Archives—June 2016

Student News Briefs, 6/24/16

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

maxresdefaultHappening TODAY – Paddle Demo’s at Prince’s Point

Come on down to try out OAP’s paddle boards and kayaks at Prince’s Point from 4-5:30 PM. Its only $5.00!

They will also be there tomorrow, same time, same price!

Call the OAP at 906-487-2290 between noon and 5:00 p.m. for more information.


 

Chocolay Raptor Center Visits Campus with their Resident Birds

Please join us for a very special presentation by the Chocolay Raptor Center of Marquette, MI on their raptor rehab program. They will be bringing live program birds with them and answering questions after the 1 hour presentation to be held at 1:00 p.m on Thursday, June 30. The event will be located on the lawn between the ChemSci and EERC buildings and is free to attend.

Brought to you by Student Activities and Housing and Residential Life.

Here is a peek at last years event. You can also visit their Facebook Page to view pictures of the birds they have rehabilitated. YouTube Preview Image


Thai 2 CuisineKhana Khazana Serving Thai Cuisine

Thai cuisine is featured at this week’s Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the food trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features:

  • Gang Ped Khai—Chicken Red Curry with Pineapple
  • Por Pia Tod—Egg Roll
  • Sago Kao Pod—Tapioca Pearls with Corn

Cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for Fall 2016

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization! Please fill out the Google form to sign up to volunteer.

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:

Saturday, August 20 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sunday, August 21 9:00 AM – 12:00 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 Housing and Residential Life staffs who 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!


 

Confidential and Anonymous HIV Testing on Campus

In accordance with National HIV testing day, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department will be on Michigan Tech’s campus on Monday, June 27 from 1:00-3:00 pm offering free HIV testing.  Testing will take place at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the conference room (garden level).  Testing is free to all students, faculty, staff, and community, and is confidential, anonymous, and efficient.  The performed test is called Alere and only takes 20 minutes to complete with a simple finger prick. 

Appointments will be available in 30 minute increments from 1:00-3:00 pm and can be made by emailing wmborosk@mtu.edu.


 SPORTS AND RECREATION

 

Pickleball Tuesdays @ Gates

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Combining elements of tennis, volleyball and badminton, it is played on a surface similar to a badminton court and is great game for all ages.
Beginning June 28, you can experience this fast growing game at Gates Tennis Center on Tuesdays from 12-1:30 p.m. through August 2. Pickleball courts will be set up, and paddles and balls will be available. Both court time and equipment usage is free of charge during the session. A staff member will be on hand to explain the rules and scoring and to offer general instruction.
Space is limited each week, so please call Gates Tennis Center at 906-487-2774 to reserve your spot!

 REMINDER

 

Deadline to Sign Up for Leave No Trace Training, 7/1

Looking to expand your outdoor skills? Look no further. The OAP is offering a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course here in the Keweenaw in partnership with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.

This two day course assists participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.

Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family.

Course dates are July 7-8 and the cost is $125 including an overnight camping trip the night of July 7. This course is open to anyone age 18 and over—students, staff/faculty, or community members. There is limited space in this course, so sign up now. To register, visit the site.

For those looking for a shorter experience, the OAP and the Keweenaw Land Trust will be hosting an Awareness Workshop with the Traveling Trainers on Saturday, July 9 at the Boston Pond Nature Area on US-41, just before you reach Airpark Blvd.

This event will include some education about LNT Principles and how to incorporate those into our activities as well as a clean-up activity at Boston Pond. This event is free and open to the public, youth are encouraged to attend with an adult. For more information contact the OAP at oap@mtu.edu or Jared Johnson at jaredmj@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290 between the hours of 12:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


 

 


Student News Briefs, 6/17/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Iranian CuisineKhana Khazana Serving Iranian Cuisine

Iranian cuisine is featured at this week’s Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Food Trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features Chicken Eggplant Stew, Iranian Corn and Halva Shirazi.

Cost of the full meal is $6.95.


 

Leave No Trace_logo_tagline_urlOAP hosting Leave No Trace Trainer Course July 7-8

Looking to expand your outdoor skills? Look no further. The OAP is offering a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course here in the Keweenaw in partnership with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.

This two day course assists participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.

Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family.

Course dates are July 7-8 and the cost is $125 including an overnight camping trip the night of July 7. This course is open to anyone age 18 and over—students, staff/faculty, or community members. There is limited space in this course, so sign up now. To register, visit the site.

For those looking for a shorter experience, the OAP and the Keweenaw Land Trust will be hosting an Awareness Workshop with the Traveling Trainers on Saturday, July 9 at the Boston Pond Nature Area on US-41, just before you reach Airpark Blvd.

This event will include some education about LNT Principles and how to incorporate those into our activities as well as a clean-up activity at Boston Pond. This event is free and open to the public, youth are encouraged to attend with an adult. For more information contact the OAP at oap@mtu.edu or Jared Johnson at jaredmj@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290 between the hours of 12:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


COMMUNITY

 

Hancock Canal Run Volunteers Needed

Join the members of the Search and Rescue Training Association in volunteering to help with the 41st annual Hancock Canal Run. The Canal Run requires the help of almost 100 volunteers to help with aid stations, traffic control, finish line handouts, and more. SARTA has been helping with this event for years and would like to invite you (or your organization) to volunteer too.

Volunteers can sign up at this link:  http://www.hancockcanalrun.com/volunteer.php

Volunteers will all receive a free Canal Run t-shirt.


Traffic Changes for Today’s Bridgefest Parade

From 5 – 8 p.m. today, Cliff Drive will be one-way, westbound only. Starting at 5 p.m., participants in the Bridgefest parade will line up along Cliff Drive. Parking Lots 8, 5 and 9 will remain open and available for parking.


REMINDERS

 

Yoga in the grassWellness Programs Hosting Outdoor Guided Yoga

This free student event will be held on the lawn between ChemSci and the EERC  on June 22 from noon -1:00 p.m. All levels welcome! Please bring your own mat or towel. The rain location will be the DHH ballroom.

For more information contact Wellness at 906-487-2560.


 

606A1334OAP Open High Ropes Course

On Sunday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. the Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting an open high ropes course at the Tech Trail Head. The cost is $5.00.

For more information please contact the OAP at 906-487-2290 Monday – Saturday, noon-5:00 p.m.


Student News Briefs, 6/10/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Korean cuisineKhana Khazana Serving Korean Cuisine

Korean cuisine is featured at this week’s Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Food Trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features Korean Rice Balls, Chapchae and Korean Pickles.

Cost of the full meal is $6.95.


606A1334OAP Open High Ropes Course

On Sunday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. the Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting an open high ropes course at the Tech Trail Head. The cost is $5.00.

For more information please contact the OAP at 906-487-2290 Monday – Saturday, noon-5:00 p.m.


 

Yoga in the grassWellness Programs Hosting Outdoor Guided Yoga

This free student event will be held on the lawn between ChemSci and the EERC  on June 22 from noon -1:00 p.m. All levels welcome! Please bring your own mat or towel. The rain location will be the DHH ballroom.

For more information contact Wellness at 906-487-2560.


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

Husky Fan Volunteers Needed

The Husky Food Access Network is looking for volunteers for track B to assist with opening and closing operations of the food pantry.
Husky FAN is looking to get everyone who is interested in volunteering trained before the current intern leaves at the end of June.  The pantry hours are currently:
  • Tuesday 2-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1:30-4 p.m.
  • Thursday 2-4 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering for track B and would like more information, send an email to amnorton@mtu.edu with your availability.


 

REMINDERS

 

Houghton Rotary Needs Your Help

We are in most desperate need for cashiers, servers, cooks, cleaners, security, and all around help! Come as a family, as part of an organization, or by yourself!

The shifts are listed below:

Friday, June 17
4:30-8:30pm
8pm to close (no later than midnight)
Saturday, June 18
10am – 1:30pm
1-5pm
4:30-8:30pm
8pm to close (no later than midnight)
If you know of any group that would like to volunteer,  email Ellen Horsch at eshorsch@mtu.edu.


 


Student News Briefs, 6/3/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Indian Cuisine_June 3, 2016Khana Khazana Serving Indian Cuisine

Indian food will be served at Khana Khazana in the Food Trailer in the MUB Circle.

Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 3. The menu features Mixed Vegetable Pakora—crispy Indian fritters served as appetizers, Chicken Butter Masala— chicken breasts marinated and cooked in butter with tomato curry, Matar Paneer Masala—Indian cottage cheese and green peas in tomato curry and Badam Shake—a milk dessert with almond and saffron.

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


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Chair Massage and Juice Bar

Treat yourself to some relaxation and homemade juice blends that will nourish and refresh.

Come out to the lawn between Chem Sci and the EERC on Thursday, June 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and sign up for a 10 minute massage from one of three licensed massage therapists. The event is free of charge and is open to students only. Please bring your student ID to participate.

*If there is poor weather the event will be held in the Alumni Lounge in the Memorial Union Building.

This event is brought to you by Student Activities, Wellness, Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services.


 

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Want to learn how to play Softball? Want to hone your softball skills and get some practice? GSG is organizing a Softball Clinic this Saturday, June 4 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, June 4
12:00 (Noon) – 4:00 PM
MTU Baseball Fields

Lunch Provided for Registered Participants

Questions about the Softball Clinic can be directed to Muraleekrishnan Menon at mmenon@mtu.edu.

Husky Tae Kwon Do Sponsoring Summer Camp

The Husky Tae Kwon Do club and Big Water Tae Kwon Do of Calumet are co-hosting the 2016 American Chung Do Kwon Summer camp in Chassell, MI June 24 – 26. Come and learn martial arts techniques from aikido, jujitsu, and tae kwon do. No prior experience needed.

Registration information is attached. Please contact Master Amber Kemppainen at amber@mtu.edu with questions.

 

Camp Northern Lights Registration form, 2016, – Updated 20160408

 


 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Houghton Rotary Needs Your Help

We are in most desperate need for cashiers, servers, cooks, cleaners, security, and all around help! Come as a family, as part of an organization, or by yourself!

The shifts are listed below:

Friday, June 17
4:30-8:30pm
8pm to close (no later than midnight)
Saturday, June 18
10am – 1:30pm
1-5pm
4:30-8:30pm
8pm to close (no later than midnight)
If you know of any group would like to volunteer,  email Ellen Horsch at eshorsch@mtu.edu.


Guatemalan Kite Flying at McLain State Park on Saturday

Students in Lisa Gordillo’s (VPA), Outdoor Sculpture class will fly kites inspired by the Guatemalan “barrilete.”

The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at McLain State Park.

This is a free event and open to the public. All are welcome to join us to celebrate.

After the event, kites will be on display in the Rozsa Lobby through the end of June.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Lot Closed Due to Painting

Lot 15W will be closed tomorrow (June 3) for painting. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please make other parking arrangements if needed.


Two Short Courses Offered in Engines

Two short courses (2.5 days in duration) are being offered this month.

Both courses include laboratory components with a format that mixes traditional lecture and group discussion with hands-on experiments conducted in powertrain test-cells and through driving vehicles on the road. The courses will be available to all faculty, staff, non degree seeking students, Michigan Tech graduate students and undergraduate seniors. Both courses are one credit.

Information about the courses can be found when searching courses on Banweb. MEEM 5990 Section 49 and MEEM 5990 Section 50.

Course descriptions are as follows:

Diesel Engines-Their Combustion and Operation (June 15-17)

Topics will be covered through a mix of lecture, hands-on experimentation, group discussions and group data analysis. Both courses will be delivered from the Michigan Tech Advanced Power Systems Research Center located near the Houghton County Airport. Transportation to and from campus will be provided each day. Lunch will be provided on Thursday and Friday.

SI Engines-Their Operation & Control (June 22-24)

Topics will be covered through a mix of lecture, hands-on experimentation, group discussions and group data analysis.

Registration is now open, search for MEEM 5990 Section 49 and MEEM 5990 Section 50. Students are welcome to register for both, or just one. There are no pre-requisites, but familiarity with thermodynamics and IC engine cycles will be helpful.

Contact cjmorgan@mtu.edujjworm@mtu.edujnaber@mtu.edu or cmsarazi@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


 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.