Archives—June 2011

Student News Briefs: June 17, 2011

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WEEKEND CANOE TRIP:  Join the Outdoor Adventure Program for a weekend canoe trip on the Peshtigo.  Departure is at 4pm on Friday, June 24th and returning Sunday evening, June 26th.  The trip entails a winding 15-mile paddle through the heavily forested Nicolet National Forest, passing hemlock stands, hardwood floodplains, marshes, and small rapids.  You will see lots of wildlife, get great pictures, and have a blast! Stop by the OAP to reserve your spot.  The cost is $55 and includes 2 guides, transportation, food, and group gear!  For more information please e-mail OAP@mtu.edu, or call the OAP at 487-2290.

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PARADE OF NATIONS:  Start thinking now about your involvment in the 2011 Parade of Nations.  This year’s Parade and Multicultural Festival will be held on Saturday, September 17th.  Your organization can sponsor a float in the Parade, an ethnic food booth or participate in the entertainment at the Festival.  Entertainment need not have a multicultural theme and individuals as well as organizations can participate.  For more information on this year’s Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, visit http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/ .

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ART EXHIBIT AT ROZSA:  Chris Rumery, artist and costume designer, will have her exhibition “Beyond Textiles” at the Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center Art Gallery through June 26, 2011.  “Beyond Textiles” is free and open to the public.  An accomplished costume designer for Broadway, television, and regional theatre, Chris finds and creates beauty by transforming simple, pedestrian, or even macabre materials into pieces with form and function. In particular, Beyond Textiles is a sampling of dresses made from plastic, metal, paper, and more. This show is in support and celebration of the arrival of the Midwestern Weavers Conference on June 23-25, hosted this year at Finlandia University by the Buellwood Weaver & Fiber Guild of Hancock.

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