Get Your Pass and Equipment Now!

Many people hear “lake effect snow advisory” and groan, but not the staff at Mont Ripley!  The last chair was put back on the Husky Chair Lift last week and Mont Ripley plans to open on Saturday, December 7, so now is the time to get ready for some great skiing or snowboarding.  The ticket window is open along with Ripley Tune & Supply.  Get your skis or board waxed, sharpened and ready to go and while you’re there check out the huge selection of goggles, helmets, gloves, the fantastic assortment of Mont Ripley apparel and more in the shop.

Mont Ripley will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to give the crew some much needed time with their families away from the hustle and bustle of making snow and getting the hill ready.  They will be back at it on Black Friday, so stop by while you are out doing your Christmas shopping to get some great gifts.  They will also be open on “White Saturday” (think lots of snow!) for all your skiing and snowboarding needs.  The shop and ticket window are open 9-7 Friday and 9-5 Saturday.

Have you checked out the Mont Ripley website lately?  It’s still a great place to get the snow report, buy your pass and learn about all the exciting opportunities Mont Ripley has to offer, but now there’s more.  Mont Ripley is the first ski resort to have a Virtual Tour created by Trail Genius!  Hit the slopes with Ski Patroller Chris Marr and his crew as they show you the trails at Mont Ripley.  Choose a trail and watch the exciting video footage while learning some interesting statistics.  Find out how fast he goes down Racer’s Ridge or what the elevation is at the top of Deer Track Trail and see his progress down a satellite image map.

Broomball and More at the Campus Bookstore

The Campus Bookstore is getting ready for the end of the semester and looking ahead to Spring semester.  New this year are brooms and fun duct tape for broomball players.  You can design your own custom broom with all the fun tape they have in stock.

This year’s Customer Appreciation Sale will be held on Wednesday, December 4.  Both the Campus Bookstore and University Images will be open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm and almost everything in the store will be 25% off.  This is a great chance to pick up gifts for your whole family or expand your Michigan Tech wardrobe.  The 25% off is also on items already on sale!

The end of the semester also means it is buyback time.  This is the best time to sell back your books since they are buying inventory for Spring semester textbooks.  You can get 50% of the new book price for books being used in the spring.  The Campus Bookstore will set up buyback stations in the residence halls again from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm each day.

Monday – Thursday, December 16-19 in Wadsworth Hall at the reception desk
Monday and Wednesday, December 16 and 18 in DHH near the lounge
Tuesday and Thursday, December 17 and 19 in McNair Hall by the reception desk

Tuesday Tryouts in the Residence Halls

Do you eat in the Residence Halls?  Do you wish you could change the menu?  Now’s your chance!  Dining Services has started Tuesday Try Outs in the Residence Hall Dining Centers.  On select Tuesdays at either lunch or dinner they will be testing possible new menu items.  Representatives from various vendors will be presenting new menu ideas then you get to vote.

After you have tasted the new offerings, go to the Residential Dining Facebook page where they have pictures of each new item.  Then it is as simple as clicking Like to vote for an item or leaving a comment if you didn’t care for something.  (You can comment if you like something too – all feedback is welcome.)  Dining Services will take this feedback to make changes in the regular menu.

Some of the items on the Tuesday Tryouts menu have been Italian Souppe, Fire Roasted Tomato & Italian Sausage Pasta, Ham & Cheese on a Pretzel Bun, special sauce on the pizzas, and pizza burgers.

Mont Ripley Getting Ready

Nobody likes to hear that the white stuff is on its way, except maybe the crew at Mont Ripley!  They have been working hard this summer making improvements on the hill.  One of the biggest projects they are completing is a complete tear down and maintenance on the Husky Chair Lift.

This spring they began dismantling the lift, sending parts out for maintenance, doing maintenance themselves and checking everything over.  Now they are in the process of putting all the pieces back together, a very slow process to be sure!  We were told by Nick Sirdenis that one of the milestones in this process is the splicing of the cable, which happened last week.  This process went well and the cable is now being tensioned and the chairs are going back on.    The Husky Chair Lift should continue providing safe rides up the hill for many more years.

The crew at Mont Ripley have also hauled over 320 loads of sand from a ridge area on the hill to other low spots of the hill.  They have a 5-year permit to remove this sand.  The sand is used to reshape the hill, filling in low spots creating a better customer experience and reduced need for snowmaking in those areas.  Using their own sand has a couple benefits – they do not have to purchase this material from elsewhere, which can get expensive and they are working on eventually having a new learning area at Mont Ripley where they are removing the sand from.

Don’t forget some of the great things taking place in the next couple weeks:

Color Tour Chair Lift Rides
$5 adults, $4 Michigan Tech students
Proceeds going to Ski Patrol & Mont Ripley Race Team
Friday, October 11, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13, 10:00 am –  6:00 pm

Ski & Snowboard Club Presents “Into the Mind”
Continental Fire Company
Friday, October 11, 9:00 pm (18+ only, doors open 8:00 pm)
Saturday, October 12, 7:30 pm (all ages, doors open 7:00 pm)

Ski Swap
Mont Ripley Race Team
Saturday, October 19

Homecoming Spirit

This weekend is Homecoming here at Michigan Tech.  The week long events include Root Beer Floats in the Dining Halls and MUB on Thursday, the parade on Friday followed by a pep rally and cardboard boat races and all the various sporting events happening on Friday and Saturday.  All of these events promote Husky Spirit so make sure you show yours!  On Friday, September 20, you can get 25% off all Michigan Tech apparel in school colors at The Campus Bookstore and University Images.  This is a great time to freshen up your Huskies wardrobe and save some money.  Both stores will be open late – until 6:00 pm to give you plenty of time to shop.

Labor Day Weekend

Classes will be back in session soon, so even with the holiday weekend many Auxiliary Services departments will be open.  On your holiday come to campus to get some Michigan Tech gear, grab a bite to eat, get your Rozsa or Athletics tickets or play a round of golf!

Special Hours August 31, September 1, September 2

Campus Bookstore
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Library Cafe
Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Memorial Union
Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Michigan Tech Ticketing
Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Portage Lake Golf Course
Saturday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

The SDC Cafe (NEW!)
Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

University Images
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

First Friday University Socials

Since 2006 Auxiliary Services has helped coordinate a regular series of First Friday University Socials.  This initiative, directed to all faculty, staff and graduate students, is intended to provide the University community a casual setting for informal discussion and socializing.  It is a great opportunity to meet new people from across campus, learn about other departments and just have some fun.  If you have never been to one of the Socials you should make it a point to stop by one this year.  Check out the schedule and bring a friend or coworker to join the fun too.

For the past couple years Auxiliary Services has partnered with departments to sponsor each Social.  This is a great opportunity to showcase a department and support a campus-wide initiative.  Departments can provide a theme, some have given out door prizes or played trivia, and others have presented their new classrooms or labs.

There is now information about First Friday University Socials available online at www.mtu.edu/aux under First Friday University Socials in the left menu.  You will be able to find information about what the Socials are, the current schedule, and how your department can become a sponsor.

Weather Warming Up for Another Round

August has gotten off to a cool start, but there is sunshine in the forecast with the weekend temperatures getting up to the 80s.  That means there is still time to get in another round of golf at the Portage Lake Golf Course!

August events at the Golf Course have included a couple tournaments and the Junior Club Championship.  The Men’s Club Championship is teeing up this coming weekend with the Women’s in early September.  September 8 is the President’s Cup and Member Day.  There is a 2-Person Student Scramble on September 14 to welcome back the Michigan Tech students and a 3 Person MUB Board Scramble on the 28th.  The Ryder Cup will be held on October 6 and there will be a 3-person scramble for Family Weekend on October 12.  The season will wrap up with the Last Day Tournament on October 13.

Don’t forget to stop in the Club House to check out the great merchandise in the Pro Shop and get something to eat at the Par & Grill!

Season Tickets for Exciting Shows

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Season Tickets for this year’s events at the Rozsa Center are going on sale for a limited time only – August 1 – 31, 2013.  Single ticket sales begin September 1.  This year’s lineup features many shows presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

ARCATTACK | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board.

CHASING ICE WITH JAMES BALOG | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Sponsored by the Mark Eugene Howard Endowment and by the VanEvera Distinguished Lecture Series

THE KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: THE COLOR OF SOUND | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts

2000 YEARS OF PEP! HUSKIES PEP BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST PEP BAND HISTORIAN AND CONDUCTOR JEAN PEPTISTE LULLY | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS BY NEIL SIMON | THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17-19 & 24-26, 2013 | MCARDLE THEATRE | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

CLOUD CULT “2013 LOVE TOUR”| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board

FAHRENHEIT 451 | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM

JAZZ SHOWCASE: BACKSTAGE AT THE ROZSA | FRIDAY – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 -2, 2013 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

1913 REVISITED | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013 | CALUMET THEATER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

BERNIE KRAUSE WITH WILD SANCTUARY | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
This event is sponsored by the Mark Eugene Howard Endowment and in collaboration with the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

UNSUNG SONGS OF THE SOUTHERN NIGHTINGALE, ONE-ACT PLAYS BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS | THURSDAY – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14-16, 2013 | MCARDLE THEATRE | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
This performance is sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio.

THE KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS “1863-2013: LINCOLN AND GETTYSBURG” | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

JAZZ CABARET: BACKSTAGE AT THE ROZSA | FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 24-25, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

ROSE AND THE RIME | THURSDAY – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6-8 & 13-15, 2014 | MCARDLE THEATRE | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

SEB WINTER CARNIVAL COMEDIAN: REGGIE WATTS | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 9:00 PM
Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board.

HAMLET | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM

THE KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: BEETHOVEN’S EROICA SYMPHONY | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY  | SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE TOURING COMPANY | THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board.

H.M.S. PINAFORE | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM

DON KERANEN MEMORIAL JAZZ CONCERT | SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

NIGHT AT THE BALLET AND OPERA | FRIDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 11 – 12, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS | TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
This event is sponsored by the Mark Eugene Howard Endowment and in collaboration with the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

MUSICAL OFFERINGS  | SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

CONCERT CHOIR & CONSCIENCE: MICHIGAN TECH CHAMBER SINGERS | SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 | ROZSA CENTER | 7:30 PM
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.