Talk on the Economic Impact of Local Food Production

Local Food Systems Expert to Speak Thursday

Ken Meter, economist and nationally recognized expert on the economic impact of local food production, will speak at Michigan Tech Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., MEEM 112. The talk is free and open to the public.

Meter will discuss the many benefits of local food systems and take questions from the public. For more information, contact Susan Martin (SS) 7-2366 or Ray Sharp, Western UP Health Department, 482-7382.

From Tech Today.




Mine Safety Issues in the 1913 Strike Era

Mine SafetyDr. Larry Lankton, professor emeritus from Michigan Technological University, will discuss “Mine Safety Issues in the 1913 Strike Era” during a special open house at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, in conjunction with a special exhibit at Houghton’s Carnegie Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit, “Tumult and Tragedy: Michigan’s 1913-14 Copper Strike,” created by the Michigan Tech Archives, is currently on display through February 28 at the Carnegie Museum at the corner of Huron and Montezuma in downtown Houghton. The museum is open to the public Tuesday: 12 noon – 5:00 p.m., Thursday 12 noon – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Archives Blog, by Erik Nordberg.

Copper miners strike inspires more exhibits

Employees of the Keweenaw National Historical Park are preparing for the recognition of the 1913-14 copper miners’ strike in the Keweenaw, and some of the park’s Heritage Site partners, who are creating exhibits to be viewed at the same time, met Thursday at park headquarters to talk of their progress.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Kurt Hauglie.


Spoehr Nominated for the Truman Scholarship

Truman ScholarshipMaryBeth Spoehr, law and society major, has been nominated by the University for the Truman Scholarship. She is an ROTC cadet and on the women’s varsity soccer team.

The Truman Scholarship has two missions. First, to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and, second, to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

From Tech Today.