Items of potential interest to government documents librarians or government information managers in Michigan. For more information contact Jon Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) tells MIRS Monday he is writing in his own name for Congress this November despite losing in the primary. Listen to him explain why and if he will be filing as a write-in. Also, the one-term Congressman endorses Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate, but listen to what he says when asked if he will be voting for Gov. Rick Snyder.
Also, Rob Engstrom, vice president of political affairs with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce talks about the U.S. Senate.
Michigan State University and the state Department of Natural Resources have announced an online program to help conservation officers develop and sharpen their crime-fighting skills.
The state agency said Monday that its employees will take classes remotely from the university's School of Criminal Justice.
The agency says the online modules "will allow conservation officers across Michigan to access the training and complete it at a time that is convenient for them."
It says the modules are between 20 minutes and an hour long and include worksheets and quizzes.
The first module is called "Time of Death Estimation by Temperature Study of White-Tailed Deer." It's part of an effort to help conservation officers investigate poaching.
For the full article, see "DNR, MSU collaborate to hone conservation skills", Escanaba Daily Press, September 15, 2014.
The first classes at Michigan Mining School were held on Sept. 15, 1886, in the Houghton Fire Hall. Today, that school is the 7,000-student Michigan Technological University. Postscript: At one time Michigan Tech had a branch in Sault Ste. Marie, now called Lake Superior State University.
For the full article, see "Classes begin at forerunner of Michigan Tech", Detroit Free Press, September 11, 2011.
On Sept. 15, 1878, Michigan's first phone book was published.
It was titled "List of Subscribers," and listed 124 customers in Detroit.
The earliest phone book is actually dated to February 21, 1878, in New Haven, Connecticut, published on a single piece of cardboard. There were fifty listings, and it didn’t have any numbers. It listed the names of the businesses that had a telephone.
Michigan Every Day
For more information, see Jason Zasky, The Phone Book, Failure Magazine.
The phone book : the curious history of the book that everyone uses but no one reads / Ammon Shea. New York : Perigee Book, 2010. available through interlibrary loan.
Dear MSU Colleagues,
Many of us grumble at the lack of choices come election season. We long for some choices beyond the standard offers from Democrats and Republicans. We want to vote for people who have convictions for sure, and integrity, and are not beholden to special interests or wealthy donors. But the system is so entrenched, it seems like we’ll never break away from this straitjacket on our political system.
But wait, there are sometimes other candidates who fit this description. But since they aren’t wealthy or tied to wealthy parties, we’re lucky to even know about them. The press has consistently failed to acknowledge their existence. This time we really have a choice. We could throw the pundits and party bosses into upheaval and select a candidate who has experience, knowledge, commitment, and integrity for statewide office – Terry Link, candidate for MSU Trustee for the Green Party.
Link’s 30 years with MSU, his long involvement in community organizations, his commitment to inclusion and civility are urgently needed. On November 4 cast a vote for not only improving MSU, but our political system. We can be the change we want to see in the world.
Will you add your name to the growing list of endorsers. Will you visit our Facebook page, LIKE us and then SHARE our posts with your network of friends? Will you connect with us on Twitter and follow us @GoGreenGoTLink so that your Twitter friends get introduced to our campaign? Visit our web page to get more information on the campaign, my experience, and our policy stances
Thanks for helping us push this boulder up hill!!
All good things,
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