Student News Briefs – Friday, February 14, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Returns with Syrian Food

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students, will offer Syrian food this Friday from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Union Food Court.

Roba Bdeir, a Syrian PhD student in biochemistry and molecular biology will cook dawood basha, Syrian meatballs in a tomato-herb sauce with onions, chickpeas and nuts; moutabal, made from flame-grilled eggplant mashed with tahini and yogurt and served with pita bread; and riz b-haleeb, a rice pudding made with rosewater and pistachios, topped with coconut.

A full meal costs $7 and includes a fountain drink. Individual entrees cost $2.50 each. Vegetarian alternatives are available

Khana Khazana is a collaboration of international students and Dining Services.


2. Film Board is Showing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

This week Film Board is showing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15th at5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next week we are showing: Thor: The Dark World. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at wjprice@mtu.edu


3. Here is what’s happening in IM

Team Sports:
Floor Hockey starting on 2/16

Innertube Water Polo starting 2/17

Individual/Dual Sports
Billiard Tourney on 2/14, Noon entry deadline
Badminton Singles on 2/21, Noon entry deadline
Badminton Doubles on 2/21, 3:00 PM entry deadline

More info can be found here or call 906-487-3556


4. 2014 ACS Student Research Symposium

The Upper Peninsula Section of the American Chemical Society will be hosting the 2014 ACS Student Research Symposium on Saturday March 29 at Northern Michigan University. Posters can be presented by both graduate and undergraduate researchers. There is no cost to present and prizes will be awarded to the best posters and presentations! Please join us to learn about exciting research being conducted in the U.P. and to network with other chemists in our area!


5. 2014 Undergraduate Research Expo Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

The Michigan Tech Honors Institute is offering one more chance for students to submit abstracts for the 2014 Undergraduate Research Expo. We would like to invite all undergraduate researchers from every department to submit an abstract for research to be presented at the expo, which will give researchers a chance to present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges. Not only will this event be an excellent learning experience for presenters, but it will also showcase the undergraduate research that is happening at Michigan Tech. The expo will be held in the Rosza Lobby during Spring Preview Weekend (March 21) when visiting high school students will be able to see the exciting opportunities available to them at Michigan Tech.

The Honors Institute has been working closely with the Vice President of Research and the Undergraduate Admissions Office to make this event possible, and hopes undergraduate researchers will take advantage of this valuable experience. Printing of posters will be sponsored up to $25. For directions for poster design, please visit tinyurl.com/UREposter2014. Prizes of $200, $150, and $100 will be awarded to the best 3 posters, as chosen by faculty judges.

Please visit tinyurl.com/URE2014 to submit the abstract. Submission will take place via an online form, but is is recommended that presenters save their abstract in a document and copy the required information to the website. Abstracts will need to include presenter name, e-mail address, class, college/school, department, and faculty advisor’s name. The body of the abstract should include a title, the names of the authors, an introduction, a description of the materials and methods, the results of the completed or ongoing research, and any acknowledgements. The submission deadline has been extended to Sunday, February 16 at 11:59 pm. Abstracts will be reviewed by Research Expo staff, and a confirmation of acceptance will be sent by February 24.

If you have any questions or are having difficulties submitting an abstract, feel free to contact honors+expo@mtu.edu. We look forward to seeing your abstracts and presentations!


6. Multiliteracies (Writing) Center is Now Hiring for Fall 2014

The Writing Center is looking for undergraduates in any major who are interested in working with others on communication and cultural tasks.  Any interested applicants are encouraged to attend the information session on Tuesday, February 25 from 5-6pm in Walker 107. Pizza for all attendees.
Application materials available: www.mtu.edu/humanities/resources/mtmc/
Contact Kirsti Arko karko@mtu.edu for more information.

7. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech trivia night in the MUB Commons, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00 -7:00 pm.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum). There will be 3 rounds of 20 trivia questions regarding Michigan Tech. A grand prize of $500 cash will be awarded to the winning team to assist their student organization.

• This is a great way to learn more about the history of Michigan Tech and philanthropy on campus.
• Light snacks will be provided.
• A great opportunity to win money for your organization while having fun.
• Limited space is available; please register your organization as soon as possible with this link.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Heather Wiitanen at heather@mtu.edu


8. Math Learning Center is Hiring

Who is eligible?
- Undergraduate Michigan Tech students
- Must have completed Calc 2

- Must plan on finishing Calc 3, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations during Fall 2014

What’s the hiring process?

- Complete the application by 3pm, Friday, February 21, 2014

- Stage 1: Interview (March 1-2nd)
- Stage 2: Tryout session (March 22-23rd)
How do I apply?
- Applications are available in the MLC (Fisher 234) and online: http://goo.gl/KFnosO.
- Return the completed application to the MLC by 3pm, Friday, February 21, 2014.
Visit the MLC or email mlc@mtu.edu if you have any questions!

9. Reminder: Volunteer Service Opportunity

If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the Michigan Tech Preschool would like to invite you and/or your organization to participate in our upcoming Cabin Fever Carnival fund raising event as event volunteers. This event is in the MUB Ballroom and features Mind Trekkers, a snack bar, bake sale, balloons, activities like face painting, a silent auction, and games where children can earn carnival prizes.

We need volunteers mainly to set-up, supervise games and activities, serve food, and to tear down the event afterwards.

If you or your organization can participate, please get back to me by February 17th with your information and/or a list of names/number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts. We will need about 30 total volunteers for each event shift and about 10 each for set-up and tear-down.

Michigan Tech Preschool is a non-profit parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the local community and its children for over 50 years. We hope you will choose to work with us to continue our tradition of affordable early childhood education.

Event Summary:

Michigan Tech Preschool Cabin Fever Carnival

Saturday, February 22, 2014

MUB Ballroom

Event Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Set-Up Shift: 7:30am – ~9:00am

Event 1st shift: 9:45am – 11:30pm

Event 2nd shift: 11:15am – 1:00pm

Tear-Down Shift: 1:00pm – ~2:30pm

For Questions please contact Ryan Towels at ratowles@mtu.edu


10. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is this coming week! Prepare yourself to ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers.

New this Spring! Employer Information Expo on Sunday, February 16, in Fisher Hall, 5 PM –7 PM Info Sessions, 7 PM –8 PM Open Networking

Company Information Sessions made better – one stop, informal, open house event with lots of companies…all in one place…all in one night.  Pizza, drinks, and dessert served throughout the event.

Spring Career Fair is finally here!

2014 Spring Career Fair
Tuesday, February 18, 12:00 (noon) - 6:00 PM, Student Development Complex (SDC).
Dress professionally and bring your updated resume and your 60-second Info-mercial to meet with company representatives offering internship, co-op and full-time employment opportunities.
217 companies are attending the Spring Career Fair!
Visit www.mtu.edu/career/fair to find out which companies are coming and view and/or print the 2014 Spring Career Fair Guidebook.
Interview room assignments will be available through Husky JOBS on our website following  the Career Fair after 6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18.
Free rides from the Memorial Union Building to the Career Fair will be available from the Husky Motor Shuttle continuously from 11:30AM – 6:00PM.

Reminder – Employers are posting jobs on HuskyJOBS every day.  Be sure to apply on-line before the Career Fair.

The Career Services Learning Center – Sponsored by DTE Energy – is a great resource for students to walk in and receive valuable career advice, including resume review, interview skills and career fair prep. Walk-in hours areMonday – Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Career Services Office, room 220 of the Administration Building.

For the full schedule of events leading up to Spring 2014 Career Fair visit www.mtu.edu/career/fair


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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 7, 2014

1. Student Leadership Awards Call for Nominations

The 20th Annual Student Leadership Awards are now open for nominations.  Please visit the website to nominate an individual or an organization for their hard work. Nominations will be accepted until March 7 at 5:00 PM for the Presidents award for Leadership, and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service. All other awards will close on Friday, March 21 at 5:00 PM.

For more information please call Student Activities at 906-487-1963


2. American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR Certification Available

Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 5-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by March 2, 2014 (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water, with legs only, for 2 minutes. Class size is limited and the deadline to register is February 7.

More information and online registration is available here.


3. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is just one week away! Begin to prepare yourself to ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers.

This week from Career Services…

Tickets are still available, purchase them now!  Thursday, February 13, Spring 2014 Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner –Sponsored by Kohler, MUB Ballroom, 5:00 PM –7:30 PM

They are being sold for $10.00 (refunded if you are present at the event) and are available on-line at here or at Career Services (220 Admin). Dine in a professional setting, gain tips and advice about business and dining etiquette from Kohler professionals (up to 10 reps are coming).  Monday-Friday, February 10-14, Interview Skills Week, Career Services 220 Admin Building, 9 AM – 4 PM.  It’s the interview that will clinch the offer, so be sure to prepare and practice with a mock interview. Schedule an appointment by emailing career@mtu.edu.  Tuesday-Thursday, February 11-13, Resume Blitz, MUB Commons, 11 AM –2 PM.  Have your resume reviewed and tips on how to highlight your education and experience by corporate representatives, faculty, and staff.

Also, don’t forget to take advantage of what’s new in Career Services this spring! The Career Services Learning Center – Sponsored by DTE Energy is a great resource for students to walk in and receive valuable career advice, including resume review, interview skills and career fair prep. Walk in hours are Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Career Services Office, room 220 of the Administration Building.

For the full schedule of events leading up to Spring 2014 Career Fair visit the website.


4. Community Programs Yoga Class

Yep, it’s cold. Yep, it’s only February. The good news – its Winter Carnival weekend and Spring Break is just a month away! Take time to rejuvenate your spirit and celebrate the snow!  Yoga classes are offered 5 days a week through the end of April and include beginner, all levels, advanced, gentle, power and men’s-only. Register anytime and enjoy our low-rate student 8-punch class cards for only $30!

Upcoming 1-day Yoga Workshops include Getting Fit Yoga on 2/9 and Valentine’s Partner Yoga on 2/15.

Visit us online for full details and online registration. For great deals, event announcements, and more connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.


5. Nordic Ski Club Lessons

The Nordic Ski Club is offering free beginner lessons for club members. They are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings by our advanced members and aim to get you started with cross country skiing. Limit of 5 people per lesson and 1 free lesson per person. You can sign up by yourself or with a group.
For novice and beyond members, we have practices at 5:30 pm on Mondays. Every other week, Birkie Elite Wave Skier Joanie Rundman coaches us. This is a low key environment to improve technique and have fun.
To become a club member, pay $10 at the Tech Trailhead and enjoy free usage of club equipment for the rest of the season!
For more information please visit our website or contact Helena at hrkeller@mtu.edu

6. Parade of Nations Seeking 25th Anniversary Volunteers

Since 1989, the campuses of Michigan Tech and Finlandia and surrounding cities have celebrated the cultural richness of our community with an annual Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival. The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through an annual event that includes a parade and multicultural festival.The 2014 celebration scheduled for Septempber 13, will mark the 25th year of this multicultural event, and the Parade of Nations planning committee is looking for faculty, staff and students interested in helping plan and coordinate the weeklong festivities.

“We need passionate individuals who are excited about promoting our rich multicultural heritage to join this year’s special projects committee,” said Darnishia Slade, planning committee chair. “We need your help to make the 25th Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival the biggest and best yet.”

For more information or to join the Parade of Nations committee, contact Darnishia Slade atdslade@mtu.edu.


7. New Just in Case App

Please take the time to download the new “Just in Case” app for Michigan Tech students!  This app was designed as a mechanism to get you connected to resources in a time of need. If you do not have a smart device the information is accessible by visiting the mobile website.  Our hope is that this app allows students quick access to the contact and resource information that they need when they are feeling overwhelmed, worried about a friend, have feelings of hurting themselves or someone else, or are looking for sexual assault resources.

Please help us spread the word to keep you and your fellow Huskies safe and take the steps to download this app to your phone so that you too can reach out to resources if the need ever arises.

The mobile app can be accessed by scanning the QR code below or by visiting the Michigan Tech app that has the “Just in Case” app available for download.



8. Volunteer Service Opportunity

If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the Michigan Tech Preschool would like to invite you and/or your organization to participate in our upcoming Cabin Fever Carnival fund raising event as event volunteers. This event is in the MUB Ballroom and features Mind Trekkers, a snack bar, bake sale, balloons, activities like face painting, a silent auction, and games where children can earn carnival prizes.

We need volunteers mainly to set-up, supervise games and activities, serve food, and to tear down the event afterwards.

If you or your organization can participate, please get back to me by February 17th with your information and/or a list of names/number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts. We will need about 30 total volunteers for each event shift and about 10 each for set-up and tear-down.

Michigan Tech Preschool is a non-profit parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the local community and its children for over 50 years. We hope you will choose to work with us to continue our tradition of affordable early childhood education.

Event Summary:

Michigan Tech Preschool Cabin Fever Carnival

Saturday, February 22, 2014

MUB Ballroom

Event Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Set-Up Shift: 7:30am – ~9:00am

Event 1st shift: 9:45am – 11:30pm

Event 2nd shift: 11:15am – 1:00pm

Tear-Down Shift: 1:00pm – ~2:30pm

For Questions please contact Ryan Towels at ratowles@mtu.edu


9. MedLife Brings Tanzania Presentor, Terry Mulligan, to Present on MedLife in Africa

On Thursday, February 13, MedLife at Tech will have the honor of welcoming the MedLife Tanzania Program Director, Terry Mulligan, to our campus.

Mr. Mulligan will be discussing MedLife’s medical care, education, and community development efforts in Africa and many other parts of the world, followed by a Q&A with the audience. We would like to invite you to join us for this remarkable opportunity!

This event will take place  at 6pm in Fisher 129.  For more information please contact Brittany Erickson at bnericks@mtu.edu


10. Engineering Programs Abroad


11. CopperDog Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for a way to beat the mid-winter blahs and enjoy some fresh air in the pristine Keweenaw back country? Here’s your chance!

The CopperDog 150 is a professional sled dog race that travels from Calumet to Copper Harbor and back over three days. The event runs from February 28-March 2, and requires hundreds of volunteers. Most jobs only require a few hours of your time, and you are sure to have a blast.

The reputation of the CopperDog Volunteer has spread all through out the sport of dogsled racing. When asked for feedback on their visit to the Keweenaw, musher after musher comments on the hospitality and enthusiasm of CopperDog 150 volunteers. You are what make this race so successful!

We strongly encourage all volunteers to attend the Official Volunteer Training on Saturday, February 22, from 11-1 at Calumet High School. If you are part of a student organization and would like to sign up as a group, please email Brian at briandonnelly@copperdog150.com

Sign up now!

Here is a quick description of some of the jobs that require the most volunteers:

  • Crossing Guards – Help to create a safe crossing where the trail intersects a road or snowmobile trail.
  • Timer – Records times and bib numbers at crossing to track racers progress and make sure no one is off course.
  • Bag checker – Checks items in a bag carried by mushers against a list of wilderness survival supplies.
  • Snow Fence Installation – Carries, unrolls, and sets up snow fence along 5th street in Calumet.
  • Remove Snow Fence – See above, but backwards.
  • Dog handler- Helps lead dog teams up to or away from the start/finish at each checkpoint. This is a very physical job, particularly at the start.

Student News Briefs – Friday, January 31, 2014

1. Nominations Sought for Faculty Distinguished Service Award

Nominations for the 2014 Faculty Distinguished Service Award are now being accepted. This award recognizes superior and exceptional service activities by a Michigan Tech faculty member for service rendered outside of the duties of university employment. A cash prize of $2,500 accompanies the award.

Faculty, staff, or students can nominate a faculty member who is making the campus or community a better place for all of us. Nomination instructions and forms are available at: http://www.mtu.edu/provost/faculty-resources/awards/

Nominations should be submitted to Dr. Bill Sproule, Chair, Faculty Distinguished Service Award Committee, at wsproule@mtu.edu by Monday, March 24, 2014.


2. Omega House/Swedetown Trails Ski for the Key

The 2nd Annual Ski for the Key 2014 (Ski for the Keweenaw) is quickly approaching! This annual event supports two great organizations, and is a fun day of x-country skiing or snowshoeing.  Ski or snowshoe to earn points for prizes!

Ski for the Key will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm at Swedetown Trails in Calumet. We are again donating the proceeds of this fundraiser to Omega House and Swedetown Trails Club.

You can pledge, ahead of time, or just come on out and register, anytime between 9 am and 2 pm on February 8.
Sponsors for this year’s Ski for the Key include Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health & Hospice, Aspirus Keweenaw, BlueSky Health, Bohemia Printing, Copper Island Printing, Econo Foods, Hancock Bottling Co., Keweenaw Coop, Pat’s Foods, Portage Health, Psychology Associates, Range Bank, ThermoAnalytics and xmatic.

Registration and pledge envelopes are available at Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health & Hospice, Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Arts, Omega House, Portage Health, and Swedetown Trails Chalet.

Visit us on Facebook and at www.Omega-House.org.

Thanks in advance for your continuing support of this worthwhile event. If you have questions, call either Gladys Polzien at 337-5700 or Carol Pfefferkorn at 482-4438.


3. Annual Bigfoot Snowshoe Event

This years Bigfoot Snowshoe event will be held on Saturday, February 8. Registration is from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the waxing shed on the Tech Trails and complimentary snowshoes are available with a student ID. The raffle will be held at noon and as always participants receive a long sleeve T-Shirt!

The pre-registration deadline is Friday, January 31 and payments must be received by this date. Tech students and children (12 and under) is $15, pre-registration is $10, adults are $18, pre-registration is $12.

For more information and to find the registration and waiver form go to Student Activities


4. CopperDog Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for a way to beat the mid-winter blahs and enjoy some fresh air in the pristine Keweenaw back country? Here’s your chance!

The CopperDog 150 is a professional sled dog race that travels from Calumet to Copper Harbor and back over three days. The event runs from February 28-March 2, and requires hundreds of volunteers. Most jobs only require a few hours of your time, and you are sure to have a blast.

The reputation of the CopperDog Volunteer has spread all through out the sport of dogsled racing. When asked for feedback on their visit to the Keweenaw, musher after musher comments on the hospitality and enthusiasm of CopperDog 150 volunteers. You are what make this race so successful!

We strongly encourage all volunteers to attend the Official Volunteer Training on Saturday, February 22, from 11-1 at Calumet High School. If you are part of a student organization and would like to sign up as a group, please email Brian at briandonnelly@copperdog150.com

Sign up now!

Here is a quick description of some of the jobs that require the most volunteers:

  • Crossing Guards – Help to create a safe crossing where the trail intersects a road or snowmobile trail.
  • Timer – Records times and bib numbers at crossing to track racers progress and make sure no one is off course.
  • Bag checker – Checks items in a bag carried by mushers against a list of wilderness survival supplies.
  • Snow Fence Installation – Carries, unrolls, and sets up snow fence along 5th street in Calumet.
  • Remove Snow Fence – See above, but backwards.
  • Dog handler- Helps lead dog teams up to or away from the start/finish at each checkpoint. This is a very physical job, particularly at the start.



5. 9th Annual Railroad Night

Come out for Railroad Night on February 18 from 7 – 9:30pm at the Franklin Square Inn.  This is an opportunity to build connections and a chance to follow up with railroad company representatives after Career Fair during a formal dinner.

Admission is free and your ticket includes a great meal and a chance to win raffle prizes.

For more information contact Dave Nelson, dannelso@mtu.edu .



6. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is just two weeks away! Begin to prepare yourself and ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers.
This week from Career Services…
It’s Carnival Week – Enjoy! But, remember, the Career Fair is just around the corner.  Tickets are on sale NOW for the Spring 2014 Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner – Sponsored by Kohler!  The event will be held Thursday, February 13 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom. Tickets are $10.00 (refunded if you are present at the event) and are available on-line at www.career.mtu.edu/etiquette-dinner or at Career Services (220 Admin).

Schedule your Mock Interview Appointment ASAP for Interview Skills Week, which will be held February 10 – 14 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Administration Building room 220. It’s the interview that will clinch the offer, so be sure to prepare and practice with a mock interview. Schedule an appointment by emailing career@mtu.edu.

Career Services Learning Center – Sponsored by DTE Energy is a great resource for students to walk in and receive valuable career advice, including resume review, interview skills and career fair prep. Walk in hours are Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Career Services Office, room 220 of the Administration Building.

For the full schedule of events leading up to Spring 2014 Career Fair visit www.mtu.edu/career


7. IM Updates

Here is what’s happening in IM:
Individual/Dual Sports Table

Tennis Doubles entry deadline: 1/31 @3:00 PM

More Info at www.imleagues.com or 487-3556


8. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech trivia night in the MUB Commons, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00-7:00 PM.

All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be 3 rounds of 20 trivia questions regarding Michigan Tech.  A grand prize of $500 cash will be awarded to the winning team to assist their student organization.

  • This is a great way to learn more about the history of Michigan Tech and philanthropy on campus.
  • Light snacks will be provided.
  • A great opportunity to win money for your organization while having fun.
  • Limited space is available; please register your organization as soon as possible with the link below.

https://docs.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forms/d/1hMkxtfzpz6Pf53Eck_j9qycntUQIHAzotluDu66CDxs/edit#

This event is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Annual Fund.  For questions contact Heather Wiitanen at heather@mtu.edu.


9. Khana Khazana Hosts Dishes From India, Syria, and Farsi

Come enjoy the flavors of three different countries at this weeks Khana Khazana, Friday, January 31 at the MUB Commons between 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Food is available a la carte or as a full meal.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, January 24, 2014

1. HuskyLEAD Session Required for Orgs Seeking Funding

This is a reminder that if your student organization is planning to request funding from the Undergraduate Student Government for the 2014-2015 academic year, a representative from your organization is REQUIRED to attend the HuskyLEAD session on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM in Fisher 135. The session is called “Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization” and the presenter is Kyle Axline, treasurer for the USG. The sessions are only expected to last one hour. If you have questions about HuskyLEAD, contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu, or call 906-487-1963.


2. USG Holding Off-campus Housing Open Forum

An open forum discussing Off Campus Housing will be hosted in Fisher 135, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. The Houghton City Manager, Scott MacInnes, will be giving a short presentation touching on renting/leasing in the local area as well as a few other topics. Following the presentation will be time for question/answer.  This is a great opportunity to become familiar with ways to look for local rentals as well as learn some tips on protecting yourself as a renter. If you have a question that you would like to remain anonymous, please fill out this online form and a USG representative will ask it at the meeting.
For more information please contact Tony Sharp, USG president, at amsharp@mtu.edu.


3. Men’s Volleyball Club vs. Northland International University

You are invited to attend the men’s volleyball club games at the SDC Wood Gym on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 PM.  Doors open at 6:00 PM. The B Team starts at 7:00 PM followed by the A team.
For more information please contact Brandon Radloff at blradlof@mtu.edu

4. International Ski Day Hosted by IPS, Mont Ripley, and GSG

Saturday is International Ski Day!  Join the staff of IPS and countless international students at Mount Ripley for an afternoon of fun (in the sun). Group lessons for downhill skiing and snowboarding are available for all levels at specially discounted rates.  Complimentary snacks and hot beverages will be available in the chalet.International Ski Day is a collaboration between IPS, Mount Ripley, and the Graduate Student Government. Started in 2006, International Ski Day provides a great way for international students to learn how to make the most of their winterexperience in the Upper Peninsula.

If you would like to volunteer your time to ensure that our students are having a positive experience skiing or snowboarding for the first time, please call 487-2160 or email ips@mtu.ed for more details.


5. OAP Spring Break Info Meeting

An info meeting discussing the specifics of the Alternative Spring Break trips will be held on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 in the MUB Alumni Lounge B.

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) student staff plan a number of Spring break adventures for students. The OAP prides itself on offering a quality experience in the outdoors, planned and led by student trip leaders.  Our student trip leaders have extensive training, including Wilderness First Responder Certification and previous trip leader experience.  Our trip leaders spend a great deal of time researching and planning these trips to ensure a safe, fun, and sometimes educational experience for their peers.

The cost of the trips will vary from year to year as well as from trip to trip. In the past trips have ranged in cost from about $300 to $1000, depending on location and activities included.  PE0210 class credit is available for Track A of Spring 2014 for participating in an ASB trip. A fee of $200 will be billed for 0.5 credit hours.

For more information visit the website or call OAP at 906-487-2290.


6. Heikinpaiva 2014 Looking for Volunteers for the Polar Bear Dive

The Polar Bear Dive will take place on Saturday, January 25 at 3:00 PM on the Hancock waterfront near the Copper Island Beach Club.

It’s a great way to take part in some mid-winter fun. When the dive was last held, more than 200 people took part, including dozens of students and even an 80 year old woman!
There will be warming areas. Due to the uneven surfaces involved in walking to the dive site, footwear is strongly encouraged.
For more information please visit the website.

7. Pre-game Party and Youth Hockey Night

The Huskies host Ferris State Friday and Saturday, January 24-25 at 7:07 PM each night.  The first 500 inside when doors open at 6:00 PM will receive complimentary food and drink courtesy the Library Restaurant and Brew Pub.  Pregame party admission requires a game ticket or a Michigan Tech ID.

Other festivities include:

Friday, January 24
12 noon – Blue Line Club Luncheon (Grant Hockey Educational Center)
6:00 p.m. – Pregame Party with free food from the Library Restaurant
7:07 p.m. – Michigan Tech vs. Ferris State
Second Intermission – SkyWest Chuck-A-Puck

Saturday, January 25
Youth Hockey Night – $5 tickets for all youth; door prizes
7:07 p.m. – Michigan Tech vs. Ferris State
After the game – Skate with the Huskies; Team Autograph Session


8. Commit to be Fit with Community Programs

Community Programs at the SDC is offering a  special low rate of $30 for a student punch card that gets you eight of your favorite classes. Visit the webpage for full details.

It’s been a crazy, early, snowy winter. As much as we love the powder, the skiing, the hockey, the trails, and the snowy wonderland, we are ready to look ahead to spring! Stay with us as the snow melts on Facebook and we stay motivated and fit all the way to spring break.


9. Lifeguard Training Class Offered

Earn your American Red Cross certification in this five-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by March 2, (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for two minutes. Class size is limited, and deadline to register is February 7. The class runs from February 19 to March 2.

For more information go the Michigan Tech Recreation website.


10. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is just three weeks away! Begin to prepare yourself and ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers.

This week from Career Services…

Wednesday, January 29, First-Year Meeting, YES! You Can Get an Internship in Your First Year. Fisher 135, 6:30 PM.  A number of companies hire talented first-year students for internships.  Learn how to best prepare to get yours and hear from other students who obtained internships in their first year.Also, don’t forget to take advantage of what’s new in Career Services this spring! The Career Services Learning Center – Sponsored by DTE Energy is a great resource for students to walk in and receive valuable career advice, including resume review, interview skills and career fair prep. Walk in hours are Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Career Services Office, room 220 of the Administration Building.

Tickets are on sale NOW for the Spring 2014 Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner – Sponsored by Kohler!

The event will be held Thursday, February 13 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom. Tickets are $10.00 (refunded if you are present at the event) and are available on-line or at Career Services (220 Admin).  Schedule your Mock Interview Appointment ASAP for Interview Skills Week, which will be held February 10 – 14 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Administration Building room 220. It’s the interview that will clinch the offer, so be sure to prepare and practice with a mock interview.  Schedule an appointment by emailing career@mtu.edu.

For the full schedule of events leading up to Spring 2014 Career Fair visit the website.


11. Society of Women Engineers looking for Volunteers

The Society of Women Engineers is looking for several volunteers for the Region H Conference, which will be held at Michigan Tech from February 14 – 16. They need just over 100 people to make it run smoothly, but currently only have about 20.
Please help out and volunteer!  As a volunteer you will be doing various jobs which include: introducing a speaker/ being a room monitor, helping women find rooms and directions, help with the career fair (set up, give out waters, man tables at entrances), help distribute lunches, help with tours, and helping with registration (checking people in a giving them there bags), and various other tasks which you can see on the sign up sheet.
There will be a volunteer meeting held next week and the following week. This will give you more details about the expectations of the job the day of the conference.
If you have any questions please send an email to rmaltsch@mtu.edu.

12. IM Leagues Info

Team Sports:
Volleyball Co-rec; begins 1/23

Ind/Dual Sports:
Racquetball Doubles; Entry deadline 1/29
Table Tennis Singles; Entry deadline 1/31

Officials’ Meetings/Clinics:
Volleyball; 1/23 @ 5:30pm

For more information, visit us online or call 906-487-3556.


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13. Remembrance of Sanaz Nezami

The Iranian Community at Michigan Tech invites you to attend a memorial ceremony for Sanaz Nezami, 27, a newly admitted graduate student who passed away after falling victim to a tragic domestic assault.

The memorial will be held on January 28 in the MUB Ballroom, from 5:00-6:00 PM and is sponsored by International Programs, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Memorial Union Building.

For more information please contact Sara Alian at salian@mtu.edu


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Student News Briefs – Friday, January 17, 2014

HuskyLead – How Do I Grow My Professional Network? LinkedIn and Other Strategies

The next HuskyLead will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:00 PM in MUB Ballroom B.  Participants will learn how to grow their professional network to advance their career and gain valuable life skills. LinkedIn, informational interviews, elevator pitches, and other strategies will be discussed.

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

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Annual Bigfoot Snowshoe Event

This years Bigfoot Snowshoe event will be held on Saturday, February 8. Registration is from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the waxing shed on the Tech Trails and free snowshoe rentals are available with a student ID. The raffle will be held at noon and as always participants receive a long sleeve T-Shirt!

The pre-registration deadline is Friday, January 31 and payments must be received by this date. Tech students and children (12 and under) is $15, pre-registration is $10, adults are $18, pre-registration is $12.

For more information and to find the registration and waiver form go to Student Activities.

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Community Programs offer Spring Semester Fitness

Welcome back, now keep it moving. Community Programs will take you there with a variety of fitness classes daily to get you motivated and keep you going.

Health and Wellness – Yoga, Pilates, and Aqua-Fit
Fun & Fitness – Ballet Barre, Core & More, Zumba, and Aqua-Zumba!
High Intensity – Boot Camp, Spinning, and Personal Training
Specialty – Aikido, Rape Aggression Defense, and Skating Workshop

Register Now. Spring semester fitness classes begin January 20 with low-rate student punch cards and daily passes. Join anytime. For awesome deals, the most up-to-date information, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.

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Little Brothers Looking for Volunteers

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly of Hancock has many upcoming volunteer opportunities for individuals and organizations. From cutting and delivering wood to helping at parties like Valentine’s Day or visiting local elderly in the community to alleviate loneliness during the winter, there is an activity for every type of volunteer.

Please contact Cathy at (906) 482-6944 or caten.hou@littlebrothers.org for volunteer opportunities or to be added to our volunteer mailing list.

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2014 Undergraduate Research Expo Call for Apstracts

The Michigan Tech Honors Institute would like to invite all undergraduate researchers from every department to submit an abstract for research to be presented at the 2014 Undergraduate Research Expo. This expo will give researchers a chance to present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges. Not only will this event be an excellent learning experience for presenters, but it will also showcase the undergraduate research that is happening at Michigan Tech. The Expo will be held in the Rosza Lobby during Spring Preview Weekend (March 21) when visiting high school students will be able to see the exciting opportunities available to them at Michigan Tech.

The Honors Institute has been working closely with the Vice President of Research and the Undergraduate Admissions Office to make this event possible, and hopes undergraduate researchers will take advantage of this valuable experience. Printing of posters will be sponsored up to $25. For directions for poster design, please visit tinyurl.com/UREposter. Prizes of $200, $150, and $100 will be awarded to the best 3 posters, as chosen by faculty judges.

Please visit tinyurl.com/URE2014 to submit the abstract. Submission will take place via an online form, but is is recommended that presenters save their abstract in a document and copy the required information to the website. Abstracts will need to include presenter name, e-mail address, class, college/school, department, and faculty advisor’s name. The body of the abstract should include a title, the names of the authors, an introduction, a description of the materials and methods, the results of the completed or ongoing research, and any acknowledgements. Submissions will be accepted from November 15, 2013 until January 31, 2014. Abstracts will be reviewed by Research Expo staff, and a confirmation of acceptance will be sent by February 8. In the event that not all presenters will fit in the Rosza Lobby, it is possible that some abstracts will not be accepted.

If you have any questions or are having difficulties submitting an abstract, feel free to contact honors+expo@mtu.edu. The Honors Institute looks forward to seeing your abstracts and presentations!

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Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is just one month away! Begin to prepare to ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers in the next few weeks…

Also, check out what’s new in Career Services this spring! The Career Services Learning Center – Sponsored by DTE Energy is a great resource for students to walk in and receive valuable career advice, including resume review, interview skills and career fair prep. Walk in hours are Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Career Services Office, room 220 of the Administration Building.

The following is the full event-schedule, and every week we’ll send you a reminder of the following week’s events along with which companies will be here to help:

Week 1
Wednesday, January 22, Looking for a Way to Help Pay for School? Consider an Internship or Co-op! Fisher 138, 6:30 PM

Week 2
Wednesday, January 29, First-Year Meeting, YES! You Can Get an Internship in Your First Year. Fisher 135, 6:30 PM

Week 3
Continue to take advantage of the student coaches and walk in hours in the new Career Services Learning Center –Sponsored by DTE Energy

Week 4
Monday, February 10 – Friday, February 14, Interview Skills Week – Mock Interviews, Career Services 220 Administration Building, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM,
Tuesday, February 11 –Thursday, February 13, Resume Blitz, MUB Commons, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 13, Spring 2014 Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner – Sponsored by Kohler, MUB Ballroom, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Week 5
Sunday, February 16, New this Spring! Employer Information Expo, Fisher Hall, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Spring Career Fair, Student Development Complex (SDC), 12:00 – 6:00 PM

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Michigan Tech Research Lab in Need of Blood Donors

If you know (and have proof of) your Blood Type, please consider donating for research.  A research lab (www.mderl.org) is seeking blood donors for all blood types but particularly AB+, AB-, B+ and A-.  If you would be willing to donate a small vial of blood via the SDC Portage Health Clinic’s trained personnel, please contact us at mderl@mtu.edu or 906-487-2106 to schedule an appointment with Kaela Leonard.  For any questions regarding the research, contact Dr. Adrienne Minerick at minerick@mtu.edu or 487-2796.  You will be asked to provide proof of blood type, but other personal information will not be recorded and be kept completely confidential.   You will need to give your consent for donation; the form can be viewed at www.mderl.org.

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Schools Out, the SDC’s In

Coinciding with the full day or 1/2 day off for most local schools on Friday, Jan. 17, Michigan Tech Recreation is hosting a “School’s Out, the SDC’s In!” event. For $8, local youth receive an SDC “School’s Out” all-inclusive day pass which includes access to the pool, multipurpose room and ice rink. Children 11 and under require adult supervision. The Fitness Center is available to students 16 and older only. Highlights include:

Multipurpose Room (basketball, volleyball, badminton and more*) – 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Open Skate–12:00 to 2:00 PM (skate rental not available)
Open Swim–10:00 to 11:30 AM. and 2:00 and 9:00 PM
$5.00 meal deals at the Coaches’ Corner (additional charge)
$5.00 frappuccino & jumbo chocolate chip cookie combo
$5.00 chicken salad OR egg salad sandwich (with chips and a soda) combo

For more information, visit Michigan Tech Recreation or call 487-2975.

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REAC Meeting

Railroad Engineering Activities Club is starting this Spring semester off with their first General Board Meeting on January 21 from 7:00-8:00 PM in Dillman 214. We will have a brief presentation on the “Upper Peninsula Rail Study Project” by Irfan Rasul and Akalu Tafesse (Michigan Tech Graduate Students).  All majors wecomed!  As always there will be free pizza and drinks at the meeting.

Also the 9th Annual Railroad Night will be held on February 18 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the Franklin Square Inn.  Railroad Night is an opportunity to build connections and a chance to follow up with railroad company representatives after Career Fair during a formal dinner.  First 50 people to sign up get FREE admission. Otherwise, admission is $3.00.  Ticket includes a great meal and a chance to win raffle prizes.

For more information contact Dave Nelson, dannelso@mtu.edu .

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Organizations Can Apply for Funding through Parent Fund

This is a reminder that student organizations can apply for funding through the Michigan Tech Parents Annual Fund, or the Parents Fund, administered by the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success.  Parents Fund money can be used for speakers and programs, social and community building events, University traditions including Winter Carnival and Spring Fling, travel for conferences and networking events, participation in national and regional competitions, or any event that encourages involvement in the Michigan Tech and campus communities.

If you would like more information about the Parents Fund, visit http://www.mtu.edu/success/parents-family/annual-fund/requests/.  Further questions can be directed to Heather Simpson, assistant director at the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, at 906-487-3558, or hsimpson@mtu.edu.

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Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech trivia night in the MUB Commons, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00-7:00 PM.

All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be 3 rounds of 20 trivia questions regarding Michigan Tech.  A grand prize of $500 cash will be awarded to the winning team to assist their student organization.

  • This is a great way to learn more about the history of Michigan Tech and philanthropy on campus.
  • Light snacks will be provided.
  • A great opportunity to win money for your organization while having fun.
  • Limited space is available; please register your organization as soon as possible with the link below.

https://docs.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forms/d/1hMkxtfzpz6Pf53Eck_j9qycntUQIHAzotluDu66CDxs/edit#

This event is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Annual Fund.  For questions contact Heather Wiitanen at heather@mtu.edu.

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Chinese Night

Chinese New Year, celebrating the start of the Year of the Horse, is coming this weekend. Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the biggest and most significant event of the year in the Chinese community. One tradition is a New Year’s Eve reunion dinner, when family members get together and enjoy the moment with the people they love.

This year, Michigan Tech’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) invites the campus and community to celebrate Chinese New Year with them on Chinese Night, Saturday, Jan. 18. Dinner, featuring authentic Chinese dishes cooked by members of the CSSA–including pork with serrano pepper, tea-flavored boiled eggs and steamed dumplings–will be served at the Memorial Union Commons from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

A performance in the Rozsa Center after the dinner will time-travel to ancient China with a play and dancing in ancient and modern styles.  “We dance for elegance and inner tranquility that is deeply rooted in the Chinese culture,” says the CSSA. “We dance for enthusiasm and passion as in the modern China. We also dance to express our wish for a family reunion at this very moment of time.”  A local band called The Board is Playing also will perform.

Tickets for Chinese Night are $10 for CSSA members and $15 for non-members. They are available at the SDC ticket office, 487-2578.

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Remembrance of Sanaz Nezami

The Iranian Community at Michigan Tech invites you to attend a memorial ceremony for Sanaz Nezami, 27, a newly admitted graduate student who passed away after falling victim to a tragic domestic assault.

The memorial will be held on January 28 in the MUB Ballroom, from 5:00-6:00 PM and is sponsored by International Programs, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Memorial Union Building.

For more information please contact Sara Alian at salian@mtu.edu

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Student News Briefs – Friday, January 10, 2014

Ski for the Key, a benefit for Omega House and Swedetown Trails

The 2nd Annual Ski for the Key 2014 (Ski for the Keweenaw) is quickly approaching! This annual event supports two great organizations, and is a fun day of x-country skiing or snowshoeing. Ski or snowshoe to earn points for prizes!  Ski for the Key will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Swedetown Trails in Calumet.

Proceeds of the fundraiser go to the Omega House and Swedetown Trails Club. Registration and pledge envelopes are available at Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health & Hospice, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Arts, Omega House, Portage Health, Range Bank, and Swedetown Trails Chalet.

Thanks in advance for your continuing support of this worthwhile event. If you have questions, call either Gladys Polzien at 337-5700 or Carol Pfefferkorn at 482-4438.

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Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Spring Break 2014 Trips

If you are looking to get out of town for Spring Break why not sign up with the OAP to go on an adventure you are sure not to forget. There are three great options to consider.

Puerto Rico: $1300 includes transportation (rental cars and airfare), breakfast, lodging, surfing lesson, waterfall hikes, snorkeling, beaches, warm weather, and a great time! For airfare purposes, please contact us before winter break if you are interested.
For more information contact Carly at cajoseph@mtu.edu / 248-881-5494 or Ryan at rjvanlan@mtu.edu

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: $450-500 includes transportation, food, backpacking, whitewater rafting, historic mill tours, waterfalls, caves, etc.
For more information contact Karl at kdschlic@mtu.edu

Buffalo River, Arkansas: $450 includes transportation, food, canoeing, and hiking
For more information contact OAP at oap@mtu.edu

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Tutors Needed at Jeffers High School

Do you have at least one hour each week to commit to tutoring and/or mentoring a Jeffers High School student during the Spring semester?  The students will be scheduled to meet with you during the day or after school in accordance with your MTU class schedule.  Michigan Tech students will also be reimbursed $4.00 per visit to help with travel costs.

For more information please contact Jeffers High School Guidance Counselor, Trish Sherman, at (906) 482-0580 or shermant@adams.k12.mi.us

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Coffee House at Wads

Wadsworth Hall Student Association will be hosting Coffee House on January 17, 2014 in the Wads Dining Hall from 9:00 PM-12:00 AM. Come and enjoy coffee, snacks, and students perform. Musical acts, spoken word, and anything in between are welcome.

For more information please contact Kim Roberts @ kimr@mtu.edu

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Michigan Tech Recreation offers $2.00 Classes All Week

Are you new to Community Programs or just want to change up your workout? Try out a Spring class for only $2.00 during Dollar Days. January 13-18.

There is a lot of program variety with classes for Health and Wellness, Fun and Fitness, and High Intensity Workouts.

Visit us online for the Dollar Days schedule and to see the Spring 2014 Brochure.

For more information connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and Twitter.

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Student News Briefs – December 20, 2013

The Campus Bookstore is now buying textbooks needed for Spring semester at 50% of new book retail!  Bring your textbooks to the following locations during exam week (December 16-20th)
Campus Bookstore        Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Wadsworth Hall             Monday-Thurs 10:00-4:00
Douglas Houghton Hall   Mon & Wed    10:00-4:00
McNair Hall                   Tues & Thurs   10:00-4:00
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The 12 Days of Christmas Sale is in full swing at the Campus Bookstore and University Images. The sale runs now until Dec. 20. You get up to 50 percent off on something new every day. Just go to Facebook and Like the Campus Bookstore to see what is for sale each day.
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Stop by the Campus Bookstore for all your Broomball Supplies! We have fun duct tape, brooms and shin guards.


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Make your New Year’s resolution count by attending the Lifestyle Resolution Retreat Saturday, January 4th. This all-day workshop led by certified fitness and nutrition professional, Amber Leonard will show you how to break down long-term goals into achievable steps, implement different exercises into a program tailored just for you, and create eating habits that will benefit your body type and serve your goals. Includes health and nutrition seminars, Metabolic Resistance Training, Yoga class, lunch provided by the Coaches Corner, personalized nutrition and exercise plans and retreat materials. Cost is $130 if registered by December 14; $160 after December 14. For more information, visit www.MichiganTechRecreation.com.
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OAP Adventure Spring Break 2014 Trips
Puerto Rico: $1300 includes transportation (rental cars and airfare), breakfast, lodging, surfing lesson, waterfall hikes, snorkeling, beaches, warm weather, and a great time! For airfare purposes, please contact us before winter break if you are interested.
For more information contact: Carly at cajoseph@mtu.edu248-881-5494 or Ryan at rjvanlan@mtu.edu
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: $450-500 includes transportation, food, backpacking, whitewater rafting, historic mill tours, waterfalls, caves, etc.
For more information contact: Karl at kdschlic@mtu.edu
Buffalo River, Arkansas: $450 includes transportation, food, canoeing, and hiking
For more information contact: OAP at oap@mtu.edu
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John MacInnes Student Ice Arena

Monday, December 23, 1:00-2:20 p.m.

Friday, December 27, 1:00-2:20 p.m.

Thursday, January 2, 1:00-2:20 p.m.

Friday, January 3, 1:00-2:20 p.m.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, December 13, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Sale is in full swing at the Campus Bookstore and University Images. The sale runs now until Dec. 20. You get up to 50 percent off on something new every day. Just go to Facebook and Like the Campus Bookstore to see what is for sale each day.

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The Campus Bookstore is now buying textbooks needed for Spring semester at 50% of new book retail!  Bring your textbooks to the following locations during exam week (December 16-20th)
Campus Bookstore        Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Wadsworth Hall             Monday-Thurs 10:00-4:00
Douglas Houghton Hall   Mon & Wed    10:00-4:00
McNair Hall                   Tues & Thurs   10:00-4:00

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Hello everyone,

How are you doing? Next week is final week, we wish you the best on your final exams. This Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, we have combo meal for you. The menu includes Go Chu Jeon (Stuffed Peppers) from Korea by Young Bin Na, 口水鸡(Mouth-watering Chicken) from China by Fei Li, and بسبوسة (Basbousa) from Syria by Roba Bdeir.

Please come to join us!


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OAP Adventure Spring Break Trips 2014
**CONTACT US ASAP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED**
Puerto Rico: $1300 includes transportation (rental cars and airfare), breakfast, lodging, surfing lesson, waterfall hikes, snorkeling, beaches, warm weather, and a great time! For airfare purposes, please contact us before winter break if you are interested.
For more information contact: Carly at cajoseph@mtu.edu / 248-881-5494 or Ryan at rjvanlan@mtu.edu

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: $450-500 includes transportation, food, backpacking, whitewater rafting, historic mill tours, waterfalls, caves, etc.
For more information contact: Karl at kdschlic@mtu.edu

Buffalo River, Arkansas: $450 includes transportation, food, canoeing, and hiking
For more information contact: OAP at oap@mtu.edu

(50% of trip cost is due when signing up)

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Two special family events! Enjoy an evening performance & movie at the Rozsa Center featuring participants from the Michigan Tech Youth Dance Program or spend your afternoon at the Skating with Santa Party in the MacInnes Ice Arena.

Come and Play during the holiday - grab the gang & get outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Trails or come inside to do a little ice skating, play some hockey, splash in the pool and challenge your buddies to a friendly game of pick-up basketball or volleyball. View the holiday building schedule.
Help us celebrate the 25 Days of Recreation with awesome deals, the most up-to-date information, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.

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Make your New Year’s resolution count by attending the Lifestyle Resolution Retreat Saturday, January 4th. This all-day workshop led by certified fitness and nutrition professional, Amber Leonard will show you how to break down long-term goals into achievable steps, implement different exercises into a program tailored just for you, and create eating habits that will benefit your body type and serve your goals. Includes health and nutrition seminars, Metabolic Resistance Training, Yoga class, lunch provided by the Coaches Corner, personalized nutrition and exercise plans and retreat materials. Cost is $130 if registered by December 14; $160 after December 14. For more information, visit www.MichiganTechRecreation.com.
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Have you been good this year?! Visit Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook each day beginning December 1 through December 25 for a chance to win awesome prizes! Daily passes, class punch cards, tshirts, memberships and more!
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Starting this weekend, Michigan Tech Athletics will offer free bus service for students to the MacInnes Student Ice Arena on hockey game nights.

The MAC isn't the easiest place for you to get on cold, slippery winter days with the long hike up the hill. So for the rest of the season, the Huskies are providing some wheels!

Starting one hour before each game, bus service will run every 20
minutes with stops at Wadsworth Hall main parking lot, behind DHH (Cliff Drive side of DHH), and drop off at the Student Entrance at the SDC near Portage Health. The bus will run this cycle three times during the hour before each game.

Times are approximations based on weather and traffic:


December 13 & 14; January 24 & 25; February 7, 14 & 15,  & 21 all from 6-7 PM
February 8 from 4-5 PM (early game time due to Winter Carnival)

Wadsworth Main Parking Lot :00, :20, :40
DHH Rear Lot :08, :28, :48
SDC Drop Offs :15, :35, :55

After you've tried it for a few games, please feel free to give us feedback at athleticmarketing@mtu.edu Thanks for your great support of Huskies hockey this season!

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Student News Briefs – Friday, December 6, 2013

Make your New Year’s resolution count by attending the Lifestyle Resolution Retreat Saturday, January 4th. This all-day workshop led by certified fitness and nutrition professional, Amber Leonard will show you how to break down long-term goals into achievable steps, implement different exercises into a program tailored just for you, and create eating habits that will benefit your body type and serve your goals. Includes health and nutrition seminars, Metabolic Resistance Training, Yoga class, lunch provided by the Coaches Corner, personalized nutrition and exercise plans and retreat materials. Cost is $130 if registered by December 14; $160 after December 14. For more information, visit www.MichiganTechRecreation.com.

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Have you been good this year?! Visit Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook each day beginning December 1 through December 25 for a chance to win awesome prizes! Daily passes, class punch cards, tshirts, memberships and more!

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Event: Greek Presidents Roundtable

Date of Event: 12/12/13

Location of Event: MUB Ballroom A1

Start Time(s) of Event: 5:00 PM

End Time(s) of Event: 6:00 PM

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Stop by the Campus Bookstore for all your Broomball Supplies! We have fun duct tape, brooms and shin guards.

Student News Briefs – Friday, November 22, 2013

NOTICE TO ALL REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS – NEW RSO POSTING MATRIX

A new Registered Student Organization Posting Matrix is available in Student Activities.  It can be picked up in 112 Memorial Union Building located in the information rack attached to the wall.  Please pick up the new form to become familiar with any changes in regulations before posting any new posters.

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Husky Tae Kwon Do Practice Schedule: Nov 18-22
Tae Kwon Do is fun for all ages and skill levels. Practice self-defense, basic and advanced techniques, and Olympic style sparring.
Try us out for FREE anytime! We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our practices!
Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB  Ballroom A-2
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom A-2
Friday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2pm in the SDC Dance Room
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November Events & Thanksgiving Holiday Happenings

a Fall update from Michigan Tech Recreation

Special SDC Building Hours 11/23 – 11/30
School is out – the SDC is in, Thanksgiving edition! Indoor recreation opportunities for families and friends. Swimming, racquetball, volleyball, basketball and more!
Day passes available for $6. Group rates as low as $4 per person.

Ice Arena Events
Come and PLAY before and after Turkey DAY with Michigan Tech Recreation. For awesome deals, the most up-to-date information, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and Twitter. On Facebook@ Michigan Tech Recreation. On Twitter @ MichiganTechRec.

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Upcoming Intramural Date
Team Sports Entry Deadline
Volleyball Four’s Tournament:  12/5 @5PM starts 12/6
More information?   www.imleagues.com or 487-3556
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Event:  Greek Presidents Roundtable

Date of Event: 12/12/13

Location of Event:  MUB Ballroom A1

Start Time(s) of Event:  5:00 PM

End Time(s) of Event:  6:00 PM

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Event:  HuskyLEAD

Date of Event:  12/3/13

Location of Event:  Peninsula Room

Start Time(s) of Event:  6:00 PM

End Time(s) of Event:  7:00 PM

Additional Comments: Fundraising Opportunities for your Organization

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Ultrarunner and inspirational speaker, Ray Zahab, is coming to campus!


Ray has been featured on CNN, CBC, National Geographic, and TED Talks. Ray went from being a pack-a-day smoker to running across the Sahara Desert in 111 days. The movie, “Running the Sahara,” directed by Matt Damon, was made about this expedition. In addition to this, Ray has completed numerous other expeditions including running to the South Pole, running across the Gobi desert, running across Baffin Island, running through the Amazon, and more. Furthermore, Ray is involved in education through his nonprofit, “impossible2Possible.” This program selects youth, aged between 17 and 21, to travel abroad and run a marathon or more a day while carrying out an educational project and connecting with thousands of students across the world. You can learn more about impossible2Possible at www.impossible2possible.com and more about Ray at www.rayzahab.com


“Running is 90% mental. The other 10% is all in your head.” – Ray Zahab

Running the Sahara – Movie

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

7:00 PM, Fisher 135

No entry fee

Complementary concessions


Ray Zahab comes to campus – Speaking

Thursday, December 5, 2013

7:00 PM, Forestry Building Atrium

No entry fee
impossible2Possible bracelets to first 100 students
Sponsored By
Wellness
the Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund
Experience Tech
MUB
Film Board
IRHC
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Bus tickets to the Mall of America located in Bloomington, MN, go on sale Monday, November 4.  We will depart on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, and return on Saturday, November 30.

Register Early and Save $15 on your Bus Ticket!  Cost per ticket is only $65 per seat.  Tickets sold between November 4 – November 15 will only be $50.  Limit two tickets per person.  To get your bus ticket,

each passenger must print, complete, and sign the waiver and return to IPS:   http://www.mtu.edu/international/forms-info/pdfs/Waiver.pdf.  Passengers under 18 years of age must have a parent

or legal guardian sign the waiver form.  Tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased at the IPS Office.  Seats are limited, available on first-come, first-served basis.

IPS has secured a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Mall of America for a special group rate of $75/night plus tax, 1-4 occupants per room.  If you wish to stay at this location for the special rate,

you must make your reservation before November 11.  Unreserved rooms will be released to the public at the regular rate.

Students are responsible for their own securing hotel accommodations.  Make your reservations online:   http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=MTU%20international%20Program%20%26%20Serv^mspbl%60MTUMTUQ%6075%60USD%60false%6011/28/13%6011/30/13%6011/7/13&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes or by calling 952-858-8475 and ask for the special group rate for ‘Michigan Tech University’,

major credit card required.

Are you looking to share a room?  FInd a hotel roommate on BarkBoard:   barkboard.mtu.edu. Discussion Forums/Discussions – Any Topics/  IPS-hotel roommate for Mall of America bus trip ONLY.

If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or ips@mtu.edu.