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Wednesday: Learning

Bay College ‘Futures for Frontliners’ applications on rise

ESCANABA — Inspired by the GI Bill which provided college education to those serving their country in World War II, “Futures for Frontliners” is a tuition-free pathway aimed at those essential workers who have not yet obtained an associate or bachelor’s degree and want to advance their ...

Michigan schools must write off student lunch debts to qualify for state grant

LANSING — Only 13 school districts have applied for help in paying off school lunch debts of Michigan public school students with just days left before a deadline. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed $1 million funding to pay off student lunch debts in February to end lunch shaming, which is ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: What Grandparents Teach, Too learned in 12 years

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final edition of the weekly Grandparents Teach, Too column. After publishing 624 columns, 280,800 words, two books in English and Spanish, and 312 podcasts, the teachers at Grandparents Teach, Too/Learning Through the Seasons are retiring. Iris Katers will ...

PHYSICS STANDOUTS: Northern Michigan University researchers’ work showcased

MARQUETTE — Mariah Goeks entered Northern Michigan University as a Freshman Fellow, immersing herself in research typically reserved for juniors and seniors at other colleges. Her research alongside physics faculty mentor Rick (P.W.) Mengyan has included several trips to Rutherford ...

All in the family

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University senior Emma Drever and her father Peter Drever (‘93 BS) have both served as presidents of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University, the student government organization on campus. Emma is president now and Peter was 29 years ago. The ...

Making math count for youngsters

Life is like a math equation. In order to gain the most, you have to know how to convert negatives into positives-unknown Families can use everyday activities to help children prepare for math in school and have a life- long awareness, understanding, skill and good attitude toward numbers and ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Making soup is fun with children

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup. — Beethoven” Children evidently can make great soup. They love to cut, chop, and learn to cook soup. When they are talking with adults in the kitchen, the soup is twice as good. Cooking soup is another way to blend children’s learning ...

WNMU-TV offering live streaming

MARQUETTE — WNMU-TV 13, the PBS station at Northern Michigan University, is now offering a live stream of its programming. Shows can be viewed as they air from any device at no additional cost. To access streaming content, visit wnmuvideo.nmu.edu and click the LIVE TV box at the top right ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“If my parents had done these things with me, I probably wouldn’t be in this place. This stuff is fun and easy. I’m going to read to my grandkids and show my daughter.” — Person at the Marquette County Detention Center GTT training sessions, 2014. Between ages 12-18 months your ...

Community colleges expect enrollment surge from COVID-19

LANSING — Thousands of coronavirus front-line workers are expected to enroll in Michigan community colleges under a new program that makes it free for them. “When you tell people the word free, it changes their behavior as the word free is very motivating,” said Michael Hansen, ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Zoom cooking with grandparents

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” — Rudolph Giuliani Zoom Cooking These times sometimes require an abundance of ...

When school is home and home is school, which rules prevail?

CHICAGO — Toys that look like weapons. Barefoot students. Disruptive imagery in the background. Pets roaming the room. All a clear violation of rules inside most American classrooms. But that was when most American students were actually inside schools. How do standards like these translate ...

Artistic flexibility filling a youthful need

MARQUETTE — Given the creative nature of art, educating youngsters in the field can take on a non-traditional bent as well. Two Marquette artists, Patrick Booth and Ben Pawlowski, have started the Shape and Sound Arts Academy, a visual and musical arts program designed for students ages ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Hike in leaves and breathe fresh air

Now is the time to get outside into the fresh air. Although leaves are falling rapidly as days shorten, families have just enough time to teach young children the science and art of leaves with simple activities, everyday materials, and conversation. You’ll need a bagful of leaves, a paint ...

Michigan Tech moves ‘Involvement Zone’ event to campus

HOUGHTON — With COVID-19, student organizations face obstacles both in getting the word out, and in conducting their usual activities. They got help with the first of those Sept. 11 with Michigan Technological University’s first K-Day event, branded “The Involvement Zone.” On the ...