Month: September 2012

Homecoming 2012

Saturday, October 6 marks the start of Homecoming Week! Homecoming is an old Michigan Tech tradition sponsored by Student Activities that welcomes students back to school with athletic games, fun events, and even Homecoming King and Queen coronation! This year, events will take place as follows:

Saturday, October 6
Hockey vs. Brock University (Ontario) – Exhibition at 7:07 PM
Court Announced

Sunday, October 7
Kickball Tournament (Fields1-4) from 11:00 AM -7:00 PM
Paint SDC Windows from 2:00 PM -4:00 PM

Monday, October 8
Kick Off
Music by Chinua Hawk & Cup Distribution at 11:00 AM

Tuesday, October 9
Kickball Championship Games from 4:30 PM -7:30 PM
Classes A, B, C on Field 4

Wednesday, October 10
Court Dinner at Great Lakes Research Center at 6:00 PM
Board of Control Judges

Thursday, October 11
Homecoming Games on Walker Lawn from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
IM Turkey Trot & Tug of War

**Family Weekend**

Friday, October 12
Homecoming Parade at 4:00 PM
Pep Rally (Follows Parade)
Cardboard Boat Races (Follows Pep Rally)

Saturday, October 13
Football vs. Northwood at 1:00 PM
Coronation & Winners Announced at Halftime
Hockey vs. Lake Superior State at 7:07 PM
Alumni Broomball Tournament (Follows Hockey Game)

Sunday, October 14
Clean SDC Windows from 2:00 PM -4:00 PM

*Remember, in order to participate in Homecoming events, you must form a team and register with Student Activities by October 5.

Homecoming is a fun event for everyone on campus!  It’s a great way to get involved and meet more students.  For more information about Homecoming, event rules, or to vote for Homecoming King and Queen, please visit

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2012 Fall Career Fair

It’s that time of year again – time to break out those resumes and fancy business suits to get it all ready for the Fall Career Fair! The Career Fair is a huge job fair sponsored by Michigan Tech Career Services and Alpha Kappa Psi that hosts hundreds of companies who are looking to hire college students like you for co-ops, internships, and even full time positions! This year, the Fall Career Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 2 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the multipurpose room of the SDC. In preparation for this big event, Career Services is hosting a plethora of career development education opportunities this week that include:

Why Do a Co-Op or Internship?
Hear a presentation given by your fellow students about their own personal experiences while on a co-op or internship. The presentation will be on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 129

Interview Skills Week
Get help preparing for your interviews from the professionals in Career Services on September 24-28 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in room 220 of the Career Services Center (second floor or the Admin Building)

There will also be the annual Evening with Industry dinner taking place on Monday, October 1 from 5:15 pm – 8:30 pm in the MUB Ballroom. This awesome event gives students an opportunity to interact and share a meal with companies in an informal setting and gain more experience being involved in the corporate world. To purchase tickets for this event, please visit the Society of Women Engineers Office in MUB 106 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information on the 2012 Fall Career Fair or career development opportunities, please visit the Career Services site at

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Commuter Movie Night!

Get ready for our first social of the year! We will be screening The Hunger Games on Friday, September 21 at 7:00 pm in the Commuter Lounge! The Commuter Lounge is located in the MUB room 106. Complimentary pizza, popcorn, and various other snacks will be provided. This is a great way to hang out, watch an awesome movie, and meet other commuter students. And don’t forget, the event is FREE, so feel free to come and go as you please, but please RSVP at!

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Parade of Nations

The Parade of Nations, a multicultural festival and parade sponsored by Michigan Tech’s International Programs and Services, will be taking place on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 am! This event is a celebration of the all of the different cultures and ethnicities that we have here in the Keweenaw. The parade begins at 11:00 am in Downtown Hancock and finishes at the Dee Stadium in Downtown Houghton. The festival will begin at 12:00 pm and will include a plethora of cultural dances, exotic costumes, enticing food, and live music that commemorates all of the different nations that are represented here in the Copper Country.  Don’t forget, admission is free!  So come and join the fun with this friendly,  fascinating, and free event!

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September Activities

Theatre Auditions
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and Romancing Horror: the Tales of HP Lovecraft
Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
McArdle Theater

IRHC Grow Something
IRHC will give away complimentary small plants to students. This is an annual event.
Thursday, September 6 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
DHH lawn

Get to know all of the student organizations and clubs while enjoying a barbecue at the beach at this year’s K-Day! K-Day recess begins on Friday, September 7 at 12:00 pm
Friday, September 7 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
McLain State Park

Resume Blitz
Create your best draft of your resume and bring it to the Memorial Union Building, where Career Services staff and other professionals will be available for quick review and advice.
Tuesday, September 11; Wednesday, September 12; Thursday, September 20 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MUB Commons

“Gay? Fine By Me” T-shirt Giveaway and Photo
Keweenaw Pride will distribute “Gay? Fine By Me” t-shirts on Thursday, September 13 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the MUB and from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Fisher Hall. The shirts are free and go quickly, so stop by early to pick one up. The annual campus photo will be taken on Friday, September 14 at noon in the MUB circle (by the clock).

Career Development Conference
Career Services is offering 4 learning sessions concurrently – every hour, Choose a time that is convenient for you to learn valuable Career Development skills.
Wednesday, September 19 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MUB Ballroom B
Alumni Lounge

Interview Skills Week
Get one-on-one counseling on valuable interview skills, learn how to answer those tough questions, practice interviewing in a Mock Interview,and get vital feedback that will help prepare you for that all important interview.
Monday, September 24 9:00 am – Friday September 28 4:00 p.m.
Administration Building Room 220

Why do an Internship or Co-op
Attend this informational meeting to learn about the benefits of a co-op or internship, how to get one, and hear from students about their experiences.
Tuesday, September 25 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Fisher Hall Room 139

Information for this month’s activities courtesy of the University Calendar:

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