Student News Briefs – Friday, August 31, 2012

An Afternoon on the Town is a Michigan Tech event that invites local businesses/services to welcome our students and show them what they have to offer. Starting on campus, down College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area there will be live music, refreshments, giveaways, and prizes for student participants.
Join in the fun on Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
For more information call Student Activities at 906-487-1963 or email

Welcome Week – Movie on Sherman Field

Saturday, September 1, 2012, 8:00 PM – 10:15 PM

Bring a blanket and some snacks up to Sherman Field for this Uniquely U.P. opportunity to view a movie on the turf where athletes play football and soccer.

Escanaba in Da Moonlight” is Jeff Daniel’s hilariously twisted comedy about five Yoopers and their escapades at a ramshackle deer camp on the eve of the Opening Day of hunting season.

See the trailer at


Welcome Week – Concert on the Canal

Sunday, September 2, 2012, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Come down to the Great Lakes Research Center to relax before classes start.  Music by Goodnight Argent, as well as frozen treats.

Goodnight Argent will be covering popular songs such as Stereo Hearts and Moves Like Jagger in addition to playing some of their original music.


Welcome Week – Paddle to Seattle Film Screening

Fisher 135, 138, 139 – Monday, September 3, 2012, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Come check out this film about “two best friends (J.J. Kelley and Josh Thomas) who build their own kayaks and paddle alone for 97 days in the wilderness over 1,300 miles from Alaska to Seattle and survive.”


Welcome Week – Back to School Binders

MUB Circle – Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Seize a complimentary binder with information on Welcome Week events, discounts from the University Bookstore and academic information from COMPASS (Center for Orientation, Mentoring, Parents, and Academic Student Success) on the first day of the 2012 Fall Semester!


Welcome Week – U.P. Treats

Wednesday, September 5 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Stop by the MUB Circle to grab a complimentary scoop of Mackinac Island Fudge Ice Cream from the friendly Student Activities Staff.


K-Day Registration

Please remember to register for K-Day at:

Registration closes at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, September 4.


Self Defense Class

The next R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) class is September 18-October 11 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Wadsworth Hall Room G41.  Registration can be completed through Community Programs at The cost per person is $30 for Tech students.  For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety and Police Services at 487-2216.


Competitive Cheer and Dance Team fall tryouts

The Michigan Tech Competitive Cheer Team and The Michigan Tech Dance Team are happy to announce that their 2012 FALL TRYOUT SCHEDULES have been posted!

The Cheer Team will be holding tryouts in the SDC Wood Gym on September 5, 6 and 9.

The Dance Team will be holding tryouts in the SDC Wood Gym on September 13 and 14, and in the SDC Dance room on September 15.

For more information check out the Cheer Team website,, the Dance Team website,,  visit their Facebook pages (‘Michigan Tech Cheerleading’, and ‘Michigan Tech Dance Team’), or contact head coach Mary Muncil by sending an e-mail to We hope to see you at tryouts. Go Huskies!!


Michigan Tech Intramural Sport Information

Manager’s Meetings for Softball, Sand Volleyball Fours, Flag Football and Soccer Fours: September 5 at 6:00 PM, EERC Room 103

Entry Deadlines:
Softball & Sand Volleyball Four’s, September 7 at 3:00 PM
Flag Football & Soccer Four’s, September 12 at 3:00 PM

Check out our new web-site and on-line registration @

For more information visit us at or come to the SDC, room 202.