Archives—January 2013

Winter Carnival Celebration!

Michigan Tech is gearing up for Winter Carnival. “Heroes and Villains Find Their Powers, in These Frozen Winter Hours” is the theme for this year’s Winter Carnival.

The Winter Carnival recess is officially Wednesday, February 6, through Sunday, February 10. The All-Nighter begins at 4 p.m., Feb. 6, when students put in a final push before statue judging the following morning.

Winter Carnival All-Nighter!

Join the commuter students in building the overnight statue while enjoying the festivities of the All-Nighter!

Wednesday February 6 – 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Dog Sled and Sleigh Rides

Sleigh rides will be available outside of Douglass Houghton Hall; Sled Dog Rescue will offer dog-sled rides!

Thursday February 7 – Saturday February 9 – starts at 9:00 a.m. and noon near DHH

Campus Tour

Lead by Admissions Office for a campus tour for visitors, they depart from the J. R. Van Pelt and Opie Library at noon, 1 and 2 p.m.

Friday February 8 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Library Book Sale and Free Hot Chocolate Event!

“Everyone is welcome to the Friends of the Van Pelt Library book sale with free hot chocolate and cookies!  We will have Keweenaw mining photo note cards, Michigan Tech blankets, books, and movies for sale. All proceeds support the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library.”

Saturday February 9 from 12:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. in the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

Skiers descend Mont Ripley with torches, followed by fireworks shot from the top of the hill.

Saturday February 9 – 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Mont Ripley

Other fun events, such as student competitions, games, and concerts are happening throughout the week; visit Michigan Tech News for more details (http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2013/january/story84254.html).

Join these great events, take some great pictures, and celebrate Winter Carnival!


Study Resource

Michigan Tech provides  resources to help students succeed in learning. Learning centers are one of the best resources on campus and students do not need to have specific questions to be able to use these centers. Learning center coaches are students who have been successful in the content they are coaching and are available to help with problem solving, team learning and also provide useful tips to help you succeed in classes.

Studies have shown that students who use the learning centers at Michigan Tech earn better grades. Learning centers offer coaching in subjects ranging from differential equations and organic chemistry, to writing an essay and getting tips on learning and test taking. Most centers offer weekly appointments for long-term improvement and walk-in hours for short-term help.

·         Biological Sciences Learning Center

·         Business and Economics—Tidwell Learning Center

·         Chemistry Learning Center (CLC)

·         Civil and Environmental Engineering Learning Center

·         Computer Science Learning Center

·         Electrical and Computer Engineering Learning Center

·         Engineering Learning Center

·         First-Year Engineering Learning Center

·         Forestry Learning Center

·         Math Learning Center

·         Physics Learning Center

·         Technology Tutoring

·         Writing Center (Multiliteracies Center)

For more detailed schedule of the learning centers, visit the learning center page (http://www.mtu.edu/compass/mentoring/learning-centers/).

If you feel as though you’re falling behind in class, or if you would like to boost your grades, visit a learning center.

As always, we, transfer assistants, are great resources to help your success. Contact us if you would like to have study groups; we will pair up students and plan for a study session.

Utilize as many resources available to help you learn, don’t be shy!


Welcome Transfers!

Hello Transfers! Welcome to the Michigan Tech Family!

The Center for Orientation, Mentoring, Parents, and Academic Student Success (Compass) is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of Michigan Tech’s students. Compass is here to provide you with specific information that you need to be successful at Tech.

We are here to assist you with your transition to Tech. This year we will have plenty of socials that you can enjoy and meet new people. We hope you have a wonderful semester and we look forward to meeting all of you this year.