Day: June 26, 2015

Student News Briefs – Friday, June 26, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

Intro to Mountain Biking Hosted by the Outdoor Adventure Program

Put your mountain biking skills to the test on the Copper Harbor trails on Saturday, June 30 at 3:00PM. Transportation and shuttle will be included in the cost of $25 per person. Please sign up in advance by calling 906.487-2290 or by emailing oap@mtu.edu.


Khana Khazana Serving Iranian Cuisine

The Dining Services food trailer will be parked on campus Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will serve Iranian Cuisine. The featured dish is Beef Roll which is egg and coriander rolled up and seasoned with pomegranate then  cooked in a special tomato sauce and served with rice.  Also serving Potato Kuku, an egg based Persian vegetarian dish, flavored with shredded potatoes, onion, saffron, and garlic chives; serves in a special tomato sauce and rice.  And for dessert Mille-Feuille also know as the Nepoleon, made up of three layers of puff pastry alternating with layers of whipped cream.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

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Dog Therapy Dates at the Outdoor Adventure Program and Wellness Center

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

2k of 5k Frun Trail Walk/Run

The Chassell Lions present their second annual Fun Trail Walk/Run to benefit the ‘Simple Kindness of Youth’ program. The run will take place at the Chassell trails behind the Chassell Heritage Building on Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 AM Register here! You may register the day of the event. Free t-shirt with paid registration (guaranteed with registration by 6/30)

If you have questions please contact Pam at pfhiltunen@gmail.com.


REMINDERS

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Participate in the 2015 Parade of Nations

Now is the time to plan your organization’s participation in the 2015 Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival on Saturday, September 19, 2015.   The Parade will begin in Hancock at 11 AM and end at the Dee Stadium in Houghton.  The Multicultural Festival is in the Dee immediately following the Parade.Organizations can register to have a float in the Parade or a booth at the Festival.  For more information, see http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2015/june/parade-nations-announces-its-2015-theme.html.
If you or your organization would like to showcase your talent by joining the entertainment lineup at the Multicultural Festival, contact committee member Joe Shutte at joseph.schutte@gmail.com.

African Dance Sessions at the SDC

African Dance Sessions are running running every Saturday at 11:00 am in the SDC dance studio. African dance combines rigorous steps and movements accompanied with contemporary Afro-beats. It is a fun way to get active and break some sweat. The cost is $7 per session. This session is open to everyone.
Interested people can reach Efe via email, efplange@mtu.edu .

Registration Open for the The Biggest Mover Competition

Register by July 5 at MTU.2ACT.co 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.

Prizes:

  • 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.


Little Huskies Scholarship Application Deadline Set for July 17

Please be aware that Little Huskies Child Development Center has scholarships available to families through the Access to High Quality Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund. Families are welcome to apply for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

The purpose of the scholarship fund is to remove financial roadblocks to allow Michigan Tech’s most needy families access to high-quality early childhood education at Little Huskies. The focus demographics are undergraduate, graduate and low-income employee families. Their success at Michigan Tech is a guiding principle. Please go to Michigan Tech Childcare for more information and an application form.

A completed application and all required materials must be submitted and received no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 17, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Materials may be sent electronically to eva-marie.hatfield@gretchenshouse.com or mailed to: Eva-Marie Hatfield, Little Huskies Child Development Center, 500 MacInnes Drive, Houghton, MI 49931.