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Barnett named Dean of Students at Finlandia

Erin Barnett has been named Dean of Students at Finlandia University. Barnett has been with Finlandia since September 2013, advancing from Coordinator of Academic Support Services to Director of Academic Success and Student Life in May 2014, before accepting this position in July 2017. “Working with Erin over the past three …

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Jazz Central – A Summer Concert in a Ghost Town

The Keweenaw County Historical Society (KCHS) will be sponsoring Jazz Central, a live music concert, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 in the ghost town of Central Mine (located 18 mi. NE of Calumet off US-41, opposite the Gratiot Lake turnoff). Music starts at 6:00 pm.  The bands performing will be:  …

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Calumet Depot Restoration Continues

Efforts to restore the Calumet Depot to its original glory continue. Calumet Township has been attempting to raise funds since they purchased the building in January. In addition to applying for grants from the state, Calumet Township Supervisor Paul Lehto said the township has set up a crowd-funding site and …

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CEO Lang Leaving U.P. Health System–Portage

Chief Executive Officer of UPHS – Portage Jeff Lang will be leaving his position effective August 31st. Lang held the CEO position for two years and will be leaving to take on a new position with a different organization, according to a press release. UPHS – Portage has already named …

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Michigan Tech Alumni Honored at Awards Ceremony

Giving back. Serving others. Helping to create the future. Eight individuals were recognized by the Michigan Technological University Alumni Board of Directors at its annual Alumni Dinner and Awards Ceremony Friday evening. The event was the centerpiece of the Alumni Reunion, which took place August 3-5. President Glenn Mroz presented …

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Health Surveys Begin To Arrive In The Mail

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department sent out nearly 24,000 surveys to random households across the U.P. and they are expected to be delivered early this week. The department is seeking information about health-related topics including insurance coverage, access to care and eating and exercise habits. Director of Community Health …

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