Past Weekend’s Events
This past weekend approximately 300 prospective students and their families made the trip to Michigan Tech for Open House. Open House provides prospective students and their families the opportunity to learn more about Michigan Tech’s great academic programs and community. The events of Open House included a university welcome, campus tours, information sessions, the Tech Showcase, brunch in the residence halls, and much more. As a current Michigan Tech student I really enjoyed meeting the prospective students and their families. Several current Michigan Tech students helped to make Open House a success by assisting at the various information sessions, giving campus tours, and sharing their great Michigan Tech experiences.
This week, September 26 to October 2, Michigan Tech is celebrating Homecoming 2010. This year’s Homecoming is exceptionally special as Michigan Tech is celebrating 125 years. This year’s Homecoming and the Campus Campaign will focus on the memories of Michigan Tech through the years and the impact that the University has had on the lives of alumni, current students, faculty, and staff. The theme of this year’s Homecoming, “Tradition Never Graduates” emphasizes Michigan Tech’s establishment in 1885. This Sunday kicked off Homecoming with the Fans in the Stands Competition at the Women’s Soccer Game and window painting in the Rozsa Center Lobby. Window painting was a new Michigan Tech tradition that started last year; it took the place of Homecoming banners. On Monday, students had the opportunity to stop by the Kick-Off Tent outside the Memorial Union Building to get a soft pretzel and cheese. Monday evening students could compete with their student group in the Homecoming Games held at Prince’s Point. The games included a relay race, tug of war, and a sand castle building contest. Tuesday’s activities included a service project at the Forest Hill Cemetery located by the Student Development Complex and the Homecoming Court Dinner where the Michigan Tech 2010 Homecoming King and Queen were decided. On Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. students will have the opportunity to take a black and white old time photo at a photo booth outside the Memorial Union Building. On Thursday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., while supplies last, students can stop by the Walker Lawn and get a free rootbeer float. Thursday evening, on Sherman Field, the Michigan Tech ladies can compete in Powderpuff Football while the gentleman compete in a Cheer Competition.
Friday night will include many more Michigan Tech traditions with the Homecoming Parade running through the Michigan Tech campus as well as a pep rally complete with performances from the Michigan Tech Pep Band and cheer and dance teams. After the pep rally students can head over to Hancock Beach to take part in the Cardboard Boat Races and enjoy some delicious food compliments of Alumni Relations. The big Homecoming football game takes place on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. as the Huskies face off against the Ohio Dominican Panthers. At half time the Michigan Tech 2010 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced along with the winners of the week’s Homecoming games and competitions. At MacInnes Ice Arena on Saturday night, the Huskies will take on Nispissing University. Directly after the hockey game ends, the Broomball Championship game will take place in which current Michigan Tech students take on alumni for the trophy. For more detailed information about Homecoming 2010 check out the calendar of events.
Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have! Don’t forget to check back for next week’s article in which I will be writing about some upcoming service opportunities as well as reviewing Homecoming 2010 events.