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.


 

 

Student News Briefs, 6/17/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Iranian CuisineKhana Khazana Serving Iranian Cuisine

Iranian cuisine is featured at this week’s Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Food Trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features Chicken Eggplant Stew, Iranian Corn and Halva Shirazi.

Cost of the full meal is $6.95.


 

Leave No Trace_logo_tagline_urlOAP hosting Leave No Trace Trainer Course July 7-8

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.


COMMUNITY

 

Hancock Canal Run Volunteers Needed

Join the members of the Search and Rescue Training Association in volunteering to help with the 41st annual Hancock Canal Run. The Canal Run requires the help of almost 100 volunteers to help with aid stations, traffic control, finish line handouts, and more. SARTA has been helping with this event for years and would like to invite you (or your organization) to volunteer too.

Volunteers can sign up at this link:  http://www.hancockcanalrun.com/volunteer.php

Volunteers will all receive a free Canal Run t-shirt.


Traffic Changes for Today’s Bridgefest Parade

From 5 – 8 p.m. today, Cliff Drive will be one-way, westbound only. Starting at 5 p.m., participants in the Bridgefest parade will line up along Cliff Drive. Parking Lots 8, 5 and 9 will remain open and available for parking.


REMINDERS

 

Yoga in the grassWellness Programs Hosting Outdoor Guided Yoga

This free student event will be held on the lawn between ChemSci and the EERC  on June 22 from noon -1:00 p.m. All levels welcome! Please bring your own mat or towel. The rain location will be the DHH ballroom.

For more information contact Wellness at 906-487-2560.


 

606A1334OAP Open High Ropes Course

On Sunday, June 19 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, 6/10/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Korean cuisineKhana Khazana Serving Korean Cuisine

Korean cuisine is featured at this week’s Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Food Trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features Korean Rice Balls, Chapchae and Korean Pickles.

Cost of the full meal is $6.95.


606A1334OAP Open High Ropes Course

On Sunday, June 19 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.


 

Yoga in the grassWellness Programs Hosting Outdoor Guided Yoga

This free student event will be held on the lawn between ChemSci and the EERC  on June 22 from noon -1:00 p.m. All levels welcome! Please bring your own mat or towel. The rain location will be the DHH ballroom.

For more information contact Wellness at 906-487-2560.


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

Husky Fan Volunteers Needed

The Husky Food Access Network is looking for volunteers for track B to assist with opening and closing operations of the food pantry.
Husky FAN is looking to get everyone who is interested in volunteering trained before the current intern leaves at the end of June.  The pantry hours are currently:
  • Tuesday 2-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1:30-4 p.m.
  • Thursday 2-4 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering for track B and would like more information, send an email to amnorton@mtu.edu with your availability.


 

REMINDERS

 

Houghton Rotary Needs Your Help

We are in most desperate need for cashiers, servers, cooks, cleaners, security, and all around help! Come as a family, as part of an organization, or by yourself!

The shifts are listed below:

Friday, June 17
4:30-8:30pm
8pm to close (no later than midnight)
Saturday, June 18
10am – 1:30pm
1-5pm
4:30-8:30pm
8pm to close (no later than midnight)
If you know of any group that would like to volunteer,  email Ellen Horsch at eshorsch@mtu.edu.


 

Student News Briefs, 6/3/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Indian Cuisine_June 3, 2016Khana Khazana Serving Indian Cuisine

Indian food will be served at Khana Khazana in the Food Trailer in the MUB Circle.

Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 3. The menu features Mixed Vegetable Pakora—crispy Indian fritters served as appetizers, Chicken Butter Masala— chicken breasts marinated and cooked in butter with tomato curry, Matar Paneer Masala—Indian cottage cheese and green peas in tomato curry and Badam Shake—a milk dessert with almond and saffron.

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


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Chair Massage and Juice Bar

Treat yourself to some relaxation and homemade juice blends that will nourish and refresh.

Come out to the lawn between Chem Sci and the EERC on Thursday, June 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and sign up for a 10 minute massage from one of three licensed massage therapists. The event is free of charge and is open to students only. Please bring your student ID to participate.

*If there is poor weather the event will be held in the Alumni Lounge in the Memorial Union Building.

This event is brought to you by Student Activities, Wellness, Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services.


 

Softball Clinic 2016 Poster 2

Want to learn how to play Softball? Want to hone your softball skills and get some practice? GSG is organizing a Softball Clinic this Saturday, June 4 from 12 – 4 PM at the MTU Baseball Fields. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided to registered participants! Please register here!


Softball Clinic 2016
Saturday, June 4
12:00 (Noon) – 4:00 PM
MTU Baseball Fields

Lunch Provided for Registered Participants

Questions about the Softball Clinic can be directed to Muraleekrishnan Menon at mmenon@mtu.edu.

Husky Tae Kwon Do Sponsoring Summer Camp

The Husky Tae Kwon Do club and Big Water Tae Kwon Do of Calumet are co-hosting the 2016 American Chung Do Kwon Summer camp in Chassell, MI June 24 – 26. Come and learn martial arts techniques from aikido, jujitsu, and tae kwon do. No prior experience needed.

Registration information is attached. Please contact Master Amber Kemppainen at amber@mtu.edu with questions.

 

Camp Northern Lights Registration form, 2016, – Updated 20160408

 


 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Houghton Rotary Needs Your Help

We are in most desperate need for cashiers, servers, cooks, cleaners, security, and all around help! Come as a family, as part of an organization, or by yourself!

The shifts are listed below:

Friday, June 17
4:30-8:30pm
8pm to close (no later than midnight)
Saturday, June 18
10am – 1:30pm
1-5pm
4:30-8:30pm
8pm to close (no later than midnight)
If you know of any group would like to volunteer,  email Ellen Horsch at eshorsch@mtu.edu.


Guatemalan Kite Flying at McLain State Park on Saturday

Students in Lisa Gordillo’s (VPA), Outdoor Sculpture class will fly kites inspired by the Guatemalan “barrilete.”

The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at McLain State Park.

This is a free event and open to the public. All are welcome to join us to celebrate.

After the event, kites will be on display in the Rozsa Lobby through the end of June.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Lot Closed Due to Painting

Lot 15W will be closed tomorrow (June 3) for painting. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please make other parking arrangements if needed.


Two Short Courses Offered in Engines

Two short courses (2.5 days in duration) are being offered this month.

Both courses include laboratory components with a format that mixes traditional lecture and group discussion with hands-on experiments conducted in powertrain test-cells and through driving vehicles on the road. The courses will be available to all faculty, staff, non degree seeking students, Michigan Tech graduate students and undergraduate seniors. Both courses are one credit.

Information about the courses can be found when searching courses on Banweb. MEEM 5990 Section 49 and MEEM 5990 Section 50.

Course descriptions are as follows:

Diesel Engines-Their Combustion and Operation (June 15-17)

Topics will be covered through a mix of lecture, hands-on experimentation, group discussions and group data analysis. Both courses will be delivered from the Michigan Tech Advanced Power Systems Research Center located near the Houghton County Airport. Transportation to and from campus will be provided each day. Lunch will be provided on Thursday and Friday.

SI Engines-Their Operation & Control (June 22-24)

Topics will be covered through a mix of lecture, hands-on experimentation, group discussions and group data analysis.

Registration is now open, search for MEEM 5990 Section 49 and MEEM 5990 Section 50. Students are welcome to register for both, or just one. There are no pre-requisites, but familiarity with thermodynamics and IC engine cycles will be helpful.

Contact cjmorgan@mtu.edujjworm@mtu.edujnaber@mtu.edu or cmsarazi@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


 REMINDERS:

 

 

Attention Student Organizations: Summer Youth Expo Scheduled for June 21 and June 28

 

During the weeks of June 19-25 and June 26-July 2, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting several major scholarship summer camps: Women in Engineering (WIE), Engineering Scholars Program (ESP), and Women in Computer Science (WICS).  As part of these camps, we host an expo about all things Michigan Tech.  This expo includes representatives from many student organizations, campus departments, Enterprise teams, and club sports.

The purpose of the “Tech Expo” is to give these bright students a feeling of what life is like at Michigan Tech.  All of the participants have applied and been accepted to the program based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations — they are very driven and interesting young people! WIE and WICS are entirely female camps (a total of around 180 women), and ESP welcome 150 students (both male and female).

 

Dates:  Tuesday. June 21 and Tuesday. June 28

Times: Both Expos are from 4 – 5 PM

Location:  MUB Ballroom

 

If you or someone else in your organization is here for the summer and would be interested in hosting a booth, please mark the date! Last year we hosted several dozen tables, and we are striving to make this year’s Expo the best yet!  If you have any questions about the event or our programs, please feel welcome to contact Jannah Brandt (jrbrandt@mtu.edu).

More information, including a registration form, will be sent out closer to the time.  For now, please mark these two dates.  We look forward to hosting another spectacular expo!  Please feel welcome to let me know if you have questions.

Student News Briefs, 5/27/16

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

Chinese Cuisine (1)Chinese Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Chinese cuisine is featured in Friday’s Khana Khazana from the food trailer in the MUB Circle. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu features Coca Cola Chicken Wings, Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Chinese Ice Tea. The cost is $6.95 for a full meal.


Softball Clinic PosterWant to learn how to play Softball?

Want to hone your softball skills and get some practice? The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is organizing a Softball Clinic this Saturday, May 28 from 12 – 4 PM at the MTU Baseball Fields. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided to registered participants! Please register here!


Softball Clinic 2016

  • Saturday, May 28
  • 12:00 (Noon) – 4:00 PM
  • MTU Baseball Fields

Lunch Provided for Registered Participants


 

13227591_1008024845946135_8050174900077586629_oConquerIt Wellness Challenge Begins Monday, June 6

Are you ready to ‪#‎ConquerIt‬ this summer? Join the challenge now! Register here: https://mtu.2act.co/#/login


 CAMPUS NEWS

 

Memorial Union Closed Monday

The Memorial Union will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The building will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.


 

Museum Open Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

By popular demand, the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum will be open Saturday, May 28 of Memorial Day Weekend. The museum previously announced they would be closed over the holiday weekend. They received several inquiries from out of town visitors regarding if the museum would be open and now they can visit the Keweenaw and see the “gem” of Michigan Tech on Saturday. The museum will be closed as planned on Sunday and Memorial Day.


 

Bookstore, University Images Closed for Inventory

The Campus Bookstore in the Memorial Union Building will be closed for inventory starting Thursday, May 26 thru Tuesday, May 31. University Images in the Student Development Complex will be closed for inventory beginning Saturday, May 28 thru Tuesday May 31. Both stores will reopen on Wednesday, June 1.


 

REMINDERS

Attention Student Organizations: Summer Youth Expo Scheduled for June 21 and June 28

 

During the weeks of June 19-25 and June 26-July 2, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting several major scholarship summer camps: Women in Engineering (WIE), Engineering Scholars Program (ESP), and Women in Computer Science (WICS).  As part of these camps, we host an expo about all things Michigan Tech.  This expo includes representatives from many student organizations, campus departments, Enterprise teams, and club sports.

The purpose of the “Tech Expo” is to give these bright students a feeling of what life is like at Michigan Tech.  All of the participants have applied and been accepted to the program based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations — they are very driven and interesting young people! WIE and WICS are entirely female camps (a total of around 180 women), and ESP welcome 150 students (both male and female).

 

Dates:  Tuesday. June 21 and Tuesday. June 28

Times: Both Expos are from 4 – 5 PM

Location:  MUB Ballroom

 

If you or someone else in your organization is here for the summer and would be interested in hosting a booth, please mark the date! Last year we hosted several dozen tables, and we are striving to make this year’s Expo the best yet!  If you have any questions about the event or our programs, please feel welcome to contact Jannah Brandt (jrbrandt@mtu.edu).

More information, including a registration form, will be sent out closer to the time.  For now, please mark these two dates.  We look forward to hosting another spectacular expo!  Please feel welcome to let me know if you have questions.

Student News Briefs, 5/20/16

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

HATK_grilling-flame_s4x3Cookout at the OAP Backyard on Thursday, May 26

 

Come on over for some grillin’ and fun at the OAP backyard cookout from 1-3, or until supplies last, on Thursday, May 26. It is free to attend and there will be kosher hotdogs, corn on the cob, chips, watermelon, and refreshments.

The OAP is located at the bottom of Macinnis Drive at 207 East St.

This event is brought to you by Student Activities, Outdoor Adventure Program, Wellness Program, Housing and Residerntial Life and Dining Services.

For more information visit Involvement Link.


OAP Open High Ropes Course, Saturday, May 21

 

From 10-1 at the Tech Trail Head the OAP will be  hosting an open High Ropes Course. The cost is $5.00. Call OAP for more information at 906-487-2290 between noon-5pm.


 

hawai_May 20, 2016Taste of Hawaii at Khana Khazana

 

Hawaiian cuisine is on the menu at Friday’s Khana Khazana in the food trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features Creamy Potato Salad, Huli Huli Chicken and Fresh Corn Tomato Salad.

The cost of the full meal is $6.95. Visit the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.


 CAMPUS NEWS

 

Center for Pre-College Outreach Offices Move to Wadsworth for Summer

 

The Center for Pre-College Outreach office will move to their summer location on the forth floor of Wadsworth Hall today. Summer Youth Programs begin in June and will continue until August. The offices will house all CPCO operations including SYP, Mind Trekkers and College Access.

Feel free to stop by or call 7-2219 if you need anything.


 

Parade of Nations 2016 Theme: Passport to the World

 

“Passport to the World” will be the theme of the 2016 Parade of Nations, scheduled for September 17. The 27th annual Parade of Nations is a celebration of the international heritage and flavor of our community.

It kicks off with a parade from Hancock to the Dee Stadium in Houghton. A cultural festival featuring food, crafts and entertainment from many nations follows the parade.

The headline act, BreakSK8, will skate in the parade and perform at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the Michigan Tech campus that evening. BreakSK8 is a professional jam-skating team that likes to push the limits of what can be done on rollerblades. They have toured the world and appeared in films.

Parade of Nations is sponsored by Michigan Tech, Finlandia, and community businesses and residents.


Tech Unveils 2016-17 Hockey Schedule

 

Four series against teams from last year’s NCAA tournament, a trip to the 52nd Great Lakes Invitational and 14 games against in-state rivals are among the highlights of the 2016-17 Michigan Tech hockey schedule, which was unveiled yesterday.

The nationally-ranked Huskies open their 96th season of hockey with a non-conference series at former WCHA foe Minnesota Duluth Oct. 1-2, renewing a rivalry that dates back to 1952-53.

Tech jumps right into league action the following weekend (Oct. 7-8) to start the defense of the MacNaughton Cup with a road test against Minnesota State before returning to the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena for a two-game set with Alabama Huntsville on Oct. 14-15

The new WCHA playoff format begins this season and will feature home-site games for the duration of the conference tournament. The first round and semifinals will each be best-of-three series at the higher seed, while the WCHA Championship Game will be a one-game, winner-takes-all matchup at the highest remaining seed.

For the complete 2016-17 schedule, click here.

To read the full story and find out more about Husky Athletics, visit michigantechhuskies.com.


 

REMINDERS

Hockey Spring Carnival Tonight

 

Michigan Tech will host a Spring Hockey Carnival at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Friday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to people of all ages and will feature food, games for kids, raffle and door prizes, photo opportunities with the MacNaughton Cup and autographs with Huskies players and staff.

Youth are encouraged to bring their own hockey sticks to play floor hockey with Michigan Tech players. The Huskies will also run skill sessions, which will include a chance to shoot against Tech goaltenders.

A bounce house, video games on the arena’s video board, music and Tech’s mascot, Blizzard T. Husky, will also be part of the evening.

The free food offerings are hot dogs, popcorn, pop and bottled water. Other food options will be available for purchase. Raffle prizes include University Images gift cards, a free week at Michigan Tech Hockey School, sticks signed by the Huskies and family ticket packages.

Tickets to watch the Huskies defend their 2015-16 WCHA regular season championship will be on sale during the event. More information on season tickets will be released next week.


 

Attention Student Organizations: Summer Youth Expo Scheduled for June 21 and June 28

 

During the weeks of June 19-25 and June 26-July 2, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting several major scholarship summer camps: Women in Engineering (WIE), Engineering Scholars Program (ESP), and Women in Computer Science (WICS).  As part of these camps, we host an expo about all things Michigan Tech.  This expo includes representatives from many student organizations, campus departments, Enterprise teams, and club sports.

The purpose of the “Tech Expo” is to give these bright students a feeling of what life is like at Michigan Tech.  All of the participants have applied and been accepted to the program based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations — they are very driven and interesting young people! WIE and WICS are entirely female camps (a total of around 180 women), and ESP welcome 150 students (both male and female).

 

Dates:  Tuesday. June 21 and Tuesday. June 28

Times: Both Expos are from 4 – 5 PM

Location:  MUB Ballroom

 

If you or someone else in your organization is here for the summer and would be interested in hosting a booth, please mark the date! Last year we hosted several dozen tables, and we are striving to make this year’s Expo the best yet!  If you have any questions about the event or our programs, please feel welcome to contact Jannah Brandt (jrbrandt@mtu.edu).

More information, including a registration form, will be sent out closer to the time.  For now, please mark these two dates.  We look forward to hosting another spectacular expo!  Please feel welcome to let me know if you have questions.

Student News Briefs, 5/13/2016

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

portraitSummer Programming Events

Sponsored by Student Activities, Outdoor Adventure Program, Wellness, Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services.

Check out what’s happening this summer in the way of a cookout at the OAP backyard, a Wellness Challenge – Conquer It!, relax and unwind with free 10 minute massage session and fresh juice bar, High Ropes Course, Raptor Center Presentation with LIVE raptors, and much more!

Go to involvement.mtu.edu for more information under EVENTS.


 

Thai CuisineThai Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Cuisine of Thailand will be featured at the next Khana Khazana from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 13 in the food trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features:

  • Khoa Mun Kai Tod (fried chicken with ginger garlic rice) — one of the most common street foods in Thailand
  • Ajad (sweet and sour salad) — a popular side dish salad with cucumber, bell pepper, onion and cilantro with sweet and sour dressing

Cost is $5 for the full meal and includes a fountain drink. Like the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


 

A Sneak Peak at the 2016-2017 Rozsa VPA Arts Season

We have come to the close of another arts season at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made it a success.

So much was new this year from the World Without Ice climate change meditation/film/sound installation exhibit in McArdle Theatre to the cutting-edge new Project Learning Lab experimental art space in the Rozsa gallery b. From the beautiful collaboration of the Minnesota Ballet’s Nutcracker with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, with new discount Family Ticket Packages that brought so many more families out to enjoy a night at the theater, to the wildly interactive adventure “Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth” live-action graphic novel. It was a vibrant, thoughtful and above all, enjoyable season.
We are now in the process of gearing up for the 2016-2017 Rozsa Visual and Performing Arts season and here is a taste of what we have in store.

More details and so many more events are coming soon. Hope to see you here next season.


 CAMPUS NEWS

 

Hockey Spring Carnival Set for May 20

Michigan Tech will host a Spring Hockey Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The event is free and open to all ages and will feature food, games for kids, raffle and door prizes, photo opportunities with the MacNaughton Cup and autographs with hockey players and staff.

Youth are encouraged to bring their sticks to play floor hockey with Michigan Tech players. The Huskies will also run skill sessions, which will include a chance to shoot against Tech goaltenders.

A bounce house, video games on the arena’s video board, music and Blizzard T. Husky, will also be part of the evening.

The free food offerings are hot dogs, popcorn, pop and bottled water. Other food options will be available for purchase. Raffle prizes include University Images gift cards, a free week at Michigan Tech Hockey School, sticks signed by the Huskies and family ticket packages.

Tickets to watch the Huskies defend their 2015-16 WCHA regular season championship will be on sale during the event. More information on season tickets will be released next week.


New Museum Website Debuts

The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum has released a newly transformed web site.
The museum’s first collection of information accessible through the World Wide Web went public in the mid-1990s. The last complete redesign of the museum web site was in 2005. The just-released transformed museum web site is fully compatible for tablets and smart phones.
The museum welcomes all visitors. Admission fee is waived for Michigan Tech students as well as Michigan Tech employees and their professional guests.


Husky Motors Introduces New On-line Reservation System

Effective Monday, May 16 all vehicle reservations will be made through our new on-line reservation system.Husky Motors has partnered with FleetCommander to improve the process of renting vehicles. No more picking up your rental vehicle on Friday for a Sunday rental. No more calling in your reservation or walking down to the motor pool to see if a vehicle is available. No more questioning if your request was received.The process has been streamlined and improved for customer satisfaction. Customers will be able to make, adjust and cancel their reservation on-line, 24/7. Vehicles will be available 24/7 via the outdoor Key Kiosk for convenient pick-up and return. The Key Kiosk is located on the east entrance of the Facilities Management building.

We are excited about being able to offer this service to the campus community—as an easy and convenient way to reserve a vehicle and get you on the road. Click here for detailed instructions to begin using our new system TODAY.

If you have any questions or concerns, email Angie Kolehmainen or call 7-3288.


Attention Student Organizations: Summer Youth Expo Scheduled for June 21 and June 28

During the weeks of June 19-25 and June 26-July 2, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting several major scholarship summer camps: Women in Engineering (WIE), Engineering Scholars Program (ESP), and Women in Computer Science (WICS).  As part of these camps, we host an expo about all things Michigan Tech.  This expo includes representatives from many student organizations, campus departments, Enterprise teams, and club sports.

The purpose of the “Tech Expo” is to give these bright students a feeling of what life is like at Michigan Tech.  All of the participants have applied and been accepted to the program based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations — they are very driven and interesting young people! WIE and WICS are entirely female camps (a total of around 180 women), and ESP welcome 150 students (both male and female).

 

Dates:  Tuesday. June 21 and Tuesday. June 28

Times: Both Expos are from 4 – 5 PM

Location:  MUB Ballroom

 

If you or someone else in your organization is here for the summer and would be interested in hosting a booth, please mark the date! Last year we hosted several dozen tables, and we are striving to make this year’s Expo the best yet!  If you have any questions about the event or our programs, please feel welcome to contact Jannah Brandt (jrbrandt@mtu.edu).

More information, including a registration form, will be sent out closer to the time.  For now, please mark these two dates.  We look forward to hosting another spectacular expo!  Please feel welcome to let me know if you have questions.

2016 – What to Expect – Tech Expo

Student News Briefs, 5/6/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

summer-time-wallpapers_22220_1680x10501Summer Programming Student Event Series Coming Your Way


May 14:
Family Fun Day – OAP High Ropes Course, 10AM-12PM @ Tech Trails

May 21: Open High Ropes Course, COST $5.00, 10AM-1PM, Tech Trails. Contact OAP at 906-487-2290 for more information.

May 26: Backyard Cookout, 1-3PM @ OAP Backyard. FREE TO ATTEND! 

MUCH MUCH MORE COMING IN JUNE AND JULY! WATCH FOR THE POSTINGS.


 Slideshow-zipSummer Bucket List


Make the most out of the summer that you have ahead of you. Maybe make a bucket list or set some goals for the summer. Are you going to try something new? Are you going to explore a new place?

https://beta.theodysseyonline.com/real-summer-bucket-list


 

KK_May 6_IranianKhana Khazana Serving Iranian Food at Dining Trailer

 

A hotdog with an Iranian twist. Hotdog topped with onions pickles, parsley, and tomatoes. Also serving Fresh Lemonade with lemon and lime juice.

$5.oo for meal and drink.11:00 – 2:00 PM at the food truck on campus.


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

Summer Hours on Campus

 

Starting Monday, May 2, the University shifts to its summer schedule.

The general hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All offices must be staffed during these hours.
Employees are expected to fulfill their usual full-time or part-time obligations.

Your actual work schedule must be approved by your supervisor. Regular office hours resume on Monday, August 15.


Volunteers Needed for Disaster Drill

 

A mock disaster drill will be held at Michigan Tech on Tuesday, May 10, and the University’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services is looking for 55 volunteers to play the role of “victims” during the exercise. Faculty, staff, students and community members are all welcome to volunteer.

“Volunteer actors are very important to improving the realistic nature of the exercise and helping make it even more effective for the emergency response personnel who plan to participate,” Jon Stone, a crisis management consultant who is running the drill, explains.

To sign up, click here. Stone will be providing more details directly to volunteers later this week.


Shuttle Service Adds Stop

 

In order to accommodate summer PE courses, as well as offer students and staff the opportunity to use the University shuttle to the Portage Lake Golf Course, Transportation Services has added a stop at the PLGC for the summer.

For details, see the updated schedule.

We hope you enjoy the expanded shuttle service.


Parking Spaces to be Painted

Transportation Services is currently painting the parking space lines around campus. Be prepared for partial lot closures to allow the painting to be completed. If you should arrive in a partially painted parking lot, utilize any available freshly painted parking spaces that are not within a barricaded area so that the painting crew can access the unpainted areas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If there are any questions contact Transportation Services at 7-1441.


Memorial Union Commons Remodeling

 

Due to the renovation of the Memorial Union Building retail dining to a fresh quick service bistro and the remodeling of the Memorial Union Keweenaw Commons with a Northwoods feel, the ground floor of the MUB will be under construction this summer.

The Food Court and Keweenaw Commons seating area will be closed following normal operating hours this Friday (April 29). 
The ground floor hallway leading to the elevator and restrooms will remain open with the exception of the week of June 3 through 8.
Retail Dining will be offered through the Dining Services trailer which will be parked near the Husky Statue on the campus mall. The operating hours will be from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Library Cafe will remain in operation serving it’s current menu. The Cafe hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The first and second floors of the MUB, including the catering operations, the bookstore, meeting rooms, guest rooms, student activities and student organization offices and the Memorial Union offices, will remain open throughout the summer.

Student News Briefs, 4/29/16

CAMPUS NEWS

Transportation Services Updated Summer Shuttle Schedule

Transportation Services shuttle service will operate 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer semester beginning Monday, May 2.  The shuttle services the Memorial Union Building to the SDC and through both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights, stopping at the bus shelters.  Additionally, the shuttle services the Lake Shore Center at the top of the hour.  The summer semester shuttle bus schedule can be viewed at http://www.mtu.edu/facilities/parking/campus-maps/Shuttle%20Service.pdf .

For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angie Kolehmainen at 7-3288 or amkolehm@mtu.edu.

City of Houghton Updated Summer Shuttle Schedule

As of May 2, 2016, the City of Houghton will be operating their summer shuttle schedule.  They will be running the on-demand service MondayFriday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please call 482-6092 to make a reservation.  They will also be running the downtowner shuttle service MondayFriday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please see the link below for more information and rates.

http://www.cityofhoughton.com/documents/Transit_May-August_Schedule.pdf


 

Testing of Portage Lake Lift Bridge planned to finish week of May 2

 

Nighttime tests of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge will continue during the week of May 2 as part of ongoing maintenance work. The testing will likely result in brief delays for motorists.

 

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will suspend test lifts after 3 p.m. today to avoid traffic impacts during Michigan Technological University graduation weekend. The contractor will resume after 7 p.m. Monday, performing test lifts of the bridge span that require brief closures of the bridge to traffic.

 

Motorists should expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes, roughly equivalent to a standard bridge lift for marine traffic. Test lifts will be limited to taking place between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be allowed to clear and resume normal flow between test lifts.

 

The $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. The project started in mid-December 2014 and was scheduled to be completed by the end of April. Recent weather interfered with project completion; dry weather conditions are needed to conduct bridge span balance testing. The project is now set to be completed the week of May 2.

 


 

SDC Summer Building Hours

SDC Summer Building Hours will begin May 1 and continue until August 21.


City of Houghton Dumpsters Available

STUDENT OR
Dumpsters will be available for students to put their “junk” in starting this week.  The dates are April 27 to May 3rd.  The locations are (2): Lot 21, off of Garnet and under the parking deck downtown.  There will be three separate dumpsters, one for regular junk, one for metal and one for e-waste. Please note that these dumpsters are NOT for regular household garbage.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Student Organization – End of Year Checklist

As we wrap up another great year, please take care of the following items before leaving campus for the summer:

  • Update your organization roster on Involvement Link with new officers if your organization recently held elections.  Officers receive important communications throughout the summer regarding events, volunteer opportunities, funding, training, re-registration and more.  Student Activities uses the titles of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer to create mailing lists, so please make sure your officers are labeled accordingly.
  • If your organization members are graduating and have University keys to rooms or buildings, please have them return the keys to Public Safety and Police Services or to the appropriate departmental coordinator.  If your members have keys to the Memorial Union Building rooms, please return them to the Manager’s Office, MUB 101.
  • It would be a good idea to verify with your organization’s advisor that they are available to be your advisor for next school year.  Be sure to update Involvement Link with any new changes.  Let me know if you need assistance in locating a new advisor.
  • If your organization has elected a new treasurer, be sure to transfer ownership of your banking account to the new officer.  It’s more difficult to do this once your former treasurer leaves campus.
  • Your mailbox in MUB 106 must be emptied out by Friday, April 29. Student Activities staff will be cleaning out the mailboxes the following week.
  • Your swipe access to MUB 106 will expire at the end of the semester.  If you would like access for the summer months, please email your request toactivities@mtu.edu and include your name, university email address, organization name, and your position within your organization.
  • Please be sure that all outstanding balances with the USG and other university departments are reconciled before you leave for the summer.  USG reimbursement requests were due on April 11.  Your USG allocation must be used by the end of the school year in accordance to the USG constitution.  There will be no reimbursements during the summer months.
  • If your organization purchased or acquired new equipment this academic year, please update your inventory list on Involvement Link.  If you purchased equipment that has a replacement value of $500 or more, contact me for tagging instructions.
  • Start thinking now about your organization’s participation in two great Fall events – K-Day on Friday, September 9, and Parade of Nations on Saturday, September 17.  More information to follow on K-Day in a couple of weeks; and information on the 2016 Parade of Nations can be found athttp://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/.
  • Mark your calendars for the Fall Student Success Summit to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016!  A day-long conference for students is being planned as a collaborative effort between various campus departments.  The project is lead by the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success.  

Have a great summer and looking forward to working with you again in the Fall!