Student News Briefs, 5/20/16

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

HATK_grilling-flame_s4x3Cookout at the OAP Backyard on Thursday, May 26

Come on over for some grillin’ and fun at the OAP backyard cookout from 1-3, or until supplies last, on Thursday, May 26. It is free to attend and there will be kosher hotdogs, corn on the cob, chips, watermelon, and refreshments.

The OAP is located at the bottom of Macinnis Drive at 207 East St.

This event is brought to you by Student Activities, Outdoor Adventure Program, Wellness Program, Housing and Residerntial Life and Dining Services.

For more information visit Involvement Link.


OAP Open High Ropes Course, Saturday, May 21

From 10-1 at the Tech Trail Head the OAP will be  hosting an open High Ropes Course. The cost is $5.00. Call OAP for more information at 906-487-2290 between noon-5pm.


hawai_May 20, 2016Taste of Hawaii at Khana Khazana

Hawaiian cuisine is on the menu at Friday’s Khana Khazana in the food trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features Creamy Potato Salad, Huli Huli Chicken and Fresh Corn Tomato Salad.

The cost of the full meal is $6.95. Visit the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.


 CAMPUS NEWS

Center for Pre-College Outreach Offices Move to Wadsworth for Summer

The Center for Pre-College Outreach office will move to their summer location on the forth floor of Wadsworth Hall today. Summer Youth Programs begin in June and will continue until August. The offices will house all CPCO operations including SYP, Mind Trekkers and College Access.

Feel free to stop by or call 7-2219 if you need anything.


Parade of Nations 2016 Theme: Passport to the World

“Passport to the World” will be the theme of the 2016 Parade of Nations, scheduled for September 17. The 27th annual Parade of Nations is a celebration of the international heritage and flavor of our community.

It kicks off with a parade from Hancock to the Dee Stadium in Houghton. A cultural festival featuring food, crafts and entertainment from many nations follows the parade.

The headline act, BreakSK8, will skate in the parade and perform at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the Michigan Tech campus that evening. BreakSK8 is a professional jam-skating team that likes to push the limits of what can be done on rollerblades. They have toured the world and appeared in films.

Parade of Nations is sponsored by Michigan Tech, Finlandia, and community businesses and residents.


Tech Unveils 2016-17 Hockey Schedule

Four series against teams from last year’s NCAA tournament, a trip to the 52nd Great Lakes Invitational and 14 games against in-state rivals are among the highlights of the 2016-17 Michigan Tech hockey schedule, which was unveiled yesterday.

The nationally-ranked Huskies open their 96th season of hockey with a non-conference series at former WCHA foe Minnesota Duluth Oct. 1-2, renewing a rivalry that dates back to 1952-53.

Tech jumps right into league action the following weekend (Oct. 7-8) to start the defense of the MacNaughton Cup with a road test against Minnesota State before returning to the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena for a two-game set with Alabama Huntsville on Oct. 14-15

The new WCHA playoff format begins this season and will feature home-site games for the duration of the conference tournament. The first round and semifinals will each be best-of-three series at the higher seed, while the WCHA Championship Game will be a one-game, winner-takes-all matchup at the highest remaining seed.

For the complete 2016-17 schedule, click here.

To read the full story and find out more about Husky Athletics, visit michigantechhuskies.com.


REMINDERS

Hockey Spring Carnival Tonight

Michigan Tech will host a Spring Hockey Carnival at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Friday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to people of all ages and will feature food, games for kids, raffle and door prizes, photo opportunities with the MacNaughton Cup and autographs with Huskies players and staff.

Youth are encouraged to bring their own hockey sticks to play floor hockey with Michigan Tech players. The Huskies will also run skill sessions, which will include a chance to shoot against Tech goaltenders.

A bounce house, video games on the arena’s video board, music and Tech’s mascot, Blizzard T. Husky, will also be part of the evening.

The free food offerings are hot dogs, popcorn, pop and bottled water. Other food options will be available for purchase. Raffle prizes include University Images gift cards, a free week at Michigan Tech Hockey School, sticks signed by the Huskies and family ticket packages.

Tickets to watch the Huskies defend their 2015-16 WCHA regular season championship will be on sale during the event. More information on season tickets will be released next week.


Attention Student Organizations: Summer Youth Expo Scheduled for June 21 and June 28

During the weeks of June 19-25 and June 26-July 2, Summer Youth Programs will be hosting several major scholarship summer camps: Women in Engineering (WIE), Engineering Scholars Program (ESP), and Women in Computer Science (WICS).  As part of these camps, we host an expo about all things Michigan Tech.  This expo includes representatives from many student organizations, campus departments, Enterprise teams, and club sports.

The purpose of the “Tech Expo” is to give these bright students a feeling of what life is like at Michigan Tech.  All of the participants have applied and been accepted to the program based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations — they are very driven and interesting young people! WIE and WICS are entirely female camps (a total of around 180 women), and ESP welcome 150 students (both male and female).

Dates:  Tuesday. June 21 and Tuesday. June 28

Times: Both Expos are from 4 – 5 PM

Location:  MUB Ballroom

If you or someone else in your organization is here for the summer and would be interested in hosting a booth, please mark the date! Last year we hosted several dozen tables, and we are striving to make this year’s Expo the best yet!  If you have any questions about the event or our programs, please feel welcome to contact Jannah Brandt (jrbrandt@mtu.edu).

More information, including a registration form, will be sent out closer to the time.  For now, please mark these two dates.  We look forward to hosting another spectacular expo!  Please feel welcome to let me know if you have questions.


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