Student News Briefs: October 21, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Captain America in 3D in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22nat 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm. Because this movie is being shown in 3D, please be sure to bring your valid Tech ID to check out 3D glasses.  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, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

 Next week’s movie is Cowboys & Aliens.

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FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY:  Grace Lutheran Church of South Range is holding a FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  There will be clothing of all kinds ranging from young children to adults of all sizes.  The event in open to anyone and everyone.  If you have any questions please call Grace Lutheran at 482-2011.

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SPEAKERS’ FORUM AND SPIRIT OF THE HARVEST POWWOW:  Michigan Tech’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Native American Student Association will be hosting The Speakers’ Forum and Spirit of the Harvest Powwow this weekend.

On Friday, Oct. 21, a Speakers’ Forum will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Douglass Houghton Hall Ballroom.  The Forum will include an opening ceremony with a drum group, information about Michigan Tech, a tour of campus laboratories, and at 1:00 pm, a presentation by Lowery Begay, motivational speaker and Navajo hoop dancer.

The 16th Annual Spirit of the Harvest Powwow will be held on Saturday October 22 at the SDC Multipurpose Room.  Grand entries start at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  Special presentatins during the Powwow include hoop dancer, Lowery Begay, at 2:00 and 7:00 pm, Honor Song for Army Pfc Robert L. Voakes Jr. at 3:00 pm, and the Pink Shawl Presentation at 4:30 pm.  The Powwow ends at 8:00 pm.

All events are free and open to the public.
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HUSKYLEAD:  Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD session, Building a Better Team, on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  This interactive leadership session will familiarize you with managing group dynamics, working through conflict management, and understanding others perspectives through various team building techniques.  HuskyLEAD is open to all Michigan Tech students, and registered student organization officers are encouraged to attend.  Questions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Beth Lunde, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, at blunde@mtu.edu.

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PRESENTATION/DANCE/LATIN CULTURE:  The NOSOTROS Student Organization will be holding two events next week.  Join us for the forth presentation of the series, A Door to Latin Culture, on Tuesday October 25 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Fisher 138.  Rudiger Escobar Wolf will talk about his country, Guatemala.  Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  This event is supported by the Parents Fund at Michigan Tech.

Then, don’t miss our next Latin dance on Friday, October 28 at the MUB Ballroom A starting at 8:00 pm with a salsa class and open floor at 9:00 pm.  This is a Halloween party so wear your scary costumes!  Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided.  Sponsored by GSG and USG.

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HAUNTED HAUS:  The local Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity, located at 1206 College Avenue, is hosting its 25th Annual Haunted Haus Friday, October 28 and Saturday October 29.  This event has risen upwards of $1,000 a year and more than $20,000 for the local Pigs ‘N’ Heat Charity. The Brothers of Sigma Pi hope to see support in helping our local Pigs ‘N’ Heat and are offering a $1 off entry with a 2 can donation to this year’s Haunted Haus Can Drive.  Questions about the Haunted Haus can be directed to Benjamin Urness at bhurness@mtu.edu.
Time:  7 :00 – 9 :00 pm:  All Ages        9:00 pm – midnight:  Suggested Ages 12 & Up
Admission:  $5 Ages 12 & Up,    $3 Ages 5- 11,    Free Admission Ages 4 & Below        

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ICE LEADERSHIP SOCIETY: Come join the ICE (Innovate, Create, Engage) Leadership Society’s membership meeting Thursday, October 27 and participate in some challenging and fun activities while learning the ins and outs of developing your leadership skills.  This new student organization meets in EERC 214 at 7:00 pm every other Thursday and would love to see you there!  Contact Tyler Myers at tcmyers@mtu.edu with any questions or check us out on Facebook.

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BIRD MONITORING PRESENTATION:  The Framework and Challenges of Monitoring Birds on a Regional Level will be presented by Katie Koch, USFWS Midwest Bird Monitoring Coordinator, on Friday, October 28 at 1:00 pm in Forestry G002.  Koch is part of The Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership which was established in 2009 with the hope of providing a means to help wildlife professionals better understand and interface raptor conservation needs with climate change, energy development, land use practices, and food production across the Midwestern landscape.  Monitoring is essential to successful local and landscape-scale bird conservation planning, guiding design of on-the-ground activities, and evaluation of implementation practices to inform adaptive management.  Questions about the presentation can be directed to Auriel Van Der Laar at avanderlaar@gmail.com.  This presentation is brought to you by Birdbums, a registered student organization at Michigan Tech. 

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LITTLE BROTHERS/FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY: Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly are still in need of volunteers for our woodcutting program before the weather turns.  This program provides wood to over 90 elderly in need in Houghton County that need wood to heat their homes throughout the winter. Volunteer groups will go to either a wood lot or an elderly person’s home to cut and split wood. We provide all equipment, including chainsaws, mauls, a hydraulic splitter, and safety equipment. Volunteers will also make deliveries of wood to an elderly person’s home if necessary. Volunteer groups must have people with some experience cutting and splitting wood. If you are interested, please e-mail Rebekka at rdmikkol@mtu.edu or call Little Brothers at 906-482-6944 as soon as possible.

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GARRISON KEILLOR AT THE ROZSA:  Garrison Keillor is coming to the Rozsa Center on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm for An Evening of Storytelling.  This will be a rare and intimate performance, with Garrison taking the stage alone.  Exactly what will he do?  That will be a surprise!  He may sing; he may tell jokes; he may tell stories about the little town of Lake Wobegone “…where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and all the children are above average,” or he may read something from one of his books of poetry.  To purchase tickets, please call 487-2073, go online to tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC. 

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ASB TRIP TO PUERTO RICO:  In order to secure the best airfare, Student Activities is rounding up interest early for the Alternative Spring Break service trip to Puerto Rico!  Participants will depart from the Houghton County Airport on Saturday, March 3, and return on Saturday March 10.  The cost to you will be $900 – $1000 at this time depending on flights, and this price includes airfare, travel to and from the airport, lodging and most meals.  This service trip is in collaboration with the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers at Polytechnic University in San Juan.  The service project entails maintaining the grounds of a Catholic retreat center and the surrounding forest.

The service trip is open to all Michigan Tech students who are in good standing and have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA.  Please complete the application ASB Puerto Rico application and bring to Student Activities in MUB 112 as soon as possible.  Additional questions may be directed to activities@mtu.edu , or call 487-2402.  Acceptance will be based on a first come-first served basis; also academic standing and responses to the essay questions will be taken into consideration for final selection.  Upon acceptance, you will be asked to commit with a $500 non-refundable down payment.

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Student News Briefs: October 14, 2011

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SPIRIT OF THE HARVEST POWWOW:  Please join the Michigan Tech AISES/Native American Student Association for the annual Spirit of the Harvest Powwow.  This free event takes place on Saturday, October 22.  Grand Entry is at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  For more information, please visit: http://www.powwows.com/native-american-information/ or call the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920.

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FILM BOARD:  This week’s Film Board movie is Transformers 3 in 3D in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Because this movie is being shown in 3D, please be sure to bring your valid Tech ID to check out 3D glasses.  Tickets for the show are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.   If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next week’s movie is Captain America.

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GLOBAL CITY PRESENTATION:  Global City is teaming up with Copper Country Guatemala Accompaniment Project (CCGAP) to welcome photojournalist Graham Hunt to the UP.   The groups are sponsoring a presentation on Tuesday, October 18 in FISHER 329 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  Please bring your own cup/mug to minimize waste.  Hunt has documented the activities of indigenous organizations who educate local communities about their rights in relation to mining corporations.  Graham had served previously as an accompanier to witnesses in the genocide trials, so he is well-acquainted with the issues of social justice and the environment.  Global City is a registered student organization that brings together graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty to share knowledge and experiences about global issues and cultural diversity.   For more information, you may contact Taile Leswifi at tleswifi@mtu.edu, visit our website http://global.students.mtu.edu/ or find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MTUGlobalCity

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SWING LESSONS:  Swing Club is hosting a free, beginner-level, 5-week East Coast Swing lesson series beginning Tuesday, October 18 at 8:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  All are invited; no partner is required.  Open dance follows at 9:00 pm.  Please contact swing@mtu.edu if you have any questions, or Bert Spychalski at rmspycha@mtu.edu.

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HUSKYLEAD:  The Michigan Tech HuskyLead session for Tuesday, October 18 is Roberts Rules of Order and How to Run a Meeting.   HuskyLead sessions meet every Tuesday at 6:00 pm in MUB Ballroom A1 and will continue until Fall break.  Participants attending Roberts Rules of Order will learn the best techniques and practices in how to run a meeting.  The purpose of HuskyLead workshops is to educate and elevate the leadership development of our student organization officers and their members.  We hope that students attending will build understanding and skills needed for leadership within their student organization, as well as in other areas of their life.  HuskyLead is open to all interested students.  Student organization officers and members are highly encouraged to attend one or all sessions.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beth Lunde at blunde@mtu.edu .

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Student News Briefs: October 10, 2011

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RAIL INDUSTRY PRESENTATION:  Join the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) Tuesday , October 11th from 6-7:30 pm in DOW 875 for a presentation and to meet with a member from industry.  Pizza and pop will be provided.  You will learn about the Rail Industry and the great future they can provide for you.  Hope to see you there. For questions, contact Michael Larson at mhlarson@mtu.edu.

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INTERFAITH DIALOGUE:  Is there one that is true?  Please join Dr. Subodh Pandit October 12 – 14 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in M&M U115 to compare the five main world religions– Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Judaism.  He will also be addressing the existence of God and if there is objectivity in the concept of Truth.  These presentations are sponsored by the Campus HOPE Christian Organization.

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HUSKYLEAD SERIES:  The Michigan Tech HuskyLEAD series is about to kick–off for fall semester.  The purpose of these workshops is to educate and elevate the leadership development of our student organization officers and their members.  We hope that students attending will build understanding and skills needed for leadership within their student organization, as well as in other areas of their life.  The sessions begin on Tuesday, October 11 and meet every Tuesday at 6:00 pm until fall break.  Each will be held in the MUB Ballroom A1. Please encourage your student organization officers and members to attend these workshops.  Students may attend one, several, or all sessions.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beth Lunde at blunde@mtu.edu .

Foundations of Leadership – Week 7 – Tuesday, October 11
Participants attending this session will become familiar with the liabilities and responsibilities of being a leader.  In addition, they will learn how to recognize their own strength and weaknesses along with delegation and goal-setting tips in their leadership role.

 
Roberts Rules of Order and How to Run a Meeting – Week 8 – Tuesday, October 18
Participants attending this session will become familiar with and feel comfortable using the typical meeting structure of Roberts Rules of Order and will learn the best techniques and practices in how to run a meeting.
Teamwork – Week 9 – Tuesday, October 25
Participants attending this interactive session will become familiar with managing group dynamics and working through conflict management and understanding others perspectives through various techniques and tips.
Event Planning/Logistics – Week 10 – Tuesday, November 1
Participants attending this session will have a better understanding of how to plan large and small scale events. They will also understand what resources and opportunities are available to student organizations to enhance their success.
Utilizing Advisors – Week 11 – Tuesday, November 8
Participants attending this session will understand how to better utilize their organization advisor(s) and their role.  In addition, they will learn what advisors can and cannot do for the organization.

 
Time Management – Week 12 – Tuesday, November 15
Participants attending this session will be able to learn how to put sleep back into their schedule, through various exercises focusing on balancing academic, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilities.

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POST GRADUATION CAREER BLITZ:  Come to the Grad/Med School Career Blitz on Monday, October 17 for free guidance involving Post-Graduate education options.  Academic Advisor Stacy Cotey will be hosting the Career blitz from 6-8pm in Fisher 129.  The session for Graduate school is from 6-7pm.  The session for Med school will be from 7-8pm.  This is a great opportunity to figure out what steps to take to continue your education; we hope to see everyone there!  Sydney Bruestle  slbruest@mtu.edu

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LEADERSHAPE APPS:  LeaderShape applications are available and due on November 4.  For more information and to apply, please go to www.leadership.mtu.edu.

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Transformers 3 (in 3D) in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday and Saturday at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm. Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.
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KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra will be performing Tales from the Dark Side on Saturday, October 15, 2011 beginning at 7:30 pm, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  General Admission $15, and there is no cost for Michigan Tech Students.  For tickets, call 906-487-2073, go online at tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). 

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Student News Briefs: September 30, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Pirates of the Caribbean:  On Stranger Tides in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.   If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next week’s movie is Horrible Bosses.

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eSPORTS:  Starcraft 2 eSports Team:   Come every Sunday at 4pm to the DHH Ballroom to watch the Huskies eSports Team from Michigan Tech compete in StarCraft 2 against other colleges in the Collegiate Star League.  It’s time to cheer on our team with others that enjoy eSports.  If interested, you can also join in with the student organization and become apart of  MTU’s Starcraft 2 eSports Team. For more information you can contact Collin Kappauf at collinkappauf@gmail.com. If you have ever been interested in eSports it’s time to see what all the action and excitement is about!

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ANNUAL MUCK RUN:  The Varsity Cross Country team is hosting its annual Muck Run on October 29th at 10 am. This 5-kilometer “fun run” takes place at the Tech Trails on the Saturday before Halloween, and includes a race course that goes through muck and mire, hence the name.  There is a best costume contest, so everyone should dress in their Halloween costumes and be prepared for a fun time!  There will also be door prizes open to all competitors.

Attention Student Organizations and Greek Life:  If enough interest is generated with the  Student Orgs or Greek Life, we will arrange a special team category for them and have prizes for the top student organization, fraternity, or sorority.   If interested, contact Jonathan Kilpela at jmkilpel@mtu.edu.

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STUDENT ENTERTAINMENT BOARD DOUBLE FEATURE:  In a tour de force of delightful geekdom the Student Entertainment Board proudly presents both One Man Lord of the Rings and One Man Star Wars written and performed by Charlie Ross.  Charlie Ross’s One Man Lord of the Rings is October 8, 7:30 PM, and One Man Star Wars is at 10:00 pm.  Tickets are $15, general admission, $10 students, for each performance.

To purchase tickets, call 906-487-2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations atthe SDC.  The 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 show times. 

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY:  Student Activities is sponsoring Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 22, 2011.  Volunteers will be raking leaves or performing other household chores for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities throughout the Keweenaw.  Please meet at 9:00am in the MUB Commons.  Information packets will be distributed and from there, groups will travel to service locations.  Registration will be open early next week.  Go to http://www.sa.mtu.edu/community/difference.html to register.  Vehicles of 4-6 volunteers will be assigned locations.  Maps, address and contact information will be provided.  Other project ideas are welcome.  Please contact the staff at Student Activities at communityservice@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs: September 23, 2011

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HOMECOMING COURT VOTING ENDS TODAY:  Please remember to vote for Homecoming Court 2011. Voting ends today (Friday) at 5:00 pm. Best of luck to all the candidates!

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Hangover 2 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next week’s movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CLUB SCRIMMAGE:  The Women’s Volleyball Club and we will be holding a scrimmage vs. NMU in the SDC Wood Gym on Saturday, September 24 beginning at 4:00 pm and going until 8:00 pm.  Students and community members are welcome to come and cheer us on!   If any girls are interesting in joining the club as well, they can email Ashley Wood at anwood@mtu.edu.
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POW-MIA REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND:  Michigan Tech’s Arnold Air Society will be hosting their first POW-MIA Remembrance Weekend September 23-25.  The goal of this event is to spread awareness about local and national POWs and MIAs. We want to assure the families and friends of those service men and women that although their loved ones may still be lost, they certainly are not forgotten.

Friday, September 23 will be “Red Friday.” All individuals are encouraged to wear a red t-shirt in honor of our service men and women.

Saturday, September 24 we will be holding a public POW-MIA 5k Bridge Run and Walk. This will be taking place at Porvoo Park in Hancock at 10:00am. Local military organizations, students, faculty, and people of all ages are invited to participate in this run/walk. Prizes will be given to the top 3 men and women participants. An awards ceremony will take place at 11:30am in the Rosza Parking lot after the walkers have completed their course.

Sunday, September 25 our Air Force ROTC Color Guard will partake in raising the flag that morning at 8:00am. We are inviting the public the come out and observe such a ceremony. It would be an honor to not only show our support for those who have fought for their country but also to show our support towards the efforts being made to make sure these individuals are not forgotten.

Registration is $10 and sign-up is available online at active.com found under Hancock POWMIA Bridge Run. There will also be registration booths present at Red Friday at Mich Tech’s ROTC building, 12-3pm Sept. 23; and at Porvoo Park on race day from 8:30-9:30am Sept. 24.  Only paper forms will be available at these locations.  If you have any questions, please contact Brittney Szabo at blszabo@mtu.edu.

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Homecoming

Saturday, October 1

Exhibition Hockey Game 7:07 pm –  Black OUT!

Sunday, October 2

Fans in the Stands Competition Women’s Soccer vs. Lake Erie College 12:00 pm – White OUT!

Rozsa Window Decorating (2:00-5:00PM)

·Class A & C Flag Football Competition (6:30PM)

Monday, October 3

Homecoming Kick Off (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) in MUB Circle:  Get your stadium cups with fountain soda!

Class B Powder Puff Football Competition Game (6:00PM)

Class A & C Flag Football Championship Game (9:00PM)

Tuesday, October 4

Fort Wilkins Miner Education (11:00-1:00 pm in MUB Circle)

Dirt Cups (11:00-1:00 pm in MUB Circle)

Wednesday, October 5

Homecoming Challenges/Miner Games

Pasty Toss and Tram Race (5:00-7:00 pm – Walker Lawn) & Tug of War (7:30 pm)

Thursday, October 6

Live Band Karaoke (7:00-10:00 pm in Fisher 135)

Friday, October 7  “Family Weekend”

Homecoming Boat Parade (4:00 pm)

Pep Rally following parade (Chutes and Ladders)

Cardboard Boat Races (5:30 pm — Chutes and Ladders)

Hockey Game vs. American International (7:07 pm)

Saturday, October 8

Football Game vs. Saginaw Valley State (1:00 pm)

Court Coronation & Overall Winners Announced (Football Halftime)

Hockey Game vs. American International (7:37 pm) Followed by Broomball
Championship Game

Sunday, October 9Rozsa Window Take-Down (12:00 pm)

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MEET ‘N GREET AITP:  The Association of Information Technology Professionals will be hosting a Meet ‘n Greet for students and company representatives focusing on careers in information systems or information technology (MIS, CNSA, CPE, SE, etc.).  The event will be Monday, September 26 at 7:30 pm in the Wadsworth Hall Annex and tickets are just $15 – reserve yours now by emailing Zack Wheeler at ztwheele@mtu.edu.

Companies that will be represented at this event include Ford, 3M, Target, Sentry Insurance, Los Alamos National Labs and Heartland Business Systems.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity of one-on-one time with company representatives that are here to hire YOU for their internship or co-op opportunities!

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THRILLER CLUB:  If you love Michael Jackson’s music and want to dance like a zombie, meetings of the Thriller Club are held each Thursday at 8:00 pm on the second floor of the MUB.  If you have any questions, contact Andrew Lund at aelund@mtu.edu.

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GALA LATINA:  Salsabrosa Dance Group and Gala Latina is the ONLY event at Michigan Tech that features a live Latin band!  This is Sergio’s 8th year delivering the audience with great music and amazing musicians. Their passion is to bring the best event as part of the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month to Michigan Tech.  For questions related to these events, please call the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 7-2920.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Salsabrosa Dance Company, Danny Valderas
Free Lessons at the Residence halls
Douglas Houghton Hall – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wadsworth Hall – 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, October 14, 2011
Free Wellness Workshop – Salsa Dancing!
Salsabrosa Dance Company, Danny Valderas
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom
Campus and Local community
In Collaboration with Michigan Tech’s Benefits Office
Husky Paw members eligible for 100 points!
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Review Steps
12:00 pm – 12:30 Basic Level
12:30  – 1:00 pm Intermediate Level
1:00 – 1:30 pm  – Putting all levels together and having fun!

Friday, October 14, 2011
Salsabrosa Dance Company, Danny Valderas
Free All Levels workshop!
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom

Round of Salsa Dancing – Rueda de Casino
8:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom

Sergio Poventud and his Live Latin Band: Veneno!
Cost: $10 (pay at the door)
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom  9:00 p.m.  – 1:00 a.m.

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Maria Bamford, as seen on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and every other Late-Night and not-so Late Night comedy program, takes the Rozsa Stage on Friday, September 30th, 7:30 pm.  All seats are $20.00.  To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, go online at tickets.mtu.edu.


Student News Briefs: September 16, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week the Film Board is showing Super 8 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.   If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next week’s movie is The Hangover 2. 

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HAM RADIO TRAINING:  HARC will be offering training to get your Ham Radio Technician license.  It will be Tuesday, September 20, Thursday, September 22, Tuesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in Fisher 131.  Attend all dates for the full class, but you are welcome to attend one.  There will be a licensing exam on a later date.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Angela Selden at amselden@mtu.edu or join our mailing list harc-l@mtu.edu.  If you are interested in Ham radio and would like to learn more, the first session will be an overview of what it is and what we do in the local community.
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LATIN AMERICAN DANCE:  Join us on Friday, September 23 beginning at 8:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom B for a fun and relaxing time at the first Latin American dance of the year, a BOAT PARTY!   Wear your summer-boat-cruise outfit!  Learn how to dance to Latin music with free salsa lessons and make new friends.  Following the lessons, there will be a three hours (9:00 pm to midnight)of open floor dancing including salsa, merengue, and bachata.  No partner needed-family friendly-all skill levels-FREE!  Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. 

This event is organized by NOSOTROS, Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the Graduate Student Government and the Undergraduate Student Government.  For information contact amirchi@mtu.edu

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Student News Briefs: September 9, 2011

FILM BOARD:  ‘This week’s Film Board is showing Thor in 3D in Fisher 135.  Please remember to bring a Tech ID in order to check out 3D glasses.  It will be shown on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next week’s film is Super 8.

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SWING CLUB KICKOFF DANCE AND LESSON SERIES:  The Swing Club is hosting a free kickoff dance this Saturday, September 10th from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm on the Walker lawn.  Introductory swing dance lessons will be given.  No experience is required.  All are invited – bring your friends or come alone; no partner is necessary.  Additionally, the Swing Club is hosting a free, five-week East Coast Swing lesson series starting Thursday, September 15th at 8:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  Open dancing directly follows.  Contact Bert Spychalski at rmspycha@mtu.edu for more information about either event.

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PARADE OF NATIONS:  You are encouraged to participate in the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival taking place on Saturday , September 17, 2011.  This year’s theme is “Spice is Always Nice.”   Share your creative side by designing a float that represents the theme.  Walking floats are permitted!  You can win money for your organization, student group or Residence Hall Floor.  To find out more information, please log onto http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/ .  The deadline for float applications is Tuesday, September 13th .  For more information, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920 .

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GNAR:  The Outdoor Adventure Program is seeking additional volunteers for the Great Northern Adventure Race from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 24.  Helpers are needed to facilitate race events, coordinate participants, and provide medical support.  Experience or training is helpful, but not necessary.  To find more race details, go to http://www.oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace/.  To get involved (and get a free t-shirt and dinner) send an e-mail to twmaynar@mtu.edu with your name, shirt size, availability, and any special skills you have.

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ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS PROJECTS:  All are welcome to attend the Engineers Without Borders general meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 pm in Dillman 320.  Learn more about the different projects in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Honduras.  There will be a fun surprise activity!  Free drinks and snacks!  For questions, contact Merete at jmsorum@mtu.edu.

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PRESENTATION ON LATIN CULTURE:  The NOSOTROS Student Organization is hosting the first of a series of presentations called “A Door to Latin Culture” on Thursday, September 15 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 138.  Anieri Morales Rivera will talk about her native country, Puerto Rico.  The presentation is free and open to everybody.  Questions about the presentation can be directed to Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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JOIN THE THRILLER CLUB:  If you love Michael Jackson’s music and want to dance like a zombie, the first meetings of the Thriller Club will be held at 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 15 and at 10:00 am on Saturday September 17.  For questions, contact Andrew Lund at aelund@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs: September 2, 2011

Rozsa 2011-2012 Season Single Tickets On Sale Today!

Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts single ticket sales for all performances begin today, September 1, 2011.

September performances include the Student Entertainment Board-sponsored rock band “ Motion City Soundtrack ” on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 5 th , the spectacular dance event “ MOMIX: Botanica ” on Friday Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 th ; a lecture with the famed inventor Ray Kurzweil o n Wednesday, Sept. 28; rounding off September at the Rozsa is Comedian Maria Bamford , on Friday, Sept. 30, known as the Comedy Central “Lable Maker Lady.”

For more details about September events, please see the attached press release, and images from some of our current print and web advertisements are also attached.

Other highlights this fall include Savion Glover: Bare Soundz ; Savion is known as the best tap dancer in the world! T he Michigan Tech Band and Choir Honors Festival is pleased to present a concert with the internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Eric Whitacre ; straight from Lake Wobegone, join the Rozsa for an ” An Evening of Storyelling with Garrison Keillor ” ; the hilarious Deer Camp the Musical also takes the stage in October ; and join the Rozsa Center in welcoming Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol for a family-friendly holiday celebration in December. And that’s just a sampling from the first half of the 2011-2012 Season!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations at the Student Development Complex (SDC), at 906-487-2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu .

I’ll see you at the theater!

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FILM BOARD:  ‘This week’S Film Board is showing Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D in Fisher 135.  Because this movie is being shown in 3D, please remember to bring a Tech ID in order to check out 3D glasses.  It will be shown on Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd at 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

Next weeks film:  Thor in 3D.
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STUDENT ORG RE-REGISTRATION:  A reminder to Registered Student Organizations that the re-registration process takes place next week on September 6, 7 and 8 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in the Student Organizations Office, MUB 106.  Meet with staff on a walk-in basis; first come, first served.  Your organization will be asked to complete a re-registration card, complete an online executive board training, and have your organization’s inventory completed and uploaded to Involvement Link.  If you have any questions regarding re-registration, contact Maryann Wilcox by phone, 487-2402, or email, mawilcox@mtu.edu.

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PARADE OF NATIONS NEEDS FLOATS:  The annual Parade of Nations is seeking additional floats for the parade.  This year’s Parade will be held on Saturday, September 17.  Find out more information by going to http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/ .

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT:  Join us for The “Be Better Together for 9/11” Service Project on Saturday, September 10, 2011 beginning at 9am.  The project will be the final grounds preparation and clean up on the Habitat for Humanity house at 602 Agate Street (off of College Ave.), just a few blocks from campus. Please dress appropriately and bring a water bottle.  At least 20 student volunteers are needed for the project.  Please contact Bucky Beach at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 482-5410 or bsbeach@mtu.edu.

This event is a part of Interfaith Youth Core’s Better Together Campaign of interfaith action on campuses across the country and is co-sponsored by the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  These web sites have some additional information (mostly pictures):  http://coppercountryh4h.org/Calendar.htm  http://www.facebook.com/pages/KilpelaSam-Habitat-for-Humanity-Home/215523828480050.

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9/11 CEREMONY:  The ROTC will hold a ceremony on 11 Sept 2011 at the ROTC building on Michigan Tech’s campus.  It will start around 0840 with a joint Army-Air Force color guard taking it’s place at the flag pole.  At 0846 (The time the first plane hit the twin towers), Reveille will sound, the flag will be raised and then the national anthem will follow.  After a few words from a Master of Ceremonies there will be a Wreath Laying, followed by the 21-rifle salute.

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NEW IMPROV GROUP:  There’s a brand new improv group on campus called Tech-O-Prov!  Ever wanted to learn how to do improv?  Already have improv experience and want to have fun?  We’re having practices in McCardle Theater (second floor of Walker Center for the Arts) every Friday this semester from 5:45 to 6:45!  Ever wanted to see a live improv show like SNL?  Then keep an eye out for postings about upcoming shows and events. If you have any questions, e-mail us at seadler@mtu.edu.

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LITTLE BROTHERS – FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY VOLUNTEERING:  Little Bros. – Friends of the Elderly would appreciate volunteers for their woodcutting program, which provides elderly people in need with wood to heat their homes throughout the winter.  People can volunteer as an individual or as a group to cut wood at one of our sites or an individual’s home, and/or deliver the wood to the elderly. Little Brothers will provide all of the equipment necessary. This is a great opportunity to volunteer and be shown some real appreciation!  If you’re interested, please contact Rebekka at  rdmikkol@mtu.edu or call (906) 482-6944.

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JOIN THE STUDENT COMMISSION!

Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved?  Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students?  If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings.  We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.  You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly, other students.  We work together to act on your idea and make changes.  Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include: 

  • Supported the proposal for Wadsworth Dining Hall to open earlier on the weekends
  • Supported the idea of faculty giving a mid-term survey each semester
  • Supporting the proposal to upgrade the blue light system on campus
  • Supported the drinking foundation hydration stations on campus
  • Proposed the idea for the senior lunch and survey
  • Increased recycling on campus
  • Developed a value statement

 Any one is welcome to attend upcoming meetings. 

 Fall Meeting Dates

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Wadsworth Hall G17/G19

Thursday, November 10, 2011, Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, December 8, 2011, Alumni Lounge A, MUB

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Student News Briefs: August 26, 2011

Experience the whimsical, smart, funny, and above all beautiful world that artist Sarah Kargol has created with “21st Century Monsterpieces” in the Rozsa Gallery. Please join the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in our celebration of her “21st Century Monsterpieces.”  This exhibition runs now to November 4, 2011.  The Rozsa Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 

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F’ALL NIGHTER:  Come out to the SDC on Saturday August 27th at 8:00 pm to get involved at Michigan Tech!  F’all Nighter is a showcase for student organizations on campus.  F’all Nighter is an alcohol free event and gives new students a great place to be for their first weekend on campus.   Basketball, ice skating, and other activities are provided by Alpha Phi Omega (APO), and many organizations will use this as an opportunity to recruit new members.  Other events will be mini golfing, cookie decorating, dancing, dodgeball, yard games, and much, much more!  Any questions regarding F’all Nighter can be directed to Gwendolyn Fleming at gfflemin@mtu.edu.
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BLOOD DRIVE:  As part of Welcome Week, the American Red Cross will be having a blood drive on Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Van Pelt Library Reading Room.  Appointments can be made by coming in person the day of and signing up for a time that fits your schedule.  The whole process takes about an hour.  It starts with registration, a health history and a ini-physical.  The actual donation takes no more than 10-12 minutes.  Afterward, you will be asked to spend a few minutes in the “canteen” where you can have a light refreshment before returning to your normal activities.

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STUDENT ORG RE-REGISTRATION:  Student Organization re-registration will take place September 6-8 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in MUB 106.  Please see the handout in your organization’s mailbox.  Re-registration will be on a walk-in basis:  first come, first served.  Organization representatives will need to complete an RSO re-registration card, have a completed inventory of all Student Activities Fee (SAF) funded equipment; complete an online executive board training, and will be required to resolve any past financial issues before re-registering

 

 

Welcome Week will kick-off on Monday, August 29 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Memorial Union Building Circle with give-a-ways of drawstring bags containing pencils, pens and notebooks, along with a bike clinic sponsored by the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP).   Welcome week will conclude on Sunday, September 4 with Women’s Soccer at 1:00 pm vs. Crookston, at Sherman Field, and the MUB Board Golf Scramble from 1:00-6:00 pm at the Portage Lake Golf Course.

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LABOR DAY CONCERT:   There will be a Labor Day concert in the Rozsa Center on Monday, September 5, featuring “Motion City Soundtrack.”  The concert is sponsored by the Student Entertainment Board (SEB).  Tickets will be $20 for Michigan Tech students and $25 for the general public.  Please visit www.rozsa.mtu.edu for more information.

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K-DAY:  K-Day is short for Keweenaw Day and is a longstanding tradition at Michigan Tech.  K-Day will be held on Friday, September 9 from 12:00-4:00 pm at McLain State Park.  There will be food, great music, student organization booths and fun activities. K-Day is an opportunity for students to see all 220 plus student organizations at Michigan Tech.  Student organizations set up displays and demonstrations for students to enjoy.  Transportation to McLain State Park will be provided on K-Day.  Buses will leave the Memorial Union Building every half hour beginning at noon.

Attention organizations:  Please register your organization for K-Day by September 2 at http://kday.mtu.edu/KDayReg.html.

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PARADE OF NATIONS AND MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL:  Start planning for this year’s Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival to be held on Saturday, September 17. Participation is encouraged in all the various events.

The Parade:  March from Hancock to the Dee Stadium in Houghton behind your nations flag. Wear your native dress, make a float to meet this year’s theme “Spice is Always Nice”, plan to provide music or pass out candy or anything else that will make it more fun for you and the spectators, within the Guidelines of course.

The Multicultural Festival:   Show your talent and sign up for an entertainment spot,  plan for a craft or ethnic food booth and find out why we call this the largest multicultural event in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Register at  http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/.   If you have any questions, please contact Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 906-487-2920 or International Programs and Services at 906-487-2160.

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GREAT NORTHERN ADVENTURE RACE:  Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program is announcing their second running of the G reat N orthern A dventure R ace on Saturday, September 24, 2011.  This introductory 3-5 hour race will consist of orienteering, Mt Biking, Running/Walking, and other mystery challenge events working with either 2 or 4 person teams. This is a great race for first time adventure racers as well as a good warm up for the seasoned veterans. The race will take place in the Tech Trails, Nara Trails, and local campus community.  The registration fee is $20 per racer. The race begins at 11:00 am and concludes at approximately 4:00 pm. Space is limited to 20 students and 40 community/staff members.  Sign up today before all of the spots are filled. Race gear can be rented from the OAP at 1/2 price.  Please complete and submit the Health History, Registration and Liability forms (required to compete) by September 16, 2011 at 5:00PM.  Further race details and information such as Registration and Health/Liability forms can be found online at http://www.oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace.  Other questions can be directed to oap@mtu.edu, or call 487-2290.

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Student News Briefs: August 5, 2011

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POTLUCK SUNDAY:  NOSOTROS is organizing a family-friendly potluck this coming Sunday to say goodbye to our friends, Federica Lanza and Daniele Alami.  Please join us on Sunday, August 7th from 6:00 pm to dusk at the East Houghton Waterfront Park next to the Super 8 hotel.  Everybody is welcome!  Bring a dish to share or something to grill.  There are no BBQ facilities, however you are welcome to bring your own grill.  We will be playing music so you can dance or listen to it.   Alcohol allowed for those 21 and older (no glass);  Bring your own dishes and silverware; Bathroom facilities available.  If you have any questions, please contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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2011 PARADE OF NATIONS AND MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL:  Start planning now for this year’s Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival to be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011.  All are welcome to participate!

The Parade:  March behind your nation’s flag from Hancock to the Dee Stadium in Houghton.  Wear your native dress or build a float to meet this year’s theme “Spice is Always Nice.”   Make it more festive by playing music, passing out candy or anything else that will add to the fun!

The Multicultural Festival:   Show your talent and sign up for an entertainment spot,  plan for a craft or ethnic food booth  and find out why we call this the largest multicultural event in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Applications are available at the website  http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/.  If you have any questions, please contact Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion Office at 906-487-2920 or International Programs and Services office at 906-487-2160.

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INPUT NEEDED FOR AUXILIARY SERVICES:  Have you had to make room or facilities reservations for your campus event?  If so, Auxiliary Services would like your feedback.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6QG536C .  This survey is being conducted to solicit customer feedback on the reservation process for the Auxiliary Services Department at Michigan Tech.  The results will be used to improve our services as well as share the results with other areas on campus.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Harry at lharry@mtu.edu.

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GREAT NORTHERN ADVENTURE RACE:  Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program is announcing their second running of the G reat N orthern A dventure R ace, and we want you to be a part of it!  The race will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 24, 2011 and will conclude at approximately 4:00 pm.  This introductory 3-5 hour race will consist of orienteering, mountain biking, running/walking, and other mystery challenge events working with either 2 or 4 person teams.  This is a great race for first time adventure racers as well as a good warm-up for the seasoned veterans. The race will take place on the Tech Trails, Nara Trails, and local campus community.

Registration fee is $20 per racer.  Space is limited to 20 students and 40 community/staff members. Sign up today before all of the spots are filled. Race gear can be rented from the OAP at 1/2 price.  Please complete and submit the Health History, Registration and Liability forms (required to compete) by September 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm.  Further race details and information such as Registration and Health/Liability forms can be found online at http://www.oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace.  If you have any questions, contact oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.

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ROZSA CENTER ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 SEASON:  Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts announce their 2011-2012 Season!  Subscription sales begin Monday, August 1, 2011, and single ticket sales begin September 1, 2011.  This year’s performances include the spectacles of dance that are MOMIX and Savion Glover; the internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Eric Whitacre; everyone’s favorite storyteller Garrison Keillor; the comedian Maria Bamford; and the hilarious Deer Camp – The Musical.  Also join us for local talent including the vibrant Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band punctuated by phenomenal student musicians, the award-winning Superior Wind Symphony, and the more intimate works “Fuddy Meers,” “Almost Maine,” and “Twelfth Night,” by the Tech Theatre Company in the McArdle Theatre.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Central Ticket Office (SDC), at 906-487-2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.

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