Student News Briefs – Friday, August 17, 2012

Mind Trekkers needs volunteers

There is an exciting event coming up in the end of August. Mind Trekkers will be attending the Houghton County Fair at the fair grounds in Hancock. They are looking for 100 volunteers for this trip. This will be a great kick start to the school year and a chance for everyone to make some new friends! They will be meeting at the Administration Building at 8:00am on Saturday, August 25. From there they will travel to the fair grounds, set up, and enjoy a day full of mind trekking and science! The event will run from 10 AM to 5:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.
Schedule:
8:00 AM – Meet at Admin, drive to fair grounds
8:30 AM – Set up for event
10:00 AM – Event starts
5:00 PM – Event Ends, clean up immediately
5:30 PM – Drive back to Admin Building
Volunteer form is found at:
Please contact Kimberly D’Augustino at kadaugus@mtu.edu or call 989-335-3774 for more information.

News Briefs – Friday, July 27, 2012

National Watermelon Day

Student Activities is hosting National Watermelon Day on Walker Lawn on Thursday, August 2 at 2:00 PM. Along with a complimentary slice of watermelon, there will be a seed spitting contest.  The winner will receive a surprise prize.
For more information on this event please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu.
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Mind Trekkers needs volunteers

There is an exciting event coming up in the end of August. Mind Trekkers will be attending the Houghton County Fair at the fair grounds in Hancock. They are looking for 100 volunteers for this trip. This will be a great kick start to the school year and a chance for everyone to make some new friends! They will be meeting at the Administration Building at 8:00am on Saturday, August 25. From there they will travel to the fair grounds, set up, and enjoy a day full of mind trekking and science! The event will run from 10 AM to 5:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.
Schedule:
8:00 AM – Meet at Admin, drive to fair grounds
8:30 AM – Set up for event
10:00 AM – Event starts
5:00 PM – Event Ends, clean up immediately
5:30 PM – Drive back to Admin Building
Volunteer form is found at:
Please contact Kimberly D’Augustino at kadaugus@mtu.edu or call 989-335-3774 for more information.
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Get your clubs out .. it’s time to golf!!

The School of Business and Economics, along with the MBA Association, and the student chapter of the American Marketing Association is hosting the 3rd Annual Par-Tee Time Golf Outing.  This event is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Michigan Tech Portage Lake Golf Course, during Alumni Reunion weekend.

For more information and the registration form please go to http://blogs.mtu.edu/business/2012/06/29/par-tee-time-3rd-annual-golf-outing/


Student News Brief – Friday, July 13, 2012

Outdoor Adventure Program Presents, Art in the Woods Part 3

The third in a series of four, the Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting a trip to the Estivant Pines in Copper Harbor on Sunday, July 15 from 9 AM-3 PM.  Explore your artistic talents by painting, drawing, writing, taking photographs or just taking a hike in the woods.  The cost is $10 and covers art supplies and transportation.  Please remember to pack a lunch.

For more information contact trip leader, Alyssa Frisk, at afrisk@mtu.edu or call the OAP house at 906-487-2290.

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Student News Brief – Friday, June 22, 2012

Sunset Cruise on the Isle Royale Queen IV

Student Activities is hosting an evening for students on the Isle Royale Queen IV cruise ship out of Copper Harbor on Friday, July 20.  The cost is only $5.00 and includes transportation from the MUB to Copper Harbor and back.  What a deal!  The buses will leave the MUB bus stop promptly at 6:00 PM, arriving in Copper Harbor at approximately 7:00 PM. There will be a short time to browse the gift shop before boarding the ship at 7:45.  The cruise will last about 1 1/2 hours and the bus will be arriving back to Houghton between 10:30 and 11:00 PM.
Sign up opens at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 28 on Walker Lawn during National Chocolate Pudding Day. After this event, sign up is available at the Outdoor Adventure Program, 207 East Street.  Seats are limited so come early!

For more information please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at 906-487-2290 or the Student Activities office at 906-487-1963.
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Summer Programming Series – National Chocolate Pudding Day

Yet another great summer programming event sponsored by Student Activities and Housing and Residential Life, National Chocolate Pudding Day.  Come over to Walker Lawn on Thursday, June 28 for pudding sundae’s, lawn games, and an opportunity to get involved with Outdoor Adventure Program.
For more information please contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1963.
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Outdoor Adventure Program – Open Challenge Course

The Outdoor Adventure Program is opening their Challenge course to students and the public on Saturday, June 23 at 3 PM to 6 PM.  Bring your sense of adventure and check out the high ropes course and zip-line.  There is no charge for this event and there will be a short tutorial before you get started.  It is required that you fill out the liability waiver to gain access to the course.
For more information please contact the OAP at 906-487-2290.
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Research Volunteers Needed

Are you blood type AB+, AB- or B-?
If so, a research lab on campus is in need of a small donation of blood via the trained personnel at the SDC Portage Health Clinic.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Kaela Leonard at mderl@mtu.edu or 906-487-1813 to schedule an appointment.  If you have any questions regarding the research please contact Dr. Adrienne Minerick at minerick@mtu.edu.  You will be asked to provide proof of blood type, but other personal information will not be recorded.
You will need to give your consent for the donation and a monetary gift of $5.00 will be given to donors.
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Student News Briefs – Friday June 15, 2012

Outdoor Adventure Program Presents, Art in the Woods Part 2

If you love art AND nature this is for you!  The second in a series of four, the Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting a trip to the Montreal Falls on Sunday, June 17 from 9 AM-3 PM.  Explore your artistic talents by painting, drawing, writing, taking photographs or playing music in nature.  The cost is $10 and covers art supplies and transportation.  Remember to pack a lunch as we won’t be near any restaurants or stores.

For more information contact trip leader, Alyssa Frisk, at afrisk@mtu.edu or call the OAP house at 906-487-2290.

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Summer Programming event,  Shish Kabobs

You are invited to Walker Lawn on Thursday, June 21 at 2:00 PM for shish kabobs.  Come on down to have a tasty snack with your fellow summer students and check out what Outdoor Adventure Program has to offer you.  Camping trips, canoeing and kayaking, Art in the Woods series, and much more!

Sponsored by Student Activities and Housing and Residential Life.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, June 8, 2012

Student Activities Hosts Lemonades and Limeades

Please join Student Activities and your fellow students on Walker Lawn, Thursday June 14, at 2:00 for a refreshing treat, Lemonades and Limeades.  For more information please contact Student Activities at 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu.

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Summer Service Volunteers

Every Thursday from 6-7 PM the ESL (English as a Second Language) program will be  holding English Conversation Hour to give our students the chance to talk to native (or proficient) English speakers in a relaxed setting. We are looking for students and community members to join us and participate in relaxed conversation and games.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to join us, please come to the Walker Arts and Humanities building, 120A, on Thursdays from June 7- August 2.

For more information, please contact Kate Nearing at kmnearin@mtu.edu.

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A call for Seafood Fest volunteers

Houghton Rotary is hosting their annual Seafood Fest on the Houghton Waterfront from Thursday, June 14 – Sunday, June 17.  Volunteers are still very much needed to help make this event a success.  This is one of the biggest events in the community and many of the other volunteers are people that attend and support many Michigan Tech events.

The following shifts are available and if you are interested please email Suzanne at srsanreg@mtu.edu or Ellen at eshorsch@mtu.edu.

Friday, June 15 from 1 – 5
Set up
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Friday, June 15 from 4:30 – 8:30
Corn, Lobster Cooking
Beer Security – must be 21
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Friday, June 15 from 8PM – Close
Grillers
Shrimp Prep
Beer Security – must be 21
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Saturday, June 16 from 9AM – 1:30
Dishwashing
Setup
Corn, Lobster Cooking
Beer Security – must be 21
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Saturday, June 16 from 1 – 5
Line Servers
Set up
Beer Security – must be 21
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Saturday, June 16 from 4:30 – 8:30
Trash/Trays
Line Servers
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Saturday, June 16 from 8 – close
Trash/Trays
Grillers
Trout Baking
Liner Servers
Setup
Beer Security – must be 21

Student News Briefs – Friday, June 1, 2012

Student Activities presents National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Come out and enjoy the next summer programming event, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!   Students are invited to enjoy ice cream and lawn games on Walker Lawn from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 7.  For more information call Student Activities at 487-1963.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, May 25, 2012

Outdoor Adventure Program presents

Art in the Woods

Come join the Outdoor Adventure Programs’ Art in the Woods series. This series includes four different adventures, one per month, in which participants can hike, photograph nature, sketch scenes, or bring along an instrument.

Part 1 will be held at the Black Creek Nature Sanctuary, located in Calumet, MI on May 30, 2012 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM.  With 241 acres of rich woodlands, wildlife, and extraordinary views of Lake Superior it is sure to inspire.

The cost is $10 and includes art supplies, and transportation to and from Calumet.  Please remember that bug season is upon us and plan accordingly.  Stop by the OAP Rental Center, 207 East Street, to sign up.  For more information email the trip leader, Alyssa, at afriske@mtu.edu.

Hope to see you out there!

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Student Activities presents National Hamburger Day

Get your Food on!  Come out and enjoy the first in a series of summer programming events, National Hamburger Day!  Summer Students are invited to lawn games and hamburgers on Walker Lawn from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 31.  For more information call Student Activities at 487-1963.

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Ride the Keweenaw 2012

Experience the Keweenaw by bike.  Events start on Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM at the Michigan Tech trails and continue through Sunday, May 27, in Copper Harbor.  Bikes are available for rent at the Outdoor Adventure Program located across from campus at 207 East Street.  For more information on renting a bike contact the OAP at 487-2290.  For more information on the event go to http://www.copperharbortrails.org/event/2012-05-25/384.

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Student News Briefs

Rozsa Center

Please join the Rozsa Center at a reception with painters Sarah Kirchner and Bethany Jones, as they open an exhibition of their work titled “Shade,” in the Rozsa Gallery next Saturday, May 12, 2012, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Sarah Kirchner is a local painter and theater set designer with a passion for both.
Bethany is a local painter and marketing professional originally from Detroit, MI.
This exhibit is free and open to the public and will run from May 12-June 25. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. This event is sponsored by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.
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Center for Pre-College Outreach

The Center for Pre-College Outreach  will be running a Tiviz Competition for 4th-7th grade students in the SDC wood gym. Volunteers are needed to ensure that the students are following the rules of the competition. As a thank you for your time and efforts, a pizza lunch will be served with the students.
To sign up for time slots between 9 AM and 12:00 PM, please contact Deb Maki at 487-2219 or damaki@mtu.edu.
For more information on Tiviz please visit http://tivitz.com/.
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Backpacking Trips with the Outdoor Adventure Program

The Outdoor Adventure Company Program is hosting a 3-day camping trip to The Porcupine Mountains in Ontonagon, MI from May 25-27, 2012.  The cost is $65 and includes transportation, group gear, food and FUN.  All skill levels are welcome to attend.  Deadline for sign up is May 23, 2012.
To register for these trips, come by the OAP Rental Center at 207 East St. across US-41 from the Tech Library.  For questions regarding sign up and trip details please email the trip leader, Alyssa Friske, at afriske@mtu.edu.
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Student News Briefs

Backpacking Trips with the Outdoor Adventure Program

The Outdoor Adventure Company Program is hosting two camping trips in May 2012. The first is a 5-day trip to Isle Royale National Park from May 13-18. The cost per person is $250 and includes transportation on the Isle Royale Queen IV from Copper Harbor, group gear, food and FUN. All skill levels are welcome to attend.  The deadline for sign up is May 9, 2012.
The second is a 3-day trip to The Porcupine Mountains in Ontonagon, MI from May 25-27, 2012.  The cost is $65 and includes transportation, group gear, food and FUN.  All skill levels are welcome to attend.  Deadline for sign up is May 23, 2012.
To register for these trips, come by the OAP Rental Center at 207 East St. across US-41 from the Tech Library.  For questions regarding sign up and trip details please email the trip leader, Alyssa Friske, at afriske@mtu.edu.