Student News Briefs – Friday, August 22, 2014

1. Welcome Week Schedule of Events

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2. OAP and Wellness Events

The Outdoor Adventure Program and Wellness will be offering a Slack line Clinic on Walker Lawn from 4:00-6:00 PM on August 26, a Paddle Board Demo on August 27 from 8:00-9:30 PM, a Sturgeon River Sunset Paddle on August 28 from 7:00-10:00 PM with a cost if $10, a Prince’s Point Paddle on August 29 from 8:00-10:00 AM, and a Crate Stacking Challenge on August 29 from 5:00-8:00 PM.

For more information on any of these events please contact the OAP at 487-2290.


3. Reminder: Student Activities Presents Comedian, Jay Black

On Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 PM, comedian Jay Black will perform at the Rozsa Center of Performing Arts.

In 2007, Jay Black left teaching to pursue writing and stand-up full time. Since then, he has headlined at close to 400 colleges, and is APCA’s college comic of the year for two years running.

He has appeared as a comic on Showtime, A&E, Fox, the CBC, and NBC. Jay has also performed at some of the most prestigious clubs in the country, from the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana in Atlantic City to the world famous Los Angeles Improv.

Admission is free with your student ID.

An Afternoon on the Town

4. An Afternoon on the Town 

On Saturday, August 30 from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM will be the 3rd annual event An afternoon on the Town. Area businesses and services will be present along college avenue and into downtown Houghton to welcome our new and returning students with offers and deals. The event starts at the Administration building and will be led by RA’s in large groups.

Students participants will receive a card with a list of participating businesses and if they get a minimum of 35 signatures they will be entered into Student Activities prize drawing held after the event. Top prize is a GoPro! Winners will be notified by email.

For more information on this event please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963.


5. MUB Board Hosting PaintU

Want a memory you’ll be talking about for the rest of your college experience? Come out and dance the night away with PaintU on Walker Lawn on Wednesday, August 27 at 9:00 PM

With awesome music, gallons of neon washable paint, black lights and a beautiful summer night in Houghton, it’s sure to be an event you won’t want to miss.

Checkout the promo video here:

If rain, the alternate location will be the Wood Gym in the SDC.

For more information please contact Jessie at 487-1963.

6. Tutors Needed at Jeffers High School

Since the 2012-13 school year, MTU students have been a great source of inspiration for Jeffers High School students. You have academically helped make a difference by tutoring our students. We thank you.

Jeffers High School (7th – 12th grade) is looking for dedicated MTU students who will commit one hour each week to our after-school tutoring program. (M-F, 3:30 – 4:30 PM)

This is a rewarding volunteer program helping Jeffers students who struggle academically. It is a one-on-one based tutoring program where you will tutor the same student one day each week during the semester.

For more information, please contact:

Trish Sherman
Jeffers High School Guidance Counselor
PH: 906-482-0599 ext. 2131

7. Reminders from the City of Houghton

The following contains important information as well as a list Houghton City ordinances that may be pertinent to students for the Fall 2014 semester and beyond. Back to School Student Cleanup: Dumpsters will be provided, free of charge, August 27-29 and September 3-5. Dumpster locations are 7th Regular Trash Pickup: Weekly, during the entire year, trash cannot be put out any earlier than 7:00 AM (because of potential route changes) on the day of pick up. Trash pick-up is either Tuesday or Thursday. Please refer to the PDF File for specific location or contact Waste Management.

Night parking: No parking on Shelden Avenue between the hours of 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM, year-round. Winter Parking: No parking on any city street or parking facility between the hours of 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM from November 1 thru April 30.

‘Sign Amnesty’ – Students and landlords will be able to place city/state signs and other equipment by the curb for pick-up, with no questions asked. Also includes construction equipment (cones, etc.) through the month of September. You can call the city offices for pickup with no questions asked.

Chapter 34

-Sec 34-34 – Accumulation of junk, trash or rubbish

-Sec 34-92 – Loud noise

Chapter 62 -Sec 62-38 – Accumulation of garbage

Chapter 50 -Sec 50-168 – Pet feces -Sec 50-167 – Taking of signs

Chapter 38 -Sec 38-3 – Rules for recreational fires

Chapter 70 -Sec 70-191 – Proper snow removal

Please call us at 482-1700 or refer to our website ( for the full listing of city ordinances.