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15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival




15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival










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August 1, 2019

Michigan Technological University 2019 Alumni Reunion

Save the date for Reunion 2019 August 1-3 when Michigan Tech alumni and friends will reunite again on campus to celebrate traditions and create connections!

Thursday, August 1:

8:30 am: Reunion Kickoff
Memorial Union Building (34) Alumni Lounge, first floor
Alumni Reunion 2019 kicks off with a review of the upcoming reunion activities. Greet some old friends, make some new ones. Refreshments will be available.
No Charge

9:15 am: Guided Campus Tour
Memorial Union Building (34) Alumni Lounge, first floor
Immediately following the kickoff, join student guides for a guided walking tour of campus.
No Charge

10:15 am: Tech Talks : Dr. Veronica Webster, Intense Rainfall and Flood Risk in an Environment of Increasing Uncertainty
Fisher Hall (15) Room 135
The 2018 Father's Day flood event resulted in significant damage and losses throughout the Keweenaw. Has changing climate brought more intense storm events to the region? How do these storms combined with alterations to the landscape and development in the area affect future flood risk? This talk will explain methods for understanding the risk of future floods, as well as the causes of the intense rain storm that triggered the Father's Day flood and the risk of such events in the future.
No Charge

11 am: Tech Talks: Dr. John Gierke, Geospatial Data Analysis of the 2018 Copper Country Father's Day Flood
Fisher Hall (15) Room 135
Digital topographic and land use information can be used in computational tools to forecast rainfall runoff in catchments and the stability of slopes. Faculty and students in geological engineering acquired and used geospatial data to better understand the Ripley Creek flooding and causes of the adjacent-slope failures during the 2018 Father's Day Flood. Professor John Gierke will share the work of a geological engineering student group that used the flooding, landslides, and debris flows in Ripley as a culminating design-project experience.
No Charge

11:30 am-1 pm: Lunch
Wadsworth (37) Dining Hall
Check out today's dining hall experience and join students for a casual lunch in Wadsworth Hall.
Cost: $9/Free children under 6

12:30-3:30 pm: Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Alumni Scholarship Boat Cruise
Departs from Isle Royale National Park Office, Houghton (next to Dee Stadium). Loosen up and unwind aboard the Ranger III for a tour on the beautiful Keweenaw Waterway. With the Bonfire Steakhouse's scrumptious array of appetizers, and beer, wine, and soft-drinks provided by the ME-EM department, this is the perfect opportunity to catch up with fellow alumni and learn about the exciting research happening in the ME-EM department. Boarding at 12:30 pm, leaves the dock at 1 pm sharp.
Cost: $50/$35 children 1-15 ($20 of each ticket will be donated to a department scholarship fund to lighten the financial load for several students each year)

1-5 pm: Research Vessel Agassiz Boat Tour
Meet at Great Lakes Research Center (100), University Waterfront (Phoenix Drive)
The University operates the R/V Agassiz in support of its mission in aquatic sciences. These scientific excursions will provide insight into the research being conducted by faculty and students. Tours will leave every hour on the hour from 1-4 pm. This event is weather dependent. Note: Minimum age to ride in the vessel is 7.
Cost: $10/$5 children 7-12

1:30 pm: Pasty Making Demonstration and Tasting
Hillside Place (48), first floor
Watch how Michigan Tech's Executive Chef, Eric Karvonen, creates a favorite dish of the Copper Country-the pasty! After the demonstration, taste the finished product. Need a ride? Meet at the Reunion registration desk (first floor MUB) by 1:20 pm.
No charge (sponsored by Michigan Tech Dining Services)

3:30-4:30 pm: Trees of Michigan Tech Walk
Meet at the Husky Statue in front of the Van Pelt Library (17)
Join host Dr. R.J. Laverne '80, an urban forester with Davey Tree Expert Company and an instructor and alumnus of School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences. The Michigan Tech Tree Map will be loaded onto Avenza Maps. Participants will need to download the app onto their phones or tablets before the walk.
No charge (sponsored by School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences)

5-7 pm: Pasty Dinner
Memorial Union Building (34) Commons, ground floor
Enjoy a traditional "Yooper" dinner and swap stories with alumni, faculty, and friends with pasties, pickled eggs, and local KBC micro-brew beer. Side salads, dessert, and beverages are included. Outdoor picnic space also will be available to dine outside.
Cost: $16/$7 children 6-12

Thursday evening: Bosch Beer, The Lodge, Diamond Mike's, and JD's Boathouse may no longer be around, but head to downtown Houghton or Hancock to discover a new favorite watering hole.


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