Student News Briefs – Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

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Raptor Rescue Presentation with LIVE Birds

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


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Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise Sign Up

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

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


Paddle Board and Kayak Demos with OAP

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


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Want to win a paddle board?

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

To Register go to mtu.2act.co

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

Good luck!


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Michigan Tech Community Programs

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

Adult Classes

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

Youth Classes

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


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Local Fireworks Displays & Parades

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

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

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


Volunteers Needed for an Obstacle Team Race

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

Student News Briefs – Friday, June 26, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Intro to Mountain Biking Hosted by the Outdoor Adventure Program

Put your mountain biking skills to the test on the Copper Harbor trails on Saturday, June 30 at 3:00PM. Transportation and shuttle will be included in the cost of $25 per person. Please sign up in advance by calling 906.487-2290 or by emailing oap@mtu.edu.


Khana Khazana Serving Iranian Cuisine

The Dining Services food trailer will be parked on campus Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will serve Iranian Cuisine. The featured dish is Beef Roll which is egg and coriander rolled up and seasoned with pomegranate then  cooked in a special tomato sauce and served with rice.  Also serving Potato Kuku, an egg based Persian vegetarian dish, flavored with shredded potatoes, onion, saffron, and garlic chives; serves in a special tomato sauce and rice.  And for dessert Mille-Feuille also know as the Nepoleon, made up of three layers of puff pastry alternating with layers of whipped cream.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

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Dog Therapy Dates at the Outdoor Adventure Program and Wellness Center

-July 8 from 1-3:00 pm
-July 20 from 1-3:00 pm
Want to know when the Dogs will be at the Outdoor Adventure Program and Wellness Center?  Like Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program and Michigan Tech Student Activities on Facebook!

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

2k of 5k Frun Trail Walk/Run

The Chassell Lions present their second annual Fun Trail Walk/Run to benefit the ‘Simple Kindness of Youth’ program. The run will take place at the Chassell trails behind the Chassell Heritage Building on Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 AM Register here! You may register the day of the event. Free t-shirt with paid registration (guaranteed with registration by 6/30)

If you have questions please contact Pam at pfhiltunen@gmail.com.


REMINDERS

 

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Participate in the 2015 Parade of Nations

Now is the time to plan your organization’s participation in the 2015 Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival on Saturday, September 19, 2015.   The Parade will begin in Hancock at 11 AM and end at the Dee Stadium in Houghton.  The Multicultural Festival is in the Dee immediately following the Parade.Organizations can register to have a float in the Parade or a booth at the Festival.  For more information, see http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2015/june/parade-nations-announces-its-2015-theme.html.
If you or your organization would like to showcase your talent by joining the entertainment lineup at the Multicultural Festival, contact committee member Joe Shutte at joseph.schutte@gmail.com.

African Dance Sessions at the SDC

African Dance Sessions are running running every Saturday at 11:00 am in the SDC dance studio. African dance combines rigorous steps and movements accompanied with contemporary Afro-beats. It is a fun way to get active and break some sweat. The cost is $7 per session. This session is open to everyone.
Interested people can reach Efe via email, efplange@mtu.edu .

Registration Open for the The Biggest Mover Competition

Register by July 5 at MTU.2ACT.co for the Biggest Mover Competition to challenge yourself with fun activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. Incentives will be available throughout the competition as well as a Grand Prize of an Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board after the competition closes! The competition runs for 6 weeks starting on July 6 and ending on August 14.

To be eligible for this competition you must:

  • Be an active Michigan Tech Student (Enrolled in courses for Fall 2015)

  • Have a Michigan Tech email

  • Have a Michigan Tech M#

  • Have Internet Access

There are 350 Points Possible each week that consist of Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, De-stressing Activity, and a Bonus Activity.

Prizes:

  • The first 25 participants to join the challenge  will receive a Travel Cup  for salad, veggies, etc.

  • Participants who obtain 200 or more points after week 1 will receive a water bottle

  • Participants who obtain 800 or more points after week 3 will receive a Cinch Sack/Back pack

  • Participants who obtain 1350 points after week 5 will be entered into thedrawing for a Stand up Paddle Board (1 available valued at a $750 value )

*Prizes may differ than the examples pictured above*

*All prizes must be picked up from the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center by August 31, 2015.


Little Huskies Scholarship Application Deadline Set for July 17

Please be aware that Little Huskies Child Development Center has scholarships available to families through the Access to High Quality Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund. Families are welcome to apply for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

The purpose of the scholarship fund is to remove financial roadblocks to allow Michigan Tech’s most needy families access to high-quality early childhood education at Little Huskies. The focus demographics are undergraduate, graduate and low-income employee families. Their success at Michigan Tech is a guiding principle. Please go to Michigan Tech Childcare for more information and an application form.

A completed application and all required materials must be submitted and received no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 17, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Materials may be sent electronically to eva-marie.hatfield@gretchenshouse.com or mailed to: Eva-Marie Hatfield, Little Huskies Child Development Center, 500 MacInnes Drive, Houghton, MI 49931.

Student News Briefs – Friday, June 19, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

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Intro to Golf Sign Up and OAP Backyard Event

Summer Programming event hosted by Student Activities will take place on Thursday, June 25 at the Outdoor Adventure Program Backyard from 1-3:00 PM. Try a healthy snack of Avocado Black Bean Dip served with Corn Chips. A tasty summer snack!

Also, sign up for the upcoming Intro to Golf event will take place during this time. Its just a $5.00 deposit that will be refunded to you once the group lesson is complete. The dates of the Golf event will be on July 13 and 20 from approximately 3:30 -5:30. Transportation is provided from the OAP to the Portage Golf Course at which time a group Golf lesson with Course Manager, Mark Maroste, will take place. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of Golf for free!

For more information on this event and others please contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu or call 487-1963.


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Participate in the 2015 Parade of Nations

Now is the time to plan your organization’s participation in the 2015 Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival on Saturday, September 19, 2015.   The Parade will begin in Hancock at 11 AM and end at the Dee Stadium in Houghton.  The Multicultural Festival is in the Dee immediately following the Parade.Organizations can register to have a float in the Parade or a booth at the Festival.  For more information, see http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2015/june/parade-nations-announces-its-2015-theme.html.
If you or your organization would like to showcase your talent by joining the entertainment lineup at the Multicultural Festival, contact committee member Joe Shutte at joseph.schutte@gmail.com.

African Dance Sessions at the SDC

African Dance Sessions are running running every Saturday at 11:00 am in the SDC dance studio. African dance combines rigorous steps and movements accompanied with contemporary Afro-beats. It is a fun way to get active and break some sweat. The cost is $7 per session. This session is open to everyone.
Interested people can reach Efe via email, efplange@mtu.edu .

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Outdoor Adventure Program Adventure Package Options

Check out the adventure package options available this summer through the Outdoor Adventure Program. Choose form High Ropes COurse, Kayak Rentals, Portage Paddle, and a Surgeon River Conoe Trip.
Call the OAP at 906.487-2290 for more information.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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Dog Therapy Dates at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

-June 22 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
-July 8 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
-July 20 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
Want to know when the Dogs will be at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center?  Like Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program and Michigan Tech Student Activities on Facebook!

Registration Open for the The Biggest Mover Competition

Register by July 5 at MTU.2ACT.co for the Biggest Mover Competition to challenge yourself with fun activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. Incentives will be available throughout the competition as well as a Grand Prize of an Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board after the competition closes! The competition runs for 6 weeks starting on July 6 and ending on August 14.

To be eligible for this competition you must:

  • Be an active Michigan Tech Student (Enrolled in courses for Fall 2015)

  • Have a Michigan Tech email

  • Have a Michigan Tech M#

  • Have Internet Access

There are 350 Points Possible each week that consist of Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, De-stressing Activity, and a Bonus Activity.

Prizes:

  • The first 25 participants to join the challenge  will receive a Travel Cup  for salad, veggies, etc.

  • Participants who obtain 200 or more points after week 1 will receive a water bottle

  • Participants who obtain 800 or more points after week 3 will receive a Cinch Sack/Back pack

  • Participants who obtain 1350 points after week 5 will be entered into thedrawing for a Stand up Paddle Board (1 available valued at a $750 value )

*Prizes may differ than the examples pictured above*

*All prizes must be picked up from the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center by August 31, 2015.


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Ready. Set. Summer! with Michigan Tech Recreation

Make plans for summer fun in the poolice arenamultipurpose room and trails.

Looking for a way to beat the heat or the rainy day blues? Open hours are available for public swimming, skating, indoor track running, basketball and volleyball. Single day passes and group rates are available. You can also take advantage of the great trail system for a family ride or aerobic adventure.

For more information, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com.  See you at the SDC!


NEWS

 

Little Huskies Scholarship Application Deadline Set for July 17

Please be aware that Little Huskies Child Development Center has scholarships available to families through the Access to High Quality Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund. Families are welcome to apply for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

The purpose of the scholarship fund is to remove financial roadblocks to allow Michigan Tech’s most needy families access to high-quality early childhood education at Little Huskies. The focus demographics are undergraduate, graduate and low-income employee families. Their success at Michigan Tech is a guiding principle. Please go to Michigan Tech Childcare for more information and an application form.

A completed application and all required materials must be submitted and received no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 17, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Materials may be sent electronically to eva-marie.hatfield@gretchenshouse.com or mailed to: Eva-Marie Hatfield, Little Huskies Child Development Center, 500 MacInnes Drive, Houghton, MI 49931.

Student News Briefs – Friday, June 12

NEWS

 

Move In Volunteer Opportunities for Fall 2015

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 22 and Sunday, August 23. Your group can sign up for one two-hour shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

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

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out in Google Forms


WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS

 

Understanding Lean Concepts Workshop with Hands-On Simulations
Ready to have some fun and gain a basic understanding of lean concepts and tools? Lean is one of the top skills requested by employers in nearly all industries and non-profits, including healthcare and service.
During this free half-day workshop, you’ll participate in four hands-on simulations that demonstrate the key elements of lean: pull and flow, value add, set-up reduction and workplace organization.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to noonMonday, June 22, in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B. Students are welcome.
The workshop will be delivered by Jean Cunningham. Jean is principle of Jean Cunningham Consulting, which provides lean business management services including workshops, kaizen events and strategic coaching. She speaks at lean conferences and teaches Lean Accounting for the Ohio State University Master of Business Operational Excellence Program.
Jean Cunningham is widely recognized for her pioneering work in Lean Accounting, IT, HR and other non-production functions (Lean Business Management, The Lean Office). She is the co-author of Real Numbers (Lean Accounting) and Easier, Simpler, Faster (Lean IT), which won the 2004 and 2008 Shingo Prize for Research respectively. Jean was previously the CFO at Lantech Inc. and Marshfield Door Systems and the voluntary CFO for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence. She has a BS in Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Northeastern University’s Executive Program.
Jean will also be available at 1 p.m. on June 22 in the MUB Alumni Lounge B for informal discussions on any Lean topic.
This workshop is presented by Michigan Tech’s Office of Continuous Improvement. It is partially funded by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.
An RSVP to improvement@mtu.edu is helpful but not required.

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

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High Ropes Challenge Hosted by the OAP

Come check out the High Ropes course for only $5.00! From 2:00 – 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 13 participants will get the opportunity  to go up and experience Tech’s high ropes course without the need of a large group.

For more information please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290 or email oap@mtu.edu


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Intro to Mountain Biking Hosted by the OAP

Try out the Tech trails , in the Keweenaw on Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00 PM! Get detailed instruction on how to start mountain biking, along with the gear and basics for doing it on your own. The cost is 1/2 off a regular bike rental or free if you have a bike
Participants will meet at 6:00 PM at the Outdoor Adventure Program, 207 East Street.
For more information please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290.

Khana Khazana Presents Hawaiian Chicken

This week the Khana Khazana food trailer presents a C-Cubed style luncheon featuring sweet Hawaiian Barbecued Huli Huli Chicken. It’s served with sides of fresh corn tomato salad, creamy potato salad with lemon and fresh herbs and a mango milk shake to help cool you off in the Summer sun. The trailer is in the MUB Circle from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.


REMINDERS

 

K-Day Registration Now Open

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

For more information please contact Jessie at 906.487-1963.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

Dog Therapy Dates at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

-June 22 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
-July 8 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
-July 20 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
Want to know when the Dogs will be at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center?  Like Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program and Michigan Tech Student Activities on Facebook!

Registration Open for the The Biggest Mover Competition

Register by July 5 at MTU.2ACT.co for the Biggest Mover Competition to challenge yourself with fun activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. Incentives will be available throughout the competition as well as a Grand Prize of an Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board after the competition closes!

The competition runs for 6 weeks starting on July 6 and ending on August 14.

To be eligible for this competition you must:

  • Be an active Michigan Tech Student (Enrolled in courses for Fall 2015)

  • Have a Michigan Tech email

  • Have a Michigan Tech M#

  • Have Internet Access

There are 350 Points Possible each week that consist of Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, De-stressing Activity, and a Bonus Activity.

Prizes:

  • The first 25 participants to join the challenge  will receive a Travel Cup  for salad, veggies, etc.

  • Participants who obtain 200 or more points after week 1 will receive a water bottle

  • Participants who obtain 800 or more points after week 3 will receive a Cinch Sack/Back pack

  • Participants who obtain 1350 points after week 5 will be entered into thedrawing for a Stand up Paddle Board (1 available valued at a $750 value )

 

*Prizes may differ than the examples pictured above*

*All prizes must be picked up from the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center by August 31, 2015.

Student News Briefs – Friday, June 5, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Camp Stove Cooking Demo

Student employees of the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center will show you how to cook a dew different delicious and simple meals on a camp stove. The event will be held in the OAP backyard on June 11 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Turkey and Hummus, and vegetarian Cucumber and Hummus Pita Pockets will be served during the demonstration.

This event is free of charge. For more information please contact Student Activities at 906.487-1933.


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Paddle the Portage Event Hosted by OAP

This is your chance to try out kayaking or canoeing on the Portage Canal, June 11 from 5PM – 8PM.  It’ll be a nice leisurely paddle open to all skill levels; great for those who want to experience campus from a different perspective. This event is $20 per person. Please sign up at the OAP (207 East St) prior to the event.


Khana Khazana Feaures Japanese Food

This week’s Khana Khazana food trailer will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the MUB Circle. Friday’s feature is Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry, a combination of deep fried chicken cutlets and a rich and delicious curry sauce. The sauce is generally quite mild which makes it great for people who don’t like spicy foods. The sauce is made by frying together curry powder, flour, and oil along with other ingredients to make a roux. The roux is then added to stewed meat, onions, carrots and potatoes, then simmered until thickened. There will be a butternut squash dish as a vegetarian option. Credit and debit cards accepted.


Join the OAP for a backpacking trip to Isle Royale

Join the OAP as we head to Isle Royale June 22-26. We will be leaving early Monday June 22 and taking the Isle Royale Queen IV out of Copper Harbor. For just $250, you can cross this experience off your bucket list. The price includes transportation from Houghton to Copper Harbor, the ferry to the island and back, as well as food while on the island, daily permit fees and group gear (tents, cooking equipment, etc.). If you are in need of other equipment, it can be rented at a 50% discount from the OAP.

We have space for up to 8 people and anyone can come! Registration and payment are required by June 16. Stop by the OAP at 207 East St. and get in on this trip! For more information or questions, contact Jared at the OAP at 7-2290 or jaredmj@mtu.edu.


WELLNESS

 

Dog Therapy dates at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

-June 22 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
-July 8 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
-July 20 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
Want to know when the Dogs will be at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center?  Like Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program and Michigan Tech Student Activities on Facebook!

SPORTS

 

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Ice Programs starting in June

The ice will be back in the MacInnes Ice Arena beginning June 5! To celebrate, several ice programs will be starting as well.

Hockey Programs

Drop-in hockey for mites through high school will be offered June 5-7. Other programs such as Total Skills & Power Skating and Hockey FUNdamentals are also open for registration.

Public Skating

Public Skating will begin Sunday, June 7, and continue throughout the summer. Free to SDC members and Michigan Tech students, included in select Friday and Sunday daily pass purchases or $3 at the SDC Ticket Office for skating only.

Skating Programs

Skating Programs such as Learn to Skate and Skate Up are open for registration.

Private Ice Rentals

The ice is also available to rent. For more information, visit MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

For more information on all Recreation programs, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com.


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Two Spin Classes Offered

Whether you’re a novice rider or a serious cyclist, Spinning has you covered! You make your spin workout is as intense as you want it to be.

This summer, we offer 2 great spin class options - Power Pedal and Spin Express. Power Pedal runs Tuesday/Thursday, 7-7:50 a.m., and Wednesday9-9:50 a.m. Spin Express is great if you’re short on time! The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Spin class punch cards are available online or at the SDC ticket office and can be used toward either class. Daily passes are also available.

For more information, visit Spin. Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!

Student News Briefs – Friday, May 29, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT and ENRICHMENT

 

June Calendar 2015

Student Activities June Events

Check out all the exciting events we are hosting in the month of June! The Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Programs are outdoing themselves with adventure as we roll into summer.

For more information on these events please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290 or call Student Activities at 906.487-1963.


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High Ropes Experience Hosted by OAP

Join in the fun at the High Ropes Course at the Tech Trails on Saturday, May 30. Participants will get the opportunity to experience the thrill of our unique adventure, High Ropes. The cost is only $5.00!

For more information please contact OAP at 906.487-2290.


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Try out the Tech trails , in the Keweenaw on June 2 at 6:00 PM! Get detailed instruction on how to start mountain biking, along with the gear and basics for doing it on your own. The cost is 1/2 off a regular bike rental or free if you have a bike
Participants will meet at 6:00 PM at the Outdoor Adventure Program, 207 East Street.
For more information please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290.

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Open Crate Stacking Event Hosted by OAP

On June 3 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, participants will challenge themselves by stacking crates, which sounds easier than it actually is. Compete against yourself and others to see who can stack the most crates.  The cost is $5.00 per person. Participants will meet at the Tech trails, by the high ropes challenge course. For more information please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290.


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Paddle Board and Kayak Demos Hosted by OAP

On June 4 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, participants will learn paddling basics and get a chance to put their newly learned paddling skills to use. Participants can meet the OAP staff at Prince’s Point. There is no cost for this event. For more information please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290.


Khana Khazana Features Thai Cuisine

This weeks Khana Khazana food trailer will feature Thai cuisine. Pad Thai — fistfuls of small, thin noodles dropped into a searing hot wok for a steamy minute long dance alongside crunchy bean sprouts, onion and egg. A truly interactive eating experience, half its fun and flavor lies in the quartet of accompanying condiments — fish sauce, sugar, chili powder and finely ground peanuts. Choose from shrimp, chicken or tofu.


WELLNESS

 

Dog Therapy at Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

Get your healthy dose of dog with Jade and Molly. Come over to the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center on Tuesday, June 2  from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560.


EXPO’S and WORKSHOPS

 

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The Red Bead Experiment: Dr. Deming’s Classic Quality Management Workshop
Michigan Tech’s Office of Continuous Improvement is pleased to present the Red Bead Experiment, a workshop developed by Dr. W. Edwards Deming and delivered by Jim Manley, the Managing Director for the Demmer Center for Business Transformation at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Jim learned this workshop from Dr. Deming himself. Dr. Deming used the Red Bead Experiment to clearly and dramatically illustrate several points about common management practices. It provides a simple yet powerful message about how success is directly tied to and limited by the nature of the system one works within.
Jim Manley is the Managing Director for the Demmer Center for Business Transformation and the Chair of the Michigan Lean Consortium. He’s worked for General Motors, Delphi and Faurecia and had the rare opportunity to study with Dr. Deming and learn lean “hands on.” He also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Michigan University, teaching courses on lean manufacturing and statistical process control. During his career with Delphi, Jim coached teams in 29 countries as they implemented lean into their plant operating system. Jim received the Delphi Corporate Lifetime Lean Achievement Award in 2005.
Jim will be available after the workshop if you’d like to talk with him. He’ll be at Michigan Tech on June 9 and 10. Please contact improvement@mtu.edu if you’d like to set up a separate meeting with him.
This event is free and open to the public. It will be held on Tuesday, June 9, from 12:30 to 3:30 in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B1.
An RSVP to improvement@mtu.edu or 487-3180 is helpful but not required.

Register Now – Tech Expos for Summer Youth Programs Students

During the weeks of June 22-28 and July 6-12, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting three of our main 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 expos are on June 24 and July 8 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.

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).

If you or someone else in your organization is here for the summer and would be interested in hosting a booth, please fill out the information below.  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 Liz Fujita (liz@mtu.edu).

To register for the Expos, please fill out this short form by June 12:


Student News Briefs – Friday, May 22, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Khana Khazana Serves Iranian Cuisine Friday

The Dining Services food trailer will be parked on campus Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and will serve Iranian Cuisine. The featured dish is Bandari, which is a hot dog with onions, pickles, parsley and tomatoes. Also try some fresh squeezed Lemonade while you’re there.


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Corn Roast at the Outdoor Adventure Program

Thursday, May 28 from 1:00 – 3:00 Student Activities will be hosting a Corn Roast at the Outdoor Adventure Program and it is free to attend! Please come over and enjoy a freshly grilled corn on the cob. It’s summer, so enjoy it with our awesome summer programming events! Find out what’s to come over the next few weeks too.

For more information please contact Student Activities at activiites@mtu.edu.


SPORTS

 

Softball Clinic Hosted by Graduate School Government

Graduate Student Government will be hosting a softball clinic for anyone interested in learning the game or those that just want to get some practice in. Everyone is welcome and some equipment will be provided, but please bring your own if you have it.

Saturday, May 23, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the MTU Baseball Fields.  Lunch is provided for Registered Participants. Register HERE

For more information on the GSG summer softball league, please visit the GSG webpage: http://gsg.students.mtu.edu/softball.htm

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Softball Coordinator, Jarod Maggio (jcmaggio@mtu.edu).


 INFO SESSIONS

 

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Boating Safety Info Session

Its that time of year, time to get out on the water and enjoy the natural wonder of the Keweenaw. Water sports can be fun for everyone but it is also important to learn how to be safe on the water. The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting a boating safety info session with an emphasis on Paddle Sports. Please stop into the Memorial Union Ballroom A1 on Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 PM. It is free to attend and there will be food and prizes too!

For more information please contact Whitney at wmborosk@mtu.edu.


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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Dog Therapy at Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

Get your healthy dose of dog with Zeke the Golden Retriever. Come over to the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center  from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560


COMMUNITY

 

Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival

Michigan Tech and the community will come together to host the inaugural Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival.

The event is designed to stimulate and sustain interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the Keweenaw.

This four-day festival is an open forum to showcase all facets of STEM in the Western Upper Peninsula. Current scheduled events include the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers, Nerd Night with Tech’s Physics Department, the Family Engineering Day, Summer Concert Series, Science Pub Crawl, The Wonders of Physics, science comedian Brian Malow and David Gaynes presenting his documentary “Saving Hubble” and more!

This event is scheduled for Aug. 5 – 8, with most of the activities free to the public. Check out the current schedule. If you would like to get involved and run a hands-on demonstration or volunteer please contact Amanda McConnon at amcconno@mtu.edu.


Student News Briefs – Friday, May 15, 2015

 ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

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Family Fun Day Events on May 16

Don’t miss the High Ropes Experience and the Paddle Board and Kayaking Demo held during Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 16.  Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting both events and it is free to participate. The High Ropes Experience will be held at the Tech Trails and is from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Paddle Board and Kayak Demo is held at Prince’s Point and goes from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

For more information on these events please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at 906.487.2290 bewtween the hours of Noon – 5:00 PM.


Outdoor Adventure Program Hosting, Intro to Mountain Biking

Get instruction on how to start mountain biking, along with the gear and basics for doing it on your own.  The cost is the cost of a bike rental (50% off for event) or free if you have your own bike. Meet at 6:00 PM at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center across the highway from the Library.

For more information call 906.487-2290.


Outdoor Adventure Program Hosting, Crate Staking Challenge

Compete against yourself and others to see who can stack the most crates. Its harder than you might think! The event goes from 7:00 PM – (:00 PM at the Tech Trails by the High Ropes Challenge Course.

For more information call 906.487-2290.


INFO SESSIONS

BoaterSafety

Boating Safety Info Session

Its that time of year, time to get out on the water and enjoy the natural wonder of the Keweenaw. Water sports can be fun for everyone but it is also important to learn how to be safe on the water. The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting a boating safety info session with an emphasis on Paddle Sports. Please stop into the Memorial Union Ballroom A1 on Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 PM. It is free to attend and there will be food and prizes too!

For more information please contact Whitney at wmborosk@mtu.edu.


 

 

 

 

Student News Briefs – Friday, May 8, 2015

NEWS

 

K-Day Registration is NOW Open

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

For more information please contact Jessie at 906.487-1963.


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Portage Lake Lift Bridge Lane Closure and Detour

MDOT has announced the latest construction that will impact the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and traffic detours are expected.

Start Date:
Monday, May 11, 2015

Completion Date:
Monday, May 18, 2015

Project:
The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, part of ongoing necessary maintenance work.

Traffic Restrictions:
This work will require closing the inside northbound and southbound lanes on the bridge, resulting in a ramp closure and detour. The northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be routed through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.


ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

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Student Activities May Programming Events

Jump into summer with a great line up of outdoor events brought to you by Student Activities. As part of Family Fun Day on May 16 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM you will have the chance to experience Tech’s high ropes course at the Tech Trails. Also on that day, a Paddle Board and Kayak Demo will be held from 2:00 AM -4:00 PM at Prince’s Point. Both events will be led by experienced, trained students of the Outdoor Adventure Program and are free to participate.

For more infomation on these events please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at 906-487-2290.

See the poster for more events coming throughout May.



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 Rosza Center 2015/16 Events

Have a peek at just a few of the 2015/16 events… more events, more details coming soon to rozsa.mtu.edu


SPORTS

 

GSG Softball League – Clinic Sign Up

The warm weather means that GSG Summer Softball League is coming soon! Expected start of the season is June 4, and we will play through August 22. Game times will be on Thursday evenings at 5:30 and 7:30 PM.

If you already have a softball team put together, if you want to develop a team, or if you just want to know more about the league, then you need to attend Managers Meeting Tuesday, May 12 5:30 PM Admin 404

It is essential – and mandatory - that all team managers (or a team representative) be present at this meeting in order to secure a spot in this season’s schedule. Topics to be discussed will include: equipment, schedule, fees, softball clinic, liability waivers, rules, refereeing and more. Also, mark the date on your calendars. GSG will be hosting a softball clinic for anyone interested in learning the game or those that just want to get some practice in. Everyone is welcome and some equipment will be provided, but please bring your own if you have it:

Softball Clinic

Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
MTU Baseball Fields
Lunch will be provided for registered participants
Register Here

For more information on the GSG summer softball league, please visit the GSG webpage: We look forward to a great season with you all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Softball Coordinator, Jarod Maggio (jcmaggio@mtu.edu).


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Commit to be HuskiesFit

Registration is now open for a variety of adult and youth programming through Michigan Tech’s Community Programs. Classes begin Monday.

Whatever your fitness needs or interests, we’ve got you covered!

Intro to Aerial Silks made its debut this spring and received great reviews! A new addition to the lineup this summer is African Dance. A combination of rigorous steps and routines from across the African continent accompanied by contemporary Afro-pop beats, it is sure to be a very lively and engaging class!

These are just two of the many options available to adults this summer. View the full list. Fitness class enrollment is rolling and walk-ins are always welcome!

Don’t forget to take advantage of programs such as TechFit for eligible Michigan Tech employees as well as discounts for SDC annual members!

For more information on all summer community programs or to register, visit the website, Facebook @Michigan Tech Recreation or Twitter @MichiganTechRec

Student News Briefs – Friday, May 1, 2015

NEWS

SDC Summer Building  Hours

 

SDC summer building hours will be effective Sunday, May 3 through Saturday, August 22. Remember the annual steam shutdown will be May 3-7 with no hot water available.

New this summer is public skating, see the summer schedule for dates. Summer public skating will be offered free to SDC members and Michigan Tech students. Purchasing a SDC day pass this summer will include public skating, or for those only wanting to skate, a $3.00 skating pass will be available at the SDC ticket office.
Returning this summer is adult lap swim on week days from 1:30-2:30 PM.

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 4. 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 4, 2015, the City of Houghton will be operating their summer shuttle schedule. They will be running the on-demand serviceMonday-Friday 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 Monday-Friday 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


Donations Sought for Nepal Disaster

 

As you may have read in the news already, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake on Saturday. The latest report from the Home Ministry of Nepal states that over 6200 people were killed, over 10,000 were injured and over 130.033 houses have been completely destroyed. Casualties are expected to rise as rescue and search operations are still underway. It is very discomfiting for us, members of Nepalese Student Association at MTU, that we are unable to be with our loved ones back home at this hour of great tragedy. While there is so little we can do about it, we are determined to do all that we can to help provide relief to the affected people in Nepal. We have opened an account at gofundme.com so that we could put together some fund and relay the fund to relief efforts back home.

It would be really helpful if you could help us spread the word around. We have been doing what we can to do so.

Donation may be made at http://www.gofundme.com/symb5n4. Every penny counts!


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Student Activities May Programming Schedule

 

Student Activities is ready for summer so check out our exciting line up for the month of May! Everything from challenging yourself at the Outdoor Adventure Program’s Challenge Course, to learning the basics of paddle boarding and kayaking, to a corn roast! There’s something for everyone and we want you to take advantage of the opportunity to try something new! Bring a friend and start to enjoy summer in the Copper Country!

For more information please visit involvement.mtu.edu or email activities@mtu.edu.


 SPORTS

 

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Summer 2015 Community Programs Guide


Ready. Set. Summer! Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer with Michigan Tech Community Programs! Registration is now open, and adult and youth programming begins May 10.

Cycle. Burn. Kick. Sculpt. Run. Dance. Stretch. Swim. Whatever your fitness needs or interests, we’ve got you covered! Fitness class enrollment is rolling, and walk-ins are always welcome.

For more information or to view the complete summer program guide, visit Michigan Tech Community Programs.


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Dollar Days is Back at Community Programs

New to Community Programs? Want to change up your workout? Try out a Summer class for only $2 during Dollar Days, May 4-9!
Cycle, kick, lift & stretch your way to a healthier you!
For more information, visit Dollar Days.
Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!