Archives—February 2011

Student News Briefs: February 25, 2011

CORRECTION MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM TONIGHT:  Please note, Aquila’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is on Friday, February 25th, 2011. The earlier email and press release stated “Saturday” in error.  Come to the Rozsa Center for an evening with Aquila Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.   Ticket prices for adults are $20, $18 for seniors, students $14, and free for Michigan Tech Students.   To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please.

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IMPROV COMEDY:  The Troupe is having an Improv Comedy show on Saturday February 26 at 7:00 pm in the DHH Ballroom.  The show is free to the Michigan Tech campus commnunity.  For questions, contact Britanny Precht at beprecht@mtu.edu.

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LINUX INSTALLATHON:  The Linux Users Group at Michigan Tech will be hosting a Linux Installathon on Saturday, February 26 from noon to 5:00 pm in the MUB Peninsula Room.  Stop by during this time and get help installing and configuring Linux on your computer, or just enjoy the demonstrations and presentations and chat with other Linux or UNIX users in the area.  For more information, including a tentative presentation schedule, visit http://lug.mtu.edu/Installathon.  For other questions about this event, contact Matt Gardeski at mjgardes@mtu.edu

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PANEL DISCUSSION POST UNDERGRAD OPTIONS:   The Society of Women Engineers will be hosting a panel discussion on post-undergraduate options on Wednesday, March 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Chem Sci 101.  Representatives and members from the Peace Corps, medical schools, the graduate school, industry, and academia will be a part of the panel to answer your questions and inform you about post-undergraduate options.  There will also be discussion on how an MBA can benefit you and your career.  The Society of Women Engineers is a co-ed organization open to all majors!   For questions about this event, contact Alicia Walby at amwalby@mtu.edu.

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LEADERSHIP IN CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS:  “Navigating the Murky Waters of Leadership” will be presented by Jess Turuc, Assistant Director of Student Activities, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm in MUB Ballroom A1.   Become a better leader and maximize your organization’s effectiveness by learning your members’ perspectives, what makes them tick, and what members can bring to the table.  This interactive session will help you broaden your organization’s cohesion, combat hidden challenges and stereotypes, and appreciate everyone’s differences for society.  For questions, contact jmturuc@mtu.edu.

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REMINDER LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS:  Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by Friday, March 4, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.  Go to www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ .  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Friday, March 18, 2011.

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WEEK OF WELLNESS SURVEY:  Did you participate in this year’s Week of Wellness?  If so, would you take a few minutes to complete the Week of Wellness Survey?   Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be used to improve future events.  Go to http://studentvoice.com/mtu/11weekofwellness.  Thanks in advance for your help!  If you have questions, contact Michelle Bangen, health and wellness coordinator, at mmbangen@mtu.edu

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INPUT NEEDED FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS:  The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the university.  Based on over 51,000 student ratings of instruction forms, eleven finalists have been identified for the 2011 awards.  The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty, and alumni to aid in its deliberation process.  Here are the finalists for the two awards:

Associate Professor / Professor Category:

Brian Barkdoll (Associate Professor) — Civil and Environmental Engineering
Andrew Burton (Associate Professor) — Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Will Cantrell (Associate Professor) — Physics
Guy Hembroff (Associate Professor) — Technology
John Lukowski (Associate Professor) — Electrical and Computer Engineering

Assistant Professor / Lecturer / Professor of Practice Category:

Philip Kendall (Lecturer) — Mathematical Sciences
Michael Meyer (Senior Lecturer) — Physics
Scott Miers (Assistant Professor) — Mechanical Engineering — Engineering Mechanics
Rupak Rajachar (Assistant Professor) — Biomedical Engineering
David Wanless (Assistant Professor) — Technology
Roger Woods (Lecturer) — Business and Economics

Comments on the nominees should be sent to the Center for Teaching via its comment website:  http://www.admin.mtu.edu/ctlfd/awards/DTAFinalistsCommentForm/ .  Comments are due by Monday, March 28, 2011.  The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their classes by members of ODK.  The Distinguished Teaching Award Decision Committee makes the final determination of the award recipients.  The recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award will be formally announced in the fall.

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Student News Briefs: February 18, 2011

   

SACS COMEDIAN CANCELED FOR TONIGHT:  Due to extenuating circumstances, Tracey Ashley will not be performing tonight.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will join us for Rajiv Satyal on March 18. 

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FILM BOARD THIS WEEKEND:  The Film Board will be showing “Faster”  tonight and Saturday, February 19.  The show times are 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3.00 and concessions will be available. 

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MEXICAN DINNER AND DESSERT FUNDRAISER:  There will be a Mexican dinner and dessert fundraiser to benefit victims of the recent volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi near Jogyakarta in Indonesia.  The event will be held Saturday, February 19 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Grace United Methodist Church in Houghton.  A donation of $20.00 per meal is requested.  Seating is limited so it is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance from any Rotaract member, or by contacting Mari Buche, Rotaract Club advisor, at mwbuche@mtu.edu

A previous Rotary Youth Exchange student to Houghton, Yustia Sari, and her family live only 20 miles from the base of the volcano.  Visit http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/45667/ for more information on the disaster. 

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MOTOWN NIGHT:  Motown Night will be celebrated on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm in the DHH Ballroom.  The event is free and open to everyone, and light refreshments will be provided.  Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music, as it was the first record label owned by an African American to primarily feature African-American artists who achieved crossover success.  The night will be filled with music from that era, and there will be trivia and prizes associated with Motown and its history.   Have your photo taken in front of a backdrop to capture the excitement of the event! 

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INTERNSHIPS AND CO-OPS MEET N GREET:  The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will be hosting a ‘meet ‘n greet’ for students and company representatives focusing on careers in information systems or information technology.  The event will be Monday, February 21 at 7:30 pm in the Wadsworth Hall Annex.  Tickets are $10.00.  Companies that will be represented include Ford, Sentry Insurance, Liberty Mutual Group, CCI Systems, Mindovo, The Dirks Group and Heartland Business Systems.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity of one-on-one time with company representatives that are here to hire YOU for their internship or co-op opportunities!   For more information, contact Zack Wheeler at ztwheele@mtu.edu.

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SPRING CAREER FAIR:  Career Services will be hosting the 2011 Spring Career Fair on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from noon to 6:00 pm at the Student Development Complex.  More than 150 companies will be attending this year’s Fair and they want to talk to you about their full-time, summer internship, and co-op opportunities.  Visit the Career Services website  at www.career.mtu.edu for valuable information and tips regarding the Spring Career Fair.
  

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KSO PERFORMANCE:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra concludes its 40th anniversary season with an electrifying concert of American and Russian classics. Come to the Rozsa Center this Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 pm to hear Aaron Copland’s inspiring ‘Appalachian Spring Suite,’ the first great Americana orchestral work, written during WWII.  The performance ends with Tchaikovsky’s fiery Violin Concerto, played by world-class Ukrainian violinist, Solomiya Ivakhiv. 

Ticket prices for the general public are $15, $7 for students, and free for Michigan Tech students.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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TECH THEATRE COMPANY PERFORMS TWO ROOMS:  Two Rooms is being performed by The Tech Theatre Company in the McArdle Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this weekend, February 17-19, and and again next weekend, February 24-26, 2011.  All shows begin at 7:30 pm.  Lee Blessing’s Two Rooms is a play about terrorism, the media, and above all, devotion.  Two of Michigan Tech’s Visual and Performing Arts students play the lead roles: Tobias Mahan plays Michael, and Laine will be performed by Dani Sweet. 

Ticket prices for the general public are $10, $5 for Students, and free for Michigan Tech Students. To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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BANANA SPLITS:  Delta Zeta will be hosting a Banana Split event on Tuesday, February 22 from 7:00 pm -8:00 pm.  Rides will be leaving from the lobby of each residence hall at 6:45 pm.  For more information, contact Jessi Thoresen at jlthores@mtu.edu.

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AFRICAN CULTURE WEEK:  The African Students Organization is sponsoring the following events in celebration of African Culture Week.  All events will be held in Chem Sci 101 at 6:00 pm and are free.

Monday Feb 21st | Focus on South African
– Showing a film : Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Part I)

Tuesday Feb 22nd | Focus on Kenya
– A look at Kenyans who are making a difference at home and around the globe

Wednesday Feb 23rd | Focus on South African
– Showing a film : Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Part II)

Thursday Feb 24th | Focus on Liberia
– A presentation by a Liberian student on the history of the Liberian civil war and the short and long term impacts 

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ROAD TRIP ACROSS AFRICA PERFORMANCE AND FOOD:  African Night 2011: Road Trip Across Africa will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011.  Dinner will begin at 5:00 PM in the Memorial Union Board (MUB) Commons, and the performance will be at 7:30PM at the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts.  The cost for the general public is $15.00; for Michigan Tech students is $10.00, and children under 5 are free.  The cost includes both the dinner and performance.

Tickets are available through Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations at 906-487-3200 , the Rozsa Box Office, the S.D.C. or online at tickets.mtu.edu

During this event, students from various African countries provide the audience with an exhilarating display of some of the dance routines from their countries. Food prepared using recipes from certain African countries is also served before the main event. The road-trip themed performance by the students will bring to stage the cultural heritage of the various African countries represented on Michigan Tech’s campus in a night of enlightening entertainment. This year’s special guest performers are the Adinkra Music and Dance Ensemble, who trace their roots to Ghana. This event has grown consistently over the years. African Night attracts an audience of over 300 people every year. 

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TECH ARTS FESTIVAL:  The Memorial Union Board is sponsoring the Tech Arts Festival and will be holding the following events next week:

Art Competition/Show
Feb 21-25 8:00 am -5:00 pm
All Week in the Forestry Building, come out and see the great work of Tech
students, faculty and staff!

“Producing Perfect Pop’n Pictures” Workshop
Monday February 21, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – MUB Peninsula Room
Come learn the fine art of making perfect pictures and how to compose them
with the Camera Club!

Fishing Lures Workshop
Monday February 21, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come learn all about fishing lures and how to make them in this great
workshop!

Lego Workshop
Tuesday February 22, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
You know that you love them! Come out and relive your childhood and play
with some legos, prizes for the best designs and you to take them home! 
Etch-A-Sketch Workshop
Wednesday February 23, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come out and try your hand at etch-a-sketch, prizes for the best designs and
take one home to practice up on!

Wine & Food Pairing
Wednesday February 23, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come out and learn how to pair wine and food into great combinations.
Must be 21 to attend, bring an ID

Clay Sculpting & Watercolor Workshop
Thursday February 24, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come learn the basics of clay sculpting and watercolor and take home a set
to continue your new found skills!

Poetry Slam
Friday February 25, 6:00 – 11:00 pm – MUB Ballroom
Come out, enjoy some refreshments and hear some great poetry as we celebrate
the written word with NSBE! 
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SUPERIOR WIND SYMPHONY:  The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce a very special Mid-Winter Band Festival Concert on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30pm.  Nicholas Enz, conductor of Michigan Technological University’s 50-member wind ensemble, The Superior Wind Symphony, will treat the audience to an evening filled with folksongs, featuring guest conductor Dr. Evan Feldman, of the University of North Carolina. 

Ticket prices for the general public are $10, $5 for Students, and free for Michigan Tech Students. To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating please.  

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ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  Still looking for something to do on Spring Break?  There are still a few open spots on Alternative Spring Break Trips.  For service based trip information (openings for the California trip) please visit the Student Activities Office at 112 MUB.  For adventure based trips (openings listed below) please visit the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) at the O’Connor House on 207 East Street.

Outdoor Adventure Program trips: 
Puerto Rico:
3 spots!
Try surfing, swimming at night in a bioluminescent bay, Horse Back riding on the beach, riding 7 zip lines through the jungle, and a Sailing/Snorkeling adventure.  The cost is $700 all inclusive, plus airfare.

Buffalo River:
5 spots!
On looking at the Buffalo River budget, we have room to take everyone caving on the way back.  So let’s recap: the trip includes: Guide, Food, Transportation, Paddling, St. Louis Arch, and Caving!  Sign up quick!  The cost is $400, plus airfare. 

Visit http://www.oap.mtu.edu/ASB.html for more info, or contact us at oap@mtu.edu 906-487-2290

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YOU ARE LOVED:  You are LOVED and find out why!  You Are Loved will be held on Thursday, February 24 at 8:00 pm in Dow 641.  Come and find out why “love” or “being loved” has any importance to us at all in a world that seems to be driven by selfishness and hate.  This will be a real look at the heart of God and His presence in today’s world.  Hot cocoa and cookies will be served!  Brought to you by the Hot Cocoa people and His House Christian Fellowship.  If you need more information, contact hishouse@mtu.edu

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MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION:  NOSOTROS and the Hispanic Student Organization at Michigan Tech invite you to a dance celebrating Carnival and Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 26 in the MUB Ballroom A.  Free salsa lessons will be from 8:00 – 9:00 pm, and open floor dance including salsa, merengue, bachata from 9:00 pm to midnight.  Colorful costumes are worn, so dig out your hat, tiara, crown, boa, mask or beads and be festive!  Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided!  No partner needed, family friendly, and FREE!  For more information, contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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PEACE CORPS:  Learn about the financial, educational and professional benefits of Peace Corps service for all Michigan Tech University students. Come see the PEACE CORPS CAREER FAIR TABLE at the Michigan Tech Spring Career Fair 2011 on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 12 pm – 6 pm in the Student Development Complex Building.  There will be a PEACE CORPS INFORMATION SESSION on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Memorial Union Building, Alumni Lounge B.  This information session will focus on what the Peace Corps is, volunteer opportunities available, and the benefits of service.  All are welcome to attend.  PEACE CORPS INTERVIEWS will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Memorial Union Building, Datolite Room.  To be eligible for an on-campus interview submit your application online by March 1.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE NEXT SATURDAY:  Community Service Snowday!   Help the elderly in your local community by helping them shovel areas that they might not be strong enough to shovel themselves.  In addition, we will be shoveling out fire hydrants so that our volunteer firefighters can access water in case of an emergency.   Meet at the MUB bus entrance or inside near the Peninsula Room at 9:00 am next Satuday, February 26.  Bring your own shovel!   We will have maps of locations on & off campus to divide & conquer!  Please email communityservice@mtu.edu and sign up if you are able to join us. 

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Student News Brief: February 11, 2011

CHILI FUNDRAISER TODAY:  A reminder that there is a chili fundraiser today (Friday) from 11am to 7pm at St. Albert the Great Church.  The fundraiser will benefit Paul Castle, a junior in construction  management,  who was involved in a severe motor vehicle accident while traveling back to school to start the spring semester.  There is a suggested donation of $5 or more for the dinner.  A silent auction of local goods and services will be held.  Volunteers are welcome and needed.  For more information, contact Genny Gierke, president of Catholic Campus Ministries, at gegierke@mtu.edu.

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BENEFIT WINTER CONCERT:  Mu Beta Psi will be hosting our annual Winter Carnival concert on Friday Feb. 11th in the MUB Commons.  Local bands Love Friction and This is Deer Country will be playing beginning at 8pm.  All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Mu Beta Psi’s scholarship fund that goes to a Michigan Tech student involved in a musical ensemble on campus.  Doors open at 8pm, $5 per person, and a cash bar will be available to those of age.

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KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  Classical music matinee at 2pm Saturday, February 12 at the Rozsa Center.  The cost of a ticket is $5.00 general admission and the event is free to Michigan Tech students.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Center Box Office at 487.3200, The Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073 or go online at tickets.mtu.edu. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please.

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SOMNIUM:  “The After Days:  A Somnium Event” will be held 7pm Saturday, Febaruay 12 at the Rozsa Center Art Gallery and is a free event.  Somnium is a Hancock based band whose music recalls Pink Floyd and presents a music-art fusion show with both local and out-of-the-area artists and musicians.  The art exhibition will remain in the gallery for three weeks after the opening night on February 12.

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PABLO FRANCISCO:  AKA “The Movie Trailer Guy” is this year’s Winter Carnival Comedian, sponsored by the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board.  This event will be held on Saturday, February 12 at 9pm in the Rozsa Center.  Not appropriate for children.  Ticket prices for the general public are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $28 for students.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Center Box Office at 487.3200, The Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073 or go online at tickets.mtu.edu. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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THAI STUDENT ASSOCIATION:  The Thai Student Association (TSA) is a new student organization, and will soon offer some activities to students who might interested, such as a presentation of Thailand, learning Thai through movies, and a cooking demonstration.  Their upcoming event is “Presentation of Thailand” which will be on Saturday, February 19.  Food is provided.  Please RSVP to Nook Patcharapol at pgorgitr@mtu.edu if you are interested in attending.  For more information you can visit their websites www.thaiatmtu.co.cc and http://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/Thai.

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VALENTINE’S DAY MOVIE:  The KISS Club and Film Board will be screening “She’s Out of My League” at 8:30 pm on Valentine’s Day in Fisher 135.  Doors open at 8:00pm and the event is FREE.  Bring a date, or come with friends.  Enjoy free popcorn, cookies and other Valentine’s Day goodies.  Free condom roses or chocolate roses while supplies last. Valentine’s Day and other prizes will be raffled at the end.

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GIVE BACK:  Join us on Tuesday, February 15 at 4:00pm at St. Vincents in Hancock and help prepare weekly meal packages as well as sorting in the food bank and donation room.  Then at 6:00pm, join us in the conversation and message of “The True Impact of Giving Back” with staff from St. Vincent’s and other stores from the local community.

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LEAD/HOST EVENTS DURING ORIENTATION:  There will be an information session for “Get Involved in Orientation 2011” on Tuesday, February 15 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in MUB Ballroom A2.  The purpose of this information session is for your student organization to obtain information on how you can lead/host events during Orientation 2011.   Some of the orientation events include evening activities, holding an information session, or leading an orientation trip.  For more information, email  djturner@mtu.edu.

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RELAY FOR LIFE:  Students interested in joining a Relay for Life team can attend a Kickoff Party Thursday February 17th at 6:00pm in the Wadsworth Hall Annex.  Food and drinks are provided.  Please help fight cancer!  Any questions can be emailed to Stephen Schweitzer at skschwei@mtu.edu.

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CATCHPHRASE EVENT:  Delta Zeta will be hosting a Catchphrase event on Thursday, February 17th from 5-6pm; rides will be leaving from each residence hall lobby at 4:45pm. Any questions please feel free to contact Jessi Thoresen at jlthores@mtu.edu.

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HUGH BLAXILL PRESENTATION:  Hugh Blaxill from MAHLE Powertrain Ltd., will present “Challenges for Increased Efficiency through Increased Performance” on Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30pm in M&M U115.  This event is sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers.  FREE PIZZA AND POP!

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MOTOWN NIGHT:  Motown Night will be held on Satuday,  February 19, 2011 at 8PM in the DHH Ballroom.  The event is free, and sponsored by the Black Student Organization in celebration of Black History Month.  Students will dress up and perform hit songs by the Temptations, Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye.  There will be trivia and prizes, and a photo booth where guests may take pictures in front of a backdrop.  The event is open to everyone, and light refreshments will be provided!

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS:  Student Affairs is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs Service Award, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the spring student leadership awards which will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011.  All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/.  Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by Friday, March 4, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Friday, March 18, 2011.   Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $100 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.  If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Lynda Heinonen at 487-1832 or lheinone@mtu.edu.

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GREEK LIFE AWARDS:  Nominations for the 2011 Greek Life Awards are now open and run until 5:00 pm on March 1st, 2011.  Every spring, Greek Life at Michigan Tech takes the time to recognize those Greek chapters and their members who are making a positive impact in the Greek and University communities as leaders, scholars, and innovators.  Anyone can nominate a Greek student, adviser, or chapter for an award, not just Greeks!  For a direct link to the nomination packet, go to http://greek.mtu.edu/Current_Greek_Students/awards.pdf and print it out today!

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Student News Brief: February 4, 2011

GET YOUR MAIL:  There are several student organizations that have mail collecting dust in MUB 106.  Any mail that has not been picked up by Friday, February 11 will be “returned to sender” or disposed of at the organization’s expense!

NOT TOO LATE FOR BIGFOOT:  On-line registration for this year’s Bigfoot Snowshoe Event is still OPEN! Find event details and a link to registration at www.counseling.mtu.edu.  The pre-registration deadline (for a cheaper price and guaranteed t-shirt on the day of the event) is Feb. 4…so you must register TODAY!

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION:  Welcoming the Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) will host a celebration on Sunday, February 6.  The event is FREE  and performers will feature a magic show, dance, drama, and gifts for the audience!  We want everyone to share our happiness!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact CSSA at mtucssa@gmail.com.

PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR CAREER DAY:  African Students Organization is sponsoring  “A Successful Approach to Career Day”  on Wednesday, February 9 at 6pm in Fisher 139.   The event is targeted toward international students, but is good information for domestic students too.  The presenter will be  Jeff Kangas, Assistant Director for Career Services.  Questions?  Contact aso@mtu.edu.

MUSICAL IMRPROV:  Baby Wants Candy: This musical improv comedy group will be performing a brand new musical that YOU get to name and write.  This FREE event is in the MUB Ballroom during the Winter Carnival all-nighter.  Doors open at 10:30 pm; the show starts at 11 pm; pizza, cookies and hot chocolate will be served afterward.  Stop in, warm up, laugh your butt off! 

CURLING:  Have you ever wanted to try curling? Now you can! Come join the Tech curling club in Calumet from 7:30-9:30 Monday evenings. We meet in the Wads lobby at 6:45 and leave at 7pm.  Your first time is free!  Contact vmdemers@mtu.edu or nrluttma@mtu.edu for more information.

SALT LAKE UTAH ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK:  The Outdoor Adventure Program will be hosting a ski/snowboard trip to the Salt Lake City area from March 6-11.  The cost to you, not including the cost of your flight, is $500.  The trip will provide 4 ski passes that are interchangeable at Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, and Alta.  Five nights of lodging will be at the Crystal Inn in Murray, Utah which provides both breakfast and dinner to its guests. The hotel also includes a pool with a hot tub to relax in after a full day of skiing.  Transportation to and from the airport and ski hills is also provided.  Michigan Tech and Finlandia students/faculty/family that are interested in the trip or have any questions should contact Phillip Mercier at pjmercie@mtu.edu, or stop by the OAP building for more information.

CALENDAR GIRLS AT CLUB INDIGO:  Mu Beta Psi music fraternity announces the February Club Indigo.  CALENDAR GIRLS on February 11th features Helen Mirren in a comedy about women in a British club who plan daringly to make money for charity by posing in the nude.  Keweenaw Co-op chefs plan a multi-tabled British buffet at 6pm, followed at 7:15pm by the movie. The cost for the buffet and movie is $18, or $5 for the movie alone.  The movie is dedicated to the Red Had Ladies of the Copper Country.  Women are encouraged (but not required) to wear red hats and join in on the fun.  For the buffet, call the Calumet Theatre in advance for seating: 337-2610.

ORDER YOUR CRUSH:  “I’ve Got A Crush On You” is a Valentine’s Day philanthropy event sponsored by Alpha Sigma Tau to raise money for the Pine Mountain Settlement School.  Show that special someone how you feel with a delicious can of CRUSH!   Orders will be taken February 7-9 in the Fisher lobby from 9am to 3pm, and in the DOW lobby from 11am to 3pm.  The cost of the CRUSH is $1.00 per can; or $1.50 per can including delivery (delivery limited to residence halls and Greek houses).  Delivery dates are Feb 13 and 14.

OOZEBALL T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST:  The Michigan Tech Student Foundation is sponsoring an oozeball t-shirt design contest!  Students must submit their designs to the MTSF Office on the 2nd floor of the Alumni House by February 28.  T-shirt designs must have included in them “Oozeball 2011” and the MTSF name.  If you need any more information, please email Ashley Wood at anwood@mtu.edu.

CIVILIAN POSITIONS IN THE MILITARY:  The Society for Women Engineers (SWE) will be hosting guest speaker Aurea L. Rivera on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30pm in Chem Sci 101.  Ms. Rivera is an Electrical Engineering graduate from the Universty of Puerto Rico and currently works at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  She will presenting information about civilian positions in the military.  All students are welcome to attend!

PABLO FRANSISCO AT THE ROZSA:  When this year’s Winter Carnival comedian, Pablo Francisco, hits the stage, he immediately brings his audiences to their feet.  He weaves together his arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, adult humor, and clever insights to create a stand-up show that more resembles an hour-long comedic jazz riff.   Pablo Francisco will be performing at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 12 at 9:00pm.  Tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $28 for students.  Not appropriate for children.

WRITING COACHES NEEDED:  The Multiliteracies (writing) Center is in need of coaches beginning in the fall.  If joining the coaching staff interests you, stop by the Center sometime soon.  Applications are due February 18th.

GET INVOLVED WITH ORIENTATION 2011:  Would you like your organization to be involved in Michigan Tech’s Orientation 2011?  To get involved, send a representative of your organization to “Get Involved in Orientation 2011” to be held on February 15th at 7:30 in MUB Ballroom A2.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Derek Turner at djturner@mtu.edu. 

CONCERT IN MUB COMMONS:  Mu Beta Psi will be hosting our annual Winter Carnival concert on Friday Feb. 11th in the MUB Commons. Local bands Love Friction and This is Deer Country will be playing.  All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Mu Beta Psi’s scholarship fund that goes to a Michigan Tech student involved in a musical ensemble on campus.  Doors open at 8pm.  The cost is $5 per person.  A cash bar will be available to those of age.  Questions may be directed to Katie Sheets at kdsheets@mtu.edu.

MUSICAL IMRPROV:  Baby Wants Candy: This musical improv comedy group will be performing a brand new musical that YOU get to name and write.  This FREE event is in the MUB Ballroom during the Winter Carnival all-nighter.  Doors open at 10:30 pm; the show starts at 11 pm; pizza, cookies and hot chocolate will be served after.  Stop in, warm up, laugh your butt off! 

VALENTINES DAY MOVIE:   The KISS Club and Film Board will be screening “She’s Out of My League” at 8:30 pm on Valentine’s Day in Fisher 135.  Doors open at 8 pm.  There is no cost to you.  Bring a date, or come with friends. Enjoy free popcorn, cookies and other Valentine’s Day goodies.  Free condom roses or chocolate roses while supplies last.  Valentine’s Day and other prizes will be raffled at the end.