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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

James Norris Physical Education Center

Welcome

Welcome to the James Norris Physcial Education Center (or Norris Center) webpage. Our regular hours are posted on the Hours of Operation page.

Norris Center

This Week---

Announcements!!

 

The pool will be open for early bird swim only 6:15-9am August 25-September 5. Regular school hours for the pool will resume September 8.

The fitness center will be closed August 22nd from 9am-4pm because of Lakerpalooza. The track will be useable by 5pm.

The Regional Outdoor Center (The ROC) is getting even closer to being open!! With the new addition of snow shoes, mountain bikes, and the soon to be purchased camping gear, the ROC is on track for it's grand opening in the Fall of 2014!!.

The Rock Climbing Wall is now OPEN to the Public!! It is open Monday - Thursday from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Make sure to bring your student ID, or Norris Center Membership Card. If you're not a member, it is $3 to climb each day.

Upcoming Events

None to announce at this time

About the Norris Center

The James Norris Physical Education Center, that includes over 275,000 square feet of space, is the busiest building on campus and the University building that is used most by the surrounding community. The Norris center is used for everything from aerobics classes to concerts and youth camps. It has served as a host for a number of regional high school basketball and hockey tournaments, as well as band camps. More information can be found on the About page

Memberships

We offer a number of ways for everyone to enjoy our facilities. More information on how you can use the Norris Center can be found on the Admittance page.

Programs

We offer a number of programs for the whole family to enjoy. From water polo to fitness classes and so much more, we have something for everyone to enjoy! Find out more on the Programs and Activities page.

Rentals and Reservations

Need to get a Tennis court for Friday? Want to rent the pool or the gymnasium for your event? Head on over to the Rentals and Reservations page for all the information you need.

 

Contact Information

Ticket Office: (906) 635-2602
Student Activity Center: (906) 635-2029
Pool: (906) 635-2833

Graduate School Bound ...

Kim Churchill

Kim Churchill
Geology

"I've been accepted to Montana Tech's graduate school to pursue a master's degree in geophysical engineering. I have also accepted a full-funded graduate research assistantship to work with the Montana National Guard on developing magnetic techniques to detect unexploded ordinance. My summer internship with Geolex, a company under contract with the Guard, will study acquiring data, performing analysis, and offering interpretation on unexploded ordinance." [ more ]

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