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Mine training at Bay College

IRON MOUNTAIN – Bay College Training and Development will host an annual Mine Safety and Health Administration refresher course on Part 46 and 48 of the Mine Act.

The eight-hour MSHA program covers the annual training requirements for owners and operators. Any owner or employee of shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and surface limestone mines must receive annual training under 30 CFR parts 46 and 48.

All attending must be “experienced miners” and have completed a 24-hour new miner training. Training will be done through Michigan Technological University’s Michigan Mine Safety and Health Training grant.

Participants can choose to attend Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Bay College West in Iron Mountain; or Thursday or Friday, Feb. 14 or 15, at the main campus in Escanaba.

Training will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $49, with lunch included. Deadline to register is five days before each class.

For more information, contact Bay College’s office of Training and Development at 906-217-4200.

LSSU to offer cannabis degree

SAULT STE. MARIE — Lake Superior State University is launching what official say will be the country’s first degree program focused on the chemistry of cannabis.

A bachelor’s degree with a major in cannabis chemistry will be offered beginning in the fall, along with an associate’s degree program in cannabis science. Students can opt in for an American Chemical Society-endorsed degree.

More than 500,000 jobs will be created in the cannabis industry by 2022, outpacing technology and health care, according to LSSU.

The program will incorporate organic chemistry, instrumental analysis and biochemistry.

LSSU’s cannabis chemistry degree will devote 14 credits to specialized cannabis coursework, starting in the first year, on top of the other coursework a conventional analytical chemistry degree provides. At the degree’s core are 50 credits of chemistry content, along with courses in fundamental biology and horticulture.

LSSU also is in the early stages of developing a cannabis emphasis for a bachelor’s and associate degree in business administration. Details will be announced later in the spring.

Dumke named to FFCU board

NIAGARA, Wis. — Ralph “Don” Dumke has been appointed to the Forward Financial Credit Union board of directors, replacing the late Charles Aichner.

A native of Florence, Wis., Dumke has been a credit union member for nearly 40 years. After graduating Florence High School, he served in the U.S Army as an x-ray technologist. For most of the past two decades, Dumke has been in the radiology department for the Dickinson County Healthcare System.

He and his wife, Joy, live in Florence County. Dumke also is president of the Florence County School Board.

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