Archives—April 2016

Student News Briefs, 4/29/16

CAMPUS NEWS

Transportation Services Updated Summer Shuttle Schedule

Transportation Services shuttle service will operate 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer semester beginning Monday, May 2.  The shuttle services the Memorial Union Building to the SDC and through both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights, stopping at the bus shelters.  Additionally, the shuttle services the Lake Shore Center at the top of the hour.  The summer semester shuttle bus schedule can be viewed at http://www.mtu.edu/facilities/parking/campus-maps/Shuttle%20Service.pdf .

For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angie Kolehmainen at 7-3288 or amkolehm@mtu.edu.

City of Houghton Updated Summer Shuttle Schedule

As of May 2, 2016, the City of Houghton will be operating their summer shuttle schedule.  They will be running the on-demand service MondayFriday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please call 482-6092 to make a reservation.  They will also be running the downtowner shuttle service MondayFriday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please see the link below for more information and rates.

http://www.cityofhoughton.com/documents/Transit_May-August_Schedule.pdf


 

Testing of Portage Lake Lift Bridge planned to finish week of May 2

 

Nighttime tests of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge will continue during the week of May 2 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 suspend test lifts after 3 p.m. today to avoid traffic impacts during Michigan Technological University graduation weekend. The contractor will resume after 7 p.m. Monday, performing test lifts of the bridge span that require 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. Test lifts will be limited to taking place between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. 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 was scheduled to be completed by the end of April. Recent weather interfered with project completion; dry weather conditions are needed to conduct bridge span balance testing. The project is now set to be completed the week of May 2.

 


 

SDC Summer Building Hours

SDC Summer Building Hours will begin May 1 and continue until August 21.


City of Houghton Dumpsters Available

STUDENT OR
Dumpsters will be available for students to put their “junk” in starting this week.  The dates are April 27 to May 3rd.  The locations are (2): Lot 21, off of Garnet and under the parking deck downtown.  There will be three separate dumpsters, one for regular junk, one for metal and one for e-waste. Please note that these dumpsters are NOT for regular household garbage.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Student Organization – End of Year Checklist

As we wrap up another great year, please take care of the following items before leaving campus for the summer:

  • Update your organization roster on Involvement Link with new officers if your organization recently held elections.  Officers receive important communications throughout the summer regarding events, volunteer opportunities, funding, training, re-registration and more.  Student Activities uses the titles of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer to create mailing lists, so please make sure your officers are labeled accordingly.
  • If your organization members are graduating and have University keys to rooms or buildings, please have them return the keys to Public Safety and Police Services or to the appropriate departmental coordinator.  If your members have keys to the Memorial Union Building rooms, please return them to the Manager’s Office, MUB 101.
  • It would be a good idea to verify with your organization’s advisor that they are available to be your advisor for next school year.  Be sure to update Involvement Link with any new changes.  Let me know if you need assistance in locating a new advisor.
  • If your organization has elected a new treasurer, be sure to transfer ownership of your banking account to the new officer.  It’s more difficult to do this once your former treasurer leaves campus.
  • Your mailbox in MUB 106 must be emptied out by Friday, April 29. Student Activities staff will be cleaning out the mailboxes the following week.
  • Your swipe access to MUB 106 will expire at the end of the semester.  If you would like access for the summer months, please email your request toactivities@mtu.edu and include your name, university email address, organization name, and your position within your organization.
  • Please be sure that all outstanding balances with the USG and other university departments are reconciled before you leave for the summer.  USG reimbursement requests were due on April 11.  Your USG allocation must be used by the end of the school year in accordance to the USG constitution.  There will be no reimbursements during the summer months.
  • If your organization purchased or acquired new equipment this academic year, please update your inventory list on Involvement Link.  If you purchased equipment that has a replacement value of $500 or more, contact me for tagging instructions.
  • Start thinking now about your organization’s participation in two great Fall events – K-Day on Friday, September 9, and Parade of Nations on Saturday, September 17.  More information to follow on K-Day in a couple of weeks; and information on the 2016 Parade of Nations can be found athttp://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/.
  • Mark your calendars for the Fall Student Success Summit to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016!  A day-long conference for students is being planned as a collaborative effort between various campus departments.  The project is lead by the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success.  

Have a great summer and looking forward to working with you again in the Fall!

 


Michigan Tech Lewd & Student News Briefs, 4/22/2016

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER – LEWD EDITION

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Food From Japan at Khana Khazana

Japanese cuisine is featured at this week’s Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the MUB food court.

The menu features Katsu Curry—deep fried chicken with curry, Misoshiru—miso soup and Sarada—salad with Japanese Dressing.

Cost of the full meal which includes a fountain drink is $7.25. Like the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.


 

Film Board Presents Deadpool

This weekend, Film Board presents Deadpool in Fisher 135

Showtimes:

Friday, April 22 — 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 — 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 — 2:30, 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each.

For additional information check out Film Board’s website.


 

Rozsa’s Project Learning Lab “gallery b” Presents Extraxtion

The Rozsa Center and The Department of Visual And Performing Art present the final 2015-2016 exhibit of Sculpture and 3D Design students, who will host an exhibit titled “Extraxtion,” with a public reception for their work in Rosza “gallery b,” the Rozsa’s experimental Project Learning Lab gallery space, this Thursday, April 21st, from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.


 

Michigan Tech Choirs Present “Songs of the Earth”

Join the choirs of Michigan Tech as they present the final Rozsa event of the season, a concert entitled Songs of the Earth! Songs of the Earth celebrates Earth Day 2016 (Friday, April 22) with music that is inspired by nature or that includes themes relating to the natural world. The show will be at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 PM.

Tickets for the Songs of the Season concert are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, or in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex.

 


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

Sign up to be a Maker Coach for the new Makerspace in the MUB

Are you interested in helping out in the new Makerspace in the MUB Basement? We are looking for motivated volunteers with an interest in “making” who would be willing to volunteer their time (approx. 2-3 hours per week) to help staff the space during the school year as a “Maker Coach”. As a Coach, you will earn access to use the space outside of regular operating hours and have an opportunity to help shape the space as it continues to develop in the future.

Coaches should have an interest in helping others learn and be excited about creating an inclusive culture of “making” here at Michigan Tech. No previous knowledge of machinery or tools is required, but you should be interested in learning more about the tools used in the space. As a moderator of the space, you will learn to quickly identify unsafe practices and advise users on how they can use the tools safely. Coaches will also share personal knowledge and experiences to help others with what they are working on. Your role will be vital for smooth operation of the new Makerspace, and will improve the experience for Makers all across campus.

Express your interest here: http://goo.gl/forms/a6UFi035lI

WHAT IS THE MAKERSPACE EXACTLY?

Over the past few years, many students, faculty, and staff have noticed the lack of an inclusive and accessible space for members of the Michigan Tech community from any background with any level of experience to tinker, create, work on personal projects, and prototype their ideas. We need a space where artists and engineers, hackers and designers, and all members of the Tech Community can come together to make cool things and bring their ideas to life. Version 1 of this space will be opening Fall 2016 in the MUB Basement with a focus on creating a welcoming environment for you, regardless of your background, department, or level of experience.

This initial version of the space will include everything from arts and craft supplies, basic hand tools, power tools, equipment for woodworking and electronics, 3D printing and designing, and more. It will include areas for collaboration and ideation, as well as prototyping and making. As the space opens and progresses, it will continually be reevaluated in order to provide the best experience for those using it. If a tool or supply that you think is important is missing, the Maker Coaches will evaluate those needs and determine which new pieces to add. One of the coolest pieces about the new Makerspace is that is one big work in progress, with great opportunities for you and the rest of the Michigan Tech community to make an impact and create an awesome space for all Makers here at Michigan Tech.

For the latest updates, sign up for the Alley email list (http://eepurl.com/bKQAsf) or check out the website (makerspace.mtu.edu), Facebook (fb.com/makerspacemtu), or Twitter (twitter.com/makerspacemtu).


 

The Husky FAN Pantry Summer Hours

Tuesday 2-5:30 pm
Wednesday 1:30-4:00 pm
Thursday 9-10:30 am
The Husky FAN Pantry is located in the Hamar House and is open everyone in the Michigan Tech community. All visits to the pantry are confidential. Husky FAN also offers additional resources such as meal swipes for the dining halls and emergency meal packs available 24/7 at Public Safety. If you have any questions, please contact us (huskyfan@mtu.edu).


Michigan Tech 22nd annual Student Leadership Awards Winners

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS ON OUR FB PAGE!

University President Glenn Mroz bestowed the President’s Award for Leadership on Terrianna Bradley, a third-year Environmental Engineering major. In presenting the award, Mroz cited Bradley’s internships with Prein and Newhof and her restructuring the Tech chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers as its president.

Mroz said Bradley coordinated the Society of Intellectual Sisters Bra Show for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, designed a new flood prediction model for the Consumers Product Manufacturing Enterprise and attending Leadershape.

The Provost’s Award for Leadership was presented to Sarah Harttung. Her department, Forest Resources and Environmental Science, describes her as “an exemplary student whose academic prowess extends well beyond the classroom.”

Harttung has been involved in five research labs, pursued a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for two summers exploring multiple facets of climate change and is working toward publishing papers from both projects.

The Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award went to Rachel Chard, a Business Management major with a concentration in Supply Chain and Operations. Chard is Events and Programming Leader for Career Ambassadors, a member of the Circle K community service and leadership organization and is the in-arena emcee for Michigan Tech Hockey games.

Other individual award winners were; Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance—Chelsea Nikula, Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader—Madison Diehl, Student Employee of the Year—Alyssa Vinckier, Rising Star of the Year—Rachel Kolb, Outstanding Future Alumnus—Ian Greenland and Outstanding Future Alumna— Olivia Munoz.

The Claire M. Donovan Award, presented by Blue Key Honor Society to recognize a member of the faculty, staff or student body for outstanding service and contribution was awarded to Thomas Wood (MSE).

The Most Improved Student Organization was awarded to the National Society of Black Engineers, the Student Organization of the Year was presented to the Forestry Club and Student Organization Advisor of the Year to Ariana Johnson, advisor to the Dance Team. The Keweenaw Color Run was tabbed Exceptional Program of the Year and Delta Upsilon’s work on the West Houghton Ice Rink Project was named Exceptional Community Service Project.

Award recipients who received awards at previous ceremonies were recognized. Sara Alian was named Exceptional Graduate Student Leader, Lauren Schaefer named Exceptional Graduate Student Scholar and Tarun Dam (Chem) and Yun Hang Hu (MSE) were named Exceptional Graduate Mentors.

Undergraduate Research Expo winners were, first place—Gina Testa, second place—Hannah Marti and third place—Olivia Ingram. The Greek man of the Year was Charles Hubbard and Greek Woman of the Year was Dallas Linville.

There was a tie for the Percy Julian Award, which went to Luyao Li and Neffertia Tyner.


 

2016 Spring Commencement

Michigan Tech’s 2016 Spring Commencement will take place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30. The ceremony will be held in the MacInnes Student Ice Arena of the Student Development Complex.

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps director, will deliver the commencement address. Hessler-Radelet is the 19th director of the Peace Corps, a position she has held since June 2014.

Prior to that, she served as the agency’s acting director and deputy director from 2010-14. Hessler-Radelet holds a master’s of science in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a bachelor’s of arts in political science from Boston University. She and her husband have two children.

Graduating student Drew Markel will deliver the student address. Markel, a Rochester, Michigan native, graduates having double-majored in biomedical and mechanical engineering. He will join the Kimberly-Clark Corporation this summer and work in Family Care products.

More than 960 students will take part in the ceremony. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and students are expected to be present and prepared at 9:45 a.m.

A seating chart of the graduates and additional information is available online on the Commencement web page.

Prior to the ceremony, the official ROTC commissioning will take place at 7:30 a.m. in the Rozsa Center. A public commissioning will also occur during commencement.

Tickets Available: You’re Invited

Members of the campus community may request Spring Commencement tickets from Elizabeth Pollins, of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Office. She can be reached by email or at 7-2465.

For those attending, parking is available in Lots 22, 23 and 24. No parking pass is required; parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

2016 Spring Alumni Reception

The campus community is invited to join our new graduates and their families for a special reception immediately following the commencement ceremony in the SDC Multipurpose Room. The reception is hosted by the Michigan Tech Alumni Association. For more information, contact Alumni Relations office at 7-2400.


Geoseminar — Rudiger Escobar Wolf

The next Geoseminar will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 22 in Dow 610. Rudiger Escobar Wolf will present “Surface Displacement Monitoring Using Digital Photogrammetry: Examples From Transportation Corridors.” All are welcome.

The discussion will be illustrated with examples of natural and artificial surface movement monitoring, including rock slopes, permafrost terrain and retaining walls. The examples Wolf will discuss come from ongoing work funded by the US Department of Transportation, in collaboration with colleagues within Michigan Tech, the Michigan Tech Research Institute and other partners.


 

A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum Special Offer for Graduation

To celebrate Michigan Tech commencement, the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum is waiving the admission fee for student’s family members that accompany them during finals and graduation week. The museum offers a variety of Earth focused gifts and for graduation we are offering a 20 percent discount on all bookends.

For additional information, see original Tech Today story.


STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Student Organization – End of Year Checklist

As we wrap up another great year, please take care of the following items before leaving campus for the summer:

  • Update your organization roster on Involvement Link with new officers if your organization recently held elections.  Officers receive important communications throughout the summer regarding events, volunteer opportunities, funding, training, re-registration and more.  Student Activities uses the titles of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer to create mailing lists, so please make sure your officers are labeled accordingly.
  • If your organization members are graduating and have University keys to rooms or buildings, please have them return the keys to Public Safety and Police Services or to the appropriate departmental coordinator.  If your members have keys to the Memorial Union Building rooms, please return them to the Manager’s Office, MUB 101.
  • It would be a good idea to verify with your organization’s advisor that they are available to be your advisor for next school year.  Be sure to update Involvement Link with any new changes.  Let me know if you need assistance in locating a new advisor.
  • If your organization has elected a new treasurer, be sure to transfer ownership of your banking account to the new officer.  It’s more difficult to do this once your former treasurer leaves campus.
  • Your mailbox in MUB 106 must be emptied out by Friday, April 29. Student Activities staff will be cleaning out the mailboxes the following week.
  • Your swipe access to MUB 106 will expire at the end of the semester.  If you would like access for the summer months, please email your request toactivities@mtu.edu and include your name, university email address, organization name, and your position within your organization.
  • Please be sure that all outstanding balances with the USG and other university departments are reconciled before you leave for the summer.  USG reimbursement requests were due on April 11.  Your USG allocation must be used by the end of the school year in accordance to the USG constitution.  There will be no reimbursements during the summer months.
  • If your organization purchased or acquired new equipment this academic year, please update your inventory list on Involvement Link.  If you purchased equipment that has a replacement value of $500 or more, contact me for tagging instructions.
  • Start thinking now about your organization’s participation in two great Fall events – K-Day on Friday, September 9, and Parade of Nations on Saturday, September 17.  More information to follow on K-Day in a couple of weeks; and information on the 2016 Parade of Nations can be found athttp://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/.
  • Mark your calendars for the Fall Student Success Summit to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016!  A day-long conference for students is being planned as a collaborative effort between various campus departments.  The project is lead by the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success.  

Have a great summer and looking forward to working with you again in the Fall!


 

REMINDERS

 

Model UN at Michigan Tech Looking for New Members

Model UN is an academic simulation of the United Nations where participants (delegates) role play as representatives of a country, organization or a body (Amnesty, NATO, EU etc.).

A Model UN brings in a lot of skills that employers look at these days. These skills include but are not limited to; problem solving skills, critical thinking, creativity, people management, coordinating with others, emotional intelligence, judgement and decision making skills under crisis situations, negotiations and cognitive flexibility.

In order to bring this into the Tech culture, the aim is making a student organization of the same and having a Model UN conference at Michigan Tech on an annual basis.

This would not only imbibe various skills that are of particular importance in today’s job seeking environment, but would also develop one as an individual and help them see what’s going on in the world and in what ways could the world’s problems be rectified.

As this club is yet in its budding stage, we are looking for an advisor who has Model UN experience or knowledge regarding the geopolitical scenario who could guide us in our endeavor to make this event happen at Tech.

We are also looking to fill the position of Secretary for the Model UN Association at Michigan Tech and request all interested faculty and students alike send an email if you are interested to Sriram at sparavas@mtu.edu.

 


Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 4/15/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

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Stop by the MUB Board booth right outside the MUB at Spring Fling from noon -4PM! They will be handing out free Popsicle’s, chicken nuggets, and mac ‘n cheese, a crazy awesome inflatable obstacle course, balloon artist, live DJ, and more!

Also be sure to check out the Sick Air FMX Spring Fling Stunt Show in Lot 27 (the Pay Lot) hosted by Full Throttle Motorcycle Club.


 

Indian 2 cuisine (1)Khana Khazana Featuring Indian Cuisine

Flavors of India are featured at Friday’s Khana Khazana from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. Cost for the full meal is $7.25 and includes a fountain drink.

This week’s menu:
Chicken Masala: Spicy chicken curry with a creamy, spiced, orange-colored sauce
Navartan Komar: Indian vegetable curry with nuts, paneer cheese and selected vegetables
AlooTikki: North Indian snack made of boiled potatoes, onions and various spices
Gajar Ka Halwa: A sweet dessert pudding made of carrot and sweetened condensed milk.
Check out the Khana Khazana Facebook Page.


 

Film Board Showing FREE Advanced Screening of Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

ADVANCE SCREENING! Don’t miss your chance to see Popstar before it comes out in theaters!

Wednesday April,20 at 8:30 PM in Fisher 135.

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Film Board Showing Kung Fu Panda 3

Showtimes in Fisher 135:
Friday, April 15 – 5:308:3011:30 PM
Saturday, April 16 – 2:305:308:3011:30 PM
Sunday, April 17 – 2:305:30 PM
Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each.
For more information, visit us at filmboard.mtu.edu.
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Tickets Still Available for the Annual Charity Ball

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).


Band above stage shot17th Annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert Friday

Nine years of great jazz and counting! The 17th Annual Don Keranen Memorial Concert has a wide variety of jazz to suit almost every palette. The Keranen legacy is very much in evidence in both the Research & Development Big Band and in the Jazz Lab Band. Don was always at the cutting edge of incorporating new and interesting jazz arrangements in his concert programs.

The R&D Big Band will perform Little Sunflower with the addition of interesting sound effects and a woodwind quintet. The Jazz Lab Band will feature vocalists Kattie Riutta and Kevin Rocheleau singing Used To Rule The World, and Diggin’ On James Brown, respectively.

Join Jazz Studies Program Director Mike Irish and the Michigan Tech Jazz ensembles for the Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts this Friday, April 15, 7:30 PM.

Tickets for the Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. 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.


 MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

 

Geoseminar—Erika Vye

The next Geoseminar will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 15 in Dow 610. Erika Vye will present “Connecting People to Abiotic Nature: The Art of Interpretation.” All are welcome.

Interpretation offers a manner of connecting people personally to meanings associated with scientific observations, thereby affording scientists the opportunity to communicate complex ideas to varied audiences. This presentation presents on the challenges and successes in interpreting abiotic nature for the broader public and explores the concept of tangible and intangible connections.


 

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success Academic Success Workshop

April 19, 5 p.m. –Fisher 129
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? Join us for an overview of the probation and suspension process at Michigan Tech.


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

Model UN at Michigan Tech Looking for New Members

Model UN is an academic simulation of the United Nations where participants (delegates) role play as representatives of a country, organization or a body (Amnesty, NATO, EU etc.).

A Model UN brings in a lot of skills that employers look at these days. These skills include but are not limited to; problem solving skills, critical thinking, creativity, people management, co-ordinating with others, emotional intelligence, judgement and decision making skills under crisis situations, negotiations and cognitive flexibility.

In order to bring this into the Tech culture, the aim is making a student organization of the same and having a Model UN conference at Michigan Tech on an annual basis.

This would not only imbibe various skills that are of particular importance in today’s job seeking environment, but would also develop one as an individual and help them see what’s going on in the world and in what ways could the world’s problems be rectified.

As this club is yet in its budding stage, we are looking for an advisor who has Model UN experience or knowledge regarding the geopolitical scenario who could guide us in our endeavor to make this event happen at Tech.

We are also looking to fill the position of Secretary for the Model UN Association at Michigan Tech and request all interested faculty and students alike send an email if you are interested in joining the club in any form—advisor, executive committee or regular member.


 

CNdNeO0VEAA4TRCGear Auction TODAY!

The ninth annual Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Outdoor Gear Auction will be held on Friday, April 15 in the MUB Ballroom from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. This silent auction-style event allows OAP to sell some of their gently-used gear to make room for new equipment.

Contact the OAP at 7-2290 or oap@mtu.edu with any questions you have.


 

SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Registration for the Doghouse has been extended to NOON this Friday, April 15. All divisions are a go and are guaranteed at least 3 games. We’re just hoping to get a few more signups between now and then. ALL forms, signature, and payment are due Friday at NOON. No more extensions!
The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 23. Check-in will be from 8:00-8:45 a.m. Games will tentatively run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with all teams having their first game within the first 2 hours of the tournament.
For more information or to register, visit Doghouse 3-on-3!

 CAREER SERVICES

 

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REMINDERS

 

Food_drive_fi2nd 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!


 

 


Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 4/8/16

 

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

10338647_10152898406957325_2957824615932458071_oSpring Fling 2016

Spring is here! Well, not really, but Winter is gone! So this Sprinter (Spring + Winter), start looking forward to Spring Fling! We’ll have inflatables, a balloon artist, and swag galore! Come visit all of our booths and be transported back into the world of your favorite classic cartoons! We’ll see you April 15 from 12-4 PM on campus  OR MacInnis Ice Arena if inclement weather.

For more information go to the MUB Board Spring Fling Facebook Page.


 

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Upcoming Events at the Rozsa and McArdle Theater

The Tech Theatre Company presents “The Winter’s Tale,” in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday- Saturday, April 7 – 9, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, April 10, at 2:00 PM.

Published in 1623, The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s later plays. Considered a comedy, it is also sometimes labeled one of the Bard’s late romances. Providing both intense psychological drama, and comedy, The Winter’s Tale leaves audiences with a romantic and happy ending as it follows a story of two kings, childhood friends: There are violent storms, an insistence to abandon a child, and even 16 years pass; before love reunites the characters in the end and all are redeemed.

General admission is $15, youth tickets (17 and under) are $6.


KK_MOROCCON-Apr 8Khana Khazana Featuring Moroccan Cuisine

Enjoy a taste of Morocco at Friday’s Khana Khazana in the Memorial Union Food Court.

Serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the menu features Moroccan Lamb Tagine with honey and apricots, Moroccan Vegetable Couscous and Moroccan Yogurt with Preserved Lemon Dip, Roasted Aubergine Tomato and Chickpea Tagine and Maghrebi Mint Tea. Cost for the full meal is $7.25 and includes a fountain drink.

Visit the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


Film Board Presents Archer and Mr. Robot

Every Thursday, Film Board Presents:

Mr. Robot, Season 1 @ 8 pm
Archer, Season 7 @ 10 pm
Located in Fisher 135/138.


Film Board Presents The Hateful Eight

This Weekend in Fisher 135:

Friday, Apr. 8 @ 5:008:30Midnight
Saturday, Apr. 9 @ 1:308:30Midnight
Sunday, Apr. 10 @ 1:305:00
Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each.
Film Board is offering all eight of Quentin Tarantino’s films on Blu-Ray. If you purchase a ticket for every show and watch The Hateful Eight eight times, you win the collection. For more information, check out our website:
The Hateful Eight is Rated R.
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Come Dance with NOSOTROS

Saturday 9th April
8 – 9 pm salsa lesson, 9 – 11 pm open floor
MUB Ballroom

For more information please contact Rachel Hetherington  at rmhether@mtu.edu.


Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck

In October, Michigan Tech alumni Justin Fitch lost his battle with cancer. Fitch graduated from Tech in 2005 and was commissioned as an Army Officer via Michigan Tech’s ROTC program.

To honor his memory, the Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck will be held on Saturday, October 8. A ruck is a three, six, 12 or 22-hour march with weighted backpacks to symbolize the burdens veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other war-related illnesses carry every day.

More information is available on the Facebook page. To create a team or to join one, visit their web page.


 MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

 

ASEM Meeting Announcement April 13ASEM April Membership Meeting

The American Society for Engineering Management will be having their final membership meeting of the semester onWednesday, April 13 at 5 pm in Chem Sci 104b. Anyone who is interested in the area of engineering management is welcome to attend! Pizza and pop will be provided. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Financial Wellness Seminar

The Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union is offering a free seminar  on  how to build credit on Tuesday,April 12 from 4-5PM. To register for this free event, follow the link to EventBrite and sign up.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-how-to-build-credit-tickets-24036270131


 

Kohler_logo_c_400Kohler to Visit Campus-Job/Internship Opportunties- April 13

Interested in learning about Kohler Company and business job/internship opportunities within the company?  Join KSI (Accounting Club) in welcoming Amy Fox, Manager – Financial Training & Development at Kohler, to Michigan Tech on Wednesday, April 13 in Fisher 101 from 6-7PM.
At this event, you will learn about Kohler, their Four Business Groups, and available opportunities within the business sector. This is a valuable opportunity to expand your knowledge about business potential and build your professional network! Free pizza will be served. Please contact Abbey Halonen (achalone@mtu.edu) with any questions.

 


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

RelayLife2015Michigan Tech Relay for Life is Saturday

Michigan Tech’s Relay for Life will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9 in the Wood Gym in the SDC. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

For more information on our event please like our Facebook page. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love.

If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay For Life campus event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help finish the fight against cancer.


 

CNdNeO0VEAA4TRCOutdoor Adventure Program Silent Auction

The ninth annual Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Outdoor Gear Auction will be held on Friday, April 15 in the MUB Ballroom. This silent auction-style event allows OAP to sell some of their gently-used gear to make room for new equipment. Students, faculty and staff can get into the act too.

Beginning Monday, April 11 we will accept items from students, faculty and staff for auction as well. We do not take any commission. What you sell your item for is the amount you will receive. Items can be dropped off from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, April 11 to Thursday, April 14 at the OAP, 207 East St. If you cannot make it during these hours, let us know and we can make plans to meet with you. Because this is done silent auction style, put the lowest price you are willing to take for your items and the bids can go up from there. The highest bid at 1 p.m. will be accepted. We can accept any outdoor silent sports items (skis, bikes, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats, backpacks, tents, outdoor clothing, etc.). We cannot accept any hunting gear (guns, bows, etc).

Items need to be picked up and paid for as soon as possible, preferably the same day as the auction. We can make arrangements for some larger items. Bring your items in early so we can help to promote what will be for sale leading up to the event.

Contact the OAP at 7-2290 or oap@mtu.edu with any questions you have.


 

SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

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Entry Deadlines:

Spring Volleyball 2’s:  Tuesday, April 12 @ Noon
–   Tournament starts on Wednesday, April 13

Go to the Website to sign up!


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REMINDERS

 

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.


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.


Food_drive_fi2nd 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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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).