Lifeguard Training Class October 27 – November 15

​Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 5-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by October 27, 2014 (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for 2 minutes. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is October 13.

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Youth Dance Teaching Assistants Needed!


The Youth Dance Program at Michigan Tech Community Programs is looking for qualified teaching assistants for the current semester. This is a volunteer role, but has the possibility to transition to a paid primary teacher position for spring semester.

Duties include:
  • leading an exercise if teacher is assisting a student
  • assisting a confused or struggling student
  • handing out and collecting props or equipment
  • keeping children focused
  • maintaining a safe classroom environment
  • being an encouraging and enthusiastic presence
All applicants are required to provide:
  • current contact information
  • current resume, including ALL related dance and dance instruction experience
For more information or to submit your resume, contact

Fall Into a New Workout with Adult & Youth Fitness Workshops!

Fall is the Time to COMMIT TO BE FIT 

For students and families, avid athletes and novice gym goers alike, Community Programs offers awesome classes to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the Studio, pool or on the ice, Youth Programs will keep your Little Husky active, engaged and having fun!

Fall into a New Workout

Our fall Workshop lineup is filled with individual classes that will help you break down the basics, get comfortable and challenge yourself to go deeper into your favorite programs! Try one of the following Adult Workshops: Restorative Yoga, Total Body Spin, Getting Fit & Staying Healthy with Yoga, and Adult Ballet. Youth Workshops include:  Parent/Toddler Dance, Modern Dance for Kids, and Intro to Dance for Teens.

For more information on workshops, class schedules and prices, visit Also on Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter at MichiganTechRec.

Water Safety Instructor Training Registration Deadline is October 3!

Earn your American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification in a 3-day training course October 17-19 at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool!

Get training in water safety and drowning prevention and learn information needed to plan and teach courses in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. Completion of this program will allow you to apply for group and private swim instructor positions within Michigan Tech Community Programs.

Participants must be 16 years of age by October 17. Cost to attend is $250 and includes all course materials and certification. Register now! Class size is limited, and the deadline to register is October 3!

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Little Huskies Boys’ Basketball League Begins October 6!

Just a reminder that registration is still open for Little Huskies Boys’ Basketball League, which begins next Monday, October 6.

Open to boys in Grades 3-8, Little Huskies Boys’ Basketball League will run October 6-9 from 4-6pm in the SDC Multi Purpose Gym. Cost to participate is $40/child ($20/additional sibling) and includes a Little Huskies t-shirt and free access to all home men’s basketball games (Little Huskies must wear their league t-shirt to get in free)!

Learn the fundamentals, improve your skills, and play the game. As part of the Michigan Tech Little Huskies BoysBasketball League, you get to learn from the pros and be a part of the action!

For more information or to register, visit

Reminder: Join U.S. on the Ice!

You’re invited to a Learn to Skate & Fundamentals of Hockey Skating Open House Saturday, October 4, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena!

Jam packed with fun, this event is open to new skaters only (youth to adult) that have not previously participated in the Learn to Skate Program.

Enjoy free instruction, skating demonstrations, games and great souvenirs! Pre-registration is required by September 27. Admission is free and limited to the first 100 participants.

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New Equipment Installed in SDC Fitness Center


HOUGHTON, Mich. – The fitness center at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex recently installed 12 new pieces of cardio equipment.

Nine of the items come from TRUE Premium Fitness Equipment with two recumbent bikes, three upright bikes, two treadmills and two ellipticals. They are sleek and display an all-new industrial design. Pieces are comfortable, smooth and quite. All items have a safe and easy entry for all ages and fitness levels.

Also added to the center were a helix lateral trainer and two Schwinn spin bikes.

“We are so fortunate to purchase such high quality equipment for our users,” said Jada Gullstrand, Michigan Tech’s Director of Recreation, Programming & Membership. “I believe that the students, staff and community members will all agree that this is a huge step in the right direction for our facility. Commercial grade, a modern look, and user-friendly machines are what these pieces bring to our fitness center. Our members can continue to depend on our equipment to help them reach their individual goals.”

Other recent updates to the fitness center include complimentary lockers located inside that are perfect for holding smaller personal items such as keys, phones and ID cards. Expanded personal training services are also offered with four staff members.

The fitness center is open to the public and serves Michigan Tech students and staff as well as the community. SDC memberships and locker rentals are available for purchase in a variety of length options and include use of the fitness center, the pool, multipurpose room (complete with running track, basketball and volleyball courts), racquetball courts, and the shooting range. Personal training and fitness classes are also available at the SDC through community programs.

For more information about Michigan Tech Recreation, memberships and programming, visit or on Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation.

MTEFCU Members Save with Select Community Programs!

Exclusively for Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union Members – Present  your MTEFCU Debit/ATM card, personal check or MTEFCU Member I.D. card and receive a $10 discount on the following community programs offered Fall 2014:

  • Youth Swimming – Fall Session 1 (Sept. 13 – Oct. 18), Fall Session 2 (Oct. 25 – Dec. 13)
  • Adult Yoga – Sept. 8 – Dec. 19
  • Youth Learn to Skate – Fall Session 1 (Sept. 13 – Oct. 19), Fall Session 2 (Oct. 25 – Dec. 14

Hurry! This is limited time offer is only available until the maximum discount total is reached.

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