Archives—December 2016

Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 12/9/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE

 

http://mtulode.com/


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Film Board Presents a Weekend of Holiday Films

Finals Stressing You Out? Need a Break from Cramming? Join Film Board for a Study Break! All day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we will be watching holiday movies in Fisher 135.  The theatre will be a quiet space to relax, read a book, or get away from your roommate while casually watching a holiday film.  Come and go as you please and concessions will be available.  Hope to see you there!

Note: Regular films will resume next semester


Khana Khazana Indian 3Khana Khazana Serving Indian Cuisine

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from India.

The menu features:
Chicken Do Pyaza (Chicken Curry with Onion) (Non-veggie)
Rajma Masala (Streamed Kidney Bean) (Veggie)
Gajar Halwa (Carrot Pudding)
Mixed Vegetable Pakora (Crispy Indian Fritters)

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage.


GSG stress relieving night poster 12.2016GSG Hosting Study Break Stress Relief Event

Some high beat workout and a little bit of mindfulness is the apt recipe to relieve the stress of the finals week, and the Graduate Student Government is here to help you with this.

GSG is organizing a Stress Relieving Night event where you can burn some calories through Zumba taught by Cindy Crabtree, or attain some peace of mind through Meditation and Mindfulness by Silke Feltz. There will also be some coloring, socializing, and food for all attendees. GSG welcomes all graduate students to spend the Friday evening to relax their mind and body to prepare for the last week of a well rounded Fall semester.

The event will be organized this Friday, December 9 from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Douglass Houghton Hall Ballroom, near the Walker Arts building, opposite to the Broomball rinks.

For more information please contact Muraleekrishnan at mmenon@mtu.edu


CAMPUS NEWS

 

12 Days of Christmas Sale at the Campus Bookstore

The 12 Days of Christmas sale is back at the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images. Now through December 19, a new sleigh-full of goodies will be offered each day for you and yours.

Discover a great selection of sporting apparel, souvenirs, and brand new items just for the holiday season. Stop in for the warm smiles and holiday cheer, and leave with the great deals. For current and upcoming specials, as well as holiday operating hours, check our social media feeds at bookstore.mtu.edu.


Wahtera Center Hiring Student Staff for 2017-18

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring student staff positions for 2017-18. These positions include orientation team leaders (OTLs), academic success coaches, peer teaching assistants, ExSEL peer mentors and a commuter and transfer assistant.

These positions provide students with great opportunities to engage with and encourage their peers and develop their communication and leadership skills.

For position descriptions, visit the Wahtera Center webpage.

New applicants are required to attend one short information session before receiving their link to apply. The next session will be held at 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in Fisher 138.

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA to be considered. Contact the staff of the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success at success@mtu.eduwith any questions.


Graduating Senior Series: Part 5—Now What? Life After College

 

Join a panel of Michigan Tech alumni to learn how to navigate life after graduation—how they got to where they are now, the resources they used and what they wished they had known when they were in your shoes. This session is from noon to 1 p.m. Friday (Dec. 9) in the Memorial Union Ballroom.


REMINDERS

 

PureRA-Jan-reducedInterested in Becoming an RA?

Housing and Residential Life is looking for new staff to join our team in 2017-18! We are hiring Resident Assistants. As a resident assistant, you will be seen a leader within the community, you will  help to build a strong, diverse, and inclusive community,  and you will promote learning inside and outside of the classroom.

For a more detailed description of the job, please visit the Housing and Residential Life hiring webpage.

New applicants are required to attend one short information session before receiving their link to apply. The final session is being held:  January 9 at 9:00 p.m. in Fisher 138.

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA to be considered. Please contact the Housing and Residential Staff at studentleader@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


Design Expo 2017 Registration Now Open

Design Expo 2017 will be held in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, April 13. Please save the date!

Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 600 students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. Design Expo is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College.

Registration is now open for Senior Design and Enterprise teams. Visit the Design Expo website to register before the deadline, Monday, February 6, 2017.


SPORTS & WELLNESS

GLI Tickets Fundraiser

Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Tickets prices remain the same.
 
WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc
WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey
WHERE: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit Michigan
WHEN: December 29 and 30
WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, and educational programming to the campus community at no cost.
HOW: Go to this website www.olyent.com/MTUgreeklife and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEK
This fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.

If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer (raspence@mtu.edu) for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky (Lauren.Kalinosky@Hockeytown.com) for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.


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CAREER SERVICES

 

This Week’s Events

HUSKY TALKS: How to Succeed in Your Co-op  CANCELLED
The Career Ambassadors will give you their “been there, done that” perspective about how to ensure you have a great co-op experience, what the company expects from you, and how to brand yourself as someone they want to hire full-time.
Tuesday, December 13 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM OR Wednesday, December 14 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM

After the Break:

Medical Careers Week
Join us to learn about a variety of opportunities in the medical field.
January 23 – 26

Consumer Products Day
Consumer Products Day returns for another year! This “Shark-Tank style” event features your team – the entrepreneurs, and the “sharks” – company representatives, who want to challenge you to come up with a re-purposed, re-designed idea for their company-supplied products.
January 26 – 28

Registration is open and limited. Sign your team up today!


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Michigan Tech Lode & Student News Briefs, 12/2/2016

MICHIGAN TECH LODE

 

http://mtulode.com/

Featured Stories:

  • Page 2: Community peace walk
  • Page 7: Discover your inner elf
  • Page 10: Should students be assigned homework over break?
  • Page 13: Huskies sweep Alaska

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

15253468_10153443563592325_7049775097219862400_nTonight, 12/2, Escape Rooms Event

Do you ever watch films where the leads are in a sticky situation they need to get themselves out of and think to yourself, “I could totally do that.” Why not prove it? Stop by the MUB Ballroom this Friday from 6-10 p.m. for “Escape the MUB!” Solve puzzles with your friends to try and break out of a room within an hour.

Come as a walk-in or sign up early here: escapethemub.eventbrite.com

Co-Sponsored by the MUB Board and Late Night.


Film Board Presents The Magnificent Seven

Friday, Dec. 2 @2:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Dec. 3 @2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, Dec. 4 @2:30, 5:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. We hope to see you at the show this weekend and have a great day!

The Magnificent Seven is rated PG-13 for extended and intense sequences of Western violence, historical smoking, some language and suggestive material.


Khana Khazana Asian ComboKhana Khazana Serving Asian Combo Meal

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from Asia.

The menu features:

  • Chicken Teriyaki (Japan) (For Non-Vegetarian)
  • Hot & Spicy Tofu (China) (For Vegetarian)
  • Mon Tod (Thailand)
  • Payasam (India)

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage.


15319110_10153449483982325_2230428478819385206_nStudy Break Hosted by MUB Board

The semester is coming to a close and if you’re like most other students on campus, you’re probably drowning in the stress of exams, essays, projects, and maybe a quiz or two. In order to relieve your pain in this trying time, we offer our holiday-themed Study Break!

Stop by MUB Ballroom A on Thursday, December 8 from 7-9 p.m. They will be providing snacks, crafts, and a holiday movie showing.


Rozsa Presents Tuba Christmas! A Free Holiday Community Concert

Holiday festivities at the Rozsa have commenced! The Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a concert by Michigan Tech students, faculty, and local musicians in Houghton’s very own Tuba Christmas, an evening of music by and for Tuba and Euphonium. Tubists (and euphoniums and baritones) gather annually to honor the first “world-class tubist” Bill Bell, who was born on Christmas day.

Admission is free, and the concert will take place in the Rozsa Lobby this Sunday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m..


Relaxation Wellness Event Hosted by Alpha Delta Alpha

The sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha will be hosting a Wellness Event to de-stress before finals.
Please join us in an evening of relaxation.
Activities may include:
Yoga, Calming Music, Facial Masks, etc.

When: Thursday, December 8 @ 5 p.m.
Where: 810 E. South Ave. Houghton, MI

Rides will be available from Wadsworth Hall lobby (outside the dinging hall), leaving at 4:55 p.m.


MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

HuskyLEAD Session – StrengthsQuest 12/6

Join us on Tuesday, December 6 from 6-7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge as we talk about the renowned StrengthsQuest tool. Attendees will be introduced to the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, recognize the unique, but different talents of others, and evaluate their own understanding about what they do best. The Undergraduate Student Government will also share how they’ve used the assessment to help make their executive board more efficient.

For more information please contact Jonathan Davey at jrdavey@mtu.edu


ASEM Meeting Announcement DEC 5thAmerican Society for Engineering Management Meeting

If you are interested in Engineering Management, please join ASEM on December 5 at 5:00 p.m. in Chem Sci  104A for their monthly meeting and Holiday Party.

For more information please contact Bryce Richard at berichar@mtu.edu.


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Workshop

SURF is a research fellowship program that offers undergraduate students a $4000 stipend to work for 10 weeks on research on campus in the summer. Applications are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer. This workshop will be led by Will Cantrell.

Workshop will take place on Monday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. in Fisher 132.

For information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops click here.


CAMPUS NEWS

Interested in Becoming an RA?

Housing and Residential Life is looking for new staff to join our team in 2017-18! We are hiring Resident Assistants. As a resident assistant, you will be seen a leader within the community, you will  help to build a strong, diverse, and inclusive community,  and you will promote learning inside and outside of the classroom.

For a more detailed description of the job, please visit the Housing and Residential Life hiring webpage.

New applicants are required to attend one short information session before receiving their link to apply. Those sessions are being held:  December 2 at 6:00 p.m. and January 9 at 9:00 p.m. All information sessions will be held in Fisher 138.

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA to be considered. Please contact the Housing and Residential Staff at studentleader@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


Design Expo 2017 Registration Now Open

Design Expo 2017 will be held in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, April 13. Please save the date!

Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 600 students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. Design Expo is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College.

Registration is now open for Senior Design and Enterprise teams. Visit the Design Expo websiteto register before the deadline, Monday, February 6, 2017.


bus routeHockey Shuttle Bus Route Change

This weekend we are changing the hockey shuttle bus route and pick up locations on campus. Please see map above.

This is a direct result of specific feedback received from students.


Customer Appreciation Sale at the Campus Bookstore

Feeling appreciated is one of life’s greatest pleasures. And the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images would like to show our appreciation and thank you for your continued patronage by once again offering our annual Customer Appreciation Sale on December 6, from noon-5:00 p.m. and December 7, 8:00-5:00 p.m.

Nearly everything in the stores will be 25% off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, and souvenirs that would be the perfect gift for yourself or anyone on your holiday shopping list. Look sharp while sitting at the holiday table… browse our blazers, dress jackets, suits and ties, all of it at 50% off.

Univeristy Images and the Campus Store thank you once again and we look forward to you stopping by!


CAREER SERVICES

 

This Week’s Events

HUSKY TALKS:
Write a Cover Letter That Gets Attention
Only 3% of applicants personalize and tailor their cover letter to the job they’re apply for, and it’s that 3% who get put in the “YES” pile. Learn how to write a cover letter that makes you stand out from the hundreds of other applicants.
Tuesday, December 6 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM OR Wednesday, December 7 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM 

Graduating Senior Series
Part 5 – Now What? Life After CollegeJoin a panel of Michigan Tech alumni to learn how to navigate life after graduation – how they got to where they are now, the resources they used, and what they wished they had known when they were in your shoes.
Friday, December 9 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM