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Student News Briefs – August 17, 2018

Move-In Volunteers Needed – Saturday, August 25
Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in on Saturday, August 25. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Times for the shifts are from:
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Link to sign up can be found here.

The move-in volunteer expectations are as follow:
•    Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological University. First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.
•    Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.
•    Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).
•    Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).
•    Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
•    Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.
•    Please remember that some students and families may not want your help. Please be considerate and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.
•    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your assigned location on time for the start of your shift.
•    Work with University, Orientation, and Housing and Residential Life staffs who are also assigned to assist with the move-in process. We are one big team on move-in day.

For any further questions, please contact Karen Patterson at khpatter@mtu.edu


Comedian Pete Lee – Saturday, August 25 at 9 PM in the Rozsa
Looking for a fun Saturday night activity? Look no further! Join Late Night Programming and Orientation for the first comedian of the year, Pete Lee! The fun starts on Saturday, August 25th at 9 PM at the Rozsa Center. Bring your friends!
As always, this Late Night event is free and funded by the Student Activities Fee.Pete Lee picturePete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment. Thanks to his highly rated Comedy Central Presents half hour special, Pete has packed venues at over 500 colleges and universities across the country. Pete has also been a standout on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and played a doctor on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. His hit YouTube series titled Pete Lee’s Internet Freak Show attracted the attention of television executives. He was quickly hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever. Pete is a rising star in the college market and on television, but he is also really fun to have dinner with at your town’s Applebee’s.

Comedian Sammy Obeid – Saturday, September 1 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. Voted “Fastest Rising Star” of 2014 in Campus Activities Magazine, SaComedian Sammy Obeid EDS picturemmy 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!
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 raspence@mtu.edu 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!

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 mtu.edu/rozsa 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!


Help Welcome New International Students to Campus in August!

Are you and/or members of your student organization going to be in Houghton during the week of August 20th-25th before the fall semester begins? If so, please consider helping with the new international student arrivals! Airport pick-ups and events will be taking place throughout the week. If you’re interested and want to get on the volunteer list, email ipsarrivals@mtu.edu. We will send out details and sign-ups for shifts over the summer to those that express interest!


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: mtu.edu/rozsa


Michigan Tech Recreation Offers AppAudio 

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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.


Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations find the list here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please find the list here.