Archives—December 2018

Student News Briefs – December 21, 2018

Have A Wonderful Holiday Break!


Walkers Be Careful

If you are walking to campus in the morning when it is still dark, please use extreme caution. There have been numerous reports of near misses as students are difficult to see in the dark, rain and snow.

It can be slippery so be cautious!

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there!

Drivers should always be on the lookout for students walking to school as well!


Public Skating

Make wonderful memories over the holidays with a fun family get together at the Mac for public skating!

  • Friday, December 21, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm                                  
  • Sunday, December 23, 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Friday, December 28, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 30, 12:00-2:00 pm

Free to SDC members and Michigan Tech students. Included in same day SDC day pass purchase. $3/person skating only.

For more information, visit Public Skating.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Michigan Tech Recreation!

 


SDC Holiday Break Hours

The SDC will observe reduced building hours during the holiday break, December 22, 2018 – January 12, 2019.

For more information, see the attached schedule or visit Holiday Building Hours.


Spring 2019 Dollar Days 
Commit to be HiskiesFit in 2019! Change up your workout or try a new class. Set some new fitness goals.
Several HuskiesFit Programs will offer classes for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 13 – 19. This is a great chance for you to test the waters and see what we have to offer without breaking your budget!
Find what works for you and commit to be HuskiesFit in 2019!

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Come join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, and Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 138

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu.


Spring Intramural Sports


Residential Life is Hiring

Residential Life is hiring Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. All new resident assistant candidates must attend one information session. An information session will take place on January 23, 2019 from 6-7 pm in Fisher 135. After attending an information session, candidates may complete the application on Handshake. Interviews will be held between February 4 – 5, and February 11 – 15, 2019. With any questions about the RA position, please email Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1453.


HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

Check out the awesome lineup of HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs we have in store for you this spring! All adult and youth classes are open for registration!  

We’ve got something for everyone! Keep yourself and your family HuskiesFit with HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs classes this spring!

 

 


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

The Rabbit Island Foundation and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts announce a new 2019 residency opportunity: The three-week Choreographer and Composer Residency encourages collaboration between a choreographer and composer in a wild natural setting offering time, space, and financial support to explore environmental concerns through dance and music. The two applicants selected, one choreographer and one composer, will spend two weeks on Rabbit Island, then one week of studio time at the Rozsa Center, and their final work will be premiered as part of the Rozsa Center Presenting Series season in 2020-2021. An honoraria of $2000 USD will be awarded to both the choreographer and composer.

The opportunity is an open call available to anyone working in the fields of choreography and composition. The selection committee is made up of each organization’s directors, Rabbit Island alumni, and accomplished choreographers and composers. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Awarded residents will be notified in early May, 2019. A complete application guide and online submission form can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.

Rabbit Island is a 91-acre wilderness island partitioned from the mainland by the largest body of freshwater in the world, Lake Superior. As such, the location provides artists a remote contextual challenge to create works which add to the evolving contemporary conversation of art and the environment. Since 2013 the Rabbit Island Residency open call for all disciplines has received over 1000 applications from 45 countries. The Choreographer and Composer Residency marks the Rabbit Island Foundation’s first focused residency and first collaboratively created residency with the Rozsa Center.

Rabbit Island Foundation President Rob Gorski states, “The Choreographer and Composer Residency contests the status quo. Rabbit Island exists to encourage the creative community to focus intensely on the most fundamental narrative of our age—the environment and the human relationship to it. This residency challenges applicants to take risks and create bold work challenging the assumptions of the cultural landscape created by previous generations of choreographers, composers, and thinkers. We presume that there exist more meaningful ways to contextualize music and dance to the evolving understanding of ethics within the Anthropocene. This residency offers time, space, and context to take a shot at precisely this.”

To learn more about the residency opportunity, the Rabbit Island Foundation, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts; full application guidelines and submission information for can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.


Student News Briefs – December 14, 2018

 

Have a wonderful day!


Walkers Be Careful

If you are walking to campus in the morning when it is still dark, please use extreme caution. There have been numerous reports of near misses as students are difficult to see in the dark, rain and snow.

It can be slippery so be cautious!

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there!

Drivers should always be on the lookout for students walking to school as well!


The Rozsa Center Presents Three Holiday Concerts This Week

Celebrate the holidays with music at the Rozsa! Join the Rozsa Center and the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts for two holiday inspired concerts this week: enjoy “Gifts of Music,” a concert by the Superior Wind Symphony on Friday, December 14. And the Michigan Tech Choirs present a “Celebration of Lights” on Saturday, December 15. Both shows are at 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

On Friday, The Superior Wind Symphony brings musical gifts that are varied and diverse for you at the end of this year. The Gifts of Music program includes “The Sussex Mummer’s Christmas Carol” by Percy Grainger and Mike Christianson; “Three Moods of Hanukkah,” arranged by Lenny Niehaus; two traditional carols, Silent Night and O Tannebaum, co-arranged by Wynton Marsalis, and “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by  Aaron Copland; among other holiday-inspired songs.

Jared Anderson, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Michigan Tech, presents A Celebration of Lights,  The choirs at Michigan Tech are looking forward to sharing a program of diverse music that they have grown to love over the past couple of months. The concert includes traditional carols as well as a number of newer pieces that capture the spirit of the holiday season, when the nights are long and we appreciate light from many sources.  The choirs will sing of light from the menorah, the moon, stars, warm homes, a cradle. We hope that people from across the Keweenaw will take some time to join us for this concert. We are especially looking forward to collaborating with the Copper Country Bells, a local group of handbell players who will join the combined choirs for two numbers on the program.”

Tickets for Gifts of Music and Celebration of Lights are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 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 mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or the night of the show at the Rozsa box office, which opens two hours prior to performances.


Festive Fusion Holiday Party!

Join Zumba instructor Allison and POUND instructor Rochelle for a fun night of dancing and rocking out to  celebrate the holidays! This jam-packed evening will have Zumba and POUND®, holiday music, and giveaways! Get in the holiday spirit and wear something festive! Class includes some of your favorite holiday jams, complimentary raffle, surprises, and more!

Saturday, December 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

SDC Studio

Cost $15/person (sorry, no punch cards!)

Visit Festive Fusion Holiday Party to register!

 


SDC Holiday Break Hours

The SDC will observe reduced building hours during the holiday break, December 22, 2018 – January 12, 2019.

For more information, see the attached schedule or visit Holiday Building Hours.


New HuskiesFit Class

A new and exciting offer in the line-up of adult group fitness classes – Tai Chi!

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese exercise combining relaxed fluid movements with a calm, alert mental state, is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. Join new HuskiesFit instructor Hilary Mondays from 2-2:50 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:20 a.m. in the SDC Studio.

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Fall Session: Now Through – December 19

Cost – Michigan Tech Student Session $24, General Public Session $30

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.

 


Spring 2019 Dollar Days 
Commit to be HiskiesFit in 2019! Change up your workout or try a new class. Set some new fitness goals.
Several HuskiesFit Programs will offer classes for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 13 – 19. This is a great chance for you to test the waters and see what we have to offer without breaking your budget!
Find what works for you and commit to be HuskiesFit in 2019!

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Come join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, and Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 138

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu.


Spring Intramural Sports


Residential Life is Hiring

Residential Life is hiring Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. All new resident assistant candidates must attend one information session. An information session will take place on January 23, 2019 from 6-7 pm in Fisher 135. After attending an information session, candidates may complete the application on Handshake. Interviews will be held between February 4 – 5, and February 11 – 15, 2019. With any questions about the RA position, please email Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1453.


HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

Check out the awesome lineup of HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs we have in store for you this spring! All adult and youth classes are open for registration!  

We’ve got something for everyone! Keep yourself and your family HuskiesFit with HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs classes this spring!


Student News Briefs – December 7, 2018

Have a great weekend!


Walkers Be Careful

If you are walking to campus in the morning when it is still dark, please use extreme caution. There have been numerous reports of near misses as students are difficult to see in the dark, rain and snow.

It can be slippery so be cautious!

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there!


Come See Comedian Chinedu Unaka

Late Night Programming presents Comedian Chinedu Unaka. Chinedu has been featured on FOX’s Laughs, The Mindy Project, Hulu’s Coming to the Stage and on HBO’s Shorts. He’s been to clubs & colleges across the nation and even internationally. Join us on Friday, December 7 in the MUB Ballroom at 10:00 pm for a night full of laughs.
FREE for everyone, funded by the Student Activity Fee.

 

 

 


Big Sale at Campus Stores!

Feeling appreciated is one of life’s greatest pleasures and the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images would like to show our appreciation and thank you for your continued patronage by once again offering our semi-annual Customer Appreciation Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Friday, December 7th.

Nearly everything in the stores will be 25 percent off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, and souvenirs that would be the perfect gift for yourself or anyone on your holiday shopping list.


Help the Husky FAN
Don’t let a Husky go hungry this holiday season! Help the Fraternity and Sorority community stock the Husky FAN shelves with food and personal hygiene items. The Greek Community wants to get the faculty, staff, and student body involved in making a difference within our Husky Community, while spreading the word about Husky FAN. How can you get involved?
Step One: Take down an ornament or two from the tree on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall. Each ornament has roughly a $3 item.
Step Two: Buy the item(s) (quantity up to your discretion).
Step Three: Bring it to the Greek Office in MUB 106 on December 7th from 12-3 pm. If this time does not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office.
The last date to donate is December 7th. Please spread the word and help out our fellow Husky’s in having a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance for your support!

                                              This weekend, Film Board Presents: The Predator                                                                     

Friday, Dec. 7 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Dec. 8 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30              
Sunday, Dec. 9 @ 2:30, 5:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. We hope to see you at the show this weekend and have a great day!

The Predator is rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, and crude sexual references

Want to see what movies we’re playing next? Check out our movies and showtimes at the Film Board website: filmboard.mtu.edu

 


Banana Phone

The Rozsa Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) are excited to announce their semi-annual student showcase. The showcase, titled Banana Phone, features works of art created by Michigan Tech students who are participating in Project Learning Lab. Project Learning Lab is an innovative arts classroom based inside of Rozsa gallery b. Work on display was created by students in Lisa Gordillo’s Contemporary Sculpture and art + design classes. The exhibition runs Dec. 7 – 10, 2018. A reception will be held Friday, Dec. 7, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. 


Residential Live is Hiring

Residential Life is hiring Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. All new resident assistant candidates must attend one information session. Information sessions will take place on December 10, 2018 from 7-8 pm and January 23, 2019 from 6-7 pm in Fisher 135. After attending an information session, candidates may complete the application on Handshake. Interviews will be held between February 4 – 5, and February 11 – 15, 2019. With any questions about the RA position, please email Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1453.

 


Transportation Logistics!


MUB Board to Host Shake N’ Bake

Need a stress free environment to study for finals?   

Come to the Shake N’ Bake on Tuesday, December 11th  from 6 – 8 pm in the MUB Ballroom B.

Milkshakes and baked goods will be on hand to keep you going.

Have some fun while you study.

 


SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 pm on January 25, 2019.

A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 6 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fisher 132.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.edu).


Festive Fusion Holiday Party!

Join Zumba instructor Allison and POUND instructor Rochelle for a fun night of dancing and rocking out to  celebrate the holidays! This jam-packed evening will have Zumba and POUND®, holiday music, and giveaways! Get in the holiday spirit and wear something festive! Class includes some of your favorite holiday jams, complimentary raffle, surprises, and more!

Saturday, December 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

SDC Studio

Cost $15/person (sorry, no punch cards!)

Visit Festive Fusion Holiday Party to register!


Get Involved with Tech Traditions

Do you enjoy the traditions at Michigan Tech, like Welcome Week and Homecoming? Have you ever wanted to get more involved, but were not sure how?  Join the Tech Traditions Committee today!  The Tech Traditions Committee is a joint committee of students and staff at Michigan Tech who work together to plan and run some of our favorite traditions.  Please email Rochelle (raspence@mtu.edu) for more information.


New HuskiesFit Class

A new and exciting offer in the line-up of adult group fitness classes – Tai Chi!

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese exercise combining relaxed fluid movements with a calm, alert mental state, is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. Join new HuskiesFit instructor Hilary Mondays from 2-2:50 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:20 a.m. in the SDC Studio.

tai-chiabc

Fall Session: Now Through – December 19

Cost – Michigan Tech Student Session $24, General Public Session $30

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.

 


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Come join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, and Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application. 

Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 138

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu.


Spring Intramural Sports