Archives—February 2012

Student News Briefs: February 24, 2012

 

 

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COMEDIAN TRACEY ASHLEY:  Come to the MUB Ballroom after the hockey game for Comedian Tracey Ashley 10pm sponsored by Late Night Programming from Student Activities & the Memorial Union Building (MUB) Board.  Event is at no cost.

From her southern upbringing to her life abroad to now living in the Midwest, Tracey has a lot to cover. Sprinkle in her opinion on society and her take on politics and you have one female comic with a lot to make you think about all while laughing! In addition to being a comedy club favorite and earning the prestigious  nomination by Campus Activities Magazine as Best Female Performer in 2008, Tracey has honored invites to perform at The Las Vegas Comedy Festival, HBO’s “The Lucky 21” Contest , and in 2007, was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. As well as a part of TV LAND Prime Movie/s.

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Muppets in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00pm.  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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HUSKYLEAD TUESDAY:  As a leader in today’s society, you want to make sure your points and ideas come across clearly and that you are not misunderstood.  Our next HuskyLEAD presentation is on Ethical and Effective Communication.  Learn how to effectively communicate through non-verbal, professional, and online/electronic methods of communication.  Attendees will also focus on ethical conversations, language, and accountability to further their success as a leader.  This presentation will be held in the MUB Ballroom A1 on February 28.******

EWB GENERAL MEETING & TRIVIA:  Engineers Without Borders will be holding their general meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm in Dillman 320.  Kelli Whelan will be talking about her recent trip to Guatemala, where she attended a conference on clean stoves. She will also talk about EWB’s project in Guatemala.  As always, there will be snacks and drinks, but please bring your own cup to reduce waste.   Join EWB afterward at around 8:30 pm at the KBC for an exciting night of team trivia.  Bring your friends or come alone!  There is always someone who needs another sharp head on their team.  $1 per person.  All proceeds will go towards the work EWB do in communities in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Honduras.  If you have questions, contact Merete at  jmsorum@mtu.edu.

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SUMMER JOBS AT FORTUNE LAKE LUTHERAN CAMP:  Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp near Crystal Falls, MI, is recruiting for summer staff.  Representatives will be in the MUB Food Court Commons on Feb. 27  from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.  If you have questions, contact Bucky Beach at bsbeach@mtu.edu.

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SEEKING INPUT 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 50,000 students’ rating of instruction forms, ten finalists have been identified for the 2012 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty, and alumni to aid in its deliberation process.

The finalists for the two awards include:

Associate Professor / Professor Category

– Andrew Burton (Associate Professor) — Forest Resources and
Environmental Science

– Will Cantrell (Associate Professor) — Physics

– Mary Durfee (Associate Professor) — Social Sciences

– John Jaszczak (Professor) — Physics

– Christopher Plummer (Associate Professor) — Visual and Performing Arts

Assistant Professor / Lecturer / Professor of Practice Category

– Timothy Eisele (Assistant Professor) — Chemical Engineering

– Philip Kendall (Lecturer) — Mathematical Sciences

– Elizabeth Reed (Senior Lecturer) –Mathematical Sciences

– Thomas Werner (Assistant Professor) — Biological Sciences

– 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 30, 2012.

The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their classes.  The Distinguished Teaching Award Decision Committee makes the final determination of the award recipients.  The recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award will be formally announced in the fall.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy S. Seelyat  nsseely@mtu.edu.

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REMINDER FOR 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 2,
2012, at 5:00 p.m. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/interests/awards/.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Friday, March 16, 2012 at Noon.

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Student News Briefs: February 17, 2012

 

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Real Steel in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm. 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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WINTER BAJA 2012:  Michigan Tech’s Blizzard Baja SAE enterprise will be hosting this year’s annual Winter Baja competition on Saturday, February 18, at Lake Linden Park (15 minutes north of Hancock on M-28).  The only competition of its kind in America, Winter Baja draws teams from as far as Virginia and South Dakota to race their Baja SAE vehicles on a motocross-style track made completely out of snow and ice.  The event is FREE for spectators; concessions from local UP business will be available for purchase.  Races start at 10:00 am and continue all day!  For more details or questions, contact Grant Cox, Event Coordinator, at gjcox@mtu.edu.  See you there!

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HUNGER WEEK:  Student Activities is hosting Hunger Week events from February 20 – March 2.  Registered Student Organizations are asked to collect one food category listed below.  At this time, the local food banks are in need of the following items:
Cereal
Boxed Dinners (hamburger helper etc.)
Canned or Packaged Fruit
Drinks (juices, teas, kool-aid etc.)
Desserts (brownie mixes, etc.)
Snacks (fruit packs, granola bars, crackers, pop tarts etc.)
Hygiene Items (shampoo, soap, etc.)

Bring your donations to Student Activities in MUB 112, and they will be distribute the items to the local food banks.  If organizations would like to compete with other groups, Student Activities would be happy to sponsor an award.  Please email communityservice@mtu.edu with your collection item of choice and your organization’s contact information.  Call Student Activities at 487-1963 with any other questions.

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CARNIVAL AND MARDI GRAS EVENT:  NOSOTROS invites you to a dance celebrating Carnival and Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 18 beginning at 8:00 pm with free Salsa lessons.  Open floor dance will be from 9:00 pm until midnight.  The event will be held in MUB Ballroom A.   The event is a colorful and unique celebration and the apparel is half the fun!  Colorful costumes are worn, so dig out your hat, tiara, crown, boa, mask, costume or beads and be festive! Come and dance salsa, merengue, bachata and much more! No partner needed; family friendly; all levels; free entrance! King cakes and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Please bring dancing or comfortable clean shoes.  This event is organized by NOSOTROS, Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the USG.  For information contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu

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AFRICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION EVENTS:  In celebration of Black History Month, the African Student Organization at Michigan Tech invites you to the following events this month:

Waiting for Superman
Wednesday February 22, 6:00-8:30pm, M&M U115
Film and Discussion – A documentary that reviews the public education system as it follows student through lottery selection for acceptance to charter schools.

Addressing “Sense of Belonging” for Minorities in STEM
Thursday February 23, 12 :00-1:00pm, Fisher 230
Lunch and Learn – A presentation by Tech Alum Kari L. Jordan. This lecture will address   the STEM Community and narratives from minority students who have successfully become “members”and those who have not. 
Please RSVP to Lori Weir ( llweir@mtu.edu ) by   February 21 .

African Night!  
Saturday  February 25 ,   7:30-10:00pm,   Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
Ndangariro   (We Remember) — This performance   will reflect on some of the most significant periods throughout African history and celebrates African Culture by taking a look at what effect music, dance and fashion have had on the continent.  Contact the Rozsa Center for  pricing and  tickets  487-3200 .  $7 for students.  $10 for general public.  Free to children 5 and under.

For questions about these events, contact Tayloria at  tnadams@mtu.edu . 

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KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs its third concert of the 2011-2012 season this Saturday, February 18, 7:30 PM, at Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The KSO is proud to present the world premiere of a new work by local composer and former KSO conductor Milton Olsson, as well as the ever-popular William Tell Overture. General Admission is $15, Michigan Tech Students Free.  To purchase tickets, call (906)487-2073, go online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC).

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CELTIC NIGHTS:  The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents “Direct From Ireland – Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope,” featuring the finest singers and dancers Ireland has to offer! For two nights Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 PM! For more details,

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents “Direct From Ireland – Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope,” featuring the finest singers and dancers Ireland has to offer! For two nights Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 PM!  Don’t miss this spectacular celebration of Irish song and dance. Tickets for Adults, $28, Seniors $24, and Students $20.

To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), 600 MacInnes Drive, in Houghton.  SDC box office hours are 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday, and 12:00 noon – 8:00 PM Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office will only open two hours prior to show times.  

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GLOBAL CITY ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION:  You’re invited to submit your high resolution photos (300 dpi) to the annual Global City photo competition for a chance to win prizes and have your photos displayed in galleries throughout town and at International Night 2012.  Please submit up to 4 photos, one for each of the categories below, by sending them to globalcitymtu@gmail.com.

PHOTO CATEGORIES:
(open to interpretation)

1. People
2. Sustainability
3. Planet/ Landscapes
4. Michigan Tech “Glocal”; Photos that represent your experience at Michigan Tech.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS:

    • The photos must be taken by you.
    • They must be 3000 pixels at 300 dpi (they will be printed as 20 by 30 inch prints)
    • The must be sent to globalcitymtu@gmail.com by Friday @ Midnight .

Please submit your photos!

View past GlobalCity Photo Contest Winners @
http://brockit.smugmug.com/clients/global-city

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NOW HIRING MULTILITERACIES CENTER COACHES FOR FALL 2012: If you enjoy working with others, listen well, have strong communications skills, have a sense of humor, display sensitivity toward others, and have an openness to diversity, you are qualified to become a Multiliteracies Coach. Applications are being accepted now for Fall 2012 coaches. Visit the Multiliteracies Center in Walker Arts and Humanities Room 107, or go to www.hu.mtu.edu/mtmc. All majors are welcomed to apply; applicants need not be a Humanities major, an experienced writer, nor a tutor. Interviews begin in March. For questions, contact Nancy Grimm at ngrimm@mtu.edu, or call 487-3265.

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MTU PRESCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY:  If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the MTU Preschool would like to invite your organization to participate in our upcoming Cabin Fever Carnival fund raising event as event volunteers. The MTU Preschool is a non profit organization and the Carnival is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This carnival involves many games and activities for young children, including prizes, a snack bar, bake sale, and gift basket/memorabilia auction. This years’ Carnival is Saturday, March 3rd, 10:00am – 1:00pm in the Rozsa Center lobby. This is the first weekend of spring break this year, but if you are in town, please consider coming out to help us. Please see a summary of details below.

We need volunteers mainly to sell game tickets, run the games, give out prizes, help children and parents find things, help with set-up and tear down , snack bar help, etc.

If your organization can participate, please contact Tim Givens, Volunteer Coordinator at your earliest convenience with a list of names and/or a number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts. Tim can be reached at 483-0522  or by emailing GivensTim@Hotmail.com.
Volunteer Shifts

Shift 1

9:45am – 11:45am

Shift 2

11:45am – 1:45pm

Shift 3 ( Clean Up/Tear-Down )

1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Student News Briefs: February 10, 2012

 

 

FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Immortals in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. ***FREE movie at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 14th: The Victim*** If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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SUPPORT THE NORDIC SKI TEAM:  This Saturday and Sunday the 11th and 12th the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Team is hosting the CCSA Conference Championships at the Tech Trails and would love to have people come support them!  This race is extremely important as it helps determine who makes it to NCAAs! 

Saturday:

12:30 Men’s 20 K Classic Technique mass start

3:00 Women’s 15 k Classic Technique mass start

Sunday:

10:30 Women’s 3 x 5 k Skate Technique relay

12:30 Men’s 3 x 5 K Skate Technique relay

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On Monday , February 13 from 7:00-8:30PM in MUB Ballroom A, guest speaker Lori Hanson will give a presentation called “The Stress Survival Kit™ for College Students.” Hanson will discuss the relationship between stress and academic success and will outline strategies to reduce stress and practice better time management. To view the event flier, visit http://diversitycenter.mtu.edu/StressSurvival.pdf .

On Tuesday , February 14 from 7:00-8:30PM in MUB Ballroom B, guest speaker Rus Funk will give a presentation called ” Creating a Culture of Respect: Engaging Men in Efforts to End Dating and Sexual Violence.” Funk will discuss the need to involve men in efforts to combat gender violence and ways that staff, faculty, and community members can begin these conversations. Funk’s campus visit is sponsored by a Verizon Foundation grant awarded to the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter. To view the event flier, visit http://diversitycenter.mtu.edu/CreatingRespect.pdf .

Questions about these events can be directed to Renee Wells, Assistant Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-1820.

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WOMEN’S CLUB HOCKEY TEAM:  The Women’s Hockey Club at Michigan Tech is looking to expand by teaching/building hockey skills and interest among female students.  Now that games are just about through, their focus will be on scrimmaging and skill building for the remainder of the season.  All levels and age groups are welcome.  Come check us out at no cost to you on Thursday nights at the SDC from 8:00-9:20, or contact the club’s president, Ellyn Hurst, at eahurst@mtu.edu

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REAC HOSTS EVENTS:  The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will host speaker Chad Hewitt ’99, Chief Engineer at Remprex Engineering Services, on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in DOW 610.  The subject of Hewitt’s presentation will be “Rail Intermodal Yard Terminal Development – From Design to Operation.”  The event is free and pizza and pop will be served. 

Then on February 21, the REAC will sponsor the 7th Annual Railroad Night at the Shelden Grill from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.  The cost is $3.00 and covers admission and a meal.  Tickets are on sale at the DOW, Dillman, ME-EM, and Fisher buildings.  Questions about these events can be directed to Michael Larson at mhlarson@mtu.edu.

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PREGNANT & PARENTING STUDENTS NETWORK:  The Pregnant & Parenting Students Network will be meeting Tuesday, February 14 at 6:00 pm in the Daniell Heights Community Room.  The group is a new campus resource for students with families who are looking to connect with each other, learn more about community resources, and have an opportunity to share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.  The group will meet on the second Tuesday of every month.  Meetings are free and open to students and their families.  Activities will be provided for children.  Questions can be directed to Counseling & Wellness Services at 487-2538.

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HUSKYLEAD TUESDAY:  Are you having a hard time motivating your members to be actively involved?  This is actually a common occurrence in many organizations.  Join us on Tuesday, February 14 in MUB Ballroom A1 for this week’s HuskyLEAD entitled Motivating Your Members.  Learn various techniques on how to increase motivation within your membership by utilizing the purpose of organization, pride, and member recognition.  Questions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Student Activities at 487-1963.

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RELAY FOR LIFE:  The Relay for Life at Michigan Tech is kicking off the new year on Monday, February 13 at 8:00 pm in the Wads Annex!  Stop by for more information, any questions you may have or to register a team!  There will be free pizza and pop!   If you have any questions contact Amanda Carlson at alcarlso@mtu.edu.

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PRESENTATION BY HAJJ FLEMINGS:  There will be a presentation by Michigan Tech alum and entrepreneur, Hajj Flemings on Thursday, February 16 from 6:00-7:30 pm in Fisher 138 on Access and Opportunities for Blacks in the Silicon Valley.  He will give his perspective on black students’ access to education and entrepreneurship , and share his experience on CNN’s Black in America: The New Promised Land Silicon Valley.  Questions about this presentation can be directed to Renee at roats@mtu.edu.

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MATH LEARNING CENTER IS HIRING:  The Math Learning Center is hiring and applications are available online at http://www.mathlab.mtu.edu/mlc/index.php/Main_Page#Hiring or feel free to stop by and pick one up in FIsher 128 during our walk-in hours.  Ask a coach for more details or join us for our info session to answer any questions about working at the MLC.  We expect prospective coaches to have completed Calc III by Fall 2012 and to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.  Please note we cannot hire graduate students.  For questions, contact Kaylee Walsh,  MLC Communications Executive, at kmwalsh@mtu.edu.

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BRA SHOW WORKSHOP

February 21 &  29
Fisher 130 & 133
Time: 7-9Pm
All supplies will be provided!!!

The Society of Intellectual Sisters is looking for designers and male models for the 8 th Annual Bra Show, held on Friday, March 16, 2012. The Bra Show was designed to bring breast cancer awareness to the community at large. Modeling the bras helps display the work of the designers and it also helps raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The job of the male model is to model and pose a wonderfully hand crafted bra with this year’s theme of “Comics.”   There will be a Bra Designing workshop held on February 21 & 29 in Fisher 130/133 from 7-9pm.

Since 2004, SIS has hosted the Bra Show and it has grown tremendously since its inception. We all know that breast cancer does exist, but what we don’t always realize is how it affects our community as a whole. Most people also don’t know that in the United States breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, no matter the race nor ethnicity.  It is our goal to continue to increase awareness and to support those who are or have suffered from breast cancer.

The Society of Intellectual Sisters (SIS) is an organization that was founded on the merits of sisterhood, scholarship, diversity, service and unification. One of our largest service projects is our Bra Show. If you are interested in becoming a model or designing a Bra for the Bra Show please attend the workshop on Feb 21 st or 29 th to sign up. If you can’t make either of those times feel free to e-mail Ashli Fueri at alfueri@mtu.edu to request an application.

Thank you for your dynamic support!  Hope to see you at the Bra Show!

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Student News Briefs: February 3, 2012

 

FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Lion King (3D) in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00pm. Please bring your Michigan Tech student ID checkout 3D glasses. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next week is The Immortals. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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ASB TRIPS STILL AVAILABLE:  Outdoor Adventure Programs Alternative Spring Break Trips  still has spots available!  Sign-up Today!  Deposit due by February 17.   Utah Skiing, Florida Paddling, Georiga Backpacking!  All Trips $450.   Sign-up in the OAP house at 207 East Street now!

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BUILD A WINTER CAMPING SHELTER:  Chili Feed and Igloo/Quinzee Clinic on Feb 5, Superbowl Sunday!  Come over to the Outdoor Adventure Program house for a cup of chili and learn how to build a shelter for winter camping.  We will be playing in the snow so bring warm clothes and a shovel if you have one.  Event takes place 12-3 pm, in plenty of time to warm up and go watch the game or the commericals afterwards!

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WINTER CARNIVAL EVENTS:

Saturday, February 4
QUEENS – Winter Carnival Queens on the Rozsa Stage. Performance: 7:00 PM.  Box office will open at 5:00 PM.

Thursday, February 9
STAGE REVIEW – Winter Carnival Stage Review on the Rozsa Stage.  Performance: 7:00 PM. Box office will open at 5:00 PM.

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WINTER CARNIVAL FLASH MOB:  1st Winter Carnival Flash Mob!  You are invited to make history by participating in the first International Winter Carnival Flash Mob!  The dance will take place during the “All Nighter” ( Wednesday February 8, 2012 ) at approximately 9:00pm on the DHH lawn, by the giant snow speakers.  The purpose of the Flash Mob is to have fun while celebrating the cultural diversity of Michigan Tech students. There will be a 1-hour dance rehearsal at 5:00pm on Wednesday Feb 8 in the DHH Ballroom. Please participate. 🙂  To sign-up, e-mail a “yes” to Jess Banda jebanda@mtu.edu.    Preview the dance here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Duv6e7fsCw

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FUNDRAISER AT THE UPHILL:  Mu Beta Psi, National Honorary Musical Fraternity is hosting a scholarship fundraiser concert on February 10th at the Uphill 41 in Hancock. From 8pm to 1am guest musicians will be performing music to help raise money for the annual scholarship. Artists include Lindsey Whitfield, The Backroom Boys (previously the Uptown Swingsters) and Gary Tunstall. All ages are welcome, $5 donation at the door.   For more information please contact Victoria at vmdemers@mtu.edu.

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SPORTS THIS WEEKEND:

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
Men’s Tennis at UW-Green Bay, 6 p.m.
Hockey at Minnesota State, 8:37 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
Men’s Tennis at St. Norbert, 9 a.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Carthage, 1 p.m. (DePere, Wis.)
Women’s Basketball hosts Wayne State, 1 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men’s Basketball hosts Wayne State, 3 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)*
Hockey at Minnesota State, 8:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

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HUSKYLEAD TUESDAY:  Are you having a hard time motivating your members to be actively involved?  This is actually a common occurrence in many organizations.  HuskyLEAD is presenting on Motivating Your Members.  Learn various techniques on how to increase motivation within your membership by utilizing the purpose of organization, pride, and member recognition.  Due to Winter Carnival, this session will be held on Tuesday, February 14, in the MUB Ballroom A1.

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CALL FOR LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS:  Are you in awe about a student and all that they seem to accomplish? Do you serve as a mentor to a student that goes above and beyond to make a difference in their community? Is there a student that works with you that you just couldn’t do without? We need to hear from you. Now is the time to recognize these students for their Commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, 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 13, 2012.

The nomination process is simple and actually, quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . Once you find the award, simply click on the
award header/description and submit the nomination.  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 2, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Noon on Friday, March 16, 2012.  Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $50 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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REPRESENT YOUR COUNTRY AT INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2012:

All International Students (and Domestic Students with International Interest or Experience) are invited to perform at International Night 2012, an intercultural dinner theatre event that will take place on Sunday April 1, 2012 in the MUB Ballroom.

International Club is seeking a wide variety of performances including singing, dancing, music making, story telling, language lessons, international fashion shows, and cultural demonstrations. The event is intended to entertain and celebrate the cultures of Michigan Tech students.

Performances can vary from 2 to 10 minutes and can be group or individual in nature. If you’re interested in participating, or finding out more, please e-mail Jessica Banda at jebanda@mtu.edu.

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FEBRUARY AT THE ROZSA

Saturday, Feb. 11th.
ARTIST DOMINIC FREDIANELLI RECEPTION, sponsored in part by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.  Rozsa Gallery reception for the artist Dominic Fredianelli and his exhibit “Spare the Introduction.” Free and open to the public, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Fredianelli, featured in the recent documentary “Where Soldiers Come From,” opens “Spare the Introduction,” an exhibit of his grafitti paintings, collage, and a video of his work on the 2010 Jutila Center Mural.  Dominic will also begin an entirely new piece, in the Rozsa Gallery.  Visitors are invited to come to the gallery to watch Dominic work!  Gallery hours are M-F, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Saturday, Feb. 11th.

BO BURNHAM – Sponsored by the Student Entertainment Board.  Winter Canival Comedian Bo Burnham, on the Rozsa Stage. Performance: 9:00 PM. Box office will open at 7:00 PM. Three years ago, Bo Burnham was just another high-schooler recording YouTube videos for fun. Today , Burnham has burst on the comedy scene with a full-length LP, a Comedy Central special and a deal to write a film for Judd Apatow. Entertainment Weekly recently named Burnham one of the “12 Rising Stars of Comedy.” In March , Burnham released his first full length LP “Bo Burnham” which topped Billboard’s New Artist chart and was #2 on the Billboard’s Comedy chart in its first week. Four days after his eighteenth birthday, Burnham became the youngest person to record a “Comedy Central Presents” special. This young star is the hottest thing in comedy and your Student Entertainment Board is bringing him to you for Winter Carnival. PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT CONTENT

Feb. 16-18 & Feb. 23-25th –   In the McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts and Humanities Building.

JOHN CARIANI’S “ALMOST, MAINE,” PRESENTED BY THE TECH THEATRE COMPANY – Sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Performances start at 7:30 PM. Rozsa Box Office open at 5:00 PM, McArdle ticketing open at 6:00 PM.  With the solar wind electrifying the night sky, the residents of Almost, Maine experience mysterious life changing events, falling in and out of love and in again in this poignant and funny exploration of personal epiphany on a deep and snowy midwinter’s night.

Saturday, Feb. 18th

KSO Presents “A New Work by Milton Olsson.” On the Rozsa stage , 7:30 PM. Rozsa Box Office open at 5:30 PM . Sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  After kicking off 2012 with Rossini’s equine William Tell Overture, the KSO proudly presents the world premiere of legendary KSO music director, Milt Olsson’s, new composition for orchestra.

 
Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22

DIRECT FROM IRELAND – CELTIC NIGHTS – JOURNEY OF HOPE AND PROMISE. On the Rozsa stage , 7:30 PM. Rozsa Box Office open at 5:30 PM . Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope , sponsored in part by the James and Margaret Black Endowment and Minnesota Public Radio. From the creators of Gaelforce Dance, the “unmissable two hour spectacular (that) has brought audiences to their feet all around the world” (The Guardian, England) comes a brand new show in celebration of song. Celtic Nights expertly weaves together the lilting melodies and plaintive lyrics of the rich Celtic heritage to tell the story of a people. In this stirring tale of the Celtic experience, the audience is invited to travel along on a journey of hope, transported in time through traditional ballads, vivid choreography and the story of a people struggling to find their place in a changing world. This unique new show features both the finest male and the finest female voices of the Celtic world, showcased against a thundering backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship. Six of Ireland’s most prominent vocal talents are complimented by six of its most accomplished step dancers, creating an exhilarating picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and doggedly carved out a home in the New World. In Celtic Nights, their story is told, through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet. Purchase your tickets on or before Feb. 14th, and receive a special Valentine’s treat from the Rozsa Concession stand the night of the performance!

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