Archives—April 2019

Final Exams

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This will be the final blog of the semester since finals are next week! I hope you all study hard and do well on your final exams.

There will be a few events going on this week that are study break events. So, make sure to take a break from studying and attend some of these events.

The first event is taking place on Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This event, A Succulent Study Break, will be hosted by the Memorial Union Board and will take place in the MUB Commons. Here, you can make a cute decoration for your room to relax with before finals. There will be many different kinds of succulents provided with decorative pots to put them in.

There will also be Pet Therapy Dogs in the Library on Saturday, April 27th from Noon-2:00 p.m. Take a break from studying and de-stress while petting some great dogs.

Keep an eye out this week for more final exam study break events, a lot of the events are posted on bulletin boards around campus, a lot of them are not posted online on the Michigan Tech events page.

I hope you all do great on your final exams and enjoy your summer break!

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MUB Board Scavenger Hunt

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We are in the last few weeks of the semester, so make sure to finish strong before summer vacation! There will be a lot of final exam de-stress events coming up in the next few weeks when it gets closer to finals.

This week, MUB Board will be holding a Photo Scavenger Hunt. This scavenger hunt started yesterday (Sunday) and will continue through Saturday, April 20th. Each day while this scavenger hunt is going on, 3 new riddles will be posted on the MUB Facebook page. All you have to do is solve the riddles, take a selfie at the place/object and send it into: MUBboardFGchair@gmail.com. Bonus points will be awarded for the coolest photos. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be announced at the end of the week. Take part in this great scavenger hunt for the chance to win some great prizes!

On Monday, April 15th from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the Rozsa Center will be hosting the Together in Song performance. Together in Song is where local choir students come and perform individual songs in their choir classes, and then all of the groups join together at the end for the final song. Tickets are $6 for adults, and $4 for those under 18 years old. Come by and support your local choir students!

On Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th from 8:30-11:00 p.m. in Fisher 135, MUB Board and Film Board will be hosting a movie night during the week of Spring Fling. They will be showing the movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Admission to this event is free! Come celebrate Spring Fling with the MUB and Film Board while enjoying a great movie.

On Saturday, April 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. there will be a Rubik’s Cube Competition in MUB Ballroom. This will be Michigan Tech’s and the Upper Peninsula’s first ever official World Cube Association Rubik’s cube competition. At this competition, you can spectate, compete, or even help volunteer at the event. You can register on the WCA website and find additional information there, also. Entry is $9 online or $10 at the door (8:00-8:30 a.m.). If you think you are a master Rubik’s cube solver, check out this event!

On Saturday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. Evangel Baptist Church is holding an 8,000 Easter Egg Hunt at Sherman Field. This event is free and open to the public. Get into the Easter spirit by attending this Easter Egg Hunt.

Also on Saturday, April 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. there will be a Tau Trot 5K Run/Walk. This event is hosted by Alpha Sigma Tau and Phi Kappa Tau for the first time. The race will begin in Hancock at the Phi Kappa Tau house and end in Houghton. All proceeds from this event will go towards Girls on the Run and SeriousFun Children’s Network. Participants will also receive a T-Shirt for attending. For more information on this event, please visit: tautrot.weebly.com.

That is all for this week on the blog. There are a lot of events going on this week, so I hope you get a chance to attend some of them.

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Week 12 Blog

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Are you a first generation student? Are you in a major that is STEM related? If so, there is a Diverse Dialogues event going on this week called “Changing the Conversation: First Gen in Stem Panel”. This event will be held on Wednesday, April 10th from 12:05-1:30 p.m. in MUB, Alumni Lounge B.

Being on such a close-knit campus, a lot of us tend to get to know our professors and classmates very well. Well, this week on Wednesday, April 10th from 4:45-6:00 p.m. the General Public (including students!), will get an opportunity to meet Dr. Thomas Werner, an associate professor in Biological Sciences. Here, we will hear about his life growing up in East Germany, and how he had a personal spy who tried to send his parents to prison. Refreshments will also be served at this event. Make sure to stop by and support one of our fellow faculty and his life journey to see where he came from and how he ended up in our small town to teach. This event will be held in Walker 120A.

Do you enjoy playing basketball? Do you just enjoy entering basketball tournaments with your friends? If this is the case, then you are in luck! This Saturday, April 13th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. there will be a Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Start and end times depend on how many teams are registered. The cost is $80 per team (with a maximum of 4 on the team). If you are interested in registering, you can find a registration form at: https://www.michigantechrecreation.com/camps/basketball/doghouse3on3/index

That is all this week for the blog. Only a few weeks left of the semester, so make sure to start studying for your final exams!

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Tech Arts Festival

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I hope you all had a great week. Only a few more weeks left of the semester!

This week on campus, there will be a Tech Arts Festival with many events going on all week with fun and artsy-related activities. Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. there will be a Painting Night in MUB Commons, Thursday is a Picture Frame night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in MUB Commons, and Friday is the deadline at 5:00 p.m. for the Photography Competition.

On Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:00-6:00 p.m. there will be a Modern Languages Spring Celebration. A French-Canadian group, and Maple Sugar Folk will be performing. There also will be games if time allows and refreshments will be served. Make sure to stop by in Walker 134 on Wednesday to celebrate some modern languages!

On Saturday, April 6th from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. there will be “A Night Under the Lights” Charity Events. This charity event will be raising money for “Let’s Eat Community Meals” and “HuskyFAN”. This event will include Live Music, DJ, Dancing, Photo Booth, Cash Bar, and a prize giveaway. Dressing for the red carpet is encouraged, but not required! Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at: bit.ly/MTUCharityBall. Student tickets are $10, and the public tickets at $20.

That is all for events this week, but this week’s organization being talked about in the blog is the USG, or Undergraduate Student Government! The USG is established to establish, encourage, and maintain student self-government. They also promote student activities and special interests which benefit the University community. They have an office in the MUB by the Bookstore, so if you are interested in joining them, or have any general questions about the University, make sure to stop by during their office hours!

That is all this week for the blog.

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