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MSU President Visits TC; Talks Student Enrollment & Vaccinations, Athletics, Local Partnerships

By Beth Milligan | July 24, 2021

Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley is making his first trip to Traverse City since taking the helm at MSU in 2019. During his visit this weekend, Stanley will meet with local legislators and Northwestern Michigan College and Munson Medical Center officials, plus visit the MSU Extension Office in downtown Traverse City and Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center in Leelanau County. The Ticker spoke with Stanley and his staff about MSU’s ties to Traverse City – including local student enrollment numbers, MSU’s growing northern Michigan alumni base, and efforts to strengthen MSU’s relationship with NMC – as well as campus plans for vaccinations and athletics this fall.

Stanley says he’s ...

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Cases Low, Vaccinations High -- But So Are Concerns For Local School, Health Officials

“Forgotten but not gone.” That might be the best phrase to describe the COVID-19 pandemic at the ...

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Sixth Street Closure Next Week

Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be closing Sixth Street between Division Street and Spruce Street for sewer ...

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Delta Variant Now In Grand Traverse County

The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports that the Delta variant of COVID-19 has arrived locally. ...

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(Desperately) Seeking Workers: Behind Traverse City's Employment Crisis

Though Michigan unemployment has been hovering near five percent for most of 2021, it simply must be ...

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Today Saturday, July 24, 2021

7:30 AM

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

Held every Weds. & Sat. through Oct. 30. Weds.: 8am-noon; Sat.: 7:30am-noon. Held in parking lot “B” at the ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

13th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K - Virtual

Walk, run or hike the race on your own time wherever you choose. All proceeds go toward preserving ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Rock The Light 5K Virtual Run/Walk

Registration goes through Dec. 15. Organizers will mail you your race packet, which includes the tech t-shirt & ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Food Is Art / Art Is Food

This juried exhibition features the work of 23 exhibitors who have approached the theme of food as a ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Small Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry

A showcase of 2D + 3D work that offers small, original art at affordable prices, $150 or less. ... More Info >>

9:30 AM

Kids On The Go Summer Camp

Held Mondays & Wednesdays, June 21 - Aug. 4. A Michigan-based pediatric non-profit program that provides physical, occupational, ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Magic Thursday Artists Summer 2021 Art Show & Sale

The "Magic Thursday" artists came together as a group because they shared a passion for creating art. During ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Manitou Music Poster Competition - Call For Entry

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2022 Manitou Music poster competition. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Mindflow Yoga

Mindflow - gentle-moderate. A slower paced flow style of yoga that moves from pose to pose, breath by ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Small Works, Big Impact

Community Collage Project. Runs June 12 - Aug. 28. More Info >>

11:00 AM

A Celebration: The Paintings of Amy L. Clark-Carels

Runs May 3 - Aug. 31. Featuring many paintings of local landmarks — from Alligator Hill to interior ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Artist Pop-Up + Demos

The Artist Pop-Ups + Demos turn the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s front yard & parking area into open-air ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Essential Cargo: Explorations in Hand-Built Ceramic

Ceramicist Scott A. Leipski creates work from recurring memories & an obsession with his own youth. He uses ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Feed Me! A Word Feast

Feed Me! is part of the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s exhibition "Food Is Art/Art Is Food," which runs ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Mark Gleason: "Carry the Fire"

Runs June 21 - Aug. 1. Gleason is a contemporary realist. An online collector preview will open June ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

For the July 27 performance, dogs will be allowed to attend the theatre with their owners for one-night-only: ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Passionate Reality: Life in Full Color

Through the imaginative colors & bold brush strokes of six northern Michigan artists, Passionate Reality: Life in Full ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Pop-Up Activities for Kids

Children are invited to stop by for one of the pop-ups & outdoor talks & visit the Make-and-Take ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Resilience: African American Artists as Agents of Change

This exhibition honors aspects of African American history & culture & its contributions to all of America, highlighting ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Rufus Snoddy: Disappearing Man

June 6 - Aug. 15. Open Weds. - Sun., 11am-4pm. More Info >>

11:00 AM

Russell Prather: And the Heart is Pleased by One Thing After Another

June 6 - Aug. 15. Open Weds. - Sun., 11am-4pm. Russell Prather makes visually volatile renderings of simple ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

The Collective Impulse - Online Exhibit

Featuring the work of artists Ruth Bardenstein, Jean Buescher & Susan Moran. The three artists met in Ann Arbor ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Tom Parish: An American in Venice

June 6 - Aug. 15. Open Weds. - Sun., 11am-4pm. Tom Parish (American, 1933 - 2018) committed his ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence, they embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Clothesline Exhibit

An open-air exhibition of small work. This year's theme is "Wild Friends." Mon. - Fri.: 9am -3pm. Sat. ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Dunesville Music Festival

July 23-25. Family friendly music & arts festival, camping, food vendors & arts/crafts vendors, galleries & more. Live ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Book Signing

With Angeline Boulley, author of "Firekeeper's Daughter." More Info >>

1:00 PM

Historic Peter Dougherty House Tours

Tour the historic 1842 Peter Dougherty Mission House where Old Mission Peninsula earned its name. Featuring visiting exhibitions ... More Info >>

2:00 PM

Guided Walking History Tour of Traverse City

A two mile, 2 1/2 hour walking tour through the historic neighborhoods & waterfront of TC. Every Sat. ... More Info >>

3:00 PM

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

For the July 27 performance, dogs will be allowed to attend the theatre with their owners for one-night-only: ... More Info >>

5:00 PM

29th Annual Art Leelanau Benefit & Sale

The opening reception will be held on Fri., July 23 from 5-8pm. The show highlights the work of ... More Info >>

6:00 PM

"On the Precipice"

The opening of Glen Lake Library's first community exhibit in the new Program Room, featuring the combined talents ... More Info >>

6:00 PM

Northport Plein Air Paint Out & Wet Paint Sale

Receptions on July 23 & 24, 6-8pm. Artists will paint throughout the Northport area, capturing the beauty of ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Live Music in The Village

Featuring Meg Gunia. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Theatre Under the Tent: "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!"

This musical comedy explores the journey from dating & waiting to love & marriage to the agonies & ... More Info >>

7:05 PM

TC Pit Spitters vs. Rockford Rivets

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7:30 PM

Ben Whiting: An Evening of Magic & Mind Reading

Ben's career spans from the Las Vegas Strip to New York’s Off-Broadway playhouses. His clients include Crystal Cruises, ... More Info >>

7:30 PM

The Sound of Music w/ Parallel 45 Theatre

A vibrant, boiled-down unearthing of the 1958 classic "The Sound of Music," directed by Kit McKay. Following July ... More Info >>

TADL Institutes New Library Fine Procedures

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Here’s Who’s Running For City Commission

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Ironman Charity Challenge To Benefit Five Local Nonprofits

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PACE North Names New Executive Director

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Expedited Appeal Rejected In FishPass Lawsuit; Court Case Will Proceed On Normal Timeline

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TC Voters To Decide City Manager’s Spending Authority

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Where To Eat This Summer

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Three Mile Trail Route Unveiled

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Kingsley Football Coach Addresses Racist Social Media Incident

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As Drinking Culture Data Emerges, City Leaders Struggle With Liquor License Requests

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Night Out In Kingsley Wednesday To Feature Live Music, Car Show, More

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Grandview Parkway Lane Closure Starts Monday

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DDA Eyes Next Steps For Farmers Market, Rotary Square

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58 Commencements, Van Cliburn and Lynyrd Skynyrd: A History Of Interlochen's Kresge

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