Fall Night Success!

I wanted to give a big thanks to everyone that showed up to the Transfer Student Fall night! We had six students show up to make caramel apples and drink cider. It was super nice to talk to everyone and I certainly learned a lot from the students. Getting together like this is a great way to make new friends and spend more time on campus.

Remember, these events are for you! If you have any ideas that you want to do, feel free to email me or stop by my office hours. I would like to get more students coming to events throughout next semester. If you guys are willing to come,  I can plan more events! There will always be free food and lots of fun!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving break and safe travels home!

P.S.- Unfortunately, it appears fall is over. Make sure you bring your snow shovels; you’re going to need them.


November News

It’s starting to get busy here at Tech, as the semester is shortly approaching an end. If you’re not too busy, or just need a study break, here are some fun things to do this week!

If you are still interested in LeaderShape, the deadline for applications has been extended until Friday November 22. Click here for the application.

Tennessee William’s Unsung Songs of the Southern Nightingale will be this Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm in the Rozsa theater. Tech students get in for free.

There will be a evening of Latin Dance on Saturday, November 16th in MUB ballroom B. This event will be from 8pm till midnight and is hosted by Nosotros.

Filmboard will be showing Elysium this weekend. It will play in Fisher 135 on Friday and Saturday. Start times are: 6pm, 8:30pm, and 11:00pm. The cost is $3 with your Tech ID and students are welcome to bring guests.

Don’t forget that this Thursday, November 14th, is the Fall night for transfer students. Come enjoy caramel apple making and drinking hot cider! There will also be apples to apples, which is a super fun game! It will be in the DHH ballroom from 6-8pm. Please bring yourself and any guests!!!

Also a quick reminder: November 22nd is that last day you can drop a course with a grade of a W.

Hope your semester is going well!


Fall Fun Night

The Fall Fun Night will take place next Thursday on November 14th. It will be from 6-8pm in the DHH ballroom. We will be making our very own caramel apples and drinking warm apple cider! I will have Apples to Apples and cards available to play or you can just sit and talk with me if you have any questions. Please feel free to stop by anytime from 6-8pm. You can stay the entire two hours or just 10-15 minutes. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow transfer students and make new friends, while eating food and having fun!

Don’t want to come alone? That’s perfectly fine! Bring friends or family members! Just please let me know by email so I can figure out the attendance. Please remember to RSVP by Tuesday November 12th, so I can have a good estimate for purchasing the materials needed.

Hope to see you all there and keep enjoying the wonderful fall weather we are having!


LeaderShape

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!


Final Study Session

The Spring semester is about to end, and finals are coming up. In order to help prepare for your finals, we will be hosting  a Spring Finals Study Session. The sessions is designed to help you prepare as much as possible and upperclassmen (include Math and Chemistry Learning Center coaches) will be there to help you with the subjects that are troubling you the most.

The study session will be on Sunday, April 28 and will take place starting from 5:00 PM in the Commuter Lounge, MUB 106. Complimentary pizza and snacks will be provided to help concentrate on your studies, Apples and Apples and other board games will be provided to help give you a study break. This is a joint event with the commuter students, so this will be a great opportunity for you to get to know more students on campus.



Final Exam Schedule and Study Tips

Get to know your final exam schedule and plan for your studies. Here are two ways to check for final exam schedules:

1) check under Banweb for Student Final Exam Schedule

2) Check under Spring 2013 Final Exam Schedule.

Here are some some study suggestions for finals; consider them when you prepare:

Start early and start small

Begin to review several days before the final exam and do only short reviews to refamiliarize yourself with the material.

Increase the length and depth

Slowly increase depth of the review material and spend more time.

Design a study schedule and stick to it

Make sure that you spend a few hours per week to review for finals. Find areas that you have questions and provide some time to get answers from professors and friends.

Organize study groups

Study and review notes with friends or classmates; help each other with the topics you may not understand.

Stop studying the night before

The night before the exam, give your brain a break.

Get a good night sleep and eat breakfast

The night before the exam, get a good night sleep.  Let your body rest up and eat a good breakfast to get your brain ready for exams.

Set multiple alarms

Set up multiple alarms to make sure you don’t miss the exam.


Registration for Fall Semester

Welcome back from spring break!  Here are some important dates to keep in mind as you are continuing with the semester and preparing to register for fall classes.

March 20 – Last day to drop part of term B courses without a grade – no refund

March 29 – Last day to drop full semester courses with a grade of “W”

Fall registration begins March 21 and will continue through April 7. Students may register online using Banweb. Check under Banweb for your registration status and to find out which classes are being offered. Your registration priority date is based on the number of credits you COMPLETED, and is available on (http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/pdfs/registration-priority-schedule.pdf). It would be helpful to see your academic advisor prior to registration for course planning.

Some courses require special approval before students may register. Approval must be obtained from the department offering the course. Students may not schedule any courses in conflict without both instructors’ approval. The time conflict permission form should be completed and submitted prior to registration. Forms can be found on Registrar’s Office website (http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/registration/).