Archives—February 2014

Student News Briefs – Friday, February 28, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Features Indian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will feature Indian food this Friday, February 28, located in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM. The cooks, Jaswanth Kalavagadda, and Abdul Qadeer, will cook Coconut Chicken Curry, a mild buttery curried chicken simmered in coconut milk, onions and tomatoes that makes mouthwatering gravy with Indian spices; Bread Pudding, a desert of fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices including saffron and cardamom; and Onion Fritters, a spicy crispy Indian snack made of seasoned onions dipped into a flour mixture and fried until golden color.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The whole meal is $6.95 and $2.50 for one side.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal!


2. Snowshoeing Event at Canyon Falls

The Outdoor Adventure Program is having a snowshoeing event at Canyon Falls this upcoming Saturday, March 1. Participants will leave the Outdoor Adventure Program (207 East St. Across the street from the Library) at 1:00 pm and should return around 5:30 pm. Cost is $10 per person and sign up is at the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP).

For more information please call 906-487-2290 between Noon and 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sundays.


3. Women’s Leadership Mentoring Opportunity

Interested in mentoring? Applications are now open for the 2014-2015 Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP). Michigan Tech female undergraduates are invited to apply for the one-year program which pairs them with a middle school girl from the local community to focus on leadership development. Applications are due Monday, March 17.

For more information about the program and the application, visit the website.


4. Film Board Showing Gravity and Akira

This week Film Board is showing Gravity in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Also showing, Akira, the 25th Anniversary re-release. Show times are Saturday, March 1 at noon and 3:00 pm and Sunday, March 2 at 3:00, 6:00, and 8:30 PM. This movie is Free!

The next showing after Spring Break will be Frozen in 3D. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at wjprice@mtu.edu



5. March is Women’s Month

The Women’s Programming Committee, CDI, Presidential Council of Alumnae, Society of Intellectual Sisters, Womens Leadership Council, Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund, Emily Dennis Photography, and Maurices have several great events coming up in March for Women’s Month.

For more information please contact CDI at 906-487-2920.


6. IM Updates

Here is what’s happening in IM:
Team Sports
Volleyball 3/5 @ 5PM entry deadline
More info HERE or call 906-487-3556

7. African Night Hosted by African Student Organization

Tickets are now available at the MUB Commons and Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The cost is $8.00 for students and $10 for faculty, staff and public.

For more information please contact CDI at 906-487-2920


8. Spin Class

On more week until Spring Break! It’s the end of February and time to kick your workout up a notch! Join class, jump on a bike and spin—it’s that easy! Just Spin is an energetic workout performed on a stationary bike. Instructors guide you through warm-ups, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, and more, with plenty of encouragement and upbeat music.
A special low-rate $30 Student Punch Card gets you started with your first 8 classes OR try us out for a single session for only $6. Are you beginner? No worries, check-out the Learn to Spin class here.
For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.

9. Mini Symposium on Protein Science

Special 2 day event highlighting the many facets of protein scientists at Michigan Tech on Wednesday, March 5 from noon-1:00 pm and Friday, March 7 from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm.

Sponsored by The Protein Society and aimed at increasing the presence of protein science and introducing this concept to all students.  It will feature brief talks given by faculty members in chemistry and chemical engineering and address the concept of protein science and the research involved.

A light buffet lunch will be provided. To RSVP use this LINK.


10. 1st Annual Paczki Throwdown

Alpha Phi Omega – Epsilon Lambda Chapter is sponsoring a paczki eating contest in the MUB commons at 4:00 PM on “Fat” Tuesday, March 4.
Student Organizations can register one member by Sunday, March 2 at 11:59 PM to participate for a chance to win a custom t-shirt, $50 Roy’s Pasties and Bakery gift card, $50 Rhythm Skate Shop gift card, and Samsung blu-ray disc player with built-in wi-fi ($110 retail value)!
To register click HERE.
Alpha Phi Omega is a coeducational service organization founded on the principles of leadership, fellowship, and service.
For more information, email apo@mtu.edu.

11. 2014 ACS Student Research Symposium

The Upper Peninsula Section of the American Chemical Society will be hosting the 2014 ACS Student Research Symposium on Saturday March 29 at Northern Michigan University. Posters can be presented by both graduate and undergraduate researchers. There is no cost to present and prizes will be awarded to the best posters and presentations! Please join us to learn about exciting research being conducted in the U.P. and to network with other chemists in our area! See attached announcement for more information.


12. Daily Bull Holds Creativity Contest

Calling all funny people! In keeping with its mission to boost readership, membership, and community involvement, Michigan Tech’s satirical entertainment press is hosting a creativity contest. Submissions of all original humorous or amusing content is encouraged — if it makes you chuckle, send it our way!

There will be four categories: comics, articles, memes/Photo Shopped funnies, and puzzles/brain teasers. Winners will be chosen from each category to receive a prize and at least temporary glory. Think outside the box. Make a word search with a crazy theme, write a goofy article, or draw an abstract chicken. The Daily Bull looks forward to hearing from people all over the spectrum.
Please submit all content to bull@mtu.edu — entries are due the Monday after spring break.


13. Voting is Now Open for the USG E-Board

Voting for your 2014-2015 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Executive Board is now open!  All returning students are eligible to vote.  Please follow this LINK to vote for the next executive board members (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer).  You will need to login to Involvement Link with your Michigan Tech ISO username and password.

You have until 11:45 PM Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to cast your vote.  Don’t let this opportunity to pick your next leaders pass you by.  If you have any questions about the USG elections, please contact Sam Richards, USG Elections Committee Chairman, at snrichar@mtu.edu.


Reminder:

Student Leadership Award Nominations Closing

Nominations for the Presidents Award for Leadership and the Vice President of Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7. Please go to the website to submit your nomination. The nine general awards, will close at noon on March 21.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 7-1963.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 21, 2014

1. Student Activities Late Night Programming and MUB Board Present, Six Appeal

Friday, February 21 in the MUB Ballroom at 9:00 PM is a show you don’t want to miss!

Is Six Appeal a comedy group, a vocal ensemble, or a rock band? Audiences have been trying to answer that question for years. Swearing off instruments, Six Appeal uses a cappella singing to span decades of classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes. Featuring vocal dexterity and adventurous song selection, the 2012 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions explore all genres with a far-reaching repertoire that will surprise and captivate any audience regardless of the setting.

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


2. Red Cross Blood Drive

There is an urgent need for blood due to extreme weather and the cancellation of numerous blood drives. Please help meet this need by donating next week Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26, at the Van Pelt Library from 10 AM – 4 PM.

To make an appointment please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767, visit the website or stop in person during the Blood Drive.

Sponsored by Student Activities, Greek Life, and the Order of Omega.


3. NOSOTROS Hosts Salsa Party

NOSOTROS, the Latin dance lovers, are going to have a Salsa party on Saturday, February 22 at MUB Ballroom A.
There will be a free Salsa lessons from 8:00 to 9:00 PM instructed my Dr. Thomas Werner, Assistant Professor at Biological Sciences, and Sara Alian, PhD student at the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and open dance floor from 9:00-11:00 PM.
No partner is needed! The Event is FREE, open to public, and family friendly!

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


4. The Evolution of Chinese Fashion, by Shan Zhao

Shan Zhao is a Chinese-born PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Tech (and Global City’s VP).
Shan has interests on engineering bioabsorbable stents, archeological dating techniques, and the study of Chinese culture. In this presentation, she will explore the costumes of ancient China and their culture significances, such as the many facets of color and design that emerged during each dynasty’s reign.
Please join us next week, Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 pm in EERC L100.
For more information please contact Leonor Medeiros at lmedeiro@mtu.edu

5. Documentary, America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth

Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm Counseling Services and the Association of Psychology Students are screening the documentary “America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth.” After the film, there will be a Q&A with the film’s maker Darryl Roberts.   Film and concessions are free.
For more information, contact counseling@mtu.edu


6. Confidential Eating Disorder Screenings

Counseling Services is holding free confidential eating disorder screenings on Thursday, February 27 from 10:00am-2:00pm in the MUB Peninsula Room .

For more information, contact counseling@mtu.edu


7. Multiliteracies (Writing) Center is Now Hiring for Fall 2014

The Writing Center is looking for undergraduates in any major who are interested in working with others on communication and cultural tasks.  Any interested applicants are encouraged to attend the information session on Tuesday, February 25 from 5-6pm in Walker 107. Pizza for all attendees.
Application materials available HERE.
Contact Kirsti Arko karko@mtu.edu for more information.

8. Khana Khazana Serves Iranian Food to Benefit Children

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students, will feature Iranian food this Friday. Proceeds will go to benefit children living in poverty in Iran, to help them stay in school.  Aref Majdara, Amir Zandnia, Sara Alian and the Iranian community at Michigan Tech will cook kuku sabzi, which is an aromatic quiche filled with fresh herbs and greens; chicken kabob and ranginak, a healthy and tasty dessert from the southern region of Iran.

Khana Khazana is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal costs $6.95 and includes a fountain soda. Individual items are available for $2.50. A vegetarian alternative is available.

Khana Khazana is a collaboration of international students and Dining Services.


9. IM Updated

Team Sports
Soccer-Tennis Entry Deadline 2/26 @ 5PM

Ind/Dual Sports
Badminton Singles 2/21 @ noon entry deadline
Badminton Doubles 2/21 @ 3pm entry deadline

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



10. 4th Annual Global City Photo Competition

It’s time for the 4th Annual Global City Photo Competition! Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3. Submit your photos to globalcitymtu@gmail.com.

The categories are: People, Landscapes, Sustainability, and “Glocal” (meaning anything that is a local image or an image of Michigan Tech-related activities).  You may submit up to one photo per category. Please use your best images, they will be printed as 11 x 14 images.

We are excited once again to display our members’ photography in the community this spring! The top three photos for each category will be printed and displayed at the Keweenaw Brewing Company. Prizes will be awarded to all three winners in each category. This year’s competition will be judged by three local professional photographers Mike Shupe of the Orpheum Theater, Adam Johnson of brockit inc. and Steve Brimm of Steve Brimm photography. This year we are also having a People’s Choice Award for the image that gets the most votes on the website. Voting instructions will be sent out once all photos submissions have been received and are available online for viewing.

Remember, wherever you are, whether on campus or out there somewhere else in the world, you are part of the Global City community so we encourage you to enter this year’s contest. Please email us if you have any questions. Thanks again to the support of Graduate Student Government and all of our amazing Michigan Tech and community members!

For more information please email Leonor Medeiros a lmedeiro@mtu.edu.


11. Michigan Tech’s Personal Training Services

Hey Students…How are your 2014 goals coming?  It is definitely time to mentally refresh. Get the blood moving and give yourself an hour to hit the refresh button on your studies. We’re deep (with snow, too!) into February and we want to help you reconnect with your New Year’s resolution.  Work with a trainer…it’s one of the most successful ways to improve your health. Michigan Tech’s personal training services, with Ann Hoover, focus on customized health and exercise programs to help you achieve your lifestyle and fitness goals.

In other Community Program news…Looking for a fun workshop this weekend? Try out the special Zumba session geared towards beginners. Want to hit the ice for adult skating lessons for the last time this season – the final 5 week program starts on February 27.

For more announcements and awesome deals, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and visit us online.


12. Sign-Up Still Open for Trivia Night

Registered student organizations can still sign up for Trivia Night, which will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM and lasting for about an hour.  The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 25 at noon and there is no cost to register.  Space is limited.  Each organization should have a team made up of no more than three of its members.  There will be three rounds of twenty trivia questions regarding Michigan Tech.  A grand prize of $500 will be awarded to the winning organization (additional cash prizes to be awarded).

Sign up for Trivia Night HERE.  This is a great way to learn more about the history of Michigan Tech and philanthropy on campus.  You can win money for your organization while having fun!
Trivia Night is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Annual Fund and the Student Philanthropic Council.  Questions about the event can be directed to Heather Wiitanen, associate director of annual giving, at heather@mtu.edu.

13. Campus Hope Seminar

All are welcome to come to the Campus Hope seminar at Fisher 132 on the evenings of February 21-March 1 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

For more information please contact Nethaniah Dohr at ndorh@mtu.edu


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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 14, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Returns with Syrian Food

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students, will offer Syrian food this Friday from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Union Food Court.

Roba Bdeir, a Syrian PhD student in biochemistry and molecular biology will cook dawood basha, Syrian meatballs in a tomato-herb sauce with onions, chickpeas and nuts; moutabal, made from flame-grilled eggplant mashed with tahini and yogurt and served with pita bread; and riz b-haleeb, a rice pudding made with rosewater and pistachios, topped with coconut.

A full meal costs $7 and includes a fountain drink. Individual entrees cost $2.50 each. Vegetarian alternatives are available

Khana Khazana is a collaboration of international students and Dining Services.


2. Film Board is Showing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

This week Film Board is showing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15th at5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next week we are showing: Thor: The Dark World. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at wjprice@mtu.edu


3. Here is what’s happening in IM

Team Sports:
Floor Hockey starting on 2/16

Innertube Water Polo starting 2/17

Individual/Dual Sports
Billiard Tourney on 2/14, Noon entry deadline
Badminton Singles on 2/21, Noon entry deadline
Badminton Doubles on 2/21, 3:00 PM entry deadline

More info can be found here or call 906-487-3556


4. 2014 ACS Student Research Symposium

The Upper Peninsula Section of the American Chemical Society will be hosting the 2014 ACS Student Research Symposium on Saturday March 29 at Northern Michigan University. Posters can be presented by both graduate and undergraduate researchers. There is no cost to present and prizes will be awarded to the best posters and presentations! Please join us to learn about exciting research being conducted in the U.P. and to network with other chemists in our area!


5. 2014 Undergraduate Research Expo Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

The Michigan Tech Honors Institute is offering one more chance for students to submit abstracts for the 2014 Undergraduate Research Expo. We would like to invite all undergraduate researchers from every department to submit an abstract for research to be presented at the expo, which 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/UREposter2014. 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. The submission deadline has been extended to Sunday, February 16 at 11:59 pm. Abstracts will be reviewed by Research Expo staff, and a confirmation of acceptance will be sent by February 24.

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


6. Multiliteracies (Writing) Center is Now Hiring for Fall 2014

The Writing Center is looking for undergraduates in any major who are interested in working with others on communication and cultural tasks.  Any interested applicants are encouraged to attend the information session on Tuesday, February 25 from 5-6pm in Walker 107. Pizza for all attendees.
Application materials available: www.mtu.edu/humanities/resources/mtmc/
Contact Kirsti Arko karko@mtu.edu for more information.

7. 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 this link.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Heather Wiitanen at heather@mtu.edu


8. Math Learning Center is Hiring

Who is eligible?
– Undergraduate Michigan Tech students
– Must have completed Calc 2

– Must plan on finishing Calc 3, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations during Fall 2014

What’s the hiring process?

– Complete the application by 3pm, Friday, February 21, 2014

– Stage 1: Interview (March 1-2nd)
– Stage 2: Tryout session (March 22-23rd)
How do I apply?
– Applications are available in the MLC (Fisher 234) and online: http://goo.gl/KFnosO.
– Return the completed application to the MLC by 3pm, Friday, February 21, 2014.
Visit the MLC or email mlc@mtu.edu if you have any questions!

9. Reminder: Volunteer Service Opportunity

If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the Michigan Tech Preschool would like to invite you and/or your organization to participate in our upcoming Cabin Fever Carnival fund raising event as event volunteers. This event is in the MUB Ballroom and features Mind Trekkers, a snack bar, bake sale, balloons, activities like face painting, a silent auction, and games where children can earn carnival prizes.

We need volunteers mainly to set-up, supervise games and activities, serve food, and to tear down the event afterwards.

If you or your organization can participate, please get back to me by February 17th with your information and/or a list of names/number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts. We will need about 30 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 Cabin Fever Carnival

Saturday, February 22, 2014

MUB Ballroom

Event Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Set-Up Shift: 7:30am – ~9:00am

Event 1st shift: 9:45am – 11:30pm

Event 2nd shift: 11:15am – 1:00pm

Tear-Down Shift: 1:00pm – ~2:30pm

For Questions please contact Ryan Towels at ratowles@mtu.edu


10. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is this coming week! Prepare yourself to ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers.

New this Spring! Employer Information Expo on Sunday, February 16, in Fisher Hall, 5 PM –7 PM Info Sessions, 7 PM –8 PM Open Networking

Company Information Sessions made better – one stop, informal, open house event with lots of companies…all in one place…all in one night.  Pizza, drinks, and dessert served throughout the event.

Spring Career Fair is finally here!

2014 Spring Career Fair
Tuesday, February 18, 12:00 (noon) – 6:00 PM, Student Development Complex (SDC).
Dress professionally and bring your updated resume and your 60-second Info-mercial to meet with company representatives offering internship, co-op and full-time employment opportunities.
217 companies are attending the Spring Career Fair!
Visit www.mtu.edu/career/fair to find out which companies are coming and view and/or print the 2014 Spring Career Fair Guidebook.
Interview room assignments will be available through Husky JOBS on our website following  the Career Fair after 6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18.
Free rides from the Memorial Union Building to the Career Fair will be available from the Husky Motor Shuttle continuously from 11:30AM – 6:00PM.

Reminder – Employers are posting jobs on HuskyJOBS every day.  Be sure to apply on-line before the Career Fair.

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 areMonday – 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/fair


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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 7, 2014

1. Student Leadership Awards Call for Nominations

The 20th Annual Student Leadership Awards are now open for nominations.  Please visit the website to nominate an individual or an organization for their hard work. Nominations will be accepted until March 7 at 5:00 PM for the Presidents award for Leadership, and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service. All other awards will close on Friday, March 21 at 5:00 PM.

For more information please call Student Activities at 906-487-1963


2. American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR Certification Available

Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 5-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, 2014 (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water, with legs only, for 2 minutes. Class size is limited and the deadline to register is February 7.

More information and online registration is available here.


3. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is just one week away! Begin to prepare yourself to 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…

Tickets are still available, purchase them now!  Thursday, February 13, Spring 2014 Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner –Sponsored by Kohler, MUB Ballroom, 5:00 PM –7:30 PM

They are being sold for $10.00 (refunded if you are present at the event) and are available on-line at here or at Career Services (220 Admin). Dine in a professional setting, gain tips and advice about business and dining etiquette from Kohler professionals (up to 10 reps are coming).  Monday-Friday, February 10-14, Interview Skills Week, Career Services 220 Admin Building, 9 AM – 4 PM.  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.  Tuesday-Thursday, February 11-13, Resume Blitz, MUB Commons, 11 AM –2 PM.  Have your resume reviewed and tips on how to highlight your education and experience by corporate representatives, faculty, and staff.

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.

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


4. Community Programs Yoga Class

Yep, it’s cold. Yep, it’s only February. The good news – its Winter Carnival weekend and Spring Break is just a month away! Take time to rejuvenate your spirit and celebrate the snow!  Yoga classes are offered 5 days a week through the end of April and include beginner, all levels, advanced, gentle, power and men’s-only. Register anytime and enjoy our low-rate student 8-punch class cards for only $30!

Upcoming 1-day Yoga Workshops include Getting Fit Yoga on 2/9 and Valentine’s Partner Yoga on 2/15.

Visit us online for full details and online registration. For great deals, event announcements, and more connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.


5. Nordic Ski Club Lessons

The Nordic Ski Club is offering free beginner lessons for club members. They are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings by our advanced members and aim to get you started with cross country skiing. Limit of 5 people per lesson and 1 free lesson per person. You can sign up by yourself or with a group.
For novice and beyond members, we have practices at 5:30 pm on Mondays. Every other week, Birkie Elite Wave Skier Joanie Rundman coaches us. This is a low key environment to improve technique and have fun.
To become a club member, pay $10 at the Tech Trailhead and enjoy free usage of club equipment for the rest of the season!
For more information please visit our website or contact Helena at hrkeller@mtu.edu

6. Parade of Nations Seeking 25th Anniversary Volunteers

Since 1989, the campuses of Michigan Tech and Finlandia and surrounding cities have celebrated the cultural richness of our community with an annual Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival. The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through an annual event that includes a parade and multicultural festival.The 2014 celebration scheduled for Septempber 13, will mark the 25th year of this multicultural event, and the Parade of Nations planning committee is looking for faculty, staff and students interested in helping plan and coordinate the weeklong festivities.

“We need passionate individuals who are excited about promoting our rich multicultural heritage to join this year’s special projects committee,” said Darnishia Slade, planning committee chair. “We need your help to make the 25th Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival the biggest and best yet.”

For more information or to join the Parade of Nations committee, contact Darnishia Slade atdslade@mtu.edu.


7. New Just in Case App

Please take the time to download the new “Just in Case” app for Michigan Tech students!  This app was designed as a mechanism to get you connected to resources in a time of need. If you do not have a smart device the information is accessible by visiting the mobile website.  Our hope is that this app allows students quick access to the contact and resource information that they need when they are feeling overwhelmed, worried about a friend, have feelings of hurting themselves or someone else, or are looking for sexual assault resources.

Please help us spread the word to keep you and your fellow Huskies safe and take the steps to download this app to your phone so that you too can reach out to resources if the need ever arises.

The mobile app can be accessed by scanning the QR code below or by visiting the Michigan Tech app that has the “Just in Case” app available for download.



8. Volunteer Service Opportunity

If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the Michigan Tech Preschool would like to invite you and/or your organization to participate in our upcoming Cabin Fever Carnival fund raising event as event volunteers. This event is in the MUB Ballroom and features Mind Trekkers, a snack bar, bake sale, balloons, activities like face painting, a silent auction, and games where children can earn carnival prizes.

We need volunteers mainly to set-up, supervise games and activities, serve food, and to tear down the event afterwards.

If you or your organization can participate, please get back to me by February 17th with your information and/or a list of names/number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts. We will need about 30 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 Cabin Fever Carnival

Saturday, February 22, 2014

MUB Ballroom

Event Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Set-Up Shift: 7:30am – ~9:00am

Event 1st shift: 9:45am – 11:30pm

Event 2nd shift: 11:15am – 1:00pm

Tear-Down Shift: 1:00pm – ~2:30pm

For Questions please contact Ryan Towels at ratowles@mtu.edu


9. MedLife Brings Tanzania Presentor, Terry Mulligan, to Present on MedLife in Africa

On Thursday, February 13, MedLife at Tech will have the honor of welcoming the MedLife Tanzania Program Director, Terry Mulligan, to our campus.

Mr. Mulligan will be discussing MedLife’s medical care, education, and community development efforts in Africa and many other parts of the world, followed by a Q&A with the audience. We would like to invite you to join us for this remarkable opportunity!

This event will take place  at 6pm in Fisher 129.  For more information please contact Brittany Erickson at bnericks@mtu.edu


10. Engineering Programs Abroad


11. 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.