Great Lakes Showcase, Superior Wind Symphony, and Community Events

February 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents,

A photo of attendees admiring the work displayed at a previous Great Lakes Showcase, which opens this year on February 26 at 8:00 am.

A photo of attendees admiring the artwork displayed at a previous Great Lakes Showcase, which opens this year on February 26 at 8:00 am.

I hope you’re all having a great week! The weather here has been bitter cold, as temperatures have consistently been below zero these past weeks. We’re trudging through, however, as we look forward to spring break (March 9 – 13)! As we embark on Week 7, it’s hard to believe that we’re half-way through the semester already! Only 7 weeks to go until the end of the spring semester, and there’s still so much to look forward to, including spring break, Spring Fling, and commencement. I hope your students continue to stay confident and motivated to persevere through the second half.

There’s a lot to look forward to these next few weeks as The Great Lakes Showcase exhibit opens on February 26 at 8:00 am. The Great Lakes Showcase is a month-long exhibit of arts and crafts composed by local artists. This annual event is in its seventh year and will be free and open to the public from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday until March 31. Awards will be given for outstanding work in categories including Best in Show and Community Choice Award. For more information about the Great Lakes Showcase, please visit the Visual and Performing Arts website.

On February 28, the Fishing Club will be hosting an ice fishing tournament at the Chassell Boat Launch. Registration will take place from 7:00 am – 8:00 am and the cost is $10. This tournament is open to the general public. Contestants can enter up to five fish of any species, and placement goes by total length of the fish. First place wins a 30% payout, second place wins a 20% payout, and third place wins a 10% payout. For more information on the ice fishing tournament, please visit the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

The Copper Island Pond Hockey Tournament will also be taking place this weekend, February 28 – March 1 . As part of the CopperDog 150 festivities (please refer to last week’s blog post), this three-on-three hockey competition will take place in Agassiz Park in Calumet, MI. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams: $125 for first place, $75 for second, and $50 for third. Open skating on the rink will be available before the tournament on February 28.

In addition to these two events, the Superior Wind Symphony will be playing on February 28 as well. Their show, Day into Night, is a musical presentation that represents the concepts of day, night, moon, and light. It will be a fantastic show, especially for the snowy, mid-season winter weather we’ve been experiencing. For more information on the Superior Wind Symphony’s Day into Night, please visit the Visual and Performing Arts website.

Beginning Monday, March 2, midterm grades will be available for first-year students to check. Students can check their midterm grades by logging on to Banweb, then clicking the Students tab → Student Records → Midterm Grades. Students can interpret their letter grade by reviewing the Registrar’s Office website, where descriptions of each of the letter grades are outlined in detail.

As you can see, there’s a lot going on both on campus and in the community these next few weeks! I hope your students take advantage of these opportunities and have some fun this winter.  If you have any questions about any of these events, or would like to see a topic discussed in more detail, please feel free to email me at vjtaglio@mtu.edu. I hope you all have a great week, and stay warm!

-Valerie