Archives—July 2016

Student News Briefs, 7/29/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Registration is Open for the Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival

A 10 mile paddle race to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Outdoor Adventure Program will take place on Saturday, September 10 with other activities happening on the 9th and 11th.

Registration is $35 for a single and $55 for tandem/canoes. Price for both categories increase $10 the week of event. Registration includes all aid stations, support on the course, a T-Shirt for each paddler, Finisher Medalian, Timing, Participant Shuttle, and more!

Much more info available on the WEBSITE!


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Khana Khazana to Feature Iranian Cuisine

Food from Iran is featured at Friday’s Khana Khazana. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food truck in the MUB circle across from the Library.

The menu includes:

Cutlet (Kotlet)—ground beef, potatoes, eggs, breadcrumbs and spices, formed into patties and fried.
Fereni—Persian pudding with milk, rice four, rose water and pistachios
Sekanjebin— a mint syrup drink

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


Sunset-Cruise

Sunset Cruise Tickets for the August 4th Cruise Available

There are tickets available to students for the Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise on the evening of Thursday, August 4. Tickets are $5.00 per person with your student ID. Family is welcome to attend with a student but must also pay the $5.00 fee.

Please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to purchase tickets. The office is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Volunteers needed for the Keweenaw Science & Engineering Festival

The 2nd annual Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival is coming up this August 3-6th, and we need your help to make it another success! Volunteers are needed for various tasks over several days and all help is appreciated whether it is 2 hours or 3 days! Please help us in our mission to spark a local interest in STEM by presenting the most compelling, exciting and educations Festival in the Upper Peninsula! Details for each event’s needs are listed below and lunch will be provided for volunteers. Visit us online for a complete schedule of events and we hope you can help us this year!

Below is a list of events we need volunteers help with:

Thursday, August 4

Volunteers needed 10:30 am-3:30 pm – 20 Volunteers needed for Family Engineering Day (Houghton’s Kestner Waterfront Park, Lunch Provided)  (Event runs 12:00 -3:00pm)
Ask volunteers to contact Joan Chadde at jchadde@mtu.edu if they want to assist (provide: Name, Major, Email, Cell #, & whether you’ve presented before)

  • They will be running the hands on demonstrations for preschool students and assisting with set up, clean up and packing up demonstrations after.

Volunteers needed 6:00-10:30 pm – 3 Volunteers needed for the Science Pub Crawl (Downtown Houghton) (Event runs 7:00 – 10:00 pm)

  • Run the KSEF info booth to provide full KSEF schedule, hand out wristbands and collect entry forms – 2 people
  • program assistance, clean-up at each location – 1 person
Friday, August 5 

Volunteers needed 11:00 am – 4:30 pm – 5 Volunteers needed for Science in Health & Sports Day (Houghton’s Kestner Waterfront Park)  (Event runs 12:00-4:00 pm)
  • Set up tables and demos, assisting with demos – 2 people
  • Run the KSEF info booth to provide full KSEF schedule, hand out wristbands and collect entry forms – 2 people
  • program assistance, checking ahead on set up for next speaker, assist with clean-up at each location – 1 person
Volunteers needed 5:00 – 8:30 pm – 5 Volunteers needed for Teen Science Night (Houghton’s Kestner Waterfront Park)  (Event runs6:00-8:00 pm)
  • Set up, assisting with running the Teen Engineering challenges (instructions provided) – 4 people
  • Run the KSEF info booth, clean-up – 1 person

Saturday, August 6

10:00 am – 4:30 pm – 10 Volunteers needed for STEM in the Keweenaw and Mind Trekkers Expo! (Houghton’s Kestner Waterfront Park)  (Event runs 12-4pm)
  • Set up tables and demos, assisting with demos (lesson plans provided!) – 8 people
  • Run the KSEF info booth to provide full KSEF schedule, hand out wristbands and collect entry forms – 1 people
  • program assistance, clean-up at each location – 1 person

For more information or questions please contact Amanda McConnon at amcconno@mtu.edu and  Vicki Locatelli at VLocatelli@snb-t.com


SDC Multi Purpose Room Closed July 26-August 7

The SDC multipurpose room is closed now through August 7 for floor refinishing.

The wood gym will be available for open recreation activities that were scheduled in the multipurpose room with one exception. The wood gym will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. for basketball camp and no open recreation will be available during these times.


REMINDERS

 

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K-Day 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.


Student News Briefs, 7/22/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Japanese Cuisine

Japanese Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Japanese food is on tap at Friday’s Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food trailer in the MUB Circle opposite from the library.

The menu includes Chicken Teriyaki, Salad with Wafu (Japanese vinaigrette) dressing and Japanese Cheesecake.

Cost is $6.95 for a full meal.


Sunset Cruise Tickets for the August 4th Cruise Available

There are tickets available to students for the Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise on the evening of Thursday, August 4. Tickets are $5.00 per person with your student ID. Family is welcome to attend with a student but must also pay the $5.00 fee.

Please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to purchase tickets. The office is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Get Out and Enjoy Summer – Rent a Bike, Kayak, or Paddle Board Today!

The Outdoor Adventure Program has gear rentals for students. Check out their website for details on items and prices.

For more information call their rental center at 906/487-2290 Monday – Saturday, Noon – 5:00 p.m and Sundays 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Seminar to Focus on Infectious Diseases

Kelly Kamm, a post-doctoral fellow in epidemiology at SUNY-Buffalo will present “Low Technology Interventions to Prevent Infectious Diseases in High-risk Populations,” at 1 p.m. Monday (July, 25) in Dow 875.

Globally, 30 percent of deaths each year are due to communicable, maternal, perinatal or nutritional causes. Additionally, the large number of non-fatal episodes of these conditions has long-term health and economic impacts on individuals and communities.

The distribution of these conditions is based on individual, environmental and societal factors. Isolated, rural, poor or institutionalized populations often bear the burden of infectious diseases but have limited personal or political power to affect change.

Low technology solutions, such as access to adequate volumes of safe drinking water, functional sanitation facilities, improvements in hand hygiene and dietary changes can reduce the incidence or severity of many infectious diseases.

Using examples from studies in high-risk populations in Kenya, Bangladesh and the U.S., Kamm will discuss developing feasible, scalable interventions to improve hand hygiene, as well as the need for monitoring and evaluating the programs to determine the extent of behavior change and health impact in the target population.


REMINDERS

 

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K-Day 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.



Student News Briefs, 7/15/16

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

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Italian Food at Khana Khazana

Tastes of Italy are on tap at today’s Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the food trailer in the MUB Circle across from the Library.

The menu includes:

  • Pasta with Chicken—chicken breast with mushroom, cheese and Alfredo sauce served over pasta
  • Veggie Pasta—fried mixture of green bean, carrot and mushroom with Alfredo Sauce taste.
  • Eggplant Gratin—baked side dish of eggplant, bell pepper, onion, tomato, basil and cheese
  • Panna Cotta—traditional Italian custard with milk, cream, coffee and vanilla.

Cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


winner-2Chalking Competition

Student Activities and Wellness Programs are teaming up and bringing you unique event: Chalking Competition, “What you are grateful for.” You don’t have to be Picasso, you just need to want to have some fun with sidewalk chalk and let your creativity flow. We will be gathering at the Husky statue on July 21 at 1:00 PM. You will have 1 hour and 15 minutes to create your artwork and then the judges will determine the work of art that most represents the subject, “What are you grateful for.” The winner will receive a Prize!

  • No profanity or inappropriate content
  • You can chalk as an individual or you can team up but you must be a student to win the prize
  • Chalk will be provided
  • You can finish at anytime within the hour and fifteen minute time frame (1:15-2:30)
  • Chalking will end at 2:30 so that the judges have enough time to review, ask questions, and hand out the prize.

This event is meant to inspire community and well being within ourselves and as a shared concept for others. Spectators are much encouraged but please be respectful and encouraging to all participants.

The rain date for this event will be July 28, 1:00 PM, at the Husky statue.


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Sunset Cruise #2 Sign Up

Sign-up for the second Sunset Cruise on Thursday, August 4 will take place during the chalking competition on Thursday, July 21. We will start taking sign-ups once the chalking competition is underway around 1:15.

The cost is $5.00 per person with your student ID. students may purchase tickets for their spouse and children as well.

For more information please call Student Activities at 906-487-1963.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

CDI to Host Dialogue on Realities of Violence

In light of the tragic killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and the five Police Officers-Brent Thompson, Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, Sgt. Michael Smith, Michael Krol and Patrick Zamarripa, who were killed in Dallas last week, Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to engage in a meaningful dialogue about the realities of violence plaguing the nation.

The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today (July 15) in the Hamar House.


WIC Clinic 7.21.16

Wic Clinic on Campus on July 21

A WIC Clinic will be held at the University Center Clinic on Michigan Tech’s campus on Thursday, July 21 from 1-5:00 p.m.  To see if you qualify, or to make an appointment, please call (906)482-7382 ext. 121.  Appointments are limited and required.


REMINDERS

 

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K-Day 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.


 


Student News Briefs, July 8, 2016

Chinese Cuisine 2Khana Khazana Serving Chinese Cuisine

Chinese 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:

  • Ma Po Tofu
  • Sichuan Stir-Fried Potatoes
  • Jelly Fruits Salad

Cost is $6.95 for the full meal. Like the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


Sunset-CruiseTickets Still Available for the July 15th Sunset Cruise

Come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to sign up for the Sunset Cruise on July 15. The cost is $5.00 and your student ID is required.


Rozsa Season Ticket Packages on Sale August

What happens when you combine breakdance with roller skates, circus with bicycle mechanics, culture-clash with dancing and singing, and three ballets in two nights? You get the Rozsa Visual and Performing Arts 2016/17 Season!

Season Ticket Packages go on sale August 1, with the best discounts available on all the season has to offer! From BreakSk8, to two nights of Russian National Ballet, to Cirque Mechanics’ Pedal Punk, to West Side Story, so many great shows at the Rozsa, and all available to you at 20% – 40% off single ticket prices if you buy early. Season tickets are available for a limited time only, so find out more today! Please see the details below, visit www.rozsa.mtu.edu, or call (906) 487-2073 for tickets.

CAMPUS NEWS

 

WIC Clinic 7.21.16

Wic Clinic on Campus on July 21

A WIC Clinic will be held at the University Center Clinic on Michigan Tech’s campus on Thursday, July 21from 1-5:00 pm.  To see if you qualify, or to make an appointment, please call (906)482-7382 ext. 121.  Appointments are limited and required.


REMINDERS

 

K Day09052014_0033K-Day Organization 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.


606A1334OAP Open High Ropes Course, July 9

On Saturday, July 9 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, July 1, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

K Day09052014_0033K-Day Organization 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.


Indian cuisine poster_July 1, 2016Khana Khazana Serving Indian Cuisine

Tastes of India are on tap Friday at Khana Khazana. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food trailer in the MUB circle opposite the library.

The menu includes Chicken Do Pyaza—chicken curry cooked in tomato gravy with onion, Rajma Masala—kidney beans steamed and cooked with vegetables, Peanut Salad— A variety of vegetables and peanuts with a touch of Indian taste and Kheer/Payasam—sago dessert with milk and dried fruits.

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal.


Paddle Demo at Princes Point

The Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting a free paddle demo with paddle boards and kayaks on Thursday, July 7 from 1-3 p.m. at Prince’s Point. Instruction, life jackets and boards/kayaks provided.

For more information about this event contact the OAP at (906) 487-2290 Monday -Saturday, noon-5:00 p.m.


Sunset Cruise #1 Sign Up During Paddle Demo

Back by popular demand, Sunset Cruise on the Isle Royale Queen IV in Copper Harbor! The cruise will be held on Friday, July 15. SIGN UP is July 7 during the Paddle Board Demo at Princes Point from 1-3 p.m. If you are unable to attend at that time please come to Student Activities with your $5.00 and ID on Friday, July 8. No early registration permitted.

Transportation by bus is provided and required for this event. The bus will leave the Michigan Tech Library Bus stop promptly at 6:15. The bus will return between 10:30 and 11 p.m. so plan accordingly. Food is permitted on the boat. Food will not be provided but there are light concessions for sale during the cruise (chips, pop, candy.)

This is a student event but spouses and children are welcome to attend (this does not include parents of students.) The cost is $5.00 and you must show a valid student ID.

For more information please contact Student Activities at (906) 487-1963.


606A1334OAP Open High Ropes Course, July 9

On Saturday, July 9 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.


REMINDERS

 

Deadline to Sign Up for Leave No Trace Training TODAY, 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.


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!