Archives—January 2014

Student News Briefs – Friday, January 31, 2014

1. Nominations Sought for Faculty Distinguished Service Award

Nominations for the 2014 Faculty Distinguished Service Award are now being accepted. This award recognizes superior and exceptional service activities by a Michigan Tech faculty member for service rendered outside of the duties of university employment. A cash prize of $2,500 accompanies the award.

Faculty, staff, or students can nominate a faculty member who is making the campus or community a better place for all of us. Nomination instructions and forms are available at: http://www.mtu.edu/provost/faculty-resources/awards/

Nominations should be submitted to Dr. Bill Sproule, Chair, Faculty Distinguished Service Award Committee, at wsproule@mtu.edu by Monday, March 24, 2014.


2. Omega House/Swedetown Trails Ski for the Key

The 2nd Annual Ski for the Key 2014 (Ski for the Keweenaw) is quickly approaching! This annual event supports two great organizations, and is a fun day of x-country skiing or snowshoeing.  Ski or snowshoe to earn points for prizes!

Ski for the Key will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm at Swedetown Trails in Calumet. We are again donating the proceeds of this fundraiser to Omega House and Swedetown Trails Club.

You can pledge, ahead of time, or just come on out and register, anytime between 9 am and 2 pm on February 8.
Sponsors for this year’s Ski for the Key include Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health & Hospice, Aspirus Keweenaw, BlueSky Health, Bohemia Printing, Copper Island Printing, Econo Foods, Hancock Bottling Co., Keweenaw Coop, Pat’s Foods, Portage Health, Psychology Associates, Range Bank, ThermoAnalytics and xmatic.

Registration and pledge envelopes are available at Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health & Hospice, Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Arts, Omega House, Portage Health, and Swedetown Trails Chalet.

Visit us on Facebook and at www.Omega-House.org.

Thanks in advance for your continuing support of this worthwhile event. If you have questions, call either Gladys Polzien at 337-5700 or Carol Pfefferkorn at 482-4438.


3. Annual Bigfoot Snowshoe Event

This years Bigfoot Snowshoe event will be held on Saturday, February 8. Registration is from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the waxing shed on the Tech Trails and complimentary snowshoes are available with a student ID. The raffle will be held at noon and as always participants receive a long sleeve T-Shirt!

The pre-registration deadline is Friday, January 31 and payments must be received by this date. Tech students and children (12 and under) is $15, pre-registration is $10, adults are $18, pre-registration is $12.

For more information and to find the registration and waiver form go to Student Activities


4. CopperDog Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for a way to beat the mid-winter blahs and enjoy some fresh air in the pristine Keweenaw back country? Here’s your chance!

The CopperDog 150 is a professional sled dog race that travels from Calumet to Copper Harbor and back over three days. The event runs from February 28-March 2, and requires hundreds of volunteers. Most jobs only require a few hours of your time, and you are sure to have a blast.

The reputation of the CopperDog Volunteer has spread all through out the sport of dogsled racing. When asked for feedback on their visit to the Keweenaw, musher after musher comments on the hospitality and enthusiasm of CopperDog 150 volunteers. You are what make this race so successful!

We strongly encourage all volunteers to attend the Official Volunteer Training on Saturday, February 22, from 11-1 at Calumet High School. If you are part of a student organization and would like to sign up as a group, please email Brian at briandonnelly@copperdog150.com

Sign up now!

Here is a quick description of some of the jobs that require the most volunteers:

  • Crossing Guards – Help to create a safe crossing where the trail intersects a road or snowmobile trail.
  • Timer – Records times and bib numbers at crossing to track racers progress and make sure no one is off course.
  • Bag checker – Checks items in a bag carried by mushers against a list of wilderness survival supplies.
  • Snow Fence Installation – Carries, unrolls, and sets up snow fence along 5th street in Calumet.
  • Remove Snow Fence – See above, but backwards.
  • Dog handler- Helps lead dog teams up to or away from the start/finish at each checkpoint. This is a very physical job, particularly at the start.



5. 9th Annual Railroad Night

Come out for Railroad Night on February 18 from 7 – 9:30pm at the Franklin Square Inn.  This is an opportunity to build connections and a chance to follow up with railroad company representatives after Career Fair during a formal dinner.

Admission is free and your ticket includes a great meal and a chance to win raffle prizes.

For more information contact Dave Nelson, dannelso@mtu.edu .



6. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is just two weeks away! Begin to prepare yourself and ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers.
This week from Career Services…
It’s Carnival Week – Enjoy! But, remember, the Career Fair is just around the corner.  Tickets are on sale NOW for the Spring 2014 Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner – Sponsored by Kohler!  The event will be held Thursday, February 13 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom. Tickets are $10.00 (refunded if you are present at the event) and are available on-line at www.career.mtu.edu/etiquette-dinner or at Career Services (220 Admin).

Schedule your Mock Interview Appointment ASAP for Interview Skills Week, which will be held February 10 – 14 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Administration Building room 220. It’s the interview that will clinch the offer, so be sure to prepare and practice with a mock interview. Schedule an appointment by emailing career@mtu.edu.

Career Services Learning Center – Sponsored by DTE Energy is a great resource for students to walk in and receive valuable career advice, including resume review, interview skills and career fair prep. Walk in hours are Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Career Services Office, room 220 of the Administration Building.

For the full schedule of events leading up to Spring 2014 Career Fair visit www.mtu.edu/career


7. IM Updates

Here is what’s happening in IM:
Individual/Dual Sports Table

Tennis Doubles entry deadline: 1/31 @3:00 PM

More Info at www.imleagues.com or 487-3556


8. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech trivia night in the MUB Commons, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00-7:00 PM.

All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be 3 rounds of 20 trivia questions regarding Michigan Tech.  A grand prize of $500 cash will be awarded to the winning team to assist their student organization.

  • This is a great way to learn more about the history of Michigan Tech and philanthropy on campus.
  • Light snacks will be provided.
  • A great opportunity to win money for your organization while having fun.
  • Limited space is available; please register your organization as soon as possible with the link below.

https://docs.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forms/d/1hMkxtfzpz6Pf53Eck_j9qycntUQIHAzotluDu66CDxs/edit#

This event is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Annual Fund.  For questions contact Heather Wiitanen at heather@mtu.edu.


9. Khana Khazana Hosts Dishes From India, Syria, and Farsi

Come enjoy the flavors of three different countries at this weeks Khana Khazana, Friday, January 31 at the MUB Commons between 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Food is available a la carte or as a full meal.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, January 24, 2014

1. HuskyLEAD Session Required for Orgs Seeking Funding

This is a reminder that if your student organization is planning to request funding from the Undergraduate Student Government for the 2014-2015 academic year, a representative from your organization is REQUIRED to attend the HuskyLEAD session on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM in Fisher 135. The session is called “Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization” and the presenter is Kyle Axline, treasurer for the USG. The sessions are only expected to last one hour. If you have questions about HuskyLEAD, contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu, or call 906-487-1963.


2. USG Holding Off-campus Housing Open Forum

An open forum discussing Off Campus Housing will be hosted in Fisher 135, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. The Houghton City Manager, Scott MacInnes, will be giving a short presentation touching on renting/leasing in the local area as well as a few other topics. Following the presentation will be time for question/answer.  This is a great opportunity to become familiar with ways to look for local rentals as well as learn some tips on protecting yourself as a renter. If you have a question that you would like to remain anonymous, please fill out this online form and a USG representative will ask it at the meeting.
For more information please contact Tony Sharp, USG president, at amsharp@mtu.edu.


3. Men’s Volleyball Club vs. Northland International University

You are invited to attend the men’s volleyball club games at the SDC Wood Gym on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 PM.  Doors open at 6:00 PM. The B Team starts at 7:00 PM followed by the A team.
For more information please contact Brandon Radloff at blradlof@mtu.edu

4. International Ski Day Hosted by IPS, Mont Ripley, and GSG

Saturday is International Ski Day!  Join the staff of IPS and countless international students at Mount Ripley for an afternoon of fun (in the sun). Group lessons for downhill skiing and snowboarding are available for all levels at specially discounted rates.  Complimentary snacks and hot beverages will be available in the chalet.International Ski Day is a collaboration between IPS, Mount Ripley, and the Graduate Student Government. Started in 2006, International Ski Day provides a great way for international students to learn how to make the most of their winterexperience in the Upper Peninsula.

If you would like to volunteer your time to ensure that our students are having a positive experience skiing or snowboarding for the first time, please call 487-2160 or email ips@mtu.ed for more details.


5. OAP Spring Break Info Meeting

An info meeting discussing the specifics of the Alternative Spring Break trips will be held on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 in the MUB Alumni Lounge B.

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) student staff plan a number of Spring break adventures for students. The OAP prides itself on offering a quality experience in the outdoors, planned and led by student trip leaders.  Our student trip leaders have extensive training, including Wilderness First Responder Certification and previous trip leader experience.  Our trip leaders spend a great deal of time researching and planning these trips to ensure a safe, fun, and sometimes educational experience for their peers.

The cost of the trips will vary from year to year as well as from trip to trip. In the past trips have ranged in cost from about $300 to $1000, depending on location and activities included.  PE0210 class credit is available for Track A of Spring 2014 for participating in an ASB trip. A fee of $200 will be billed for 0.5 credit hours.

For more information visit the website or call OAP at 906-487-2290.


6. Heikinpaiva 2014 Looking for Volunteers for the Polar Bear Dive

The Polar Bear Dive will take place on Saturday, January 25 at 3:00 PM on the Hancock waterfront near the Copper Island Beach Club.

It’s a great way to take part in some mid-winter fun. When the dive was last held, more than 200 people took part, including dozens of students and even an 80 year old woman!
There will be warming areas. Due to the uneven surfaces involved in walking to the dive site, footwear is strongly encouraged.
For more information please visit the website.

7. Pre-game Party and Youth Hockey Night

The Huskies host Ferris State Friday and Saturday, January 24-25 at 7:07 PM each night.  The first 500 inside when doors open at 6:00 PM will receive complimentary food and drink courtesy the Library Restaurant and Brew Pub.  Pregame party admission requires a game ticket or a Michigan Tech ID.

Other festivities include:

Friday, January 24
12 noon – Blue Line Club Luncheon (Grant Hockey Educational Center)
6:00 p.m. – Pregame Party with free food from the Library Restaurant
7:07 p.m. – Michigan Tech vs. Ferris State
Second Intermission – SkyWest Chuck-A-Puck

Saturday, January 25
Youth Hockey Night – $5 tickets for all youth; door prizes
7:07 p.m. – Michigan Tech vs. Ferris State
After the game – Skate with the Huskies; Team Autograph Session


8. Commit to be Fit with Community Programs

Community Programs at the SDC is offering a  special low rate of $30 for a student punch card that gets you eight of your favorite classes. Visit the webpage for full details.

It’s been a crazy, early, snowy winter. As much as we love the powder, the skiing, the hockey, the trails, and the snowy wonderland, we are ready to look ahead to spring! Stay with us as the snow melts on Facebook and we stay motivated and fit all the way to spring break.


9. Lifeguard Training Class Offered

Earn your American Red Cross certification in this five-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by March 2, (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for two minutes. Class size is limited, and deadline to register is February 7. The class runs from February 19 to March 2.

For more information go the Michigan Tech Recreation website.


10. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is just three weeks away! Begin to prepare yourself and ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers.

This week from Career Services…

Wednesday, January 29, First-Year Meeting, YES! You Can Get an Internship in Your First Year. Fisher 135, 6:30 PM.  A number of companies hire talented first-year students for internships.  Learn how to best prepare to get yours and hear from other students who obtained internships in their first year.Also, don’t forget to take advantage of what’s new in Career Services this spring! The Career Services Learning Center – Sponsored by DTE Energy is a great resource for students to walk in and receive valuable career advice, including resume review, interview skills and career fair prep. Walk in hours are Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Career Services Office, room 220 of the Administration Building.

Tickets are on sale NOW for the Spring 2014 Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner – Sponsored by Kohler!

The event will be held Thursday, February 13 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom. Tickets are $10.00 (refunded if you are present at the event) and are available on-line or at Career Services (220 Admin).  Schedule your Mock Interview Appointment ASAP for Interview Skills Week, which will be held February 10 – 14 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Administration Building room 220. It’s the interview that will clinch the offer, so be sure to prepare and practice with a mock interview.  Schedule an appointment by emailing career@mtu.edu.

For the full schedule of events leading up to Spring 2014 Career Fair visit the website.


11. Society of Women Engineers looking for Volunteers

The Society of Women Engineers is looking for several volunteers for the Region H Conference, which will be held at Michigan Tech from February 14 – 16. They need just over 100 people to make it run smoothly, but currently only have about 20.
Please help out and volunteer!  As a volunteer you will be doing various jobs which include: introducing a speaker/ being a room monitor, helping women find rooms and directions, help with the career fair (set up, give out waters, man tables at entrances), help distribute lunches, help with tours, and helping with registration (checking people in a giving them there bags), and various other tasks which you can see on the sign up sheet.
There will be a volunteer meeting held next week and the following week. This will give you more details about the expectations of the job the day of the conference.
If you have any questions please send an email to rmaltsch@mtu.edu.

12. IM Leagues Info

Team Sports:
Volleyball Co-rec; begins 1/23

Ind/Dual Sports:
Racquetball Doubles; Entry deadline 1/29
Table Tennis Singles; Entry deadline 1/31

Officials’ Meetings/Clinics:
Volleyball; 1/23 @ 5:30pm

For more information, visit us online or call 906-487-3556.


REMINDER:

13. Remembrance of Sanaz Nezami

The Iranian Community at Michigan Tech invites you to attend a memorial ceremony for Sanaz Nezami, 27, a newly admitted graduate student who passed away after falling victim to a tragic domestic assault.

The memorial will be held on January 28 in the MUB Ballroom, from 5:00-6:00 PM and is sponsored by International Programs, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Memorial Union Building.

For more information please contact Sara Alian at salian@mtu.edu


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Student News Briefs – Friday, January 17, 2014

HuskyLead – How Do I Grow My Professional Network? LinkedIn and Other Strategies

The next HuskyLead will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:00 PM in MUB Ballroom B.  Participants will learn how to grow their professional network to advance their career and gain valuable life skills. LinkedIn, informational interviews, elevator pitches, and other strategies will be discussed.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963.

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Annual Bigfoot Snowshoe Event

This years Bigfoot Snowshoe event will be held on Saturday, February 8. Registration is from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the waxing shed on the Tech Trails and free snowshoe rentals are available with a student ID. The raffle will be held at noon and as always participants receive a long sleeve T-Shirt!

The pre-registration deadline is Friday, January 31 and payments must be received by this date. Tech students and children (12 and under) is $15, pre-registration is $10, adults are $18, pre-registration is $12.

For more information and to find the registration and waiver form go to Student Activities.

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Community Programs offer Spring Semester Fitness

Welcome back, now keep it moving. Community Programs will take you there with a variety of fitness classes daily to get you motivated and keep you going.

Health and Wellness – Yoga, Pilates, and Aqua-Fit
Fun & Fitness – Ballet Barre, Core & More, Zumba, and Aqua-Zumba!
High Intensity – Boot Camp, Spinning, and Personal Training
Specialty – Aikido, Rape Aggression Defense, and Skating Workshop

Register Now. Spring semester fitness classes begin January 20 with low-rate student punch cards and daily passes. Join anytime. For awesome deals, the most up-to-date information, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.

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Little Brothers Looking for Volunteers

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly of Hancock has many upcoming volunteer opportunities for individuals and organizations. From cutting and delivering wood to helping at parties like Valentine’s Day or visiting local elderly in the community to alleviate loneliness during the winter, there is an activity for every type of volunteer.

Please contact Cathy at (906) 482-6944 or caten.hou@littlebrothers.org for volunteer opportunities or to be added to our volunteer mailing list.

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2014 Undergraduate Research Expo Call for Apstracts

The Michigan Tech Honors Institute would like to invite all undergraduate researchers from every department to submit an abstract for research to be presented at the 2014 Undergraduate Research Expo. This expo will give researchers a chance to present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges. Not only will this event be an excellent learning experience for presenters, but it will also showcase the undergraduate research that is happening at Michigan Tech. The Expo will be held in the Rosza Lobby during Spring Preview Weekend (March 21) when visiting high school students will be able to see the exciting opportunities available to them at Michigan Tech.

The Honors Institute has been working closely with the Vice President of Research and the Undergraduate Admissions Office to make this event possible, and hopes undergraduate researchers will take advantage of this valuable experience. Printing of posters will be sponsored up to $25. For directions for poster design, please visit tinyurl.com/UREposter. Prizes of $200, $150, and $100 will be awarded to the best 3 posters, as chosen by faculty judges.

Please visit tinyurl.com/URE2014 to submit the abstract. Submission will take place via an online form, but is is recommended that presenters save their abstract in a document and copy the required information to the website. Abstracts will need to include presenter name, e-mail address, class, college/school, department, and faculty advisor’s name. The body of the abstract should include a title, the names of the authors, an introduction, a description of the materials and methods, the results of the completed or ongoing research, and any acknowledgements. Submissions will be accepted from November 15, 2013 until January 31, 2014. Abstracts will be reviewed by Research Expo staff, and a confirmation of acceptance will be sent by February 8. In the event that not all presenters will fit in the Rosza Lobby, it is possible that some abstracts will not be accepted.

If you have any questions or are having difficulties submitting an abstract, feel free to contact honors+expo@mtu.edu. The Honors Institute looks forward to seeing your abstracts and presentations!

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Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is just one month away! Begin to prepare to ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers in the next few weeks…

Also, check out what’s new in Career Services this spring! The Career Services Learning Center – Sponsored by DTE Energy is a great resource for students to walk in and receive valuable career advice, including resume review, interview skills and career fair prep. Walk in hours are Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Career Services Office, room 220 of the Administration Building.

The following is the full event-schedule, and every week we’ll send you a reminder of the following week’s events along with which companies will be here to help:

Week 1
Wednesday, January 22, Looking for a Way to Help Pay for School? Consider an Internship or Co-op! Fisher 138, 6:30 PM

Week 2
Wednesday, January 29, First-Year Meeting, YES! You Can Get an Internship in Your First Year. Fisher 135, 6:30 PM

Week 3
Continue to take advantage of the student coaches and walk in hours in the new Career Services Learning Center –Sponsored by DTE Energy

Week 4
Monday, February 10 – Friday, February 14, Interview Skills Week – Mock Interviews, Career Services 220 Administration Building, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM,
Tuesday, February 11 –Thursday, February 13, Resume Blitz, MUB Commons, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 13, Spring 2014 Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner – Sponsored by Kohler, MUB Ballroom, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Week 5
Sunday, February 16, New this Spring! Employer Information Expo, Fisher Hall, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Spring Career Fair, Student Development Complex (SDC), 12:00 – 6:00 PM

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Michigan Tech Research Lab in Need of Blood Donors

If you know (and have proof of) your Blood Type, please consider donating for research.  A research lab (www.mderl.org) is seeking blood donors for all blood types but particularly AB+, AB-, B+ and A-.  If you would be willing to donate a small vial of blood via the SDC Portage Health Clinic’s trained personnel, please contact us at mderl@mtu.edu or 906-487-2106 to schedule an appointment with Kaela Leonard.  For any questions regarding the research, contact Dr. Adrienne Minerick at minerick@mtu.edu or 487-2796.  You will be asked to provide proof of blood type, but other personal information will not be recorded and be kept completely confidential.   You will need to give your consent for donation; the form can be viewed at www.mderl.org.

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Schools Out, the SDC’s In

Coinciding with the full day or 1/2 day off for most local schools on Friday, Jan. 17, Michigan Tech Recreation is hosting a “School’s Out, the SDC’s In!” event. For $8, local youth receive an SDC “School’s Out” all-inclusive day pass which includes access to the pool, multipurpose room and ice rink. Children 11 and under require adult supervision. The Fitness Center is available to students 16 and older only. Highlights include:

Multipurpose Room (basketball, volleyball, badminton and more*) – 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Open Skate–12:00 to 2:00 PM (skate rental not available)
Open Swim–10:00 to 11:30 AM. and 2:00 and 9:00 PM
$5.00 meal deals at the Coaches’ Corner (additional charge)
$5.00 frappuccino & jumbo chocolate chip cookie combo
$5.00 chicken salad OR egg salad sandwich (with chips and a soda) combo

For more information, visit Michigan Tech Recreation or call 487-2975.

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REAC Meeting

Railroad Engineering Activities Club is starting this Spring semester off with their first General Board Meeting on January 21 from 7:00-8:00 PM in Dillman 214. We will have a brief presentation on the “Upper Peninsula Rail Study Project” by Irfan Rasul and Akalu Tafesse (Michigan Tech Graduate Students).  All majors wecomed!  As always there will be free pizza and drinks at the meeting.

Also the 9th Annual Railroad Night will be held on February 18 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the Franklin Square Inn.  Railroad Night is an opportunity to build connections and a chance to follow up with railroad company representatives after Career Fair during a formal dinner.  First 50 people to sign up get FREE admission. Otherwise, admission is $3.00.  Ticket includes a great meal and a chance to win raffle prizes.

For more information contact Dave Nelson, dannelso@mtu.edu .

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Organizations Can Apply for Funding through Parent Fund

This is a reminder that student organizations can apply for funding through the Michigan Tech Parents Annual Fund, or the Parents Fund, administered by the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success.  Parents Fund money can be used for speakers and programs, social and community building events, University traditions including Winter Carnival and Spring Fling, travel for conferences and networking events, participation in national and regional competitions, or any event that encourages involvement in the Michigan Tech and campus communities.

If you would like more information about the Parents Fund, visit http://www.mtu.edu/success/parents-family/annual-fund/requests/.  Further questions can be directed to Heather Simpson, assistant director at the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, at 906-487-3558, or hsimpson@mtu.edu.

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Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech trivia night in the MUB Commons, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00-7:00 PM.

All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be 3 rounds of 20 trivia questions regarding Michigan Tech.  A grand prize of $500 cash will be awarded to the winning team to assist their student organization.

  • This is a great way to learn more about the history of Michigan Tech and philanthropy on campus.
  • Light snacks will be provided.
  • A great opportunity to win money for your organization while having fun.
  • Limited space is available; please register your organization as soon as possible with the link below.

https://docs.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forms/d/1hMkxtfzpz6Pf53Eck_j9qycntUQIHAzotluDu66CDxs/edit#

This event is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Annual Fund.  For questions contact Heather Wiitanen at heather@mtu.edu.

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Chinese Night

Chinese New Year, celebrating the start of the Year of the Horse, is coming this weekend. Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the biggest and most significant event of the year in the Chinese community. One tradition is a New Year’s Eve reunion dinner, when family members get together and enjoy the moment with the people they love.

This year, Michigan Tech’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) invites the campus and community to celebrate Chinese New Year with them on Chinese Night, Saturday, Jan. 18. Dinner, featuring authentic Chinese dishes cooked by members of the CSSA–including pork with serrano pepper, tea-flavored boiled eggs and steamed dumplings–will be served at the Memorial Union Commons from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

A performance in the Rozsa Center after the dinner will time-travel to ancient China with a play and dancing in ancient and modern styles.  “We dance for elegance and inner tranquility that is deeply rooted in the Chinese culture,” says the CSSA. “We dance for enthusiasm and passion as in the modern China. We also dance to express our wish for a family reunion at this very moment of time.”  A local band called The Board is Playing also will perform.

Tickets for Chinese Night are $10 for CSSA members and $15 for non-members. They are available at the SDC ticket office, 487-2578.

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Remembrance of Sanaz Nezami

The Iranian Community at Michigan Tech invites you to attend a memorial ceremony for Sanaz Nezami, 27, a newly admitted graduate student who passed away after falling victim to a tragic domestic assault.

The memorial will be held on January 28 in the MUB Ballroom, from 5:00-6:00 PM and is sponsored by International Programs, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Memorial Union Building.

For more information please contact Sara Alian at salian@mtu.edu

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Student News Briefs – Friday, January 10, 2014

Ski for the Key, a benefit for Omega House and Swedetown Trails

The 2nd Annual Ski for the Key 2014 (Ski for the Keweenaw) is quickly approaching! This annual event supports two great organizations, and is a fun day of x-country skiing or snowshoeing. Ski or snowshoe to earn points for prizes!  Ski for the Key will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Swedetown Trails in Calumet.

Proceeds of the fundraiser go to the Omega House and Swedetown Trails Club. Registration and pledge envelopes are available at Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health & Hospice, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Arts, Omega House, Portage Health, Range Bank, and Swedetown Trails Chalet.

Thanks in advance for your continuing support of this worthwhile event. If you have questions, call either Gladys Polzien at 337-5700 or Carol Pfefferkorn at 482-4438.

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Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Spring Break 2014 Trips

If you are looking to get out of town for Spring Break why not sign up with the OAP to go on an adventure you are sure not to forget. There are three great options to consider.

Puerto Rico: $1300 includes transportation (rental cars and airfare), breakfast, lodging, surfing lesson, waterfall hikes, snorkeling, beaches, warm weather, and a great time! For airfare purposes, please contact us before winter break if you are interested.
For more information contact Carly at cajoseph@mtu.edu / 248-881-5494 or Ryan at rjvanlan@mtu.edu

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: $450-500 includes transportation, food, backpacking, whitewater rafting, historic mill tours, waterfalls, caves, etc.
For more information contact Karl at kdschlic@mtu.edu

Buffalo River, Arkansas: $450 includes transportation, food, canoeing, and hiking
For more information contact OAP at oap@mtu.edu

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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 during the Spring semester?  The students will be scheduled to meet with you during the day or after school in accordance with your MTU class schedule.  Michigan Tech students will also be reimbursed $4.00 per visit to help with travel costs.

For more information please contact Jeffers High School Guidance Counselor, Trish Sherman, at (906) 482-0580 or shermant@adams.k12.mi.us

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Coffee House at Wads

Wadsworth Hall Student Association will be hosting Coffee House on January 17, 2014 in the Wads Dining Hall from 9:00 PM-12:00 AM. Come and enjoy coffee, snacks, and students perform. Musical acts, spoken word, and anything in between are welcome.

For more information please contact Kim Roberts @ kimr@mtu.edu

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Michigan Tech Recreation offers $2.00 Classes All Week

Are you new to Community Programs or just want to change up your workout? Try out a Spring class for only $2.00 during Dollar Days. January 13-18.

There is a lot of program variety with classes for Health and Wellness, Fun and Fitness, and High Intensity Workouts.

Visit us online for the Dollar Days schedule and to see the Spring 2014 Brochure.

For more information connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and Twitter.

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