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Wednesday: Learning

Cookies for caring

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University students have delivered cookies and brownies to various Marquette locations to express appreciation on behalf of NMU for the above-and-beyond efforts demonstrated by teachers, first responders and nursing home staff members during the pandemic. The ...

Environmental knowledge

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is partnering with the Michigan Learning Channel to provide environmentally focused instructional videos as part of the content for this new service. The MLC is a statewide distance-learning collaboration by public ...

Out in the field : NMU nursing students help at vaccination clinics

MARQUETTE — For Northern Michigan University students studying in health care fields, hands-on experience is irreplaceable. The COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult to obtain that experience because many courses were restructured to an online format. NMU nursing students who had previously ...

Giving back: Scholarship to be awarded to service-oriented seniors

MARQUETTE — A scholarship established through the Northern Michigan University Foundation will support graduating seniors who exhibit outstanding community service while attending NMU. David and Marie Blum of Ann Arbor gifted the William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Scholarship, ...

Finding joy in reading

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University alumna and Escanaba teacher Gina Pepin (’01 BS) has coauthored a book with Eric Litwin, New York Times best-selling author of “Pete the Cat.” Their research- and theory-based publication is titled “The Power of Joyful Reading: Help Your ...

Warren appointed chair of American Library Association committee

MARQUETTE — Leslie Warren, Northern Michigan University dean of Library and Instructional Support, has accepted an appointment as chair for the final year of her two-year term on the American Library Association’s Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee. She will serve in ...

NMU’s library celebrates heritage and history months with new books

MARQUETTE Northern Michigan University’s Lydia M. Olson Library is celebrating heritage and history months by inviting relevant student organizations to select books for its collection. The library team purchases the titles and creates virtual and physical displays about the ...

Two space fans get seats on billionaire’s private flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A billionaire’s private SpaceX flight filled its two remaining seats Tuesday with a scientist-teacher and a data engineer whose college friend actually won a spot but gave him the prize. The new passengers: Sian Proctor, a community college educator in Tempe, ...

AP-NORC poll: Learning setbacks a top concern for parents

BOSTON — Parents across the U.S. are conflicted about reopening schools. Most are at least somewhat worried that a return to the classroom will lead to more coronavirus cases, but there’s an even deeper fear that their children are falling behind in school while at home. Sixty-nine ...

Business connections help NMU food pantry

MARQUETTE — Two Northern Michigan University students used their summer employment connections to secure virtual guest speakers from two prominent companies for NMU’s Introduction to Business class taught by instructor Corinne Bodeman. One presentation resulted in a donation to the NMU ...

NMU named Voter ­­Friendly Campus

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” through an initiative led by two national nonpartisan organizations: Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NAPSA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Both held ...

Should students be seated closer together?

BOSTON — U.S. guidelines that say students should be kept 6 feet apart in schools are receiving new scrutiny from federal health experts, state governments and education officials working to return as many children as possible to the classroom. Even as more teachers receive vaccinations, ...

A courageous COVID canine

MARQUETTE — The COVID-19 pandemic and a new puppy combined to inspire Northern Michigan University alumna Candi Werenka (’90 BS) to achieve a longtime goal: writing a children’s book. The Stephenson native has published “Coliola, Courageous COVID Canine: Courage is contagious....in a ...

Students’ unused Dining Dollars benefit pantry

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Food Pantry recently received a large shipment of non-perishable food and other items, made possible by nearly 130 meal plan students who shared $5,400 of their remaining Dining Dollars at the end of the fall semester. The pantry was able to ...

Northern Climate Network announces spring events

MARQUETTE — The Northern Climate Network has announced Sustainable Development Goals Launch team will be coming to Northern Michigan University and Marquette on March 11-12. There will be two speaking events and a facilitated workshop. During the workshop, participants will complete training ...

A life impacted: Marquette Alternative High School student wins scholarship

MARQUETTE — Matthew Anderson, a senior at Marquette Alternative High School, is the winner of the $3,000 Impact a Life Scholarship. “The (Marquette Area Public Schools) Education Foundation provides this great resource and is just an excellent organization for our community youth,” said ...

PWPL youth events scheduled

Toddler Storytime: Facebook Live Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 2, 3, 9, 10, 23, 24, 30, 31: 10:15-10:45 a.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Services Facebook Live. Join us for Toddler Storytime on Facebook Live this winter. Tuesdays and Wednesday, at 10:15 a.m., this storytime is geared ...

Grants awarded to support youth programming

MARQUETTE — The Youth Advisory Committees of the Community Foundation of Marquette County has announced the distribution of 18 grants to nonprofits to support youth programming. There are three YAC groups in the county, including the Marquette, Negaunee and Ishpeming areas, with members from ...

Not to be sniffed at: Agony of post-COVID-19 loss of smell

NICE, France — The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient’s right nostril, making her whole nose glow red with its bright miniature light. “Tickles a bit, eh?” he asked as he rummaged around her nasal passages, the discomfort causing tears to well in her eyes and roll down ...

School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

The Education Department said Monday that it will not allow states to forgo federally required standardized testing in schools this year but will give them flexibility to delay testing or hold it online during the pandemic. Aiming for a middle ground in a polarized debate, the Biden ...