Celebrate Asian American heritage at the DIA
There is no denying the influence Asian cultures have had on the art world. You can see it in dance, music, film and more. That influence is on full display at the Detroit Institute of Art. For the month of May, they are showcasing the Asian American community in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Selling items online: How to spot scammers
January is often a month people clear clutter from their homes, making room for new holiday gifts. A popular way to unload unwanted stuff is to sell it online on sites like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist. However, the Better Business Bureau warns that there is an overpayment scam targeting people selling their goods. In this scam, a buyer will ask for the extra money back. The Better Business Bureau recommends never shipping an item before being paid for it, be wary of offers that are too good to be true and watch out for counterfeit emails.
Ann Arbor District Library announces new Winter Game
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Ann Arbor District Library has announced the return of its online community game platform, but with a new name and a few twists. Through the Winter Game, players create an account, solve puzzles, collect codes and earn points all from the comfort of home. Points players accrue during the Winter Game will roll over to the AADL’s 2021 Summer Game 2021, the AADL said. New content will be released until March 12 but players can continue playing until the end of the 2021 Summer Game, according to the AADL. Read: Ann Arbor District Library named five star library for 13th consecutive year𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝙶𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝙲𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐!
Detroit public schools suspends face-to-face learning, goes virtual
DETROIT – The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) will shift from face-to-face learning to online learning starting Monday, Nov. 16. There have been outbreaks -- defined as two or more connected COVID-19 cases in people not of the same household -- in Michigan schools. School districts are trying to balance the desires of parents to have children in school and the fact that students learn better in person. Different districts have different risk tolerance and resources to reduce risk, which is why decisions shave been left up to local leaders. More: Tracking coronavirus cases, outbreaks in Michigan schools
Detroit public schools shifting to online learning starting Monday, Nov. 16
DETROIT – The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) will shift from face-to-face learning to online learning starting Monday, Nov. 16. “All classes will be held online starting Monday, November 16 due to the rapid increase in the COVID-19 infection rate in Detroit. We are committed to supporting your students rise!”Detroit schools were offering optionsDPSCD had been offering options for parents including online learning, in-person learning and a hybrid of both amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The online learning wasn’t ideal and our children have fallen farther behind,” Vitti told CNN. The new move to online learning by DPSCD comes as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge in Michigan.
Ann Arbor Art Center opens registration for virtual art classes this fall
The Ann Arbor Art Center has opened up registration for its fall schedule of virtual art classes. Classes and workshops range from creative collage creation to botanical illustrations to Gouache painting and are intended for aspiring artists of all ages. Intro to WatercolorWednesdays, Oct. 21 - Dec. 2Participants will learn about mixing, color theory and perspective among other things. Acrylic Painting for BeginnersThursdays, Oct. 22 - Dec. 3Community members new to acrylic painting will learn the foundations of painting, tone, shading and techniques. Painting with TextureThursdays, Nov. 19 - Dec. 17A 4-week class, students will explore incorporating texture into their painting by experimenting with techniques.
Create a social media presence that won’t embarrass you if hiring managers come looking for it, experts say
Even if you make a mistake, pulling the plug on your social media accounts is also a bad idea. READ: More Americans stepping away from social media during pandemic for sake of mental healthUmesh Ramakrishnan runs a company that does social media searches of job candidates and social media is the first place a potential employer goes to check you out. Try not to do that in the digital world. You might be thinking the answer is to shut down all of your social media accounts and stay off the grid. '”You have to create a social media presence that won’t embarrass you when someone comes looking.
BBB warns of online face mask retailer Hyperfavor
Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that it has received 61 Complaints and 56 negative Customer Reviews for online retailer, Hyperfavor. The business, which claims to be based out of Sheridan, Wyoming, operates the website, hyperfavor.com, where it sells themed and customizable apparel- including a wide assortment of cloth face coverings. Complainants also allege receiving tracking numbers that appear to be fraudulent or that never update. After reaching out to Hyperfavor, they received responses saying the order would be shipped in a few days. The company currently has an F rating based on the volume of complaints received and their failure to respond to the majority of them.
Michigan Gaming Control Board now accepting online gaming operator, vendor forms
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) announced Wednesday that is has started to accept internet gaming and internet sports betting operator license applications from commercial casinos and tribes in Michigan. The MGCB continues to make progress toward the launch of online gaming by adding forms for operators and vendors, said Richard S. Kalm, MGCB executive director. On May 15, the agency began to accept online gaming supplier forms. We expect to launch internet gaming and online sports betting by late 2020 or early 2021, Kalm said. Read back: Michigans Legislature votes to legalize sports betting, online gambling
Here are the best Memorial Day deals stores are offering online in Michigan
DETROIT Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and for Michigan retailers, that means its time to slash prices and move inventory, even with many stores closed in the area. Local 4s Help Me Hank took a look at the best deals he could find. Click here to view the Memorial Day deals. All the deals are on Dell.com, with some laptops up to 50% off through Memorial Day. AmazonAmazon has big deals through Memorial Day, including earbuds for 73% off, or $37.98.
How graduates are making the most of the moment without ceremonies
That wont happen for the class of 2020, so a special ceremony was held on all of the major TV Networks. Its a hint of disappointment for many seniors apart of Class of 2020. All of my roommates are also graduating, but unfortunately thats now things ended up, said Lindsey Scheidler. Literally no other class will be able to say they had Barack Obama and other celebrities, at their graduation. Topping it off, Former President Barack Obama gave the graduation speech.
Michigan State University students celebrate graduation during virtual commencement ceremony
Earlier this month graduating Michigan State University (MSU) students would have walked across the stage to receive their diploma. Instead they were honored in a virtual ceremony on Saturday due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. I was very excited so Im very disappointed that it is not happening.RELATED: Virtual commencement: University of Michigan celebrates graduates onlineThe online commencement ceremony -- hosted on MSUs Facebook page -- is said to be the schools largest commencement ever. Weyands husband also graduated from Wayne State University during the pandemic, so he did not get to experience an in-person commencement either. He did receive his undergraduate degree from MSU and had a traditional graduation ceremony then.
DIA offers online version of ‘Thursdays at the Museum’ amid closures
Published: May 14, 2020, 10:42 amDETROIT – The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has moved its “Thursdays at the Museum” program online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. MORE: Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s where we stand as of Thursday morningThe art museum has been closed since March due to the state’s stay-at-home order. “Thursdays at the Museum” curates content for local residents who are 55-years-old and older. Interested individuals can experience the live program at 1 p.m. every Thursday on the museum’s website. MORE: Detroit Institute of Arts celebrates MuseumWeek’s theme of ‘togetherness’ with unity video
Online predators target children forced to communicate virtually during Michigan stay-at-home order
Federal investigators say online predators know that too. Alley, who works in the child exploitation unit for Homeland Security said education is the best step to protect our children from predators. READ: How one of Michigan’s largest nonprofits is continuing to serve amid coronavirus crisis"The predators will flock to what is popular with children," Alley said. Alley said to check parental controls on the apps children use and make sure they are turned on to the highest setting. Project iGuardian, a program through Homeland Security Investigations, works to keep teens and children safe from online predators using education and awareness.
Michigan unemployment online system appears to be back up
The Michigan unemployment online sytem was down temporarily on Tuesday. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity tweeted at 11:26 a.m.:“At this time, the MiWAM online unemployment system is not available. At this time, the MiWAM online unemployment system is not available. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (@MichiganLEO) March 31, 2020Users were being met by this error message when trying to log into the system:A screenshot of the Michigan unemployment site login page at 12:37 p.m. March 31, 2020. If the site is working -- and perhaps even if it is not -- filing for unemployment online is the fastest way to do it.
State: Filing online is fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits
If you want to apply for unemployment in Michigan during this coronavirus crisis, click here to do so online or call 866-500-0017. File for unemployment online here. Or call 866-500-0017Filing online is fastest, state saysMichigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) said due to the tremendous call volume, certain callers may receive a busy signal. The UIA is urging people to apply online. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits.
Changes coming to the way unemployment is filed
Local 4 has heard from many who are furious the phones are always busy and filing online is too slow. RELATED: State: Filing online is fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefitsNow the Unemployment Insurance Agency has been working overtime themselves to fix the problem. If you want to apply for unemployment in Michigan during this coronavirus crisis, click here to do so online or call 866-500-0017. File for unemployment online here. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits.