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Par-Tee Time 3rd Annual Golf Outing

The Par-Tee Time Golf Outing will be held on August 4th, 2012

It’s that time of year, get your golf clubs out … it’s time to golf!

The School of Business and Economics, along with the MBA Association (MBAA) and the student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), invite you to join us for this great opportunity to network with the new dean, alumni, students, staff, faculty and community members in a friendly competitive environment. Bring your friends, all are invited!

Saturday, August 4th, 2012
9am registration and practice range
10am shotgun start; scramble format

Portage Lake Golf Course
46789 US Highway 41
Houghton, MI  49931

$70/person (must be paid by August 3rd)
MTU student price – $40
Pay day of – $320/team, $80/person
Price includes golf, lunch, cart and two beverage tickets per person.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each flight (which means if you’re not a very good golfer, you are still eligible to win in your category). There will also be cash prizes for the three course games,  and a special $10,000 Hole In One Contest!

Our raffle list keeps growing, Michigan Tech departments and over 70 local businesses have donated some really great prizes … hotel jacuzzi suites, ski passes, oil change, wheel alignments, spa gift basket, Aroma Therapy Whirlpool to name a few!

To register, please print the registration form here.

You can find more detailed information, as well as  sponsorship opportunities by clicking on the appropriate links.

For questions, please call Tanya at 487-2668, or email golfouting@mtu.edu.

Change for Change – Help raise money for Michigan Youth in Government

The School of Business and Economics, American Marketing Association (AMA) student chapter is raising money for students to attend the Michigan Youth in Government (MYIG), a Conference where high school students enact as an actual government. These students write bills and proposals about Michigan’s current issues and debate on those issues. They also run for leadership positions such as Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, Lobbyists, Senators, and Representatives.

A lot of students have taken a class in preparation for this conference, and have put a lot of time and effort into this, but do not have the funds to attend. Help reward these students for their hard work and dedication by donating to the Change for Change fund.

How you can help? Check your pockets …

A little spare change can go a long way! There are RED trash cans placed all over campus to collect change or dollars to raise money for the students. Any donation is appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

Business students express their thoughts to local businesses

School of Business and Economics Students
Business students Kaylee Betzinger, Chris LaBaere, and Megan Plis at the "Eggs and Issues" forum.

Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics students talked to members of the local business community last week about what they like about the area and what things they’d like to see improve.

Business students Megan Plis (Management and Spanish), Kaylee Betzinger (MIS and Marketing) and Chris LaBaere (Finance) spent an hour answering questions at the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Eggs & Issues forum.

“I think it’s really interesting to see and meet the local business owners and the people that are really involved in our community, and it’s an interesting opportunity to both network and offer our own opinions,” said Plis.

The goal of the event was for local businesses to find out and understand what they’re doing well and the types of things they can improve upon. LaBaere said he wants to see a Jimmy John’s come to the area; Betzinger would like an “eclectic, old record store” and backpacking store, with information, guides and outdoor gear.

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Mari Buche also attended the event, “In spite of the 7am time slot, the students were eager to particpate in the discussion with local business leaders. The fact that their opinions were being solicited means that the community at large is interested in helping college students to feel connected while they are residents of the Keweenaw area. As a direct result of this interaction, we can look forward to more events designed to attract students to downtown shops. Keep watching for giveaways and discounts. As all three Michigan Tech representatives stated: Students like FREE stuff.”

To see more of what the business students suggested, see the Daily Mining Gazette article, and the TV6 new article and video.