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Student News Briefs – August 28, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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REMINDER: Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Eric Schwartz

Come out to see comedian, Eric Schwartz, Saturday, August 29 from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Rosza Center.  An unassuming nerd unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary.  Eric Schwartz is one of the most creative and original comedians working today, earning the description, “everything there is to love about entertainment.” With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and more, this comedian’s stand up, songs and characters are spreading worldwide!

(Show contains college humor.)

Sponsored by Late Night Programming and MUB Board.


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REMINDER: An Afternoon on the Town

On Saturday, August 29 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, join your fellow classmates for An Afternoon on the Town. This annual Michigan Tech event spans from campus, down College Ave., and through the downtown Houghton business district. Area businesses and services will be participating and handing out food, coupons, and other giveaways to showcase what they have to offer. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the area and make you feel at home with the community.

You will also have the opportunity to enter into our prize giveaway! The grand prize this year is a GoPro with several other great prizes from area businesses!

For more information please contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu or call 906-486-1963.


Khana Khazana Serves Mexican Food

Mexican cuisine is on the menu at Friday’s Khana Khazana Food Truck in the MUB Circle. Serving is from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. On Friday’s menu is Pollo Borracho (drunken chicken); chicken, raisins, almonds and green olives cooked in sherry and served over basmati rice; black bean and corn salad, black beans, corn, tomato, red pepper and avocado with red wine vinegar and cilantro; and chilaquiles—a casserole of tortilla chips mixed with eggs and salsa, topped with cheese and served with re-fried beans.


 

Keweenaw Color Run Seeking Volunteers

We want you to help us kick off this years Pride Week at Michigan Tech with the 2015 Keweenaw Color Run! This event is meant to bring students and community members from different backgrounds and cultures together for hours of entertainment and fitness.

The Event is on Sunday September 20th and we are expecting 600 participants to take to the streets to celebrate Fun and Fitness.

We need six Organizations to step up and provide at least six volunteers each for the event in order to sponsor a color station. We expect the six spots to fill up quickly, so if you are part of an organization that is interested, let us know as soon as possible to get a spot.

The Details:

Date: 9/20/2015
Time 9:30 till cleaned up (Around 11:45AM)
Cost: FREE if you volunteer!

What you get: Free Cookies, Free event shirts, the opportunity to throw 100’s of pounds of color powder on students and community, Volunteer hours, Satisfaction etc.  

If interested, Please email Kyle McGurk; kpmcgurk@mtu.edu with your name, organization, phone number and estimate on how many people you think will help out. If you want to help, but don’t think your organization can provide at least six people: fill out this form and we will find a role for you!


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Welcome Week Concert featuring, Dean Alexander

Saturday, September 5
9:00 pm, Walker Lawn
Sponsored by MUB Board, Late Night, and Housing & Residential Life

HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

Upcoming Intramural Events

Sports Officials Informational Meeting (2 Options)
 – Tuesday, September 1 @ 6:00 pm (Fisher 138)
 – Wednesday, September 2 @ 6:00 PM (Fisher 138)
If you are interested in officiating Intramural Sports, you must attend one of the meetings!
Entry Deadlines
Frisbockey, Sand Volleyball Fours and Softball: Friday, September 4 @ 12:00 PM
Flag Football & Soccer Fours: Thursday, September 10 @ 5:00 PM
Two-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 11 @ 12:00 PM
 -Your team must sign-up for a Tee-Time in the Intramural Office (SDC, room 202)
Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

Husky Tae Kwon Do Club Practice

Meeting times:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:30-7:00pm ROTC Gym (room 100)
  • Saturdays:  4-6pm SDC Dance Room

Our current club practice schedule can be found HERE.

We are a non-profit Student Organization, so all dues get rolled back into the club one way or another (tournament travel expenses, equipment, uniforms…).  If you have any questions please feel free to contact any time. Ms. Amber Kemppainen, amber@mtu.edu.

Come and check us out! First practice is Monday August 31! No experience needed.


Self-Defense Seminar

Come and learn basic and advanced self-defense techniques with the Husky Tae Kwon Do club on Sunday, August 30 from 1-2 PM in the SDC Dance Studio. Wear comfortable clothing. This class is free!
For more information please contact Amber at amber@mtu.edu.

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Dollar Days, Try a Class for $2

HuskiesFit Programs @ the SDC Sample Fitness Classes for only $2 each during Dollar Days August 31 – September 5.
For more information on Dollar Days or to view our complete Fall Semester 2015 Fitness Class Schedule, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com.

CAMPUS NEWS


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Husky Food Access Network (FAN) Now Open

Do you need food but can’t afford it? Know someone struggling to put meals on the table? No one in our campus community has to go hungry. Husky FAN has many resources available. From our on-campus Pantry in the Hamar House to emergency meal packets you can access 24/7 from Public Safety, we’re working to reduce the stress of food insecurity at Michigan Tech.
For more information visit the WEBSITE.

Constitution Day September 17

Constitution Day is Thursday, September 17.  Activities will include a student essay contest.  Please watch for further information on the essay question and where to send submissions.  There will be First through Third prizes of gift cards to the Campus Bookstore!
Other activities planned for Constitution Day include:
1:30 PM at the Tech Husky – Announcement of essay contest winners, Husky Pep Band, Reading of the Constitution​, and student government organization booths.
1:30-3:00 PM at the Library Pavilion – Voter Registration with the Houghton City Clerk
Rain location for the above will be the MUB Commons.
There will also be a display of Constitution related holdings in the main hall of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

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Campus Bookstore Now Selling FitBit

The Campus Bookstore is now selling FitBit which monitors your daily activities, and  a daily planner that includes the Michigan Tech Academic Calendar.

Also, Women’s Career Apparel is starting to arrive in time for the Career Fair. and we are stocking a daily planner that includes the Michigan Tech Academic Calendar.

Academic year hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more information please visit the website.


WORKSHOPS

 

Academic Success Workshops: Fall 2015

September 1, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Probation and getting back in good academic standing
This session will discuss the conditions of academic probation and how to get back into good standing. It will also discuss resources and strategies to encourage ongoing academic success.

September 8, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Procrastination, prioritization, motivation and organization: Get time on your side
Time management is really effective self-management. Understand how to avoid time wasting pitfalls, and learn the tools to help you make the most effective use of your time.

September 9, 5:00 PM (MUB Alumni Lounge)
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Participants attending this session will become familiar with metacognitive awareness (“thinking about thinking”), will learn to develop learning goals and how to make adjustments to be more academically successful.

September 15, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
I never really had to study before…
Many students arrive at Michigan Tech without solid study skills and strategies. Whether you are a first year or a fifth year this session provides an overview of what good study habits look like and allows for adaptation to your learning style.

September 22, 5:00 PM (MUB Alumni Lounge)
Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4
Do you ever feel like you know the course material but can’t translate it to a successful exam grade?
Learn effective preparation and test taking strategies.

October 13, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4 (second offering)

October 27, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Mid-semester reboot
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind or way overwhelmed? Take an optimistic approach and use strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards success.

December 8, 5:00 PM (MUB Alumni Lounge)
The Academic Probation and Suspension Process
Do you have questions about academic probation, how to get back into good standing or are concerned that you or someone you know may be academically suspended after this semester?

 


DID YOU KNOW?

 

Van Shuttle Service On and Off Campus

Did you know that Transportation Services has partnered with the City of Houghton and they are running a free van shuttle service on campus between the SDC, Daniell Heights and the Memorial Union?

In the afternoon, there is also a City of Houghton bus that runs from the MUB to various locations off-campus in Houghton. The Fall schedule will go into effect on August 31, 2015. See Services Offered for more information.



Student News Briefs – Friday, August 21, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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An Afternoon on the Town

On Saturday, August 29 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, join your fellow classmates for An Afternoon on the Town. This annual Michigan Tech event spans from campus, down College Ave., and through the downtown Houghton business district. Area businesses and services will be participating and handing out food, coupons, and other giveaways to showcase what they have to offer. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the area and make you feel at home with the community.

You will also have the opportunity to enter into our prize giveaway! The grand prize this year is a GoPro with several other great prizes from area businesses!

For more information please contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu or call 906-486-1963.


 

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Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Tracey Ashley

Join in the laughs on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 PM at the Rozsa Center to see comedian, Tracey Ashley.

You know what they say about a person with two first names? Well…who knows? People say a lot of stuff. When it comes to Tracey Ashley people are saying the same thing “This woman is funny!” Tracey was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 5, has appeared as a Co-host on TVLANDS Prime Movies, and performs in comedy clubs and on college campuses across the country!

This event is sponsored by Student Activities Late Night Programming.


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MUB Board Hosting, Throwback Time Machine

On Wednesday, August 26 from 9:00 -11:59 PM, Walker Lawn, join our DJ as they push ‘the big red button’ and launch the Throwback Time Machine, the craziest video dance party this side of the 21st Century. You’ll be transported back in time by our resident spinner as he drops the biggest tracks and the most memorable pop videos from the past five decades. Throwback Time Machine delivers a night like no other to kick off the year at Michigan Tech.

This event is brought to you by student organization, Memorial Union Board (MUB Board).


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Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Eric Schwartz

Come out to see comedian, Eric Schwartz, Saturday, August 29 from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Rosza Center.  An unassuming nerd unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary.  Eric Schwartz is one of the most creative and original comedians working today, earning the description, “everything there is to love about entertainment.” With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and more, this comedian’s stand up, songs and characters are spreading worldwide!

(Show contains college humor.)

Sponsored by Late Night Programming and MUB Board.


McNair Hall Dance

Join the McNair Hall Association for an informal dance inside of the West McNair square on Thursday, August 27 from 10:00 PM – 11:59 PM. Bring your new college friends and dance the night away!


Photo Scavenger Hunt & Cookout

Explore the Keweenaw and connect with Cru and other first years on an adventurous photo scavenger hunt on Saturday, August 29 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Meet in front of Wadsworth Hall at 4:00 PM to begin the hunt and join in the cookout at the Hancock Beach afterwards. For those who cannot make the scavenger hunt, meet in front of Wadsworth Hal at 6:20 for rides to the cookout. There will be beach volleyball, swimming, and food!

For more info and updates check http://mtucru.webs.com/


Center for Diversity and Inclusion Open House

Stop by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) located in the Hamar House (#13) to meet some great people, learn about what we do on campus, on August 25 from 10 AM – 1 PM.

Students from the African Student Organization (ASO), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Keweenaw Pride (KP), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of African American Men (SAAM), Society of Intellectual Sisters (SIS), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), and Women’s Programming Committee (WPC) will be around to talk to you about their organizations and all the great programming and events they plan throughout the year.


Khana Khazana features Thai Food

Khana Khazana will feature a menu of Thai food from 11:00 – 2:00 PM today in the MUB circle. The menu includes Yum-Aranya, a seasonal salad served with sour and spicy sauce and Kai Yang, a rich herb chicken grilled with sweet tamarind sauce and served with rice.


TRAINING SESSIONS

 

Parade of Nations Food Booth Training Sessions

If you are a student organization that plans to participate in the Parade of Nations by sponsoring a food booth at the multicultural festival, you are required to attend a food training sessions:
September 8, 5:30 – 6:30 PM in MUB Commons
If you have any questions, please contact Bob Wenc in International Programs and Services at rjwenc@mtu.edu, or call 906-487-2160.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk

It is that time of year again when we join the AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk. This year, the Baraga County Walk is on Saturday, September 12, beginning with Registration at 10:00 am at the L’Anse Waterfront Park, please consider joining us to create awareness and help eliminate suicide! It is a great fundraiser, with the goal of ending Suicide! It doesn’t get much better than that! As you know I walk in Memory of my Daughter Cami Rose, my personal goal is to help keep one person from having to make this journey. I have gained much knowledge and support from this event/group, it has been amazing, helpful and even healing, just knowing we are not in this alone. Any and all donations are of greatly appreciated.

Thank you again for your continued support! Follow the LINK, it’s easy, it’s safe and tax deductable. Not to mention a great cause.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

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SDC Building Hours

SDC building hours for the academic year will begin Sunday, August 23 and remain in effect until April 30, 2016. Reduced  hours will be posted during University holidays and spring break. The SDC will be open Labor Day, September 7.

New this fall, public skating will start at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and will continue to be free for SDC members and Michigan Tech students. All others can skate with the purchase of a day pass or $3 for skating only.

Visit SDC building hours to view the full schedule.


DID YOU KNOW?

 

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Get Involved – Join a Student Organization this Fall

Did you know that Michigan Tech has over 240 student organizations? Whatever your passion may be, you can find like minded individuals and either join an existing student org or create your own! To see a complete list of campus organizations visit Involvement Link! There you will find contact info for the organizations and also see what they have planned in the way of events! Not seeing what you are looking for and want to start your own organization? Go to the Student Activities website and learn how to become a registered student organization.

For more information on Student Organizations, contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu.



Student News Briefs – Thursday, August 13, 2015

REMINDERS

 

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K-Day Goes Americana and Registration is Open

Student Activities is 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 or email activities@mtu.edu.


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Tracey Ashley

Join in the laughs on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 PM at the Rozsa Center to see comedian, Tracey Ashley.

You know what they say about a person with two first names? Well…who knows? People say a lot of stuff. When it comes to Tracey Ashley people are saying the same thing “This woman is funny!” Tracey was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 5, has appeared as a Co-host on TVLANDS Prime Movies, and performs in comedy clubs and on college campuses across the country!

This event is sponsored by Student Activities Late Night Programming.


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MUB Board Hosting, Throwback Time Machine

On Wednesday, August 26 from 9:00 -11:59 PM, Walker Lawn, join our DJ as they push ‘the big red button’ and launch the Throwback Time Machine, the craziest video dance party this side of the 21st Century. You’ll be transported back in time by our resident spinner as he drops the biggest tracks and the most memorable pop videos from the past five decades. Throwback Time Machine delivers a night like no other to kick off the year at Michigan Tech.

This event is brought to you by student organization, Memorial Union Board (MUB Board).


Dance Team Auditions

Do you love school spirit? Do you love to dance? Want to support our Huskies sports teams?

Well don’t miss an opportunity to be involved on campus with a team that supports and performs at most home Huskies sporting events! Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 30 at the SDC Wood Gym. Check-In will start at 12:30 PM with auditions formally starting at 1:00 PM!

Come dressed in clothes you can dance in and be sure to bring water and a light snack! Also, make sure to bring your class schedule!

If you have questions, please email mtudanceteam@gmail.com.


MEETINGS & SEMINARS

 

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Chemistry Career Talk: Patent Agent

Join the Chemistry Department for a career talk with Adrian Pishko on August 17 at 11:00 AM in Chem Sci 215. Adrian graduated with her PhD in analytical chemistry from Michigan Tech in 2002 and completed a postdoctoral internship at Savannah River National Laboratory before pursuing a career as a patent agent at 3M.

Talk is open to all majors and degree levels, a question and answer session will follow. FOr more information please contact Chelsea Nikula at cjgrawn@mtu.edu.


BACK TO SCHOOL

 

Order Your Textbooks Online Now

The Campus Bookstore is now accepting web orders for Textbooks! Order your Fall semester books HERE.

For more information contact the Campus Bookstore at 906.487.2410.


DID YOU KNOW?

 

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The Campus Bookstore Now Offering Women’s Business Apparel

Did you know that women’s business apparel is now available for purchase at the Campus Bookstore, 1st Floor of the Memorial Union Building (MUB)? Stop in to check out the classic and trendy styles for your next interview or presentation!

Visit the website to get a listing of their hours and current deals.


 

 


Student News Briefs – Friday, August 7, 2015

TRAINING SESSIONS

 

Parade of Nations Food Booth Training Sessions

If you are a student organization that plans to participate in the Parade of Nations by sponsoring a food booth at the multicultural festival, you are required to attend one of the following food training sessions:
August 12, 5:30 – 6:30 PM in MUB Commons
September 8, 5:30 – 6:30 PM in MUB Commons
If you have any questions, please contact Bob Wenc in International Programs and Services at rjwenc@mtu.edu, or call 906-487-2160.

NEWS

 

Food Drive to Support Michigan Tech’s Food Pantry

Husky Food Access Network (Husky FAN) is holding a food drive to gather non-perishable goods for our campus food pantry, which is currently in development. There are drop boxes located in the Admin Building (by the elevators), Library (by the Library Cafe), MUB (by the Campus Bookstore), and SDC (by the Main Desk). If you have any questions about Husky FAN, or would like to volunteer, please contact huskyfan@mtu.edu.

Most Needed Items:

    • Peanut Butter & Jelly
    • Rice
    • Canned Chicken and Fish
    • Canned Soups
    • Flour and Sugar
    • Baking Soda and Powder
    • Canned and Dry Beans
    • Noodles
    • Spaghetti Sauce
    • Cereal and Oatmeal
    • Canned Fruits and Veggies
    • Mac & Cheese/Pasta Mixes
    • Personal Hygiene Items
    • Bread Mix

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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Summer Fitness Opportunities

Michigan Tech Community Programs has a wide variety of classes to fit your summer fitness needs and style. Check out the following great classes!

Open your mind and body to a deeper tranquility through a gently-paced practice of light asana, breath work and meditation practices. Class meets Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm in the SDC Studio.
A comfortable and effective way to strengthen and tone, focusing on low-impact aerobics performed in the water. Class meets MondayWednesdayand Friday, 9:00-10:00 am, and MondayTuesday and Thursday4:30-5:30 pm, in the SDC Pool.
Leave the stresses of the day at the door and get it ready to burn it off with some serious spinning in Power Pedal. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00-7:50 am, in the SDC Studio. Rev it up and burn some calories fast in Spin Express, a 40-minute power spin class that meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the SDC Studio.
A fun and energetic aerobic routine combining Latin/international music and dance moves to create a great cardiovascular workout. Class meets Mondays, 5:00-5:50 pm, Tuesdays, 5:15-6:05 pm and Saturdays, 10:00-10:50 am, in the SDC Studio.
For the beginner through intermediate adult ice skater, this class meets Tuesdays, 12:00-12:50 pm in the MacInnes Ice Arena.
For more information, visit Michigan Tech Community Programs.
Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!

4-Week Learn to Skate Program

Our Learn to Skate program offers fun, challenging, and rewarding beginning skating classes for all ages and abilities. Students learn at their own level with others in their age group; classes are available for ages 3+. Includes both a 25-minute lesson and practice time. Lesson are from August 11-September 1, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:50 PM with a cost of $68.00
Click Here for more information.

SDC Memberships Available

Join the Student Development Complex (SDC) for access to all of our incredible facilities and services—our renowned fitness center, swimming pool, climbing wall, racquetball courts, multipurpose room, shooting range, and more. Members also enjoy discounts on adult and youth community programs.

Memberships are available in a variety of packages for individual members, couples, youth, and families.

Purchase an annual membership for the best deal! Annual members enjoy full access to our facilities, plus the following great benefits:

  • 20% discount off adult community program fees
  • 10% discount off youth community program fees
  • Husky Club benefits include a $25 discount for the first annual SDC membership
  • Convenient payroll deduction plans for Michigan Tech faculty and staff. TechFit and T2 dollars can also be used.
  • Complimentary mini lockers are available in the Fitness Center and Pool area (ideal for ID’s, wallets, phones, etc.)

For more information, visit SDC memberships.

Commit to be HuskiesFit with an SDC membership!


DID YOU KNOW?

 

Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program Rents Gear

Did you know the Outdoor Adventure Program, located at 207 East Street across from the campus library, has camping gear, bikes, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards for rent? For a full list of equipment and rental rates, go to the WEBSITE.

They also have a variety of group trips and clinics that you can sign up for. Check with their rental center to find out what they have coming up!

They are open 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Saturday, and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday. Contact them at 906.487.2290 or email oap@mtu.edu.