Student News Briefs – March 27, 2015

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Late Night Programming Presents:
Singer Olivia Millerschin: March 27, 9PM, MUB Ballroom

 


 

MUB Board Events
Husky Hockey Viewing Party: Friday 3/27/15, 4:30 PM, MUB Ballroom B

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Come cheer on the Huskies as they compete in the first round of NCAA Playoffs! There will be free food and 3 projectors displaying the game!

 


 

 

SPIE_OSA Photo Competition

SPIE/OSA will be hosting a photo competition with a chance to win $200, $100, and $50 Amazon gift cards! SPIE/OSA has decided to extend our photo competition until Monday April 6th! Please register at http://tinyurl.com/osa-345. The room to pick up the etching is in EERC 631. If you have any questions email Michael Briseno at mjbrisen@mtu.edu.

 

 

 

 

 


The MTU Film Board will be showing Hobbit(3): Battle of the Five Armys this
coming Weekend.

This weekend is also the Nanocon (Anime, Gaming and Scifi) Convention so we have added extra showtimes.

Friday     (March 27)  5:30pm, 8:30pm, and 11:30pm
Saturday (March 28)  11:30am, 2:30pm, 8:30pm, and 11:30pm
Sunday   (March 29)  11:30am, 2:30pm, and 5:30pm

Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each.

Next week, Film Board is showing “Taken 3″

We hope to see you there!
Matt Heyse
Film Board’s Publicity Chair


 

Khana saudi

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Saudi Arabian cuisine this Friday, March 27 cooked by Zainab Alshoug , student of Chemical Engineering Department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Bukhari RiceThis dish is prepared by cooking the chicken with cumin seeds, black pepper, carrots, tomatoes, onions and served with hot sauce, lemon and garnished with chickpeas,roasted almond and raisins.

The second dish is  Ba’lilah. It is a traditional salad made of boiled chickpeas and served with cucumber, carrot, beet, vinegar, hot sauce and cumin.

The final one to end your meal would be  KleejaThese are the wheat cardamom cookies stuffed with honey and cardamom powder.

We will start serving at 11am to 2pm at MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda or $2.5 for each item.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal! Please find the attached flyer.


 MEDtalks

Join the MedLife chapter for its first MEDtalks event!  Tuesday, March 31 at 6pm.  Fisher 125

Dr. Watkins, of the D80 Center, a student of the Peace Corps International Masters Degree Program, Brigitte Morin, from the Biological Sciences Department, and Bridget Durocher, a Health Educator with the Western UP Health Department will be discussing and giving presentations on issues of public health.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 


 

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2015: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program. It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy!

NEW THIS YEAR – You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, April 6, 2015.

For questions, contact Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


 

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Pop Culture Clash Game Show: Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 PM, Fisher 135SNB MUBBD Pop Culture Clash
The entire audience is part of the game! Teams of four will compete for a prize of $250 by answering pop culture questions!

Spring Fling: Friday April 17, Noon – 4PM, SDC Ice Arena (Possibly outside on campus)
This year’s theme is SUPER HEROES! Join MUB Board and other student organizations for inflatable games, a caricature artist, reverse tie dye, superman ice cream, and so much more!
Registration for a booth is now open: http://goo.gl/5VkK36SNB MUBBD Food and Wine
Food and Wine Pairing: Saturday April 18, 6:00 PM, MUB Ballroom A
Join Chef Eric Karvonen for a pairing event of 5 different courses with 5 different wines.

Buy tickets here: http://mubfoodandwine.eventbrite.com/ 


Blue Key announces the 2016 Winter Carnival Theme and Logo Contest!
The theme is: “As Snow Accumulates at Alarming Rates, We Show Our Love for the 50 States”
Winter Carnival Logo Contest happening now!  The winner will receive a $50 gift card from the Bookstore. Applications close on Friday, April 17.
Please use the attached form and submit via email to bluekey@mtu.edu.  The form can also be found on the Blue Key website.

WC Logo Entry Form 2016


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Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines and Events
Team Sports Entry Deadlines
Soccer (W & M) – April 1st @ 5PM 
 
Individual Sports Entry Deadlines
Tennis Doubles (W, M & Co-Rec) – April 1st @ 5PM 
Sand Volleyball Two’s (W, M & Co-Rec) – April 7th @ 5pm
 
For more information check us out online 
or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu

Biological Sciences Seminar

Lisa Johnson, MFA, Michigan Technological University’s Assistant Professor Of Visual And Performing Arts, presents a Biological Sciences Seminar in Dow ESE 642 on Friday, March 27, 4:00 PM, titled “Art in the Field: Reimagining Environmental Experiences as Art, Science and Community.”  For more details please see the attached press release.


 

 

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Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for a Poetry Reading Friday, April 3, 2015 from 7:00-8:30PM in MUB Ballroom B. Our guest poet and the author of Karma’s Footsteps Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie will share her original poems which focus on women, ancestry, violence, and the healing power of art. Snacks will be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Relay For Life Team – Bake Sale Today

The Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society sponsored Biology Week ends today with a bake sale to support their Relay For Life Team. It is 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Dow Lobby. We hope to see many of you there!


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Visiting Jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins will be giving a jazz vocal master class on Friday, March 27, from 4-5PM on the Rozsa Stage. She will work with three local vocalists, and demonstrate a variety of helpful information. This event is free and open to the public. She will be accompanied by members of the Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band. Ms. Kosins will perform in concertthe following evening.  Michigan Technological University’s Jazz Studies program presents the Don Keranen Jazz Memorial Jazz Concert with Special Guest Kathy Kosins at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 6:00 PM.

 

Kathy Kosins is an American singer specializing in  jazz  and  R&B; she has shared the stage with many jazz greats, and most recently performed with contemporary jazz legend Herbie Hancock.

 


 

Fundraiser Opportunity – DDIY

Who: Primary Fundraiser, DDIY (Don’t Do It Yourself, a 510c3 nonprofit helping Houghton and Keweenaw county families facing financial hardship due to medical crisis.)

What: 2nd Annual Folk-and-Food Festival, Food, Crafters and Music!!

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00am-6:00pm

Where: Copper Country Mall, old Curves storefront

Why: To promote DDIY, and other clubs and organizations, concerning the services they provide and raise monies to support said services.

Your nonprofit group/club can sell items or goods, provide service or sell food. If you are preparing food at the event you MUST obtain a health certificate prior to the event. However, of you sell something like pizza, already made in a commercial kitchen (Dominos), you do not need a certificate. Also, homemade food items may be sold if prepackaged: cookies, breads, jams, jellies, ect…

There is NO fee for taking part in this event. Of course, any donation to DDIY it is always appreciated.

This event is being held the same day as the Kiwanis Family Fun Day. They expect up to 1,000 people at their event. This should provide great foot traffic for out event, as well.

Need more information? Contact Ellie: ellie@aubreyfreeman.org

Interested: please complete the attached Vendor Agreement DDIY Vendor Agreement NP


 

 

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Portage Lake Lift Bridge Closures

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced four two-hour closures and an all-night closure of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock for this week.

The two-hour closures will happen:

Friday, March 20 from 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM

The all night closure will begin at 9:00 PM on Saturday, March 21 and will end on Sunday, March 22 at 8:30 AM.

For more information, please visit www.mtu.edu/bridge-construction


KK Indian

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Indian cuisine this Friday, March 20, cooked by Abdul Qadeer and Jaswanth kalavagadda , Electrical Engineering students at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is TahariIt is a rice delicacy cooked in yogurt, tomatoes, chicken with Indian spice base and served with yogurt sauce.

The second dish is  Aloo Lukhmi. It is a pastry made with savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas and lentils.

The final dish to end your meal would be  Double ka Meetha. It is a  luscious dessert made of  fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices, including saffron and cardamom, garnished with almonds, cashews and raisins.  We will serve from 11am to 2pm at MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda or $2.5 for each item.  Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal!


 

Film Board – Interstellar

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Interstellar in Fisher 135.
It will be shown on:

Friday March 20 at 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 PM

Saturday March 21 at 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 PM

Sunday March 22 at 2:30 and 5:30 PM


Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week
will be “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

We hope to see you there!


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Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Team Sports Entry Deadlines
Soccer (W & M) - April 1st @ 5PM 
 
Individual Sports Entry Deadlines
Swim Meet (W & M) - March 23rd @ 3PM
Tennis Doubles (W, M & Co-Rec) - April 1st @ 5PM 
 
Upcoming Events 
Dodgeball Tournament  - March 21st
 
For more information check us out online
or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu

Dog Therapy with Echo

Come on over to the Outdoor Adventure and Wellness House for some dog therapy with Echo the dog on Thursday, March 26 from noon to 2:30. Your sure leave happier and more relaxed.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560.


 

Attention All Students Graduating in May 2015

 

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program. It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy!

NEW THIS YEAR – You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, April 6, 2015.

For questions, contact Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


Mandy Gonzalez

Rozsa and SEB Present, Mandy Gonzalez

Please note that due to the Portage Lake lift bridge closure tomorrow, Saturday March 21st, we will start the Mandy Gonzalez show “Love, All Ways,” at 6:00 PM.

Like Broadway musicals? Enjoy live performances of your favorite show tunes? The Rozsa Center and the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board have what you want: We are pleased to present Mandy Gonzalez, star of the hit Broadway musicals “In the Heights” and “Wicked,” coming to the Rozsa this Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 6:00 PM. Mandy and her band will light up the Rozsa stage with “Love, All Ways,” a blend of beloved melodies and favorites from her days on Broadway. From softer pieces like “Danny’s Song” by Kenny Loggins to “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler, Mandy blows them all out of the water. Finally, Mandy will perform “Defying Gravity” from the hit musical “Wicked.”

 

 


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African Night

African Night 2015 themed ” My Big African Wedding” will take place on March 21 st the event for the night will be as follows:

Dinner : 6 – 7:30 pm at the MUB Commons
Performance: 8 – 10 pm at the SDC Wood Gym

The performance will include acrobats by an highly energetic group the Zuzu Acrobats.

 

 


 

Bake Sale to Support Relay for Life

Next week the Relay for Life  student organization, is hosting a bake sale to support the Relay For Life Team during the annual Biology Week. The event is Friday, March 27 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Dow Lobby. Help them reach their goal in supporting the American Cancer Society!


 

Biology Week Events

Join Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society as they celebrate Biology Week March 23 – 27.

Monday, March 23
Be the Match Bone Marrow Donation Sign-up
12:00 – 5:00 pm in the Library
Hosted by PHAT

Tuesday, March 24
Undergraduate Research Symposium
7:00 pm in Fisher 125 (PREVIOUSLY CHANGED FROM DOW 641)

Wednesday, March 25
Biology Jeopardy Night
7:00 pm in DOW 642

Thursday, March 26
Peruvian Mobile Clinic Presentation
6:00 pm in Fisher 126
Hosted by MedLife

Biology Movie Night: Osmosis Jones
8:00 pm in Fisher 139
Hosted by Phi Sigma

Friday, March 27
Plant/Bake Sale for Relay For Life
10:00 am – 2:00 pm in Dow
Hosted by Phi Sigma

 

PureWellness Showcase on Depression and Anxiety
3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Library
Hosted by Wellness

 


The Michigan Tech Lode needs your help!

We want to know your thoughts on the newspaper.  The survey will only take 2 minutes, and contains simple questions.  The Lode staff would like to continue to make the student newspaper relevant to you.  We are very excited to hear your input!
Access the survey at this link:

Easter Egg Rush with Alpha Delta Alpha

Come make Easter Eggs with the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha on Wednesday, March 25 at 8pm! Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 7:45 pm.
If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674

 

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Relay for Life will be having a SUPER SALE on T-Shirts! Prices are as follows:

Winter Carnival 2015 – Long Sleeve $10
Winter Carnival 2015 – Short Sleeve $6
Save Second Base – Breast Cancer Awareness – $6
Mustache Shirt – Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Awareness – $6

Shirts will be available in Student Activities (MUB 112). Sizes are limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you!

If you are interested in signing up a team for Relay for Life on April 11, 2015, please contact rfl@mtu.edu. There is no size requirement on teams, all are welcome!

 


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“The role of Doctors Without Borders in Tamil Eelam”, by Vignesh Krishnamoorthi.

March 26 (Thursday), 5:00 pm at Fisher 135 (MTU)

Join us to learn first hand about the 26 year long ethnic violence in Sri Lanka, the problems faced by minority groups, and how the international NGO’s and Doctors Without Borders fought against the Sri Lankan government to change these people’s lives.

Vignesh Krishnamoorthi is an Indian born Masters student at MTU, in Electrical Engineering. He has worked as a volunteer in Doctors Without Borders and CRY, and served in Sri Lanka and Myanmar for 3 months, having been helping people from war-torn countries and teaching orphan children for almost 5 years.

 


 

 

Norouz

Iranian New Year Celebration

Nourouz is the ancient Persian holiday to celebrate the new year at the start of spring. The Iranian Student Organization invites you to the celebration on March 28 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom. The event includes Persian banquet, dance performances, and live traditional music followed by a fun after party. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for non students and available for purchase March 23-27 11:00-2:00 in the MUB Commons.

For more information please contact Sara Alian at salian@mtu.edu.

 

 

 

 


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Saturday March 21

Featuring:
Viney Willa 
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Happy Hour at the Orpheum from 6:30-7:30. Music starts at 8pm with a $5 cover charge.

 


 League of Legends Tournament Registration Open

The Michigan Tech League of Legends Club will be hosting its Spring Semester Tournament Friday, April 3rd 2015. Registration is now open to all MTU students!

Rules, and Registration can be found at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/776920882389072/ Michigan Tech League of Legends

Involvement: https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/lol

Michigan Tech League of Legends Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lolmtu/


Speaker Nicole Bromley Presenting Keynote, Our Little Secret

On March 28 at 6:00 pm in the M&M U115, Nicole Braddock Bromley, author, speaker and founder of OneVOICE, will travel to MTU to present her keynote entitled “Our Little Secret”. Nicole is devoted to spreading a powerful and vital message of hope and inspiration across America and around the globe. She uses her own life story to empower others on a journey from victim to victory and to raise awareness and prevention of issues like sexual abuse, rape, and human trafficking. This event is free and open to students and community members.

For more info on Nicole’s work: www.iamonevoice.org and www.onevoice4freedom.org


 

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MEDTalks- A Discussion of Public Health Issues

Med Life is hosting a MEDTalks discussion on public health issues on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 123. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact Brittany Erickson bnericks@mtu.edu

 

 

 

 

 


 

Peace Corps Information Session 3.24.15

Peace Corp Info Session

Peace Corps information session on campus Tuesday, March 24. Students can learn about the 10 Michigan Tech Peace Corps Master’s International programs at this session. For more information please go to www.mtu.edu/peacecorps.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Become an EMT

Info Session:
Wednesday, March 18 – 7:30pm Wadsworth Hall G17/G19
Thursday, March 19 – 7:30pm Wadsworth Hall G17/G19

Attendance at one of the info sessions is required in order to be eligible to apply for the EMT course. The info session will explain all of the class requirements and process for being selected to participate.

For more information, visit www.mtu.edu/ems/education/emt

 


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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 13, 2015

NEWS

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1. Student Leadership Award Nominations Closing on 3/20 at Noon

The Student Leadership Awards are open for nominations but the deadline for the following awards is approaching.

Deadline for nominations- Friday, March 20 at Noon

Exceptional Community Service Project, Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader, Student Organization of the Year, Exceptional Program of the Year, Clair M Donovan, Student Employee of the Year, Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Most Improved Student Organization, Rising Star of the Year, Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance, and Outstanding Future Alumni .

Please visit the website to make your nomination today! Please contact Student Activities if you have any questions regarding these awards.


ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

2. March Arts at Michigan Tech

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4. ‘Exersnoccer’ 3 on 3 Tournament

MTSF is hosting an event on March 28. It is called “Exersnoccer”. It is a 3 vs 3 soccer tournament in the snow playing with exercise balls.

The registration form can be turned in March 16-20, 2015 at the MTSF office in Alumni House  between 11:00 AM and 1:00PM or Tables outside of Wadsworth Dining Hall (4pm -6pm)

 

If you have anymore information feel free to contact Elizabeth Weaver at eawaters@mtu.edu or Libby Welton at lswelton@mtu.edu.


WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS

 

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5. HuskyLEAD Session, Lean Leadership: Achieving Leadership Excellence Using Lean Principles

Please join Student Activities for the last HuskyLEAD for the academic year, “Lean Leadership: Achieving Leadership Excellence Using Lean Principles,” on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM for one hour only in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3.

Any student who has participated in 4 or more HuskyLEAD sessions during Spring 2015 will be entered into a prize drawing, so be sure to pick up your punchcard on Tuesday at the workshop!

HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops geared toward student organization leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities and is free of charge. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Maryann Wilcox, coordinator of student activities, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.

6. Reminder: Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hosting Academic Success Workshops. All sessions are at 5:00 PM in Admin 404 unless otherwise noted. Registration not required. (For groups sending more than 5 participants, please contact hsimpson@mtu.edu.) Tuesday, March 24: Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4 (second offering) Do you ever feel like you know the course material but can’t translate it to a successful exam grade? Learn effective preparation and test taking strategies.


7. Environmental Justice Day Speakers and Reception

Please come join Wilma Subra and Jessica Koski (third speaker TBA) for Michigan Tech’s first ever Environmental Justice Day!

Mrs. Subra provides technical assistance to citizens, across the United States and some foreign countries, concerned with their environment by combining technical research and evaluation. This information is then presented to community members so that strategies may be developed to address their local struggles. She has just completed a seven year term as Vice-Chair of the Environmental Protection Agency National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT), a five year term on the National Advisory Committee of the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and a six year term on the EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) where she served as a member of the Cumulative Risk and Impacts Working Group of the NEJAC Council, and chaired the NEJAC Gulf Coast Hurricanes Work Group.

Mrs. Subra holds degrees in Microbiology/Chemistry from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She received the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award from the MacArthur Foundation for helping ordinary citizens understand, cope with and combat environmental issues in their communities and was one of three finalist in the Environmental Category of the 2004 Volvo for Life Award. She was selected in 2011 as one of the ‘Lifetime Remarkable Woman’ and most recently won the 2011 Global Exchange, Human Rights Award for her ongoing work with the BP Oil Spill and the communities affected by it.
Jessica Koski is Ojibwe from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Jessica is an alumna of Michigan Technological University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences in 2009. After Michigan Tech, Jessica earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. At Yale, Jessica’s focal area was Social Ecology and Environmental Policy, and her research examined indigenous environmental justice issues and activism in the western Great Lakes region.

Jessica currently works for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Natural Resources Department as Mining Technical Assistant. In this role, she is working to build the capacity of her tribal community to address mining in the Lake Superior basin and Upper Peninsula. From 2011-2014, Jessica also served on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council’s Indigenous Peoples Working Group. In addition, Jessica has been engaged as a community activist on mining issues for about eight years which has included organizing regional forums, assisting grassroots efforts, raising concerns at corporate shareholder meetings abroad, and elevating indigenous rights issues to the United Nations.

The main event will be held March 19th, 4:30-6:45 pm in the MUB Ballroom B. There will also be a reception in the GLRC on March 18th at 5:30 pm, and Wilma will also be available earlier in the day for other meet and greets.
At the panel, we will be discussing what environmental justice is, how that impacts career decisions, and ethics in science.
This event is supported by the Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund, Students for Environmental Sustainability, the Center for Science & Environmental Outreach and the Biology Department.

For more information contact Nicolette Slagle at nmslagle@mtu.edu

Student News Breifs – Friday March 6

NEWS

1. Volunteers Needed for Tivitz/Math Day Workshop

The Center for Pre-College Outreach is in need of volunteers for the annual Tivitz / Math Day workshop!  About 150 local 4th-7th students are invited to spend the day at Michigan Tech, where they participate in a board game tournament (Tivitz) and do hands-on math activities. The event always makes a huge impact and is a ton of fun.

The Tivitz Tournament will take place on Wednesday, March 18th from 9:00 – 2:00 in the Wood Gym.  Volunteers are needed to facilitate the games/activities, serve lunch, and engage with the participants as role models.  Please consider donating an hour or two of your time to make a difference in the lives of these young men and women!  Everyone is welcome to volunteer regardless of department or math background, and any amount of time is appreciated.  

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For more information or if you are interested in volunteering​, ​contact Liz Fujita (eafujita@mtu.edu).  Tell a friend!

2. Student Leadership Awards Deadlines

The Deadline for the following awards is today at 5:00 PM.


Presidents Award for Leadership,
 Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and the Percy Julian Award deadline for nominations is Friday, March 6 at 5:00 PM.


Please visit the website to make your nomination today! Please contact Student Activities if you have any questions regarding these awards.

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3. Relay for Life will be having a SUPER SALE on T-Shirts! Prices are as follows:

Winter Carnival 2015 – Long Sleeve $10
Winter Carnival 2015 – Short Sleeve $6
Save Second Base – Breast Cancer Awareness – $6
Mustache Shirt – Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Awareness – $6
Shirts will be available in Student Activities (MUB 112). Sizes are limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you!
If you are interested in signing up a team for Relay for Life, please contact Sam at sahillig@mtu.edu. There is no size requirement on teams, all are welcome!

4. Math-Lab Hiring for Spring

Math-Lab (Mathematica programming for Cal 1-3) is still hiring. Please fill out the application form and submit it to Fisher 3rd floor Math department Office.. There is no deadline for applications this semester!

Thank you and have a great one!

WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS

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5. Water Safety Instructor Training

Earn your American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification in a 3-day training course March 20-22 at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool!

Get training in water safety and drowning prevention and learn information needed to plan and teach courses in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. Completion of this program will allow you to apply for group and private swim instructor positions within Michigan Tech Community Programs.

Participants must be 16 years of age by February 27. Cost to attend is $250 and includes all course materials and certification. Register now! Class size is limited, and the deadline to register is March 6!

For more information, visit Water Safety Instructor Training.


6. Join Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society as they celebrate Biology Week March 23 – 27

Monday, March 23
Be the Match Bone Marrow Donation Sign-up
12:00 – 5:00 pm in the Library
Hosted by PHAT

Tuesday, March 24
Undergraduate Research Symposium
7:00 pm in Dow 641

Wednesday, March 25
Biology Jeopardy Night
7:00 pm in DOW 642

Thursday, March 26
Peruvian Mobile Clinic Presentation
6:00 pm in Fisher 126
Hosted by MedLife

Biology Movie Night: Osmosis Jones
8:00 pm in Fisher 139
Hosted by Phi Sigma

Friday, March 27
Plant/Bake Sale for Relay For Life
10:00 am – 2:00 pm in Dow
Hosted by Phi Sigma

PureWellness Showcase on Depression and Anxiety
3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Library
Hosted by Wellness

Questions about Biology Week can be directed to Valerie Taglione at vjtaglio@mtu.edu.


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7. Railroad Engineering Activities Club Program

Please join the general meeting for the Railroad Engineering Activities Club Program on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 PM in Fisher 132. Subway sandwiches will be provided and they will be holding officer elections and talking about internship and job opportunities available in the rail industry for students.

There will also be a Engineers Without Borders Band Benefit held on Saturday, March 21 at the Continental Fire Company, it will be $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults.


Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hosting Academic Success Workshops. All sessions are at 5:00 PM in Admin 404 unless otherwise noted. Registration not required. (For groups sending more than 5 participants, please contact hsimpson@mtu.edu.) Tuesday, March 24: Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4 (second offering) Do you ever feel like you know the course material but can’t translate it to a successful exam grade? Learn effective preparation and test taking strategies.


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

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8. Khana Khazana Serving Combo Meal

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature a Combo of Ghanaian, Nepali and Iranian cuisines this Friday, March 6 cooked by students Sandra Owusu, Aadarsh Upreti, and Hossein tavakoli respectively.

The main dish is Waakye. It is a Ghanaian dish of cooked rice and beans and will be served with vegetable sauce & mushrooms/fried chicken. The second dish is Potato Chops. This dish is made of Fried patties of crushed potatoes mixed with spices and served with a hot sauce. For dessert, ice cream  made from milk, chocolate truffles, and crackers.Serving is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 and includes a fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.


CARDBOARD SLED RACING
9. A.S.M.E. Cardboard Sled Racing
Feeling bored on these long winter days? Grab some friends and have some fun in the snow with A.S.M.E’s Cardboard Sled Race at Mt. Ripley!
Teams of 2 – 5 people may compete for cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights.

Registration is open to the community and all majors until Thursday March 19th through the following link http://tinyurl.com/kqw9prb.

Check-In Begins at 10am and races will be from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM.  All rules and regulations are on the registration form, hope to see you there!

Any questions, please email Ryan Thompson at rythomps@mtu.edu

Student News Briefs – Friday, February 27, 2015

NEWS

 

SPIE_OSA Photo Competition

1. Photo Competition

SPIE/OSA will be hosting a photo competition with a chance to win $200, $100, and $50 Amazon gift cards from now until March 23.   To be eligible for this competition you must signout an SPIE/OSA etching from EERC 631 and have it visible in your photo submitted. Etchings must be returned for eligibility into the contest. Limit 2 photographs per contestant. Photos must be emailed to mjbrisen@mtu.edu before March 23 @ noon with a photonics/optics caption.   Grading will be based on: originality, creativity, photonics/optics theme, and voting.

Register at http://tinyurl.com/OSA-345. Please contact Michael Briseno (mjbrisen@mtu.edu) with any questions.


2. Volunteers Needed to Bake and Package Cookies

Don Peryam & The Sanders Club are looking for help baking & boxing up more than 1000 Cookies for the local nursing homes.  Baking & boxing will take place at Finlandia Hall (next to the Paavo Nurmi center) starting at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 3. Any questions call Don Peryam at 906-483-4701. All are welcome!


3. Reminder: Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Hiring for Summer, Fall, and Spring

Looking for an awesome job on campus? The Outdoor Adventure Program is now hiring positions for Summer, Fall, and Spring! We are looking for enthusiastic, driven individuals with a background in the outdoors and a passion to share that with others. Fill out an application by following the link: http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/oap-wellness/theoap/

Applications are due March 6.


Student Awards EDS-NB4. REMINDER: Student Leadership Awards Deadlines

The Student Leadership Awards are open for nominations. Deadlines to keep in mind are as follows:

Presidents Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and the Percy Julian Award deadline for nominations is Friday, March 6 at 5:00 PM.

Exceptional Community Service Project, Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader, Student Organization of the Year, Exceptional Program of the Year, Clair M Donovan, Student Employee of the Year, Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Most Improved Student Organization, Rising Star of the Year, Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance, and Outstanding Future Alumni deadline for nominations is Friday, March 20 at Noon.

Please visit the website to make your nomination today! Please contact Student Activities if you have any questions regarding these awards.


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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5. Khana Khazana Featuring Egyptian Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Egyptian cuisine this Friday, February 27 cooked by Marwa Hefny, student of the Physics department at Michigan Tech. The main dish is Kushari. This healthy dish is made of rice, macaroni and lentils mixed together and topped with a tomato-vinegar sauce, garnished with chickpeas, and crispy fried onions.

The second dish is Baladi Salad. The most common salad of Egypt made of tomatoes, cucumbers, dill, parsley, jalapenos, and seasoned with lemon juice. For dessert, Roz bi haleeb. A traditional Arabic recipe for a sweet rice pudding flavored with rose water and garnished with pistachios , raisins and almonds.

Serving is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 and includes a fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.


6. Film Board Showing, Into the Woods

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Disney’s Into the Woods in Fisher 135.

Showtimes are Friday, February 27, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM Saturday, February 28, at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM. Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each.

For the next two weeks during the Spring Break holiday there will be no movie showings and three weeks from now we will be the showing of Interstellar.


Macbeth-17. Macbeth comes to the Rozsa

The Acting Company, the renowned off-Broadway theater company in its 42nd national tour, brings a new production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, March 16th, 7:30 PM. The Acting Company premiers Macbeth on the Guthrie Theatre stage in mid-February, then will tour nationally. The tour will then head to New York for two weeks at Off-Broadway’s Pearl Theater April 1-12.


8. Michigan Technological University’s Superior Wind Symphony at the Rozsa 

Michigan Technological University’s Superior Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mike Christianson, will perform a concert at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 7:30 PM, titled “II: Day Into Night: II,” that presents music for winds that deals with the ideas of night, day, moon, and light. Listeners will find it perfect for the deep midwinter time in the UP. Christianson describes the performance as a mirror of the beauty to be found in spite of the harsh winter elements, “Morning, noon, night, winter, storm, moon, sunshine, primeval heavenly light, and eternal darkness. Music to remind that darkness too, can contain beauty, and light is something we can look forward to.


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9. Indian Student Association Hosting Holi Night 2015

Indian Students Association is here with the biggest event for Spring. We bring you delectable Indian food  and performances at the Holi Night 2015. Come join us in the celebration on February 28, 2015 from 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm- dinner social at Memorial Union Ballroom. Our chefs,performers and volunteers – are gearing up already and ISA at Michigan Tech looks forward to having you at the event. Grab your calendars and mark it now! “
Ticket prices, inclusive of dinner and performances:
  - General Public – $7
- ISA Members – $4
 

Get your tickets NOW!! Tickets on sale at the MUB promotion desk 11 – 2 pm.


MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

 

10. Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hosting Academic Success Workshops. All sessions are at 5:00 PM in Admin 404 unless otherwise noted. Registration not required. (For groups sending more than 5 participants, please contact hsimpson@mtu.edu.) Tuesday, March 24: Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4 (second offering) Do you ever feel like you know the course material but can’t translate it to a successful exam grade? Learn effective preparation and test taking strategies.


11. HuskyLEAD Series - The Green Perspective: Learning Energy Saving Habits

The next HuskyLEAD will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3.  The topic will be “The Green Perspective: learning energy saving habits.” The presenters will be students from the Green Campus Enterprise.  Participants will learn energy saving habits to save money at home and in the work place.

HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long professional development workshops geared toward student organization leaders. The sessions are free of charge and all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Students who have attended 4 or more HuskyLEAD workshops during Spring 2015 will be entered into a prize drawing.  Be sure to pick up your HuskyLEAD punch card at Tuesday’s session!  If you have any questions about HuskyLEAD, contact Maryann Wilcox, coordinator of student activities, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.


12. Reminder: Student Commission Meeting

Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved? Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students? If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings. We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students. We work together to act on your idea and make changes. Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include:

  • Library Project – The Student Commission received regular updates from Library staff during their 2013-14 project. The Library responded to Student Commission concerns and implemented ideas/suggestions
  • Transportation Services/Facilities Management Updates – Facilities Management is regularly invited to the Student Commission to provide updates, information, and answer any questions the group may have.
  • Tobacco Free Campus – The tobacco free campus policy was instituted in the 2013-14.
  • Michigan Tech App – Improvements (open computers and Dining Hall menus) for the Michigan Tech App have been suggested and completed.
  • Shuttle Service – Collaboration with Facilities Management to improve shuttle service for students
  • Student Commission Website – a website has been created
  • USG and GSG Chairs – The Vice Presidents from USG and GSG will co-chair meetings with the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Services in Dining Halls – Addressed and resolved issues of services available in dining halls
  • Sustainability on Campus – Recycling continues to be improved and expanded on campus
  • Value Statement
  • Relocation of Broomball Rinks
  • Designated Memorial Garden
  • Princess Point Rehab and Upgrade
  • Experience Tech Fee Initiative

Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings. Please check out the Student Commission website for more information.

2015 Spring Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A

SPORTS NEWS

 

im_logo13. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Team Sports Entry Deadline:
Volleyball (W & M) – March 4 @ 5PM

Upcoming Event:
Soccer-Tennis (W,M & Co-Rec) – February 28 @ 12PM

For more information check us out online or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu


Circle4-white14. Community Programs Step Boxing & Ease Into Meditation Workshop

Community Programs brings to you two great ways to get “HuskiesFit” this weekend!

If you like kickboxing and step aerobics, you’re going to LOVE our Step Boxing Step Boxing Series! Miss the first few classes? No problem! You can pay as you go, so jump right in! The class meets this Sunday, March 1, from 1:00-1:50 pm at the SDC Studio.

Looking to try something different? Explore the benefits of relaxation and meditation at the Ease into Meditation Workshop this Sunday, March 1, from 6:00-7:20 pm in the SDC Studio
For more information on the Step Boxing Series, Ease Into Meditation Workshop and other available programming, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs. Commit to be “HuskiesFit” in 2015!

Student News Briefs – Friday, February 20, 2015

NEWS

 

1. Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Hiring for Summer, Fall, and Spring

Looking for an awesome job on campus? The Outdoor Adventure Program is now hiring positions for Summer, Fall, and Spring! We are looking for enthusiastic, driven individuals with a background in the outdoors and a passion to share that with others. Fill out an application by following the link: http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/oap-wellness/theoap/

Applications are due March 6.


2. Now Hiring for Fall 2015- Multiliteracies Writing Center Coaches

Looking for undergraduates in any major who are interested in working with others on communications and cultural tasks.
Any interested applicants are encouraged to attend an information session:
Tuesday, February 27 from 5-6 in Walker 107.

 

Applications and more information can be found here: http://mtmc.hu.mtu.edu/employment/


3. GSG Travel Grant Deadline Today!

Been to a conference since last May? Going to one before April 30th? If you are a full time enrolled graduate student you can apply for a GSG Travel Grant to help supplement your costs. Awards of $150 for attending conferences and $250 for presenting either a poster or oral presentation at a conference are available. For more information and to apply, visit: http://gsg.students.mtu.edu/travel_grants.html

Your advisor will be asked to confirm that you are a full time enrolled graduate student, you are allowed to participate in the conference and you do not have full funding to cover the costs. Response to this confirmation email is necessary for your application to be considered complete.

All applications and advisor confirmation must be completed by 5pm on Friday February 20th. Not all applicants may receive awards, and your department must be in good standing with GSG to be considered. If you have any questions please contact the GSG Treasurer, Jenn Winikus (jawiniku@mtu.edu)


Student Awards EDS-NB4. REMINDER: Student Leadership Awards Deadlines

The Student Leadership Awards are open for nominations. Deadlines to keep in mind are as follows:

Presidents Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and the Percy Julian Award deadline for nominations is Friday, March 6 at 5:00 PM.

Exceptional Community Service Project, Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader, Student Organization of the Year, Exceptional Program of the Year, Clair M Donovan, Student Employee of the Year, Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Most Improved Student Organization, Rising Star of the Year, Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance, and Outstanding Future Alumni deadline for nominations is Friday, March 20 at Noon.

Please visit the website to make your nomination today! Please contact Student Activities if you have any questions regarding these awards.


ENTERTAINMENT and ENRICHMENT

 

Khana Italian5. Khana Khazana Featuring Italian Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Italian cuisine this Friday, February 20 cooked by Hossein Tavakoli ,student of Environmental Engineering department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Pasta with chickenIt is a popular dish made of scrumptious baked chicken and creamy pasta mixed with mushroom, cheese and Alfredo Sauce.

(Vegetarian Option Available)

The second dish is Eggplant Gratin. A great side dish made of eggplant, bell pepper, Onion, tomato, Basil and Cheese.

And for dessert is Nescafé MousseIt is a dessert mousse which is a delicious creamy sweet flavored with Coffee.

Serving from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 which includes a fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.


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6. Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Alex Stone

Come out for some laughs on Friday, February 20 at 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom.

Alex Stone’s hard work and determination have led him from his early days as an absurdist joke writer to his current role as one of the most impressive young storytellers in comedy. Alex was just chosen as one of the top 100 comics to appear on the brand new season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and he was also recently selected to participate in the Best of the Midwest competition at the 2013 Gilda’s LaughFest, as well as the 2014 Limestone Comedy Festival. His prolific nature and originality has made him a regular at the Chicago Laugh Factory and has also earned him an appearance on the Independent Film Channel.


7. Reminder: Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday February 24 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.  To register or for more information please email jrbiekko@mtu.edu.

Monday, 2/23, is your last day to register!

8. NSBE presents Prom-Missed 2015

Prom-Missed is a Mock Prom for those who want to re-live Prom again, never attended a Prom, or just a chance to have fun before finals.

Date: Friday, April 10th 2015

Time: 8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Location: MUB Ballroom

If you are interested in running for Prom-Missed King or Queen email Reginald Hicks at rmhicks@mtu.edu.


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9. Reminder: Come Dance Salsa with NOSOTROS

Saturday, February 21 from 8 – 9 PM NOSOTROS will have salsa lessons in the MUB Ballroom. No experience necessary and free to attend.  From 9 – 11 PM open floor.
For more information please contact Rachel Hetherington at rmhether@mtu.edu.

10. Experience Dog-sledding with OAP Sunday

Come experience dog-sledding firsthand this Sunday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 5 PM. The cost is $50 per person, which includes transportation from OAP, instruction and the chance to drive your own team. This opportunity is open to anyone. For questions, contact OAP at 7-2290 or oap@mtu.edu.


11. MUB Board Hosting Throwback Pinterest Night
On Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, MUB Commons come join MUB Board for a night of crafts from your childhood days, including bead animal keychains, friendship bracelets, and more! All craft supplies are free and available while supplies last. Feel free to bring some friends, head to the MUB commons and get crafty. So enjoy some time away from your homework and studying with a blast from the past!

12. MUB Board Hosting Campus Feud

On Thursday, February 26 at 8:00 PM, in Fisher 135 join MUB Board for our awesome interactive game show and your chance to WIN up to $200 in cash prizes! The game will play just like Family Feud, with survey answers taken from college students across the US. Looking to end up on stage? Game show contestants will be chosen from the audience during the event. We hope to see you there!


13. Film Board Showing Hunger Games 3 – Part 1

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “Hunger Games 3: (Mockingjay – Part 1)” in Fisher 135.

Showtimes:

Friday, Feb 20, at 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, Feb 21, at 2:305:308:30, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, Feb 22, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM.Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week, we will feature Disney’s “Into the Woods”

SPORTS NEWS

 

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14. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sports Entry Deadlines:
Soccer-Tennis (W,M & Co-Rec) - Feb 25 @ 3PM

Individual Sports Tournaments:

Badminton Singles (W & M) - Feb 20 @ 12pm
Badminton Doubles (W,M & Co-Rec) - Feb 20 @12pm
Billiards Tournament (W & M) - Feb 20 @ 12pm

Upcoming Events:

Badminton Singles Tournament (W & M) - Feb 20 @ 6pm
Badminton Doubles Tournament (W,M & Co-Rec) - Feb 21 @ 10am
Billiards Tournament (W & M) - Feb 21 @ 10am

For more information check us out online

or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu

WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS

 

15. HuskyLEAD Session, Unplug and recharge Learn Self Care Techniques and Achieve Balance

Unplug and Recharge! on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3.

Participants attending this session will learn to achieve balance and practice valuable self-care techniques that can be used while at Michigan Tech and in the years that follow. Part of strong leadership is learning about yourself – strengths, weaknesses, and personal values – and how to advance individually and as an organization by using that self-knowledge.

HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long professional development workshops geared toward student organization leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities and is free of charge.  If you have any questions regarding HuskyLEAD, contact Maryann Wilcox, Student Activities, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.


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16. Say What?: Exploring the Way Everyday Comments and Questions Put Minorities in Boxes

Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for an interactive discussion about microaggressions with Lorelle Meadows, Dean of the Pavlis Honors College. This event will be held Wednesday, February 25 from 6:00-7:30 PM in Fisher 325. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information please contact Tayloria at tnadams@mtu.edu.

17. Reminder: Student Commission Meeting

Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved? Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students? If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings. We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students. We work together to act on your idea and make changes. Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include:

  • Library Project – The Student Commission received regular updates from Library staff during their 2013-14 project. The Library responded to Student Commission concerns and implemented ideas/suggestions
  • Transportation Services/Facilities Management Updates – Facilities Management is regularly invited to the Student Commission to provide updates, information, and answer any questions the group may have.
  • Tobacco Free Campus – The tobacco free campus policy was instituted in the 2013-14.
  • Michigan Tech App – Improvements (open computers and Dining Hall menus) for the Michigan Tech App have been suggested and completed.
  • Shuttle Service – Collaboration with Facilities Management to improve shuttle service for students
  • Student Commission Website – a website has been created
  • USG and GSG Chairs – The Vice Presidents from USG and GSG will co-chair meetings with the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Services in Dining Halls – Addressed and resolved issues of services available in dining halls
  • Sustainability on Campus – Recycling continues to be improved and expanded on campus
  • Value Statement
  • Relocation of Broomball Rinks
  • Designated Memorial Garden
  • Princess Point Rehab and Upgrade
  • Experience Tech Fee Initiative

Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings. Please check out the Student Commission website for more information.

2015 Spring Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A

18. Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success offering academic success workshops. All sessions are at 5:00 PM in Admin 404 unless otherwise noted Registration not required. (For groups sending more than 5 participants, please contact hsimpson@mtu.edu.)

Tuesday, February 24: Mid-semester reboot
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind or way overwhelmed? Take an optimistic approach and use strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards success.

Tuesday, March 24: Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4 (second offering)
Do you ever feel like you know the course material but can’t translate it to a successful exam grade? Learn effective preparation and test taking strategies.


19. American Red Cross Blood Drive

Please join Greek Life in helping the Red Cross prepare for emergencies by donating blood.


There is currently an urgent need for blood. Winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in the cancellation of many blood drives and thousands of uncollected blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help by donating blood. In addition, all presenting donors will be presented with a FREE T-shirt (while supplies last)!

American Red Cross Michigan Tech Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 25 from 10:00am-4:00pm in the Van Pelt and Opie Library East Reading Room

To schedule an appointment please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit the website at www.redcrossblood.org 

This blood drive is made possible by Michigan Tech Fraternity & Sorority Life and the Student Activities Office


Student News Briefs – Friday, February 13, 2015

NEWS

 

KK NEPAL poster1. Khana Khazana Serving Nepali Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Nepali cuisine this Friday, February 13 cooked by Aadarsh Upreti , student of Mechanical Engineering department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Chicken Momo. It is the Nepali version of dumpling. Momo is a minced chicken marinated in Nepali spices stuffed in flour wrap and steamed and is served with a special spicy sauce.

The second dish is Egg and Mushroom curry. It is a delicious dish of sliced mushrooms (& eggs) in creamy and aromatic onion-tomato based gravy.

The final one to end your meal would be Sago pudding. This is a traditional pudding made from small size sago pearls boiled in milk, sugar and cardamom and garnished with almonds and cashews.

Serving from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal!


2. Adventure Spring Break Trips, An Adventure of a Lifetime

​If you want to get away for Spring Break but don’t want all the hassle of planning the trip, look no further than the Outdoor Adventure Programs Adventure Spring Break trips. Three trips to choose from and so much adventure to be had!

Utah: Camping and Hiking in beautiful Canyonlands National Park- $570 includes transportation, food, lodging (camping for three nights and a hotel stay) and a visit to a hot spring!  Come explore another part of the country, make new friends, and have an experience that you will never forget!

Arkansas:  Backcountry camping and paddling- $475 includes transportation, food, activities, camping, and a good time for the week. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and have an incredible adventure on the Buffalo and Mulberry Rivers in Arkansas.

Colorado: Head out west and hit the slopes in Arapahoe Basin- $900 includes lodging, food, and ski passes. Come and enjoy four days of skiing and snowboarding and two days of snowshoeing (Possibility to ski/snowboard for the last two days at an additional cost). These slopes are guaranteed to challenge you and offer you a trip you will never forget!

For more information contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at oap@mtu.edu or call 906.487.2290 as soon as possible as seats are limited!


3. Looking for Robotics Competition Volunteers

Escanaba HS is hosting its second home robotics competition March 26 – 28 and they are in need of some volunteers. They are currently looking for Tech students for roles such as robot inspector, field reset, referees, etc. There are 36-40 teams from throughout Michigan that come to compete.You can get an idea of what it’s all about here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTyCIYZQ_1s&list=PLumXeb1tOUyTinL1qedJBjpNPay0iX_bB

For an impression of the EXCITEMENT going on at these matches, this is one from the finals last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvEq4IMirZ4

If you would like more information or would be interested in volunteering please contact Mary at mretlich@eskymos.com


4. Student Staff Positions Available at the Wahtera Center

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is now hiring for the following fall 2015 student staff positions: ExSEL Peer Mentor, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, and Transfer Assistant. Please encourage students you work with to apply.

Feel free to forward students who may be interested in these opportunities this email or direct them to the WEBSITE for position descriptions and our application.

Applications are due Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Contact Susan Liebau at  slliebau@mtu.edu or email success@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


5. GSG Travel Grant Deadline Approaching

Have you been to a conference since last May? Are you going to one before April 30? If you are a full time enrolled graduate student you can apply for a GSG Travel Grant to help supplement your costs. Awards of $150 for attending conferences and $250 for presenting either a poster or oral presentation at a conference are available. For more information and to apply, visit: http://gsg.students.mtu.edu/travel_grants.html
Your advisor will be asked to confirm that you are a full time enrolled graduate student, you are allowed to participate in the conference and you do not have full funding to cover the costs. Response to this confirmation email is necessary for your application to be considered complete.
All applications and advisor confirmation must be completed by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 20. Not all applicants may receive awards, and your department must be in good standing with GSG to be considered. If you have any questions please contact the GSG Treasurer, Jenn Winikus at jawiniku@mtu.edu.

6. MedLife Mobile Clinic Fundraiser

Mention “MedLife” when you eat at PizzaWorks of Houghton on Wednesday, February 18, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Michigan Tech MedLife chapter for our Summer 2015 mobile clinic!
During the mobile clinic, students team up with local doctors and nurses to provide basic medical and dental care to impoverished families around the world.

6 (b). Multiliteracies Center Now Hiring

Multiliteracies Center in the Walker building is now hiring new writing coaches for the fall of 2015? We are are looking for undergraduate students of all majors with strong communication skills. On February 24 there will be a pizza and information session from 5-6 PM in the Multiliteracies Center.

For questions, follow the link http://mtmc.hu.mtu.edu/employment/ to access the application and instructions, or  email director Abraham Romney at aromney@mtu.edu for more information.


ENTERTAINMENT

 

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7. Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Alex Stone

Come out to see Alex Stone on Friday, February 20 at 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Alex Stone’s hard work and determination have led him from his early days as an absurdist joke writer to his current role as one of the most impressive young storytellers in comedy. Alex was just chosen as one of the top 100 comics to appear on the brand new season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and he was also recently selected to participate in the Best of the Midwest competition at the 2013 Gilda’s LaughFest, as well as the 2014 Limestone Comedy Festival. His prolific nature and originality has made him a regular at the Chicago Laugh Factory and has also earned him an appearance on the Independent Film Channel.


trivia night.flyer8. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday February 24 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum). There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. To register or for more information please email jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


9. Chinese Night 2015

Chinese Students and Scholars Association at Michigan Technological University proudly invite you to their impressive annual event, Chinese Night 2015. Mark your calendar on Saturday, February 14 experience authentic Chinese cuisines and entertaining performances.

Dinner

Location: MUB commons
Time: 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM

Performances
Location: Rozsa Center
Time: 7.30 PM – 9.00 PM

Ticket Price: Includes dinner and performance
General Ticket: $15
Children under 13: $ 8

Ticket for Performance only: $ 8

Tickets available at
-Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations in SDC
-Online at Rozsa.mtu.edu or call 906-487-2073
-MUB Commons (Monday-Friday Feb 9 -1311:00 AM- 1:00 PM)
-Rozsa Center box office

For more information contact: Shuo Liu at shuo@mtu.edu 


10. Film Board Showing, Horrible Bosses 2

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Horrible Bosses 2  in Fisher 135.
It will be shown on:
Friday, February 13, at Noon2:30 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, at Noon2:305:308:30, and 11:30 PM
(No Sunday showings this week)

Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week, we will feature The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1


11. Tech Theatre Company presents  Antigone

The Tech Theatre Company presents  “Antigone,” a contemporary retelling of the ancient tale of conflict between the political terror of dictatorship and the vision of humanity at its very best. In spite of the sham and lies, the twisting of facts and rewriting of events, truth finds a way in this conflict of opposing visions of humanity, depicted by Jean Anouilh. The play will be performed in the McArdle Theatre, in the Walker Center for Arts and Humanities at Michigan Technological University, ThursdaySaturday, February 19-21 and 26-28, 2015, 7:30 PM.


12. Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra at the Rozsa

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and their performance of “Shostakovich and Stalin: A Soviet Artist’s Creative Response,” on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 7:30 PM.  Come and listen as the KSO interprets the creative struggles of the Russian composer Shostakovich in reaction to disillusionment and persecution under Stalin’s Soviet dictatorship. 


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Saturday, February 21 from 8 – 9 PM NOSOTROS will have salsa lessons in the MUB Ballroom. No experience necessary and free to attend.  From 9 – 11 PM open floor.
For more information please contact Rachel Hetherington at rmhether@mtu.edu.

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14. Thai Cuisine Demonstration

Thai Student Association at Michigan Technological University proudly invites you to an impressive event, Thai Cuisine Demonstration. Mark your calendar and come join us.
The event is separated to two rounds, you can pick which time works best for you.
You can make your own taste with Tom Yum Thai noddlesLocation:  Memorial Union Building – Alumni Lounge
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 1st round 4.00-5.30 PM. and  2nd round 6.00-7.30 PM.
 
Tickets are $10 each and you receive a full refund at the event. Only 100 tickets available (50 tickets per round) Get a ticket at the promotion table in the MUB Common on February 16-20, 2015 Time: 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM.

MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

 

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15. Study Abroad for Language Immersion

You’re invited to an information session to hear from Modern Language study abroad students about their experiences. . International Programs and Services will discuss the application process.
The event is taking place February 18 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 PM in Walker HDMZ 120A. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by Modern Languages and International Programs and Services.

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16. The Math Learning Center is Hiring

Students can pick up an application from the center in Fisher 234 or by visiting http://goo.gl/JiLu78
Applications are Due Friday Feb 20 by 3pm. Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.


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17. Rail Info Night

Railroad Information Night will be on Tuesday February 17 at 7:00 PM in the DHH ballroom. Pizza will be provided and there will be Rail Industry representatives there to discuss career opportunities in the Rail Industry. 


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18. Black History Month Events


Series2015 Poster19. Campus Hope Hosting a Series of Meetings

Campus Hope will be hosting a series called “Identity Crisis” during the week of February 23-27 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 138 most of the week, on Thursday the meeting will be held in Fisher 328.
Our series is about finding your purpose.
Have you ever wondered if your life has a particular purpose? Whether there is a slot in this universe to be filled with your unique personality? Join us while we explore the concept of finding your identity in today’s explosive culture. Chances are, you may find just the answer you are looking for.
For more information please contact Stephanie at skhubble@mtu.edu.

Microagression Tony Reyes_Final20. Microaggressions at Home and Abroad

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion & International Programs and Services are hosting a Lunch-and-Learn conversation with Fulbright Scholar and travel enthusiast Tony Reyes. He will reflect on the effects of microaggressions in the U.S. and abroad in China. This event will be held Monday, February 23 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Administration Building Room 404. Lunch will be provided.

SPORTS NEWS

 

21. Husky Tae Kwon Do

This Saturday (February 14) at 10am, Husky Tae Kwon Do will be holding winter testing. Come to the ROTC Gym (Room 100) to watch as club members test their new martial arts skills to move up in rank. Testing is open to the public and all are invited to come watch.

If Tae Kwon Do interests you feel free to stop by practice to learn more about what Husky TKD has to offer. Our practice schedule for the week of February 16 is as follows:
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM MUB Ballroom B
Friday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Saturday 4 – 6 PM SDC Dance Room

Come and try it for free! No experience necessary.


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22. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sports Entry Deadlines
Soccer-Tennis (W, M & Co-Rec) – February 25 @ 3PM

Individual Sports Entry Deadlines
Billiards Tournament (W & M) – February 13 @ 1:00PM
Badminton Singles (W & M) – February 20 @ 12PM
Badminton Doubles (W, M & Co-Rec)) – February 20 @ 12 PM

Individual Sports Events
Billiards Tournament – February 14 @ 10AM

For more information check us out online
http://www.imleagues.com/School/Intramural/Home.aspx?SchID=f31fcaada3724019ad125d8446ff038a
or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu


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23. Community Programs Step Boxing and Valentine’s Partner Yoga

Community Programs brings to you two more great ways to get “HuskiesFit” in 2015.

Step Boxing Series - If you like kickboxing and step aerobics, you’re going to LOVE our new Step Boxing Series! The first class is this Sunday, from 1:00-1:50pm at the SDC Studio.

Valentine’s Partner Yoga - Looking to try something different this Valentine’s Day? Connect and relax in a special Valentine’s Partner Yoga class designed just for you and your partner this Friday, February 13, 5:30pm in the SDC Studio.

For more information on available programming, visit Michigan Tech Community Programs.


CAREER SERVICES/CAREER FAIR

 

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25. Reminder: Career Services Learning Center Hours

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26. Reminder: Employer Information Expo

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27. Reminder: Career Fair 2015

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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 6, 2015

NEWS

 

1. Student Leadership Award Nominations Now Open Online

At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous.  As faculty and staff we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. And we realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits.  Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 21st Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6:00 PM, Friday, April 17, 2015, in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union Building.

The nomination process is simple and actually quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5:00 PM, Friday, March 6, 2015.

Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12:00 PM, Friday, March 20, 2015.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today.

Questions concerning any of the awards should be directed to Karma Kilpela, Student Activities, at 487-1963 or karma@mtu.edu .

Thank you for recognizing our best and brightest students.  Your support is appreciated.


2. Portage Lift Bridge Closures

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced four two-hour closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock to begin next week.

In order to remove balance chains, the bridge will be closed:

Monday, February 9 from 2:00am to 4:00am
Tuesday, February 10 from 2:00am to 4:00am
Wednesday, February 11 from 2:00am to 4:00am
Thursday, February 12 from 2:00am to 4:00am

Please note that during Winter Carnival Weekend beginning Thursday, February 5, both lanes of traffic will be open on the bridge. However, the current traffic pattern on M-26 and Montezuma, better known as the Yooper Loop, will remain as it has been for the past few weeks. The bridge will return to the construction mode of operation Sunday, February 8 beginning at7:00pm.

For more information, please visit www.mtu.edu/bridge-construction or send me an email tlp@mtu.edu.


3. Winter Carnival Pictorial on Sale Now

The annual Winter Carnival Pictorial is available for purchaseat the Campus Bookstore as well as at the Michigan Tech hockey games Friday and Saturday, and at the Film-board movie in Fisher 135 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for $5.00.

For more information please contact James Wood at jawood@mtu.edu.


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4. The Math Learning Center is Hiring

For more information come to our info session on Tuesday February 10 at 5:00 PM in the Math Learning Center at Fisher 234.
Applications are Due Friday February 20 by 3:00 PM. Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.

5. Nominations Sought for Faculty Distinguished Service Award

Nominations for the 2015 Faculty Distinguished Service Award are now being accepted. This award recognizes superior and exceptional service activities by a Michigan Tech faculty member for service rendered outside of the duties of university employment. Thus, compensated activities (such as faculty committee work) are not eligible. However, activities that have evolved from compensated work are eligible, provided that they are separate and distinct from compensated duties. Eligible activities may span more than one year; however, this is not intended as a “Lifetime Achievement” award for service accumulated over many years or decades.

Faculty, staff, or students may nominate a faculty member who is making the campus or community a better place for all of us. Nomination instructions and forms are available at:
http://www.mtu.edu/senate/resources/faculty-award/
Past winners can be seen at:
http://www.mtu.edu/provost/faculty-resources/awards/service-award/service-award.html

Nominations should be submitted to Dr. John Jaszczak, Chair, Faculty Distinguished Service Award Committee at jaszczak@mtu.edu by Monday March 16, 2015.


MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

 

6. Adventure Spring Break Info Meeting

The next Adventure Spring Break Meeting is going to be Thursday, February 12 from 7-8 PM in Wads G17/G19. Information on Arapaho Basin- Colorado, Canyonlands- Utah, and Buffalo River- Arkansas will be available for those who are interested. 

Please contact Caitlin at cmwilkin@mtu.edu for more details. 


7. Outdoor Recreation Council Meeting

There will be an Outdoor Recreation Council Meeting on Thursday, February 12 from 5:15-6:15pm. This is an opportunity for Outdoor Organizations to get involved and begin to collaborate in terms of programming and outreach not only to students, but alumni, community members, and prospective students. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Please contact Caitlin at cmwilkin@mtu.edu for more details. 


8. Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success sessions are at 5:00 PM in Admin 404 unless otherwise noted Registration not required. (For groups sending more than 5 participants, please contact hsimpson@mtu.edu.)

Tuesday, February 10: Financial Management
Are you wondering how to get and stay on track with a budget? This session will answer questions about your personal financial management strategies.

Tuesday, February 24: Mid-semester Reboot
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind or way overwhelmed? Take an optimistic approach and use strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards success.


9. Student Commission Meeting

Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved? Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students? If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings. We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students. We work together to act on your idea and make changes. Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include:

  • Library Project – The Student Commission received regular updates from Library staff during their 2013-14 project. The Library responded to Student Commission concerns and implemented ideas/suggestions
  • Transportation Services/Facilities Management Updates – Facilities Management is regularly invited to the Student Commission to provide updates, information, and answer any questions the group may have.
  • Tobacco Free Campus – The tobacco free campus policy was instituted in the 2013-14.
  • Michigan Tech App – Improvements (open computers and Dining Hall menus) for the Michigan Tech App have been suggested and completed.
  • Shuttle Service – Collaboration with Facilities Management to improve shuttle service for students
  • Student Commission Website – a website has been created
  • USG and GSG Chairs – The Vice Presidents from USG and GSG will co-chair meetings with the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Services in Dining Halls – Addressed and resolved issues of services available in dining halls
  • Sustainability on Campus – Recycling continues to be improved and expanded on campus
  • Value Statement
  • Relocation of Broomball Rinks
  • Designated Memorial Garden
  • Princess Point Rehab and Upgrade
  • Experience Tech Fee Initiative

Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings. Please check out the Student Commission website for more information.

2015 Spring Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A

ENTERTAINMENT

 

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10. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday February 24th from 7:00 – 8:00pm. All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum). There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. To register or for more information please email jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


11. February Arts at the Rozsa

For more details and tickets, please visit rozsa.mtu.edu

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Justin Willman12. Comedian Justin Willman Coming To Winter Carnival

The Rozsa Center, the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board, and the Memorial Union Board welcome Comedian Justin Willman as the 2015 Winter Carnival Comedian, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 6, 2015, at 9:00 PM! Tickets are on sale now, all ages are welcome. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Tickets are $25, or Mich. Tech. Students $10.


13. Film Board Showing Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6
Fisher 135 on Friday, February 6, at Noon, 2:30 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, February 7, at Noon, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, February 8, at Noon, 2:30 and 5:30 PM.

Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week, we will
feature Horrible Bosses 2


SPORTS NEWS

 

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14. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sports Entry Deadlines
Innertube Water Polo (Co-Rec) – Febuary 12th @ 3:00pm

Individual Sports Entry Deadlines
Billiards Tournament (W & M) – Febuary 13 @ 1:00pm

Officials’ Meeting/Clinics
Floor Hockey – February 9 @ 6:00pm (Meet at the SDC Multi Purpose Court #4)
Innertube Water Polo – February 11 @ 9:00pm (Meet in the SDC Pool)

For more information check us out online  or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu


15. Turbo Kick Class

Interested in Turbo Kick, but afraid you won’t be able to keep up because you don’t know the moves? Then you should come to the Turbo Fast Fix Workshop this Saturday, February 7!

This workshop will focus on the kickboxing techniques and drills used in the Turbo Kick class. It’s difficult to learn proper form in Turbo Kick, because the choreography moves so quickly. Join us this Saturday to learn proper form and greatly increase the quality of your workout! Turbo Kick requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment, and all fitness levels are welcome.

Class time is 12:00-12:50pm in the SDC Studio. Cost to attend is $7.
For more information, visit Turbo Fast Fix.
Commit to be TechFit in 2015 with Community Programs.

CAREER SERVICES/CAREER FAIR

 

 16. Reminder: Tickets on Sale for Business & Dining Etiquette Dinner

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17. Reminder: Career Services Learning Center Hours

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18. Reminder: Have you Participated in a Co-op or Internship?

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19. 1st and 2nd Year Students Wanted for Co-op Positions

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20. Employer Information Expo

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21. Reminder: Interview Skills and Resume Blitz

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22. Career Fair 2015

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23. Reminder: Career Fair Name Tags

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24. Dress For Success Presentation

Kappa Sigma Iota is hosting a Dress For Success Presentation, along with Julie Way from Career Services. Learn what’s expected for the Career Fair and your interviews. We’ll also answer the “What is Business Casual anyway” question that so many of us have. We hope to see you there on Tuesday, February 10, at 6:00, in room 111 MEEM.
For questions contact James Sturos at jpsturos@mtu.edu

Student News Briefs – Friday, January 30, 2015

1. HuskyLEAD for Student Organization Leaders

Attend 4 or more HuskyLEAD workshops during Spring 2015 and your name will be entered into a prize drawing! The top prize will be a $100.00 gift certificate from the Campus Store – more prizes to be announced! HuskyLEAD punch cards will be available soon! Student Activities keeps attendance at all the sessions.

Here is the schedule for the remaining HuskyLEAD workshops:

Presentations that Work
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
MUB B2 & B3, 6:00 PM
Did you know that there is a “communication ceiling” in the corporate world? Your ability to speak and write well can make or break your career. Make sure you know how to give presentations that work.
Presenter:  Patti Sotirin, Professor of Communications, Humanities
Unplug and Recharge!  Learn Self-care Techniques and Achieve Balance.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
MUB B2 & B3, 6:00 PM
Participants attending this session will learn valuable self-care techniques that can be used while at Michigan Tech and in the years that follow in order to achieve balance.  Part of strong leadership is learning about yourself – strengths, weaknesses and personal values.  Advance individually and as an organization by using self-knowledge.
Presenter:  Whitney Boroski, health and wellness coordinator, Student Activities
The Green Perspective:  Learning Energy-saving Habits
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
MUB B2 & B3, 6:00 PM
Participants will learn energy-saving habits to save money at home and in the workplace.
Presenters:  Green Campus Enterprise TeamLean Leadership:  Achieving Leadership Excellence Using Lean Principle
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
MUB B2 & B3, 6:00 PM
Participants will learn how leaders can use Lean knowledge, processes, and tools to more effectively lead others.  Lean leaders commit to self-development, coach and develop others, build capability for continuous improvement, and create vision and align goals.
Presenter Ruth Archer, Manager of Process Improvement, Auxilary Services Operations

If you have any questions or comments on HuskyLEAD, please feel free to contact Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu.

 Fundraiser_KK_Iranian Community2. Khana Khazana Fundraiser

Khana khazana at Michigan Tech is going to present Iranian food on Friday, January 30 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda and $2.50 for one side. 

Through Khana Khazana the Iranian community is having a fundraiser for, Sanaz Nezami, who became the victim of a tragic case of domestic violence. Here is the link to the website for more information.
The main dish is “Chelo Kabob Taabei”. Its a grilled ground beef and ground chicken mixed and seasoned with onions and special spices, served with tomato sauce. For vegetarians, we have, Veggie Green beans KuKu, which is a fried mixture of green bean, carrot and egg with walnut taste. For salad we are presenting, Shirazi Salad. Its a perfect combination of cucumber, tomato and onion, simple but wonderful. For dessert, Ferni, a Persian dessert made of milk, rice flour, sugar, almond, and rosewater.


trivia night.flyer3. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday February 24 from 7:00 – 8:00PM.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. 

To register or for more information please email jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


Mordor4. Winter Carnival Green Screen: Vacation Pictures

Come celebrate this year’s Winter Carnival Theme with the CinOptic Enterprise on Wednesday, February 2 from 6-9PM in Walker 120A. We’ve set up a green screen! Bring your friends and come get your photo taken.

Choose from many tropical destinations, popular cities, tourist attractions, and even visit Middle Earth! Come inside to get warm and receive a FREE Winter Carnival souvenir.


MLCPoster25. The Math Learning Center is Hiring

For more information come to our info session on Tuesday February 10 at 5:00 PM in the Math Learning Center at Fisher 234.

Applications are Due Friday February 20 by 3:00 PM. Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.


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This year the Campus Bookstore will be open until Midnight for the all nighter on Wednesday, February 4! Raffles and giveaways will start at 5:00 PM.

Winter Carnival apparel & souvenirs such as t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, hoodies, crews, hats, pint glasses and shot glasses will be available for purchase.

Join us for the fun or come warm up! ‪#‎mtuwc‬


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7. Jazz Night on the Town

Mu Beta Psi in conjunction with the Michigan Tech Jazz Association presents Jazz Night on the Town, to be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 8:00 PM-12 AM  at the Orpheum in Hancock. A $5 minimum donation at the door.

The night will be opened by one of Michigan Tech’s Jazz Groups, AstroSax. This will consist of some of the best jazz musicians in Tech’s student body. Headlining the night will be Northern Standard Time. This consists of Michael Christianson on Trombone and Tuba and Michael Irish on Guitar. Mike and Mike are both professors at Michigan Technological University in the Visual Performing Arts Department. Michael Irish is a well-known guitarist and Michael Christianson has traveled around the world, been on Broadway, and played with many other famous bands.

This concert supports The John MacInnes Memorial Scholarship, which is a scholarship presented by Mu Beta Psi to Michigan Tech students involved in music programs.


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9. Reminder: Career Services Learning Center Hours

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10. Have you Participated in a Co-op or Internship?

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11. 1st and 2nd Year Students Wanted for Co-op Positions

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12. Employer Information Expo

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13. Interview Skills and Resume Blitz

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The brothers of Delta Upsilon would like to invite the students of Michigan Tech to their spring 2015 Pinning Ceremony. Join Delta Upsilon next Friday, February 6, as they pin their new associate members in MUB Alumni Lounge A at 1:00 pm. Dress will be business casual. The event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend!

For more information please contact Chris Haskins at chaskins@mtu.edu

15. Winter Carnival Stage Revue 2015

During Stage Revue, campus fraternities, sororities, and several other student organizations present skits full of college humor that brings the Winter Carnival theme to life! The final performance will be Thursday, February 5 at 7:00 PM in the Rozsa Center.  General admission is $10.

For more information contact Randee Wlodek at rrwlodek@mtu.edu


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Sometimes you just need to shake things up. Sometimes you need a little boost to the old routine…. Community Programs brings you not one but TWO specialty classes this weekend to help you do just that!

Belly Dance for Fitness Sampler - Come see what it’s all about! Learn to shake, shimmy and roll in this energetic cabaret-style class. Saturday, January 31, 12:00-12:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio. Cost is $7.

Yoga for Cross Country Skiers - A special workshop focusing on stretching and strengthening the muscles used most in cross country skiing. A perfect way to end a ski or start a relaxing weekend. Sunday, February 1, 6:00-7:15 PM in the SDC Studio. Cost is $10.

For more information on all Community Programs, visit us online. On Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter @MichiganTechRec.


17. Volunteers Needed for Get WISE Workshop

The Center for Pre-College Outreach is in need of volunteers for the annual Get WISE workshop (Get Women in Science and Engineering)!  About 250 local 7th and 8th grade girls are invited to spend the day at Michigan Tech, where they participate in a range of activities to reconnect them with the exciting, dynamic world of engineering.Participants compete in several challenges, which include projects like: building and testing a bridge with household materials, creating a device to travel across the room into target zones, or designing a simple device that will stay airborne for as long as possible.  The event always makes a huge impact and is a ton of fun.

Get WISE will take place on Tuesday, February 24 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM in the Wood Gym.  Volunteers are needed to facilitate the activities, serve lunch, and engage with the participants as role models.  Please consider donating an hour or two of your time to make a difference in the lives of these young women!  Everyone is welcome to volunteer regardless of department or engineering background, and any amount of time is appreciated.

​​For more information or if you are interested in volunteering​, ​contact Liz Fujita at eafujita@mtu.edu.  Tell a friend!

WC RFL T-Shirt18. Relay for Life Winter Carnival T-Shirts for Sale on All Nighter

Relay for Life is selling Winter Carnival themed T-Shirts on All-Nighter beginning at 5:00 PM at a table between the MUB and the Library. 

Short Sleeved Shirt – $11
Long Sleeved Shirt – $16

All of the proceeds will go to support the American Cancer Society! To reserve a shirt  or with questions email Sam Hilliger at sahillig@mtu.edu with size and short or long. Quantities will be limited so if you make a reservation you must pick up the shirt before Midnight or your reserved shirt may be sold.Thank  you for your support and have an awesome All-Nighter!


19. Engineers Week 2/22-28

Engineers week will be held February 22-28 this year. Engineering week is to promote the study of engineering, how it can be fun, and why engineers are needed in society. Organizations are welcomed to put on an event during that week which promotes study of engineering but the events have to be related to engineering.

If there are those in organizations who are interested in E-week please contact Michael Dzwigalski at mjdzwiga@mtu.edu.


20. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sports Entry Deadlines:
M & W Floor Hockey - Wednesday February 4 @ 5:00 PM

Individual Sports Tournaments:
M & W Table Tennis Singles - Friday January 30 @ 6:00 PM
W, M & Co-Rec Table Tennis Doubles - Sunday February 1 @ 1:00 PM

For more information check us out online or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu .

21. Film Board Showing Dracula Untold

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “Dracula Untold” in Fisher 135.Showtimes:
Friday, January 23, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, January 24, at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PMTickets are $3.  Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week, we will feature Big Hero 6 and Madagascar.


Student News Briefs – Friday, January 23, 2015

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Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Thai cuisine this Friday, January 23 cooked by Siranee Nuchitprasitchai, PHD student from Chemical Engineering department and Yuenyong Nilsiam, PHD student from Computer Engineering department.
The main dish is “Chicken Massaman Curry”. Its a famous rich and very flavorful Thai curry which incorporates, chicken/tofu with lemongrass, nuts and key Thai ingredients. This will be served with plain rice.
The second dish is “Yum-Khai-Tom”. Its a mild spicy and sour salad made of egg/tofu, bellpepper, lettuce, cilantro flavored by garlic, jalapeno and Thai spices.
We will be serving “Banana Wanton”, a Thai desert with ripe banana and almond stuffing inside wonton wraps. Its fried and topped with chocolate syrup.
We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda and $2.50 for one side.

2. Complimentary Fitness Sampler Classes

Monday, January 26

7:00-7:25 Zumba with Cindy, Wads Annex
7:30-7:55 Turbo Kick with Jacq, Campus Cafe

Wednesday, January 28

7:00-7:25 Metabolic Conditioning. with Krista, DHH Ballroom
7:30-7:55 Pi Yo with Cindy, DHH Center Lounge

If you are interested, please email wmborosk@mtu.edu by January 23 to register*

Brought to you by Community Programs and Wellness.


3. Tie Dye Rush with Alpha Delta Alpha

Come Tie Dye with the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha on Friday, January 30 at 8:00 PM. Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 7:45 PM.

If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674.


4. HuskyLEAD Session, Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD, “Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization” on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 135.  This HuskyLEAD workshop is required for any student organization planning to request funding from the Undergraduate Student Government for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Participants attending this session will learn the procedures to follow when applying for USG funding.  Students will learn about the opportunities available for student organizations to receive funding and will focus on collaboration and goal-setting to further their organization’s mission.
HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops geared toward student organization leaders.  All students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities and there is no charge to attend.  Any questions or comments about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Maryann Wilcox, coordinator for registered student organizations, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.

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​5. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events


Individual Sports Entry Deadlines:
Co-Rec Racquetball Doubles - Monday Jan 26th @ 5:00pm
M & W Table Tennis Singles - Friday Jan 30th @ 12:00pm
M, W, Co-Rec Table Tennis Doubles - Friday Jan 30th @ 12:00pm
Individual Sports Tournaments:
M & W Table Tennis Singles - Friday Jan 30th @ 6:00pm
For more information check us out online or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu

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6. The Math Learning Center is Hiring

All of the information is on the included flyer.

For more information come to our info session on Tuesday February 10th at 5pm in the Math Learning Center at Fisher 234.

Applications are Due Friday Feb 20 by 3pm. Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.


 7. Jazz Cabaret: Backstage at the Rozsa

See the Rozsa stage transformed into an intimate jazz-club atmosphere with the Jazz Cabaret: Backstage at the Rozsa, on Friday and Saturday, January 23-24, at 7:30 pm each night, and enjoy two nights of small group jazz. Both evenings will showcase dynamic music featuring The Dan Fuhrmann Trio, JazTec, AstroSax, and Momentum, with special guests, in an atmosphere and vibe of a “New York club” with the unique jazz club of the “Backstage.”  Jazz, Funk, Swing, Latin – you name it, we’ve got it! 


8. Husky Tae Kwon Do

Looking for a new activity to try this semester?  Come and see what Husky Tae Kwon Do has to offer.  If Tae Kwon Do interests you feel free to stop by practice to learn more.  Our practice schedule for the week ofJanuary 26th is as follows:
Tuesday: ROTC GYM 6-8 pm
Thursday: MUB Alumni Lounge 5:30-7:30 pm
Friday: ROTC GYM 6-8 pm
Saturday: SDC Dance Room 4-6 pm

Come and try it for free! No experience necessary.

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9. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday February 24 from 7:00 – 8:00PM.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.  To register or for more information please email jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


10. Meet the Sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta

Join the Alph Gams and relive your childhood for the evening with Disney music, coloring books, and Playdoh!  This event is on 1/28 from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Alpha Gamma Delta house on College Ave..  Rides will be available from Wadsworth Lobby at 5:45 PM.
For more information contact Georgia Hurchalla at gnhurcha@mtu.edu.  Hope to see you there!

11. Winter Carnival Stage Revue 2015

During Stage Revue, campus fraternities, sororities, and several other student organizations present skits full of college humor that brings the Winter Carnival theme to life! The final performance will be Thursday, February 5 at 7:00 PM in the Rozsa Center.  General admission is $10.

For more information contact Randee Wlodek at rrwlodek@mtu.edu


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12. CDI and Film Board Showing, Dear White People

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion & Filmboard will show the film Dear White People, a satire about being a black face in a white place. The film will be shown Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00PM in Fisher 135 and again Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:30PM in Fisher 139. Tickets and concessions are free both nights!
If you have any questions please contact Tayloria Adams tnadams@mtu.edu.

13. Career Services Learning Center Info

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14. Spring 2015 Business & Dining Etiquette Dinner

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15. Medical Careers Week January 26-29

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16. Career Fair Name Tags Available

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17. Spring 2015 Career Services Events

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18. Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success
All sessions are at 5:00 PM in Admin 404 unless otherwise noted
Registration not required. (For groups sending more than 5 participants, please contact hsimpson@mtu.edu.)Tuesday, January 27: I never really had to study before…
Many students arrive at Michigan Tech without solid study skills and strategies. Whether you are a first year or a fifth year this session provides an overview of what good study habits look like and allows for adaptation to your learning style.Wednesday, January 28: Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4
Do you ever feel like you know the course material but can’t translate it to a successful exam grade? Learn effective preparation and test taking strategies.Tuesday, February 10: Financial Management
Are you wondering how to get and stay on track with a budget? This session will answer
questions about your personal financial management strategies.


19. Film Board Showing Fury

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Fury in Fisher 135. It will be shown on: Friday, Jan 23, at 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM Saturday, January 24, at 2:305:308:30, and 11:30 PM Sunday, January 25, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM.Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week, we will feature Dracula Untold.


turbokickslider20. Community Programs is offering a new fitness Class, Turbo Kick

Check out Turbo Kick w/ Jacq on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the SDC.
Turbo Kick combines cardio kickboxing and the hottest dance moves to form a fast-paced, up-beat workout! Paired with high energy and motivational music mixes, this unique blend of cardiovascular, strength, and endurance training is sure to get you moving and toned – not to mention totally addicted! Turbo Kick requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment, and all fitness levels are welcome. Session and daily prices available. Commit to be HuskiesFit with Turbo Kick.For more information, visit Turbo Kick.Follow us on Facebook @ Michigan Tech Recreation, on Twitter @MichiganTechRec and online at www.michigantechrecreation.com.


Bigfoot Poster Final 201521. Bigfoot Snowshoe Event Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Annual Bigfoot Snowshoe event on Saturday, February 7 from 8AM-11AM  at the Tech Trails (Sharon Ave Trail Head).
Prize Drawing will be held at at 11AM (need not be present to win).

Registration:
Tech Students & Children (12 under): $5
Adults: Pre-Reg. $12…$15 Day of event
Pre-Register by January 30 at www.eventbright.com (Search Bigfoot)
Complimentary Snowshoes are included in registration.


22. Dance Club Offering Dance Lessons

The social dance club holds weekly dance lessons at the SDC dance room from 1 to 3 pm on Sundays.

For more information please contact Charles hill at chhill@mtu.edu