Thanksgiving Trip Bus Tickets Go On Sale November 4

Bus tickets to the Mall of America located in Bloomington, MN, go on sale Monday, November 4. We
will depart on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, and return on Saturday, November 30.

Register Early and Save $15 on your Bus Ticket!
Cost per ticket is only $65 per seat. Tickets sold between November 4 - November 15 will only be $50.
Limit two tickets per person. To get your bus ticket, each passenger must print, complete and sign
the waiver and return to IPS:  http://www.mtu.edu/international/forms-info/pdfs/Waiver.pdf. Passengers
under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver form. 

Tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased at the IPS Office. Seats are limited, available on
first-come, first-served basis.

IPS has secured a block of room at Fairfield Inn & Suites -Mall of America for a special group rate
of $75/night plus tax, 1-4 occupants per room. If you wish to stay at this location for the special
rate, you must make your reservation before November 11. Unreserved rooms will be released to the
public at the regular rate.

Students are responsible for their own securing hotel accommodations. Make your reservation
online:
http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=MTU%20international%20Program%20%26%20Serv^mspbl%60MTUMTUQ%6075%60USD%60false%6011/28/13%6011/30/13%6011/7/13&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes or by calling 952-858-8475 and ask for the special group rate for 'Michigan Tech University', major credit card required. 

Are you looking to share a room? Find a hotel roommate on BarkBoard: barkboard.mtu.edu Discussion
Forums/ Discussions - Any Topics/ IPS-hotel roommate for Mall of America bus trip ONLY.

If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or ips@mtu.edu.

November First Friday Social at the Rozsa Center Art Gallery

Faculty, staff, retirees and graduate students are invited to join the staff of International Programs and Services for the November First Friday University Social on Nov. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Rozsa Center Art Gallery. Complementary soda, snacks, and a cash bar will be available and you can also check out the metal art from featured artist Mike Sluder.

First Friday University Socials, started in 2006, provide a casual setting for members of the campus community to get together informally, share their work and other interests and get to know each other. These informal gatherings can lead to more productive work relationships, an appreciation for diversity and a chance to meet some new friends. Next month’s event on Dec. 6 will be sponsored by the Center for Precollege Outreach. February is still available to sponsor. Find out more about sponsoring a social, what First Friday University Socials are, and this year’s schedule online.

Tech Today, October 29, 2013

Coat Giveaway

Keep warm and toasty this winter!

The Portage Lake United Church wants anyone who needs a winter coat to come get one.

When:  Saturday, October 26
Where: Portage Lake United Church
1400 East Houghton Ave
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00

Sponsored by: The New Beginnings Angel Mission Store

Mid-Autumn Festival

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) wishes everyone a happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

To celebrate this beautiful season and share the joy from the festival, CSSA has prepared mooncakes, carnival games along with tons of prizes.

Mooncakes are on sale on weekdays to 9/27/2013.

The sale will start from noon to 2PM every weekday in the MUB, room106
Price:
$5 each
$20 for a whole box (4 mooncakes) which is a good choice as a gift

Share Photos and Win Carnival Game Night Ticket
From 9/23 to 9/27 9PM, sharing photos about your activities for Mid-Autumn Festival on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/mtucssa and @CSSA at MTU will have you participate in our activity of winning the ticket for Mid-Autumn Carnival Game Night ($5). The list of 8 winners will be announced at 9:30PM on 9/27.

Treasure Hunt
All over the campus, there are 5 distinct versions of flyers from CSSA on which one corner of the Mid-Autumn Carnival Game ticket is printed.
From 9/23 to 9/27 9PM, if you manage to gather all five different pieces of the ticket, you will have a free ticket for the night and have fun with us.

Parade of Nations This Saturday

The annual Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival is this Saturday, September 14.

The Parade starts at 11 a.m. in downtown Hancock, crosses the Portage Lift Bridge and moves through downtown Houghton to the Dee Stadium.

Need a ride to Hancock?

Free transportation from Houghton to Hancock will be provided by the Houghton Motor Transit Line
Pick up location: Memorial Union Building to Hancock:
First bus: 9:30 am
Last bus: 10:35 am

The multicultural festival begins at noon at the Dee Stadium.

Entrance to the festival is free. Food prepared by international student groups from Michigan Tech and ethnic restaurants in the area is sold at a nominal price.

This year’s Parade of Nations theme is “Global Variation in One Location.” Parade of Nations, sponsored by Michigan Tech, Finlandia University and the Cities of Houghton and Hancock, is a celebration of cultural diversity in the Keweenaw.

Five Tech Students Win International Scholarships

Four Michigan Tech undergraduates applied for Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships this year, and all four received the competitive awards. A fifth Tech student received a Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship for study abroad.

Andrea Bowen, Warren Kesti, Eugene Kim and Christopher Trevino received Gilman Scholarships for international study. Bowen is a management major. She will study in China. Kesti is majoring in management information systems. He and Kim, a chemical engineering major, will study in South Korea. Trevino is a sound design major who will study in Japan.

Mitchell Kirby, a biomedical engineering major, received a Whitaker grant for study in New Zealand in the fall.

The Gilman Scholarship program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad by supporting undergraduates who otherwise might not participate in international study due to financial constraints. The grants to Michigan Tech students total $18,000.

The Whitaker program encourages undergraduates in biomedical engineering to study abroad to gain an international perspective on their field. Only 40 recipients were chosen nationwide.
-Tech Today, June 3, 2013