Archives—January 2014

Spring IM Sports

Do you like playing sports?  Interested in meeting new people and staying fit?  Then Michigan Tech Intramural Sports are for you!  Because of the Experience Tech fee,  all IM sports at Tech are FREE!  Here is a list of all the sports still offered for the Spring 2014 Semester:

Floor Hockey: Deadline February 13

  • Men’s Class A
  • Men’s Class B
  • Men’s Class C
  • Women’s

Innertube Water Polo: Deadline February 13

  • Co-Rec Class A
  • Co-Rec Class B

Billiards Tournament: Deadline February 14

Badminton: Deadline February 21

  • Co-Rec Doubles
  • Men’s Beginner Doubles
  • Men’s Beginner Singles
  • Men’s Intermediate Doubles
  • Men’s Intermediate Singles
  • Women’s Doubles
  • Women’s Singles

Soccer Tennis: Deadline February 26

  • Co-Rec
  • Men’s
  • Women’s

Volleyball: Deadline March 5

  • Men’s Class A
  • Men’s Class B
  • Men’s Class C
  • Women’s Class A
  • Women’s Class B

Raquetball Ladder: March 18

  • Men’s Class A
  • Men’s Class B
  • Women’s

Dodgeball Tournament: Deadline March 20

Swim Meet: March 24

  • Men’s
  • Women’s

Spring Soccer: April 1

  • Men’s Class A
  • Men’s Class B
  • Men’s Class C
  • Women’s

Tennis Doubles: April 1

  • Men’s
  • Women’s

Sand  Volleyball Two’s Tournament: Deadline April 8

  • Co-Rec
  • Men’s Class A
  • Men’s Class B
  • Men’s Class C
  • Women’s

For more information about Michigan Tech’s Intramural Sports, click here.

Winter Safety Tips

This winter has been especially snowy and bitter, so it’s important to consider safety and readiness when driving this season.  Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and The Weather Channel to stay safe:

Make an emergency kit. You never know when you’ll get stuck in a bank or a ditch and need extra supplies. Here are some good suggestions:

  • Properly inflated spare tire
  • Rock salt/sand
  • Snow shovel
  • Jumper cables
  • Extra ice scrapers/brushes
  • Tow ropes
  • Flares
  • Bright colored, reflective blanket
  • Tool kit
  • Blanket
  • Extra clothes
  • Non-perishable foods and hard candy
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit

Driving in snowy conditions can be tricky. Here are some tips to make it easier:

  • Drive only when absolutely necessary
  • Keep your lights on during the day, and keep them clear of snow
  • Tell someone where you’re going and when you’re expected to be back
  • Leave plenty of space between you and the car ahead of you
  • Don’t pass snowplows or sand trucks

If you get stuck…
1.) Do not spin your wheels. This will only dig you in deeper.
2.) Turn your wheels from side to side a few times to push snow out of the way.
3.) Go easy on the gas.
4.) Use a shovel to clear snow away from the wheels and the underside of the car.
5.) Pour sand, cat litter, gravel, or salt in the path of the wheels to help get traction.
6.) Try rocking the vehicle, but check your owner’s manual first.

If you get stranded…
1.) Do not leave your car unless you know exactly where you are, how far it is to help, and you’re certain you will improve the situation.
2.) To attract attention, light two flares and place one at each end of the car a safe distance away. Hang a brightly colored cloth from your antenna.
3.) If you are sure the car’s exhaust pipe is not blocked, run the engine and heater for about 10 minutes every hour or so depending upon the amount of gas in the tank.
4.) To protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia, use wool items and blankets to keep warm.
5.) Keep at least one window open slightly. Heavy snow and ice can seal a car shut.
6.) Eat a hard candy to keep your mouth moist.

Whether you follow these tips or not, it’s really important to stay safe this season.  So be smart about when and how you drive.  For more information on winter safety, visit the National Safety Council’s website.

January Events

This semester is starting off with a bang with a bunch of cool events!  Here is a list of some of the cool things happening this month:

Fisher movie Rush
“A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda” starring Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, and Olivia Wilde.
Ticket price:$3.00
Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 at 5:30 PM, 8:30PM and 11:30 PM in Fisher 135

MLK Week Interfaith Service
The Inter-Christian Council and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are sponsoring a special interfaith service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther Kings Jr. for MLK Day.
Sunday, January 29 at 11:00 AM in the MUB Ballroom B

MLK Day of Service Project
“Michigan Tech students will travel to the local elementary schools to read to the children about Dr. Martin Luther King.”
Monday, January 20 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

MLK Week Discussion Panel
“Where have we been? Where are we going? Join Michigan Tech and Finlandia University faculty, staff, and students
for a thoughtful discussion on social justice and equality.”
Tuesday, January 21 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the GLRC 201

Looking for a Way to Help Pay for School? Consider an Internship or Co-op
“The experience you gain from an internship or co-op is invaluable. The pay is great and can help pay for your college education. Learn about the benefits, discover how to get one, and hear from students about their experiences.”
Wednesday, January 22 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in Fisher 138

Jazz Cabaret: Backstage at the Rozsa
Small group jazz takes the stage for two evenings of dynamic music featuring Jaztec and Momentum with special guests. The Rozsa captures the atmosphere and vibe of a New York club with the unique jazz club of the Backstage. Jazz, Funk, Swing, Latin you name it, we’ve got it! Presented by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 PM in the Rozsa Center

First-Year Meeting – YES! You Can Get an Internship in Your First Year.
“A number of companies hire talented first-year students for internships. Learn how best to prepare to get yours and hear from other students who obtained internships in their first year.”
Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in Fisher 135

Information for this week’s post courtesy of the University Calendar.