Archives—September 2012

Student News Briefs – Friday, September 21, 2012

Khana Khazana presents South Korean food, Friday, September 21 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM in the MUB commons.

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Parade of Nations

It’s Parade of Nations time again. Brightly decorated floats and marching groups bearing flags of many nations will hit the streets of Hancock and Houghton at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 22, for the annual international celebration.

After the parade, come to the Dee Stadium for a multicultural festival starting at noon and featuring international foods at 26 booths and a gala show. Performers include the Michigan Tech Dance Team and Hip Hop Club, the Copper Country Cloggers, the Kivajat Dancers, songs by the Hassle Family, and a Chinese dance by Summer Gu. The Medievalist Club will also perform, as will the International Student Association. There is no charge for admission.

For more information visit the website at http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/

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Society of African American Men Presents: 5th Annual Men’s Week

On September 24-28 at 7:00 PM in the  DHH Ballroom the Society if African American Men will host its annual event, Men’s Week.  This years topics include Leadership, Networking, and Relationships.  There will also be a talent show with a cash prize.

Men’s Week is not just for men!  Women are strongly encouraged to attend as well.

Email saambro-l@mtu.edu for more information, or to register for the talent show.

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2012 Evening with Industry

All students are invited to attend the 2012 Evening with Industry hosted by the Society of Women Engineers on Monday, October 1 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the MUB.  It is held the night before the career fair and provides an opportunity for students and company representatives to interact and have dinner in a relaxed setting.  There are currently over 120 company representatives registered and they can’t wait to meet students like you!  Companies also receive an electronic copy of your resume, so they have it before the career fair starts.

Tickets are available in the SWE office in MUB 106 from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM on September 17-21 and 24-26 for $15.  Some of the companies attending the event are generously sponsoring the event, so those who purchase their tickets early will be reimbursed at the event.

For more information, please visit our website at http://swe.students.mtu.edu/ewi or contact Jillian at jlbroadb@mtu.edu.

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Volunteers Needed!

The Van Pelt and Opie Library will be participating in the Michigan Libraries for Life – a campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and offer the opportunity to join the Michigan organ donor registry.

We are looking for a student organization to staff a table in the library from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, October 2 and 3. There will be informational handouts, some swag and a computer where people can be helped to sign up for the Michigan donor registry.

For more information please contact Chad Arney at caarney@mtu.edu

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Van Pelt and Opie Library Offers New Student Services

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is proud to announce a new service enabling students to book their own study rooms online

As you may know, the library reserves 22 group study rooms for undergraduate and graduate student use—twelve group study rooms (up to 6 occupants), and ten large group study rooms (up to 12 occupants). Students may now book these study rooms themselves through any web browser, smart phone, or web-ready mobile device.

Students may book one or more rooms per day for a total of four hours, and rooms may be reserved up to two weeks in advance. Rooms are equipped with tables and chairs, electrical outlets, wireless Internet access, and dry-erase boards. Laptops and dry-erase markers may be checked out at the Library and IT Service Center on the first floor. Rooms 238, 302 and 303 are equipped with large screen, wall-mounted monitors and room 238 is also configured for web-conferencing.

To book your group study room, simply visit the library’s homepage (http://www.mtu.edu/library/) through your computer or mobile device. Click on the big blue button which reads “Need to book a study room?” and follow the simple instructions.

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Tau Kappa Epsilon hosts Night of Poker Madness

Come join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon in a Night of Poker Madness. Prizes awarded to top winners. Rides will leave Wadsworth lobby at 6:45. Contact Kevin Kyle at 231-215-9750, or kdkyle@mtu.edu for more information.

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REMINDERS:

GNAR Race – Deadline for signup is Wednesday, September 28

This is the third running of the Great Northern Adventure Race, The GNAR, and we want you to be a part of it.  This introductory 3-5 hour race will consist of orienteering, Mt Biking, Running/Walking, and other challenge events working either 2 or 4 person teams.  This is a great race for first time adventure racer as well as a good warm up for the seasoned veterans.  The race will take place near the rugged and picturesque area around the Upper Peninsula city of Houghton, MI on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  Spaces are limited and the deadline is Wednesday, September 26.

For more information please call the Outdoor Adventure Programs at 906-487-2290 or visit our website, http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/oap-wellness/gnar/

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LOST and FOUND items from K-Day

There were 2 keys found at the K-Day event.  If you lost a key, please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to claim your item.

Additional items include, a towel, hoodie, lightweight jacket, baseball cap, and few water bottles.  To claim these items, see Maryann in MUB 106.  Any item that is not claimed by today will be donated to Goodwill.

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5k run/walk to honor POW/MIA’s

Join Arnold Air Society in the annual POWMIA Bridge Run/Walk on September 22 at 10:00 AM.  The run honors POW/MIA’s and raises money for the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) in Houghton.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners as well as the most photogenic runner! Registration is available online ($12) at http://www.active.com/running/houghton-mi/powmia-bridge-run-2012 and in the ROTC building main lobby ($10).

For more information please contact Andrew Wallis at amwallis@mtu.edu

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The Michigan Tech Lode is looking for staff writers!

Staff Writers will write one story per week for the News, Pulse, Opinion or Sports section of the Michigan Tech Lode.  Staff Writers will also attend a weekly meeting with their respective Section Editor.  No previous experience is required as each writer will work closely with their Section Editor.  Pay for stories ranges from $12-24.

For more information please contact Krysten Cooper at kecooper@mtu.edu.

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Tutors Needed!

The BRIDGE Alternative High School is looking for volunteers to help tutor students in the areas of Math, Science, and English.  The hours needed are Monday – Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  The tutoring lab is located at 110 E. Quincy St. in Hancock.

Interested students can contact Trish Sherman at the BRIDGE school at 906-482-0828 or at 906-370-6424.  Any help students could provide would be greatly appreciated, even if it was just for an hour or two a week.

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ESL Tutoring

ESL tutoring available weekly at the Canterbury House, 1405 E. Houghton Ave. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Wednesday from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

For more information please contact Eryn Grupido at ekgrupid@mtu.edu.

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Volunteers Needed for a Michigan Tech Preschool Fundraiser

The Michigan Tech Preschool is hosting a fundraiser at the SDC on Saturday, October 6 in the Multi Purpose room and is open to the entire community – including all ages up to high school, college students, and adults.  The event is a carnival theme with moon walks, inflatable slides, velcro wall, boxing ring, etc.   

If your organization would like to volunteer their time to help, please contact Ryan A. Towles at ratowles@mtu.edu by September 21.

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The News Briefs will post again on October 5.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, September 14, 2012

Khana Khazana

A collaboration of Michigan Tech International Students and Michigan Tech Dining Services is bringing you a fine international lunch at the Memorial Union Food Court.

Come to the MUB food court on Friday, September 14 for Thai cuisine between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM.

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GNAR Race – Sign Up Today!

This is the third running of the Great Northern Adventure Race, The GNAR, and we want you to be a part of it.  This introductory 3-5 hour race will consist of orienteering, Mt Biking, Running/Walking, and other challenge events working either 2 or 4 person teams.  This is a great race for first time adventure racer as well as a good warm up for the seasoned veterans.  The race will take place near the rugged and picturesque area around the Upper Peninsula city of Houghton, MI on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

For more information please call the Outdoor Adventure Programs at 906-487-2290 or visit our website, http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/oap-wellness/gnar/

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LOST and FOUND items from K-Day

There were 2 keys found at the K-Day event.  If you lost a key, please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to claim your item.

Additional items include, a towel, hoodie, lightweight jacket, baseball cap, and few water bottles.  To claim these items, see Maryann in MUB 106.  Any item that is not claimed by next Friday will be donated to Goodwill.

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5k run/walk to honor POW/MIA’s

Join Arnold Air Society in the annual POWMIA Bridge Run/Walk on September 22 at 10:00 AM.  The run honors POW/MIA’s and raises money for the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) in Houghton.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners as well as the most photogenic runner! Registration is available online ($12) at http://www.active.com/running/houghton-mi/powmia-bridge-run-2012 and in the ROTC building main lobby ($10).

For more information please contact Andrew Wallis at amwallis@mtu.edu

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The Michigan Tech Lode is looking for staff writers!

Staff Writers will write one story per week for the News, Pulse, Opinion or Sports section of the Michigan Tech Lode.  Staff Writers will also attend a weekly meeting with their respective Section Editor.  No previous experience is required as each writer will work closely with their Section Editor.  Pay for stories ranges from $12-24.

For more information please contact Krysten Cooper at kecooper@mtu.edu.

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Basketball Club: King of the Court

Join the Basketball Club, a new student organization, for an evening of pickup basketball Sunday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the SDC. Learn more about what this competitive basketball club has to offer.

For more information contact Austin Burke at ajburke@mtu.edu.

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Swing Club Lessons

Swing Club is starting its free beginner Lindy I class, which is a four week lesson series meant to teach the basics of Lindy-Hop, one of the original forms of swing dance. The first lesson will be held in the Alumni Lounge of the MUB from 6:30-8:00pm with open dancing to follow. No partner or previous experience is required.

For more information please contact Brent Nicklas  at bcnickla@mtu.edu

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Tutors Needed!

The BRIDGE Alternative High School is looking for volunteers to help tutor students in the areas of Math, Science, and English.  The hours needed are Monday – Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  The tutoring lab is located at 110 E. Quincy St. in Hancock.

Interested students can contact Trish Sherman at the BRIDGE school at 906-482-0828 or at 906-370-6424.  Any help students could provide would be greatly appreciated, even if it was just for an hour or two a week.

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Salsa Dancing

The Canterbury House Student Organization would like to invite students and faculty to come to the house, 1405 E. Houghton Ave (bright yellow one across from registration building) for the following events:

Monday, September 17,  Salsa Dancing at 7:00 PM, no partner necessary!
Wednesday, September 19, a complimentary home cooked dinner at 6:00 PM, donations accepted.
Thursday, September 20, at 7:00 PM, The Butch Factor, a GBLT documentary movie choice.

For more information please contact Eryn Grupido at ekgrupid@mtu.edu.

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ESL Tutoring

ESL tutoring available weekly at the Canterbury House, 1405 E. Houghton Ave. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Wednesday from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

For more information please contact Eryn Grupido at ekgrupid@mtu.edu.

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Volunteers Needed for a Michigan Tech Preschool Fundraiser

The Michigan Tech Preschool is hosting a fundraiser at the SDC on Saturday, October 6 in the Multi Purpose room and is open to the entire community – including all ages up to high school, college students, and adults.  The event is a carnival theme with moon walks, inflatable slides, velcro wall, boxing ring, etc.   

If your organization would like to volunteer their time to help, please contact Ryan A. Towles at ratowles@mtu.edu by September 21.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, September 7, 2012

NOSOTROS Latin Dance

Join NOSOTROS for their first Latin dance event of the year on September 8, 2012.  One house Salsa lesson from 8:00 – 9:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A and then open dance floor from 9:00 – 12:00 AM.  There is no charge for this event and is open to the public.

For more information contact Sara Alian at salian@mtu.edu.

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BBQ and Meeting with Michigan Tech’s Railroad Engineering Activities Club

If you are interested in learning about the rail industry from students who have had experience, join us for a barbeque in the Dow courtyard starting at 5:00 PM.  If you can’t make it to the barbeque at 5:00 PM, pizza & pop will be available at the REAC meeting at 6:00!

For more information contact Mandy Workman at ajworkma@mtu.edu

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2012 Sorority and Fraternity Recruitment

Greek Life will be hosting events for those interested in learning more about sororities and fraternities here at Michigan Tech.

For men interested in joining a fraternity, the Interfraternity Council will be hosting house tours on Sunday, September 9.  The tours leave from lot 15 in front of Wadsworth Hall and transportation will be provided.  The tours will begin at 3:00 PM and will be followed by a picnic, catered by Jimmy John’s, at the East Houghton Waterfront Park.  Men are reminded that no commitment is required.  This is a time to get to know the fraternities and learn more about them.

For women interested in joining a sorority, there will be a social hosted by the Panhellenic Council on Wednesday, September 12 at Hillside Place.  Snacks will be provided and information will be shared about the sororities and the recruitment process.  This is meant to be an informal way to get to know more about the sororities and their members.  Again, no commitment is required to attend the social.  To actually register for Formal Recruitment, women should go to https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/13319 and complete the required form.  Registration is due by Saturday, September 15 by 11:55 PM.

All students interested in learning more about both sororities and fraternities are also encouraged to check out the Greek booths at K-Day on Friday, September 7, at McLain State Park.  Come check out why more than 500 Michigan Tech students choose to be part of our amazing Greek community!

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Flash Mob participants needed

The International Programs and Services Office will be filming a short promotional video and we need your help! We need roughly 200 participants to help us with a flash mob dance sequence.  To see last year’s video, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Duv6e7fsCw
If you would like to help us promote Michigan Tech, learn a few dance steps, and be a star, please come to the MUB BAllroom on Sunday, September 9 at 1:00 PM wearing a black or yellow T-shirt.  Join us afterwards for an ice-cream social (4:00 PM in DHH)
For more information email ips@mtu.edu

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Self Defense Class

The next R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) class is September 18-October 11 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Wadsworth Hall Room G41.  Registration can be completed through Community Programs at https://www.tickets.mtu.edu/Online/default.asp. The cost per person is $30 for Tech students.

For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety and Police Services at 487-2216.

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Student Commission
Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved?  Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students?

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students.  We work together to act on your idea and make changes.

For more information on meeting times, check out the Student Commission website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student%20commission/