Day: April 27, 2018

Student News Briefs – April 27, 2018

Help Welcome New International Students to Campus in August!

Are you and/or members of your student organization going to be in Houghton during the week of August 20th-25th before the fall semester begins? If so, please consider helping with the new international student arrivals! Airport pick-ups and events will be taking place throughout the week. If you’re interested and want to get on the volunteer list, email We will send out details and sign-ups for shifts over the summer to those that express interest!

Time To Pick Up Cap, Gown and Tickets for Commencement

Spring 2018 Cap and Gown and Commencement ticket pickup at the bookstore in the MUB.

Monday, April 23rd – Friday, April 27th – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Monday, April 30th – Thursday, May 3rd – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

For questions about cap and gown, please email:

For questions about tickets, please contact the ticketing office at (906) 487-2073.

Dance with Nosotros!

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Where: MUB ballroom

Time: 8-9 pm salsa lessons, 9-11 pm open floor

When: Friday 27th April

Cost: FREE!

All levels! No partner needed! Family friendly!


The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra (KSO), with Joel Neves, Conductor, began an exciting concert tour yesterday, appearing in their first performance of the tour in Crystal Falls, at the Crystal Theatre. The KSO performs Tchaikovsky’s triumphant Fifth Symphony, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s liturgical Russian Easter Festival Overture.  They will travel through April 22, with concerts at the Algoma Performing Arts Center, Algoma (WI), in Ironwood, at the Ironwood Theatre, and on to Minneapolis. They will then culminate their tour at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 pm.    photo from Crystal Theatre low res

According to Neves, “Our orchestra tour provides a special opportunity to highlight the impressive quality of the arts at Michigan Tech to a wider community.  Our musicians embrace the chance to perform some of the greatest orchestral music to underserved communities in the U.P. and Wisconsin.”

Tickets for the Tchaikovovdky’s Fifth concert at the Rozsa Center are on sale now, $19 for adults, $6 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


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Dumpsters for Move-Out

The City of Houghton and Waste Management will be placing dumpsters in Lot 21 and also under the parking deck in downtown Houghton on Wednesday, May 2 for easy disposal of items as you are packing up for the summer.  The dumpsters will be removed on Monday, May 7.  If you have any questions, please contact the City Manager at

Photography Exhibition at Omega House

A team including Michigan Tech student co-curators Mads Howard and John Hughes, Omega House Marketing Coordinator Carol Pfefferkorn and Anne Beffel (VPA) are creating an exhibition of mindfulWall image IMG_0964 copy crop aness-based photographs. The Omega House Hospice of Houghton will host a series of images by students of Beffel’s Art and Nature studio course now through May 2. A series of 32 photographs taken almost exclusively with cell phones, utilizing no zoom or editing, demonstrate the power of simply slowing down and paying attention to life as it unfolds from one moment to the next.

Michigan Tech Recreation Offers AppAudio    AppAudio

Customers have two WiFi networks to choose from – MichiganTech and MichiganTechGuest.

For more information on how to set up AppAudio on your devices, see HowToAppAudio.

One Diet Does Not Fit All! 

Work together with our certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Joan Kero, as she guides, supports, educates and motivates you to create goals that are in line with your dreams for greater health and vitality.

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For more information, visit Personal Health Coaching or contact Joan Kero at

It’s never too late to start your health journey. Get started RIGHT now!

High School Yoga

High school athletes, join certified instructor Joan Kero for a Yoga class just for you! No matter what sport you participate in, this yoga class will assist you in improving your flexibility, alignment, balance, core stability, strength, agility, endurance, lung capacity and mobility, thus dramatically affecting your athletic performance. Learn techniques that you can use to calm your nerves, steady your mind and improve your focus. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

April 4 – May 23 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio
8-week session $30/person OR Daily $5
Pre-registration is preferred. For more information or to register, visit Yoga for High School Athletes.

Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!    BUTI-card

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!

2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!


Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

There are 4 weeks left in the spring semester – plenty of time to sample a variety of adult group fitness classes with a daily pass or the HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card!

Visit HuskiesFit Programs for up to date program information.

SAVE THE DATE… Summer Dollar Days May 13-19! Try out a class for only $2! More information coming soon!

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!

Just announced!

Wednesday, May 2, 5:30-6:45pm
SDC Wood Gym
Hosted by certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Joan Kero, this workshop is open to middle/high school students and parents of middle/high school students wanting to learn nutrition and lifestyle tips that can help a young athlete reach their full potential. Get tips for eating on the road, pre- and post-competition meal ideas, healthy snacks, hydration and more.
Bonus – includes admission to that evening’s Yoga for Athletes class.
Cost is $5/individual, $10/family.
For more information or to register, visit The Nourished Athlete.

Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.

HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
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With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .