Archives—July 2011

Student News Briefs: July 25, 2011

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NOSOTROS POTLUCK THIS FRIDAY:  NOSOTROS is organizing a potluck get together this Friday, July 29th at the East Houghton Waterfront Park (next to Super 8 hotel) beginning at 6pm and going until dusk.  We are expecting great weather and plan to have games and enjoy the sun.  Bring your own outdoor games, or dominoes, board games, a beach chair, etc.  There are no BBQ facilities, however you are welcome to bring your own grill.  We will be playing music so you can dance or listen to it, or you can just hang around, sit by the deck, and meet new friends.  We will start eating at 7 pm.  Bring your own dishes and silverware.  Alcohol is allowed for those 21 and older (no glass).  Bathroom facilities available and dogs are allowed.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact auboni@mtu.edu.

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K-DAY REGISTRATION:  It’s not too late for student organizations to register for K-Day!  Please register your organization by September 2nd at http://kday.mtu.edu/KDayReg.html.  K-Day is short for Keweenaw Day and is a longstanding tradition at Michigan Tech.  Student organizations head out to McLain State Park and set up displays and demonstrations for students.  K-day is known for many different events and activities for students as well as the student organization fair for students to see all 220 student organizations at Michigan Tech.   K-Day will be held on September 9th from 12:00-4:00pm.  Last year there was food, great music, student organization booths and other fun activities.  There will be free bus service to K-Day beginning at noon on the 9th leaving every half hour from the Memorial Union Building.  Hope to see you there!

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BLOOD DONORS FOR RESEARCH:  Medical Micro-Device Engineering Lab (M.D. ERL) on campus is seeking blood donors for all blood types, especially the following rare blood types: A-, B+, B-, AB+ and AB-.  If you would be willing to donate a small vial of blood via the trained personnel at the SDC Portage Health Clinic, please contact Ms. Kaela Leonard at kaela.m.leonard@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.  For any questions regarding the research, contact Dr. Adrienne Minerick at minerick@mtu.edu.  You will be asked to provide proof of blood type, but other personal information will not be recorded and will be kept completely confidential.  You will need to give your consent for donation; the form can be viewed at www.mderl.org.  A small monetary gift of $5 will be given to donors.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOUGHTON COUNTY FAIR:  Michigan Tech MIND TREKKERS are seeking volunteers for the Houghton County Fair, where the team will be showcasing nearly 100 hands-on demonstrations.  The event is on Thursday August 25, 2011. Volunteers are needed from 3:00pm-8:00pm, which includes a one-hour training session.  All volunteers will receive free dinner and free admission to the fair.  Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate.  If you can volunteer or would like more information, please e-mail Jess Banda at jebanda@mtu.edu .  To see photos, videos and articles about MIND TREKKERS visit:  http://mind-trekkers-in-the-news.tumblr.com/ .

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PARADE OF NATIONS PARTICIPATION:  The 22nd Parade of Nations “Spice is Always Nice”  will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in downtown Hancock and Houghton.  Michigan Tech students are invited to represent their countries by marching in the parade, making and selling food from your home country, or by showcasing your talent during the entertainment portion of the program.  The parade committee is accepting applications for floats, booths and performances.  International Programs and Services will award activity grants (up to $100) to recognized Michigan Tech clubs and organizations to offset the cost of participating.  Funding will be provided on a first come fist served basis so submit your applications today!

To register, visit the website http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/ and follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/International-Programs-and-Services-Michigan-Technological-University/202540158837 .  Please feel free to contact Bob Wenc at rjwenc@mtu.edu if you have any questions.

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Student News Briefs: July 6, 2011

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NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR ART PROJECT:  The Storyline Project, part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, is setting up the great collection of  stories submitted by thousands of people in Upper Peninsula communities in celebration of their ancestors survival of adversities.  These are going up right now at the Rosza Center and Walker Building!   If you can help with the display or in other way this week (July 5-9), come by the Rosza or call Mary Wright at 906.361.5548.

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The NOSOTROS Student Organization is holding a potluck get together this Saturday, July 9th at the East Houghton Waterfront Park (next to Super 8 motel) beginning at 4:00 pm and going until dusk.  We are planning to have games and enjoy the great weather expected for this weekend.  You can bring any outdoor games (frisbees, bocce ball, etc.), dominoes, board games, a beach chair, etc.

There are no BBQ facilities, however you are welcome to bring your own grill.  We will be playing music to dance or listen to, or you can just hang around, sit by the deck, and meet new friends.  We will start eating at 6 pm.

* Alcohol allowed for those 21 and older (no glass)
* Bring your own dishes and silverware
* Bathroom facilities available
* No dogs allowed

If you have any question, please feel free to contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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WEEKEND TRIP TO THE PORKIES:  Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on a weekend backpacking trip to the Porcupine Mountains!  Led by Brian and Tom, this trip will feature one of the great resources in our back yard – the Porkies!  The trip leaves the OAP house on Friday July 15th and returns around mid-Sunday July 17th. The park has some incredible vistas, and we’ll probably see quite a few of them including (but not limited to) waterfalls, Lake of the Clouds, and the sights of the wilderness coast of Lake Superior.  All skill levels are welcome, with trip leaders who will not only choose the best trails for the group, but take care of the transportation, food, cooking, group gear hauling, permits, and pre-trip info.  The total cost of the trip comes to $40, which can be paid when you sign up in the OAP Rental Center.  For more information, or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call 906-487-2290, or e-mail oap@mtu.edu, or stop by the OAP house.  Rental Center Hours can be found at www.oap.mtu.edu.

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GOLF OUTING:  Michigan Tech MBA Association and American Marketing Association of the School of Business and Economics would like to cordially invite you to the 2nd Annual Golf Outing.  This golf outing is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 6, 2011 (Reunion Week) from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the University-owned Portage Lake Golf Course.  Golfers pay a green fee of $45.00, with Michigan Tech students paying a special fee of $25.00 in order to encourage graduate and undergraduate students participation in the tournament for a chance to win a prize.

The tournament will be a 4-person scramble , with prizes rewarding the first three teams (cash prizes), and the winners of three competitions (longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin).  There will be a special prize for the worst performer as well!  Raffle tickets will be available for prizes donated by local businesses.  The golf outing is being put together for graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff, and alumni from ALL departments on campus, as well as for local community members.

Golfers will also receive a swag bag and are highly encouraged to confirm their participation by registering early.  Registration forms, once completed, can be sent to the School of Business and Economics with payment for the team or golfer (cash or check).  Golfers without a team should still sign up; our plan is to form teams for individual golfers based on their preferences if possible.

You may visit our page to learn more about the event:  http://www.mtu.edu/business/mba/mbaa/. Tournament rules, golf outing information, golfer sign-up form, and the event poster are all located in our ‘Most Downloaded Documents’ section of the page.

Please contact us at golfouting@mtu.edu  for any questions or comments you might have.

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