Volunteer opportunity offered

Relevant, a non-denominational Christian organization, embarks on service trips during the breaks.
The interest meeting for the service trips is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 The cost is around $300-$400. Relevant holds several fundraisers.

“The location of the winter break trip depends on where students want to go,” said Sarah Ylitalo, an active member of Relevant.

During spring break, Relevant is considering traveling to Joplin, Miss., where a tornado recently devastated the city. A service project in North Carolina is another alternative, Ylitalo said.

The service project from last spring involved aiding in the efforts to rebuild an Arkansas town after the New Years’ tornado. In the past, Relevant has also traveled to Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Relevant has been given several service awards recognizing their work, Ylitalo said.

Ylitalo journeyed with the group to Buras, LA. “The trip to Buras really made me appreciate what I have and who is in my life,” Ylitalo said.

Good News Assembly of God supports Relevant. Relevant meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday for a Bible study in the Blue Room of the University Center. To learn more about Relevant, go to

— Hannah Vissering

Limited space for rafting trip

The Outdoor Recreational Center is taking students white water rafting Sunday, Sept. 11.

It will consist of a three hour rafting session, and all safety gear and rafting equipment needed are included. Participants will need to bring either lunch money or a bag lunch with them.

This event is limited to only 10 participants, and transportation is provided. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $50 for PEIF Recreation members, and $65 for non-members. Call 227-1369 to register or for more information.

— Andrea McKernan

Temaki & Tea has grand opening

Temaki & Tea and Smoothie King are set to have a grand opening the weekend at the new location on Preque Isle Avenue.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. Customers will have a chance to win free smoothies for the semester. There will be a live radio broadcast with 100.3 The Point.

Friday is NMU Student Day. From 6-8 p.m. prizes will be given out every 20 minutes. These prizes include NMU apparel and gift cards. 94.9 The Bay will be broadcasting live.

Saturday will be the last day of the grand opening weekend. From 11-12 p.m. the Smoothie King and Wildcat Willy will make an appearance for family day. Also being served as a special for family day are PB & J Rolls. There will be a coloring contest balloons and prizes for kids.

All three days there will be a smoothie offered for $3 and signature rolls for $6. For more information visit

— Shaina James