Archives—September 2011

Fun with the Family @ Michigan Tech

A family stops for a photo-op with Blizzard T. Husky at Family Weekend 2010

Bring-your-family-to-campus weekend; more commonly known as family weekend, is a great opportunity to share the best of Michigan Tech with your loved ones!

Imagine your parents climbing on the high ropes challenge course, your siblings bowling with Blizzard, and your whole family taking a chair lift color tour up Mount Ripley; it’s all possible with this year’s events!

Your parents, siblings, and friends are welcomed to campus for the weekend of excitement, which takes place October7-9 (the same weekend as Homecoming).

Online registration is free and only takes 30 seconds; I just registered my family and you should too!

For more information, or to register, visit:

Join The Fun: Homecoming 2011!

Homecoming 2010

Homecoming, that time of year when the fall colors emerge and the Alumni are welcomed back to campus to partake in Michigan Tech traditions dating back 125 years.

Pull out your Michigan Tech apparel; begin the blue prints for your cardboard boat, and make room for plenty of tasty treats because Homecoming begins this Saturday October 1st, and YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

Homecoming is composed of about a dozen fun events spanning one week (October 1st-October 8th). Student organizations, Greek organizations, and community groups (which include groups of commuter students) are eligible to form a team and compete in events. This year events include “The Black Out”, (attending our season opening hockey game dressed all in black), to Flag football, our annual parade and pep rally, and even a Historical reenactment of life in the Keweenaw—Get Excited!

Registration for a Homecoming events team is simple; just follow this easy process!
1. Get together a group of 10 students
2. Send a representative to the Homecoming Meeting: Thursday Sept 29 @ 7pm in MUB Ballroom B
3. Complete Online Homecoming Registration by 5pm on Friday September 30

For a detailed list of homecoming events visit:

Congratulations to Our 2011 Homecoming Court:
Queen Candidates: Allison Gleiss, Brynn Ahonen, Katie Price & Liz Nigro
King Candidates: Andy VerSteeg, Eric Johnson, Paul Zimmerman, & Steven Brander

Get Yourself A Job!

Michigan Tech Fall Career FairTuesday, September 27th is the Fall 2011 Career Fair!

Time to break out your resumes and business attire and talk to some company representatives about why you are right for the job!  But wait… what is the Career Fair?

The Career Fair is an opportunity for students to talk with different companies about applying for the co-ops, internships, and/or full-time positions they offer especially for college students.

When is the Career Fair?
Tuesday, September 27th from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where is the Career Fair?
The Student Development Complex

Who is the Career Fair for?
It’s for anyone interested in participating in a co-op or internship or looking for a job — so first year students, don’t be shy!  This event is for YOU!

Don’t forget to stop by the Career Services Center for help on hammering out your resume and getting tips on professionalism.

For more information about Career Services and the Career Fair, visit

Commuter Fun Night: Pizza, Movie, Snacks, Homework, & Games!

On Thursday, September  22nd, we will be hosting a FREE Commuter Movie Night from 4 pm – 7 pm in the Commuter Lounge (MUB 106)!

From 4:00pm – 5:00 pm, we will be hanging out in the Commuter Lounge doing homework, playing games, and enjoying cupcakes, cookies, party mix, and dessert bars!  The movie will start at 5:00 pm, and it will be a movie of YOUR choice!  Cast your vote at !   We will also have pizza and pop while we watch the movie selected by your fellow commuters.

Here are the trailers to the movies you can choose from:


Just Go With It:

Battle Los Angeles:

I Am Number Four:

Don’t forget, the event is FREE, so feel free to come and go as you please, but please RSVP at!

K-Day Is This Friday (Sept 9)!!

Keweenaw Day (K-day) at Michigan Tech
K-day 2010

This Friday is K-day, short for Keweenaw Day. The afternoon of fun is a chance to get a break from classes and explore the best of Michigan Tech and the Copper Country. 

What can you expect at K-day:
– Free Food
– Live Music
– Fun Activities
– Student Organization Booths
– Displays & Demonstrations
– An Afternoon at the beach
– And so much more… 

All classes after noon (12:00 pm) have been cancelled on Friday September 9; K-day will officially take place from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at McLains State Park

And you don’t need to waste valuable gas money driving out to the park; free busses will transport Michigan Tech students the Memorial Union Building. Busses will depart from the MUB approximately every half hour beginning at noon. Buses will return to the MUB every half hour with the last bus leaving at 4:00pm. 

For more information on K-day, visit

Sign-Ups: Intramural Sports!

Sign-ups for Intramural sports start today and continue through the end of the month. Commuter students are invited and encouraged to participate. If you’d like to form a commuter team, simply e-mail Valerie (Commuter Assistant) To sign up for an individual sport visit the Intramural Sports Office on the second floor of the Student Development Complex (SDC).
Get Involved in Fall Team Sports!

Flag Football:
Managers Meeting: Tuesday, September 6th SDC Rm 237
Entry Deadline: Thursday, September 8th at 3:00 p.m.

Soccer (Fours)
Managers Meeting: Tuesday, September 6th SDC Rm 237
Entry Deadline: Thursday, September 8th at 3:00 p.m.
Managers Meeting: Tuesday, Sept 13th SDC Rm 237
Entry Deadline: Thursday, September 15th at 3:00 p.m.

Check out Fall Individual Sports!

Golf Scramble
Entry Deadline: Friday, September 9th at 3:00 p.m.

Disc Golf (Singles)
Entry Deadline: Friday, September 16th at 3:00 p.m.

Racquetball (Singles)
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, September 21st at 3:00 p.m.

Tennis (Singles)
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, September 28th at 3:00 p.m.

Disc Golf (Doubles)
Entry Deadline: Friday, September 30th at 3:00 p.m.

For more info for IMs, visit:

Now get out an play! 🙂

Welcome 2011-12 Commuters!


2011 First Year Michigan Tech Students
Michigan Tech 2011 First Year Class Photo

Hello Commuters!

Welcome to Michigan Tech!  We hope you all enjoyed Orientation and had a fantastic first week. Throughout the year we will be updating this blog with information regarding academics, involvement, and commuting to Michigan Tech.

We hope you’ll take some time to check out the blog and stop by the commuter lounge (MUB 106).

In case you haven’t met us, we are your commuter assistants and it is our job (literally) to make sure you have the best Michigan Tech experience possible. We’ve written some brief introductions to help us get to know you better.


Valerie Taglione
Valerie Taglione, Commuter Assistant 2011-12

Hi I’m Valerie Taglione!
Academic Standing: 2nd Year Biological Sciences Major

Hometown: Hancock, Mi

Graduated From: Houghton High School in 2010

Loves to: play basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, guitar and piano

Is really excited: to be your Commuter Mentor!

Jessica Banda
Jess Banda, Commuter Assistant 2011-12
Hi I’m Jess Banda!

Academic Standing:5th Year Communications (STC) and Global Leadership Major

Hometown(s): Grayling, MI; Rawlins, WY; Arco, ID; Montpelier, ID; McBain, MI

Graduated From: McBain High School in 2007

Loves: Photography, exploring the Keweenaw, and getting involved in Student Organizations

Is really excited: to be share her many Michigan Tech experiences with you!

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