Archives—November 2014

Student News Briefs – Friday, November 21, 2014

1. Winter Carnival Queens Application Due Today

The 2015 Winter Carnival Queens Application is currently opened and will be closed this Friday, November 21 at 10:00 PM. If you have not applied or nominated a queen candidate, please do so! It is strongly encouraged to get involved in this Winter Carnival event because points will be awarded to the organizations who are representing the winners.
The direct link for the application can be found HERE.


 

KK combo nov 21

2. Khana Khazana Combo Meal

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature a Combo Meal from Thailand, Nepal, and China this Friday, November 21 cooked by Ochin Nuchitprasitcha, Tae Tuntithavornwat , Aadarsh Upreti and Lu Yang respectively; all students at Michigan Tech. The main dish is Thai Chicken Green Curry. This green curry is a traditional dish that is cooked with thai spice base, chicken and thai basil to emphasize the scent of Thai. The second dish Kauli-Aalu Ko Tarkari (Fried Cauliflower and potato). This dish is made of cauliflower and potato fried in sautéed onions and a rich mixture of spices creates a complex, flavorful base. A healthy Chinese Fruit Salad made of fresh strawberries, mangoes, kiwis and blueberries mixed with milk and coconut milk would be final one to end your meal. We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda or $2.50 for each item. Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal!


3. KSO Presents a Free Fall Music Recital

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents a free Fall Music Recital on Thursday, November 20, at 7:00 pm at Portage Lake United Church (PLUC). This recital’s theme—Night at the Movies—invites beautiful and compelling vocal and instrumental music, including performances of opera arias and art songs, woodwind quartet, string quartet, and a premiere of a new composition.


 

Movember Shirts4. REMINDER: Relay for Life T-Shirt Sale

Relay for Life is selling T-Shirts! We have a new shirt for ‘Movember’ to support Prostate Cancer Awareness and Men’s Health. If you would like to purchase one, we have sizes S-XL and they are only $10. Contact Samantha at sahillig@mtu.edu to arrange a location and time for pick-up. To find out more about Relay for Life at Michigan Tech, visit our Facebook <page.


5. REMINDER: Class Tribute Program for December 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 http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, November 25, 2014. For questions, contact  Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


Town Hall

6. Undergraduate Student Government Constitution Town Hall

The Undergraduate Student Government wants your feedback on proposed constitution changes! Come to our town hall meeting on December 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM in DOW 642.
The first 50 undergraduate students through the door will receive a free hat! Students will also be entered in a raffle to win one of two $50 bookstore giftcards.
Overarching goal: Reinvent the Undergraduate Student Government to better represent and serve the student body by creating more diverse representation, a new reformed committee structure, improving accountability, and creating more clarity.
More information and proposed documents are available at http://usg.mtu.edu/usg/constitution.

7. Husky Motors Thanksgiving Shuttle Info

Transportation Services will be running a limited shuttle service during the week of November 24 through November 26, 2014. The shuttle will be running on campus from 7:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Wednesday. The shuttle service will include frequent stops throughout the day at the Lakeshore Center. The shuttle *will not* be running Thursday, November 27, 2014 or Friday, November 28, 2014.

The City of Houghton *will not* be running on campus during the week of November 24-28, 2014. For any questions or concerns, please contact me at amkolehm@mtu.edu or 487-3288.



Student News Briefs – Friday, November 14, 2014

Brandon Vestal

1. Happening Tonight- Comedian Brandon Vestal

Brandon has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was recently named “Best of the West” at the Detroit Comedy festival. Brandon has been described as a great storyteller with insightful material. His deeply personal and honest style has made him a fast favorite on the college and comedy club circuits. Brandon is quickly establishing himself as one of best young comic talents in the country. He puts on one hell of a show and is a definite must see.

Sponsored by Student Activities.


2. HuskyLEAD – Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD, “Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships,” on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building B2 & B3.  The presentation will be given by Brent Burns, director of industry relations, and Beth Hoy, assistant director of operations and outreach, Corporate Partnerships.

Participants will learn best practices in fostering relationships and creating partnerships with industry partners.  The presentation will include recommended best practices for student group fundraising by working collaboratively with university staff and industry representatives.

HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities and is free of charge.  The sessions are hour-long professional development workshops geared toward student organizations leaders.  All students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Any questions or comments regarding HuskyLEAD can be directed to Maryann Wilcox, coordinator for registered student organizations, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.


 

Adult Workshops
3. Community Programs Offering Yoga and Total Body Spin

Winter may be here, but we’re not ready to give up on fall! Our fall Workshop Schedule is filled with individual classes that will help you break down the basics, get comfortable and challenge yourself to go deeper into your favorite programs!

Try out one of the upcoming yoga or total body spin workshops!

For more information, visit the WEBSITE.


4. Reminder: Class Tribute Program for December 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 http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

For questions, contact  Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


 

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5. Khana Khazana Serving French Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature French cuisine this Friday, November 14 cooked by Carine Tokem; student at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is BLANQUETTE DE POULET (Chicken in white sauce). Blanquette of chicken is a French honey dish cooked with chicken breast and vegetable in a white wine enhanced white sauce.

The second dish is POMMES DE TERRE RAGOÛT (Potato stew). It is a healthy potato stew with carrots, green peas and French seasoning.

A very luscious dessert CLAFOUTIS A LA FRAISE (strawberry cake) made of strawberries arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter would be the final one to finish your meal.

We will start serving at 11am to 2pm at MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda or $2.5 for each item.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal! Please find the attached flyer.


6. Experience authentic Thai cuisines & Learn how to make Thai Krathong

Thai Student Association at Michigan Technological University proudly invites you to an impressive annual event, Loy Krathong 2014 & Cooking class! 
Come to the Canterbury House on Saturday, November 15 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Free for everyone!
For more information please contact Sirikorn Khumwan skhumwan@mtu.edu

7. Winter Carnival Events Registration Now Open

Registration for Winter Carnival month-long statues, Queens competition, and stage revue are now open!  Visit www.mtu.edu/carnival to register your organization and to download the Winter Carnival 2015 Rulebook. Don’t forget to sign-up for our email list if you are interested in receiving updates on registration, event time or location changes, and many more important announcements.  Everything you need can be found under the “Participate” menu.
Stage review applications due Friday, November 21 at 5:00 PM. Apps can be dropped off at the Blue Key office in MUB 106 with your deposit check.

8. Begin your Christmas celebrations with An Irish Christmas at the Rozsa

The snow is falling over the Keweenaw, the Rozsa Lobby Christmas tree is lit, and An Irish Christmas is coming to town! We even have an Irish dinner special at the Shelden Grill for everyone coming to the show on Saturday night. Come start the holiday season off with a joyous Christmas celebration for the whole family at the Rozsa Center! And to make this event more affordable for the whole family, take advantage of our new youth pricing, and even Michigan Tech students get in free with their Experience Tech fee this year. For more details and tickets, visit rozsa.mtu.edu.


9. Film Board Showing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” in Fisher 135. It will be shown on: Friday, November 14, at 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM; Saturday, November 15, at 2:305:308:30and 11:30 PMm; and Sunday, November 16, at 2:30 and 5:30 PMTickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are $1 each. Next weekend, we will show “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

Don’t forget that Film Board now shows new TV show episodes in for FREE! “American Horror Story” is shown on Wednesdays at 10:00 PM. And “The Walking Dead” is shown on Sundays at 9:00 PM, followed by “Talking Dead”. Concessions will be available!

If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Casey Finney, at cjfinney@mtu.edu.

10. VPA Presents Alternate Realities

Now for something completely different: The Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Tech Theatre Company will present “Alternate Realities – A Trip Through 20th Century Avant-Garde Theatre.” Enjoy an evening of theater composed of short Expressionist, DADAist, Surrealist, Futurist, Absurdist, Existentialist, and Neo-Futurist plays by each movement’s famous artists. Join us for the bizarre, funny, ridiculous, and little bit scary romp of leading edge artists who helps shape the modern view of the world. “Alternate Realities” runs from Thursday, November 13 – Saturday, November 15, at 7:30 PM, in the McArdle Theatre. 

International Programs and Services will celebrate International Education Week, November 17-21.


Fulbright Session Poster11. Fulbright Scholar Program Workshop

Please join us on November 17th at 6:00 PM, Fisher 131 to listen to a Fulbright Scholar Program workshop presented by Fulbright Ambassador, Dr. Charles Wallace. Joining him will be Social Sciences Professor, Hugh Gorman, and Director of News and Media Relations, Jennifer Donovan, who will also share their Fulbright program experiences.

All interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

Fulbright Scholar Program provides grants for study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant programs. You can find more information here about Fulbright.


Barcelona Faculty-Led Summer 201512. Summer 2015, Barcelona Spain

Interested in spending 6 weeks in Europe? Do you need to take Spanish courses, or earn your International Minor?

Come to an information session on November 17th, at 6:00 PM, Walker 120A to learn more about how you can go on the faculty-led program to Barcelona, Spain Summer 2015.


Movember Shirts13. Relay for Life T-Shirt Sale

Relay for Life is selling T-Shirts! We have a new shirt for ‘Movember’ to support Prostate Cancer Awareness and Men’s Health. If you would like to purchase one, we have sizes S-XL and they are only $10. You can stop by Fisher to pick one up on Friday (11/14) from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM or contact Samantha at sahillig@mtu.edu to arrange another location and time for pick-up.
To find out more about Relay for Life at Michigan Tech, visit our Facebook page.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, November 7, 2014

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1. Khana Khazana Serving Saudi Arabian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will be serving Saudi Arabian Cuisine this Friday that will be cooked by Zainab Al shoug, a student of Chemical Eng . Dept. at Michigan Tech. The main dish is Kabli rice made by cooking the meat with some seasoning and then mixing it with rice and vegetables. The second dish is Eggplant Salad. It is a yummy salad made of deep fried eggplants, potato and cauliflower with the toppings of lettuce, tomato and cucumber and served with yogurt and mayonnaise sauce.A very luscious dessert Ash Al Saraya (Bread pudding) made with semolina mixed with sugar syrup and covered by the cream would be the final one to finish your meal.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.

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


2. HuskyLEAD Session, Don’t be a Marketing Doppelgänger

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD, “Don’t be a Marketing Doppelgänger: advice for creative marketing” on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3.  The presenter will be Jeremiah Baumann, manager of digital media and creative services, Housing and Residential Life, along with student creative designer, Bradley Turner.  In this session, participants will learn new and effective approaches for creatively marketing their organization and events.
HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops geared towards student organizations leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  The sessions are limited to one hour and are free of charge.  HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities.  Any questions or comments can be directed to Maryann Wilcox, coordinator of registered student organizations, at mawilcox@mtu.edu or 906-487-2402.

3. Wellness Event, Time Management and Stress Reduction Techniques

Feeling overwhelmed by classes? Stressed about getting everything done? Come to the Time Management and Stress Reduction Event on November 10 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Wads Annex. Light snacks will be provided.

For more information please contact Whitney at wmborosk@mtu.edu


Brandon Vestal

4. Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Brandon Vestal

Brandon has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was recently named “Best of the West” at the Detroit Comedy festival. Brandon has been described as a great storyteller with insightful material. His deeply personal and honest style has made him a fast favorite on the college and comedy club circuits. Brandon is quickly establishing himself as one of best young comic talents in the country. He puts on one hell of a show and is a definite must see.

Sponsored by Student Activities.


ChiliChallenge

5. Chili Challenge

Join us as the weather gets colder and we warm up tasting many different delicious chili recipes. It is a $3 entry fee.

All the money raised will be going to the Food Insecurities Fund assisting Michigan Tech Student who cannot afford to buy food. 

This event will be open to all groups and we encourage you to submit a recipe by 5:00 pm November 10 by emailing jliafrat@mtu.edu. All groups will be allotted a one hour cooking time slot on Thursday November 13 between 6:00 AM  – 6:00 PM. Groups are responsible for providing their own ingredients or purchasing them through Dining Services. 

Each group will be making 2 gallons of chili and coming up with a creative name for their chili as well.

Please come out and support your fellow Michigan Tech Students and enjoy some homemade chili!!


 

Isle Royale

6. 2015 Moosewatch and College Internships on Isle Royale

Dates for Moosewatch 2015 are confirmed! Join us in the field to participate in wolf-moose research on Isle Royale. You will find information about Moosewatch research expeditions, dates, photos, and how to apply on our website. Students, be sure to check out our College Intern program!

We hope to see many of you on the island this summer!


7. An Evening of Folk Music from Around the World at the Rozsa

The Michigan Tech Superior Wind Symphony will present a variety of folk music selections from around the world:England, Scotland, France, Brazil, China, Korea, and Russia, in a concert titled “All Music is Folk Music” next Saturday, November 8th, at 7:30 PM in the Rozsa Center.   


8. New Fitness Class Begins

PiYo, a new fitness class offered by Michigan Tech Community Programs, combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. The class will meet Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the SDC Studio, beginning November 5. Cost is $30/session for the general public, $24/session for Michigan Tech students, $7 daily.


9. Class Tribute Program for December 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 http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

For questions, contact  Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


10. Film Board Showing Let’s Be Cops

This weekend, Film Board will be showing, “Let’s Be Cops”. Showtimes are: Friday, November 7, at 5:308:30, & 11:30 PMSaturday,  at 2:305:308:30, & 11:30 PM; and Sunday, at 2:30 & 5:30 PM. Tickets are $3.00. Concessions are $1.00.

Sunday night, Film Board will show “The Walking Dead” at 9:00 PM in Fisher 135. Concessions will be available for purchase.

If you have any questions, please contact Film Board‘s Publicity Chair, Casey Finney, at cjfinney@mtu.edu.


11. Winter Bike Storage Starts Monday

It is time to move all bikes into the winter bike storage areas. This is necessary for snow removal through the winter. Bikes must be moved so they will not be crushed by snow plows or by the piles of ice and snow.

Permanent winter bike storage is available for students.

Bikes that are abandoned and left in other locations will be removed beginning on Monday, Nov. 10, at 8 a.m. Please move your bikes.


12. Secret Agent Rush with Alpha Delta Alpha

Come be secret agents with the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha on Wednesday, November 12 at 8:00 PM. Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 7:45 PM.
If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674.

13. Representation of Native Americans in the Military
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Heritage Programming Committee is proud to host a panel discussion in celebration of Native American History Month. We will have student veterans and members of the local native community share their service experiences. There will be a special performance of a honor song and veteran remembrance song.  Please join us Wednesday, November 12, 2014, from 6:00-7:30 PM in MUB Alumni Lounge B, snacks will be provided.


14. Volunteers needed for Driving Study

Volunteers needed who are willing to volunteer 1 hour of their time to come to the MEEM room 128 to drive in the simulator as a participant in a study. Participants should also have a valid driver’s license and at least 2 years of driving experience. 

Contact Jason at jtsterke@mtu.edu if you would like to participate in the study.


15. Updated War Memorial Wall to be Dedicated

The campus community is invited to a dedication ceremony for the newly installed War Memorial wall which recognizes Michigan Tech alumni and those who attended but did not graduate, who gave their lives in Vietnam and in more recent conflicts.

The dedication event is planned for Tuesday, November 11 at 2:00 PM on the top floor of the Memorial Union Building.

The update was necessary as the original wall was installed when the building was dedicated in 1952 and therefore only included those who died during WWI, WWII and the Korean conflict. Thanks to the generous support of Michigan Tech faculty, staff, alumni and friends we were able to commission this new memorial.

Names being included are:

Vietnam:

Charles Leroy Baldwin ‘67 Geology
Robert John Crabbe ’63 Alumni – Non-degree
Paul Raymond Harrison ’68 Alumni – Non-degree
John Benedict Nahan III ’67 Alumni – Non-degree
Thomas Vincent Pakula ‘68 Forestry
David J. Pellosma ’69 Alumni – Non-degree
Paul Henry Pirkola ‘69 Alumni – Non-degree
James Garland Siddons ‘67 Forestry
Philip Glenn Spencer ’69 Alumni – Non-degree
William Leslie Tromp ‘63 Business Administration
Dennis Arthur Wirt ‘66 Business Administration
Fredrick Joseph Wozniak ‘63 Applied Physics

Afghanistan:

Benjamin J. Hall ‘05 Social Sciences

Contact Alumni Relations 906-487-2400 with any questions.


16. Department of Defense SMART Scholarship Information Session

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide support to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in a STEM related field.  Please join STAR Program Representative and Michigan Tech’s current SMART Scholarship recipient  on Tuesday, November 11th at 5:15 PM at the Chem Sci building room 101 to learn more about the opportunity to receive full scholarship and employment with the DoD upon graduation!

The SMART Scholarship offers full tuition assistance and education related fees, a paid stipend and summer internships, health insurance and book allowance, mentoring, as well as employment placement after graduation for qualified students. The application window for this opportunity is open now until scheduled close deadline of December 15, 2014.

If you are unable to join us, please do not hesitate to contact Michigan Tech’s on-campus DoD recruiter, Kaila Pietila, for any additional information or to schedule an appointment at kaila.pietila.civ@mail.mil or (571) 302-1356.


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