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Make A Difference!

Recap on Past Events-

From tug of war to cardboard boat races, from broomball to hockey and football, Homecoming 2011 was a huge success!

2011 Homecoming King and Queen

A day full of beautiful weather brought many Michigan Tech fans to Sherman Field on Saturday afternoon for the 2011 Homecoming Game.  The stands were full of fans that showed up to support the Huskies as they took on  Saginaw Valley.  At half time the 2011 Homecoming King and Queen were announced along with the winners of the week’s Homecoming Games.  The Football Huskies played a great game, even though it wasn’t a win for us!

Family Weekend was also a huge success! Over 450 families were welcomed and able to enjoy the beautiful weather and the activities going on. My family was here and we had a great time enjoying the fall colors on the chair lift at Mont Ripley. Families participated in Homecoming events, visited local waterfalls, toured area attractions, learned about the history of the Keweenaw, took in the beautiful fall colors, and most importantly enjoyed quality time together.

Michigan Tech’s hockey team has been having a great year so far as well!  This past weekend, the team played Wisconsin and had a big win! Michigan Tech earned its first sweep of Wisconsin since 2007 with a 3-2 win in overtime. Just 20 seconds into the extra session, Tech reached its fourth straight win to start the season-this is the first time the program has started a 4-0 season since its national championship season of 1974-75. GO HUSKIES!

Community Service Opportunities

Michigan Tech offers many great opportunities for students to take part in a variety of community service activities.  Make A Difference Day is a community service event at Michigan Tech which attracts  a large number of participants. Last year, many different student groups took part in the day of volunteering by working on various projects throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula.  Make A Difference Day was created by USA WEEKEND Magazine and is recognized as a national day of service.  Make A Difference Day takes place the fourth Saturday of every October.  This year’s Make A Difference Day will take place on Saturday, October 22.

Circle K International member dog walking for the local humane society.

In addition to Make A Difference Day, Michigan Tech Student Activities Office coordinates other community service activities.  Service Saturdays60 Minutes of Service, and Alternative Spring Break are great ways for students to get involved with community service.  Michigan Tech also has several student organizations whose sole purpose is organizing service projects in the local community.  I am a member of Circle K International which is the collegiate level of Kiwanis Service Organization.  Every weekend Circle K has a service project planned in the local community, whether it’s a highway cleanup project, a rake and run, or a bake sale, there is always some way to volunteer and get involved!  Students may also choose to organize their own service projects by dog walking or cat cuddling at the Copper Country Humane Society, chopping wood with Little-Brothers Friends of the Elderly, or being a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Here at Michigan Tech and the surrounding area, the options really are limitless when it comes to making a difference through community service.

Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have!

Samantha Allen

Seallen@mtu.edu


Living Healthy on Michigan Tech’s Campus!

Staying Healthy

Wow, these past few weeks have been full of so much excitement for Michigan Tech students and families! With open house, homecoming, and family weekend all coming to a close it’s time for many student’s to kick studying into high gear! This may be hard to believe, but students are almost half way through their first semester of the year so it is more important than ever for your students to stay healthy. Midterms, exams, homework, and papers are a constant worry and no student wants to throw sniffles in on top of that.

So what can your student do to prevent this?

Hygiene: Send your student a friendly reminder of the importance of washing their hands, keeping the germs down so they don’t catch any bugs.

Get Adequate Sleep: Personally, I believe this is one of the most important means of success as a college student.  I know for myself, as soon as I begin to lose sleep I always get sick. The average adult needs six to eight hours of sleep to function effectively.  College students need at least six to eight hours, but some research states that college student may need up to 10-12 hours to function effectively.  It is important that college students make sleep a priority and that they do not substitute a lack of sleep with caffeine or frequent naps.  Your student can work more hours of sleep into their schedule by carefully planning their schedule and setting concrete goals for homework completion.  Encourage your student to have a solid sleeping schedule and to keep it consistent.

Eat Right: Whether your student lives in the residence halls or off campus, there are lots of opportunities to eat healthy, even if your student doesn’t realize it.  We all know how tempting those french fries, chips, or desserts can be while  walking through the dining hall or grocery store, but only eating this can begin to take a toll on your body. College students are still growing and  need to make sure they are getting their daily fruits, vegetables, dairy, and water.  Michigan Tech’s Dining Services has several healthy options for students to choose from.  In the residence halls, there are great salad bars and students can even take one piece of fruit out of the dining hall with them for a snack later.  Dining Services also has a number of cafes on campus, including Fusion and the Library Cafe.  Fusion ,located in the Dow Building, has real fruit smoothies, salads, and wraps for students to purchase.  The Library Cafe, located in the Van Pelt Library, also has salads, wraps, and fruit drinks available for purchase.

Kayaking is just one of the many fun ways to stay active.

Exercise: Staying active and exercising is especially important for a college student’s health.  Exercising reduces stress and improves overall health.  Being at college is probably one of the easiest times in a person’s life to make time for exercise.  Exercise in college can be very convenient as there are many locations very close that your student can utilize.  Michigan Tech provides numerous ways for student’s to stay active.  With Experience Tech, Michigan Tech students can enjoy the Gates Tennis CenterMt. Ripley, the Portage Lake Golf Course, and much more.  The Student Development Complex has a great fitness center for students to use.  Michigan Tech makes staying active and exercising fun.  What could be more enjoyable than biking on the Tech Trails or renting a kayak from the Outdoor Adventure Program and paddling up the Portage Canal?  There are also several organized activities students can get involved in such as, BroomballFrisbockey, or Intramural Sports.  Lastly, Michigan Tech offers several Physical Education courses that students can take for pass/fail credit.

Get Vaccinations: Students can stay healthy during flu season by getting a flu shot.  Every year Michigan Tech hosts a flu shot clinic for students.  The clinic is usually held in October or November.  Dates for this year’s flu shot clinic will be announced to students soon.

Take Care of Emotional and Mental Health: College is a time of transition that can often times be stressful for students.  It is important that students take time to relax and find activities they enjoy doing.  Students may also find it helpful to stay connected with friends and family back home; however, it is important to understand that they may struggle to find the time to stay connected or to initiate contact.  Michigan Tech’s Counseling and Wellness Services provides students with several services to help them succeed throughout their academic career at Michigan Tech. Counselors with Counseling and Wellness Services can help students manage stress and any issues that may be interfering with their coursework or personal life.  For a complete listing of services that Counseling and Wellness Services Provide see the Counseling Services page.

Please feel free to email me, Seallen@mtu.edu,  with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have!


Michigan Tech Homecoming 2011

Homecoming 2011

Homecoming,  a Michigan Tech tradition, is taking place through Saturday October 8. Homecoming  is an exciting time of the year for students, staff and faculty on campus! Everyone is able to come together and take part in many of the fun activities that are going on campus wide.

Homecoming began on Saturday October 1, with the Michigan Tech Hockey Fans in the Stands Competition. For this event, black out, students dress in all black, from head to toe, in support of their huskies.

Sunday, October 2,  Michigan Tech Soccer fans had the opportunity to show their husky spirit with a second Fans in the Stands Competition, this time with a white out, wearing white from head to toe.   Sunday concluded with window painting in the Rozsa Center and Flag football.

Monday morning students could stop by the MUB Circle to grab a Homecoming reusable cup to receive a complementary fountain soda’s all week.  Monday evening concluded with the  powder puff football game taking place on Sherman Field under the lights.

Students were invited to  view costumed interpreters who demonstrated the history of the Keweenaw Peninsula Fort Wilkins on Tuesday.

Cardboard Boat Races 2010

Homecoming games, the biggest competition of the week, will be on Wednesday October 5!  Student will compete with their groups in a pasty toss, tram race, and tug of war on the Walker Lawn.   Thursday, there will be live band karaoke in Fisher 135 from 7:00-10:00 pm.

Friday and Saturday are going to be the busiest days of Homecoming Week. Friday there will be a parade, pep rally, cardboard boat races, and Michigan Tech Hockey Game! Saturday will be the Homecoming Football Game, with the coronation of the Homecoming Court and awards at half-time, a Michigan Tech Hockey Game, and the Broomball Invitational.

As a student, it is nearly impossible to make it to all of these events, but they really are a blast to take part in! I hope your students were able to get together with some of their new friends and try some of these events.  For more information, check out their calendar of events. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me or, comment below.

Samantha Allen

Seallen@mtu.edu


Make a Difference!

Past Week’s Events

2010 Homecoming King and Queen

From tug of war to cardboard boat races, from broomball to hockey and football, Homecoming 2010 was a huge success! Homecoming events took place every evening this past week and included activities such as a window painting contest, Take on a Husky Night, a community service project, powder puff football, a cheer competition, and Homecoming games.  On Friday, preparation for Saturday’s big Homecoming game began with the Homecoming Parade that ran through the Michigan Tech campus, followed by a pep rally that included performances from the Michigan Tech dance team, cheer team, and pep band.

A mixture of beautiful sunshine and chilly rain couldn’t keep Michigan Tech fans away from Sherman Field on Saturday afternoon for the 2010 Homecoming Game.  Over 2,500 fans showed up to support the Huskies as they took on the Ohio Dominican Panthers.  At half time the Homecoming 2010 King and Queen were announced along with the winners of the week’s Homecoming Games.  The Huskies ended the football game with a 45-6 win over Ohio Dominican Michigan Tech 4-0 overall.  Our Michigan Tech Huskies return to play at Sherman Field on Saturday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. against Grand Valley State University.  Saturday night came to a victorious end as Saturday  night came to a victorious end as Michigan Tech hockey won the season opener 5-3 against Nispissing University in front of a crowd of approximately 3,000 fans at MacInnes Ice Arena.  The hockey team will open the regular season this coming weekend against Michigan Tech’s rivals the Northern Michigan University Wildcats.  The game will take place on Friday, October 8 at 7:35 p.m.  Interested Michigan Tech student’s have the opportunity to ride with one of Michigan Tech’s student organizations, Mitch’s Misfits, to the Superior Showcase game.  For more information visit the Mitch’s Misfits web page.

Community Service Opportunities

Walking dogs on the trails by the Copper Country Humane Society is a great way to spend an afternoon!

Michigan Tech offers many great opportunities for students to take part in a variety of community service activities.  Make A Difference Day is a community service event at Michigan Tech which attracts  a large number of participants. Last year 39 different student groups took part in the day of volunteering by working on 29 projects throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula.  Make A Difference Day was created by USA WEEKEND Magazine and is recognized as a national day of service.  Make A Difference Day takes place the fourth Saturday of every October.  This year’s Make A Difference Day will take place on Saturday, October 23.

In addition to Make A Difference Day, Michigan Tech Student Activities Office coordinates other community service activities.  Service Saturdays, 60 Minutes of Service, and Alternative Spring Break are great ways for students to get involved with community service.  Michigan Tech also has several student organizations whose sole purpose is organizing service projects in the local community.  I am a member of Circle K International which is the collegiate level of Kiwanis Service Organization.  Every weekend Circle K has a service project planned in the local community, whether it’s a highway cleanup project, a rake and run, or a bake sale, there is always some way to volunteer and get involved!  Students may also choose to organize their own service projects by dog walking or cat cuddling at the Copper Country Humane Society, chopping wood with Little-Brothers Friends of the Elderly, or being a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Here at Michigan Tech and the surrounding area, the options really are limitless when it comes to making a difference through community service.

Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have!  For those of you traveling to Michigan Tech this weekend for Family Weekend, I hope you have a wonderful time!  Don’t forget to check back for next week’s article in which I will be writing about how to stay healthy.


Community Service Opportunities

Past Week’s Events

Students competing in the Cardboard Boat Races held at Hancock Beach Friday evening.
Students competing in the Cardboard Boat Races held at Hancock Beach.

From tug of war to cardboard boat races, from broomball, to hockey, to football, Homecoming 2009 was a huge success! Homecoming events took place every evening this past week and included activities such as Take on a Husky Night, a community service project, Powder Puff Football, and Homecoming Games. Friday, preparation for Saturday’s big Homecoming game began with the Homecoming Parade that ran through the Michigan Tech campus, followed by a pep rally that included performances from the Michigan Tech dance team and pep band. Friday night came to a victorious end as Michigan Tech hockey won the season opener 5-3 against Northern Michigan University. A crowd of 3,409 people showed up at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena to watch the Huskies make their third straight win over their rivals, the Northern Wildcats.

Our Michigan Tech Huskies play football, rain or shine, OR SNOW!
Our Michigan Tech Huskies play football, rain or shine, OR SNOW!

Much to student’s dismay after a lovely sunny afternoon on Friday we woke up to snow on Saturday morning! A mix of rain and snow, coupled with a wind advisory couldn’t keep our Michigan Tech Husky fans away from the 2009 Homecoming Game. Although there was very little accumulation, there was enough snow on the ground for a group of students to build a small snowman before they headed up to the football game. Michigan Tech’s Homecoming football game took place on Sherman Field at 1pm on Saturday against the Findlay Oilers. It was a tough game given the state of the weather and the Huskies were defeated by the Oilers 14-5. At half time the Homecoming 2009 King and Queen were announced along with the winners of the week’s Homecoming Games. Our Michigan Tech Huskies return to play at Sherman Field on Saturday, Ocotober 24 at 1pm against Saginaw Valley State University.

Community Service

The puppy poodles I walked at the Copper Country Humane Society on Saturday.
The puppy poodles I walked at the Copper Country Humane Society on Saturday.

Michigan Tech offers many great opportunities for students to take part in a variety of community service activities. Make A Difference Day is one of the most widely participated in community service events at Michigan Tech. Last year over 450 students took part in the day of volunteering. Make A Difference Day was created by USA WEEKEND Magazine and is recognized as a national day of service. Make A Difference Day takes place the fourth Saturday of every October, so this year it will be Saturday, October 24th. For this year’s Make A Difference Day interested students and student organizations will be working on various community service projects throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula.

In addition, to Make A Difference Day, Michigan Tech Student Activities Office coordinates other community service activities. Service Saturdays, 60 Minutes of Service, Semester Collections and Alternative Spring Break are great ways for students to get involved with community service. Michigan Tech also has several student organizations whose sole purpose is organizing service projects in the local community. Students may also choose to organize their own service projects by dog walking or cat cuddling at the Copper Country Humane Society, chopping wood with Little-Brothers Friends of the Elderly, or being a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Here at Michigan Tech and the surrounding area the options really are limitless when it comes to volunteering and community service.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please feel free to email me. Check back for next week’s article, I will be writing about the Michigan Tech tradition of SafeHouse.


Homecoming

Past Weekend’s Events

The Michigan Tech Huskies faced off against Ferris State University in the football game Saturday evening at the Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids.
The Huskies took on Ferris State University in the football game Saturday evening at the Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids.

This past weekend proud family and parents of Michigan Tech students came from near and far to join in the fun festivities of Family Weekend. Some of this weekend’s events included a Quincy Mine Tour, a Red Jacket Trolley Tour, a Hungarian Falls Hike, and a Sturgeon River Paddling Trip. Of course no Michigan Tech Family Weekend would be complete without some great Husky Athletics. This weekend the Michigan Tech Huskies hosted their first home hockey game of the season, dominating the ice and defeating Ryerson 3-1 at the Saturday night game. That same evening our Michigan Tech Huskies Football Team traveled to Grand Rapids to play against Ferris State University at the Fifth Thirds Ballpark. The Huskies won the Battle at the BallPark 38-6.

Homecoming

Michigan Tech Homecoming 2009 will take place October 4th-10th and will include many campus traditions. This Sunday kicked off Homecoming with Window Painting in the Rozsa Center Lobby. Window Painting is a new Homecoming tradition, starting this year in the place of Homecoming banners. On Monday students can enjoy a nice glass of rootbeer in between classes with the traditional Rootbeer Keg, the only time you’ll see “Kegs on Campus”! On Monday evening the Michigan Tech girls will have the opportunity to take part in Powder Puff Football. Wednesday’s activities include a service project at the Little Huskies Development Center and the Homecoming Court Dinner where the Michigan Tech 2009 Homecoming King and Queen will be decided. On Thursday students can compete with their student group in the Homecoming Games including a relay race, tug of war, and a sand castle building contest. The evening will wrap up with a bonfire, snacks, some music from the Pep Band, and a visit from Blizzard T. Husky! Thursday’s events are all planned to be held at Prince’s Point located on the Portage.

Michigan Tech 2009 Homecoming Committee
Michigan Tech 2009 Homecoming Committee

Friday night will include many more Michigan Tech traditions with the Homecoming Parade running through the Michigan Tech Campus as well as a Pep Rally complete with performances from the Michigan Tech Pep Band and Cheer and Dance Teams. Preceding the Pep Rally students can head over to Hancock Beach to take part in the Cardboard Boat Races and enjoy some yummy food from the Library Restaurant and Alumni Relations. Friday night will end with a Michigan Tech Hockey game as the Huskies take on U.P. rivals Northern Michigan University. The big Homecoming Football game takes place on Saturday afternoon at 1pm as the Huskies face off against Findlay Ohio on Sherman Field. At half time the Michigan Tech 2009 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced as well as the winners of the week’s Homecoming games. For more detailed information about Homecoming 2009 check out the Schedule of Events.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please feel free to email me. Check back for next week’s article, I will be writing about some upcoming service opportunities as well as reviewing Homecoming 2009 events.