Student News Briefs – Friday, September 4, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT


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Welcome Week Concert Featuring Dean Alexander

Come finish out Welcome Week with a night of live country music outside on Walker Lawn! Admission is free and open to everyone.

Music was the driving force that would soon pull Alexander to Nashville, where he moved in 2006 with nothing, not knowing anyone. And now, music is his life: He’s in the studio working on a debut full-length for Elektra Nashville. And Alexander still can’t quite believe his luck. Or maybe, as you’re bound to conclude once you hear Alexander’s heartfelt, comforting, and deeply country sound, just inevitable.

Check out his music video for “Live a Little” here: https://goo.gl/IugxEl
Follow him on Facebook here: https://goo.gl/H6wHJo


Film Board Showing Mad Max: Fury Road

This weekend (9/4-9/6), Film Board will be showing Mad Max: Fury Road in Fisher 135.
Showtimes:
  • Friday, Sept. 4 - 5:308:3011:30
  • SaturdaySept. 5 - 2:305:308:3011:30
  • SundaySept. 6 - 2:305:30
Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each.
Next week is Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Free Salsa Lessons with NOSOTROS

NOSOTROS student organization will host a Free and Fun Party on Saturday Sep.19th at 8:00 pm in the MUB ballroom. We will have an hour of free Salsa lesson followed by an open floor dance party. No dance partner needed! All are welcome!

CAREER SERVICES

 

Coming to YOU from Career Services

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General Motors is Coming to Michigan Tech

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CAMPUS NEWS

 

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BlizzFeed, News You Can Use

To be sure you don’t miss an opportunity that could set your course over the next few years, we’re hosting Blizzfeed Class Meetings—News You Can Use—for first years, second/third years, and seniors (and beyond). In addition to getting great information, by attending you’ll have a chance to win free stuff like a Fast Pass that will get you to the front of the line at the Career Fair, and a chance to watch Michigan Tech play Northern from the President’s Box in the Ice Area.
1st Year Students—Orientation Pulse: 8 More Things You Need to Know About College. Like Now.
Sunday, September 13 6:00 PM or Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 PM, Rozsa Center
2nd and 3rd Year Students—Les Cook’s Guide to Maximizing Your Potential #tenacity
Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 PM or 7:30 PM, Fisher 135

Seniors and Beyond— Will Life After Tech be Like a Hunger Games Adventure?
Wednesday, September 9, 6:00 PM, Fisher 135


Constitution Day Activities

1:30 PM at the Tech Husky – Announcement of essay contest winners, Husky Pep Band, Reading of the Constitution​, and student government organization booths.
1:30-3:00 PM at the Tech Husky – Voter Registration with the Houghton City Clerk
Rain location for the above will be the MUB Commons.
There will also be a display of Constitution related holdings in the main hall of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

Constitution Day Essay Contest

As part of the Constitution Day Celebration, there will be an essay contest for students with three prizes of campus bookstore gift cards in the amounts of $100, $75, and $50.

Essays should be sent as attached Word or PDF files to hthiner@mtu.edu by noon on Thursday, September 10. An essay of no more than 500 words on the following topic:
…………………………………………………………………..

* The Mass Surveillance Debate: National Security v. Privacy*

 

How does your understanding of the Constitution, particularly the First and
Fourth Amendment, apply to the question of whether the Government may
conduct mass surveillance of email and other electronic communications. It
is well established that the government may get a warrant to intercept and
store a specific individual’s information, but the question facing the
country and the courts is whether or not governmental agencies such as the
NSA should be allowed to intercept and store private citizen emails on a
massive scale without a specific court order/warrant for current or future
use. Issues you might consider addressing include: Are there times when
such a practice would be acceptable and times when it should not? What is
the value of privacy – that is why might individuals who are not “doing
anything wrong” want to keep their electronic communications private from
governmental oversight? Do the Fourth and/or Fourteenth Amendment to the
Constitution guarantee individuals a right to private electronic
communications? Should officials need to get approval from congress or a
special court to conduct electronic surveillance on a large scale?

Most importantly, whether or not you think the Constitution allows for
warrantless mass collection of electronic communications, what do you think
is the best policy on this issue that would balance the need for national
security and individual privacy.


HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

 

Intramural and Recreational Services

Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines
Frisbockey, Sand Volleyball Fours and Softball: Friday, September 4 @ 12:00 PM (TODAY!)
Flag Football & Soccer Fours: Thursday, September 10 @ 5:00 PM
Two-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 11 @ 12:00 PM
 -Your team must sign-up for a Tee-Time in the Intramural Office (SDC, room 202)
Racquetball Singles: Monday, September 14 @ 3:00 PM
Disc Golf Singles: Friday, September 18 @ 3:00 PM
Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU


Change up your fitness routine and get HuskiesFit!

HuskiesFit Programs offers a wide variety of classes to suit your needs and interest. Check out these great classes starting soon!
Adult Skating Workshop - For the beginner through intermediate adult ice skater, this class meets Tuesdays, 12:00-12:50 p.m. in the MacInnes Ice Arena.
African Dance - A combination of rigorous steps and routines from across the African continent accompanied by contemporary Afro-pop beats, it is sure to be a very lively and engaging class! Meets Wednesday5:00-5:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio.
Belly Dance - Shake, shimmy and roll in this energetic cabaret-style belly dance class offered Thursdays, 5:00-5:50 p.m., in the SDC Studio.
RAD - Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques in this comprehensive course designed specifically for women. MeetsTuesday/Thursday6:00-8:00 p.m. in SDC Racquetball Court 5.
Adult Dance Mix - Get in the groove and try a dance class! Workshops on ballet, jazz, belly dance and more will be offered throughout the semester. See web site for detailed schedule.
Fall semester programming begins September 8. For a complete listing of classes, schedules and rates, visit HuskiesFit Programs.
Commit to be HuskiesFit this Fall with Michigan Tech Recreation!

 DID YOU KNOW?

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Recycle your Batteries at the Campus Bookstore

Did you know that the Campus Bookstore in the Memorial Union Building recycles batteries? Bring in your used batteries and they will recycle them for you. They take AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V.


Student News Briefs – August 28, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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REMINDER: Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Eric Schwartz

Come out to see comedian, Eric Schwartz, Saturday, August 29 from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Rosza Center.  An unassuming nerd unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary.  Eric Schwartz is one of the most creative and original comedians working today, earning the description, “everything there is to love about entertainment.” With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and more, this comedian’s stand up, songs and characters are spreading worldwide!

(Show contains college humor.)

Sponsored by Late Night Programming and MUB Board.


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REMINDER: An Afternoon on the Town

On Saturday, August 29 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, join your fellow classmates for An Afternoon on the Town. This annual Michigan Tech event spans from campus, down College Ave., and through the downtown Houghton business district. Area businesses and services will be participating and handing out food, coupons, and other giveaways to showcase what they have to offer. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the area and make you feel at home with the community.

You will also have the opportunity to enter into our prize giveaway! The grand prize this year is a GoPro with several other great prizes from area businesses!

For more information please contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu or call 906-486-1963.


Khana Khazana Serves Mexican Food

Mexican cuisine is on the menu at Friday’s Khana Khazana Food Truck in the MUB Circle. Serving is from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. On Friday’s menu is Pollo Borracho (drunken chicken); chicken, raisins, almonds and green olives cooked in sherry and served over basmati rice; black bean and corn salad, black beans, corn, tomato, red pepper and avocado with red wine vinegar and cilantro; and chilaquiles—a casserole of tortilla chips mixed with eggs and salsa, topped with cheese and served with re-fried beans.


 

Keweenaw Color Run Seeking Volunteers

We want you to help us kick off this years Pride Week at Michigan Tech with the 2015 Keweenaw Color Run! This event is meant to bring students and community members from different backgrounds and cultures together for hours of entertainment and fitness.

The Event is on Sunday September 20th and we are expecting 600 participants to take to the streets to celebrate Fun and Fitness.

We need six Organizations to step up and provide at least six volunteers each for the event in order to sponsor a color station. We expect the six spots to fill up quickly, so if you are part of an organization that is interested, let us know as soon as possible to get a spot.

The Details:

Date: 9/20/2015
Time 9:30 till cleaned up (Around 11:45AM)
Cost: FREE if you volunteer!

What you get: Free Cookies, Free event shirts, the opportunity to throw 100’s of pounds of color powder on students and community, Volunteer hours, Satisfaction etc.  

If interested, Please email Kyle McGurk; kpmcgurk@mtu.edu with your name, organization, phone number and estimate on how many people you think will help out. If you want to help, but don’t think your organization can provide at least six people: fill out this form and we will find a role for you!


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Welcome Week Concert featuring, Dean Alexander

Saturday, September 5
9:00 pm, Walker Lawn
Sponsored by MUB Board, Late Night, and Housing & Residential Life

HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

Upcoming Intramural Events

Sports Officials Informational Meeting (2 Options)
 - Tuesday, September 1 @ 6:00 pm (Fisher 138)
 - Wednesday, September 2 @ 6:00 PM (Fisher 138)
If you are interested in officiating Intramural Sports, you must attend one of the meetings!
Entry Deadlines
Frisbockey, Sand Volleyball Fours and Softball: Friday, September 4 @ 12:00 PM
Flag Football & Soccer Fours: Thursday, September 10 @ 5:00 PM
Two-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 11 @ 12:00 PM
 -Your team must sign-up for a Tee-Time in the Intramural Office (SDC, room 202)
Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

Husky Tae Kwon Do Club Practice

Meeting times:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:30-7:00pm ROTC Gym (room 100)
  • Saturdays:  4-6pm SDC Dance Room

Our current club practice schedule can be found HERE.

We are a non-profit Student Organization, so all dues get rolled back into the club one way or another (tournament travel expenses, equipment, uniforms…).  If you have any questions please feel free to contact any time. Ms. Amber Kemppainen, amber@mtu.edu.

Come and check us out! First practice is Monday August 31! No experience needed.


Self-Defense Seminar

Come and learn basic and advanced self-defense techniques with the Husky Tae Kwon Do club on Sunday, August 30 from 1-2 PM in the SDC Dance Studio. Wear comfortable clothing. This class is free!
For more information please contact Amber at amber@mtu.edu.

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Dollar Days, Try a Class for $2

HuskiesFit Programs @ the SDC Sample Fitness Classes for only $2 each during Dollar Days August 31 – September 5.
For more information on Dollar Days or to view our complete Fall Semester 2015 Fitness Class Schedule, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com.

CAMPUS NEWS


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Husky Food Access Network (FAN) Now Open

Do you need food but can’t afford it? Know someone struggling to put meals on the table? No one in our campus community has to go hungry. Husky FAN has many resources available. From our on-campus Pantry in the Hamar House to emergency meal packets you can access 24/7 from Public Safety, we’re working to reduce the stress of food insecurity at Michigan Tech.
For more information visit the WEBSITE.

Constitution Day September 17

Constitution Day is Thursday, September 17.  Activities will include a student essay contest.  Please watch for further information on the essay question and where to send submissions.  There will be First through Third prizes of gift cards to the Campus Bookstore!
Other activities planned for Constitution Day include:
1:30 PM at the Tech Husky – Announcement of essay contest winners, Husky Pep Band, Reading of the Constitution​, and student government organization booths.
1:30-3:00 PM at the Library Pavilion – Voter Registration with the Houghton City Clerk
Rain location for the above will be the MUB Commons.
There will also be a display of Constitution related holdings in the main hall of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

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Campus Bookstore Now Selling FitBit

The Campus Bookstore is now selling FitBit which monitors your daily activities, and  a daily planner that includes the Michigan Tech Academic Calendar.

Also, Women’s Career Apparel is starting to arrive in time for the Career Fair. and we are stocking a daily planner that includes the Michigan Tech Academic Calendar.

Academic year hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more information please visit the website.


WORKSHOPS

 

Academic Success Workshops: Fall 2015

September 1, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Probation and getting back in good academic standing
This session will discuss the conditions of academic probation and how to get back into good standing. It will also discuss resources and strategies to encourage ongoing academic success.

September 8, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Procrastination, prioritization, motivation and organization: Get time on your side
Time management is really effective self-management. Understand how to avoid time wasting pitfalls, and learn the tools to help you make the most effective use of your time.

September 9, 5:00 PM (MUB Alumni Lounge)
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Participants attending this session will become familiar with metacognitive awareness (“thinking about thinking”), will learn to develop learning goals and how to make adjustments to be more academically successful.

September 15, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
I never really had to study before…
Many students arrive at Michigan Tech without solid study skills and strategies. Whether you are a first year or a fifth year this session provides an overview of what good study habits look like and allows for adaptation to your learning style.

September 22, 5:00 PM (MUB Alumni Lounge)
Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4
Do you ever feel like you know the course material but can’t translate it to a successful exam grade?
Learn effective preparation and test taking strategies.

October 13, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4 (second offering)

October 27, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Mid-semester reboot
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind or way overwhelmed? Take an optimistic approach and use strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards success.

December 8, 5:00 PM (MUB Alumni Lounge)
The Academic Probation and Suspension Process
Do you have questions about academic probation, how to get back into good standing or are concerned that you or someone you know may be academically suspended after this semester?

 


DID YOU KNOW?

 

Van Shuttle Service On and Off Campus

Did you know that Transportation Services has partnered with the City of Houghton and they are running a free van shuttle service on campus between the SDC, Daniell Heights and the Memorial Union?

In the afternoon, there is also a City of Houghton bus that runs from the MUB to various locations off-campus in Houghton. The Fall schedule will go into effect on August 31, 2015. See Services Offered for more information.


Student News Briefs – Friday, August 21, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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An Afternoon on the Town

On Saturday, August 29 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, join your fellow classmates for An Afternoon on the Town. This annual Michigan Tech event spans from campus, down College Ave., and through the downtown Houghton business district. Area businesses and services will be participating and handing out food, coupons, and other giveaways to showcase what they have to offer. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the area and make you feel at home with the community.

You will also have the opportunity to enter into our prize giveaway! The grand prize this year is a GoPro with several other great prizes from area businesses!

For more information please contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu or call 906-486-1963.


 

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Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Tracey Ashley

Join in the laughs on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 PM at the Rozsa Center to see comedian, Tracey Ashley.

You know what they say about a person with two first names? Well…who knows? People say a lot of stuff. When it comes to Tracey Ashley people are saying the same thing “This woman is funny!” Tracey was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 5, has appeared as a Co-host on TVLANDS Prime Movies, and performs in comedy clubs and on college campuses across the country!

This event is sponsored by Student Activities Late Night Programming.


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MUB Board Hosting, Throwback Time Machine

On Wednesday, August 26 from 9:00 -11:59 PM, Walker Lawn, join our DJ as they push ‘the big red button’ and launch the Throwback Time Machine, the craziest video dance party this side of the 21st Century. You’ll be transported back in time by our resident spinner as he drops the biggest tracks and the most memorable pop videos from the past five decades. Throwback Time Machine delivers a night like no other to kick off the year at Michigan Tech.

This event is brought to you by student organization, Memorial Union Board (MUB Board).


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Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Eric Schwartz

Come out to see comedian, Eric Schwartz, Saturday, August 29 from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Rosza Center.  An unassuming nerd unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary.  Eric Schwartz is one of the most creative and original comedians working today, earning the description, “everything there is to love about entertainment.” With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and more, this comedian’s stand up, songs and characters are spreading worldwide!

(Show contains college humor.)

Sponsored by Late Night Programming and MUB Board.


McNair Hall Dance

Join the McNair Hall Association for an informal dance inside of the West McNair square on Thursday, August 27 from 10:00 PM – 11:59 PM. Bring your new college friends and dance the night away!


Photo Scavenger Hunt & Cookout

Explore the Keweenaw and connect with Cru and other first years on an adventurous photo scavenger hunt on Saturday, August 29 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Meet in front of Wadsworth Hall at 4:00 PM to begin the hunt and join in the cookout at the Hancock Beach afterwards. For those who cannot make the scavenger hunt, meet in front of Wadsworth Hal at 6:20 for rides to the cookout. There will be beach volleyball, swimming, and food!

For more info and updates check http://mtucru.webs.com/


Center for Diversity and Inclusion Open House

Stop by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) located in the Hamar House (#13) to meet some great people, learn about what we do on campus, on August 25 from 10 AM – 1 PM.

Students from the African Student Organization (ASO), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Keweenaw Pride (KP), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of African American Men (SAAM), Society of Intellectual Sisters (SIS), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), and Women’s Programming Committee (WPC) will be around to talk to you about their organizations and all the great programming and events they plan throughout the year.


Khana Khazana features Thai Food

Khana Khazana will feature a menu of Thai food from 11:00 - 2:00 PM today in the MUB circle. The menu includes Yum-Aranya, a seasonal salad served with sour and spicy sauce and Kai Yang, a rich herb chicken grilled with sweet tamarind sauce and served with rice.


TRAINING SESSIONS

 

Parade of Nations Food Booth Training Sessions

If you are a student organization that plans to participate in the Parade of Nations by sponsoring a food booth at the multicultural festival, you are required to attend a food training sessions:
September 8, 5:30 – 6:30 PM in MUB Commons
If you have any questions, please contact Bob Wenc in International Programs and Services at rjwenc@mtu.edu, or call 906-487-2160.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk

It is that time of year again when we join the AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk. This year, the Baraga County Walk is on Saturday, September 12, beginning with Registration at 10:00 am at the L’Anse Waterfront Park, please consider joining us to create awareness and help eliminate suicide! It is a great fundraiser, with the goal of ending Suicide! It doesn’t get much better than that! As you know I walk in Memory of my Daughter Cami Rose, my personal goal is to help keep one person from having to make this journey. I have gained much knowledge and support from this event/group, it has been amazing, helpful and even healing, just knowing we are not in this alone. Any and all donations are of greatly appreciated.

Thank you again for your continued support! Follow the LINK, it’s easy, it’s safe and tax deductable. Not to mention a great cause.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

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SDC Building Hours

SDC building hours for the academic year will begin Sunday, August 23 and remain in effect until April 30, 2016. Reduced  hours will be posted during University holidays and spring break. The SDC will be open Labor Day, September 7.

New this fall, public skating will start at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and will continue to be free for SDC members and Michigan Tech students. All others can skate with the purchase of a day pass or $3 for skating only.

Visit SDC building hours to view the full schedule.


DID YOU KNOW?

 

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Get Involved – Join a Student Organization this Fall

Did you know that Michigan Tech has over 240 student organizations? Whatever your passion may be, you can find like minded individuals and either join an existing student org or create your own! To see a complete list of campus organizations visit Involvement Link! There you will find contact info for the organizations and also see what they have planned in the way of events! Not seeing what you are looking for and want to start your own organization? Go to the Student Activities website and learn how to become a registered student organization.

For more information on Student Organizations, contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu.


Student News Briefs – Thursday, August 13, 2015

REMINDERS

 

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K-Day Goes Americana and Registration is Open

Student Activities is accepting registration applications for K-Day 2015. Please use this LINK to get to the online form.

For more information please contact Jessie at 906.487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu.


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Tracey Ashley

Join in the laughs on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 PM at the Rozsa Center to see comedian, Tracey Ashley.

You know what they say about a person with two first names? Well…who knows? People say a lot of stuff. When it comes to Tracey Ashley people are saying the same thing “This woman is funny!” Tracey was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 5, has appeared as a Co-host on TVLANDS Prime Movies, and performs in comedy clubs and on college campuses across the country!

This event is sponsored by Student Activities Late Night Programming.


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MUB Board Hosting, Throwback Time Machine

On Wednesday, August 26 from 9:00 -11:59 PM, Walker Lawn, join our DJ as they push ‘the big red button’ and launch the Throwback Time Machine, the craziest video dance party this side of the 21st Century. You’ll be transported back in time by our resident spinner as he drops the biggest tracks and the most memorable pop videos from the past five decades. Throwback Time Machine delivers a night like no other to kick off the year at Michigan Tech.

This event is brought to you by student organization, Memorial Union Board (MUB Board).


Dance Team Auditions

Do you love school spirit? Do you love to dance? Want to support our Huskies sports teams?

Well don’t miss an opportunity to be involved on campus with a team that supports and performs at most home Huskies sporting events! Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 30 at the SDC Wood Gym. Check-In will start at 12:30 PM with auditions formally starting at 1:00 PM!

Come dressed in clothes you can dance in and be sure to bring water and a light snack! Also, make sure to bring your class schedule!

If you have questions, please email mtudanceteam@gmail.com.


MEETINGS & SEMINARS

 

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Chemistry Career Talk: Patent Agent

Join the Chemistry Department for a career talk with Adrian Pishko on August 17 at 11:00 AM in Chem Sci 215. Adrian graduated with her PhD in analytical chemistry from Michigan Tech in 2002 and completed a postdoctoral internship at Savannah River National Laboratory before pursuing a career as a patent agent at 3M.

Talk is open to all majors and degree levels, a question and answer session will follow. FOr more information please contact Chelsea Nikula at cjgrawn@mtu.edu.


BACK TO SCHOOL

 

Order Your Textbooks Online Now

The Campus Bookstore is now accepting web orders for Textbooks! Order your Fall semester books HERE.

For more information contact the Campus Bookstore at 906.487.2410.


DID YOU KNOW?

 

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The Campus Bookstore Now Offering Women’s Business Apparel

Did you know that women’s business apparel is now available for purchase at the Campus Bookstore, 1st Floor of the Memorial Union Building (MUB)? Stop in to check out the classic and trendy styles for your next interview or presentation!

Visit the website to get a listing of their hours and current deals.


 

 

Student News Briefs – Friday, August 7, 2015

TRAINING SESSIONS

 

Parade of Nations Food Booth Training Sessions

If you are a student organization that plans to participate in the Parade of Nations by sponsoring a food booth at the multicultural festival, you are required to attend one of the following food training sessions:
August 12, 5:30 – 6:30 PM in MUB Commons
September 8, 5:30 – 6:30 PM in MUB Commons
If you have any questions, please contact Bob Wenc in International Programs and Services at rjwenc@mtu.edu, or call 906-487-2160.

NEWS

 

Food Drive to Support Michigan Tech’s Food Pantry

Husky Food Access Network (Husky FAN) is holding a food drive to gather non-perishable goods for our campus food pantry, which is currently in development. There are drop boxes located in the Admin Building (by the elevators), Library (by the Library Cafe), MUB (by the Campus Bookstore), and SDC (by the Main Desk). If you have any questions about Husky FAN, or would like to volunteer, please contact huskyfan@mtu.edu.

Most Needed Items:

    • Peanut Butter & Jelly
    • Rice
    • Canned Chicken and Fish
    • Canned Soups
    • Flour and Sugar
    • Baking Soda and Powder
    • Canned and Dry Beans
    • Noodles
    • Spaghetti Sauce
    • Cereal and Oatmeal
    • Canned Fruits and Veggies
    • Mac & Cheese/Pasta Mixes
    • Personal Hygiene Items
    • Bread Mix

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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Summer Fitness Opportunities

Michigan Tech Community Programs has a wide variety of classes to fit your summer fitness needs and style. Check out the following great classes!

Open your mind and body to a deeper tranquility through a gently-paced practice of light asana, breath work and meditation practices. Class meets Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm in the SDC Studio.
A comfortable and effective way to strengthen and tone, focusing on low-impact aerobics performed in the water. Class meets MondayWednesdayand Friday, 9:00-10:00 am, and MondayTuesday and Thursday4:30-5:30 pm, in the SDC Pool.
Leave the stresses of the day at the door and get it ready to burn it off with some serious spinning in Power Pedal. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00-7:50 am, in the SDC Studio. Rev it up and burn some calories fast in Spin Express, a 40-minute power spin class that meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the SDC Studio.
A fun and energetic aerobic routine combining Latin/international music and dance moves to create a great cardiovascular workout. Class meets Mondays, 5:00-5:50 pm, Tuesdays, 5:15-6:05 pm and Saturdays, 10:00-10:50 am, in the SDC Studio.
For the beginner through intermediate adult ice skater, this class meets Tuesdays, 12:00-12:50 pm in the MacInnes Ice Arena.
For more information, visit Michigan Tech Community Programs.
Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!

4-Week Learn to Skate Program

Our Learn to Skate program offers fun, challenging, and rewarding beginning skating classes for all ages and abilities. Students learn at their own level with others in their age group; classes are available for ages 3+. Includes both a 25-minute lesson and practice time. Lesson are from August 11-September 1, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:50 PM with a cost of $68.00
Click Here for more information.

SDC Memberships Available

Join the Student Development Complex (SDC) for access to all of our incredible facilities and services—our renowned fitness center, swimming pool, climbing wall, racquetball courts, multipurpose room, shooting range, and more. Members also enjoy discounts on adult and youth community programs.

Memberships are available in a variety of packages for individual members, couples, youth, and families.

Purchase an annual membership for the best deal! Annual members enjoy full access to our facilities, plus the following great benefits:

  • 20% discount off adult community program fees
  • 10% discount off youth community program fees
  • Husky Club benefits include a $25 discount for the first annual SDC membership
  • Convenient payroll deduction plans for Michigan Tech faculty and staff. TechFit and T2 dollars can also be used.
  • Complimentary mini lockers are available in the Fitness Center and Pool area (ideal for ID’s, wallets, phones, etc.)

For more information, visit SDC memberships.

Commit to be HuskiesFit with an SDC membership!


DID YOU KNOW?

 

Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program Rents Gear

Did you know the Outdoor Adventure Program, located at 207 East Street across from the campus library, has camping gear, bikes, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards for rent? For a full list of equipment and rental rates, go to the WEBSITE.

They also have a variety of group trips and clinics that you can sign up for. Check with their rental center to find out what they have coming up!

They are open 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Saturday, and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday. Contact them at 906.487.2290 or email oap@mtu.edu.


Student News Briefs- Thursday, July 30, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Rozsa Center and Visual and Performing Arts 2015-16 Season

Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center and Visual and Performing Arts 2015-16 season presents a little something for everyone this year! The season includes over 39 events, encompassing film, lectures, music, theater, art gallery, dance, and more. From Shakespeare and ballet to comedy and jazz, Rozsa shows will entertain all tastes and all ages. The season even includes an exciting opportunity for local youth dancers to perform alongside professional ballet dancers in The Nutcracker! Flexible discount season ticket packages are on sale from August 1 through August 31. Single tickets go on sale September 1

For more details, please contact Bethany Jones  bjones@mtu.edu for more information.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

Community Programs for Adults

Michigan Tech Community Programs offers a wide variety of classes to fit your summer fitness needs. Check out the following great classes!
All Levels Yoga - A great fit for beginners and experienced yoga practitioners alike. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 pm in the SDC Studio.
Adult Skate Workshop - Designed for the beginner through intermediate adult ice skater. Next session begins August 11. Class meets Tuesdays, 12:00-12:50 pm in the MacInnes Ice Arena.
PiYo - The muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates combined with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Class meets Wednesdays, 5:00-5:50 pmand Saturdays, 9:00-9:50 am in the SDC Studio.
Metabolic Conditioning - A fast and effective mix of strength, conditioning and core training. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-6:50 am in the SDC Studio.
Aqua Zumba - Beat the heat with an aquatic mix of cardio and body toning. Class meets Tuesdays, 6:30-7:20 pm and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 pm in the SDC Pool.
For more information, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com.
Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!

Community Programs for Children

The last round of youth community programs for the summer begins soon! Sign your child up now for one of the following great classes!

Swimming

  • Next session begins August 3
  • Parent/child (ages 6 months to 4 years)
  • Preschool (ages 4 to 5 years)
  • Levels 1-6
  • Register by July 29

Huskies Hockey Challenge Night

  • 4-week program begins August 10
  • Mites, Squirts and PeeWees (2014-15 level of play)
  • Fast-paced, small area games

Huskies Total Skills and Power Skating

  • Power skating
  • Off ice skills
  • Mites, Squirts, PeeWees and Bantams (2014-15 level of play)
  • Next session begins August 3

Learn to Skate

  • Next session begins August 11
  • Ages 3 to adult welcome

For more information, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com.

Commit your child to be HuskiesFit this summer!


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Summer Open Swim and Public Skating Hours

The SDC Swimming Pool is a great place to perfect your favorite swim stroke or just splash around & cool off. Single day passes & group rates are available.

Summer open swim hours are:
Monday-Friday, 6:00-9:00am, 12:00-1:30pm and 4:30-8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm
Adult Lap Swim: Monday-Friday, 1:30-2:30pm

Summer Public Skating
The John MacInnes Student Ice Arena offers public skating sessions twice weekly this summer. It is free to SDC members and Michigan Tech students (present ID for entry). It is also included in Friday and Sunday SDC day passes, or you can pay $3/person for skating only.

Summer public skating hours are:
Sundays, 5:00-5:50pm
Fridays, 2:00-2:50pm
For exact dates, please visit Public Skating.

For more information about the SDC and other available recreational programs, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com.

Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!


REMINDERS

 

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K-Day Goes Americana and Registration is Open

Student Activities is now accepting registration applications for K-Day 2015. Please use this LINK to get to the online form.

For more information please contact Jessie at 906.487-1963.


DID YOU KNOW?

 

New Online GPA Estimator

Did you know, the Registrar’s Office website now hosts a GPA estimator. The tool may be used to estimate semester and cumulative GPAs and run various scenarios by entering the expected letter grade and credit hour for each class.

http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/advising/gpa-calculator/


Student News Briefs – Thursday, July 23, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT and ENRICHMENT

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Sunset Cruise #2 Sign Up and Summer Snack

Come over to the Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Programs house (207 East St. Across the highway from the MTU Library) on Thursday, July 23 from 1:00-3:00 PM for the second sunset cruise sign up. This sunset cruise is to be held on August 7 in Copper Harbor. The cost is $5.00 with your student ID.

There will also be a summer snack of avocado potato salad as well as raspberry sorbet served during this time.

This event is sponsored by Student Activities, Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services.


 

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Rozsa Pocket Calendar Available

New this year, the Rozsa has convenient, handy, “pocket calendars” – Great for your desk, at work or home, take with you or keep by the phone! Features the big event each month. Available around town or at the Rozsa this week, then look for your full-size Rozsa calendar, coming the last week of August.

More details, events and tickets at www.rozsa.mtu.edu.


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers Needed to Test out Driving Simulator

Maryam Fakhr, PhD student in the department of cognitive and learning sciences needs some volunteers to participate in a study on Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24.
This one hour study includes 30 minutes driving with a simulator and filling out some questionnaires in the department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Meese center, room G08. If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to Maryam at sfakhrho@mtu.edu.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Lake Superior Day in Copper Harbor

The beauty and bounty of Lake Superior will be celebrated Sunday, July 26 at the Third Annual Lake Superior Day in Copper Harbor. Community volunteers, along with the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, are organizing the festival with lots of special activities at the 6th Street Dock along the Copper Harbor Boardwalk.

Activities include:

Community picnic ($5 donation suggested)
Canoe races and kayak demonstrations
Interactive art (paint the model freighter)
Remotely-Operated-Vehicle demonstrations by Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center
Presentation on the health of Lake Superior by Great Lakes scientist Martin Auer (CEE)
Live music, poetry and more!
From 1-4 PM a special highlight is the opportunity for festival attendees to find out how scientists study the Great Lakes by taking a 40-minute scientific excursion aboard Michigan Tech’s research vessel, Agassiz. The excursions are part of the Ride the Waves Program funded by a grant from General Motors. The Agassiz will depart every 45 minutes from the Isle Royale Queen dock beginning at 1 p.m. Participants must be at least seven years old, and children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants should wear closed-toe shoes. Space is limited and those interested may pre-register by calling 7-3341 or email Lloyd Wescoat at lwescoat@mtu.edu. Lake Superior Day is celebrated throughout the Lake Superior basin on or close to the third Sunday in July in many communities around Lake Superior. Learn more about Lake Superior Day events around the lake.


Keweenaw Alumni and Friends Chapter 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships

Friday July 24 is the last day to register for the Keweenaw Alumni and Friends Chapter 5K Walk/Run for scholarships. The event will be held Saturday, August 8 on the Michigan Tech Trails. Registration begins at 7:30 AM with the walk to start at 8:30 AM and the run beginning at 9 AM.  Awards will be handed out at 10 AM.

Cost is $15 for those with a Tech Trail pass, $20 for those who need a pass (includes a discounted $5 day pass). T-shirts are included with advanced registration!

Register online today!
For more information, or to register contact jlfuller@mtu.edu.


DID YOU KNOW?

Involvement Link has a New Look!

Involvement Link has just launched an updated platform! The home page has a new look as well as an easy to use toolbar where you can search for upcoming events, a list of organizations, and campus website links to Student Activities, USG, the Student Disclosure, and the weekly News Briefs.

Student Organizations take note: You can now customize your page with a cover photo, create photo albums that illustrate your organizations activities, and write up a news article on what your organization has been up to!

Check it out HERE!


 

Student News Briefs – Thursday, July 16, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

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Sunset Cruise #2 Sign Up and Summer Snack

Come over to the Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Programs houses (207 East St. Across the highway from the MTU Library) on Thursday, July 23 from 1:00-3:00 PM for the second sunset cruise sign up. This sunset cruise is to be held on August 7 in Copper Harbor. The cost is $5.00 with your student ID.

There will also be a summer snack of avocado potato salad as well as raspberry sorbet served during this time.

This event is sponsored by Student Activities, Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services.


Food From Vietnam at Khana Khazana

Tomorrow’s Khana Khazana at the MUB Food Truck will feature food from Vietnam. Featured items include Bun Cha, Vietnamese pork meatball and noodle salad, Pho Ga, Vietnamese chicken noodle soup and Soda Chang, fresh limeaid soda. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MUB Circle.


 DID YOU KNOW?

 

Join a Student Organization

Did you know there are more than 240 student organizations on campus? There are several categories that these organizations fall under such as academic, arts & culture, club sports, faith based, Greek, service, and social just to name a few. If you are interested in joining a club check out Involvement Link to find your fit. If you don’t see what you are looking for, consider starting your own organization.

For information on starting your own organization visit the Student Activities website or stop into Student Activities, MUB 112, and talk to Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator of Register Student Organizations.


Student News Briefs – Thursday, July 9, 2015

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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Group Fitness Instructors Needed

Love fitness? We do too! Michigan Tech Community Programs is looking for group fitness instructors that are as passionate about health and fitness as we are. We offer a wide range of regularly scheduled programs, including high impact TRX, boot-camp and spinning conditioning classes to low impact yoga and youth programming. All types of instructors/trainers are encouraged to apply. For current programming options, visit us at www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs.

Community Programs hourly instructors are responsible for preparing and conducting 50-minute fitness classes, and for the maintenance and care of Michigan Tech fitness equipment and facilities. All instructors are required to be CPR/First Aid certified (certification provided) and must be 18 years of age or older. Hourly instructor compensation is calculated based on training, certifications, and years of experience.

All applicants are required to provide:

  • Current contact information, including copy of government issued ID, e-mail, phone number and home address.
  • Current resume, including all fitness and instructing experience
  • Copies of any/all fitness/instructor certifications
  • Proposed class description and class outline (upon request)

Applicants will be required to teach a sample class for the Recreation Director and current Community Programs instructors (upon request).

For more information, please email communityprograms@mtu.edu.


Last Chance to Register for Sports Camps

Football, skating, soccer, tennis and volleyball camps are just around the corner! There is still time to register! Football

Step off the sidelines and into the game with Michigan Tech’s renowned football camps. We offer Little Huskies for grades 3-5 and Development for grades 6-8. Skating

Master one of the most artful and athletic ice sports. Featuring a figure skating program for all ages and a learn-to-skate camp for grades K-5, we have opportunities for everyone. Soccer

Michigan Tech’s Soccer Skills Camp is designed to teach fundamental playing skills to younger players. Open to grades K-8. Tennis

The Michigan Tech Tennis camp at Gates Tennis Center offers a balance of instruction, competition, and tactical skill building to take your game to the next level. Volleyball

Develop your serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking, and digging skills with tips and pointers from the Michigan Tech volleyball coaching staff and team players. Choose from Little Huskies for grades 2-6, All Skills Grades 7-9 or All Skills Grades 10-12.

For more information or to register, visit Michigan Tech Sports Camps.


 ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

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Paddle the Portage Hosted by OAP

Come down to Prince’s Point on Thursday, July 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to join in a leisurely paddle open to all skill levels. The cost is $20 per person and pre-registration is required.

Contact the Outdoor Adventure Program to sign up at 906.487-2290 or visit their location at 207 East Street, across the highway from the MTU Library.


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Intro to Golf, Space Available

If you are interested in learning the basics of golf and would like to take part in a group lesson with other students, Student Activities along with Mark Moroste from the Portage Lake Golf Course, is hosting a small group lesson on Monday, July 20. Transportation is provided from the Outdoor Adventure Program to the golf course and back. Pick up is at 3:30 and the lesson is from 4-5PM.

Please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, with a $5.00 deposit and your student ID to sign up. If you have any questions please call 906.487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu.


DID YOU KNOW?

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Recycle your Batteries at the Campus Bookstore

Did you know that the Campus Bookstore in the Memorial Union Building recycles batteries? Bring in your used batteries and they will recycle them for you. They take AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V.

 

Student News Briefs – Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

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Raptor Rescue Presentation with LIVE Birds

Student Activities is hosting a very special event that showcases live birds of prey. The Chocolay Raptor Center, who was recently featured on TV6 News for their work with rehabilitating a male owl that was shot in Marquette, MI, will be conducting a presentation on their work as a rescue, rehab, and environmental education facility. To see the episode that aired about the owl click HERE. Please come over to the Outdoor Adventure Program backyard (207 East St. Across the highway from the MTU Library) on Thursday, July 9. The event starts at 2:00 PM so please come early to get a good spot for viewing the birds.  This event is free to attend! For more information please contact Student Activities at 906.487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu.


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Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise Sign Up

Back by popular demand, the Copper Harbor Sunset Cruises aboard the Isle Royale Queen IV brought to you by Student Activities. Join us from 1-2 on Thursday, July 9 PM at the Outdoor Adventure Program (207 East St, across the highway from the MTU Library) to sign up for the Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise scheduled for the evening of Friday, July 17. Transportation leaves from the MUB at 6:30 PM, returns at approximately 10:30 PM, and is included in the $5.00 cost. Please bring your student ID to sign up.

If you are unable to make it at this time please contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu or call 906.487-1963.


Paddle Board and Kayak Demos with OAP

Have some fun learning how to paddle board and kayak at Prince’s Point on Thursday, July 9 from 2-4 PM. This event is $5.00 per person. Please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program for more information at 906.487-2290 (noon -5PM) or email oap@mtu.edu.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

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Want to win a paddle board?

The Biggest Mover Competition is 5 weeks long (July 6-August 8) and highlights physical activity, stress reduction practices, and healthy eating. If you are interested in joining the competition you must register no later than July 5 to participate.

To Register go to mtu.2act.co

The competition starts on Monday, July 6! A paddle board and many other awesome prizes are available!

Good luck!


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Michigan Tech Community Programs

In addition to several classes that run all summer long, Michigan Tech Community Programs announces upcoming classes beginning soon that will run through the end of the summer.

Adult Classes

Belly Dance for Fitness - Shake, shimmy and roll in this energetic cabaret-style belly dance class offered Thursdays, 5:15-6:05 p.m., in the SDC Studio July 9 – August 20Spin Express - Rev it up and burn some calories fast in this 40 minute power spin class offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-12:50 p.m., in the SDC Studio July 6 – August 19. Enrollment in Adult Community Program classes is rolling and walk-in’s are always welcome!

Youth Classes

Aikido (Age 5 & up) - A great way for children and teens to gain confidence, practice focus and concentration, and learn non-violent strategies for self-defense. Classes begin July 10 and meet Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the SDC Studio. Creative Dance (Ages 3-6) - Students develop basic dance skills as they interact with their peers in this fun and engaging class! Class meets Saturdays, 11:00-11:45 a.m. July 11 – August 22 in the SDC Studio. Ballet/Jazz (Age 7 & up) - This intro class covers the basics of each dance form including footwork, arm-work and vocabulary. The final session is a unique workshop to explore dance theater and performance technique. 7 and 8 year olds meet Tuesdays, 4:15-5:05 p.m. in the SDC Studio July 7 – August 18. Ages 9 and up meet Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm. in the SDC Studio July 9 – August 20Swimming (Age 6 months & up) – There is still room in the 3rd and 4th sessions of Swimming! Classes meet Monday-Friday for a two-week period in the SDC Pool. Third session - July 20-31, fourth session - August 3-14. Visit www.michigantechrecreation.com for a complete listing of all Summer Community Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Local Fireworks Displays & Parades

Lake Linden: July 3, Parade at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at Dusk

Copper Harbor: July 4, Parade at 10:00 AM followed by BBQ and activities, Fireworks at Dusk

South Range: July 4, Childrens Games at 4:30 PM, Fireworks at Dusk


Volunteers Needed for an Obstacle Team Race

The SISU Challenge is a brand new mud and obstacle team race being held in Houghton on Saturday, July 25. We are in need of volunteers–specifically volunteers with basic medical training (first aid, CPR, etc.). If you would like to help, in any way, on Saturday, July 25, please contact Alissa Dupuis atfootfrog@hotmail.com.Proceeds from the challenge will benefit Michigan Tech’s Army ROTC. Visit thesisuchallenge.com for race details and registration. Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thesisuchallenge
Can’t volunteer? Consider getting a team of your own together.