Month: October 2013


LeaderShape anyone? LeaderShape 2014 will be January 6th till the 11th and is only $100 per student! It will take place at the Ford Center, which is located in Alberta, MI.  This week-long experience helps you learn leading strategies that will surly benefit you in the future. With hands-on learning, you will explore and develop new skills. To learn more about LeaderShape, click here. This is truly a unique exciting opportunity and I highly encourage you all to apply! LeaderShape is still accepting applications, so click on the link and start your application today!

Please don’t let financial issues keep you from attending. If you need help, talk to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Undergraduate Student Government, and other groups on campus. They may be able to offer financial scholarships to you.

Halloween Events

This weekend is loaded with fun Halloween activities! Here are just some few that I wanted to highlight.

SafeHouse is put on by the Inter-Residence Hall Council and is free of charge. It will be on Saturday October 26th, from 3:30-6:00pm.  All three residence halls participate and the tours will start from the main entrances of each. There are some halls that do scary sections and some halls that do more silly and fun sections. You will be informed which halls do which and can choose which you would like to do. The fun halls usually incorporate games and candy, which is perfect for young children, or adults who like candy and don’t like being scared. Either way, SafeHouse and a fun way to spend your Saturday afternoon and is open to the entire community!

The Quincy Mine up in Hancock is also doing a Haunted Quincy Mine tour. This will be held Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th. Tour times are 5:15, 6:00, 6:45, 7:30,  8:15, and 9:00. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. You are encouraged to purchase these tickets in advanced due to limited space, however, you can also purchase them at the mine.

Sig Pi is also putting on their yearly Haunted Haus this Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $5 or you can get in by bringing a few canned goods. All donations go to Pigs-n-Heat which is a fire relief fund. Sig Pi advises that if you are bringing children, do so from 7-9pm. Adults are recommended to attend from 9-12pm.

DeRochers Corn Maze is also taking place this year and I hear that it’s pretty scary. This will be Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th from 7:30-11:00pm. It is also in Baraga, which is about 20-30 minutes south of Hougthon. The address is 13536 State Hwy M-38. The cost is $5 per person.  

Film board will be playing The Shining this weekend in recognition of Halloween. It will be playing both Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th. Showtimes are 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm. The cost is $3 per person and you need your Tech ID.

Lastly, Trick-or-Treating will take place in both Houghton and Hancock this year on next Thursday, October 31st. Hancock will be from 5-7pm and Houghton will be from 5-8pm.

So take a break and go carve some pumpkins, visit some haunted houses, or just enjoy a walk in this beautiful fall weather we are having!

Family Weekend

This upcoming Friday is the start to Family Weekend! So tell your family members to come enjoy the beautiful fall colors and the many events that will be taking place. Click here for a complete list of events.

Here are some of the events I would like to highlight.

There will be a display of exotic animals on Friday October 11th on the Walker Lawn. Stop by between 4-7pm to get your picture taken with one of these critters! There will be monkey, snakes, and much more! Click here for more for information.

Pacific Rim in 3D will be playing in Fisher 135 on both Friday and Saturday. The start times are 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30. Tickets are $3 a piece with your Tech ID. You are also welcome to bring guests who are non-Tech friends or family.

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra will be performing The color of sound this Saturday at 7:30pm in the Rozsa Center. They will be playing Berlioz, Mahler, Dvorak, and much more!

Enjoy the beautiful weekend up here in the Keweenaw!

Transfer Movie Night

We will be having our first Transfer student event this Friday October 4th! This is a joint event with the commuter students. We will be watching The Great Gatsby at 8:00 pm in the DHH ballroom. Come enjoy some delicious snacks and good company for FREE!  Guests are also invited, so bring your friends! Just remember to RSVP to the Google calendar event I sent earlier last week.

Hope to see you all there!