October is an exciting month here on Tech’s campus! Here is a list of some of the events and activities going on this month.
“Come support the Society of African American Men here on Michigan Technological University’s Campus. Although the title of this function is misleading, women are highly encouraged to attend our events. The workshops are well worth being present for, and will undoubtedly be a fun time.” Click here to view times and dates of the workshops.
Monday, September 30 through Friday, October 4 in the MUB
Study Abroad Fair
Interested in studying abroad? Go visit the study abroad fair to find out more about study options, country options, and financial aid. For more information on the study abroad fair, please visit here.
Wednesday, October 2 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in Fisher hall
Gallery Opening and Reception for Artist Mike Sluder
“Mike has made a name for himself by creating breathtaking and sophisticated metal art from gritty, industrial beginnings. Mike was formally trained in sculpture under internationally recognized artists at East Carolina University, where he earned his B.F A. in 2006. He has worked at two leading fine art bronze foundries, overseeing the Metal Shop and serving as Patina Specialist. Mike currently lives in Atlanta and creates custom art for individual collectors and corporate clients, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. He is best known for his bronze vessels and copper wall hangings, both noted for uniting inspired vision with enduring materials. Mike’s art has been featured in the Museum of Design Atlanta as well as in national and international exhibitions and publications.”
Friday, October 4 at 5:30 PM in the Rozsa Art Gallery
Copper Country Swing Dance Festival
“NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! This 3 day event is for anyone wanting to learn some new dance moves focusing on Swing Dancing! The festival will have a crash course on Friday night for anyone wanting to learn some swing. Michigan Tech’s very own Jazz Lab band will be performing on Friday night at our festival! Lindy Hop and Balboa will be the main focus on Saturday and on Sunday with two instructors being brought in! You can attend part of the weekend or the whole event! Register here today.”
Friday, October 4 at 6:00 PM to Sunday, October 6 at 6:00 PM around campus and the Houghton community.
The Great Northern Adventure Race, is just that: an adventure! It’s a 4-6 hour race consisting of orienteering, mountain biking, running/walking, canoeing and other “mystery challenge events” in which yo compete with your three-person team. For more information on the GNAR, please visit here.
“La Noche Latina is back! We’re bringing you live music from DJ Anthony Daniels and live dance performances from Wisconsin’s own Salsabrosa Dancing Company of Milwaukee! Sound and lighting will be provided by our own Tech crew, and refreshments will be served. Make sure to dress your best as we’ll all be dancing in semi-formal attire.Tickets are available at the door for $5.Afraid you can’t dance? We’ll prove you wrong. Salsabrosa, the professional dancers, are more than happy to teach you Thursday-Saturday, even one hour before the event. Times coming soon!
Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 PM in the MUB
Documentary Screening – La Camioneta
“La Camioneta follows the transformative overland journey of one decommissioned US school bus from Tennessee to Guatemala to be refurbished for public transportation. This 2012 film festival favorite highlights the surprising connections between people and places in a global economy. www.lacamionetafilm.com”
Sponsored by Global City, Peace Corps Master’s International, Department of Humanities, Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, and MTU Film Board.
Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM in Fisher 135
“Family Weekend, a Michigan Tech tradition held each fall, allows parents, guardians, and family members the opportunity to visit with their Tech student. During Family Weekend, families can explore campus and the surrounding area, enjoy activities sponsored by Michigan Tech on and off campus, and spend quality time together. Family Weekend 2013 will be held October 11-13. Mark your calendar and make arrangements soon. Family Weekend will be here before you know it!”
Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13 around campus and the Houghton community
PI – Mile: a 5k walk/run for Charity
“Triangle Fraternity, along with IRHC, and Alpha Gamma Delta would like to invite you to participate in the PI-Mile. This event is a 5k walk/run for charity. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the UP Food Bank. Pies will be available at the event for purchase by Alpha Gamma Delta.” For more information, please contact Triangle Fraternity at 414-207-9061 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 12 at 11:00 AM
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra: The Color of Sound
“The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra launches its 43rd season celebrating composers who luxuriate in colorful palettes of sound. Experience the music of Berlioz, Mahler, and Dvorak, pioneers of Romantic orchestration: the art of imagining orchestral instruments as purveyors of color and feeling. Cellist Nathan Jasinski also joins the KSO as featured guest artist for the 3rd Annual Keweenaw Honors String Festival in a performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto.”
Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 PM in the Rozsa Center
2000 Years of Pep! Huskies Pep Band with Special Guest Pep Band Historian and Conductor Jean Peptiste Lully
“The Huskies Pep Band will traverse the history of Pep music from the very beginning to just a few minutes ago.
Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts”
Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 in the Rozsa Center
Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon
“Brighton Beach Memoirs is a witty, yet poignant recollection of growing up during the Depression. Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play features a 15 year old Eugene Jerome, and aspiring writer coming of age in a loving, yet crowded home in Brooklyn, New York, in 1937. Eugene struggles with his desire to hold onto childhood dreams (like pitching for the New York Yankees), while trying to understand puberty as he turns the corner into manhood, helping his older brother to provide for the family. Note: Strong language and adult content that may not be suitable for young children. Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.”
Thursday through Saturday; October 17 through 19 and October 24 through 26 at 7:30 PM in the McArdle Theatre
Come Dance with Nosotros
“Join us for the last Latin event, learn how to dance to Latin music, and find new friends! Free! All levels! Open to Public! No partner needed.”
Friday, October 18 at 8:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A
Cloud Cult: 2013 Love Tour
“Cloud Cult developed in 1995 as founder Craig Minowa recruited several other artists to contribute to his solo recordings. Committed to ‘greening’ the recording industry; in 1997, lead singer Craig Minowa formed Earthology Records on his organic farm, powered by geothermal energy and built partially from reclaimed wood and recycled plastic. ‘The place is so far out in the boonies, you can barely find it, because it’s not on the maps,’ said Dan Montalto, an MTV Producer who brought a camera crew to the farm to film a short MTV feature on the band. This nonprofit label uses only recycled materials and donates all profits to environmental charities. The band also tours in a bio-diesel van. Michigan Tech Students: $5.00.”
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center
Aquila Theatre: Fahrenheit 451
“Aquila Theatre presents Ray Bradbury’s literary classic, a tale of a bleak future in which fire fighters burn books and technology and an oppressive society have placed knowledge and literature on the edge of extinction. With its skill at creating innovative and modern productions of great works of literature, the Aquila Theatre will bring new life to Ray Bradbury’s visionary parable of a society gone awry.”
Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center
Information for this month’s events courtesy of the University Calendar.