Archives—February 2015

Student News Briefs – Friday, February 27, 2015

NEWS

 

SPIE_OSA Photo Competition

1. Photo Competition

SPIE/OSA will be hosting a photo competition with a chance to win $200, $100, and $50 Amazon gift cards from now until March 23.   To be eligible for this competition you must signout an SPIE/OSA etching from EERC 631 and have it visible in your photo submitted. Etchings must be returned for eligibility into the contest. Limit 2 photographs per contestant. Photos must be emailed to mjbrisen@mtu.edu before March 23 @ noon with a photonics/optics caption.   Grading will be based on: originality, creativity, photonics/optics theme, and voting.

Register at http://tinyurl.com/OSA-345. Please contact Michael Briseno (mjbrisen@mtu.edu) with any questions.


2. Volunteers Needed to Bake and Package Cookies

Don Peryam & The Sanders Club are looking for help baking & boxing up more than 1000 Cookies for the local nursing homes.  Baking & boxing will take place at Finlandia Hall (next to the Paavo Nurmi center) starting at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 3. Any questions call Don Peryam at 906-483-4701. All are welcome!


3. Reminder: Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Hiring for Summer, Fall, and Spring

Looking for an awesome job on campus? The Outdoor Adventure Program is now hiring positions for Summer, Fall, and Spring! We are looking for enthusiastic, driven individuals with a background in the outdoors and a passion to share that with others. Fill out an application by following the link: http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/oap-wellness/theoap/

Applications are due March 6.


Student Awards EDS-NB4. REMINDER: Student Leadership Awards Deadlines

The Student Leadership Awards are open for nominations. Deadlines to keep in mind are as follows:

Presidents Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and the Percy Julian Award deadline for nominations is Friday, March 6 at 5:00 PM.

Exceptional Community Service Project, Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader, Student Organization of the Year, Exceptional Program of the Year, Clair M Donovan, Student Employee of the Year, Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Most Improved Student Organization, Rising Star of the Year, Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance, and Outstanding Future Alumni deadline for nominations is Friday, March 20 at Noon.

Please visit the website to make your nomination today! Please contact Student Activities if you have any questions regarding these awards.


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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5. Khana Khazana Featuring Egyptian Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Egyptian cuisine this Friday, February 27 cooked by Marwa Hefny, student of the Physics department at Michigan Tech. The main dish is Kushari. This healthy dish is made of rice, macaroni and lentils mixed together and topped with a tomato-vinegar sauce, garnished with chickpeas, and crispy fried onions.

The second dish is Baladi Salad. The most common salad of Egypt made of tomatoes, cucumbers, dill, parsley, jalapenos, and seasoned with lemon juice. For dessert, Roz bi haleeb. A traditional Arabic recipe for a sweet rice pudding flavored with rose water and garnished with pistachios , raisins and almonds.

Serving is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 and includes a fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.


6. Film Board Showing, Into the Woods

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Disney’s Into the Woods in Fisher 135.

Showtimes are Friday, February 27, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM Saturday, February 28, at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM. Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each.

For the next two weeks during the Spring Break holiday there will be no movie showings and three weeks from now we will be the showing of Interstellar.


Macbeth-17. Macbeth comes to the Rozsa

The Acting Company, the renowned off-Broadway theater company in its 42nd national tour, brings a new production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, March 16th, 7:30 PM. The Acting Company premiers Macbeth on the Guthrie Theatre stage in mid-February, then will tour nationally. The tour will then head to New York for two weeks at Off-Broadway’s Pearl Theater April 1-12.


8. Michigan Technological University’s Superior Wind Symphony at the Rozsa 

Michigan Technological University’s Superior Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mike Christianson, will perform a concert at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 7:30 PM, titled “II: Day Into Night: II,” that presents music for winds that deals with the ideas of night, day, moon, and light. Listeners will find it perfect for the deep midwinter time in the UP. Christianson describes the performance as a mirror of the beauty to be found in spite of the harsh winter elements, “Morning, noon, night, winter, storm, moon, sunshine, primeval heavenly light, and eternal darkness. Music to remind that darkness too, can contain beauty, and light is something we can look forward to.


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9. Indian Student Association Hosting Holi Night 2015

Indian Students Association is here with the biggest event for Spring. We bring you delectable Indian food  and performances at the Holi Night 2015. Come join us in the celebration on February 28, 2015 from 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm– dinner social at Memorial Union Ballroom. Our chefs,performers and volunteers – are gearing up already and ISA at Michigan Tech looks forward to having you at the event. Grab your calendars and mark it now! “
Ticket prices, inclusive of dinner and performances:
  – General Public – $7
– ISA Members – $4
 

Get your tickets NOW!! Tickets on sale at the MUB promotion desk 11 – 2 pm.


MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

 

10. Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hosting Academic Success Workshops. All sessions are at 5:00 PM in Admin 404 unless otherwise noted. Registration not required. (For groups sending more than 5 participants, please contact hsimpson@mtu.edu.) Tuesday, March 24: Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4 (second offering) Do you ever feel like you know the course material but can’t translate it to a successful exam grade? Learn effective preparation and test taking strategies.


11. HuskyLEAD Series – The Green Perspective: Learning Energy Saving Habits

The next HuskyLEAD will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3.  The topic will be “The Green Perspective: learning energy saving habits.” The presenters will be students from the Green Campus Enterprise.  Participants will learn energy saving habits to save money at home and in the work place.

HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long professional development workshops geared toward student organization leaders. The sessions are free of charge and all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Students who have attended 4 or more HuskyLEAD workshops during Spring 2015 will be entered into a prize drawing.  Be sure to pick up your HuskyLEAD punch card at Tuesday’s session!  If you have any questions about HuskyLEAD, contact Maryann Wilcox, coordinator of student activities, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.


12. Reminder: Student Commission Meeting

Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved? Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students? If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings. We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students. We work together to act on your idea and make changes. Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include:

  • Library Project – The Student Commission received regular updates from Library staff during their 2013-14 project. The Library responded to Student Commission concerns and implemented ideas/suggestions
  • Transportation Services/Facilities Management Updates – Facilities Management is regularly invited to the Student Commission to provide updates, information, and answer any questions the group may have.
  • Tobacco Free Campus – The tobacco free campus policy was instituted in the 2013-14.
  • Michigan Tech App – Improvements (open computers and Dining Hall menus) for the Michigan Tech App have been suggested and completed.
  • Shuttle Service – Collaboration with Facilities Management to improve shuttle service for students
  • Student Commission Website – a website has been created
  • USG and GSG Chairs – The Vice Presidents from USG and GSG will co-chair meetings with the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Services in Dining Halls – Addressed and resolved issues of services available in dining halls
  • Sustainability on Campus – Recycling continues to be improved and expanded on campus
  • Value Statement
  • Relocation of Broomball Rinks
  • Designated Memorial Garden
  • Princess Point Rehab and Upgrade
  • Experience Tech Fee Initiative

Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings. Please check out the Student Commission website for more information.

2015 Spring Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A

SPORTS NEWS

 

im_logo13. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Team Sports Entry Deadline:
Volleyball (W & M) – March 4 @ 5PM

Upcoming Event:
Soccer-Tennis (W,M & Co-Rec) – February 28 @ 12PM

For more information check us out online or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu


Circle4-white14. Community Programs Step Boxing & Ease Into Meditation Workshop

Community Programs brings to you two great ways to get “HuskiesFit” this weekend!

If you like kickboxing and step aerobics, you’re going to LOVE our Step Boxing Step Boxing Series! Miss the first few classes? No problem! You can pay as you go, so jump right in! The class meets this Sunday, March 1, from 1:00-1:50 pm at the SDC Studio.

Looking to try something different? Explore the benefits of relaxation and meditation at the Ease into Meditation Workshop this Sunday, March 1, from 6:00-7:20 pm in the SDC Studio
For more information on the Step Boxing Series, Ease Into Meditation Workshop and other available programming, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com/programs. Commit to be “HuskiesFit” in 2015!


Student News Briefs – Friday, February 20, 2015

NEWS

 

1. Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Hiring for Summer, Fall, and Spring

Looking for an awesome job on campus? The Outdoor Adventure Program is now hiring positions for Summer, Fall, and Spring! We are looking for enthusiastic, driven individuals with a background in the outdoors and a passion to share that with others. Fill out an application by following the link: http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/oap-wellness/theoap/

Applications are due March 6.


2. Now Hiring for Fall 2015- Multiliteracies Writing Center Coaches

Looking for undergraduates in any major who are interested in working with others on communications and cultural tasks.
Any interested applicants are encouraged to attend an information session:
Tuesday, February 27 from 5-6 in Walker 107.

 

Applications and more information can be found here: http://mtmc.hu.mtu.edu/employment/


3. GSG Travel Grant Deadline Today!

Been to a conference since last May? Going to one before April 30th? If you are a full time enrolled graduate student you can apply for a GSG Travel Grant to help supplement your costs. Awards of $150 for attending conferences and $250 for presenting either a poster or oral presentation at a conference are available. For more information and to apply, visit: http://gsg.students.mtu.edu/travel_grants.html

Your advisor will be asked to confirm that you are a full time enrolled graduate student, you are allowed to participate in the conference and you do not have full funding to cover the costs. Response to this confirmation email is necessary for your application to be considered complete.

All applications and advisor confirmation must be completed by 5pm on Friday February 20th. Not all applicants may receive awards, and your department must be in good standing with GSG to be considered. If you have any questions please contact the GSG Treasurer, Jenn Winikus (jawiniku@mtu.edu)


Student Awards EDS-NB4. REMINDER: Student Leadership Awards Deadlines

The Student Leadership Awards are open for nominations. Deadlines to keep in mind are as follows:

Presidents Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and the Percy Julian Award deadline for nominations is Friday, March 6 at 5:00 PM.

Exceptional Community Service Project, Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader, Student Organization of the Year, Exceptional Program of the Year, Clair M Donovan, Student Employee of the Year, Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Most Improved Student Organization, Rising Star of the Year, Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance, and Outstanding Future Alumni deadline for nominations is Friday, March 20 at Noon.

Please visit the website to make your nomination today! Please contact Student Activities if you have any questions regarding these awards.


ENTERTAINMENT and ENRICHMENT

 

Khana Italian5. Khana Khazana Featuring Italian Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Italian cuisine this Friday, February 20 cooked by Hossein Tavakoli ,student of Environmental Engineering department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Pasta with chickenIt is a popular dish made of scrumptious baked chicken and creamy pasta mixed with mushroom, cheese and Alfredo Sauce.

(Vegetarian Option Available)

The second dish is Eggplant Gratin. A great side dish made of eggplant, bell pepper, Onion, tomato, Basil and Cheese.

And for dessert is Nescafé MousseIt is a dessert mousse which is a delicious creamy sweet flavored with Coffee.

Serving from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 which includes a fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.


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6. Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Alex Stone

Come out for some laughs on Friday, February 20 at 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom.

Alex Stone’s hard work and determination have led him from his early days as an absurdist joke writer to his current role as one of the most impressive young storytellers in comedy. Alex was just chosen as one of the top 100 comics to appear on the brand new season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and he was also recently selected to participate in the Best of the Midwest competition at the 2013 Gilda’s LaughFest, as well as the 2014 Limestone Comedy Festival. His prolific nature and originality has made him a regular at the Chicago Laugh Factory and has also earned him an appearance on the Independent Film Channel.


7. Reminder: Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday February 24 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.  To register or for more information please email jrbiekko@mtu.edu.

Monday, 2/23, is your last day to register!

8. NSBE presents Prom-Missed 2015

Prom-Missed is a Mock Prom for those who want to re-live Prom again, never attended a Prom, or just a chance to have fun before finals.

Date: Friday, April 10th 2015

Time: 8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Location: MUB Ballroom

If you are interested in running for Prom-Missed King or Queen email Reginald Hicks at rmhicks@mtu.edu.


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9. Reminder: Come Dance Salsa with NOSOTROS

Saturday, February 21 from 8 – 9 PM NOSOTROS will have salsa lessons in the MUB Ballroom. No experience necessary and free to attend.  From 9 – 11 PM open floor.
For more information please contact Rachel Hetherington at rmhether@mtu.edu.

10. Experience Dog-sledding with OAP Sunday

Come experience dog-sledding firsthand this Sunday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 5 PM. The cost is $50 per person, which includes transportation from OAP, instruction and the chance to drive your own team. This opportunity is open to anyone. For questions, contact OAP at 7-2290 or oap@mtu.edu.


11. MUB Board Hosting Throwback Pinterest Night
On Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, MUB Commons come join MUB Board for a night of crafts from your childhood days, including bead animal keychains, friendship bracelets, and more! All craft supplies are free and available while supplies last. Feel free to bring some friends, head to the MUB commons and get crafty. So enjoy some time away from your homework and studying with a blast from the past!

12. MUB Board Hosting Campus Feud

On Thursday, February 26 at 8:00 PM, in Fisher 135 join MUB Board for our awesome interactive game show and your chance to WIN up to $200 in cash prizes! The game will play just like Family Feud, with survey answers taken from college students across the US. Looking to end up on stage? Game show contestants will be chosen from the audience during the event. We hope to see you there!


13. Film Board Showing Hunger Games 3 – Part 1

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “Hunger Games 3: (Mockingjay – Part 1)” in Fisher 135.

Showtimes:

Friday, Feb 20, at 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, Feb 21, at 2:305:308:30, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, Feb 22, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM.Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week, we will feature Disney’s “Into the Woods”

SPORTS NEWS

 

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14. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sports Entry Deadlines:
Soccer-Tennis (W,M & Co-Rec) – Feb 25 @ 3PM

Individual Sports Tournaments:

Badminton Singles (W & M) – Feb 20 @ 12pm
Badminton Doubles (W,M & Co-Rec) – Feb 20 @12pm
Billiards Tournament (W & M) – Feb 20 @ 12pm

Upcoming Events:

Badminton Singles Tournament (W & M) – Feb 20 @ 6pm
Badminton Doubles Tournament (W,M & Co-Rec) – Feb 21 @ 10am
Billiards Tournament (W & M) – Feb 21 @ 10am

For more information check us out online

or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu

WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS

 

15. HuskyLEAD Session, Unplug and recharge Learn Self Care Techniques and Achieve Balance

Unplug and Recharge! on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3.

Participants attending this session will learn to achieve balance and practice valuable self-care techniques that can be used while at Michigan Tech and in the years that follow. Part of strong leadership is learning about yourself – strengths, weaknesses, and personal values – and how to advance individually and as an organization by using that self-knowledge.

HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long professional development workshops geared toward student organization leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities and is free of charge.  If you have any questions regarding HuskyLEAD, contact Maryann Wilcox, Student Activities, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.


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16. Say What?: Exploring the Way Everyday Comments and Questions Put Minorities in Boxes

Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for an interactive discussion about microaggressions with Lorelle Meadows, Dean of the Pavlis Honors College. This event will be held Wednesday, February 25 from 6:00-7:30 PM in Fisher 325. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information please contact Tayloria at tnadams@mtu.edu.

17. Reminder: Student Commission Meeting

Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved? Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students? If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings. We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students. We work together to act on your idea and make changes. Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include:

  • Library Project – The Student Commission received regular updates from Library staff during their 2013-14 project. The Library responded to Student Commission concerns and implemented ideas/suggestions
  • Transportation Services/Facilities Management Updates – Facilities Management is regularly invited to the Student Commission to provide updates, information, and answer any questions the group may have.
  • Tobacco Free Campus – The tobacco free campus policy was instituted in the 2013-14.
  • Michigan Tech App – Improvements (open computers and Dining Hall menus) for the Michigan Tech App have been suggested and completed.
  • Shuttle Service – Collaboration with Facilities Management to improve shuttle service for students
  • Student Commission Website – a website has been created
  • USG and GSG Chairs – The Vice Presidents from USG and GSG will co-chair meetings with the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Services in Dining Halls – Addressed and resolved issues of services available in dining halls
  • Sustainability on Campus – Recycling continues to be improved and expanded on campus
  • Value Statement
  • Relocation of Broomball Rinks
  • Designated Memorial Garden
  • Princess Point Rehab and Upgrade
  • Experience Tech Fee Initiative

Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings. Please check out the Student Commission website for more information.

2015 Spring Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A

18. Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success offering academic success workshops. All sessions are at 5:00 PM in Admin 404 unless otherwise noted Registration not required. (For groups sending more than 5 participants, please contact hsimpson@mtu.edu.)

Tuesday, February 24: Mid-semester reboot
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind or way overwhelmed? Take an optimistic approach and use strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards success.

Tuesday, March 24: Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3, 4 (second offering)
Do you ever feel like you know the course material but can’t translate it to a successful exam grade? Learn effective preparation and test taking strategies.


19. American Red Cross Blood Drive

Please join Greek Life in helping the Red Cross prepare for emergencies by donating blood.


There is currently an urgent need for blood. Winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in the cancellation of many blood drives and thousands of uncollected blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help by donating blood. In addition, all presenting donors will be presented with a FREE T-shirt (while supplies last)!

American Red Cross Michigan Tech Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 25 from 10:00am-4:00pm in the Van Pelt and Opie Library East Reading Room

To schedule an appointment please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit the website at www.redcrossblood.org 

This blood drive is made possible by Michigan Tech Fraternity & Sorority Life and the Student Activities Office



Student News Briefs – Friday, February 13, 2015

NEWS

 

KK NEPAL poster1. Khana Khazana Serving Nepali Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Nepali cuisine this Friday, February 13 cooked by Aadarsh Upreti , student of Mechanical Engineering department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Chicken Momo. It is the Nepali version of dumpling. Momo is a minced chicken marinated in Nepali spices stuffed in flour wrap and steamed and is served with a special spicy sauce.

The second dish is Egg and Mushroom curry. It is a delicious dish of sliced mushrooms (& eggs) in creamy and aromatic onion-tomato based gravy.

The final one to end your meal would be Sago pudding. This is a traditional pudding made from small size sago pearls boiled in milk, sugar and cardamom and garnished with almonds and cashews.

Serving from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the 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. Adventure Spring Break Trips, An Adventure of a Lifetime

​If you want to get away for Spring Break but don’t want all the hassle of planning the trip, look no further than the Outdoor Adventure Programs Adventure Spring Break trips. Three trips to choose from and so much adventure to be had!

Utah: Camping and Hiking in beautiful Canyonlands National Park- $570 includes transportation, food, lodging (camping for three nights and a hotel stay) and a visit to a hot spring!  Come explore another part of the country, make new friends, and have an experience that you will never forget!

Arkansas:  Backcountry camping and paddling- $475 includes transportation, food, activities, camping, and a good time for the week. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and have an incredible adventure on the Buffalo and Mulberry Rivers in Arkansas.

Colorado: Head out west and hit the slopes in Arapahoe Basin- $900 includes lodging, food, and ski passes. Come and enjoy four days of skiing and snowboarding and two days of snowshoeing (Possibility to ski/snowboard for the last two days at an additional cost). These slopes are guaranteed to challenge you and offer you a trip you will never forget!

For more information contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at oap@mtu.edu or call 906.487.2290 as soon as possible as seats are limited!


3. Looking for Robotics Competition Volunteers

Escanaba HS is hosting its second home robotics competition March 26 – 28 and they are in need of some volunteers. They are currently looking for Tech students for roles such as robot inspector, field reset, referees, etc. There are 36-40 teams from throughout Michigan that come to compete.You can get an idea of what it’s all about here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTyCIYZQ_1s&list=PLumXeb1tOUyTinL1qedJBjpNPay0iX_bB

For an impression of the EXCITEMENT going on at these matches, this is one from the finals last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvEq4IMirZ4

If you would like more information or would be interested in volunteering please contact Mary at mretlich@eskymos.com


4. Student Staff Positions Available at the Wahtera Center

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is now hiring for the following fall 2015 student staff positions: ExSEL Peer Mentor, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, and Transfer Assistant. Please encourage students you work with to apply.

Feel free to forward students who may be interested in these opportunities this email or direct them to the WEBSITE for position descriptions and our application.

Applications are due Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Contact Susan Liebau at  slliebau@mtu.edu or email success@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


5. GSG Travel Grant Deadline Approaching

Have you been to a conference since last May? Are you going to one before April 30? If you are a full time enrolled graduate student you can apply for a GSG Travel Grant to help supplement your costs. Awards of $150 for attending conferences and $250 for presenting either a poster or oral presentation at a conference are available. For more information and to apply, visit: http://gsg.students.mtu.edu/travel_grants.html
Your advisor will be asked to confirm that you are a full time enrolled graduate student, you are allowed to participate in the conference and you do not have full funding to cover the costs. Response to this confirmation email is necessary for your application to be considered complete.
All applications and advisor confirmation must be completed by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 20. Not all applicants may receive awards, and your department must be in good standing with GSG to be considered. If you have any questions please contact the GSG Treasurer, Jenn Winikus at jawiniku@mtu.edu.

6. MedLife Mobile Clinic Fundraiser

Mention “MedLife” when you eat at PizzaWorks of Houghton on Wednesday, February 18, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Michigan Tech MedLife chapter for our Summer 2015 mobile clinic!
During the mobile clinic, students team up with local doctors and nurses to provide basic medical and dental care to impoverished families around the world.

6 (b). Multiliteracies Center Now Hiring

Multiliteracies Center in the Walker building is now hiring new writing coaches for the fall of 2015? We are are looking for undergraduate students of all majors with strong communication skills. On February 24 there will be a pizza and information session from 5-6 PM in the Multiliteracies Center.

For questions, follow the link http://mtmc.hu.mtu.edu/employment/ to access the application and instructions, or  email director Abraham Romney at aromney@mtu.edu for more information.


ENTERTAINMENT

 

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7. Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Alex Stone

Come out to see Alex Stone on Friday, February 20 at 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Alex Stone’s hard work and determination have led him from his early days as an absurdist joke writer to his current role as one of the most impressive young storytellers in comedy. Alex was just chosen as one of the top 100 comics to appear on the brand new season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and he was also recently selected to participate in the Best of the Midwest competition at the 2013 Gilda’s LaughFest, as well as the 2014 Limestone Comedy Festival. His prolific nature and originality has made him a regular at the Chicago Laugh Factory and has also earned him an appearance on the Independent Film Channel.


trivia night.flyer8. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday February 24 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum). There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. To register or for more information please email jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


9. Chinese Night 2015

Chinese Students and Scholars Association at Michigan Technological University proudly invite you to their impressive annual event, Chinese Night 2015. Mark your calendar on Saturday, February 14 experience authentic Chinese cuisines and entertaining performances.

Dinner

Location: MUB commons
Time: 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM

Performances
Location: Rozsa Center
Time: 7.30 PM – 9.00 PM

Ticket Price: Includes dinner and performance
General Ticket: $15
Children under 13: $ 8

Ticket for Performance only: $ 8

Tickets available at
-Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations in SDC
-Online at Rozsa.mtu.edu or call 906-487-2073
-MUB Commons (MondayFriday Feb 9 -1311:00 AM- 1:00 PM)
-Rozsa Center box office

For more information contact: Shuo Liu at shuo@mtu.edu 


10. Film Board Showing, Horrible Bosses 2

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Horrible Bosses 2  in Fisher 135.
It will be shown on:
Friday, February 13, at Noon2:30 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, at Noon2:305:308:30, and 11:30 PM
(No Sunday showings this week)

Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week, we will feature The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1


11. Tech Theatre Company presents  Antigone

The Tech Theatre Company presents  “Antigone,” a contemporary retelling of the ancient tale of conflict between the political terror of dictatorship and the vision of humanity at its very best. In spite of the sham and lies, the twisting of facts and rewriting of events, truth finds a way in this conflict of opposing visions of humanity, depicted by Jean Anouilh. The play will be performed in the McArdle Theatre, in the Walker Center for Arts and Humanities at Michigan Technological University, Thursday– Saturday, February 19-21 and 26-28, 2015, 7:30 PM.


12. Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra at the Rozsa

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and their performance of “Shostakovich and Stalin: A Soviet Artist’s Creative Response,” on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 7:30 PM.  Come and listen as the KSO interprets the creative struggles of the Russian composer Shostakovich in reaction to disillusionment and persecution under Stalin’s Soviet dictatorship. 


21FEB2015 12x18 Poster13. Come Dance with Nosotros

Saturday, February 21 from 8 – 9 PM NOSOTROS will have salsa lessons in the MUB Ballroom. No experience necessary and free to attend.  From 9 – 11 PM open floor.
For more information please contact Rachel Hetherington at rmhether@mtu.edu.

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14. Thai Cuisine Demonstration

Thai Student Association at Michigan Technological University proudly invites you to an impressive event, Thai Cuisine Demonstration. Mark your calendar and come join us.
The event is separated to two rounds, you can pick which time works best for you.
You can make your own taste with Tom Yum Thai noddlesLocation:  Memorial Union Building – Alumni Lounge
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 1st round 4.00-5.30 PM. and  2nd round 6.00-7.30 PM.
 
Tickets are $10 each and you receive a full refund at the event. Only 100 tickets available (50 tickets per round) Get a ticket at the promotion table in the MUB Common on February 16-20, 2015 Time: 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM.

MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

 

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15. Study Abroad for Language Immersion

You’re invited to an information session to hear from Modern Language study abroad students about their experiences. . International Programs and Services will discuss the application process.
The event is taking place February 18 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 PM in Walker HDMZ 120A. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by Modern Languages and International Programs and Services.

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16. The Math Learning Center is Hiring

Students can pick up an application from the center in Fisher 234 or by visiting http://goo.gl/JiLu78
Applications are Due Friday Feb 20 by 3pm. Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.


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17. Rail Info Night

Railroad Information Night will be on Tuesday February 17 at 7:00 PM in the DHH ballroom. Pizza will be provided and there will be Rail Industry representatives there to discuss career opportunities in the Rail Industry. 


Black History Month Events

18. Black History Month Events


Series2015 Poster19. Campus Hope Hosting a Series of Meetings

Campus Hope will be hosting a series called “Identity Crisis” during the week of February 23-27 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 138 most of the week, on Thursday the meeting will be held in Fisher 328.
Our series is about finding your purpose.
Have you ever wondered if your life has a particular purpose? Whether there is a slot in this universe to be filled with your unique personality? Join us while we explore the concept of finding your identity in today’s explosive culture. Chances are, you may find just the answer you are looking for.
For more information please contact Stephanie at skhubble@mtu.edu.

Microagression Tony Reyes_Final20. Microaggressions at Home and Abroad

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion & International Programs and Services are hosting a Lunch-and-Learn conversation with Fulbright Scholar and travel enthusiast Tony Reyes. He will reflect on the effects of microaggressions in the U.S. and abroad in China. This event will be held Monday, February 23 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Administration Building Room 404. Lunch will be provided.

SPORTS NEWS

 

21. Husky Tae Kwon Do

This Saturday (February 14) at 10am, Husky Tae Kwon Do will be holding winter testing. Come to the ROTC Gym (Room 100) to watch as club members test their new martial arts skills to move up in rank. Testing is open to the public and all are invited to come watch.

If Tae Kwon Do interests you feel free to stop by practice to learn more about what Husky TKD has to offer. Our practice schedule for the week of February 16 is as follows:
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM MUB Ballroom B
Friday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Saturday 4 – 6 PM SDC Dance Room

Come and try it for free! No experience necessary.


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22. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sports Entry Deadlines
Soccer-Tennis (W, M & Co-Rec) – February 25 @ 3PM

Individual Sports Entry Deadlines
Billiards Tournament (W & M) – February 13 @ 1:00PM
Badminton Singles (W & M) – February 20 @ 12PM
Badminton Doubles (W, M & Co-Rec)) – February 20 @ 12 PM

Individual Sports Events
Billiards Tournament – February 14 @ 10AM

For more information check us out online
http://www.imleagues.com/School/Intramural/Home.aspx?SchID=f31fcaada3724019ad125d8446ff038a
or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu


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23. Community Programs Step Boxing and Valentine’s Partner Yoga

Community Programs brings to you two more great ways to get “HuskiesFit” in 2015.

Step Boxing Series – If you like kickboxing and step aerobics, you’re going to LOVE our new Step Boxing Series! The first class is this Sunday, from 1:00-1:50pm at the SDC Studio.

Valentine’s Partner Yoga – Looking to try something different this Valentine’s Day? Connect and relax in a special Valentine’s Partner Yoga class designed just for you and your partner this Friday, February 13, 5:30pm in the SDC Studio.

For more information on available programming, visit Michigan Tech Community Programs.


CAREER SERVICES/CAREER FAIR

 

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25. Reminder: Career Services Learning Center Hours

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26. Reminder: Employer Information Expo

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27. Reminder: Career Fair 2015

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28. Reminder: Career Fair Name Tags

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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 6, 2015

NEWS

 

1. Student Leadership Award Nominations Now Open Online

At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous.  As faculty and staff we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. And we realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits.  Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 21st Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6:00 PM, Friday, April 17, 2015, in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union Building.

The nomination process is simple and actually quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5:00 PM, Friday, March 6, 2015.

Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12:00 PM, Friday, March 20, 2015.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today.

Questions concerning any of the awards should be directed to Karma Kilpela, Student Activities, at 487-1963 or karma@mtu.edu .

Thank you for recognizing our best and brightest students.  Your support is appreciated.


2. Portage Lift Bridge Closures

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced four two-hour closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock to begin next week.

In order to remove balance chains, the bridge will be closed:

– Monday, February 9 from 2:00am to 4:00am
– Tuesday, February 10 from 2:00am to 4:00am
– Wednesday, February 11 from 2:00am to 4:00am
– Thursday, February 12 from 2:00am to 4:00am

Please note that during Winter Carnival Weekend beginning Thursday, February 5, both lanes of traffic will be open on the bridge. However, the current traffic pattern on M-26 and Montezuma, better known as the Yooper Loop, will remain as it has been for the past few weeks. The bridge will return to the construction mode of operation Sunday, February 8 beginning at7:00pm.

For more information, please visit www.mtu.edu/bridge-construction or send me an email tlp@mtu.edu.


3. Winter Carnival Pictorial on Sale Now

The annual Winter Carnival Pictorial is available for purchaseat the Campus Bookstore as well as at the Michigan Tech hockey games Friday and Saturday, and at the Film-board movie in Fisher 135 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for $5.00.

For more information please contact James Wood at jawood@mtu.edu.


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4. The Math Learning Center is Hiring

For more information come to our info session on Tuesday February 10 at 5:00 PM in the Math Learning Center at Fisher 234.
Applications are Due Friday February 20 by 3:00 PM. Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.

5. Nominations Sought for Faculty Distinguished Service Award

Nominations for the 2015 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. Thus, compensated activities (such as faculty committee work) are not eligible. However, activities that have evolved from compensated work are eligible, provided that they are separate and distinct from compensated duties. Eligible activities may span more than one year; however, this is not intended as a “Lifetime Achievement” award for service accumulated over many years or decades.

Faculty, staff, or students may 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/senate/resources/faculty-award/
Past winners can be seen at:
http://www.mtu.edu/provost/faculty-resources/awards/service-award/service-award.html

Nominations should be submitted to Dr. John Jaszczak, Chair, Faculty Distinguished Service Award Committee at jaszczak@mtu.edu by Monday March 16, 2015.


MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

 

6. Adventure Spring Break Info Meeting

The next Adventure Spring Break Meeting is going to be Thursday, February 12 from 7-8 PM in Wads G17/G19. Information on Arapaho Basin- Colorado, Canyonlands- Utah, and Buffalo River- Arkansas will be available for those who are interested. 

Please contact Caitlin at cmwilkin@mtu.edu for more details. 


7. Outdoor Recreation Council Meeting

There will be an Outdoor Recreation Council Meeting on Thursday, February 12 from 5:15-6:15pm. This is an opportunity for Outdoor Organizations to get involved and begin to collaborate in terms of programming and outreach not only to students, but alumni, community members, and prospective students. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Please contact Caitlin at cmwilkin@mtu.edu for more details. 


8. Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success sessions are at 5:00 PM in Admin 404 unless otherwise noted Registration not required. (For groups sending more than 5 participants, please contact hsimpson@mtu.edu.)

Tuesday, February 10: Financial Management
Are you wondering how to get and stay on track with a budget? This session will answer questions about your personal financial management strategies.

Tuesday, February 24: Mid-semester Reboot
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind or way overwhelmed? Take an optimistic approach and use strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards success.


9. Student Commission Meeting

Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved? Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students? If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings. We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students. We work together to act on your idea and make changes. Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include:

  • Library Project – The Student Commission received regular updates from Library staff during their 2013-14 project. The Library responded to Student Commission concerns and implemented ideas/suggestions
  • Transportation Services/Facilities Management Updates – Facilities Management is regularly invited to the Student Commission to provide updates, information, and answer any questions the group may have.
  • Tobacco Free Campus – The tobacco free campus policy was instituted in the 2013-14.
  • Michigan Tech App – Improvements (open computers and Dining Hall menus) for the Michigan Tech App have been suggested and completed.
  • Shuttle Service – Collaboration with Facilities Management to improve shuttle service for students
  • Student Commission Website – a website has been created
  • USG and GSG Chairs – The Vice Presidents from USG and GSG will co-chair meetings with the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Services in Dining Halls – Addressed and resolved issues of services available in dining halls
  • Sustainability on Campus – Recycling continues to be improved and expanded on campus
  • Value Statement
  • Relocation of Broomball Rinks
  • Designated Memorial Garden
  • Princess Point Rehab and Upgrade
  • Experience Tech Fee Initiative

Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings. Please check out the Student Commission website for more information.

2015 Spring Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2:00 pm, MUB, Alumni Lounge A

ENTERTAINMENT

 

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10. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday February 24th from 7:00 – 8:00pm. All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum). There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. To register or for more information please email jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


11. February Arts at the Rozsa

For more details and tickets, please visit rozsa.mtu.edu

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Justin Willman12. Comedian Justin Willman Coming To Winter Carnival

The Rozsa Center, the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board, and the Memorial Union Board welcome Comedian Justin Willman as the 2015 Winter Carnival Comedian, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 6, 2015, at 9:00 PM! Tickets are on sale now, all ages are welcome. 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 $25, or Mich. Tech. Students $10.


13. Film Board Showing Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6
Fisher 135 on Friday, February 6, at Noon, 2:30 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, February 7, at Noon, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, February 8, at Noon, 2:30 and 5:30 PM.

Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week, we will
feature Horrible Bosses 2


SPORTS NEWS

 

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14. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sports Entry Deadlines
Innertube Water Polo (Co-Rec) – Febuary 12th @ 3:00pm

Individual Sports Entry Deadlines
Billiards Tournament (W & M) – Febuary 13 @ 1:00pm

Officials’ Meeting/Clinics
Floor Hockey – February 9 @ 6:00pm (Meet at the SDC Multi Purpose Court #4)
Innertube Water Polo – February 11 @ 9:00pm (Meet in the SDC Pool)

For more information check us out online  or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu


15. Turbo Kick Class

Interested in Turbo Kick, but afraid you won’t be able to keep up because you don’t know the moves? Then you should come to the Turbo Fast Fix Workshop this Saturday, February 7!

This workshop will focus on the kickboxing techniques and drills used in the Turbo Kick class. It’s difficult to learn proper form in Turbo Kick, because the choreography moves so quickly. Join us this Saturday to learn proper form and greatly increase the quality of your workout! Turbo Kick requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment, and all fitness levels are welcome.

Class time is 12:00-12:50pm in the SDC Studio. Cost to attend is $7.
For more information, visit Turbo Fast Fix.
Commit to be TechFit in 2015 with Community Programs.

CAREER SERVICES/CAREER FAIR

 

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17. Reminder: Career Services Learning Center Hours

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18. Reminder: Have you Participated in a Co-op or Internship?

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19. 1st and 2nd Year Students Wanted for Co-op Positions

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20. Employer Information Expo

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21. Reminder: Interview Skills and Resume Blitz

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22. Career Fair 2015

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23. Reminder: Career Fair Name Tags

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24. Dress For Success Presentation

Kappa Sigma Iota is hosting a Dress For Success Presentation, along with Julie Way from Career Services. Learn what’s expected for the Career Fair and your interviews. We’ll also answer the “What is Business Casual anyway” question that so many of us have. We hope to see you there on Tuesday, February 10, at 6:00, in room 111 MEEM.
For questions contact James Sturos at jpsturos@mtu.edu