September First Friday Social at the Administration Building

First Friday Socials are back for 2014-15.  Faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees are invited to attend this year’s opener from 4 to 6 p.m., Sept. 5, in the parking lot outside the Administration Building and on the fourth floor. Complimentary soda, beer and wine will be served along with some great appetizers, and raffles will be held throughout the event.

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government (GSG) are once again sponsoring this month’s event. Come and mingle with your colleagues and see the Pat Nelson Graduate Conference Center and GSG offices.  Along with the Graduate School and GSG, the conference center was funded by a donation by the late Patricia Nelson, wife of Michigan Tech chemical engineering alumnus Charles J. Nelson ’36 (deceased).

First Friday University Socials, started in 2006, provide a casual setting for members of the campus community to get together informally, share their work and other interests and get to know each other.  These informal gatherings can lead to more-productive work relationships, an appreciation for diversity and a chance to meet some new friends.

This year’s socials will again feature departmental partners sponsoring each month’s event.  Next month’s event on Oct. 3 will be sponsored by Mechanical Engineering at their new APS Lab near the airport. This year is completely booked for sponsors, so be sure to check out the lineup. If you are interested in hosting a social next academic year, please contact Mary Ann Struthers at to be added to the list.

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