Join 40 Below at Congress Pizza in Ishpeming for drinks and networking at our September social on Tuesday, September 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
A drink ticket will be provided for 40 Below members in attendance; this event is $5 for guests.
Created in 1990 by USAWeekend, Make a Difference Day is a national event celebrating neighbors helping neighbors. This year, 40 Below has been matched with a member of the community who is not able to care for their yard and charged with raking and bagging leaves on the morning of Saturday, October 28. Prior to the activity, 40 Below volunteers are welcome to attend the Make a Difference Day Volunteer Breakfast at Northern Michigan University's University Center at 8 a.m. before meeting at the assigned location at 9:30 a.m. Rakes and scoops will be provided by NMU, but members are encouraged to bring their own rake, tarp, work gloves, etc. The NMU Volunteer Center estimates the yards will take 1.5 - 2 hours to rake. In the event of rain, 40 Below will reschedule with our yard owner for Sunday, October 29.
40 Below members and friends interested in volunteering can sign up below.
The sixth annual U.P. Young Professionals Conference is coming up on Friday, September 15, at Northern Michigan University!
Check out the full schedule of events below, then click the button below to register!Register
Interested in presenting, sponsoring or helping coordinate this year's conference? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casually meet-up with other YPs to start the weekend the first Friday of every month at rotating locations around the county. September's First Friday will be at the new Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery in downtown Marquette from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drink specials will be provided. No name tags, no pretense, just a whole 'lotta TGIF attitude.
The 40 Below Board of Directors is currently seeking applications for upcoming open board seats. The deadline to apply is October 31. Interested members should complete the form below detailing their experiences with 40 Below, interest in applying and educational/professional assets. For more information on board member responsibilities and requirements, visit https://40belowmqt.org/board-member-application/.
The Marquette Breakfast Rotary Club has started a new grant funding program designed to partner with local organizations that may have an interest in international projects. They plan to issue a request for proposals (RFP) in August with a due date October 1, 2017. The intent is to pool together small funding "chunks" to support specific international initiatives that are likely to empower at-risk communities in the developing world. That RFP will ask applicants to describe their proposed project and address 7 screening criteria we will use to identify the best projects for further consideration. Those criteria will be:
40 Below members are encouraged to submit a proposal when the RFP is sent next month. As there are already a couple of inquiries received from overseas, Marquette Breakfast Rotary representatives would be glad to provide more information or review project ideas in advance of our issuing the formal RFP in August. Members can contact Jim Cantrill, Co-Chair of the Breakfast Rotary International Committee, directly at (906) 869-1257 (cell) or email@example.com directly with any questions or ideas.
Casually meet-up with other YPs to start the weekend the first Friday of every month at rotating locations around the county. August's First Friday will be at Ore Dock Brewing Co. in downtown Marquette. Drink specials will be provided. No name tags, no pretense, just a whole 'lotta TGIF attitude.
Shannon Whitehouse considers herself a Yooper although many fight her on this point. She comes from a long-line of Yoopers, but had the misfortune of being born in Springfield, MA. However, Shannon is happy to share her birthplace with Theodor Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss. Her parents moved her and her older brother back to their home town of Marquette, specifically to South Marquette, when she was five years old and she has not moved since.
Shannon graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 2012 and entered college with full intentions of being a music and movement therapist. While she did graduate from Northern Michigan University (NMU) in 2016 with her B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Music, she discovered that she enjoyed the research end of psychology more than the therapy side. What led her to this discovery was her time as a lab assistant and colony worker for the Neuropsychopharmocology Lab. During this stint, Shannon conducted and analyzed the data for many experiments and helped produce the article, "Neurotensin NTS1 and NTS2 receptor agonists produce anxiolytic-like effects in the 22-kHz ultrasonic vocalization model in rats", in the magazine, Brain Research. She also presented multiple posters at the Celebration of Students Works and the Society for Neuroscience conferences.
Although she decided on a different career path, the love of music and movement never left her. During her first two years of college, Shannon participated in the NMU Percussion Ensemble and Marching Band, the Pride of the North, and then continued to play with the Percussion Ensemble and various other groups including OM and the orchestra throughout the rest of her years at Northern. She was a Lyrical and Modern dance instructor at New Attitudes Dance Studio for 5 years. She also enjoyed participating in the NMU Dance Recital and performing in a local modern dance group under the direction of the incomparable Maria Formolo.
Shannon is active in the Marquette arts community. She has been a counselor and assistant director for the Percussive Attack Camp as well as a counselor and section advisor for the Upper Peninsula Youth Orchestra. She is a member of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra and often fills in for missing members for the Marquette City Band. It was her pleasure to participate as both a musician and a dancer in the annual Halloween Spectacle (a must-see if you are in the Marquette area for Halloween), and to teach classes in Lyrical and Modern dance forms at the Blueberry Dance Festival.
Utilizing her degree in Psychology, Shannon now works for Stang Decision Systems (SDS), an I/O Psychology firm in Marquette, MI. As an I/O Psychology firm, SDS specializes in employee placement and assessment using personality and cognitive testing. She began as a lowly intern in June of 2016 where she created a survey for analyzing employee knowledge within SDS. Shannon was quickly promoted to Office Manager in August 2016. As an Office Manager, she is in charge of making sure the office runs smoothly by scheduling tests and interviews has well as office space and staff availability and analyzing test results and generating reports. She also oversees the acquisition of new employees for several Stang Decision Systems clients.
Shannon joined 40 Below this January, (after hearing about the group from several people--It's good to share the message) and has been thrilled with the opportunities it offers. She is a member of the events committee and the holiday party planning committee. She enjoys the chance to meet new people in the area who have similar interests to her own, and to do so over fun activities such as Virtual Arcades and Yoga & Hops. She looks forward to the possibility of having more involvement in both 40 Below and the community in the future.
In her spare time, Shannon likes to read, hike with her dog, Browning, and go to the Ore Dock for the music, the dancing, and of course the craft beer. She is the founder of the South Marquette Lady’s Book Club where they mostly drink wine while having lively literary discussions.
Casually meet-up with other YPs to start the weekend the first Friday of every month at rotating locations around the county. July's First Friday will be at Blackrocks Brewery in downtown Marquette. Drink specials will be provided. No name tags, no pretense, just a whole 'lotta TGIF attitude.