Wednesday: Learning

EXCELLENT EDUCATORS

MARQUETTE — Nine Northern Michigan University faculty members were honored at the Dec. 6 Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship celebration. Award recipients were: Gary Brunswick and Jon Sherman, Excellence in Teaching; Marek Haltof and James Strain, Excellence in Scholarship; David ...

Religious windows mean delicious cookies

Have you ever taken young children to admire the brilliant colors of stained glass windows close up and watched them touch the colors with wonder? They are delighted by the light reflecting on their hands and often like to stand in the colors on a bright day. Children also love to make ...

Try making exercise a game with kids

Dog parks are family parks and fun places to exercise dogs and humans. That includes the grandkids. They usually are plowed and easy to walk in specific areas. Children can use their imaginations to exercise. Superheroes, fairy tale and cartoon characters can be an inspiration for ...

Trump’s safety panel seeks to revoke school safety rules

President Donald Trump’s school safety commission on Tuesday proposed a rollback of an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial disparities in school discipline but that critics say left schools afraid to take action against potentially dangerous students. The panel, led by Education ...

20 years of Honors

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University’s Honors Program, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, is poised to grow even more in the coming years. Northern’s Honors Program was established in the fall 1998 semester with 12 students; it has since grown to 327 participants, expanding ...

‘Be the change’

K.I. SAWYER — More than a few hands went up when students at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School were asked Tuesday if they’d been bullied. Motivational speaker and former Michigan State University basketball player Anthony Ianni, based in downstate Livonia, brought his Relentless Tour ...

New twist on kids’ sugar cookies

Children are eager to taste whatever comes out of the oven. You have their complete attention when cooking together, at least for a short time. Cooking incorporates teamwork, perseverance, following directions, measuring, mathematical conversation and creativity Successful Experiences Find a ...

Millennial Money

College-bound high school seniors of America: You are about to embark on one of the most formative periods of your life, full of new friendships, personal growth and overcaffeinated conversations on the nature of humanity. Keep “ruinous student debt” off the list. At this point, while ...

Indoor snowmen good for snowy day

Perfect high moisture snow doesn’t occur often enough for very young children’s enthusiasm for snowmen. Here’s a simple activity for snowmen that doesn’t require a snowstorm and doesn’t melt! You’ll need: A play dough recipe, toothpicks, white craft glue, dried beans, piece of ...

Steelcase Education taking grant applications

GRAND RAPIDS — Steelcase Education is seeking innovative educators and educational institutions looking to implement and expand active learning initiatives to apply for its fifth annual Active Learning Center Grant. The company will award up to 16 grants to select 6-12 schools, colleges or ...

Local attorney, detective pen law-related books

MARQUETTE — Two newly published books use actual local cases to educate the public and law enforcement about how the legal system works. “Money Talks” and “Don’t Talk, You’ll Walk” were written by Thomas Casselman, of Casselman & Henderson PC, and his wife Rhonda, a private ...

Community Engagement

RUTLAND, Vt. — Two programs at Rutland High School are helping students find their future careers by giving them a chance to participate in actual work experiences throughout the Rutland area. Meaghan Marsh, the School-to-Work coordinator, said she and Sarah Hagge, an English teacher at the ...

Teaching children to become handy helpers

“Woodworking gives me something useful to do when I’m feeling puny and it takes my mind off my troubles.” — Gary McCarthy Kids and adults feel “puny” sometimes and a little woodworking can help them feel strong again and regain a great attitude when they work together. Anthony ...

Better behavior

MARQUETTE — Students who present behavioral difficulties in western Marquette County schools will get more access to applied behavior analysis, or ABA, services through a new collaboration with the Behavioral Education Assessment and Research Center at Northern Michigan University. NMU ...

Looking ahead

MARQUETTE — Security, increasing energy efficiency and fostering a healthy classroom environment are part of the 2018-2021 strategic plan for Marquette Area Public Schools. Superintendent Bill Saunders said the MAPS Board of Education recently passed the plan, with goals discussed in a ...

Kids will have quiet fun with puzzles

Children of all ages need lots of exercise and fun outdoor play but there are times when quieter indoor play is on the schedule. Reading with your children is always a very enjoyable and important activity. Another source of quiet fun is puzzles. Available in all shapes and sizes, they instill ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for reservation 1:30 ...

Taking cyber challenge

ISHPEMING — Emphasis is being placed on getting more girls involved in the STEM-related fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. So, why shouldn’t cybersecurity — which definitely is tied to technology — be another field open to females? Aili Harmon, a junior at ...

Personal keepsakes written for kids

“Mom, did you know that after World War II, Great Grandpa saw starving little kids searching in garbage cans for food in Germany and he always shared his rations with them? Their faces bothered him for the rest of his life.” “Yes, dear, he had a hard time talking about his ...

MSU deputy AD Greg Ianni announces retirement

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University is losing a longtime member of its athletic department. Greg Ianni, Michigan State deputy athletic director who has been on staff since 1993, on Tuesday announced his retirement, effective Jan. 31, 2019. He will remain an advisor to first-year ...