Archives—November 2011

Student News Briefs: November 18, 2011

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WINTER CRAFT BAZAAR:  The 41st Annual Winter Craft Bazaar sponsored by the Apartments’ Residence Council will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from noon to 6:00 pm in the SDC Wood Gym.  Would you like to be a vendor?  Contact ARC-L@mtu.edu for more information.  Suggested donation for entry into the Bazaar is a non-perishable food item and/or $2.00.  All donations and crafter table fees benefit local charities and food pantries.

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LEADERSHAPE APPLICATIONS:  The 2012 LeaderShape Institute® will be held January 2 – 8 at the Alberta Ford Center.  This is a great opportunity available for Michigan Tech students!  LeaderShape® is an intensive week-long leadership development experience that is designed to help students to “lead with integrity.”  Students work in large and small groups as they learn and teach one another through interactive lectures, activities, and discussions.  There is a minimal fee of $100 for the Institute that helps offset the cost of all transportation, lodging, and meals which will be provided to participants.  Selected students are expected to stay at the Alberta Ford Center for the duration of the Institute.  If you would like to apply for LeaderShape® 2012 the application can be found at: http://www.sa.mtu.edu/stulife/leadership/leadershape/what_is_leadershape.html.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ReSTORE:  Copper Country Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for donations and volunteers. Volunteering is a great resume builder and an opportunity for Student and Greek Organizations to fill in Community Service hours.  They accept donations such as appliances, furniture, tools, and other household goods.  The website is http://www.coppercountryh4h.org/Restore.htm.  They are open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30am – 5:00pm.  Please contact Tristram Hokenson at tmhokens@mtu.edu if you have any questions. 

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GET YOUR GLI TICKETS:  Discounted GLI Tickets for Michigan Tech Students, Alumni & Fans are on sale for the 47th annual Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament Dec. 29-30 in Detroit. The 2011 edition of the GLI will feature tournament mainstays Michigan Tech, Michigan, and Michigan State along with invitational team Boston College in a true tournament format at Joe Louis Arena, home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings.  The two semifinals will be played on Thursday, Dec. 29, beginning with Michigan Tech vs Michigan State at 4 p.m. Michigan will take on Boston College in the second semifinal at 7:30. On Friday, Dec. 30, the third-place game will start at 4 p.m. with the championship game scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Discounted tickets for Michigan Tech students and alumni can be purchased online by using this ticketmaster link and code:

Link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=redwings&o=570168&g=922
Code: MTUALUMNI

These are the sections and seats that are reserved for Michigan Tech students, alumni & fans:

Lower Level Reserved  $20
Sect. 104-106

Upper Level Reserved  $10
 Sec. 205-206

Lower Level  $15
General Admission

Upper Level
General Admission  $5

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Student News Briefs: November 11, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Friends with Benefits in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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BENEFIT PANCAKE BREAKFAST:   The students of the Pavlis Institute will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit communities in Ghana and India on Sunday, November 13 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at St. Albert the Great Church at 411 MacInnes Drive.  Pavlis students will be traveling to Ghana and India to implement a number of service projects, and all funds raised at the breakfast will be used to support these international project efforts.

Perkins pancakes (among other goodies) will be served, and the cost of the meal is a free will donation.  Artwork and crafts from Ghana, brought back by students last summer, will be available in a silent auction.  Questions about the benefit breakfast can be directed to Clayton Doyle at ccdoyle@mtu.edu.

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HUSKYLEAD:  Learn how to put sleep, exercise, and fun back into your schedule while maintaining your academic excellence with Time Management at the next HuskyLEAD presentation on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  Through information and various exercises, we will focus on balancing academics, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilities.  HuskyLEAD is open to all Michigan Tech students, and registered student organization officers are encouraged to attend.  Questions can be directed to Beth Lunde, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, at blunde@mtu.edu.  Hope to see you there!

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ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  Please join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm in MUB Ballroom B1 for an informational session on the 2012 Alternative Spring Break trips being planned by Student Activities and the Outdoor Adventure Program.  Destinations include Puerto Rico, Georgia, Florida and Utah.  Activities include service, snorkling, backpacking, caving and downhill skiing.  Brief presentations with questions & answers to follow.  Email activities@mtu.edu or call 487-1963 with any questions about ASB.

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PUBLICITY FOR MICHIGAN TECH STUDENTS:  Michigan Tech students will have an opportunity for some publicity!  The University Marketing and Communications Department received a request from  CollegeBound Network seeking examples of how students at colleges and universities are giving thanks during November by making meals for those in need, volunteering and raising money for worthy causes.  If you or your organization have examples to give, please contact Jenn Donovan, Director of Public Relations, at jdonovan@mtu.edu or 906-487-4521 NO LATER THAN Monday, November 14.

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WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER COURSE:  The Outdoor Adventure Program is sponsoring a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) 5-day course at Michigan Tech January 2-6, 2012.  You will receive full certification or re-certification for WFR.  For more information please visit http://www.northerncairn.com, or contact Erik Keisler at 487-1963 or ekeisler@mtu.edu.

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INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR:  The International Club is hosting a Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 12 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  You will have the opportunity to purchase unique gifts from around the world.  Questions about the bazaar can be directed to International Club members Jessica Banda, jebanda@mtu.edu or Zichen Qian, zichenq@mtu.edu.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN DECEMBER 2011: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more special 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/campaign/giving/ways-of-giving/programs/class-tributes/ for program and participation details.  The deadline for tributes is Monday, November 14, 2011.  For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR:  All Undergraduate and Graduate students are invited to participate in Michigan Tech’s International Ambassador Program, a new program through International Programs and Services.  The International Ambassador Program helps international & US students who have similar interests to form friendships while learning about new cultures. Participants in the International Ambassador Program attend one free event each month, so you only need a few hours of free time to participate.  If you’re interested in making a friend from another culture, learning, expanding your resume, and attending fun events,  consider becoming one of Michigan Tech’s first International Ambassadors.  If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please e-mail Jessica Banda: jebanda@mtu.edu.

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ARTWORK BY MARY ANN BECKWITH:  Please join the Rozsa Center at a reception with the distinguished artist and Michigan Tech professor Mary Ann Beckwith as she opens a retrospective of her work titled “Images Now and Then,” in the Rozsa Gallery this Friday, November 11, 2011, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  The artwork will be on display from November 11, 2011 – January 27, 2012.  This exhibit is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.  Sponsored by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.
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DINING SERVICES SURVEY:   Students are invited to participate in a survey to determine opinions, preferences, and use of Dining Services on campus. Your responses will be used to help make recommendations for new dining options. The survey is brief and should only take 2-3 minutes.  Please take a moment to share your opinions with us!
        
Click here to do the survey:    https://www.surveys.mtu.edu/auxservices/49959/lang-en/tk-shtsifibfqv4j5v
    

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Student News Briefs: November 4, 2011

COMEDIAN:  Join us after the hockey game tonight (Friday, November 4) at 10:00 pm in MUB Ballroom for comedian Josh Gondelman!  Josh charms audiences with his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit.  Sponsored by the Student Activities Late Night Programming Committee and paid for by the Student Activities Fee.  No admission fee.

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FUDDY MEERS:  The Tech Theatre Company presents a twisting, turning, hilarious mystery chock full of colorful characters!  “Fuddy Meers ” by American playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, runs November 3-5 & 10-12, 7:30 pm in the McArdle Theater in the Walker Center, adjacent to the Rozsa Center.  Join Claire, a victim of psychogenic amnesia, as she puts together the pieces of the mind-boggling puzzle in which she awakens each morning with no memory of the past.  One morning Claire is abducted by a limping, lisping man who claims that her husband wants to kill her.  The audience views the ensuing mayhem through the kaleidoscope of Claire’s world. The play culminates in a cacophony of revelations, proving that everything is not what it appears to be.   The play’s title “Fuddy Meers” is one character’s attempt to pronounce the phrase “funny mirrors.”  Please note, the play contains adult content.   General Admission $10, Michigan Tech Students Free .

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LEARN ABOUT ISLAM:  Learn the Basics of Islam presented by The Muslim Students Association on Thursday, November 10 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 125.  All are welcome.  For questions, contact Marwa at mhabdalm@mtu.edu.

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FILM BOARD

This week Film Board is showing Harry Potter 7: Parts 1 & 2 in Fisher 135.

Part 1 OR Part 2 $3.00
BOTH Parts $ 5.00
Concessions range from 25 to 75 cents.

Show & Intermission Times:
Friday (4th) 5:30 & 10:30
Saturday (5th) 12:30, 5:30, 10:30
Sunday (6th) 12:30 & 5:30

12:30 pm: First Half
2:50 pm: Intermission
3:00 pm: Second Half

5:30 pm: First Half
7:50 pm: Intermission
8:00 pm: Second Half

10:30 pm: First Half
12:50 am: Intermission
1:00 am: Second Half

If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman at clindema@mtu.edu.

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MESSAGE FROM LES COOK:  On Thursday November 10, 2011, Michigan Tech will conduct an emergency response drill at the Student Development Complex. This drill is designed to help the University and emergency response agencies from the local community refine our skills and ensure we have procedures in place for responding to complex disasters.  One key component of this exercise is identifying and treating critically injured victims. Michigan Tech will collaborate with local ambulance services and hospitals to triage patients and ensure they receive timely, effective emergent care.  For this component to work, we need 100+ student volunteers from approximately 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm to serve as victims for the mock incident.  I know all of you are very busy but we would appreciate any help you or your organization can provide during this exercise.  The regular class schedule will be in effect during the exercise and unfortunately class release time is not available.  If you can participate or have organization members who are available to help please ask them to contact Rachel Wussow (rlwussow@mtu.edu) to volunteer.  If you are only available for a portion of the afternoon, please contact Rachel and let her know exactly what time you are available.  Thank you in advance for your support and participating in this training activity.  With appreciation,   Les.

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HUSKYLEAD:  Learn how to better utilize your student organization advisors at the next HuskyLEAD session to be held on Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  You will learn what your advisors’ role is and what they can and cannot do for your organization.  If you have any questions about HuskyLEAD, please contact Beth Lunde,  Assistant Vice President for Student Life, at blunde@mtu.edu.  HuskyLEAD is free and open to all Michigan Tech students.  Registered student organization leaders are especially encouraged to attend.

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BOOK AND BAKE SALE:  Come support the Phi Sigma Biology Honor Society by swinging by their book/bake sale on Wednesday, November 9 in the MUB Commons.  The sale will be held from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm and buyers can choose from a wide variety of yummy baked goods as wells as used textbooks and other literature. Hope to see you there! Contact Sam Kerlin at sekerlin@mtu.edu with any questions.

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INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR:  The International Club kicks off International Education Week with the 2nd Annual International Bazaar on Saturday, November 12 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  The International Bazaar is a cultural gathering set up to give the local community a chance to experience the multiculturalism of the Keweenaw in a relaxed setting.  Browse through the variety of exotic trinkets and pastries provided by local students and businesses to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones before the holiday rush.  You are invited to sell items representing your culture such as crafts, clothes, posters, and music CDs.  Contact Allison Gleiss at aagleiss@mtu.edu if you have questions or if you’re interested in participating.  This is a great fundraising opportunity for you or your organization.  Mark your calendar if you want to shop for international goods locally!

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN DECEMBER 2011: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more special 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/campaign/giving/ways-of-giving/programs/class-tributes/ for program and participation details.  The deadline for tributes is Monday, November 14, 2011. For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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HAPPY FEET:  Next Friday,  November 11 and Saturday, November 12, the Rozsa Center will host a living legend, Savion Glover, the man behind the dancing feet of “Happy Feet,”  Tony-award winning for his work with Spike Lee on “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk,”  referred to by Gregory Hines, himself a tap dance legend, as “the best tap dancer to have ever lived!”  While tap dance may not be something Houghton audiences have followed lately, this is an unbelievably rare opportunity for all of us to see the absolute Best of the Best to have ever practiced the art form of tap!

To purchase tickets, call 487-2073,  go online at tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC. 

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ICE LEADERSHIP SOCIETY:  Come join the ICE (Innovate, Create, Engage) Leadership Society’s membership meeting this Thursday, November 10 for some challenging and fun activities while learning the ins and outs of developing your leadership skills.  This new student organization meets in EERC 214 at 7:00 pm every other Thursday and would love to see you there.  Contact tcmyers@mtu.edu with any questions or check us out on Facebook.
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DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Copper Country Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for donations and volunteers. Volunteering is an opportunity for Student and Greek Organizations to fill in community service hours and is a great resume builder.  The ReStore accepts appliances, furniture, tools, and other household goods for donations.  Visit their website at http://www.coppercountryh4h.org/Restore.htm.  They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.  Please contact Tristram Hokenson at tmhokens@mtu.edu  if you have any questions.

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