Archives—March 2013

Student News Briefs – Friday, March 29, 2013

Khana Khazana – South Korean Cuisine

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 on Friday, March 29 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

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Final HuskyLEAD Session – Recruiting and Retaining Active Members

Participants attending this session will learn that membership is more than just recruiting people to join their organization. Instead it’s about retention and purpose. This session will focus on the purpose of the organization, marketing, branding, and membership development.

Begins at 6:00 PM in the MUB Peninsula Room. This will be the last HuskyLEAD of the Spring semester.

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Lecture- Gender in Negotiation: Lessons for Men and Women

The School of Business and Economics and the Department of Learning and Cognitive Sciences are pleased to invite you to a Visiting Women and Minority Lecturer/Scholar Lecture.  Alice Stuhlmacher, PhD, Professor of Psychology at DePaul University will present in the MUB, Alumni Lounge on Wednesday, April 3 at 1:00 PM.

This Lecture is Open to All Faculty, Staff, and Students with reception to follow at 1:45 PM.

Please contact co-hosts Sonia Goltz (smgoltz@mtu.edu) and Edward Cokely (ecokely@mtu.edu) for questions/comments.

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Movie Showing- Passion of the Christ

Inter-Christian Council is hosting a free movie showing of Passion of the Christ on March 31 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 135.

For more information please contact Kendra Poszywak  atklposzyw@mtu.edu

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Mind Trekkers Needs Volunteers

Mind Trekkers will be hosting two large scale road shows, and they are in need of many volunteers! Mind Trekkers is an organization that goes on the road to bring exciting, fun, hands-on science demonstrations to kids in places like Green Bay, WI, Oak Ridge, TN, and even Washington DC! Coming up, the Trekkers are headed to Illinois and Wisconsin — please consider helping out!

The first event is on Friday, April 12 at the College of Lake County (Grayslake IL). The Trekkers will leave Houghton on Thursday, April 11 at noon and return by 11:30 PM on Friday. Volunteers will get 18 recorded service hours, enjoy Key Line Cove water park, make new friends, and inspire kids to be excited about science, technology, engineering, and math! They are in need of a total of 50 volunteers, and there are plenty of spots open.

Just one week later, the Trekkers are headed to Green Bay and Appleton for a massive science and engineering extravaganza! There will be three days of Trekking — April 18, 19, and 20 — and the team will leave Houghton the Wednesday before. Everyone will drive back after the close of the event on the 20. Perks for this huge road show include: 34 volunteer service hours, a local waterpark offering us discounted admission, networking (we will be having a corporate dinner), shopping, and becoming part of the Mind Trekkers team.

If you are interested in volunteering for either/both of these events, please email Kim (kaduagus@mtu.edu) the following information:

Preferred name, Gender, Email, Phone number, Dietary restrictions, Hometown, Major, Shirt size

Everyone — all years, all ages, all majors, and all outreach experience levels — are encouraged to participate! Mind Trekkers provides training and demonstration information. Travel, lodging, and food stipends are provided on all Mind Trekkers trips.  Sign up with a friend!  Feel free to email Kim (kadaugus@mtu.edu) with any questions or concerns.

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Empowered by Information – Library Video & Writing Contest

The Van Pelt & Opie Library wants to hear stories about your successful library research! Did the perfect research article that a librarian helped you find in a library database make all the difference in your poster presentation?  Did you impress your supervisor by tracking down an industry standard for a project at your internship? Are your friends envious of those great historical photos a library staff member in the Archives helped you find for your dorm room?

The library invites all current Michigan Tech students to submit a video OR written piece showing us the awesome ways you have thrived using the library’s information sources (e.g. journal articles, patents, standards, librarians, books) and win a cash prize!

Video Entries: 1st place – $300, 2nd place – $200, 3rd place – $100

Written Entries: 1st place – $200, 2nd place – $125, 3rd place – $75

Entries must be received by 11:59 PM, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Winners will be announced and contacted on Monday, April 29, 2013.  Want to submit a video entry but don’t have a video camera?  The Library has video cameras available for checkout at the Library & IT Service Center.  See full contest details at: www.mtu.edu/library/contests/ebivwc/

Questions? Contact us at instrlib@mtu.edu.

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Korean-Thai Dinner & Performances

The Korean and Thai student associations are united to present their delicious exotic foods and performances to MTU students and faculties in the MUB Commons on Friday, April 5, from 6:00-9:00 PM. This is the first event that two associations cooperate to help people experience two different cultures at a time. Two most popular Asian foods with high quality will be prepared for both non-vegetarian and vegetarian. Two distinguished traditional dances, K-pop dance, and Thai boxing performances will entertain you. Furthermore, all guests can join to experience Korean and Thai traditional game and have chances to win a prize before and after performances in game booths! We guarantee everyone will learn about the two countries and have lots of fun together. Tickets are available in the MUB and Wads ($9.00 for students, $12.00 for faculty and the general public, and children under 8 are FREE).

Sponsored by USG.  For more information please contact chungjay@mtu, skuboon@mtu.edu

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Earth Week Events for Saturday March 30:

Fishing Club Outing
7-11AM, meet in lot 14 by in front of DHH
Come and enjoy what the local waters have to offer with the fishing club at Michigan Tech.  Club gear will be provided, first come first served.  Instruction provided if needed.  What we target species wise will be weather dependent.  RSVP or any questions tobcborowi@mtu.edu

IEEE Recycle Your Computer!
10AM-5PM (drop in!), EERC 809
Come drop off unwanted electronics and/or make a project out of recycling electronics!  All levels invited, no experience necessary!
Some ideas include:
Computer power supply to bench power supply
Audio port to headphone splitter
Decoration with LEDs
USB monitors turned into USB hubs
USB ports to put onto computer power supplies

Cesar Chavez Day of Service: Seed Planting with Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
11AM-1PM, MUB Circle (MUB Commons in case of bad weather)
Come plant seeds to grow into a beautiful student garden at the MUB bus stop! Service groups and individuals welcome. Snacks and tee shirts provided by the CDI.

Green Comedy: Jeff Wozer
9PM, DHH Ballroom
Come early to get a free plant courtesy of Botany Club and stay late to enjoy the outdoor and environmental comedy of Colorado’s Jeff Wozer!  There will be cake (and veggies too)!  The event is co-sponsored by Late Night Entertainment and Students for Environmental Sustainability (see attached poster).

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NOSOTROS Salsa Lessons

Join NOSOTROS for their last Latin event of the semester on April 5 from 8:00-11:00 PM in MUB Ballroom A. Free to the public and no partner needed.

For more information please contact Mayra Sanchez Gonzalez at mosanche@mtu.edu

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Film Board is showing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

This week Film Board is showing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM. Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. If you come to an 11:30 show Friday or Saturday you will have a chance to win a blue ray/DVD combo of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Sandra Custer slcuster@mtu.edu.

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Intramural-Recreational Sports Service has the following updates:

Upcoming Individual/Dual Sports:
Badminton Singles; entry deadline 4/5 @ Noon; competition 4/5 @ 6PM
Badminton Doubles; entry deadline 4/5 @ 3PM; competition 4/6 @ 10AM

Please call 487-3556 for more information.

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Casino Night

Join in the fun on Saturday, April 6 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Games, light snacks, prizes, and more! Join us in a night of fun and education! Casino attire preferred. Sponsored by Wellness and MUB Board and supported by IRHC.
For more information please contact David Shull at dshull@mtu.edu

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REMINDERS:

Class Tribute Program

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2013: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more special by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special in the printed commencement program.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details.  The deadline for  tributes is Monday, April 8, 2013.  For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 22, 2013

 

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Colors Fly for Annual Pride Week

Michigan Tech’s 15th annual Pride Week is March 18-23. Events as diverse as the community they celebrate are planned. They range from a film to a conversation with a sexologist, a speaker who will talk about being black and gay in America, swing and salsa dance lessons, and the 13th annual Drag Show.

All events are free (unless otherwise noted), and all are open to the public.

For the full schedule of events, see http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2013/march/story86642.html.

For more information about Pride Week, contact Renee Wells, rrwells@mtu.edu, 487-2920.

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TEDx Houghton

TEDx Houghton will now be streamed live as a webcast! It can be viewed at http://www.mtu.edu/tedx-houghton at 10:00 AM on March 23.

If you missed out on tickets to the event, you are also in luck. There will be two Live Stream Viewing Parties on the Michigan Tech Campus! Food is included and tickets are free! Pick up your ticket in front of any dining hall at 11:00 AM on Thursday or at Noon at the Outdoor Adventure Program (207 East St. Houghton)! There will be 100 tickets handed out in the residence halls and 100 tickets handed out at the OAP. Tickets are first come, first serve!

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Film Board Movie – The Last Stand

This week Film Board is showing The Last Stand in Fisher 135 this weekend.  It will be shown on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.
Movie blurb: “The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.”

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African Night 2013

The African Students Organization invites you to African Night 2013 on Saturday, March 23, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom. Tickets are $8.00 for students and $12.00 for faculty and the general public.

As part of the festivities, two professional artists will be gracing African Night this year.  Senegalese Kora Player Youssoupha Sidibe, who has played live with popular neo-soul artist India Arie; and Ghanaian Fashion Designer, Jennifer Akese, based in Chicago who will be directing a professional fashion show with Michigan Tech students as the models. The evening also includes dinner prepared by ASO members, Rwandan and West African dances, and a sparkling and hilarious 1990 Ghanaian play authored by Efua T. Sutherland that adapts the conventions of Akan-storytelling.

Tickets are available online at www.tickets.mtu.edu, in the MUB commons, at CDI, and at the SDC central ticket office.
Sponsors: USG, GSG, EE, ME, FE, CE, CDI, Student Affairs, & Student Life

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Earth Week 2013

Get ready for Michigan Tech Earth Week 2013, March 24-30!  Students for Environmental Sustainability has partnered with groups all over campus to promote environmental awareness during this special week with over 15 events this year!  Highlights include Bike to School Day on Wednesday, March 27, and you can win a prize just for riding your bike to campus, and Green Comedian Jeff Wozer at the DHH Ballroom Saturday, March 30 at 9:00 PM.   Please visit www.SfESmtu.blogspot.com for more information on all of the events.  This event has many generous sponsors including the Parents Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund.

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TiViTz Tournament Needs Volunteers

If you are looking for an opportunity to help out in the community, please consider the following two events hosted by the Center for Pre-College Outreach.  We are in need of a few more volunteers.  The first one is on Monday, March 25 in the Wood Gym of the SDC.  Our annual TiViTz tournament brings 4th-7th graders to campus to play a tournament of the math game TiViTz.  We need 6 more people willing to help with scorekeeping and generally making sure the event runs smoothly.  The tournament runs from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM and you can come for whatever amount of time you are able.  Lunch is provided!

The very next day, Tuesday, March 26, is Get WISE — Get Women in Science and Engineering.  Get WISE hosts about 200 7th and 8th grade girls for several engineering challenges like making little airplanes that stay in the air as long as possible or bridges that hold the most weight.  It’s a great event!  Get WISE runs from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM in the Wood Gym and you can come for whatever amount of time you are able.  We are looking for 1 0r more volunteers.  Lunch is included at this one, too!  There will also be a training session on the Monday evening beforehand.

To sign up for either or both of these events, just fill out this form.  For more information contact Liz Fujita at eafujita@mtu.edu

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Seeking Claire M. Donovan Award Nominations

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 2013 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 27 at 5:00 PM in the Blue Key Office, MUB 106 or via email to bkpresident@mtu.edu.  Nomination forms are available in the Blue Key office or at this link:

If you have questions please call 487-2818 or email bkpresident@mtu.edu.
 
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Intramurals Updates

Intramural-Recreational Sports Service has the following updates:

Dodgeball Tournament (Managers’ Meeting held prior to 1st game) Entry Deadline:  Thursday, March 21 @ 5:00 PM

Swim Meet March 25 @ 3:00 PM Entry Deadline;  Competition starts 3/26 @ 5PM

Please visit www.imleagues.com or call 487-3556 for more information.

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Class Tribute Program

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2013: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more special by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special in the printed commencement program. 

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for  tributes is Monday, April 8, 2013.  For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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Youth Programs Summer Employment Opportunities

Michigan Tech Youth Programs is seeking qualified adventurous people to co-lead a week long exploration this summer with Summer Youth’s Outdoor Explorations. These paid positions involve helping instructors teach Middle and High School students about ecology, ecosystems, and how people interact with nature and wilderness. 
Courses that need instructors are:
(July 14-20)
  • Backpack Isle Royale (High School)
  • Ecology & the Environment (Middle School)
(July 21-27)
  • Backpack the Porkies (High School)
  • Aquatic Ecology (Middle School)
(July 28 – August 3)
  • Wolf Ecology (Middle School)
  • Backpack the Porkies (Middle School)

Certifications such as Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard, and Bloodborne Pathogens are paid bonuses.  For more information or to apply, contact Tom Maynard, Outdoor Programs Coordintor, by email at yp@mtu.edu, or by phone, 906-487-1448.

 
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Mind Trekkers Looking for Volunteers
 
Mind Trekkers needs your help! 
We have an event coming up that still needs volunteers! 
Event: College of Lake County Science & Engineering Festival (Grayslake, IL)
Date: Friday, April 12, 2013. Event runs from 8:30am-12:00pm. 

Depart Houghton: Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ noon
Arrive back to Houghton: Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 11:30pm

Perks: Water Park (link: http://www.keylimecove.com/ ), making new friends, inspiring people, and 18 service hours to add to your resume!  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Kim, kadaugus@mtu.edu, the following information: 
Preferred Name: 
Gender:
Email:
Phone #:
Dietary Needs: 
Hometown: 
Major:
Shirt Size:
Feel free to encourage your friends to come on this trip as well. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to text Kim at 989-335-3774 or email at kadaugus@mtu.edu
 
 
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Admissions Office Hiring Summer Student Staff

It’s that time of year where the admissions office starts planning for
summer staff and we are in need of student telecounselors and campus
tour guides. Both of these positions are great leadership
opportunities for students!

Calling takes place Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in
the Administration Building. You must work a minimum of two (2) 3-hour
shifts each week.

Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday with tours from
8:00-10:00 a.m., 10:00-1:00 p.m., and 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Both positions are paid and training is provided.

To apply, you must be an undergraduate student who has completed at
least two semesters at Michigan Tech and have an overall GPA of 2.5 or
higher. If you want to make a difference for prospective Michigan Tech
students, stop by the admissions office or email rachel@mtu.edu for an
application. Applications must be submitted by April 12.

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Multiliteracies Center Student Employment Opportunities

The Multiliteracies Center is hiring undergraduate student coaches to begin working Fall 2013.  We look for coaches from diverse majors and backgrounds, and we do NOT require applicants to be experts in writing.  Surprised? Don’t be.  The job is much different than you think.
Those students who have worked in the center often describe it as “one of the most important pieces of my academic career at Michigan Tech.” The skills gained as a coach in the Multiliteracies Center are required by future employers, yet the academic curriculum doesn’t always develop those skills. Coaches have an advantage when they go on the job market.
There will be an informal pizza and information session on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 PM in Walker 107.
Applications are available in the center (Walker 107) or online (www.hu.mtu.edu/mtmc). Applications are due by Wednesday, March 27.
Contact Kirsti Arko karko@mtu.edu with any questions.
 
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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 8, 2013

Khana Khazana – Indian Cuisine

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 on Friday, March 8 from 11:00AM – 1:30PM.

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New Student Organization, Parenting and Pregnant

Parenting and Pregnant Husky Network is a new/registered student organization at Michigan Tech . We are looking for student/parents attending Michigan Tech. We would love to meet you! Our next meeting will be March 26, 2013 at the MTU preschool located in Daniel Heights at 6:00 PM. Bring your child/dren. If you have any questions, email Archerub@mtu.edu

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Michigan Tech Recreation has Options for You

Looking for low-impact activities or high-impact recreational opportunities? Our Community Programs provide regularly scheduled fitness and recreational opportunities. Get active this spring – Michigan Tech Recreation has the options for you!

Please open document for more information on Dollar Days Promo Week and Spring Session 2 Programming. Recreational Opportunities

For more information please contact Jada Gullstrand at jmgullst@mtu.edu

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Film Showing – The Strange Disappearance of the Bees

The film “The Strange Disappearance of the Bees” will be shown in The Forestry Atrium & G002 on Thursday, March 14 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Suggested donation of $3.00.

About the Film:
Across the globe, the disturbing mass death  of bees has more than just beekeepers worried…at least one-third of the world’s food relies on bee pollination.

The film is sponsored in part by MTU’s Center for Water & Society and students are more than welcome to attend this free film with refreshments and discussion with Melissa Hronkin, Apiarist & Proprietor of
Algomah Acres Honey Farm near Mass City, MI. www.algomahacreshoney.com

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Michigan Tech League of Legends Tournament

The Michigan Tech League of Legends Club will be holding their 2nd Annual Tournament in conjunction with the Campus Cafe on March 23, 2013.  Registration closes on Monday, March 18. There will be other activities besides the game so stop on by!

For more information, visit our club Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/lolmtu/ or the registration site aux.mtu.edu/dining/leagueoflegends.

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REMINDERS:

Last day to Nominate for Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Percy Julian Awards

Please be sure to submit your nominations for the Presidents Award for Leadership, Vice Presidents Award for Service, and the Percy Julian Award.  Nominations close at 5:00 PM today, Friday, March 8.  Nominees have until March 22 to submit their essay and resume to activities@mtu.edu.

Please go to http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/interests/awards/ to get your nomination in before the deadline.  All other awards are to be submitted by March 22 at noon.

For more information please call Student Activities at 906-487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu.

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Student Employment Opportunity

The Multiliteracies Center is hiring undergraduate student coaches to begin working Fall 2013. We look for coaches from diverse majors and backgrounds, and we do NOT require applicants to be experts in writing. Surprised? Don’t be. The job is much different than you think.
Those students who have worked in the center often describe it as “one of the most important pieces of my academic career at Michigan Tech.” The skills gained as a coach in the Multiliteracies Center are required by future employers, yet the academic curriculum doesn’t always develop those skills. Coaches have an advantage when they go on the job market.
There will be an informal pizza and information session on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 PM in Walker 107.
Applications are available in the center (Walker 107) or online (www.hu.mtu.edu/mtmc). Applications are due by Wednesday, March 27.
Contact Kirsti Arko karko@mtu.edu with any questions.
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Tickets Still Available to Chicago

If you know of anyone (yourself included) who is interested, the International Programs and Services Office still has a few seats left on our bus to Chicago.  Round-trip tickets are just $75.  Why drive when you can sleep for seven hours? The bus leaves Saturday, March 9th and returns on Tuesday, March 12th.

To get your bus ticket, each passenger must print, complete and sign the waiver and return to IPS:  http://www.ips.mtu.edu/Waiver.pdf.  Passengers under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver form.

Tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased at the IPS Office.

The bus will be dropping students off at a convenient downtown location. Specific hotel and travel information will be provided at the time of bus ticket purchase.Please see use Barkboard if you wish to find a roommate to share housing costs.

Seats are limited and tickets are first-come, first-served so purchase your ticket before they are gone!

There is a lot to do and see in Chicago! Visit: explorechicago.org
If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or ips@mtu.edu.


Student News Briefs – Friday, March 1, 2013

Khana Khazana – Chinese Cuisine

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 on Friday, February 15 from 11:00AM – 1:30PM.

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Learn Social Dance

Wellness and the social dance club is hosing a Social Dance workshop on March 7 from 6-7:00 pm in the DHH ballroom.  This workshop is open to anybody that is interested in dance, all levels are welcome.  Come and get some exercise and learn some awesome dance moves just in time for Spring Break!

For more information contact Wellness at wellness@mtu.edu
Wellness is located on the second floor of the Outdoor Adventure Program Building and is open to all students Monday-Friday, Noon-4:00 PM.

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HuskyLEAD Session – How to Maximize Involvement Link

The next HuskyLEAD session will be held on March 5 in MUB Ballroom B at 6:00 PM.  Participants attending this session will take a closer look at Involvement Ling and learn additional ways to navigate it and make the most of its features in order to better serve their organization.

For more information please contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu

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Geocaching  Series with Outdoor Adventure Program

Sign up for a fun adventure of geocaching in the Keweenaw on Saturday, March 2 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Various locations to be decided apon by participants $10 includes transportation, GPS, and snowshoes, if needed.  Sign up at the OAP Rental Center at 207 East St. by Friday March 1 or call 906-487-2290 for more information.

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Call for volunteers for Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day held on Saturday, March 10, is an event sponsored by the Staff Council, the SDC, and the Memorial Union.  There is free access to the SDC, Gates Tennis Center and the MUB’s Bowling and Billiards rooms,  a free lunch, and prize drawings for registered participants.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities:

(1) Prize/Raffle table, from  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
– 10 AM to Noon
– Noon to 2 PM
– 2 PM to 4 PM

(2) Registration table, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
– 10 AM to Noon
– Noon to 2 PM

(3) Skaters to supervise the ice arena from 1 to 2:50 PM

(4) Concessions: 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM
–   2 volunteers per hour for coffee/pop stand
–  2 volunteers per hour for ice cream stand

The prize table involves putting out give-aways and drawing names for prizes.  The registration desk is checking off people’s names as they come in, hand out ID bracelets,  and answering questions.  The skaters make sure everything is going well on the ice.

If you are interested or have questions, please feel free to contact Allyson Jabusch at amjabusc@mtu.edu/487-2316

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Welcome to Copper Dog 2013

The CopperDog 150 is a pro-class sled dog race that brings together the community like no other event in the Upper Peninsula.  A three day festival kicked of by an amazing night-time downtown start in Calumet on March 1, the CopperDog 150 offers everyone at Michigan Tech serous fun and adventure as a spectator or as a volunteer.  With music, food, art, and 400 sled dogs shooting off into the night.

For a full schedule of events click here Copper Dog 150 Schedule or visit the website at www.copperdog150.com

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The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Seeking Input


The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the University.Based on over 51,000 student rating of instruction forms, eleven finalists have been identified for the 2013 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

Professor Andrew Burton (School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science)
Associate Professor Guy Hembroff (School of Technology)
Professor Bruce Mork (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Associate Professor Nilufer Onder (Computer Science)
Associate Professor Christopher Plummer (Visual and Performing Arts)

Assistant Professor / Lecturer / Professor of Practice Category

Assistant Professor Jared Anderson (Visual and Performing Arts)
Assistant Professor Frank Christiana (Aerospace Studies)
Professor of Practice Karyn Fay (Biological Sciences)
Assistant Professor Scott Miers (Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics)
Assistant Professor Kazuya Tajiri (Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics)
Assistant Professor Thomas Werner (Biological Sciences)

Comments on the nominees are due by Saturday, March 30, 2013 and should be sent to CTL at  https://docs.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forms/d/1JgAPnJ3qrWg1xDmnFcavFza92Cc7eyQK9TROQhGZYt0/viewform

The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their classes.  The selection committee makes the final determination of the award recipients.  The recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award will be formally announced in May 2013.

For more information, contact Nancy Seely at 487-2046 or nsseely@mtu.edu .

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Film Board showing Rise of the Guardians in 3D

This week Film Board is showing Rise of the Guardians in 3D in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at
6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 PM. The movie will be shown in 3D  so please remember your Tech IDs to check out our glasses. Tickets are $3 with a
Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Sandra Custer slcuest@mtu.edu.

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The Bra Show

The Bra Show is one of the largest and most exciting service projects put on by the Society of Intellectual Sisters. It will be held on Friday, March 1 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Forestry Atrium.

It is their goal to increase awareness and to support those who are or have suffered from breast cancer. This year’s theme of “Seven Wonders of the World”, exhibits a fashion show, where outrageous, decorated bras are modeled by male volunteers. It is a joyous occasion for celebrating women’s health and to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to combat breast cancer.  This years speaker, Cindy Barrett, is a Breast Cancer Survivor.

For more information please contact Ashli Fueri at alfueri@mtu.edu

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Intramural-Recreational Sports Service Updates:

Reminder of upcoming Team Sports Managers’ Meetings SDC Room 237:
Volleyball 2/27 @ 6:00 PM Entry deadline is 3/6 @ 5:00PM

Reminder of upcoming Individual/Team Sports:
Billiards Tournament 3/1 @ Noon (entry deadline) competition is 3/2 @ 10:00 AM

Please visit www.imleagues.com or call 487-3556 for more information.

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Bible Lecture Series

Join Campus Hope each night, Monday, March 18 – Saturday, March 23, for a  series of lectures in Fisher Hall.

The Evidence is a series of lectures designed to provide a rational basis for faith while not ignoring the existential issues surrounding each subject. It is often believed that people of faith tend to be uneducated or uninformed, therefore leaving them easily persuaded by shoddy evidence. However, this lecture series will argue that faith rests upon evidence, not demonstration, in addition to pointing to the evidence itself.

Speaker Sebastien Braxton is an inspiring international evangelist who has a passion for soul-winning on secular campuses. He is the assistant director of training for CAMPUS (Center for Adventist Ministry to Public University Students).

If you have any questions or need a ride, please contact: campushope@mtu.edu

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Nominations Being 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 2013 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 27, at 5:00 PM in the Blue Key Office, MUB 106 or via email to bkpresident@mtu.edu. Nomination forms are available in the Blue Key office or at this link:

Student Employment Opportunity

The Multiliteracies Center is hiring undergraduate student coaches to begin working Fall 2013. We look for coaches from diverse majors and backgrounds, and we do NOT require applicants to be experts in writing. Surprised? Don’t be. The job is much different than you think.
Those students who have worked in the center often describe it as “one of the most important pieces of my academic career at Michigan Tech.” The skills gained as a coach in the Multiliteracies Center are required by future employers, yet the academic curriculum doesn’t always develop those skills. Coaches have an advantage when they go on the job market.
There will be an informal pizza and information session on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 PM in Walker 107.

Applications are available in the center (Walker 107) or online (www.hu.mtu.edu/mtmc). Applications are due by Wednesday, March 27.
Contact Kirsti Arko karko@mtu.edu with any questions.

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The Math Learning Center is Hiring

The Math Learning Center is looking for individuals who would like to help their fellow students improve their math skills. We hire all majors, but you must plan to have completed Calc III by next fall. You must also complete Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. The application is available at the following link: http://goo.gl/k3woV.

Please return the completed application to the Math Learning Center in Fisher Hall room 234 by 3:00 PM, Friday, March 8.
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REMINDERS:


19th Annual Student Leadership Awards Deadline Approaching

Be sure to make your nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service as they close on Friday, March 8 at 5:00 PM.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Noon on Friday, March 22, 2013.

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.

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 Karma Maynard at 487-1963 or kmaynard@mtu.edu

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