Archives—March 2012

Student News Briefs: March 30, 2012

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TECH EXPRESS MOVING:  Tech Express Services Moving:  All card services are moving from the Bookstore to the Library and IT Service Center as of April 2, 2012.  This will include Michigan Tech ID Cards and all related services such as Meal Plans, Express Cash, Big Dog Bucks, Top Dog Meals, Dining Dollars and Guest Meal sales along with Quad Core Fitness Club memberships.  www.techexpress.mtu.edu can still be used to view your balances and transactions as well as add money or meals to your card.  There will no longer be an option to withdraw cash from your Express Cash account.

Services that will be staying in the Bookstore include:

· Mailbox and Locker Rental

· Postage Stamps

· Kodak Photo Printing

· Laminating

· UPS Shipping

· Textbook Buyback

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Contraband in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st at 6:0, 8:30, and 11:00pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next week we are showing: Mission Impossible 4. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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THEMES FOR WINTER CARNIVAL 2013:  Theme submissions are now being accepted for the 2013 Winter Carnival!!!  Please send your ideas to bluekey@mtu.edu by April 4.  The official theme will be announced on Friday, April 13 at Spring Fling.

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RELAY FOR LIFE STARTS TONIGHT:  Help fight back against cancer and join Michigan Tech at their annual Relay for Life event!  The Relay For Life Registered Student Organization at Michigan Tech will we holding their relay event from Friday March 30th 6:00 PM to Saturday, March 31st 6:00 AM. The event will be held in the SDC wood gym.  The event list includes rock climbing, basketball, dodgeball, and many other exciting activities!  Their will be luminaria and ceremonies for survivors and caregivers.  There will be food, fun, and lots of activities, so please join us and help fight back against Cancer!  Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.  For more information, please contact Amanda Carlson at 920-321-8773 or alcarlso@mtu.edu; or Carl at 906-250-4129 carl.fulsher@cancer.org.

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THE BIG QUESTION:  The Big Question Series continues this Friday, March 30, 2012 at noon in the Memorial Union Building Commons.  Prompting discussion is the article called “What If There’s No Hell?” from the April 25, 2011 issue of Time Magazine.  Some of the Big Questions to be covered:  Is Hell Dead?  Heaven or Hell: Should I Care?  What If There Is No Hell?

The issue may or may not hold much weight for Lutherans, but it sure has in downstate Michigan at Mars Hill, the huge Reformed Church were Rob Bell was the pastor.  It also helped make headlines with the Southern Baptist Convention who recently passed a resolution, in reference to the kafuffle caused in part by Bell, affirming the reality of hell as a place of eternal physical torment.   It wasn’t enough to affirm hell as separation from God or eternal death; their resolution says we need to be reminded that it’s a place where unrepentant sinners will experience torment forever for choosing wrongly, or for not choosing at all.  

The BIG QUESTION Series is sponsored by the student organization, Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA) at Michigan Tech, and in partnership with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  To find the discussion group in the MUB Commons, look for the shepherd’s staff. The discussion group is a noon-time series of informal, on-campus discussions for students, staff and faculty that focus on many questions in which religion and contemporary issues intersect.  Questions and topics include “Cosmic Silence: God does not seem to answer prayer”; “Church:  Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Higher Education is being blamed for young people leaving Christianity”;  “Where did evil come from (or is it just Friday the 13th)?”; “Heaven / Hell: Should I care?  Is Hell dead? What if there is no Hell?”; “Predestination or is the Holy Spirit really accomplishing anything?”;  “Just what is a purpose-driven life?”

For more information on the Big Questions Series, contact Bucky Beach via email: bsbeach@mtu.edu.


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CAMPUS HOPE SPEAKER SERIES:  The Campus HOPE Student Organization will be sponsoring a Christian speaker, Pastor Daniel McGrath, to come and speakabout the truths in the Bible. This series is entitled “Can The Bible Really Be Trusted?”  Please join us every night from Monday, March 26th to Friday, March 30th at 7:00pm in Fisher 138.  The public is invited and Bibles will be provided free of charge!  For any questions, please contact us at chopeleaders-l@mtu.edu.

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NANCOON 23 1/2:  Nanocon 23½ is taking over the first floor of Fisher Hall, this Saturday, March 31.  Events include anime screenings such as the animated feature, Redline; Smash Bros. tournament; Science; Dance Dance Revolution; a one-shot Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 campaign and other table-top games; toast, and more!  Nanocon 23½ is sponsored by HARO, PFRC, The DDR Club, and GA!  For more information, contact Dylan Steinmetz at dtsteinm@mtu.edu.

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INTERNATIONAL NIGHT:  Join us on Sunday, April 1, from 6pm-7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom for International Night sponored by the International Club at Michigan Tech.  Savor an endless buffet of international dishes including dumplings, chicken, rice, curry, hash, salad, desserts, and more while enjoying 8 international performances including singing, dancing, comedy sketches, and community drumming.  Tickets are $10 for students and are available at the SDC ticket office and on the Rozsa Center website under “University Events.”   Limited tickets may be available at the door.

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PRIDE WEEK:  Keweenaw Pride, a registered student organization at Michigan Tech, is sponsoring the following events during Pride Week, which is April 1-6.  The events are held in order to raise awareness of the issues of homophobia, acceptance, and tolerance on our campus and in the community.

 Sunday (4/1): Film Screening – The Curiosity of Chance
                Where: M&M U115
                When: 7PM
                Pop and popcorn will be provided.
                
Monday (4/2): Guess The Straight Person
                Where: MUB Ballroom A1
                When: 7PM
                Finger foods will be provided.

Tuesday (4/3): Taboo Talk
                Where: DHH Ballroom
                When: 7PM

Wednesday (4/4): Film Screening – She’s a Boy I Knew
                Where: Fisher 135
                When: 8PM
                Pop and popcorn will be provided. (This event will be hosted by oSTEM)

Thursday (4/5): Lecture by Reverend Dr. Jamie Washington
                Where: DHH Ballroom
                When: 6PM
 
Friday (4.6.2012): Dr. Keith Berry’s presentation “Uncovering the Gay Interculturalist”
                Where: Walker HDMZ 120
                When: 10AM
 
Friday (4.6.2012): Lunch with the Queens
                Where: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
                When: 2PM
Friday (4.6.2012): Drag Show!
                Where: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
                When 8PM (Doors open at 7:30PM)
 
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STOCKER RUN 2012:   Learn some tips to off-roading after Spring Fling at Stocker Run 2012!  The Four Wheelers of Michigan Tech will be holding a stock vehicle friendly day of off-roading on Saturday, April 14.  All you need is front and rear tow points for your vehicle.  Don’t have a vehicle? There are plenty of seats to just ride along.  We will be meeting in lot 14 at 10:00 am to go over proper recovery techniques and some tips to off-roading.  After the short info session, we will caravan out to the trails just outside of Houghton for the day.  If you have any questions, email jhahlbor@mtu.edu, or stop by the MUB circle during Spring Fling (it will be hard to miss all of the Jeeps and Trucks).

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS NEEDED:  Michigan Tech Youth Programs is looking for Student Organizations, Enterprise Teams, and Club Sports Teams to participate in two Campus Life fairs on Friday June 29 and Friday July 13 (Summer Track B).  Organizations need 1-3 representatives and some sort of table display to participate.  Each fair is for 150 high school students who have received a full scholarships to attend summer programs at Michigan Tech.  This is a great opportunity to represent the University to excellent prospective students while recruiting for your organization.  If you think your organization may be interested, please send a “yes” to Jess Banda at jebanda@mtu.edu.   More information will follow for those who respond with a yes!

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SUPERIOR WINDS SYMPHONY AND CAMPUS CONCERT BAND:  This Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 PM, the Rozsa Center and the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts present “Superior Winds:  Spring Revels,” an evening featuring the music of John Williams, from the original Star Wars Trilogy, and a new arrangement of a work by renowned contemporary composer Eric Whitacre. Both the Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Concert Band will perform, conducted by Nicolas Enz, Michigan Technological University’s Director of Bands.  General Admission $10, Students $5,  Michigan Tech Students Free.  To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online to rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC).

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Student News Briefs: March 23, 2012

 

FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Sherlock Holmes 2 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week we are showing: Contraband.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

 

CAMPUS HOPE SPEAKER SERIES: The Campus HOPE Student Organization will be sponsoring a Christian speaker, Pastor Daniel McGrath, to come and speak about the truths in the Bible.  This series is entitled “Can The Bible Really Be Trusted?” Please join us every night from Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30 at 7:00 pm in Fisher 138.  The public is invited and Bibles will be provided free of charge! For any questions, please contact us at chopeleaders-l@mtu.edu.

 

 

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DECA SHOWS “HOP”:  To kick-start your Easter weekend, DECA student organization will be showing “Hop” on Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 pm in Rehki 214.  This is a FREE event open to everyone on campus.  There will be popcorn, soda, and Easter candy!  If you have any questions regarding DECA or the event please contact Sarah Ochs at siochs@mtu.edu.

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VOCATIONAL JOB FAIR:  The Rotaract Club at Michigan Tech, an international service student organization, is hosting a Vocational Job Fair on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm in Fisher 126.  Leaders of the Houghton Rotary International will be presenting about their careers and offering professional advice to interested students.   Information about joining Rotaract will be available and free refreshments and snacks will be served.   If you think you might like to attend please send a confirmation email to Jess Banda, jebanda@mtu.edu.   To learn more about Rotaract visit: http://www.rotaract.org/ .

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FUNDRAISER AT JOEY’S SEAFOOD AND GRILL:  Alpha Phi Omega student organization Relay for Life team will be hosting a fundraiser at Joey’s Seafood and Grill on Wednesday March 28.   Relay For Life raises money for cancer research.  Simply go into Joey’s on Wednesday and tell your server that you are there for the fundraiser, order your food and when you pay, 20% of your bill will be donated to APO’s relay team from the owner of Joey’s.  Visit APO’s Relay for Life link at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/apo-el.  For questions, contact Travis Wakeham at twakeham@mtu.edu.

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ROCK CLIMBING SORORITY EVENT:  The women of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority have rented out the rock climbing wall at the SDC and would love to see you there!  If you are interested or have any questions about how a sorority could work for you, come and join us Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm.  Rides will be provided to and from the residence hall lobbies at 6:45pm.  For anymore information, contact our recruitment leader Leona Parent at lmparent@mtu.edu or call 586-383-3823.  Hope to see you there!

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LODE SURVEY:  It would be greatly appreciated if you would fill out this short survey (only 4 questions) regarding Lode readership.  This survey will help us to better tailor our paper to what students would like to see.  At the same time knowing our readership will allow us to operate more efficiently, ensuring that we will be able to keep producing this paper as a service to students for years to come.  Just click on this link and it will bring you right to the survey http://mtubusiness.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bQ7cDbUAU2sOpvu.  Questions about the survey can be directed to Joe Giddings at jlgiddin@mtu.edu.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:  The Office of Process Improvement is hiring 2 Student Process Improvement Coordinators.   The successful candidates will work with the department on specific improvement goals as well as support the Michigan Tech campus community in carrying out diverse improvement efforts.  More position information is available on NACElink, Job ID#15871.  Candidates must be available to work over the summer of 2012.  This position is year round and the hours are flexible. $9.00/hour.

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BIOLOGY WEEK

Support Phi Sigma Bio Honor Society by participating in this year’s Bio Week March 26-30.  Attend one or all of the many events related to the biological sciences being hosted this week:

Monday (March 26th):  Save a life and register to become an organ donor.
   MUB COMMONS: 10-2
Tuesday (March 27th):  Stop by and sign the ‘We Love Biology’ banner with fingerpaints.
   DOW LOBBY: 10-2        
Wednesday (March 28th):  Book and Bake Sale.
   DOW LOBBY: 10-2
Thursday (March 29th):  Contagion movie night (snacks provided).
   FISHER 328 7pm
Friday (March 30th):  Pitch Burst! Soak your friends with water balloons.
   MUB LAWN: 2-4pm
Contact Phill Mercier (pjmercie@mtu.edu) with any questions about Biology Week.  Hope to see you all there!!

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HEALTH CLINIC CLOSED THIS WEEKEND:  The clinic and pharmacy at the Portage Health University Center on MacInnes Drive will be closed on Friday, March 23 and the weekend as workers finish up Phase One of the $4.3 million addition and renovation.  The services will reopen on Monday, March 26 for regular business hours in the newly constructed space, which features a more spacious and comfortable registration area/waiting room, updated patient-care areas and an expanded, revamped pharmacy.  Phase Two of the project begins on Monday, March 26, and includes renovating the original clinic, which was built in 2000. The entire complex is expected to be open in August.

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USG LANSING BLITZ:  Calling All Students!! Do you think the price of tuition is too high? Do you wish Lansing would prioritize University Funding? Well, the Student Association of Michigan’s Lansing Blitz- Higher Education Rally is for you. Come join members of the Undergraduate Student Government rally with students from each of Michigan’s 15 Public Universities on the steps of the state capitol on Friday, March 30, 2012.

A bus will be departing from outside of the Memorial Union Building at 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012 to head down to Lansing for the rally Friday at noon! Transportation costs have been covered by the Student Activity Fee.  Participants will also receive a small breakfast and lunch stipend on Friday as well as a Michigan Tech T-shirt for attending.

For more information, contact Eli Karttunen at eakarttu@mtu.edu or stop by the USG office in the MUB. Participants will be required to signup and fill out a liability waiver.  Seats will fill up on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to stop by ASAP.

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INTERNATIONAL NIGHT:  International Club would like to invite you to International Night 2012, a dinner/theater event that will take place on Sunday April 1 at 6:00pm in the MUB Ballroom. Enjoy a multi-course dinner while watching 8 performances including singing, dancing, comedy sketches, and community drumming. Tickets are $10 for Students and $12 for Community and are available for purchase at the SDC Ticket Office and online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu.  For more detailed information about the event menu and performances please see below.

International Night Performances include:

Don’t Feed The Bears- performing “Entre Sabanas” & “Bullet”
African Student Organization- performing “West African Modern Dance”
Malin Erickson- performing “Simple Swedish” a Comedy Sketch
Keweenaw Community Drum Project- African Drum Circle
Conventus Discessio- Variations of “Farewell” and A-Minor Jam
Zichen Qian- Singing “Those Years”
Praise in Effect Gospel Choir- Singing “Can’t Give Up Now” & “He Wants It All”
Swagata Banerjee- Noted Odissi Dancer

International Night Menu includes:
 
Lahanosalata ( Greek Cabbage Salad)
Pitepalt (Swedish Dumplings)
Masaman Curry (Thai Curry)
Chicken Peanut Stew (African Peanut Chicken)
Da Pan Ji (Chinese Chicken)
Greek Green Beans in Tomato Sauce
Picadillo (Latin American Hash) :
Bibingka (Filipino Rice Pudding)

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ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGISTS (AEG):  The newly formed Association of Environmental Geologists (AEG) Michigan Tech student chapter is looking for new members!  Membership is free, and is open to all majors.  Participation is not only fun, but it is a great way to network and make new friends.  Plus, it looks great on your resume!  We will be having our next meeting at noon on March 28 in the 6th floor Dow atrium.  Can’t make it to the meeting?  Be sure to ‘Like’ us on facebook (www.facebook.com/AEGMichiganTech) and check out our homepage (http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~toommen/aegstudentchapter.html) for the latest news and events.  Hope to see you there!

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DONATE BLOOD FOR RESEARCH:  A research lab (www.mderl.org) on campus is seeking blood donors for all blood types, especially the following rare blood types: A-, B+, B-, AB+ and AB-.  If you would be willing to donate a small vial of blood via the trained personnel at the SDC Portage Health Clinic, please contact Ms.Kaela Leonard at kaela.m.leonard@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.  For any questions regarding the research, contact Dr. Adrienne Minerick at minerick@mtu.edu.  You will be asked to provide proof of blood type, but other personal information will not be recorded and be kept completely confidential.  You will need to give your consent for donation; the form can be viewed at www.mderl.org.  A small monetary gift of $5 will be given to donors. 

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DON KERANAN JAZZ CONCERT:  This Saturday, March 24, the Rozsa Center  and the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents “The Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert,” celebrating 45 years of Jazz at Michigan Tech!  Alumni will play a big role in the festivities, and a reception for Alumni will follow the concert.  “We’ve got alums from all over coming back,” Irish says. “So far, the oldest alum will be Tim Nielsen ’76 and the youngest will be Andy Kurzeniewski ’10.”  They are both trombone players.   General Admission $10, Michigan Tech Students Free. To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, go online at Rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC.

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Student News Briefs: March 16, 2012

 REMINDER BRA SHOW TODAY:  A reminder that the Bra Show will be held this evening in the DHH Ballroom from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  There is no cost, but a free-will donation will be accepted.  All proceeds will go towards Breast Cancer Research.  For more information on the event please look at our website: http://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/society-of-intellectual-sisters/calendar/details/128195

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next weekend is Sherlock Holmes 2.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

LATIN AMERICAN MOVIE NIGHT:  It’s time for our annual Latin American Movie Night!  This year, the NOSOTROS Registered Student Organization will show the movie “Voces inocentes” (“Innocent Voices”) from Mexico/Unites States on Sunday, March 18 in Fisher 135 at 8:00 pm.  The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles. For more movie information, go to  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387914/.   Rated R.  The cost per person is $3.00.  For questions or comments please contact ammorale@mtu.edu.  This event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM INSTRUCTION EVENT:  The OAP will be offering a night of free instruction and food for the outdoor context.  The event will take place on March 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will feature campfire cooking, dutch oven cooking, foraging techniques, and ways to make outdoor meals considerate of special dietary needs whilst keeping it tasty.  We’ll be cooking at the OAP house starting around 5:30, with the event kicking off at 6:00 pm.  Come by, eat some food, and learn a thing or two about cooking in the woods!  For more information, visit www.mtu.edu, email us at oap@mtu.edu, or call us at 906-487-2290.  See you Wednesday!

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FILM ALL.I.CAN:  The film All.I.Can will be shown on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm in Forestry Building G002.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.  More information can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/312582738805679/ .

About the film:  An unparalleled cinematic experience: All.I.Can is a stunning exploratory essay that compares the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change.  Shot on 6 continents over 2 years, the world’s best skiers deliver inspirational performances while ground-breaking cinematography expands our vision of the natural world.  Journey through Morocco’s majestic desert peaks, Greenland’s icy fjords, Chile’s volcanic craters, Alaskan spine walls, and more.  Join the revolution and experience one of the most spectacular, captivating, and thought-provoking films ever created in the action sports genre.  A must see for everyone whether you ski or not!  For questions, contact Mollie Ruth at mmruth@mtu.edu.

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STANDATHON EVENT COMING SOON:  Standathon is coming up fast!  Are you ready?!  Standathon will be held at the SDC on Friday, March 23 beginning at 7:00 pm and will continue through to 7:00 am the next morning.   This year we have:
Pistol Range
Velcro Wall
Inflatable Jousting Course
3 Concerts with Michigan Tech’s very own “Don’t Feed The Bears”
Rock-wall
Tech’s Got Talent
Students Vs. Michigan Tech Athletes
Dodge-ball with Paintball Bunkers
Massages and Nail Technicians
Black Light Mini Golf
Cake Walk
Gallon Challenge
Fear Factor Eating Contest
And way more!!!
$10 gets you in the door, 15 gets you in and a t-shirt, and 20 gets you in, a t-shirt, and a chance to win the Amazon Kindle Fire!  Plus – we are giving away amazing prizes all night long such as a stamped lions football, an autographed picture of Drew Miller, an autographed picture of the Detroit Tigers shortstop, and many local business gift cards!!  If you have any questions about this event, please contact Alix Rugg at arrugg@mtu.edu.

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The Campus HOPE Registered Student Organization will be sponsoring a Christian speaker, Pastor Daniel McGrath, to come and speak about the truths in the Bible.  This series is entitled “Can The Bible
Really Be Trusted?”  Please join us every night from Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30 at 7:00pm in Fisher 138.  The public is invited and Bibles will be provided free of charge!  For any questions, please contact us at chopeleaders-l@mtu.edu.

 

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JOB OPPORTUNITY:  The Office of Process Improvement is hiring two Student Process Improvement Coordinators.   The successful candidates will work with the department on specific improvement goals as well as support the Michigan Tech campus community in carrying out diverse improvement efforts.  More position information is available on NACElink , Job ID#15871.  Candidates must be available to work over the summer of 2012.  This position is year round and the hours are flexible.  $9.00/hour.  For questions, contact Wendy Davis at wmdavis@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs: March 2, 2012

  

  

BRA SHOW WORKSHOP NEW DATE:  Due to the weather the ladies of the Society of Intellectual Sisters have changed the date of the Bra Show Workshop.  We will now host another session on Wednesday, 14 March 2012, from 7-9PM.  We look forward to your attendance and your interest in making a bra, this is open to everyone. If you would like to make an amazing bra to get a chance to win cash prizes please fill out the application.  Email Ashli Fueri at alfueri@mtu.edu to request an application.  The bra show will be on March 16, 2012 from 7-9PM in Douglass Houghton Hall so we look forward to seeing you there!  For more information on both events please visit our site at: http://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/society-of-intellectual-sisters

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SPRING BREAK HOURS FOR SDC:  The SDC will have reduced hours for spring break and will NOT be open two hours after the building closes for student organizations.  The exact hours and more information can be found at:

http://www.sportsrec.mtu.edu/images/pdf/springbreak2012.pdf

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CLUB VOLLEYBALL GAME AT FINLANDIA:  The Men’s Volleyball Club will be playing a match against NIU and Finlandia University at the Paavo Nurmi Center on Finlandia’s campus on 3/13/12 @ 6:30 PM.  Questions about the game can be directed to Brandon Radloff at blradlof@gmail.com.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM DURING SPRING BREAK:  The Outdoor Adventure Program is open for Spring Break!  We’ll be around to facilitate your adventure over break, keeping our normal hours. Given our newfound snow, it’s a great week to go explore on snowshoes!  Rental cost for snowshoes is $6 per day.  Each person who has paid the Experience Tech fee also gets 1 day snowshoe rental AT NO COST!  You must show up in person with your Tech ID in hand to take advantage of the offer.  For a full list of gear and pricing, or for ideas on where to ski or hike in the Keweenaw, stop by our website www.oap.mtu.edu or contact OAP at oap@mtu.edu

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RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM OPPORTUNITIES:  Do you want to help raise money for cancer? Are you interested in starting a team to fundraise? Well it’s not  too late!  Relay For Life will be holding their next team captain meeting March 15 at 8pm in the Wads Annex. If you are interested in starting a team or are just interested in helping out, please join us at the meeting!  Questions can be directed to Surbhi Thakur at sthakur@mtu.edu.

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NOMINATIONS TAKEN FOR CLAIR M DONOVAN AWARD:  Do you know someone who should be recognized for his or her outstanding service contributions to Michigan Tech?  Blue Key Honor Society is seeking nominations for the 2012 Clair M. Donovan Award, recognizing a member of the faculty, staff, or student body for one or more of the following: their service to Michigan Tech, especially in non-academic activities; their contribution to the public image of Michigan Tech; and/or, their continuing interest in the development of the University.  The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m. in the Blue Key Office, MUB 106. Nomination forms are available in the Blue Key office, or on the website, http://bluekey.students.mtu.edu/. If you have questions please call 487-2818, or email bluekey@mtu.edu.

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STC SPEAKER SERIES:  The Society of Technical Communications Student Chapter, as part of a speaker series, will be sponsoring Rob Berman on Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm in Walker 120A.  His talk is entitled “STC and Music: Creating Documentation for the Music Industry.”  Berman is a technical writer who has found many opportunities within the music and recording industry.  Berman started his career as a musician and recording engineer and eventually found himself in technical writing for ENSONIQ.  Now, he uses InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Adobe Captivate to create documentation for Roland Corporation, a multinational manufacturer of recording equipment and electronic musical instruments.  Additionally, he works as a freelance technical writer for a company that produces surveillance equipment.  This event is sponsored by the STC Student Chapter.  Questions can be directed to  Krysten Cooper at kecooper@mtu.edu.
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THE GREAT LAKES SHOWCASE AT THE ROZSA:  The Rozsa Center is pleased to present The Great Lakes Showcase: An Annual Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts and Crafts, March 12-30th.  Please join us in celebrating the region’s visual arts community!  The public is invited to view the work of area artists in the gallery Monday – Friday, and also to the opening reception on Monday, March 12, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  The show will run through March 30, 2012, and is free and open to the public.  Regular Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.