Archives—April 2017

Nearing the End

Spring has finally arrived in Houghton this past week and just in time for the last weeks of classes. I hope that everyone is keeping up with all of their work as classes are coming to close. It’s never too early to start preparing for any exams or projects that you know are coming up around the corner. Looking ahead can save you from a world of hurt come finals week.

Speaking of looking ahead, there is already an exciting opportunity to be further involved on campus for the fall semester. Auditions for the play “Fires in the Mirror” are taking place on Tuesday April 18th at 8pm in the McArdle Theater. Here is a short synopsis of what to expect from the play.

“How can these things happen? A child is hit by a car while playing on the sidewalk. In retaliation, a young man is stabbed to death. A community turns inward upon itself, neighbor set against neighbor. Can an out-of-balance world be set right?”

The audition will consist of a handful of short readings from the play along with some discussion afterwards. They are looking for 6-11 people of various races and religions and no acting experience is required to be a part. If you have an extra questions about the audition, or the play itself, please contact Roger Held.

Lastly if you want to come support the work of your commuter assistant, me, then be sure to come see the Superior Wind Symphony show “En Fuego”.  This year’s show features music from around the world with the shared theme of bringing the heat. I can’t think of a better way to officially end the past winter months. I will be involved with the sound work for the show so having lots of people at the show would be greatly appreciated. The show consists of three portions featuring the Superior Wind Symphony, the Campus Concert Band, and finally the combination of the two into Megaband! (featuring more than 120 members) It should be a great show and I hope to see you all there.

That’s all I have for this week, but check back soon for another issue of…

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Study Session

Hello Commuters!

I’d like to start this week’s blog by inviting all of you to the Wahtera Center’s Commuter Student Study Session. This Friday (4/7) from 3-5pm there will be an open study session available to all commuter students in library room 111. This session is a great opportunity not only to get some work done in a study space, but also meet other commuter students from around campus. It’s also a awesome chance to meet your very own commuter assistant. (I hear he’s a pretty alright guy) Snacks will also be provided if you needed yet another reason to come to the event. I hope to see you all there!

In other news if you feel like seeing something unlike what you’ve ever seen consider checking out the new art exhibit that has opened in the Rozsa Art Gallery. The exhibit is called “Amusement Park Avenue” and much like an amusement park features numerous different sights and sounds created by the faculty of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Contributing artists include Jared Anderson, Anne Beffel, Mary Cyr, Kent Cyr, M.C. Friedrich, Terri Frew, Lisa Gordillo, Roger Held, Bethany Jones, Susie Kilpela, Jeremy Littlefield, Josh Loar, Elizabeth Meyer, Christopher Plummer, and Jess Portfleet. The exhibit is already open for viewing with gallery hours on M-F 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Sat. 1:00 – 8:00 PM. Be sure to swing on by and check out some of the interesting work being done by some of our campus’s professors.

That’s all I have for now, but be sure to come back next time for another issue of…

The Commute