Month: July 2015

Student News Briefs- Thursday, July 30, 2015


Rozsa Center and Visual and Performing Arts 2015-16 Season

Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center and Visual and Performing Arts 2015-16 season presents a little something for everyone this year! The season includes over 39 events, encompassing film, lectures, music, theater, art gallery, dance, and more. From Shakespeare and ballet to comedy and jazz, Rozsa shows will entertain all tastes and all ages. The season even includes an exciting opportunity for local youth dancers to perform alongside professional ballet dancers in The Nutcracker! Flexible discount season ticket packages are on sale from August 1 through August 31. Single tickets go on sale September 1

For more details, please contact Bethany Jones for more information.


Community Programs for Adults

Michigan Tech Community Programs offers a wide variety of classes to fit your summer fitness needs. Check out the following great classes!
All Levels Yoga – A great fit for beginners and experienced yoga practitioners alike. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 pm in the SDC Studio.
Adult Skate Workshop – Designed for the beginner through intermediate adult ice skater. Next session begins August 11. Class meets Tuesdays, 12:00-12:50 pm in the MacInnes Ice Arena.
PiYo – The muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates combined with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Class meets Wednesdays, 5:00-5:50 pmand Saturdays, 9:00-9:50 am in the SDC Studio.
Metabolic Conditioning – A fast and effective mix of strength, conditioning and core training. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-6:50 am in the SDC Studio.
Aqua Zumba – Beat the heat with an aquatic mix of cardio and body toning. Class meets Tuesdays, 6:30-7:20 pm and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 pm in the SDC Pool.
For more information, visit
Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!

Community Programs for Children

The last round of youth community programs for the summer begins soon! Sign your child up now for one of the following great classes!


  • Next session begins August 3
  • Parent/child (ages 6 months to 4 years)
  • Preschool (ages 4 to 5 years)
  • Levels 1-6
  • Register by July 29

Huskies Hockey Challenge Night

  • 4-week program begins August 10
  • Mites, Squirts and PeeWees (2014-15 level of play)
  • Fast-paced, small area games

Huskies Total Skills and Power Skating

  • Power skating
  • Off ice skills
  • Mites, Squirts, PeeWees and Bantams (2014-15 level of play)
  • Next session begins August 3

Learn to Skate

  • Next session begins August 11
  • Ages 3 to adult welcome

For more information, visit

Commit your child to be HuskiesFit this summer!


Summer Open Swim and Public Skating Hours

The SDC Swimming Pool is a great place to perfect your favorite swim stroke or just splash around & cool off. Single day passes & group rates are available.

Summer open swim hours are:
Monday-Friday, 6:00-9:00am, 12:00-1:30pm and 4:30-8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm
Adult Lap Swim: Monday-Friday, 1:30-2:30pm

Summer Public Skating
The John MacInnes Student Ice Arena offers public skating sessions twice weekly this summer. It is free to SDC members and Michigan Tech students (present ID for entry). It is also included in Friday and Sunday SDC day passes, or you can pay $3/person for skating only.

Summer public skating hours are:
Sundays, 5:00-5:50pm
Fridays, 2:00-2:50pm
For exact dates, please visit Public Skating.

For more information about the SDC and other available recreational programs, visit

Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!



K-Day Goes Americana and Registration is 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.


New Online GPA Estimator

Did you know, the Registrar’s Office website now hosts a GPA estimator. The tool may be used to estimate semester and cumulative GPAs and run various scenarios by entering the expected letter grade and credit hour for each class.

Student News Briefs – Thursday, July 23, 2015


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Sunset Cruise #2 Sign Up and Summer Snack

Come over to the Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Programs house (207 East St. Across the highway from the MTU Library) on Thursday, July 23 from 1:00-3:00 PM for the second sunset cruise sign up. This sunset cruise is to be held on August 7 in Copper Harbor. The cost is $5.00 with your student ID.

There will also be a summer snack of avocado potato salad as well as raspberry sorbet served during this time.

This event is sponsored by Student Activities, Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services.

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Rozsa Pocket Calendar Available

New this year, the Rozsa has convenient, handy, “pocket calendars” – Great for your desk, at work or home, take with you or keep by the phone! Features the big event each month. Available around town or at the Rozsa this week, then look for your full-size Rozsa calendar, coming the last week of August.

More details, events and tickets at


Volunteers Needed to Test out Driving Simulator

Maryam Fakhr, PhD student in the department of cognitive and learning sciences needs some volunteers to participate in a study on Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24.
This one hour study includes 30 minutes driving with a simulator and filling out some questionnaires in the department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Meese center, room G08. If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to Maryam at


Lake Superior Day in Copper Harbor

The beauty and bounty of Lake Superior will be celebrated Sunday, July 26 at the Third Annual Lake Superior Day in Copper Harbor. Community volunteers, along with the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, are organizing the festival with lots of special activities at the 6th Street Dock along the Copper Harbor Boardwalk.

Activities include:

Community picnic ($5 donation suggested)
Canoe races and kayak demonstrations
Interactive art (paint the model freighter)
Remotely-Operated-Vehicle demonstrations by Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center
Presentation on the health of Lake Superior by Great Lakes scientist Martin Auer (CEE)
Live music, poetry and more!
From 1-4 PM a special highlight is the opportunity for festival attendees to find out how scientists study the Great Lakes by taking a 40-minute scientific excursion aboard Michigan Tech’s research vessel, Agassiz. The excursions are part of the Ride the Waves Program funded by a grant from General Motors. The Agassiz will depart every 45 minutes from the Isle Royale Queen dock beginning at 1 p.m. Participants must be at least seven years old, and children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants should wear closed-toe shoes. Space is limited and those interested may pre-register by calling 7-3341 or email Lloyd Wescoat at Lake Superior Day is celebrated throughout the Lake Superior basin on or close to the third Sunday in July in many communities around Lake Superior. Learn more about Lake Superior Day events around the lake.

Keweenaw Alumni and Friends Chapter 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships

Friday July 24 is the last day to register for the Keweenaw Alumni and Friends Chapter 5K Walk/Run for scholarships. The event will be held Saturday, August 8 on the Michigan Tech Trails. Registration begins at 7:30 AM with the walk to start at 8:30 AM and the run beginning at 9 AM.  Awards will be handed out at 10 AM.

Cost is $15 for those with a Tech Trail pass, $20 for those who need a pass (includes a discounted $5 day pass). T-shirts are included with advanced registration!

Register online today!
For more information, or to register contact


Involvement Link has a New Look!

Involvement Link has just launched an updated platform! The home page has a new look as well as an easy to use toolbar where you can search for upcoming events, a list of organizations, and campus website links to Student Activities, USG, the Student Disclosure, and the weekly News Briefs.

Student Organizations take note: You can now customize your page with a cover photo, create photo albums that illustrate your organizations activities, and write up a news article on what your organization has been up to!

Check it out HERE!

Student News Briefs – Thursday, July 16, 2015


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Sunset Cruise #2 Sign Up and Summer Snack

Come over to the Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Programs houses (207 East St. Across the highway from the MTU Library) on Thursday, July 23 from 1:00-3:00 PM for the second sunset cruise sign up. This sunset cruise is to be held on August 7 in Copper Harbor. The cost is $5.00 with your student ID.

There will also be a summer snack of avocado potato salad as well as raspberry sorbet served during this time.

This event is sponsored by Student Activities, Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services.

Food From Vietnam at Khana Khazana

Tomorrow’s Khana Khazana at the MUB Food Truck will feature food from Vietnam. Featured items include Bun Cha, Vietnamese pork meatball and noodle salad, Pho Ga, Vietnamese chicken noodle soup and Soda Chang, fresh limeaid soda. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MUB Circle.


Join a Student Organization

Did you know there are more than 240 student organizations on campus? There are several categories that these organizations fall under such as academic, arts & culture, club sports, faith based, Greek, service, and social just to name a few. If you are interested in joining a club check out Involvement Link to find your fit. If you don’t see what you are looking for, consider starting your own organization.

For information on starting your own organization visit the Student Activities website or stop into Student Activities, MUB 112, and talk to Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator of Register Student Organizations.

Student News Briefs – Thursday, July 9, 2015


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Group Fitness Instructors Needed

Love fitness? We do too! Michigan Tech Community Programs is looking for group fitness instructors that are as passionate about health and fitness as we are. We offer a wide range of regularly scheduled programs, including high impact TRX, boot-camp and spinning conditioning classes to low impact yoga and youth programming. All types of instructors/trainers are encouraged to apply. For current programming options, visit us at

Community Programs hourly instructors are responsible for preparing and conducting 50-minute fitness classes, and for the maintenance and care of Michigan Tech fitness equipment and facilities. All instructors are required to be CPR/First Aid certified (certification provided) and must be 18 years of age or older. Hourly instructor compensation is calculated based on training, certifications, and years of experience.

All applicants are required to provide:

  • Current contact information, including copy of government issued ID, e-mail, phone number and home address.
  • Current resume, including all fitness and instructing experience
  • Copies of any/all fitness/instructor certifications
  • Proposed class description and class outline (upon request)

Applicants will be required to teach a sample class for the Recreation Director and current Community Programs instructors (upon request).

For more information, please email

Last Chance to Register for Sports Camps

Football, skating, soccer, tennis and volleyball camps are just around the corner! There is still time to register! Football

Step off the sidelines and into the game with Michigan Tech’s renowned football camps. We offer Little Huskies for grades 3-5 and Development for grades 6-8. Skating

Master one of the most artful and athletic ice sports. Featuring a figure skating program for all ages and a learn-to-skate camp for grades K-5, we have opportunities for everyone. Soccer

Michigan Tech’s Soccer Skills Camp is designed to teach fundamental playing skills to younger players. Open to grades K-8. Tennis

The Michigan Tech Tennis camp at Gates Tennis Center offers a balance of instruction, competition, and tactical skill building to take your game to the next level. Volleyball

Develop your serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking, and digging skills with tips and pointers from the Michigan Tech volleyball coaching staff and team players. Choose from Little Huskies for grades 2-6, All Skills Grades 7-9 or All Skills Grades 10-12.

For more information or to register, visit Michigan Tech Sports Camps.



Paddle the Portage Hosted by OAP

Come down to Prince’s Point on Thursday, July 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to join in a leisurely paddle open to all skill levels. The cost is $20 per person and pre-registration is required.

Contact the Outdoor Adventure Program to sign up at 906.487-2290 or visit their location at 207 East Street, across the highway from the MTU Library.

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Intro to Golf, Space Available

If you are interested in learning the basics of golf and would like to take part in a group lesson with other students, Student Activities along with Mark Moroste from the Portage Lake Golf Course, is hosting a small group lesson on Monday, July 20. Transportation is provided from the Outdoor Adventure Program to the golf course and back. Pick up is at 3:30 and the lesson is from 4-5PM.

Please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, with a $5.00 deposit and your student ID to sign up. If you have any questions please call 906.487-1963 or email



Recycle your Batteries at the Campus Bookstore

Did you know that the Campus Bookstore in the Memorial Union Building recycles batteries? Bring in your used batteries and they will recycle them for you. They take AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V.

Student News Briefs – Wednesday, July 1, 2015


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Raptor Rescue Presentation with LIVE Birds

Student Activities is hosting a very special event that showcases live birds of prey. The Chocolay Raptor Center, who was recently featured on TV6 News for their work with rehabilitating a male owl that was shot in Marquette, MI, will be conducting a presentation on their work as a rescue, rehab, and environmental education facility. To see the episode that aired about the owl click HERE. Please come over to the Outdoor Adventure Program backyard (207 East St. Across the highway from the MTU Library) on Thursday, July 9. The event starts at 2:00 PM so please come early to get a good spot for viewing the birds.  This event is free to attend! For more information please contact Student Activities at 906.487-1963 or email

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Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise Sign Up

Back by popular demand, the Copper Harbor Sunset Cruises aboard the Isle Royale Queen IV brought to you by Student Activities. Join us from 1-2 on Thursday, July 9 PM at the Outdoor Adventure Program (207 East St, across the highway from the MTU Library) to sign up for the Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise scheduled for the evening of Friday, July 17. Transportation leaves from the MUB at 6:30 PM, returns at approximately 10:30 PM, and is included in the $5.00 cost. Please bring your student ID to sign up.

If you are unable to make it at this time please contact Student Activities at or call 906.487-1963.

Paddle Board and Kayak Demos with OAP

Have some fun learning how to paddle board and kayak at Prince’s Point on Thursday, July 9 from 2-4 PM. This event is $5.00 per person. Please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program for more information at 906.487-2290 (noon -5PM) or email


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Want to win a paddle board?

The Biggest Mover Competition is 5 weeks long (July 6-August 8) and highlights physical activity, stress reduction practices, and healthy eating. If you are interested in joining the competition you must register no later than July 5 to participate.

To Register go to

The competition starts on Monday, July 6! A paddle board and many other awesome prizes are available!

Good luck!


Michigan Tech Community Programs

In addition to several classes that run all summer long, Michigan Tech Community Programs announces upcoming classes beginning soon that will run through the end of the summer.

Adult Classes

Belly Dance for Fitness – Shake, shimmy and roll in this energetic cabaret-style belly dance class offered Thursdays, 5:15-6:05 p.m., in the SDC Studio July 9 – August 20Spin Express – Rev it up and burn some calories fast in this 40 minute power spin class offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-12:50 p.m., in the SDC Studio July 6 – August 19. Enrollment in Adult Community Program classes is rolling and walk-in’s are always welcome!

Youth Classes

Aikido (Age 5 & up) – A great way for children and teens to gain confidence, practice focus and concentration, and learn non-violent strategies for self-defense. Classes begin July 10 and meet Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the SDC Studio. Creative Dance (Ages 3-6) – Students develop basic dance skills as they interact with their peers in this fun and engaging class! Class meets Saturdays, 11:00-11:45 a.m. July 11 – August 22 in the SDC Studio. Ballet/Jazz (Age 7 & up) – This intro class covers the basics of each dance form including footwork, arm-work and vocabulary. The final session is a unique workshop to explore dance theater and performance technique. 7 and 8 year olds meet Tuesdays, 4:15-5:05 p.m. in the SDC Studio July 7 – August 18. Ages 9 and up meet Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm. in the SDC Studio July 9 – August 20Swimming (Age 6 months & up) – There is still room in the 3rd and 4th sessions of Swimming! Classes meet Monday-Friday for a two-week period in the SDC Pool. Third session – July 20-31, fourth session – August 3-14. Visit for a complete listing of all Summer Community Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!


Local Fireworks Displays & Parades

Lake Linden: July 3, Parade at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at Dusk

Copper Harbor: July 4, Parade at 10:00 AM followed by BBQ and activities, Fireworks at Dusk

South Range: July 4, Childrens Games at 4:30 PM, Fireworks at Dusk

Volunteers Needed for an Obstacle Team Race

The SISU Challenge is a brand new mud and obstacle team race being held in Houghton on Saturday, July 25. We are in need of volunteers–specifically volunteers with basic medical training (first aid, CPR, etc.). If you would like to help, in any way, on Saturday, July 25, please contact Alissa Dupuis from the challenge will benefit Michigan Tech’s Army ROTC. Visit for race details and registration. Check us out on Facebook at
Can’t volunteer? Consider getting a team of your own together.