Student News Briefs – Friday, November 21, 2014

1. Winter Carnival Queens Application Due Today

The 2015 Winter Carnival Queens Application is currently opened and will be closed this Friday, November 21 at 10:00 PM. If you have not applied or nominated a queen candidate, please do so! It is strongly encouraged to get involved in this Winter Carnival event because points will be awarded to the organizations who are representing the winners.
The direct link for the application can be found HERE.


 

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2. Khana Khazana Combo Meal

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature a Combo Meal from Thailand, Nepal, and China this Friday, November 21 cooked by Ochin Nuchitprasitcha, Tae Tuntithavornwat , Aadarsh Upreti and Lu Yang respectively; all students at Michigan Tech. The main dish is Thai Chicken Green Curry. This green curry is a traditional dish that is cooked with thai spice base, chicken and thai basil to emphasize the scent of Thai. The second dish Kauli-Aalu Ko Tarkari (Fried Cauliflower and potato). This dish is made of cauliflower and potato fried in sautéed onions and a rich mixture of spices creates a complex, flavorful base. A healthy Chinese Fruit Salad made of fresh strawberries, mangoes, kiwis and blueberries mixed with milk and coconut milk would be final one to end your meal. We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at 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!


3. KSO Presents a Free Fall Music Recital

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents a free Fall Music Recital on Thursday, November 20, at 7:00 pm at Portage Lake United Church (PLUC). This recital’s theme—Night at the Movies—invites beautiful and compelling vocal and instrumental music, including performances of opera arias and art songs, woodwind quartet, string quartet, and a premiere of a new composition.


 

Movember Shirts4. REMINDER: Relay for Life T-Shirt Sale

Relay for Life is selling T-Shirts! We have a new shirt for ‘Movember’ to support Prostate Cancer Awareness and Men’s Health. If you would like to purchase one, we have sizes S-XL and they are only $10. Contact Samantha at sahillig@mtu.edu to arrange a location and time for pick-up. To find out more about Relay for Life at Michigan Tech, visit our Facebook <page.


5. REMINDER: Class Tribute Program for December Graduates

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. Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, November 25, 2014. For questions, contact  Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


Town Hall

6. Undergraduate Student Government Constitution Town Hall

The Undergraduate Student Government wants your feedback on proposed constitution changes! Come to our town hall meeting on December 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM in DOW 642.
The first 50 undergraduate students through the door will receive a free hat! Students will also be entered in a raffle to win one of two $50 bookstore giftcards.
Overarching goal: Reinvent the Undergraduate Student Government to better represent and serve the student body by creating more diverse representation, a new reformed committee structure, improving accountability, and creating more clarity.
More information and proposed documents are available at http://usg.mtu.edu/usg/constitution.

7. Husky Motors Thanksgiving Shuttle Info

Transportation Services will be running a limited shuttle service during the week of November 24 through November 26, 2014. The shuttle will be running on campus from 7:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Wednesday. The shuttle service will include frequent stops throughout the day at the Lakeshore Center. The shuttle *will not* be running Thursday, November 27, 2014 or Friday, November 28, 2014.

The City of Houghton *will not* be running on campus during the week of November 24-28, 2014. For any questions or concerns, please contact me at amkolehm@mtu.edu or 487-3288.


Student News Briefs – Friday, November 14, 2014

Brandon Vestal

1. Happening Tonight- Comedian Brandon Vestal

Brandon has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was recently named “Best of the West” at the Detroit Comedy festival. Brandon has been described as a great storyteller with insightful material. His deeply personal and honest style has made him a fast favorite on the college and comedy club circuits. Brandon is quickly establishing himself as one of best young comic talents in the country. He puts on one hell of a show and is a definite must see.

Sponsored by Student Activities.


2. HuskyLEAD – Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD, “Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships,” on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building B2 & B3.  The presentation will be given by Brent Burns, director of industry relations, and Beth Hoy, assistant director of operations and outreach, Corporate Partnerships.

Participants will learn best practices in fostering relationships and creating partnerships with industry partners.  The presentation will include recommended best practices for student group fundraising by working collaboratively with university staff and industry representatives.

HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities and is free of charge.  The sessions are hour-long professional development workshops geared toward student organizations leaders.  All students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Any questions or comments regarding HuskyLEAD can be directed to Maryann Wilcox, coordinator for registered student organizations, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.


 

Adult Workshops
3. Community Programs Offering Yoga and Total Body Spin

Winter may be here, but we’re not ready to give up on fall! Our fall Workshop Schedule is filled with individual classes that will help you break down the basics, get comfortable and challenge yourself to go deeper into your favorite programs!

Try out one of the upcoming yoga or total body spin workshops!

For more information, visit the WEBSITE.


4. Reminder: Class Tribute Program for December Graduates

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.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

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


 

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5. Khana Khazana Serving French Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature French cuisine this Friday, November 14 cooked by Carine Tokem; student at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is BLANQUETTE DE POULET (Chicken in white sauce). Blanquette of chicken is a French honey dish cooked with chicken breast and vegetable in a white wine enhanced white sauce.

The second dish is POMMES DE TERRE RAGOÛT (Potato stew). It is a healthy potato stew with carrots, green peas and French seasoning.

A very luscious dessert CLAFOUTIS A LA FRAISE (strawberry cake) made of strawberries arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter would be the final one to finish your meal.

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.


6. Experience authentic Thai cuisines & Learn how to make Thai Krathong

Thai Student Association at Michigan Technological University proudly invites you to an impressive annual event, Loy Krathong 2014 & Cooking class! 
Come to the Canterbury House on Saturday, November 15 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Free for everyone!
For more information please contact Sirikorn Khumwan skhumwan@mtu.edu

7. Winter Carnival Events Registration Now Open

Registration for Winter Carnival month-long statues, Queens competition, and stage revue are now open!  Visit www.mtu.edu/carnival to register your organization and to download the Winter Carnival 2015 Rulebook. Don’t forget to sign-up for our email list if you are interested in receiving updates on registration, event time or location changes, and many more important announcements.  Everything you need can be found under the “Participate” menu.
Stage review applications due Friday, November 21 at 5:00 PM. Apps can be dropped off at the Blue Key office in MUB 106 with your deposit check.

8. Begin your Christmas celebrations with An Irish Christmas at the Rozsa

The snow is falling over the Keweenaw, the Rozsa Lobby Christmas tree is lit, and An Irish Christmas is coming to town! We even have an Irish dinner special at the Shelden Grill for everyone coming to the show on Saturday night. Come start the holiday season off with a joyous Christmas celebration for the whole family at the Rozsa Center! And to make this event more affordable for the whole family, take advantage of our new youth pricing, and even Michigan Tech students get in free with their Experience Tech fee this year. For more details and tickets, visit rozsa.mtu.edu.


9. Film Board Showing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” in Fisher 135. It will be shown on: Friday, November 14, at 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM; Saturday, November 15, at 2:305:308:30and 11:30 PMm; and Sunday, November 16, at 2:30 and 5:30 PMTickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are $1 each. Next weekend, we will show “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

Don’t forget that Film Board now shows new TV show episodes in for FREE! “American Horror Story” is shown on Wednesdays at 10:00 PM. And “The Walking Dead” is shown on Sundays at 9:00 PM, followed by “Talking Dead”. Concessions will be available!

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

10. VPA Presents Alternate Realities

Now for something completely different: The Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Tech Theatre Company will present “Alternate Realities - A Trip Through 20th Century Avant-Garde Theatre.” Enjoy an evening of theater composed of short Expressionist, DADAist, Surrealist, Futurist, Absurdist, Existentialist, and Neo-Futurist plays by each movement’s famous artists. Join us for the bizarre, funny, ridiculous, and little bit scary romp of leading edge artists who helps shape the modern view of the world. “Alternate Realities” runs from Thursday, November 13 – Saturday, November 15, at 7:30 PM, in the McArdle Theatre. 

International Programs and Services will celebrate International Education Week, November 17-21.


Fulbright Session Poster11. Fulbright Scholar Program Workshop

Please join us on November 17th at 6:00 PM, Fisher 131 to listen to a Fulbright Scholar Program workshop presented by Fulbright Ambassador, Dr. Charles Wallace. Joining him will be Social Sciences Professor, Hugh Gorman, and Director of News and Media Relations, Jennifer Donovan, who will also share their Fulbright program experiences.

All interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

Fulbright Scholar Program provides grants for study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant programs. You can find more information here about Fulbright.


Barcelona Faculty-Led Summer 201512. Summer 2015, Barcelona Spain

Interested in spending 6 weeks in Europe? Do you need to take Spanish courses, or earn your International Minor?

Come to an information session on November 17th, at 6:00 PM, Walker 120A to learn more about how you can go on the faculty-led program to Barcelona, Spain Summer 2015.


Movember Shirts13. Relay for Life T-Shirt Sale

Relay for Life is selling T-Shirts! We have a new shirt for ‘Movember’ to support Prostate Cancer Awareness and Men’s Health. If you would like to purchase one, we have sizes S-XL and they are only $10. You can stop by Fisher to pick one up on Friday (11/14) from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM or contact Samantha at sahillig@mtu.edu to arrange another location and time for pick-up.
To find out more about Relay for Life at Michigan Tech, visit our Facebook page.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, November 7, 2014

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1. Khana Khazana Serving Saudi Arabian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will be serving Saudi Arabian Cuisine this Friday that will be cooked by Zainab Al shoug, a student of Chemical Eng . Dept. at Michigan Tech. The main dish is Kabli rice made by cooking the meat with some seasoning and then mixing it with rice and vegetables. The second dish is Eggplant Salad. It is a yummy salad made of deep fried eggplants, potato and cauliflower with the toppings of lettuce, tomato and cucumber and served with yogurt and mayonnaise sauce.A very luscious dessert Ash Al Saraya (Bread pudding) made with semolina mixed with sugar syrup and covered by the cream would be the final one to finish your meal.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at 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. HuskyLEAD Session, Don’t be a Marketing Doppelgänger

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD, “Don’t be a Marketing Doppelgänger: advice for creative marketing” on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3.  The presenter will be Jeremiah Baumann, manager of digital media and creative services, Housing and Residential Life, along with student creative designer, Bradley Turner.  In this session, participants will learn new and effective approaches for creatively marketing their organization and events.
HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops geared towards student organizations leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  The sessions are limited to one hour and are free of charge.  HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities.  Any questions or comments can be directed to Maryann Wilcox, coordinator of registered student organizations, at mawilcox@mtu.edu or 906-487-2402.

3. Wellness Event, Time Management and Stress Reduction Techniques

Feeling overwhelmed by classes? Stressed about getting everything done? Come to the Time Management and Stress Reduction Event on November 10 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Wads Annex. Light snacks will be provided.

For more information please contact Whitney at wmborosk@mtu.edu


Brandon Vestal

4. Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Brandon Vestal

Brandon has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was recently named “Best of the West” at the Detroit Comedy festival. Brandon has been described as a great storyteller with insightful material. His deeply personal and honest style has made him a fast favorite on the college and comedy club circuits. Brandon is quickly establishing himself as one of best young comic talents in the country. He puts on one hell of a show and is a definite must see.

Sponsored by Student Activities.


ChiliChallenge

5. Chili Challenge

Join us as the weather gets colder and we warm up tasting many different delicious chili recipes. It is a $3 entry fee.

All the money raised will be going to the Food Insecurities Fund assisting Michigan Tech Student who cannot afford to buy food. 

This event will be open to all groups and we encourage you to submit a recipe by 5:00 pm November 10 by emailing jliafrat@mtu.edu. All groups will be allotted a one hour cooking time slot on Thursday November 13 between 6:00 AM  - 6:00 PM. Groups are responsible for providing their own ingredients or purchasing them through Dining Services. 

Each group will be making 2 gallons of chili and coming up with a creative name for their chili as well.

Please come out and support your fellow Michigan Tech Students and enjoy some homemade chili!!


 

Isle Royale

6. 2015 Moosewatch and College Internships on Isle Royale

Dates for Moosewatch 2015 are confirmed! Join us in the field to participate in wolf-moose research on Isle Royale. You will find information about Moosewatch research expeditions, dates, photos, and how to apply on our website. Students, be sure to check out our College Intern program!

We hope to see many of you on the island this summer!


7. An Evening of Folk Music from Around the World at the Rozsa

The Michigan Tech Superior Wind Symphony will present a variety of folk music selections from around the world:England, Scotland, France, Brazil, China, Korea, and Russia, in a concert titled “All Music is Folk Music” next Saturday, November 8th, at 7:30 PM in the Rozsa Center.   


8. New Fitness Class Begins

PiYo, a new fitness class offered by Michigan Tech Community Programs, combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. The class will meet Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the SDC Studio, beginning November 5. Cost is $30/session for the general public, $24/session for Michigan Tech students, $7 daily.


9. Class Tribute Program for December Graduates

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.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

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


10. Film Board Showing Let’s Be Cops

This weekend, Film Board will be showing, “Let’s Be Cops”. Showtimes are: Friday, November 7, at 5:308:30, & 11:30 PMSaturday,  at 2:305:308:30, & 11:30 PM; and Sunday, at 2:30 & 5:30 PM. Tickets are $3.00. Concessions are $1.00.

Sunday night, Film Board will show “The Walking Dead” at 9:00 PM in Fisher 135. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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


11. Winter Bike Storage Starts Monday

It is time to move all bikes into the winter bike storage areas. This is necessary for snow removal through the winter. Bikes must be moved so they will not be crushed by snow plows or by the piles of ice and snow.

Permanent winter bike storage is available for students.

Bikes that are abandoned and left in other locations will be removed beginning on Monday, Nov. 10, at 8 a.m. Please move your bikes.


12. Secret Agent Rush with Alpha Delta Alpha

Come be secret agents with the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha on Wednesday, November 12 at 8:00 PM. Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 7:45 PM.
If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674.

13. Representation of Native Americans in the Military
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Heritage Programming Committee is proud to host a panel discussion in celebration of Native American History Month. We will have student veterans and members of the local native community share their service experiences. There will be a special performance of a honor song and veteran remembrance song.  Please join us Wednesday, November 12, 2014, from 6:00-7:30 PM in MUB Alumni Lounge B, snacks will be provided.


14. Volunteers needed for Driving Study

Volunteers needed who are willing to volunteer 1 hour of their time to come to the MEEM room 128 to drive in the simulator as a participant in a study. Participants should also have a valid driver’s license and at least 2 years of driving experience. 

Contact Jason at jtsterke@mtu.edu if you would like to participate in the study.


15. Updated War Memorial Wall to be Dedicated

The campus community is invited to a dedication ceremony for the newly installed War Memorial wall which recognizes Michigan Tech alumni and those who attended but did not graduate, who gave their lives in Vietnam and in more recent conflicts.

The dedication event is planned for Tuesday, November 11 at 2:00 PM on the top floor of the Memorial Union Building.

The update was necessary as the original wall was installed when the building was dedicated in 1952 and therefore only included those who died during WWI, WWII and the Korean conflict. Thanks to the generous support of Michigan Tech faculty, staff, alumni and friends we were able to commission this new memorial.

Names being included are:

Vietnam:

Charles Leroy Baldwin ‘67 Geology
Robert John Crabbe ’63 Alumni – Non-degree
Paul Raymond Harrison ’68 Alumni – Non-degree
John Benedict Nahan III ’67 Alumni – Non-degree
Thomas Vincent Pakula ‘68 Forestry
David J. Pellosma ’69 Alumni – Non-degree
Paul Henry Pirkola ‘69 Alumni – Non-degree
James Garland Siddons ‘67 Forestry
Philip Glenn Spencer ’69 Alumni – Non-degree
William Leslie Tromp ‘63 Business Administration
Dennis Arthur Wirt ‘66 Business Administration
Fredrick Joseph Wozniak ‘63 Applied Physics

Afghanistan:

Benjamin J. Hall ‘05 Social Sciences

Contact Alumni Relations 906-487-2400 with any questions.


16. Department of Defense SMART Scholarship Information Session

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide support to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in a STEM related field.  Please join STAR Program Representative and Michigan Tech’s current SMART Scholarship recipient  on Tuesday, November 11th at 5:15 PM at the Chem Sci building room 101 to learn more about the opportunity to receive full scholarship and employment with the DoD upon graduation!

The SMART Scholarship offers full tuition assistance and education related fees, a paid stipend and summer internships, health insurance and book allowance, mentoring, as well as employment placement after graduation for qualified students. The application window for this opportunity is open now until scheduled close deadline of December 15, 2014.

If you are unable to join us, please do not hesitate to contact Michigan Tech’s on-campus DoD recruiter, Kaila Pietila, for any additional information or to schedule an appointment at kaila.pietila.civ@mail.mil or (571) 302-1356.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, October 31, 2014

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1. Khana Khazana Serving Indian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will be serving Indian Cuisine this Friday that will be cooked by Abdul Qadeer and Jaswanth Kalavagadda; students of Electrical Engineering Dept. at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Kheema and Malai Kofta (Cheese dumplings) made of deep fried cheese cubes stuffed inside meat and potato balls in creamy gravy served with rice.

The second dish is Batata Vada (Potato dumplings).It is a deep fried snack made with gram flour batter and stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes.

A very luscious dessert made from balls made of milk solids based dough that are fried and soaked in sugar syrup and served with almonds would be the final one to finish your meal.

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.


2. Last chance to register for Fall Session 2 Youth & Adult Specialty classes

Fall Session 2 Youth Classes in Skating, Aikido and Hockey and Adult Specialty classes in Swimming, Aikido, Skating and Aqua-Fit are starting! Register now and take advantage of available savings options such as SDC member discounts, the Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union member discount for skating, and TechFit.

For more information or to register for Youth Classes, visit the WEBSITE.

For more information or to register for Adult Specialty Classes visit the WEBSITE.


3. Register for Aikido & Japanese Sword Seminar Nov. 7-9

An Aikido & Japanese Sword Seminar will be held November 7-9 at the SDC. All practitioners, experienced and inexperienced, are invited. The cost is $85 for the full seminar or $27/class, supplies included.
For more information, the full schedule or to register, visit  the WEBSITE.

Sponsored by Michigan Tech Community Programs, Aikido at Michigan Tech and Aikido Nanzan Dojo.


4. Attention All Students graduating in December 2014

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. Just go to HERE for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

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


5. Film Board Showing, Guardians of the Galaxy

    • It will be shown on:
      • Friday, October 31st, at 5:308:30, and 11:30pm;
      • Saturday, November 1st, at 2:305:308:30, and 11:30pm;
      • Sunday, November 2nd, at 2:30 and 5:30 pm.
    • Tickets are $3.
    • Candy, popcorn, and soda are $1 each.
MARVEL Costume Contest:
  • Friday at 8:30pm
  • Saturday at 8:30pm
  • Sunday at 5:30pm
The best MARVEL costume at each of these shows will win a Marvel DVD and two free movie passes!!!
Public Safety will be sponsoring a showing of Freddy vs. Jason at 9pm on Thursday, October 30th. This event is FREE and public safety will raffle off prizes!!
Also, don’t forget that Film Board now shows new TV show episodes in Fisher 135 for FREE! “American Horror Story” is shown on Wednesdays at 10:00 PM. And “The Walking Dead” is shown on Sundays at 9:00 PM, followed by “Talking Dead”. Concessions will be available!

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


6. Winter Parking Ban Begins on November 1

The city of Houghton Winter Parking Ban takes effect on November 1 until April 30, 2015. See the Memo NIGHT PARKING INFORMATION for a full description.

Campus Parking:

The Winter Parking ban is in effect from November 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Overnight parking on campus during these hours is prohibited.

If you need to be on campus during the banned time, you will need to call Public Safety at 487-2216 each time and request permission to park. This includes if you are at the Library during these times. You will need to provide your name, phone number, vehicle license plate number, make and model. At this time Public Safety will advise you to park in a designated overnight parking area. Designated areas are: SW side of Lot 3 up against the MEEM building, Center for Diversity visitor lot meters #180 – #192 by the Hamar House and the Houghton Avenue meters #58 to #88. You will need to have your vehicle moved by 6:00 a.m. to allow for snow removal.

For your reference, please review the locations for overnight parking designated areas, found here. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Transportation Services at 487-1441.


7. Jazz Showcase at the Rozsa

See the Rozsa stage transformed into an intimate jazz-club atmosphere with the Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa, on Friday and Saturday, October 31-Nov. 1, at 7:30 pm each night, and enjoy two nights of Big Band Jazz “Up Close and “Personal” in this “pop up” jazz club setting. Join the The R&D Big Band and the Jazz Lab Band, with special guests JazTec and Momentum, both under the direction of Mike Irish, for 2 great evenings of a wide variety of jazz. The Rozsa stage becomes a jazz lounge with cocktail tables and cash bar, and of course hot jazz provided by two Michigan Tech jazz ensembles, with special guest performances both nights. On the “menu” at the Bebop Bistro is a variety of tantalizing entrees and recipes for a great evening! Be prepared for a sonic gourmet delight!

Music selections will range from Skyhawk, a composition by Fred Sturm, with a floating, atmospheric feel; City, a composition by Jeff Lorber, hot, urban Philadelphia funk (Phunk?); Zsa Zsa Queen, by Matt Harris- moody, reggae feel; Toss and Turn by Lennie Niehaus – straight ahead swing with a blues tinge; to Bone Talk, by Mark Taylor-blues featuring the “bone” section.

The R&D Band is a very talented group of young musicians investigating a wide variety of jazz styles. The energy of the R&D Band is infectious! The JLB is known for its commitment to playing and featuring jazz in all of its myriad styles.

Tickets are: Adults $13, Youth $5, Students $5 Or Mich. Tech. Students Free With Experience Tech Fee. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu , or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


8. Mall of America Trip Tickets

Bus tickets to the Mall of America located in Bloomington, MN, go on sale Monday, November 3. We will depart on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, and return on Saturday, November 29.

Register Early and Save $15 on your Bus Ticket!

Cost per ticket is only $65 per seat. Tickets sold between November 3 – November 14 will only be $50. Limit two tickets per person. To get your bus ticket, each passenger must print, complete and sign the waiver and return to IPS,  Passengers under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver form.

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

IPS has secured a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites -Mall of America for a special group rate of $79/night plus tax, 1-4 occupants per room. If you wish to stay at this location for the special rate, you must make your reservation before November 11. Unreserved rooms will be released to the public at the regular rate.

Students are responsible for their own securing hotel accommodations. Make your reservation online or by calling 952-858-8475 and ask for the special group rate for ‘Michigan Tech University’, major credit card required.

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


9. Dance into a New Workout

Our fall Workshop Schedule is filled with individual classes that will help you break down the basics, get comfortable and challenge yourself to go deeper into your favorite programs! Try out one of the upcoming Dance Workshops!

Adult Ballet - Sunday, November 2
Parent/Toddler Dance - Sunday, November 9
Modern Dance for Kids - Sunday, November 9
Intro to Dance for Teens - Sunday, November 9

For a full listing of upcoming workshops, visit

http://www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs/workshops/Fall2014workshops2.pdf.


10. Copper Country United Way

The Cyberia Café in Houghton is donating a percentage of their sales this Friday, October 31 to the Copper Country United Way from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

For more information contact Tim Givens at givenstim@hotmail.com.


Relay For Life Shirt

11. Reminder: Purchase a T-Shirt to Benefit Relay for Life

Relay for Life is selling T-Shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The shirts are $10. All of the proceeds will go to support the 2015 Relay for Life at Michigan Tech on April 11, 2015.

If you are interested in purchasing a shirt or helping plan the 2015 Relay, please contact Sam Hilliger at sahillig@mtu.edu.


12. Husky Tae Kwon Do

This Saturday (November 1st) at 10am, Husky Tae Kwon Do will be holding fall 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 ofNovember 3rd is as follows:

Tuesday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM MUB Ballroom A1
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.

Coat Giveaway

The New Beginnings Angel Mission is sponsoring a Coat Give Away on Saturday at Portage Lake United Church from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The church is located at 1400 East Houghton Ave. in Houghton.

For more information please contact Lois at loisjambekar@chartermi.net.


13. HuskyLEAD, Minimizing the Dangers of Over-involvement

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD workshop, “Minimizing the Dangers of Over-involvement,” presented by Amber Bennett and the staff of Counseling Services. The session will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3 and will last for one hour.

Participants attending this session will learn to identify the signs and pitfalls of over-involvement and will focus on developing strategies to balance academics, leadership involvement, and self-care.
HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops developed for student organization leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  There is no charge for admission.  HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities.  Questions or comments can be directed to Maryann Wilcox, coordinator for registered student organizations, at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 906-487-2402.


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14. Campus Bookstore One Day Only Halloween Special

Come to the Campus Bookstore from 8am-5pm on Friday, October 31st in Full Halloween Costume and get 31% off any one Michigan Tech clothing item!  One winner will be selected to win a $25 gift card from everyone in Full Halloween Costume.


15. Local Artist, Jess Kane at the Rozsa Center

The Rozsa Gallery welcomes local artist Jess Kane, in a thought-provoking one-person exhibition of mixed-media work which utilizes printmaking, drawing and ceramic sculpture. Jess Kane’s installation, entitled Cline, includes a collection of palm-sized talismans or touchstones that, in Kane’s words, “…honor the influence of personal, cultural and physical histories.  They challenge they way our index of memories informs our perception of the present.”  Cline opens with a reception in the Rozsa Gallery on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The exhibition will run through Saturday, February 13, 2015, and is free and open to the public.


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16. November Arts at Michigan Tech

Please join us in November at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the McArdle Theatre. There’s a little of everything to enjoy: Jazz, world folk music, surrealist theater, and an Irish Christmas celebration-complete with a traditional Irish Dinner special at the Shelden Grill!

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

Student News Briefs – Friday, October 24, 2014

1. HuskyLEAD Session, Artful Bragging – How to Sell Yourself

This is a reminder to attend the HuskyLEAD session, “Artful Bragging – How to Sell Yourself,” on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:00 PMin the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3.  The presenter is Julie Way, assistant director for career development education, Career Services.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to introduce themselves to people they don’t know, particularly future employers, as well as how to further communicate or re-connect with people they already know.  Buzzword:  Networking!
HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities and is free of charge.  The sessions are one-hour professional development workshops geared toward student organization leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
If you have any questions or comments about HuskyLEAD, contact Maryann Wilcox, coordinator for registered student organizations, by phone, 906-487-2402, or by email, mawilcox@mtu.edu.

2. Halloween Flow & Glow Yoga Party

It’s a little less zen and a little more upbeat, but you’re sure to have fun at this special vinyasa yoga class set to Michael Jackson’s Thriller! We’re bringing out the black lights, so wear some white or dress up in your favorite costume!

Tuesday, October 28, 8:30-9:45 PM
SDC Studio
$10/Community members, $8/Michigan Tech students

3. Register Now for Fall Session 2 Adult Specialty Classes

Fall Session 2 Adult Specialty classes in Swimming, Aikido, Skating and Aqua-Fit will begin soon. Register now and beat the rush! Visit the following pages for more information or to register:

For a complete listing of Adult Community Programs classes, visit http://www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs/adult/index.

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4. 5k Muck Run on the Tech Trails

5k Muck Run through mud, muck, and mire, maybe even snow on Saturday, November 1 at 10:00 AM at the Tech Trails. All proceeds to benefit the Michigan Tech Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams.

For more details see the Registration Form MuckRun2014.


5. 41 North Film Festival

The 41 North Film Festival (formerly Northern Lights Film Festival) celebrates its 10th anniversary with a name change and an outstanding slate of recent award-winning films and special guests. It will be held Oct. 23-26 in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The festival is free. Kicking off the festival this year will be director Mark Levinson and his documentary Particle Fever, which follows six scientists involved in the launch of the Large Hadron Collider—the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. The film, screened Thursday evening, provides an unprecedented window into this major scientific breakthrough as it happened. Edited by Academy Award–winner Walter Murch, the film celebrates human discovery and raises important questions about the limits of human knowledge. An interesting contrast to Particle Fever is The Circle, a perspective on the Large Hadron Collider from above ground. Director Bram Conjaerts delves into the experiences of the people who live above the LHC along its 27- kilometer path and how they perceive living above this massive project and its lofty goals.

Also on tap is Meet the Patels, a project that started as a family vacation video and turned into the story of actor/director Ravi Patel and his relationship with the woman of his dream and his parents. His father, in fact, is a Tech alumnus, and father and son will participate in a question-and- answer session following the screening.

Additional screenings include The Overnighters and Boyhood on Saturday, and Alive Inside and Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity on Sunday. Friday features Coherence and a collection of student Academy Award winners in addition to Meet the Patels.

This year’s festival is sponsored by the Department of Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, the College of Sciences and Arts, the Office of Institutional Equity, and the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.


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6. Khana Khazana Serving Combo Meal

Khana Khazana will be serving combo this Friday that will be cooked by Igus Anwar, Ochin and Zainab respectively; students at Michigan Tech.
The main dish is Indonesian Chicken Satay (Chicken skewers) which would be served with peanut sauce and rice.
The second dish is Thai Gluay and Mon Thod (Fried Plantain). This delicious snack is made of plantains and potatoes mixed with coconut and sesame.
A very healthy Syrian Fattoush Salad made of fried pieces of pita bread combined with mixed vegetables, mint and olive oil dressing with a drizzle of lemon juice.
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.


7. Salsa Lessons with NOSOTROS

Our next Nosotros latin dance will be Friday, October 24 at 8:00 PM in the MUB ballroom. We will be celebrating El dia de los muertos (The Day of the Dead) so costumes are encouraged.

Free salsa lesson from 8-9 PM and open floor from 9-11 PM.
Sponsored by USG. For more information please contact Kevin at kcheras@mtu.edu.

8. Rock Your Mocs

In honor of Native American History Month, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Heritage Programming Committee is hosting two workshops to make and decorate moccasins. Workshop days are November 7 6:00-9:00 PM Fisher 130 and/or November 8 1:00-4:00 PM Fisher 130.

Email Tayloria Adams (tnadams@mtu.edu) by October 24 if you’d like to participate and include your shoe size (5 spaces available). To ensure your moccasins will fit, women subtract two sizes from normal shoe size. We ask that all participants wear their moccasins to campus November 14.

Rock Your Mocs is a national campaign held each year on November 15 to celebrate Native American culture.


9. Film Board Showing, Lucy

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “Lucy” in Fisher 135. It will be shown on: Friday, October 24, at 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM;Saturday, October 25, at 2:305:308:30, and 11:30 PM; and Sunday, October 26, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM. Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are $1 each. Next weekend, we will show “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

Don’t forget that Film Board now shows new TV show episodes in Fisher 135 for FREE! “American Horror Story” is shown on Wednesdays at 10:00 PM. And “The Walking Dead” is shown on Sundays at 9:00 PM, followed by “Talking Dead”. Concessions will be available!

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

10. Pumpkin Carving Rush with Alpha Delta Alpha

You are invited to carve pumpkins with the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha on Wednesday, October 29 at 8:00 PM. Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 7:45 PM.
For questions call (906) 482 – 9674.

11. Women’s Leadership Council General Meeting

The Women’s Leadership Council will be holding a general meeting on Thursday, October 30th at 6pm in Fisher 126. All students are welcome to attend!
If you have any questions, please contact Sara Schellbach at
slschell@mtu.edu. 

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12. Pumpkin Carving with Psi

Join the Brothers of Mu Beta Psi as we usher in a weekend of spooky spectacular fun. On October 29, in Fisher 131, from 6-8 PM we will all be carving away. Come make some new friends and create your own spooktacular jack-o-Lantern.
If you have any questions email trpayne@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs – Friday October 17, 2014

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1. Late Night Programming and Wellness Present, Chef Egg

Come out to the Wads Annex on Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM for Late Night Snack with Chef Egg. Chef Egg is a professionally trained chef, culinary instructor and host of Cooking with Egg TV. With a rare blend of formal culinary training, real-world experience, and a street-wise sense of attitude, entertainment value and humor, Egg has found a niche that allows him to stand out in a sea of cooking shows, viral videos and amateur foodie blogs. His mission is to free everyone from a frozen and fast food prison by teaching you how to really get cooking! All Late Night Programming events are free and funded through Undergraduate Student Government.


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2. Relay for Life is selling T-Shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Support Relay for Life by buying a T-shirt. The cost is $10 and an image of the front and back can be seen on the poster. All of the proceeds will go to support the 2015 Relay for Life at Michigan Tech on April 11, 2015.

If you are interested in purchasing a T-shirt or helping to plan the 2015 Relay, please contact Sam Hilliger at sahillig@mtu.edu.

3. HuskyLEAD Session Robert’s Rules of Order & How to Run a Meeting

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD session on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Ballroom B2 & B3.  “Robert’s Rules of Order & How to Run a Meeting” will be presented by Dan LaForest, a senior chemical engineering student and member of the Undergraduate Student Government.  Attendees will become familiar with the typical meeting structure of Robert’s Rules of Order and learn the best techniques and practices for running a successful and efficient meeting.

HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops held on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 and last only one hour.  HuskyLEAD sessions are geared toward student organization leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  There is no charge.
If you have any questions about HuskyLEAD, contact Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator for Registered Student Organizations, by phone, 906-487-2402, by email, mawilcox@mtu.edu; or feel free to stop by Student Activities in MUB 112.

4. MTU Celebrates the National Day on Writing

Joining campuses across the country, Michigan Tech will celebrate writing in all its forms on October 20, with a series of events organized by the Composition Program and the Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate. Follow updates on the day’s events on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at #MTUwrites. Featured Events: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Progressive Story Board (first floor of Walker) Got a minute between classes and meetings? Contribute your own line to a collaborative piece of fiction! Check out the completed story at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Tech-Multiliteracies-Center 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Write-a-Thon (East Reading Room, Van Pelt & Opie Library) Fight procrastination and help MTU reach its 50,000-word goal! Bring any current writing project and write whatever you want for as long as you want. We’ll provide the coffee, tea, and snacks; you’ll provide the words! Multiliteracies Center coaches will be on hand to offer feedback–for free, as always! The Sixth Annual National Day on Writing is organized by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Writing Project, and the New York Times Learning Network. For more information about national events, visit http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting


5. Reminder: Treat Streets Halloween Event

The City of Houghton is formally inviting Michigan Tech students to partake in Treat Streets Halloween event on Friday, October 24. Join us for one big Monster Mash on Shelden Avenue. The event starts at 6:30pm and ends at 8:00pm. Shelden Avenue will be closed to thru traffic during this time. If you are a registered student organization and would like to help hand out candy, please contact Lt. Nicholas Roberts at the City of Houghton Police Department to make arrangements. We are asking participants to dress up in costumes appropriate for elementary school age kids. We will have music in the streets and a large pumpkin in the center of Shelden Avenue for kids to walk thru. The businesses will also be handing out treats for the Trick or Treaters. Any questions please feel free to contact Lt. Roberts between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM at 906-487-5912.


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6. Mu Beta Psi Hosting Spaghetti Dinner

On October 25 Mu Beta Psi, The National Honorary Musical Fraternity, will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner for the Calumet Band Program. All proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the program. The cost of the Dinner is $5 per person, or $20 for a group of 5+. The Dinner will be held at Saint Al’s 411 McInnes Dr., up the hill behind Wadsworth hall, from 5-7 PM. Come out to enjoy a nice dinner to support the local community.
For more information please contact Katelynne Bauer at krbauer@mtu

7. Aikido & Japanese Sword Seminar

An Aikido & Japanese Sword Seminar will be held November 7-9 at the SDC. All practitioners, experienced and inexperienced, are invited. The cost is $85 for the full seminar or $27/class, supplies included. For more information, the full schedule or to register, visit the website. Sponsored by Michigan Tech Community Programs, Aikido at Michigan Tech, and Aikido Nanzan Dojo.

8. Bold New Camelot Comes to Rozsa Center
Local fourth grader makes professional debut as Tom of Warwick

The national tour of Lerner & Lowe’s legendary musical, Camelot, arrives at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts for one night only on October 21 at 7:30 PM. This bold new interpretation of the four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical tells the story of King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot. Houghton Elementary fourth grade student Tom Knewtson, who auditioned in September, appears at the end of Act Two as Tom of Warwick. Tickets to Camelot are $22 for adults and $11 for youth 17 and under. Michigan Tech student tickets are free with the Experience Tech Fee.The production is a sumptuous, visually arresting reimagining of the time-honored fable of chivalry, majesty and romance. “This is sort of a reinvention of Camelot. It’s the story as you’ve never seen it before,” said Rozsa Center Interim Director Mary Muncil. “This version is a darker, grittier, more dramatic rendition. Never has this story been more captivating.” The story tells of King Arthur, who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But, when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues.

Although this is 10-year-old Knewtson’s debut at the Rozsa, his previous credits include Michael Darling (Peter Pan), Longtail (Snow White) and a shepherd (Best Christmas Pageant Ever) at the Broadway Theatre in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Tom is a dream role for a young actor: a boy destined to become a knight, who inspires Arthur and gives him hope for the future. The original 1960 production of Camelot ran on Broadway for 873 performances and spawned several revivals, foreign productions and the 1967 film. Phoenix Entertainment, by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., is producing the North American tour. For more information about Camelot and Phoenix Entertainment, visit www.camelottour.com. For tickets, go online, or call Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), 906-487-2073, or visit in person at 600 MacInnes Drive, Houghton. SDC box office hours are 8am–9pm, Monday-Friday8 AM–7 PM on Saturday; and noon–8 PM on Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is only open two hours prior to show times. For more information on this and other events, visit the Rozsa Center’s website and Facebook pages.


9. Portage Lift Bridge Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 Closures

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be rehabilitating and upgrading the Portage Lake Lift Bridge during the Winter of 2014 and Spring of 2015.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project.  In general, pedestrian and snowmobile traffic will not be affected.
There will be many 15 or 20-minute closures mostly at night, and 16 2-hour closures between 2:00 AM and 4:00 AM (dates to be released later).
Please be advised of the following extended closures and check your organization’s schedule of events for any conflicts and make the appropriate accommodations:
January 17, 2015 from 9:00 PM until January 18, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Weather delay will be January 24 to January 25.
March 21, 2015 from 9:00 PM until March 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Weather delay will be March 28 to March 29.
To keep up-to-date on the status of the Lift Bridge project, go to:

10. McNair Square Fair

MaNair and Hillside RAs will host the annual McNair Square Fair this Saturday from 1-3pm at the West McNair Courtyard with free food, games, music and prizes. Can you please help post this event to this week’s student news brief?
-what: McNair Square Fair -where: West McNair Courtyard -when: October 18 1:00 PM-3:00 PM -why: FREE food, games, music, prizes, and fun summary: Come on down to the McNair Square Fair on October 18 from 1-3 PM. There will be lots of food, music, and games open to everyone. Win awesome prizes or give a shot at the dunk tank to submerge one of McNair’s Residential or Program Assistants in water! It’ll be a blast and hope you choose to be a part of it!

11. Reminder: R.A.D. Class Offered

Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through Community Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training.
Dates: October 21 – November 13
Days/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: SDC Racquetball Court #5
Cost: $30 for Michigan Tech students, $50 for non-students
Women only please. Minimum age of 12.
Registration and payment may be completed online at www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs/adult/rad, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office.

12. Film Board Showing How to Train Your Dragon 2

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ in 3D in Fisher 135. Showtimes:Friday, October 17, at 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM Saturday, October 18, at 2:305:30, and 11:30 PM Sunday, October 19, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM Tickets are $3 each, and concessions are $1 per item. Since this is a 3D movie, you will be required to bring your Tech ID to borrow 3D glasses for you and your guests. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Casey Finney, at cjfinney@mtu.edu.


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13. Med School, Grad School Blitz

Do you want to become a competitive applicant in applying to either medical school or graduate school?  Then join Phi Sigma as they host their annual event, the Med School/Grad School Blitz, on Monday, October 20 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 329! Get tips on the application process and how to build your resume from the Biological Sciences academic advisor, Stacy Cotey, and enjoy refreshments and snacks free of charge.  The medical school portion of the event will take place first, followed by the graduate school portion at 7:00 PM. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Valerie Taglione at vjtaglio@mtu.edu.


14. Ski Swap Saturday

The Mont Ripley Race Team is sponsoring a ski swap at the Mont Ripley chalet Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The swap offers new and used winter equipment for sale, including alpine, Nordic and snowboarding gear. It’s also a great opportunity to sell all that equipment cluttering the garage. Items for sale can be dropped off on Friday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. or Saturday, Oct 17, between 9 and 10 a.m. Unsold items can be picked up after the swap between 2 and 3 p.m.

The Mont Ripley Race Team is open to all area youth ages seven and up who are interested in being part of a team while learning, training and competing in alpine ski racing. The team helps racers at all levels develop sportsmanship, strength, skiing technique and confidence while being a part of a team and enjoying the amazing winter conditions of Mont Ripley and the Keweenaw Peninsula.
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the Mont Ripley Race Team, contact Brian and Karen Jarvis at jarvisbk66@gmail.com or 483-0192.

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15. Relationship Series

Campus Hope will be hosting a Relationship lecture series from Oct. 21 – Oct 24.
For more information please contact Obdiel Pesina at opesina@mtu.edu

casino night16. MUB Board Hosting Casino Night

Ready to win big? Stop by MUB’s Casino Night on Oct. 18 from 8:00-11:00pm in the MUB Ballroom for a great night!
We will have Texas Hold’Em, blackjack, roulette and more. Free casino chips will be presented upon entry and can be used to play games and enter to win prizes at the end of the night.
Music, snacks and drinks will also be available, including a flair bartender who will be mixing your favorite nonalcoholic beverages!


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17. Khana Khazana Serving Iranian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will be serving Iranian cuisine this Friday that will be cooked by Aref Majdara and Amir Zandnia; both students of Electrical Engineering Dept. at Michigan Tech. The main dish is Meat stew (Qeymeh). This dish is made of meat, split peas, tomatoes, onions and lemon juice and is usually served with rice. The second dish is Smoked eggplant with garlic (Mirza Ghassemi). This tasty and delicious dish is made of grilled eggplant mixed with tomato, garlic and eggs. A very luscious Milk Pudding (Ferni) is simple blancmange-style pudding which gets a burst of exotic flavor from nuts and spices. Serving begins at 11:00 AM and goes until 2:00 PM at MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 including fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.


18. Wellness Has a Pinterest Page

Wellness now has a Pinterest page!! Check it our HERE.
For more information on our Wellness programs call 906-487-2560.

19. Dog Walking Rush with Alpha Delta Alpha

Come walk dogs at the Copper Country Humane Society with the sisters of Alpha Delta AlphaFriday, October 17 from 5-6pm. Rides will be leaving from the Wads front lobby at 4:45.

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


 20. NOSOTROS Salsa Dancing

Our next Nosotros dance will be Friday 24th October at 8 pm in the MUB ballroom. We will be celebrating El dia de los muertos (The Day of the Dead) so costumes are encouraged.
Lesson from 8-9 PM and open floor from 9:00 PM.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, October 10, 2014

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1. Khana Khazana Serving Nepalese Cuisine

Khana Khazana will be serving Nepali cuisine this Friday that will be cooked by Aadarsh Upreti; a student of Mechanical Engineering Dept. at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Chicken Curry (Piro Kukhura). This curry is cooked with chicken and rich flavored spices and is usually served with rice. For the vegetarians, we have Black eyed bean Curry (Aloo Bodi Tama) cooked with potatoes, bamboo shoots and spices.

The second dish is Noodle Salad (Chow chow sadeko). It is a snack which is mildly sour and little spicy in taste.  It is made from wai-wai noodles and salad ingredients.

A very luscious dessert called Gojiya would be the third one to conclude your meal. This dessert is made of mainly the mixture of semolina, shredded coconut, cashew and cardamom stuffed inside a dough.

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 per dish.


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2. Outdoor Nation Competition – Choose Your Adventure!

Haven’t Registered on the Outdoor Nation website yet? It’s super easy! Here’s how to create your account:
1. Click on this link: www.oncampuschallenge.org
2. Go to the upper right hand corner and click on “Enter”
3. Click on the “Connect using Facebook” button, or create an account using your email address
4. Make sure your affiliation is “Michigan Technological University”
Now you’re ready to start logging your adventures!

Also check out mtuoutdoornation.weebly.com for more information about what Michigan Tech is doing and what you can do to win AWESOME prizes! (Like a Kayak, Osprey Backpack, or neat gear from The North Face!)

We’ll see you Outside!


3. Make A Difference Day Sign Up Now

Interested in volunteering during Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 25?  Sign up HERE

Every fall the Student Activities office hosts “Make a Difference Day”, the largest national day of community service, in which students, faculty and staff come together to go out into the community to volunteer and make a difference.

The event will be taking place Saturday, October 25. Check-In will be between 9:00-10:00AM. Please meet in the MUB Commons. Information packets will be distributed and from there, groups will travel to service locations. There will be limited space for volunteers and groups will be placed in order that they register.  Our goal is to place as many volunteers with agencies as we can. Please note that some projects will require that groups drive to the location.Volunteer projects during the day will vary based on what agencies we are partnering with.  Painting, weeding, planting, digging, cleaning and moving are all likely projects we’ll be helping with.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 22 at 3:00PM.

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4. Week of Wellness and Health Fair

If you are trying to find ways to unwind and have some fun check out the Week of Wellness activities sponsored by Wellness. There is something for everyone and its going on from Monday, October 13 through Friday, October 17. Check out the Posters for more information or call Wellness at 906-487-2560.


5. Husky Plaza Statue Unveiling

Join us for the dedication of the new Huskies Plaza Statue on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM on the Michigan Tech Campus Mall across from the Van Pelt and Opie Library.

This project was made possible by a donation from the Lorenzetti family, the Alumni Association, and many others.

http://blogs.mtu.edu/alumni/2014/09/23/somethings-missing/


 

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6. Benefit the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter

MedLife and Delta Phi Epsilon have teamed up to host a Supplies Drive to benefit the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter.

This event will involve collecting items from the shelter’s wish list in order to help victims of domestic violence in their recovery.
Please see attached flyer for the shelter’s wish list and collection sites on campus.

7. Michigan Tech Film Board Showing Maleficent

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “Maleficent” in Fisher 135. It will be shown on: Friday, October 10th, at 5:308:30, and 11:30pmSaturday, October 11th, at 2:305:308:30, and 11:30pm; and Sunday, October 12th, at 2:30 and 5:30pm. Tickets are $3 each, and concessions are $1 per item. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Casey Finney, at cjfinney@mtu.edu.


8. Women’s Leadership Council General Meeting

The Women’s Leadership Council will be holding a general meeting on Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 126. All students are welcome to attend!
If you have any questions, please contact Sara Schellbach at slschell@mtu.edu.

9. Intrasquad Game and A Chance To Skate With The Huskies Oct. 11

The Michigan Tech hockey team is playing an intrasquad game at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. Admission to the game is a donation to local youth hockey, and fans are encouraged to bring along their skates to skate with the team afterward. The game will also be streamed for free on huskieslive.mtu.edu.

“We want to invite everyone to come on down,” Tech hockey coach Mel Pearson said. “All the players will play, and we’ll have an autograph session after the game for the fans.”

The game will feature two 25-minute halves with three media timeouts each half.

“We’re looking forward to it and it’s a great way for our players to interact with the local community,” added Pearson.

The Huskies are coming off a weekend sweep of Lake Superior State and have two weekends off of regular season play before continuing WCHA play at Ferris State Oct. 24-25.


10. Cap and Gown Deadline Approaching

Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:30 am in the SDC Wood Gym. Students who are participating in graduation need to order their commencement regalia by October 19 to avoid any additional fees.

For orders placed by midnight on October 19:
Undergraduate Package $32.00 (plus tax)
Masters/PhD Package Rental $55.00 (plus tax)

Orders placed after October 19:
Undergraduate Package $50.00 (plus tax)
Masters/PhD Package Rental $55.00 plus expedited shipping (plus tax)

Undergraduate orders can be placed at:
https://webforms.aux.mtu.edu/webforms/csui/undergradform.cfm
Masters/PhD orders can be placed at:
https://webforms.aux.mtu.edu/webforms/csui/graduateform.cfm

 


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11. Social Justice Lecture They Call Me Q

Friday, October 17 at 7:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom: Social Justice Lecture Series:THEY CALL ME Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Bronx, NY who gracefully seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and African-American friends. Laden with heart and abundant humor, THEY CALL ME Q speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities. This is a FREE event.


12. Nominations for Tech Alumni Association 2015 Annual Awards Now Open

The Michigan Tech Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for our 2015 annual awards. We encourage you to reach out to your alumni network and organization advisors to

spread the word. Honor your exceptional alumni and advisors by nominating them for their achievements! Our five awards are described below.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award
The Outstanding Young Alumni Award is presented each year to alumni under the age of 35 who have distinguished themselves in their careers. The award recognizes the achievement of a position or some distinction noteworthy for one so recently graduated.

Honorary Alumni Award
The Honorary Alumni Award honors individuals who have provided service and support of the university characteristic of dedicated alumni. The Association reserves this award to recognize the strongest non-alumni supporters of Michigan Tech.

Outstanding Service Award
The Outstanding Service Award is presented to alumni and friends making significant contributions to the success of the Association and/or the University.

Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award is to alumni who have made outstanding contributions both in their careers and to Michigan Tech over a number of years.

Humanitarian Award
The Humanitarian Award is presented to those alumni who, through their outstanding involvement and dedication, have made a significant contribution of volunteer leadership or

service which has improved or enriched the lives of others and the welfare of humanity, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on or bring honor to their Alma Mater.

The nomination deadline is December 1, 2014. A list of past recipients and nomination forms are available for each award at the following link: http://apps.alumni.mtu.edu/awards/

For additional information, please contact our Governance Committee chairperson at mtualum@mtu.edu (attention Vice President)


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13. Community Programs Offering Fall Workshops

Fall is the Time to COMMIT TO BE FIT
For students and families, avid athletes and novice gym goers alike, Community Programs offers awesome classes to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the Studio, pool or on the ice, Youth Programs will keep your Little Husky active, engaged and having fun!

Fall into a New Workout
Our fall Workshop lineup is filled with individual classes that will help you break down the basics, get comfortable and challenge yourself to go deeper into your favorite programs! Try one of the following Adult Workshops: Restorative Yoga, Total Body Spin, Getting Fit & Staying Healthy with Yoga, and Adult Ballet. Youth Workshops include: Parent/Toddler Dance, Modern Dance for Kids, and Intro to Dance for Teens. For more information click on the Schedule .

The Total Body Spin Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 11, 12:00-1:20 PM, SDC Studio
Strengthen and sculpt your body through this educational workshop designed to ease you into your own workout regimen or motivate you to join some of our high intensity classes!
An introduction to basic training principles and movements will be provided, followed by basic instructions necessary to begin an indoor cycling class. Learn techniques for indoor cycling as well as interval-based resistance training utilizing some of our most popular features like TRX suspension training, kettle bells, and a fast-paced exercise circuit. Both high intensity workouts are guaranteed to give you your strength and cardio fix! All fitness levels welcome. Class size is limited.
Cost per day: Community $10, Tech Student $8.
For more information or to register, click HERE.

For more information on workshops, class schedules and prices, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com. Also on Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter at MichiganTechRec.


14. Volunteers Needed to Conduct a Study Involving a Driving Simulator

Graduate student in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors seeking volunteers to conduct a study for thesis. Needing one hour of your time and willing to utilize a driving simulator. Valid drivers licence and at least two years driving experience needed.

Contact Jason Sterkenburg at jtsterke@mtu.edu to schedule a meeting.


15. Youth Dance Program Looking for Teaching Assistants

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

Duties include:

  • leading an exercise if teacher is assisting a student
  • assisting a confused or struggling student
  • handing out and collecting props or equipment
  • keeping children focused
  • maintaining a safe classroom environment
  • being an encouraging and enthusiastic presence

All applicants are required to provide:

  • current contact information
  • current resume, including ALL related dance and dance instruction experience

For more information or to submit your resume, contact communityprograms@mtu.edu.


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16. R.A.D. Course Begins October 21

Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.
R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through Community Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training.

Dates: October 21 – November 13
Days/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: SDC Racquetball Court #5
Cost: $30 for Michigan Tech students, $50 for non-students

Women only please. Minimum age of 12.

Registration and payment may be completed online or by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office.


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17. Men’s Week Hosted by Society of African American Men

The Society of African American men will be hosting its 7th annual event, Men’s Week. Join the brothers of SAAM for the week as they inform, entertain, and interact with the audience. Students, staff, and the community (men and women both) are all invited to attend.

‘Act like a man’ What does Masculinity Mean to You?
Monday October 13, 6PM – 7PM, MUB Ballroom A2

Health and Fitness as a College Student
Tuesday October 14, 6PM – 7PM, Great Lakes Research Center 201

S.O.S (Spend or Save)
Thursday October 16, 6PM – 7PM, MUB Ballroom B

Battle of the Sexes (Part 2)
Friday October 17, 6PM – 8PM DHH Ballroom


18. Med School Grad School Blitz

Learn how to become a competitive applicant when applying to schools. Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society is sponsoring a Q & A session on Monday, October 20 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 329. The Med School portion will be first, followed by the Grad School.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact Valerie Taglione at vjtaglio@mtu.edu.


19. Reminder: Deadline to Register for Lifeguard Training Class

Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 5-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by October 27, 2014 (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for 2 minutes. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is October 13.

For more information or to register online, visit

http://www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs/specialty/lifeguard/index.


20. Lifeguard Training Class

Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 5-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by October 27, 2014 (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for 2 minutes. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is October 13.

For more information or to register online.


21. New Just In Case App Released


One easily accessible resource to help students find critical contact and support information is Michigan Tech’s Just in Case smartphone app.

This app provides quick access to resources that students can connect to regarding thoughts of hurting oneself or others, sexual violence/assault, feeling overwhelmed or being worried about a friend. Just in Case provides students with information about what to do in an emergency, how to get connected to care, as well as some strategies to assist with feelings of being overwhelmed.

This serves as one of the tools that our campus can use for suicide prevention and early intervention with students who need assistance and resources. As a University we are being asked to actively participate in a new public awareness campaign regarding sexual misconduct, and helping connect students who have concerns is one of the ways that we can fulfill this responsibility.

The Just in Case app can be found listed under Michigan Tech’s smartphone app as well as accessed directly by scanning a QR code on posters and advertisements. Users can also gain access by visiting the web page.

For questions, comments or concerns contact Karmen Markham, Case Manager for Counseling Services, at 7-2538 or karmen@mtu.edu.


22. 10th Annual Rail Night and Rail Day Student Expo

Tuesday, October 14th marks Michigan Tech’s first ever Rail Day Expo, aimed at giving students an inside look at the latest rail industry equipment and technology. Railroads are in great demand for a younger generation of employees, and now is a great time to see what the rail industry has to offer! The day will be packed with events, including lunch with indstry and equipment displays 11 AM – 4 PM in the Dow courtyard and lobby.

As the afternoon draws to a close, we will be headed to the MUB for our 10th Annual Railroad Night. Dinner will be served and we will be hearing from guest keynote speaker Mr. Timothy Hoeffner from MDOT’s Office of Rail. Railroad Night is another fantastic opportunity to speak to industry representatives and to learn more about career possibilities in rail.

Go to www.rail.mtu.edu/Railroad_Night/fall2014.htm for a detailed agenda and more, hope to see you there!


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23. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sport Deadlines:

W & M Ice Hockey (League with Playoffs) – Thursday, October 16 @ 3 pm

Individual Sports Events:
Turkey Trot (One Day Event) – Thursday, October 16 @4:30 pm (Registration for event open until Noon on the 16th)

Meeting and Clinics:
Ice Hockey Rules Meeting – Tuesday, October 14 @6:00 pm (Meet in SDC Classroom 237)
On-Ice Clinic – Thursday, October 16 @ 9:30 pm (Meet in Ice Arena, IM Equipment Room)
*For more information or to register online visit www.mtu.edu/kip/undergraduate/intramural.


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24. Singer Songwriter, Brett Young, Performing

Student Activities is hosting Brett Young on Saturday, October 11 at 8:00 PM in the Wadsworth Dining Hall. This event is no charge for students.

With three independent albums already under his belt, Brett recently took his newest batch of songs into Blackberry Studios in Nashville, with David Hall at the production helm, known for his GRAMMY Award winning work as an engineer, with artists of nearly every genre. And true to form, showcasing that intensity and emotion in his recordings, of songs like “Fire” and “Breathe Again.”

“I grew up with Al Green, Marvin Gaye—soul singers. I like that the emotion carries the songs, where the music is almost secondary,” he says. “Van Morrison’s ‘Crazy Love’—that’s just timeless. They influence me; as a songwriter and a performer, I want to connect like they did. And when your audience feels like they can relate, then you have something much more special than a show, or a sale. You have a fan.”

When it comes to Brett Young, it isn’t so far from a pitcher’s mound to a major stage, and it doesn’t really matter what kind of Big Show you’re talking about. Because in the end, when you have that thing called heart, it shows. You may see it in his eyes, but you’ll hear it in his voice.

Brett has since played venues ranging from House of Blues to Troubadour, and shared the stage with such artists as Mandy Moore, Tyrone Wells, Jason Reeves, Gavin Degraw, Tyler Hilton, Katy Perry, Hoku and many more. Brett recently came off of a 40 city National Tour with Tyrone Wells and is currently traveling and playing all over the country.


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25. Treat Streets Halloween Event

The City of Houghton is formally inviting Michigan Tech students to partake in Treat Streets Halloween event on Friday, October 24

Join us for one big Monster Mash on Shelden Avenue. The event starts at 6:30pm and ends at 8:00pm. Shelden Avenue will be closed to thru traffic during this time.

If you are a registered student organization and would like to help hand out candy, please contact Lt. Nicholas Roberts at the City of Houghton Police Department

to make arrangements. We are asking participants to dress up in costumes appropriate for elementary school age kids.

We will have music in the streets and a large pumpkin in the center of Shelden Avenue for kids to walk thru. The businesses will also be handing out treats for the

Trick or Treaters.

Any questions please feel free to contact Lt. Roberts between 9:00am and 5:00pm at 906-487-5912.


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26. Mu Beta Psi Hosting Spaghetti Dinner

On October 25 Mu Beta Psi, The National Honorary Musical Fraternity, will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner for the Calumet Band Program. All proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the program. The cost of the Dinner is $5 per person, or $20 for a group of 5+. The Dinner will be held at Saint Al’s 411 McInnes Dr., up the hill behind Wadsworth hall, from 5-7pm. Come out to enjoy a nice dinner to support the local community.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, October 3, 2014

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1. Khana Khazana Serving Food From Three Countries
Khana Khazana, an international lunch cooked and served by international students, will feature a combination of Indian, Chinese and Cameroonian cuisine. The cooks are Abdul Qadeer, Jaswanth Kalavagadda, Lu Yang and Carine Tokam.The main dish is Indian Fish Curry. It will be served with Chinese Chicken Salad and nutritious papaya and mango juice mixed with milk and honey.Khana Khazana serves from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Union Food Court.A full meal is $6.95 and includes a fountain soda. Individual items are available for $2.50 each.Khana Khazana is a collaboration of international students and Dining Services.

2. HuskyLEAD Reminder
This is a reminder that the first HuskyLEAD session of the school year will be held this Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM in MUB Ballroom A1.  The topic will be “E-Board Blitz – Working as a Team for a Successful Year.”  The presenters will be Jared Johnson, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Outdoor Adventure Programs, and Staff.

Participants will learn various techniques to strengthen their team, motivate their members, and plan together in order to maximize the effectiveness of their organization and their programs and activities.

HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops geared toward student organization leaders, however, all students are welcome to attend.  There is no charge to attend, and sessions last for one hour only.

If you have any questions or comments about HuskyLEAD, contact Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator of Registered Student Organizations, by phone, 906-487-2402, or by email, mawilcox@mtu.edu.


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3. Student Activities Hosts Singer Songwriter Brett Young
Student Activities is hosting Brett Young on Friday, October 10 at 8:00 PM in the Wadsworth Dining Hall. This event is no charge for students.

With three independent albums already under his belt, Brett recently took his newest batch of songs into Blackberry Studios in Nashville, with David Hall at the production helm, known for his GRAMMY Award winning work as an engineer, with artists of nearly every genre. And true to form, showcasing that intensity and emotion in his recordings, of songs like “Fire” and “Breathe Again.”

“I grew up with Al Green, Marvin Gaye—soul singers. I like that the emotion carries the songs, where the music is almost secondary,” he says. “Van Morrison’s ‘Crazy Love’—that’s just timeless. They influence me; as a songwriter and a performer, I want to connect like they did. And when your audience feels like they can relate, then you have something much more special than a show, or a sale. You have a fan.”

When it comes to Brett Young, it isn’t so far from a pitcher’s mound to a major stage, and it doesn’t really matter what kind of Big Show you’re talking about. Because in the end, when you have that thing called heart, it shows. You may see it in his eyes, but you’ll hear it in his voice.

Brett has since played venues ranging from House of Blues to Troubadour, and shared the stage with such artists as Mandy Moore, Tyrone Wells, Jason Reeves, Gavin Degraw, Tyler Hilton, Katy Perry, Hoku and many more. Brett recently came off of a 40 city National Tour with Tyrone Wells and is currently traveling and playing all over the country.


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4. National Student Day 10/9

October 9th is National Student Day!  This day celebrates social responsibility and volunteerism of students.  Join the celebration at the Campus Bookstore and all Dining Services locations from noon-5:00 pm.  Games, Coupons, Raffles, Free Popcorn & Beverages, Specials at Dining Location.

Are you a student who volunteers?  Want a chance to win $1,000 for yourself and a $1,000 donation to your favorite charity? Show us how you give back! Simply snap a picture of yourself volunteering on your campus or in your community. Then, post your picture to your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account with the hashtag #NSDvolunteer to enter.  You can win $1,000 for yourself and a $1,000 donation to your favorite charity from your volunteer work!  Details at: http://nationalstudentday.com/contest/rules.

To enter the Campus Bookstore Volunteering Contest post the photo of you volunteering to the Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore Facebook page! We have awesome prizes from local businesses!


5. Husky Tae Kwon Do Practices (Week of October 6th)

Come and practice with Husky Tae Kwon Do!Our practice schedule for the week of October 6 is as follows:

Tuesday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM MUB Ballroom A2
Friday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Saturday 4 – 6 PM SDC Dance roomCome and try it for free! No experience necessary.

For more information, contact amber@mtu.edu.


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6. Rozsa Center October Line Up
Rozsa Gallery presents the work of artist Elle Perez, The Outliers. Regarding the space(s) between genders. Open August 8  - October 24. Reception with the artist on October 9 at 7:00 PM. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Admission is Free.

Music-O-Rama on Saturday October 4 at 7:30 PM. Adults tickets are $13 and youth are $5.

For more details on other events and tickets click HERE.


Water Safety Class
7. Water Safety Instructor Training
There is still time to register for the Water Safety Instructor Training course October 17-19 at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool and earn your American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification!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 October 17. Cost to attend is $250 and includes all course materials and certification. Register now! Class size is limited, and the deadline to register is October 3!

For more information, visit the website.


8. Pistol Club is Open to the Public
On Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00-10:00 PM the Pistol Club is open to the public. The range is located in the SDC basement.Pistol Club was established to encourage organized firearm shooting among the students and faculty of Michigan Technological University as well as the general public; improve the knowledge involving safe handling and proper care of firearms; introduce the shooting sports to people with no shooting experience, as well as improving the marksmanship of club members.

For more information please contact Katherine Hook at kehook@mtu.edu, or range-officers-l@mtu.edu.


9. Film Board Showing Edge of Tomorrow
This weekend, Film Board will be showing Edge of Tomorrow in Fisher 135.

Showtimes:

Friday, October 3, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, October 4, at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, October 5, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM.

Tickets are $3 each, and concessions are $1 per item. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Casey Finney, at cjfinney@mtu.edu.


10. Quiz Bowl Trivia Play
Quiz Bowl Club at Michigan Tech is up and running! Stop by one of our meetings for some awesome trivia play!

Upcoming Meetings will be held on Friday, October 3 at 6:00 PM in Chem Sci 215 and Wednesday October 8 at 6:00 PM in Chem Sci 106.

If you have any questions about Quiz Bowl, please contact Chelsea at cjgrawn@mtu.edu.

11. Women’s Leadership Council General Meeting
The Women’s Leadership Council will be holding a general meeting on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:00 PM in Fisher 126. All students are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Schellbach at slschell@mtu.edu.


12. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Please join the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s (CDI) Heritage Committee for a cultural celebration, October 3, 2014 at the Magnuson Hotel (7th floor), 6:00-8:00 PM.

This event will feature special speaker Dr. Carlos Amador & Mexica Yolotl an Aztec dance group from Minnesota. Reserve a ticket for $2 in CDI, which will be returned when you arrive at the event. Tickets will also be available at the door.


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13. Railroad Engineering and Activities Club General Meeting

Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will be having their next general business meeting on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Fisher 125.  Students that worked in the rail industry this summer will be giving presentations on what they did in various parts of the rail industry.  We will also be discussing Rail Day/Expo and Rail Night that will take place on Tuesday, October 14.

As always, pizza and pop will be provided and all majors are welcome!

14. POE-MIA 5k & 10k Bridge Walk/Run

This Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 AM join Arnold Air Society in the annual POW-MIA Bridge Run/Walk 5k & 10k Bridge Run/Walk. The run honors POW/MIA’s and raises money for Lake Linden veterans the POW-MIA.

It is a $10 race with all benefits going to the local VFW in Lake Linden.  Awards go to the top 3 in each race for males and females, as well as an award for the most photogenic runner!

You can pick up/drop off race registration forms and registration fee in the ROTC building.  You can also register online at active.com:  http://www.active.com/houghton-mi/running/distance-running-races/powmia-bridge-run-2014?int=

The residence halls (McNair, Wads, & DHH) are sponsoring some runners from their halls, so talk to your RA to see if you can run/walk the race for free!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns contact powmiabridgerun@gmail.com or call (248) 805-1712


15. Husky Plaza Statue Unveiling

Join us for the dedication of the new Huskies Plaza Statue on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM on the Michigan Tech Campus Mall across from the Van Pelt and Opie Library.

This project was made possible by a donation from the Lorenzetti family, the Alumni Association and many others.

http://blogs.mtu.edu/alumni/2014/09/23/somethings-missing/


16. MUB Board Sponsoring Singer Songwriter Jackie Tohn

Come on up to the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 PM to enjoy Jackie Tohn. Jackie was in the top 24 on Season 8 of American Idol and has also made guest appearances in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Sopranos,” and many other TV shows.

For more information please contact Austin at ajnyenhu@mtu.edu.


17. Survey – Winter Bicycle Commuting

Velovations Bicycle Enterprise is conducting a survey to gather information on winter bicycle commuting at Michigan Tech. Winter is very long season up here, and we would like to make riding through the white stuff easier and more cost effective. Please help us by completing this short 10 question survey. Thanks!

Winter Bicycle Commuter Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MPG2RBR

For more information please contact Levi Vermeer at lsvermee@mtu.edu


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Student News Briefs – Friday, September 26, 2014

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1. Khana Khazana Serving Thai Cuisine

Khana Khazana will be serving Thai food today. The main dish is red curry chicken (Gang Ped Ghai), which will be served with corn fritters (Tod Man Khao Pod). A healthy beef salad completes the menu. Tofu will be available for vegetarians.

Khana Khazana is a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students. It is served in the Memorial Union Food Court from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A full meal costs $6.95 and includes a free fountain beverage. Individual items are available for $2.50 each.

Khana Khazana is a collaborative effort of international students and Dining Services. It is open to the campus and the community.


2. HuskyLEAD Sessions for Fall 2014

Student Activities is pleased to announce its Fall 2014 HuskyLEAD series. HuskyLEAD is a series of workshops geared toward student organization leaders, however, all students are welcome to attend.  The one-hour workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM and are free of charge.  See the schedule along with meeting locations here: HuskyLEAD Fall 2014 Schedule

If you have any questions about HuskyLEAD, please contact Maryann Wilcox by phone, 906-487-2402, by email, mawilcox@mtu.edu, or stop by Student Activities in MUB 112.


CCTC Weekly Schedule

3. Copper Country Track Club Weekly Runs

These runs will continue year-round. The Monday workout is more performance based, but the Tuesday/Thursday group runs are just general easy runs.  For the Saturday trail runs, we might go for up to an hour or more.  Please feel free to contact Ryan Towles or Eric Miller with questions or to express interest in running with or joining the club. Or, feel free to join the club and get email updates by going to www.involvement.mtu.edu and signing up for Copper Country Track Club there. 

Membership is open to all, regardless of any affiliation with Michigan Tech.


4. Film Board Showing Transformers: Age of Extinction

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in Fisher 135.

Showtimes:

Friday, September 26, at 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, September 27, at2:305:308:30, and 11:30 PM

Tickets are $3.00 each and concessions are $1.00 per item.

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


5. Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is Saturday, October 4 at The Bluffs Senior Community in Houghton. The address is 1000 Bluff View Drive. Registration is at 10:00 AM. The walk starts at 11:00 AM. Cypress Manor will be providing lunch by donation. They will be serving chili dogs, chips and pop. All the money we raise will stay in the local area. If you have any questions please contact Katie Kioski at (906) 483-4404 or email activities@thebluffs.org. We greatly appreciate your help!


6. Come and practice with Husky Tae Kwon Do

Our practice schedule for the week of September 29 is as follows:
Friday 5:30-7:30 PM MUB Ballroom A2
Saturday 4:00 – 6:00 PM SDC Dance room.
Come and try it for free! No experience necessary.
For more information, contact amber@mtu.edu.

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7. General Motors Information Session

Come pop the hood of a C7 Corvette and see how Michigan Tech engineers all play a role in bringing a car like this to market through their many varied engineering roles at a company as diverse as General Motors.

We’ll go over the detailed job requirements that we have for the fall of 2014, so be sure to bring your resume and stick around to network with the GM-MTU recruiting team.

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8. Career Fair – Fall 2014

EMPLOYER INFORMATION EXPO – 13 Companies all in one place, all at one time!

· Sunday, September 28, Fisher Hall, 1st Floor

· 5:00 – 7:00 Information Sessions

· 7:00 – 8:00 Open Networking

Come to this NEW kind of information session. Many, diverse companies will be in one place at one time, and they’re all looking forward to meeting you.

CAREER FAIR COOKOUT

· Monday, September 29

· Career Fest tent in front of the Library, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Enjoy lunch, music, and networking with company representatives.

Mark Your Calendar for the largest Career Fair ever – 341 Companies!

2014 FALL CAREER FAIR

· Tuesday, September 30, 12:00 (noon) – 6:00 pm.

· Student Development Complex (SDC).

Dress professionally and bring your updated resume and your 60-second Info-mercial to meet with company representatives offering internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities.

Visit www.mtu.edu/career to find out which companies are coming, who’s offering information sessions, up-to-date news, schedules, and valuable resources for YOUR career development.

View and/or print the 2014 Fall Career Fair Guidebook and Floor Maps, now available on-line.

Company interview schedules and room assignments will be available through HuskyJOBS on our website FOLLOWING the Career Fair at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 30.

Free rides from the Memorial Union Building to the Career Fair will be available from the Michigan Tech Transit Bus Service continuously from 11:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Reminder – Look for job postings on HuskyJOBS, and apply on-line BEFORE the Career Fair!


9. 10th Annual Rail Night and Rail Day Student Expo
 
Tuesday, October 14 marks Michigan Tech’s first ever Rail Day Expo, aimed at giving students an inside look at the latest rail industry equipment and technology.  Railroads are in great demand for a younger generation of employees, and now is a great time to see what the rail industry has to offer! The day will be packed with events, including lunch with industry on the mall and several networking opportunities.
As the afternoon draws to a close, we will be headed to the MUB for our 10th Annual Railroad Night. Dinner will be served and we will be hearing from guest keynote speaker Mr. Timothy Hoeffner from MDOT’s Office of Rail.  Railroad Night is another fantastic opportunity to speak to industry representatives and to learn more about career possibilities in rail.
Go to www.rail.mtu.edu/Railroad_Night/fall2014.htm for a detailed agenda and more, hope to see you there!

10. Looking to Advertise your Student Organization Events?

Did you know there are other ways to advertise for your student organization events besides the News Briefs?

There are multiple locations on-campus where Registered Student Organizations may hang posters on bulletin boards or drop posters off to be hung by departments.  Please see the posting matrix available HERE for more information and a complete list of posting locations.  (Copies are also available in the Student Activities Office in room 112 of the Memorial Union Building.)

Posters are not permitted to be hung on trees, in stairwells, fire doors, or any other location that is not specified on the posting matrix or as a designated posting area.  (See Board of Control Policy for more information.)

Please be respectful of other organizations and do not post on top of or remove other groups’ posters until their event has occurred.

There is also the option of using the MUB Kiosk. Student Organizations can reserve a space in the kiosk for a two week period. The online form is found HERE. You can also check on availability for the Fall 2014 semester HERE.

11. Women’s Leadership Council Meeting

The Women’s Leadership Council will be holding a general meeting on Thursday, October 2 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 126. All students are welcome to attend!

For more information please contact Jackie Horsell at jahorsel@mtu.edu.


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12. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sports Entry Deadlines:

Co-Rec Basketball - Thursday, October 2 @ 3:00 PM

Co-Rec Water Polo - Thursday, October 2 @3:00 PM

M, W, Co-Rec Wallyball - Thursday, October 2 @ 3:00 PM
Individual Sports Entry Deadlines:
M & W Disc Golf Singles - TODAYFriday, September 26 @ 3:00 PM
Individual Sports Tournaments:
M & W Disc Golf Singles  - Saturday, September 27 @ 11:00 PM

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13. MUB Board Sponsoring Singer Songwriter Jackie Tohn

Come out to Walker Lawn on Friday, October 3 at 9:00 PM to enjoy Jackie Tohn. Jackie was in the top 24 on Season 8 of American Idol and has also made guest appearances in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Sopranos,” and many other TV shows.

For more information please contact Austin at ajnyenhu@mtu.edu.


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14. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Please join the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for a cultural celebration, October 3, 2014 at the Magnuson Hotel (7th floor), 6:00-8:00 PM. This event will feature special speaker, Dr. Carlos Amador & Mexica Yolotl, and Aztec dance group from Minnesota. The event cost is $2.00, which will be returned when you arrive at the event.

See Tayloria Adams (tnadams@mtu.edu) in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to purchase ticket.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, September 19, 2014

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1. Cardboard Boats Happening Today!

Michigan Tech’s popular Homecoming tradition of cardboard boat racing will happen today at 4:00 PM on the Houghton waterfront near Chutes and Ladders Park. The event will happen rain or shine, so students and spectators are encouraged to dress accordingly.

There is limited parking near the event, so it is recommended that the following parking areas be utilized to prevent parking citations issued by the City of Houghton:
  • The Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Arts Building (now vacant) — just west of the bridge on Lakeshore Dr.
  • The Houghton Parking Deck (on top or below) — just east of the bridge on Lakeshore Dr. 

The city of Houghton and the Houghton Police Department ask that you do not park along the side of the road, in anyone’s private driveway or on their property, on the grass, or in the Roy’s Pasties & Bakery parking lot.

On Saturday,the Tailgate fun starts at noon and the first 500 people get complimentary food. The football game starts at 1:00 PM against Saginaw Valley State. GO HUSKIES!
For questions about Homecoming events, email activities@mtu.edu or call 7-1963.

 

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2. Khana Khazana Serving Indonesian Cuisine

At lunch today, Khana Khazana will serve Indonesian food cooked by Igus Anwar, a PhD student in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. The menu includes Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice, either vegetarian or with chicken and shrimp), Indonesian fried pastry and a special blend of avocado juice.

Khana Khazana is served in the Memorial Union Food Court from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Friday. A full meal costs $6.95 and includes a free fountain soda. Individual items are available for $2.50 each.
The weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students is a collaborative effort of international students and Dining Services. It is open to the campus and community.

3. Film Board Showing ’22 Jump Street’

Showtimes:

Friday, September 19, Fisher 135:
5:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 11:30 PM
Saturday, September 20, Fisher 135:
2:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 8:30 PM, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, September 21, Fisher 135:
2:30 PM and 5:30 PM

Tickets are $3 each and concessions are $1 per item. Next weekend, Film Board will be showing ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’.

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


4. Open Range with Pistol Club

Pistol Club has Thursdays and Fridays open range times from 8:00 – 10:00 PM in the basement of the SDC. 

Pistol Club was established to encourage organized firearm shooting among the students and faculty of Michigan Technological University as well as the general public; improve the knowledge involving safe handling and proper care of firearms; introduce the shooting sports to people with no shooting experience, as well as improving the marksmanship of club members.

For more information please contact Katherine Hook at kehook@mtu.edu.


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5. Come Dance with NOSOTROS

Learn how to Latin dance with the help of NOSOTROS on Saturday, September 20 from 8:00 – 11:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A.

Sponsored by USG.

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


6. Join Student Organization, Relay For Life 

Relay for Life is having a meeting on Wednesday, September 24 at 6:00 PM in the Wadsworth Hall Annex. If you are interested in becoming a part of our spring 2015 Relay event please join us to hear what committee positions are available this year and how you can help Michigan Tech in the fight against cancer!


7. Campus Bookstore 25% Off Sale

Friday, September 19 is Spirit Friday!  Get ready for Homecoming with 25% off all school color apparel at the Campus Bookstore and University Images.  Open from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM at both locations.


 

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8. Fall Career Fair 

Representatives from 13 different companies will be here this week and next week to help you get ready for the largest Career Fair ever…
MOCK INTERVIEWS – CALL TODAY!
Monday, September 22 – Friday, September 26.
9:00 – 4:00 (45 minute appointments on the hour).
• Career Services, 220 Administration Building
• Call 487-2313 to schedule an appointment.
A great interview is the key to clinching an offer.  Practice and strengthen your interview skills with a Mock Interview.  Call 487-2313 to schedule an appointment.
RESUME BLITZ
Wednesday, September 24 & Thursday, September 2511:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Van Pelt & Opie Library, 1st Floor East Reading Room.
Have your resume reviewed and get tips on how to highlight your education and experience from faculty, staff, and corporate representatives.
CAREER SERVICES LEARNING CENTER – Sponsored by DTE Energy
Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, 220 Administration Building.
Take advantage of walk-in hours for the career development guidance you need now.
STEEL DAYS
Wednesday, September 24
• Expo and Cookout, Tent in front of the Library Mall, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Panel Discussion, Van Pelt & Opie Library, 1st Flr East Reading Room, 6:00 pm
Interact with representatives from the Steel Industry and learn about career opportunities.
CAREER FAIR COOKOUT
Monday, September 29, Tent in front of the Library, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enjoy lunch, music, and networking with company representatives.
Mark Your Calendar for the largest Career Fair ever – 340 Companies!
2014 FALL CAREER FAIR
Tuesday, September 30, 12:00 (noon) – 6:00 pm, Student Development Complex (SDC).
Dress professionally and bring your updated resume and your 60-second Info-mercial to meet with company representatives offering internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities.  See the full list of participating companies at www.mtu.edu/career.


9. POW-MIA 5k & 10k Bridge Run/Walk 

On Saturday October 4 at 9:00 AM the POW-MIA 5k & 10k Bridge Run/Walk
It is a $10 race with all benefits going to the local VFW in Lake Linden.  Awards go to the top 3 in each race for males and females, as well as an award for the most photogenic runner!
You can pick up/drop off race registration forms 2014 Race Registration and registration fee in the ROTC building.  You can also register online.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns contact powmiabridgerun@gmail.com or call (248) 805-1712.

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10. Total Body Spin Workshop

Saturday, September 20, 12:00-1:20 p.m., SDC Studio

Strengthen and sculpt your body through this educational workshop designed to ease you into your own workout regimen or motivate you to join some of our high intensity classes!
An introduction to basic training principles and movements will be provided, followed by basic instructions necessary to begin an indoor cycling class. Learn techniques for indoor cycling as well as interval-based resistance training utilizing some of our most popular features like TRX suspension training, kettle bells, and a fast-paced exercise circuit. Both high intensity workouts are guaranteed to give you your strength and cardio fix! All fitness levels welcome. Class size is limited.
Cost per day: Community $10, Tech Student $8.

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