Day: August 28, 2015

Student News Briefs – August 28, 2015


Welcome Week Events 8/29-9/7



REMINDER: Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Eric Schwartz

Come out to see comedian, Eric Schwartz, Saturday, August 29 from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Rosza Center.  An unassuming nerd unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary.  Eric Schwartz is one of the most creative and original comedians working today, earning the description, “everything there is to love about entertainment.” With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and more, this comedian’s stand up, songs and characters are spreading worldwide!

(Show contains college humor.)

Sponsored by Late Night Programming and MUB Board.

Save the Date postcard

REMINDER: An Afternoon on the Town

On Saturday, August 29 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, join your fellow classmates for An Afternoon on the Town. This annual Michigan Tech event spans from campus, down College Ave., and through the downtown Houghton business district. Area businesses and services will be participating and handing out food, coupons, and other giveaways to showcase what they have to offer. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the area and make you feel at home with the community.

You will also have the opportunity to enter into our prize giveaway! The grand prize this year is a GoPro with several other great prizes from area businesses!

For more information please contact Student Activities at or call 906-486-1963.

Khana Khazana Serves Mexican Food

Mexican cuisine is on the menu at Friday’s Khana Khazana Food Truck in the MUB Circle. Serving is from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. On Friday’s menu is Pollo Borracho (drunken chicken); chicken, raisins, almonds and green olives cooked in sherry and served over basmati rice; black bean and corn salad, black beans, corn, tomato, red pepper and avocado with red wine vinegar and cilantro; and chilaquiles—a casserole of tortilla chips mixed with eggs and salsa, topped with cheese and served with re-fried beans.

Keweenaw Color Run Seeking Volunteers

We want you to help us kick off this years Pride Week at Michigan Tech with the 2015 Keweenaw Color Run! This event is meant to bring students and community members from different backgrounds and cultures together for hours of entertainment and fitness.

The Event is on Sunday September 20th and we are expecting 600 participants to take to the streets to celebrate Fun and Fitness.

We need six Organizations to step up and provide at least six volunteers each for the event in order to sponsor a color station. We expect the six spots to fill up quickly, so if you are part of an organization that is interested, let us know as soon as possible to get a spot.

The Details:

Date: 9/20/2015
Time 9:30 till cleaned up (Around 11:45AM)
Cost: FREE if you volunteer!

What you get: Free Cookies, Free event shirts, the opportunity to throw 100’s of pounds of color powder on students and community, Volunteer hours, Satisfaction etc.  

If interested, Please email Kyle McGurk; with your name, organization, phone number and estimate on how many people you think will help out. If you want to help, but don’t think your organization can provide at least six people: fill out this form and we will find a role for you!


Welcome Week Concert featuring, Dean Alexander

Saturday, September 5
9:00 pm, Walker Lawn
Sponsored by MUB Board, Late Night, and Housing & Residential Life


Upcoming Intramural Events

Sports Officials Informational Meeting (2 Options)
 – Tuesday, September 1 @ 6:00 pm (Fisher 138)
 – Wednesday, September 2 @ 6:00 PM (Fisher 138)
If you are interested in officiating Intramural Sports, you must attend one of the meetings!
Entry Deadlines
Frisbockey, Sand Volleyball Fours and Softball: Friday, September 4 @ 12:00 PM
Flag Football & Soccer Fours: Thursday, September 10 @ 5:00 PM
Two-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 11 @ 12:00 PM
 -Your team must sign-up for a Tee-Time in the Intramural Office (SDC, room 202)
Register your team at

Husky Tae Kwon Do Club Practice

Meeting times:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:30-7:00pm ROTC Gym (room 100)
  • Saturdays:  4-6pm SDC Dance Room

Our current club practice schedule can be found HERE.

We are a non-profit Student Organization, so all dues get rolled back into the club one way or another (tournament travel expenses, equipment, uniforms…).  If you have any questions please feel free to contact any time. Ms. Amber Kemppainen,

Come and check us out! First practice is Monday August 31! No experience needed.

Self-Defense Seminar

Come and learn basic and advanced self-defense techniques with the Husky Tae Kwon Do club on Sunday, August 30 from 1-2 PM in the SDC Dance Studio. Wear comfortable clothing. This class is free!
For more information please contact Amber at

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Dollar Days, Try a Class for $2

HuskiesFit Programs @ the SDC Sample Fitness Classes for only $2 each during Dollar Days August 31 – September 5.
For more information on Dollar Days or to view our complete Fall Semester 2015 Fitness Class Schedule, visit



Husky Food Access Network (FAN) Now Open

Do you need food but can’t afford it? Know someone struggling to put meals on the table? No one in our campus community has to go hungry. Husky FAN has many resources available. From our on-campus Pantry in the Hamar House to emergency meal packets you can access 24/7 from Public Safety, we’re working to reduce the stress of food insecurity at Michigan Tech.
For more information visit the WEBSITE.

Constitution Day September 17

Constitution Day is Thursday, September 17.  Activities will include a student essay contest.  Please watch for further information on the essay question and where to send submissions.  There will be First through Third prizes of gift cards to the Campus Bookstore!
Other activities planned for Constitution Day include:
1:30 PM at the Tech Husky – Announcement of essay contest winners, Husky Pep Band, Reading of the Constitution​, and student government organization booths.
1:30-3:00 PM at the Library Pavilion – Voter Registration with the Houghton City Clerk
Rain location for the above will be the MUB Commons.
There will also be a display of Constitution related holdings in the main hall of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

Career Services Hosts Dow Chemical



Campus Bookstore Now Selling FitBit

The Campus Bookstore is now selling FitBit which monitors your daily activities, and  a daily planner that includes the Michigan Tech Academic Calendar.

Also, Women’s Career Apparel is starting to arrive in time for the Career Fair. and we are stocking a daily planner that includes the Michigan Tech Academic Calendar.

Academic year hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more information please visit the website.


Academic Success Workshops: Fall 2015

September 1, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Probation and getting back in good academic standing
This session will discuss the conditions of academic probation and how to get back into good standing. It will also discuss resources and strategies to encourage ongoing academic success.

September 8, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Procrastination, prioritization, motivation and organization: Get time on your side
Time management is really effective self-management. Understand how to avoid time wasting pitfalls, and learn the tools to help you make the most effective use of your time.

September 9, 5:00 PM (MUB Alumni Lounge)
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Participants attending this session will become familiar with metacognitive awareness (“thinking about thinking”), will learn to develop learning goals and how to make adjustments to be more academically successful.

September 15, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
I never really had to study before…
Many students arrive at Michigan Tech without solid study skills and strategies. Whether you are a first year or a fifth year this session provides an overview of what good study habits look like and allows for adaptation to your learning style.

September 22, 5:00 PM (MUB Alumni Lounge)
Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4
Do you ever feel like you know the course material but can’t translate it to a successful exam grade?
Learn effective preparation and test taking strategies.

October 13, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4 (second offering)

October 27, 5:00 PM (MUB Ballroom B)
Mid-semester reboot
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind or way overwhelmed? Take an optimistic approach and use strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards success.

December 8, 5:00 PM (MUB Alumni Lounge)
The Academic Probation and Suspension Process
Do you have questions about academic probation, how to get back into good standing or are concerned that you or someone you know may be academically suspended after this semester?


Van Shuttle Service On and Off Campus

Did you know that Transportation Services has partnered with the City of Houghton and they are running a free van shuttle service on campus between the SDC, Daniell Heights and the Memorial Union?

In the afternoon, there is also a City of Houghton bus that runs from the MUB to various locations off-campus in Houghton. The Fall schedule will go into effect on August 31, 2015. See Services Offered for more information.