Archives—September 2013

Student News Briefs – Friday, September 27, 2013

Khana Khazana Serves up 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, September 27, 2013.

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Tutors Needed at Jeffers High School

Do you have at least one hour each week to commit to tutoring and /or mentoring a Jeffers High School student?  Jeffers High School students will be scheduled to meet with you during the day or after school in accordance with your MTU class schedule.

Since Jeffers is in Painesdale, MI, (9 miles south of Houghton on M26) MTU students will be reimbursed $4 per visit for gas to help alleviate the cost of driving to the school. This fund is through a private donation.

For more information please contact Trish Sherman at 906-487-0580 or email at shermant@adams.k12.mi.us.

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Student Activities Presents Comedian Jody Fuller

Comedian Jody Fuller will be on campus Friday, October 4 at 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom. This 3 time Iraq war veteran, who just happens to stutter, takes you on an inspiring and hilarious journey from a stuttering kid in Alabama to the battlefields of Iraq. Student ID gets you in.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 487-1963.

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Broomball Paid Positions Available

The Broomball Committee is  about to start hiring 150+ students to fill various roles within the Broomball community.The applications and hourly rates can be found at:
For more information please contact Kealy Smith, Broomball Referee Manager.
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$500 scholarship Available

The Northern Michigan Chapter Society of Petroleum Engineers is pleased to announce that Matthew J Manning, majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Mineral Processing at Michigan Tech, was chosen as our Fall 2013 SPE Scholarship recipient.

This scholarship is made possible from the assistance of generous members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Northern Michigan Chapter and is intended to help students who are interested in pursuing an engineering career in the petroleum industry. Please remember this $500 scholarship is available each semester to a selected student enrolled in a science-based curriculum simply by completing the application.  Scholarship Application Spring 2014

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Intramural Updates

Team Sports Entry Deadlines:

Ultimate Frisbee 10/3 @ 5:00 PM

Basketball 10/3 @ 5:00 PM
Water Polo 10/3 @ 5:00 PM
Wallyball 10/3 @ 5:00 PM

Individual/Dual Sports Entry Deadlines
Disc Golf Singles 9/27 @ 3:00 PM

Disc Golf Doubles 10/4 @ 3:00 PM

Officials’ Meetings/Clinics
Water Polo 10/2 @9:00 PM
Basketball 10/6 @ 12:15PM

Please visit our website http://www.mtu.edu/kip/undergraduate/intramural/ for more information.

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Science Undergrad Labratory Internship

For more information please contact Mary Durfee, Associate Professor of Government at mhdurfee@mtu.edu

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Husky Tae Kwon Do Practice Schedule

Tae Kwon Do is fun for all ages and skill levels. Practice self-defense, basic and advanced techniques, and Olympic style sparring.  Try us out for FREE anytime! We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our practices!

Tuesday, October 1 from 5:30-7:30 PM in the MUB Alumni Lounge
Thursday, October 3 from 5:30-7:30 PM in the MUB Alumni Lounge
Friday, October 4 from 5:30-7:30  PM in the MUB Peninsula Room
For more information, contact Jacob Carrick, jjcarric@mtu.edu.

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Study Abroad Fair 2013

Come check out the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 2 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in Fisher Hall.  Learn about the programs IPS and Michigan Tech offer for students to go abroad and find the perfect one for you.  Opportunities are available for every major and level.  Also, prizes will be given away every hour, so don’t miss out on your chance to win!

For more information on studying abroad, visit www.mtu.edu/international or email studyabroad@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, September 13, 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, September 13, 2013.

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Homecoming 2013 – Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 15

Window Painting – SDC, 2:00-4:00 PM

Kickball Tournament – Fields 1-4, Noon-7:00 PM (Rain or Shine)

Monday, September 16

Outdoor Movie – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, September 17

Kickball Championships – Field 3, 5:00-8:00 PM

Wednesday, September 18

Homecoming Games – Walker Lawn, 4:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, September 19

Root Beer Floats – Dining Halls and the MUB, 11:00AM-1:00 PM

Celebrate the Success of Generations of Discovery: the Campaign for Michigan Tech with a Root Beer Float in a Homecoming Cup!

Trails Relay – Tech Trails, 4:30 PM

Homecoming Court Dinner – Great Lakes Research Center, 6:00 PM

Friday, September 20

Parade – 4:00 PM

Pep Rally – following the parade

Cardboard Boat Races – following the parade

Volleyball vs. Lake Superior State University – 5:00 PM

Women’s Soccer vs. Lake Erie College – 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 21

Football vs. Walsh University – 1:00 PM

(Football Alumni Reunion)

Volleyball vs. Saginaw Valley State University – 4:00 PM

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Student Activities Outdoor Movie – Monsters University

Join in some Homecoming fun and come over to Walker Lawn on Monday, September 16 at 9:00 PM for a complimentary outdoor movie, Monsters University.  Bring a blanket and snacks and have some fun!

For more information please contact Jessie Stapleton, Coordinator of Student Activities at jstaple@mtu.edu

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Last Day to Vote for Homecoming Court Candidates

Vote for your Homecoming Candidate today at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/election/start/28919

Voting ends at 5:00 PM today, September 13, 2013!

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Husky Tae Kwon Do Practice Schedule 2013-2014

Have you ever wanted to learn a martial art? Come and learn Tae Kwon Do with the Husky TKD club!
Tae Kwon Do is fun for all ages and skill levels. Practice self-defense, basic and advanced techniques, and Olympic style sparring.
Try us out for FREE anytime! We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our practices!
Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom A-2
Friday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom B
Saturday noon – 2pm in the SDC Dance Room.
You can find our academic year schedule at: mtu.edu_r65gbrqtf0r05atfaieakfp5t0@group.calendar.google.com

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

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Clothesline Project to Raise Awareness about Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault

The Women’s Programming Committee (WPC) and the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) are hosting a Clothesline Project to raise awareness about sexual violence and sexual assault. Individual students and student organizations are invited to decorate t-shirts with anti-violence/assault messages/images. T-shirts will be available for decoration at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (Hamar House) through Friday, September 20. All the details are online at http://diversitycenter.mtu.edu/WLC/clothesline.html.

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Inter-mural Updates

Individual/Dual Sports Deadlines:

Racquetball Singles 9/18 @ 5:00 PM

Trails Relay 9/19 @ noon

Please visit our website http://www.mtu.edu/kip/undergraduate/intramural/ for more information

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Rail Information Night

Come join us on the night of the Career Fair and learn more about job opportunities and internships in the railroad industry. This is a great way to build connections and a chance to follow up with railroad company representatives in a more personal setting. There will also be refreshments and pizza served.  Sponsored by the Rail Transportation Program &  Railroad Engineering Activities Club.

For more information please contact Toni Passariello at aapassar@mtu.edu

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Copper Country Track Club Invites You to Run

Copper Country Track Club is getting together for group runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:15 PM at the digital clock on the campus side of the MUB.  All levels and experience welcome (even if you’ve never run before).  Tech students and non-students.  Contact Ryan with questions (ratowles@mtu.edu).  Join CCTC on Involvement Link to receive information and updates.
https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/copper-country-track-club

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Fall 2013 Career Services Events – WEEK 3

The following companies are traveling to campus to help you with your Career Development:

ArcelorMittal • NUCOR • Jackson • CONTROLTEC • Kimberly Clark Integrys • Gerdau • Chrysler • Schlumberger • Ford

Week 3

Resume Blitz, September 17 and 18

MUB Commons, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Interview Skills Week, September 16 – 19

Career Services, 220 Administration Building

9:00 – 4:00 (on the hour)

IMPORTANT – Be sure to schedule your Mock Interview NOW by emailing 3 dates and times that work best for you to career@mtu.edu, or call 487-2313.

New! More Walk-In Hours throughout the semester:

Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00

Tuesdays from 1:00 – 5:00

Wednesdays from 1:00 – 5:00

Thursdays at 10:00 – noon and 3:00 – 5:00

For More Information please visit Career Services, 220 Administration Building (15 minute visits)

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Constitution Day Speaker

Speaker, Dr. David Canon of UW-Madison to speak on Gridlock, Polarization, and Budget Politics in MUB Ballroom B at 7:30 PM on September 16.

For more information please contact Mary Durfee at mhdurfee@mtu.edu

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Student News Briefs – Friday, September 6, 2013

K-Day 2013

One of the biggest campus Traditions is TODAY at McLain State Park.  K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech that is held every year on the Friday of the first week of classes.  Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.  K-Day typically sees around 3,500-4,000 students attend, be sure to check out this amazing event so you don’t miss out!

Buses will be available for complimentary transportation from the MUB bus stop starting at Noon and running continuously until 4:00 PM when the event ends.

K-Day 2103 is sponsored by Student Activities, Greek Life, Facilities Management, and the Student Activities fee.

For more information visit http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/traditions/k-day/ or call Student Activities at 906-487-1963.

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Dancers and Actors Needed for Parade of Nations Video

The International Programs and Services Office needs your help. They are filming a short video to promote this year’s Parade of Nations and they need dancers and actors. If you are interested in helping, please come to the MUB Ballroom on Sunday, September 8 at 1:00 PM for rehearsal. Filming will begin promptly at 4:00 PM on the Walker Lawn and the day will conclude with ice-cream in the DHH Ballroom. To see what we’ve done in year’s past, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HxT_9vgrBo

For more information, email ips@mtu.edu or stop by our office in Admin 200.

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9/11 Ceremony to Honor and Remember Victims

Please join us on September 11, 2013 to honor and remember the victims of the September 11 attacks. The Army and Air Force ROTC Joint Honor Guard will be posted at Michigan Tech’s 9/11 Memorial. A brief opening ceremony will be held outside the ROTC building at 7:00 AM. The Honor Guard will remain throughout the day. Students and community members are encouraged to stop by at any point to pay their respects. A limited number of flowers will be available to place at the memorial for no cost, though community members are welcome and encouraged to bring their own. The closing ceremony will be held at 7:00 PM for the lowering of the flag.

For more information please contact Janna Clement at jlclemen@mtu.edu

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Call for Parade of Nations Volunteers

The International Programs and Services Office is in need of your assistance this year to ensure another awesome Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival to be held on Saturday, September 14.As in year’s past, we will require volunteer assistance in the days leading to the parade and the day of the parade.  Any and all help is welcome on starting on Thursday, September 12th.  Here are our needs:

Thursday, September 12 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at DEE
-Set up at DEE (help with arranging tables, chairs, stage, etc)
Friday, September 13 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (various locations)
-Transporting flags from Michigan Tech to Finlandia, finalize set up, etc
Saturday, September 14 11:00 AM to 3 PM at DEE
-Directing traffic, clean up crew, soda sales, greeting visitors, etc
Saturday, September 14 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Parade
Set up, directing traffic, marching in parade, collecting flags, etc
You may sign-up in 1-hour shifts by completing this form. The biggest need will be on Thursday and Friday. Thanks for your support and consideration.We also wish to take this time extend a heartfelt invitation to you and your family to help us celebrate the 24th Annual Parade of Nations to celebrate the international student community from Michigan Technological University, Finlandia University.  Northern Michigan University is also sending a delegation of international students to participate in this year’s festivities, as well.

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Intramural-Recreational Sports Service Updates

Welcome back, intramural participants! We are looking forward to an awesome year. Here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind.

Entry Deadlines

Kickball 9/12 @ 12PM

Flag Football 9/12 @ 5PM

Soccer Fours 9/12 @ 5PM

Softball 9/6 @ 1PM

Sand Volleyball 4s 9/6 @ 1 PM

Officials’ Meetings/Clinics

Soccer 9/10 @ 5:30PM

Flag Football 9/11 @ 5:30PM

Individual/Dual Sports

Golf Scramble entry deadline 9/13 @ 3PM

Please visit our website http://www.mtu.edu/kip/undergraduate/intramural/ for more information.

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Lutheran Campus Ministry Events

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church [ELCA]

1100 College Avenue, Houghton

For more information or to contact us, visit:

www.facebook.com/gs.lutheran or www.gs-luth.org

Worship Every Sunday @ 10:00 AM – Coffee and treats after every service at 11:00 AM

Sept. 8: Free brunch after worship!

September 1 & 8 @ 9:45  AM: Transportation provided from Wadsworth Hall main

entrance.

Free BBQ Saturday, September 7 @ 5 PM – Stop by church for some free food!

What Is Christianity?

Weekly on Tuesdays @ 2pm at the Canterbury House

A weekly discussion starting on September 10. For directions to the Canterbury House, see www.facebook.com/canterburymtu

Sexuality is the topic at our Wednesday Discussions September 11 — October 2 at Good Shepherd

6-8 PM: Free dinner followed by films, talks, and discussions.

Good Shepherd always welcomes all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Big Question Series Weekly on Fridays @ 2:00 PM

Starting on September 13: A weekly discussion on a variety of topics held at and jointly sponsored by the Canterbury House. For directions to the Canterbury House, see www.facebook.com/canterburymtu

Free Bowling & Pizza Fri. Sept. 13 @ 6:00 PM

Need transportation? Meet near MUB parking lot/bus shuttle location @ 5:45 PM

Homecoming tailgate party Saturday, September 21 @ 11:30 AM Look for us at the parking lot 24 east of the football field

Free Camping Trip to Copper Harbor

October 5-6 Transportation and gear will be provided as needed!

RSVP to sekuhl@mtu.edu by Wednesday October 2

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Fall 2013 Career Services Events – WEEK 2

The following companies are traveling to campus to help you with your Career Development:

ArcelorMittal • Greenheck • Jackson • CONTROLTEC • Mercury Marine

Week 2

Resume Blitz, September 11 and 12

MUB Commons, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Industry Panel (Career Fair Prep)

Wednesday, September 11

MUB Commons, 6:00 PM

IMPORTANT – Be sure to schedule your Mock Interview NOW by emailing 3 dates and times that work best for you to career@mtu.edu, or call 487-2313.

New this semester! More Walk-In Hours throughout the semester:

Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00

Tuesdays from 1:00 – 5:00

Wednesdays from 2:00 – 5:00

Thursdays at 10:00 – noon and 3:00 – 5:00

Career Services, 220 Administration Building (15 minute visits)

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Homecoming 2013 – Homecoming Court

Do you know someone who would make a great Homecoming King or Queen?  Nominate them HERE today!  After you log into Involvement Link using your username and ISO you will be brought directly to the form. (Nominations are due by Monday, September 9 at Noon)
Homecoming Team Registration:
Is your team ready to compete during a week of FUN?!?  Sign them up HERE!

For more information please contact Jessie Stapleton at jstaple@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1963

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2013 Advisor/President Training Sessions

Student Activities has scheduled the 2013 training workshops for registered student organization advisors and presidents.   Faculty and staff that advise one or more registered student organizations, as well as organization presidents, are required to attend one of the sessions.  Organizations will not be able to register if this requirement is not fulfilled.  A portion of this training will cover your role as a campus security authority as mandated by the Clery Act.

Tuesday               September 10, 2013        noon     MUB Ballroom B

Wednesday        September 11, 2013        noon     MUB Ballroom B

Thursday             September 12, 2013        noon     MUB Ballroom B

Thursday             September 12, 2013        6PM       Fisher 129

Thursday             September 26, 2013        8PM       EERC 214

Friday                    September 27, 2013        noon     MUB Ballroom B

Register for ONE of the workshops by going to the Student Activities website form.  The sessions are expected to last no more than one hour.

For questions, contact Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator of Registered Student Organizations, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.

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