Day: August 19, 2016

Student News Briefs, 8/19/16


Comedian Jason Cheny Performing on 8/20

Join us for a night full of laughs with comedian Jason Cheny! This FREE event will be held at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. Please bring your student ID in order to attend. See you there!

Brought to you by: Late Night Programming and Student Activities


PaintU Party on Walker Lawn Hosted by MUB Board, 8/24

That’s right, PaintU is back to kick off the school year in style! Flashing lights, pulse pounding music, and copious amounts of neon paint; it’s going to be the ultimate Orientation Week event! Now we know you want to show up to this party looking super fly, but we highly recommend wearing something you don’t mind getting blasted with paint.

The paint is a corn based color solution that is certfied non-toxic and biodegradeable. If allergies are a concern, no worries! There are no tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, eggs, wheat gluten, natural rubber latex, soy, or beans used in the paint.

We can’t wait to meet all the new Huskies and see some of you old Huskies too! Let’s party people!

Walker Lawn, Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00PM! Music, dancing, lots of paint, and lots of fun!

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Film Board Presents Zombieland

Friday, August 26 (Last day of O-Week) @ 10 pm, Film Board is showing Zombieland! Admission is Free. Located on Walker Lawn.

For more information, see

GSG Orientation Events 2016 - Poster Final

Orientation Week Events from GSG

GSG brings to you the following events welcoming you to being a proud Husky. All events are covered by GSG and are free for you and your family to attend.

For more information contact Muraleekrishnan Menon at

O-Week Men’s Volleyball Tournament

Bump, set, spike! Get ready to dive into this fun volleyball tournament at the Michigan Tech Volleyball Courts on Sharon Ave in Houghton. If you are pre-registered, get ready to serve. Sign up to play, Monday, 22 through Wednesday, 24, during dinner in the dining halls.

In the event of rain, the tournament will be held in the SDC Multipurpose Room.

For more information contact the Men’s Volleyball Club President, Matthew Radloff at


Student Activities Welcome Week Schedule

It’s almost time for Welcome Week!  Every year, new and returning students are welcomed back to campus with this annual tradition that will get everyone into the Husky Spirit.

Saturday, August 27

  • An Afternoon on the Town 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Administration Building to Downtown Houghton
  • Speaker Harlan Cohen, 9:00 PM, Rozsa Center

Sunday, August 28

  • Ultimate Frisbee with Disco Tech 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Upper and Lower Soccer Fields
  • Frisbockey 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Upper and Lower Soccer Fields
  • Broomball 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, SDC Ice Arena
  • Comedian, Harlan Cohen, 9:00 PM, Rozsa Center

Monday, August 29

  • Back to School Binders 11:00 AM, MUB Circle (while supplies last)

Tuesday, August 30

  • CareerFEST Kick-off 11:00AM – 2:00PM, Under the CareerFEST tent near the Husky Statue
  • Evening Yoga 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Green Space between Rekhi and Dow (Rain site: DHH Ballroom)

Wednesday, August 31

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Library Reading Room
  • Snack Break 2:00 PM, MUB Circle (while supplies last)
  • S’Mores Social with the Sororities 8:00 PM, Prince’s Point (Rain site: Wad’s Annex)

Thursday, September 1

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Library Reading Room
  • Fraternity Expo 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Campus Mall

Friday, September 2

  • Welcome Back Cookout with CDI 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Winona 7:00 PM, Sherman Field

Saturday, September 3

  • Football vs. Walsh 1:00 PM, Sherman Field
  • Comedian, Al Jackson, 8:00 PM, MUB Ballroom

Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4

Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5

DSC_3486An Afternoon on the Town, 8/27

You don’t want to miss this exciting event. Local businesses and Services are ready to Welcome you to Houghton by giving you a taste of what they have to offer in the way of coupons, handouts, and FOOD!

You will also have the opportunity to get entered into a raffle prize giveaway, all you have to do is find the TWO ID tappers so be sure to bring your student ID with you!

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963 or shoot us a message at


Fellowships for Study on Scandinavia

The American-Scandinavian Foundation is offering fellowships American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

For more information and an application, go to or contact Darnishia Slade,

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Ride of Silence Event to Honor those Injured While Biking

Michigan Tech’s SWEAT program and Bike Initiative Keweenaw will be partnering with local law enforcement to host a Ride of Silence in the Houghton/Hancock area on Aug. 24. This will be one of several Ride of Silence events taking place that day around the U.P.

The event will take place at 6 p.m. (arrive by 5:45) Wednesday, Aug. 24 and will begin in Hancock, under the Lift Bridge (near the Ramada). It will be 19 miles at a 10-12 mph pace. Bring water, comfortable clothing and a helmet

The event is being held to honor people who have been injured or killed while biking, particularly in several recent tragic events in Michigan this year, and to raise awareness on all of the users that share the road.

The Ride of Silence is open to everyone, but helmets are required. Law enforcement will provide an escort throughout the 19 mile ride, from Hancock to Chassell and back. Contact us with any questions.

Visit the Ride of Silence website for more information about the national effort.