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Student News Briefs – April 20, 2018

Join a Student Organization

Looking for another student organization to join? Look no further! Walk around campus and visit the different student organizations that have set up booths and games to play. There are prizes for the best booths and Spring Fling TVsgiveaways! Hang out with your friends and fellow Huskies on campus! The rain location is the SDC Multipurpose Room. It all happens on Friday, April 20th 12 noon to 4 pm.

To register your student organization please go to this link by April 13th: http://bit.ly/2oHS49V


Live Music in MUB Commons

Do you love LIVE MUSIC? Join us in the MUB Commons as we host our last 906 Night of the year on Saturday, April 21st at 9:06 pm !

What’s 906 Night? Well, its music – live music – right here on campus, it’s free, and it’s starting at 9:06pm – of course! This month’s event is brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board), Late Night Programming, and Michigan Tech SLS.
906 Brother Brother TVtest
Brother Brother plays indie rock on a banjo. Originally hailing from Sarasota, Florida, the energy of this sibling duo brings a fresh light to today’s roots music revival. Singer-songwriters Bradley and Brett Anderson have original harmonies and tunes ranging from Mumford-like melodies to Twenty-One Pilots-esque rhythms featured on acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, drums, and live MIDI


Korean Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana

By Khana Khazana

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

The menu features:         Korean Cuisine

  • Jap Chae
  • Vegetable Bibimbap
  • Soon Du Bu Jigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew)
  • Chicken Bulgogi
  • Korean Coffee Brownies

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


Michigan Tech Concert Choir “Beyond the Veil”

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a concert by the Michigan Tech Choirs: conscience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, and the Michigan Tech Concert Choir, on Friday, April 20, at 7:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center.  According to Jared Anderson, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department, and Choirs Director, “The choirs at Tech have been working hard to prepare a concert that includes a number of interesting themes.  The title of the concert, “Beyond the Veil”, refers to themes that seem to be opposites as if on two sides of a veil: love and loss, life and death, health and sickness, slavery and freedom, youth and old age.  There will be something for everyone at the concert this Friday—love songs, spirituals, folksongs, and sacred motets.”

Tickets for Beyond the Veil are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


The Campus Store Invites You to our Spring Fling Sale!

Today

Friday, April 20th.

Take an additional 50% off ALL clearance items.

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PLUS! a  FREE GIFT with every apparel and souvenir purchase.


Lectures by Dr. Kevin Peil – Sunday April 22, 2018

“Noah’s Ark and the Flood”, April 22nd at 9:00 am, at Peace Lutheran Church:  Dr. Peil will give a bible class that discusses the Noah’s Ark and the flood from a scientific perspective.  It will cover details on the ark construction, the number and types of animals on the ark, the geological impact the flood had on the earth plus several more topics.

“The Case for Creation” Lecture, April 22nd at 3:00 pm, in DOW 642: The lecture will discuss how the doctrine of creation is foundational to the Christian faith.  This talk will cover all aspects of creation beginning with the six day creation week, fossils, and genetics.  It will also discuss where modern creation science research stands on a number of different topics.  The lecture will be about an hour long with time for questions afterward.  This event is free and open to all students and community members.  We hope to see you there!

About the Speaker: Kevin Peil is a PhD Chemical Engineer who has worked for The Dow Chemical Company for the last 28 years.  He is also the founder of Tri City Brewing.  Dr. Peil has spoken around the country on topics related to science and the Bible and presents a young-earth creation perspective.

Hosted by Lutheran Collegians at MTU

http://www.lutherancollegians.org/events/


Time To Pick Up Cap, Gown and Tickets for Commencement

Spring 2018 Cap and Gown and Commencement ticket pickup at the bookstore in the MUB.

Monday, April 23rd – Friday, April 27th – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Monday, April 30th – Thursday, May 3rd – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

For questions about cap and gown, please email: capandgown@mtu.edu

For questions about tickets, please contact the ticketing office at (906) 487-2073


SIS Step Show Today

Please join the Society of Intellectual Sisters (SIS) at their STEP SHOW today to celebrate Spring Fling.  Stepping is an African-American collegiate tradition, and SIS has been stepping at Michigan Tech for decades.  Come see what the SISters of SIS have worked hard to prepare for the University Community.

(here’s the 2010 show: https://youtu.be/3GnVAq2qo8M)

SIS Vice President Logan McMillan (chemical engineering major) was awarded the 2018 Percy Julian Award yesterday!  The Percy Julian award is given to the student who best displays outstanding leadership accomplishments which promote diversity, social equality, or racial/ethnic and cultural understanding at Michigan Tech.


Fundraiser for Copper Country Senior Meals on Wheels & HuskyFan

The sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta Women’s Fraternity will be holding a fundraiser to benefit the Copper Country Senior Meals on Wheels and HuskyFan on Wednesday, April 25 in the Library Cafe. All day Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 10 percent of total sales will be donated by Dining Services. In addition, Alpha Gamma Delta cash cards will also be on sale for $5. These cards have discoLibCafeFBBanner aunts for Michigan Tech Dining Services, Joey’s Seafood & Grill, Subway, Domino’s, McDonald’s, Culver’s, and more. An anonymous donor has generously offered to double all proceeds raised. Please drop by the Library Café and join the sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta in fighting hunger, locally, one sip at time!

 


Nach-O-Average Study Break

The MUB Board is hosting a Nach-O-Average Study Break in the MUB Ballroom B on Thursday, April 26th at 6 pm. There will be a free nacNach-O-Average_TVho bar, themed coloring and movies.

Come and relax and enjoy some time away, a study break.

 

 


Student Showcase – From There to Here

The Rozsa Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) are excited to announce their semi-annual student showcase, titled From There to Here, featuring works of art created by Michigan Tech students who are participating in Project Learning Lab, an innovative arts classroom based inside of Rozsa gallery b. Work on display was created by students in Lisa Gordillo’s Traditional Sculpture, Advanced Sculpture, and 3D Design classes. Students from many campus disciplines are represented, including Materials Sciences, English, and Theatre Arts. The exhibition is in Rozsa gallery b, and runs April 18-20, 2018. A reception will be held Friday, April 20, from 5-6:30 pm. The reception is free and all are welcome.


Panhellenic Council Canvas Painting

Come join the Panhellenic Council for canvas painting and fruit punch on Wednesday, April 25th from 7-8 pm in the MUB Commons! Are you interested in joining a student organization that will promote your personal and professional growth? Has learning about what sorority life is all about ever crossed your mind? Painting with Panhellenic prPainting with Panhellenic Designovides a comfortable, casual environment for those with questions to get them answered by sorority women. Come find out what the Fraternity and Sorority Life has to offer to you!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email sororitylife@gmail.com


Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Performing Arts in Concert

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a concert by the Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Concert Band, titled “Right Now,” a celebration of music written by contemporary composers. They will perform this Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center.

Tickets for Right Now are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.

For more information please contact Mike Christianson at mchristi@mtu.edu, 906-487-2825, or visit us online at mtu.edu/rozsa


Music for Medlife

Come check out Music for Medlife this Saturaday, April 21! Medlife is a student organization committed to providing Medicine, Education, and Development to countries around the world. Students in the Medlife Poster - JPEG (1)organization are fundraising to volunteer in Peru Summer 2018 and 2019. Doors open at 7 pm, and the concert starts at 8 pm, at the Orpheum Theater featuring Soul Raga, Natty Daddy’s, and Highlight Reel. See the flier for more details!

 

 

 

 


Women’s Soccer Club Hosting Spring Training

The women’s club soccer team is hosting a spring training and conditioning to get women interested in playing the sport or for those who want to hang out with a good group of people and work out.

They will be hosting trainings on Mondays from 7-8 pm in the Wood Gym Until the end of the semester.

There will be weekend trainings at Sherman Field on these dates.

Sunday, April 22nd from 10 am – 12 pm.


Photography Exhibition at Omega House

A team including Michigan Tech student co-curators Mads Howard and John Hughes, Omega House Marketing Coordinator Carol Pfefferkorn and Anne Beffel (VPA) are creating an exhibition of mindfulWall image IMG_0964 copy crop aness-based photographs. The Omega House Hospice of Houghton will host a series of images by students of Beffel’s Art and Nature studio course now through May 2. A series of 32 photographs taken almost exclusively with cell phones, utilizing no zoom or editing, demonstrate the power of simply slowing down and paying attention to life as it unfolds from one moment to the next.


Michigan Tech Recreation Offers AppAudio    AppAudio

Customers have two WiFi networks to choose from – MichiganTech and MichiganTechGuest.

For more information on how to set up AppAudio on your devices, see HowToAppAudio.

 

 


One Diet Does Not Fit All! 

Work together with our certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Joan Kero, as she guides, supports, educates and motivates you to create goals that are in line with your dreams for greater health and vitality.

Fresh appetizing apple and brightly colored dumbbells tied with a measuring tape. Slight reflection, white background, focus on the apple

For more information, visit Personal Health Coaching or contact Joan Kero at jakero@mtu.edu.

It’s never too late to start your health journey. Get started RIGHT now!


High School Yoga

High school athletes, join certified instructor Joan Kero for a Yoga class just for you! No matter what sport you participate in, this yoga class will assist you in improving your flexibility, alignment, balance, core stability, strength, agility, endurance, lung capacity and mobility, thus dramatically affecting your athletic performance. Learn techniques that you can use to calm your nerves, steady your mind and improve your focus. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

April 4 – May 23 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio
Cost
8-week session $30/person OR Daily $5
Pre-registration is preferred. For more information or to register, visit Yoga for High School Athletes.

Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!    BUTI-card

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

There are 4 weeks left in the spring semester – plenty of time to sample a variety of adult group fitness classes with a daily pass or the HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card!

Visit HuskiesFit Programs for up to date program information.

SAVE THE DATE… Summer Dollar Days May 13-19! Try out a class for only $2! More information coming soon!

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Just announced!

Wednesday, May 2, 5:30-6:45pm
SDC Wood Gym
Hosted by certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Joan Kero, this workshop is open to middle/high school students and parents of middle/high school students wanting to learn nutrition and lifestyle tips that can help a young athlete reach their full potential. Get tips for eating on the road, pre- and post-competition meal ideas, healthy snacks, hydration and more.
Bonus – includes admission to that evening’s Yoga for Athletes class.
Cost is $5/individual, $10/family.
For more information or to register, visit The Nourished Athlete.

Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
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With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .

Student News Briefs – April 13, 2018

Comedian Brandon Vestal to Perform

Brandon is a must see comedian with his low key and deeplyBrandonVestal a personal, honest style he’s sure to make you laugh. He has been featured on many comedy outlets such as NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Man Up Stand Up. He was winner of the Hollywood Comedy Festival. Brandon Vestal will perform in the MUB Commons on Friday, April 13th at 9 pm.  Come and be prepared to laugh.


Customer Appreciation Sale

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 Friday, April 13th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Nearly everything in the stores will be 25% off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, school supplies and souvenirs. Our clearance racks are full! We look forward to you stopping by!


Feedback for Orca TV

Orca TV is new to Michigan Tech and would like to get your feedback on your social media use as well as how to expand Orca TV to the campus community. This survey will only take about 2 minutes to complete and in return, you will be entered into a contest for a chance to win a gift card!

Check out this video for more information and CLICK HERE to take the survey!

If this links do not work for you, I have copied them down below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/apogeesocial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhEpw76mTiA&rel=0

If you have any questions, please contact rspencer@mtu.edu


Play Laser Tag

Head to the Wood Gym and play laser tag on Saturday, April 14th  from 7-11 pm! There will chances to play different styles of laser tag during the event. Don’t miss out on this exciting event! All you have to doLaser Tag is show up at the door and sign up, no reservations needed. There will be inflatable barriers to hide behind, along with masks, laser tag guns, and other playing equipment provided. You just need to bring yourself and your friends. Matches of 8v8. Remember to wear appropriate clothing since the gym can get warm.


Tech Theatre Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Love abounds! Trickery and magic reveal lovers and fools. A Midsummer Night’s Dream brings together some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters in a romantic and hilarious adventure. Tech Theatre presents the classic Shakespeare comedy of love, magic, and mixed signals, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for three nights at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The play will run Thursday, April 12 -Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 pm each night.

Lysander loves Hermia, but Hermia loves Demetrius. The trouble is Demetrius loves Helena who believes she loves Lysander! This is what happens when a love potion gets into the wrong hands. How does it end? Happily, of course! But the mad romantic romp won’t end until magic restores the lovers’ senses. In Shakespeare’s words:

“Ay me! for aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Play director Patricial Helsel describes the production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream features actors from all across campus, as well as community and staff members. Christopher Schwartz, Lecturer in the Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology Department, plays Oberon, the King of the Fairies.  Mark Wilcox, News Writer for University Marketing and Communications joins the cast as Quince, leading the comedic troupe of artisans. The play features original music created by instructor, Libby Meyer, and student, Devin Deal.  The fairies sing beautiful harmonies and the show has lovely incidental music composed by Deal.  The forest comes alive with a robust ambiance created by student Sound Designer, Samantha Palumbo.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream is sure to delight with spectacle, sound, love, and humor.  Tickets for A Midusmmer Nigh’ts Dream are on sale now, $15 for adults, $6 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 mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office is only open one hour prior to performances.


Join a Student Organization

Looking for another student organization to join? Look no further! Walk around campus and visit the different student organizations that have set up booths and games to play. There are prizes for the best booths and Spring Fling TVsgiveaways! Hang out with your friends and fellow Huskies on campus! The rain location is the SDC Multipurpose Room. It all happens on Friday, April 20th 12 noon to 4 pm.

To register your student organization please go to this link by April 13th: http://bit.ly/2oHS49V

 


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


Lectures by Dr. Kevin Peil – Sunday April 22, 2018

“Noah’s Ark and the Flood”, April 22nd at 9:00 am, at Peace Lutheran Church:  Dr. Peil will give a bible class that discusses the Noah’s Ark and the flood from a scientific perspective.  It will cover details on the ark construction, the number and types of animals on the ark, the geological impact the flood had on the earth plus several more topics.

“The Case for Creation” Lecture, April 22nd at 3:00 pm, in DOW 642: The lecture will discuss how the doctrine of creation is foundational to the Christian faith.  This talk will cover all aspects of creation beginning with the six day creation week, fossils, and genetics.  It will also discuss where modern creation science research stands on a number of different topics.  The lecture will be about an hour long with time for questions afterward.  This event is free and open to all students and community members.  We hope to see you there!

About the Speaker: Kevin Peil is a PhD Chemical Engineer who has worked for The Dow Chemical Company for the last 28 years.  He is also the founder of Tri City Brewing.  Dr. Peil has spoken around the country on topics related to science and the Bible and presents a young-earth creation perspective.

Hosted by Lutheran Collegians at MTU

http://www.lutherancollegians.org/events/

 


Student Showcase – From There to Here

The Rozsa Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) are excited to announce their semi-annual student showcase, titled From There to Here, featuring works of art created by Michigan Tech students who are participating in Project Learning Lab, an innovative arts classroom based inside of Rozsa gallery b. Work on display was created by students in Lisa Gordillo’s Traditional Sculpture, Advanced Sculpture, and 3D Design classes. Students from many campus disciplines are represented, including Materials Sciences, English, and Theatre Arts. The exhibition is in Rozsa gallery b, and runs April 18-20, 2018. A reception will be held Friday, April 20, from 5-6:30 pm. The reception is free and all are welcome.


Blue Key Logo Contest

Blue key would like to announce the WC2019 Theme and logo contest in the student news briefs. Please include the following text:

Though there is still snow on the ground from this last winter, we are already looking forward to Winter Carnival 2019!  Blue Key Honor Society is proud to announce the theme for Winter Carnival 2019: ‘Years of innovation STEM from this snowy situation‘.2019 Blue Key jpeg

We are looking for your help in creating the logo to fit the theme. The chosen logo will be featured on all Winter Carnival merchandise and will dictate the overall mood of Winter Carnival.

Both hand drawings and digital designs are welcome!  Designs are to be completed using the attached contest form and following the instructions included.  Submissions are due by Friday, April 20th at 11:59pm and can be sent to bluekey@mtu.edu.


Live Music in MUB Commons

Do you love LIVE MUSIC? Join us in the MUB Commons as we host our last 906 Night of the year on Saturday, April 21st at 9:06 pm !

What’s 906 Night? Well, its music – live music – right here on campus, it’s free, and it’s starting at 9:06pm – of course! This month’s event is brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board), Late Night Programming, and Michigan Tech SLS.
906 Brother Brother TVtest
Brother Brother plays indie rock on a banjo. Originally hailing from Sarasota, Florida, the energy of this sibling duo brings a fresh light to today’s roots music revival. Singer-songwriters Bradley and Brett Anderson have original harmonies and tunes ranging from Mumford-like melodies to Twenty-One Pilots-esque rhythms featured on acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, drums, and live MIDI sampling.

Check out more of their music here: http://brotherbrothermusic.com/

 


Women’s Soccer Club Hosting Spring Training

The women’s club soccer team is hosting a spring training and conditioning to get women interested in playing the sport or for those who want to hang out with a good group of people and work out.

They will be hosting trainings on Mondays from 7-8 pm in the Wood Gym Until the end of the semester.

There will be weekend trainings at Sherman Field on these dates.

Saturday, April 14th from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Sunday, April 22nd from 10 am – 12 pm.


Michigan Tech Recreation Offers AppAudio

Michigan Tech Recreation now offers AppAudio, a free AppAudiomobile app available in and around the SDC Fitness Center. Simply download the app to your mobile device, and you’ll be able to listen to any one of the 8 Fitness Center TV’s from anywhere within the Fitness Center while you’re working out.

Customers have two WiFi networks to choose from – MichiganTech and MichiganTechGuest.

For more information on how to set up AppAudio on your devices, see HowToAppAudio.


One Diet Does Not Fit All! 

Work together with our certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Joan Kero, as she guides, supports, educates and motivates you to create goals that are in line with your dreams for greater health and vitality.

Fresh appetizing apple and brightly colored dumbbells tied with a measuring tape. Slight reflection, white background, focus on the apple

For more information, visit Personal Health Coaching or contact Joan Kero at jakero@mtu.edu.

It’s never too late to start your health journey. Get started RIGHT now!

 


UPCOMING INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Volleyball 2’s:       Deadline on April 16th @ 5:00 pm
                               Tournament will start on April 19th

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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

 


High School Yoga

High school athletes, join certified instructor Joan Kero for a Yoga class just for you! No matter what sport you participate in, this yoga class will assist you in improving your flexibility, alignment, balance, core stability, strength, agility, endurance, lung capacity and mobility, thus dramatically affecting your athletic performance. Learn techniques that you can use to calm your nerves, steady your mind and improve your focus. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

April 4 – May 23 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio
Cost
8-week session $30/person OR Daily $5
Pre-registration is preferred. For more information or to register, visit Yoga for High School Athletes.

Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!    BUTI-card

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

There are 4 weeks left in the spring semester – plenty of time to sample a variety of adult group fitness classes with a daily pass or the HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card!

Visit HuskiesFit Programs for up to date program information.

SAVE THE DATE… Summer Dollar Days May 13-19! Try out a class for only $2! More information coming soon!

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Just announced!
 

Wednesday, May 2, 5:30-6:45pm
SDC Wood Gym
 
Hosted by certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Joan Kero, this workshop is open to middle/high school students and parents of middle/high school students wanting to learn nutrition and lifestyle tips that can help a young athlete reach their full potential. Get tips for eating on the road, pre- and post-competition meal ideas, healthy snacks, hydration and more.
 
Bonus – includes admission to that evening’s Yoga for Athletes class.
 
Cost is $5/individual, $10/family.
 
For more information or to register, visit The Nourished Athlete.

Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
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With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .

Student News Briefs – April 6, 2018

Comedian Brandon Vestal to Perform

Brandon is a must see comedian with his low key and deeplyBrandonVestal a personal, honest style he’s sure to make you laugh. He has been featured on many comedy outlets such as NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Man Up Stand Up. He was winner of the Hollywood Comedy Festival. Brandon Vestal will perform in the MUB Commons on Friday, April 13th at 9 pm.  Come and be prepared to laugh.

 


Extra Life Charity Event

Triangle Fraternity and MUB Board are hosting this year’s Extra Life Charity Event Saturday, April 7th from 8 pm-2 am in the Wadsworth Dining Hall, and want you to join us! This event includes gaming of all kind (PC, console, board games) in order to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. We will also have free food from Jimmy John’s, free coffee from Biggby, and Campus Café discounts. Want to compete? You’re in luck! We have tournaments running in Euchre (8:30), Smash (9:30), LoL (10:ExtraLife30), and Halo 3 (11:30)! But wait, there’s more. We will also be offering open play in Rock Band/Guitar Hero, Smash, Jackbox games, Halo, Euchre, Minecraft, and Rocket League! We hope to see you there!

Are you unable to attend the event, but still want to donate? Follow this link to do so https://bit.ly/2I7GbkN

 


Feedback for Orca TV

Orca TV is new to Michigan Tech and would like to get your feedback on your social media use as well as how to expand Orca TV to the campus community. This survey will only take about 2 minutes to complete and in return, you will be entered into a contest for a chance to win a gift card!

Check out this video for more information and CLICK HERE to take the survey!

If this links do not work for you, I have copied them down below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/apogeesocial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhEpw76mTiA&rel=0

If you have any questions, please contact rspencer@mtu.edu


Spring Dance Sponsored by the Christian Organizations of Michigan Tech
 
There will be a “New Orleans” themed spring dance held in the basement of St. Albert the Great Church on Saturday, April 7th hosted by St. Al’s and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.  Swing dance lessons by the MTU Swing Dance Club will be available from 7-8 pm and the dance will be from 9 pm-12 am. There will be snacks, dancing, and lots of fun!”  St. Al's Spring Dance Ad abcd

Engineers Without Borders Annual Band Benefit

The Engineers Without Borders Annual Band Benefit raises funds for our

current rural water improvement projects in EWB band benefit posterabc jpegGuatemala and Panama. For $5, come to the MUB ballroom A on Sunday, April 8th between 4 and 7 pm to hear live music, dance, enjoy refreshments, and put in to win some raffles. Ben and the Bamboozlers, Momentum, and the Naddy Daddie will be playing for you, with sound provided by WMTU. See you there!

 

 

 


Play Laser Tag

Head to the Wood Gym and play laser tag on Saturday, April 14th from 7-11 pm! There will chances to play different styles of laser tag during the event. Don’t miss out on this exciting event! All you have to doLaser Tag is show up at the door and sign up, no reservations needed. There will be inflatable barriers to hide behind, along with masks, laser tag guns, and other playing equipment provided. You just need to bring yourself and your friends. Matches of 8v8. Remember to wear appropriate clothing since the gym can get warm.

 


Blue Key Logo Contest

Blue key would like to announce the WC2019 Theme and logo contest in the student news briefs. Please include the following text:

Though there is still snow on the ground from this last winter, we are already looking forward to Winter Carnival 2019!  Blue Key Honor Society is proud to announce the theme for Winter Carnival 2019: ‘Years of innovation STEM from this snowy situation‘.2019 Blue Key jpeg

We are looking for your help in creating the logo to fit the theme. The chosen logo will be featured on all Winter Carnival merchandise and will dictate the overall mood of Winter Carnival.

Both hand drawings and digital designs are welcome!  Designs are to be completed using the attached contest form and following the instructions included.  Submissions are due by Friday, April 20th at 11:59pm and can be sent to bluekey@mtu.edu.

 


Women’s Soccer Club Hosting Spring Training

The women’s club soccer team is hosting a spring training and conditioning to get women interested in playing the sport or for those who want to hang out with a good group of people and work out.

They will be hosting trainings on Mondays from 7-8 pm in the Wood Gym Until the end of the semester.

There will be weekend trainings at Sherman Field on these dates:

Sunday, April 8th from 10 am – 12 pm.

Saturday, April 14th from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Sunday, April 22nd from 10 am – 12 pm.


Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

The deadline to register for the Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is Monday, April 9. The tournament will take place Saturday, April 28 in the SDC multi-purpose gym.
The Doghouse Classic is an original Michigan Tech event which saw its beginnings over 26 years ago under the direction of Kevin Borseth, head women’s basketball coach at the time. The Doghouse Classic was a long-standing tradition in the Houghton and Hancock area up until the last tournament took place in 2007. In 2016, the tradition was reestablished. Michigan Tech Recreation is excited for the opportunity to host the tournament and bring the Doghouse back to its former glory!
Divisions include boy’s and girl’s grades 4-8, JV, Varsity, Men’s Open and Women’s Open.
Cost is $80/team of four players. Deadline to register is April 9.
For more information or to register for the Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, visit Doghouse.

UPCOMING INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Tennis Doubles: Deadline on April 11th @ 5:00 pm

                             Tournament will start on April 13th

Volleyball 2’s:       Deadline on April 16th @ 5:00 pm
                               Tournament will start on April 19th

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


Kentucky Derby Charity Ball
Come support Omega House by attending the Kentucky Derby themed Charity Ball put on by the Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club and Circle K on Saturday, April 7 at 8 pm! Attendees will enjoy dancing, performances by the Swing Team and the MTU Dance Team, a live band, a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar,

Kentucky Derby Charity agiveaways, a professional photo booth, and much more! Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for community members, and all ticket proceeds go to the Omega House! So put on your sundress, grab a mint julep, and have a great time while giving back!

For more information about how you can support Omega House, please visit there website: omega-house.org

Customer Appreciation Sale

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 Friday, April 13th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Nearly everything in the stores will be 25% off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, school supplies and souvenirs. Our clearance racks are full! We look forward to you stopping by!


High School Yoga

High school athletes, join certified instructor Joan Kero for a Yoga class just for you! No matter what sport you participate in, this yoga class will assist you in improving your flexibility, alignment, balance, core stability, strength, agility, endurance, lung capacity and mobility, thus dramatically affecting your athletic performance. Learn techniques that you can use to calm your nerves, steady your mind and improve your focus. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

April 4 – May 23 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio
Cost
8-week session $30/person OR Daily $5
Pre-registration is preferred. For more information or to register, visit Yoga for High School Athletes.

Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!    BUTI-card

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

There are 4 weeks left in the spring semester – plenty of time to sample a variety of adult group fitness classes with a daily pass or the HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card!

Visit HuskiesFit Programs for up to date program information.

SAVE THE DATE… Summer Dollar Days May 13-19! Try out a class for only $2! More information coming soon!

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
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With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .


Student News Briefs – March 30, 2018

African Night

On behalf of the African Students Organization at Michigan Tech, I invite you to our 2018 African Night. Since 2001 African Night celebrates multicultural African traditions through  dances, music, food, poems, presentation of personal experiences, and drama, among others. This year is ‘the return of bring Bi-Okoto’, the dance and drama troupe that mesmerized us last year. We also bring back ‘Madafo’, a modern-day Griot (a West 2018 African NightAfrican oral historian-poet). Please find below some details:

Venue: MUB Ballroom

Date: Friday, March 30th          Time: 7 – 9:30pm

Ticket: $10 for students; $15 for non-students

Menu:

Starter: Chicken pepper soup, veg pepper soup (from East & West Africa)

Main dishes: Rice (jollof & white), plantains, coleslaw, poundo & veg soup, meat (grilled chicken) (from East Africa, West Africa & Jamaica)

Snack: Puff puff (from Nigeria)

Drinks: Zobo (East & West Africa), mango lemonade (North & Central Africa)

To get tickets, email aso-exec-20172018-l@mtu.edu. We will sell tickets at the MUB tomorrow, Tuesday Mar. 27. We will also sell tickets at the gate.

We look forward to seeing you Tonight.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2018:

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.  For $10, yoClassTribute_Poster abcur tribute to them will be printed in the commencement program and displayed on the arena videoboard. Your contribution also supports student scholarships at Michigan Tech.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 3rd.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.

 

 


Indian Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana

By Khana Khazana

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

The menu features:                                          Indian Cuisine

  • Veg – Paneer Tikka Platter
  • Non – Veg – Chicken Tikka Platter
  • Mango Mastani

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, today. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


Studio for Here and Now – Artist Anne Beffel

Michigan Tech Professor and Public Artist Anne Beffel will hold an open studio reception Tuesday, April 3, in the Studio for Here and Now in the basement of Wadsworth Hall, Wadsworth G04W, across from WMTU, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Student artists will exhibit their recent work. Artists presenting include: Christian Baker, Eric Bauer, Sierra R. Braun, Kelby P. Chrivia, Chris J. Churchill, Devon DeVriendt, Morgan E. English, Morgan E. Farrell, Serena Fournier, Alex R. Gall, James A, Giannunzio, Maddy Goodnough, Jake T. Hendricks, John Hughes, Ben Layle, Jared McDowell, Alex R.  McInerney, Brendan Miller, Nick S. Minarich, Evan Monko, Gabriel Raney, Bryant J. Rowe, Mitchell M. Ryan, Catherine T. Steigerwald, Sophie Steinbrueck, Sivakumar D. Vigneshwar, Gi West, Drew Wilkerson, Cory Williams, Rachel Xiao, Troy Zehnder, Sloane Zenner, Helen Zhu, and Friends of Studio for Here and Now.

This event is free and open to the public.


Feedback for Orca TV

Orca TV is new to Michigan Tech and would like to get your feedback on your social media use as well as how to expand Orca TV to the campus community. This survey will only take about 2 minutes to complete and in return, you will be entered into a contest for a chance to win a gift card!

Check out this video for more information and CLICK HERE to take the survey!

If this links do not work for you, I have copied them down below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/apogeesocial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhEpw76mTiA&rel=0

If you have any questions, please contact rspencer@mtu.edu


Zak Ebrahim’s Story       Zak9             

“I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.” If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring. Groomed for terror, Zak Ebrahim chose a different life. The author of The Terrorist’s Son, he hopes his story will inspire others to reject a path of violence. The Rozsa Center and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, as a part of the Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series and the Visiting Women & Minority Lecture/Scholar Series, have partnered again to present a lecture by peace activist Zak Ebrahim, on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 pm, at the Rozsa Center.


 Euchre Night

Inter fraternity Council is hosting a Euchre night, Thursday, April 5th, at 8 pm in the MUB Commons. First Place Team wins 2 $20 Jimmy John gift cards.


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

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

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows: HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero,health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


Take 5 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. The Michigan Tech community is invited to “Take 5” to help prevent sexual assault. For 5 minutes a day for 5 days, there are opportunities for sexual assault awareness, support, education, and action that can strengthen the CommUNITY of Michigan Tech.

Every 98 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. (rainn.org)  Giving 5 minutes for 5 days during this week is a step closer to changing this statistic.

From April 2-6 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., visit the first floor of the library, and learn more about the theme for that day:

Take 5 to Know the Stats

Take 5 to Take Action and Recognize – It’s On Us

Take 5 to Support your Fellow Huskies

Take 5 to Meet Public Safety

Take 5 to Speak Up

At the end of the week, the big event will be featuring Kyla Lacey’s Slam Poetry in a campus Open Mic Night presented by the WHSA Coffee House. Lacey’s work is the perfect conclusion to this week, as her profile describes her as having, “an innate ability to balance heavy issues with her biting humor.” Open Mic Night will be in the Wadsworth Annex (G11) from 9pm-12am. There will be free coffee, tea, and snacks, and italian soda; plus, the first 40 people receive a free mug!

Thank you to the following departments for sponsoring Kyla Lacey and the Open Mic Night: Academic and Community Conduct, Housing and Residential Life, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Counseling Services, Late Night Programming, Student Wellness, Institutional Equity and Inclusion, and Visiting Women and Minority Lecture/Scholar which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.


Spring Dance Sponsored by the Christian Organizations of Michigan Tech
 
There will be a “New Orleans” themed spring dance held in the basement of St. Albert the Great Church on Saturday, April 7th hosted by St. Al’s and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.  Swing dance lessons by the MTU Swing Dance Club will be available from 7-8 pm and the dance will be from 9 pm-12 am. There will be snacks, dancing, and lots of fun!”  St. Al's Spring Dance Ad abcd

UPCOMING INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Spring Soccer:     Still accepting teams on the wait list
Wait list Deadline on April 2 @ 8:00 am

Ultimate Frisbee: Still accepting teams on the wait list
Wait list Deadline on April 2 @ 8:00 am

Tennis Doubles: Deadline on April 11th @ 5:00 pm
                             Tournament will start on April 13th

Volleyball 2’s:       Deadline on April 16th @ 5:00 pm
                               Tournament will start on April 19th

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


Kentucky Derby Charity Ball
Come support Omega House by attending the Kentucky Derby themed Charity Ball put on by the Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club and Circle K! Attendees will enjoy dancing, performances by the Swing Team and the MTU Dance Team, a live band, a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, Kentucky Derby Charity agiveaways, a professional photo booth, and much more! Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for community members, and all ticket proceeds go to the Omega House! So put on your sundress, grab a mint julep, and have a great time while giving back!
For more information about how you can support Omega House, please visit there website: omega-house.org

Customer Appreciation Sale

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 Friday, April 13th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Nearly everything in the stores will be 25% off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, school supplies and souvenirs. Our clearance racks are full! We look forward to you stopping by!


MUB Board Presents Tech Arts Festival 2018

Come join MUB Board for this year’s food themed Tech Arts Festival!

Food Photography Competition (4/2/18 – 4/6/18 @ 5 pm)
Throughout the week, you can submit a photo for the Food Photography Competition to mubboard@mtu.edu. Photographs can either be of food or reminds you of food. We are accepting submissions starting April 2nd and ending April 6th at 5 pm. The top 3 submissions will be selected by MUB Board to win a $25 gift card to either Joey’s, The Library, and The Ambassador. An audience choice will also be selected through Facebook to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Winners will be announced April 9th. Tech Arts pic

College Cooking Competition (4/3/18, 6-8 PM)
If cooking is your thing come join us on Tuesday, April 3rd for a College Cooking Competition in the MUB Commons from 6-8 pm. The challenge is to make your best version of College Ramen (supplies will be provided). The best recipe will receive a trophy. Arrive early, spots are limited!

Creative Glasses and Cookie Decorating (4/5/18, 6-8 PM)
Join us on Thursday, April 5,  from 6-8pm, there will be creative glasses and cookie decorating in the Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB). Be creative while painting your glasses and decorating your cookies! Glasses, cookies, paint, and decorations will be provided. Supplies are limited.


Final Meeting for American Society for Engineering Management

The American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) will be having their final meeting on Monday, April 2nd at 6 p.m. in Chem Sci 104B. If you are interested in joining or knowing about our plans for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact Emma LaFleur at ealafleu@mtu.edu to stay in the loop. Pizza and pop will be provided!


Yoga

High school athletes, join certified instructor Joan Kero for a Yoga class just for you! No matter what sport you participate in, this yoga class will assist you in improving your flexibility, alignment, balance, core stability, strength, agility, endurance, lung capacity and mobility, thus dramatically affecting your athletic performance. Learn techniques that you can use to calm your nerves, steady your mind and improve your focus. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

April 4 – May 23 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio
Cost
8-week session $30/person OR Daily $5
Pre-registration is preferred. For more information or to register, visit Yoga for High School Athletes.

Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Buti Yoga Intensive – An 80-minute calorie-scorching worButi yogakout open to all fitness levels and perfect for those with a basic knowledge of Yoga. If you’re looking for a way to finish your weekend strong, this intensive class will be exactly what you need!

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Amateur Drag Show

The MTU Amateur Drag Show will be hosted by Keweenaw Pride. It will take place in the MUB Commons on April 6th at 7:30 PM.

Anyone can participate as long as you are respectful and have fun! Drag is about expressing yourself, so no matter if you Identify as male, female, or otherwise, you can be any kind of drag royalty! Dressing as a different gender is not required.

Compete for a chance to win! Sign up on the google form to register to perform! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9BnDA8rieWnFbdpEk-fHaddeF_HXejwg35dy-uxThH8aSxw/viewform


Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
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With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .

Student News Briefs – March 23, 2018

 Jazz Festival

Join us at the Michigan Tech Jazz Festival to celebrate “50 PFred Herschlus Years Of Great Jazz At Michigan Tech.” The Rozsa Center presents three days of events on Thursday, March 22  through Saturday, March 24, including a film about contemporary jazz piano great Fred Hersch, the annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert, and headlining the festival, see the legendary Grammy-nominated Fred Hersch Trio.

SCHEDULE

The Ballad of Fred Hersch
Thursday, March 22, 2018  7:30 PM

Master Class with Fred Hersch
Friday, March 23, 2018 3:00 PM

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Festival
Friday, March 23, 2018 7:30 PM

Reception in Honor of Mike Irish
Friday, March 23, 2018 9:30 PM (following the concert)

Coming Out: My Coma Dreams
Saturday, March 24, 12:00 PM

The Fred Hersch Trio
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 PM


Children of Metropolis

Scrap Arts Music, Canadian-born and globally enjoyed, has performed in over fifteen countries on five continents for audiences of all backgrounds, with a family-friendly presentation of music and movement. Innovation. Energy. Rhythm. If you’re looking for a feel-good, adrenaline-packed experience – look no further. Take some scrap, transform it through the arts with weChildren of Metropolislding, sculpture, and choreography, and then – with five extraordinary and athletic percussionists – create beautiful music. The result? Musical works that are intricate, playful and powerful, and that delight the eyes and the ears.  The Rozsa Center is proud to present the U.S. debut of their latest production, new in 2018: Children of Metropolis, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 7:30 pm.   


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 28

The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28, 2018.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


Applications Now Open for the ICE House!
ice_house_2018

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House’s mission is to promote innovation through group collaboration. Live in a house where you share in challenges and success, pool knowledge and expertise and live with a common purpose. The deadline for this is March 30th, 2018.

Amenities include:

  • On Campus

  • Meal Plan Optional

  • Professional Kitchen

  • Flat Screen TVs

  • Mentorships

  • Access to Venture Capitalists

  • Competition Opportunities

  • Entrepreneurship Guidance

  • Already have a housing contract? Transfer it to the ICE House!

Who knows, the next Facebook might be born here!

Apply Today!

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseApply)

More Information

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseInfo)

Pictures

(https://bit.ly/ICEHousePics)

Questions?

agweber@mtu.edu or jhjay@mtu.edu


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

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

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows: HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


Funding Available for your Organization

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Tech students, but your organization doesn’t have the funding to support it?

The Tech Parents Annual Fund may be able to help!

Registered student organizations (RSO), University departments, and those representing new campus initiatives intended to benefit the students of Michigan Technological University may request support from the Tech Parents Annual Fund for an event, program, travel, or equipment purchase.

For more information or to submit a Parents Fund request visit: https://www.mtu.edu/success/parents-family/annual-fund/requests/ .


What is BonzAI Brawl?bonzai jp

The BonzAI Brawl is an all day artificial intelligence programming competition where teams design autonomous agents capable of overcoming challenges and out-performing their opponents. Teams have eight hours to craft, tweak, and perfect their strategy before their AIs are entered in to the Brawl.

BonzAI Brawl will take place on April 7th, 2018. Check-in begins at 9am. Register here to reserve your place! The deadline to register is March 27th.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2018:

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.  For $10, yoClassTribute_Poster abcur tribute to them will be printed in the commencement program and displayed on the arena videoboard. Your contribution also supports student scholarships at Michigan Tech.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 3rd.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.

 

 


UPCOMING INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Battleship:         Deadline on March 23nd @ 12:00 pm
Tournament will take place on Sunday, March 25th starting at 5:00 pm

Swim Meet:             Deadline on March 26th @ 5:00 pm
The meet will take place on Tuesday, March 27th starting at 5:00 pm

Spring Soccer:       Deadline on March 27th @ 8:00 am

Ultimate Frisbee: Deadline on March 27th @ 8:00 am

Tennis Doubles:   Deadline on April 11th @ 5:00 pm
Tournament will start on April 13th

Tennis Doubles:   Deadline on April 16th @ 5:00 pm
Tournament will start on April 19th

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


High school athletes, join certified instructor Joan Kero for a Yoga class just for you! No matter what sport you participate in, this yoga class will assist you in improving your flexibility, alignment, balance, core stability, strength, agility, endurance, lung capacity and mobility, thus dramatically affecting your athletic performance. Learn techniques that you can use to calm your nerves, steady your mind and improve your focus. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

April 4 – May 23 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio
Cost
8-week session $30/person OR Daily $5
Pre-registration is preferred. For more information or to register, visit Yoga for High School Athletes.

Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Buti Yoga Intensive – An 80-minute calorie-scorching worButi yogakout open to all fitness levels and perfect for those with a basic knowledge of Yoga. If you’re looking for a way to finish your weekend strong, this intensive class will be exactly what you need!

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
UltimateHuskiesFitCardEDS a
With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .

Student News Briefs – March 16, 2018

Seeking Nominations for the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards

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At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous. As faculty and staff, we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability and tenacity. We realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits.
Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20  in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today!

Circle K Hosting a Shoe Drive

Michigan Tech’s Circle K is hosting a used shoe drive from Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23. Collection bins will be located in MUB 106, first floor of the Admin building, and first floor of Fisher Hall. We are looking for every kind of used shoe imaginable to send to developing countries. For each pair of shoes donated, the local Kiwanis will receive a small donation to support their charitable work in the local community as well.

Please consider putting your old shoes to good use, both for our local community and the global community. We are deeply grateful for your support.


 Jazz Festival

Join us at the Michigan Tech Jazz Festival to celebrate “50 PFred Herschlus Years Of Great Jazz At Michigan Tech.” The Rozsa Center presents three days of events on Thursday, March 22  through Saturday, March 24, including a film about contemporary jazz piano great Fred Hersch, the annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert, and headlining the festival, see the legendary Grammy-nominated Fred Hersch Trio.

 

 

 

 


Children of Metropolis

Scrap Arts Music, Canadian-born and globally enjoyed, has performed in over fifteen countries on five continents for audiences of all backgrounds, with a family-friendly presentation of music and movement. Innovation. Energy. Rhythm. If you’re looking for a feel-good, adrenaline-packed experience – look no further. Take some scrap, transform it through the arts with weChildren of Metropolislding, sculpture, and choreography, and then – with five extraordinary and athletic percussionists – create beautiful music. The result? Musical works that are intricate, playful and powerful, and that delight the eyes and the ears.  The Rozsa Center is proud to present the U.S. debut of their latest production, new in 2018: Children of Metropolis, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 7:30 pm.   


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 28

The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28, 2018.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


Applications Now Open for the ICE House!
ice_house_2018

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House’s mission is to promote innovation through group collaboration. Live in a house where you share in challenges and success, pool knowledge and expertise and live with a common purpose. The deadline for this is March 30th, 2018.

Amenities include:

  • On Campus

  • No Meal Plan Required

  • Professional Kitchen

  • Flat Screen TVs

  • Mentorships

  • Access to Venture Capitalists

  • Competition Opportunities

  • Entrepreneurship Guidance

  • Already have a housing contract? Transfer it to the ICE House!

Who knows, the next Facebook might be born here!

Apply Today!

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseApply)

More Information

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseInfo)

Pictures

(https://bit.ly/ICEHousePics)

Questions?

agweber@mtu.edu or jhjay@mtu.edu


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

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

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows: HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.

 


Funding Available for your Organization

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Tech students, but your organization doesn’t have the funding to support it?

The Tech Parents Annual Fund may be able to help!

Registered student organizations (RSO), University departments, and those representing new campus initiatives intended to benefit the students of Michigan Technological University may request support from the Tech Parents Annual Fund for an event, program, travel, or equipment purchase.

For more information or to submit a Parents Fund request visit: https://www.mtu.edu/success/parents-family/annual-fund/requests/ .


Registration is now open for BonzAI Brawl!

What is BonzAI Brawl?bonzai jp

The BonzAI Brawl is an all day artificial intelligence programming competition where teams design autonomous agents capable of overcoming challenges and out-performing their opponents. Teams have eight hours to craft, tweak, and perfect their strategy before their AIs are entered in to the Brawl.

BonzAI Brawl will take place on April 7th, 2018. Check-in begins at 9am. Register here to reserve your place! The deadline to register is March 27th.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2018:

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.  For $10, yoClassTribute_Poster abcur tribute to them will be printed in the commencement program and displayed on the arena videoboard. Your contribution also supports student scholarships at Michigan Tech.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 3rd.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.

 

 


Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Buti Yoga Intensive – An 80-minute calorie-scorching worButi yogakout open to all fitness levels and perfect for those with a basic knowledge of Yoga. If you’re looking for a way to finish your weekend strong, this intensive class will be exactly what you need!

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
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With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .

Student News Briefs – March 9, 2018

Seeking Nominations for the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards

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At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous. As faculty and staff, we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability and tenacity. We realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits.
Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20  in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today!

Applications Now Open for the ICE House!
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The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House’s mission is to promote innovation through group collaboration. Live in a house where you share in challenges and success, pool knowledge and expertise and live with a common purpose. The deadline for this is March 30th, 2018.

Amenities include:

  • On Campus

  • No Meal Plan Required

  • Professional Kitchen

  • Flat Screen TVs

  • Mentorships

  • Access to Venture Capitalists

  • Competition Opportunities

  • Entrepreneurship Guidance

  • Already have a housing contract? Transfer it to the ICE House!

Who knows, the next Facebook might be born here!

Apply Today!

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseApply)

More Information

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseInfo)

Pictures

(https://bit.ly/ICEHousePics)

Questions?

agweber@mtu.edu or jhjay@mtu.edu


Volunteer Opportunity 
2018 UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon
Are you and your friends hanging around Houghton for Spring Break? If so, here’s a great opportunity to participate in one of the best Nordic Ski Races in the Midwest – the UP Health System Great Bear Chase.
We are looking for volunteers to help with parking, stadium set up, aid stations, and more. The event takes place on Saturday, March 10th at the Swedetown Trails in Calumet. There are volunteer opportunities from early morning to mid afternoon.
If you are interested in volunteering, please follow the link below and complete the short form. Full instructions and directions will be provided to you prior to the event.

Blue Key Survey

Blue Key would like to send a warm note of thanks for all the organizations and individuals who helped to make Winter Carnival great this year.  We could not do it without each and every one of you.

Every year, Blue Key sends out a survey asking for feedback on the competition and other events happening during Winter Carnival in order to know where we can improve and make the event even better for next year.  Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey to share your thoughts.  Direct messages regarding Winter Carnival can also be addressed to bluekey@mtu.edu.

Survey ends March 18, 2018.

Survey URL: https://baseline.campuslabs.com/mtu/wintercarnival2018


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

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

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows:   HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


 Funding Available for your Organization

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Tech students, but your organization doesn’t have the funding to support it?

The Tech Parents Annual Fund may be able to help!

Registered student organizations (RSO), University departments, and those representing new campus initiatives intended to benefit the students of Michigan Technological University may request support from the Tech Parents Annual Fund for an event, program, travel, or equipment purchase.

For more information or to submit a Parents Fund request visit: https://www.mtu.edu/success/parents-family/annual-fund/requests/ .


Registration is now open for BonzAI Brawl!

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The BonzAI Brawl is an all day artificial intelligence programming competition where teams design autonomous agents capable of overcoming challenges and out-performing their opponents. Teams have eight hours to craft, tweak, and perfect their strategy before their AIs are entered in to the Brawl.

BonzAI Brawl will take place on April 7th, 2018. Check-in begins at 9am. Register here to reserve your place! The deadline to register is March 27th.

 


Circle K Hosting a Shoe Drive

Michigan Tech’s Circle K is hosting a used shoe drive from Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23. Collection bins will be located in MUB 106, first floor of the Admin building, and first floor of Fisher Hall. We are looking for every kind of used shoe imaginable to send to developing countries. For each pair of shoes donated, the local Kiwanis will receive a small donation to support their charitable work in the local community as well.

Please consider putting your old shoes to good use, both for our local community and the global community. We are deeply grateful for your support.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN May 2018:

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.  For $10, yoClassTribute_Poster abcur tribute to them will be printed in the commencement program and displayed on the arena videoboard. Your contribution also supports student scholarships at Michigan Tech.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 3rd.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.

 

 

 


Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Buti Yoga Intensive – An 80-minute calorie-scorching worButi yogakout open to all fitness levels and perfect for those with a basic knowledge of Yoga. If you’re looking for a way to finish your weekend strong, this intensive class will be exactly what you need!

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 28

The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28, 2018.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


The Rozsa Center and VPA

gallery b is part of “Project Learning Lab,” a cutting-edge Visual Arts experiment that takes place within the Rozsa gallery. Students in 3D Design and Sculpture use the Rozsa Gallery as an active and alternative classroom, transforming the space into a real-time work of art during the semester. Student work will be shown twice each semester. A mid-semester showcase will open the gallery for our community to see work in-progress; the end of semester exhibition will welcome community into a fully transformed space.  As part of Project Learning Lab, our Visual Arts Faculty are working alongside our students as Resident Art Fellows.

Also ongoing is the Rozsa Gallery A-Space exhibition Always Room for Rain, presenting the work of artists Raquel Alvizures and Ross Chaney. The public welcome to experience the progress of visiting artist-in-residence Raquel Alvizures, who is painting a mural for the Rozsa Center during the week. She is working in the Rozsa North Mezzanine, and visitors are welcome to spend time with her while she works. Several of our students from VPA are helping with the mural.

Visit with Ms. Alvizures while she works today, Friday, March 9th from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm and Saturday from 1 pm – 8 pm.

Please feel free to drop by, or to pass this information on to those who may be interested.

For more information please contact Lisa Gordillo, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, 906-487-3096, lijohnso@mtu.edu.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
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With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .

Student News Briefs – March 2, 2018

 Seeking Nominations for the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards

2018-SLAwards-HeaderSubmit
At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous. As faculty and staff, we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability and tenacity. We realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits.
Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20  in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today!

Turkish Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana

By Khana Khazana

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

The menu features:                      Turkish Cuisine

  • Beyti Kebab
  • Menemen
  • Pilaf
  • Baklava

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.(TODAY), Friday, March 2nd. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


Tech Theatre Presents “When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder”

Tech Theatre presents When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder, a play by Mark Medoff. The employees and customers of Foster’s Diner in Hope, New Mexico, 88250, experience a terrorizing examination their personal desires and dreams when Teddy, a disillusioned biker, calls them on living in made-up worlds. Some pretend nothing happened, but others find a new direction for their lives. Emotionally charged and unpredictably brutal, the play plunges from the mundane to frightening. Please note: This play uses adult language, simulated violence, and a gunshot from a theatrical firearm will be discharged during this production. The play will run Thursday – Saturday, for two weeks, Thursday, February 22 -Saturday, February 24, and Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 pm each night, in the McArdle Theatre.

Applications Now Open for the ICE House!
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The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House’s mission is to promote innovation through group collaboration. Live in a house where you share in challenges and success, pool knowledge and expertise and live with a common purpose. The deadline for this is March 30th, 2018.

Amenities include:

  • On Campus

  • No Meal Plan Required

  • Professional Kitchen

  • Flat Screen TVs

  • Mentorships

  • Access to Venture Capitalists

  • Competition Opportunities

  • Entrepreneurship Guidance

  • Already have a housing contract? Transfer it to the ICE House!

Who knows, the next Facebook might be born here!

Apply Today!

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseApply)

More Information

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseInfo)

Pictures

(https://bit.ly/ICEHousePics)

Questions?

agweber@mtu.edu or jhjay@mtu.edu


Volunteer Opportunity 
2018 UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon
Are you and your friends hanging around Houghton for Spring Break? If so, here’s a great opportunity to participate in one of the best Nordic Ski Races in the Midwest – the UP Health System Great Bear Chase.
We are looking for volunteers to help with parking, stadium set up, aid stations, and more. The event takes place on Saturday, March 10th at the Swedetown Trails in Calumet. There are volunteer opportunities from early morning to mid afternoon.
If you are interested in volunteering, please follow the link below and complete the short form. Full instructions and directions will be provided to you prior to the event.


Blue Key Survey

Blue Key would like to send a warm note of thanks for all the organizations and individuals who helped to make Winter Carnival great this year.  We could not do it without each and every one of you.

Every year, Blue Key sends out a survey asking for feedback on the competition and other events happening during Winter Carnival in order to know where we can improve and make the event even better for next year.  Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey to share your thoughts.  Direct messages regarding Winter Carnival can also be addressed to bluekey@mtu.edu.

Survey ends March 18, 2018.

Survey URL: https://baseline.campuslabs.com/mtu/wintercarnival2018

 


Last chance at Course Material Survey!

We’re almost there! We are on the last couple days of the Spring 2018 Course Material Survey. For those that have participated, we thank you tremendously! For those that still have yet to complete the survey, your opinions are important and we’d like to hear them. The survey is being fielded nationwide and your answers will help other participating universities and colleges as well as the Michigan Tech Campus Store.

Please check your email for the link to the survey. If you’ve misplaced the email with the link, please feel free to reach out to the Campus Store at campusstore@mtu.edu. As an added incentive, several gift cards will be available for winning!

Deadline for this survey is March 3, 2018.


Lean and Continuous Improvement Information Session

The students from the Office of Continuous Improvement will be holding a Lean and Continuous Improvement information session. This semester’s topic will be on 5S. What is 5S you may ask? Well 5S stands for sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain. 5S is used to identify and reduce waste using the red-tag technique which helps create a more efficient workspace or area. It can be applied in many different areas like the workplace, study space, or even in your own home! Come find out more about how to 5S your life! We can’t wait to see you there!

Where: Library East Reading Room

When: Thursday, March 8th

Time: 6-7 PM

*Food and Refreshments will be available!!*

 


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

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

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows:   HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


Become an Agent for Innovative Change at Michigan Tech:

Apply to be a University Innovation Fellow!

As a fellow, you will:

– gain skills, tools, and a national network of peers      UIF 2018 Header

– hone in on your leadership and communication skills

– broaden your understanding of design thinking

– attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google

– impact student innovation and entrepreneurship at Michigan Tech

The application can be found here: bit.ly/MTU-UIFApplication We will be accepting applications until Wednesday, March 21st at 11:59pm. If you are interested in learning more information, info sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 6th at 5 pm in EERC 103, or Wednesday, March 7th at 7 pm in Fisher 125.


 Funding Available for your Organization

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Tech students, but your organization doesn’t have the funding to support it?

The Tech Parents Annual Fund may be able to help!

Registered student organizations (RSO), University departments, and those representing new campus initiatives intended to benefit the students of Michigan Technological University may request support from the Tech Parents Annual Fund for an event, program, travel, or equipment purchase.

For more information or to submit a Parents Fund request visit: https://www.mtu.edu/success/parents-family/annual-fund/requests/ .


Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Buti Yoga Intensive – An 80-minute calorie-scorching worButi yogakout open to all fitness levels and perfect for those with a basic knowledge of Yoga. If you’re looking for a way to finish your weekend strong, this intensive class will be exactly what you need!

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!

 


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Get Certified As A Lifeguard

Earn your lifeguard certification @ the SDC on March 3 & 4! Get a jump on summer employment now! Class size limited. http://ow.ly/G8me30iahsV #lifeguard #arc#huskiesfit

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Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


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Student News Briefs – February 9, 2018

Josh Blue to Headline Winter Carnival 

The Rozsa Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Winter Carnival Comedian: Josh Blue, winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will headline this year’s Winter Carnival Entertainment, on Friday, February 9, 9:00 pm, at the Rozsa Center.

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in cerebral palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his dJosh Blue Headshot Aisability. He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

In 2011, Josh starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, in addition to being named the 11th best special on the network.

Tickets are on sale now, $15 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Mediterranean Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from the Mediterranean.
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The menu features:

  • Yogurt-Marinated Chicken & Creamy Greek Sauce
  • Chickpea & Couscous in Creamy Sauce
  • Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 9th. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


This weekend, Film Board presents:

Thor: Ragnarok

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday, Feb. 10 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Sunday, Feb. 11 @ 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 enjoy Winter Carnival this week!

Thor: Ragnarok is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material.


Stuff-A-Husky

The MUB Board is hosting Stuff-A-Husky on Tuesday, February 13th from 6-8 pm in the MUB Commons.

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Comedian Jourdain Fisher

 Jourdain Fisher is a New York based comedian that was born in raised in North Carolina. With his fun material and open personality, audiences are drawn to his style and sense of humor. He started doing stand up comedy at the age of 17 to avoid working for his family’s funeral home. Since then, Jourdain has found success in clubs and colleges across the country. He has been a part of various festivals including, The New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Laugh Your Asheville Off. Jourdain was a back-to-back winner of The Ultimate Comic Challenge, a finalist in The Carolina’s Funniest Competition and a Regional Showcase Finalist for Stand Up NBC in New York. He is currently a writer and actor on BET’s sketch comedy show, 50 Central.

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The fun starts at 10 PM in the MUB Ballroom on February 16!

This performance is FREE (Funded by the Student Activity Fee) and hosted by Late Night Programs.


Winter Carnival

The 2018 Michigan Tech Winter Carnival is here and there are only three locations to get your official Winter Carnival gear: the Michigan Tech Campus Store, University Images, and online at bookstore.mtu.edu. We’ll be offering Winter Carnival long and short sleeve t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, and glassware. For store operating hours, check our website and social media feeds.

Career Basics 

Are you ready for the 2018 Michigan Tech Career Fair? Visit us at the Campus Store and check out our great selection of men and women’s career apparel to help complete your polished ensemble. We want to see YOU succeed! Show visiting companies and recruiters what you’re made of, and let us help you look your best! From all of us at the Campus Store, keep smiling and best of luck to you in your search!


American Society for Engineering Management:

Next meeting: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Chem. Sci. 104B.

The agenda includes a presentation from Oshkosh Corp. about what they do and how Engineering Management fits into their organization, along with resume and Career Fair tips. Pizza will be provided! Meetings are open to existing and potential members. Anyone who has interest in Engineering Management is welcome to attend and participate. You don’t have to be an Engineering Management major to join. If you have any questions or are unable to attend but are still interested, email Emma LaFleur (ealafleu@mtu.edu) or Bridget Becker (bridgetb@mtu.edu) to stay in the loop.


Attention Student Orgs:

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for Folding for Philanthropy in the MUB Commons on Tuesday February 27th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. The paper airplanes you fold will be used to answer the questions, so start practicing! Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.  To register or for more information please email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

 


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

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

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows:   HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, February 15 – “Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers.”  You don’t have to be in a leadership position to be a leader.  Learn innovative strategies to showcase your best self to future employers.  The presenters are Career Services and Doug Stage from Kimberly Clark.

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


2018 Cummins Video Competition

Each student organization has to create a 10-15 minute video highlighting their need for funding then submit it to Zack Fredin, Enterprise Program Coordinator by Friday, February 23rd at noon. Any questions should be directed to zdfredin@mtu.edu. CumminsFlyer2018 A

Guidelines for the creation of the video are here.→

This competition will help your student organization receive more funds.

Deadline for video submissions is Friday, February 23 at 12 noon.

 

 

 


 Love Better Campaign

Order of Omega is helping raise awareness about healthy relationships by supporting the #LoveBetter campaign.  There are a few ways you can help out.  You can take the pledge to #LoveBetter HERE, you can stop by Love Better jpgtheir booth on Tuesday, February 13 between 10 AM and 2 PM in the DOW commons, and you can share this message to let others know how they can help, too! The booth will have candy and paper hearts that can be filled out to let everyone know how you plan to #LoveBetter this Valentine’s Day.

 


Integrative Nutrition Health Coach 

Join Joan Kero, certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, for weekly talks as she shows us how simple changes can add up to a hHealthyLife1ealthier you.

Next session: February 21 – March 14, Wednesdays, 12:10-12:50 p.m. in SDC Rm 237

For more information or to register, visit Simple Changes.


Social Justice Lecture 
It is time to mark your calendars for the next Social Justice Lecture Series installment. On February 21st at 7:30 pm in the Rozsa we welcome Reverend Sharon Washington Risher!Risher poster 6
“Reverend Risher was catapulted into the limelight after the Charleston, South Carolina shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015.”
 
Tickets for this event are free but you must reserve your space via the Rozsa website HEREWe look forward to seeing you on the 21st for an impactful, riveting, and timely lecture and Q&A.

Get Certified As A Lifeguard

Earn your lifeguard certification @ the SDC on March 3 & 4! Get a jump on summer employment now! Class size limited. http://ow.ly/G8me30iahsV #lifeguard #arc#huskiesfit

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Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Order Your Cap, Gown & Tickets Today!


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Summer Youth Programs is Hiring!

Looking for a summer job that’s fun and makes an impact? Consider joining the staff of Summer Youth Programs! SYP provides exciting and engaging hands-on camps for middle and high school students. If you’re looking for a position that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment, we have just the job for you!

We are looking for outstanding individuals who bring awesome experiences and fresh perspectives to the table. Applicants should be positive, forward thinking, innovative, and eager to make a difference in the lives of young people.

We offer a flexible schedule in a casual, fun work environment, and provide valuable professional development experiences. With over 1200 middle and high school students attending each summer, we are constantly problem-solving and seeking to provide the best camp experience we can.

Interested? Even if you missed our information sessions, you can still learn about the opportunities available with SYP. Please contact the Center for Pre-College Outreach at cpcojobs@mtu.edu or visit syp.mtu.edu/employment for more information.


Design Expo 2018 Registration Now Open

Design Expo 2018 will be held in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, April 19th. 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. Students should visit the Design Expo website to review important instructions, deadlines and poster criteria. All Senior Design and Enterprise teams must register by Monday, February 12th, 2018.


SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Floor Hockey Deadline on February 14th @ 8:00 am

Soccer-Tennis Deadline on February 16th @ 8:00 am

Innertube Water Polo Deadline on February 21st @ 8:00 am

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


Mind Trekkers Spring Break in Charlotte, NC

March 10-18

Already sick of the winter, but can’t afford the cost to travel somewhere warm? Come travel with Mind Trekkers to Charlotte, NC for Spring Break! For only $100 (+ $50 deposit), you will have your rooming, several meals, and transportation covered! Planned activities include: SkyWildGreensboro Science Center, and the US National Whitewater Center. We will be hosting the Passport to STEM festival on the Thursday and Friday of the trip, where you will have the opportunity to excite over four thousand students about science & engineering with fun and hands-on demonstrations!

If you (and your friends) would like to apply, please fill out this form: MIND TREKKERS SPRING BREAK APPLICATION.  No previous experience with Mind Trekkers is required.

Please contact the Mind Trekkers President (djpoynor@mtu.edu) if you have any questions about this trip.


HuskiesFit Yoga

Experience variety at its best with HuskiesFit Yoga! Yoga classes are offered 6 days a week at the SDC so you can fit it into even the busiest ofYogaSlider A schedules.

8- and 16-punch yoga cards are also available at discounted student rates!

For more information, visit HuskiesFit Yoga. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


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Student News Brief – January 26, 2018

Daniel Martin Magician Here Tomorrow

Award winning Daniel Martin Magician will be on campus on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in MUB Ballroom. 

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His shows have won him awards like “Entertainer of the Year” where he combines magic, cons, and sarcastic improv to create a stunning show. He has been performing since he was 12 years old. His high-energy blend of insane magic and sarcastic improv consistently leads to standing ovations at theaters and campuses nationwide.

Come and see one of the most creative acts touring today, Daniel Martin the Magician – tomorrow, January 27th in the MUB Ballroom at 10:00 pm.

 

 


Khana Khazana is Pakistani Cuisine

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

The menu features:                         Pakistani Cuisine picture

  • Sindhi Biriyani
  • Shahi Paneer Biriyani
  • Boondi Raitha
  • Falooda

 

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.

 


Josh Blue to Headline Winter Carnival 

The Rozsa Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Winter Carnival Comedian: Josh Blue, winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will headline this year’s Winter Carnival Entertainment, on Friday, February 9, 9:00 pm, at the Rozsa Center.

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in cerebral palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his dJosh Blue Headshot Aisability. He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

In 2011, Josh starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, in addition to being named the 11th best special on the network.

Tickets are on sale now, $15 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


HOW BIG OF AN EATER ARE YOU?

The Univesity Innovation Fellows are looking to influence the food options on campus driven by students and faculty. This will give Michigan Tech Dining Servies a better idea of which food options to provide on campus. Take part in responding to this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/aEJH5T0I2lf5JMuf2

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Blue Key Honor Society Raffle

The Winter Carnival 2018 Raffle to support Blue Key Honor Society is now open with tickets available from Blue Key representatives or online at mtu.edu/bkraffle.  Tickets are only $5 with the winners being selected at the Queens Coronation taking place Saturday, February 3rd at 7pm in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  You do not need to be present to win.

The grand prize this year is a:

  • Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn Getaway package including a 3 night stay in a deluxe waterside whirlpool suite
  • Dinner for two at the Bonfire Grill during Carnival
  • Two complimentary beverages in the Bonfire Bar each night
  • Champagne served in your room during the Torch Light Parade and Fireworks Display
  • Michigan Tech hockey jersey signed by the team
  • Mount Ripley tubing tickets
  • Country Inn and Suites $100 gift card
  • $75 to Festival Foods
  • Quincy Mine tour ticket package
  • Mineshaft family fun package
  • Superior Graphics Book bag valued at $45
  • $25 gift certificate to Quincy Dinning

Thank you for your support of Winter Carnival and Blue Key Honor Society!


Third Annual Consumer Products Challenge

The third annual Consumer Products Challenge has arrived! On January 25-27, bring your team and put your minds together to make the most creative product and win cash! This year, competitors will have an edge: we will be releasing some product information prior to the event to get your creative juices flowing!

The winning team will take home $1,000. The second place prize is $750 and third place is $500. One of the three winning teams will represent Michigan Tech at Make48, a televised national competition in Baltimore, Maryland. This all-expense paid trip will take place August 8-10.

This year’s Consumer Products Challenge is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark, 3M and Amway. Register today: https://www.mtu.edu/career/careerfest/#consumer_product


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

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

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows:   HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, February 1 – “Know Your Role – Tips for Leading and Following in a Team.”  An effective team uses all members to get the most out of each person.  Learning which role you need to fill on a team can be vital to the success and efficiency of your group.  We will focus on finding your fit in the team and skills that you can use with any group.  This session will involve audience participation for most of the activities.  The presenters are Jared Johnson and the Outdoor Adventure Team.

Thursday, February 15 – “Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers.”  You don’t have to be in a leadership position to be a leader.  Learn innovative strategies to showcase your best self to future employers.  The presenters are Career Services and Doug Stage from Kimberly Clark.

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


2018 Cummins Video Competition

Each student organization has to create a 10-15 minute video highlighting their need for funding then submit it to Zack Fredin, Enterprise Program Coordinator by Friday, February 23rd at noon. Any questions should be directed to zdfredin@mtu.edu. CumminsFlyer2018 A

 

Guidelines for the creation of the video are here.

This competition will help your student organization receive more funds.

Deadline for video submissions is Friday, February 23 at 12 noon.

 

 

 


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Michigan Tech Winter Carnival

The 2018 Michigan Tech Winter Carnival is here and there are only three
locations to get your official Winter Carnival gear: the Michigan Tech
Campus Store, University Images, and online at bookstore.mtu.edu.

“During the week of Winter Carnival”, we will be offering Winter Carnival long and short sleeve t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, and glassware.
For store operating hours, check our website and social media feeds. Don’t
forget! We will be open until 10 pm on Wednesday, February 7th, for the
all-nighter. Stop by to warm up and enjoy some fun games! Accept no
substitutes as we are your official headquarters for all your Michigan Tech
and Winter Carnival apparel and souvenirs.


Diversity in Jazz

That’s what you get with the Jazz Combos Backstage at the Rozsa.

Join us in Club Rozsa, featuring three Michigan Tech jazz ensembles: JazTec, Momentum, and the Dan Furhrmann Trio. The stage of the Rozsa is transformed into an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere, complete with café tables and a cash bar. Join Jazz Studies Program Director Mike Irish and the Michigan Tech Jazz ensembles for Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa this Friday and Saturday nights, January 26 and 27, 7:30 PM.


Design Expo 2018 Registration Now Open

Design Expo 2018 will be held in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, April 19th. 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. Students should visit the Design Expo website to review important instructions, deadlines and poster criteria. All Senior Design and Enterprise teams must register by Monday, February 12th, 2018.


SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Table Tennis Singles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Doubles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 1:00 pm

Co-Rec Doubles Racquetball: Deadline on February 5th @ 5:00 pm

Floor Hockey Deadline on February 14th @ 8:00 am

Soccer-Tennis Deadline on February 16th @ 8:00 am

Innertube Water Polo Deadline on February 21st @ 8:00 am

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


Mind Trekkers Spring Break in Charlotte, NC

March 10-18

Already sick of the winter, but can’t afford the cost to travel somewhere warm? Come travel with Mind Trekkers to Charlotte, NC for Spring Break! For only $100 (+ $50 deposit), you will have your rooming, several meals, and transportation covered! Planned activities include: SkyWild, Greensboro Science Center, and the US National Whitewater Center. We will be hosting the Passport to STEM festival on the Thursday and Friday of the trip, where you will have the opportunity to excite over four thousand students about science & engineering with fun and hands-on demonstrations!

If you (and your friends) would like to apply, please fill out this form: MIND TREKKERS SPRING BREAK APPLICATION.  No previous experience with Mind Trekkers is required.

Please contact the Mind Trekkers President (djpoynor@mtu.edu) if you have any questions about this trip.


HuskiesFit Yoga

Experience variety at its best with HuskiesFit Yoga! Yoga classes are offered 6 days a week at the SDC so you can fit it into even the busiest ofYogaSlider A schedules.

8- and 16-punch yoga cards are also available at discounted student rates!

For more information, visit HuskiesFit Yoga. Commit to be HuskiesFit!

 


MTU Surveys

Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!