Student News Briefs – August 31, 2018

Comedian Sammy Obeid – Saturday, September 1st at 10 pm in the Rozsa 
Lebanese-Palestinian-Syrian-Italian American (try saying it really fast) Sammy knows a lot about mixin’ it up. After double majoring in Business and Math at UC Berkeley — which is why he does comedy now — Obeid blends his education with his love for being the life of the party, breaking down hip, trending topics until you laugh your abs into a six-pack.

Comedian Sammy Obeid EDS pictureVoted “Fastest Rising Star” of 2014 in Campus Activities Magazine,Sammy has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, TBS’s Conan, and often likes to remind strangers that he was the first comedian to ever tell jokes on the Food Network. In 2013, he may have even impressed his parents by setting a world record of performing comedy 1,001 consecutive nights, with his story featured in Time and The New York Times. And then he took a nap.

Come join us on Saturday, September 1 at 10 pm in the Rozsa Center!
This event is free and brought to you by Late Night Programming and Orientation.

K-Day Registration is Open!

Registration for K-Day closes on Monday, September 3, 2018!
KDay Registration is officially open, so reserve your spot now!  Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!
KDay, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on FridaySeptember 7 beginning at noon. Students head to KDay for an afternoon of food, fun, and music.  K-Day typically sees 3500-4000 students so this is an important recruitment opportunity for your organization.  Please have your organization’s event finalized before registering HERE.  This year’s theme is “Superior Tides and Keweenaw Vibes”…. so get out your beach gear!  Questions about KDay can be directed to Rochelle Spencer at or call
New this year: New Location! 
Unfortunately, McLain State Park is under construction and unavailable.  But the good news is that we have a new location – This year we are excited to celebrate KDay at Chassell Centennial Park!


Sorority Life Crafts & Candy

The sorority women of Michigan Tech will be crafting it up Pinterest style in anticipation of this year’s sorority rCrafts & Candyecruitment and kick off the school year! We will be painting mugs in the Wads Annex on Tuesday, September 4th beginning at 7pm. Join us for an evening of fun, friends, and information about our upcoming events. And don’t forget to visit all of the sorority booths at K-Day!






Running for Homecoming Court

This is the moment you’ve waited for…

The Greatest Homecoming Court Registration is now OPEN!
Are you a wonder of the world?   Have you ever wanted to join the circus? Better yet, have you ever thought about running for Homecoming Court?  Would someone from your organization make a good candidate for Homecoming Court?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, register for Homecoming Court TODAY!
Homecoming Court Registration:
Register HERE
Registration closes September 12 at NOON.
Keep an eye out for Homecoming Team Registration.  It will be opening soon!
Please send any questions to Rochelle at

Intramural Registration For Fall 2018 Events Is Now Open!

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Entry Deadlines2-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 7 @ 12:00 Noon

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 10th
  • Must sign up for a Tee-time in the Intramural Office.

Softball: Friday, September 7 @ 8:00 am

  • Season Begin September 10th

Sand Volleyball Fours: Friday, September 7 @ 8:00 am

  • Season Begin September 10th

Frisbockey: Friday, September 13 @ 8:00AM

  • Season Begin September 16th

Soccer Fours: Friday, September 14 @ 8:00AM

  • Season Begin September 19th


Bocce Ball and Cornhole Tournaments:

  • Entry Deadlines on Friday, September 14 @ 12:00 Noon
  • Tournaments will take place on Saturday, September 15th

Register your team at

– For more information:  E-mail

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 5 and 6 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

Parade of Nations

Now is the time for student organizations to think about their involvement in the 2018 Parade of Nations scheduled for Saturday, September 15th.  The Parade begins at 11:00 am in Hancock near the Huntington Bank building, and marches to the Dee Stadium in Houghton where the multicultural festival will take place from approximately noon to 3:00 pm.  The theme for the 2018 Parade of Nations is “Global Beats – International Treats.”

Student organizations can:                                                                     Parade18

1) Have a float in the Parade (register here) and win cash in the float contest!

2) Sponsor a food or crafts booth at the multicultural festival (register for craft booth or food booth)

3) Showcase their talents by being a part of the entertainment – this is open to individuals too!  (register here)

4) Volunteer to help – sign up here.

Is your organization short on cash?  Activity Grant Available.

This year’s headline act is Ole!, sponsored by the Parade of Nations and the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts.  Ole! is a wonderful celebration of music and comedy, with all the exhilarating sounds from the rhythms of flamenco to salsa, swing, blues, jazz and pop.  The performance will take place at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets for Ole! go on sale August 1 and are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free to students with the Experience Tech Fee.  Visit for more details.

Be a parade spectator and have a chance to win the “I Love Parade of Nations” Weekend Getaway for two to Chicago worth more than $2000!!  Visit the Parade of Nations website or Facebook page for more details.

For more details on all Parade of Nations events, check out the event’s website, or to keep up on Parade happenings, visit their Facebook page.

Check out the Parade of Nations video here!

At-Risk for Students Course

College can be stressful at times, and Michigan Tech wants to empower our students with tKognito At risk for students log in graphic abhe resources they need to help one another.  We’re excited to present the Kognito simulation At-Risk for Students course, which will help in recognizing signs of distress, determining if a friend needs help, how to talk to someone in need of help, or where you or your friend can turn to for resources.  It can be difficult to deal with these kinds of issues, but an effective conversation can help more than you think-it can help change someones life.  We hope you enjoy this simulation, as we all work together to help one another and build a stronger community.Kognito graphic for at risk students (promo)

Kognito is an online training simulation to help students learn how to talk to others in need and help in a crisis situation using role playing.

If you encounter technical issues, please contact Kognito‘s support team at:




HuskiesFit Programs

New to HuskiesFit Programs? Want to change up your workout? Try out a Fall fitness class for only $2 during Dollar Days September 9-15!

HuskiesFit Programs offers several group fitness classes throughout the week. There’s something to choose from every day! Check out our week at a glance flyer and see what fits your schedule.




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Get the most for your money with the HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card! This premium 8-punch card allows you to experience a variety of HuskiesFit group fitness classes without having to commit to one particular type.

For more information on individual programs, visit HuskiesFit Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit this Fall!





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 


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.