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Wednesday: Learning

Bay College hosts winter art exhibit: Marquette woman is featured artist

ESCANABA — Bay College has announced the Winter Art Exhibit, “Secret Identity,” featuring the artwork of Carol Phillips. The art exhibition of Phillips’ work can be viewed on the Bay College Main Campus in the Besse Gallery through Feb. 24. Phillips began her art education at the ...

Recreational opportunities: NMU named a top outdoor college

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University ranks 39th nationwide in a recent listing of the “Top 50 Outdoor Colleges” compiled by Best Value Schools. “Even though students at this university have to face cold winters, they are surrounded by nature,” the NMU description states. ...

Virtual programs keep library in touch with young readers

ABBEVILLE, S.C. — If you film it, they will come. That’s what Lois Rhodes and Ashley Weyer with Abbeville County Library hope to accomplish with “Story Time with Mrs. Ashley” programming. Impetus for the show arose from the COVID-19 pandemic, which closed the library for 10 weeks ...

Linderoth earns CompTIA Security+ certification

ESCANABA — Karl Linderoth, Bay College Instructor and Program Lead for the Computer Network Systems and Security program, has recently earned the CompTIA Security+ ce (SY0-601) certification. This specialized certification verifies that he has the knowledge and skills required to assess the ...

Cords and boards: Terms explained

Loggers, foresters, and wood mills use specialized units of measurement to describe wood in both standing trees and cut forest products. Cords, boards, MBF, bolts, and tons are a few of the more common terms. Obtaining market-suitable volumes from tapered, irregular cylinders pose geometrical ...

‘Lizard lady’ wants to change face of science, share love of learning

TUCSON, Ariz.— If there is such a thing as a celebrity herpetologist, University of Arizona doctoral student Earyn McGee is well on her way. At age 26, the self-described “lizard lady” already has her own Wikipedia page, a temporary statue in her honor at the Central Park Zoo in New ...

Getting crafty during COVID

BROWN DEER, Wis. — Being an educator for K-5 students in the midst of a pandemic comes with many challenges that require patience and the ability to adapt quickly. Northern Michigan University alumna Suzanna Schroeder, the library media specialist for Brown Deer Elementary School in ...

Wiser resolutions? Lessons from COVID’s unfulfilled ones

She’d wanted to frame and hang them — just three printed pictures that had been sitting in Lucy O’Donoghue’s suburban Atlanta house since the year began. That’s all. Yet with a full-time job and two small kids, she hadn’t found the time. But when COVID-19 slowed life to a ...

Project Accelerate: NMU participates in eight-week program

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Heidi Blanck and Kathy Richards personify the success women can achieve in construction, engineering, design and trades. Blanck is an associate professor in NMU’s construction management program. Richards is associate vice president for ...

Online learning could mean changes for snow days

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As a boy growing up in Kingsley, Adam Zellmer remembers winter school cancellations as carefree days filled with sledding, snowball fights and snow forts. Now, as superintendent of South Hardin Community Schools, Zellmer starts inclement winter mornings by driving ...

Bay College’s Certified Medical Assistant Program grows

ESCANABA — Bay College began offering courses in the fall 2020 semester for the Certified Medical Assistant certificate program. With the fall 2020 semester complete, the program has gained momentum and is seeing growth from 7 students to 25 new students either enrolled in or in the ...

Helping transfer students

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Registrar Kim Rotundo received a personal letter from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer praising her leadership in making it easier for students to transfer credits among Michigan’s higher education institutions. Whitmer also congratulated Rotundo on her ...

Daytime darkness: Total solar eclipse wows in Latin America

CARAHUE, Chile — Thousands of people gathered in the Chilean region of La Araucanía on Monday to witness a solar eclipse, rejoicing in the rare experience even though visibility was limited because of cloudy skies. Skies were clear in northern Patagonia in Argentina, where people also ...

Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but ‘books are resilient’

NEW YORK — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same. “A lot of what has happened this year — if it were a novel, I would say that it had a little too much plot,” said Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan ...

State launches Financial Empowerment Curriculum pilot program in schools

LANSING — Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II recently announced that Henry Ford College and Dearborn Public Schools have launched the state’s first Financial Empowerment Curriculum, which teaches youth the basic principles of managing their money. The pilot program represents the beginning of ...

‘The Neighborhood Division’: NMU alum publishes new book

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University alumnus Jeff Vande Zande has published his latest collection of short stories. “The Neighborhood Division” travels down the shady lanes of the American neighborhood. From kids egging windows to lost joggers and insomniacs to basement prisoners ...

Kindergarten teacher keeps students motivated through pandemic

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Suzette Haywood intended to retire from her career as a teacher last year, but when the COVID-19 pandemic caused education to practically be turned upside down, she knew she couldn’t call it quits. “I didn’t want to end on that kind of a note,” Haywood told ...

Planning for postsecondary

MARQUETTE —  Michigan College Access Network is partnering with San Diego State University’s Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment to launch the School Counselor Fellows Program. The two-year program will provide ongoing mentorship and training. One of the chosen counselors is ...

Bath school bombing of 1927 to be subject of educational reading

MARQUETTE — Local novelist and historical fiction writer John Smolens will do a Zoom reading from his new novel “Day of Days” as part of Peter White Public Library’s Authors Reading Virtually monthly. The book revolves around the real-life events of a school bombing that took place ...