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Wong will miss NMU, people, area

May 30, 2012 MARQUETTE — As former Northern Michigan University President Les Wong readies himself for a new job as president of San Francisco State University, there is one thing he’ll miss about Northern:... more »»

With summer camp, learning doesn’t stop just because school’s out

May 23, 2012 MARQUETTE — With June just around the corner, area youth are preparing to tuck their school supplies away for the year in favor of their much-heralded summer vacation. more »»

Putting their stamp on history

May 23, 2012 HANCOCK — Several Hancock and Chassell students won recognition at the state level during the recent National History Day competition. more »»

‘Walk Against Bullying’ event set for May 23

May 16, 2012 MARQUETTE — Bullying is a problem that’s as commonly attributed to the high school experience as sloppy joes and study hall, but the students at Marquette Alternative High School are trying to chang... more »»

College for Kids

May 9, 2012 MARQUETTE — Though the school year is coming to a close, parents can rest assured that learning opportunities will still exist all summer long as this year’s annual College For Kids event gears up... more »»

Robot wars

May 2, 2012 MARQUETTE — With only two years of experience under their belts, the members of Marquette Area Public Schools FIRST Robotics Team No. more »»

Retiring NMU prof drew on life experiences to assist classroom learning

April 25, 2012 MARQUETTE — To describe Northern Michigan University Professor Mohey Mowafy — a man perhaps best known on campus for his unique, allegorical teaching style — you really have to start with a story. more »»

Gwinn High School teachers visit concentration camp

April 18, 2012 MARQUETTE — Standing next to the gates of Auschwitz, Gwinn High School English teachers Heather Hollands and Amy Laitinen said the sheer weight of the atrocities perpetrated in the buildings behind... more »»

An anonymous act of kindness that has its own rewards

April 11, 2012 MARQUETTE — Students involved in Northern Michigan University’s Volunteer Center are hoping to step up the good will of everyone on campus this week by launching a “Pay it Forward” initiative. more »»

MTU Student Art and Design Show

April 11, 2012 The Student Art and Design Show is on display at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan Tech University. more »»

Leader dog in training

April 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Lions Club has been holding fundraisers for causes on every scale for decades. more »»

Kids learning business from the ground up

March 28, 2012 MARQUETTE — On display at Sprout, the store inside the U.P. Children’s Museum, are many different Kid Bizness products. more »»

‘Cinderella’ performed by Dollar Bay High School

March 28, 2012 DOLLAR BAY — Months of hard work all paid off recently for dozens of Dollar Bay students when they took to the stage their adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The Dollar Bay Jr./S. more »»

Ishpeming High School students get crash course in government in unusual classroom

March 21, 2012 MARQUETTE — While most of the students in Ishpeming High School last week were spending their school days studying algebra and Shakespeare, four of their fellow students were in Lansing, drafting an... more »»

Student teacher learning the ropes in Marquette-area classroom

March 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — Justin Alworden sits in front of his fourth-grade class, helping guide them as they think of ideas for their latest project, “Kids on the Air. more »»

Copper Country students capture VFW awards

March 14, 2012 SOUTH RANGE — Several Copper Country middle school and high school students were recognized for spoken and written essays on patriotism at a ceremony Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in... more »»

Kids find ways to combine fun and education at the museum

March 7, 2012 MARQUETTE — A group of kids from the Little Friends Daycare in Negaunee spent Monday morning inside the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, learning about their ancestry. more »»

Nonprofit group helping to restore Fort Wilkins

March 7, 2012 COPPER HARBOR — Fort Wilkins Historic State Park will get some sprucing up over the summer thanks to a Wisconsin nonprofit grou. more »»

Scholarship program challenges kids to do well while doing good

February 29, 2012 MARQUETTE — National retail chain Kohl’s Department Stores is once again offering its annual Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program to students across the country who make a positive impact on the... more »»

State education program takes aim at hunger

February 29, 2012 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education is looking for community sponsors to run summer food programs to prevent more than 552,000 children in Michigan from going hungry when school lunchroom... more »»

 
 

 

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