Archives—March 2011



Join us at Standathon on Friday, April 1 for a night full of awesome activities, prizes and food!!!  Standathon 2011 will be held in the SDC from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am.   Some of the activities at Standathon include sumo wrestling, a 65 ft inflatable obstacle course, black light mini golf, laser tag, live bands, food eating contests, dance lessons, karaoke, water polo, kayak lessons, MTU’s Got Talent Show and so much more!  Food will be served all night and prizes will be raffled off every hour.  The grand prize this year is an Xbox Kinect.

The entrance fee is $10.00.  The cost of and entrance fee AND a Standathon T-shirt is $15.00.  The cost of an entrance fee, T-shirt, AND Grand Prize Bracket for Xbox Kinect is $20.00!

The best part about Standathon is that every dollar raised is donated directly to Bay Cliff Health Camp, a camp for children and adults with disabilities.  This is the fifth annual Standathon and we hope to make it the best one yet by setting a goal to raise $7,000 for Bay Cliff!  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!!

Special feature:  Jordan Tobey’s band “Bear in Mind” will be playing at Standathon at 1:30 am.

For questions about Standathon, please contact Hilary Cadeau at


Keweenaw Pride, the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally (GLBTA) organization on campus, kicked off their annual Pride Week celebration Wednesday. This week has been a work in progress for the organization since September, and it is a celebration of diversity, bringing together many people of many different origins and orientations in a week full of discussions and panels meant to open minds and break stereotypes.

Sunday: Film: “Prop 8″, 8pm in Fisher 135

March 27th is our annual film night. We’ll be showing “Prop 8: The Mormon Proposition”, a movie described by IMDb as  “a scorching indictment of the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.”

Monday: Safer Sex Night, 8pm in the Wads Annex

March 28th is our Safer Sex Night. We’ll be going over a variety of safer sex practices that help prevent the spread of STIs.

Tuesday: Guess the Straight Person, 7:30pm in the DHH Ballroom

March 29th is our annual Guess the Straight Person event. Come meet our panel and guess their orientation. This event is meant to prove that not all stereotypes indicate a person’s sexual orientation.

Wednesday: JAC Stringer, 7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom

March 30th is a presentation by Activist JAC Stringer. JAC is well known for his educational and entertaining presentations, and we hope everyone will come and learn about some things that not many know about.

Thursday: Taboo Talk, 7pm in the DHH Ballroom

March 31st is Taboo Talk. Got a topic that is taboo in your community that you want to know more about? Come to this event!

Friday: 11th Annual Drag Show, 8pm in the Rozsa Theater

April 1st is the 11th Annual Michigan Tech Drag Show! This year, we’ll be featuring the extraordinary talents of Joey Black, Tabitha Stevens, Cass Marie Domino, and, coming all the way from Las Vegas, DuWanna Moore! Seats fill up fast, so get there early!

Need something to do in Houghton over Spring Break?

If you’re staying in Houghton over spring break and you’re looking for something to do with your free time, don’t fret any longer because there are lots of great events going on.

First, Mont Ripley is offering free skiing and snowboarding lessons, rentals, and lift tickets for Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff. The lessons are available at 11:00 am and 1:00pm on Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th. (Call 906-487-2340 for free registration).

The 2nd annual Copper Dog race will also be taking place this weekend (March 4-6) in Calumet. To find out more about this amazing sled dog race visit:

Looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early? Calumet Theatre is hosting “Club Indigo” on Friday March 11 at 7:15. Waking Ned Devine” will be performed at 7:15. “Is about a sleepy little Irish village in which one man wins a lottery worth seven million pounds, only to drop dead from the excitement. Members of the community follow a daring plan to “wake” the winner and receive the money, with hilarious consequences.” You can purchase tickets for $5 at the Calumet Theatre 337-2610.

The 1st annual Great Bear Chase, a cross country ski race will be taking place on March 12. It includes a 50km freestyle race and separate 26km classic and freestyle categories and you can register at:

In addition, the Student Development Complex will be open all week with special spring break hours ( There are also many opportunities to attend free Michigan Tech athletics. Visit to find out more.