Day: January 10, 2014

Student News Briefs – Friday, January 10, 2014

Ski for the Key, a benefit for Omega House and Swedetown Trails

The 2nd Annual Ski for the Key 2014 (Ski for the Keweenaw) is quickly approaching! This annual event supports two great organizations, and is a fun day of x-country skiing or snowshoeing. Ski or snowshoe to earn points for prizes!  Ski for the Key will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Swedetown Trails in Calumet.

Proceeds of the fundraiser go to the Omega House and Swedetown Trails Club. Registration and pledge envelopes are available at Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health & Hospice, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Arts, Omega House, Portage Health, Range Bank, and Swedetown Trails Chalet.

Thanks in advance for your continuing support of this worthwhile event. If you have questions, call either Gladys Polzien at 337-5700 or Carol Pfefferkorn at 482-4438.


Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Spring Break 2014 Trips

If you are looking to get out of town for Spring Break why not sign up with the OAP to go on an adventure you are sure not to forget. There are three great options to consider.

Puerto Rico: $1300 includes transportation (rental cars and airfare), breakfast, lodging, surfing lesson, waterfall hikes, snorkeling, beaches, warm weather, and a great time! For airfare purposes, please contact us before winter break if you are interested.
For more information contact Carly at / 248-881-5494 or Ryan at

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: $450-500 includes transportation, food, backpacking, whitewater rafting, historic mill tours, waterfalls, caves, etc.
For more information contact Karl at

Buffalo River, Arkansas: $450 includes transportation, food, canoeing, and hiking
For more information contact OAP at


Tutors Needed at Jeffers High School

Do you have at least one hour each week to commit to tutoring and/or mentoring a Jeffers High School student during the Spring semester?  The students will be scheduled to meet with you during the day or after school in accordance with your MTU class schedule.  Michigan Tech students will also be reimbursed $4.00 per visit to help with travel costs.

For more information please contact Jeffers High School Guidance Counselor, Trish Sherman, at (906) 482-0580 or


Coffee House at Wads

Wadsworth Hall Student Association will be hosting Coffee House on January 17, 2014 in the Wads Dining Hall from 9:00 PM-12:00 AM. Come and enjoy coffee, snacks, and students perform. Musical acts, spoken word, and anything in between are welcome.

For more information please contact Kim Roberts @


Michigan Tech Recreation offers $2.00 Classes All Week

Are you new to Community Programs or just want to change up your workout? Try out a Spring class for only $2.00 during Dollar Days. January 13-18.

There is a lot of program variety with classes for Health and Wellness, Fun and Fitness, and High Intensity Workouts.

Visit us online for the Dollar Days schedule and to see the Spring 2014 Brochure.

For more information connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and Twitter.