Day: June 7, 2019

Student News Briefs – June 7, 2019

Do some star gazing this weekend!


Bring a friend and join us for our Third Annual Plant-A-Palooza!

Join Student Activities to plant a succulent and take it home.

Wednesday, June 12 at 3 pm on Walker Lawn.

We will be featuring a HUGE variety of succulents to choose from!!!

Plants, dirt, and pots will be provided – while supplies last

Rain site: MUB Commons

CH4800-01 The Chemistry and Biology of Brewing 

The Chemistry and Biology of Brewing is being offered this summer as a 2 credit course. If you have ever wondered about the processes included in brewing, such as the best water, grain, and fermentation process to use, this is your chance to have these questions answered. Please note that the lab course will apply analytical and biochemical methods for identifying critical factors in the fermentation process. Students will learn how to characterize ingredients and fermentation product. Age requirement is 18+. Please see the attached flyer for more details and email Dr. Tajiri at for any questions. 

Take a Zumba Break

Take a Zumba break this summer & join Allison for a FREE afternoon Zumba class! This express & intense 30-minute version of our regular Zumba classes will give you a mid-day boost & get you ready for the weekend. June 7 – August 23. Fridays, 12:15-12:45 pm outside on the Michigan Tech grounds between the EERC & Chemical Science buildings.

For more information, visit Zumba on the Green

Public Skating

Public Skating returns to the MacInnes Ice Arena June 9. Open to the public, come and enjoy a leisurely skate

Group of ice skaters on ice rink.

with family and friends Sundays, 4:00-5:30 pm through August 18. Free to SDC members and Michigan Tech students, included in same day SDC day pass. Skating only $3/person.

For more information and full schedule, visit Public Skating.

Thatcher Markham Memorial Run

Come and run or walk with or in front of your family, friends, and neighbors. We are proud to honor the memory of Thatcher Markham with this 5K run/walk event that supports 31 Backpacks in their mission to combat childhood hunger in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Thatcher’s family and our community tragically lost Thatcher at 12 years old as a victim of the 2018 Father’s Day flood in northern Houghton County. His memory has lived on through many local events and remembrances and this race is another way to make sure he is never forgotten by anyone in the Copper Country. It is also fitting that remembering Thatcher will help us with assisting children in our area that need help. 31 Backpacks helps less-fortunate schoolchildren in the local area by anonymously providing food and essential items to get them through the weekends and breaks when they are not in school.

Friday June 14, 2019 – 7:00 pm – Race Start at Quincy St and Scott St, Hancock, MI – Race Finish at Bridgeview Park, Houghton, MI.  Thanks very much to Aspirus for their support as the presenting sponsor.

5K Run/Walk
$20 per person or $50 family rate (2 adults and up to 4 kids)  Price increases to $25 and family rate ends after June 3, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.

CLICK HERE to register online and for more information.  Online registration only until race day. Race day registration is at the start from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact the race director at

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 running race and non-competitive walk (5K, 3.1 miles) precedes the 2019 Bridgefest parade – starting at the west end of downtown Hancock and finishing in downtown Houghton. You can participate in this event and not miss the parade too! The finish will be in Bridgeview Park, 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, overall and age group awards, and safe race conditions. Not to mention probable great weather and an awesome time racing in front of a huge crowd!

It takes many great volunteers to have a great event. If you can’t run/walk or aren’t up to it, but still want to help out a great cause, please email to express your interest in assisting with the race. We need volunteers to help with race day registration and check-in (starting at 4 pm on 6/14), organizing the start and finish areas, transporting racer’s gear, helping with timing (splits), helping at the aid station, controlling traffic, setting up the course, etc. And you can still catch the parade in Houghton with most volunteer positions. Let us know what position preference you may have when emailing, if any.

Bridgefest is a Michigan Tech sponsored event.

Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center Now Open

The Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center is now open for summer: Monday 12 pm – 5 pm and Tuesday/ Thursday 10 am – 3 pm. Face-to-face and online appointments are available: book online at

HuskiesFit Yoga & Tai Chi Classes

Stay calm and balanced with HuskiesFit Yoga & Tai Chi classes this summer.

Also all yoga classes are included in the HuskiesFit Ultimate punch card as well! Find your Fit this summer with the best variety of group fitness classes in town.

SDC Varsity Gym Closures

The SDC Varsity Gym will be closed June 3-12 for floor refinishing.

HuskyDeals Google Group!

The HuskyDeals Google Group is here to share information about our current promotions and services! We distribute relevant information using a very limited amount of communications through this group. You may join or leave at any time.
To join now, email “” or search your Google groups for HuskyDeals and select the Join option. And if you’re already a member, check your email for your birthday discount coupon! Thank you for your patronage!

The SDC Summer Building Schedule

The SDC summer building schedule is now available. Summer hours will begin now through Sunday, August 25, 2019.

NOTE: The schedule pdf now contains a second page highlighting all open rec times in the SDC including these areas/activities: Fitness Center, locker rooms, multipurpose courts, indoor track, racquetball courts, ice arena public skating, OAP high ropes course, adult lap swim (no dive boards), open swim (4 lap lanes available), family swim (no lap lanes) and family swim/log rolling (no lap lanes).

Dates to remember:

July 4 – The SDC will be closed for the holidays.

Now through August 4 – Lap pool ONLY will be open (dive tank will be closed). See schedule for specific swim options/times.

June 4

The Ice arena re-opens (this is approximate with install beginning May 28).

August 5 – September 2

Both pools will be CLOSED for mechanical repairs and general maintenance. They are scheduled to reopen Tuesday, September 3.