Archives—November 2012

Student News Briefs Friday, November 30, 2012

Khana Khazana- Chinese Cuisine

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Diwali Night 2012

Indian Students Association (ISA) would like to formally invite you to ISA’s biggest and most awaited event of the year, Diwali Night 2012 on Saturday, December 1. We would be delighted to have your presence felt at our event and join in the celebrations of Diwali festival. Please find enclosed early bird offer  and promo video for more details.

The dinner will be held from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM in the MUB Commons followed by the performance from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM at the Rosza Center. The price, $18 for non-members, $9 for members, includes the meal and performance.
Early Bird Offer – 50% Off on tickets sold at the MUB Commons from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM and Wadsworth Hall from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
For more information please contact Hari at hkkrishn@mtu.edu
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HuskyLEAD Session:  The Campus Resources You’re NOT Using
Join us this Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the MUB Alumni Lounge at 6:00 PM  for the next HuskyLEAD session (and the last for Fall semester):  “The Campus Resources You’re NOT Using,” coordinated by Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator for Registered Student Organizations, and presented by undergraduate students Jen Hoffman, Civil Engineering, and David Shull, Computer Science.  Participants will be reminded of some commonly used campus and organization resources, as well as learn about some of the most underutilized resources and how they can benefit their organization.  HuskyLEAD sessions are open to all students, however, the material is geared toward student organization leaders.  HuskyLEAD will resume in Spring semester.  If you have any questions regarding HuskyLEAD, contact Student Activities at 487-1963, or email activities@mtu.edu.
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Broomball Broom Making with Sigma Tau Gamma

Broomball season is fast approaching! Have you made your broom yet? If not, come join the brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma as we make or redesign brooms for the upcoming season. We will have refs to check your broom and will have duct tape available for purchase at a small cost. Don’t have a broom? Not a problem, contact Zack Browne (zjbrowne@mtu.edu) to reserve a broom at cost. Scissors, electrical tape and help will be available. Bring your friends!
Meet in Campus Cafe at 9:00 PM on Wednesday December 5. Bring your broom. Any questions to Zack Browne (zjbrowne@mtu.edu)
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Upcoming Winter Carnival Deadlines and Announcements:


  • Month-Long Statue Applications: due Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by 5pm to retain lottery priority, email bkstatues@mtu.edu with questions
  • Stage Revue Applications: due Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by 5pm, email bkstage@mtu.edu with questions
  • Beards Registration: Open from Monday, November 26 – Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5pm in the Blue Key office, email bkevents@mtu.edu with questions
  • Rulebooks: now available in the Blue Key office (MUB 106), each organization can pick up one rulebook
  • Online Special Events Registration: This was not opened Monday, November 26 as planned. Online registration will be open by Monday, December 10, 2012.
  • Winter Carnival on Facebook: Like “Michigan Tech Winter Carnival” on Facebook for updates!

For more information please contact Michelle Chiodi at bkpresident@mtu.edu

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Outdoor Adventure Program Hosts Annual Gear Swap

Annual Gear Swap hosted by the Outdoor Adventure Program will be held on Friday, December 7 from 1:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Alumni Lounge. A great time to pick up some gently used outdoor gear at a great price!

Gear for sale can be dropped off at the OAP Dec. 3-6, 2012.

For more information contact the OAP at 487-2290

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BIG Question Series Continues

Friday, November 30!  BIG Question series continues with this:

WHY ARE CHRISTIANS SO… ?  How would you finish that?  Watch this YouTube: http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0BFJBFNU

We meet in the MUB Commons at 4:00PM.  Join us!
Sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA)
For more information please contact Bucky at bsbeach@mtu.edu
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Spring Involvement Fair Info
It’s time for student organizations to start thinking about the 2013 Spring Involvement Fair, “Balloon Your Involvement” which will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the MUB Commons.  Spring Involvement Fair is an opportunity for student organizations to showcase what they’re about and recruit new members.  Reserve your space now by completing the registration form at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/16944.  Each organization should plan give-aways, a prize drawing or an activity for their exhibit.
If you have any questions, contact Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator for Registered Student Organizations by phone, 906-487-2402, by email, mawilcox@mtu.edu, or stop by MUB 106.
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Education Under Fire, Film & Discussion
Education Under Fire tells the story of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), a community-run initiative in Iran that serves young Baha’is who are barred from university because of their religious beliefs.”  The film and discussion will be held in Fisher 325 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Thursday, December 6.

A discussion on the documentary will proceed immediately after the viewing. The discussion will be facilitated by: Dr.Laleh vahdat, Member of the Bahá’í Faith, Ms. Sundra Moyyad, Member of the Bahá’í Faith, and Dr Saeid Nooshabadi, Professor and Director of Center for Computer Systems Research, Michigan Tech.

For specific information about the film, please visit www.educationunderfire.com/the-documentary.

Program sponsors include the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, International Programs and Services and Dr. Saeid Nooshabadi. For more information about this event, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920.

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Dodgeball has 5 rules: Dodge. Dip. Dive. Duck. Dodge.

The women of Alpha Sigma Tau are hosting a dodgeball free-for-all to help break the stress in these last weeks of the semester. Whether you want to join in or just swing by and watch, there’s sure to be plenty of fun. Any ladies interested can find rides to the SDC leaving the dorm lobbies at 5:45 PM and back by 7:00 PM. If you like to meet us there we’ll be by the racket ball courts. Check us out on Facebook and you’ll find the event posted there www.facebook.com/astbetaxi
For more information contact Gabriela at geshirke@mtu.edu
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The brothers of TKE invite you to decorate our two story Christmas tree at our house,1304 College Ave. It will be at 7:00 PM next Thursday, December 6. Rides will be available upon RSVP, please contact Kevin Kyle at kdkyle@mtu.edu for any questions, comments or concerns.
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Campus Pond Survey Results
Since over 74% of the respondents said YES to a pond (see Question 4),
the senior design team has designed a pond near Princes’ Point (for
feasibility) and will look at another one near Walker Hall (the most
suggested location).

THANKS TO ALL WHO FILLED OUT THE SURVEY!!!

Results:

Question 2: ‘What is your current status at Michigan Tech?’
Response %    Response Count
Undergraduate Student         29.6%                   273
Graduate Student                    4.7%                    43
Faculty/Staff                          65.7%                   606

Question 3:
‘Are you previously familiar with Low Impact
Development alternatives?’
Yes                                     40.5%                  377
No                                     59.5%                  533

Question 4:
‘Would you like to see an LID pond on campus?’
Yes                                     74.2%                  644
No                                     25.8%                  224

Advantages:
Aesthetics and environmental benefits.  Perhaps also skating in
the winter.
Disadvantages:
Unwanted wildlife, mosquitoes, maintenance.

Note: a solar-powered fountain is being considered to add beauty, keep
the surface from being stagnant so mosquitoes can’t breed.

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Student News Briefs- Frday, November 16, 2012

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You Too Video Contest
Your objective of this contest is for you to give advice to incoming students about living on campus. Videos are to be between 1 and 5 minutes long. They should be fun, energetic, and give the incoming students an idea of on-campus life. Videos should be clear and convey your tips, hints, tricks, and advice. Students are encouraged to wear past campus event T-shirts such as: Orientation/class photo shirt, Homecoming, Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, Make A Difference day, Gay Fine By Michigan Tech, and other Huskywear. Videos can be entered in two categories: individual and group. A group consists of at least 3 people or more actually appearing in the video. You must be a current student/staff/faculty member to be eligible for prizes. Alumni are not eligible for prizes but are encouraged to submit videos to provide advice to incoming students.
Video equipment is available for checkout from Jeremiah Baumann, in 155W Wadsworth Hall. You can email him at jtbauman@mtu.edu to put in a request for equipment. Editing software can be downloaded from the website or you can utilize other labs on campus. YouTube also provides an editing package once you have uploaded your video.

Entry Deadline is January 14, 2013 at 8:00 AM and award winners to be announced on January 18, 2013 at Coffee House, Wadsworth Hall.

For more information please go to www.mtu.edu/youtoo

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Get Involved in Earth Week 2013!

Students for Environmental Sustainability would like to invite you to collaborate with us on our Earth Week Events March 25-29, 2013.  We want to involve groups from around campus to help raise awareness of sustainability issues on campus.  Help us out by planning an event during this week to highlight the sustainability in your student org or other group!

Whats in it for you?

  • Be involved in a big event on campus
  • Your org will get exposure
  • Recruitment opportunities
  • We take care of the week’s advertisement

As long as you tie in sustainability, the format is up to you. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Hands-on activity
  • Presentation
  • Sale
  • Booth
  • Movie showing
  • Concert/show
  • Recruitment event
  • Challenge/contest
  • Game
  • Social
  • Flash mob
  • Campaign
  • Volunteer event
  • Field trip
  • Run/Walk
  • Fundraiser
  • Dance
  • Anything you want!

The schedule for the week will be filled in on a first-come-first-served basis, so commit soon to get a good time slot!  Funds may be available to cover some activity costs on a case-by-case basis.  For more information or to sign your org up for the event, email Mollie Ruth (mmruth@mtu.edu).  Please share with any groups on or off campus you think may be interested!

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Extreme Skiing Film, All.I.Can

Are you ready for the snow?! Come watch the extreme skiing film “All.I.Can”, presented by the Students for Environmental Sustainability on Monday, November 26th, 7pm in Fisher 139! Free popcorn provided!
“Demonstrating the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change, All.I.Can features gorgeous cinematography from six separate continents over a two year period and the breath-taking prowess and impressive acrobatics of today’s skiers.” -itunes

Teasers:
http://vimeo.com/29320702
http://vimeo.com/31835595
http://vimeo.com/16442800 (6 min but worth watching to the end!)

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/508140252537827/

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Student News Briefs – Friday, November 9, 2012

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HuskyLEAD Session- Hosting Large-Scale Events

Presentation is on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00PM in MUB Ballroom B.

This weeks topic focuses on Teamwork, Communication, and Ethical Practices.  Participants will learn how to plan to host a large scale event. From risk assessment/planning to room/space reservations. Participants will gain a thorough perspective when planning their next large scale event.

Presenter: Katie Cooper

For more information contact Student Activities at 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu

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International Education Week

Study Abroad Fair on Monday, November 12, 2012 in the MUB Ballroon A2 from 11:00AM-2:00PM. This will give students the opportunity to ‘SHOP’ for international study opportunities. They will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship and there will be door prizes as well! You are welcomed to stop by.

“Latin America and Beyond” on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5:00-7:00PM in the DHH Ballroom. Students that have traveled to Brazil, Spain, London,
Canada, Costa Rica, and South Korea will participate in a panel discussion sharing their experiences, what motivated them to study abroad and what they gained from their experiences. This will be an interactive discussion and snacks will be served.

For more information contact Darnishia Slade at dslade@mtu.edu or 487-2160.

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Presentation- “Growing Rail Industry in Wisconsin-Perspective from two Tech Alums”

REAC is having their November general meeting this coming Tuesday November 13 in DOW 875 at 6:00PM. Two Tech Alums Brent Marsh & Steve Sams will be presenting on “Growing Rail Industry in Wisconsin-Perspective from two Tech Alums”. As usual free pizza & pop will be provided. Also If you are interested in becoming an officer, elections will be held for the Marketing & Advertising Chair for 2013! Its a great way to get involved! See you there! All Majors are Welcome!

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

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Husky Tae Kwon Do Club Practice – Schedule for November 12 – 16

Tuesday November 13 – 5:30-7:30PM, MUB Ballroom A
Thursday November 15 – 5:30-7:30PM, MUB Alumni Lounge

All ages and experience levels welcome. Check us out for free!

For more information, contact Jake Carrick jjcarric@mtu.edu.

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The BIG QUESTION:  Is TRUTH the real loser in our elections and politics?

Join us for ongoing discussions about BIG QUESTIONS this Friday, November 9, in the MUB Commons at 4:00PM.  The BIG QUESTION:  Is TRUTH the real loser in our elections and politics?  What does your faith say about truth in the public arena?  Take a look at the following articles: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/opinion/the-real-loser-truth.html?emc=eta1&_r=0 and http://www.nytimes.com/1987/08/05/arts/fcc-votes-down-fairness-doctrine-in-a-4-0-decision.html

Sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry [ELCA]. For more information please contact Buccky Beach at bsbeach@mtu.edu

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REMINDERS:

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Lifeguard & WSI Classes Offered

The American Red Cross is offering certification classes in Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instruction during the spring semester.  These two classes are split into one full unit of the required activity classes, and one free-elective academic credit.

Classes are offered at 3:30 to accommodate most students’ class schedules.

For more information please contact Judy Fynewever at jmfynewe@mtu.edu

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Reminder – Applications for LeaderShape Still Being Accepted!

Students are encouraged to apply for the LeaderShape Institute!  This event takes place from January 7-12 and is a hands-on leadership experience that strives to help leaders “lead with integrity.”  Applications are due by November 16, so don’t forget to apply!  For more information, or to start an application, go to http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/LeaderShape/ .
For more information please contact Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu
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Attention December Graduates:

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, November 2, 2012

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Late Night Programming Presents, Brian O’Sullivan

Come out for some great entertainment Friday, November 2, from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Wadsworth Dining Hall.

Armed with an acoustic guitar and an unwavering comedic wit, O’Sullivan has performed across the country including Second City, The Ice House Comedy Club, The Comedy Store, and numerous TV and radio stations along the way.  His musical comedy explores pop culture and observations about the everyday life in a hilariously entertaining way.
**This event is brought to you at no cost.  Guests are invited to attend.

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Advertising/Performing Opportunity

The Entrepreneur’s Club at Michigan Tech invites all Michigan Tech organizations and students to participate in the 2012 Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition. The Competition will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 135.

The Elevator Pitch Competition is meant to stimulate student entrepreneurship by allowing teams to pitch business concepts in a very short amount of time as if they were on an elevator with an investor.

Since we expect a large audience, we would like to integrate into the event the chance for organizations and individuals on campus to advertise or do some sort of short entertainment performance – dance, sing, juggle, whatever! – during the event.

For all performers, there will be a dress rehearsal the night before…. same time; same place.
This event is sponsored by the School of Business and Economic, the MTEC SmartZone, and the Entrepreneurs Club.
For questions or to sign up please contact Travis at twbeauli@mtu.edu or 989.317.6631
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HuskyLEAD Session

Utilizing Creative Marketing and Multimedia Techniques – Tuesday, November 6, 6:00-7:00 PM, – MUB Alumni Lounge

o Leadership Competencies: Communication, Ethical Practices, Social Responsibility

o Learning Outcome: Participants will learn new and effective approaches for creatively marketing their organization and events.

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Lifeguard & WSI Classes Offered

The American Red Cross is offering certification classes in Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instruction during the spring semester.  These two classes are split into one full unit of the required activity classes, and one free-elective academic credit.

Classes are offered at 3:30 to accommodate most students’ class schedules.

For more information please contact Judy Fynewever at jmfynewe@mtu.edu

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Tailgating with the Panhellenic Council

Please come and socialize with the women of the Greek community and Support your Huskies on Saturday, November 3 frpm Noon to 1:00 PM in the Sherman Field Parking lot.

For more information please contact Kelsey Maijala at kbmaijal@mtu.edu

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Reminder – Applications for LeaderShape Still Being Accepted!

Students are encouraged to apply for the LeaderShape Institute!  This event takes place from January 7-12 and is a hands-on leadership experience that strives to help leaders “lead with integrity.”  Applications are due by November 16, so don’t forget to apply!  For more information, or to start an application, go to http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/LeaderShape/ .
For more information please contact Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu
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Attention December Graduates:

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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Presentation Sponsored by Campus H.O.P.E

Starting Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 PM, Campus H.O.P.E. at Michigan Tech is presenting a Bible Lecture Series with Ezra Kenyanya,  He will be discussing current world events, science, and cultural aspects relating to “the end of the world”, focusing on what the Bible says about this controversial subject.  Come and be encouraged, but also challenged by God’s Word speaking to you personally in these exciting times.

For more information email Jorge Campos at campushope@mtu.edu.

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