Day: June 24, 2016

Student News Briefs, 6/24/16


maxresdefaultHappening TODAY – Paddle Demo’s at Prince’s Point

Come on down to try out OAP’s paddle boards and kayaks at Prince’s Point from 4-5:30 PM. Its only $5.00!

They will also be there tomorrow, same time, same price!

Call the OAP at 906-487-2290 between noon and 5:00 p.m. for more information.

Chocolay Raptor Center Visits Campus with their Resident Birds

Please join us for a very special presentation by the Chocolay Raptor Center of Marquette, MI on their raptor rehab program. They will be bringing live program birds with them and answering questions after the 1 hour presentation to be held at 1:00 p.m on Thursday, June 30. The event will be located on the lawn between the ChemSci and EERC buildings and is free to attend.

Brought to you by Student Activities and Housing and Residential Life.

Here is a peek at last years event. You can also visit their Facebook Page to view pictures of the birds they have rehabilitated. [youtube][/youtube]

Thai 2 CuisineKhana Khazana Serving Thai Cuisine

Thai cuisine is featured at this week’s Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the food trailer in the MUB Circle.

The menu features:

  • Gang Ped Khai—Chicken Red Curry with Pineapple
  • Por Pia Tod—Egg Roll
  • Sago Kao Pod—Tapioca Pearls with Corn

Cost is $6.95 for the full meal.



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 on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization! Please fill out the Google form to sign up to volunteer.

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:

Saturday, August 20 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sunday, August 21 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations:

•    Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological University. First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.

•    Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.

•    Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).

•    Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).

•    Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.

•    Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.

•    Please remember that some students and families may not want your help. Please be considerate and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.

•    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your assigned location on time for the start of your shift.

•    Work with University, Orientation, and Housing and Residential Life staffs who are also assigned to assist with the move-in process.

We are one big team on move-in day. Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!

Confidential and Anonymous HIV Testing on Campus

In accordance with National HIV testing day, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department will be on Michigan Tech’s campus on Monday, June 27 from 1:00-3:00 pm offering free HIV testing.  Testing will take place at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the conference room (garden level).  Testing is free to all students, faculty, staff, and community, and is confidential, anonymous, and efficient.  The performed test is called Alere and only takes 20 minutes to complete with a simple finger prick. 

Appointments will be available in 30 minute increments from 1:00-3:00 pm and can be made by emailing


Pickleball Tuesdays @ Gates

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Combining elements of tennis, volleyball and badminton, it is played on a surface similar to a badminton court and is great game for all ages.
Beginning June 28, you can experience this fast growing game at Gates Tennis Center on Tuesdays from 12-1:30 p.m. through August 2. Pickleball courts will be set up, and paddles and balls will be available. Both court time and equipment usage is free of charge during the session. A staff member will be on hand to explain the rules and scoring and to offer general instruction.
Space is limited each week, so please call Gates Tennis Center at 906-487-2774 to reserve your spot!


Deadline to Sign Up for Leave No Trace Training, 7/1

Looking to expand your outdoor skills? Look no further. The OAP is offering a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course here in the Keweenaw in partnership with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.

This two day course assists participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.

Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family.

Course dates are July 7-8 and the cost is $125 including an overnight camping trip the night of July 7. This course is open to anyone age 18 and over—students, staff/faculty, or community members. There is limited space in this course, so sign up now. To register, visit the site.

For those looking for a shorter experience, the OAP and the Keweenaw Land Trust will be hosting an Awareness Workshop with the Traveling Trainers on Saturday, July 9 at the Boston Pond Nature Area on US-41, just before you reach Airpark Blvd.

This event will include some education about LNT Principles and how to incorporate those into our activities as well as a clean-up activity at Boston Pond. This event is free and open to the public, youth are encouraged to attend with an adult. For more information contact the OAP at or Jared Johnson at or call 906-487-2290 between the hours of 12:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.