Archives—April 2013

Student News Briefs – Friday, April 26, 2013

Khana Khazana – Five Countries Combo Meal

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, April 26 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

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19th Annual Student Leadership Awards Announcements

Congratulations to the following students, student organizations, and advisors for inspiring community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability and tenacity within Michigan Tech as well as our community.

Here are your 2013 Student Leadership Award recipients:

Melanie Hoffman, President’s Award for Leadership

Michael Adler, Provost Award for Scholarship

Claire Meneguzzo, Vice President’s Award for Service

Kevin Cassell, Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance

Yu Summer Gu, Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader

Jason Cattelino, Student Employee of the Year

Hannah Altscheffel, Rising Star of the Year

Caleb Vogt, Undergraduate Research Expo, Exceptional Program of the Year

Society of Women Engineers, Most Improved Student Organization

Leo Ureel II, Breaking Digital Barriers, Exceptional Community Service Project

Memorial Union Board, Student Organization of the Year

Emanuel Marcos R. Castro Oliveira, Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Dr. William Predebon, Clair M. Donovan Award

Howard Haselhuhn, Outstanding Graduate Student Leader

Antonio Velazques Hernandez, Outstanding Graduate Mentor

Gregory P. Waite, Outstanding Graduate Mentor

Chadwick Kern, Greek Man of the Year

Rochelle Spencer, Greek Woman of the Year

Collin Doerr-Newton, Percy Julian Award

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Tau Beta Pi is holding a Bent Dedication Ceremony

The Michigan Tech chapter of Tau Beta Pi is holding a Bent Dedication Ceremony on Thursday, May 2, at 2:00 PM, between the Van Pelt and Opie Library and Rekhi Hall. We would like to invite all students, faculty and staff to join us! Rain Location: Dow Lobby

The Bent is the official symbol of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society. It represents Tau Beta Pi’s principle of “Integrity and Excellence In Engineering.”   The Michigan Tech chapter, formed in 1904, dates back to the early days of the University.

Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kelsey Michael, the chapter’s president, at krmichae@mtu.edu

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Developing Student Organization, Spectrum Connection, Looking for New Members

Dedicated to the idea of autism acceptance and are for both autistic members of the Michigan Tech community and our allistic allies. Currently recruiting potential members. Visiting K-Day in the fall, and hope to be officially registered as a student organization at some point during fall semester. For more information, contact Caroline at cnmaye@mtu.edu or like them on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/spectrumconnectionmtu

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Lutheran Campus Ministry Programs

Luthran Campus Ministry invites you to join them on Wednesday nights at 6:00PM for a program with dinner to follow at 7:00.

*May 1: International Labor Day/ Guest Speaker Kristiina Vanhala on why a Christian is a Union Steward

*May 8: [May 5 is Orthodox Easter] Discussion on Orthodox Faith and Icons with Father Innokenty from Saints Sergius and Herman in Atlantic Mine

*May 15: Mother’s Day / Global Population Issues: Seriously?! Go forth and multiply?

For more information please contact Bucky Beach at bsbeach@mtu.edu

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Bosch-Honors Institute Scholarship Raffle

Still want a ticket? Today is the last day to buy one on-campus! They are being sold today, Friday, April 26,  10:00 AM-1:00 PM in Fisher across from the Aftermath Cafe.

Not planning on buying one but still want a full free semester of tuition? Ask your friends or family to buy tickets online at:http://www.mtu.edu/honors/events/scholarship_raffle/scholarship_raffle.html

Please direct any questions about the raffle to honors+raffle@mtu.edu.

State of Michigan Raffle License Number: R21027

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Student News Briefs – Friday, April 19, 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, April 19 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

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Lutheran Campus Ministry Programs

Luthran Campus Ministry invites you to join them on Wednesday nights at 6:00PM for a program with dinner to follow at 7:00.

*April 24: Earth Day [April 22] with Hugh Gorman (MTU): The Story of N: The Nitrogen cycle in creation

*May 1: International Labor Day/ Guest Speaker Kristiina Vanhala on why a Christian is a Union Steward

*May 8: [May 5 is Orthodox Easter] Discussion on Orthodox Faith and Icons with Father Innokenty from Saints Sergius and Herman in Atlantic Mine

*May 15: Mother’s Day / Global Population Issues: Seriously?! Go forth and multiply???

For more information please contact Bucky Beach at bsbeach@mtu.edu

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Film Board Showing Jack Reacher

This week Film Board is showing Jack Reacher in Fisher 135. It will be shown on  Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 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 have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Sandra Custer slcuster@mtu.edu

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Canterbury House Hosting a Concert Fundraiser

Come out to the Orpheum Theater in Hancock on Sunday, April 28 form 5:00-8:00 PM for a Canterbury House Fundraiser.  Local bands to perform include, Noli Arguello and Friends, Outwash Plain, and Ripley Street Fire Department. A  silent auction will be held with donations from local businesses and community members. $7.00 gets you in to all the fun.

For more information please contact Eryn Grupido at ekgrupid@mtu.edu or call (906) 482-6039.

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FLAG CARRIERS NEEDED FOR MAY EVENT

Volunteers are needed to carry flags at a “mini Parade of Nations” on the morning of Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Rozsa Center.  The first-time event is sponsored by the Houghton Rotary and is in celebration of the opening of the Rotary International District 6220 Conference.  If you will be here and are interested in volunteering, contact Darnishia Slade, Assistant Director for International Programs and Services, at dslade@mtu.edu.

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Bosch-Honors Institute Scholarship Raffle

The Michigan Tech Honors Institute is pleased to announce the Bosch-Honors Institute Scholarship Raffle, offering a scholarship for one semester of undergraduate tuition at Michigan Tech or one of two $250 gift cards to the University Bookstore. This raffle raises funds for undergraduate research at Michigan Tech by funding the Undergraduate Research Expo and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased in Fisher by the Aftermath Cafe:

10am-1pm Wednesday, April 24

10am-1pm Thursday, April 25

10am-1pm Friday, April 26

Tickets can also be purchased online at: http://www.mtu.edu/honors/events/scholarship_raffle/scholarship_raffle.html

Please direct any questions about the raffle to honors+raffle@mtu.edu.

State of Michigan Raffle License Number: R21027

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Outdoor Adventure Program Hosts a Gear Swap

The Outdoor Adventure Program is accepting gear at their location until 3:00 PM, April 19. The Gear Swap begins at 4:00 at the Outdoor Adventure Program, 207 East St., across the highway from the Library.  Call 906-487-2290 for more information.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, April 12, 2013

Khana Khazana -Thai 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, April 12 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

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Outdoor Adventure Program Hosts a Gear Swap

The Outdoor Adventure Program is accepting gear at their location until 3:00 PM, April 19. Call 906-487-2290 for more information.

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To: All Michigan Tech Registered Student Organizations

The SDC open reservation period for the 2013/2014 academic year begins today. SDC facilities may be reserved two hours before or after hours during the regular academic year for registered student organizations. During breaks and summer semester, the SDC follows the posted building hours. Reservations for SDC facilities can be requested at www.sportsrec.mtu.edu/sdc/ left banner Facility Reservation Form. Remember, due to the large demand for space, reservations may be limited to one 2-hour slot per week per organization. Locker rooms still close at the normal building hours. SDC hours are posted at www.sportsrec.mtu.edu/sdc/.

Please remember to inform all non-students who participate with student organizations that they are required to purchase a SDC daily pass or membership.

Feel free to contact Lois Sedar (lsedar@mtu.edu) at 487-2578 if you have any questions.

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Special Community Program Spring Events Announced

Yoga for Athletic Conditioning

Sunday, April 14, 2:00-4:00pm, SDC Studio

A beginning yoga workshop for athletes to enhance performance, increase flexibility, balance the body, improve strength and learn to focus. Click here for program details.

$15 per participant ($10 for Michigan Tech students)

Pay at the door. No pre-registration required.

ZUMBA Fitness Party

Sunday, May 5, 12:30-2:00pm, SDC Studio

Learn the favorites and join the fun at our Cinco de Mayo Zumba Party. A fun event for beginners and Zumba addicts alike! Click here for program details.

$10 per participant

Online registration available here or by calling the SDC Ticket Office at 487-2073.

Lifeguard Training Class

May 10, 11, 17 & 18, SDC Pool

American Red Cross course includes lifeguard and CPR certification as well as training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older and be able to swim a combination of front crawl and breaststroke for 500 yards without stopping. Click here for program details.

$250 per participant

Online registration available here or by calling the SDC Ticket Office at 487-2073.

For more information on Michigan Tech Community Programs, please visit us online at www.communityprograms.mtu.edu, email us at communityprograms@mtu.edu, or call 487-2975. Summer 2013 information will be released soon – new classes have been added and current favorites will still be available!

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LeaderShape On-site Coordinator Applications Available

LeaderShape 2014 On-site Coordinator applications are now available at Student Activities, MUB 112 or the Outdoor Adventure Program, 207 East St. across the highway from the Library. Please return all application materials hard copy to the Outdoor Adventure Program.

For more information please visit the website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/LeaderShape/ or contact Whitney Boroski at wmborosk@mtu.edu.

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Broomball Referee Supervisor Applications Available

Broomball Referee Supervisor applications for the 2013 – 2014 season are now available on the Broomball website until Wednesday, April 17 at 4:00 PM.

Please consider applying to take a more active role within Broomball and to help continue the Broomball tradition at Michigan Tech. Applications are due to the Broomball Office in the ground floor of Wadsworth Hall no later than Wednesday, April 17. Interviews will follow shortly after.

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Intramural-Recreational Sports Service Updates

Upcoming Individual/Dual Sports
Tennis Doubles; entry deadline 4/15 @ 5PM; competition on 4/19 and 4/20
Sand Volleyball Two’s; entry deadline 4/15 @ 5PM; competition on 4/19 and 4/20

Please call 487-3556 for more information.

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Enter to Win a Semester of Tuition

The Michigan Tech Honors Institute is pleased to announce the Bosch-Honors Institute Scholarship Raffle, offering a scholarship for one semester of tuition at Michigan Tech or one of two $250 gift cards to the University Bookstore. This raffle raises funds for undergraduate research at Michigan Tech by funding the Undergraduate Research Expo and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online starting April 15 and will continue until 5:00 PM on September 4, 2013. The winner of the scholarship and gift cards will be drawn at K-Day at McLain State Park on September 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM. Ticket holders need not be present to win. More information can be found at:

http://www.mtu.edu/honors/events/scholarship_raffle/scholarship_raffle.html

Please direct any questions about the raffle to honors+raffle@mtu.edu.

State of Michigan Raffle License Number: R21027

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Student News Briefs – Friday, April 5, 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, April 5 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

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Intramural-Recreational Sports Service 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

Upcoming Officials’ Meetings/Clinics

Soccer; 4/8 @ 6:15PM, SDC-237

Upcoming Team Sports

Soccer; 4/8 @ 6PM, SDC-237; entry deadline 4/11 @ Noon

Please call 487-3556 for more information.
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Lutheran Campus Ministry Programs

The Luthran Campus Ministry invites you to their evening programs held on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Good Sheperd Lutheran Church. Dinner served at 6:00 PM with the program to follow at 7:00 PM.
April 3: The Church in Tanzania with Rene Johnson & Rev. Bob Langseth
April 10: Post-colonialism in Africa with Ramon Fonkoue (MTU)
April 17: Mission work in Africa and its relationship to development with Kari Henquinet (MTU)
April 24: Earth Day [April 22] with Hugh Gorman (MTU): The Story of N: The Nitrogen cycle in creation
May 1: International Labor Day/ Guest Speaker Kristiina Vanhala on why a Christian is a Union Steward
May 8: [May 5 is Orthodox Easter] Discussion on Orthodox Faith and Icons with Father Innokenty from Saints Sergius and Herman in Atlantic Mine
May 15: Mother’s Day / Global Population Issues: Seriously?!  Go forth and multiply???

For more information please contact Bucky Beach at bsbeach@mtu.edu

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MTU’s Relay for Life

MTU’s Relay for Life event will start today, Friday, April 5, at 6:00 PM and go until Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 AM.
Come out to support the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life of MTU and enjoy a bunch of great activities including the Rock Climbing wall, Gun Range, and many other activities to keep you entertained and having fun.  There will be free food and drinks and many opportunities to win prizes and gift certificates from around town.
Stay the whole night or come for a few hours, leave, and come back, it is up to you.  It is free to get in and we will always have something fun going on.
Contact Andrew Shaw (ashaw@mtu.edu) for any questions or for more details about the event.
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Film Board Showing Django: Unchanged

This week Film Board is showing Django: Unchanged in Fisher 135. It will be shown Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 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 have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Sandra Custer slcuster@mtu.edu.

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The Concert Dance Association at Michigan Tech Looking for New Student Members

There will be an organizational meeting of The Concert Dance Association at Michigan Tech on Friday, April 12 at 5:30 PM in Walker 210.  The Concert Dance Association is a new student organization forming at Michigan Tech and is open to any student or community member who is interested in concert dance (modern, jazz, ballet, tap, ethnic, etc.).  Dance experience is helpful but not necessary.

Please contact Coleen atcmfruin@mtu.edu 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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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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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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