Student Scoop – June 15, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration

Join Residence Education and Housing Services for a Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 17th from 1-3pm on the Douglass Houghton Hall Yard!

There will be a trivia contest with prizes, as well as snacks and yard games available to play! This event will also have educational materials to learn more about the history of the holiday. 

The origins of Juneteenth are directly related to the arrival of Union soldiers in Galveston, TX on June 19, 1865, who were ordered to inform the enslaved people and the state‚Äôs residents that slavery had been abolished. This news was delivered more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared freedom for more than three million enslaved people living in the Confederate states. This holiday celebrates freedom for all Americans and serves as the longest-running African-American holiday. 

*Rain Location – Hillside Hall Lobby

Logo Contest for the Sustainability Demonstration House

The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) is in search of an official project logo!  We would like to invite students across campus to submit logo designs for the SDH project.  We have over $60 in prizes available, including gift cards to two local businesses: Refill U.P. and the Keweenaw Co-op.  The official contest guidelines are attached to this email.  Logos are due on August 14th and can be submitted via this Google form

Bridgefest Engineering Camp needs your help!

Bridgefest Engineering Camp will take place this Friday, June 17th at Porvoo Park in Hancock, and is expecting a few hundred children throughout the day.

They are looking for graduate students, professional engineers, and undergrads to volunteer to support the days programming between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Each volunteer will get a t-shirt with the Bridgefest logo on it for volunteering their time. They have projects set up for children under 16 to complete and learn about the science behind the construction of bridges.

Hancock Rotary will be selling hot dogs, chips, and drinks at Porvoo Park at the same time as a fundraiser for the Hancock Dog Park amenities.

Please email Deb Mann at if you are able to help and share this with anyone you think may be interested. It is a fun event with a hands-on educational experience!

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