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Wednesday: Learning

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 ...

Grandparents Teach, too

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 ...

Weston Hall, Lucas Atrium dedicated

MARQUETTE — A renaming ceremony for Kathleen Shingler Weston Hall, formerly the New Science Facility, took place Friday, with NMU also naming the building’s main lounge space as the David J. Lucas Atrim in honor of the late physics department head and pre-med/pre-professional programs ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Fall is a glorious time to go on a picnic hike. The trees are brilliant oranges and reds and there are no bugs. What to bring is always a big decision. You can Involve your children in menu planning, nutrition education, and make a memorable grandparent-grandchild day. To plan and teach you ...

Importance of food: Session to connect dots

By Mark Urban AP Exchange TRAVERSE CITY — Four previous conferences have brought valuable information to the area on the importance of local food. The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities offered Farms, Food and Health Conferences in 2014 and 2016 and added Culinary Medicine ...

That’s a violin?

MARQUETTE — For many people, the thought of violin music conjures up thoughts of classical sounds in a symphony orchestra. However, a violin also can be used to make unique and creative sounds. Local residents can hear this firsthand when the Kaufman Lyceum Series welcomes internationally ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Change jars, heavy change purses and coins discarded around the house can be a source of easy and fun economics activities for young children. One resourceful grandson reported finding five dollars in change just laying around the house. Econ activities For this activity you’ll need a ...

Vaping, anxiety the focus of TCAPS group

By Brendan Quealy AP Member Exchange TRAVERSE CITY — Going beyond the academic needs of a student and addressing the child’s social and emotional well-being has become a priority to educators across the country. Traverse City Area Public Schools is prioritizing that as well after ...

Summer of study

MARQUETTE — Topics ranging from nanoparticles to public transportation in rural communities were just some of the summer research projects discussed during Friday’s annual McNair Fall Symposium at Northern Michigan University. McNair Scholars delivered 10-minute talks on their summer ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Fingers make the best painting tools. Bright colored commercial finger paint works just fine and washes out easily from clothes. It is even more fun to finger paint with products you have around the house. You will need vanilla pudding,shaving cream, food coloring, paper, gallon size plastic ...

Michigan school districts locking away digital distractions

By JENNIFER CHAMBERS The Detroit News AP Member Exchange BERKLEY, Mich— It was an unscientific experiment by administrators at Anderson Middle School: Take smartphones away from students at lunchtime on Fridays and watch what happens. “We found student interaction increased ...

Poetry Out Loud

MARQUETTE — Poetry doesn’t have to be a quiet, introspective activity. Michigan Humanities has opened registration for the 2019-20 Poetry Out Loud program, which allowed high schoolers to recite poetry competitively. The program helps students learn about poetry while mastering public ...