Teachers

February 10, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University has been awarded a nearly $300,000 MiSTEM Advisory Council grant that will incorporate the Add+Vantage Math Recovery program for Upper Peninsula elementary schools and provide related training for teachers.

There are three MiSTEM Network regions in the Upper Peninsula. Chris Standerford directs the central region that covers Marquette, Alger, Delta, Menominee, Schoolcraft, Dickinson and Iron counties. He also directs NMU’s Seaborg Center, which will contribute expertise to the grant-funded effort.

“Even though we led the writing of the proposal, this grant was a collaborative effort and is intended to impact the entire U.P.,” Standerford said. “What it means for school districts is that they will have an opportunity to send teachers to training in very close proximity to their schools at one of six facilitation sites. The workshop is offered in two parts, each spanning four days.… Read the rest

Exhibit Explores Technology at NMU

February 10, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will open a new exhibition titled “From Chalk to Light Boards: Technology at NMU.” The exhibition will feature dozens of artifacts, not only from the Beaumier Center’s collection, but from offices and storage facilities as well. A free opening reception with food and refreshments will be held at 1 pm Saturday, February 16, in the center’s Gries Hall gallery.

The Beaumier Center will also host a related roundtable discussion titled “NMU’s Laptop Initiative: 20 Years Later,” which will detail the process behind how NMU was able to provide each student with their own laptop computer. This event will take place at 7 pm Wednesday, February 20. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will be on display through May 2019.… Read the rest

‘History Hounds’ Program February 13 at Beaumier

February 10, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a Historical Society of Michigan presentation titled “Murder and Mayhem II: True Crime in Michigan History.” This free History Hounds Lecture Series event, offered via teleconference from Lansing, features author Tobin Buhk. It will explore cases including the 1916 poisoning of the Peck family of Grand Rapids, murderer Helmuth Schmidt and Mary McKnight, the “Strychnine Saint.” The presentation begins at 7 pm Wednesday, February 13th, at the center in Gries Hall at NMU.

Buhk has written a number of related books, including True Crime: Michigan, about the state’s most notorious criminal cases, The Shocking Story of Helmuth Schmidt and Michigan’s Strychnine Saint.… Read the rest

City of Negaunee Regular Meeting February 14th

February 10, 2019

Negaunee, MI – The City of Negaunee will host their regular meeting on Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 pm at the Negaunee Senior Center. Details are pictured below.

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