Archives—May 2013

Student News Briefs – Friday, May 31, 2013

Student Activities Summer Programming – Milk Shakes

Summer students, come on over to the Outdoor Adventure Program/Wellness House, 207 East St. across the highway from the Library, to join in our summer programming fun. The next event will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 PM. We are giving out complimentary Milk Shakes in the backyard. Its going to be great! See you there.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu.

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Volunteers Needed for Houghton Rotary’s Seafood Fest

Once again Houghton Rotary is looking for volunteers for Seafood Fest.  If you are interested please email Suzanne R. Sanregret at srsanreg@mtu.edu.

Volunteers needed during the following times:

Thursday – June 13
1 – 4 (Set up at the Waterfront)
Friday – June 14
8 – 1 (Set up at the Waterfront)
1 – 5 (Set up at the Waterfront)
Friday – June 14
4:30 – 8:30 (Various jobs)
8 – Midnight (Various jobs)
Saturday – June 15
9AM – 1:30 (Various jobs)
1 – 5 (Various jobs)
4:30 – 8:30 (Various jobs)
8 – Midnight (Various jobs)
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FinnFest Volunteers Needed

Approximately 25+ volunteers needed on Sunday, June 23 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Volunteers would help assist individual vendors haul their wares to their vehicles from the multi-purpose room.  Hand trucks and flat beds will be available to assist in moving items.  Volunteers can report to the SDC multi-purpose room entrance where volunteers will be meeting and then be assigned tasks.

Any amount of time that a volunteer could be available would be much appreciated.  Let’s show our visitors our Copper Country Hospitality.

Please contact Judy Klutts at jklutts@mtu.edu for more information.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, May 24, 2013

Student Activities Summer Programming – Hamburger Day

Summer students, come on over to the Outdoor Adventure Program/Wellness House, 207 East St. across the highway from the Library, to join in our summer programming fun. The event will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 2:00 PM. We are giving out complimentary grilled sliders, both meat and vegetarian in the backyard. Its going to be great! See you there.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu.

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Paddle the Portage with OAP

Enjoy what our local area has to offer and sign up for a fun day on the Portage Canal waterway. Friday, May 31, participants will depart from the Outdoor Adventure Program House at 2:00 PM. A $15 fee will cover the transportation and gear.

For more information and to register please call the OAP at 906-487-2290 or stop into the house at 207 East St., across the highway from the Library.

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Scholarship Summer Camps Hosted by Summer Youth Programs

During the weeks of June 23-29 and July 7-13, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting two huge scholarship summer camps: Women in Engineering (WIE) and Engineering Scholars Program (ESP). As part of these camps, we host an expo about all things Michigan Tech. This expo includes representatives from many student organizations, Enterprise teams, and club sports. Additionally, this will serve as the academic expo for the two programs; all departments are welcome to attend.

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! The average GPAs are over 3.8, and they are in all manner of clubs at their respective high schools. During the week of June 23rd, the group is entirely female. 150 students participate each week for a total of 300.

If you or someone else in your organization would be interested in hosting a booth at the expo, 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! The events are on June 26 and July 10 from 4-5 pm. If you have any questions about the event or our programs, please feel welcome to contact Liz Fujita (eafujita@mtu.edu).

To sign up, please fill out this short form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cHCqU57qc0fmxE-gsOhHfGM4D6xBFu_CuBPB7MFgkTI/viewform

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Student News Briefs – Friday, May 3, 2013

MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for Fall 2013

Michigan Tech’s Orientation program would like to invite student organizations to help Michigan Tech’s new first-year students move in on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. Your group can pledge time for one two hour shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Please go to http://www.orientation.mtu.edu/pages/volunteerForm.html to sign up to volunteer.

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:

Saturday, August 24
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, August 25
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations:

•    Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological University. First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.
•    Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.
•    Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).
•    Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).
•    Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
•    Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.
•    Please remember that some students and families may not want your help. Please be considerate and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.
•    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your assigned location on time for the start of your shift.
•    Work with University, Orientation, and Student Life staff whom are also assigned to assist with the move-in process. We are one big team on move-in day.

Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!

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REMINDER TO ALL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

End of Year Checklist:

       Once your organization has had its officer elections for Academic Year 13/14, please update your Involvement Link page so that the new officers will receive important messages from Student Activities  and the Undergraduate Student Government beginning immediately.

       Please verify with your advisor that they will be able to advise your organization in 13/14.  If you choose a new advisor, please update Involvement Link to reflect this change.

       If your treasurer is not returning in 13/14, please be sure the new treasurer’s name is added to the organization’s bank account.  Organizations should have two active members listed on their account at all times.

       Your mailbox in MUB 106 must be emptied out by Friday, May 3, 2013.   Any mail received for your organization during the summer months will remain in MUB 106 until fall semester unless you have one of your members available to pick it up.

       Your swipe access to the Student Organizations Office, MUB 106, will end by midnight on Friday, May 3, 2013.  If you would like swipe access for the summer, please email kmaynard@mtu.edu and  Include your name, M number, organization and position.

       Please be sure that all outstanding balances with the USG and other University departments are reconciled before the end of the year.

       If your organization purchased or acquired new equipment in 12/13, regardless of the funding source, please update your inventory list on Involvement Link.  If you received equipment that has a replacement value of $500 or more, contact me for tagging instructions.

       Registration for Keweenaw Day (IFC) and F’all Nighter (APO) are open.  These are important recruitment events for your organization!

For K-Day, go to https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/21503.

For F’All Nighter, go to https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/21958

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