Archives—February 2013

Student News Brief – Friday, February 22, 2013

Khana Khazana – Around the World

Khana Khazana will celebrate its third anniversary with foods from five countries at its weekly international lunch. The meal will feature dishes from Cameroon, China, India, Korea and Thailand.

A collaboration of Michigan Tech International Students and Michigan Tech Dining Services is bringing you a fine international lunch at the Memorial Union Food Court on Friday, February 15 from 11:00AM – 1:30PM.

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HuskyLEAD Session – Dealing with Difficult People

The next HuskyLEAD Session will be held on Tuesday, February 26 in the MUB Ballroom B at 6:00 PM.  Participants attending this session will learn how to identify and approach members and leaders who may be putting their own interests over their organizations needs and values.
For more information please contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1963.

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Meditation Basics Workshop

The Wellness program invites you to a meditation workshop to be held in MUB Alumni Lounge from 6:00-7:00 PM on Friday, February 22nd.  There is no cost for this workshop. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.

For more information contact Wellness at wellness@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2560

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

A collaboration with Student Activities and Order of Omega, the American Red Cross will be collecting blood on a walk-in basis or appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 487-1963 Monday, February 25 prior to the drive or by coming in person the day of and signing up for a time that fits your schedule.

For more information please visit the website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/community-service/Blood%20Drives/

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International Programs Offering a Spring Break Trip to Chicago

Not sure what to do during spring break? Join International Programs and Services (IPS) for a fun trip to Chicago, Illinois, March 9-12 (3 night stay). Round trip bus tickets can be purchased next Monday, February 25, 2013.

Cost per ticket is only $75 per seat. Limit two tickets per person. To get your bus ticket, each passenger must print, complete and sign the waiver and return to IPS: http://www.ips.mtu.edu/Waiver.pdf.  Passengers under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver form.

Tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased at the IPS Office.

The bus will be dropping students off at a convenient downtown location. Specific hotel and travel information will be provided at the time of bus ticket purchase.  Please use Barkboard if you wish to find a roommate to share housing costs.

Seats are limited and tickets are first-come, first-served so purchase your ticket before they are gone!

There is a lot to do and see in Chicago! Visit: explorechicago.org
If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or ips@mtu.edu.

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Theta Chi Epsilon Hosting  Spa Night Rush

Join Theta Chi Epsilon for a night of mani’s, pedi’s and facials on Friday March 1 from 6:00-7:00 PM.  Rides will be leaving Wads lobby 15 minutes prior to the event.
For more information contact Jannah Brandt at jrbrandt@mtu.edu

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Relay for Life Fundraiser – 2013 Mr. MTU

Mr. MTU is a male pageant competition sponsored by Theta Chi Epsilon to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  Applications for nominees will be due March 8 with a $10 fee and photo.
Please contact lucial@mtu.edu to sign up or for more information.
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Engineers Without Borders Benefit Concert

Come out and support Engineers Without Borders at the Orpheum Theater on March 2 from 8:00-11:00 PM. Bands include Barnstormers, Ripley St. Fire Department, Jonathan Soper, and Gratiot Lake Road.  There is a $7.00 cover charge.

Also the next general meeting will be held on Thursday, February 28 from 7:00-8:00 PM in Dillman 320, Bolivia Team meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 29 at 5:30 PM in Dow 873, and the Guatemala Team meeting on Wednesday, February 29, at 7:00 PM in Dow 873.

For more information please contact Autumn Storteboom at ajstorte@mtu.edu

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REMINDERS:


19th Annual Student Leadership Awards Now Open for Nominations

At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart.  As faculty and staff we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, Student Affairs is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs Service Award, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the spring student leadership awards which will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013.

The nomination process is simple and actually, quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . Once you find the award, simply click on the award header/description and submit the nomination.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Noon on Friday, March 22, 2013.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $50 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.

If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Karma Maynard at 487-1963 or kmaynard@mtu.edu

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ADA Challenge – Bowl for Kids

Bowl for Kids is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The challenge is for another college team to raise more money than the ADAs, and the team who raises the most money will receive a $100 gift certificate to an eatery of their choice! Each team gets to bowl for 2 hours and is entered into a drawing for $100 worth of gift certificates! Its a great way to help out in the community and to win some really cool prizes! Take the Challenge!

The event takes place on March 2, 2013 and you will be assigned a time to bowl when you register.

For more information please contact Haley Florinki at hmflorin@mtu.edu

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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 15, 2013

Khana Khazana – Thai Cuisine

A collaboration of Michigan Tech International Students and Michigan Tech Dining Services is bringing you a fine international lunch at the Memorial Union Food Court on Friday, February 15 from 11:00AM – 1:30PM.

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Alternative Spring Break

There is still time to sign up for Alternative Spring Break trips for March 9-16,2013! This year students are headed to Utah for skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing at Powder Mountain and Snowbasin. $850 includes transportation, food, ski passes, and lodging.  Arkansas and Missouri for climbing, paddling, hiking, and a wild animal safari. $600 includes transportation, food, and passes and permits for all activities.  Arkansas for paddling on Buffalo National River and Mulberry River.  $450 includes transportation, group gear, food, and shuttles on the rivers. Moab, Utah for biking. $680 includes transportation, food, lodging, and bike rentals.

PE0210 class credit is available for Track A of Spring 2013 for service performed during an ASB trip. A fee of $200 will be billed for 0.5 credit hours.

For more information please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at 906-487-2290.

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Tutors Needed at Jeffers High School

Jeffers High School is looking for MTU students who are interested in tutoring 9 -12th grade student. We are requesting a time commitment of one hour each week between the hours of 8:30 – 3:30 Monday through Thursday. We will work the tutoring time around your MTU schedule. A $4.00 gas reimbursement will be provided for each time.

If you are interested, please contact Trish Sherman, Jeffers High School Guidance Counselor, at 482-0580 ext. 2131. Thank You!

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Community Service Opportunity

If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the Michigan Tech Preschool would like to invite your organization to participate in our upcoming, ‘Cabin Fever Carnival’ event as event volunteers.  This event is open to the entire community – including all ages up to high school and college students and adults.  What we are doing is a carnival-type event where we will have multiple games for children to play, eat, and have fun.

The event will take place at the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, February 23 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Volunteers needed mainly to supervise the different areas and to make sure the participants stay safe. If you are interested please contact Rhys Edwards by February 18 with a list of names and/or a number of volunteers your organization can commit to.  There is a need for 30-40 volunteers for each event shift and about 10 each for set-up and tear-down.

Michigan Tech Preschool is a non-profit parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the local community and its children for over 50 years.  We hope you will choose to work with us to continue our tradition of affordable early childhood education.

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Speaker for Black History Month, Ms. Stefanie Brown

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Black Student Association announce the featured speaker for Black History Month, Ms. Stefanie Brown James. Who has dedicated her life to empowering people to organize and advocate for justice and equality in their communities. Most recently Ms. Brown has served as the National African American Vote Director for the 2012 Obama for America Campaign and as the National Director of the NAACP Youth & College Division representing 23,000 youth under the age of 25 around the country. Her presentation titled “We Are Who We’ve Been Waiting For!” will inspire youth to stand up and continue the fight for freedom and justice in this world. The event will take place on February 14, 2013 from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Rozsa Art Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 906-487-2920 or e-mail Kellie Raffaelli at kraffael@mtu.edu.

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Student Leadership Awards 2013 Now Open for Nominations

At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart.  As faculty and staff we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, Student Affairs is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs Service Award, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the spring student leadership awards which will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013.

The nomination process is simple and actually, quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . Once you find the award, simply click on the award header/description and submit the nomination.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Noon on Friday, March 22, 2013.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $50 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.

If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Karma Maynard at 487-1963 or kmaynard@mtu.edu

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ADA Challenge – Bowl for Kids

Bowl for Kids is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The challenge is for another college team to raise more money than the ADAs, and the team who raises the most money will receive a $100 gift certificate to an eatery of their choice! Each team gets to bowl for 2 hours and is entered into a drawing for $100 worth of gift certificates! Its a great way to help out in the community and to win some really cool prizes! Take the Challenge!

The event takes place on March 2, 2013 and you will be assigned a time to bowl when you register.

For more information please contact Haley Florinki at hmflorin@mtu.edu

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REMINDERS:

One-time funds Available for a Student Organization

Staff members from Michigan Tech’s Office of Development have been raising funds in 2012 through their “Jeans Friday Program.” On any given Friday, for a donation of $2, staff could wear jeans to work that day.  They raised $833 in 2012 that they now would like to give to a registered student organization here at Tech.  They are accepting funding requests until February 15.  At that time they will evaluate the requests and make a decision on granting the funds.  Students can submit a request form by filling out the following PDF form and submitting it electronically to pjnutini@mtu.eduJeans Friday funding request
For any questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.
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Annual Bra Show – Models Needed

The Society of Intellectual Sisters are looking for designers and male models for the 9th Annual Bra Show!  The Bra Show brings breast cancer awareness to the community at large. Modeling the bras helps display the work of the designers and it also helps raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Would you like to design a bra for the show? Come to the Bra Show workshops February 13 from 7:00-9:00 PM in Fisher 101 and February 21 from 7:00-9:00PM in Fisher 125. All supplies will be provided free of charge and you do not need to attend both workshops.

For more information or to sign up for modeling email sis@mtu.edu

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8th Annual Railroad Night

Please join Railroad Engineering and Activities Club in their 8th Annual Railroad Night event to be held at the Shelden Grill (7th Floor Magnusen Hotel) on TUesday, February 19 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
First 50 people interested in joining REAC get FREE admission. Otherwise, admission is $3.00.  Your ticket enters you for a chance to win raffle prizes. First Prize- Kindle Fire, Second Prize- iPod Shuffle, and other door prizes.
You can still buy tickets on campus at the MEEM on Friday, February 15 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM or at the door the night of the event.

For more information contact Antonio Passariello aapassar@mtu.edu

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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 8, 2013

Bigfoot Snowshoe Event

IT’S HERE…the Annual Bigfoot Snowshoe  event. Even if you haven’t pre-registered you can still come! Late registration at the Michigan Tech ball field entrance begins at 8:30 AM. The cost at the door is $15 for students & children and  $18 for adults. Participants receive a long sleeve shirt and are eligible for prizes. Snowshoes are provided.

For more information contact the Outdoor Adventure Progam at 487-2290.

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Student Leadership Awards 2013 Now Open for Nominations

At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart.  As faculty and staff we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, Student Affairs is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs Service Award, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the spring student leadership awards which will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013.

The nomination process is simple and actually, quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . Once you find the award, simply click on the award header/description and submit the nomination.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Noon on Friday, March 22, 2013.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $50 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.

If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Karma Maynard at 487-1963 or kmaynard@mtu.edu

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HuskyLEAD Session – Balancing Time, Classes, and Your Organization

The next HuskyLEAD session will be held on February 12, in MUB Ballroom B at 6:00 PM.   Participants attending this session will learn techniques to help them examine their priorities.  Leaders will be able to identify and prioritize their commitments while learning more about various time and stress management techniques.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu

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2013 Study Abroad MEME Contest

What comes to mind when you think about studying abroad? Share your thoughts with MEME for your chance to win a fabulous prize (and bragging rights!) Prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize: $1,000 USAC Scholarship
Second Prize: $350 Study Abroad Program Fee Scholarship
Third Prize: $165 Passport Application Fee Scholarship
Honorable Mention: Huskies Studying Abroad T-Shirt

Complete list of official rules and entry form:  Rules and Form

To enter, please submit your entry form and MEME as a PDF to ips@mtu.edu by February 22, 2013, 11:59 PM.

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Student Persistence Survey

As students at Michigan Tech, we are interested in improving student
persistence.  We are gathering information on why you stay or leave a
particular major, and who had a role in your decisions.
We’d appreciate you completing the survey at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2WLYW56

It will take approximately 15 minutes and you will remain anonymous.
Please complete the survey by Friday,February 15.

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Reminder of upcoming Officials’ Meetings and Clinics

Floor Hockey, 2/13@ 6:30PM; Multi-Purpose Gym Courts 3 & 4
Innertube Water Polo, 2/13 @ 9:00 PM; SDC Pool

Reminder of upcoming Team Sports Managers’ Meetings SDC Room 237:
Innertube Water Polo, 2/12 @ 6PM; Entry Deadline 2/14 @ 5:00 PM
Floor Hockey, 2/12 @ 6:15PM; Entry Deadline 2/14 @ 5:00 PM
Soccer-Tennis, 2/12 @ 6:30PM; Entry Deadline 2/18 @ 5:00 PM

**Wrestling has been canceled due to lack of mats**

Please visit www.imleagues.com or call 487-3556 for more information.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

The Michigan Teach Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) is proud to present 2013 Chinese Night celebrating our tradition with feast and performance.  There will be a big New Year’s Eve dinner on Friday, February 15 at the MUB from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with seven delicious Chinese dishes such as Beef Tomato, Mushroom Chicken, Potato with Ribs and much more.

For tickets information, please visit http://rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu. Tickets also available at the SDC box office.  Tickets, including dinner & show, will be $15 for the public, $12 for students, $6 for children (under 13), and FREE for CSSA members.

For more information please contact Han Cheng at hanc@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 1, 2013

Khana Khazana – South Korean Cuisine

A collaboration of Michigan Tech International Students and Michigan Tech Dining Services is bringing you a fine international lunch at the Memorial Union Food Court, Friday, February1 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

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The Bigfoot Snowshoe event is in its sixteenth year in 2013 and has been a staple event of the Spring Semester at Michigan Tech.  Courses of approximately 2k, 4k, and 6k are marked and staffed by the OAP student staff.  For a nominal registration fee, you get a great long sleeved t-shirt, access to the marked trails for the day, and a chance to win some great prizes!  Held in conjunction with Winter Carnival, this event promotes healthy and active lifestyles year round!

When:Saturday, February 9 at 8:30 AM
Where: Softball field trailhead
Register: Fill out the online form or at the Softball field trail head on the day of the event

Payment & Registration
Please write payment to Michigan Tech and send registration to:

Michigan Tech University
Attention: Whitney Boroski
O’Connor House
207 East St.
Houghton, MI 49931

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Flag Team (FLAG CORPS)

Looking for students interested in joining a student organized flag team.  Involvement would include choreographed flag routines with a team, forming new friendships, marching in parades and with the pep band during sporting events, designing flags and flagging outfits with the team, and representing Michigan Tech.

For more information please contact Taija Hahka at tmhahka@mtu.edu.  Meetings are TBA.

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Keweenaw Pride holding a fundraiser at the Library Restaurant

Keweenaw Pride will be holding a fundraiser at the Library Restaurant and Brew Pub next Friday, February 1 from 6:00 PM-12:00 AM or later to raise money for travel expenses so that they may attend their annual regional conference, located this year in Lansing, Michigan. Simply go to the restaurant, and at some point during your stay, mention that you are there for Keweenaw Pride, or KP, and they will donate 25% of your bill to the organization. Go enjoy awesome food while helping LGBT students develop as leaders and learn new skills to implement into current programming on Michigan Tech’s campus.

For more information please contact Brett Campbell at brettc@mtu.edu

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Annual Bra Show – Models Needed

The Society of Intellectual Sisters are looking for designers and male models for the 9th Annual Bra Show!  The Bra Show brings breast cancer awareness to the community at large. Modeling the bras helps display the work of the designers and it also helps raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Would you like to design a bra for the show? Come to the Bra Show workshops February 13 from 7:00-9:00 PM in Fisher 101 and February 21 from 7:00-9:00PM in Fisher 125. All supplies will be provided free of charge and you do not need to attend both workshops.

For more information or to sign up for modeling email sis@mtu.edu

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Cabin Fever Carnival hosted by Michigan Tech Preschool – Looking for Volunteers

The event will take place at the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, February 23.  We need volunteers mainly to supervise the games, help with the snack bar/bake sale, sell carnival game tickets, distribute prizes, etc. Last year’s event was very successful and we are excited about this year’s event.  A large part of our success was a great group of volunteers last year and we hope the campus community can help the Preschool again this year.

If your organization can participate, please contact Rhys Edwards at rhys.edwards@dialhelp.org by February18th with a list of names and/or a number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts.  Michigan Tech Preschool is a non-profit parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the local community and its children for over 50 years.  We hope you will choose to work with us to continue our tradition of affordable early childhood education.

Event Summary

Michigan Tech Preschool Cabin Fever Carnival Saturday, February 23, Memorial Union Building – Ballroom from 10:00 AM – 1:00PM

Set-Up Shift: 8:00am – 10:00am

Event 1st shift: 9:45am – 11:45am

Event 2nd shift: 11:45am – 1:45 pm

Tear-Down Shift: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Intramural-Recreational Sports Service has the following updates:

Reminder of Upcoming Individual/Dual Sports Entry Deadlines:
Table Tennis Singles, Friday, 2/1 @ Noon (competition begins 2/1 @ 6:00PM)
Table Tennis Doubles, Friday 2/1 @ 3:00PM (competition begins 2/2 @ 10:00AM)

Please visit www.imleagues.com or call 487-3556 for more information.

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Come Dance with the Michigan Tech Hip Hop Dance Club

You are invited to come dance with the Hip Hop Dance Club every Saturday from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM at the SDC Dance Room (2nd Floor).  Hip Hop Dance Club is now open to students at no cost.

The mission of the Club is to unite people who have a common interest and provide an athletic and recreational activity to students, faculty, and staff as an integral part of campus life as well as develop members understanding and creativity in modern dance styles.

Please contact haozhan@mtu.edu for more information.

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Michigan Tech Hosting the NCAA Regionals for Nordic Skiing

Volunteers needed for Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24 for various activities such as collecting bibs at the finish line, dealing with chips at the
start and finish, and serving as back-up timers. We may also need a couple of people each morning to help set up the stadium.  If you are interested, you could volunteer for a shift or for an entire day.

Shifts would look approximately like this:
Saturday, February 23
9:30 – 11:30 am
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday, February 24
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
11:00 AM -1:30 PM

Stadium work will begin each day at 7 am and should be finished by 9:00 AM.  If you want to volunteer for the full day, just plan for both shifts.

If you are interested, please email Dean Woodbeck at deanwoodbeck@gmail.com or call 906-482-5014

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Flu Shots Available

Flu Shots still available at Portage Health in all three locations (SDC, Fast Care, Main Office in Hancock)!  All shots are $25 and insurance is accepted.  Please call the main Portage Health location at (906)-483-1000 or go to portagehealth.org for more information on locations and appointments.  Supplies are very limited!  Look for Flu clinics next year during the months of October and November on campus.  Brought to you by Portage Health.

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