Student News Briefs – May 25, 2018

2018 Bridgefest 5000

Come and run or walk with or in front of your family, friends, and neighbors. This race is your only opportunity to run/walk through downtown Hancock and Houghton and over the Portage Lake Lift Bridge on closed streets.

The 2018 Bridgefest 5000 is going to be held on June 15, 2018 at 7 pm.

Preceding the 2018 Bridgefest parade is the first-ever Bridgefest 5000 (5K, 3.1 mile) road race and non-competitive walk – starting at the west end of downtown Hancock and finishing in Houghton – with proceeds to support 31 Backpacks in their mission to combat childhood hunger in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. You can participate in this new event and not miss the parade too! The finish will be in Bridgeview Park in Houghton, just a block off the parade route.

This will be a first-class event with T-Shirts for all participants, professional chip timing and results, an accurate distance with mile splits, age group awards, and safe race conditions. Not to mention probable great weather and an awesome time racing in front of a huge crowd!

Add to your Bridgefest experience with a fun, new event. Improve your physical fitness, set a goal, challenge yourself, and enjoy the comradery of your community both on the course and lining both sides of the street as you go by. This is a great warm-up event to prep for the Canal Run in Hancock (July 21, 2018).

For more information and to register online, go to or CLICK HERE (


$20 per participant until June 4, 2018

$25 late registration after June 4, 2018 including day of race

$50 family registration fee until June 4, 2018 (up to 2 adults and all minor children of a nuclear family up to 6), save $30 for a family of 4!

T-Shirts included for all participants, even for race day registration. We’ll mail you your shirt after the event if we have to!

Race Day registration and pre-registration check-in/packet pick-up on Scott St between Quincy St and Hancock St (behind Krist Oil) in Hancock, 4:30 – 6:30pm.
If you have any interest in advertising with the race as a sponsor or volunteering to help with the event, please email

Get Your Kids Active This Summer!
 Get your kids actively involved this summer with Michigan Tech Sports Camps and HuskiesFit Programs for youth. Boys and girls basketball camps for grades 6-12 start up in June along with a junior mountain biking camp for ages 13 through under 20. July brings hockey camp for birth years 2003-2011, cross country running camp for grades 9-12 and volleyball for girls in grades 7-12. August rounds out with a figure skating camp for all ages and the college soccer ID clinic for girls grades 9-12. Check these camps out today and register at Sports Camps. HuskiesFit Programs for youth are gearing up to start very soon! Learn to swim or hone skills in aikido, tennis, learn to skate and hockey. OAP joins us this summer with adventurous classes in rock climbing and log rolling. More information and registration is available at HuskiesFit Youth. Commit your kids to be active #futurehuskies this summer with Michigan Tech Sports Camps and HuskiesFit Programs for youth!

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!

Season Tickets on Sale at The Rozsa Center

The Rozsa Center is pleased to announce their 2018/19 Season Ticket Sale! Season Ticket Packages are on sale early this year, May 1st, with the best Ballet adiscounts available on all the season has to offer! There are four Season Ticket Package options this year, offering savings of 18% – 37% off single ticket prices. Featured this year are 12 Rozsa Presenting Series events, including five distinguished lecturers, and more than 33 Visual and Performing Arts events including music, theater and visual arts events, and the ever-popular 41 North Film festival. For full season details, please visit our website:

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.

Summer Hours for SDC

SDC summer building hours begin effective Sunday, May 6, and run through August 25.

For details, see SDC Summer Building Schedule.

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.

Fresh appetizing apple and brightly colored dumbbells tied with a measuring tape. Slight reflection, white background, focus on the apple

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!

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 find the list 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 find the list here.

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!




HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card

Like to change it up a lot, but don’t want to commit to just one program? Check out the HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punchcard, a premium 8-punch card good toward several programs such as yoga, zumba, TRX and more.
To view all the great adult group fitness classes offered May through August, see Adult Group Fitness Schedule. Individual class details and schedule are available at HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Stay HuskiesFit this summer!