Archives—March 2016

Michigan Tech Lode & Student News Briefs, 4/1/2016

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

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Are you up for an awesome evening? Then come to the SDC Wood Gym this Saturday, April 2 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM for a great night of laser tag grandeur! Twnty players will play every 20 minutes in teams of 10 vs 10. And if you’re on the fence about going, we can guarantee you that it’s gonna be legendary.
For more information visit the Facebook Page.

Thai cuisineThai Food at Khana Khazana

Cuisine of Thailand will be featured at the next Khana Khazana from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Union Food Court.The menu features:

  • Chicken Massaman Curry—Thai peanut curry, with potatoes, chicken, coconut milk and tamarind
  • Yum Ponlamai—Thai fruit salad with a mixture of fruits in a spicy sauce
  • Tod Man Khao Pod—Thai corn fritters, deep fried and seasoned with basil, curry paste and chili sauce

Cost is $7.25 for the full meal and includes a fountain drink. Like the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


Film Board Presents, Star Wars: Episode VII

This weekend at Fishier 135:

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Friday, Apr. 1 @ 5:308:3011:30
SaturdayApr. 2 @ 2:305:308:3011:30
SundayApr. 3 @ 2:305:30
Located on Michigan Tech’s Campus, in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each.
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In Addition to Star Wars Ep VII this weekend, Nanocon will also be showing the movie, Lazer Team.

This weekend is also MTU’s very own Nanocon (Anime, Gaming and Scifi) Convention , which is why there is a second movie.

 Saturday (April 2)  Noon and 2:00 AM (Saturday night)
 Sunday   (April 3)  Noon and  8:30 PM

Tickets are Free.
The 2:00 AM showing is a special gripe/MST3K, where audience participation is encouraged to point out any problems with the film.

Nanocon starts at 11:00 AM on Saturday and runs through 8:00 PM on Sunday

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Dance Team and Others to Perform Tomorrow

The Dance Team at Michigan Tech will have its first-ever Dance Showcase from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow (April 2), in the SDC Wood Gym. In addition to the Dance Team, performers include; HuskiesFit Youth Classes, the Swing Club at Michigan Tech, the Superior School of Dance (Hancock), 47 North Belly Dance Troupe and the Michigan Tech Iranian Community.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children/students and can be purchased at the door.

 


 Alpha Delta Alpha Hosting a Fur-loving Event – Date Changed

 
April 2 @ 5pm

Ladies: Join the sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha for an evening of fur-loving fun! Love on all the cats, and take a dog for a walk! Being around animals is proven to limit stress, so take a break and your allergy meds and lets give these animals some much needed attention!
We will provide rides, departing from the Wads lobby outside the dining hall at 4:55 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Savannah at 989-400-6953. We hope to see you there!


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

3MT LogosAcademic Competition – Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience using only one static PowerPoint slide. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community. In addition, we will be holding a parallel competition for Masters students with similar judging criteria and prizes!

On April 14 beginning at 5:30 PM in Forestry G002 10 Masters and 10 PhD Candidates will vie for the top prizes of $500! Registration will close April 8th, make sure to register or encourage your students to sign up! Registration can be done here: https://goo.gl/YQC9X4

Everyone is welcome to come and watch these talented graduate students of Michigan Tech! Refreshments will be served and the audience will vote for their favorite presentation, the winner of which will also receive a cash prize.


 

Apply to Become a University Innovation Fellow

The University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by Stanford University’s d.school (about the commitment of a 1-2 credit class at Michigan Tech). 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.

To apply, fill out the online form (http://goo.gl/forms/N6zQwMHDVr) by Friday, April 15 at 11:59 pm. The ideal candidates will be current undergraduate or graduate student leaders who have at least 2 more years left on campus, are action-oriented, and looking to inspire strategic change at Michigan Tech. Candidates must be professional, innovative, self-starters who are able to work well in teams. All majors are encouraged to apply.


2sided-card-CP-2Consumer Products Day

Consumer Products Day held on Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9, giving students of all majors a chance to participate.

Here’s how it works:
Students work in self-selected teams from a variety of majors and will be given a box of products from company reps to recreate or redesign these products for use in other ways. A great example of this is the Post-it note. It was invented solely by accident (read about it here). This Shark-tank style event will feature company reps who challenge students to come up with a new business idea from use of their products.
It’s a great event that will offer cash prizes (1st place teams $2,400, 2nd $1,600 and 3rd place team $800) to the winning teams
Visit the website for more information.
For more information please contact Kristen at kjtherri@mtu.edu.


BonzAI Brawl is Tomorrow

The BonzAI Brawl is an all day artificial intelligence programming competition where teams of one to three design autonomous agents capable of overcoming challenges and out-performing their opponents.

Teams have eight hours to craft, tweek, and perfect their strategy before their AIs are entered in to the Brawl.

In the Brawl the AIs face off against one another in a tournament to determine which is the most capable.

The event will be held in Rekhi Hall and is hosted by Women in Computing Sciences and Husky Game Development Enterprise. To find out more visit the BonzAI Brawl webstite.


Chemical Engineering Presents William M. Colton

The Department of Chemical Engineering presents William M Colton, vice president, corporate strategic planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Colton will deliver the address, “Global Future: People, Progress, Energy and Engineering,” at 4 PM Tuesday, April 5 in Fisher 135.

By 2040, the world’s population will have reached 9 billion, and global GDP will have more than doubled. This economic progress translates into improved standards of living for billions of people.

Global energy demand is expected to grow 25 percent by 2040 and, to keep pace with demand, the world will need to pursue all economic energy sources.


 MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

 

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success- Academic Success Workshop

April 7, 5:00 p.m.- Fisher 328
Finals, the other “F” word
Are you trying to prepare for finals and just don’t know where to start? Don’t panic! Come learn effective strategies and tips to assist you in conquering your final exams.


 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Eisele to Lead Butterfly Presentation

The Portage Lake District Library will host the Keweenaw Garden Club for an evening of learning about species of butterflies that live in our area.

Tim Eisele, an assistant professor in Tech’s Department of Chemical Engineering, is also an entomology hobbyist. He will present “Keweenaw Butterflies in the Garden” at 7:00 PM Monday, April 4 at the PLDL.

Eisele will show slides and discuss which species are likely to come around in local gardens, what times of year to expect them, and what can be done to either provide food for their caterpillars, or to attract the adults. His slide show demonstrates that even though the Keweenaw does not have the diversity of butterflies that are seen further south, the area does have a nice selection of local species to enjoy. For local entomology photos and news, visit Eisele’s website.

The Keweenaw Garden Club was established by and for gardening enthusiasts. They have presentations at the Portage Lake District Library on the first Monday of each month September through May. Those who are interested in learning more about the club can visit here.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 482-4570.


 

SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

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Entry Deadlines:

Flag Football 4’s: Wednesday, April 6 @ Noon.
– Tournament starts on Friday, April 8.

Spring Volleyball 2’s: Tuesday, April 12 @ Noon.
– Tournament starts on Friday, April 15.


 

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Deadline to Register for the Doghouse 3-on-3 is April 4

2016 Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


 CAREER SERVICES

 

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REMINDERS

2nd Annual Drive Away Hunger Food Drive – Donate & WIN

Help Drive Away Hunger in our community!

Starting today, Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, April 29, 2016, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Husky FAN (Food Access Network) on-campus food pantry.

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 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

Canned Chicken
Single Serving, Soup, Meals, and Sides that can be microwaved
Spices
Oatmeal
Peanut Butter
Breakfast Bars/ Granola Bars
Mac and Cheese
Vegetarian Foods
Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise/ Miracle Whip/ Salad Dressing
Tuna

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm in Room 100 of the Administration Building or with Cathy Jenich, 3rd floor Lakeshore Center and collect your raffle tickets.  Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within the campus community.

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


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Spring Fling Booth Sign Up Open

MUB board is happy to announce this years theme for Spring Fling: Classic Cartoons! Sign up your student org to participate on Involvement Link at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/94552 before April 8. ‪#‎mtuspringfling‬


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016

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

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

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

 


 

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Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).


Keweenaw Job Fair on 4/6

Finlandia University is partnering with Michigan Works to host the 3rd Annual Keweenaw Job Fair. It will be hosted on Wednesday, April 6 from 11-2 at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, and all Tech students and faculty are welcome! There will be about 30 companies present, so it’s great chance for students to see what opportunities are available in the local area!

For more information please contact Jenna at  jollanketo@fu.edu.


 


Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 3/25/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Javier ColonTONIGHT: NBC’s The Voice Winner, Javier Colon

Javier Colon has a lot of heart. In fact, that heart is precisely why he captivated America as winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit television show, The Voice. It’s why he never gave up on his dream of a career in music even in the face of numerous setbacks and what seemed like endless adversity. It’s why every time he writes a song, it strikes a chord. It’s also why when the world hears his forthcoming album in August, they will feel it.Join us to hear singer/songwriter Javier Colon LIVE on Friday, March 25 at 10PM in the MUB Ballroom as we celebrate Tech Arts Festival!
Brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board) and Late Night Programs.


 

Chinese cuisineChinese Cuisine at Khana Khazana

This week’s Khana Khazana features Chinese cuisine. Khana Khana serves international food every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court.
1. Sweet and sour chicken:  The deep fry chicken with the sweet and sour sauce which is one of the popular Chinese main dishes.
2. Braised Tofu: One of simple tofu dish.
3. Mango Sago: The dessert made from white pearl tapioca with coconut milk and mango.
The cost is $7.25 for the full meal which includes a fountain drink. Like Khana Khazana on Facebook.

Film Board Presents: The Revenant
This weekend, Film Board will be showing The Revenant in Fisher 135.
Showtimes:
Friday, 3/25 – 5:308:3011:30 PM
Saturday, 3/26 – 2:305:308:3011:30 PM
Sunday, 3/27 – 2:305:30 PM
Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each.
*The Revenant is Rated R.
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Norouz 2016 Poster3rd annual Norouz Celebration Hosted by the Iranian Student Association

Iranian Community at Michigan Tech is hosting the third annual Norouz celebration event on Michigan Tech campus. Norouz is the Iranian new year, celebrated on the first day of Spring.
The event features Iranian banquet, dance performances, live music, and stand up comedy. It is followed by one hour of after-party with live DJ!
Date:      Saturday, March 2618:00-21:00
Venue:   MUB Ballroom
Tickets:  Available at MUB Commons, March 21-2511:00-2:00.
Contact:  ircom@mtu.edu

 


 

Kfest posterKeweenawawesomefest 2016

Get ready to dance those winter blues away at KEWEENAWESOMEFEST 2016! WMTU 91.9 FM, Michigan Tech’s one and only (and totally rad) college radio station, has assembled an AWESOME lineup for two nights of amazing live music! The first night (Friday, March 25) will feature electronic bands and DJ’s, and the second night (Saturday, March 26) will feature indie/alternative bands. So no matter what kind of music you like, we have it covered!
The festival will again be taking place in McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts & Humanities building on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26!

—-LINEUPS—-

FRIDAY
Tunde Olaniran 
http://tundeolaniran.com/

Gosh Pith
http://goshpith.com/

hi-ker
https://hi-ker.bandcamp.com/ 

Alexander Lynch
https://www.facebook.com/alexanderlynchmusic/

Cecconi
https://www.facebook.com/CecconiOfficial/

MD Audio
https://www.facebook.com/djmdaudio/

DJ Highjinks
https://soundcloud.com/dj-highjinks

LONEWLF
https://www.twitter.com/lonewlfmusic
https://www.soundcloud.com/lonewlfmusic

 

SATURDAY
The Go Rounds
http://thegorounds.com/

Chris Bathgate
http://www.chrisbathgate.org/

The Heligoats
http://theheligoats.com/

Secret Grief
http://secret-grief.com/

Flitch
https://www.facebook.com/whitefishmusic/

Olivia Mainville & the Aquatic Troupe
https://www.facebook.com/TheAquaticTroupe/

Charlie Millard
https://www.facebook.com/Charlie-Millard-483846378294901/

—-TICKETS—-
$5 for one night (Friday or Saturday)
$8 for both nights


 

PosterDance Showcase Hosted by the Dance Team

The Dance Team at Michigan Tech is putting on its first ever Dance Showcase on April 2nd in the SDC Wood Gym from 1 PM- 3 PM! Come and cheer on the Dance Team and other groups as they perform pieces that they have been working on during this year. Groups include HuskiesFit Youth classes, Swing Club, the Superior School of Dance, 47 North Belly Dance Troupe, and of course the Dance Team at Michigan Tech!

Proceeds from the event go towards helping the Dance Team at Michigan Tech represent the U.P. and Michigan at a National Competition next season and the purchase of uniforms and other dance necessities. Tickets are $2 for children/students and $5 for adults and can be purchased at the door of the event! Doors open at 12:30 PM with the event starting at 1 PM! If you have any questions, please email the Dance Team at Michigan Tech at mtudanceteam@gmail.com.


 

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Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth Presents a 1930’s Radio Drama Extravaganza

For tickets, please visit rozsa.mtu.edu – see you at the theater!


 

 

Alpha Delta Alpha Hosting a Fur-loving Event

 
March 30th @ 5pm

Ladies: Join the sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha for an evening of fur-loving fun! Love on all the cats, and take a dog for a walk! Being around animals is proven to limit stress, so take a break and your allergy meds and lets give these animals some much needed attention!
We will provide rides, departing from the Wads lobby outside the dining hall at 4:55pm. If you have any questions, please contact Savannah at 989-400-6953. We hope to see you there!


WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

Last HuskyLEAD of Semester is Tuesday

Student Activities announces the last scheduled HuskyLEAD of Spring 2016 is 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.

HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops designed to help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students. Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

Tuesday’s topic is “Turn Your Experiences Into a Job Success.” Learn to articulate the leadership skills you learned while on study abroad, co-op or internship, employed by Michigan Tech or in the community or while participating in your student organization events. Presenter is Darnishia Slade, International Programs and Services.

If you have any questions or comments, email Maryann Wilcox, coordinator of Registered Student Organizations or call 7-2402.


Information Session – BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management

The School of Business and Economics is sponsoring an Information Session on the BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm in 101 Academic Offices Building.  This is a great degree option for those students who have an interest in working with people. This can be a primary or dual major option.  It is a well established degree program in the School of Business and Economics.  You will learn about the Management major and two concentrations: (1) Entrepreneurship and (2) Supply Chain and Operations Management.  You will also learn about career opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Johnson dana@mtu.edu or Sara Pingel sepingel@mtu.edu.  Pizza and Pop will be served.  Hope to see you there!


 

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If you are a Freshman or Sophomore looking for an internship stop by the Amway IT Interniship  info session on Friday, March 25 from 3-4PM in Fisher 101.

For more information please contact Rachel Chard at rachard@mtu.edu.


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

 Penny Wars – Winner gets to choose Charity for Donation

The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club is hosting a Penny Wars on the first floor of the library till the end of March. This competition is underway, and is open to any student org. The student org with the highest amount of money collected will win and a donation is made to the charity of choice in their name.

If your org is interested in joining email rotaract@mtu.edu. Otherwise feel free to empty out your piggy banks and donate to the org of your choice!


 

2nd Annual Drive Away Hunger Food Drive – Donate & WIN

Help Drive Away Hunger in our community!

Starting today, Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, April 29, 2016, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Husky FAN (Food Access Network) on-campus food pantry.

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 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

Canned Chicken
Single Serving, Soup, Meals, and Sides that can be microwaved
Spices
Oatmeal
Peanut Butter
Breakfast Bars/ Granola Bars
Mac and Cheese
Vegetarian Foods
Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise/ Miracle Whip/ Salad Dressing
Tuna

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm in Room 100 of the Administration Building or with Cathy Jenich, 3rd floor Lakeshore Center and collect your raffle tickets.  Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within the campus community.

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

 


COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Testing of Portage Lake Lift Bridge Continues March 21-25

March 18, 2016 – More tests of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for March 21-25 as part of ongoing maintenance work. The testing will likely result in brief delays for motorists.

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be performing test lifts of the bridge span, requiring brief closures of the bridge to traffic.

Motorists should expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes, roughly equivalent to a standard bridge lift for marine traffic, throughout the day. Traffic will be allowed to clear and resume normal flow between test lifts.

The $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. The project started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April.

 


 

SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

Recreation logoSpring Equinox Yoga Workshop

Celebrate the transition from winter to spring at the Spring Equinox Yoga Workshop Saturday, March 19 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the SDC Studio!
Registration is $10/person. MTEFCU members receive a $10 discount Visit Spring Equinox Yoga Workshop for more information or to register.
Commit to be HuskiesFit this spring!

 

March Poster FinalMarch is Social Wellness Month

Here are the open sessions brought to you by Student Activities, Wellness Programs.

Meals in Minutes
Tuesday, 3/29
12-1:00PM
MUB Alumni Lounge B
*Recipes and mugs included

Please contact Whitney for more information 487-2560 or email wmborosk@mtu.edu.

 


 

Upcoming Intramural Events and Entry Deadlines

 

Frisbockey Tournament: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2 (earliest)

Spring Soccer: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2 (earliest)

Flag Football 4’s: Wednesday, April 6 @ Noon.
–   Tournament starts on Friday, April 8.

Spring Volleyball 2’s:  Tuesday, April 12 @ Noon.
–   Tournament starts on Friday, April 15.


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Deadline to Register for the Doghouse 3-on-3 is April 4

2016 Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


 CAREER SERVICES

 

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 REMINDERS

 

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Spring Fling Booth Sign Up Open

MUB board is happy to announce this years theme for Spring Fling: Classic Cartoons! Sign up your student org to participate on Involvement Link at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/94552 before April 8. ‪#‎mtuspringfling‬


Robyn_Ochs_posterSpeaker, Robyn Ochs, on Gender and Sexuality

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents a Women’s History Month guest speaker, Robyn Oches. She is an educator, speaker, award winning activist, and editor on the topics of gender and sexuality.

Two workshops open to all will be held on Tuesday, March 29.

10-12PM, MUB Ballroom A
Interactive Workshop I: The Changing Landscape of Identity

6PM, MUB Ballroom B1 & B2
Interactive Workshop 2: Loosening the Gender Gidle

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


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016

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

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

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

 


 

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Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).


Keweenaw Job Fair on 4/6

Finlandia University is partnering with Michigan Works to host the 3rd Annual Keweenaw Job Fair. It will be hosted on Wednesday, April 6 from 11-2 at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, and all Tech students and faculty are welcome! There will be about 30 companies present, so it’s great chance for students to see what opportunities are available in the local area!

For more information please contact Jenna at  jollanketo@fu.edu.


 


Michigan Tech Lode & Student News Brief, 3/18/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Come on over to the Wads Annex on Saturday, March 20 from 2PM-7PM for an afternoon of Board Games galore! Games provided by MUB Board and Gamers Anonymous. All are welcome!

Also,happening next week, Tuesday, March 22 at 7PM in the MUB Commons. As a part of Tech Arts Festival, we invite you to paint your own pottery pieces including mugs, bowls, and piggy banks. They aren’t just normal piggy banks either. There will be penguin and monster shaped banks as well!

Pieces will cost $3-$6. Bring your student ID and come early. Pottery items are only available as supplies last.

After painting your pottery, they will be marked and brought to the kiln to be fired and the colors made permanent. We will then contact you to pickup your piece.

*This event is made possible by assistance from Magic Kiln Studio.


 

Mexican cuisine

Mexican Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Mexican food is on the menu at Friday’s Khana Khazana in the Memorial Union Food Court. The menu includes:

Poblanos Rellenos De Queso—Poblano chile peppers stuffed with cheese
Arroz Rojo (Red Rice)— Rice, tomato, onions and spices
Arroz Con Leche Cremsos (Creamy Rice Pudding)—Rice, milk, sugar, cinnamon and butter and Lemon peel
The cost for the full meal is $7.25 and includes a fountain drink. Visit the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


Film Board Presents 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Showtimes:
Friday, 3/18 – 5:308:3011:30 PM
Saturday, 3/19 – 2:305:308:3011:30 PM
Sunday, 3/20 – 2:305:30 PM
Located in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each.
*This film is Rated R
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Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth Presents a 1930’s Radio Drama Extravaganza

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents the “Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth – a live-action graphic novel” on Saturday, March 26th, at 7:30 PM. Intergalactic Nemesis is a hilarious all-ages science fiction adventure story set in 1933, and features three actors, a live sound effect artist, a piano, and over 1250 projected comic book panels in a retro radio-drama-extravaganza live on the Rozsa stage.

Tickets are on sale now, $20 for adults, $10 for youth. No charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Advance reserved seating is now available, please order tickets early! Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


 

10688413_10152868521157325_9065492733722631170_oMUB Board Hosts the Found Footage Festival

As a part of Tech Arts Festival, join us for the Found Footage Festival on Thursday, March 24 at 7PM in Fisher 135! The FFF is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country.

The festival has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, National Public Radio and has been named a critic’s pick in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Chicago Tribune. The FFF can also be seen twice a week in a popular web series on The Onion’s A.V. Club, in the hit documentary “Winnebago Man,” and in their book, “VHS: Absurd, Odd and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era.”


WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

Peace Corps Info Session

Peace Corps Volunteers are making a difference all over the world in the areas of Education, Health and The Environment. Stop by these events to learn more about the benefits of service and how you can live, work and learn overseas after graduation.

Info Session to be held on Thursday, March 24 at 5:00 PM in Fisher 125.

For more information, contact Brett Heimann, 312-353-8680 bheimann@peacecorps.gov


The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Hosting Tech Talk

Interested in internet of things, embedded systems programming, or building software and hardware projects? Want to learn more about Raspberry Pi?
The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) will be giving a presentation on hot to turn a Raspberry Pi into an arcade console.  Learn the basics and how to get started.  The presentation will be on Monday, March 21 at 6 PM in Rekhi 214.


 

 Robyn_Ochs_posterSpeaker, Robyn Ochs, on Gender and Sexuality

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents a Women’s History Month guest speaker, Robyn Oches. She is an educator, speaker, award winning activist, and editor on the topics of gender and sexuality.

Two workshops open to all will be held on Tuesday, March 29.

10-12PM, MUB Ballroom A
Interactive Workshop I: The Changing Landscape of Identity

6PM, MUB Ballroom B1 & B2
Interactive Workshop 2: Loosening the Gender Gidle

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


Undergraduate Research Expo is Friday

Dozens of undergraduate researchers will share their work with students, faculty and the community during the Undergraduate Research Expo.

The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the north side lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

41 researchers and scholars from all departments, schools and programs will have poster presentations highlighting their findings. In addition the students themselves will be on hand to answer any questions.


Information Session – BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management

The School of Business and Economics is sponsoring an Information Session on the BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm in 101 Academic Offices Building.  This is a great degree option for those students who have an interest in working with people. This can be a primary or dual major option.  It is a well established degree program in the School of Business and Economics.  You will learn about the Management major and two concentrations: (1) Entrepreneurship and (2) Supply Chain and Operations Management.  You will also learn about career opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Johnson dana@mtu.edu or Sara Pingel sepingel@mtu.edu.  Pizza and Pop will be served.  Hope to see you there!


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Nominations Close TODAY for Student Leadership Awards

Don’t forget to make your final nominations for the Student Leadership Awards! They close today at Noon! Go to the WEBSITE  and click on the award to find the nomination form.

 


 

2nd Annual Drive Away Hunger Food Drive – Donate & WIN

Help Drive Away Hunger in our community!

Starting today, Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, April 29, 2016, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Husky FAN (Food Access Network) on-campus food pantry.

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 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

Canned Chicken
Single Serving, Soup, Meals, and Sides that can be microwaved
Spices
Oatmeal
Peanut Butter
Breakfast Bars/ Granola Bars
Mac and Cheese
Vegetarian Foods
Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise/ Miracle Whip/ Salad Dressing
Tuna

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm in Room 100 of the Administration Building or with Cathy Jenich, 3rd floor Lakeshore Center and collect your raffle tickets.  Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within the campus community.

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


Last Weekend of Season at Mont Ripley

It’s the last weekend of the season at Mont Ripley. And the recent snow should make it fabulous. The last weekend will be capped off with our annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 19. We’ve hidden eggs throughout the hill with thousands of dollars in prizes to give away. The hunt begins at 10 a.m. In addition our annual Slush Pit begins at 1 p.m. with plenty of prizes as well.

To find our more and see the latest conditions, visit our web page.

 


 

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MUB board is happy to announce this years theme for Spring Fling: Classic Cartoons! Sign up your student org to participate on Involvement Link at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/94552 before April 8. ‪#‎mtuspringfling‬


COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Keweenaw Job Fair on 4/6

Finlandia University is partnering with Michigan Works to host the 3rd Annual Keweenaw Job Fair. It will be hosted on Wednesday, April 6 from 11-2 at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, and all Tech students and faculty are welcome! There will be about 30 companies present, so it’s great chance for students to see what opportunities are available in the local area!

For more information please contact Jenna at  jollanketo@fu.edu.

 


 

SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

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Here are the open sessions brought to you by Student Activities, Wellness Programs.

UNPLUG, Guided Meditation Session
Thursday, 3/24
12-12:25 and 12:35-12:55PM
MUB Ballroom B3

Quick & Inexpensive MEALS that are Tasty
Thursday, 3/24
6:00-7:00PM
Hillside Place Kitchen

Meals in Minutes
Tuesday, 3/29
12-1:00PM
MUB Alumni Lounge B
*Recipes and mugs included

Please contact Whitney for more information 487-2560 or email wmborosk@mtu.edu.

 


 

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UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Swim Meet: Monday, March 21 @ 5:00 PM
–   Meet on Tuesday, March 22 Starting @ 5:00 PM

 

Tennis Doubles: Wednesday, March 23 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Friday, March 25th

Frisbockey Tournament: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2

Spring Soccer: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU


 

Michigan Tech Recreation Celebrates Spring this Weekend

 

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– Saturday and Sunday, take in the Spring Ice Show, Road Trip, featuring skaters from the Copper Country Skating Academy and Michigan Tech Learn to Skate program.

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– Join Youth Dance this Sunday, March 19, for arts and crafts, an Easter egg hunt and fun dance-related games at the Spring Youth Dance Party.

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– Michigan Tech’s Track and Field team and coaches host a Track and Field Technique Clinic for boys and girls grades 7-12, Saturday from 9 am to 3pm in the SDC Multipurpose Gym.

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– Celebrate the transition from winter to spring at the Spring Equinox Yoga Workshop Saturday from 1 to 2:30pm in the SDC Studio.

For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit Michigan Tech Recreation.


CAREER SERVICES

 

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REMINDERS

 

The Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Accepting Applications

The Outdoor Adventure Program is now accepting applications for employment for summer and for fall of 2016. Please submit your application (via e-mail at oap@mtu.edu or in person at 207 East St.) by 5:00pm, April 1 for consideration in this round of applications.

APPLICATION: http://bit.ly/24DsD7l

All applications will be reviewed and considered, and a resume is recommended. Please contact the OAP if you have any other questions, oap@mtu.edu or 487-2290.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016

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

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

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

 


Javier ColonNBC’s The Voice Winner, Javier Colon

Javier Colon has a lot of heart. In fact, that heart is precisely why he captivated America as winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit television show, The Voice. It’s why he never gave up on his dream of a career in music even in the face of numerous setbacks and what seemed like endless adversity. It’s why every time he writes a song, it strikes a chord. It’s also why when the world hears his forthcoming album in August, they will feel it.Join us to hear singer/songwriter Javier Colon LIVE on Friday, March 25 at 10PM in the MUB Ballroom as we celebrate Tech Arts Festival!
Brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board) and Late Night Programs.

Creative Writing Competition Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Lode and MUB Board

Two Categories (writers can submit in each):
1. Short Story (1000 word limit)
2. Poetic (Haiku, short poem, song lyric) (450 word limit)
Prizes:
  • The Top 2 submission in each category will be featured in the Pulse Section of the lode, on the Lode website, and linked on Facebook.
  • First place winners will get a writer’s package: a moleskin notebook, a Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, a pack of pilot pens, and a $15 gift card to a local coffee shop.
  • Second place winners will get a $15 gift card to local coffee shop.
Submission Deadline: March 23rd to Lodesubmit@mtu.edu.

Tie-Die Event with Alpha Delta Alpha

Ladies, you are invited to a tie-dye social at the Alpha Delta Alpha house on Friday, March 18 at 5:00 PM. All you need  is something to dye! Come to 810 E South St. Houghton or rides will be available to and from Wads. Meet outside the dining hall, departing at 4:50PM.

If you have any questions please call 989-400-6953.


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International Dance Party

Join GSG and the Diversity Council for an International Dance Party! Learn dances from all over the globe from students at Michigan Tech. Come socialize and celebrate the differences that make us unique on Friday, March 18 at 7 PM in MUB Ballroom B. Everyone is welcome, no dance experience is necessary!

Pizza and refreshments will be provided, make sure to bring a friend!


 

 

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Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).


 


Student News Briefs, 3/11/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Dance Party Flier

Join GSG and the Diversity Council for an International Dance Party! Learn dances from all over the globe from students at Michigan Tech. Come socialize and celebrate the differences that make us unique on Friday March 18th at 7 PM in MUB Ballroom B. Everyone is welcome, no dance experience is necessary!! Pizza and refreshments will be provided, make sure to bring a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).


 

Tie-Die Event with Alpha Delta Alpha

Ladies, you are invited to a tie-dye social at the Alpha Delta Alpha house on Friday, March 18 at 5:00 PM. All you need  is something to dye! Come to 810 E South St. Houghton or rides will be available to and from Wads. Meet outside the dining hall, departing at 4:50PM.

If you have any questions please call 989-400-6953.


 

Creative Writing Competition Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Lode and MUB Board

Two Categories (writers can submit in each):
1. Short Story (1000 word limit)
2. Poetic (Haiku, short poem, song lyric) (450 word limit)
Prizes:
  • The Top 2 submission in each category will be featured in the Pulse Section of the lode, on the Lode website, and linked on Facebook.
  • First place winners will get a writer’s package: a moleskin notebook, a Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, a pack of pilot pens, and a $15 gift card to a local coffee shop.
  • Second place winners will get a $15 gift card to local coffee shop.
Submission Deadline: March 23rd to Lodesubmit@mtu.edu


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MUB Board Food and Wine Pairing Event

Join MUB Board and Chef Eric Karvonen for a night of Food and Wine pairing on Friday March 18 at 6PM.! Attendees will enjoy 5 different pairing courses with different wines. This is a food pairing, so portion sizes are smaller than a traditional meal.
The courses will be served family style which is the same as food and beer pairing in the fall.
It’s a great event for a group of friends, or even by yourself to enjoy with other students, staff, and faculty from Michigan Tech.


Javier Colon

NBC’s The Voice Winner, Javier Colon

Javier Colon has a lot of heart. In fact, that heart is precisely why he captivated America as winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit television show, The Voice. It’s why he never gave up on his dream of a career in music even in the face of numerous setbacks and what seemed like endless adversity. It’s why every time he writes a song, it strikes a chord. It’s also why when the world hears his forthcoming album in August, they will feel it.Join us to hear singer/songwriter Javier Colon LIVE on Friday, March 25 at 10PM in the MUB Ballroom as we celebrate Tech Arts Festival!Brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board) and Late Night Programs.

WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

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The next HuskyLEAD will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge.  The title of the workshop is “The Importance of Being Inclusive:  What leaders need to know now and for the future.”  Raise your awareness and understanding of how to create and implement events that are welcoming and inclusive of our diverse community here at Michigan Tech and globally.  The presenter is Christa Spielman from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the session is scheduled to last for one hour only.
HuskyLEAD is a series of workshops that are geared toward developing the leadership skills of students.  All Michigan Tech students are welcomed.  Questions, comments or suggestions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Maryann Wilcox in Student Activities, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.

 

 

 


 

Academic Success Workshop: Mid-semester reboot
March 16, 5-6 PM – Fisher 129
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind, overextended or maybe you’re suffering some winter funk? Join staff from the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and discuss how to take an optimistic approach and apply strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards your goals.


Autism In Love Poster 1Join the Spectrum Connection for a Viewing of Autism in Love

“Autism in Love is a feature length documentary that explores the lives of four autistic adults as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by impaired social interactions and communication, and often restricted by repetitive behavior. It typically reveals itself in the first three years of a child’s development and can be highly variable in it’s symptoms.

The manifestations of autism affect everyone a little differently.

The spectrum ranges from individuals with severe impairments – who may be silent, mentally disabled, and locked into hand flapping and rocking – to high functioning individuals who may have active but distinctly odd social approaches, narrowly focused interests, and verbose, pedantic communication.
In recent years, the rate of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis has increased at an alarming rate making some question whether an epidemic is imminent. Is autism an unfortunate bi-product of modern immunizations, dietary shifts or genetic mutations? Or, has increased awareness and knowledge caused this rapid increase in diagnosis?” –autisminlove.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016.
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.
IN FISHER HALL ROOM 135.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016

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

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

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


 The Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Accepting Applications

The Outdoor Adventure Program is now accepting applications for employment for summer and for fall of 2016. Please submit your application (via e-mail at oap@mtu.edu or in person at 207 East St.) by 5:00pm, April 1 for consideration in this round of applications.

APPLICATION: http://bit.ly/24DsD7l

All applications will be reviewed and considered, and a resume is recommended. Please contact the OAP if you have any other questions, oap@mtu.edu or 487-2290.


Outdoor Adventure Program Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program will be hosting the 9th Annual Gear Auction on April 15, 2016 from 11-2 PM in the MUB Ballroom. We will be selling used equipment from the OAP rental program and we also accept personal gear to be auctioned as well. We will accept personal gear for the auction starting on Monday April 11 at 12:00pm at the OAP, 207 East St.

Some important things to know about the auction:
1. We cannot accept any type of firearm or hunting tool.
2. Outdoor equipment including skis, snowboards, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, tents, backpacks, boots, shoes, outdoor clothing and other similar items are all accepted.
3. We have limited space to store items at the OAP, if you are selling a larger item, we may ask that you wait to bring that in until the day before the auction.

If you have equipment that you are looking to upgrade or just replace with something newer, this is the chance to sell! Please contact the OAP, oap@mtu.edu or 487-2290, if you have any questions about the auction or what items we can accept.


SPORTS & WELLNESS

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UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Racquetball Ladder: Monday, March 14 @ 5:00 PM

Dodgeball: Thursday, March 17 @ 3:00 PM

–   Tournament on Saturday, March 19

Swim Meet: Monday, March 21 @ 5:00 PM

–   Meet on Tuesday, March 22 Starting @ 5:00 PM

Tennis Doubles: Wednesday, March 23 @ 3:00PM

–   Tournament starts on Friday, March 25th

Frisbockey Tournament: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM

–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2

Spring Soccer: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM

–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


 

HuskiesFit Specialty Classes Starting Soon

The second spring session of classes in AikidoAfrican Dance and Belly Dance for Fitness are starting soon.

Want to earn your Red Cross certification as a lifeguard or water safety instructor? HuskiesFit Programs is offering training courses for these areas too!

For more information or to register, visit Michigan Tech Recreation. Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2016!


CAREER SERVICES

 


REMINDERS

 



Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 3/4/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS

 

Spring Break Shuttle Service Hours

Transportation Services shuttle service will operate 7:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. MondayFriday, March 7-11.  The shuttle services the Memorial Union Building to the SDC and stops at both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights’ bus stop.  The shuttle will also stop hourly at the Lakeshore Center.

The City of Houghton will not be operating on campus, which includes the MTU afternoon shuttle during the week of March 7-11.  For questions or concerns, please contact Transportation Services at 487-1441 or parking@mtu.edu.


 

Library Announces Spring Break Hours

The Van Pelt and Opie Library announces hours during spring break. The Van Pelt Library will be open:

March 5 – 6: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 7-11: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 12: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 13: Regular hours resume.

The Opie Library will be open 24/7 during break. Enter through the west entrance with an active HuskyCard.


Creative Writing Competition Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Lode and MUB Board

Two Categories (writers can submit in each):
1. Short Story (1000 word limit)
2. Poetic (Haiku, short poem, song lyric) (450 word limit)
Prizes:
  • The Top 2 submission in each category will be featured in the Pulse Section of the lode, on the Lode website, and linked on Facebook.
  • First place winners will get a writer’s package: a moleskin notebook, a Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, a pack of pilot pens, and a $15 gift card to a local coffee shop.
  • Second place winners will get a $15 gift card to local coffee shop.
Submission Deadline: March 23rd to Lodesubmit@mtu.edu


Academic Success Workshop: Mid-semester reboot
March 16, 5-6 PM – Fisher 129
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind, overextended or maybe you’re suffering some winter funk? Join staff from the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and discuss how to take an optimistic approach and apply strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards your goals.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016

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

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

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


The Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Accepting Applications

The Outdoor Adventure Program is now accepting applications for employment for summer and for fall of 2016. Please submit your application (via e-mail at oap@mtu.edu or in person at 207 East St.) by 5:00pm, April 1 for consideration in this round of applications.

APPLICATION: http://bit.ly/24DsD7l

All applications will be reviewed and considered, and a resume is recommended. Please contact the OAP if you have any other questions, oap@mtu.edu or 487-2290.


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Husky FAN in Need of Food for the Pantry

The Michigan Tech Food Pantry located at the Hamar House is looking for donated food items! Bring non-perishable items to the Pantry, on the ground floor of the Hamar House Center for Diversity and Inclusion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. 

For more information on the items needed visit the website HERE.


HuskiesFit Specialty Classes Starting Soon

The second spring session of classes in AikidoAfrican Dance and Belly Dance for Fitness are starting soon.

Want to earn your Red Cross certification as a lifeguard or water safety instructor? HuskiesFit Programs is offering training courses for these areas too!

For more information or to register, visit Michigan Tech Recreation. Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2016!


Food & Wine-01MUB Board Food and Wine Pairing Event

Join MUB Board and Chef Eric Karvonen for a night of Food and Wine pairing on Friday March 18 at 6PM.! Attendees will enjoy 5 different pairing courses with different wines. This is a food pairing, so portion sizes are smaller than a traditional meal.
The courses will be served family style which is the same as food and beer pairing in the fall.
It’s a great event for a group of friends, or even by yourself to enjoy with other students, staff, and faculty from Michigan Tech.


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Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).


MTSF Snoccer Spring 2016

Extreme 3 on 3 snow soccer with an exercise ball. MTU soccer fields on Saturday, March 19. Start times TBD.
Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/PaX6GCjQ1D
$5 team fee.


 

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Join the Spectrum Connection for a Viewing of Autism in Love

“Autism in Love is a feature length documentary that explores the lives of four autistic adults as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by impaired social interactions and communication, and often restricted by repetitive behavior. It typically reveals itself in the first three years of a child’s development and can be highly variable in it’s symptoms.

The manifestations of autism affect everyone a little differently.

The spectrum ranges from individuals with severe impairments – who may be silent, mentally disabled, and locked into hand flapping and rocking – to high functioning individuals who may have active but distinctly odd social approaches, narrowly focused interests, and verbose, pedantic communication.
In recent years, the rate of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis has increased at an alarming rate making some question whether an epidemic is imminent. Is autism an unfortunate bi-product of modern immunizations, dietary shifts or genetic mutations? Or, has increased awareness and knowledge caused this rapid increase in diagnosis?” –autisminlove.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016.
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.
IN FISHER HALL ROOM 135.