Student News Briefs – Friday, April 17, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT and ENRICHMENT

 

Spring Fling

Friday April 17, Noon-4:00 PM, OUTSIDE on Campus.
 
Storm got you under the weather? Professor X giving you way too much homework for the end of the semester? We’ve got the perfect kryptonite for your end of the semester struggles. Come hang out and enjoy some awesome superhero themed activities sponsored by student organizations. There will be lots of free stuff including superman ice cream, superhero mac ‘n’ cheese, t-shirts, a caricature artist, inflatables, a green screen, and much more!

Mother nature is our biggest super hero this year. To celebrate the awesome spring weather, the event will be held outside! See you there!

MUB Board Hosting Recess Study Break
Thursday April 237:00-9:00 PM, MUB Alumni Lounge
Come take a recess from studying and enjoy some childhood snacks and games with MUB Board! We will have board games, some yummy snacks, and childhood cartoons to help you take a break.

MUB Board Hosting Lazer Tag

Saturday April 257:00-10:00 PM, SDC Wood Gym

Exams getting you down? Do you like Star Wars or Call of Duty? Are you looking for a fun, different way to fight boredom and tiredness from studying all week? MUB Board will be hosting free Lazer tag in the SDC Wood Gym on April 25th from 7:00 – 10:00pm. 20 players will play every 20 minutes. Tickets are first come-first serve, so reserve your tickets today at https://mublazertag.eventbrite.com


Parking Lot Closure to Make Way for Motorcycle Stunt Show

The Full Throttle Motorcycle Club will host a motorcycle stunt show during Spring Fling on Friday, April 17, in the Pay Lot ( Lot 27, between the Memorial Union Building and Admin Building). This parking lot will be closed all day for the event.

One group will perform: SquidWheelies, a premiere motorcycle stunt performance team.

Shows will begin at 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. The event is free for everyone.

For more information, contact Brent Womble at bnwomble@mtu.edu


Film Board Showing American Sniper

This weekend, Film Board will be showing American Sniper in Fisher 135.

Show Times:
Friday, Aprl 17, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, at 2:305:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM

For more information please contact Matt Heyse at mpheyse@mtu.edu


Rozsa Center Presents Remember: A Musical Poppy

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers present an evening of choral music to reflect on the idea of remebrance: “Remember: A Musical Poppy” will be this Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 PM, in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan Technological University.


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Khana Khazana Serving Food from Ghana

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Ghanaian Cuisine this Friday, April 17 cooked by Sandra Owusu, student of Forestry department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Jollof rice and Chicken. This yummy rice dish is made of tomatoes, onions, salt, spices (such as nutmeg, ginger, Scotch bonnet pepper, cumin, and chili peppers, which gives it a unique African taste.

The second dish is Bean Sauce. It is a thick bean porridge cooked by boiling the peas with tomatoes and several different spices.
The final dish to end your meal is Poloo, a famous Ghanaian snack which tastes sweet and has a delicious coconut-flavor.

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


CAREER SERVICES

 

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NEWS

 

Dumpsters Available for Year End Move-Out

Please see the attachment  from the City of Houghton.  They will again be providing additional large dumpsters for end of the year move-out.
The dumpsters will be available from April 24 – May 1, and the locations are at Agate/Jasper, Hubbell/Seventh, and Houghton/Pearl.

Technology Day Sponsored by Staff Council

Technology Day, sponsored by Staff Council, provides opportunities for staff to improve their technical skills and knowledge through technology training sessions. The sessions are led by Michigan Tech staff and provide development in a learning-centered peer-to-peer environment. This year we are excited to bring you 4 exciting sessions:

Photography Basics – Do you want to take a good portrait and you don’t know how? Do you have research photos you want to take but can’t seem to get the right angle? Are your group photos not turning out how you would like? University Photographer Sarah Bird will go over some basic camera settings, shooting angles, and locations to make your departmental photos look better than ever. We will be going over examples of do’s and don’ts, and then entering into a time of practice shooting. If you have a point and shoot, a DSLR, or a mirror-less camera feel free to bring it to the course. This course will be held at 9-9:50am and 1-1:50pm.

IT 101: Technological Tools for Productivity – Join us for an introduction to the vast array of technological tools available to staff which include software downloads, VPN, remote network drive access, printing and more. This class will be held at 9-9:50am and 2-2:50pm.

Online Security – Protecting your Identity – In this session we will be covering a variety of methods to protect your online identity. We will cover passwords, passwords managers, and how to increase your protection by using two-factor authentication. We will also take a look at common schemes used to steal your identity and offer suggestions on how to identify and avoid them. Finally, we will look at resources to monitor and alert to activity affecting your credit. This class will be held at 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm.

The Library – Resources & More – Michigan Tech staff have full access to all of the library’s resources and services. Join us to learn about the many technology tools available in the library, as well as library research tutorials online, some basic search tips and tricks for finding what you need online, and much more! This class will be held at 10-10:50am and 2-2:50pm.

Technology Day will be held on Wednesday May 6, 2015. Please go to this link to register by April 29, 2015.


REMINDERS

 

Help Drive Away Hunger in our community

Starting today, Monday, April 13, 2015 thru Friday, May 1, 2015, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to our local St. Vincent DePaul.

For every food item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket to be filled out with your MI Tech User ID. These raffle tickets will be placed into a drawing for a free parking permit for the upcoming year. Faculty/Staff and Black Lot parking permits, as well as a Michigan Tech gift basket will be given away. Receive a raffle ticket for each item you donate (Black lot raffle tickets require 2 donated food items). The more you donate the more chances you have to WIN.

Needed Foods Include

Soup, Chili, Beans, Rice
Canned Vegetables
Tuna, Canned Meat
Cereal
Peanut Butter
Granola Bars
(No glass please)

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm at Transportation Services in Room 100 of the Administration Building and collect your raffle tickets. Drawing will be held Monday, May 4. Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within our local community.

Thank you in advance for your donations! Together, we can Drive Away Hunger!


Relax

Build your Stress Free Toolbox with Essential Oils Workshop

Have you ever wanted to try different stress reduction strategies but don’t know where to start?  Using Essential Oils (Young Living) and other techniques, build your stress-free tool box for finals week, and the future, at this workshop.
Two sessions offered:
Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm
MUB Alumni Lounge A
 
Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm
Wads Annex
 
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.  Oils will be provided.

Dog Therapy at Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

Get your healthy dose of dog. Come over to the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center on Wednesday, April 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560


Student News Briefs – April 10 , 2015

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

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1. Sign Up for Student Organization Booths at Spring Fling

Are you part of a Student Organization at Michigan Technological University? If your group hasn’t registered for a booth for Spring Fling yet, your last day to sign up is today! It’s a great way to interact with students, get your name out there, and have an awesome time!
This year’s theme for Spring Fling is Super Heroes!
Sign up for a booth here by the end of the day today: http://goo.gl/5VkK36


 

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2. Get your Food and Wine Pairing Tickets Now

The last day to purchase tickets for the Food and Wine Pairing is Tuesday, April 14. Tickets can be purchased here: www.mubfoodandwine.eventbrite.com

Join MUB Board and Chef Eric Karvonen for a night of Food and Wine pairing! Attendees will enjoy 5 different pairing courses with 5 different wines. This is a food pairing, so portion sizes are smaller than a traditional meal, so that you could taste everything.


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Friday, April 17 from noon – 4:00 PM in the MacInnes Ice Arena.

Storm got you under the weather? Professor X giving you way too much homework for the end of the semester? We’ve got the perfect kryptonite for your end of the semester struggles. Come hang out and enjoy some awesome superhero themed activities sponsored by student organizations. There will be lots of free stuff including superman ice cream, superhero mac ‘n’ cheese, t-shirts, a caricature artist, inflatables, a green screen, and much more!

Don’t want to battle your way up the hill to the SDC? There will be a shuttle running from the front of Wads and the MUB to the SDC to save the day!


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4. Come Dance with Nosotros

Free Salsa Lessons on Saturday, April 11 from 8 – 9 PM in the MUB Ballroom. No partner needed. All levels welcome.
From 9:00 – 11:00 PM open dance floor.


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5. Khana Khazana Serving Combo Meal

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature a combo meal of Indian, Thai, and Iranian Cuisine this Friday, April 10. Cooked by Abdul Qadeer,Jaswanth Kalavagadda, Soontorn Tuntithavornwat, Yuenyong Nilsiam, and Hossein Tavakoli respectively, all of which are students at Michigan Tech.The main dish is Indian Chicken Mughlai. It is a delicious dish made of fried chicken cooked with Indian spice base and cream which gives it a distinctive aroma and texture. (Tofu will be served for vegetarians)The second dish is Thai Mon Tod and Pod Tod. It is a Thai appetizer made of fried corn and sweet potatoes and served with a sweet chili dipping sauce.The final dish to end your meal is Ice cream Faloodeh. Faloodeh is an Iranian cold dessert consisting of thin rice noodles mixed in a semi-frozen syrup made from sugar, rose water, and served with ice cream.Serving is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda.

6. Film Board will be showing Imitation Game

Showtimes:

Friday, April 10, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM (no Saturday shows this week) – Fisher 135
Sunday, April 12, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM – Fisher 135Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week showing American Sniper.

7. Tech Theatre Showing Mel Brooks’ The Producers

The Tech Theatre presents The Producers, today through Saturday, at the Rozsa Center, 7:30 p.m. each night. If you’re a Mel Brooks fan, or just find his movies fun, you’ll enjoy Tech Theatre’s musical version of The Producers. Not many Broadway shows are adapted from a film. Usually, the process is reversed, Les Miserables and Into the Woods being recent examples where Broadway shows have been adapted for the silver screen.

While the show may not be appropriate for young children (mature language and situations), audiences are in for a treat. Prepare yourselves for a hilarious chorus of tap-dancing old ladies, an unthinkable revue of dancing Nazi storm troopers, and the show-stopping musical number, “Keep It Gay”!

Tickets are $19 for adults, $6 for youth (17 and under), and free for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. To purchase tickets, call 7-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC.


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8. Relay for Life, Carnival for a Cure

Step right up to the event of the spring semester! Relay for Life is back at MTU and this year we will be celebrating the cancer fighters and survivors in our lives, remembering the ones we have lost, and fighting back: Carnival style

We will kick-off the Relay at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 11 in the Wood Gym at the SDC. We have 22 teams
 this year that will each be bringing a fundraiser to the event for everyone to enjoy 

and take part in! 

You do NOT need to be on a team to participate in the event. This is open to the entire
community and there are activities and fun for everyone! From 12-4 there will be activities
geared towards kids.


Below is a short list of some of the activities to look forward to:

  • Bounce House 
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Cotton Candy, Popcorn, & Snow Cones
  • Carnival Games 
  • Juggler and Balloon Animals (2 -4 PM)
  • Face Painting
  • FREE Zumba class @ 8 PM
  • Special appearances by the MTU Pep Band and Blizzard T. Husky
  • Rock Climbing (1-3 and 8-10 PM)
  • Silent Auction with items donated from each team
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Euchre Tournament
  • Relay for Life Ceremonies
  • and much, much more!


Activities, games, and fundraising will be happening throughout the day. Game and 
Inflatables tickets can be purchased on the day of the event, $1 for 1 ticket or $5 for 7 tickets. This is sure to be an awesome event and we encourage you to bring  a few dollars and stop by, even if you haven’t been to a Relay for Life event before.


All of the proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the American Cancer Society.
Check out the event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/661570157304170/
Questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to rfl@mtu.edu or at our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/RelayForLifeOfMtu?fref=ts!

9. WMTU Event, Keweenawesome Fest

Keweenawesome Fest is an annual two day music festival sponsored by WMTU 91.9FM College Radio. Beginning on Friday, April 17th at 7 PM, this event will feature five local DJ’s in a night of electronic music. On April 18th
The Lately, Valentiger, and headliner Flint Eastwood. Doors open at 6 PM, and the concert should finish up around midnight. There will be a live stream of the event on our website wmtu.mtu.edu. Tickets are $3 for one night, or $5 for both nights. Tickets will be available at the door or for advance purchase on Wednesday, April 15th

Any questions can be directed to Andrea Starr at wmtu-pr@mtu.edu. a variety of bands will perform including: Flitch, Ladders, from 10 AM – 3 PM in Fisher Hall.


NEWS

 

10. Michigan Tech Lode Available Online

Click Here to read this week’s issue of the Michigan Tech Lode (4/7).


SPORTS NEWS

 

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11. Student Hockey Game Attendance – Marketing Research (MKT 3600) Survey

Throughout this semester, Marketing Research (MKT3600), a comprehensive group project has been developing under the direction of professor Junhong Min.

As you are probably well aware of, one of the many incentives of the Experience Tech tuition fee is that it provides students with the opportunity to attain a discounted or free admission to Michigan Tech home hockey games. This works by providing free entrance to the first 750 students to arrive at a game and thereafter charging a reduced price of $5.

Though this program has positively impacted overall student attendance in comparison to previous years, we’ve recognized substantial room for improvement; namely, in the area of filling all 750 free seats at a majority of the hockey games. Hence, the goal of our project is to identify why students are not taking advantage of the free seats and potential solutions that could be implemented to engage more of them to do so.

In order to collect the appropriate data for our project, we’ve carefully designed a questionnaire (link below), which should take less than 10 minutes to complete. We are hoping to collect a wide spread of student responses by distributing this survey among the entirety of the student body.

Link: https://mtumarketing.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9oznmcwRaVP4EjH

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kevin Heras at kcheras@mtu.edu.


COMMUNITY

 

12. Help Drive Away Hunger in our Community

Starting  Monday, April 13 - Friday, May 1, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to our local St. Vincent DePaul.

For every food item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket to be filled out with your MI Tech User ID. These raffle tickets will be placed into a drawing for a free parking permit for the upcoming year. Commuter, residential, and graduate permits will be given away. Receive a raffle ticket for each item you donate….the more you donate the more chances you have to WIN.

Needed Foods Include:
Soup, Chili, Beans
Canned Vegetables
Tuna, Canned Meat
Cereal
Peanut Butter
Granola Bars
No glass

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM in Transportation Service, Room 100 in the Administration building and collect your raffle tickets. Winners will be notified via e-mail.

All food collected will stay within our local community.

 


WORKSHOPS and MEETINGS

13. Panel Discussion – Professional Women in Information Technology

Come join us for an evening shared with professional women in Information Technology (IT) related careers from a variety of industries. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Students will have the opportunity to chat with the panelists informally over refreshments.

Monday April 13th, 2015 @ 5:30pm in the MUB Ballroom A2

Additional funding for this event has been provided through a mini-grant from the Ford Foundation.


14. 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, April 14: The Academic Probation and Suspension Process

Do you have questions about academic probation, how to get back into good standing or are concerned that you or someone you know may be academically suspended after this semester?


15. Railroad Engineering and Activities Club April Meeting

Join REAC for the last meeting of the semester on Tuesday April 14, 2015 – DOW 875 – 7:00 PM! We will be speaking with Chris Blanton from The Andersons Agribusiness. He will be sharing more on their Tank Car Training Program, The Andersons’ Tank car fleet and more on agricultural grain transport.

We will also be welcoming our newest club officers, reviewing job opportunities and discussing future field trips.

This presentation may be particularly interesting for Mechanicals, but all majors are welcome. Sub sandwiches and pop are provided, and we hope to see you there!


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16. Apply to Become a University Innovation Fellow

The application can be found here: http://goo.gl/forms/VTPQFUWC66 We will be accepting applications until Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 PM.

The Pavlis Honors College is looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship to become University Innovation Fellows and work on improving innovation and entrepreneurship here at Michigan Tech. The college will be sponsoring up to 5 students to become Fellows during the Fall 2015 semester. We are looking for creative, self-directed students who are passionate and excited about innovation and entrepreneurship. Please forward this on to any students who may be interested. We appreciate all of your help in finding awesome students for this opportunity!

The Stanford-VentureWell University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by VentureWell and Stanford University’s Epicenter. Through the fellowship, undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation are charged with cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their university. Fellows gain skills, tools and the networks crucial for their mission through online training and video-conferencing sessions. Fellows hone in on their leadership and communication abilities and broaden their understanding of experiential learning, design thinking, interdisciplinary education and, most importantly, student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upon completion of training, fellows are invited to attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google. The fellowship is an opportunity to enact meaningful change while being part of a national movement. Current fellows at Michigan Tech have been working on many exciting initiatives and can’t wait to have your help in creating the future here on campus.


SPORTS NEWS

 

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17. Community Programs Bring You Step Boxing

It’s time to step it up with Step Boxing! A 3-week series begins this Sunday, April 12. Step boxing combines kickboxing and step aerobics to create a really fun, intense workout.

Class meets Sunday, 5:00-5:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio. Cost to attend is $15/community member for the series, $12/Michigan Tech student for the series or $7 daily.

For more information or to register, visit Step Boxing.

Commit to be “HuskiesFit” in 2015 with Michigan Tech Recreation!


REMINDERS

 

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18. Need your healthy dose of dog?

Friday, April 10
2:00-4:00 pm
Dog Therapy with Lulu the Golden Doodle on Friday, April 10 from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Come by the Outdoor Adventure and Wellness House on the corner of MacInnis Drive and 41 and relax with some snacks and hot chocolate!


19. Complimentary Fitness Class

Interested in attending a Complimentary Fitness class up at the SDC? Get your fitness pass next week (April 13-April 17) from the following sources:
-Your RA
-The Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center (Open noon-5:00 pm, Mon.-Sat.)
-The Student Activities Office (MUB 112)

Passes are on a first come first serve basis, so get your pass early! Passes can be used the week of April 20-25 only. Passes must be presented at the class of your choice (choices listed on the back of the pass). Be sure to arrive early at your class of choice, class sizes may be limited.

Student News Briefs – Friday, April 3, 2015

WELLNESS

 

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1. Need to Relax?

Have you ever wanted to try different stress reduction strategies but don’t know where to start?  Using Essential Oils (Young Living) and other techniques, build your stress-free tool box for finals week, and the future, at this workshop.
Two sessions offered:
Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm
MUB Alumni Lounge A
 
Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm
Wads Annex
 
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.  Oils will be provided.

2. Dog Therapy at Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

Get your healthy dose of dog. Come over to the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center on Wednesday, April 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560


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3. Unplug Meditation Practice

How much time do you spend in front of a back lit device? Unplug is an opportunity for you to put technology away and give yourself time to be by crating space and moments for mindfulness.

Come over to MUB Alumni Lounge B on Thursday, April 9 from 12:00 – 12:20 PM and 12:40 – 1:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-1963.


MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

 

4. Parade of Nations Food Training Scheduled

Here’s an early chance to satisfy the required food training for this year’s Parade of Nations (PON). This year the PON is scheduled for September 19, 2015, so please mark your calender. Representatives from the International Programs and Services Department , the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and MTU’s Dining Services will be present to discuss food preparation requirements and answer your questions. You are encouraged to attend even if you are not sure about having a booth.

Be sure to sign the attendance sheet and include your organization email and phone. Also, if you plan to cook at MTU, remember to schedule an appointment with Chef Eric (who will be present) to reserve your kitchen space. MTU kitchen space is on a first come first served basis and each year several groups have to use off campus licensed kitchens.

This year’s theme is The World of Lore and Legends. As events and performers are confirmed, you will be kept up to date.


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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5. Khana Khazana Serving Chinese Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Chinese cuisine this Friday, April 3 cooked by Rui Shan , student of Mechanical Engineering Department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Spicy Chicken, cooked with dried chilies, pepper, bay leaves and oriental spices and will be served with rice (Tofu will be served for vegetarians). The second dish is Egg Tomato Stir Fry. It is a delicious dish made of Stir fried tomatoes and omelet with salt, soy sauce, sugar, and oyster sauce. Also serving, Mushroom Soup, a healthy soup made of fresh mushrooms, spring onions, and garlic.
Serving is 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.


6. Circle K Event – Card Making for the Retirement Home Residents

Join Circle K International in making Spring Cards for the elderly in the Bluffs Retirement Home on Monday, April 6 at 6:00 pm in ChemSci 104a! This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and do some community service. There will also be free pizza!

Contact Jimmy Moore at jamesmoo@mtu.edu for more information.


7. Great Gatsby Charity Ball

The Houghton-Hancock Rotarac Club is hosting a Great Gatsby Charity Ball on April 10 from 8:0 PM-12:00AM at the Magnuson Hotel. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at www.gatsbycharityball.eventbrite.com. All ticket profits will be donated to the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET). Prizes will be given away for the best Gatsby themed outfits, as well as door prizes including an iPad mini and $200 gift card to Downwind Sports. A cash bar will be available for adults over the age of 21. A shuttle will be running between Wadsworth Hall, the Magnuson Hotel and Finlandia Hall for students to easily be able to attend the event. The swing dance team will be giving lessens at various times during the night as well as performances from the dance team and jazz band. A DJ will also be playing throughout the night. It will be a night of live music, dancing, appetizers, and fun!

For more information please contact Tanya at tmjuarez@mtu.edu


8. Michigan Technological University’s Tech Theatre presents The Producers

Michigan Technological University’s Tech Theatre presents “The Producers,” April 9 – 11, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 PM each night. If you’re a Mel Brooks fan, or just find his movies fun, you’ll enjoy Tech Theatre’s musical version of The Producers. As in his other memorable productions, Brooks boldly satirizes normally taboo topics including religion, race, and sexual preference. What’s more: There is a happy ending! Those who misbehave are punished. Those who are inherently good are rewarded. Everyone is redeemed. While the show may not be appropriate for young children (mature language and situations), audiences are in for a treat. Prepare yourselves for a hilarious chorus of tap-dancing old ladies, an unthinkable revue of dancing Nazi storm troopers, and the show-stopping musical number, “Keep It Gay”!


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9. Poetry Reading By Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

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 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. This event is partially funded by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLS) through the Office of Institutional Equity from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. Snacks will be provided.

10. Come to the shooting range with Alpha Delta Alpha

Join the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha at the shooting range at the SDC on Saturday, April 4 at 8pm.
Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 7:45 pm.
If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674

11. Dog Walking with Alpha Delta Alpha

Come Walk Dogs (or pet cats) with the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha at the Copper Country Humane Society on Friday April 10 at 4:30.
Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 4:15 pm.
If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674

12. Film Board Showing Taken 3

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Taken 3 in Fisher 135.
It will be shown on:
Friday, Aprl 3rd, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm
Saturday, April 4th, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm
Sunday, April 5th, at 2:30 and 5:30 pm.Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week
will be “Imitation Game”

SPORTS NEWS

 

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13. Yoga Arm Balances & Inversions Workshop

Turn your world topsy turvy with the Yoga Arm Balances & Inversions Workshop!

Cultivate courage for including arm balances and inversions in your home practice. Instruction, demonstration and assistance throughout each posture will be provided. Open to those who have a comfortable yoga practice, healthy shoulders, neck and back, and a spirit of curiosity!

Date/Time: Sunday, March 29, 4:00-5:50 PM

Location: SDC Studio

Cost: $15/community member, $13/Michigan Tech student

For more information or to register, visit Arm Balances & Inversions.

Commit to be “HuskiesFit” in 2015!


UPDATES

 

14. SPIE/OSA Extending Photo Competition Deadline

SPIE/OSA has extended their photo competition until Monday, April 6! 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 mjbrisen@mtu.edu


 

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

SNB MUBBD Husky Hockey Viewing
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 
What The Folk?
Homestead

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

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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. 


Black History Month Events

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.

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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

 

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

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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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28. Reminder: Career Fair Name Tags

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