Archives—November 2018

The End is Near!

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I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break, hopefully it isn’t too hard to get back into the swing of things for these last few weeks of the semester.

On Tuesday, November 27th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. there will be a Diverse Dialogues presentation going on in the Library in the East Reading Room. This presentation is being put on to help examine African American experience in the Keweenaw, and also learning how we can include this diversity when telling about our past in the Copper Country.

Also on Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. is a Recognizing and Addressing Roots of Sexism presentation that will be taking place in MUB Ballroom B2 and B3. This workshop will be a great tool to learn more about language to use when addressing sexism, and also identifying sexism that students have observed. This is a beneficial workshop to attend, so I highly encourage attending if you have time.

Thanksgiving has passed, so now Christmas is on the horizon. This Wednesday, November 28th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. is a Modern Languages Holiday Celebration event in Walker 134. At this event, there will be a unique celebration of Spanish, French, and German holiday traditions. There will be snacks, sing alongs, and also a Christmas Bingo. Make sure to stop by this event and learn how other cultures celebrate Christmas and start getting in the Christmas spirit!

On Thursday, November 29th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. there will be a Painting Night for students to destress from the week. This event will be held in The Alley Makerspace (MUB B002). You can paint on a variety of surfaces such as canvas, glass, or rock. Make sure to join the Memorial Union Board and create something special (who knows, your painting could even be used for a Christmas present).

Our Michigan Tech Men’s Hockey team is currently #1 in the WCHA and they have a set of home games this weekend on Friday and Saturday. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. both nights. Make sure to cheer on our Huskies as they play Bemidji State.

Don’t forget to start studying for your final exams! These last few weeks go by quick, so make sure to end the semester strong.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Huskies!

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It’s our final week before Thanksgiving break, so I’d like to say Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and break off from school.

If you’re a STEM major and would like to hear more about  Ford and diversity and inclusion there, make sure to attend their “Career Paths and Pizza with Ford” event on Monday, November 12th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. This event will be held in MEEM 404.

There will be a Blood Drive going on this week in the library. All blood donated will be used to help people throughout the UP. There will be free juice and snacks to all who donate. Walk ins are welcome, but appointments beforehand are preferred. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment please email: almsmith@mtu.edu. The Blood Drive will be going on Tuesday, November 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At Michigan Tech, we always have many successful alumni that go out and do great things in the workplace. On Wednesday, November 14th at 4:30 p.m., there will be an event put on by the Advancement Office celebrating 5 alumni under 35 that have great stories to share with you. The Advancement Office is going to make this into an annual event to celebrate our alumni, and it will be very beneficial because these alumni will talk about their Michigan Tech experience and how it has applied to their current work. There will also be a Q&A session moderated by Dr. Les Cook following their stories. This event will be held in the Rozsa.

On Thursday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. there will be a KSO Chamber Recital. Here, local musicians join together for a free community chamber recital of folk, theater, and classical music sponsored by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra. A $5 donation is accepted at the door. This event will be held at the Portage Lake United Church. Make sure to stop by and support these local musicians.

We’ve also got some more sporting events going on this weekend. Since you are locals, hopefully you are staying in town for break and can come cheer on our Huskies. The Women’s Basketball team has two games this weekend. The first game is on Friday, November 16th at 6:00 p.m. The Huskies will take on MSU-Moorhead. On Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m., they will play Minnesota State. Our Hockey team is out of town this weekend, but they will be in town on November 23rd and 24th where they will play Alaska. Both of these games will start at 7:07 p.m.

I hope you all have a good Thanksgiving break and have a well deserved break from homework.

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Thanksgiving Break is near!

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We’re reaching the end! It’s Week 10, and there’s only a few more weeks left of the semester. Thanksgiving break is also coming up, so we have that to look forward to.

There is a Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, November 5th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Alumni Lounge B. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet this year, make sure to stop by and get one at the clinic.

If you’d like to grab dinner in town on Tuesday night, make sure to stop at Joey’s Seafood for the Fundraiser going on for 31 Backpacks, put together by Triangle Fraternity. This event will be going on during their open hours (11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.), and if you participate, 20% of your bill will go towards 31 Backpacks. This donation is good on take out or dining in, just make sure you mention that you would like to donate towards 31 backpacks.

Our Michigan Tech Women’s Volleyball team has had a great season this year, and because of that, they have clinched a home game for the quarterfinal match in the GLIAC Tournament. This game will be taking place on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the SDC.

Also on Wednesday, Welby Altidor, an innovation extraordinaire, will be on campus to talk about how ideas can help lead to innovation through collaboration and failure to transform our approach to business and life. This event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Rozsa. This event is free for Michigan Tech students, so stop by and hear more about Welby’s creative company and learn more about how you can be innovative in your own life.

League of Legends Club at Michigan Tech will be holding a 5v5 Tournament on Friday, November 9th from 7:00-11:45 p.m. This event will be held in Wadsworth Dining Hall. You can register online for this event. Solo/Duo registration can be found at: goo.gl/forms/PfL3mgcwora4pLBH2  and Team registration can be found at: goo.gl/forms/cOD3C7QmnfGBAMJg2

On Thursday, November 8th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. there will be another Healthy Husky Workshop Series presentation going on. This week’s event is: “Nourish: A Focus on Food”. Here you can learn easy ways to cook healthy and grocery shop on a budget. There will be tips, recipes, and delicious ideas. This event will be held in Fisher 101.

On Friday, November 9th from 10:00-11:45 p.m. there will also be a comedian Jessi Campbell on campus. Jessi was on the show “Last Comic Standing” and has performed live all over the country. Make sure to stop by for some laughs after a long week of homework.

The last game of the season for the Michigan Tech Football team will be on Saturday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m. This game is Senior Day, so make sure to come on out and support your Huskies and the seniors!

Also on Saturday, November 10th is the Rozsa for the Performing Arts showing of “Pinocchio”. This play is at 2:00 p.m., and is free for Michigan Tech students.

I hope you all have a great week, keep pushing through the semester!

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