Student News Briefs – Friday, September 12, 2014

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1. SWEat Homecoming Spirit Sprint

The very first SWEat Homecoming Spirit Sprint is a 5k fundraiser for the Barbara Kettle Gunlach Shelter Home as well as our MTU Society of Women Engineers (SWE) section. This event takes place on Homecoming; September 20 on Walker Lawn. Registration starts at 8:00 AM and the race starts at 9:00 AM. The cost is $10 for pre-registration and $15 for the day-of. Click here for the registration form 5k Registration Form.

For more information please contact Janelle Rupkalvis jmrupkal@mtu.edu.


2. Homecoming Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 14

Window Painting – SDC, 2:00-4:00PM
Kickball Tournament – Fields 1-4, Noon-5:00PM

Monday, September 15
Outdoor Movie – Walker Lawn, 9:00PM

Tuesday, September 16
Wilderness Explorer Games – Tech Trails, 4:00PM

Wednesday, September 17
Spotlight Night – Homecoming Talent Show – 8:00PM, MUB Ballroom A

Thursday, September 18
Trails Relay – Tech Trails, 4:30PM
Homecoming Court Dinner – Great Lakes Research Center, 6:00PM

Friday, September 19
Cardboard Boat Races – Houghton Waterfront Park, 4:00PM
Women’s Tennis vs. Saginaw Valley State – 12:00PM

Saturday, September 20
SWEat Homecoming Spirit Sprint – A 5k for charity – Walker Lawn, 9:00AM
Women’s Tennis vs. Northwood – 10:00AM
Tailgate – 12:00PM
Football vs. Saginaw Valley State – 1:00PM


3. Electrifying Step Afrika!

Heart-pounding entertainment arrives at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on September 13 with Step Afrika!, an electrifying, percussive dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The Washington, D.C. dance troop will close the Parade of Nations, Michigan Technological University’s week-long multicultural celebration, with a brief, sneak performance at Dee Stadium. Tickets for the full 7:30 pm performance at the Rozsa Center are $18 for adults and $9 for youth. Tickets can be purchased at the Rozsa Center, through the ticket office at 906-487-2073, or online at www.rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu.

More than just a dance show, Step Afrika! performances also integrate songs, storytelling, humor and even audience participation. Darnishia Slade, Interim Director for International Programs and Services at Michigan Tech, notes, “What’s really exciting about this group is they invite people from the audience on stage to teach them moves. They’re high-energy and very engaging. This is a show for people of all ages. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the international community that’s here in the Keweenaw.”

Founded in 1994, Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional dance company dedicated to the uniquely American art of stepping. Historically Black fraternities and sororities originated the dazzling dance form that uses the body as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through clapping, footsteps and vocalization. The troupe is known as global ambassadors for stepping and its use as an educational and inspirational tool for youth. The group has performed on stages in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is located on the Michigan Tech campus, at 1400 Townsend Drive in Houghton. For more information on this and other events, visit the Rozsa Center’s website and Facebook page.


4. Film Board Showing – X-Men: Days of Future Past

This week Film Board is showing “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in Fisher 135. It will be shown on: Friday, September 12, at 8:30 PM, and 11:30 PM; Saturday, September 13, at 2:30 PM5:30 PM8:30 PM, and 11:30 PM; and Sunday, September 14, at 2:30 PM and 5:30 PMTickets are $3 each and concessions are $1 per item. Next weekend Film Board will be showing “22 Jump Street”.

If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Casey Finney, at cjfinney@mtu.edu.


5. K-Day Lost and Found Items

If your student Organization is missing a folding chair or a large umbrella from K-Day please stop into Student Activities, MUB 112 to claim. Open Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00.

Call 906-487-1963 for more details.


6. Noted Peace Activist, Arun Gandhi, at the Rozsa Center

Arun Gandhi, a world-renowned peace activist and grandson of Indian spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi, will share memories of his grandfather and his own perspective on justice, during an evening lecture on Friday, September 12, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. An Evening with Arun Gandhi is presented in partnership with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and coincides with the 25th anniversary celebration of Michigan Technological University’s annual Parade of Nations, a festival that celebrates worldwide culture. The 7:30 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public.
Arun Gandhi grew up under the apartheid laws of South Africa where he faced beatings from both black and white peers. Although he initially sought vengeance, he instead came to embrace the non-violent life lessons he learned from his grandfather. He now dedicates his life to sharing this message of peace throughout the world. Arun Gandhi is the primary leader of India’s independence movement, whose name has become synonymous with integrity, courage, hope, and non-violent civil disobedience.
An Evening with Arun Gandhi is part of the Social Justice Lecture Series, launched by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in 2012. Guest lecturers present topics that encourage critical thinking, provoke healthy debate and challenge assumptions. According to Darnishia Slade, Interim Director of International Programs and Services at Michigan Tech, Gandhi fit well with the series. “His message and story will serve as an inspiration for students and community members. We’re very fortunate to host such a prominent and influential speaker.”
The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is located on the Michigan Tech campus, at 1400 Townsend Drive in Houghton. For more information about An Evening with Arun Gandhi, or other upcoming events, visit the Rozsa Center online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu or on Facebook.

 


7. Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class Offered

Rape Aggression Defense started on Tuesday, September 9. Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 -8:00 PM, until October 2, in SDC Racquetball Court #5. Cost per 4-week session is $50 for general public, $30 for students.

R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through Community Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training.

To register or for more information, visit the website.


8. Women’s Leadership Council Invite you to Ignite Night

The Presidential Council of Alumnae, the Society of Women Engineers and the Women’s Leadership Council invite you to Ignite night please join us for a powerful evening of exciting and informative presentations made by successful Michigan Tech Alumnae. Find out more about their journeys to success and What is IGNITE? IGNITE is a series of very fast paced, dynamic and informative presentations. Each presentation is only 5 minutes long (20 slides that automatically change every 15 seconds) and is jam packed with valuable information! IGNITE NIGHT will feature ten alumnae speakers followed by an informal Q&A session. what they wished they had known as Michigan Tech students.

It will go fast…it will be informative…you won’t want to miss it! There will be snacks and drawings for prizes.

Who is it for: ALL Michigan Tech Students of All Ages

When: Thursday, September 18 @ 7:00 PM

Where: MUB Ballroom


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9. Come Dance with NOSOTROS

Student Organization, NOSOTROS, is holding Salsa Lessons in MUB Ballroom A from 8:00 – 9:00 PM with open floor from 9:00 – 11:00 PM on Saturday, September 20.

For more information please contact Kevin at kcheras@mtu.edu.


 

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10. Parade of Nations Event

Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival in Houghton on Saturday, September 13, 2014

IPS is inviting you to join us for the parade and march under your country flag. The parade will being on Quincy Street in downtown Hancock. It will cross the bridge and move east on Shelden Avenue through downtown Houghton, ending at the Dee Stadium for the Multicultural Festival. Also, transportation will be provided from Houghton to Hancock by the Houghton Motor Transit Line. Pick up location is the Memorial Union Building. The first bus will depart at 9:30 AM and the last pick-up will be at 10:35 am. We hope you are able to join us and represent your country in the parade!

For more information, see Parade of Nations.


11. Youth Dance Program Looking for Instructors

The Youth Dance Program at Michigan Tech Community Programs is looking for qualified teaching assistants for the current semester. This is a volunteer role, but has the possibility to transition to a paid primary teacher position for spring semester.

Duties include:
  • leading an exercise if teacher is assisting a student
  • assisting a confused or struggling student
  • handing out and collecting props or equipment
  • keeping children focused
  • maintaining a safe classroom environment
  • being an encouraging and enthusiastic presence
All applicants are required to provide:
  • current contact information
  • current resume, including ALL related dance and dance instruction experience
For more information or to submit your resume, contact communityprograms@mtu.edu.

12. Women’s Leadership Council Meetings

The Women’s Leadership Council works to create a visible network of engaged and empowered women at Michigan Tech University and supports the professional development of women by providing opportunities for leadership, mentoring, collaboration, increasing female enrollment at MTU, and responding to the current needs of women. Meetings are held on Thursdays at 6:00 PM in Fisher 126 and all are welcome to join us!

For more information please contact Sara Schellbach at slschell@mtu.edu.

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13. Fall Career Fair Information

Are you ready for our record breaking Fall Career Fair? Career Services can help…This week’s Career Development Opportunities brought to you by Career Services:RESUME BLITZ

· Wednesday, September 17, and Thursday, September 18, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

· Van Pelt & Opie Library, 1st Floor East Reading Room

· Representatives from ArcelorMittal and Ford will be there to help.

Have your resume reviewed and get tips on how to highlight your education and experience from faculty, staff, and corporate representatives.

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· Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

· Van Pelt & Opie Library, 1st Floor East Reading Room

· Representatives from Ford will be there to present and network.

Learn about what to expect and how to best prepare for a successful Career Fair. Hear what employers are looking for and learn how to effectively network.

CAREER SERVICES LEARNING CENTER – Sponsored by DTE Energy

· Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, 220 Administration Building

Take advantage of walk-in hours for the career development guidance you need!

Mark Your Calendar for the largest Career Fair ever – 355 Companies!

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· Tuesday, September 30, 12:00 (noon) – 6:00 pm, Student Development Complex (SDC)

Dress professionally and bring your updated resume and your 60-second Info-mercial to meet with company representatives offering internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities. See the full list of participating companies at www.mtu.edu/career


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14. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Individual Sports Entry Deadlines:
Two Person Golf Scramble (Tournament) - TODAY, Friday, Sept. 12th @ 12:00 pm
Racquetball Singles (Tournament) – Wednesday, Sept. 17th @ 3:00 pm
Individual Sports Events:
Trails Relay (Tournament) – Thursday, Sept. 18 @ 4:30 pm (Registration for event open until Noon on the 18th.)
 
For more information or to register online visit www.mtu.edu/kip/undergraduate/intramural.

15. Husky Tae Kwon Do Practices – (Week of September 15th)

Husky Tae Kwon Do is a student organization on campus and the first week of practices are scheduled. Anyone interested is more than welcome! Come and try it out – it’s fun!  No experience needed.

Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm – ROTC Gym 100
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm – MUB Alumni Lounge
Friday 5:30-7:30pm – MUB Alumni Lounge
Saturday 4 – 6pm SDC Dance Room
For more information, contact amber@mtu.edu.

16. “Undie-rock” duo The Skivvies strip down at the Rozsa Center

New York-based comedy-pop duo The Skivvies bring their stripped-down tunes – and torsos – to the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on September 20 at 7:30pm. Presented in partnership with Michigan Technological University’s Student Entertainment Board, the underwear-clad pair serve up unexpected, slightly risqué mash-ups and unique arrangements of hip hop, pop hits, Broadway show tunes, R & B songs and standards for mature audiences. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for Michigan Tech students, and can be purchased at the Rozsa Center, through the ticket office at 906-487-2073, or online at www.rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu.

Award-winning performers Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley became YouTube sensations with their genre-busting covers of artists including Robyn, Carole King and Rhianna. The nearly au naturel duo soon began selling out live venues around New York and fielding requests from stars of stage and screen who wanted to disrobe and join them on stage. The pair have made appearances on NBC and filmed a pilot for the A&E network. Named the “Most Playful Performers” by People Magazine, the Skivvies were hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “smart, sophisticated … ingenious.” Mary Muncil, Interim Director of the Rozsa Center describes their performance as “stripped-down, eclectic cover songs with a dash of comedy mixed in. Add the acoustic sounds of cello, ukulele, glockenspiel and melodica – and, of course, the lack of clothing – and you have a completely unique experience, for mature audiences only.”

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is located on the Michigan Tech campus, at 1400 Townsend Drive in Houghton. For more information on this and other events, visit the Rozsa Center’s website and Facebook page.


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17. Interest Meeting for New Student Organization

The group will be focused on improving qualities of self, inspiring one-self to change for the better, and also to focus on improving skills as both models and photographers alike. This is a collaborative experience and anyone is welcome to come.
Location: Opie and Van Pelt Library, Room 112
Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM

For more information please contact Kendall Belopavlovich  at kybelopa@mtu.edu.


18. Constitution Day Volunteer Readers Welcome

Volunteer readers welcome – everyone should get a turn to celebrate Constitution Day.
On Thurs September 18, Jeff Kolnick will come to deliver the Constitution Day address  in Fisher 139 at 7:00 PM, the Title of his talk will be “Our Flexible Constitution – The Struggle for Citizenship” 
On Thursday Sept 18, at 7:00 PM in Fisher 139, Historian Jeff Kolnick will give a talk titled “Our Flexible Constitution: Citizenship and Struggle” (Does the Constitution make us free or do we?)
For more information please contact Susanna Peters at speters@mtu.edu.
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Student News Briefs – Friday, September 5, 2014

1. Community Presentation: “Learning How to Learn”

Engineering professor from Oakland University, Dr. Barbara Oakley, will be presenting a campus and community presentation on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 PM in Room 135 Fisher Hall. 

She know firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. Dr. Oakley flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the U.S. Army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options— both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a new found determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life. Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Her research focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior, and has been described as “revolutionary” by the Wall Street Journal. Oakley’s books have been praised by many leading researchers and writers, including Harvard’s Steven Pinker and E. O. Wilson, and National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates. Her latest book “A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel in Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)”, has been published by Tarcher-Penguin and is now available.

Prior to her academic career, Oakley rose from private to captain in the U.S. Army, during which time she was recognized as a Distinguished Military Scholar. She met her husband, Philip, when she was working at the South Pole Station in Antarctica. Her experiences with well-intentioned altruism were shaped by her work as a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers on the Bering Sea during the early 1980′s. Oakley was designated as an NSF New Century Scholar—she is also a recipient of the Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award (2013) and the National Science Foundation’s Frontiers in Engineering New Faculty Fellow Award. Oakley is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.


2. Michigan Tech Competing for the Title ‘Outdoor Campus Champion’

Michigan Tech has been accepted to compete against nine other schools across the nation this fall for the title of ‘Outdoor Campus Champion’. This eight week challenge involves students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members and encourages them to get outside and then log their activity. Activities logged count for points that go back to their school, and at the end of eight weeks, a winning school will be announced, as well as an ‘Outsider of the Year’, who is an individual that logged the most activity across the nation.
As a result of this challenge being all-encompassing, a meeting is being held for all student organizations on Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30-6:30 PM in the GLRC Room 202. If your student organization is interested in learning more, participating in, or planning programming for the challenge, please plan to attend this meeting.
Contact Caitlin at cmwilkin@mtu.edu with any questions.

3. Husky Tae Kwon Do Practices – (Week of September 8th)

Husky Tae Kwon Do is a student organization on campus and the first week of practices are scheduled. Anyone interested is more than welcome to come and try it out. Its fun and no experience is needed.Tuesday 5:30-7:30 PM – MUB Ballroom A2
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM – MUB Ballroom B
Friday 5:30-7:30 PM – MUB Ballroom Alumni Lounge
Saturday 4 – 6 PM SDC Dance Room

For more information, contact amber@mtu.edu.


4. Lunch and Learn – ‘Services Provided by IT and Library’

GSG’s first Lunch and Learn of the Fall semester will be held on Monday, September 8. This session will focus on various services provided by Information Technology and Van Pelt and Opie Library on campus. The event is followed by a brief questionnaire session.

Where: MUB Ballroom A
When: Monday, September 8th
Time: 12:00PM -1:00PM

A catered lunch will be provided for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians
No RSVP required.


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5. Parade of Nations Looking for Volunteers

If you have availability and would like to participate in the annual event, Parade of Nations, please click on this link to sign-up, we’d love to have your assistance.
Each year we do a promotion video for the parade for your viewing pleasure! In addition to our phenomenal students you will see a few familiar faces in the crowd . Enjoy the video and we look forward to seeing you at the festivities.

6. Michigan Tech Community Programs

Michigan Tech Community Programs offers awesome class options to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the studio, pool or on the ice, our youth classes will also keep your little husky active, engaged and having fun.Dollar Days – New to Community Programs? Want to change up your workout? Try out a class this week for only $2.00, September 2-6! Click here to view schedule.Fall 2014 Complete Program Guide - Check out the awesome line up of adult and youth classes. Dates, times, prices and all of the details are available to view here. Join us anytime and Commit to be TechFit!

For more information on Community Programs, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com. On Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter @MichiganTechRec.


7. Comment on the University Strategic Plan

The campus community is encouraged to comment on the University Strategic Plan. Students are especially encouraged to review and submit comments.Comments will be accepted through September 19. The College Deans will review the comments and provide them to the Board of Control for review at their December 2014 meeting.

To view and comment on the Strategic Plan, go to https://www.banweb.mtu.edu/pls/owa/strategic_plan2.p_display.


TakeAwayCardJPEG (1)8. Next week’s Career Development Opportunities brought to you by Career Services

SENIOR MEETING – Sponsored by DTE Energy, Denso, and GM· Representatives from GM will be there to present and network· New this year – DINNER! Sponsored by DTE Energy and Denso!· Wednesday, September 10, Fisher Hall 135· Dinner: 5:30 – 6:15 pm, Meeting: 6:30 – 7:30 pmGraduating this year? At this “must attend” meeting, you’ll get the advice and resources you need to help launch your career.CAREER SERVICES LEARNING CENTER – Sponsored by DTE Energy· Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Career Services 220 Administration BuildingTake advantage of walk-in hours for the career development guidance you need now.Mark Your Calendar for the largest Career Fair ever!2014 FALL CAREER FAIR· Tuesday, September 30, 12:00 (noon) – 6:00 pm, Student Development Complex

Dress professionally and bring your updated resume and your 60-second Info-mercial to meet with company representatives offering internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities. See the full list of participating companies at www.mtu.edu/career


9. Railroad Engineering and Activities Club Meeting

Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will be having their first general board meeting on Tuesday September 9th, at 7:00 pm in Fisher 101.  We will be having Professor Pauli Kolisoja from Tampere University of Technology  presenting on Railways in Finland and Railway Track Structures Research.  As always, all majors are welcome and pizza and pop will be provided.

For more information please feel free to contact Colleen at crcarbar@mtu.edu.


10. Petroleum Day

Interested in a career in the Oil & Gas Industry?  The Society of Petroleum Engineers is hosting various petroleum companies at Michigan Tech for an informational and recruiting event. Students of all levels and disciplines are welcome to attend on Thursday, September 11 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for the Community Expo in the Reading Room of the Van Pelt & Opie Library. The presentation and panel discussion will be from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the M&M building room U115.

For more information please contact Mallory Miller at mallorym@mtu.edu


11. Reminder: General Motors Hosting Live Discussion and Hands-on Student Events

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Student News Briefs – Friday, August 29, 2014

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1. An Afternoon on the Town
On Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM the annual Welcome Week event, An Afternoon on the Town, will take place. Start at the Admin and take a stroll down College Ave and into the downtown Houghton area to visit tables and storefronts to see what our local business’ and services have to offer.
Student Activities will be conducting a drawing for students who get at least 35 initials on their raffle cards form the business participants. The top prize is a GoPro Hero 3 plus several other prizes from local businesses.
For a google map of the walking route go HERE. For more information please contact Karma at 906-487-1963.

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2. Student Activities and MUB Board Hosts Comedian, Pete Lee
On Saturday, August 30 at 10:00 PM Pete Lee will be performing at the Rosza Center of Performing Arts. All students are welcome and the event is free of charge with your student ID.
For more information contact Jessie at 906-487-1963.

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3. K-Day is Almost Here
On Friday, September 5 from noon-4 PM K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, will commence at McLain State Park and our plentiful student organizations will have tables and activities set up for the student looking to get involved. This event is sponsored by Student Activities, Greek Life, Facilities Management, and Athletics.
For more information visit Involvement Link.

4. Husky Tae Kwon Do Self Defense Seminar and Demo
Practice self-defense techniques and learn about Husky Tae Kwon Do on Saturday August 30 from 3-4:00 PM in the SDC Dance Room. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome.
For those interested, Husky Tae Kwon Do is a student organization on campus and the first week of practices are scheduled.
Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm - MUB Ballroom B
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm - MUB Ballroom A2
Friday 5:30-7:30pm - MUB Ballroom A2
Saturday 4 – 6pm SDC Dance Room
For more information please contact Amber Kemppainen at amber@mtu.edu.

5. Learn about the Rotaract Club of Houghton & Hancock
Rotaract is an international service organization for adults ages 18 to 30 that is involved with community and international service projects as well as professional development.
For more information about the club, please come to our information session on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 125.
For more information, please contact Lauren Krueger at lakruege@mtu.edu

6. IRHC Looking for New Members
Positions are now available and include, but are not limited to, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, External Affairs, and Programming Chairs. Also, on September 11, 12, and 13, IRHC will be starting a new tradition of a Powder puff football game. Sign ups will begin soon, so watch for posters, and teams of 6 to 10 people can sign up online. Prelims will be held at night on Thursday, September 11, quarter and half finals at night on Friday, September 12, and finals on Saturday, September 13. Also, if staff want to participate, we are looking for referees.
For questions about positions, contact Andrew Baldwin, IRHC president at albaldwi@mtu.edu.
For questions about Powder puff, or any other IRHC events, please contact Kayla Buczkowksi at kjbuczko@mtu.edu.

7. Constitution Day Read Aloud
On Wednesday, September 17 from 3:00-4:00 on the Balcony of the MUB and the MUB Circle there will be a Constitution Read Aloud. There will also be complimentary Pocket Constitutions handed out. Volunteer readers welcome – everyone should get a turn to celebrate Constitution Day.On Thursday, September 18, we will have Jeff Kolnick come to campus to deliver the Constitution Day address in Fisher 139 at 7:00 PM, the Title of his talk will be “Our Flexible Constitution – The Struggle for Citizenship”.
For more information please contact Susanna Peters at speters@mtu.edu.

8. Student Development Complex Building Hours
The SDC has issued its building schedule for the academic year. It begins Monday, August 25, and runs through Saturday, May 2, 2015. The schedule may be viewed online.
For students and families, avid athletes and novice gym goers alike, Community Programs offers great options to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the studio, pool or on the ice, youth classes will keep your little husky active, engaged and having fun.

TechFit9. Fall Community Programs
Dollar Days: New to Community Programs? Want to change up your workout? Try out a Fall class for only $2 during Dollar Days, September 2-6!
Fall Session Programming Begins September 8.
Adult Fitness Schedule – Ready or not, here Fall comes! Good thing we got an awesome line up of fitness classes to ward off the chill in the air! Variety of Yoga classes, Core & More, Pilates, Zumba, Aikido, Spinning, Conditioning, PiYo, Aqua Zumba, Aqua-Fit, Swimming and Skating.Youth Classes – Fall doesn’t have to be a drag… all books, tests and homework! We’ve got a cool lineup of classes that will have your child chomping at the bit for school to start! Choose from Hockey, Skating, Tumbling, Swimming, Aikido and Dance. Community Programs has something for everyone.
For more information on class schedules and prices, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com. On Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter at MichiganTechRec.Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE TechFit!

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 10. Fall 2014 Career Services Events

Meet company representatives even before the Career Fair by participating in Career Services “What’s Next” events.  They travel to campus to help you with resume reviews, interview skills and career fair preparation.  The list below is the full event schedule, and every Monday, we’ll send you a reminder of that week’s events and the companies participating (in fact, Ford will be here the first week!).
Week 1 – Ford representatives are offering their help and would like to meet you:
Mock Interviews
Wednesday, September 3 & Thursday, September 4
Career Services 220 Administration Building, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Resume Blitz
Wednesday, September 3
Fisher Hall, 1st floor (no appt. necessary), 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Week 2
Senior Meeting – Sponsored by DTE Energy and Denso Corporation
Wednesday, September 10
Fisher Hall 135, 6:30 PM
Week 3
Resume Blitz
Wednesday, September 17 & Thursday, September18
Van Pelt & Opie Library, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Career Fair Prep
Wednesday, September 17
Van Pelt and Opie Library, 6:30 PM
Week 4
Interview Skills Week
Monday, September 16 – Friday, September 20
Career Services 220 Administration Building, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Resume Blitz
Wednesday, September 24 & Thursday, September 25
Van Pelt & Opie Library, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Week 5
Career Fair
Tuesday, September 30
Student Development Complex (SDC), 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
For more information about any of the events leading up to Fall 2014 Career Fair visit www.mtu.edu/career

11. General Motors Hosting Live Discussion and Hands-on Student Events

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Student News Briefs – Friday, August 22, 2014

1. Welcome Week Schedule of Events

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2. OAP and Wellness Events

The Outdoor Adventure Program and Wellness will be offering a Slack line Clinic on Walker Lawn from 4:00-6:00 PM on August 26, a Paddle Board Demo on August 27 from 8:00-9:30 PM, a Sturgeon River Sunset Paddle on August 28 from 7:00-10:00 PM with a cost if $10, a Prince’s Point Paddle on August 29 from 8:00-10:00 AM, and a Crate Stacking Challenge on August 29 from 5:00-8:00 PM.

For more information on any of these events please contact the OAP at 487-2290.


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3. Reminder: Student Activities Presents Comedian, Jay Black

On Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 PM, comedian Jay Black will perform at the Rozsa Center of Performing Arts.

In 2007, Jay Black left teaching to pursue writing and stand-up full time. Since then, he has headlined at close to 400 colleges, and is APCA’s college comic of the year for two years running.

He has appeared as a comic on Showtime, A&E, Fox, the CBC, and NBC. Jay has also performed at some of the most prestigious clubs in the country, from the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana in Atlantic City to the world famous Los Angeles Improv.

Admission is free with your student ID.


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4. An Afternoon on the Town 

On Saturday, August 30 from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM will be the 3rd annual event An afternoon on the Town. Area businesses and services will be present along college avenue and into downtown Houghton to welcome our new and returning students with offers and deals. The event starts at the Administration building and will be led by RA’s in large groups.

Students participants will receive a card with a list of participating businesses and if they get a minimum of 35 signatures they will be entered into Student Activities prize drawing held after the event. Top prize is a GoPro! Winners will be notified by email.

For more information on this event please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963.


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5. MUB Board Hosting PaintU

Want a memory you’ll be talking about for the rest of your college experience? Come out and dance the night away with PaintU on Walker Lawn on Wednesday, August 27 at 9:00 PM

With awesome music, gallons of neon washable paint, black lights and a beautiful summer night in Houghton, it’s sure to be an event you won’t want to miss.

Checkout the promo video here: http://youtu.be/KQ7CScwciAM

If rain, the alternate location will be the Wood Gym in the SDC.

For more information please contact Jessie at 487-1963.


6. Tutors Needed at Jeffers High School

Since the 2012-13 school year, MTU students have been a great source of inspiration for Jeffers High School students. You have academically helped make a difference by tutoring our students. We thank you.

Jeffers High School (7th – 12th grade) is looking for dedicated MTU students who will commit one hour each week to our after-school tutoring program. (M-F, 3:30 – 4:30 PM)

This is a rewarding volunteer program helping Jeffers students who struggle academically. It is a one-on-one based tutoring program where you will tutor the same student one day each week during the semester.

For more information, please contact:

Trish Sherman
Jeffers High School Guidance Counselor
PH: 906-482-0599 ext. 2131
Email: shermant@adams.k12.mi.us


7. Reminders from the City of Houghton

The following contains important information as well as a list Houghton City ordinances that may be pertinent to students for the Fall 2014 semester and beyond. Back to School Student Cleanup: Dumpsters will be provided, free of charge, August 27-29 and September 3-5. Dumpster locations are 7th Regular Trash Pickup: Weekly, during the entire year, trash cannot be put out any earlier than 7:00 AM (because of potential route changes) on the day of pick up. Trash pick-up is either Tuesday or Thursday. Please refer to the PDF File for specific location or contact Waste Management.

Night parking: No parking on Shelden Avenue between the hours of 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM, year-round. Winter Parking: No parking on any city street or parking facility between the hours of 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM from November 1 thru April 30.

‘Sign Amnesty’ – Students and landlords will be able to place city/state signs and other equipment by the curb for pick-up, with no questions asked. Also includes construction equipment (cones, etc.) through the month of September. You can call the city offices for pickup with no questions asked.

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-Sec 34-34 – Accumulation of junk, trash or rubbish

-Sec 34-92 – Loud noise

Chapter 62 -Sec 62-38 – Accumulation of garbage

Chapter 50 -Sec 50-168 – Pet feces -Sec 50-167 – Taking of signs

Chapter 38 -Sec 38-3 – Rules for recreational fires

Chapter 70 -Sec 70-191 – Proper snow removal

Please call us at 482-1700 or refer to our website (http://cityofhoughton.com/info-zoning.php) for the full listing of city ordinances.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, August 15, 2014

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1. Fall Community Programs 

Kick back… relax.. and enjoy these last few long summer nights contemplating the Fall Community Programs lineup!

Slip back into a familiar groove with favorites like Zumba or Aikido or anticipate a new challenge with Ashtanga Yoga or PiYo. We have something for everyone!

Registration for the Fall session begins August 25.

Dollar Days, September 2-7 – Sample select classes for $2!

Fall Session programming begins September 8! The complete Fall program guide will be available next week!

For more information on Community Programs and everything Michigan Tech Recreation, find us on Facebook and visit us online at michigantechrecreation.com.


2. Volunteers needed for a Promotional Video

The International Programs and Services Office will be filming a short promotional video and we need your help. We need roughly 100 people to help us with this year’s promotional video. Here’s last year’s video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUhi2twoMzs

If you would like to help us promote Michigan Tech, learn a few dance steps, and be a star, please come to Douglass Houghton Hall (DHH) Ballroom at 4 PM on Monday, August 18 wearing a black or yellow T-shirt. We are dancing to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. All countries (including US) are welcome so please share this with any of your friends. Join us afterwards for an ice-cream social in the DHH Ballroom.

Don’t forget, the Parade of Nations is Saturday, September 13.  For more information email dslade@mtu.edu.


 

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3. K- Day Registration Open

Student Activities is now accepting registration applications for K-Day 2014. Please use this LINK to get to the online form.

For more information please contact Jessie at 487-1963.


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4. Student Activities Presents Comedian, Jay Black

On Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 PM, comedian Jay Black will perform at the Rozsa Center of Performing Arts.

In 2007, Jay Black left teaching to pursue writing and stand-up full time. Since then, he has headlined at close to 400 colleges, and is APCA’s college comic of the year for two years running.

He has appeared as a comic on Showtime, A&E, Fox, the CBC, and NBC. Jay has also performed at some of the most prestigious clubs in the country, from the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana in Atlantic City to the world famous Los Angeles Improv.

Admission is free with your student ID.

For more information on upcoming events visit the Student Activities Late Night Programming website.


 

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Student News Briefs – August 7, 2014

Khana Khazana-August 8

1. Khana Khazana Serving Iranian Cuisine

Khana Khanaza will present Iranian cuisine that will be cooked by Amir Zandnia and Aref Majdara, graduate students at Dept. of Electrical Engineering. The main dish is Chicken Cutlet. Known as “KuKu Morq” in Farsi, it is a delicious dish from the northern part of Iran. It is a mix of shredded chicken breast, eggs, and onions fried in vegetable oil. A special tomato sauce adds a very pleasant juicy taste. For vegetarians we will cook Kuku Sabzi, which is fried mixture of 4 types of herbs, eggs, and ground walnut.

As a beverage is Sekanjebin. Sweet and healthy Iranian drink made of vinegar and honey, with a refreshing taste of mint.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The whole meal is $6, cash only. Khana Khazana is going to be serving at the trailer, located in front of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.


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2. Intro to Golf

For those of you that would like to try out Golf but don’t know where to start, this is for you!  One day only, Student Activities is providing transportation and a group golf lesson on the Portage Lake Golf Course on August 13 from 2:00 – 3:00. Te bus leaves the MUB Bus Stop at 1:30 and returns at approximately 3:30.

To sign up please visit the Outdoor Adventure Program. Student ID and a $5.00 deposit required. You will get your deposit back at the event.


3. Coast Guard Boating Safety Course

A Coast Guard boating safety course will be held on August 14 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A1.  This event is open to Michigan Tech and the community.  If you would like to trailer your boat to Lot 27 there will be a complimentary inspection by the Coast Guard personnel and you will receive a sticker for your vessel stating you have passed inspection.

This event is sponsored by the Outdoor Adventure Program and Wellness along with the Coast Guard Auxiliary.


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4. K- Day Registration Open

Student Activities is now accepting registration applications for K-Day 2014. Please use this LINK to get to the online form.

For more information please contact Jessie at 487-1963.


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Student news Briefs – Thursday, July 31, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serving Indonesian Cuisine

Khana Khanaza  will present Indonesian cuisine on Friday, August 1 that will be cooked by Igus Anwar, a PhD student at Dept. of Forestry. The main dish is Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng). Nasi goreng is distinguished from other Asian fried rice recipes by its generous amount of Indonesian sweet soy sauce, and the taste is stronger. Completed with sliced fried chicken and fried shrimps, also garnished with Indonesian chips (emping melinjo), omelet, and fried onion. Served with veggie salad made from cucumbers, carrots, jalapeno, and vinegar. As a beverage, Cucumber Melon Juice.  This healthy beverage is made from cucumber and melon mixed with fresh lime juice and served with ice cubes. It has been known to decline high blood pressure.

Serving goes from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The whole meal is $6 in cash only. Khana Khazana is going to serve the meals at the trailer, located in front of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

For more information, please contact Igus Anwar  at ganwar@mtu.edu.


2. Tickets for the Sunset Cruise Still Available

If you would like to sign up for the Sunset Cruise on Friday, August 8 please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, with your student ID and $5.00.

For more information please call 906-487-1963.


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3. Spinning Classes @ Mich Tech Rec

Enjoy your Season in the Sun just a little bit more with a boost from Spinning! Whether you’re a novice rider or a serious cyclist, Spinning has you covered. You make your spin workout as intense as you want it to be.

Spin Express with Bonnie
Tuesday/Thursday, 12:10-12:50 p.m. SDC Dance Studio

Evening Power Pedal with Krista
Tuesday, 6:15-7:05 p.m. SDC Dance Studio

Rise & Spin with Krista
Saturday, 8:00-8:50 a.m. SDC Dance Studio

8-punch cards available online at https://community.tickets.mtu.edu.

For more information on Community Programs and everything Michigan Tech Recreation, find us on Facebook and visit us online at michigantechrecreation.com.


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Student News Briefs – Thursday, July 24, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serving Chinese Cuisine

Khana Khanaza will present Chinese cuisine that will be cooked by Lu Yang, a graduate student at Dept. pf Geological Engineering. The food will be Fried Noodle, made from spaghetti noodles stir-fried with green peppers, corn, onions and peas and seasoned with soy sauce, oyster sauce black pepper, and salt. Sausage is added for the meat lovers. The beverage is Banana Shake, made from blended banana, milk, and ice cubes.

We will start serving at 11.00 AM to 1.30 PM. The whole meal is $6 in cash only. Khana Khazana is going to serve the meals at the trailer, located in front of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.


2. Sunset Cruise #2 Sign Up, Paddle Board Demo, and Picnic

Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 PM down at Prince’s Point Beach Student Activities will be conducting the second Sunset Cruise Sign Up being held on August 8. Please bring your student ID and $5.00 to sign up.

If you attended the first cruise and you would like to go again, you are more than welcome to.

We will also be doing Paddle Board Demos and grilling hot dogs at this time so come on down for some fun in the sun!

For more information please call Student Activities at 906.487.1963.


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3. Summer Programming Ballet Barre Classes

Stay Cool During the Dog Days of Summer! Ballet Barre is a dynamic workout designed to shape and tone the body, ballet barre combines elements of ballet, Pilates, yoga, and barre exercise moves to create an effective workout experience.

Summer Session ends July 31!
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:15-6:05 PM. SDC Dance Studio.
8-punch cards available online at https://community.tickets.mtu.edu.

For more information on Community Programs and everything Michigan Tech Recreation, find us on Facebook and visit us online at michigantechrecreation.com.


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4. Power Pilates Classes at Michigan Tech Recreation

Enjoying these lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer? Soak it up but don’t let your fitness goals slide! Pilates melds controlled, precise movements with concentration and breathing techniques to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk. Power Pilates will keep you looking cool all summer long!

Summer Session
Monday/Wednesday, 12:00-12:50 PM. SDC Dance Studio.
8-punch cards available online at https://community.tickets.mtu.edu.

For more information on Community Programs and everything Michigan Tech Recreation, find us on Facebook and visit us online at michigantechrecreation.com.


5. Interested in Quiz Bowl? 

We are forming a Quiz Bowl Club here at Michigan Tech University! For those of you new to quiz bowl, it is a trivia game (academic, pop culture, current events) that is played in teams of 4. It is a really fun time!

Currently, we are aiming to get some intramural teams playing with the hope that we may be able to form a travelling competitive team at some point.

Both graduate and undergraduate students welcome!

If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please email Chelsea (cjgrawn@mtu.edu) or John (jmhausma@mtu.edu)!


Student News Briefs – Thursday, July 17, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serving Syrian Cuisine

Syrian cuisine that will be cooked by Roba Bdeir, a PhD student at Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The food is Falafel with Hummus and Ijja, made with dehydrated chickpeas are soaked overnight and grounded with onions, parsley, cilantro and garlic with Syrian spices. Fried to a rich, golden brown, and served with zesty Hummus dip and Ijja, which contains zucchini, egg and parsley.

Serving at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the trailer, located in front of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.. Whole meal is $6.00 in cash only.  at the trailer, located in front of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

For more information contact Igus at ganwar@mtu.edu.


2. Paddle Board Demo and Picnic at Prince’s Point

Student Activities is hosting a paddle board demo and picnic on Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 PM at the Prince’s Point Beach. We will be serving hotdogs (veggie dogs available), chips, and a beverage.  We will also be signing up students for the second sunset cruise taking place on Friday, August 8.  If you would like to sign up for the cruise please bring $5.00 and you student ID. If you are unable to attend this event to sign up, please contact Student Activities for help at activities@mtu.edu.


3. 20th Annual Agate Beach Music Jamboree

Two days of fun filled music and camping, August 2-3 at Agate Beach.  Music starts at 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM both days.  All musicians and singers welcomed to come play and sing. Camping available on a first come first served basis. A concession stand will be open both days.

No admission, public welcome. Bring your lawn chair.

Signs will be posted from the turn off of HWY 26 onto Misery Bay Rd. (S-71).  For more information please contact Rick or Pat at 906-288-3377.

Season Tickets for the Rozsa on Sale August 1 – 31

 

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Student News Briefs – Thursday, July 3, 2014

1. Volunteers Needed at Strawberry Festival

The Copper Country Humane Society needs help at their quilt show on July 11 and 12 in Chassell during the Strawberry Festival.  Volunteers are needed to collect admission and sell raffle tickets.

If you are interested please contact the volunteer coordinator Cynthia Hodur at cynthia.hodur@gmail.com.


2. Tickets Still Available for the Sunset Cruise

There are still 10 tickets available for the Sunset Cruise in Copper Harbor.

If you would like to purchase a ticket please come to Student Activities, MUB 112 with your student ID and $5.00.

Questions? Call 906-487-1963.


3. Local 4th of July Events

If you’re looking for fireworks there are a few different locations and days you can choose from.

Independence Day Celebration in Copper Harbor. Watch the annual parade at 10:00 AM and starting at noon, kids games and a cookout by the Copper Harbor Volunteer Fire Department in the Township Park. And of course a fantastic fireworks display at dusk.

The community of Dollar Bay starts off its 4th of July celebration on Thursday, July 3 with free horse & wagon rides at 6 pm and a street dance at 7:30 PM. Snacks and refreshments will be available at the fire hall starting at 6:30 PM. On Friday, July 4 the VFW Memorial Service takes place at 11:00 AM followed by the parade at noon. Children’s games will begin at 1:30 PM behind the fire hall and the Franz Family Ministries will perform at 2:00 PM at Pioneer Park. The snack & refreshment stand, the pasty sale and the chicken BBQ all begin at 10:30 AM.

The Village of South Range begins its 4th of July Celebration with a flag raising at the Community Building at 8:00 AM. Children’s races begin at 12:30 PM at the Range Veterans Memorial Park. A wood carving expo will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Main Street along with an Elvis Act and bag pipes from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. The parade is held at 3:00 PM on Main Street. At 4:30 PM there will be Little League baseball games and more children’s games at Veterans Memorial Park. Food and refreshments will be served throughout the Village. The fireworks begin at dusk at the Range Veterans Memorial Park.


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