Student News Briefs, 8/26/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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An Afternoon on the Town, 8/27

You don’t want to miss this exciting event. Local businesses and Services are ready to Welcome you to Houghton by giving you a taste of what they have to offer in the way of coupons, handouts, and FOOD!

You will also have the opportunity to get entered into a raffle prize giveaway, all you have to do is find the TWO ID tappers so be sure to bring your student ID with you!

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963 or send us a message at activities@mtu.edu.


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Student Organizations: Deadline Approaching for K-Day Sign Up

Registration for K-Day is now available! Click HERE to register.  Registration closes on September 5 at 5:00PM.

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day.  Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.  K-Day typically sees around 3,500-4,000 students attend, so be sure to check out this amazing event so you don’t miss out!

Transportation from Michigan Tech to the park is provided at no cost.


Greek Life Events

Fraternity Expo:
September 1, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Campus Mall
Interested in joining a fraternity? Want to know what fraternity life is like at Tech? Stop by to learn more about fraternity life, meet some new people, and have all your questions answered.
Hosted by Interfraternity Council

S’Mores Social with the Sororities:
August 31, 8:00 pm, Prince’s Point (Rain site: Wad’s Annex)
Come join the Panhellenic Council at Michigan Tech to hear about how being a part of a sorority can enhance your academic experience, develop leadership skills, and provide lifelong friendships. Whether you’re interested in joining a sorority, or if you just want to learn a little more about the process, stop by and make a s’more. Bring a friend!
Hosted by Panhellenic Council

Like our Facebook Page to stay updated on events.


International Game Night

Come and enjoy playing board games with students from various nationalities on Friday, August 26 from 5-7 p.m. at Wadsworth Hall G11W. There will also be games which promote interaction. We also look forward for you all to join the International(I)-club. Snacks and drinks will be provided.


Official Pokemon VGC Tournament

Officially sanctioned VGC tournament using Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. Will follow the VGC 2016 rule set.

Saturday, August 27 from noon-5 p.m. Walker Arts and Humanities – Room 109

Hosted by the Pokemon League at Michigan Tech.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Student Organization Officers Announcement

Now is the time to start thinking about your organization’s role in the 2016 Parade of Nations, which will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 beginning at11:00 AM in Hancock near the FirstMerit Bank building and ending in Houghton at the Dee Stadium where the multicultural festival will take place from approximately noon to 3:00 PM.  This year’s Parade theme is “Passport to the World.”

Student Organizations can:

1) Have a float in the Parade (register here).
2)  Sponsor a food or crafts booth at the multicultural festival (register here)
3)  Showcase their talents by being a part of the entertainment (this is open to individuals too!) (register here)

4)  Volunteer to help (email ips@mtu.edu)

Short on cash?  Activity Grant available.

 

Our headline act this year is BreakSk8.  They will be “rolling” in the Parade on the 17th, and there will be a performance at the Rozsa Center later that Saturdayevening. Admission is free to Michigan Tech students!

And to gear you up for Saturday’s festivities, join the Keweenaw Roller Girls for a FREE and OPEN TO ALL roller skate/blade event on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at the Houghton County Arena in Hancock.  BYO skates and ALL are welcome regardless of age, gender or ability!

All are welcomed and encouraged to be a Parade spectator and have the chance to win an “I Love Parade of Nations” Weekend Getaway for 4 to Chicago worth more than $2000!  Click on the link for details.

For more details on all Parade of Nations events, check out their website; or to keep up-to-date on Parade happenings, visit their Facebook page.

Hope to see you there!


Tech Theatre Holds Auditions for Two Plays on August 31 and Sept 1

Michigan Tech Theatre Company will hold auditions next week for two show to be performed in the Fall Semester.

Auditions for both plays will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Thursday Sept. 1, in the McArdle Theatre, second floor of the Walker Building. Call backs will be held as needed.

“Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson:

Both Science and fiction, “Silent Sky” blends the discovery of how to measure the universe with the essence of the discover’s life story. Set against the turmoil of the cry for social justice at the beginning of the 20th century, the chronicle of Henrietta Leavitt counterpoints the power of a passion for work with the desire for love and family. Five parts – four women and one man.

Six Performances, October 13-15 and 20-22. Rehearsals will take place Sunday through Friday evenings. All actors will not be required at all rehearsals. No preparation is required for auditions which will include games and reading from the script.

“The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui” by Bertolt Brecht.

This dark comedy, set in ’30s Chicago, tells the story of a strongman’s rise to the head of the Cauliflower Turst that has many parallels around the world today.

Written as a parable about Hitler’s rise to power, the story applies to any situation in which a charismatic leader exploits the economic fears of the little guy to seize more and more power.

There’s jazz, gun-molls, shady backroom deals and lots of dark laughs.

There are parts for three or more women (up to six possible) and 19 or more men (up to 30 possible … one singing part—baritone preferred). There are also two gender-irrelevant roles.

No monologues required for audition, just come ready to read and dressed for movement. No previous experience required. There will be three performances Nov. 10-12.


Fall Blood Drive 

Currently, there is a critical need for blood donors. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

Join Fraternity and Sorority Life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, August 31 and September 1 in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.

Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Click here for more information.

Note: Those eligible to donate must bring a photo ID, be in good health, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have not donated in the last 56 days.

Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life, Order of Omega


12932649_597596827073092_3765189892599177549_nKeweenaw Color Run Seeking Volunteers

It’s getting close to the beginning of the fall semester and the Keweenaw Color Run committee would like to welcome all students and faculty alike back to tech. As we enter into the school year, we would like to remind everyone that in less than a month, on September 18th, hundreds of people will be finishing the 2nd Annual Keweenaw Color Run. Want to help make this event awesome? Well then you’re in luck! The 2nd Annual Keweenaw Color Run is looking for volunteers. To sign up to volunteer please visit: www.volunteer.keweenawcolor.com

Volunteers will be provided with free food and beverages the day of the event and will get a free event T-shirt. The positions are diverse and people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to register to volunteer. This event is only made possible by our community’s support, not only by participating in the event but by participating behind the scenes and helping everything run smoothly!

Thank you and we hope to see you on Sunday, September 18th at the 2nd Annual Keweenaw Color Run!


Husky Motors New On-Line Reservation System

Husky Motors introduced its new on-line reservation system on May 16. Now, as a new school year approaches, we would like to provide you with some reminders, helpful tips and updates based on customer feedback. The original article is linked for those who may have missed it.

All who reserve vehicles or will be driving them must be registered in the reservation system. So, if you plan to reserve or drive a Husky Motors Vehicle, take a moment now to register using this link—it’s easy to do.

Here are a few things you should know about the reservation system:

Reservations can be made, changed or cancelled on-line, 24/7
All reservations are dispatched through our outdoor key kiosk, which is located on the east entrance of the Facilities Management Building. The key kiosk provides 24/7 access to your vehicle reservation.
As requested by our users, we have installed a sun shade to our outdoor key kiosk. This will help shade the kiosk screen during peak sunshine hours.

When picking up and returning your reserved vehicle, they can be found and returned to the lot designated for Husky Motors vehicles (North East of the Facilities Management Building). Also, if leaving a personal vehicle during your reservation period, it must be parked in the lot designated Husky Motors vehicles.
Reservations must be picked up and returned within one hour of the reservation time, before or after the scheduled time (a two-hour window).

Vehicle keys must be picked up and returned to the kiosk by the individual listed on the reservation.
Vehicles should be returned with a full tank of fuel and free of any debris or trash—another reservation may start soon after your return.

Husky Motors values your business and appreciates all feedback provided. Utilize our new on-line system to provide reservation and/or vehicle specific feedback.


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MUB Commons Grand Opening Specials 

Monday (8/29)

  • General Tao Chicken with Rice $5.00
  • The Cuban Panini combo meals chips and soda included  $5.00
  • Burgers made your way, Fries and Fountain Soda $3.99
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $1.99

Tuesday (8/30)

  • Beef and Broccoli with Rice $5.00
  • Buffalo Chicken Ciabatta combo meals chips and soda included  $5.00
  • Rueben Combo Meal $5.00
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $1.99

Wednesday (8/31)

  • Honey Garlic Chicken $5.00
  • Three Cheese and Tomato Panini combo meals chips and soda included  $5.00
  • BLT Griller Combo Meal $5.00
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $1.99

Thursday (9/1)

  • Kung Pao Chicken with Rice $5.00
  • Hot Wing Meal Deal  $5.00
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $1.99

Friday (9/2) 

  • Meatball Panini combo meals chips and soda included  $5.00
  • Shrimp Basket Meal Deal $5.00
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $1.99

Special prices on home cooked meals in the MUB 8/29-9/2

Your mom isn’t here but her cooking is. Home cooked classic comfort foods such as:

Monday (8/29)

  • Taco Bake Casserole

Tuesday (8/30)

  • Chicken Santa Fe Chicken Casserole

Wednesday (8/31)

  • Triple Cheddar Broccoli Casserole

Thursday (9/1)

  • Smoked Gouda Cheese Mac & Cheese

Each meal is $3.99 and includes a 20 oz. soft drink.


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Lean Principles Course

New Course on Lean Principles Offered Fall ’16


SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

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Entry Deadlines:

Sand Volleyball Fours: Friday, September 2 @ 8:00 am
– Season Begin September 6th

Softball: Friday, September 2 @ 8:00 am
– Season Begin September 5th

Frisbockey: Friday, September 9 @ 8:00AM
– Season Begin September 4th

Soccer Fours: Friday, September 9 @ 8:00AM
– Season Begin September 14th

2-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 9 @ 10:00 am
– Tournament on Saturday, September 10th
– Must sign up for a Tee-time in the Intramural Office.

Racquetball Singles: Friday September 16 @ Noon

Disc Golf Singles: Friday September 16 @ Noon
– Tournament on Saturday, September 17 @ 10:00 am

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

For more information: E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


REMINDERS

 

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Film Board Presents Zombieland

Friday, August 26 (Last day of O-Week) @ 10 pm, Film Board is showing Zombieland! Admission is Free. Located on Walker Lawn.

For more information, see filmboard.mtu.edu.


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Orientation Week Events from GSG

GSG brings to you the following events welcoming you to being a proud Husky. All events are covered by GSG and are free for you and your family to attend.

For more information contact Muraleekrishnan Menon at mmenon@mtu.edu.


O-Week Men’s Volleyball Tournament

Bump, set, spike! Get ready to dive into this fun volleyball tournament at the Michigan Tech Volleyball Courts on Sharon Ave in Houghton. If you are pre-registered, get ready to serve. Sign up to play, Monday, 22 through Wednesday, 24, during dinner in the dining halls.

In the event of rain, the tournament will be held in the SDC Multipurpose Room.

For more information contact the Men’s Volleyball Club President, Matthew Radloff at mjradlof@mtu.edu.


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Student Activities Welcome Week Schedule

It’s almost time for Welcome Week!  Every year, new and returning students are welcomed back to campus with this annual tradition that will get everyone into the Husky Spirit.

Saturday, August 27

  • An Afternoon on the Town 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Administration Building to Downtown Houghton
  • Speaker Harlan Cohen, 9:00 PM, Rozsa Center

Sunday, August 28

  • Ultimate Frisbee with Disco Tech 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Upper and Lower Soccer Fields
  • Frisbockey 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Upper and Lower Soccer Fields
  • Broomball 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, SDC Ice Arena
  • Comedian, Harlan Cohen, 9:00 PM, Rozsa Center

Monday, August 29

  • Back to School Binders 11:00 AM, MUB Circle (while supplies last)

Tuesday, August 30

  • CareerFEST Kick-off 11:00AM – 2:00PM, Under the CareerFEST tent near the Husky Statue
  • Evening Yoga 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Green Space between Rekhi and Dow (Rain site: DHH Ballroom)

Wednesday, August 31

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Library Reading Room
  • Snack Break 2:00 PM, MUB Circle (while supplies last)
  • S’Mores Social with the Sororities 8:00 PM, Prince’s Point (Rain site: Wad’s Annex)

Thursday, September 1

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Library Reading Room
  • Fraternity Expo 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Campus Mall

Friday, September 2

  • Welcome Back Cookout with CDI 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Winona 7:00 PM, Sherman Field

Saturday, September 3

  • Football vs. Walsh 1:00 PM, Sherman Field
  • Comedian, Al Jackson, 8:00 PM, MUB Ballroom

Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4

Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5

Student News Briefs, 8/19/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

Comedian Jason Cheny Performing on 8/20

Join us for a night full of laughs with comedian Jason Cheny! This FREE event will be held at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. Please bring your student ID in order to attend. See you there!

Brought to you by: Late Night Programming and Student Activities


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PaintU Party on Walker Lawn Hosted by MUB Board, 8/24

That’s right, PaintU is back to kick off the school year in style! Flashing lights, pulse pounding music, and copious amounts of neon paint; it’s going to be the ultimate Orientation Week event! Now we know you want to show up to this party looking super fly, but we highly recommend wearing something you don’t mind getting blasted with paint.

The paint is a corn based color solution that is certfied non-toxic and biodegradeable. If allergies are a concern, no worries! There are no tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, eggs, wheat gluten, natural rubber latex, soy, or beans used in the paint.

We can’t wait to meet all the new Huskies and see some of you old Huskies too! Let’s party people!

Walker Lawn, Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00PM! Music, dancing, lots of paint, and lots of fun!


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Film Board Presents Zombieland

Friday, August 26 (Last day of O-Week) @ 10 pm, Film Board is showing Zombieland! Admission is Free. Located on Walker Lawn.

For more information, see filmboard.mtu.edu.


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Orientation Week Events from GSG

GSG brings to you the following events welcoming you to being a proud Husky. All events are covered by GSG and are free for you and your family to attend.

For more information contact Muraleekrishnan Menon at mmenon@mtu.edu.


O-Week Men’s Volleyball Tournament

Bump, set, spike! Get ready to dive into this fun volleyball tournament at the Michigan Tech Volleyball Courts on Sharon Ave in Houghton. If you are pre-registered, get ready to serve. Sign up to play, Monday, 22 through Wednesday, 24, during dinner in the dining halls.

In the event of rain, the tournament will be held in the SDC Multipurpose Room.

For more information contact the Men’s Volleyball Club President, Matthew Radloff at mjradlof@mtu.edu.


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Student Activities Welcome Week Schedule

It’s almost time for Welcome Week!  Every year, new and returning students are welcomed back to campus with this annual tradition that will get everyone into the Husky Spirit.

Saturday, August 27

  • An Afternoon on the Town 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Administration Building to Downtown Houghton
  • Speaker Harlan Cohen, 9:00 PM, Rozsa Center

Sunday, August 28

  • Ultimate Frisbee with Disco Tech 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Upper and Lower Soccer Fields
  • Frisbockey 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Upper and Lower Soccer Fields
  • Broomball 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, SDC Ice Arena
  • Comedian, Harlan Cohen, 9:00 PM, Rozsa Center

Monday, August 29

  • Back to School Binders 11:00 AM, MUB Circle (while supplies last)

Tuesday, August 30

  • CareerFEST Kick-off 11:00AM – 2:00PM, Under the CareerFEST tent near the Husky Statue
  • Evening Yoga 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Green Space between Rekhi and Dow (Rain site: DHH Ballroom)

Wednesday, August 31

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Library Reading Room
  • Snack Break 2:00 PM, MUB Circle (while supplies last)
  • S’Mores Social with the Sororities 8:00 PM, Prince’s Point (Rain site: Wad’s Annex)

Thursday, September 1

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Library Reading Room
  • Fraternity Expo 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Campus Mall

Friday, September 2

  • Welcome Back Cookout with CDI 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Winona 7:00 PM, Sherman Field

Saturday, September 3

  • Football vs. Walsh 1:00 PM, Sherman Field
  • Comedian, Al Jackson, 8:00 PM, MUB Ballroom

Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4

Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5

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You don’t want to miss this exciting event. Local businesses and Services are ready to Welcome you to Houghton by giving you a taste of what they have to offer in the way of coupons, handouts, and FOOD!

You will also have the opportunity to get entered into a raffle prize giveaway, all you have to do is find the TWO ID tappers so be sure to bring your student ID with you!

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963 or shoot us a message at activities@mtu.edu.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Fellowships for Study on Scandinavia

The American-Scandinavian Foundation is offering fellowships American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

For more information and an application, go to http://www.amscan.org or contact Darnishia Slade, dslade@mtu.edu


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Ride of Silence Event to Honor those Injured While Biking

Michigan Tech’s SWEAT program and Bike Initiative Keweenaw will be partnering with local law enforcement to host a Ride of Silence in the Houghton/Hancock area on Aug. 24. This will be one of several Ride of Silence events taking place that day around the U.P.

The event will take place at 6 p.m. (arrive by 5:45) Wednesday, Aug. 24 and will begin in Hancock, under the Lift Bridge (near the Ramada). It will be 19 miles at a 10-12 mph pace. Bring water, comfortable clothing and a helmet

The event is being held to honor people who have been injured or killed while biking, particularly in several recent tragic events in Michigan this year, and to raise awareness on all of the users that share the road.

The Ride of Silence is open to everyone, but helmets are required. Law enforcement will provide an escort throughout the 19 mile ride, from Hancock to Chassell and back. Contact us with any questions.

Visit the Ride of Silence website for more information about the national effort.


 

Student News Briefs, 8/12/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Khana Khazana Serving Indian Cuisine

Flavors of India are on tap Friday, August 12 at Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the food trailer in the MUB Circle opposite the library.

The menu includes: Chicken Chettinad Curry—South Indian style chicken curry with roasted spices;
Vegetable Korma—variety of vegetables cooked with mild spices;
Batata Vada— Deep fried, flour coated potatoes;
Mango Lassi—Mango yogurt with pulp topping.


Comedian Jason Cheny Performing on 8/20

Join us for a night full of laughs with comedian Jason Cheny! This FREE event will be held at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. Please bring your student ID in order to attend. See you there!

Brought to you by: Late Night Programming and Student Activities


Vegas Night

Come close to the glamour and glitz of Las Vegas- right in Houghton! Enjoy games, snacks, and root beer floats on Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00 p.m., ground floor Wadsworth Hall. RSVP on Involvement Link.

Sponsored by Wadsworth Hall Student Association and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Campus Store and University Images Sidewalk Sale

Come join the Campus Store and University Images for a former sports logo sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow (Aug. 12). Clearance items will be an additional 25 percent off the stickered price. Get 75 percent off the original price men’s shoes and selected women’s dress apparel. Look for Campus Store items on the campus mall in front of the MUB and University Images in front of the SDC, weather permitting. If the weather is frightful, we’ll be located inside near our respective locations.


REMINDERS

 

Student Organizations: Sign-up for K-Day Before the Deadline

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE! Deadline is September 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.


Move-in Volunteer Opportunities for Fall 2016

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in onSaturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Please fill out the Google form to sign up to volunteer.

https://goo.gl/forms/PJEuZ3iE1yVgh06l1

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:
Saturday, August 20
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 

Sunday, August 21
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations:
•    Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological University. First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.
•    Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.
•    Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).
•    Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).
•    Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
•    Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.
•    Please remember that some students and families may not want your help. Please be considerate and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.
•    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your assigned location on time for the start of your shift.
•    Work with University, Orientation, and Housing and Residential Life staffs who are also assigned to assist with the move-in process. We are one big team on move-in day.

Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!

Student News Briefs, 8/5/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Welcome Week Schedule is Out!

It’s almost time for Welcome Week!  Every year, new and returning students are welcomed back to campus with this annual tradition that will get everyone into the Husky Spirit.

Saturday, August 27

  • An Afternoon on the Town 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Administration Building to Downtown Houghton
  • Speaker Harlan Cohen, 9:00 PM, Rozsa Center

Sunday, August 28

  • Ultimate Frisbee with Disco Tech 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Sherman Field
  • Frisbockey 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Sherman Field
  • Broomball 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, SDC Ice Arena
  • Comedian, Harlan Cohen, 9:00 PM, Rozsa Center

Monday, August 29

  • Back to School Binders 11:00 AM, MUB Circle (while supplies last)

Tuesday, August 30

  • CareerFEST Kick-off 11:00AM – 2:00PM, Under the CareerFEST tent near the Husky Statue
  • Evening Yoga 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Green Space between Rekhi and Dow (Rain site: DHH Ballroom)

Wednesday, August 31

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Library Reading Room
  • Snack Break 2:00 PM, MUB Circle (while supplies last)
  • S’Mores Social with the Sororities 8:00 PM, Prince’s Point (Rain site: Wad’s Annex)

Thursday, September 1

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Library Reading Room
  • Fraternity Expo 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Campus Mall

Friday, September 2

  • Welcome Back Cookout with CDI 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Winona 7:00 PM, Sherman Field

Saturday, September 3

  • Football vs. Walsh 1:00 PM, Sherman Field
  • Comedian, Al Jackson, 8:00 PM, MUB Ballroom

Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4

Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5


Thai 3 Cuisine

Khana Khazana Serving Thai Cuisine

Food from Thailand is featured at today’s Khana Khazana. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food truck in the MUB circle across from the Library.

The menu includes:

Pad Kra Pao Neua—Stir Fry Beef with Basil
Yum Pon La Mai—Spicy Fruit Salad
Mon Tod—Fried Sweet Potato

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


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Keweenaw Color Run Registration Open

It’s back. Get ready for the 2nd Annual Keweenaw Color Run! This event is a time for students, community members, and visitors to come together to celebrate the colorful and diverse community in the Keweenaw! This year, expect more color, more celebration, more course beauty and simply more AWESOME!

Get in and register today at www.keweenawcolor.run

Registration is $13 for MTU students and $23 for community members. There will be an additional $5 late fee for week-of registration!

**Schedule**
September 18, 2016,
-Registration & Bib Pickup 8:00AM-10:00AM
– Live Music 9:00AM – 12:00PM
– Wave 1 Start: 10:00AM (Runners & Racewalkers)
– Wave 2 Start: 10:05AM (Runners & Walkers)
– Wave 3 Start: 10:10AM (Walkers & Strollers)

**Distance**
Participants will have the option of either participating in the 5K (3.1 Miles) or 2.5K event, details on the course will be released soon! Registration is the same, you just choose what you want to run the day of!

**Wave Start**
For the safety and experience of all participants, we will be instituting a waved start. Please register for the wave that best describes your goal. Wave hopping will be allowed on race day, however hopping into Wave 1 will not entitile you to Chip Timing.

**Chip Timing**
By popular demand, we will offer chip timing to runners who REGISTER in Wave 1. No other waves will get a chip time. This allows us to keep the fun, no stress atmosphere of the event

**Music & Food**
We are upping our game big time here! Live bands, fresh wholesome food. Stay tuned on our page as we announce our live acts!

**Who does it benefit?**
Proceeds will benefit the Barbera Kettle Gundlach Shelter offering a safe place for victims and families of domestic violence, learn more about their mission here: http://www.bkgshelterhome.org/.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Move-in Volunteer Opportunities for Fall 2016

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in onSaturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Please fill out the Google form to sign up to volunteer.

https://goo.gl/forms/PJEuZ3iE1yVgh06l1

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:
Saturday, August 20
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 

Sunday, August 21
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations:
•    Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological University. First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.
•    Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.
•    Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).
•    Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).
•    Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
•    Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.
•    Please remember that some students and families may not want your help. Please be considerate and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.
•    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your assigned location on time for the start of your shift.
•    Work with University, Orientation, and Housing and Residential Life staffs who are also assigned to assist with the move-in process. We are one big team on move-in day.

Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!


blood drive

Blood Drive at Houghton Family Health Center at SDC Location


REMINDERS

 

MTU

Registration is Open for the Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival

A 10 mile paddle race to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Outdoor Adventure Program will take place on Saturday, September 10 with other activities happening on the 9th and 11th.

Registration is $35 for a single and $55 for tandem/canoes. Price for both categories increase $10 the week of event. Registration includes all aid stations, support on the course, a T-Shirt for each paddler, Finisher Medalian, Timing, Participant Shuttle, and more!

Much more info available on the WEBSITE!


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K-Day 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.


 

Student News Briefs, 7/29/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

MTU

Registration is Open for the Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival

A 10 mile paddle race to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Outdoor Adventure Program will take place on Saturday, September 10 with other activities happening on the 9th and 11th.

Registration is $35 for a single and $55 for tandem/canoes. Price for both categories increase $10 the week of event. Registration includes all aid stations, support on the course, a T-Shirt for each paddler, Finisher Medalian, Timing, Participant Shuttle, and more!

Much more info available on the WEBSITE!


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Khana Khazana to Feature Iranian Cuisine

Food from Iran is featured at Friday’s Khana Khazana. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food truck in the MUB circle across from the Library.

The menu includes:

Cutlet (Kotlet)—ground beef, potatoes, eggs, breadcrumbs and spices, formed into patties and fried.
Fereni—Persian pudding with milk, rice four, rose water and pistachios
Sekanjebin— a mint syrup drink

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


Sunset-Cruise

Sunset Cruise Tickets for the August 4th Cruise Available

There are tickets available to students for the Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise on the evening of Thursday, August 4. Tickets are $5.00 per person with your student ID. Family is welcome to attend with a student but must also pay the $5.00 fee.

Please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to purchase tickets. The office is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Volunteers needed for the Keweenaw Science & Engineering Festival

The 2nd annual Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival is coming up this August 3-6th, and we need your help to make it another success! Volunteers are needed for various tasks over several days and all help is appreciated whether it is 2 hours or 3 days! Please help us in our mission to spark a local interest in STEM by presenting the most compelling, exciting and educations Festival in the Upper Peninsula! Details for each event’s needs are listed below and lunch will be provided for volunteers. Visit us online for a complete schedule of events and we hope you can help us this year!

Below is a list of events we need volunteers help with:

Thursday, August 4

Volunteers needed 10:30 am-3:30 pm – 20 Volunteers needed for Family Engineering Day (Houghton’s Kestner Waterfront Park, Lunch Provided)  (Event runs 12:00 -3:00pm)
Ask volunteers to contact Joan Chadde at jchadde@mtu.edu if they want to assist (provide: Name, Major, Email, Cell #, & whether you’ve presented before)

  • They will be running the hands on demonstrations for preschool students and assisting with set up, clean up and packing up demonstrations after.

Volunteers needed 6:00-10:30 pm – 3 Volunteers needed for the Science Pub Crawl (Downtown Houghton) (Event runs 7:00 – 10:00 pm)

  • Run the KSEF info booth to provide full KSEF schedule, hand out wristbands and collect entry forms – 2 people
  • program assistance, clean-up at each location – 1 person
Friday, August 5 

Volunteers needed 11:00 am – 4:30 pm – 5 Volunteers needed for Science in Health & Sports Day (Houghton’s Kestner Waterfront Park)  (Event runs 12:00-4:00 pm)
  • Set up tables and demos, assisting with demos – 2 people
  • Run the KSEF info booth to provide full KSEF schedule, hand out wristbands and collect entry forms – 2 people
  • program assistance, checking ahead on set up for next speaker, assist with clean-up at each location – 1 person
Volunteers needed 5:00 – 8:30 pm – 5 Volunteers needed for Teen Science Night (Houghton’s Kestner Waterfront Park)  (Event runs6:00-8:00 pm)
  • Set up, assisting with running the Teen Engineering challenges (instructions provided) – 4 people
  • Run the KSEF info booth, clean-up – 1 person

Saturday, August 6

10:00 am – 4:30 pm – 10 Volunteers needed for STEM in the Keweenaw and Mind Trekkers Expo! (Houghton’s Kestner Waterfront Park)  (Event runs 12-4pm)
  • Set up tables and demos, assisting with demos (lesson plans provided!) – 8 people
  • Run the KSEF info booth to provide full KSEF schedule, hand out wristbands and collect entry forms – 1 people
  • program assistance, clean-up at each location – 1 person

For more information or questions please contact Amanda McConnon at amcconno@mtu.edu and  Vicki Locatelli at VLocatelli@snb-t.com


SDC Multi Purpose Room Closed July 26-August 7

The SDC multipurpose room is closed now through August 7 for floor refinishing.

The wood gym will be available for open recreation activities that were scheduled in the multipurpose room with one exception. The wood gym will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. for basketball camp and no open recreation will be available during these times.


REMINDERS

 

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K-Day 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.

Student News Briefs, 7/22/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Japanese Cuisine

Japanese Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Japanese food is on tap at Friday’s Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food trailer in the MUB Circle opposite from the library.

The menu includes Chicken Teriyaki, Salad with Wafu (Japanese vinaigrette) dressing and Japanese Cheesecake.

Cost is $6.95 for a full meal.


Sunset Cruise Tickets for the August 4th Cruise Available

There are tickets available to students for the Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise on the evening of Thursday, August 4. Tickets are $5.00 per person with your student ID. Family is welcome to attend with a student but must also pay the $5.00 fee.

Please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to purchase tickets. The office is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Get Out and Enjoy Summer – Rent a Bike, Kayak, or Paddle Board Today!

The Outdoor Adventure Program has gear rentals for students. Check out their website for details on items and prices.

For more information call their rental center at 906/487-2290 Monday – Saturday, Noon – 5:00 p.m and Sundays 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Seminar to Focus on Infectious Diseases

Kelly Kamm, a post-doctoral fellow in epidemiology at SUNY-Buffalo will present “Low Technology Interventions to Prevent Infectious Diseases in High-risk Populations,” at 1 p.m. Monday (July, 25) in Dow 875.

Globally, 30 percent of deaths each year are due to communicable, maternal, perinatal or nutritional causes. Additionally, the large number of non-fatal episodes of these conditions has long-term health and economic impacts on individuals and communities.

The distribution of these conditions is based on individual, environmental and societal factors. Isolated, rural, poor or institutionalized populations often bear the burden of infectious diseases but have limited personal or political power to affect change.

Low technology solutions, such as access to adequate volumes of safe drinking water, functional sanitation facilities, improvements in hand hygiene and dietary changes can reduce the incidence or severity of many infectious diseases.

Using examples from studies in high-risk populations in Kenya, Bangladesh and the U.S., Kamm will discuss developing feasible, scalable interventions to improve hand hygiene, as well as the need for monitoring and evaluating the programs to determine the extent of behavior change and health impact in the target population.


REMINDERS

 

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K-Day 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.


Student News Briefs, 7/15/16

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

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Italian Food at Khana Khazana

Tastes of Italy are on tap at today’s Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the food trailer in the MUB Circle across from the Library.

The menu includes:

  • Pasta with Chicken—chicken breast with mushroom, cheese and Alfredo sauce served over pasta
  • Veggie Pasta—fried mixture of green bean, carrot and mushroom with Alfredo Sauce taste.
  • Eggplant Gratin—baked side dish of eggplant, bell pepper, onion, tomato, basil and cheese
  • Panna Cotta—traditional Italian custard with milk, cream, coffee and vanilla.

Cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


winner-2Chalking Competition

Student Activities and Wellness Programs are teaming up and bringing you unique event: Chalking Competition, “What you are grateful for.” You don’t have to be Picasso, you just need to want to have some fun with sidewalk chalk and let your creativity flow. We will be gathering at the Husky statue on July 21 at 1:00 PM. You will have 1 hour and 15 minutes to create your artwork and then the judges will determine the work of art that most represents the subject, “What are you grateful for.” The winner will receive a Prize!

  • No profanity or inappropriate content
  • You can chalk as an individual or you can team up but you must be a student to win the prize
  • Chalk will be provided
  • You can finish at anytime within the hour and fifteen minute time frame (1:15-2:30)
  • Chalking will end at 2:30 so that the judges have enough time to review, ask questions, and hand out the prize.

This event is meant to inspire community and well being within ourselves and as a shared concept for others. Spectators are much encouraged but please be respectful and encouraging to all participants.

The rain date for this event will be July 28, 1:00 PM, at the Husky statue.


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Sunset Cruise #2 Sign Up

Sign-up for the second Sunset Cruise on Thursday, August 4 will take place during the chalking competition on Thursday, July 21. We will start taking sign-ups once the chalking competition is underway around 1:15.

The cost is $5.00 per person with your student ID. students may purchase tickets for their spouse and children as well.

For more information please call Student Activities at 906-487-1963.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

CDI to Host Dialogue on Realities of Violence

In light of the tragic killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and the five Police Officers-Brent Thompson, Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, Sgt. Michael Smith, Michael Krol and Patrick Zamarripa, who were killed in Dallas last week, Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to engage in a meaningful dialogue about the realities of violence plaguing the nation.

The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today (July 15) in the Hamar House.


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Wic Clinic on Campus on July 21

A WIC Clinic will be held at the University Center Clinic on Michigan Tech’s campus on Thursday, July 21 from 1-5:00 p.m.  To see if you qualify, or to make an appointment, please call (906)482-7382 ext. 121.  Appointments are limited and required.


REMINDERS

 

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K-Day 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.


 

Student News Briefs, July 8, 2016

Chinese Cuisine 2Khana Khazana Serving Chinese Cuisine

Chinese cuisine is featured at this week’s Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the food trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features:

  • Ma Po Tofu
  • Sichuan Stir-Fried Potatoes
  • Jelly Fruits Salad

Cost is $6.95 for the full meal. Like the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


Sunset-CruiseTickets Still Available for the July 15th Sunset Cruise

Come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to sign up for the Sunset Cruise on July 15. The cost is $5.00 and your student ID is required.


Rozsa Season Ticket Packages on Sale August

What happens when you combine breakdance with roller skates, circus with bicycle mechanics, culture-clash with dancing and singing, and three ballets in two nights? You get the Rozsa Visual and Performing Arts 2016/17 Season!

Season Ticket Packages go on sale August 1, with the best discounts available on all the season has to offer! From BreakSk8, to two nights of Russian National Ballet, to Cirque Mechanics’ Pedal Punk, to West Side Story, so many great shows at the Rozsa, and all available to you at 20% – 40% off single ticket prices if you buy early. Season tickets are available for a limited time only, so find out more today! Please see the details below, visit www.rozsa.mtu.edu, or call (906) 487-2073 for tickets.

CAMPUS NEWS

 

WIC Clinic 7.21.16

Wic Clinic on Campus on July 21

A WIC Clinic will be held at the University Center Clinic on Michigan Tech’s campus on Thursday, July 21from 1-5:00 pm.  To see if you qualify, or to make an appointment, please call (906)482-7382 ext. 121.  Appointments are limited and required.


REMINDERS

 

K Day09052014_0033K-Day Organization 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.


606A1334OAP Open High Ropes Course, July 9

On Saturday, July 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. the Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting an open high ropes course at the Tech Trail Head. The cost is $5.00.

For more information please contact the OAP at 906-487-2290 Monday – Saturday, noon-5:00 p.m.

Student News Briefs, July 1, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

K Day09052014_0033K-Day Organization 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.


Indian cuisine poster_July 1, 2016Khana Khazana Serving Indian Cuisine

Tastes of India are on tap Friday at Khana Khazana. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food trailer in the MUB circle opposite the library.

The menu includes Chicken Do Pyaza—chicken curry cooked in tomato gravy with onion, Rajma Masala—kidney beans steamed and cooked with vegetables, Peanut Salad— A variety of vegetables and peanuts with a touch of Indian taste and Kheer/Payasam—sago dessert with milk and dried fruits.

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


Paddle Demo at Princes Point

The Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting a free paddle demo with paddle boards and kayaks on Thursday, July 7 from 1-3 p.m. at Prince’s Point. Instruction, life jackets and boards/kayaks provided.

For more information about this event contact the OAP at (906) 487-2290 Monday -Saturday, noon-5:00 p.m.


Sunset Cruise #1 Sign Up During Paddle Demo

Back by popular demand, Sunset Cruise on the Isle Royale Queen IV in Copper Harbor! The cruise will be held on Friday, July 15. SIGN UP is July 7 during the Paddle Board Demo at Princes Point from 1-3 p.m. If you are unable to attend at that time please come to Student Activities with your $5.00 and ID on Friday, July 8. No early registration permitted.

Transportation by bus is provided and required for this event. The bus will leave the Michigan Tech Library Bus stop promptly at 6:15. The bus will return between 10:30 and 11 p.m. so plan accordingly. Food is permitted on the boat. Food will not be provided but there are light concessions for sale during the cruise (chips, pop, candy.)

This is a student event but spouses and children are welcome to attend (this does not include parents of students.) The cost is $5.00 and you must show a valid student ID.

For more information please contact Student Activities at (906) 487-1963.


606A1334OAP Open High Ropes Course, July 9

On Saturday, July 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. the Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting an open high ropes course at the Tech Trail Head. The cost is $5.00.

For more information please contact the OAP at 906-487-2290 Monday – Saturday, noon-5:00 p.m.


REMINDERS

 

Deadline to Sign Up for Leave No Trace Training TODAY, 7/1

Looking to expand your outdoor skills? Look no further. The OAP is offering a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course here in the Keweenaw in partnership with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.

This two day course assists participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.

Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family.

Course dates are July 7-8 and the cost is $125 including an overnight camping trip the night of July 7. This course is open to anyone age 18 and over—students, staff/faculty, or community members. There is limited space in this course, so sign up now. To register, visit the site.

For those looking for a shorter experience, the OAP and the Keweenaw Land Trust will be hosting an Awareness Workshop with the Traveling Trainers on Saturday, July 9 at the Boston Pond Nature Area on US-41, just before you reach Airpark Blvd.

This event will include some education about LNT Principles and how to incorporate those into our activities as well as a clean-up activity at Boston Pond. This event is free and open to the public, youth are encouraged to attend with an adult. For more information contact the OAP at oap@mtu.edu or Jared Johnson at jaredmj@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290 between the hours of 12:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for Fall 2016

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization! Please fill out the Google form to sign up to volunteer.

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:

Saturday, August 20 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sunday, August 21 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations:

•    Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological University. First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.

•    Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.

•    Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).

•    Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).

•    Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.

•    Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.

•    Please remember that some students and families may not want your help. Please be considerate and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.

•    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your assigned location on time for the start of your shift.

•    Work with University, Orientation, and Housing and Residential Life staffs who are also assigned to assist with the move-in process.

We are one big team on move-in day. Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!


Student News Briefs, 6/24/16

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

maxresdefaultHappening TODAY – Paddle Demo’s at Prince’s Point

Come on down to try out OAP’s paddle boards and kayaks at Prince’s Point from 4-5:30 PM. Its only $5.00!

They will also be there tomorrow, same time, same price!

Call the OAP at 906-487-2290 between noon and 5:00 p.m. for more information.


 

Chocolay Raptor Center Visits Campus with their Resident Birds

Please join us for a very special presentation by the Chocolay Raptor Center of Marquette, MI on their raptor rehab program. They will be bringing live program birds with them and answering questions after the 1 hour presentation to be held at 1:00 p.m on Thursday, June 30. The event will be located on the lawn between the ChemSci and EERC buildings and is free to attend.

Brought to you by Student Activities and Housing and Residential Life.

Here is a peek at last years event. You can also visit their Facebook Page to view pictures of the birds they have rehabilitated. YouTube Preview Image


Thai 2 CuisineKhana Khazana Serving Thai Cuisine

Thai cuisine is featured at this week’s Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the food trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features:

  • Gang Ped Khai—Chicken Red Curry with Pineapple
  • Por Pia Tod—Egg Roll
  • Sago Kao Pod—Tapioca Pearls with Corn

Cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for Fall 2016

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization! Please fill out the Google form to sign up to volunteer.

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:

Saturday, August 20 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sunday, August 21 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations:

•    Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological University. First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.

•    Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.

•    Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).

•    Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).

•    Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.

•    Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.

•    Please remember that some students and families may not want your help. Please be considerate and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.

•    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your assigned location on time for the start of your shift.

•    Work with University, Orientation, and Housing and Residential Life staffs who are also assigned to assist with the move-in process.

We are one big team on move-in day. Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!


 

Confidential and Anonymous HIV Testing on Campus

In accordance with National HIV testing day, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department will be on Michigan Tech’s campus on Monday, June 27 from 1:00-3:00 pm offering free HIV testing.  Testing will take place at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the conference room (garden level).  Testing is free to all students, faculty, staff, and community, and is confidential, anonymous, and efficient.  The performed test is called Alere and only takes 20 minutes to complete with a simple finger prick. 

Appointments will be available in 30 minute increments from 1:00-3:00 pm and can be made by emailing wmborosk@mtu.edu.


 SPORTS AND RECREATION

 

Pickleball Tuesdays @ Gates

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Combining elements of tennis, volleyball and badminton, it is played on a surface similar to a badminton court and is great game for all ages.
Beginning June 28, you can experience this fast growing game at Gates Tennis Center on Tuesdays from 12-1:30 p.m. through August 2. Pickleball courts will be set up, and paddles and balls will be available. Both court time and equipment usage is free of charge during the session. A staff member will be on hand to explain the rules and scoring and to offer general instruction.
Space is limited each week, so please call Gates Tennis Center at 906-487-2774 to reserve your spot!

 REMINDER

 

Deadline to Sign Up for Leave No Trace Training, 7/1

Looking to expand your outdoor skills? Look no further. The OAP is offering a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course here in the Keweenaw in partnership with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.

This two day course assists participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.

Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family.

Course dates are July 7-8 and the cost is $125 including an overnight camping trip the night of July 7. This course is open to anyone age 18 and over—students, staff/faculty, or community members. There is limited space in this course, so sign up now. To register, visit the site.

For those looking for a shorter experience, the OAP and the Keweenaw Land Trust will be hosting an Awareness Workshop with the Traveling Trainers on Saturday, July 9 at the Boston Pond Nature Area on US-41, just before you reach Airpark Blvd.

This event will include some education about LNT Principles and how to incorporate those into our activities as well as a clean-up activity at Boston Pond. This event is free and open to the public, youth are encouraged to attend with an adult. For more information contact the OAP at oap@mtu.edu or Jared Johnson at jaredmj@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290 between the hours of 12:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.