Student News Briefs – Friday, June 1, 2012

Student Activities presents National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Come out and enjoy the next summer programming event, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!   Students are invited to enjoy ice cream and lawn games on Walker Lawn from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 7.  For more information call Student Activities at 487-1963.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, May 25, 2012

Outdoor Adventure Program presents

Art in the Woods

Come join the Outdoor Adventure Programs’ Art in the Woods series. This series includes four different adventures, one per month, in which participants can hike, photograph nature, sketch scenes, or bring along an instrument.

Part 1 will be held at the Black Creek Nature Sanctuary, located in Calumet, MI on May 30, 2012 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM.  With 241 acres of rich woodlands, wildlife, and extraordinary views of Lake Superior it is sure to inspire.

The cost is $10 and includes art supplies, and transportation to and from Calumet.  Please remember that bug season is upon us and plan accordingly.  Stop by the OAP Rental Center, 207 East Street, to sign up.  For more information email the trip leader, Alyssa, at afriske@mtu.edu.

Hope to see you out there!

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Student Activities presents National Hamburger Day

Get your Food on!  Come out and enjoy the first in a series of summer programming events, National Hamburger Day!  Summer Students are invited to lawn games and hamburgers on Walker Lawn from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 31.  For more information call Student Activities at 487-1963.

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Ride the Keweenaw 2012

Experience the Keweenaw by bike.  Events start on Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM at the Michigan Tech trails and continue through Sunday, May 27, in Copper Harbor.  Bikes are available for rent at the Outdoor Adventure Program located across from campus at 207 East Street.  For more information on renting a bike contact the OAP at 487-2290.  For more information on the event go to http://www.copperharbortrails.org/event/2012-05-25/384.

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Rozsa Center

Please join the Rozsa Center at a reception with painters Sarah Kirchner and Bethany Jones, as they open an exhibition of their work titled “Shade,” in the Rozsa Gallery next Saturday, May 12, 2012, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Sarah Kirchner is a local painter and theater set designer with a passion for both.
Bethany is a local painter and marketing professional originally from Detroit, MI.
This exhibit is free and open to the public and will run from May 12-June 25. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. This event is sponsored by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.
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Center for Pre-College Outreach

The Center for Pre-College Outreach  will be running a Tiviz Competition for 4th-7th grade students in the SDC wood gym. Volunteers are needed to ensure that the students are following the rules of the competition. As a thank you for your time and efforts, a pizza lunch will be served with the students.
To sign up for time slots between 9 AM and 12:00 PM, please contact Deb Maki at 487-2219 or damaki@mtu.edu.
For more information on Tiviz please visit http://tivitz.com/.
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Backpacking Trips with the Outdoor Adventure Program

The Outdoor Adventure Company Program is hosting a 3-day camping trip to The Porcupine Mountains in Ontonagon, MI from May 25-27, 2012.  The cost is $65 and includes transportation, group gear, food and FUN.  All skill levels are welcome to attend.  Deadline for sign up is May 23, 2012.
To register for these trips, come by the OAP Rental Center at 207 East St. across US-41 from the Tech Library.  For questions regarding sign up and trip details please email the trip leader, Alyssa Friske, at afriske@mtu.edu.
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Backpacking Trips with the Outdoor Adventure Program

The Outdoor Adventure Company Program is hosting two camping trips in May 2012. The first is a 5-day trip to Isle Royale National Park from May 13-18. The cost per person is $250 and includes transportation on the Isle Royale Queen IV from Copper Harbor, group gear, food and FUN. All skill levels are welcome to attend.  The deadline for sign up is May 9, 2012.
The second is a 3-day trip to The Porcupine Mountains in Ontonagon, MI from May 25-27, 2012.  The cost is $65 and includes transportation, group gear, food and FUN.  All skill levels are welcome to attend.  Deadline for sign up is May 23, 2012.
To register for these trips, come by the OAP Rental Center at 207 East St. across US-41 from the Tech Library.  For questions regarding sign up and trip details please email the trip leader, Alyssa Friske, at afriske@mtu.edu.

Student Newsbriefs April 27, 2012

Backpacking Trips with the Outdoor Adventure Program

The Outdoor Adventure Company Program is hosting two camping trips in May 2012. The first is a 5-day trip to Isle Royale National Park from May 13-18. The cost per person is $250 and includes transportation on the Isle Royale Queen IV from Copper Harbor, group gear, food and FUN. All skill levels are welcome to attend.  The deadline for sign up is May 9, 2012.
The second is a 3-day trip to The Porcupine Mountains in Ontonagon, MI from May 25-27, 2012.  The cost is $65 and includes transportation, group gear, food and FUN.  All skill levels are welcome to attend.  Deadline for sign up is May 23, 2012.
To register for these trips, come by the OAP Rental Center at 207 East St. across US-41 from the Tech Library.  For questions regarding sign up and trip details please email the trip leader, Alyssa Friske, at afriske@mtu.edu.
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Student Voice Survey

Student Activities is looking for feedback from the 2011-2012 year.
Please take a moment to give us your thoughts on campus programming.
http://studentvoice.com/mtu/2012assessmentofstudentactivities
Participants will be automatically registered for a drawing to win VIP access to campus events.
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K-Day Registration

Attention Michigan Tech Student Organizations! Remember to register for K-Day online at: https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/9495.

Keweenaw Day (K-Day) is a longstanding tradition at Michigan Tech. K-Day is known for many different events and activities for students to get acclimated to another academic year. It is also an opportunity for organizations to promote themselves and interact with other students in a fun atmosphere.

The date has been set for Friday, September 7, 2012 and is organized by the Interfraternity Council.
Register online at: https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/9495

For questions, please contact Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs: April 20, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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Student News Briefs: April 13, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Student News Briefs: April 6, 2012

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 April 6 – 14 – Vertin Gallery in Calumet

April 15 – 29 – Keweenaw Brewing Company

April 30 – May 6 – Copper Country Community Arts Center

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

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Student News Briefs: March 30, 2012

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

Services that will be staying in the Bookstore include:

· Mailbox and Locker Rental

· Postage Stamps

· Kodak Photo Printing

· Laminating

· UPS Shipping

· Textbook Buyback

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Student News Briefs: March 23, 2012

 

FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Sherlock Holmes 2 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week we are showing: Contraband.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

 

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

 

 

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DECA SHOWS “HOP”:  To kick-start your Easter weekend, DECA student organization will be showing “Hop” on Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 pm in Rehki 214.  This is a FREE event open to everyone on campus.  There will be popcorn, soda, and Easter candy!  If you have any questions regarding DECA or the event please contact Sarah Ochs at siochs@mtu.edu.

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VOCATIONAL JOB FAIR:  The Rotaract Club at Michigan Tech, an international service student organization, is hosting a Vocational Job Fair on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm in Fisher 126.  Leaders of the Houghton Rotary International will be presenting about their careers and offering professional advice to interested students.   Information about joining Rotaract will be available and free refreshments and snacks will be served.   If you think you might like to attend please send a confirmation email to Jess Banda, jebanda@mtu.edu.   To learn more about Rotaract visit: http://www.rotaract.org/ .

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FUNDRAISER AT JOEY’S SEAFOOD AND GRILL:  Alpha Phi Omega student organization Relay for Life team will be hosting a fundraiser at Joey’s Seafood and Grill on Wednesday March 28.   Relay For Life raises money for cancer research.  Simply go into Joey’s on Wednesday and tell your server that you are there for the fundraiser, order your food and when you pay, 20% of your bill will be donated to APO’s relay team from the owner of Joey’s.  Visit APO’s Relay for Life link at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/apo-el.  For questions, contact Travis Wakeham at twakeham@mtu.edu.

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ROCK CLIMBING SORORITY EVENT:  The women of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority have rented out the rock climbing wall at the SDC and would love to see you there!  If you are interested or have any questions about how a sorority could work for you, come and join us Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm.  Rides will be provided to and from the residence hall lobbies at 6:45pm.  For anymore information, contact our recruitment leader Leona Parent at lmparent@mtu.edu or call 586-383-3823.  Hope to see you there!

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LODE SURVEY:  It would be greatly appreciated if you would fill out this short survey (only 4 questions) regarding Lode readership.  This survey will help us to better tailor our paper to what students would like to see.  At the same time knowing our readership will allow us to operate more efficiently, ensuring that we will be able to keep producing this paper as a service to students for years to come.  Just click on this link and it will bring you right to the survey http://mtubusiness.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bQ7cDbUAU2sOpvu.  Questions about the survey can be directed to Joe Giddings at jlgiddin@mtu.edu.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:  The Office of Process Improvement is hiring 2 Student Process Improvement Coordinators.   The successful candidates will work with the department on specific improvement goals as well as support the Michigan Tech campus community in carrying out diverse improvement efforts.  More position information is available on NACElink, Job ID#15871.  Candidates must be available to work over the summer of 2012.  This position is year round and the hours are flexible. $9.00/hour.

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BIOLOGY WEEK

Support Phi Sigma Bio Honor Society by participating in this year’s Bio Week March 26-30.  Attend one or all of the many events related to the biological sciences being hosted this week:

Monday (March 26th):  Save a life and register to become an organ donor.
   MUB COMMONS: 10-2
Tuesday (March 27th):  Stop by and sign the ‘We Love Biology’ banner with fingerpaints.
   DOW LOBBY: 10-2        
Wednesday (March 28th):  Book and Bake Sale.
   DOW LOBBY: 10-2
Thursday (March 29th):  Contagion movie night (snacks provided).
   FISHER 328 7pm
Friday (March 30th):  Pitch Burst! Soak your friends with water balloons.
   MUB LAWN: 2-4pm
Contact Phill Mercier (pjmercie@mtu.edu) with any questions about Biology Week.  Hope to see you all there!!

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HEALTH CLINIC CLOSED THIS WEEKEND:  The clinic and pharmacy at the Portage Health University Center on MacInnes Drive will be closed on Friday, March 23 and the weekend as workers finish up Phase One of the $4.3 million addition and renovation.  The services will reopen on Monday, March 26 for regular business hours in the newly constructed space, which features a more spacious and comfortable registration area/waiting room, updated patient-care areas and an expanded, revamped pharmacy.  Phase Two of the project begins on Monday, March 26, and includes renovating the original clinic, which was built in 2000. The entire complex is expected to be open in August.

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USG LANSING BLITZ:  Calling All Students!! Do you think the price of tuition is too high? Do you wish Lansing would prioritize University Funding? Well, the Student Association of Michigan’s Lansing Blitz- Higher Education Rally is for you. Come join members of the Undergraduate Student Government rally with students from each of Michigan’s 15 Public Universities on the steps of the state capitol on Friday, March 30, 2012.

A bus will be departing from outside of the Memorial Union Building at 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012 to head down to Lansing for the rally Friday at noon! Transportation costs have been covered by the Student Activity Fee.  Participants will also receive a small breakfast and lunch stipend on Friday as well as a Michigan Tech T-shirt for attending.

For more information, contact Eli Karttunen at eakarttu@mtu.edu or stop by the USG office in the MUB. Participants will be required to signup and fill out a liability waiver.  Seats will fill up on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to stop by ASAP.

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INTERNATIONAL NIGHT:  International Club would like to invite you to International Night 2012, a dinner/theater event that will take place on Sunday April 1 at 6:00pm in the MUB Ballroom. Enjoy a multi-course dinner while watching 8 performances including singing, dancing, comedy sketches, and community drumming. Tickets are $10 for Students and $12 for Community and are available for purchase at the SDC Ticket Office and online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu.  For more detailed information about the event menu and performances please see below.

International Night Performances include:

Don’t Feed The Bears- performing “Entre Sabanas” & “Bullet”
African Student Organization- performing “West African Modern Dance”
Malin Erickson- performing “Simple Swedish” a Comedy Sketch
Keweenaw Community Drum Project- African Drum Circle
Conventus Discessio- Variations of “Farewell” and A-Minor Jam
Zichen Qian- Singing “Those Years”
Praise in Effect Gospel Choir- Singing “Can’t Give Up Now” & “He Wants It All”
Swagata Banerjee- Noted Odissi Dancer

International Night Menu includes:
 
Lahanosalata ( Greek Cabbage Salad)
Pitepalt (Swedish Dumplings)
Masaman Curry (Thai Curry)
Chicken Peanut Stew (African Peanut Chicken)
Da Pan Ji (Chinese Chicken)
Greek Green Beans in Tomato Sauce
Picadillo (Latin American Hash) :
Bibingka (Filipino Rice Pudding)

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ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGISTS (AEG):  The newly formed Association of Environmental Geologists (AEG) Michigan Tech student chapter is looking for new members!  Membership is free, and is open to all majors.  Participation is not only fun, but it is a great way to network and make new friends.  Plus, it looks great on your resume!  We will be having our next meeting at noon on March 28 in the 6th floor Dow atrium.  Can’t make it to the meeting?  Be sure to ‘Like’ us on facebook (www.facebook.com/AEGMichiganTech) and check out our homepage (http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~toommen/aegstudentchapter.html) for the latest news and events.  Hope to see you there!

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DONATE BLOOD FOR RESEARCH:  A research lab (www.mderl.org) on campus is seeking blood donors for all blood types, especially the following rare blood types: A-, B+, B-, AB+ and AB-.  If you would be willing to donate a small vial of blood via the trained personnel at the SDC Portage Health Clinic, please contact Ms.Kaela Leonard at kaela.m.leonard@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.  For any questions regarding the research, contact Dr. Adrienne Minerick at minerick@mtu.edu.  You will be asked to provide proof of blood type, but other personal information will not be recorded and be kept completely confidential.  You will need to give your consent for donation; the form can be viewed at www.mderl.org.  A small monetary gift of $5 will be given to donors. 

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DON KERANAN JAZZ CONCERT:  This Saturday, March 24, the Rozsa Center  and the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents “The Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert,” celebrating 45 years of Jazz at Michigan Tech!  Alumni will play a big role in the festivities, and a reception for Alumni will follow the concert.  “We’ve got alums from all over coming back,” Irish says. “So far, the oldest alum will be Tim Nielsen ’76 and the youngest will be Andy Kurzeniewski ’10.”  They are both trombone players.   General Admission $10, Michigan Tech Students Free. To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, go online at Rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC.

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