Archives—March 2014

Student News Briefs – Friday, March 28, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serves up Iranian, Syrian, and Napalese Cuisine

Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech is going to present Iranian, Syrian and Nepalese cuisine on Friday, Mar 28st. The cooks, Amir Zandnia and Aref Majdara, both PhD Students in Electrical Engineering, are going to present the Iranian Salad Shirazi, which is made of chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and onions, mixed with spices, vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. Roba Bdeir, a PHD student in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology department will cook Syrian chicken with veggie, oven baked chicken that is marinated in lemons and spices and mixed with potatoes, peppers, onion and carrots. Aadarsh Upreti who comes from Nepal will present Gajar ko Haluwa, a Nepalese carrot pudding made from shredded carrots and milk.

We sill start serving at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The whole meal is $6.95 and $2.50 for one side. Khana Khazana is going to serve Iranian, Syrian and Nepalese cuisine at the Food Court, located in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM.


2. HuskyLEAD Session, Rescheduled for April 1

The HuskyLEAD session that was canceled on March 18 has been rescheduled for April 1 at 6:00 PM in the Peninsula Room. Participants will learn what is takes to be a true leader during times of change, how leaders can impact a culture, and the importance of execution in driving change and achieving results.

Special guest presenter, Andrew Storm with General Motors of Oshkosh Corporation.

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


3. Singer-Songwriter Erin Sparks comes to Michigan Tech’s Campus

As part of the Tech Arts Festival, meet Erin Sparks, an exceptionally talented Singer-Songwriter from Nashville, TN. Her inspired lyrics, infectious hooks and jangly guitars will keep you playing her music over and over. Classify it if you must – overall you’d call it ‘acoustic driven pop,’ but categorization is a tricky task, since Erin’s soaring vocals are capable of tearing through a driving Alt-Rock production like ‘Who You Are,’ and then bringing you to your knees in the powerful ballad, ‘Don’t Listen.’

Sponsored by Student Activities and Memorial Union Board


4. Relay for Life

When: April 5th, 11am-11pm
Where: SDC wood gym
Time: 11am-11pm
The theme this year is “Tuning Out Cancer” (music themed)
To sign up, students can go to relayforlife.org and search Michigan Tech, then sign up team. Or for team sign up click HERE.

5. Attention All May GraduatesThe Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program. It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to the website for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, April 7, 2014.


6. 14th Annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert

Energy and Jazz!—Michigan Technological University Jazz Studies Annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Night, Friday evening, March 28, 7:30PM at
the Rozsa Center. Michigan Tech’s Jazz Lab Band and R&D Big Band will perform a wide variety of classic and modern jazz, Latin jazz, fusion, ballads, blues, rock and funk.
Tickets are: Adults $13, Youth $5, Students $5, or Mich. Tech. Students Free With Experience Tech Fee. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular
business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.

7. IM Updates

Here is what’s happening in IM:

Team Sports Entry Deadline
Soccer, 4/1 @ 12PM
Individual/Team Sports
Tennis Doubles 4/1 @ 5PM
Sand Volleyball Two’s 4/8 @ 5PM
Officials’ Meetings/Clinics
Soccer 4/2 @ 6PM
Questions?  487-3556 or www.imleagues.com

8. Film Board Showing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

This week Film Board is showing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Fisher 135. Showtimes on Friday, March 28 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm. Showings on Saturday, March 29 at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, & 11:30. And a showing on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next weekends showing, Hackers.
If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at wjprice@mtu.edu

9. Registration Open for Spring Fling

Spring is coming, or at least we hope it is! If you are interested in registering your organizations for Spring Fling, follow this LINK. Registration is open until April 1.  Also, checkout the best booth challenge, new this year.
For more information keep an eye on the MUB Board Facebook page.


10. Commit To Be Fit with Michigan Tech Recreation

Let the SUMMER countdown begin! Use these next few weeks of Spring programming to get your body in beach, bike, run, swim, and hike condition. If your March workouts roared in like a lion, don’t let your fitness routines go out like a lamb…COMMIT TO BE FIT with Michigan Tech Recreation.  Move, crunch, squat and lift with CORE & MORE! Each workout uses exercise balls, weights, strength exercises, and effective step routines to tone and tighten the entire body. Classes are held, Mondays and Wednesdays, at 5:15pm with Toni at the SDC.

Did you know? 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.

For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook. Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE FIT.


11. Local Non Profit Seeks Volunteers

Don’t Do It Yourself or DDIY non profit group is seeking volunteers to help with a funraiser that will benefit local families that have financial hardships due to medical hardships.  The fundraiser will be held at the Dee Stadium in Houghton on April 12 from 3-11 PM. The event is called Folk-n-Food and there will be live music, craft vendors, food, and more.
For more information and to sign up as a volunteer please contact Ellie Freeman at Marsha.E.Freeman@wellsfargo.com

12. Reminder: Iranian New Year Celebration

Norouz is the ancient Persian holiday to celebrate New Year on the first day of spring. Michigan Technological University’s first Norouz celebration includes Persian banquet, dance performance, and live traditional music. The event will be followed by a fun open floor after-party featuring A.D.Dj.

Tickets are $12 (non student) and $10 (students) and available for purchase Monday March 24 through Friday, March 28 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the MUB Commons.

For more information please contact Mohammad Reza Amini at mamini@mtu.edu.


13. Incredible India: Development and Challenges from a Global Perspective

Global City hosts Incredible India on Tuesday, April 1, at 5:00pm, EERC 103.  India has come a long way since its independence in 1947 and has shown some impressive signs of development in the last few decades. But how have these changes impacted the everyday life of people? Which are the opportunities, the challenges and what still needs to change?

Aparupa Sengupta, born and raised in the city of Patna, capital of Bihar, is familiar with the struggles of the community and will try to answer some of these questions. She just completed her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Michigan Tech, and has masters degrees in Biotechnology and in Molecular Genetics.

For more information please contact Leonor Medeiros at lmedeiro@mtu.edu


14. Anime and Gaming Convention

Nanocon, Michigan Tech’s twice-annual anime and gaming convention is this weekend. It starts at 11 AM this saturday (3/29) and ends at 7:00 on sunday(3/30). Locations are all the rooms on first floor of Fisher, and the events are many and varied but all related to some aspect of anime or gaming nerd-dom.

For more information please contact Joshua at jwstuemp@mtu.edu.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 21, 2013

1. Khana Khazana Presents Indonesian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will feature Indonesian food, this Friday, March 21st. Igus Anwar will cook Coconut milk chicken soup, an Indonesian chicken soup with some traditional spices and coconut milk. Served with rice cake, some vegetables, boiled egg, emping chips, and fried onion; Gado-gado, an Indonesian salad that consists of various fresh vegetables with peanut sauce and Es Cendol (Jelly Drink with Pandan Taste), an Indonesian drink made from rice flour, coconut milk and palm sugar.

The weekly international lunch is served in the Memorial Union Food Court from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A full meal costs $6.95, with individual dishes available for $2.50 each.


2. Iranian New Year (Norouz) Celebration

Norouz is the ancient Persian holiday to celebrate New Year on the first day of spring. Michigan Technological University’s first Norouz celebration includes Persian banquet, dance performance, and live traditional music. The event will be followed by a fun open floor after-party featuring A.D.Dj.

Tickets are $12 (non student) and $10 (students) and available for purchase Monday March 24 through Friday, March 28 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the MUB Commons.

For more information please contact Mohammad Reza Amini at mamini@mtu.edu.



3. Student Leadership Awards Close at Noon Today

The nomination period for the general leadership awards will come to a close today at noon. If you would like to make a nomination please do so at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-963 or email activities@mtu.edu



4. Celebrate Thai New Year 2014

The Thai Student Association at Michigan Tech proudly invites you to Thai New Year 2014, Saturday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the MUB Commons. Tickets will be available for purchase at the MUB Commons promotions table from March 24 to April 4, 11 a.m., to 1 p.m.

Come experience Thai cuisine such as chicken massaman, chicken satay, crispy fish with sweet and sour gravy, plus music and performances.

For more information visit the Facebook page.



5. Attention All May Graduates

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program. It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to the website for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, April 7, 2014.



6. Rape Aggression Defense Classes Begin March 25

Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through Community Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training.”
Dates: March 25 to April 17
Days/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: SDC Racquetball Court #5
Cost: $30 for Michigan Tech students, $50 for non-students
Women only please. Minimum age of 12.
Registration and payment may be completed online HERE, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office.

7. Rozsa Presents New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, H.M.S. Pinafore

The Rozsa Center welcomes the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players as they present “H.M.S. Pinafore,” at the Rozsa Center on Wednesday, March 19th, at 7:30 PM.
For more details and tickets, please visit rozsa.mtu.edu or call (906) 487-2073.


8. Tickets Available for the 2014 International Night

2014 International Night tickets are on sale through this week at the MUB Commons from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and at Fisher Hall from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM



9. Husky Tae Kwon Do Practices – March 24-29

Thursday 5:30-7:30pm MUB Ballroom B
Friday 5:30-7:30pm MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2pm SDC Dance Room
As always, Husky TKD is open to anyone interested in martial arts, regardless of age or skill level. Feel free to come and check us out!


10. Society of Intellectual Sisters 10th Annual Bra Show

Have you or someone you know (male or female) been impacted with breast cancer? Are you an ally for breast cancer awareness and a cure? This is the event for you! The Society of Intellectual Sisters will have their 10th Annual Bra Show tomorrow, in the MUB Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme this year in “Disney” and our goal for the 10th Anniversary is to raise over $1,000 to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Our guest speaker this year is Jill Kalcich of Keweenaw Holistic Family Medicine in Calumet. There is no cost for this event, but donations are appreciated and proceeds will be forwarded to NBCF. Refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there. For more information contact Emerald Gary at efgary@mtu.edu.



11. Film Board Showing Frozen

This week Film Board is showing Frozen in 3D in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, March 21 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 PM. Showings on Saturday, March 22 at 3:30, 5:00, 8:30, & 11:00. Showings on Sunday, March 23 at 12:00 and 3:00 PM. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next showing after Spring Break we are showing: Frozen in 3D. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at wjprice@mtu.edu



12. HuskyLEAD Session, Leading People with Different Personalities

The next HuskyLEAD session will be held on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:00 PM in the MUB Peninsula Room. Participants will learn about people with different personalities, how to utilize their strengths, and how to make them more effective.

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

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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 14, 2014

1. Sixth Annual Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home Fundraiser

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter for victims of domestic abuse is holding its annual fundraiser on Sunday, March 23, 2014. It runs from 4:00 – 6:00 PMat Studio Pizza’s Orpheum Theater, 426 W. Quincy in Hancock. There will be live music by RHYTHM 203, and Viney Willa, as well as a silent auction.
All proceeds will go to the Shelter, a non-profit organization.
Any students needing assistance or support can contact the Shelter at 906.337.5623, or toll free in the UP at 888.337.5623.

2. IM Sports Updates

Team Sports Entry Deadline:
Dodgeball Tourney; 3/20 @ 5PM
Individual/Dual Sports Entry Deadlines
Racquetball Singles; 3/18 @ 12PM
Swim Meet; 3/24 @ 3PM
For more information please contact 487-3040 or visit our webpage.

3. Rozsa Center welcomes the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players

The Rozsa Center welcomes the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players as they present “H.M.S. Pinafore,” at the Rozsa Center on Wednesday, March 19 miss the intrigue on the high seas and romance among very different classes in this charming, fully staged production, where according to the New York Times, “broad comedy and stylish singing carry the day.”

Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Tickets are $24 for adults, youth (17 and under) $12, and Michigan Tech Students are $5. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times. Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


4. Outdoor Adventure Program has Employment Opportunities

Do you love the outdoors?  Do you want to share your passion for the outdoors with others?  Stop by the OAP or head to oap.mtu.edu and complete an application for Summer and next year!  We are looking for people with good outdoor skills, enthusiasm for sharing what you know, and a desire to increase outdoor recreation opportunities at Michigan Tech!

Applications are due March 21 for Trip Leaders, Gear Maintenance, Rental Center, and Challenge Course Facilitators !
For questions or more information contact Jared at 906-487-2290 or email oap@mtu.edu.

5. Husky Tae Kwon Do Practices – March 17 – 22

Practice times for the Husky Tae Kwon Do club are:
Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm MUB Ballroom A-2
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm MUB Peninsula Room
Friday 5:30-7:30pm MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2pm SDC Dance Room
As always, Husky TKD is open to anyone interested in martial arts, regardless of age or skill level. Feel free to come and check us out!
For more information please contact Amber at amber@mtu.edu.

6. HuskyLEAD Cancelled for March 18

The HuskyLEAD session schedule for Tuesday, March 18 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.  Please watch for the new time and location in upcoming News Briefs.


7. Iranian Movie Night, The Color of Paradise

The Iranian student Association would like to invite you to a movie showing, The Color of Paradise on March 17 at 6:00 PM in Fisher Hall, room 135.

To view a  short description of the movie click HERE or visit the Facebook.
For more information please contact Mohammad at mamini@mtu.edu

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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 7, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Features Nepalese, Syrian, and Korean Cuisine

Khana Khazana will feature Nepalese, Syrian and Korean food, this Friday, Mar 7th. The cooks, Aadarsh Upreti will cook Nepalese Chicken Momo, a fried dumpling filled with spiced chicken and onion stuffing and served with pickled veggies; Roba Bdeir will present Basbouseh, a sweet Mediterranean cake made of cooked semolina, coconut and yogurt and then soaked in sugar syrup, topped off with almonds. We will also provide Korean kimchi soup, a spicy and sour Korean traditional soup made of vegetables with variety of seasonings.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The whole meal is $6.95 and $2.50 for one side. Khana Khazana is going to international food on Mar 7th at the Food Court, located in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) from 11:00 AM- 1:30PM.

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

We will serve food for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.


2. Two Student Awards Nominations Closing

Two of the Student Leadership Awards, Presidents Award for Leadership and the Vice President Award for Service, will close today, Friday, March 7 at 5:00 pm. Nominees of these awards have until March 21 at noon to submit their essay and resume to activities@mtu.edu.

The other nine general awards as well as Alumni’s new award, Outstanding Future Alumni Award will close at noon on Friday, March 21.

To make a nomination please go to the awards website.

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


3. Percy Julian Award Closing

Today, Friday, March 7 by 5:00 pm is the deadline to submit nominations for the Percy Julian Award. Nominees should display outstanding leadership accomplishments which promote diversity, social equity, or racial/ethnic and cultural understanding at Michigan Tech.

To make a nomination please go to the website.

For more information please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 906-487-2920.


4. Spring Break Hours at the SDC

The SDC building hours will be different March 8 – March 15. Regular hours will resume on Sunday, March 16. This includes all areas within the SDC – Ticket Office, Fitness Center, Multipurpose Room, Pool, University Images and Gates Tennis Center.
The Spring Break building schedule is available here.

5. March Events at the Rosza Center

Please visit the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts website to see more information on the upcoming events.


6. 6th Annual Celebrate the UP

On March 21-22 the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition will hold its sixth annual Celebrate the UP at the Jutila Center in Hancock . The event is free and open to the public.

For more information please visit the website.


7. City of Houghton Winter Water Recommendations for Off Campus Renters
from the City of Houghton

For the Off Campus Michigan Tech students who will be leaving on break at the end of this week, the City of Houghton recommends the following to prevent frozen water pipes:

1. Leave the water running in the house/apartment at the least the size of a pencil. Leave a note or sign letting others know to leave the water running. Please email cleo@cityofhoughton.com if you are letting the water run so that she can provide a credit on the water account in the spring. All credits are based on city policy and previous consumption.

2. Let your landlord know that you are leaving town so that they can make arrangements to have someone check on the water situation daily.

3. The city recommends that you do not turn your furnace down lower than 65 degrees.

4. If water is running slow, it may be starting to freeze, please turn on all of the faucets fully until the water runs normally and then keep one faucet running at all times. Again, please let the city know that the water will be left running.

5. If the water in the house freezes, please contact a local plumber to thaw the pipes. There are several local plumbers/contractors that have the equipment to do so. Contact the city office at 482-1700 for a current list.

6. Local plumbers and contractors can be contacted to set up a phone monitoring system to monitor heat and water situations in the house when it is vacant.


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