Student News Briefs – Friday, June 12


Move In Volunteer Opportunities for Fall 2015

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in onSaturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23. Your group can sign up for one two-hour shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Please fill out the Google form to sign up to volunteer.

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out in Google Forms


Understanding Lean Concepts Workshop with Hands-On Simulations
Ready to have some fun and gain a basic understanding of lean concepts and tools? Lean is one of the top skills requested by employers in nearly all industries and non-profits, including healthcare and service.
During this free half-day workshop, you’ll participate in four hands-on simulations that demonstrate the key elements of lean: pull and flow, value add, set-up reduction and workplace organization.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to noonMonday, June 22, in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B. Students are welcome.
The workshop will be delivered by Jean Cunningham. Jean is principle of Jean Cunningham Consulting, which provides lean business management services including workshops, kaizen events and strategic coaching. She speaks at lean conferences and teaches Lean Accounting for the Ohio State University Master of Business Operational Excellence Program.
Jean Cunningham is widely recognized for her pioneering work in Lean Accounting, IT, HR and other non-production functions (Lean Business Management, The Lean Office). She is the co-author of Real Numbers (Lean Accounting) and Easier, Simpler, Faster (Lean IT), which won the 2004 and 2008 Shingo Prize for Research respectively. Jean was previously the CFO at Lantech Inc. and Marshfield Door Systems and the voluntary CFO for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence. She has a BS in Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Northeastern University’s Executive Program.
Jean will also be available at 1 p.m. on June 22 in the MUB Alumni Lounge B for informal discussions on any Lean topic.
This workshop is presented by Michigan Tech’s Office of Continuous Improvement. It is partially funded by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.
An RSVP to is helpful but not required.



High Ropes Challenge Hosted by the OAP

Come check out the High Ropes course for only $5.00! From 2:00 – 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 13 participants will get the opportunity  to go up and experience Tech’s high ropes course without the need of a large group.

For more information please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290 or email


Intro to Mountain Biking Hosted by the OAP

Try out the Tech trails , in the Keweenaw on Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00 PM! Get detailed instruction on how to start mountain biking, along with the gear and basics for doing it on your own. The cost is 1/2 off a regular bike rental or free if you have a bike
Participants will meet at 6:00 PM at the Outdoor Adventure Program, 207 East Street.
For more information please contact the OAP at 906.487-2290.

Khana Khazana Presents Hawaiian Chicken

This week the Khana Khazana food trailer presents a C-Cubed style luncheon featuring sweet Hawaiian Barbecued Huli Huli Chicken. It’s served with sides of fresh corn tomato salad, creamy potato salad with lemon and fresh herbs and a mango milk shake to help cool you off in the Summer sun. The trailer is in the MUB Circle from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.


K-Day Registration Now Open

Student Activities is now accepting registration applications for K-Day 2015. Please use this LINK to get to the online form.

For more information please contact Jessie at 906.487-1963.


Dog Therapy Dates at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

June 22 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
July 8 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
July 20 from 1-3:00 pm at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center
Want to know when the Dogs will be at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center?  Like Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program and Michigan Tech Student Activities on Facebook!

Registration Open for the The Biggest Mover Competition

Register by July 5 at for the Biggest Mover Competition to challenge yourself with fun activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. Incentives will be available throughout the competition as well as a Grand Prize of an Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board after the competition closes!

The competition runs for 6 weeks starting on July 6 and ending on August 14.

To be eligible for this competition you must:

  • Be an active Michigan Tech Student (Enrolled in courses for Fall 2015)

  • Have a Michigan Tech email

  • Have a Michigan Tech M#

  • Have Internet Access

There are 350 Points Possible each week that consist of Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, De-stressing Activity, and a Bonus Activity.


  • The first 25 participants to join the challenge  will receive a Travel Cup  for salad, veggies, etc.

  • Participants who obtain 200 or more points after week 1 will receive a water bottle

  • Participants who obtain 800 or more points after week 3 will receive a Cinch Sack/Back pack

  • Participants who obtain 1350 points after week 5 will be entered into thedrawing for a Stand up Paddle Board (1 available valued at a $750 value )

*Prizes may differ than the examples pictured above*

*All prizes must be picked up from the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center by August 31, 2015.

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