Day: September 6, 2013

Student News Briefs – Friday, September 6, 2013

K-Day 2013

One of the biggest campus Traditions is TODAY at McLain State Park.  K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech that is held every year on the Friday of the first week of classes.  Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.  K-Day typically sees around 3,500-4,000 students attend, be sure to check out this amazing event so you don’t miss out!

Buses will be available for complimentary transportation from the MUB bus stop starting at Noon and running continuously until 4:00 PM when the event ends.

K-Day 2103 is sponsored by Student Activities, Greek Life, Facilities Management, and the Student Activities fee.

For more information visit or call Student Activities at 906-487-1963.


Dancers and Actors Needed for Parade of Nations Video

The International Programs and Services Office needs your help. They are filming a short video to promote this year’s Parade of Nations and they need dancers and actors. If you are interested in helping, please come to the MUB Ballroom on Sunday, September 8 at 1:00 PM for rehearsal. Filming will begin promptly at 4:00 PM on the Walker Lawn and the day will conclude with ice-cream in the DHH Ballroom. To see what we’ve done in year’s past, see

For more information, email or stop by our office in Admin 200.


9/11 Ceremony to Honor and Remember Victims

Please join us on September 11, 2013 to honor and remember the victims of the September 11 attacks. The Army and Air Force ROTC Joint Honor Guard will be posted at Michigan Tech’s 9/11 Memorial. A brief opening ceremony will be held outside the ROTC building at 7:00 AM. The Honor Guard will remain throughout the day. Students and community members are encouraged to stop by at any point to pay their respects. A limited number of flowers will be available to place at the memorial for no cost, though community members are welcome and encouraged to bring their own. The closing ceremony will be held at 7:00 PM for the lowering of the flag.

For more information please contact Janna Clement at


Call for Parade of Nations Volunteers

The International Programs and Services Office is in need of your assistance this year to ensure another awesome Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival to be held on Saturday, September 14.As in year’s past, we will require volunteer assistance in the days leading to the parade and the day of the parade.  Any and all help is welcome on starting on Thursday, September 12th.  Here are our needs:

Thursday, September 12 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at DEE
-Set up at DEE (help with arranging tables, chairs, stage, etc)
Friday, September 13 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (various locations)
-Transporting flags from Michigan Tech to Finlandia, finalize set up, etc
Saturday, September 14 11:00 AM to 3 PM at DEE
-Directing traffic, clean up crew, soda sales, greeting visitors, etc
Saturday, September 14 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Parade
Set up, directing traffic, marching in parade, collecting flags, etc
You may sign-up in 1-hour shifts by completing this form. The biggest need will be on Thursday and Friday. Thanks for your support and consideration.We also wish to take this time extend a heartfelt invitation to you and your family to help us celebrate the 24th Annual Parade of Nations to celebrate the international student community from Michigan Technological University, Finlandia University.  Northern Michigan University is also sending a delegation of international students to participate in this year’s festivities, as well.


Intramural-Recreational Sports Service Updates

Welcome back, intramural participants! We are looking forward to an awesome year. Here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind.

Entry Deadlines

Kickball 9/12 @ 12PM

Flag Football 9/12 @ 5PM

Soccer Fours 9/12 @ 5PM

Softball 9/6 @ 1PM

Sand Volleyball 4s 9/6 @ 1 PM

Officials’ Meetings/Clinics

Soccer 9/10 @ 5:30PM

Flag Football 9/11 @ 5:30PM

Individual/Dual Sports

Golf Scramble entry deadline 9/13 @ 3PM

Please visit our website for more information.


Lutheran Campus Ministry Events

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church [ELCA]

1100 College Avenue, Houghton

For more information or to contact us, visit: or

Worship Every Sunday @ 10:00 AM – Coffee and treats after every service at 11:00 AM

Sept. 8: Free brunch after worship!

September 1 & 8 @ 9:45  AM: Transportation provided from Wadsworth Hall main


Free BBQ Saturday, September 7 @ 5 PM – Stop by church for some free food!

What Is Christianity?

Weekly on Tuesdays @ 2pm at the Canterbury House

A weekly discussion starting on September 10. For directions to the Canterbury House, see

Sexuality is the topic at our Wednesday Discussions September 11 — October 2 at Good Shepherd

6-8 PM: Free dinner followed by films, talks, and discussions.

Good Shepherd always welcomes all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Big Question Series Weekly on Fridays @ 2:00 PM

Starting on September 13: A weekly discussion on a variety of topics held at and jointly sponsored by the Canterbury House. For directions to the Canterbury House, see

Free Bowling & Pizza Fri. Sept. 13 @ 6:00 PM

Need transportation? Meet near MUB parking lot/bus shuttle location @ 5:45 PM

Homecoming tailgate party Saturday, September 21 @ 11:30 AM Look for us at the parking lot 24 east of the football field

Free Camping Trip to Copper Harbor

October 5-6 Transportation and gear will be provided as needed!

RSVP to by Wednesday October 2


Fall 2013 Career Services Events – WEEK 2

The following companies are traveling to campus to help you with your Career Development:

ArcelorMittal • Greenheck • Jackson • CONTROLTEC • Mercury Marine

Week 2

Resume Blitz, September 11 and 12

MUB Commons, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Industry Panel (Career Fair Prep)

Wednesday, September 11

MUB Commons, 6:00 PM

IMPORTANT – Be sure to schedule your Mock Interview NOW by emailing 3 dates and times that work best for you to, or call 487-2313.

New this semester! More Walk-In Hours throughout the semester:

Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00

Tuesdays from 1:00 – 5:00

Wednesdays from 2:00 – 5:00

Thursdays at 10:00 – noon and 3:00 – 5:00

Career Services, 220 Administration Building (15 minute visits)



Homecoming 2013 – Homecoming Court

Do you know someone who would make a great Homecoming King or Queen?  Nominate them HERE today!  After you log into Involvement Link using your username and ISO you will be brought directly to the form. (Nominations are due by Monday, September 9 at Noon)
Homecoming Team Registration:
Is your team ready to compete during a week of FUN?!?  Sign them up HERE!

For more information please contact Jessie Stapleton at or call 906-487-1963


2013 Advisor/President Training Sessions

Student Activities has scheduled the 2013 training workshops for registered student organization advisors and presidents.   Faculty and staff that advise one or more registered student organizations, as well as organization presidents, are required to attend one of the sessions.  Organizations will not be able to register if this requirement is not fulfilled.  A portion of this training will cover your role as a campus security authority as mandated by the Clery Act.

Tuesday               September 10, 2013        noon     MUB Ballroom B

Wednesday        September 11, 2013        noon     MUB Ballroom B

Thursday             September 12, 2013        noon     MUB Ballroom B

Thursday             September 12, 2013        6PM       Fisher 129

Thursday             September 26, 2013        8PM       EERC 214

Friday                    September 27, 2013        noon     MUB Ballroom B

Register for ONE of the workshops by going to the Student Activities website form.  The sessions are expected to last no more than one hour.

For questions, contact Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator of Registered Student Organizations, at 906-487-2402 or