Archives—October 2013

Student New Briefs – October 25, 2013

Fall is the Time to COMMIT TO BE FIT

For students and families, avid athletes and novice gym goers alike, Community Programs offers awesome classes to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the Studio, pool or on the ice, Youth Programs will keep your Little Husky active, engaged and having fun!


Fall Session Highlights
Fitness Class Punch Cards – Class Options for High Intensity, Fun & Fitness, Health & Wellness
2nd Session of Youth Programs – Swimming, Aikido, Skating & Tumbling
Upcoming Workshops & Specialty Classes –  One-day intensives and beginner options

Halloween & Thanksgiving Events

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Event: HuskyLEAD

Date of Event: 10/15/13, 10/22/13, 10/29/13, 11/12/13, 11/19/13,
12/3/13

Location of Event: Peninsula Room

Start Time(s) of Event: 6:00 PM

End Time(s) of Event: 7:00 PM

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Husky Tae Kwon Do Practice Schedule: October 28th -November 1st
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 Alumni Lounge
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom A-2
Friday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2pm in the SDC Dance Room
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Upcoming Intramural Dates

Team Sports Entry Deadline

3-on-3 Basketball; 10/31 @ 5PM
Individual/Dual Sports

Basketball Skills deadline and competition; 11/5&6 7-8PM

Riflery deadline; 11/8 @ 3PM
More Information? www.imleagues.com or 487-3556

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The Society of Women Physicists is putting on a Research Night to introduce students to the various types of research going on in the Physics Department.

Physics Research Night, brought to you by the Society of Women Physicists

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 6pm. Fisher 139

Come for the (free) pizza. Stay for the (free) physics!

Topics Include:
“Atomic LEGO’s” – Kevin Waters
“She Blinded Me with Science: An Intro to Laser Spectroscopy” – Kiley Spirito
“Why Ice Matters: The Beginnings of Cold Rain” – Ashima Chhabra
“Gamma Rays and Our Universe” – Elena Freundlich
“Which Way is Up?: Using Remanent Magnetization to Unlock Earth’s Past” – Renee Gurganus

“Searching for Time Travelers” – Teresa Wilson
“Aged Aerosol Sampling in the Free Troposphere” – Kendra Wright


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Student Organization and Fraternity/Sorority Leaders and Advisors,

If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the Michigan Tech Preschool would like to invite your organization to participate in our upcoming Bounce-O-Rama fund raising event as event volunteers.  This event is open to the entire community – including all ages up to high school and college students and adults.  What we are doing is a carnival-type event where we are having many inflatable obstacles and play areas brought in to the Multi-Purpose room in the SDC on Saturday, November 9th.

We need volunteers mainly to supervise the different areas – things like moon walks, inflatable slides, velcro wall, boxing ring, etc – to make sure the participants stay safe, stay in age appropriate groups, and to rotate participants through according to lines, time limits, etc.  We will train you and it is a fun and easy event.  A large part of our success with past Bounce-O-Ramas has been a great group of volunteers and we hope the campus community can help the Preschool again this year.  A summary of the details is below.

If your organization can participate, please get back to me by November 1st with a list of names and/or a number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts.  We will need about 20 total volunteers for each event shift and about 10 each for set-up and tear-down.

Michigan Tech Preschool is a non-profit parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the local community and its children for over 50 years.  We hope you will choose to work with us to continue our tradition of affordable early childhood education.

Event Summary

Michigan Tech Preschool Bounce-O-Rama

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

SDC Multi-Purpose Room

Event Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Set-Up Shift: 6:30am – 9:00am

Event 1st shift: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Event 2nd shift: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Event 3rd shift: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Tear-Down Shift: 4:00pm – approximately 5:30pm

Feel free to come and bounce too.  Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Again, please let me know if your group can help out and how many people to expect (having names would be even better).  Individuals can certainly volunteer on their own also.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks!

Ryan (ratowles@mtu.edu)

Michigan Tech Preschool Board Vice President

Ryan A. Towles
Academic Advisor
Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University
204A (203) R.L. Smith Building (MEEM) – Inside the Engineering Learning Center
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI, USA  49931
906-487-2564
Fax: 906-487-2822
ratowles@mtu.edu

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Student News Briefs: October 18, 2013

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HuskyLEAD:  “Dealing With Difficult People” Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Peninsula Room.  HuskyLEAD sessions are hour-long workshops that are open to all students who would like to develop their leadership skills.  Questions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Student Activities at 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu.

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BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY:  On Friday October 25th there will be a bike to school day! Prizes will be handed out throughout the day for students who decided to bike instead of drive to school! Prizes include cliff bars, and bike accessories! Event sponsored by Students for Environmental Sustainability (SfES).  For questions, contact Nicole Iutzi at nmiutzi@mtu.edu.

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Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skull Worshop: Oct. 22, 2013, 6pm-8pm, MUB Commons Dia de Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday honoring  our lost loved ones.  Alters are filled with food, flowers, messages, and more to welcome their spirits back and the memories we have of them. You are invited celebrate with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and decorate sugar skulls  to adorn the alter in  our library  display, during Hispanice Heritage Month , from October 23-28,  2013! All materials provided. Please RSVP for groups larger than 5 to geshirke@mtu.edu or register your group at the Hamar House (Center for Diversity and Inclusion)

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Student News Briefs: Friday, October 11, 2013

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Art, Science, and Saying Hello

A public talk by Dr. Edward Duca, University of Malta

East Reading Room of the Van Pelt/Opie Library

Wed. Oct. 16, 2013, 7:30 pm

Dr Edward Duca will be talking about his work in helping scientists and the public engage with each other. He has set up science cafes and a festival that attracts 15,000 people (over 3% of the population) to Malta’s capital city, Valletta. The festival brings scientists and artists together to reach the public in a more attractive and interactive manner. He will also be talking about how University-based magazines can be designed to appear less like PR and attract a wider audience. Everyone welcome This presentation is sponsored by the Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

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Upcoming Intramural Dates Team Sports Entry Deadline

Ice Hockey; 10/17 @ 5PM

Individual/Dual Sports Entry Deadlines:

Turkey Trot; 10/17 @ 12PM

Tennis Singles; 10/17 @ 4:30PM

Officials’ Meetings/Clinics:

Ice Hockey Meeting; 10/15 @ 6PM; SDC 237

Ice Hockey Clinic; 10/17 @ 9-10:30PM; Ice Arena, IM Equipment Room

More Information? www.imleagues.com or 487-3556.

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Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skull Worshop: Oct. 22, 2013, 6pm-8pm, MUB Commons

Dia de Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday honoring our lost loved ones. Alters are filled with food, flowers, messages, and more to welcome their spirits back and the memories we have of them. You are invited celebrate with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and decorate sugar skulls to adorn the alter in our library display, during Hispanice Heritage Month , from October 23-28, 2013!

All materials provided. Please RSVP for groups larger than 5 to geshirke@mtu.edu or register your group at the Hamar House (Center for Diversity and Inclusion)”


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Student News Briefs – Friday, October 4, 2013

Khana Khazana Serves up Cameroon 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, October 4, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

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The MTU Racquetball Club is seeking new members for 2013-2014.

Sign up at www.involvement.mtu.edu .

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Changes Made to Experience Tech Hockey Ticket Procedures

Michigan Tech students receive free admission to home hockey games thanks to the Experience Tech Fee. The process by which they will gain entrance to games has changed for 2013-14.

Students no longer need to pick up tickets in advance. Thanks to the new technology available in the HuskyCards that were issued this fall, students will be able to touch their ID card to a scanner at the door. The student entrance will be at the northwest corner of the arena (closest to Portage Health University Center).

As in the past, the first 750 students will be admitted free and may sit in any Experience Tech seat. Those seats are located in sections K, L, M, N and O of the arena and designated with a sticker on the seat back.

Doors open prior to each home hockey game one hour in advance. To ensure the best seats, students should be present when the arena opens.

Michigan Tech begins its 2013-14 hockey season this Saturday, October 5 with a contest vs. Laurentian. Opening faceoff is set for 7:07 PM.

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Global City showing La Camionetta

The student organization Global City is holding a screening of LA CAMIONETA (http://www.lacamionetafilm.com) on Tuesday, October 8 @ 7:00 PM in Fisher 135. The award-winning LA CAMIONETA explores the complex impacts of globalization through the journey of a US school bus from Tennessee to Guatemala. Food and handicrafts will be sold from 6:30 PM onward to benefit the Guatemala project of the MTU chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Free admission, panel discussion to follow.

For more information please contact Stephanie Tubman at sctubman@mtu.edu

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Law Club Meeting/Mock Trial Team Forming:  Prospective Members Welcome

The Law Club at Michigan Tech will be meeting next Wednesday, October 9, at 8:00 PM in Fisher 325.  We are a new organization and welcome students from any major who also have an interest in law. At this meeting we will discuss the Mock Trial competition and forming a team of students to participate.

For more information please contact Allyssa Kirschner at aakirsch@mtu.edu

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5k Run/Walk across Portage Lift Bridge

Join Arnold Air Society in the annual POWMIA Bridge Run/Walk on October 5 at 9:00 AM. The run honors POW/MIA’s and raises money for the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) in Lake Linden.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners as well as the most photogenic runner. Registration is available online ($12) at http://beta.active.com/houghton-mi/running/powmia-bridge-run-2013 and in the ROTC building main lobby ($10).

For more information please contact Andrew Wallis at powmiabridgerun@gmail.com

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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!

October 7 – October 12

Tuesday 5:30-7:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom A-2
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom A-2
Friday 5:30-7:30 PM in the MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2:00 PM in the SDC Dance Room
For more information, contact Jacob Carrick, jjcarric@mtu.edu.

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GRE revised General Test – Information Session

The Graduate School is pleased to announce information sessions for the GRE® revised General Test.  Teresa Axe, the Associate Director of Global Client Relations (GRE) will be on our campus for two days.  On October 17 Teresa will be presenting to students who intend to take the GRE® revised General Test.  On October 18 she will be presenting to faculty and staff updates who want to learn more about using the GRE® revised General Test and how to use it as an assessment tool for graduate applicants.

For more information please go to http://blogs.mtu.edu/gradschool/2013/10/02/gre%C2%AE-revised-general-test-%E2%80%93-information-sessions/

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Leadershape 2014 is taking Student Applications

Leadershape 2014 will be held at the Ford Center in Albert on January 6-11, 2014.  Please go to the link below for more information and registration information.
http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/LeaderShape/

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