Student News Briefs – Friday, May 23, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serving Syrian Cuisine

Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech is going to present Syrian cuisine on Friday, May 23rd. Roba Bdeir, a Ph.D student in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology will cook Falafel with Hummus and Fattoush Salad. The food is made from dehydrated chickpeas are soaked overnight and grounded with onions, parsley, cilantro and garlic with Syrian spices. Fried to a rich, golden brown, and served with zesty Hummus dip and Fattoush salad. Homemade apricot juice served with the meal.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 1.30:00 PM. The whole meal is $5.95. Khana Khazana is going to serve the meals at the trailer, located in front of the Library.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal! We will serve food for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.


2. Water Safety Instructor Training

​A 3-day Water Safety Instructor Training course is now being offered through Michigan Tech Community Programs on June 15, 28 & 29. The comprehensive Red Cross WSI program trains instructors in water safety and drowning prevention and provides information needed to plan and conduct courses in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. Cost to register is $260. Deadline to register is May 30.


3. Student Activities Programming Event, Grilled Pizzas

Please join in the summer programming event, Grilled Pizza’s, a healthy spin on an old favorite. The event will be held at the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Backyard on Thursday, May 29 at 2:00 PM and will continue while supplies last.

This event is sponsored by Student Activities, Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services.

Please visit Involvement Link for more information on upcoming events or contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963.


4. Reminder:  Summer Scuba Class Offered

Michigan Tech Community Programs is offering a summer SCUBA class May 29 to June 26. The class will meet Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:30 p.m. at the SDC. Everything is provided—equipment, tank fills, books, and supplies—all you need is a suit and towel. At the end of the course, you can earn a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification after completing an open-water dive. Cost of the class is $375 and is limited to 8 people. Registration will close May 15 so that supplies can be ordered in time for the class.

For more information, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com.

5. Reminder: K-Day Registration is Now Open

Student Activities is now accepting registration applications for K-Day 2014. Please use this LINK to get to the online form.

For more information please contact Jessie at 487-1963.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, May 16, 2014



1. Student Activities Summer Events for May

Student Activities along with Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services is sponsoring several summer programming events.  This summer we have a variety of events that include Paddle Board Demos, healthy snacks at the OAP Backyard, Golf Course Etiquette, and Sunset Cruises.

For more information please visit Involvement Link or call Student Activities at 906-487-1963.


2. Summer Scuba Class Offered

Michigan Tech Community Programs is offering a summer SCUBA class May 29 to June 26. The class will meet Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:30 p.m. at the SDC. Everything is provided—equipment, tank fills, books, and supplies—all you need is a suit and towel. At the end of the course, you can earn a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification after completing an open-water dive. Cost of the class is $375 and is limited to 8 people. Registration will close May 15 so that supplies can be ordered in time for the class.

For more information, visit www.michigantechrecreation.com.

3. Reminder: Community Programs is Rolling into Summer

Community Programs is rolling into summer.  With so many great options this May-August, what classes are you taking this summer? Join the fitness classes anytime by committing with a $30 Student 8-punch class card or try us out for a single session for only $6.

Restorative Yoga, Select Sundays this summer from 12:30-2:30 PM.

For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook. Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE FIT. Visit our site for more details HERE.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, May 2, 2014

1. Husky Motors Shuttle Service Summer Hours

Husky Motors shuttle service will operate 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer< span class=”Apple-converted-space”> semester beginning Friday, May 2. The shuttle services the Memorial Union to the SDC and through both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights’, stopping at the bus shelters. Additionally, the shuttle services the Lakeshore Center at the top of the hour. The summer semester shuttle bus schedule can be viewed HERE.

For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 7-3288.


2. Community Programs is Rolling into Summer

Community Programs is rolling into SUMMER, BABY!! You should come with us. With so many great options this May-August, what classes are you taking this summer? Join the fitness classes anytime by committing with a $30 Student 8-punch class card OR try us out for a single session for only $6.

Specialty Yoga Workshops Start this Sunday.

Restorative Yoga, Select Sundays this summer from 12:30-2:30 PM

For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook. Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE FIT. Visit our site for more details HERE.


3. Graduating Students – Reminder to Turn in Your University Keys

If you have been issued a key to any lock at the University you must return the key before leaving. You cannot hand over a key to your successor, it needs to be re-issued into their name. You are liable for any key issued in your name.

If you do not remember where you received your key, you can return it to Public Safety.


4. Reminder – K-Day Registration is Now Open

Student Activities is now accepting registration applications for K-Day 2014. Please use this LINK to get to the online form.

For more information please contact Jessie at 487-1963.


5. Preview of Next Season at the Rozsa

Click HERE to visit the website.




Student News Briefs – Friday, April 25, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serving Korean, Indonesian, and Indian Food

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students, will feature Asian cuisine this Friday, April 25.

Lu Yang, a master student from Geology department, will present Korean Sushi, a traditional Korean food which is made by wrapping steam rice, crab meat, some vegetables with nori; Igus Anwar, a PHD student from Forest Resources and Environmental Science, will cook Rujak, an Indonesian fruit salad, made of various tropical fruits such as pineapple, cucumber, papaya, and mango with peanut sauce and spices; and Qadeer Abdul will present Hyderabadi fish curry, prepared with exotic spices and creamy yogurt. Vegetarian alternatives will be available.

Khana Khazana is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal is $6.95, and individual dishes are $2.50 each.

Please come and enjoy the international students dining service.


2. 20th Annual Student Leadership Awards Announcements

Congratulations to the following students, student organizations, and advisors for inspiring community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity within Michigan Tech as well as our community.

Here are the 2014 Student Leadership Award recipients:

Kerstin Cleveland, President’s Award for Leadership
Rebeka Horsch, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancements Award for Service
Holly Zehfus, Provost Award for Scholarship
Abhilash Kantamneni – Georgetown University Energy Prize, Exceptional Community Service Project
Sara Alian, Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader
Kristin Flickinger, Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance
Finance Club – FinanceU, Exceptional Program of the Year
International Club, Most Improved Student Organization
Carly Joseph, Rising Star of the Year
Kimberly D’Augustino, Student Employee of the Year
Wadsworth Hall Student Association, Student Organization of the Year
Jessie Stapleton, Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Scott MacInnes, Clair M. Donovan Award
David Shull, Outstanding Future Alumni Award

Award Announcements:
Kailey Feuerstein, Percy Julian Award
Patrick Belling, Exceptional Graduate Student Leader
Ranjeeth Naik, Exceptional Graduate Student Scholar
Dr. Stephen Kampe, Exceptional Graduate Mentor
Jon Furlich, Greek Man of the Year
Rebeka Horsch, Greek Woman of the Year


3. Rozsa Center Presents Sing Me to Heaven

Come to the Rozsa Center this Saturday evening, April 26 at 7:30 PM, for an evening of uplifting, joyous and above all beautiful choral music. Join Dr. Jared Anderson, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Michigan Tech, as he conducts conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers and the Michigan Tech Concert Choir in a concert titled “Sing Me to Heaven: A Celebration of Sacred Choral Music.” The choirs of Michigan Tech will explore ideas of heaven through the music of diverse periods and styles.

“VPA Livestream” of the music is available the night of the performance, for those who are not able to be present for the event. The link for this livestream is: http://vpa-live.mtu.edu (please note, this link will not be active until the time of the event.)


4. The SDC is Hiring Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors

The recreation department at the SDC is looking for additional Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. Qualifications include Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR.  Duties include monitoring and ensuring the safety of all patrons in the SDC swimming area and enforcing all site rules and regulations. Instructors have opportunities to instruct group and private swim lessons.  Click HERE to apply online.

Contact Ann Hoover (amhoover@mtu.edu) with all inquiries.


5. Rozsa Presents Together in Song

On Monday, April 28, at 7:00 pm, the Keweenaw Music Educators’ Association presents the annual “Together in Song” concert at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan Technological University.

For more details please visit rozsa.mtu.edu.


6. Volunteer Opportunities for Fall 2014 Move-In

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. Your group can sign up for one two-hour shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!
Please go to the website to sign up to volunteer.

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:
Saturday, August 23
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 24
9:00 AM – 12:00 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 staffs who 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!


7. K-Day Registration is Now Open

Student Activities is now accepting registration applications for K-Day 2014. Please use this LINK to get to the online form.

For more information please contact Jessie at 487-1963.


8. Summer Programming – Commit To Be Fit

Summer programming is here! With so many great summer options, what classes are you taking this summer? COMMIT TO BE FIT with Michigan Tech Recreation.  Study, sweat, rest, repeat! Want variety this summer? We got you covered with classes for Health & Wellness, Fun & Fitness, High Intensity Workouts and Workshops & Specialty Classes. Summer Classes are scheduled May – August.  Did you know? A special low-rate $30 Student Punch Card gets you started with your first 8 classes OR try us out for a daily session for only $6. Full session registration is also available for some programs.

For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook. Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE FIT at michigantechrecreation.com.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, April 18, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serves Mediteranean Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students, will feature Mediterranean cuisine this Friday, April 18.

The menus are Kidney Beans Salad, a traditional Mediterranean Kidney Bean salad recipe with a light dressing made with olive oil and lemon; Mediterranean Meatballs with Couscous, beef and lentil meatballs serving with olive oil-basil flavored couscous; Tiramisu, meaning “pick me up” or “lift me up”, a popular coffee-flavored Italian dessert. Vegetarian alternatives will be available.

Khana Khazana is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal is $6.95, and individual dishes are $2.50 each. The public is welcome.


2. Spring Fling Held at the SDC

Ahoy matey, Spring Fling 2014 – Pirates Edition is set to sail into campus Friday, April 18 from noon-4:00 PM at the SDC. 53 Student Organizations will be set up in the hockey arena and Oozeball will take place in the wood gym.  In addition, MUB Board will be doling out provisions of root beer floats and fresh cut french fries. Look out for the caricature artist, inflatables, and a t-shirt tie-dyeing station fer all ye pirate’s entertainment!  Hope to see all of you there!


3. Campus Bookstore, University Images Spring Fling Sale

Due to the weather, Spring Fling specials will be located inside both the Campus Bookstore and University Images from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
For more information please contact the bookstore at 906-487-3270.

4. Global City Presents A Village in Bangladesh

For our last “Global City Presents” of the semester, A Village in Bangladesh by S. M. Mizanur Rahman on April 22 at 5:00 pm, EERC 103.

Mizanur will present the development disaster caused by shrimp farming in his village, and how small producers are left out of the economic development of this product. He will also talk about his work in the community and “The Motorcycle Project”, an idea he developed with the goal to provide capital support and planning skills to the local people, which he plans on implementing this summer.

Mizanur grew up in the village of Nurnagar, in the Satkhira district, Bangladesh, before moving to the capital city of Dhaka where he did his undergraduate and master studies. He is now doing his PhD in Environmental and Energy Policy at MTU.
Please take the opportunity to come talk to us, with comments and suggestions for events for next year. And if you want to be part of the board, we welcome you!

5. Speaker on Sexual Assault and Dating Violence

Michigan Tech is currently in the process of developing a campus/community network to address positive masculinity. Guest speaker, Rus Funk, will discuss the topic of “Developing the Capacity for a Positive Masculinity Program”.  Rus Funk is a long time activist for gender, racial, and sexual justice.  He has been working specifically to combat sexual and domestic violence, racist violence, and homophobia for over 25 years.   He will be giving a presentation on Sexual Assault Prevention on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM in Fisher 135. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Immediately following the presentation ​a Take Back The Night candle light vigil will be held​ and will weave through campus.​This event is brought to you by The office of Academic and Community Conduct, Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home, and Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Programs.For more information please contact Wellness at 906-487-2560.


6. Finals Week has Gone to the Dogs

The puppies are back by popular demand.   Unwind and de-stress over at the OAP house and play with the dogs.  On Thursday, April 24 from 5:00-6:30 pm there will be Golden Retrievers from Sigma Tau Gamma and on Tuesday, April 29 from 5:00-6:30 pm, two Dachshunds.

For more information please contact Wellness at 906-487-2560.


7. Spring Fever Social Event

Are you interested in learning some tennis moves? Join GSG for the Spring Fever social event held at the SDC on April 19 from 12-3 PM!

We have FREE tennis lessons 12-3 PM, but sign up is required. Sign up sheet is found at the Graduate School Front Desk, Admin. Building, 4th floor.

Not really interested in tennis? We also have other fun games (basketball, volleyball, etc…) held at the SDC – Wood Gym.

This event is free for Graduate students and their families.


8. Outdoor Cooking Competition with OAP

The OAP is holding an Outdoor Cooking Competition on April 22. Cooking can begin at 1:00 and the dishes must be completed between 3:00-5:00 PM for judging.  The cost is $5.00 to compete and you can enter as many dishes as you’d like.  All participants will receive a recipe book of the dishes that were entered into the competition.

See poster for more details or call Outdoor Adventure Program at 906-487-2290.,hr>


9. Attention May 2014 Graduates

The Michigan Tech Annual Fund invites you to like their Facebook page  and receive a chance to win a prize package commemorating your  transition from student to alumnus!
The package includes a Michigan Tech diploma frame, coffee mug, picture frame, portfolio and more!
Just go to https://www.facebook.com/MichiganTechAnnualFund for a  chance to win.
We will draw and announce the winner on April 28, 2014.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, April 11, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Will Serve Breakfast April 15

Khana Khazana, a collaboration of international students and Dining Services, will feature breakfast on Tuesday, April 15.
The cooks, Amir Zandnia and Aref Majdara, will cook Haleem, a popular Iranian breakfast stew made from wheat and beef meat. It is slowly simmered for several hours until smooth and silky; Veggie Omelet, an
Iranian style omelet made from eggs, onions and tomatoes; Bread and Cheese, a light sandwich with crème cheese, parsley, radishes and walnuts; Chai, a spiced milk tea from India, The most common are cardamom and ginger. Indian chai produces a warming, soothing effect, acts as a natural digestive aid and gives one a wonderful sense of well-being.
Khana Khazana is served from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal is $5.95, and individual dishes are $2 each.


2. Latin Salsa Party

NOSOTROS with the support of the Graduate Student Governmnet (GSG) is running a fun Latin social. The last Salsa party in Spring semester 2014 is on April 11, at MUB Ballroom A, 8-9 Free Salsa lessons, 9-11 open dance floor. Join the GSG Latin social event, learn how to dance to Latin music, and find new friends! The event is FREE, for all levels, family friendly, and no partner is needed! Just show up!
For more information please contact Sara Alian, salian@mtu.edu, or Wesley MaGowan, owmcgowa@mtu.edu.

3. Indian Student Association Hosts Holi Night

You are invited to the Indian Student Associations biggest event in spring, The Holy Night on Saturday, April 12 in the MUB Commons at 6:00 PM.  Tickets are $6.00 for the General Public and $3.00 for ISA members.

Please contact Muraleekrishnan Menon mmenon@mtu.edu for more information.


4. Results from the 4th Annual Global City Photo Competition

Our judges – Adam Johnson, Mike Shupe and Steve Brimm – met in person to review the images together. Winning images were selected based on: a) technical merit, b) composition, c) how well it fit the category and d) the story the photo tells. The winners are:

Landscape:
First – Ben Ciavola
Second – Elyssa Furmanski
Third – Geoffrey Lerner
Sustainability:
First – Geoffrey Lerner
Second – Edward Louie
Third – Spencer Lacey
People:
First – Ben Ciavola
Second – Riccardo Tortini
Third – Josep Cabre
Global:
First – Devin Miller
Second – Elyssa Furmanski
Third – Federica Lanza
People’s Choice:
Breanna Kay with submission to “Landscape”

Thank you all for participating and making this edition another success, with plenty of inspiring photographs.
Check the winning pictures at Global City’s Facebook page.  And please join us this Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 pm, at the KBC, for the photo exhibition and to talk with the photographers. There will be pizza!


5.  Film Board Showing, Lone Survivor

This week Film Board is showing Lone Survivor in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next weekend we’re showing That Awkward Moment.

If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at wjprice@mtu.edu


6. Wellness Hosts Lunch and Learn for Students

Join Anna, Peer Health Advocate, for some easy, inexpensive, healthy, and portable recipes at the lunch and learn scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 from noon-1:30 in the MUB Alumni Lounge. Open to all students!

For more information contat Whitney at wmborosk@mtu.edu


7. Spring Fling

Spring Fling is always the Friday of Week 13 of  the Spring Semester and this year it is held on April 18 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Students end the academic year and welcome warmer weather by engaging in activities. Various student organizations participate in this event providing food and entertainment for a campus community eager to relax and have fun before the serious business of final exams begins.

Check out the website for more details!


8. Ballet Barre Workouts

The glove (and hats and coats) are coming off… or they will be soon! Are you ready for your summer wardrobe? Get your body ready for the big melt with Ballet Barre workouts! COMMIT TO BE FIT with Michigan Tech Recreation.

Designed to shape & transform the body, each Ballet Barre workout combines elements of ballet, Pilates, and yoga to create a total body experience. Expect to shake, stretch, and sweat with Ballet Barre.

Did you know? A special low-rate $30 Student Punch Card gets you started with your first 8 classes OR try us out for a single session for only $6.

For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook. Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE FIT.


9. Rozsa Center Presents Ecology and Art Lecture Series by John Luther Adams

Called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), John Luther Adams is a composer and environmentalist whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world.  Adams, who currently resides in Alaska, will bring his talent and vision to Michigan Tech as a part of the “Ecology and Art Lecture Series” at the Rozsa on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Two events are planned as a part of this series: Adams will participate in a panel discussion with Michigan Tech environmental science, ecology, poetry, and music professors, and regional environmental science professionals, in the Rozsa Lobby from 10 AM – 11 AM.  This event is free, and the public is invited. He will then present a full lecture on his work and its relationship with the natural sciences at 7:30 PMin the Rozsa Center performance hall. The lecture is also free, and open to the public. For more details, please see the attached press release, or visit rozsa.mtu.edu.


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Student News Briefs- Friday, April 4, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serves Up Napalese Cuisine

Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech is going to present Nepalese cuisine on Friday, April 4. The cooks, Aadarsh Upreti, a master student from Mechanical Engineering student, will present Nepalese food including Spicy Chicken, chicken cooked in typical Nepalese style with spices; Achar salad which is made from potatoes, onions, cucumber, chillies and garnished with cilantro; and Semolina Pudding, a desert made from semolina flour and milk. Khana Khazana also prepare a special dish for vegetarian, Beans Gravy, kidney beans cooked with potatoes, tomatoes, onions, sauce, ginger and garlic paste.

Khana Khazana is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal is $6.95, and individual dishes are available for $2.50 each.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal!


2. Thai New Year Celebration

The Thai Student Association at Michigan Tech would like to invite you to the first Thai Night at Michigan Tech on Saturday, April 5 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the MUB Commons!  Thai authentic foods will be served including, Chicken Massaman (Peanut Curry), Chicken Satay, Crispy Fish with Spicy Sweet & Sour Gravy, Steamed Vegetable with Soy Sauce & Sesame Gravy, Thai Jasmine Rice, Thai hot tea.
Vegetarian options available.

Special performances include, Thai Music, Thai Dance, and Thai Martial art (Thai Boxing).

Tickets are $10 for Students, and $12 for the Public.

Join us on Facebook.
If you are interested in buying a ticket, please contact Sirikorn at skhumwan@mtu.edu

3. Night at the Ballet and Opera

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Tech Theatre present Night at the Ballet and Opera on Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center. Tickets are $19 for adults and $6 for youth. Michigan Tech students are free with the Experience Tech Fee.

Tickets are available by calling the central ticket office at 906-487-2073 or online at rozsa.mtu.edu.


4. The 2015 Winter Carnival Seeking Logo Designs

If you would like to submit a logo design for the 2015 Winter Carnival themed, While Frozen in the Ice and Snow, We Dream of Vacations on Which to Go, please complete the FORM and email it to bluekey+logo@mtu.edu.

Designs can be drawn b hand or using computer software. The designer of the selected logo will receive a $50 gift certificate tot eh Michigan Tech Bookstore. Logo entries are due by April 11 at 11:59 PM.


5. Wellness Programs in April

April is Financial & Occupation month at Wellness.  Check out the Personal Budgeting Workshop on April 7, a LeaderShape Reunion on April 10, Quick and Healthy Meals on April 15, and Finals Week Has Gone to the Dogs on April 24 and 29.

For more information see the poster or call Wellness at 487-2560.


6. Annual Gear Swap

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Gear Swap and Silent Auction will be on April 10 from 11:00 – 2:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom A. If you have gear you would like to sell please drop off at the OAP (207 East Street, across the highway from the Library) between April 3-8 during business hours, noon-5. The OAP will take 10% on all personal gear sales.  Proceeds will go towards new gear to be rented out at the rental center.

For more information please contact the OAP at 487-2290.


7. Food Service Training for Parade of Nations Food Booths

Exciting news, the planning has already begun for the 25th Annual Parade of Nations (PON) scheduled for September 13, 2014! We have some great things in store for the celebration, including an international alumni reunion. As always, one of the highlights each year are the food booths at the multicultural festival. Thus, we are having the first food service training on Wednesday April 9 at 5:00 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge.  We are encouraging all organizations that are planning to have a food booth to plan early and the food service training is first step. We will also discus sponsorship opportunities during the meeting. In order for your organization to qualify for sell food during PON food service training is mandatory. We simply ask that at least 1 member of your organization attend the meeting.

We hope to see you there, if you have additional questions you may contact Bob Wenc at rjwenc@mtu.edu.


8. Railroad Engineering Activities Club Meeting

Railroad Engineering Activities Club will be having the last general meeting of the year at 7pm on Tuesday April 8th in EERC 100. Guest speaker, Ed Burkhardt, will be coming to talk about when the UP railroads were owned by Wisconsin Central.

Food and refreshments will be provided.  All majors are welcome.

For more information please contact Colleen Carbary at crcarbar@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 28, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serves up Iranian, Syrian, and Napalese Cuisine

Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech is going to present Iranian, Syrian and Nepalese cuisine on Friday, Mar 28st. The cooks, Amir Zandnia and Aref Majdara, both PhD Students in Electrical Engineering, are going to present the Iranian Salad Shirazi, which is made of chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and onions, mixed with spices, vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. Roba Bdeir, a PHD student in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology department will cook Syrian chicken with veggie, oven baked chicken that is marinated in lemons and spices and mixed with potatoes, peppers, onion and carrots. Aadarsh Upreti who comes from Nepal will present Gajar ko Haluwa, a Nepalese carrot pudding made from shredded carrots and milk.

We sill start serving at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The whole meal is $6.95 and $2.50 for one side. Khana Khazana is going to serve Iranian, Syrian and Nepalese cuisine at the Food Court, located in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM.


2. HuskyLEAD Session, Rescheduled for April 1

The HuskyLEAD session that was canceled on March 18 has been rescheduled for April 1 at 6:00 PM in the Peninsula Room. Participants will learn what is takes to be a true leader during times of change, how leaders can impact a culture, and the importance of execution in driving change and achieving results.

Special guest presenter, Andrew Storm with General Motors of Oshkosh Corporation.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 487-1963.


3. Singer-Songwriter Erin Sparks comes to Michigan Tech’s Campus

As part of the Tech Arts Festival, meet Erin Sparks, an exceptionally talented Singer-Songwriter from Nashville, TN. Her inspired lyrics, infectious hooks and jangly guitars will keep you playing her music over and over. Classify it if you must – overall you’d call it ‘acoustic driven pop,’ but categorization is a tricky task, since Erin’s soaring vocals are capable of tearing through a driving Alt-Rock production like ‘Who You Are,’ and then bringing you to your knees in the powerful ballad, ‘Don’t Listen.’

Sponsored by Student Activities and Memorial Union Board


4. Relay for Life

When: April 5th, 11am-11pm
Where: SDC wood gym
Time: 11am-11pm
The theme this year is “Tuning Out Cancer” (music themed)
To sign up, students can go to relayforlife.org and search Michigan Tech, then sign up team. Or for team sign up click HERE.

5. Attention All May GraduatesThe Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program. It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to the website for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, April 7, 2014.


6. 14th Annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert

Energy and Jazz!—Michigan Technological University Jazz Studies Annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Night, Friday evening, March 28, 7:30PM at
the Rozsa Center. Michigan Tech’s Jazz Lab Band and R&D Big Band will perform a wide variety of classic and modern jazz, Latin jazz, fusion, ballads, blues, rock and funk.
Tickets are: Adults $13, Youth $5, Students $5, or Mich. Tech. Students Free With Experience Tech Fee. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular
business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.

7. IM Updates

Here is what’s happening in IM:

Team Sports Entry Deadline
Soccer, 4/1 @ 12PM
Individual/Team Sports
Tennis Doubles 4/1 @ 5PM
Sand Volleyball Two’s 4/8 @ 5PM
Officials’ Meetings/Clinics
Soccer 4/2 @ 6PM
Questions?  487-3556 or www.imleagues.com

8. Film Board Showing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

This week Film Board is showing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Fisher 135. Showtimes on Friday, March 28 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm. Showings on Saturday, March 29 at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, & 11:30. And a showing on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next weekends showing, Hackers.
If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at wjprice@mtu.edu

9. Registration Open for Spring Fling

Spring is coming, or at least we hope it is! If you are interested in registering your organizations for Spring Fling, follow this LINK. Registration is open until April 1.  Also, checkout the best booth challenge, new this year.
For more information keep an eye on the MUB Board Facebook page.


10. Commit To Be Fit with Michigan Tech Recreation

Let the SUMMER countdown begin! Use these next few weeks of Spring programming to get your body in beach, bike, run, swim, and hike condition. If your March workouts roared in like a lion, don’t let your fitness routines go out like a lamb…COMMIT TO BE FIT with Michigan Tech Recreation.  Move, crunch, squat and lift with CORE & MORE! Each workout uses exercise balls, weights, strength exercises, and effective step routines to tone and tighten the entire body. Classes are held, Mondays and Wednesdays, at 5:15pm with Toni at the SDC.

Did you know? A special low-rate $30 Student Punch Card gets you started with your first 8 classes OR try us out for a single session for only $6.

For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook. Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE FIT.


11. Local Non Profit Seeks Volunteers

Don’t Do It Yourself or DDIY non profit group is seeking volunteers to help with a funraiser that will benefit local families that have financial hardships due to medical hardships.  The fundraiser will be held at the Dee Stadium in Houghton on April 12 from 3-11 PM. The event is called Folk-n-Food and there will be live music, craft vendors, food, and more.
For more information and to sign up as a volunteer please contact Ellie Freeman at Marsha.E.Freeman@wellsfargo.com

12. Reminder: Iranian New Year Celebration

Norouz is the ancient Persian holiday to celebrate New Year on the first day of spring. Michigan Technological University’s first Norouz celebration includes Persian banquet, dance performance, and live traditional music. The event will be followed by a fun open floor after-party featuring A.D.Dj.

Tickets are $12 (non student) and $10 (students) and available for purchase Monday March 24 through Friday, March 28 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the MUB Commons.

For more information please contact Mohammad Reza Amini at mamini@mtu.edu.


13. Incredible India: Development and Challenges from a Global Perspective

Global City hosts Incredible India on Tuesday, April 1, at 5:00pm, EERC 103.  India has come a long way since its independence in 1947 and has shown some impressive signs of development in the last few decades. But how have these changes impacted the everyday life of people? Which are the opportunities, the challenges and what still needs to change?

Aparupa Sengupta, born and raised in the city of Patna, capital of Bihar, is familiar with the struggles of the community and will try to answer some of these questions. She just completed her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Michigan Tech, and has masters degrees in Biotechnology and in Molecular Genetics.

For more information please contact Leonor Medeiros at lmedeiro@mtu.edu


14. Anime and Gaming Convention

Nanocon, Michigan Tech’s twice-annual anime and gaming convention is this weekend. It starts at 11 AM this saturday (3/29) and ends at 7:00 on sunday(3/30). Locations are all the rooms on first floor of Fisher, and the events are many and varied but all related to some aspect of anime or gaming nerd-dom.

For more information please contact Joshua at jwstuemp@mtu.edu.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 21, 2013

1. Khana Khazana Presents Indonesian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will feature Indonesian food, this Friday, March 21st. Igus Anwar will cook Coconut milk chicken soup, an Indonesian chicken soup with some traditional spices and coconut milk. Served with rice cake, some vegetables, boiled egg, emping chips, and fried onion; Gado-gado, an Indonesian salad that consists of various fresh vegetables with peanut sauce and Es Cendol (Jelly Drink with Pandan Taste), an Indonesian drink made from rice flour, coconut milk and palm sugar.

The weekly international lunch is served in the Memorial Union Food Court from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A full meal costs $6.95, with individual dishes available for $2.50 each.


2. Iranian New Year (Norouz) Celebration

Norouz is the ancient Persian holiday to celebrate New Year on the first day of spring. Michigan Technological University’s first Norouz celebration includes Persian banquet, dance performance, and live traditional music. The event will be followed by a fun open floor after-party featuring A.D.Dj.

Tickets are $12 (non student) and $10 (students) and available for purchase Monday March 24 through Friday, March 28 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the MUB Commons.

For more information please contact Mohammad Reza Amini at mamini@mtu.edu.



3. Student Leadership Awards Close at Noon Today

The nomination period for the general leadership awards will come to a close today at noon. If you would like to make a nomination please do so at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-963 or email activities@mtu.edu



4. Celebrate Thai New Year 2014

The Thai Student Association at Michigan Tech proudly invites you to Thai New Year 2014, Saturday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the MUB Commons. Tickets will be available for purchase at the MUB Commons promotions table from March 24 to April 4, 11 a.m., to 1 p.m.

Come experience Thai cuisine such as chicken massaman, chicken satay, crispy fish with sweet and sour gravy, plus music and performances.

For more information visit the Facebook page.



5. Attention All May Graduates

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program. It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to the website for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, April 7, 2014.



6. Rape Aggression Defense Classes Begin March 25

Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through Community Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training.”
Dates: March 25 to April 17
Days/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: SDC Racquetball Court #5
Cost: $30 for Michigan Tech students, $50 for non-students
Women only please. Minimum age of 12.
Registration and payment may be completed online HERE, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office.

7. Rozsa Presents New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, H.M.S. Pinafore

The Rozsa Center welcomes the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players as they present “H.M.S. Pinafore,” at the Rozsa Center on Wednesday, March 19th, at 7:30 PM.
For more details and tickets, please visit rozsa.mtu.edu or call (906) 487-2073.


8. Tickets Available for the 2014 International Night

2014 International Night tickets are on sale through this week at the MUB Commons from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and at Fisher Hall from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM



9. Husky Tae Kwon Do Practices - March 24-29

Thursday 5:30-7:30pm MUB Ballroom B
Friday 5:30-7:30pm MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2pm SDC Dance Room
As always, Husky TKD is open to anyone interested in martial arts, regardless of age or skill level. Feel free to come and check us out!


10. Society of Intellectual Sisters 10th Annual Bra Show

Have you or someone you know (male or female) been impacted with breast cancer? Are you an ally for breast cancer awareness and a cure? This is the event for you! The Society of Intellectual Sisters will have their 10th Annual Bra Show tomorrow, in the MUB Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme this year in “Disney” and our goal for the 10th Anniversary is to raise over $1,000 to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Our guest speaker this year is Jill Kalcich of Keweenaw Holistic Family Medicine in Calumet. There is no cost for this event, but donations are appreciated and proceeds will be forwarded to NBCF. Refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there. For more information contact Emerald Gary at efgary@mtu.edu.



11. Film Board Showing Frozen

This week Film Board is showing Frozen in 3D in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, March 21 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 PM. Showings on Saturday, March 22 at 3:30, 5:00, 8:30, & 11:00. Showings on Sunday, March 23 at 12:00 and 3:00 PM. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next showing after Spring Break we are showing: Frozen in 3D. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at wjprice@mtu.edu



12. HuskyLEAD Session, Leading People with Different Personalities

The next HuskyLEAD session will be held on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:00 PM in the MUB Peninsula Room. Participants will learn about people with different personalities, how to utilize their strengths, and how to make them more effective.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 14, 2014

1. Sixth Annual Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home Fundraiser

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter for victims of domestic abuse is holding its annual fundraiser on Sunday, March 23, 2014. It runs from 4:00 – 6:00 PMat Studio Pizza’s Orpheum Theater, 426 W. Quincy in Hancock. There will be live music by RHYTHM 203, and Viney Willa, as well as a silent auction.
All proceeds will go to the Shelter, a non-profit organization.
Any students needing assistance or support can contact the Shelter at 906.337.5623, or toll free in the UP at 888.337.5623.

2. IM Sports Updates

Team Sports Entry Deadline:
Dodgeball Tourney; 3/20 @ 5PM
Individual/Dual Sports Entry Deadlines
Racquetball Singles; 3/18 @ 12PM
Swim Meet; 3/24 @ 3PM
For more information please contact 487-3040 or visit our webpage.

3. Rozsa Center welcomes the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players

The Rozsa Center welcomes the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players as they present “H.M.S. Pinafore,” at the Rozsa Center on Wednesday, March 19 miss the intrigue on the high seas and romance among very different classes in this charming, fully staged production, where according to the New York Times, “broad comedy and stylish singing carry the day.”

Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Tickets are $24 for adults, youth (17 and under) $12, and Michigan Tech Students are $5. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times. Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


4. Outdoor Adventure Program has Employment Opportunities

Do you love the outdoors?  Do you want to share your passion for the outdoors with others?  Stop by the OAP or head to oap.mtu.edu and complete an application for Summer and next year!  We are looking for people with good outdoor skills, enthusiasm for sharing what you know, and a desire to increase outdoor recreation opportunities at Michigan Tech!

Applications are due March 21 for Trip Leaders, Gear Maintenance, Rental Center, and Challenge Course Facilitators !
For questions or more information contact Jared at 906-487-2290 or email oap@mtu.edu.

5. Husky Tae Kwon Do Practices - March 17 – 22

Practice times for the Husky Tae Kwon Do club are:
Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm MUB Ballroom A-2
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm MUB Peninsula Room
Friday 5:30-7:30pm MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2pm SDC Dance Room
As always, Husky TKD is open to anyone interested in martial arts, regardless of age or skill level. Feel free to come and check us out!
For more information please contact Amber at amber@mtu.edu.

6. HuskyLEAD Cancelled for March 18

The HuskyLEAD session schedule for Tuesday, March 18 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.  Please watch for the new time and location in upcoming News Briefs.


7. Iranian Movie Night, The Color of Paradise

The Iranian student Association would like to invite you to a movie showing, The Color of Paradise on March 17 at 6:00 PM in Fisher Hall, room 135.

To view a  short description of the movie click HERE or visit the Facebook.
For more information please contact Mohammad at mamini@mtu.edu

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