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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 92 items )  

2018 National Automatic Merchandising Association Scholars Announced
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association issued the following news release: The NAMA Foundation announced today the four 2018 NAMA Scholars. The NAMA Scholars program is designed exclusively for association members interested in broadening their career and leadership skills through NAMA's Executive Development Program (EDP). This year, the NAMA Foundation is awarding four scholarships to NAMA's EDP at Michigan State University, including one scholarship su  more

AHRC Deplores President Trump's Decision Terminating Aid to Palestinian Refugees
DEARBORN, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) condemns the Trump administration's decision to terminate American support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The decision comes amidst increased political pressure on Palestinians, the only occupied people in the world today, to submit to Israeli demands. This decision is unprecedented. Before the elimination of support, the US ha  more

AHRC Observes International Day Against Nuclear Tests, August 29
DEARBORN, Michigan, Aug. 29 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the global community in observing the International Day Against Nuclear Tests that falls on August 29 of every year. The International Day against Nuclear Tests was unanimously adopted as Resolution 64/3 on December 2, 2009 at the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The goal was to promote the goal of global nuclear disarmament.  more

Alma College: Constitutional Attorney Addresses Gerrymandering
ALMA, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Alma College issued the following news: Yurij Rudensky of the Brennan Center for Justice speaks at Alma College as part of Constitution Day. Constitutional attorney Yurij Rudensky, a national authority on voting rights and redistricting issues, will speak at Alma College as part of the annual Constitution Day observance. Rudensky, Counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City, will discuss "The Constitution and the Right to Re  more

Alumnus Makes Largest Single Gift in MSU History
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Michigan State University announced a historic $30 million gift from alumnus and real estate developer Edward J. Minskoff toward completion of the Business Pavilion at the Eli Broad College of Business. The gift, the largest single gift received from an individual in MSU's 163-year history, will create innovative learning and career development spaces for business students. In recognition of the gi  more

Alumnus Named Chief Financial Officer
MARQUETTE, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- Northern Michigan University issued the following news release: Adam Gingery ('04 BS) is the new chief financial officer at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, Wis. He has been working in the healthcare industry for more than a decade, previously serving as the CFO at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. Gingery received his bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration and computer information systems from NMU. He has served on numerous bo  more

Arts at Noon to Feature International Musicians, GVSU Faculty
ALLENDALE, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following news: The Arts at Noon concert series at Grand Valley will kick off a new season this fall featuring multiple free performances by renowned musicians from around the world. The series will feature seven concerts this fall, beginning September 12 with the Mirror Visions Ensemble, followed by seven winter performances beginning in January. All Arts at Noon concerts will take place on Wednesdays in the Cook-DeWitt  more

As Lawsuit to Gut Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions Starts, MDP & Dana Nessel Slam Schuette for Refusing to Defend Healthcare for Michigan Families
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: As oral arguments are starting today for a lawsuit to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, the Michigan Democratic Party and Democratic Candidate for Attorney General Dana Nessel held a press call to slam Bill Schuette for refusing to defend healthcare for Michigan families. In particular, the lawsuit at the center of today's arguments--Texas v. United States--is designed to  more

Black and Blue: Different Silicon Drops Cost of Solar
HOUGHTON, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Michigan Technological University issued the following news release: Engineers at Michigan Technological University and Aalto University find that switching silicon in solar cells drops production costs for this renewable energy source by more than 10 percent. At the end of one of the hottest summers on record, as fights rage on about how to power homes, renewable solar energy continues to present as an option that does not significantly add greenhouse gases to t  more

Blazing the Trail in Multimessenger Astrophysics
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Michigan State University is blazing the trail in multimessenger astrophysics--a new area of science that the National Science Foundation is calling one of its ten "big ideas" for future investments in science and engineering. "At MSU, we're succeeding in opening a new window on the universe," said Tyce DeYoung, associate professor of physics at MSU. "There have been tremendous discoveries in this   more

Breaking: Snyder Will Not Endorse Schuette
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: Late Wednesday night, WZZM-Grand Rapids reported that Republican Governor Rick Snyder will not endorse GOP nominee Bill Schuette this year. Schuette told WZZM that he is "staying out of politics." After a nasty primary that pitted Snyder's Lt. Gov. Brian Calley against Trump-endorsed Schuette, Snyder has repeatedly refused to back the Republican nominee Schuette and couldn't even bring himself to say whether  more

Bridge Magazine's 'Truth Squad' Confirms Accuracy of MDP Attacks on Schuette's Record on Pre-Existing Health Conditions
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: As Bill Schuette tries to hide from his disastrous record on healthcare, Bridge Magazine's "Truth Squad" is rating the Michigan Democratic Party's claims about Schuette's record of trying to rip healthcare away from people with pre-existing health conditions as "Fair." Bridge Magazine says a "Fair" rating means: "The ad or statement is generally accurate and fairly and credibly presents the speaker's  more

Central Michigan University: Alumni Awards Celebrate Leaders
MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Central Michigan University issued the following news: There's the mentor to first-generation college students, the couple who spread Central Michigan University culture into Chicago, the former CMU trustee, and the political mover and shaker in Lansing and D.C. And there's the Centralis Gold Award winner who's just beginning her own journey of leadership. They are the winners of CMU's five annual Alumni Awards, and the university Alumni Association will r  more

Central Michigan University: Montessori for Nursing Homes
MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- Central Michigan University issued the following news: After Delainey Smyth saw her beloved great-grandmother thrive in a nursing home, she decided she would do her best to ensure that all patients with dementia have a similar experience. Now, an education method many associate with early childhood learning is giving her that opportunity. The first year speech-language pathology master's degree student is expanding on collaborative research that included C  more

City of Grayling Receives Certification as Redevelopment Ready Community
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: For establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Grayling has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The MEDC will formally present the award at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at Commission Chambers at a special event to recog  more

Clean Water Action Endorses Alberta Griffin for Michigan's 61st State House District
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Alberta Griffin for the Michigan House of Representatives. "Alberta Griffin understands that our state is defined by the Great Lakes and we have a responsibility to protect the 20 percent of the world's fresh surface water contained in our lakes," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "Throughout her career, and as a community advoc  more

Clean Water Action Endorses Alex Garza for Michigan's 12th State House District
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Alex Garza for the Michigan House of Representatives. "Alex Garza understands the importance of environmental justice, and we are confident that he will be a fighter for stronger environmental and Great Lakes protections in the State House," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "When elected, Alex will be a strong advocate for rebu  more

Clean Water Action Endorses Haley Stevens for Michigan's 11th Congressional District
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Haley Stevens for Congress in Michigan's 11th District. "Here in Michigan, we need congressional representatives who are willing to stand up for Michigan residents and our Great Lakes in Washington," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "We are confident that in Congress, Haley Stevens will advocate on behalf of our public health a  more

Clean Water Action Endorses Kara Hope for Michigan's 67th State House District
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Kara Hope for the Michigan House of Representatives. "Through her experience as an activist and Ingham County Commissioner, Kara Hope has proved that she has what it takes to lead on environmental issues in Lansing," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "Kara values our Great Lakes, and has fought for better protections from leakin  more

Clean Water Action Endorses Mona Shand for Michigan's 42nd State House District
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Mona Shand for the Michigan House of Representatives. "As a journalist and community advocate, Mona Shand has demonstrated her willingness and ability to lead on critical Great Lakes issues," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "Mona Shand understands that we must act to protect our Great Lakes by rebuilding our water infrastructu  more

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Discusses Environmental Health on House Floor
DENVER, Colorado, Sept. 6 -- The National Environmental Health Association issued the following news release: Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-Michigan, 14th District) spoke today during a U.S. House of Representatives meeting to address envrionmental health. Lawrence discussed the serious issue of safe drinking water in public schools, noting that the Detroit Public Schools superindendent decided to shut off the water supply to the entire school district after the water tested positive for el  more

Cover the U.S. in 89 Percent Trees--Or Go Solar
HOUGHTON, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- Michigan Technological University issued the following news release: How many fields of switchgrass and forests of trees would be needed to offset the energy produced by burning coal? A lot, it turns out. While demand for energy isn't dropping, alarms raised by burning fossil fuels in order to get that energy are getting louder. Solutions to cancel the effects of carbon dumped into our atmosphere include carbon capture and storage or bio-sequestration. This zero-  more

Curbing an Epidemic: U-M Nursing Professor Trains an Army to Battle Opioid Overdoses
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: Staff at the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County began noticing an upswing in clients overdosing in the bathrooms in 2013. What, the staff wondered, could be done to curb this potentially deadly problem? With help from Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, the shelter association became the first homeless shelter in Michigan to comp  more

Daniel Settecerri Named MIAA Men's Golfer of the Week
HOLLAND, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Hope College issued the following news release: Hope College's Daniel Settecerri has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Golfer of the Week. The junior from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Bloomfield Hills HS) is receiving the honor after shooting 5-under-par at the 36-hole, Olivet College Lou Collins Memorial this past weekend and earning medalist honors. Settecerri helped the Flying Dutchmen win the season-opening, 14-team tourname  more

Donna Murray-Brown Elected Chair of National Council of Nonprofits Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The National Council of Nonprofits issued the following news release: The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) announced the election of Donna Murray-Brown, President and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), as the next Chair of its Board of Directors. "Donna took a powerhouse organization in MNA and has made it even stronger," said Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits. "Her leadership has placed Michigan at t  more

Eliza Beird, Audrey White Claim MIAA Women's Soccer Player of Week Honors
HOLLAND, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Hope College issued the following news release: The two teammates were honored after helping the Flying Dutch defeat two nationally ranked opponents at the season-opening Illinois Wesleyan University tournament last weekend in Bloomington, Illinois. Beird, a senior back from Holland, Michigan (Black River), is the MIAA Defensive Player of the Week. White, a sophomore midfielder from Hudsonville, Michigan (Hudsonville), is the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week. Be  more

Engler Selects New Chief of Staff
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Michigan State University Interim President John Engler has selected Michael Zeig, director of planning for MSU's Office of Planning and Budgets, to serve as his chief of staff in the president's office. Zeig replaces Jane Miller who accepted a new position in the university's athletic department. "Dr. Zeig is an expert in university management having studied it extensively including shadowing the p  more

Environment America Issues Statement on Hearings on Chemical Contaminants
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- Environment America issued the following statement by Clean Water Advocate Bart Johnsen-Harris as the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Environment holds the first congressional hearing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have been contaminating drinking water: "PFAS is contaminating drinking water from Michigan to North Carolina, affecting up to 110 million people across America. While today's hearing shines a welcome spotlight on this problem, Con  more

Fall Arts Celebration Art Exhibit Explores the Mysteries of Mars
ALLENDALE, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following news: Throughout the years, Mars has been depicted in multiple forms as societies around the world have gazed at the Red Planet. During this year's Fall Arts Celebration at Grand Valley, the "Mars: Astronomy and Culture" exhibit will bring together 140 photographs, drawings, movie posters, book covers and video projections spotlighting Mars. The exhibit will also include a showcase of Martian-themed toys and col  more

Foundation Reports Private Giving Increase
MARQUETTE, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Northern Michigan University issued the following news release: The NMU Foundation is pleased to report a 34 percent year-over-year increase in outright gifts, pledges and expectancies for fiscal year 2018 totaling more than $6.3 million. The amount includes funding for an endowed professorship established by Dr. Mark Lovell ('77 BS) and his wife, Eileen. Departments received direct funds totaling about $1.6 million. Combined with FY 2017 gains, private giving ha  more

Funds to Be Delivered on Monday in Downtown Ypsilanti
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: Ypsilanti is one of three communities in Michigan to be awarded a grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Facade Restoration Initiative pilot program. The $300,000 grant will be awarded on Monday to the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The $1.5 million Facade Restoration Initiative, or FRI, is intended to expand state support for facade improvement proje  more

GOP Strategist Says Schuette Is in 'Deep Trouble'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: In an interview today with WKAR's Off the Record, GOP strategist John Yob spelled out dire circumstances for Michigan GOP nominee Bill Schuette's chances. Watch what Yob had to say HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABsms8dVUAk&feature=youtu.be Tim Skubick, Host of "Off the Record": "Are you predicting Gretchen Whitmer will win this governor's race?" John Yob: "Yes. Yeah." Skubick: "You didn't even pa  more

Grand Valley Mourns Generous Supporter Rich DeVos
ALLENDALE, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following news: The Grand Valley State University community joins people around the world in mourning the death of Richard M. DeVos, one of the university's greatest leaders, who died September 6 at age 92. DeVos, along with his late wife, Helen, forever changed West Michigan and Grand Valley State University through their generous philanthropy and vision. DeVos' support for the university was unwavering from its founding  more

GRCC Expands Laptop Vending Machine Program, Giving Students Greater Access to Resources
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Grand Rapids Community College issued the following news release: Grand Rapids Community College is expanding the number of campus laptop vending machines, making the free technology resource available to more students. In a pilot program last year, GRCC installed a machine that dispenses laptops for up to four hours of use without charge in the Student Community Center's counseling area. More than 500 students checked out laptops, logging about 660 hours of  more

Gretchen Whitmer's Radical Campaign Accuses ICE of 'Threatening' Lives in Michigan
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: After coming out strongly in favor of the Abolish ICE movement, Michigan Democrat gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and her campaign are not backing down from their decision to put radical far-left politics ahead of protecting American families. At a campaign event last week, Whitmer's running mate Garlin Gilchrist was caught on video making several disparaging comments toward federal immigrat  more

GVSU Named a 'cool School' by Sierra Club
ALLENDALE, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following news: Grand Valley State University has again been named one of the country's greenest universities by the Sierra Club, the largest national grassroots environmental organization in the U.S. The university is the highest-ranking Michigan institution on the list. For the sixth time, Grand Valley is included in the Sierra's Club's annual list of Cool Schools. The list ranks schools that have a strong commitment to  more

Hanna-Attisha to Lead Public Book Discussion in East Lansing
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Michigan State University pediatrician and author Mona Hanna-Attisha will join U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow on Sept. 13 for an inspiring conversation about her book, What the Eyes Don't See, from 6-8 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Library. The book tells the inspiring story of how Hanna-Attisha--accompanied by a team of researchers, parents, friends and community leaders--proved that Flint's childr  more

Health Care Access Subject of Annual Medical Colloquy
ALLENDALE, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following news: The annual DeVos Medical Colloquy will focus on "The Ethics of Health Care Access" as presented by a respected philosopher and a well-known journalist-documentary filmmaker. Larry S. Temkin, distinguished professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, and Thomas R. (TR) Reid, author and filmmaker, will highlight the event set for September 17 from 6-8 p.m. in the Eberhard Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Cam  more

Heat Transfer Surprise Could Lead to Thermal Transistors
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances, researchers at the University of Michigan and the College of William and Mary have reported in the journal Nature. The new results could have implications for better solar cells, materials that behave like one-way valves for heat flow and perha  more

Honorary Doctorate Recipient, Longtime Benefactor Robert Failing Dies at Age 89
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Dr. Robert M. "Bob" Failing, an alumnus and longtime benefactor of Western Carolina University who received an honorary doctorate from the institution in 2007, died Saturday, Sept. 1, at the age of 89. A native of Michigan, Failing enrolled at Western Carolina Teachers College (now WCU) in 1948 after an unsuccessful college experience in California, and in later years he was quick to credit the  more

Hope College Great Performance Series to Feature Bryn Cohn + Artists on Sept. 21
HOLLAND, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Hope College issued the following news release: The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature the contemporary dance company Bryn Cohn + Artists on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre. Founded in 2011, Bryn Cohn + Artists is a New York-based contemporary dance company consisting of unique, collaborative artists from diverse backgrounds. The company has found critical acclaim amongst artists, press and audiences throughout New York,  more

Hope to Present the Documentary Film 'What Happens to a Dream Deferred' on Sept. 19 During National Hispanic Heritage Month
HOLLAND, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Hope College issued the following news release: Hope College will present the documentary film "What Happens to a Dream Deferred" on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in the Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in conjunction with national Hispanic Heritage Month. The film's director, writer and producer, Scott Boehm, and cast will be present for a question-and-answer session with the audience after the screening. The public is invited. Adm  more

In 'Nature': A Nanoscale Discovery With Big Implications
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia, Sept. 3 -- The College of William and Mary issued the following news story: A recent discovery by William & Mary and University of Michigan researchers transforms our understanding of one of the most important laws of modern physics. The discovery, published in the journal Nature, has broad implications for science, impacting everything from nanotechnology to our understanding of the solar system. "This changes everything, even our ideas about planetary formation," said  more

Inaugural Hands-Only CPR Challenge Aims to Increase Bystander CPR
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Wayne State University issued the following news: Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death, and CPR -- if performed immediately and properly -- can drastically increase survival rates. In Detroit, however, only three out of 10 people have this lifesaving measure performed on them before EMS arrives. To help improve outcomes, Wayne State students have partnered with the American Heart Association to host the inaugural University Hands-Only CPR Challenge from Sep  more

India's Supreme Court Recognizes Sexual Orientation as Fundamental Right: U-M Experts Can Comment
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: In a historic ruling, the Indian Supreme Court struck down Section 377, decriminalizing gay sex. University of Michigan experts can comment on its impact on Indian society, businesses and culture. Vikramaditya Khanna, the William W. Cook Professor of Law, is an expert on Indian law and on global corporate law and policy. "In landmark decision, the Supreme Court of India has ruled that a person's sexu  more

IPF Names New Director of Utilities
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Sherri Jett will be the new director of facilities for Michigan State University's Power and Water Department in Infrastructure Planning and Facilities. In her role, she will oversee the utility's entire infrastructure, steer efforts in developing capital and operating expense budgets for the fiscal year and will work to keep power, steam and water supplied across campus. "We've got a great team h  more

ISTE and CSforALL Partner to Bring Computer Science to All Educators
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The International Society for Technology in Education issued the following news release: The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Computer Science for ALL (CSforALL) are coming together in support of K-12 computer science education with ISTE's first-ever No Fear Coding Lab (Oct. 6-8, 2018) and the annual CSforALL Summit (Oct. 8-11, 2018). The events will take place in Detroit, Michigan, at Wayne State University. Computer science (CS) education is  more

Judge Kavanaugh Refuses to Condemn Discrimination in Hearing
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The National Center for Transgender Equality issued the following news release: In heated exchanges with several Senators, Trump's nominee to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court would not stand up for the rights of LGBTQ Americans. In an exchange with Sen. Cory Booker, Kavanaugh refused to say whether it is illegal-- or even immoral--to fire someone simply for being LGBTQ. Citing ongoing litigation, Kavanaugh flatly refused to reveal his views on the employment r  more

Kelsey Museum Exhibition Compares Ancient Cities With Urban Rebuilding in Contemporary Detroit
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: "Urban Biographies, Ancient and Modern," now open at the University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, showcases three classical cities where U-M sponsors field projects: Gabii in Italy, Olynthos in Greece and Notion in Turkey. The archaeologists excavating these cities, in collaboration with students and faculty from the U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, are comparing the  more

Laker Marching Band Finds New 'Voice' in GVSU Alumnus
ALLENDALE, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following news: "We open by performing to the greatest student section in the country!" proclaimed Joel Paauwe over the speaker system in Lubbers Stadium during Grand Valley's home opener football game on August 30. That game was Paauwe's first official night as the new "Voice of the Laker Marching Band," a volunteer position who announces for the marching band during pregame and halftime shows at all home football games,  more

Leadership Event Focused on Women
HARRISON, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Mid Michigan Community College issued the following news release: Leadercast Women is an event that changes you, not simply with "how to" advice that makes you a better leader, but also with long-term lessons in life and leadership that help you grow into the person you've always aspired to be. Leadercast Women 2018 is the annual, one-day conference where you are inspired and guided by women leaders who wish to share their insights, experiences, and revelations on  more

Lecture to Consider 'Why Do We Remember the Gettysburg Address?'
HOLLAND, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- Hope College issued the following news release: Historian Dr. Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College will present "Little Note nor Long Remember: Why Do We Remember the Gettysburg Address?" on Friday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at Hope College in the Maas Center auditorium. The public is invited. Admission is free. "Dr. Guelzo will highlight the enduring significance of the iconic Gettysburg Address," said the event's organizer, Dr. Fred L. Johnson III, associate profess  more

Mackinac Center Applauds Gov. Snyder's 'Outside the Box' Reforms
MIDLAND, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- The Mackinac Center for Public Policy issued the following news release: Gov. Rick Snyder issued an executive order today making it easier for people with criminal backgrounds to earn a second chance at gainful employment. Applicants for state employment and people seeking an occupational license will no longer be disqualified just because they have a criminal record. Also, people enrolled in job training programs while incarcerated will know upfront if their backg  more

Marijuana Use Among US College Students Remains at Highest Level in Three Decades
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: College students' use of marijuana was at the highest levels seen in the past three decades in 2016, and that trend remained true in 2017, according to the annual national Monitoring the Future Panel study. Heavy marijuana use among youth not in college is also on the rise, according to the most recent findings from the University of Michigan study. Today's high levels of marijuana use among the natio  more

Michaela TerAvest Wins Prestigious Beckman Young Investigator Award
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Michaela TerAvest, Michigan State University assistant professor of biochemistry, was recently awarded the Beckman Young Investigator Award by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods,   more

Michigan EMTs File Class Action Lawsuit Against UAW to Enforce State Right to Work Protections Against Forced Union Payments
FLINT, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release: A group of workers filed a class-action lawsuit in Michigan state court against United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 708 and STAT Emergency Medical Services to indicate their rights under the state Right to Work law that makes union membership and dues payments strictly voluntary. The workers filed the lawsuit, which seeks refunds of over $25,000 in illegally seized union dues and fees,  more

Michigan Judge Recipient of William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia, Sept. 4 -- The National Center for State Courts issued the following news release: District Court Judge Elizabeth "Libby" Hines from Ann Arbor, Michigan has been named recipient of the National Center for State Courts' (NCSC) 2018 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, one of the highest judicial honors in the country. While Judge Hines' work is far-ranging, she is most recognized for her groundbreaking work in domestic violence. Presented annually by the N  more

Michigan Online Encourages Learning Lifestyle for U-M Community Through #HereToLearn
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: Why are you "here to learn?" This question posed to alumni and other University of Michigan learners by the Office of Academic Innovation is followed with a commitment: We'll help you get there. U-M's 583,000 alumni worldwide now enjoy the lifetime benefit of Michigan Online learning opportunities at no cost. They will receive free certification to a growing list of more than 90 faculty-led online lea  more

Michigan Parents and Voters Strongly Support School Choice
MIDLAND, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- The Mackinac Center for Public Policy issued the following news release: Michigan charter school parents are satisfied with their child's education and are very likely to recommend charter schools to other parents, according to a new survey released today by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Earlier this year, the Mackinac Center partnered with Marketing Resource Group to conduct an online survey of more than 1,400 charter school parents across the state. The  more

Michigan Republican Party Issue Statement on Palestinian Terrorist Group Hamas
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The Michigan Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Ron Weiser regarding the tweets made by Democrat lieutenant governor candidate Garlin Gilchrist II in which Gilchrist legitimized the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas: Hamas has been designated as terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department since 1997. Hamas is an anti-Semitic Iranian-backed terrorist group responsible for the death of more than two dozen Americans whose stated purpos  more

Michigan State University: New Blood Pressure App
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Michigan State University has invented a proof-of-concept blood pressure app that can give accurate readings using an iPhone - with no special equipment. The discovery, featured in the current issue of Scientific Reports, was made by a team of scientists led by Ramakrishna Mukkamala, MSU electrical and computer engineering professor. "By leveraging optical and force sensors already in smartphones   more

Mid Hosts Community Job Fair
HARRISON, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Mid Michigan Community College issued the following news release: Mid Michigan College and MiWorks are excited to host a community-focused Job Fair 12:30pm - 3:30pm Friday, September 21 on Mid's Mt. Pleasant Campus. This event is free, open to the public, and features many local employers who are interested in hiring local residents. J. Ranck Electric, J.E. Johnson, MidMichigan Health, Saint Gobain, Whelan Security, Alro Steel, and many more local employers are pl  more

MSU Community Music School Hosts Open House
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Learning to sing or play an instrument is not just for kids. People of all ages and abilities are invited to the MSU Community Music School open house Sunday, September 9, 2018, from 3-5 p.m. Take this chance to learn more about the wide array of music programs offered at CMS, including music therapy clinical services for individuals with special needs. There will be plenty of engaging activities f  more

MSU Nets $3M NSF Grant for STEM Graduate Education
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: The National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program recently awarded Michigan State University $3 million to develop and implement graduate education traineeship models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. "Innovative approaches are vital to transforming STEM graduate education," said Jim Lewis, acting assistant director for NSF's Education and Human Resources Direct  more

MSU Trustee Candidates Kelly Tebay and Brianna Scott Call on Bill Schuette to Oppose New DeVos Proposal That Undermines On-Campus Sexual Assault Investigations
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, Democratic Nominees for Michigan State University Trustee Kelly Tebay and Brianna Scott are calling on Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to publicly oppose the new proposals from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that would drastically undermine how universities handle sexual assault investigations. As reported by the New York Times, "Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing ne  more

MSU's First-Year Outdoor Orientation Program Blends Backcountry With New Beginnings
BOZEMAN, Montana, Sept. 6 -- Montana State University issued the following news: Nick VanDinther, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, who plans to major in accounting and fly fish "as much as possible," said his time backcountry camping in the Spanish Peaks mountain range in a new Montana State University outdoor orientation program created unexpected, deep friendships - especially during a particularly loud thunder and lightning storm "right on top of the group one night." "We played a lot of icebre  more

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Haley Stevens for Congress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release: NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Haley Stevens in Michigan's 11th Congressional District. "Haley Stevens will be a pro-choice champion for Michigan women and families and we are proud to endorse her," said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "She has made health care a priority in her campaign and will do the same in Congress. We will do everything we can to support her  more

National Assessment Expert Visits Campus for Ongoing Discussion About General Education
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Wayne State University issued the following news: Following a competitive application process, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) awarded Wayne State a day-long visit from national assessment expert Errin Heyman. The university's General Education Oversight Committee (GEOC) is leading the development of an assessment plan for the recently approved revised General Education program, and Heyman brought specialized expertise and experienc  more

National Council of Nonprofits Elects New Directors and Officers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The National Council of Nonprofits issued the following news release: The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) announces the election of respected nonprofit leaders from across the country to its Board of Directors. At the Council of Nonprofits' annual meeting, the following board members were re-elected: * Doug Bauer, Executive Director, The Clark Foundation * Liz Moore, Executive Director, Montana Nonprofit Association * Donna Murray-Brown, Preside  more

New Chef in Kitchen at Dream Dance Steak
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, owned by the Forest County Potawatomi, issued the following news release: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, is excited to announce Mark Shoup as the new Chef at Dream Dance Steak. Shoup, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has more than 30 years of experience as a chef, with a cooking career that includes stops across the country and around the world. Now the Michigan native is back in the Great Lakes and ready to showcase  more

New Weiser Diplomacy Center Brings Foreign Policy Experts to U-M
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: With a $10 million gift from University of Michigan alumni Ron and Eileen Weiser, U-M will establish a new diplomacy center to serve as a hub for engagement with the foreign policy community. The Weiser Diplomacy Center, housed at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, will bring a diverse cadre of seasoned diplomats and foreign policy experts to campus. The gift will support professors of pract  more

NMU Hosts Run for Special Olympics
MARQUETTE, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Northern Michigan University issued the following news release: Northern Michigan University will host a community Law Enforcement Torch Run/Walk for Special Olympics on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan's program generates financial support for more than 23,000 athletes who compete in Special Olympics in the state. The walk and run start at 5:30 p.m.   more

Northern Michigan University's UNITED Conference Sept. 24-25
MARQUETTE, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- Northern Michigan University issued the following news release: The 13th annual UNITED Conference will be held Sept. 24-25 at Northern Michigan University. UNITED is a yearly conference composed of a broad range of presentations and films focusing on diversity and inclusion. This year's speakers and events will address such topics as social justice, human rights and gender studies. A complete schedule and more information is available at www.nmu.edu/united. All   more

NSF Grant Supports Research on Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain
HOLLAND, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Hope College issued the following news release: Dr. Katharine Polasek of the Hope College engineering faculty has received a major grant from the National Science Foundation for her continuing research into developing a non-invasive way to help amputees who are experiencing pain in limbs they no longer have. The three-year, $282,446 award is funding her project "Treating Phantom Limb Pain with Electrically Induced Somatosensation." It is providing support through  more

NSF Grant to Fund US-China Collaboration on Algorithms and Software
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: MSU's Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research, in collaboration with MSU's College of Engineering, has been awarded a three-year $269,547 National Science Foundation International Research Experience for Students grant to support U.S.-China collaboration on the development and enhancement of software and algorithms for supercomputers with emerging architectures. The grant will fully fund summer researc  more

On Michigan Legislature's Passage of $12 Minimum Wage for All Workers, Paid Sick Leave
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The National Employment Law Project issued the following news release: On Wednesday, the Michigan Legislature approved raising the state's minimum wage to $12 by 2022 and eliminating the tipped minimum wage by 2024. Lawmakers also passed important paid sick leave legislation allowing workers to take up to nine days of sick time without risk of losing their jobs. The law fully adopts two ballot initiatives that 400,000 Michiganders supported with their signatures. The initi  more

One-Two Punch: Politico & NBC Say MI Governor's Race Shifting Toward Democrats, RGA Gets Shaky on Schuette
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: In a one-two punch of bad news for Bill Schuette, Politico and NBC are forecasting that Michigan's race for governor is shifting in favor of Democrats, while the Detroit Free Press is reporting that the "Republican Governor's Association is shifting $1.5 million in advertising money away from key voting markets." In particular, Politico now rates Michigan's race for governor as "Lean Democratic," and  more

Partnership for Women & Families Issues Statement on Paid Sick Days Law
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The National Partnership for Women and Families issued the following statement by President Debra L. Ness: "Today, thanks to the hard work and skillful advocacy of the MI Time to Care coalition and hundreds of thousands of Michiganders who stood up and demanded action, the state legislature passed a paid sick days bill, taking an important step to strengthen Michigan's families and communities. The legislation will expand access to this vital protection for nearly two mil  more

PR Grads, Professor Present in England
MARQUETTE, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Northern Michigan University issued the following news release: May NMU graduates Abby Cook and Jami Hogeboom, along with Professor Tom Isaacson, recently presented a case study on the evolution of public relations at the International History of Public Relations Conference in Bournemouth, England. The case study is titled "Evolving Public Relations: The Role of Social Good and Tactical Changes in Historic and Modern U.S. Campaigns." It started as a PR Case Stud  more

Reformed Mission Services Becomes ECFA Accredited Organization
HUDSONVILLE, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Reformed Mission Services of Hudsonville, MI. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. Reformed Mission Services joins a growing numb  more

Schuette 'Goes to Bat for ExxonMobil' But Refuses to Protect People With Pre-Existing Health Conditions
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: A new report from Bridge Magazine today is detailing how Attorney General Bill Schuette "goes to bat for ExxonMobil," and "recently signed onto a court filing that questions the scientific consensus about the causes of climate change." In contrast, Schuette has refused to join seventeen other state AG's who are standing up to the Trump Administration's ongoing attempt to rip healthcare away from peop  more

SRU's New Associate Provost Emphasizes 'All-Global' Mindset
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news: As an American traveling to China to teach English in 2000, Sam Heikinen figured he'd be there for 10 months and then return home to Michigan where he had just graduated from college. He stayed for five years. He met his wife there. He also developed a career passion that led to his recent appointment as associate provost for global engagement at Slippery Rock University. "I don't think I knew the term   more

Start of 'Rise' - Detroit Public Schools Community District Students Start New Year With New Programs in Place
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Detroit Public Schools issued the following news release: Tuesday marked the return of students heading back to DPSCD's 106 schools. This year had a unique feeling running through the spirits of our students and staff, with a new tagline, "Students rise. We all rise." DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and Board Members began the first day of school by visiting teachers and students, reinforcing that when students rise, we all rise. Dr. Vitti and Board Members gre  more

The Changing Face of the Great Lakes Fishing Community
HOUGHTON, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- Michigan Technological University issued the following news release: Fishing isn't just for dads. Report finds young female anglers on the rise. Recent research proves the stereotype that fishing is a "dad sport" is no longer accurate. Building on earlier research that found the number of people who fish has been steadily declining, a new study conducted by researchers at Michigan Technological University and funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, evaluate  more

Time to Leave Leftovers at the Table
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: If you're hoping to lose weight by just eating half of what's on your plate and saving the rest for later, you could be waiting a while. The reason: as portions have grown, so, too, have leftovers. "We know that growing portion sizes increase consumption, but grossly enlarged portions also cause consumers to face more and more food leftovers," said Aradhna Krishna of the University of Michigan Ross S  more

University Research Corridor Adds $18.7 Billion to State Economy
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Michigan's University Research Corridor contributed $18.7 billion to the state economy in 2017, according to the group's latest economic impact report. Up from $16.5 billion in 2015, the impact marks an increase of 46 percent since 2007, the year the URC was formed and began benchmarking its impact on the state. Michigan State's individual impact on the state's economy totaled $5.8 billion. The URC  more

Volleyball Repeats As AVCA Team Academic Award Winner
HOLLAND, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Hope College issued the following news release: The Hope College volleyball team has claimed the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the ninth consecutive season. The award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale. Hope was among a rec  more

Waubonsee Welcomes New Director of Employee Development
SUGAR GROVE, Illinois, Sept. 7 -- Waubonsee Community College issued the following news: Waubonsee Community College welcomes Mr. Timothy Bizoukas to the position of Director of Employee Development. Bizoukas has served as a Learning System Instructional Designer for Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. for the past four years. Before that, he served in the U.S. Army for nearly 30 years and retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel. Bizoukas holds a Master of Science in Adult and Continuing Education fr  more

Wayland Receives Facade Restoration Grant
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: Wayland is one of three communities in Michigan to be awarded a grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Facade Restoration Initiative pilot program. The $200,000 grant to the Wayland Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will be announced on Monday. The $1.5 million Facade Restoration Initiative, or FRI, is intended to expand state support for facade improvement project  more

Wayne State to Host Opioid Awareness Day Sept. 18
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- Wayne State University issued the following news: What: The opioid epidemic has devastated families across the nation, prompting Wayne State University to host an informative day to educate others about the misuse, abuse and consequences of opioids. Through this day-long event, Wayne State University aims to better understand the scope of this crisis and how it impacts our community. The opioid awareness day event will be hosted in two segments: informative tables  more

What are the Lawsuits Schuette Signed Onto Instead of Protecting Healthcare for Michiganders?
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 7 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: The Schuette campaign's latest bad excuse for the Attorney General's refusal to join a major lawsuit trying to protect healthcare for people with pre-existing health conditions is "no AG signs on to everyone," according to MIRS News. So what are some of the lawsuits that Bill Schuette signed onto instead of protecting healthcare for Michiganders? * In September, Bridge Magazine reported that Schuett  more

WZZM: 'Snyder Not Endorsing Schuette for Governor'
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: The GOP civil war is delivering another blow to Bill Schuette's struggling campaign, as WZZM is reporting that he can't even secure an endorsement from Michigan's sitting Republican governor: "Two months before the November election, and Governor Rick Snyder says he is not endorsing any of the candidates to replace him. Not even fellow republican Bill Schuette." The WZZM report adds that "In recent   more