Northwestern Michigan College and its faculty members agreed on a contract that includes an enhanced formal evaluation process, adjustments to a 20 step salary plan and participation in campus decisions. Continue reading →
Dr David Pilgrim. Photo courtesy Ferris State University
Since the election of Donald Trump, advocacy groups say there has been an increase in intimidation and aggression against minorities and women.
Dr David Pilgrim is the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University. It’s a collection of five-thousand racist artifacts, Some from years ago. Some from yesterday. Dr Pilgrim says he’s processing Trump’s win.Continue reading →
Seven educators from around Michigan were honored.
Kevin Frailey is an Education Services Manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. He says Mark Copeland of Gaylord was awarded for his work in archery.
“Outdoor education at its heart is learning outdoor skills, and one of those outdoor skills is archery and Mark Copeland has been teaching archery for many many years, he’s a certified archery instructor and he’s very involved with programs and organizations. Mark’s been teaching archery to kids to seniors to disabled to just about every kind of demographic you can think of.”
Frailey says another award was given to educator Theresa Neal, who teaches visitors of Tahquamenon Falls about the local environment.
The Northwestern Michigan College Faculty Association has been negotiating with the college over faculty contracts since May, 2015. In the coming days the faculty association will petition for a fact finder to aid in negotiations and draw closer to a decision.
It’s called Issue Day, and it holds conversations about issues like Black Lives Matter, sex trafficking, and the environment.
This year’s event will bring in speakers and organizations to talk about things like safer sex, hunger, volunteering, and more.
Lauren Lynn is the events student coordinator at the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center at CMU.
“Someone was sitting here and was like how can we provide students with education that will preempt them to then do service and then allow to have that reflection. So someone came up with the idea, they had people come in and speak and for the last 16 years we’ve been doing it that same way.”
Lynn says the goal is to inspire students to become more active citizens and help within their community.
Issue Day is scheduled to run Saturday October 15th from 9am to 1pm in the UC rotunda at CMU.