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Michigan College Access Network invests $25,000 over two years to support retention efforts at Wayne State University

By Amanda Fischer | October 18, 2019 |

Grant will support the launch of the nation’s first micro-scholarship student success initiative LANSING, Mich. — A select group of first-year students at Wayne State University will receive additional support and incentives thanks to a $25,000 Innovative Program Grant over two years from the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN).    The award helps launch the…

Local Rehabilitation Center and Studios Collaborate with LoveYourBrain Yoga to Bring Beneficial Series at No-Cost to Brain Injury Survivors and Caregivers

By Amanda Fischer | October 18, 2019 |

New Study Confirms the Many Positive Benefits of Participation in the LoveYourBrain Yoga Series Lansing, MI – A recent study conducted on the LoveYourBrain Yoga Series confirms the many positive benefits that traumatic brain injury survivors and caregivers gain through participation in the program. The recent study included 1,563 participants, including individuals from the Lansing…

Sparrow, Michigan Medicine celebrate affiliation

By Amanda Fischer | October 18, 2019 |

Pediatric services joint venture kicks off expansion of access to specialty care for patients in the Mid-Michigan region ANN ARBOR and LANSING, MI – Sparrow Health System and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, today celebrated their joint venture to expand pediatric services offered through the Sparrow Children’s Center. In…

High schools across the state kick off Michigan College Month

By Amanda Fischer | October 18, 2019 |

Hundreds of schools work to increase the number of students applying for college throughout October Michigan College Month kicked off Oct. 1 with 339 high schools participating in events statewide. Michigan College Month is part of a larger, national initiative that encourages every graduating senior to submit at least one college application and complete the…

LCC to hold Black Business Expo and Entrepreneur Pitch competition

By Amanda Fischer | October 17, 2019 |
LCC's Black Business Expo flyer

Event is a continuation of the college’s participation in national initiative Lansing Community College will hold a Black Business Expo and Entrepreneur Pitch competition 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, October 18 at its West Campus. The event is a continuation of the college’s participation in the yearlong national commemoration of the 400 Years of…

Sparrow Eaton Hospital officially joins Sparrow, expanding care for the Charlotte area

By Amanda Fischer | October 17, 2019 |
Sparrow Eaton Hospital

Sparrow Eaton Hospital has formally become part of Sparrow Health System, expanding and enhancing Patient care and service to Charlotte and the Eaton County area. Today’s announcement caps a three-year transition of the former Hayes Green Beach (HGB) Memorial Hospital to becoming a Sparrow Community Hospital. The transition has seen numerous successes, from improved care…

Michigan Harvest Gathering observes 29 years of helping create a food secure state

By Amanda Fischer | October 17, 2019 |
kick off the 29th year of the Michigan Harvest Gathering

The Food Bank Council of Michigan today kicked off the 29th year of the Michigan Harvest Gathering to collect food and funds for the state’s emergency food response. For more than two decades, the Michigan Harvest Gathering has partnered with state departments, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Consumers Foundation, Meijer, Kroger and others to increase…

Silver Bells in the City returns to downtown Lansing for the 35th anniversary

By Amanda Fischer | October 10, 2019 |

Downtown Lansing will be all aglow once again for the 35th Anniversary edition (‘80s retro-throwback) of Silver Bells in the City, presented by the Lansing Board of Water & Light and the City of Lansing, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22. The event brings together family and friends from all over Michigan to celebrate the start of…

Make Your List, Check it Twice: Next Week’s the Best Time to Start Booking Holiday Flights

By Amanda Fischer | October 8, 2019 |
Best time to book flights for the holidays

AAA reveals the ideal time to purchase flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas starts Sept. 25 The much-anticipated Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays may still be months away, but the best time to book flights for these busy travel weeks is quickly approaching. In fact, a recent analysis of AAA Travel’s flight booking data from the last…

LAFCU offers programs to aid UAW strikers

By Amanda Fischer | October 8, 2019 |

During this difficult time for striking UAW members, LAFCU is offering special programs created specifically to assist striking workers. Per, Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, chief marketing officer for LAFCU – a credit union founded 83 years ago by autoworkers with many autoworkers as current members today, those programs include: Free credit counseling LAFCU’s special strike loans…