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SPECIAL MAY OFFERS!
The NCLL Store with Yooper Shirts is once again online!

The Store will be open through the month of May for your shopping pleasure.
Once we have 8 orders they will print shirts, bags, or hats.

Show your NCLL spirit and wear your items with pride

  
 

 

Notice: Starting with Spring 2019 term, NCLL has a new credit procedure

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NCLL Testimonial ...
"They [NCLL] offer such a wonderful variety of events, & at such a great variety of times, I can usually pick many events that I can attend out of every offering. I have never been disappointed, & the people are very welcoming."

Bruce Greenwood, NCLL member

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What is the NCLL?

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The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning (NCLL) is an organization that plans and offers informal educational programs and activities to enrich the daily lives of its members and others through mini-courses, regular programs, outdoor activities and social events.  More in About Us
 

When and how often are programs offered?

NCLL offers programs suggested by NCLL participants and community members who share their interest and desire to learn and stay active with others. More than twenty classes or events are offered each term in the day or evening - summer/fall, winter, and spring. If you have an interest, hobby, activity or experience you would like to share please contact the NCLL office, director or attend an NCLL Curriculum Committee Meeting! For more information on booklets and registration, see the Programs/Events page.

 

Who is eligible to join or attend programs?

Membership and programs are open to any adult interested in pursuing intellectual, recreational, and/or social activities. NCLL membership dues for the 2016-2017 year are $30 with a charge for most classes; $3 for members and $6 for non-members.   More information

 

What are NCLL interest groups?

Initiated and managed by NCLL members, interest groups function independently of NCLL. We encourage folks to get together around particular activities they enjoy.  Current on-going interest groups include Relaxed Bridge and Lunch Out Together. Learn more

 

NCLL Memberships Makes Great Gifts!

Are looking for a unique, and useful gift, yet one that is personal and will be enjoyed again and again?

For just $30 you can purchase a gift membership for friends and loved ones. NCLL offers 80-90 programs each year that cover the arts, history, culture, tours, field trips, science, nature, hiking, snowshoeing, potlucks, health issues and MORE. Send check and recipient name and contact information to the NCLL Office and an email greeting and registration information will be forwarded to the recipient. Hard copies of the Program Booklet with the registration form and calendar are also available upon request.

Give the gift of learning!

 

 

A Sampling of NCLL Programming

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February 2019

Did you miss Sonny Longtine's NCLL presentation, "U.P. People: Incredible Stories about Incredible People"? It was reported in a Mining Journal article "Local author shares tales of U.P. people who made their mark".  Sonny’s latest book covers 42 people from across the UP from the 1850’s to present time. Sonny said, “They are entrepreneurs and inventors, and have made a significant impact on the UP.” He also included some people who were just too interesting to ignore. 

 

December - NMU Medicinal Plant Chemistry Program

On December 13th, Dr. Mark Paulsen, Department Head of NMU Chemistry described the new chemistry program dedicated to entrepreneurial and research-based careers in medicinal plants. A tour of the labs was also conducted by Dr. Paulsen and Dr. Lee Roecker.  The Mining Journal article, "Chemistry Meets Biology" provides an excellent summary. 

October - Green Burial

The October 19th Mining Journal has a very good summary of NCLL's program "Green Burial: What is it and why should I be interested?".  'Green' burial - Eco-friendly option explored. 

August - Lessons on Immigration Prejudice

On August 17, 2018, Dr. Gabe Logan, the director of the Center for U.P. Studies and professor of History at NMU taught NCLL participants a few lessons on immigration prejudice. Through a presentation and examination of historical immigration cartoons, legal reviews questioning whether Finns were subject to the Anti-Chinese Immigration Act and articles written by Ben Franklin railing against Germans in Pennsylvania, Dr. Logan gave a perspective from the past.  Small groups of participants identified current anti-immigration rhetoric and made comparisons to history.  The Mining Journal wrote an extensive review of the class, "Immigration prejudice: Program focuses on issue, past and current" and is worth the read to see how prejudice is mostly recycled .... we just change the ethnic groups.  Have we made progress? 

 

 

 

 

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS/EVENTS
 

See Closed Programs

How to register for an event

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On going through the term

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More than Beginning Photography
Wednesdays,    May 22; June 26  
11am-1pm
Cohodas Hall, Room 404A

 

Woodworker Rally
Mondays during most of NMU academic semesters
8am-noon
NMU Jacobetti Center, Room 137

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May
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#319: Beginning Knitting 101
Thursdays, May 23 &30  6:30-8:30pm
Marquette Arts and Culture Center (Downstairs at PWPL)

#325: Cannabinoids and Their Role in Palliative Care
Wednesday, May 22   noon-1pm
PWPL Heritage Room

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June
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#328: Living Nearly Net Zero
Wednesday, June 5   10am-noon
505 Albert St., MQT

#330: The New Science of Chronic Pain
Thursday, June 13   6-7:30pm
PWPL Heritage Room

#331: What is Interfaith Dialogue… Why Might I Want to Participate?
Tuesday, June 18   1-3pm
PWPL Heritage Room

#332: Exploring the Vacation Rental Business
Tuesday, June 25   1-2:30pm
PWPL Shiras Room

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CLOSED PROGRAMS

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#326: Figured & Exotic Wood Tour
#327: Medicinal Plants: Herb and Root Extraction and Uses
  
#329: Walking through the Past: 70 Years of Architecture at NMU