Archives—May 2016

Student News Briefs, 5/27/16

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

Chinese Cuisine (1)Chinese Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Chinese cuisine is featured in Friday’s Khana Khazana from the food trailer in the MUB Circle. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu features Coca Cola Chicken Wings, Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Chinese Ice Tea. The cost is $6.95 for a full meal.


Softball Clinic PosterWant to learn how to play Softball?

Want to hone your softball skills and get some practice? The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is organizing a Softball Clinic this Saturday, May 28 from 12 – 4 PM at the MTU Baseball Fields. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided to registered participants! Please register here!


Softball Clinic 2016

  • Saturday, May 28
  • 12:00 (Noon) – 4:00 PM
  • MTU Baseball Fields

Lunch Provided for Registered Participants


 

13227591_1008024845946135_8050174900077586629_oConquerIt Wellness Challenge Begins Monday, June 6

Are you ready to ‪#‎ConquerIt‬ this summer? Join the challenge now! Register here: https://mtu.2act.co/#/login


 CAMPUS NEWS

 

Memorial Union Closed Monday

The Memorial Union will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The building will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.


 

Museum Open Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

By popular demand, the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum will be open Saturday, May 28 of Memorial Day Weekend. The museum previously announced they would be closed over the holiday weekend. They received several inquiries from out of town visitors regarding if the museum would be open and now they can visit the Keweenaw and see the “gem” of Michigan Tech on Saturday. The museum will be closed as planned on Sunday and Memorial Day.


 

Bookstore, University Images Closed for Inventory

The Campus Bookstore in the Memorial Union Building will be closed for inventory starting Thursday, May 26 thru Tuesday, May 31. University Images in the Student Development Complex will be closed for inventory beginning Saturday, May 28 thru Tuesday May 31. Both stores will reopen on Wednesday, June 1.


 

REMINDERS

Attention Student Organizations: Summer Youth Expo Scheduled for June 21 and June 28

 

During the weeks of June 19-25 and June 26-July 2, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting several major 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 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).

 

Dates:  Tuesday. June 21 and Tuesday. June 28

Times: Both Expos are from 4 – 5 PM

Location:  MUB Ballroom

 

If you or someone else in your organization is here for the summer and would be interested in hosting a booth, please mark the date! 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 Jannah Brandt (jrbrandt@mtu.edu).

More information, including a registration form, will be sent out closer to the time.  For now, please mark these two dates.  We look forward to hosting another spectacular expo!  Please feel welcome to let me know if you have questions.


Student News Briefs, 5/20/16

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

HATK_grilling-flame_s4x3Cookout at the OAP Backyard on Thursday, May 26

 

Come on over for some grillin’ and fun at the OAP backyard cookout from 1-3, or until supplies last, on Thursday, May 26. It is free to attend and there will be kosher hotdogs, corn on the cob, chips, watermelon, and refreshments.

The OAP is located at the bottom of Macinnis Drive at 207 East St.

This event is brought to you by Student Activities, Outdoor Adventure Program, Wellness Program, Housing and Residerntial Life and Dining Services.

For more information visit Involvement Link.


OAP Open High Ropes Course, Saturday, May 21

 

From 10-1 at the Tech Trail Head the OAP will be  hosting an open High Ropes Course. The cost is $5.00. Call OAP for more information at 906-487-2290 between noon-5pm.


 

hawai_May 20, 2016Taste of Hawaii at Khana Khazana

 

Hawaiian cuisine is on the menu at Friday’s Khana Khazana in the food trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features Creamy Potato Salad, Huli Huli Chicken and Fresh Corn Tomato Salad.

The cost of the full meal is $6.95. Visit the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.


 CAMPUS NEWS

 

Center for Pre-College Outreach Offices Move to Wadsworth for Summer

 

The Center for Pre-College Outreach office will move to their summer location on the forth floor of Wadsworth Hall today. Summer Youth Programs begin in June and will continue until August. The offices will house all CPCO operations including SYP, Mind Trekkers and College Access.

Feel free to stop by or call 7-2219 if you need anything.


 

Parade of Nations 2016 Theme: Passport to the World

 

“Passport to the World” will be the theme of the 2016 Parade of Nations, scheduled for September 17. The 27th annual Parade of Nations is a celebration of the international heritage and flavor of our community.

It kicks off with a parade from Hancock to the Dee Stadium in Houghton. A cultural festival featuring food, crafts and entertainment from many nations follows the parade.

The headline act, BreakSK8, will skate in the parade and perform at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the Michigan Tech campus that evening. BreakSK8 is a professional jam-skating team that likes to push the limits of what can be done on rollerblades. They have toured the world and appeared in films.

Parade of Nations is sponsored by Michigan Tech, Finlandia, and community businesses and residents.


Tech Unveils 2016-17 Hockey Schedule

 

Four series against teams from last year’s NCAA tournament, a trip to the 52nd Great Lakes Invitational and 14 games against in-state rivals are among the highlights of the 2016-17 Michigan Tech hockey schedule, which was unveiled yesterday.

The nationally-ranked Huskies open their 96th season of hockey with a non-conference series at former WCHA foe Minnesota Duluth Oct. 1-2, renewing a rivalry that dates back to 1952-53.

Tech jumps right into league action the following weekend (Oct. 7-8) to start the defense of the MacNaughton Cup with a road test against Minnesota State before returning to the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena for a two-game set with Alabama Huntsville on Oct. 14-15

The new WCHA playoff format begins this season and will feature home-site games for the duration of the conference tournament. The first round and semifinals will each be best-of-three series at the higher seed, while the WCHA Championship Game will be a one-game, winner-takes-all matchup at the highest remaining seed.

For the complete 2016-17 schedule, click here.

To read the full story and find out more about Husky Athletics, visit michigantechhuskies.com.


 

REMINDERS

Hockey Spring Carnival Tonight

 

Michigan Tech will host a Spring Hockey Carnival at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Friday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to people of all ages and will feature food, games for kids, raffle and door prizes, photo opportunities with the MacNaughton Cup and autographs with Huskies players and staff.

Youth are encouraged to bring their own hockey sticks to play floor hockey with Michigan Tech players. The Huskies will also run skill sessions, which will include a chance to shoot against Tech goaltenders.

A bounce house, video games on the arena’s video board, music and Tech’s mascot, Blizzard T. Husky, will also be part of the evening.

The free food offerings are hot dogs, popcorn, pop and bottled water. Other food options will be available for purchase. Raffle prizes include University Images gift cards, a free week at Michigan Tech Hockey School, sticks signed by the Huskies and family ticket packages.

Tickets to watch the Huskies defend their 2015-16 WCHA regular season championship will be on sale during the event. More information on season tickets will be released next week.


 

Attention Student Organizations: Summer Youth Expo Scheduled for June 21 and June 28

 

During the weeks of June 19-25 and June 26-July 2, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting several major 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 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).

 

Dates:  Tuesday. June 21 and Tuesday. June 28

Times: Both Expos are from 4 – 5 PM

Location:  MUB Ballroom

 

If you or someone else in your organization is here for the summer and would be interested in hosting a booth, please mark the date! 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 Jannah Brandt (jrbrandt@mtu.edu).

More information, including a registration form, will be sent out closer to the time.  For now, please mark these two dates.  We look forward to hosting another spectacular expo!  Please feel welcome to let me know if you have questions.


Student News Briefs, 5/13/2016

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

portraitSummer Programming Events

Sponsored by Student Activities, Outdoor Adventure Program, Wellness, Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services.

Check out what’s happening this summer in the way of a cookout at the OAP backyard, a Wellness Challenge – Conquer It!, relax and unwind with free 10 minute massage session and fresh juice bar, High Ropes Course, Raptor Center Presentation with LIVE raptors, and much more!

Go to involvement.mtu.edu for more information under EVENTS.


 

Thai CuisineThai Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Cuisine of Thailand will be featured at the next Khana Khazana from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 13 in the food trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features:

  • Khoa Mun Kai Tod (fried chicken with ginger garlic rice) — one of the most common street foods in Thailand
  • Ajad (sweet and sour salad) — a popular side dish salad with cucumber, bell pepper, onion and cilantro with sweet and sour dressing

Cost is $5 for the full meal and includes a fountain drink. Like the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


 

A Sneak Peak at the 2016-2017 Rozsa VPA Arts Season

We have come to the close of another arts season at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made it a success.

So much was new this year from the World Without Ice climate change meditation/film/sound installation exhibit in McArdle Theatre to the cutting-edge new Project Learning Lab experimental art space in the Rozsa gallery b. From the beautiful collaboration of the Minnesota Ballet’s Nutcracker with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, with new discount Family Ticket Packages that brought so many more families out to enjoy a night at the theater, to the wildly interactive adventure “Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth” live-action graphic novel. It was a vibrant, thoughtful and above all, enjoyable season.
We are now in the process of gearing up for the 2016-2017 Rozsa Visual and Performing Arts season and here is a taste of what we have in store.

More details and so many more events are coming soon. Hope to see you here next season.


 CAMPUS NEWS

 

Hockey Spring Carnival Set for May 20

Michigan Tech will host a Spring Hockey Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The event is free and open to all ages and will feature food, games for kids, raffle and door prizes, photo opportunities with the MacNaughton Cup and autographs with hockey players and staff.

Youth are encouraged to bring their sticks to play floor hockey with Michigan Tech players. The Huskies will also run skill sessions, which will include a chance to shoot against Tech goaltenders.

A bounce house, video games on the arena’s video board, music and Blizzard T. Husky, will also be part of the evening.

The free food offerings are hot dogs, popcorn, pop and bottled water. Other food options will be available for purchase. Raffle prizes include University Images gift cards, a free week at Michigan Tech Hockey School, sticks signed by the Huskies and family ticket packages.

Tickets to watch the Huskies defend their 2015-16 WCHA regular season championship will be on sale during the event. More information on season tickets will be released next week.


New Museum Website Debuts

The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum has released a newly transformed web site.
The museum’s first collection of information accessible through the World Wide Web went public in the mid-1990s. The last complete redesign of the museum web site was in 2005. The just-released transformed museum web site is fully compatible for tablets and smart phones.
The museum welcomes all visitors. Admission fee is waived for Michigan Tech students as well as Michigan Tech employees and their professional guests.


Husky Motors Introduces New On-line Reservation System

Effective Monday, May 16 all vehicle reservations will be made through our new on-line reservation system.Husky Motors has partnered with FleetCommander to improve the process of renting vehicles. No more picking up your rental vehicle on Friday for a Sunday rental. No more calling in your reservation or walking down to the motor pool to see if a vehicle is available. No more questioning if your request was received.The process has been streamlined and improved for customer satisfaction. Customers will be able to make, adjust and cancel their reservation on-line, 24/7. Vehicles will be available 24/7 via the outdoor Key Kiosk for convenient pick-up and return. The Key Kiosk is located on the east entrance of the Facilities Management building.

We are excited about being able to offer this service to the campus community—as an easy and convenient way to reserve a vehicle and get you on the road. Click here for detailed instructions to begin using our new system TODAY.

If you have any questions or concerns, email Angie Kolehmainen or call 7-3288.


Attention Student Organizations: Summer Youth Expo Scheduled for June 21 and June 28

During the weeks of June 19-25 and June 26-July 2, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting several major 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 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).

 

Dates:  Tuesday. June 21 and Tuesday. June 28

Times: Both Expos are from 4 – 5 PM

Location:  MUB Ballroom

 

If you or someone else in your organization is here for the summer and would be interested in hosting a booth, please mark the date! 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 Jannah Brandt (jrbrandt@mtu.edu).

More information, including a registration form, will be sent out closer to the time.  For now, please mark these two dates.  We look forward to hosting another spectacular expo!  Please feel welcome to let me know if you have questions.

2016 – What to Expect – Tech Expo


Student News Briefs, 5/6/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

summer-time-wallpapers_22220_1680x10501Summer Programming Student Event Series Coming Your Way


May 14:
Family Fun Day – OAP High Ropes Course, 10AM-12PM @ Tech Trails

May 21: Open High Ropes Course, COST $5.00, 10AM-1PM, Tech Trails. Contact OAP at 906-487-2290 for more information.

May 26: Backyard Cookout, 1-3PM @ OAP Backyard. FREE TO ATTEND! 

MUCH MUCH MORE COMING IN JUNE AND JULY! WATCH FOR THE POSTINGS.


 Slideshow-zipSummer Bucket List


Make the most out of the summer that you have ahead of you. Maybe make a bucket list or set some goals for the summer. Are you going to try something new? Are you going to explore a new place?

https://beta.theodysseyonline.com/real-summer-bucket-list


 

KK_May 6_IranianKhana Khazana Serving Iranian Food at Dining Trailer

 

A hotdog with an Iranian twist. Hotdog topped with onions pickles, parsley, and tomatoes. Also serving Fresh Lemonade with lemon and lime juice.

$5.oo for meal and drink.11:00 – 2:00 PM at the food truck on campus.


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

Summer Hours on Campus

 

Starting Monday, May 2, the University shifts to its summer schedule.

The general hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All offices must be staffed during these hours.
Employees are expected to fulfill their usual full-time or part-time obligations.

Your actual work schedule must be approved by your supervisor. Regular office hours resume on Monday, August 15.


Volunteers Needed for Disaster Drill

 

A mock disaster drill will be held at Michigan Tech on Tuesday, May 10, and the University’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services is looking for 55 volunteers to play the role of “victims” during the exercise. Faculty, staff, students and community members are all welcome to volunteer.

“Volunteer actors are very important to improving the realistic nature of the exercise and helping make it even more effective for the emergency response personnel who plan to participate,” Jon Stone, a crisis management consultant who is running the drill, explains.

To sign up, click here. Stone will be providing more details directly to volunteers later this week.


Shuttle Service Adds Stop

 

In order to accommodate summer PE courses, as well as offer students and staff the opportunity to use the University shuttle to the Portage Lake Golf Course, Transportation Services has added a stop at the PLGC for the summer.

For details, see the updated schedule.

We hope you enjoy the expanded shuttle service.


Parking Spaces to be Painted

Transportation Services is currently painting the parking space lines around campus. Be prepared for partial lot closures to allow the painting to be completed. If you should arrive in a partially painted parking lot, utilize any available freshly painted parking spaces that are not within a barricaded area so that the painting crew can access the unpainted areas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If there are any questions contact Transportation Services at 7-1441.


Memorial Union Commons Remodeling

 

Due to the renovation of the Memorial Union Building retail dining to a fresh quick service bistro and the remodeling of the Memorial Union Keweenaw Commons with a Northwoods feel, the ground floor of the MUB will be under construction this summer.

The Food Court and Keweenaw Commons seating area will be closed following normal operating hours this Friday (April 29). 
The ground floor hallway leading to the elevator and restrooms will remain open with the exception of the week of June 3 through 8.
Retail Dining will be offered through the Dining Services trailer which will be parked near the Husky Statue on the campus mall. The operating hours will be from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Library Cafe will remain in operation serving it’s current menu. The Cafe hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The first and second floors of the MUB, including the catering operations, the bookstore, meeting rooms, guest rooms, student activities and student organization offices and the Memorial Union offices, will remain open throughout the summer.