Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Friday, Oct. 25.

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Friday, Oct. 25 7:30 AM Battle Creek Community Run – Kellogg Community College Police Academy 2019 Battle Creek Community Run, an annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Michigan

Location: Miller Physical Education Building, Battle Creek, MI

Weblinks: http://www.kellogg.edu/

Contacts: Eric Greene, Kellogg Community College, greenee@kellogg.edu, 1 269 966 4088


Friday, Oct. 25 8:30 AM City of Grand Rapids Annual To College Through College Summit – City of Grand Rapids Annual To College Through College Summit, ‘A Celebration of Partnership’, featuring a recommitment ceremony with local college and university presidents, City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and T2C Studio students. Speakers include National League of Cities Education and Expanded Learning Director Audrey Hutchinson, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Michigan state Sen. Winnie Brinks, and GRPS Interim Superintendent Ronald Gorman

Location: Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI

Weblinks: http://grcity.us, https://twitter.com/CityGrandRapids

Contacts: Steven Guitar, Executive Office, sguitar@grcity.us, 1 616 456 3773, 1 586 255 0695


Friday, Oct. 25 9:30 AM Michigan Lt. Gov. Gilchrist holds Thriving Cities roundtables – Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist holds Thriving Cities roundtables, to learn about the ‘true needs’ of the community and how to best make improvements to each city, Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn (9:30 AM EDT), and Inkster City Hall, 26215 Trowbridge, Inkster (1:00 PM EDT)

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov, https://twitter.com/migov

Contacts: Office of the Michigan Governor, BrownT56@michigan.gov


Friday, Oct. 25 10:00 AM House Technology subcommittee field hearing on smart mobility – Research and Technology Subcommittee field hearing on ‘Smart Mobility: It’s a Community Issue’, with testimony from Oakland County Executive David Coulter; Smart Cities Lab Executive Director Mark Dowd; Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr Raj Rajkumar; Wayne State University College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr Tierra Bills; and Robert Bosch Technical Expert and Manager of Public/Private Partnerships Scott Averitt

Location: Livonia City Hall, 33000 Civic Center Dr, Livonia, MI

Weblinks: http://science.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HouseScience

Contacts: House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, 1 202 225 6375


Friday, Oct. 25 11:00 AM McLaren Greater Lansing ‘topping out’ ceremony – McLaren Greater Lansing President and CEO Kirk Ray and Facilities Director Austin Holcomb, and Barton Malow Construction General Superintendent Gary Hatter attend ‘topping out’ ceremony to celebrate final beam placement for the new $450 million hospital in South Lansing

Location: Granger Building, 3245 Technology Blvd, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: https://www.mclaren.org/main/home.aspx, https://twitter.com/McLarenGL

Contacts: Jon Adamy, Jon.Adamy@mclaren.org, 1 517 975 7102


Friday, Oct. 25 11:30 AM Dem Rep. Debbie Dingell speaks at Michigan Medicine groundbreaking – Michigan Medicine break ground on new hospital, with speakers including Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, and Michigan Medicine CEO Marschall Runge

Location: U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center, E Ann and Zina Pitcher, Ann Arbor, MI

Weblinks: https://med.umich.edu/, https://twitter.com/umichmedicine

Contacts: Haley Otman, 1 734 764 2220


Friday, Oct. 25 12:15 PM University of Michigan Health System workers hold protest at groundbreaking for University of Michigan Hospital

Location: Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI

Weblinks: http://www.umpnc.org/

Contacts: Roger Kerson, RK Communications, rkerson@gmail.com, 1 734 645 0535


Friday, Oct. 25 – Saturday, Oct. 26 GLBD Conference – Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference, titled ‘The Planet will Survive. Will We?’

Location: University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.udmercy.edu, https://twitter.com/UDMDetroit

Contacts: Gary Erwin, University of Detroit Mercy, erwingj@udmercy.edu, 1 313 993 1254


Friday, Oct. 25 Voting to ratify UAW tentative agreement with General Motors closes following weeks of strike action – UAW workers at General Motors in the U.S. have until today to ratify a tentative agreement between the union and the carmaker after the GM National Council accepted the agreement earlier this month. The union represents 48,000 workers at GM who have been on strike since last month following the union’s decision not to extend the current 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement following the breakdown of contract negotiations. Workers remain on strike until ratification

Weblinks: http://www.uaw.org, https://twitter.com/UAW

Contacts: UAW press, pr@uaw.net, 1 313 926 5000; Brian Rothenberg , UAW, brothenberg@uaw.net, 1 614 207 3237 ;

Accredited Press should RSVP to vpiscopo@uaw.net and there will be a working press room



Saturday, Oct. 26 8:30 AM 2019 Michigan Christmas tree delivered to State Capitol – 2019 Michigan Christmas tree delivered to State Capitol, coordinated by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget

Location: Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov/dtmb, https://twitter.com/MI_DTMB

Contacts: Christyn Herman, hermanc3@michigan.gov, 1 517 897 6969


Saturday, Oct. 26 2:30 PM NASA administrator discusses moon missions at U-Michigan – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and University of Michigan space research leaders hold media availability, discussing NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program and how universities will play a big role in the future of space exploration * Event held in conjunction with Michigan football night game, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and celebrate U-M’s leadership in space research and exploration

Location: University of Michigan, 500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI

Weblinks: http://www.umich.edu/, https://twitter.com/umich

Contacts: Kate McAlpine, kmca@umich.edu, 1 734 763 2937

RSVP: Register to attend by emailing Nicole Casal Moore at ncmoore@umich.edu


Saturday, Oct. 26 3:00 PM Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence, who is running for re-election, hosts birthday celebration

Location: Park West Gallery, 29469 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI

Weblinks: http://brendalawrence.com, https://twitter.com/BrendaLLawrence

Contacts: Brenda Lawrence for Congress, info@brendalawrence.com, 1 313 319 2064, https://twitter.com/BrendaLLawrence


Saturday, Oct. 26 6:00 PM CAIR Michigan hold community discussion marking 10 years after the FBI-shooting of Imam Luqman Abdullah

Location: Muslim Center Masjid, 1605 Davison Fwy, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.cairmichigan.org/, https://twitter.com/CAIRMI

Contacts: Dawud Walid, CAIR Michigan, dwalid@cair.com, 1 248 842 1418



Sunday, Oct. 27 3:15 PM Michigan Trump Republicans hold ‘Defeat Socialists’ rally – Michigan Trump Republicans hold ‘Defeat Socialists’ rally, coinciding with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rally in Detroit

Location: Cass Park, 2733 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.michigantrumprepublicans.com/

Contacts: Michigan Trump Republicans, michigantrumprepublicans@gmail.com, 1 248 866 2631


Sunday, Oct. 27 5:00 PM Bernie Sanders on campaign trail in Michigan – 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigns in Michigan, holding a rally in Detroit with Dem Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Location: Cass Technical High School, 2501 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: https://berniesanders.com/, https://twitter.com/berniesanders

Contacts: Bernie 2020 press, press@berniesanders.com


Sunday, Oct. 27 – Wednesday, Oct. 30 Forbes Under 30 Summit

Location: Various venues, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.forbes.com/forbes-live/, https://twitter.com/ForbesUnder30, #Under30Summit

Contacts: Jen Crowe, Forbes, jcrowe@forbes.com