Student Scoop – August 17, 2022

Move-In Comedian – Eric O’Shea

LET’S PLAY! Standing ovation after standing ovation, get ready to witness not only a comedy show but an EVENT! With over 10 million hits on YouTube, and being nominated 6-TIME Campus Activities Magazine’s “National Comedy Performer of the Year,” Eric O’Shea is one of the best!  As a veteran performer of over 1800 colleges and universities and countless clean corporate events, let Eric’s clean wit and priceless observations take you through your embarrassing childhood and hidden everyday moments that drive you insane! WARNING!

This show gets randomly wild! Yes, including the voice of Elmo – Eric O’Shea’s unique, high-energy show is unlike anything you’ve ever heard…including his world-famous “Songs for Commercials” that was performed at the Creative Emmy Awards in L.A. on the E! Network! (Eric also hugged Betty White – awww!).  Eric’s new comedy special on Dry Bar Comedy has had millions of views as well and is taking the comedy world by storm!

Spend An Afternoon on the Town!

Explore what our local community has to offer at this community resource and business fair on Saturday, August 27th from 11 AM – 3 PM! Starting on campus, down the south side of College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area there will be music, refreshments, and giveaways for student participants. Students will also be entered to win prizes after tapping their IDs at BOTH tapper locations on the route. The first tap-in station and the start of the route will be located on the north side of the Memorial Union Building. The second tap location will be downtown on the south side of Shelden Avenue in front of the Quality Inn and Suites. We have an incredible assortment of prizes up for grabs this year! Check out the list on our website. With well over 60 prizes to giveaway, you or someone you know is bound to be a winner!

Due to construction along College Avenue, students will be asked to return to campus utilizing the lakefront trail.

Welcome Week 2022

Start the year off strong by joining the campus community in celebrating Welcome Week! Try out a wide variety of activities from Broomball to Rock Hunting with our dedicated Student Organizations. Join SLI for free binders, free snacks, and free pizza in collaboration with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Watch our own Michigan Tech Huskies take on their early opponents in football or soccer. Check out our late-night options as well – from Comedian Tommy Ryman to dancing the night away with the Black Student Association.

We hope to see you there! The full schedule is below.

Saturday, August 27
An Afternoon on the Town – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Downtown
Welcome Week Broomball – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Ice Arena
Party on the Patio with DHHC – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, DHH Patio
Comedian Tommy Ryman – 10:00 PM, Rozsa

Sunday, August 28
Volleyball Tournament with Club Volleyball 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sand Volleyball Courts
Ultimate Frisbee with Disco Tech and Superior Ma’s 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Soccer Fields

Monday, August 29
Back to School Binders – 11:00 AM, MUB Circle
Intro to Rock Hunting in the Keweenaw with the Geology Club – 6:00 PM, Rock Garden

Tuesday, August 30
Ice Cream with MUB Board – 1:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Game Night with Gamers Anonymous – 7:00 PM, Fisher 129

Wednesday, August 31
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Snack Break – 1:00 PM, MUB Circle

Thursday, September 1
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Lawn Games with St. Al’s – 3:30 – 5 PM, Walker Lawn
Sorority Life Info Session and Craft Night – 6:00 PM, MUB Commons
Football VS Wisconsin Platteville – 6:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 2
Welcome to the UP[izza] with Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
Soccer VS Minnesota Crookston – 5:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
WMTU Welcome – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Blackout Dance with Black Student Association – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Sunday, September 4
Soccer VS Bemidji State – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Welcome Week Blood Drive – Schedule your appointment today!

Fall 2022 Intramural Sports

Music, sun, and lots of fun! That’s right, get ready to embrace sand and summer with this beach vibes-themed student organization fair. Mark your calendars for September 9th from Noon – 4 PM. You don’t want to miss the bus to the beach at Chassell Centennial Park!

Student Organization table registrations are due by September 2nd. Complete the form on your Involvement Link homepage today if your group would like to participate.

Registration is now open for the Parade of Nations!

The Parade of Nations planning committee is excited to announce registration for the 33rd annual Parade of Nations is now open!

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw. We are excited to continue that tradition on September 17th! This year’s parade begins at 11 a.m. in Hancock, crosses the Portage Lift Bridge, and ends at the Dee Stadium. This amazing celebration of unity and culture is open to the entire community, and we hope you will consider participating!

Any individual is invited to request a flag of any country that they wish to represent by completing the Flag Request Form. One flag and one sign will be provided per nation. Everyone is welcome to walk in the Parade of Nations with any of the represented countries.

Groups are invited to apply to enter a float, and our contest returns this year! Every registered float has the chance to win prize money ($300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, and $100 for 1st place). All floats must be designed according to this year’s Parade of Nations theme: The World is One. A float can be a decorated vehicle, a vehicle pulling a decorated trailer, or other motorized or non-motorized conveyance that serves as a platform for a decorated display, exhibit, and/or performance. Complete the Float Application to sign up!

Grants are available to support Student Organizations in purchasing supplies for their float. The grant application is included as part of the float application process. Organizations are eligible for up to $100 in funding.

You do not have to be a multicultural organization to sign up! Consider how your club, organization, or group is influenced by diverse cultures. For example, how do sports connect people across the globe? How does community service benefit our global society? How does climate change impact all nations? You are invited to explore how your group’s purpose is influenced by our global society and share that through a float entry.

Need service hours? Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set-up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and sign up for the one that best fits your interests.

For more information, please visit the Parade of Nations website or contact the Parade of Nations committee at

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