Archives—November 2013

Summer Youth Programs

Do you like working with kids?  Are you looking for a fun, high-energy job next summer?  Then a position with Summer Youth Programs is right for you!  Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs is looking to “pick [their] all-star staff for next summer”, so if you’re interested in joining their team, visit one of their info sessions:

Wednesday, January 15 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom
Thursday, January 16 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom

But wait, what is Summer Youth Programs?
“We host week-long explorations for 6th – 11th graders in: forensic science, mechanical engineering, rocketry, medical physiology, and much more! Participants live in Wads, spend the day doing hands-on activities in class, then spend the evenings playing sports, going on adventures, and enjoying a preview of life as a college student! Join us June 15 – August 2, 2014!”

Positions available
Activity Counselors
Residence Counselors
Day Counselors
Front Desk Staff
Weekend Counselors
Lifeguards
Transportation Chaperones

As you can see, Summer Youth Programs is a great way to spend a summer. For any questions or for more information, please visit Summer Youth Programs


November Events

November is an exciting month here on Tech’s campus!  Here is a list of some of the events and activities going on this month.

2013 Elevator Pitch Competition
“Open to the community! Come see students pitch their business ideas in 90 seconds with a first place prize of $1,000.”
Thursday, November 7 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM in Fisher 135

Diwali Night
“The Indian Students Association at Michigan Tech presents Diwali Night 2013! Join us to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. Like every year, this year too we bring to you a Grand Indian Dinner followed by scintillating Indian Dances, Live Music, and a Heart-touching short play based on “the BIG FAT INDIAN WEDDING”. We promise you a wonderfully entertaining evening.
Non ISA member tickets: $14 (tickets available at Rozsa Centre)”
ISA members: $8 (Members and Non-Members tickets available at the MUB Commons from November 4th to 8th, 11 AM to 2 PM)
Please contact hshinde@mtu.edu for questions
Saturday, November 9 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM in the MUB Commons
Performance at the Rozsa Center

Superior Wind Symphony: 1913 Revisited
“The Superior Wind Symphony presents a program of wind music that a) existed in the world in 1913 and might have been heard in the US or UP, such as John Philip Sousa and James Reese Europe, b) existed in the greater world in 1913, such as Jean Sibelius, Gustav Mahler and Gustav Holst, and c) that evolved later out of ideas that took hold in 1913, such as Astor Piazzolla and John Mackey.”
Saturday, November 9 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Calumet Theater

Bernie Krause with Wild Sanctuary
“The emergent field of Soundscape Ecology reveals what nature sounds tell us about today’s changing eco-systems and the creatures that dwell in them. Since 1968, Wild Sanctuary has traveled the globe to record, archive, research, and express the voice of the natural world – its soundscape. These increasingly rare sounds of the wild inform and enrich our specialized efforts from the field to public performance. ‘Bernie Krause and his niche theory are the real thing. His originality, research and above all basic knowledge of the sound environments in nature are impressive.’– E. O. WILSON”
Saturday, November 9 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Rozsa Center

HuskyLEAD
“HuskyLEAD, which is a leadership development series, stands for Leadership Education Accelerating Development. At Michigan Tech, we believe that leadership development is extremely important and essential for all of our students to truly make an impact on campus and society. This program encourages everyone from campus leaders and student organization officers, either aspiring and experienced, to elevate their leadership skills by learning the best techniques, tips, and tricks for not only the success of their organization but also for the real world.”
Tuesday, November 12: Executive Board Blitz
Tuesday, November 19: How Do I Fit it All in My Schedule?
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom B: Executive Board Blitz

The Great Animal Orchestra
“Bernie Krause on Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places”
Tuesday, November 12 from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the Rozsa Center

Student Commission Meeting
“The Student Commission is a committee made up of students, staff, and faculty who work together to identify and minimize or eliminate barriers or concerns related to campus life, policies and practices. The Student Commission meets twice a month. All meetings are open, and students, staff, and faculty who have questions or concerns are invited to use the meeting as a forum as a place where those questions or concerns can be heard and addressed.”
Thursday, November 14 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM in the MUB, Alumni Lounge A

Tech Theatre Presents Unsung Songs of the Southern Nightingale, One-Act Plays By Tennessee Williams
“Tenn’s songs of the south rang clear as a Nightingale’s melody, carrying his autobiographical depictions of a duplicitous southern culture to the ears of a worldwide audience. His tunes are at once both plaintive and beautiful. These lesser-known plays are our fall adventure!”
Thursday, November 14 – 16 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the McArdle Theater

Cantus: All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
“Cantus and Theater Latte Da present All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Licthe and Timothy C. Takach. Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs for a capella voices, All Is Calm recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers on Christmas eve, 1914. Cantus, acclaimed as the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States, (Fanfare) they are committed to inspiring audiences with music performed at the highest level. The Washington Post hails the ensemble’s sound as having both ‘exalting finesse’ and ‘expressive power’ refers to their music-making as ‘spontaneous grace.'”
Saturday, November 16 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Rozsa Center

Come Dance with Nosotros
Learn salsa dancing and other latin dances with free lessons and an open floor after.
Saturday, November 16 from 8:00 PM to midnight

La Mega Cooperativa Artesanal: How Ecuadorian Indian Women Found Economic Success through Hand-Woven Beadwork
“Local resident and former Peace Corps Volunteer Linda Belote will tell the story of five indigenous women’s organizations from highland Southern Ecuador who joined together in 2010 in order to bring their handwoven beadwork jewelry to an international market. Aided by Linda and other American friends, their communities’ folk art and the story it tells has reached the US and beyond via the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.  Pizza and snacks will be provided. The cooperative’s beadwork will be available for purchase following the presentation. The public is very welcome.  Hosted by the student organization Global City. See global.students.mtu.edu for more information.”
Monday, November 18 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in Fisher 133

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Southern Comfort film screening
“Southern Comfort is a 2001 documentary film about the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear that treating such a patient would hurt their reputations. By the time Eads received treatment, the cancer was too advanced to save his life.”
Wednesday, November 20 from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM in Fisher 135


Halloween Game Night a Success, Revamped Commuter Lounge

The Halloween Game Night took place on Tuesday, October 29! We took over a festively decorated DHH Ballroom, enjoyed complimentary pizza, candy, and snacks, and had a wonderful time! Thank you to all who came and came and celebrated!

The Commuter Lounge is new and improved, with our very own bulletin board, our recovered Commuter Suggestion Box, a candy dish, magazines, and puzzle books. You are free to stop by the commuter lounge whenever you’d like; whether you need a place to go between classes, want a quiet place to study, or just want to relax. In addition, I also hold regular office hours in the commuter lounge:

Mondays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fridays: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please feel free to stop by anytime, or schedule an appointment at commuters@mtu.edu