Parade of Nations Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
by Jennifer Donovan, director of news and media relations
This September is the 25th anniversary of the Parade of Nations, the popular parade and multicultural festival that has become a harbinger of fall in the Copper Country. The theme–fittingly–is Around the World in 25 Years: A Silver Jubilee.
The parade itself and the multicultural festival that follows it in the Dee Stadium are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13. But those colorful events–and a dramatic Step Afrika performance that night at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts–are just the finale to a week-long Parade of Nations Silver Jubilee celebration.
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Parade of Nations founder Betty Chavis will present the history of the event at a free public program at the Portage Lake District Library. Several international students from Michigan Tech will participate as well, talking about their countries, their cultures and their impressions of the Keweenaw.
On Friday, Sept. 12, at Michigan Tech, Arun Gandhi–the grandson of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi–will discuss the lessons he has learned from his grandfather. The program is free and open to the public.
For the full story, see Michigan Tech News:http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2014/july/happy-25th-anniversary-parade-nations.html.
Tech Today – July 8, 2014
Reminder – this is “Spring Ahead” weekend. So Sunday morning we move our clocks ahead 1 hour at 2 AM.
This year’s theme, “Nostalgic Films of Childhood Days Come To Life in Frosty Ways” #mtuwc
IPS, Mont Ripley and The Graduate Student Government are hosting an international ski day at Mont Ripley on Saturday, January 25, 2014. All international students and their family and friends are invited to join IPS staff for a great day of downhill skiing at reduced prices.
Tickets go on sale Monday, January 20 at IPS. One day only reduced lesson and rental fees:
$12 for skis or snowboard rental (includes boots and poles)
$5 for ski or snowboard lesson (11am or 1pm)
$11 lift tickets*
*The Michigan Tech ‘Experience Tech’ fee covers the use of Mont Ripley for current MTU students, bring your Tech ID. Michigan Tech student spouse and/or dependents can purchase an I.D. card for only $5. For complete details, see:http://www.mtu.edu/aux/pdf/spouse-dependent-benefits.pdf.
Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis through Thursday, January 23 or when we reache capacity. Fees are non-refundable.
Take a break and enjoy FREE healthy snacks and juice! Stop by the IPS Office during finals week, M-F (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).