Fire Department Training April 22nd

April 21, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette City Fire Department will be performing fireground training at 1504 W. Ridge Street from April 22nd to April 30th. Interruption to traffic is not expected.

Earth Day April 22nd

April 21, 2019

Menominee, MI – On April 22, more than one billion people from over 190 countries will participate in Earth Day 2019, making it the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. The focus of Earth Day 2019 is protecting our species.

As part of that effort locally, Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties is supporting Earth Day to call attention to the harmful effects that tobacco litter has on both the environment and on public health.

Cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded waste worldwide, and cigarette butts are not biodegradable. Tobacco-related litter can harm both small children and wildlife when it is ingested. Worldwide, about 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered each year, and cigarettes make up more than one-third—nearly 38 percent—of all collected litter.

We hope that this Earth Day helps to call attention to the impact of tobacco litter on our community, and helps to raise awareness about the need for tobacco-free outdoor areas to protect health and the environment.

For help with quitting tobacco use, talk with your healthcare provider, contact the Michigan Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-784-8669, or visit https://michigan.quitlogix.org/en-US/. For more information about Earth Day visit www.earthday.org.

FIRE CEO Addresses Threats to Free Speech April 22nd

April 21, 2019

Marquette, MI – Greg Lukianoff, bestselling author and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), will present “The Threat to Free Speech on Campus and What to Do About It” at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7 pm on Monday, April 22nd, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. A Q&A session is slated to follow the presentation. Admission is free and is open to the public.

First Amendment expert Lukianoff is co-author (with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt) of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. The book was named one of the best of 2018 by The New York Times, Bloomberg, The London Evening Standard and other publications.

According to the book’s description, the co-authors “show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being and ancient wisdom from many cultures. Embracing these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—interferes with young people’s social, emotional, and intellectual development. It makes it harder for them to become autonomous adults who are able to navigate the bumpy road of life.”

Lukianoff is a graduate of both American University and Stanford Law School. He previously served as FIRE’s first director of legal and public advocacy until he was appointed president/CEO in 2006. Lukianoff has published articles in the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Atlantic, Inside Higher Ed and the New York Post.

The NMU Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom is hosting this event, with grant support from the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University.

NMU Bike Week Beginning April 22nd

April 21, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will be hosting the first ever Bike Week on campus. During the week of April 22nd, there will be various events throughout the university’s campus that encourage bicycling for students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Bike Week is designed to promote health, safety and sustainability in a bike-friendly environment. NMU Student Bicycle & Trail Programs Manager and Bike Week Co-coordinator, Ryan Watling states, “Bike Week’s goals are to increase ridership and improve bicycle commuting habits on campus. This week of events will demonstrate that biking isn’t solely recreational but that biking is also an accessible mode of transportation.”

Events throughout the week will include:
● Bike Fair on Monday, April 22
● Tune-Up Tuesday on Tuesday, April 23
● Group Bike Ride with Wildcat Willy on Tuesday, April 23
● Bike to Campus Day on Wednesday, April 24.

University students and employees and community members are invited to participate in all events free of charge. For more information and the total list of events visit,
https://www.facebook.com/events/352223182053937/.