Archives—April 2011

Student News Briefs: April 29, 2011

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CAREER SERVICES HOURS:  Career Services will be closed from Monday, May 2 — Friday, May 6, while they move from the Harold Meese Center to the 2nd Floor of the Administration Building.  They will re-open on Monday, May 9 from 7:30 AM — 4:00 PM, summer hours operation.

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Student News Briefs: April 22, 2011

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LATIN AMERICAN EVENT:  Join us for a fun and relaxing evening at another great Latin American event!  Tonight (Friday, April 22) we will have a “beach party” from 8:00 pm to midnight in the MUB Ballroom A with free salsa lessons and three hours of open floor with salsa, merengue, bachata and much more!  No partner needed; family friendly; all levels welcome; and it’s free!  Beach apparel highly recommended!  This event is organized by NOSOTROS, the Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the Parents’ Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund.  For more information, contact Alessia Uboni, at auboni@mtu.edu.

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STUDENT ART AND DESIGN SHOW:  The students of Michigan Tech faculty Mary Ann Beckwith and Susanne Kilpela display their artwork in the Visual & Performing Arts Annual Student Art & Design Show through today (Friday), April 22 in the Mezzanine levels of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  The student show is free and open to the public and will be open until 8:00 PM this evening.

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BENEFIT CONCERT FOR JAPAN:  The Praise In Effect Gospel Choir presents The Blood on Saturday, April 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  The concert is in support of Japan relief efforts and free will donations will be accepted.  For questions, contact Kari Jordan at kari@mtu.edu.

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FILM BOARD THIS WEEKEND:  The Film Board is showing Robin Hood: Men in Tights on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd in Fisher 135.  Show times are 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00pm.  This is a FREE movie for everyone.  However, concessions will still be available at their normal prices.  This is the last Film Board movie of the year, so take a break from studying and come and see a show!  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Laura Holt (lmholt@mtu.edu).

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K-DAY REGISTRATION:  The K-Day Registration form is open.  Visit http://kday.mtu.edu/KDayReg.html.  Questions can be directed to the Student Activities Office at 487-1963, or email activities@mtu.edu.
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DIRTY WORK TOUR:  The Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board presents Baltimore pop-punk band All Time Low on the Dirty Work tour.  The tour includes supporting acts Yellow Card, The Summer Set and Hey Monday!  The show starts at 6:00 PM on Saturday April 23, 2011, at the  Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  Doors will open at 5:00 PM.  Ticket prices for the general public are $25.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations at the Rozsa Box Office at (906) 487-3200, The Central Ticket Office (SDC) at (906)487-2073 or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please.


Student News Briefs: April 15, 2011

 

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RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT:  The Relay for Life event is beginning this evening at 7:00 pm in the SDC Multipurpose Room and continues until 7:00 a.m. Saturday.  This year’s them is the 80’s!!  Dress 80’s style if you wish!  The event is free and you can come and go as you please.  Food will be provided at 8:00 p.m., 12:00 a.m., and 6:00 a.m.  There will be a cancer survivor speaker at 7:30 p.m.  The Luminaria ceremony is at 11:00 p.m., and the fight back ceremony at 6:30 a.m.  Brochures will be handed out at the door with a full list of events and activities for the night.  Lots of prizes will be given away!  Join us for COD, Halo and other video games (XBOX, WII, etc.), board and card games, rock climbing until 11:00 p.m., free-throw competition, jeopardy, family feud and a scavenger hunt just to name a few of the games and activities that will be happening.  For any questions, contact Stephen Schweitzer at skschwei@mtu.edu.  We hope to see you there!

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DISASTER RELIEF FUNDRAISER:  The Japanese Conversation Club at Michigan Tech is planning a fundraising 5k run and 3k walk event for Japan on Saturday, April 16th.  Registration will be today at Spring Fling until 5:00 p.m., and 8:30 -9:45 a.m. tomorrow at the Rozsa Center.  Race time is 10:00 a.m. starting at the Rozsa Center parking lot.   For more information and the registration form, go to http://www.superioritystudios.com/temp/index.html.  All proceeds to to the American Red Cross Japan relief effort.

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FILM BOARD:  The Film Board is showing The Green Hornet this weekend in Fisher 135.  Shows will be on Friday and Saturday at 6:00, 8:30, & 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Laura Holt (lmholt@mtu.edu).

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STUDENT ORGANIZATION OFFICE SPACE:  If you are a returning student organization and wish to retain your office space in the MUB for the 2011-2012 academic year, you are required to fill out an application.  Applications can be picked up at the Memorial Union Board desk in MUB 106.  If you have any questions, contact Trevor Gibson at ttgibson@mtu.edu.

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LATIN AMERICAN EVENT:  Join us for a fun and relaxing evening at another great Latin American event!  On Friday, April 22 we will have a “beach party” from 8:00 pm to midnight in the MUB Ballroom A with free salsa lessons and three hours of open floor with salsa, merengue, bachata and much more!  No partner needed; family friendly; all levels welcome; and it’s free!  Beach apparel highly recommended!  This event is organized by NOSOTROS, the Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the Parents’ Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund.  For more information, contact Alessia Uboni, at auboni@mtu.edu.

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BIBLE CONFERENCE:  The Lighthouse Student Ministries will be hosting a conference entitled “Bible Prophecy:  Tomorrow’s News Today”  beginning this weekend.  Each seminar will be approximately 1 hour long and will examine prophetic events in the book of Revelation and discuss the hope of the church.  Seminars will take place Saturday through Wednesday at 7pm (except on Sunday; the seminars will be at 10am &4pm).  The seminars will be in the Michigan Tech Forestry Center Room G002.  Please call 487-2287 or e-mail bwcolber@mtu.edu for further information.

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GREAT LAKES SHOWCASE AWARD WINNERS:  The award winners for the 2011 Great Lakes Showcase have been selected! The Great Lakes Showcase exhibition continues through April 29, 2011 at the Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  The exhibition is free and open to the public from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm weekdays in the Rozsa Art Gallery.  Juror Diana Magnuson has selected the award winners as follows:

BEST OF SHOW

2D: Ray Lahikainen,Grandma’s Pantry

3D:Meghan Merkey, Ceramic Grouping

FIRST PLACE

2D: Ronald Gratz/ Smelter Interior

3D: Chris Phillips/ Mountain Box

 SECOND PLACE

2D: John Hubbard/ Popple Tree

3D: Bill Wiard/ Turquoise Stream

 THIRD PLACE

2D: Freddi Taddeucci/ Journey Into Space

3D: Debra Charles Worth/ Fossil Book

 HONORABLE MENTIONS

Edith Marshall/ Lil Youngen

Melissa Hronkin/ Honeycomb

Karen Jilbert/ Be Happy

Sue Stephens/ ?Purple cape on easel? (no title found)

Joe Kirkish/ Paris Graffiti

Christine Garceau: Pastel Back

Brook Powel/ Purple Tree

Carol Edstrom/ Jack London’s Dream

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Student News Briefs: April 8, 2011

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MESSAGE FROM LES COOK, VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS:  As you many of you know, Gloria Melton will be retiring as the Dean of Students in August .   She has served in this role since 2004 and her compassion and insight will be missed.   I am happy to announce that Bonnie Gorman, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, will be rejoining Student Affairs as the Dean of Students when Gloria retires in August .   Many of you know Bonnie has extensive experience in Student Affairs at other institutions as well as previously serving as Director of First Year Programs and the Associate Vice President for Student Life.   She is a great asset to the Michigan Tech community and I am excited to have her working more closely with students again.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at 487-2465 or lpcook@mtu.edu.

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Mechanic in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th at 6:00, 8:30, & 11:00pm.  Tickets are $3 with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Laura Holt (lmholt@mtu.edu), with questions.

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GREAT NORTHERN ADVENTURE RACE:  It’s not too late to register for  THE G.N.A.R. (The Great Northern Adventure Race) scheduled for Saturday, April 16 at Michigan Tech University.  Registrations are due by 5:00 pm today (Friday).  For more details and registration forms, go to: http://oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace/  or contact Lydia Patch at llpatch@mtu.edu.

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SUPERIOR WIND SYMPHONY AND CONCERT BAND:  The Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Concert Band present an afternoon concert on Sunday, April 10th, 2:00 PM, in the McArdle Theatre.  Please note that this concert date and location changed twice due to the band’s support of the Huskies Women’s Basketball Team’s appearance.  Following the Concert Band, various chamber music ensembles including the saxophone sextet and trombone quartet will take the stage to showcase their small group talents.  Ticket prices for the General Public are $10, $5 for Students, and free for Michigan Tech Students.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations at the Rozsa Box Office at (906)487-3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at (906)487-2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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BIKE MAINTENANCE CLINIC:  The Outdoor Adventure Program will sponsor a Bike Maintenance Clinic on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Outdoor Adventure Program, 207 East Street across the highway from the main campus.  Representatives from local Outdoor Gear Outfitters (Downwind Sports, Cross Country Sports and The Bike Shop) will be present to conduct tune ups on bikes for $10.00.  Food and Drinks will be provided.  For additional information, contact OAP at 487-2290, or email oap@mtu.edu.

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MOTORCYCLE STUNT SHOW:  On Friday April 15, during Spring Fling, the Full Throttle Motorcycle Club of Michigan Tech is hosting a motorcycle stunt show!  Two great groups will be performing on our campus: Sick Air FMX, featuring freestyle motocross tricks, and the Smage Brothers, featuring trials riding.  Shows will begin at noon, 2:00, and 4:00, and are free for everyone.  PLEASE NOTE: The shows will take place in Lot 27 (the $2 lot), so this lot will be unavailable for parking all day on Friday, April 15.  For more questions about the stunt show, contact Kaitlyn Bunker at kjreed@mtu.edu.

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FREE BOWLING:  Join the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau in a friendly bowling outing!  Bowling will be in the basement of the MUB on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00 pm.  Drivers will meet in the residence hall lobbies at 5:45 pm to provide rides.  Contact Heather Bultman at hdbultma@mtu.edu with questions.  Hope to see you there!

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BENEFIT CONCERT FOR JAPAN:  The Praise In Effect Gospel Choir presents The Blood on Saturday, April 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  The concert is in support of Japan relief efforts and free will donations will be accepted.  For questions, contact Kari Jordan at kari@mtu.edu.

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN’T DANCE:  You are welcome to join us anytime between 1-4 pm on Saturday, April 16, 2011 in the MUB Commons for “So You Think You Can’t DANCE” where the Society of Intellectual Sisters will teach you how to dance!  Admission is by donation and all of the proceeds from this event will go towards the Betty Chavis Scholarship Fund.  In recognition of Betty Chavis’ twenty years of service to Michigan Technological University, her colleagues, friends, alumni, and current students wish to acknowledge her unwavering commitment to diversity and young people at Michigan Tech and throughout the community by starting the Betty Chavis Scholarship Fund to assist students who have short-term, or unexpected financial need. 

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MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR FALL:  COMPASS (Center for Orientation, Mentoring, Parents and Academic Student Success) would like to invite student organizations to help Michigan Tech’s  first-year students move in on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21.  Your group can pledge time for one two hour shift or multiple shifts.  This is a great service opportunity for your organization!  Please go to  http://www.orientation.mtu.edu/pages/volunteerForm.html  to sign up to volunteer.  Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!

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Student News Briefs: April 1, 2011

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BENEFIT FOR JAPAN TODAY:   Four Japanese students will be cooking for Khana Khazana today(MUB 11am – 1pm), and utilizing this opportunity to show their love and concern for their country.  $3.00 out of every meal today will go toward recovery efforts in Japan; the other half will cover the cost of the food.  The students who are donating their time are Motoyuki Kidokoro, Accounting; Lei Hirakawa, Finlandia, General;  Aili Natsumushi, Finlandia, General, and Chisato Ohta, Finlandia, ESL.  These students are praying and asking for your prayers for their country and people as they recover from the earthquake.

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FILM BOARD THIS WEEK:   This week Film Board is showing True Grit.  Shows will be held on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd.  Show times are 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00pm in Fisher 135.  Tickets are $3 with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Contact Laura Holt at lmholt@mtu.edu with questions.

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STANDATHON 2011:  Join us at Standathon for a night full of awesome activities, prizes and food!!!  Standathon 2011 will be held in the SDC from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am.  Some of the activities at Standathon include sumo wrestling, a 65 ft inflatable obstacle course, black light mini golf, laser tag, food eating contests, dance lessons, karaoke, water polo, kayak lessons, and so much more!  There will be four live bands and the Tech’s Got Talent Show, so come cheer on your friends!  Food will be served all night and prizes will be raffled off every hour.  The grand prize this year is an Xbox Kinect.

The Entrance Fee for Standathon is $10.  The entrance fee PLUS Standathon 2011 T-Shirt is $15.  The entrance fee, T-shirt, AND grand prize bracket for Xbox Kinect is $20.

The best part about Standathon is that every dollar raised is donated directly to Bay Cliff Health Camp, a camp for children and adults with disabilities.  This is the fifth annual Standathon and we hope to make it the best one yet by setting a goal to raise $7,000 for Bay Cliff!  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!!  Contact Hilary Cadeau at hscadeau@mtu.edu with questions.

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TECH’S GOT TALENT:  Come to the SDC and join us at Standathon from 9:00 PM to 10:30 AM  in the Wood Gym and watch everything from magic and illusion to DJ’s to the original musical creations of your peers.  Each act will receive commentary from your favorite Michigan Tech faculty, Dr. Brett Hamlin of Engineering Fundamentals, Dr. Paul Charlesworth of Chemistry, and Dr. Gloria Melton, our esteemed Dean of Students.  MCing the event is your very own Homecoming King, Paul Valencia! 

After all the acts have finished, YOU will have the power to determine the winners!  Whip out your cell phone and tell us, via text, which act was your favorite!  When all the votes are in, the first place act will win an iPad 2G,  second place will win an Xbox + Kinect, and third place will receive $200 of local gift cards.  Hope to see you all out at Standathon and at the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Student Government’s first annual Tech’s Got Talent!

This event is supported the Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund.  Special thanks to the College Bookshelf for their support, and to the Campus Bookstore and University Images.  Questions about Tech’s Got Talent can be directed to Kyle Johnston at kajohnst@mtu.edu.

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MOTORCYCLE STUNT SHOW:  On Friday April 15 during Spring Fling, the Full Throttle Motorcycle Club of Michigan Tech is hosting a motorcycle stunt show!   Two great groups will be performing on our campus: Sick Air FMX, featuring freestyle motocross tricks, and the Smage Brothers, featuring trials riding.  Shows will begin at noon, 2:00, and 4:00, and are free for everyone.  PLEASE NOTE:  The shows will take place in Lot 27 (the $2 lot), so this lot will be unavailable for parking all day on Friday the 15th.  Questions about the stunt show can be directed to Kaitlyn Bunker at kjreed@mtu.edu.

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BIOLOGY WEEK

            Support Phi Sigma by participating in this year’s Bio Week April 4-8. Attend one or all of the many events related to the biological sciences being hosted this week.

Monday (April 4th): Save a life and register to become an organ donor.

            MUB Commons: 10-2

Tuesday (April 5th): Research presentations by faculty of the biology department:

   Dr. Mike Gibson, Dr. Qing-Hui Chen, Dr. Mi Hye Song, Dr. Thomas Werner, Dr. Rupali Datta

            M&M U113 7-9pm

Wednesday (April 6th): Watch Blue Planet with Snacks and drinks!

            Dow 642 6pm

Thursday (April 7th): Book and Bake Sale

            Dow Lobby 11am-3pm

Friday (April 8th): Walk dogs at the Copper Country Humane Society

            Meet in Dow atrium at 4pm

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WISCONSIN WHITE WATER RAFTING:  Join us on Sunday, April 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Wisconsin white water rafting.    Wisconsin’s Peshtigo river is a premier spot in the midwest for white water rafting, and this trip is open to all students, staff and faculty.  All skill levels accepted!  The cost for the trip is $75 and includes transportation, sandwich lunch, pizza dinner, and a day-long rafting trip through Korsirs Rafting!  Stop by the OAP rental center to sign up, call 487-2290 or visit www.oap.mtu.edu for contact info and information about the program.
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AIChE CONFERENCE OPEN TO ALL:  The Michigan Tech student chapter of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) is hosting the 2011 AIChE North Central Regional Conference on April 8th and 9th.  Although this event focuses on chemical engineering students, we would like to invite all Michigan Tech students to participate in the conference’s activities.  For more Information please visit our website at http://aiche.students.mtu.edu/conference.htm for more information and feel free to email any of the AIChE officers below with any questions you may have.

Janelle Paddock
AIChE Regional Conference Coordinator
jmpaddoc@mtu.edu

Gregory Knauf
AIChE Secretary
grknauf@mtu.edu

Nick Thomas
AIChE Treasurer
ncthomas@mtu.edu

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE RACE:  Michigan Tech is hosting THE G.N.A.R. (the Great Northern Adventure Race) on Saturday, April 16 and we are opening it up to all universities in the local area!  Registration is open now!!  For more details and registration forms, go to: http://oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace/ .

What’s an adventure race?  Picture a triathlon (ok, a really dirty, off the beaten path triathlon) and substitute the swimming portion with grueling obstacles created to push you the max.  Now add trail running, orienteering, biking over uneven, hilly ground covered in thick spring mud, with mixed challenges to keep you on your toes throughout the race.  Gnarly, right?  Each event is designed to be slightly different and incorporates varying features depending on local terrain.  Teams of two or four are accepted, see online for more details.

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