Archives—October 2012

Halloween Global Social

The Halloween Global Social is taking place on October 31, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the ROTC Gym!  This Halloween party was designed especially with commuter students, transfer students, and international students in mind to celebrate Halloween fun.  This event is family friendly, and children are welcome from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  During this time, children’s party games and activities will be open and available for the children to enjoy.

Here are some details about this awesome party:

-Admission is free! Everyone is welcome!

-There will be a costume contest with different zany categories, so be prepared to win some amazing prizes!

-There will be a live DJ with great music!

-Dance demonstrations will be presented by different student organizations.

-Food and refreshments are provided free of charge!

Join us on one of the most amazing nights of the year while we celebrate Halloween! The Halloween Global Social begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m. So don’t miss out on this great event!  It’s Halloween, come and celebrate with us!


LeaderShape® 2013

Are you an amazing leader? Are you interested in becoming an amazing leader? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then LeaderShape® is for you!  LeaderShape® is an international institute that is designed to help you both develop and perfect your leadership skills by taking you out of your comfort zone and challenging you with new ideas.  It takes place over Winter Break from January 7 – January 12 at the Ford Center in Alberta. The core concept of LeaderShape® focuses on leading with integrity and integrating your core ethical values into your own leadership style.   LeaderShape® allows you to learn and grow as a leader while introducing you to difficult challenges that will help you become the best leader you can be.  Any Michigan Tech student is eligible to apply to LeaderShape®, and because it’s so awesome, the participation fee is only $100, which covers food, lodging, and other expenses!  So get ready for LeaderShape® and be prepared to grow into the best You that you can be!

To find out more about the LeaderShape® Institute, please visit http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/LeaderShape/.


Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day is an national celebration that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.   Hosted by Community Service (Service Program in Student Activities), this event takes place on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 am – 12:15 pm at various locations around Houghton and Hancock and is designed to allow students to give back to this community.  Everyone is welcome to participate in this event and all are encouraged to give a little time to help one another!  If you are interested in participating in Make a Difference Day, please register by Friday, October 19 at 5:00 pm at these sites:


2012 GLBTQ History Month

October marks the spot for GLBTQ History Month.  A plethora of events are being hosted by Keweenaw Pride to honor the GLBTQ community and raise GLBTQ awareness.  Here is a list of events that will be taking place this month:

History Month Slide Show
Monday, October 1 – Wednesday, October 31 Electronic Display System
Learn about GLBTQ individuals and events that have impacted history and culture.

Out in the Silence
Thursday, October 4 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Fisher 135
Attend a Film Screening and panel discussion about the reality of coming out in small, rural towns. Admission and concessions are free of charge.

National Coming Out Day
Thursday, October 11 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm MUB Courtyard
Show all your support for the GLBTQ Community by coming out as an ally. Free stickers, resources, and rainbow candy will be provided.

Candlelight Vigil
Thursday, October 11 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Hamar House Lawn
Join Keweenaw Pride for the 12th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death as they honor his legacy and remember the GLBTQ students who have lost their lives by suicide and violence.

Your Great Queer History 101 & How it Shapes Your Campus Activism
Tuesday, October 23 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm MUB Alumni Lounge
GLBTQ history is not typically taught in high schools or on college campuses, so many GLBTQ students are not aware of the GLBTQ people over the centuries on whose shoulders they stand. In recognition of GLBTQ History Month, visiting speaker Dr. Ronni Sanlo will share a bit of her own historical journey, offer insight to harassment and language, and celebrate being out with pride.

Screening of 8
Tuesday, October 30 at 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm Fisher 135
Watch an all-star cast featuring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Bomer as they perform a staged reading of the play 8, a dramatization of the 2010 court case that challenged the legality of California’s Proposition 8, the ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage.

For more information on GLBTQ History Month, please visit www.keweenawpride.org
Information on GLBTQ History Month courtesy of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.


October Activities

Film Screening of “Out in the Silence”
As a lead-in to the October 11 celebration of National Coming Out Day, Keweenaw Pride and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion will host a film screening of “Out in the Silence.”
Thursday, October 4 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm in Fisher 135

Mike Super: Magic and Illusion
Mike Super is a world-famous magician and illusionist who has won many awards including Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, Best Novelty Performer of the Year, and many more.
Friday, October 5 from 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Family Weekend
Family Weekend allows parents, guardians, and family members the opportunity to visit with their Tech student. During Family Weekend, families can explore campus and the surrounding area, enjoy activities sponsored by Michigan Tech on and off campus, and spend quality time together.
Friday, October 12 12:00 pm – Sunday, October 14 12:00 pm

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra: From Russia with Love
Bathe in the luxurious beauty of Russian exoticism as the KSO performs works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Shostakovich.
Saturday, October 13 from 7:30pm – 8:30 pm at the Rozsa Theater

Always Lost: A Meditation on War – Opening Reception with Presentation of the Colors
The Always Lost team is devoted to remembering the veterans of The War on Terror who lost their lives and who continue to live here in the US. The central component of their exhibit is the Wall of the Dead, a memorial with the pictures and names of every casualty lost since September 11, 2001.
Friday, October 19 from 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Rozsa Gallery

The Musical Comedy of Murders
A hilarious “who done it” that pokes fun at 1940s movie thrillers and campy musical comedies.
Thursday, October 25 – Saturday, October 27 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Rozsa Theater

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi
One of the greatest percussion ensembles in the world, the Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi channel the energy and creative spirit of a nation through their sacred drums and the rituals surrounding them.  The thunderous sound of the drums with the graceful yet athletic dance that accompanies this masterful performance represents an important part of Burundi’s musical heritage.
Tuesday, October 30 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm at the Rozsa Theater

Information for this month’s activities courtesy of the University Calendar: http://www.mtu.edu/calendar/events.php#