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Student News Briefs – June 23, 2017

Khana Khazana JapaneseJapanese Food at Today’s Khana Khazana 

by Khana Khazana

Today at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from Japan.

The menu features:

  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Japanese Cheesecake
  • Salad with Sesame Dressing

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $5.95 and includes a fountain beverage.

Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


Ice Cream Social version 2.0

Come join Student Activities and Housing and Residential Life for an Ice Cream Sundae Bar!

June 29 at 2:30 PM on Walker Lawn (rain location: Fisher Hall)
Free while supplies last!

 

 


The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers TONIGHT!

Salvation Army is celebrating their 1 year anniversary  today (Friday, June 23) and they need your help starting at 5:00PM.  Donuts will be provided!  Please call Nick Roberts at 906-281-1609 if you are able to be of assistance.

Student News Briefs – June 9, 2017


Khana Khazana Thai

Thai Cuisine at Today’s Khana Khazana 

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

  • Chicken Masaman Curry (Thai Peanut Curry)
  • Ajad
  • Sagu Khoa Pod (Tapioca with Sweet Corn)

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Friday, June 9). The cost is $5.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


Moment of Silence for Victims of Terrorist Attacks

Members of the Iranian Community at Michigan Tech are asking the campus community to join them in a moment of silence to show their condolences for the victims lost in the tragedy of terrorist attacks in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Australia.  The event will be held on Tuesday, June 13th at noon in front of the Husky statue.  For questions about the event, contact ircom@mtu.edu.


K-Day Registration for Student Organizations Open Now
K-Day Registration is officially open, so reserve your spot now!  Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!
K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on Friday September 8 beginning at noon. Students head to McLain State Park for an afternoon of food, fun and music.  K-day typically sees 3500-4000 students so this is an important recruitment opportunity for your organization.  Please have your organization’s event finalized before registering HERE.  This year’s theme is “Welcome to the Jungle!”…. so get out your Safari gear!  Questions about K-Day can be directed to Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1963.

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When looking for some summer fun, keep Michigan Tech Recreation and the SDC in mind!
– Daily passes and group rates are available for access to the pool, multi purpose gym, racquetball courts and more.
– Purchase a trail pass and check out the Tech Trails for mountain biking, hiking and disc golf.
– Reserve a court at Gates Tennis Center for a game of pickle ball or tennis. The softball fields and sand volleyball fields are available for rental.
– Take advantage of the Outdoor Adventure Program‘s cool programming – Climbing wall, high ropes, paddling demos and more!
For all things fun and fit, look to Michigan Tech Recreation and the SDC. Visit michigantechrecreation.com for details.
 

 

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Certified Personal Trainer

Michigan Tech Recreation is seeking dynamic personable individuals to join our exclusive personal training team at the SDC. This is an excellent opportunity for certified personal trainers or health, fitness and exercise science graduates. We are looking for key team members representing fitness to assist our customers achieve their fitness potential by providing customized fitness programs, passionate encouragement, empowerment and lifestyle changes for lifelong fitness. As a condition of employment, this temporary, part-time, hourly person will work as a personal trainer exclusively for Michigan Tech Recreation, and must be available evening and weekend hours. Requirements include an academic degree in a fitness related field, current personal trainer certification from a nationally recognized organization, with a minimum of two years professional personal training experience. Additional temporary hourly employment opportunities are available as group fitness instructors.

See attached for a complete job description.

Apply online at michigantechrecreation.com top banner Operations, Employment Application.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 


 


Student News Brief – June 2, 2017

Khana Khazana Chinese

Chinese Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana 

Khana Khazana will feature Chinese food today, Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli.

The menu features:

  • Dice Chicken with Pepper
  • Fried Eggplant
  • Vegetable Salad

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $5.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


FirstFridaySocial

Faculty, staff, graduate students and Michigan Tech retirees are invited to join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Housing and Residential Life and Student Activities from 3 to 6 p.m. today  (June 2) at the Hamar House for June’s First Friday Social.

Complimentary soda, beer, wine and appetizers will be served. This is the final social for the 2016-2017 year. If you are interested in hosting a social for the 2017-2018 academic year or learning more, contact Christina Fabian at cfabian@mtu.edu or 7-2543.


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ice-arenaThe John J MacInnes Student Ice Arena will open for the summer June 5. Take advantage of the following popular activities taking place:
Private ice rentals available
Public skating available on select Sundays throughout the summer
Meet us at the Mac and commit to be HuskiesFit this summer!

Volunteers Needed for Firefighter’s Tournament Saturday, June 24th

The South Range Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 110th anniversary by hosting the 64th Annual Copper Country Firefighters Tournament Saturday, June 24, 2017. The Annual Copper Country Firefighters Tournament celebrates and showcases our local fire departments. We are seeking volunteers to assist with the day’s activities.  A tentative schedule is provided below:

8-9 am: Department Registration – South Range Fire Hall

9 am: Association Meeting – South Range Fire Hall Race captain meeting immediately following the association meeting downstairs of the South Range Fire Hall

Noon: Firefighter Races: In front of South Range Fire Hall  (There will be Food Concessions)

6 pm: Dress Parade Line up – First St. and Globe Ave.

7 pm: Dress Parade – Parade will start at the top of Trimountain Ave. and Globe Ave. and proceed down Trimountain Ave.

8 pm-Midnight: Firefighters Ball with music provided by Outlaw’D

10 pm: Tournament awards ceremony–Raffle Prize winners announced

We are looking for help throughout the day with food concessions, bartending, security, etc. and welcome any assistance you are willing to provide, even if you can only commit to an hour or two.

If you are interesting in volunteering, please email Gina Goudge at gmgoudge@mtu.edu to discuss your availability.



Student News Briefs – March 27, 2015

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Late Night Programming Presents:
Singer Olivia Millerschin: March 27, 9PM, MUB Ballroom

 


 

MUB Board Events
Husky Hockey Viewing Party: Friday 3/27/15, 4:30 PM, MUB Ballroom B

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Come cheer on the Huskies as they compete in the first round of NCAA Playoffs! There will be free food and 3 projectors displaying the game!

 


 

 

SPIE_OSA Photo Competition

SPIE/OSA will be hosting a photo competition with a chance to win $200, $100, and $50 Amazon gift cards! SPIE/OSA has decided to extend our photo competition until Monday April 6th! Please register at http://tinyurl.com/osa-345. The room to pick up the etching is in EERC 631. If you have any questions email Michael Briseno at mjbrisen@mtu.edu.

 

 

 

 

 


The MTU Film Board will be showing Hobbit(3): Battle of the Five Armys this
coming Weekend.

This weekend is also the Nanocon (Anime, Gaming and Scifi) Convention so we have added extra showtimes.

Friday     (March 27)  5:30pm, 8:30pm, and 11:30pm
Saturday (March 28)  11:30am, 2:30pm, 8:30pm, and 11:30pm
Sunday   (March 29)  11:30am, 2:30pm, and 5:30pm

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

Next week, Film Board is showing “Taken 3”

We hope to see you there!
Matt Heyse
Film Board’s Publicity Chair


 

Khana saudi

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Saudi Arabian cuisine this Friday, March 27 cooked by Zainab Alshoug , student of Chemical Engineering Department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Bukhari RiceThis dish is prepared by cooking the chicken with cumin seeds, black pepper, carrots, tomatoes, onions and served with hot sauce, lemon and garnished with chickpeas,roasted almond and raisins.

The second dish is  Ba’lilah. It is a traditional salad made of boiled chickpeas and served with cucumber, carrot, beet, vinegar, hot sauce and cumin.

The final one to end your meal would be  KleejaThese are the wheat cardamom cookies stuffed with honey and cardamom powder.

We will start serving at 11am to 2pm at MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda or $2.5 for each item.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal! Please find the attached flyer.


 MEDtalks

Join the MedLife chapter for its first MEDtalks event!  Tuesday, March 31 at 6pm.  Fisher 125

Dr. Watkins, of the D80 Center, a student of the Peace Corps International Masters Degree Program, Brigitte Morin, from the Biological Sciences Department, and Bridget Durocher, a Health Educator with the Western UP Health Department will be discussing and giving presentations on issues of public health.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 


 

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2015: 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!

NEW THIS YEAR – 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 Monday, April 6, 2015.

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


 

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Pop Culture Clash Game Show: Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 PM, Fisher 135SNB MUBBD Pop Culture Clash
The entire audience is part of the game! Teams of four will compete for a prize of $250 by answering pop culture questions!

Spring Fling: Friday April 17, Noon – 4PM, SDC Ice Arena (Possibly outside on campus)
This year’s theme is SUPER HEROES! Join MUB Board and other student organizations for inflatable games, a caricature artist, reverse tie dye, superman ice cream, and so much more!
Registration for a booth is now open: http://goo.gl/5VkK36SNB MUBBD Food and Wine
Food and Wine Pairing: Saturday April 18, 6:00 PM, MUB Ballroom A
Join Chef Eric Karvonen for a pairing event of 5 different courses with 5 different wines.

Buy tickets here: http://mubfoodandwine.eventbrite.com/ 


Blue Key announces the 2016 Winter Carnival Theme and Logo Contest!
The theme is: “As Snow Accumulates at Alarming Rates, We Show Our Love for the 50 States”
Winter Carnival Logo Contest happening now!  The winner will receive a $50 gift card from the Bookstore. Applications close on Friday, April 17.
Please use the attached form and submit via email to bluekey@mtu.edu.  The form can also be found on the Blue Key website.

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Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines and Events
Team Sports Entry Deadlines
Soccer (W & M) – April 1st @ 5PM 
 
Individual Sports Entry Deadlines
Tennis Doubles (W, M & Co-Rec) – April 1st @ 5PM 
Sand Volleyball Two’s (W, M & Co-Rec) – April 7th @ 5pm
 
For more information check us out online 
or email Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu

Biological Sciences Seminar

Lisa Johnson, MFA, Michigan Technological University’s Assistant Professor Of Visual And Performing Arts, presents a Biological Sciences Seminar in Dow ESE 642 on Friday, March 27, 4:00 PM, titled “Art in the Field: Reimagining Environmental Experiences as Art, Science and Community.”  For more details please see the attached press release.


 

 

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Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for a Poetry Reading Friday, April 3, 2015 from 7:00-8:30PM in MUB Ballroom B. Our guest poet and the author of Karma’s Footsteps Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie will share her original poems which focus on women, ancestry, violence, and the healing power of art. Snacks will be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Relay For Life Team – Bake Sale Today

The Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society sponsored Biology Week ends today with a bake sale to support their Relay For Life Team. It is 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Dow Lobby. We hope to see many of you there!


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Visiting Jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins will be giving a jazz vocal master class on Friday, March 27, from 4-5PM on the Rozsa Stage. She will work with three local vocalists, and demonstrate a variety of helpful information. This event is free and open to the public. She will be accompanied by members of the Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band. Ms. Kosins will perform in concertthe following evening.  Michigan Technological University’s Jazz Studies program presents the Don Keranen Jazz Memorial Jazz Concert with Special Guest Kathy Kosins at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 6:00 PM.

 

Kathy Kosins is an American singer specializing in  jazz  and  R&B; she has shared the stage with many jazz greats, and most recently performed with contemporary jazz legend Herbie Hancock.

 


 

Fundraiser Opportunity – DDIY

Who: Primary Fundraiser, DDIY (Don’t Do It Yourself, a 510c3 nonprofit helping Houghton and Keweenaw county families facing financial hardship due to medical crisis.)

What: 2nd Annual Folk-and-Food Festival, Food, Crafters and Music!!

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00am-6:00pm

Where: Copper Country Mall, old Curves storefront

Why: To promote DDIY, and other clubs and organizations, concerning the services they provide and raise monies to support said services.

Your nonprofit group/club can sell items or goods, provide service or sell food. If you are preparing food at the event you MUST obtain a health certificate prior to the event. However, of you sell something like pizza, already made in a commercial kitchen (Dominos), you do not need a certificate. Also, homemade food items may be sold if prepackaged: cookies, breads, jams, jellies, ect…

There is NO fee for taking part in this event. Of course, any donation to DDIY it is always appreciated.

This event is being held the same day as the Kiwanis Family Fun Day. They expect up to 1,000 people at their event. This should provide great foot traffic for out event, as well.

Need more information? Contact Ellie: ellie@aubreyfreeman.org

Interested: please complete the attached Vendor Agreement DDIY Vendor Agreement NP


 

 

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Student News Breifs – Friday March 6

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1. Volunteers Needed for Tivitz/Math Day Workshop

The Center for Pre-College Outreach is in need of volunteers for the annual Tivitz / Math Day workshop!  About 150 local 4th-7th students are invited to spend the day at Michigan Tech, where they participate in a board game tournament (Tivitz) and do hands-on math activities. The event always makes a huge impact and is a ton of fun.

The Tivitz Tournament will take place on Wednesday, March 18th from 9:00 – 2:00 in the Wood Gym.  Volunteers are needed to facilitate the games/activities, serve lunch, and engage with the participants as role models.  Please consider donating an hour or two of your time to make a difference in the lives of these young men and women!  Everyone is welcome to volunteer regardless of department or math background, and any amount of time is appreciated.  

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For more information or if you are interested in volunteering​, ​contact Liz Fujita (eafujita@mtu.edu).  Tell a friend!

2. Student Leadership Awards Deadlines

The Deadline for the following awards is today at 5:00 PM.


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


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

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3. Relay for Life will be having a SUPER SALE on T-Shirts! Prices are as follows:

Winter Carnival 2015 – Long Sleeve $10
Winter Carnival 2015 – Short Sleeve $6
Save Second Base – Breast Cancer Awareness – $6
Mustache Shirt – Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Awareness – $6
Shirts will be available in Student Activities (MUB 112). Sizes are limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you!
If you are interested in signing up a team for Relay for Life, please contact Sam at sahillig@mtu.edu. There is no size requirement on teams, all are welcome!

4. Math-Lab Hiring for Spring

Math-Lab (Mathematica programming for Cal 1-3) is still hiring. Please fill out the application form and submit it to Fisher 3rd floor Math department Office.. There is no deadline for applications this semester!

Thank you and have a great one!

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5. Water Safety Instructor Training

Earn your American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification in a 3-day training course March 20-22 at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool!

Get training in water safety and drowning prevention and learn information needed to plan and teach courses in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. Completion of this program will allow you to apply for group and private swim instructor positions within Michigan Tech Community Programs.

Participants must be 16 years of age by February 27. Cost to attend is $250 and includes all course materials and certification. Register now! Class size is limited, and the deadline to register is March 6!

For more information, visit Water Safety Instructor Training.


6. Join Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society as they celebrate Biology Week March 23 – 27

Monday, March 23
Be the Match Bone Marrow Donation Sign-up
12:00 – 5:00 pm in the Library
Hosted by PHAT

Tuesday, March 24
Undergraduate Research Symposium
7:00 pm in Dow 641

Wednesday, March 25
Biology Jeopardy Night
7:00 pm in DOW 642

Thursday, March 26
Peruvian Mobile Clinic Presentation
6:00 pm in Fisher 126
Hosted by MedLife

Biology Movie Night: Osmosis Jones
8:00 pm in Fisher 139
Hosted by Phi Sigma

Friday, March 27
Plant/Bake Sale for Relay For Life
10:00 am – 2:00 pm in Dow
Hosted by Phi Sigma

PureWellness Showcase on Depression and Anxiety
3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Library
Hosted by Wellness

Questions about Biology Week can be directed to Valerie Taglione at vjtaglio@mtu.edu.


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7. Railroad Engineering Activities Club Program

Please join the general meeting for the Railroad Engineering Activities Club Program on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 PM in Fisher 132. Subway sandwiches will be provided and they will be holding officer elections and talking about internship and job opportunities available in the rail industry for students.

There will also be a Engineers Without Borders Band Benefit held on Saturday, March 21 at the Continental Fire Company, it will be $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults.


Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

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


ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

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8. Khana Khazana Serving Combo Meal

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature a Combo of Ghanaian, Nepali and Iranian cuisines this Friday, March 6 cooked by students Sandra Owusu, Aadarsh Upreti, and Hossein tavakoli respectively.

The main dish is Waakye. It is a Ghanaian dish of cooked rice and beans and will be served with vegetable sauce & mushrooms/fried chicken. The second dish is Potato Chops. This dish is made of Fried patties of crushed potatoes mixed with spices and served with a hot sauce. For dessert, ice cream  made from milk, chocolate truffles, and crackers.Serving is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 and includes a fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.


CARDBOARD SLED RACING
9. A.S.M.E. Cardboard Sled Racing
Feeling bored on these long winter days? Grab some friends and have some fun in the snow with A.S.M.E’s Cardboard Sled Race at Mt. Ripley!
Teams of 2 – 5 people may compete for cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights.

Registration is open to the community and all majors until Thursday March 19th through the following link http://tinyurl.com/kqw9prb.

Check-In Begins at 10am and races will be from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM.  All rules and regulations are on the registration form, hope to see you there!

Any questions, please email Ryan Thompson at rythomps@mtu.edu


Student News Briefs: October 18, 2013

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HuskyLEAD:  “Dealing With Difficult People” Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Peninsula Room.  HuskyLEAD sessions are hour-long workshops that are open to all students who would like to develop their leadership skills.  Questions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Student Activities at 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu.

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BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY:  On Friday October 25th there will be a bike to school day! Prizes will be handed out throughout the day for students who decided to bike instead of drive to school! Prizes include cliff bars, and bike accessories! Event sponsored by Students for Environmental Sustainability (SfES).  For questions, contact Nicole Iutzi at nmiutzi@mtu.edu.

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Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skull Worshop: Oct. 22, 2013, 6pm-8pm, MUB Commons Dia de Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday honoring  our lost loved ones.  Alters are filled with food, flowers, messages, and more to welcome their spirits back and the memories we have of them. You are invited celebrate with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and decorate sugar skulls  to adorn the alter in  our library  display, during Hispanice Heritage Month , from October 23-28,  2013! All materials provided. Please RSVP for groups larger than 5 to geshirke@mtu.edu or register your group at the Hamar House (Center for Diversity and Inclusion)

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Student News Briefs: April 20, 2012

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Underworld: Awakening  in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Napoleon Mongeau,  at namongea@mtu.edu.

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OAP CANOE TRIP:  It is that time of year again for the Outdoor Adventure Programs Sturgeon River Sloughs Paddle. The Sloughs are located south of Houghton in Chassell Township and provide a great location for an early spring Canoe trip. All participants must sign-up and pay ($15) by April 24, or sooner if you want to ensure your spot. This can be done at the OAP rental center Monday through Friday noon to 5:00 pm or Sunday 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Transportation to the Sloughs is included.  We will meet at the OAP house and depart together.
 
Wednesday April 25, 2012
Finals Sturgeon Sloughs Paddle
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$15
 
We can’t wait to get out and enjoy the water! All levels are welcome; paddles, boats and flotation devices are provided.  For questions, contact OAP at 906-487-2290, or oap@mtu.edu.

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MIND TREKKERS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS:  You are invited on an ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP with Mind Trekkers!  The trip will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012 to Saturday, May 5, 2012 (the week after finals week). Volunteers will lead hands-on science activities for kids at two 5-hour festivals (10 hours of total volunteering).

All volunteers will receive:
– FREE travel on charter bus with wireless internet
– FREE hotel accommodations  at Holiday Inn Express
–  a $100 stipend
–  a complimentary tour of the International Bridge & Soo Locks

The trip leaves from Michigan Tech and includes stops in Iron Mountain, MI and Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  We need 50 volunteers.  Consider volunteering with a group of friends.  To sign up, e-mail a “yes” to jebanda@mtu.edu.  Unfamiliar with MIND TREKKERS? Watch this short video: http://vimeo.com/25207906.

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DONATE WORKING ELECTRONICS: Michigan Tech students from the Pavlis Institute are collecting electronics in good working condition to donate to community centers and schools in Ghana and India.  The Pavlis Institute sends students abroad every year to complete service projects as a part of their curriculum for the Certificate in Global Technological Leadership.  Students return to the same sites every year to maintain good relations with communities abroad. 

Drop off items at 722 M&M during regular  business hours.  Donations will be collected through mid-June.  If you have any questions, contact Mollie Ruth at mmruth@mtu.edu.

Examples of items being collected:
Mice
Keyboards
Speakers
Headphones
USB Drives
Educational Computer Games
Webcams
Digital Cameras
Disk Drives
Hard Drives
Netbooks
Monitors
Desktop Computers
Laptops

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MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for Fall 2012
COMPASS (Center for Orientation, Mentoring, Parents and Academic Student Success) would like to invite student organizations to help Michigan Tech’s new first-year students move in on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26.  Your group can pledge time for one two-hour shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Please go to  http://www.orientation.mtu.edu/pages/volunteerForm.html  to sign up to volunteer.

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:
Saturday, August 25
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, August 26
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations:
•    Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological University.  First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.
•    Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.
•    Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).
•    Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).
•    Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
•    Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.
•    Please remember that some students and families may not want your help.  Please be considerate and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.
•    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your assigned location on time for the start of your shift.
•    Work with University, Orientation, and Student Life staff whom are also assigned to assist with the move-in process.  We are one big team on move-in day. 
Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!

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AREA SCHOOLS PERFORM “TOGETHER IN SONG” AT ROZSA:  The Keweenaw Music Educators’ Association presents the annual “Together in Song” concert at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts Monday, April 23, at 7:00 pm.  This annual celebration of school choral music will feature eleven school choirs from six local school districts.  Elementary choirs from Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Hancock, and Houghton-Portage Township Schools will perform along with middle school students from Hancock, Houghton-Portage, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, and Adams Township.  High school performers will come from Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw, Adams Township, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Hancock and Houghton-Portage.  Each of the choirs will make an individual presentation and the concert will end with a grand finale number which will combine all of the singers in a massed choir.  A wonderful variety of choral music will be presented during the course of the concert.

Admission prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students (18 and under).  To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online to rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC).

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Student News Briefs: April 13, 2012

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FILM BOARD CHANGE:  Due to technical difficulties, Film Board will be showing Lilo and Stitch at 6, 8:30, and 11pm for FREE today (FRIDAY) in Fisher 135.  On SATURDAY and SUNDAY, we will be showing The Grey at 6, 8:30, and 11pm at regular ticket price ($3.00/Ticket).  Hope to see you at a show this weekend.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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THREE DAYS TO HELP NORA:  Perhaps you’ve already voted for Nora’s intern
application video, and if you have, it is much appreciated- she’s in 2nd
place! If not, please take 10 seconds to vote for Nora Heikkinen, a
fourth-year STA student. 

CLICK: “Please Login to Vote”
Your Facebook information is to count votes: 1/person.

SHARE: please send link to friends, co-workers, and family, or have them
Google “nora island intern.”

Video at
http://www.amble.com/islapalenque/islandintern2012/applicants/2012/03/nora-heikkinen/.

Nora has found an internship matched exactly to her passions of outdoor
exploring, documenting, and interacting with people.  She needs you to take
just a few seconds to keep her application in the top five in order to make it to
the final interview round!
The internship is a 4-week exploration of Isla Palenque, an island owned by
Amble Resort in Panama. The intern participates in adventure sports,
interacts with indigenous people, and goes on excursions around the island,
all while documenting and blogging about the experience.

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AISES CONFERENCE ON CAMPUS:  The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) at Michigan Tech would like to invite all of campus to its conference events this weekend.  All events are open and free to Michigan Tech students.  The list of events in its entirety is attached  AISES Agenda[1].  AISES especially invites the public to join them at noon in the SDC Wood gym for the powwow.  Questions about the AISES conference can be directed to Lori Ann Sherman, AISES advisor, at loriann@mtu.edu.

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RALLY CROSS RACE:  The Sports Car Club of Michigan Tech is hosting a Rally Cross this Saturday in the Moyle Gravel Pit. All skill levels are welcome to  attend or race. Most cars and trucks can compete with the exception of high center of gravity vehicles. The cost to race is $35 for 6 to 10 runs, spectating is free. Directions: Follow US-41 past Walmart, and turn left at the Green Acres Road stoplight by Festival Foods. Follow the road until you see the Gravel Pit entrance on your left. Follow the orange road cones to the staging area.
Registration opens at 8:00am and closes at 9:30am. There will be a drivers meeting at 10:00am, and the race begins at 10:30am.
Rules and vehicle classes can be found on the Wisconsin Autosports Group website, the sanctioning body for the event. For any questions or comments, please email the SCC President, Kenneth Thorstenson, at rkthorst@mtu.edu.
Vehicle Classes http://www.w-a-g.org/events/rallycross/2012/classes.htm
Competition Rules http://www.w-a-g.org/events/rallycross/2012/rules.htm

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SIGN PETITION FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES:  Did you know the student health insurance, required by Michigan Tech, covers pregnancy related costs and abortion services, but not birth control consultations?  The plan also covers part of the cost for birth control pills, but not other forms of contraception, such as the patch or IUD’s.  Even some lab fees for annual exams aren’t covered under the current plan.  What’s worse, having the plan excludes students from being eligible for state services such as Medicaid.  Tell Michigan Tech that women’s health issues matter by signing this petition:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/526/835/708/student-health-insurance-should-cover-womens-preventative-health-care/

You can also ‘like’ us on Facebook to receive updates on the progress of the campaign.

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MIND TREKKERS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:  Mind Trekkers is looking for 50 volunteers to attend their Iron Mountain/Lake
Superior State University road show coming up in May.  If you would like to go or would like further information,
please email Liz Fujita (eafujita@mtu.edu). The plan is to leave Houghton
at 12PM on Wednesday, May 2 and return on Saturday, May 5 around 2 PM.

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EUCHRE TOURNAMENT TUESDAY:  The Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority is hosting a Euchre tournament to raise money for the MPS society.  The tournament will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00 pm in the Wadsworth Hall Annex.  The cost will be $10 a team with the winner receiving a cash prize.  If you have any questions, contact Amanda Beam at abeam@mtu.edu.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TIVITZ TOURNEY:  The Center for Pre-College Outreach needs your help on Thursday, April 19 from 9am-noon in the SDC Wood Gym. The department will be running a Tivitz Competition (http://tivitz.com/)  for 4th-7th grade students and they would like you enjoy a pizza lunch with the students while ensuring that they are following the (simple) rules of the competition. Volunteers can sign up for any time slot between 9:00 am and Noon.  To sign up contact Deb Maki at 487-2219 or damaki@mtu.edu.

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RECYCLING DRIVE:  Students at Michigan Tech will be hosting a Recycling Drive on Thursday, April 19  from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the MUB Datolite Room.  Clean out your room at the end of the year and recycle some junk.  We will be collecting everything from paper to plastic and even GLASS!! Do something good for the environment and stop by! Contact Phill Mercier at pjmercie@mtu.edu with questions.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES WANTS FEEDBACK:  Student Activities is looking for feedback from the 2011-2012 year.
Please take a moment to give us your thoughts on campus programming.
http://studentvoice.com/mtu/2012assessmentofstudentactivities

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WINTER CARNIVAL LOGO COMPETITION:  The theme for Winter Carnival 2013 will be “Heroes and Villains Find their Powers in These Frozen Winter Hours.”  Logos designs are now being accepted.  Forms  BK_logo_entry_form_2012[1] are available at http://bluekey.students.mtu.edu/ or in the Blue Key office in MUB 106.  All logo submissions are due by Friday, April 20 at 5:00 pm to the Blue Key office.  The person who designs the winning logo will win $50! For questions, contact Michelle Chiodi mechiodi@mtu.edu.

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SDC RESERVATIONS OPEN FOR STUDENT ORGS:  For the academic year 2012/2013, the SDC open reservation period for student organizations began on April 9.  SDC reservations can be made at www.sportsrec.mtu.edu/sdc , left banner, Facility Reservation Form.  Due to the large demand for space, reservations may be limited to one 2-hour time slots per week, per organization.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.Lois Sedar lsedar@mtu.edu.

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KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Tech Concert Choir will share the Rozsa stage as they perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ war cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem this Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 PM.  Renowned baritone, Nathan Herfindahl, and soprano, Lara Neves, will join in their performance of this gripping portrait of warfare and heart-felt plea for peace.  General Admission $15, Students $7, Michigan Tech Students Free. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online to rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex.  SDC box office hours are 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday-Friday, and 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday and 12:00 noon – 8:00 PM on Sunday.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to the show.

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Student News Briefs: April 6, 2012

 

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week we are showing: Chronicle.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER TOMORROW:  The students of the Pavlis Institute will be hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 8 at St. Al’s Church (411 MacInnes Drive) to benefit communities in Ghana and India.  Perkins pancakes and Vollwerth’s sausages (among other goodies) will be
served. The meal is free with a donation. Artwork and crafts from Ghana will be available in a silent auction. In the summer of 2012, Pavlis students will travel to Ghana and India to implement a number of service projects. All funds raised at the breakfast will be used to support these international efforts.  The Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership was founded by alumnus Frank Pavlis. The institute aims to transform students into tomorrow’s leaders by teaching them communication, ethics, sustainability, culture and leadership skills.

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2012 Spring Chinese movie night will be held on  Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 pm in Fisher 135.  The Chinese action movie HERO will be shown. This event is sponsored by the Chinese Language and Culture Club.  FREE movie/99 minutes/English! We welcome everyone join us and enjoy the movie!

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PREGNANT AND PARENTING STUDENTS NETWORK:  The Pregnant and Parenting Students Network will be hosting their final meeting of the semester. Please join us Tuesday April 10 at 6:00pm in the Daniel Heights Community Room for a full meal and kids’ activities. The meeting is free and open to children, spouses, partners, and other care-takers (even if they are not students).
 
PPSN is a support network for students who are pregnant and parenting. Support for the group comes from University Counseling and Wellness Services, The Michigan Tech Parent’s Fund, Housing and Residential Life, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. If you have any questions, please contact Counseling Services at 487-2538.

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REAC HOSTS SPEAKER:  The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will be hosting Canadian National Chief Engineer of Structures, Nigel Peters, this Tuesday April 10. His presentation topics, times and location are:

 
2-3 p.m., Dillman 214, Introduction to Railroad Bridges and Structures
4-5 p.m., Dillman 214, Rail – Latest Developments and Challenges
6-7 p.m., Dillman 214, CN Bridge Projects

Any questions about REAC or this event can be directed to Eric Goers at emgoers@mtu.edu.

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HELP MAKE THIS STUDENT’S DREAM A REALITY:  Have you ever read a job description and thought “That is what I was born to do!” This happened to Nora Heikkinen, a fourth-year STA student. She has found an internship matched exactly to her passions of outdoor exploring, documenting, and interacting with people. Please take 10 seconds to help her application make it to the final round with your vote!

VISIT: http://www.amble.com/islapalenque/islandintern2012/applicants/2012/03/nora-heikkinen/

CLICK: “Please Login to Vote”
Your Facebook information is to count votes- 1/person.

SHARE: please send link to friends, co-workers, and family.

The internship is a 4-week exploration of Isla Palenque, an island owned by Amble Resort in Panama. The intern participates in adventure sports, interacts with indigenous people, and goes on excursions around the island, all while documenting and blogging the experience.

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GLOBAL CITY PHOTO EXHIBIT:  Global City is proud to partner with the Vertin Gallery, the Keweenaw Brewing Company and the Copper Country Community Art Center for the second annual Global City photo exhibit!

Global City is a student organization at Michigan Tech dedicated to addressing critical global issues, especially those that most directly impact developing countries. Its three main goals are to: 1) foster cooperation and understanding among nationals of different countries, 2) promote interest in international affairs such as the environment, human rights, technology transfer, poverty, development, and sustainability, and 3) provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to benefit the university and the world community.

The winning photos representing the categories of “People”, “Planet”, “Sustainability” and “Glocal” will be exhibited in the following venues around Hancock, Houghton and Calumet:

 April 6 – 14 – Vertin Gallery in Calumet

April 15 – 29 – Keweenaw Brewing Company

April 30 – May 6 – Copper Country Community Arts Center

All are welcome to attend opening night at 7:00pm, Friday, April 6 at the Vertin Gallery as part of the Calumet First Friday events. We are excited to offer a glimpse of Global City members’ pictorial vision that embodies the essence of both local and global community. Please come out and support this vibrant and inspiring exhibit!

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Student News Briefs: March 30, 2012

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TECH EXPRESS MOVING:  Tech Express Services Moving:  All card services are moving from the Bookstore to the Library and IT Service Center as of April 2, 2012.  This will include Michigan Tech ID Cards and all related services such as Meal Plans, Express Cash, Big Dog Bucks, Top Dog Meals, Dining Dollars and Guest Meal sales along with Quad Core Fitness Club memberships.  www.techexpress.mtu.edu can still be used to view your balances and transactions as well as add money or meals to your card.  There will no longer be an option to withdraw cash from your Express Cash account.

Services that will be staying in the Bookstore include:

· Mailbox and Locker Rental

· Postage Stamps

· Kodak Photo Printing

· Laminating

· UPS Shipping

· Textbook Buyback

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Contraband in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st at 6:0, 8:30, and 11:00pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next week we are showing: Mission Impossible 4. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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THEMES FOR WINTER CARNIVAL 2013:  Theme submissions are now being accepted for the 2013 Winter Carnival!!!  Please send your ideas to bluekey@mtu.edu by April 4.  The official theme will be announced on Friday, April 13 at Spring Fling.

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RELAY FOR LIFE STARTS TONIGHT:  Help fight back against cancer and join Michigan Tech at their annual Relay for Life event!  The Relay For Life Registered Student Organization at Michigan Tech will we holding their relay event from Friday March 30th 6:00 PM to Saturday, March 31st 6:00 AM. The event will be held in the SDC wood gym.  The event list includes rock climbing, basketball, dodgeball, and many other exciting activities!  Their will be luminaria and ceremonies for survivors and caregivers.  There will be food, fun, and lots of activities, so please join us and help fight back against Cancer!  Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.  For more information, please contact Amanda Carlson at 920-321-8773 or alcarlso@mtu.edu; or Carl at 906-250-4129 carl.fulsher@cancer.org.

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THE BIG QUESTION:  The Big Question Series continues this Friday, March 30, 2012 at noon in the Memorial Union Building Commons.  Prompting discussion is the article called “What If There’s No Hell?” from the April 25, 2011 issue of Time Magazine.  Some of the Big Questions to be covered:  Is Hell Dead?  Heaven or Hell: Should I Care?  What If There Is No Hell?

The issue may or may not hold much weight for Lutherans, but it sure has in downstate Michigan at Mars Hill, the huge Reformed Church were Rob Bell was the pastor.  It also helped make headlines with the Southern Baptist Convention who recently passed a resolution, in reference to the kafuffle caused in part by Bell, affirming the reality of hell as a place of eternal physical torment.   It wasn’t enough to affirm hell as separation from God or eternal death; their resolution says we need to be reminded that it’s a place where unrepentant sinners will experience torment forever for choosing wrongly, or for not choosing at all.  

The BIG QUESTION Series is sponsored by the student organization, Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA) at Michigan Tech, and in partnership with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  To find the discussion group in the MUB Commons, look for the shepherd’s staff. The discussion group is a noon-time series of informal, on-campus discussions for students, staff and faculty that focus on many questions in which religion and contemporary issues intersect.  Questions and topics include “Cosmic Silence: God does not seem to answer prayer”; “Church:  Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Higher Education is being blamed for young people leaving Christianity”;  “Where did evil come from (or is it just Friday the 13th)?”; “Heaven / Hell: Should I care?  Is Hell dead? What if there is no Hell?”; “Predestination or is the Holy Spirit really accomplishing anything?”;  “Just what is a purpose-driven life?”

For more information on the Big Questions Series, contact Bucky Beach via email: bsbeach@mtu.edu.


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CAMPUS HOPE SPEAKER SERIES:  The Campus HOPE Student Organization will be sponsoring a Christian speaker, Pastor Daniel McGrath, to come and speakabout the truths in the Bible. This series is entitled “Can The Bible Really Be Trusted?”  Please join us every night from Monday, March 26th to Friday, March 30th at 7:00pm in Fisher 138.  The public is invited and Bibles will be provided free of charge!  For any questions, please contact us at chopeleaders-l@mtu.edu.

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NANCOON 23 1/2:  Nanocon 23½ is taking over the first floor of Fisher Hall, this Saturday, March 31.  Events include anime screenings such as the animated feature, Redline; Smash Bros. tournament; Science; Dance Dance Revolution; a one-shot Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 campaign and other table-top games; toast, and more!  Nanocon 23½ is sponsored by HARO, PFRC, The DDR Club, and GA!  For more information, contact Dylan Steinmetz at dtsteinm@mtu.edu.

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INTERNATIONAL NIGHT:  Join us on Sunday, April 1, from 6pm-7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom for International Night sponored by the International Club at Michigan Tech.  Savor an endless buffet of international dishes including dumplings, chicken, rice, curry, hash, salad, desserts, and more while enjoying 8 international performances including singing, dancing, comedy sketches, and community drumming.  Tickets are $10 for students and are available at the SDC ticket office and on the Rozsa Center website under “University Events.”   Limited tickets may be available at the door.

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PRIDE WEEK:  Keweenaw Pride, a registered student organization at Michigan Tech, is sponsoring the following events during Pride Week, which is April 1-6.  The events are held in order to raise awareness of the issues of homophobia, acceptance, and tolerance on our campus and in the community.

 Sunday (4/1): Film Screening – The Curiosity of Chance
                Where: M&M U115
                When: 7PM
                Pop and popcorn will be provided.
                
Monday (4/2): Guess The Straight Person
                Where: MUB Ballroom A1
                When: 7PM
                Finger foods will be provided.

Tuesday (4/3): Taboo Talk
                Where: DHH Ballroom
                When: 7PM

Wednesday (4/4): Film Screening – She’s a Boy I Knew
                Where: Fisher 135
                When: 8PM
                Pop and popcorn will be provided. (This event will be hosted by oSTEM)

Thursday (4/5): Lecture by Reverend Dr. Jamie Washington
                Where: DHH Ballroom
                When: 6PM
 
Friday (4.6.2012): Dr. Keith Berry’s presentation “Uncovering the Gay Interculturalist”
                Where: Walker HDMZ 120
                When: 10AM
 
Friday (4.6.2012): Lunch with the Queens
                Where: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
                When: 2PM
Friday (4.6.2012): Drag Show!
                Where: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
                When 8PM (Doors open at 7:30PM)
 
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STOCKER RUN 2012:   Learn some tips to off-roading after Spring Fling at Stocker Run 2012!  The Four Wheelers of Michigan Tech will be holding a stock vehicle friendly day of off-roading on Saturday, April 14.  All you need is front and rear tow points for your vehicle.  Don’t have a vehicle? There are plenty of seats to just ride along.  We will be meeting in lot 14 at 10:00 am to go over proper recovery techniques and some tips to off-roading.  After the short info session, we will caravan out to the trails just outside of Houghton for the day.  If you have any questions, email jhahlbor@mtu.edu, or stop by the MUB circle during Spring Fling (it will be hard to miss all of the Jeeps and Trucks).

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS NEEDED:  Michigan Tech Youth Programs is looking for Student Organizations, Enterprise Teams, and Club Sports Teams to participate in two Campus Life fairs on Friday June 29 and Friday July 13 (Summer Track B).  Organizations need 1-3 representatives and some sort of table display to participate.  Each fair is for 150 high school students who have received a full scholarships to attend summer programs at Michigan Tech.  This is a great opportunity to represent the University to excellent prospective students while recruiting for your organization.  If you think your organization may be interested, please send a “yes” to Jess Banda at jebanda@mtu.edu.   More information will follow for those who respond with a yes!

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SUPERIOR WINDS SYMPHONY AND CAMPUS CONCERT BAND:  This Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 PM, the Rozsa Center and the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts present “Superior Winds:  Spring Revels,” an evening featuring the music of John Williams, from the original Star Wars Trilogy, and a new arrangement of a work by renowned contemporary composer Eric Whitacre. Both the Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Concert Band will perform, conducted by Nicolas Enz, Michigan Technological University’s Director of Bands.  General Admission $10, Students $5,  Michigan Tech Students Free.  To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online to rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC).

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