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Welcome Week

September 1, 2011 in Community, Events, Recreation, Sports, Uncategorized

Michigan Tech-Welcome Week 2011!

Michigan Tech's first-year class photo, taken during Orientation after the University Welcome

The time has come again for Michigan Tech to welcome students back to campus! Although all the fun activities of Orientation are over, this week students can begin to celebrate their new academic year with Welcome Week! Welcome Week is one of Michigan Techs many traditions, lasting for seven full days welcoming all students back to campus. This really is a great time of the year for students to connect with all the services Michigan Tech has to offer along with local community providers. Welcome week always has a lot of great activities including: social activities, free food, entertainment for Tech students, and much more. I really do enjoy this time of year, not only because all of the students are back to campus and beginning a new semester, but it is really awesome to be able to see so many different groups and local community businesses together in one location. This week really is about getting into the Husky Spirit!

Welcome Week Events

Monday

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Students may visit the MUB Circle to grab a complimentary Welcome Week schedule, drawstring bag, notebook, and other school supplies on the first day of the Fall Semester!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Bike Clinic.

Representatives from local business will come to campus to conduct some tune ups on bikes for $10.

Tuesday

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Blood Drive Van Pelt Library

The American will be collecting blood on a walk in basis or by appointment. Those eligible to donate must be in good health, at least years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have not donated in the last 56 day.

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Community Expo Campus Mall

Local businesses will be on campus to share information and answer your questions. While walking to class grab some give-aways, learn about the area, and support Keweenaw businesses.

Wednesday

10:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Blood Drive Van Pelt Library (17)

The American Red Cross will be collecting blood on a walk in basis or by appointment. Those eligible to donate must be in good health, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have not donated in the last 56 days.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Chillin’ & Grillin’ with Greek Life Walker (11), Lawn (until supplies last)

Are you curious about Greek Life? Come join members of the Greek community for hot dogs and burgers and find out how Greeks at Michigan Tech exemplify leadership development, scholarship, service, and lifelong brotherhood and sisterhood.

Thursday

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Snack Pack Pudding MUB (34), Circle (until supplies last)

What did you pack in your school lunch? Come indulge in a variety of pudding in appreciation of the movie Billy Madison!

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Inter-Residence Hall Council Plants Walker (11), Lawn (until supplies last) Add a touch of green to your room this year and adopt a plant complements of Inter-Residence Hall Council (IRHC). Supplies are limited, so get your green thumb there early.

7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Films: Back to School and Billy Madison Fisher (15), Room 135

The plot of Back to School (7:00 pm) centers on a wealthy but uneducated father, actor Rodney Dangerfield, who goes to college to show solidarity with his discouraged son and learns that he cannot buy an education or happiness.

Billy Madison (9:00 pm) stars Adam Sandler as a slacker who must go back to school in order to take over his father’s company.

**Complimentary admittance and popcorn at both showings, other snacks available at cost to moviegoer.

Friday

10:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Balloon Man MUB (34), Circle

It’s Dave Evans, the balloon artist! See the world’s hippest balloons created by one of the fastest balloon artists in the business.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Comedian MUB (34), Ballroom

Jim Tavaré is an English stand-up comedian, actor, and musician. He is best known for his work on The Sketch Show which won an award and portrayed the role of Tom, the owner of the Leaky Cauldron, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban®. He was a finalist on Last Comic Standing and has a recurring role in of the comedy-drama Californication, as the English butler.

Saturday

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Challenge Course Open House High Ropes Course/Tech Trails

“Choose your Challenge” – Come have fun 30 feet in the air and then fly 250 feet down the zip line on the Michigan Tech Challenge Course. Space is limited, so please visit the website to register and for more details.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Varsity Women’s Soccer Game Sherman Field

Come see your Michigan Tech Huskies take on Bemidji State University.

Sunday, September 4

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Varsity Women’s Soccer Game Sherman Field

Go Huskies! Cheer on the Varsity Women’s Soccer team vs. the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

MUB Open Portage Lake Golf Course Golf

The Memorial Union Building (MUB) Board hosts a 4 person scramble tournament. Please visit the website to register and for more details.

Michigan Tech students play at no cost as part of the Experience Tech program. To learn more about the Experience Tech initiative please visit www.experiencetech.mtu.edu.

Monday, September 5

7:30 PM Motion City Soundtrack Concert Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts (10)

Tickets will be $20 for students and $25 for non-Michigan Tech Students. Please visit www.rozsa.mtu.edu for more information.

Blizzard taking part in Orientation 2011!

Labor Day

With Labor Day coming up this weekend and having Monday off, I would encourage your students to relax, get out, and explore some of the local area! Students do not have class on Monday, September 5th. However, there are many fun local locations for them to visit. I would suggest checking out the Outdoor Adventure Program, which was what last weeks article was on, and getting some information from them. Otherwise, explore Houghton and encourage your students to get to know their new home well! Hope you all have a very fun, and relaxing holiday weekend! Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

-Samantha Allen

Seallen@mtu.edu