Day: September 1, 2017

Student News Briefs – September 1, 2017

K-Day Registration is OPEN!

Make sure you register your student organization by September 4th. The theme this year is… It’s a Jungle Out There! Please have your actKDAY-FB-Cover-Photoivity planned when registering. Sign in at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/ and the registration link is on the home page.  If you have any questions, email Rochelle at raspence@mtu.edu.

Fall Blood Drive 

Currently, there is a critical need for blood donors. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

Join Fraternity and Sorority Life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, September 6 and 7 in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.

Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Click here for more information.

Note: Those eligible to donate must bring a photo ID, be in good health, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have not donated in the last 56 days.

Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life, Order of Omega


Touchdown Friday – Campus Store and University Images

Friday, September 1st is Touchdown Friday for the season’s first home game! Receive 25% off imprinted clothing and souvenirs online at Bookstore.mtu.edu University Images and the Campus Store.

Typically on the day following a MTU home football game, receive 5% (up to 25%) off imprinted clothing and souvenirs for every touchdown scored. It’s usually Touchdown Monday’s, but this was a special event so today with be Touchdown Friday!

Thank you for your patronage!


Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Tech Theatre Company To Hold Auditions

The Tech Theatre Company will hold auditions on September 6th and September 7th for Fires in the Mirror by Anna Devere Smith, which investigates the ethnic conflict in Crown Heights in 1991. A number of actors of various cultural backgrounds are needed. Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm each evening in the Walker 210 across the hall from the McArdle Theatre. Those who wish to participate are asked to arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:45 pm. The play run dates are from November 15 & 16 – December 2nd. The auditions are open to anyone, and include opportunities for students, faculty, and community members. If you have questions please contact Roger Held, rheld@mtu.edu, 906-487-3238.

The second play is Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin. Auditions will be in the McArdle Theatre on September 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm. Play runs dates are October 12-14th & 18-20th. It’s Steve Martins’ thoughtfully comedic look at the 20th century. If you have questions please contact Christopher Plummer, cplummer@mtu.edu, 906-487-3282.


Michigan Tech To Hold Annual Ensemble Auditions

The music ensembles at Michigan Tech will hold annual ensemble auditions from August 30 – September 7th in preparation for the 2017-18 performance season.  The ensembles include opportunities for students and community members to perform band, choral, jazz, and orchestral literature in concerts from September 2017-April 2018.  Some ensembles only include students and others are open to participants from the community.  See below for more detailed information.

 Michigan Tech Choral Auditions (Walker 209C)

Audition times are available on the following days:

Wednesday, August 30, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday, August 31, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Friday, September 1, 8:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday, September 5, 9:00am-12:00pm

Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 6

Please prepare a vocal solo that highlights your voice.  To sign up for a 20-minute audition appointment please go to the following link:

https://docs.google.com/a/mtu.edu/spreadsheets/d/1-GPJ8FUR27UcErsw4eO0wDTCC_Oee0NQr78QudU2AQQ/edit?usp=sharing

Please contact Dr. Jared Anderson (jaredand@mtu.edu) for more information.

For general information on the choirs at Michigan Tech please see:

http://www.mtu.edu/vpa/music/ensembles/choirs/

Superior Wind Symphony Auditions (Rozsa 208)

Auditions will be held Sunday, Sept. 3 from 10:00am to 9:00pm in the Band room.

Please contact Dr. Michael Christianson (mchristi@mtu.edu) for more information.

For general information on the Superior Wind Symphony please see:

http://www.mtu.edu/vpa/music/ensembles/bands/

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra Auditions (Rozsa 205)

Auditions will be held by appointment August 30 to September 5 in Rozsa 205.

Please contact Dr. Joel Neves (jbneves@mtu.edu) for more information.

Michigan Tech Jazz Auditions (Rozsa 208)

Jazz auditions will be held by appointment during the first week of classes Tuesday, September 4 – Friday, September 7.  Audition sign up sheets and instructions will be located outside of the Visual and Performing Arts Department office (Walker 209) beginning on Monday, August 28.  Jazz rehearsals will begin on Monday, September 11, 2017.

Please contact Mike Irish (mjirish@mtu.edu) for more information.

For general information on the Jazz ensemble please see:

http://www.mtu.edu/vpa/music/ensembles/jazz/


Reminder! Dollar Days September 5-9

Start your HuskiesFit this fall with Dollar Days September 5th – 9tDollarDays

Check out the great opportunities going on at the SDC!


The Rozsa Center and Parade of Nations presents………..

China Gold

The headline act for Michigan Tech’s 2017 Parade of Nations celebration, on Saturday, September 16, at 7:30 pm. China Gold is a sChina Goldpectacular international acrobatic presentation featuring many feats of strength, speed and agility.

Tickets are on sale now, $10 for adults, $5 for children and no charge for students who have paid the Experience Tech fee.  Tickets are available by phone, (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box office the night of the show. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is only open two hours before performances.


LeaderShape Institute Accepting Applications

Accepting Applications for 2018 LeaderShape Institute On-Site Coordinators

The next LeaderShape Institute is scheduled for January 8-13, 2018 and we’re seeking applicants for the On-Site Coordinator positions.

If you have attended the Institute in the past and are interested in serving in this amazing opportunity, review and complete the OSC application by Monday, September 18 at 5pm.
Email any questions to activities@mtu.edu.

USG First-Year Rep Nominations Now Open

The Undergraduate Student Government would like to inform everyone that nominations for USG First-Year Representatives are now open!

We encourage students to nominate themselves or fellow students that would represent undergraduate students well this year. There are three positions open for first-year representatives.

Nominating someone is quick and easy – all you need to do is fill out [THIS GOOGLE FORM] or paste the link below into your address bar to nominate fellow classmates or yourself for a representative position on the USG body.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRzUTHHHYJ_7pNbf1KK6OrBbhlvpAMyZ7JxJWXaUNzqu3pCQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

You will have until 11:59PM on September 12th, 2017 to make your nominations. Do not allow this opportunity to help select your future leaders pass you by! Thanks for your help!


Registration for Intramural Sports Open on Friday, August 25, 2017

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Softball: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 10th

Sand Volleyball Fours: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 11th

Frisbockey: Friday, September 15 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 17th

Soccer Fours: Friday, September 15 @ 8;00 am

  • Season begins September 20th

2-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 8 @ 10:00 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 9th
  • Must sign up for a Tee-Time in the Intramural Office

Racquetball Singles: Friday, September 27 @ noon

Disc Golf Singles: Friday, September 22 @ 10 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 23 @ 10 am

For more information: imsports@mtu.edu