2018-06-07 / Lifestyles

Lifestyles Briefs

Michigan Technological University releases dean’s list for spring 2018

HOUGHTON – Michigan Technological University has released the dean’s list for the 2018 spring semester. Nearly 1,600 students were named to the dean’s list this spring.

To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. A pound sign indicates a student who earned University Honors, finishing in the top 2 percent of their College or School. Asterisks indicate those earning straight-“A” averages of 4.0.

Among the honorees are the following from the local area: Gulliver: Abigail Schwartz, Manistique Middle/High School, chemistry; Manistique: Mason Matchinski, Manistique Middle/ High School, computer engineering and Caleb Swanson, Manistique Middle/High School, civil engineering.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, and more.

Welcome Center seeking volunteers, offers special volunteer training

MANISTIQUE – Looking for ways to get involved in the community? If so, the Welcome Center has a fun opportunity to share a little U.P. love and knowledge.

Volunteering at the Welcome Center is an opportunity to learn more about the area and share the information to travelers near and far. Volunteer tasks include answering visitor questions, giving directions, and distributing park maps and brochures.

Those able to commit at least two, four-hour shifts per month or smaller two-hour shifts, are asked to attend volunteer training. There, volunteers will learn everything they need to know to make visitors love the area – and get ice cream.

There are two training dates available: June 16 or June 23 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

To register, contact Alison Edwards at alison.edwards@discovermanistique.com or call the Welcome Center at 341-5010.

The Welcome Center is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Caregivers Support Group will meet at Schoolcraft Memorial June 13

MANISTIQUE – The Caregivers Support Group will meet in the conference room of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital June 13. The meeting begins at 2 p.m.

The group is open to anyone involved with the care giving of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia

For more information, call 341- 1863.

Army Corps of Engineers seeking photos of Great Lakes for contest

DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, is looking for pictures from visits to the Soo Locks, Duluth Ship Canal or from a Corps pier, breakwater or federal harbor on the Great Lakes.

The Corps invites residents to enter their best pictures in its photo contest. They will accept digital photo submissions by email through June 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Photos will be uploaded to an album on Facebook June 11 and open for public voting through “likes” until June 25.

The top 12 photographers will have their photos included in a 2019 downloadable calendar and first, second and third place photographers will receive a plaque with their winning photo, provided by the Soo Locks Visitors Center Association and Lake Superior Marine Museum Association.

Photographers need to be at least 18 years old to participate and photos should highlight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, including piers, break waters or facilities on the Great Lakes.

Photos containing nudity or unsafe or illegal acts will be disqualified.

Professional photographers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees and board members of the SLVCA and LSMMA are not eligible to participate.

The complete rules can be found at: hwww.lre.usace.army. mil/Missions/Recreation/Soo- Locks-Visitor-Center/.

For more details, contact Lynn Rose, Detroit District chief of public affairs at (313) 226-4680.

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