First off, happy 2013! I hope that you all enjoyed a long break with your students back home, and that your holiday season was both warm and bright. The new year brings a whole new semester, with Monday, January 14th the first day of spring 2013 courses. What better way to kick off this semester than with a much needed dose of snow! Finally, after much anticipation, Houghton is starting to catch up on its usual snowy winter. According to Keweenaw County’s website, there is now almost two feet of snow on the ground, and students are finally able to get out on Mont Ripley and the Tech Trails for some skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter recreational activities!
In other news on campus, the Huskies hockey team won the Great Lakes Invitational for the first time since 1980. The final game was a shutout, the Huskies winning 4-0 against Western Michigan University. This is a great accomplishment for Michigan Tech’s athletic programs and is just one more reason why Michigan Tech is a great place to be!
Get ready for broomball!
There is also an update on another icy sport on campus, as the ball drop of the 2013 broomball season was at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 15. Broomball started at Michigan Tech in the early 1990s. Today, over 126 teams participate each year, making it one of the most popular and beloved intramural sports on campus. The game is played with taped brooms and a soft ball on constructed ice rinks. Players are required to wear helmets, and many elect to wear elbow and knee pads while on the ice.
Winter Carnival 2013
Finally, Winter Carnival is just around the corner. This year’s carnival will begin on Wednesday, February 6 and run through Saturday, February 9. There will be many great events for students, including the all-nighter with food, music, and tons of statue building. Month-long statue construction began Monday, January 14, so some students are already hard at work creating their snowy masterpieces. Watch for Winter Carnival updates as the event gets closer.
Now that the Spring semester has started, I will be writing articles weekly once again. Be sure to check back for updates on Winter Carnival, information about housing, and the Spring Career Fair (just to name a few). As always, thank you for reading! Feel free to email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment.
Until next week,