Registration will be in the Memorial Union Building, starting on Wednesday, August 3, and continuing through Friday, August 5. Hours are 8 AM to 4 PM. Free parking will be available at all metered spots and in Lots 12 and 27, starting Tuesday, August 2.
Campus tours will be available Monday-Friday at 10 AM and 2 PM, through the Admissions Department (Administration Building, ground floor, room G29). Contact 906-487-2335
Please come to the registration area to register or to pick up event tickets if you have pre-registered. Say hello to our faculty emeriti who will be at our "welcome area" on Thursday and Friday.
For more information please call the Alumni Association at 906-487-2400.
Thursday, August 4
8:30 am Welcome Breakfast and Campus Tour Memorial Union Building Ballroom (34) Brenda Rudiger, director of Alumni Relations, welcomes alumni to campus with a review of the upcoming reunion activities, followed by a guided campus walking tour. Greet some old friends, make some new ones.
10:00 am & 11:00 am Tech Talks - Room 139 Fisher Hall (15) Enjoy these classes (without quizzes) from Tech faculty members.
10 am - Wood to Wheels: A Working Example of Interdisciplinary Research at Michigan Tech with Dr. Ann Maclean, Professor in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES)
11 am - "Mining, Smelting, and Mills, Oh MY!" Industrial Heritage Research at Michigan Tech with Dr. Tim Scarlett, Associate Professor of Archaeology
12:00 pm Lunch at Douglass Houghton Hall (31) Relive your dining hall experience at DHH!
1:00 pm Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics Alumni Boat Cruise Departs from the Isle Royale National Park Office, 800 East Lakeshore Drive, Houghton (next to the Dee Stadium) Boarding at 12:30 pm and departure at 1 pm.
Tour the Keweenaw waterway aboard the Ranger II. This event will fill up, so if you are a ME-EM alum, act quickly to reserve your spot on board. Please call Kathy Goulette at 906-487-2551 or email email@example.com.
1:30 pm Dedication Ceremony for the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum –new location next to the Advanced Technology Design Center (ATDC) (95) on Sharon Avenue Join us as we celebrate the dedication of this new home for the renowned mineral collection.
3:00 pm Dedication Ceremony for the Paul and Susan Williams Center for Computer Systems Research Electrical Energy Resources Center (EERC), 5th Floor (7)
4:00 pm Reunion Pasty Picnic Campus Green, between EERC (7) and Chemical Sciences Building (19) Rain site—Memorial Union Building (34)
Enjoy a traditional “Yooper” dinner and swap stories with alumni, faculty, and friends with pasties (catsup or gravy?), pickled eggs, local KBC micro-brew beer. Side salads, dessert and beverages are also included.
5:00 pm Keweenaw Alumni Chapter and Friends Social Keweenaw Brewing Company, Downtown Houghton
The Keweenaw Alumni Chapter invites all alums and friends to a social at a popular local watering hole—that features a variety of crafted beers and soda—following the Pasty Picnic.
9:30 pm School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES) 75th Anniversary Outdoor Movie Night. U.J Noblet Forestry and Wood Products Building (18) parking lot All are welcome. See the SFRES website for details.
Friday, August 5
8:30 am All-Class Alumni Breakfast, Memorial Union Building (34) Ballroom
President Glenn Mroz ’74/’77 will present the University update: Where we are and where we are headed.
9:30 am-12:00 pm School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES) Open House at the Ford Forestry Center (Alberta, MI) All are welcome. See the SFRES website for details.
10:00 am Class of 1961 Golden M Pinning Ceremony Memorial Union Building (34) Ballroom B Alumni and friends are invited to join the Class of 1961 at this presentation. Each alumnus/a will receive their 50-year Golden M pin and certificate. University President Glenn Mroz ’74/’77 will greet and present.
10:00 am Class Year Gatherings for the Classes of 1971, 1981, 1986, 1991, and 2001 Memorial Union Building (34) Keweenaw Commons, ground level
Forty or ten years gone, or somewhere in between, it’s your time to gather, swap stories, and put names back with the faces from the best of times.
11:30 am Golden M Luncheon Memorial Union Building (34) Ballroom Golden M Members and friends are invited to join the Class of 1961 for a special luncheon to celebrate their induction into the Golden M Club.
11: 00 am to 1:00 pm Lunch at Wadsworth Residence Hall (37)
Relive your dining hall experience and join students for a casual lunch in the Dining Hall of the Wadsworth Residence Hall.
ALL TOURS ARE NOW FULL
1:00 pm R/V Agassiz Research Boat Tour Meet at Houghton County Marina, Hancock
Four tours will leave every hour on the hour from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The University operates the R/V Agassiz in support of its mission in aquatic sciences, and these scientific excursions will provide insight into the research being conducted by faculty and students. Please note: Participants will be required to utilize a boarding ladder to board the vessel.
1:30 pm Campus and Department Open Houses
Many academic and administrative departments are opening their doors. Get the latest details when you check in.
2:00 pm Guided Campus Tours meet at Admissions office ground level Administration Building (1)
3:00 pm School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES) Alumni Awards and Hesterberg Dedication U.J Noblet Forestry and Wood Products Building (18) All are welcome. See the SFRES website for details.
5:30 pm Alumni Reunion Dinner and Class Photos Memorial Union Building Ballroom (34)
It’s a special celebration for all alumni and friends, featuring a fantastic buffet dinner, official class photo opportunities, and alumni award presentations. 5:30 pm Social (cash bar), 6:00 pm Class Photos, 6:30 pm Dinner (program to follow, business attire).
Saturday, August 6
9:00 am– Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Tour Canoe the Sturgeon—Join us as we head down to the Sturgeon River, southeast of Chassell, for a nice, easy paddle with some great scenery along the way. We will provide snacks, transportation, and all the necessary equipment. Participants will meet at the Memorial Union Building and return around noon.
9:30 am-12:30 pm School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES) Otter River Cabin open house. Hosted by the SFRES Class of 1961 – celebrating their 50th anniversary! All are welcome. See the SFRES website for details.
12:00 pm – Tour the Historic Quincy Smelting Works site. Tour duration is approximately 45 minutes, hard hats will be provided. Presented in cooperation with Franklin Township, the Quincy Smelter Association, the National Park Service, the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, and Michigan Tech’s Industrial Archeology program.
12:30 pm Alumni Reunion Golf Outing - Portage Lake Golf Course (52) It’s our second annual four-person scramble for alumni, students, faculty from all departments, and the community! Cash prizes awarded for the top three teams. Golfers will receive a swag bag. Supported by the School of Business and Economics and organized by the Michigan Tech MBA Association and American Marketing Association. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rebecca Middlebrook at 906-487-2788.
2:00 pm Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Keweenaw Waterfall Tour and Cookout—Visit some of the more well-known waterfalls in the area, including Hungarian Falls, Jacob Falls, and Eagle River Falls. Transportation will be provided. An OAP guide will lead you to these hidden gems. Participants will meet at the Memorial Union Building and spend 2.5 hours visiting these sites before stopping for a lakeside cookout (included) .
6:30 pm School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES) 75th anniversary Celebration Dinner Hillside Place (48) – Michigan Tech’s newest residence, located behind McNair Hall (exclusively for SFRES Alumni and friends) See the SFRES website for details.
Affinity Group Events
Come out and celebrate with your Greek organization! Events include: house tours, Copper Country Cruising, golf scrambles, socials, picnics, family time, and much more!
Sigma Rho email@example.com
Theta Tau Jim Cote ’61: firstname.lastname@example.org
Varsity Singers/Jazz Singers
A variety of special events are planned including:
Thursday 6:00 pm Meet-n-Greet-n-Sing, friends and family welcome in Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts** New location!
Saturday 5:00 pm Singers "Open Mic" Performance in Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts** New location!
Husky Athletics - Volleyball & Cross Country, Track & Nordic Skiing
Celebrate with your fellow Huskies. There’s a full slate of events in addition to the other Reunion activities!
Thursday, 7:00 pm Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Nordic Skiing Alumni Social at the KBC - (Keweenaw Brewing Company—downtown Houghton)
Friday, 9:30 am Cross Country, Track and Nordic Skiing Alumni Mountain Bike & Hike to the tip of the Keweenaw - (leave from Student Development Complex)
Friday, 6:00 pm Volleyball Reunion Game - (Student Development Complex)
Friday 7:00 pm Cross Country, Track & Nordic Skiing Alumni Dinner & Entertainment - (location TBD)
Saturday 10:00 am Cross Country, Track & Nordic Skiing Alumni Trail Events (bike, walk, run) - (Tech Trails)
Saturday 12:00 pm Cross Country, Track & Nordic Skiing Coach’s Update with Coach Haggenmiller - (Hockey Educational Center)
Saturday 12:00 pm Volleyball Alumni Event at the Copper Island Beach Club (Sand Volleyball & Light Lunch) - (Copper Island Beach Club - Hancock Waterfront)
More Information Steve Nordstrom ’98 email@example.com or 906-487-3071
Other Things To Do
A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum (new location next to the Advanced Technology Design Center (ATDC) (95) on Sharon Avenue) The Museum Gift shop and two galleries will be open to visitors from 9:00 AM to 5 PM throughout Reunion (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Visit the Memorial Grove on the east side of campus between Highway 41 and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts (10)
Visit the Made in the Copper Country exhibit in the University Archives reading room on the ground floor of the Van Pelt and Opie Library which highlights the many different products made and exported from the Copper Country.
Rediscover Houghton! Historical Walking Tour (Self-guided) Award-winning historical walking tour (information booklet available in registration area).
ASISC Annual Meeting on Advanced Sustainable Iron & Steel Making August 1-3, 2011
Accommodations at the Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn For more information and registration please visit:http://www.chem.mtu.edu/asisc/
See the 1915 Narrow Gauge Steam Engine in action from Noon to 4 pm on Saturday & Sunday, August 6 &7 with the Houghton County Historical Society, Lake Linden MI