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Wednesday: Learning

Grandparents Teach, too

Are parent and child conversations getting harder and more important than ever? Every stage of growth requires important conversations. Along the way your family has surrounded children with what Communities That Care call Protective Factors and conversations, researched proven ways to prevent ...

Residents make human chain for new library

By EMMA KEITH The Norman Transcript AP Member Exchange NORMAN, Okla. — The human chain stretched all the way across Andrews Park, snaking between picnic tables and pavilions, past a kickball game, over two roads and across a parking lot. The chain ended on both sides in libraries, one ...

Learning Spanish in the real world

MARQUETTE — Marquette, meet Costa Rica. Costa Rica, meet Marquette. The Upper Peninsula and a part of Central America should learn more about each other through a new Costa Rican exchange program for Spanish students at Marquette Senior High School. Eighteen Costa Rican students and four ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Even though snowy days are here, there is still time for fresh air nature walks and gathering plant parts for pressed art bookmarks and picture gifts. Small flat flowers like purple asters, leaves from burning bushes, ornamental grasses, and some tree leaves are still colorful. Spent ...

Area food summit to be held in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Food Exchange is pleased to announce that three regional Food Summits will be held in November and December. The summits will bring together diverse stakeholders, providing the opportunity for education, resource sharing, and networking between citizens, ...

Carlson takes Peter White Scholar Award

From Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE — Josh Carlson, associate professor of psychological science, is this year’s Peter White Scholar Award recipient at Northern Michigan University. The funding supports an additional testing component related to his research on the neuroscience ...

Grandparents Teach, too

The days might be shorter and weather chillier but physicians hope families still meet the challenge of requiring 10-13 hours of sleep for preschool children and one hour per day of vigorous exercise critical for good health. Children who run around and climb build strong muscles, maintain a ...

From ‘a mess of text’ to a well-crafted poem

MARQUETTE — Poet Jericho Brown approaches poetry in several ways. Brown discussed those methods and read some of his poetry on Thursday at Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University as part of NMU’s Visiting Writers Program. He also urged the audience to include literature in their ...

Money talks

By BILAL SULEIMAN The Bismarck Tribune BISMARCK, N.D. — It’s a Wednesday afternoon in the B-wing at Bismarck’s Legacy High School, and the 17- and 18-year-old seniors are learning about car loans. “The difference in buying a $40,000 vehicle on a 4-year and an 84-month (7-year) loan ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Children have settled into a new school year. They are growing and building confidence and skills. During these critical learning years, adults want to be sure they are doing everything they can to help their little ones become healthy happy learners. A national study indicates that there ...

Quilting for charities

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Quilting became popular in America during the 19th century. Today, northern Michigan boasts many quilting groups like Fellowship Quilters of Traverse City. The 25-year-old group meets twice a month at the Presbyterian Church: once for a sewing session and another time ...

Industry After Hours

K.I. SAWYER — A lot of industry is packed into the buildings scattered across K.I. Sawyer. Not all the buildings at the former air force base are occupied, but the ones that are have job and training opportunities for people wanting to enter their fields. An “Industry After Hours” ...

Grandparents Teach, too

According to child psychologists, age appropriate good discipline is used to prevent future behavioral problems in children. The word “discipline” means imparting knowledge, skill, teaching, and setting limits. Bad discipline, including no teaching, develops children who are mean to ...

Discovery of 20 new moons puts Saturn ahead of Jupiter

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The solar system has a new winner in the moon department. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said Monday. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. “It was fun to ...

NMU recipient of Native American Heritage Fund grant

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is the recipient of about $134,600 from the Native American Heritage Fund to expand Anishinabek language course offerings at undergraduate and graduate levels. The NAHF awarded nearly $480,000 in grants during the 2019 NAHF check distribution held ...

Struggling with stigma

MARQUETTE — Crazy. Psycho. Spastic. Those might be some of the words young adults, and even older adults, might apply to someone suffering from mental illness. They don’t sound too flattering, do they? Kia Jane Richmond, professor and director of English education at Northern ...

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Go Team Go! Young children enjoy going to high school and college games with their families. The schools have a variety of entertainments that involve everyone. Football, hockey, and basketball are often the most popular, but other sports like volleyball and soccer are just as fun, lively, ...

Eau Claire woman becomes teacher at school she attended

By ERIC LINDQUIST AP Exchange EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — As a second-grader, Kerry Benedict recalls one of her teachers at Longfellow Elementary School asking the age-old question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Benedict’s answer: a babysitter. While the response may have ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Leaves are changing colors rapidly as days shorten. Families have little time left to teach young children the science and art of leaves. Soon they will be crunchy little bits. For these activities you will need a bag, variety of leaves, paintbrush or sponge, paper, paper plates, heavy ...

College-bound U.P. students are focus of U-M program

ANN ARBOR — As part of a groundbreaking effort among higher education institutions statewide, the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is launching a new cohort-based scholarship program for students from the Upper Peninsula who are considering attending the University of ...