Student New Briefs – October 25, 2013

Fall is the Time to COMMIT TO BE FIT

For students and families, avid athletes and novice gym goers alike, Community Programs offers awesome classes to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the Studio, pool or on the ice, Youth Programs will keep your Little Husky active, engaged and having fun!

Fall Session Highlights
Fitness Class Punch Cards – Class Options for High Intensity, Fun & Fitness, Health & Wellness
2nd Session of Youth Programs – Swimming, Aikido, Skating & Tumbling
Upcoming Workshops & Specialty Classes –  One-day intensives and beginner options

Halloween & Thanksgiving Events


Event: HuskyLEAD

Date of Event: 10/15/13, 10/22/13, 10/29/13, 11/12/13, 11/19/13,

Location of Event: Peninsula Room

Start Time(s) of Event: 6:00 PM

End Time(s) of Event: 7:00 PM

Additional Comments: Utilizing Leadership Experiences in Your Job


Husky Tae Kwon Do Practice Schedule: October 28th -November 1st
Tae Kwon Do is fun for all ages and skill levels. Practice self-defense, basic and advanced techniques, and Olympic style sparring.
Try us out for FREE anytime! We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our practices!
Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom A-2
Friday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2pm in the SDC Dance Room
Upcoming Intramural Dates

Team Sports Entry Deadline

3-on-3 Basketball; 10/31 @ 5PM
Individual/Dual Sports

Basketball Skills deadline and competition; 11/5&6 7-8PM

Riflery deadline; 11/8 @ 3PM
More Information? or 487-3556


The Society of Women Physicists is putting on a Research Night to introduce students to the various types of research going on in the Physics Department.

Physics Research Night, brought to you by the Society of Women Physicists

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 6pm. Fisher 139

Come for the (free) pizza. Stay for the (free) physics!

Topics Include:
“Atomic LEGO’s” – Kevin Waters
“She Blinded Me with Science: An Intro to Laser Spectroscopy” – Kiley Spirito
“Why Ice Matters: The Beginnings of Cold Rain” – Ashima Chhabra
“Gamma Rays and Our Universe” – Elena Freundlich
“Which Way is Up?: Using Remanent Magnetization to Unlock Earth’s Past” – Renee Gurganus

“Searching for Time Travelers” – Teresa Wilson
“Aged Aerosol Sampling in the Free Troposphere” – Kendra Wright


Student Organization and Fraternity/Sorority Leaders and Advisors,

If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the Michigan Tech Preschool would like to invite your organization to participate in our upcoming Bounce-O-Rama fund raising event as event volunteers.  This event is open to the entire community – including all ages up to high school and college students and adults.  What we are doing is a carnival-type event where we are having many inflatable obstacles and play areas brought in to the Multi-Purpose room in the SDC on Saturday, November 9th.

We need volunteers mainly to supervise the different areas – things like moon walks, inflatable slides, velcro wall, boxing ring, etc – to make sure the participants stay safe, stay in age appropriate groups, and to rotate participants through according to lines, time limits, etc.  We will train you and it is a fun and easy event.  A large part of our success with past Bounce-O-Ramas has been a great group of volunteers and we hope the campus community can help the Preschool again this year.  A summary of the details is below.

If your organization can participate, please get back to me by November 1st with a list of names and/or a number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts.  We will need about 20 total volunteers for each event shift and about 10 each for set-up and tear-down.

Michigan Tech Preschool is a non-profit parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the local community and its children for over 50 years.  We hope you will choose to work with us to continue our tradition of affordable early childhood education.

Event Summary

Michigan Tech Preschool Bounce-O-Rama

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

SDC Multi-Purpose Room

Event Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Set-Up Shift: 6:30am – 9:00am

Event 1st shift: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Event 2nd shift: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Event 3rd shift: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Tear-Down Shift: 4:00pm – approximately 5:30pm

Feel free to come and bounce too.  Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Again, please let me know if your group can help out and how many people to expect (having names would be even better).  Individuals can certainly volunteer on their own also.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Ryan (

Michigan Tech Preschool Board Vice President

Ryan A. Towles
Academic Advisor
Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University
204A (203) R.L. Smith Building (MEEM) – Inside the Engineering Learning Center
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI, USA  49931
Fax: 906-487-2822