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Wednesday: Learning

Bay College offers CNA program at west campus

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West Campus will be offering a Certified Nursing Assistant training course starting on May 3 in Iron Mountain. This program consists of 120 hours including a mixture of classroom lecture, laboratory, and clinical training running on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays ...

NMU offers on-campus digital forensics class

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute and criminal justice department are partnering to offer an on-campus digital forensics class this semester. Students enrolled in the course are learning a detailed, methodological approach to forensics and ...

NMU, GVSU partner on graduate program

MARQUETTE — A new partnership agreement between Grand Valley State University and Northern Michigan University creates a pipeline for NMU undergraduates to GVSU’s public health graduate program. The articulation agreement, developed by GVSU’s Department of Public Health and NMU’s ...

Schools plan for potential of remote learning into the fall

Parents of schoolchildren learning from home shouldn’t necessarily count on reclaiming the dining room table any time soon. After seeing two academic years thrown off course by the pandemic, school leaders around the country are planning for the possibility of more distance learning next ...

‘The Gift of Life’: NMU student nurses taking part in challenge

MARQUETTE — Donating organs is a noble pursuit into itself, but a little competition can make this endeavor a little more interesting. The Northern Michigan University School of Nursing invites the community to participate in the Gift of Life Campus Challenge, which runs through Feb. ...

NMU Faculty Research Grants announced

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Office of Graduate Studies and Research has awarded nine NMU Faculty Research Grants worth $7,000 each. The purpose of the internal grant program is to assist faculty in seeking advancement in their respective fields through significant ...

Student’s medical challenges fuel passion for nursing education, career

SCRANTON, Pa. — Madison Jarocha knows her life would look much different if illness had not touched her. From an autoimmune disease that shook up her world as a teenager to broken bones to a cancer diagnosis in her final year of college, the 21-year-old has faced — and survived — more ...

Michigan asks for a waiver of standardized testing for 2021

LANSING — Michigan requested on Monday that standardized testing be waived for the 2020-2021 school year, after a school year marked with instruction inconsistency and difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Michigan Department of Education submitted the request to the U.S. ...

‘Artist naturalist’ featured in story

MARQUETTE — A car accident motivated Upper Peninsula native and Northern Michigan University alumnus Mike Sherman to refocus on his art, which he had honed as an illustration major at NMU. The self-described “artist naturalist” creates vibrant watercolors and detailed drawings that ...

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 ...