Archives—April 2015

Student News Briefs – Friday, April 24, 2015

NEWS

 

21st Annual Student Leadership Awards Announcements

Congratulations to the following students, student organizations, and advisors for inspiring community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity within Michigan Tech as well as our community.

Here are the 2015 Student Leadership Award recipients:

  • President’s Award for Leadership: Kimberly D’Augustino
  • Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service: Dallas Linville
  • Provost Award for Scholarship: Melissa Michaelson
  • Exceptional Community Service Project: Society of Women Engineers, Homecoming Spirit Sprint
  • Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader: Luke Dalton
  • Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance: Nathan Peterson
  • Exceptional Program of the Year: Volunteer Income Tax Program
  • Most Improved Student Organization: Mu Beta Psi
  • Rising Star of the Year: Keagan Fortier
  • Student Employee of the Year: Taylor Driscoll
  • Student Organization of the Year: Inter-Residence Housing Council Broomball Committee
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year: Jeremiah Baumann
  • Clair M. Donovan Award: Susan Liebau
  • Outstanding Future Alumni Award: Britta Anderson
  • Outstanding Young Alumna Award: Britta Jost
 

The following award recipients were also recognized at the 21st Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony:

  • Percy Julian Award: Taylor Driscoll
  • Exceptional Graduate Student Leader: Abhilash Kantamneni
  • Exceptional Graduate Student Scholar: Xu Yang
  • Outstanding Graduate Mentor: Dr. Gregory Odegard
  • Greek Man of the Year: Jonathan Iafrate
  • Greek Woman of the Year: Erica Morley

Snack Attacks are Back

Courtesy of Wellness Programming, Snack Attacks will be taking place in the library during finals week!  Good luck!
For more information please contact Whitney at 487-2560.

ENTERTAINMENT and ENRICHMENT

 

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Khana Khazana Serving Middle Eastern Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Middle Eastern Cuisine this Friday, April 24 cooked by Zainab Alshoug, student of Chemical Engineering department at Michigan Tech. The main dish is Chicken Seekh Kebab with Mutabbal and Hummus. It is a terrific appetizer made of minced chicken mixed with onions and spices. Hummus is a spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.  Mutabbal is made of cooked eggplant mixed with onions, tomatoes, olive oil and various seasonings. The second dish is Tabbouleh Salad.  It is a traditional salad made of tomatoes, finely chopped parsley, mint, bulgur and onion, and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. The final dish to end your meal is Warbat, a cream-filled pastry made of phyllo dough soaked in sugar syrup and garnished with nuts.

Serving from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 and includes a fountain soda. Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal!


Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra Presents, Suites!, at the Rozsa

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra takes their show on the road! The KSO concludes a five-city tour with a concert titled “Suites!’” at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 7:30 PM. 


SWS Concert “In the Throes of Radios” Presents a New Work by Composer Elizabeth Meyer

This Friday, April 24, 2015, at 7:30 PM, Michigan Technological University’s Superior Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mike Christianson, presents their final concert of the 2014-15 Season in the McArdle Theatre titled “In the Throes of Radios.”  


SPIE/OSA Hosting Fluorescent Night

SPIE/OSA will be hosting a Fluorescent Night on Monday April 27 from 2-4:00 PM in EERC 122 next to the EE Learning Center. There will be photonic demos and FREE Monster Energy Drinks! Come take a break for a few minutes, get re-energized, and get excited about photonics & optics!  For more information please contact Michael at mjbrisen@mtu.edu.


Film Board Showing Kingsman: The Secret Service

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Kingsman: The Secret Service
in Fisher 135, as their final film for the year.

Showtimes:
Friday, Aprl 24, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, April 25, at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, April 26, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM.

Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each.

This is the last movie of the spring semester, they will be back in the Fall.


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Whitewater Rafting Adventure on the Peshtigo River

On Thursday, April 30 you have the chance to go for an all day whitewater rafting adventure on the Peshtigo River in Peshtigo,WI. The trip costs $75 and includes transportation, paddling gear, and a wet suit. The vans leave at 8:00 AM from the Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Center and return at 8:00 PM. Stop by the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center to sign up. Call 906-487-2290 for more information.


CAREER SERVICES

 

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REMINDERS

 

Dog Therapy at Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

Get your healthy dose of dog. Come over to the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday, April 24 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560.


MUB Board Hosting Lazer Tag

Saturday April 257:00-10:00 PM, SDC Wood Gym

Exams getting you down? Do you like Star Wars or Call of Duty? Are you looking for a fun, different way to fight boredom and tiredness from studying all week? MUB Board will be hosting free Lazer tag in the SDC Wood Gym on April 25th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Twenty players will play every 20 minutes. Tickets are first come-first serve, so reserve your tickets today at https://mublazertag.eventbrite.com.


Dumpsters Available for Year End Move-Out

Please see the attachment  from the City of Houghton.  They will again be providing additional large dumpsters for end of the year move-out.
The dumpsters will be available from April 24 – May 1, and the locations are at Agate/Jasper, Hubbell/Seventh, and Houghton/Pearl.

Technology Day Sponsored by Staff Council

Technology Day, sponsored by Staff Council, provides opportunities for staff to improve their technical skills and knowledge through technology training sessions. The sessions are led by Michigan Tech staff and provide development in a learning-centered peer-to-peer environment. This year we are excited to bring you 4 exciting sessions:

Photography Basics – Do you want to take a good portrait and you don’t know how? Do you have research photos you want to take but can’t seem to get the right angle? Are your group photos not turning out how you would like? University Photographer Sarah Bird will go over some basic camera settings, shooting angles, and locations to make your departmental photos look better than ever. We will be going over examples of do’s and don’ts, and then entering into a time of practice shooting. If you have a point and shoot, a DSLR, or a mirror-less camera feel free to bring it to the course. This course will be held at 9-9:50am and 1-1:50pm.

IT 101: Technological Tools for Productivity – Join us for an introduction to the vast array of technological tools available to staff which include software downloads, VPN, remote network drive access, printing and more. This class will be held at 9-9:50am and 2-2:50pm.

Online Security – Protecting your Identity – In this session we will be covering a variety of methods to protect your online identity. We will cover passwords, passwords managers, and how to increase your protection by using two-factor authentication. We will also take a look at common schemes used to steal your identity and offer suggestions on how to identify and avoid them. Finally, we will look at resources to monitor and alert to activity affecting your credit. This class will be held at 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm.

The Library – Resources & More – Michigan Tech staff have full access to all of the library’s resources and services. Join us to learn about the many technology tools available in the library, as well as library research tutorials online, some basic search tips and tricks for finding what you need online, and much more! This class will be held at 10-10:50am and 2-2:50pm. Technology Day will be held on Wednesday May 6, 2015. Please go to this link to register by April 29, 2015.


Help Drive Away Hunger in our Community

Monday, April 13, 2015 thru Friday, May 1, 2015, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to our local St. Vincent DePaul.

For every food item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket to be filled out with your MI Tech User ID. These raffle tickets will be placed into a drawing for a free parking permit for the upcoming year. Faculty/Staff and Black Lot parking permits, as well as a Michigan Tech gift basket will be given away. Receive a raffle ticket for each item you donate (Black lot raffle tickets require 2 donated food items). The more you donate the more chances you have to WIN. Needed Foods Include Soup, Chili, Beans, Rice, Canned Vegetables, Tuna, Canned Meat, Cereal, Peanut Butter, and Granola Bars.

No glass

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm at Transportation Services in Room 100 of the Administration Building and collect your raffle tickets. Drawing will be held Monday, May 4. Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within our local community.

Thank you in advance for your donations! Together, we can Drive Away Hunger!



Student News Briefs – Friday, April 17, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT and ENRICHMENT

 

Spring Fling

Friday April 17, Noon-4:00 PM, OUTSIDE on Campus.
 
Storm got you under the weather? Professor X giving you way too much homework for the end of the semester? We’ve got the perfect kryptonite for your end of the semester struggles. Come hang out and enjoy some awesome superhero themed activities sponsored by student organizations. There will be lots of free stuff including superman ice cream, superhero mac ‘n’ cheese, t-shirts, a caricature artist, inflatables, a green screen, and much more!

Mother nature is our biggest super hero this year. To celebrate the awesome spring weather, the event will be held outside! See you there!

MUB Board Hosting Recess Study Break
Thursday April 237:00-9:00 PM, MUB Alumni Lounge
Come take a recess from studying and enjoy some childhood snacks and games with MUB Board! We will have board games, some yummy snacks, and childhood cartoons to help you take a break.

MUB Board Hosting Lazer Tag

Saturday April 257:00-10:00 PM, SDC Wood Gym

Exams getting you down? Do you like Star Wars or Call of Duty? Are you looking for a fun, different way to fight boredom and tiredness from studying all week? MUB Board will be hosting free Lazer tag in the SDC Wood Gym on April 25th from 7:00 – 10:00pm. 20 players will play every 20 minutes. Tickets are first come-first serve, so reserve your tickets today at https://mublazertag.eventbrite.com


Parking Lot Closure to Make Way for Motorcycle Stunt Show

The Full Throttle Motorcycle Club will host a motorcycle stunt show during Spring Fling on Friday, April 17, in the Pay Lot ( Lot 27, between the Memorial Union Building and Admin Building). This parking lot will be closed all day for the event.

One group will perform: SquidWheelies, a premiere motorcycle stunt performance team.

Shows will begin at 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. The event is free for everyone.

For more information, contact Brent Womble at bnwomble@mtu.edu


Film Board Showing American Sniper

This weekend, Film Board will be showing American Sniper in Fisher 135.

Show Times:
Friday, Aprl 17, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, at 2:305:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM

For more information please contact Matt Heyse at mpheyse@mtu.edu


Rozsa Center Presents Remember: A Musical Poppy

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers present an evening of choral music to reflect on the idea of remebrance: “Remember: A Musical Poppy” will be this Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 PM, in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan Technological University.


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Khana Khazana Serving Food from Ghana

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Ghanaian Cuisine this Friday, April 17 cooked by Sandra Owusu, student of Forestry department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Jollof rice and Chicken. This yummy rice dish is made of tomatoes, onions, salt, spices (such as nutmeg, ginger, Scotch bonnet pepper, cumin, and chili peppers, which gives it a unique African taste.

The second dish is Bean Sauce. It is a thick bean porridge cooked by boiling the peas with tomatoes and several different spices.
The final dish to end your meal is Poloo, a famous Ghanaian snack which tastes sweet and has a delicious coconut-flavor.

Serving is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda.


CAREER SERVICES

 

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NEWS

 

Dumpsters Available for Year End Move-Out

Please see the attachment  from the City of Houghton.  They will again be providing additional large dumpsters for end of the year move-out.
The dumpsters will be available from April 24 – May 1, and the locations are at Agate/Jasper, Hubbell/Seventh, and Houghton/Pearl.

Technology Day Sponsored by Staff Council

Technology Day, sponsored by Staff Council, provides opportunities for staff to improve their technical skills and knowledge through technology training sessions. The sessions are led by Michigan Tech staff and provide development in a learning-centered peer-to-peer environment. This year we are excited to bring you 4 exciting sessions:

Photography Basics – Do you want to take a good portrait and you don’t know how? Do you have research photos you want to take but can’t seem to get the right angle? Are your group photos not turning out how you would like? University Photographer Sarah Bird will go over some basic camera settings, shooting angles, and locations to make your departmental photos look better than ever. We will be going over examples of do’s and don’ts, and then entering into a time of practice shooting. If you have a point and shoot, a DSLR, or a mirror-less camera feel free to bring it to the course. This course will be held at 9-9:50am and 1-1:50pm.

IT 101: Technological Tools for Productivity – Join us for an introduction to the vast array of technological tools available to staff which include software downloads, VPN, remote network drive access, printing and more. This class will be held at 9-9:50am and 2-2:50pm.

Online Security – Protecting your Identity – In this session we will be covering a variety of methods to protect your online identity. We will cover passwords, passwords managers, and how to increase your protection by using two-factor authentication. We will also take a look at common schemes used to steal your identity and offer suggestions on how to identify and avoid them. Finally, we will look at resources to monitor and alert to activity affecting your credit. This class will be held at 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm.

The Library – Resources & More – Michigan Tech staff have full access to all of the library’s resources and services. Join us to learn about the many technology tools available in the library, as well as library research tutorials online, some basic search tips and tricks for finding what you need online, and much more! This class will be held at 10-10:50am and 2-2:50pm.

Technology Day will be held on Wednesday May 6, 2015. Please go to this link to register by April 29, 2015.


REMINDERS

 

Help Drive Away Hunger in our community

Starting today, Monday, April 13, 2015 thru Friday, May 1, 2015, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to our local St. Vincent DePaul.

For every food item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket to be filled out with your MI Tech User ID. These raffle tickets will be placed into a drawing for a free parking permit for the upcoming year. Faculty/Staff and Black Lot parking permits, as well as a Michigan Tech gift basket will be given away. Receive a raffle ticket for each item you donate (Black lot raffle tickets require 2 donated food items). The more you donate the more chances you have to WIN.

Needed Foods Include

Soup, Chili, Beans, Rice
Canned Vegetables
Tuna, Canned Meat
Cereal
Peanut Butter
Granola Bars
(No glass please)

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm at Transportation Services in Room 100 of the Administration Building and collect your raffle tickets. Drawing will be held Monday, May 4. Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within our local community.

Thank you in advance for your donations! Together, we can Drive Away Hunger!


Relax

Build your Stress Free Toolbox with Essential Oils Workshop

Have you ever wanted to try different stress reduction strategies but don’t know where to start?  Using Essential Oils (Young Living) and other techniques, build your stress-free tool box for finals week, and the future, at this workshop.
Two sessions offered:
Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm
MUB Alumni Lounge A
 
Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm
Wads Annex
 
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.  Oils will be provided.

Dog Therapy at Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

Get your healthy dose of dog. Come over to the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center on Wednesday, April 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560



Student News Briefs – April 10 , 2015

ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT

 

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1. Sign Up for Student Organization Booths at Spring Fling

Are you part of a Student Organization at Michigan Technological University? If your group hasn’t registered for a booth for Spring Fling yet, your last day to sign up is today! It’s a great way to interact with students, get your name out there, and have an awesome time!
This year’s theme for Spring Fling is Super Heroes!
Sign up for a booth here by the end of the day today: http://goo.gl/5VkK36


 

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2. Get your Food and Wine Pairing Tickets Now

The last day to purchase tickets for the Food and Wine Pairing is Tuesday, April 14. Tickets can be purchased here: www.mubfoodandwine.eventbrite.com

Join MUB Board and Chef Eric Karvonen for a night of Food and Wine pairing! Attendees will enjoy 5 different pairing courses with 5 different wines. This is a food pairing, so portion sizes are smaller than a traditional meal, so that you could taste everything.


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Friday, April 17 from noon – 4:00 PM in the MacInnes Ice Arena.

Storm got you under the weather? Professor X giving you way too much homework for the end of the semester? We’ve got the perfect kryptonite for your end of the semester struggles. Come hang out and enjoy some awesome superhero themed activities sponsored by student organizations. There will be lots of free stuff including superman ice cream, superhero mac ‘n’ cheese, t-shirts, a caricature artist, inflatables, a green screen, and much more!

Don’t want to battle your way up the hill to the SDC? There will be a shuttle running from the front of Wads and the MUB to the SDC to save the day!


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4. Come Dance with Nosotros

Free Salsa Lessons on Saturday, April 11 from 8 – 9 PM in the MUB Ballroom. No partner needed. All levels welcome.
From 9:00 – 11:00 PM open dance floor.


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5. Khana Khazana Serving Combo Meal

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature a combo meal of Indian, Thai, and Iranian Cuisine this Friday, April 10. Cooked by Abdul Qadeer,Jaswanth Kalavagadda, Soontorn Tuntithavornwat, Yuenyong Nilsiam, and Hossein Tavakoli respectively, all of which are students at Michigan Tech.The main dish is Indian Chicken Mughlai. It is a delicious dish made of fried chicken cooked with Indian spice base and cream which gives it a distinctive aroma and texture. (Tofu will be served for vegetarians)The second dish is Thai Mon Tod and Pod Tod. It is a Thai appetizer made of fried corn and sweet potatoes and served with a sweet chili dipping sauce.The final dish to end your meal is Ice cream Faloodeh. Faloodeh is an Iranian cold dessert consisting of thin rice noodles mixed in a semi-frozen syrup made from sugar, rose water, and served with ice cream.Serving is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda.

6. Film Board will be showing Imitation Game

Showtimes:

Friday, April 10, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM (no Saturday shows this week) – Fisher 135
Sunday, April 12, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM – Fisher 135Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week showing American Sniper.

7. Tech Theatre Showing Mel Brooks’ The Producers

The Tech Theatre presents The Producers, today through Saturday, at the Rozsa Center, 7:30 p.m. each night. If you’re a Mel Brooks fan, or just find his movies fun, you’ll enjoy Tech Theatre’s musical version of The Producers. Not many Broadway shows are adapted from a film. Usually, the process is reversed, Les Miserables and Into the Woods being recent examples where Broadway shows have been adapted for the silver screen.

While the show may not be appropriate for young children (mature language and situations), audiences are in for a treat. Prepare yourselves for a hilarious chorus of tap-dancing old ladies, an unthinkable revue of dancing Nazi storm troopers, and the show-stopping musical number, “Keep It Gay”!

Tickets are $19 for adults, $6 for youth (17 and under), and free for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. To purchase tickets, call 7-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC.


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8. Relay for Life, Carnival for a Cure

Step right up to the event of the spring semester! Relay for Life is back at MTU and this year we will be celebrating the cancer fighters and survivors in our lives, remembering the ones we have lost, and fighting back: Carnival style

We will kick-off the Relay at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 11 in the Wood Gym at the SDC. We have 22 teams
 this year that will each be bringing a fundraiser to the event for everyone to enjoy 

and take part in! 

You do NOT need to be on a team to participate in the event. This is open to the entire
community and there are activities and fun for everyone! From 12-4 there will be activities
geared towards kids.


Below is a short list of some of the activities to look forward to:

  • Bounce House 
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Cotton Candy, Popcorn, & Snow Cones
  • Carnival Games 
  • Juggler and Balloon Animals (2 -4 PM)
  • Face Painting
  • FREE Zumba class @ 8 PM
  • Special appearances by the MTU Pep Band and Blizzard T. Husky
  • Rock Climbing (1-3 and 8-10 PM)
  • Silent Auction with items donated from each team
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Euchre Tournament
  • Relay for Life Ceremonies
  • and much, much more!


Activities, games, and fundraising will be happening throughout the day. Game and 
Inflatables tickets can be purchased on the day of the event, $1 for 1 ticket or $5 for 7 tickets. This is sure to be an awesome event and we encourage you to bring  a few dollars and stop by, even if you haven’t been to a Relay for Life event before.


All of the proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the American Cancer Society.
Check out the event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/661570157304170/
Questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to rfl@mtu.edu or at our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/RelayForLifeOfMtu?fref=ts!

9. WMTU Event, Keweenawesome Fest

Keweenawesome Fest is an annual two day music festival sponsored by WMTU 91.9FM College Radio. Beginning on Friday, April 17th at 7 PM, this event will feature five local DJ’s in a night of electronic music. On April 18th
The Lately, Valentiger, and headliner Flint Eastwood. Doors open at 6 PM, and the concert should finish up around midnight. There will be a live stream of the event on our website wmtu.mtu.edu. Tickets are $3 for one night, or $5 for both nights. Tickets will be available at the door or for advance purchase on Wednesday, April 15th

Any questions can be directed to Andrea Starr at wmtu-pr@mtu.edu. a variety of bands will perform including: Flitch, Ladders, from 10 AM – 3 PM in Fisher Hall.


NEWS

 

10. Michigan Tech Lode Available Online

Click Here to read this week’s issue of the Michigan Tech Lode (4/7).


SPORTS NEWS

 

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11. Student Hockey Game Attendance – Marketing Research (MKT 3600) Survey

Throughout this semester, Marketing Research (MKT3600), a comprehensive group project has been developing under the direction of professor Junhong Min.

As you are probably well aware of, one of the many incentives of the Experience Tech tuition fee is that it provides students with the opportunity to attain a discounted or free admission to Michigan Tech home hockey games. This works by providing free entrance to the first 750 students to arrive at a game and thereafter charging a reduced price of $5.

Though this program has positively impacted overall student attendance in comparison to previous years, we’ve recognized substantial room for improvement; namely, in the area of filling all 750 free seats at a majority of the hockey games. Hence, the goal of our project is to identify why students are not taking advantage of the free seats and potential solutions that could be implemented to engage more of them to do so.

In order to collect the appropriate data for our project, we’ve carefully designed a questionnaire (link below), which should take less than 10 minutes to complete. We are hoping to collect a wide spread of student responses by distributing this survey among the entirety of the student body.

Link: https://mtumarketing.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9oznmcwRaVP4EjH

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kevin Heras at kcheras@mtu.edu.


COMMUNITY

 

12. Help Drive Away Hunger in our Community

Starting  Monday, April 13 – Friday, May 1, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to our local St. Vincent DePaul.

For every food item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket to be filled out with your MI Tech User ID. These raffle tickets will be placed into a drawing for a free parking permit for the upcoming year. Commuter, residential, and graduate permits will be given away. Receive a raffle ticket for each item you donate….the more you donate the more chances you have to WIN.

Needed Foods Include:
Soup, Chili, Beans
Canned Vegetables
Tuna, Canned Meat
Cereal
Peanut Butter
Granola Bars
No glass

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM in Transportation Service, Room 100 in the Administration building and collect your raffle tickets. Winners will be notified via e-mail.

All food collected will stay within our local community.

 


WORKSHOPS and MEETINGS

13. Panel Discussion – Professional Women in Information Technology

Come join us for an evening shared with professional women in Information Technology (IT) related careers from a variety of industries. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Students will have the opportunity to chat with the panelists informally over refreshments.

Monday April 13th, 2015 @ 5:30pm in the MUB Ballroom A2

Additional funding for this event has been provided through a mini-grant from the Ford Foundation.


14. Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success 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, April 14: The Academic Probation and Suspension Process

Do you have questions about academic probation, how to get back into good standing or are concerned that you or someone you know may be academically suspended after this semester?


15. Railroad Engineering and Activities Club April Meeting

Join REAC for the last meeting of the semester on Tuesday April 14, 2015 – DOW 875 – 7:00 PM! We will be speaking with Chris Blanton from The Andersons Agribusiness. He will be sharing more on their Tank Car Training Program, The Andersons’ Tank car fleet and more on agricultural grain transport.

We will also be welcoming our newest club officers, reviewing job opportunities and discussing future field trips.

This presentation may be particularly interesting for Mechanicals, but all majors are welcome. Sub sandwiches and pop are provided, and we hope to see you there!


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16. Apply to Become a University Innovation Fellow

The application can be found here: http://goo.gl/forms/VTPQFUWC66 We will be accepting applications until Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 PM.

The Pavlis Honors College is looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship to become University Innovation Fellows and work on improving innovation and entrepreneurship here at Michigan Tech. The college will be sponsoring up to 5 students to become Fellows during the Fall 2015 semester. We are looking for creative, self-directed students who are passionate and excited about innovation and entrepreneurship. Please forward this on to any students who may be interested. We appreciate all of your help in finding awesome students for this opportunity!

The Stanford-VentureWell University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by VentureWell and Stanford University’s Epicenter. Through the fellowship, undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation are charged with cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their university. Fellows gain skills, tools and the networks crucial for their mission through online training and video-conferencing sessions. Fellows hone in on their leadership and communication abilities and broaden their understanding of experiential learning, design thinking, interdisciplinary education and, most importantly, student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upon completion of training, fellows are invited to attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google. The fellowship is an opportunity to enact meaningful change while being part of a national movement. Current fellows at Michigan Tech have been working on many exciting initiatives and can’t wait to have your help in creating the future here on campus.


SPORTS NEWS

 

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17. Community Programs Bring You Step Boxing

It’s time to step it up with Step Boxing! A 3-week series begins this Sunday, April 12. Step boxing combines kickboxing and step aerobics to create a really fun, intense workout.

Class meets Sunday, 5:00-5:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio. Cost to attend is $15/community member for the series, $12/Michigan Tech student for the series or $7 daily.

For more information or to register, visit Step Boxing.

Commit to be “HuskiesFit” in 2015 with Michigan Tech Recreation!


REMINDERS

 

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18. Need your healthy dose of dog?

Friday, April 10
2:00-4:00 pm
Dog Therapy with Lulu the Golden Doodle on Friday, April 10 from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Come by the Outdoor Adventure and Wellness House on the corner of MacInnis Drive and 41 and relax with some snacks and hot chocolate!


19. Complimentary Fitness Class

Interested in attending a Complimentary Fitness class up at the SDC? Get your fitness pass next week (April 13-April 17) from the following sources:
-Your RA
-The Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center (Open noon-5:00 pm, Mon.-Sat.)
-The Student Activities Office (MUB 112)

Passes are on a first come first serve basis, so get your pass early! Passes can be used the week of April 20-25 only. Passes must be presented at the class of your choice (choices listed on the back of the pass). Be sure to arrive early at your class of choice, class sizes may be limited.


Student News Briefs – Friday, April 3, 2015

WELLNESS

 

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1. Need to Relax?

Have you ever wanted to try different stress reduction strategies but don’t know where to start?  Using Essential Oils (Young Living) and other techniques, build your stress-free tool box for finals week, and the future, at this workshop.
Two sessions offered:
Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm
MUB Alumni Lounge A
 
Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm
Wads Annex
 
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.  Oils will be provided.

2. Dog Therapy at Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

Get your healthy dose of dog. Come over to the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center on Wednesday, April 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560


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3. Unplug Meditation Practice

How much time do you spend in front of a back lit device? Unplug is an opportunity for you to put technology away and give yourself time to be by crating space and moments for mindfulness.

Come over to MUB Alumni Lounge B on Thursday, April 9 from 12:00 – 12:20 PM and 12:40 – 1:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-1963.


MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

 

4. Parade of Nations Food Training Scheduled

Here’s an early chance to satisfy the required food training for this year’s Parade of Nations (PON). This year the PON is scheduled for September 19, 2015, so please mark your calender. Representatives from the International Programs and Services Department , the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and MTU’s Dining Services will be present to discuss food preparation requirements and answer your questions. You are encouraged to attend even if you are not sure about having a booth.

Be sure to sign the attendance sheet and include your organization email and phone. Also, if you plan to cook at MTU, remember to schedule an appointment with Chef Eric (who will be present) to reserve your kitchen space. MTU kitchen space is on a first come first served basis and each year several groups have to use off campus licensed kitchens.

This year’s theme is The World of Lore and Legends. As events and performers are confirmed, you will be kept up to date.


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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5. Khana Khazana Serving Chinese Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Chinese cuisine this Friday, April 3 cooked by Rui Shan , student of Mechanical Engineering Department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Spicy Chicken, cooked with dried chilies, pepper, bay leaves and oriental spices and will be served with rice (Tofu will be served for vegetarians). The second dish is Egg Tomato Stir Fry. It is a delicious dish made of Stir fried tomatoes and omelet with salt, soy sauce, sugar, and oyster sauce. Also serving, Mushroom Soup, a healthy soup made of fresh mushrooms, spring onions, and garlic.
Serving is 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.


6. Circle K Event – Card Making for the Retirement Home Residents

Join Circle K International in making Spring Cards for the elderly in the Bluffs Retirement Home on Monday, April 6 at 6:00 pm in ChemSci 104a! This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and do some community service. There will also be free pizza!

Contact Jimmy Moore at jamesmoo@mtu.edu for more information.


7. Great Gatsby Charity Ball

The Houghton-Hancock Rotarac Club is hosting a Great Gatsby Charity Ball on April 10 from 8:0 PM-12:00AM at the Magnuson Hotel. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at www.gatsbycharityball.eventbrite.com. All ticket profits will be donated to the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET). Prizes will be given away for the best Gatsby themed outfits, as well as door prizes including an iPad mini and $200 gift card to Downwind Sports. A cash bar will be available for adults over the age of 21. A shuttle will be running between Wadsworth Hall, the Magnuson Hotel and Finlandia Hall for students to easily be able to attend the event. The swing dance team will be giving lessens at various times during the night as well as performances from the dance team and jazz band. A DJ will also be playing throughout the night. It will be a night of live music, dancing, appetizers, and fun!

For more information please contact Tanya at tmjuarez@mtu.edu


8. Michigan Technological University’s Tech Theatre presents The Producers

Michigan Technological University’s Tech Theatre presents “The Producers,” April 9 – 11, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 PM each night. If you’re a Mel Brooks fan, or just find his movies fun, you’ll enjoy Tech Theatre’s musical version of The Producers. As in his other memorable productions, Brooks boldly satirizes normally taboo topics including religion, race, and sexual preference. What’s more: There is a happy ending! Those who misbehave are punished. Those who are inherently good are rewarded. Everyone is redeemed. While the show may not be appropriate for young children (mature language and situations), audiences are in for a treat. Prepare yourselves for a hilarious chorus of tap-dancing old ladies, an unthinkable revue of dancing Nazi storm troopers, and the show-stopping musical number, “Keep It Gay”!


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9. Poetry Reading By Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for a Poetry Reading Friday, April 3, 2015 from 7:00-8:30PM in MUB Ballroom B. Our guest poet and author of Karma’s Footsteps Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie will share her original poems which focus on women, ancestry, violence, and the healing power of art. This event is partially funded by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLS) through the Office of Institutional Equity from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. Snacks will be provided.

10. Come to the shooting range with Alpha Delta Alpha

Join the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha at the shooting range at the SDC on Saturday, April 4 at 8pm.
Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 7:45 pm.
If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674

11. Dog Walking with Alpha Delta Alpha

Come Walk Dogs (or pet cats) with the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha at the Copper Country Humane Society on Friday April 10 at 4:30.
Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 4:15 pm.
If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674

12. Film Board Showing Taken 3

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Taken 3 in Fisher 135.
It will be shown on:
Friday, Aprl 3rd, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm
Saturday, April 4th, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm
Sunday, April 5th, at 2:30 and 5:30 pm.Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week
will be “Imitation Game”

SPORTS NEWS

 

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13. Yoga Arm Balances & Inversions Workshop

Turn your world topsy turvy with the Yoga Arm Balances & Inversions Workshop!

Cultivate courage for including arm balances and inversions in your home practice. Instruction, demonstration and assistance throughout each posture will be provided. Open to those who have a comfortable yoga practice, healthy shoulders, neck and back, and a spirit of curiosity!

Date/Time: Sunday, March 29, 4:00-5:50 PM

Location: SDC Studio

Cost: $15/community member, $13/Michigan Tech student

For more information or to register, visit Arm Balances & Inversions.

Commit to be “HuskiesFit” in 2015!


UPDATES

 

14. SPIE/OSA Extending Photo Competition Deadline

SPIE/OSA has extended their photo competition until Monday, April 6! Please register at http://tinyurl.com/osa-345. The room to pick up the etching is in EERC 631. If you have any questions email mjbrisen@mtu.edu