Archives—May 2015

Student News Briefs – Friday, May 29, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT and ENRICHMENT

 

June Calendar 2015

Student Activities June Events

Check out all the exciting events we are hosting in the month of June! The Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Programs are outdoing themselves with adventure as we roll into summer.

For more information on these events please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290 or call Student Activities at 906.487-1963.


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High Ropes Experience Hosted by OAP

Join in the fun at the High Ropes Course at the Tech Trails on Saturday, May 30. Participants will get the opportunity to experience the thrill of our unique adventure, High Ropes. The cost is only $5.00!

For more information please contact OAP at 906.487-2290.


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Try out the Tech trails , in the Keweenaw on June 2 at 6:00 PM! Get detailed instruction on how to start mountain biking, along with the gear and basics for doing it on your own. The cost is 1/2 off a regular bike rental or free if you have a bike
Participants will meet at 6:00 PM at the Outdoor Adventure Program, 207 East Street.
For more information please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290.

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Open Crate Stacking Event Hosted by OAP

On June 3 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, participants will challenge themselves by stacking crates, which sounds easier than it actually is. Compete against yourself and others to see who can stack the most crates.  The cost is $5.00 per person. Participants will meet at the Tech trails, by the high ropes challenge course. For more information please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290.


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Paddle Board and Kayak Demos Hosted by OAP

On June 4 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, participants will learn paddling basics and get a chance to put their newly learned paddling skills to use. Participants can meet the OAP staff at Prince’s Point. There is no cost for this event. For more information please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290.


Khana Khazana Features Thai Cuisine

This weeks Khana Khazana food trailer will feature Thai cuisine. Pad Thai — fistfuls of small, thin noodles dropped into a searing hot wok for a steamy minute long dance alongside crunchy bean sprouts, onion and egg. A truly interactive eating experience, half its fun and flavor lies in the quartet of accompanying condiments — fish sauce, sugar, chili powder and finely ground peanuts. Choose from shrimp, chicken or tofu.


WELLNESS

 

Dog Therapy at Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

Get your healthy dose of dog with Jade and Molly. Come over to the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center on Tuesday, June 2  from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560.


EXPO’S and WORKSHOPS

 

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The Red Bead Experiment: Dr. Deming’s Classic Quality Management Workshop
Michigan Tech’s Office of Continuous Improvement is pleased to present the Red Bead Experiment, a workshop developed by Dr. W. Edwards Deming and delivered by Jim Manley, the Managing Director for the Demmer Center for Business Transformation at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Jim learned this workshop from Dr. Deming himself. Dr. Deming used the Red Bead Experiment to clearly and dramatically illustrate several points about common management practices. It provides a simple yet powerful message about how success is directly tied to and limited by the nature of the system one works within.
Jim Manley is the Managing Director for the Demmer Center for Business Transformation and the Chair of the Michigan Lean Consortium. He’s worked for General Motors, Delphi and Faurecia and had the rare opportunity to study with Dr. Deming and learn lean “hands on.” He also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Michigan University, teaching courses on lean manufacturing and statistical process control. During his career with Delphi, Jim coached teams in 29 countries as they implemented lean into their plant operating system. Jim received the Delphi Corporate Lifetime Lean Achievement Award in 2005.
Jim will be available after the workshop if you’d like to talk with him. He’ll be at Michigan Tech on June 9 and 10. Please contact improvement@mtu.edu if you’d like to set up a separate meeting with him.
This event is free and open to the public. It will be held on Tuesday, June 9, from 12:30 to 3:30 in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B1.
An RSVP to improvement@mtu.edu or 487-3180 is helpful but not required.

Register Now – Tech Expos for Summer Youth Programs Students

During the weeks of June 22-28 and July 6-12, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting three of our main scholarship summer camps: Women in Engineering (WIE), Engineering Scholars Program (ESP), and Women in Computer Science (WiCS).  As part of these camps, we host an expo about all things Michigan Tech.  This expo includes representatives from many student organizations, campus departments, Enterprise teams, and club sports.  The expos are on June 24 and July 8 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.

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!  WIE and WiCS are entirely female camps (a total of around 180 women), and ESP welcome 150 students (both male and female).

If you or someone else in your organization is here for the summer and would be interested in hosting a booth, 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!  If you have any questions about the event or our programs, please feel welcome to contact Liz Fujita (liz@mtu.edu).

To register for the Expos, please fill out this short form by June 12:



Student News Briefs – Friday, May 22, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Khana Khazana Serves Iranian Cuisine Friday

The Dining Services food trailer will be parked on campus Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and will serve Iranian Cuisine. The featured dish is Bandari, which is a hot dog with onions, pickles, parsley and tomatoes. Also try some fresh squeezed Lemonade while you’re there.


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Corn Roast at the Outdoor Adventure Program

Thursday, May 28 from 1:00 – 3:00 Student Activities will be hosting a Corn Roast at the Outdoor Adventure Program and it is free to attend! Please come over and enjoy a freshly grilled corn on the cob. It’s summer, so enjoy it with our awesome summer programming events! Find out what’s to come over the next few weeks too.

For more information please contact Student Activities at activiites@mtu.edu.


SPORTS

 

Softball Clinic Hosted by Graduate School Government

Graduate Student Government will be hosting a softball clinic for anyone interested in learning the game or those that just want to get some practice in. Everyone is welcome and some equipment will be provided, but please bring your own if you have it.

Saturday, May 23, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the MTU Baseball Fields.  Lunch is provided for Registered Participants. Register HERE

For more information on the GSG summer softball league, please visit the GSG webpage: http://gsg.students.mtu.edu/softball.htm

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Softball Coordinator, Jarod Maggio (jcmaggio@mtu.edu).


 INFO SESSIONS

 

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Boating Safety Info Session

Its that time of year, time to get out on the water and enjoy the natural wonder of the Keweenaw. Water sports can be fun for everyone but it is also important to learn how to be safe on the water. The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting a boating safety info session with an emphasis on Paddle Sports. Please stop into the Memorial Union Ballroom A1 on Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 PM. It is free to attend and there will be food and prizes too!

For more information please contact Whitney at wmborosk@mtu.edu.


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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Dog Therapy at Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

Get your healthy dose of dog with Zeke the Golden Retriever. Come over to the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center  from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560


COMMUNITY

 

Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival

Michigan Tech and the community will come together to host the inaugural Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival.

The event is designed to stimulate and sustain interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the Keweenaw.

This four-day festival is an open forum to showcase all facets of STEM in the Western Upper Peninsula. Current scheduled events include the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers, Nerd Night with Tech’s Physics Department, the Family Engineering Day, Summer Concert Series, Science Pub Crawl, The Wonders of Physics, science comedian Brian Malow and David Gaynes presenting his documentary “Saving Hubble” and more!

This event is scheduled for Aug. 5 – 8, with most of the activities free to the public. Check out the current schedule. If you would like to get involved and run a hands-on demonstration or volunteer please contact Amanda McConnon at amcconno@mtu.edu.



Student News Briefs – Friday, May 15, 2015

 ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

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Family Fun Day Events on May 16

Don’t miss the High Ropes Experience and the Paddle Board and Kayaking Demo held during Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 16.  Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting both events and it is free to participate. The High Ropes Experience will be held at the Tech Trails and is from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Paddle Board and Kayak Demo is held at Prince’s Point and goes from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

For more information on these events please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at 906.487.2290 bewtween the hours of Noon – 5:00 PM.


Outdoor Adventure Program Hosting, Intro to Mountain Biking

Get instruction on how to start mountain biking, along with the gear and basics for doing it on your own.  The cost is the cost of a bike rental (50% off for event) or free if you have your own bike. Meet at 6:00 PM at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center across the highway from the Library.

For more information call 906.487-2290.


Outdoor Adventure Program Hosting, Crate Staking Challenge

Compete against yourself and others to see who can stack the most crates. Its harder than you might think! The event goes from 7:00 PM – (:00 PM at the Tech Trails by the High Ropes Challenge Course.

For more information call 906.487-2290.


INFO SESSIONS

BoaterSafety

Boating Safety Info Session

Its that time of year, time to get out on the water and enjoy the natural wonder of the Keweenaw. Water sports can be fun for everyone but it is also important to learn how to be safe on the water. The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting a boating safety info session with an emphasis on Paddle Sports. Please stop into the Memorial Union Ballroom A1 on Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 PM. It is free to attend and there will be food and prizes too!

For more information please contact Whitney at wmborosk@mtu.edu.


 

 

 

 


Student News Briefs – Friday, May 8, 2015

NEWS

 

K-Day Registration is NOW Open

Student Activities is now accepting registration applications for K-Day 2015. Please use this LINK to get to the online form.

For more information please contact Jessie at 906.487-1963.


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Portage Lake Lift Bridge Lane Closure and Detour

MDOT has announced the latest construction that will impact the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and traffic detours are expected.

Start Date:
Monday, May 11, 2015

Completion Date:
Monday, May 18, 2015

Project:
The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, part of ongoing necessary maintenance work.

Traffic Restrictions:
This work will require closing the inside northbound and southbound lanes on the bridge, resulting in a ramp closure and detour. The northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be routed through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.


ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

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Student Activities May Programming Events

Jump into summer with a great line up of outdoor events brought to you by Student Activities. As part of Family Fun Day on May 16 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM you will have the chance to experience Tech’s high ropes course at the Tech Trails. Also on that day, a Paddle Board and Kayak Demo will be held from 2:00 AM -4:00 PM at Prince’s Point. Both events will be led by experienced, trained students of the Outdoor Adventure Program and are free to participate.

For more infomation on these events please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at 906-487-2290.

See the poster for more events coming throughout May.



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 Rosza Center 2015/16 Events

Have a peek at just a few of the 2015/16 events… more events, more details coming soon to rozsa.mtu.edu


SPORTS

 

GSG Softball League – Clinic Sign Up

The warm weather means that GSG Summer Softball League is coming soon! Expected start of the season is June 4, and we will play through August 22. Game times will be on Thursday evenings at 5:30 and 7:30 PM.

If you already have a softball team put together, if you want to develop a team, or if you just want to know more about the league, then you need to attend Managers Meeting Tuesday, May 12 5:30 PM Admin 404

It is essential – and mandatory – that all team managers (or a team representative) be present at this meeting in order to secure a spot in this season’s schedule. Topics to be discussed will include: equipment, schedule, fees, softball clinic, liability waivers, rules, refereeing and more. Also, mark the date on your calendars. GSG will be hosting a softball clinic for anyone interested in learning the game or those that just want to get some practice in. Everyone is welcome and some equipment will be provided, but please bring your own if you have it:

Softball Clinic

Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
MTU Baseball Fields
Lunch will be provided for registered participants
Register Here

For more information on the GSG summer softball league, please visit the GSG webpage: We look forward to a great season with you all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Softball Coordinator, Jarod Maggio (jcmaggio@mtu.edu).


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Commit to be HuskiesFit

Registration is now open for a variety of adult and youth programming through Michigan Tech’s Community Programs. Classes begin Monday.

Whatever your fitness needs or interests, we’ve got you covered!

Intro to Aerial Silks made its debut this spring and received great reviews! A new addition to the lineup this summer is African Dance. A combination of rigorous steps and routines from across the African continent accompanied by contemporary Afro-pop beats, it is sure to be a very lively and engaging class!

These are just two of the many options available to adults this summer. View the full list. Fitness class enrollment is rolling and walk-ins are always welcome!

Don’t forget to take advantage of programs such as TechFit for eligible Michigan Tech employees as well as discounts for SDC annual members!

For more information on all summer community programs or to register, visit the website, Facebook @Michigan Tech Recreation or Twitter @MichiganTechRec


Student News Briefs – Friday, May 1, 2015

NEWS

SDC Summer Building  Hours

 

SDC summer building hours will be effective Sunday, May 3 through Saturday, August 22. Remember the annual steam shutdown will be May 3-7 with no hot water available.

New this summer is public skating, see the summer schedule for dates. Summer public skating will be offered free to SDC members and Michigan Tech students. Purchasing a SDC day pass this summer will include public skating, or for those only wanting to skate, a $3.00 skating pass will be available at the SDC ticket office.
Returning this summer is adult lap swim on week days from 1:30-2:30 PM.

Transportation Services Updated Summer Shuttle Schedule

Transportation Services shuttle service will operate 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer semester beginning Monday, May 4. The shuttle services the Memorial Union Building to the SDC and through both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights, stopping at the bus shelters. Additionally, the shuttle services the Lake Shore Center at the top of the hour. The summer semester shuttle bus schedule can be viewed at http://www.mtu.edu/facilities/parking/campus-maps/Shuttle%20Service.pdf.

For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angie Kolehmainen at 7-3288 or amkolehm@mtu.edu.


City of Houghton Updated Summer Shuttle Schedule

As of May 4, 2015, the City of Houghton will be operating their summer shuttle schedule. They will be running the on-demand serviceMondayFriday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call 482-6092 to make a reservation. They will also be running the downtowner shuttle service MondayFriday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please see the link below for more information and rates.

http://www.cityofhoughton.com/documents/Transit_May-August_Schedule.pdf


Donations Sought for Nepal Disaster

 

As you may have read in the news already, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake on Saturday. The latest report from the Home Ministry of Nepal states that over 6200 people were killed, over 10,000 were injured and over 130.033 houses have been completely destroyed. Casualties are expected to rise as rescue and search operations are still underway. It is very discomfiting for us, members of Nepalese Student Association at MTU, that we are unable to be with our loved ones back home at this hour of great tragedy. While there is so little we can do about it, we are determined to do all that we can to help provide relief to the affected people in Nepal. We have opened an account at gofundme.com so that we could put together some fund and relay the fund to relief efforts back home.

It would be really helpful if you could help us spread the word around. We have been doing what we can to do so.

Donation may be made at http://www.gofundme.com/symb5n4. Every penny counts!


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Student Activities May Programming Schedule

 

Student Activities is ready for summer so check out our exciting line up for the month of May! Everything from challenging yourself at the Outdoor Adventure Program’s Challenge Course, to learning the basics of paddle boarding and kayaking, to a corn roast! There’s something for everyone and we want you to take advantage of the opportunity to try something new! Bring a friend and start to enjoy summer in the Copper Country!

For more information please visit involvement.mtu.edu or email activities@mtu.edu.


 SPORTS

 

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Summer 2015 Community Programs Guide


Ready. Set. Summer! Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer with Michigan Tech Community Programs! Registration is now open, and adult and youth programming begins May 10.

Cycle. Burn. Kick. Sculpt. Run. Dance. Stretch. Swim. Whatever your fitness needs or interests, we’ve got you covered! Fitness class enrollment is rolling, and walk-ins are always welcome.

For more information or to view the complete summer program guide, visit Michigan Tech Community Programs.


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Dollar Days is Back at Community Programs

New to Community Programs? Want to change up your workout? Try out a Summer class for only $2 during Dollar Days, May 4-9!
Cycle, kick, lift & stretch your way to a healthier you!
For more information, visit Dollar Days.
Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!