Archives—August 2011

Student News Briefs: August 26, 2011

Experience the whimsical, smart, funny, and above all beautiful world that artist Sarah Kargol has created with “21st Century Monsterpieces” in the Rozsa Gallery. Please join the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in our celebration of her “21st Century Monsterpieces.”  This exhibition runs now to November 4, 2011.  The Rozsa Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 

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F’ALL NIGHTER:  Come out to the SDC on Saturday August 27th at 8:00 pm to get involved at Michigan Tech!  F’all Nighter is a showcase for student organizations on campus.  F’all Nighter is an alcohol free event and gives new students a great place to be for their first weekend on campus.   Basketball, ice skating, and other activities are provided by Alpha Phi Omega (APO), and many organizations will use this as an opportunity to recruit new members.  Other events will be mini golfing, cookie decorating, dancing, dodgeball, yard games, and much, much more!  Any questions regarding F’all Nighter can be directed to Gwendolyn Fleming at gfflemin@mtu.edu.
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BLOOD DRIVE:  As part of Welcome Week, the American Red Cross will be having a blood drive on Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Van Pelt Library Reading Room.  Appointments can be made by coming in person the day of and signing up for a time that fits your schedule.  The whole process takes about an hour.  It starts with registration, a health history and a ini-physical.  The actual donation takes no more than 10-12 minutes.  Afterward, you will be asked to spend a few minutes in the “canteen” where you can have a light refreshment before returning to your normal activities.

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STUDENT ORG RE-REGISTRATION:  Student Organization re-registration will take place September 6-8 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in MUB 106.  Please see the handout in your organization’s mailbox.  Re-registration will be on a walk-in basis:  first come, first served.  Organization representatives will need to complete an RSO re-registration card, have a completed inventory of all Student Activities Fee (SAF) funded equipment; complete an online executive board training, and will be required to resolve any past financial issues before re-registering

 

 

Welcome Week will kick-off on Monday, August 29 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Memorial Union Building Circle with give-a-ways of drawstring bags containing pencils, pens and notebooks, along with a bike clinic sponsored by the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP).   Welcome week will conclude on Sunday, September 4 with Women’s Soccer at 1:00 pm vs. Crookston, at Sherman Field, and the MUB Board Golf Scramble from 1:00-6:00 pm at the Portage Lake Golf Course.

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LABOR DAY CONCERT:   There will be a Labor Day concert in the Rozsa Center on Monday, September 5, featuring “Motion City Soundtrack.”  The concert is sponsored by the Student Entertainment Board (SEB).  Tickets will be $20 for Michigan Tech students and $25 for the general public.  Please visit www.rozsa.mtu.edu for more information.

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K-DAY:  K-Day is short for Keweenaw Day and is a longstanding tradition at Michigan Tech.  K-Day will be held on Friday, September 9 from 12:00-4:00 pm at McLain State Park.  There will be food, great music, student organization booths and fun activities. K-Day is an opportunity for students to see all 220 plus student organizations at Michigan Tech.  Student organizations set up displays and demonstrations for students to enjoy.  Transportation to McLain State Park will be provided on K-Day.  Buses will leave the Memorial Union Building every half hour beginning at noon.

Attention organizations:  Please register your organization for K-Day by September 2 at http://kday.mtu.edu/KDayReg.html.

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 Cheer & Dance Team Tryouts

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PARADE OF NATIONS AND MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL:  Start planning for this year’s Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival to be held on Saturday, September 17. Participation is encouraged in all the various events.

The Parade:  March from Hancock to the Dee Stadium in Houghton behind your nations flag. Wear your native dress, make a float to meet this year’s theme “Spice is Always Nice”, plan to provide music or pass out candy or anything else that will make it more fun for you and the spectators, within the Guidelines of course.

The Multicultural Festival:   Show your talent and sign up for an entertainment spot,  plan for a craft or ethnic food booth and find out why we call this the largest multicultural event in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Register at  http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/.   If you have any questions, please contact Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 906-487-2920 or International Programs and Services at 906-487-2160.

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GREAT NORTHERN ADVENTURE RACE:  Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program is announcing their second running of the G reat N orthern A dventure R ace on Saturday, September 24, 2011.  This introductory 3-5 hour race will consist of orienteering, Mt Biking, Running/Walking, and other mystery challenge events working with either 2 or 4 person teams. This is a great race for first time adventure racers as well as a good warm up for the seasoned veterans. The race will take place in the Tech Trails, Nara Trails, and local campus community.  The registration fee is $20 per racer. The race begins at 11:00 am and concludes at approximately 4:00 pm. Space is limited to 20 students and 40 community/staff members.  Sign up today before all of the spots are filled. Race gear can be rented from the OAP at 1/2 price.  Please complete and submit the Health History, Registration and Liability forms (required to compete) by September 16, 2011 at 5:00PM.  Further race details and information such as Registration and Health/Liability forms can be found online at http://www.oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace.  Other questions can be directed to oap@mtu.edu, or call 487-2290.

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Student News Briefs: August 5, 2011

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POTLUCK SUNDAY:  NOSOTROS is organizing a family-friendly potluck this coming Sunday to say goodbye to our friends, Federica Lanza and Daniele Alami.  Please join us on Sunday, August 7th from 6:00 pm to dusk at the East Houghton Waterfront Park next to the Super 8 hotel.  Everybody is welcome!  Bring a dish to share or something to grill.  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.   Alcohol allowed for those 21 and older (no glass);  Bring your own dishes and silverware; Bathroom facilities available.  If you have any questions, please contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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2011 PARADE OF NATIONS AND MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL:  Start planning now for this year’s Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival to be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011.  All are welcome to participate!

The Parade:  March behind your nation’s flag from Hancock to the Dee Stadium in Houghton.  Wear your native dress or build a float to meet this year’s theme “Spice is Always Nice.”   Make it more festive by playing music, passing out candy or anything else that will add to the fun!

The Multicultural Festival:   Show your talent and sign up for an entertainment spot,  plan for a craft or ethnic food booth  and find out why we call this the largest multicultural event in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Applications are available at the website  http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/.  If you have any questions, please contact Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion Office at 906-487-2920 or International Programs and Services office at 906-487-2160.

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INPUT NEEDED FOR AUXILIARY SERVICES:  Have you had to make room or facilities reservations for your campus event?  If so, Auxiliary Services would like your feedback.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6QG536C .  This survey is being conducted to solicit customer feedback on the reservation process for the Auxiliary Services Department at Michigan Tech.  The results will be used to improve our services as well as share the results with other areas on campus.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Harry at lharry@mtu.edu.

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GREAT NORTHERN ADVENTURE RACE:  Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program is announcing their second running of the G reat N orthern A dventure R ace, and we want you to be a part of it!  The race will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 24, 2011 and will conclude at approximately 4:00 pm.  This introductory 3-5 hour race will consist of orienteering, mountain biking, running/walking, and other mystery challenge events working with either 2 or 4 person teams.  This is a great race for first time adventure racers as well as a good warm-up for the seasoned veterans. The race will take place on the Tech Trails, Nara Trails, and local campus community.

Registration fee is $20 per racer.  Space is limited to 20 students and 40 community/staff members. Sign up today before all of the spots are filled. Race gear can be rented from the OAP at 1/2 price.  Please complete and submit the Health History, Registration and Liability forms (required to compete) by September 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm.  Further race details and information such as Registration and Health/Liability forms can be found online at http://www.oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace.  If you have any questions, contact oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.

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ROZSA CENTER ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 SEASON:  Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts announce their 2011-2012 Season!  Subscription sales begin Monday, August 1, 2011, and single ticket sales begin September 1, 2011.  This year’s performances include the spectacles of dance that are MOMIX and Savion Glover; the internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Eric Whitacre; everyone’s favorite storyteller Garrison Keillor; the comedian Maria Bamford; and the hilarious Deer Camp – The Musical.  Also join us for local talent including the vibrant Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band punctuated by phenomenal student musicians, the award-winning Superior Wind Symphony, and the more intimate works “Fuddy Meers,” “Almost Maine,” and “Twelfth Night,” by the Tech Theatre Company in the McArdle Theatre.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Central Ticket Office (SDC), at 906-487-2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.

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