Michigan Tech Lode & Student News Briefs, 4/1/2016

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

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Are you up for an awesome evening? Then come to the SDC Wood Gym this Saturday, April 2 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM for a great night of laser tag grandeur! Twnty players will play every 20 minutes in teams of 10 vs 10. And if you’re on the fence about going, we can guarantee you that it’s gonna be legendary.
For more information visit the Facebook Page.

Thai cuisineThai Food at Khana Khazana

Cuisine of Thailand will be featured at the next Khana Khazana from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Union Food Court.The menu features:

  • Chicken Massaman Curry—Thai peanut curry, with potatoes, chicken, coconut milk and tamarind
  • Yum Ponlamai—Thai fruit salad with a mixture of fruits in a spicy sauce
  • Tod Man Khao Pod—Thai corn fritters, deep fried and seasoned with basil, curry paste and chili sauce

Cost is $7.25 for the full meal and includes a fountain drink. Like the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


Film Board Presents, Star Wars: Episode VII

This weekend at Fishier 135:

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Friday, Apr. 1 @ 5:308:3011:30
SaturdayApr. 2 @ 2:305:308:3011:30
SundayApr. 3 @ 2:305:30
Located on Michigan Tech’s Campus, in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each.
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In Addition to Star Wars Ep VII this weekend, Nanocon will also be showing the movie, Lazer Team.

This weekend is also MTU’s very own Nanocon (Anime, Gaming and Scifi) Convention , which is why there is a second movie.

 Saturday (April 2)  Noon and 2:00 AM (Saturday night)
 Sunday   (April 3)  Noon and  8:30 PM

Tickets are Free.
The 2:00 AM showing is a special gripe/MST3K, where audience participation is encouraged to point out any problems with the film.

Nanocon starts at 11:00 AM on Saturday and runs through 8:00 PM on Sunday

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Dance Team and Others to Perform Tomorrow

The Dance Team at Michigan Tech will have its first-ever Dance Showcase from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow (April 2), in the SDC Wood Gym. In addition to the Dance Team, performers include; HuskiesFit Youth Classes, the Swing Club at Michigan Tech, the Superior School of Dance (Hancock), 47 North Belly Dance Troupe and the Michigan Tech Iranian Community.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children/students and can be purchased at the door.

 


 Alpha Delta Alpha Hosting a Fur-loving Event – Date Changed

 
April 2 @ 5pm

Ladies: Join the sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha for an evening of fur-loving fun! Love on all the cats, and take a dog for a walk! Being around animals is proven to limit stress, so take a break and your allergy meds and lets give these animals some much needed attention!
We will provide rides, departing from the Wads lobby outside the dining hall at 4:55 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Savannah at 989-400-6953. We hope to see you there!


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

3MT LogosAcademic Competition – Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience using only one static PowerPoint slide. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community. In addition, we will be holding a parallel competition for Masters students with similar judging criteria and prizes!

On April 14 beginning at 5:30 PM in Forestry G002 10 Masters and 10 PhD Candidates will vie for the top prizes of $500! Registration will close April 8th, make sure to register or encourage your students to sign up! Registration can be done here: https://goo.gl/YQC9X4

Everyone is welcome to come and watch these talented graduate students of Michigan Tech! Refreshments will be served and the audience will vote for their favorite presentation, the winner of which will also receive a cash prize.


 

Apply to Become a University Innovation Fellow

The University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by Stanford University’s d.school (about the commitment of a 1-2 credit class at Michigan Tech). Through the fellowship, undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation are charged with cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their university. Fellows gain skills, tools and the networks crucial for their mission through online training and video-conferencing sessions. Fellows hone in on their leadership and communication abilities and broaden their understanding of experiential learning, design thinking, interdisciplinary education and, most importantly, student innovation and entrepreneurship. Upon completion of training, fellows are invited to attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google. The fellowship is an opportunity to enact meaningful change while being part of a national movement. Current fellows at Michigan Tech have been working on many exciting initiatives and can’t wait to have your help in creating the future here on campus.

To apply, fill out the online form (http://goo.gl/forms/N6zQwMHDVr) by Friday, April 15 at 11:59 pm. The ideal candidates will be current undergraduate or graduate student leaders who have at least 2 more years left on campus, are action-oriented, and looking to inspire strategic change at Michigan Tech. Candidates must be professional, innovative, self-starters who are able to work well in teams. All majors are encouraged to apply.


2sided-card-CP-2Consumer Products Day

Consumer Products Day held on Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9, giving students of all majors a chance to participate.

Here’s how it works:
Students work in self-selected teams from a variety of majors and will be given a box of products from company reps to recreate or redesign these products for use in other ways. A great example of this is the Post-it note. It was invented solely by accident (read about it here). This Shark-tank style event will feature company reps who challenge students to come up with a new business idea from use of their products.
It’s a great event that will offer cash prizes (1st place teams $2,400, 2nd $1,600 and 3rd place team $800) to the winning teams
Visit the website for more information.
For more information please contact Kristen at kjtherri@mtu.edu.


BonzAI Brawl is Tomorrow

The BonzAI Brawl is an all day artificial intelligence programming competition where teams of one to three design autonomous agents capable of overcoming challenges and out-performing their opponents.

Teams have eight hours to craft, tweek, and perfect their strategy before their AIs are entered in to the Brawl.

In the Brawl the AIs face off against one another in a tournament to determine which is the most capable.

The event will be held in Rekhi Hall and is hosted by Women in Computing Sciences and Husky Game Development Enterprise. To find out more visit the BonzAI Brawl webstite.


Chemical Engineering Presents William M. Colton

The Department of Chemical Engineering presents William M Colton, vice president, corporate strategic planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Colton will deliver the address, “Global Future: People, Progress, Energy and Engineering,” at 4 PM Tuesday, April 5 in Fisher 135.

By 2040, the world’s population will have reached 9 billion, and global GDP will have more than doubled. This economic progress translates into improved standards of living for billions of people.

Global energy demand is expected to grow 25 percent by 2040 and, to keep pace with demand, the world will need to pursue all economic energy sources.


 MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

 

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success- Academic Success Workshop

April 7, 5:00 p.m.- Fisher 328
Finals, the other “F” word
Are you trying to prepare for finals and just don’t know where to start? Don’t panic! Come learn effective strategies and tips to assist you in conquering your final exams.


 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Eisele to Lead Butterfly Presentation

The Portage Lake District Library will host the Keweenaw Garden Club for an evening of learning about species of butterflies that live in our area.

Tim Eisele, an assistant professor in Tech’s Department of Chemical Engineering, is also an entomology hobbyist. He will present “Keweenaw Butterflies in the Garden” at 7:00 PM Monday, April 4 at the PLDL.

Eisele will show slides and discuss which species are likely to come around in local gardens, what times of year to expect them, and what can be done to either provide food for their caterpillars, or to attract the adults. His slide show demonstrates that even though the Keweenaw does not have the diversity of butterflies that are seen further south, the area does have a nice selection of local species to enjoy. For local entomology photos and news, visit Eisele’s website.

The Keweenaw Garden Club was established by and for gardening enthusiasts. They have presentations at the Portage Lake District Library on the first Monday of each month September through May. Those who are interested in learning more about the club can visit here.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 482-4570.


 

SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

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Entry Deadlines:

Flag Football 4’s: Wednesday, April 6 @ Noon.
– Tournament starts on Friday, April 8.

Spring Volleyball 2’s: Tuesday, April 12 @ Noon.
– Tournament starts on Friday, April 15.


 

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Deadline to Register for the Doghouse 3-on-3 is April 4

2016 Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


 CAREER SERVICES

 

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REMINDERS

2nd Annual Drive Away Hunger Food Drive – Donate & WIN

Help Drive Away Hunger in our community!

Starting today, Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, April 29, 2016, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Husky FAN (Food Access Network) on-campus food pantry.

For every food item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket to be filled out with your MI Tech User ID.  These raffle tickets will be placed into a drawing for a Free Parking Permit for the upcoming year. Faculty/Staff and Black Lot parking permits will be given away.  Receive a raffle ticket for each item you donate (Black lot raffle tickets require 2 donated food items).  The more you donate the more chances you have to WIN.

Needed Foods Include

Canned Chicken
Single Serving, Soup, Meals, and Sides that can be microwaved
Spices
Oatmeal
Peanut Butter
Breakfast Bars/ Granola Bars
Mac and Cheese
Vegetarian Foods
Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise/ Miracle Whip/ Salad Dressing
Tuna

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm in Room 100 of the Administration Building or with Cathy Jenich, 3rd floor Lakeshore Center and collect your raffle tickets.  Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within the campus community.

Thank you in advance for your donations! Together, we can Drive Away Hunger!


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Spring Fling Booth Sign Up Open

MUB board is happy to announce this years theme for Spring Fling: Classic Cartoons! Sign up your student org to participate on Involvement Link at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/94552 before April 8. ‪#‎mtuspringfling‬


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016

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.

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

For questions, contact Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.

 


 

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Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).


Keweenaw Job Fair on 4/6

Finlandia University is partnering with Michigan Works to host the 3rd Annual Keweenaw Job Fair. It will be hosted on Wednesday, April 6 from 11-2 at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, and all Tech students and faculty are welcome! There will be about 30 companies present, so it’s great chance for students to see what opportunities are available in the local area!

For more information please contact Jenna at  jollanketo@fu.edu.


 

Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 3/25/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Javier ColonTONIGHT: NBC’s The Voice Winner, Javier Colon

Javier Colon has a lot of heart. In fact, that heart is precisely why he captivated America as winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit television show, The Voice. It’s why he never gave up on his dream of a career in music even in the face of numerous setbacks and what seemed like endless adversity. It’s why every time he writes a song, it strikes a chord. It’s also why when the world hears his forthcoming album in August, they will feel it.Join us to hear singer/songwriter Javier Colon LIVE on Friday, March 25 at 10PM in the MUB Ballroom as we celebrate Tech Arts Festival!
Brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board) and Late Night Programs.


 

Chinese cuisineChinese Cuisine at Khana Khazana

This week’s Khana Khazana features Chinese cuisine. Khana Khana serves international food every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court.
1. Sweet and sour chicken:  The deep fry chicken with the sweet and sour sauce which is one of the popular Chinese main dishes.
2. Braised Tofu: One of simple tofu dish.
3. Mango Sago: The dessert made from white pearl tapioca with coconut milk and mango.
The cost is $7.25 for the full meal which includes a fountain drink. Like Khana Khazana on Facebook.

Film Board Presents: The Revenant
This weekend, Film Board will be showing The Revenant in Fisher 135.
Showtimes:
Friday, 3/25 – 5:308:3011:30 PM
Saturday, 3/26 – 2:305:308:3011:30 PM
Sunday, 3/27 – 2:305:30 PM
Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each.
*The Revenant is Rated R.
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Norouz 2016 Poster3rd annual Norouz Celebration Hosted by the Iranian Student Association

Iranian Community at Michigan Tech is hosting the third annual Norouz celebration event on Michigan Tech campus. Norouz is the Iranian new year, celebrated on the first day of Spring.
The event features Iranian banquet, dance performances, live music, and stand up comedy. It is followed by one hour of after-party with live DJ!
Date:      Saturday, March 2618:00-21:00
Venue:   MUB Ballroom
Tickets:  Available at MUB Commons, March 21-2511:00-2:00.
Contact:  ircom@mtu.edu

 


 

Kfest posterKeweenawawesomefest 2016

Get ready to dance those winter blues away at KEWEENAWESOMEFEST 2016! WMTU 91.9 FM, Michigan Tech’s one and only (and totally rad) college radio station, has assembled an AWESOME lineup for two nights of amazing live music! The first night (Friday, March 25) will feature electronic bands and DJ’s, and the second night (Saturday, March 26) will feature indie/alternative bands. So no matter what kind of music you like, we have it covered!
The festival will again be taking place in McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts & Humanities building on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26!

—-LINEUPS—-

FRIDAY
Tunde Olaniran 
http://tundeolaniran.com/

Gosh Pith
http://goshpith.com/

hi-ker
https://hi-ker.bandcamp.com/ 

Alexander Lynch
https://www.facebook.com/alexanderlynchmusic/

Cecconi
https://www.facebook.com/CecconiOfficial/

MD Audio
https://www.facebook.com/djmdaudio/

DJ Highjinks
https://soundcloud.com/dj-highjinks

LONEWLF
https://www.twitter.com/lonewlfmusic
https://www.soundcloud.com/lonewlfmusic

 

SATURDAY
The Go Rounds
http://thegorounds.com/

Chris Bathgate
http://www.chrisbathgate.org/

The Heligoats
http://theheligoats.com/

Secret Grief
http://secret-grief.com/

Flitch
https://www.facebook.com/whitefishmusic/

Olivia Mainville & the Aquatic Troupe
https://www.facebook.com/TheAquaticTroupe/

Charlie Millard
https://www.facebook.com/Charlie-Millard-483846378294901/

—-TICKETS—-
$5 for one night (Friday or Saturday)
$8 for both nights


 

PosterDance Showcase Hosted by the Dance Team

The Dance Team at Michigan Tech is putting on its first ever Dance Showcase on April 2nd in the SDC Wood Gym from 1 PM- 3 PM! Come and cheer on the Dance Team and other groups as they perform pieces that they have been working on during this year. Groups include HuskiesFit Youth classes, Swing Club, the Superior School of Dance, 47 North Belly Dance Troupe, and of course the Dance Team at Michigan Tech!

Proceeds from the event go towards helping the Dance Team at Michigan Tech represent the U.P. and Michigan at a National Competition next season and the purchase of uniforms and other dance necessities. Tickets are $2 for children/students and $5 for adults and can be purchased at the door of the event! Doors open at 12:30 PM with the event starting at 1 PM! If you have any questions, please email the Dance Team at Michigan Tech at mtudanceteam@gmail.com.


 

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Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth Presents a 1930’s Radio Drama Extravaganza

For tickets, please visit rozsa.mtu.edu – see you at the theater!


 

 

Alpha Delta Alpha Hosting a Fur-loving Event

 
March 30th @ 5pm

Ladies: Join the sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha for an evening of fur-loving fun! Love on all the cats, and take a dog for a walk! Being around animals is proven to limit stress, so take a break and your allergy meds and lets give these animals some much needed attention!
We will provide rides, departing from the Wads lobby outside the dining hall at 4:55pm. If you have any questions, please contact Savannah at 989-400-6953. We hope to see you there!


WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

Last HuskyLEAD of Semester is Tuesday

Student Activities announces the last scheduled HuskyLEAD of Spring 2016 is 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.

HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops designed to help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.

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

Tuesday’s topic is “Turn Your Experiences Into a Job Success.” Learn to articulate the leadership skills you learned while on study abroad, co-op or internship, employed by Michigan Tech or in the community or while participating in your student organization events. Presenter is Darnishia Slade, International Programs and Services.

If you have any questions or comments, email Maryann Wilcox, coordinator of Registered Student Organizations or call 7-2402.


Information Session – BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management

The School of Business and Economics is sponsoring an Information Session on the BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm in 101 Academic Offices Building.  This is a great degree option for those students who have an interest in working with people. This can be a primary or dual major option.  It is a well established degree program in the School of Business and Economics.  You will learn about the Management major and two concentrations: (1) Entrepreneurship and (2) Supply Chain and Operations Management.  You will also learn about career opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Johnson dana@mtu.edu or Sara Pingel sepingel@mtu.edu.  Pizza and Pop will be served.  Hope to see you there!


 

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If you are a Freshman or Sophomore looking for an internship stop by the Amway IT Interniship  info session on Friday, March 25 from 3-4PM in Fisher 101.

For more information please contact Rachel Chard at rachard@mtu.edu.


 

CAMPUS NEWS

 

 Penny Wars – Winner gets to choose Charity for Donation

The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club is hosting a Penny Wars on the first floor of the library till the end of March. This competition is underway, and is open to any student org. The student org with the highest amount of money collected will win and a donation is made to the charity of choice in their name.

If your org is interested in joining email rotaract@mtu.edu. Otherwise feel free to empty out your piggy banks and donate to the org of your choice!


 

2nd Annual Drive Away Hunger Food Drive – Donate & WIN

Help Drive Away Hunger in our community!

Starting today, Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, April 29, 2016, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Husky FAN (Food Access Network) on-campus food pantry.

For every food item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket to be filled out with your MI Tech User ID.  These raffle tickets will be placed into a drawing for a Free Parking Permit for the upcoming year. Faculty/Staff and Black Lot parking permits will be given away.  Receive a raffle ticket for each item you donate (Black lot raffle tickets require 2 donated food items).  The more you donate the more chances you have to WIN.

Needed Foods Include

Canned Chicken
Single Serving, Soup, Meals, and Sides that can be microwaved
Spices
Oatmeal
Peanut Butter
Breakfast Bars/ Granola Bars
Mac and Cheese
Vegetarian Foods
Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise/ Miracle Whip/ Salad Dressing
Tuna

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm in Room 100 of the Administration Building or with Cathy Jenich, 3rd floor Lakeshore Center and collect your raffle tickets.  Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within the campus community.

Thank you in advance for your donations! Together, we can Drive Away Hunger!

 


COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Testing of Portage Lake Lift Bridge Continues March 21-25

March 18, 2016 – More tests of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for March 21-25 as part of ongoing maintenance work. The testing will likely result in brief delays for motorists.

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be performing test lifts of the bridge span, requiring brief closures of the bridge to traffic.

Motorists should expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes, roughly equivalent to a standard bridge lift for marine traffic, throughout the day. Traffic will be allowed to clear and resume normal flow between test lifts.

The $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. The project started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April.

 


 

SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

Recreation logoSpring Equinox Yoga Workshop

Celebrate the transition from winter to spring at the Spring Equinox Yoga Workshop Saturday, March 19 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the SDC Studio!
Registration is $10/person. MTEFCU members receive a $10 discount Visit Spring Equinox Yoga Workshop for more information or to register.
Commit to be HuskiesFit this spring!

 

March Poster FinalMarch is Social Wellness Month

Here are the open sessions brought to you by Student Activities, Wellness Programs.

Meals in Minutes
Tuesday, 3/29
12-1:00PM
MUB Alumni Lounge B
*Recipes and mugs included

Please contact Whitney for more information 487-2560 or email wmborosk@mtu.edu.

 


 

Upcoming Intramural Events and Entry Deadlines

 

Frisbockey Tournament: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2 (earliest)

Spring Soccer: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2 (earliest)

Flag Football 4’s: Wednesday, April 6 @ Noon.
–   Tournament starts on Friday, April 8.

Spring Volleyball 2’s:  Tuesday, April 12 @ Noon.
–   Tournament starts on Friday, April 15.


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Deadline to Register for the Doghouse 3-on-3 is April 4

2016 Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


 CAREER SERVICES

 

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 REMINDERS

 

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Spring Fling Booth Sign Up Open

MUB board is happy to announce this years theme for Spring Fling: Classic Cartoons! Sign up your student org to participate on Involvement Link at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/94552 before April 8. ‪#‎mtuspringfling‬


Robyn_Ochs_posterSpeaker, Robyn Ochs, on Gender and Sexuality

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents a Women’s History Month guest speaker, Robyn Oches. She is an educator, speaker, award winning activist, and editor on the topics of gender and sexuality.

Two workshops open to all will be held on Tuesday, March 29.

10-12PM, MUB Ballroom A
Interactive Workshop I: The Changing Landscape of Identity

6PM, MUB Ballroom B1 & B2
Interactive Workshop 2: Loosening the Gender Gidle

For more information please contact CDI at 906-487-2920.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016

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.

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

For questions, contact Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.

 


 

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Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).


Keweenaw Job Fair on 4/6

Finlandia University is partnering with Michigan Works to host the 3rd Annual Keweenaw Job Fair. It will be hosted on Wednesday, April 6 from 11-2 at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, and all Tech students and faculty are welcome! There will be about 30 companies present, so it’s great chance for students to see what opportunities are available in the local area!

For more information please contact Jenna at  jollanketo@fu.edu.


 

Michigan Tech Lode & Student News Brief, 3/18/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

11696581_10152900219357325_2824345751089517120_oMUB Board Hosting Game Night & Paint Your Own Pottery

Come on over to the Wads Annex on Saturday, March 20 from 2PM-7PM for an afternoon of Board Games galore! Games provided by MUB Board and Gamers Anonymous. All are welcome!

Also,happening next week, Tuesday, March 22 at 7PM in the MUB Commons. As a part of Tech Arts Festival, we invite you to paint your own pottery pieces including mugs, bowls, and piggy banks. They aren’t just normal piggy banks either. There will be penguin and monster shaped banks as well!

Pieces will cost $3-$6. Bring your student ID and come early. Pottery items are only available as supplies last.

After painting your pottery, they will be marked and brought to the kiln to be fired and the colors made permanent. We will then contact you to pickup your piece.

*This event is made possible by assistance from Magic Kiln Studio.


 

Mexican cuisine

Mexican Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Mexican food is on the menu at Friday’s Khana Khazana in the Memorial Union Food Court. The menu includes:

Poblanos Rellenos De Queso—Poblano chile peppers stuffed with cheese
Arroz Rojo (Red Rice)— Rice, tomato, onions and spices
Arroz Con Leche Cremsos (Creamy Rice Pudding)—Rice, milk, sugar, cinnamon and butter and Lemon peel
The cost for the full meal is $7.25 and includes a fountain drink. Visit the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


Film Board Presents 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Showtimes:
Friday, 3/18 – 5:308:3011:30 PM
Saturday, 3/19 – 2:305:308:3011:30 PM
Sunday, 3/20 – 2:305:30 PM
Located in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each.
*This film is Rated R
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Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth Presents a 1930’s Radio Drama Extravaganza

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents the “Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth – a live-action graphic novel” on Saturday, March 26th, at 7:30 PM. Intergalactic Nemesis is a hilarious all-ages science fiction adventure story set in 1933, and features three actors, a live sound effect artist, a piano, and over 1250 projected comic book panels in a retro radio-drama-extravaganza live on the Rozsa stage.

Tickets are on sale now, $20 for adults, $10 for youth. No charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Advance reserved seating is now available, please order tickets early! Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


 

10688413_10152868521157325_9065492733722631170_oMUB Board Hosts the Found Footage Festival

As a part of Tech Arts Festival, join us for the Found Footage Festival on Thursday, March 24 at 7PM in Fisher 135! The FFF is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country.

The festival has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, National Public Radio and has been named a critic’s pick in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Chicago Tribune. The FFF can also be seen twice a week in a popular web series on The Onion’s A.V. Club, in the hit documentary “Winnebago Man,” and in their book, “VHS: Absurd, Odd and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era.”


WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

Peace Corps Info Session

Peace Corps Volunteers are making a difference all over the world in the areas of Education, Health and The Environment. Stop by these events to learn more about the benefits of service and how you can live, work and learn overseas after graduation.

Info Session to be held on Thursday, March 24 at 5:00 PM in Fisher 125.

For more information, contact Brett Heimann, 312-353-8680 bheimann@peacecorps.gov


The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Hosting Tech Talk

Interested in internet of things, embedded systems programming, or building software and hardware projects? Want to learn more about Raspberry Pi?
The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) will be giving a presentation on hot to turn a Raspberry Pi into an arcade console.  Learn the basics and how to get started.  The presentation will be on Monday, March 21 at 6 PM in Rekhi 214.


 

 Robyn_Ochs_posterSpeaker, Robyn Ochs, on Gender and Sexuality

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents a Women’s History Month guest speaker, Robyn Oches. She is an educator, speaker, award winning activist, and editor on the topics of gender and sexuality.

Two workshops open to all will be held on Tuesday, March 29.

10-12PM, MUB Ballroom A
Interactive Workshop I: The Changing Landscape of Identity

6PM, MUB Ballroom B1 & B2
Interactive Workshop 2: Loosening the Gender Gidle

For more information please contact CDI at 906-487-2920.


Undergraduate Research Expo is Friday

Dozens of undergraduate researchers will share their work with students, faculty and the community during the Undergraduate Research Expo.

The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the north side lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

41 researchers and scholars from all departments, schools and programs will have poster presentations highlighting their findings. In addition the students themselves will be on hand to answer any questions.


Information Session – BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management

The School of Business and Economics is sponsoring an Information Session on the BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm in 101 Academic Offices Building.  This is a great degree option for those students who have an interest in working with people. This can be a primary or dual major option.  It is a well established degree program in the School of Business and Economics.  You will learn about the Management major and two concentrations: (1) Entrepreneurship and (2) Supply Chain and Operations Management.  You will also learn about career opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Johnson dana@mtu.edu or Sara Pingel sepingel@mtu.edu.  Pizza and Pop will be served.  Hope to see you there!


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Nominations Close TODAY for Student Leadership Awards

Don’t forget to make your final nominations for the Student Leadership Awards! They close today at Noon! Go to the WEBSITE  and click on the award to find the nomination form.

 


 

2nd Annual Drive Away Hunger Food Drive – Donate & WIN

Help Drive Away Hunger in our community!

Starting today, Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, April 29, 2016, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Husky FAN (Food Access Network) on-campus food pantry.

For every food item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket to be filled out with your MI Tech User ID.  These raffle tickets will be placed into a drawing for a Free Parking Permit for the upcoming year. Faculty/Staff and Black Lot parking permits will be given away.  Receive a raffle ticket for each item you donate (Black lot raffle tickets require 2 donated food items).  The more you donate the more chances you have to WIN.

Needed Foods Include

Canned Chicken
Single Serving, Soup, Meals, and Sides that can be microwaved
Spices
Oatmeal
Peanut Butter
Breakfast Bars/ Granola Bars
Mac and Cheese
Vegetarian Foods
Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise/ Miracle Whip/ Salad Dressing
Tuna

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm in Room 100 of the Administration Building or with Cathy Jenich, 3rd floor Lakeshore Center and collect your raffle tickets.  Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within the campus community.

Thank you in advance for your donations! Together, we can Drive Away Hunger!


Last Weekend of Season at Mont Ripley

It’s the last weekend of the season at Mont Ripley. And the recent snow should make it fabulous. The last weekend will be capped off with our annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 19. We’ve hidden eggs throughout the hill with thousands of dollars in prizes to give away. The hunt begins at 10 a.m. In addition our annual Slush Pit begins at 1 p.m. with plenty of prizes as well.

To find our more and see the latest conditions, visit our web page.

 


 

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MUB board is happy to announce this years theme for Spring Fling: Classic Cartoons! Sign up your student org to participate on Involvement Link at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/94552 before April 8. ‪#‎mtuspringfling‬


COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Keweenaw Job Fair on 4/6

Finlandia University is partnering with Michigan Works to host the 3rd Annual Keweenaw Job Fair. It will be hosted on Wednesday, April 6 from 11-2 at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, and all Tech students and faculty are welcome! There will be about 30 companies present, so it’s great chance for students to see what opportunities are available in the local area!

For more information please contact Jenna at  jollanketo@fu.edu.

 


 

SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

March Poster FinalMarch is Social Wellness Month

Here are the open sessions brought to you by Student Activities, Wellness Programs.

UNPLUG, Guided Meditation Session
Thursday, 3/24
12-12:25 and 12:35-12:55PM
MUB Ballroom B3

Quick & Inexpensive MEALS that are Tasty
Thursday, 3/24
6:00-7:00PM
Hillside Place Kitchen

Meals in Minutes
Tuesday, 3/29
12-1:00PM
MUB Alumni Lounge B
*Recipes and mugs included

Please contact Whitney for more information 487-2560 or email wmborosk@mtu.edu.

 


 

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UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Swim Meet: Monday, March 21 @ 5:00 PM
–   Meet on Tuesday, March 22 Starting @ 5:00 PM

 

Tennis Doubles: Wednesday, March 23 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Friday, March 25th

Frisbockey Tournament: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2

Spring Soccer: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU


 

Michigan Tech Recreation Celebrates Spring this Weekend

 

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– Saturday and Sunday, take in the Spring Ice Show, Road Trip, featuring skaters from the Copper Country Skating Academy and Michigan Tech Learn to Skate program.

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– Join Youth Dance this Sunday, March 19, for arts and crafts, an Easter egg hunt and fun dance-related games at the Spring Youth Dance Party.

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– Michigan Tech’s Track and Field team and coaches host a Track and Field Technique Clinic for boys and girls grades 7-12, Saturday from 9 am to 3pm in the SDC Multipurpose Gym.

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– Celebrate the transition from winter to spring at the Spring Equinox Yoga Workshop Saturday from 1 to 2:30pm in the SDC Studio.

For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit Michigan Tech Recreation.


CAREER SERVICES

 

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REMINDERS

 

The Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Accepting Applications

The Outdoor Adventure Program is now accepting applications for employment for summer and for fall of 2016. Please submit your application (via e-mail at oap@mtu.edu or in person at 207 East St.) by 5:00pm, April 1 for consideration in this round of applications.

APPLICATION: http://bit.ly/24DsD7l

All applications will be reviewed and considered, and a resume is recommended. Please contact the OAP if you have any other questions, oap@mtu.edu or 487-2290.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016

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.

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

For questions, contact Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.

 


Javier ColonNBC’s The Voice Winner, Javier Colon

Javier Colon has a lot of heart. In fact, that heart is precisely why he captivated America as winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit television show, The Voice. It’s why he never gave up on his dream of a career in music even in the face of numerous setbacks and what seemed like endless adversity. It’s why every time he writes a song, it strikes a chord. It’s also why when the world hears his forthcoming album in August, they will feel it.Join us to hear singer/songwriter Javier Colon LIVE on Friday, March 25 at 10PM in the MUB Ballroom as we celebrate Tech Arts Festival!
Brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board) and Late Night Programs.

Creative Writing Competition Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Lode and MUB Board

Two Categories (writers can submit in each):
1. Short Story (1000 word limit)
2. Poetic (Haiku, short poem, song lyric) (450 word limit)
Prizes:
  • The Top 2 submission in each category will be featured in the Pulse Section of the lode, on the Lode website, and linked on Facebook.
  • First place winners will get a writer’s package: a moleskin notebook, a Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, a pack of pilot pens, and a $15 gift card to a local coffee shop.
  • Second place winners will get a $15 gift card to local coffee shop.
Submission Deadline: March 23rd to Lodesubmit@mtu.edu.

Tie-Die Event with Alpha Delta Alpha

Ladies, you are invited to a tie-dye social at the Alpha Delta Alpha house on Friday, March 18 at 5:00 PM. All you need  is something to dye! Come to 810 E South St. Houghton or rides will be available to and from Wads. Meet outside the dining hall, departing at 4:50PM.

If you have any questions please call 989-400-6953.


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International Dance Party

Join GSG and the Diversity Council for an International Dance Party! Learn dances from all over the globe from students at Michigan Tech. Come socialize and celebrate the differences that make us unique on Friday, March 18 at 7 PM in MUB Ballroom B. Everyone is welcome, no dance experience is necessary!

Pizza and refreshments will be provided, make sure to bring a friend!


 

 

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Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).


 

Student News Briefs, 3/11/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Dance Party Flier

Join GSG and the Diversity Council for an International Dance Party! Learn dances from all over the globe from students at Michigan Tech. Come socialize and celebrate the differences that make us unique on Friday March 18th at 7 PM in MUB Ballroom B. Everyone is welcome, no dance experience is necessary!! Pizza and refreshments will be provided, make sure to bring a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Rotaract_CB_2016

Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).


 

Tie-Die Event with Alpha Delta Alpha

Ladies, you are invited to a tie-dye social at the Alpha Delta Alpha house on Friday, March 18 at 5:00 PM. All you need  is something to dye! Come to 810 E South St. Houghton or rides will be available to and from Wads. Meet outside the dining hall, departing at 4:50PM.

If you have any questions please call 989-400-6953.


 

Creative Writing Competition Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Lode and MUB Board

Two Categories (writers can submit in each):
1. Short Story (1000 word limit)
2. Poetic (Haiku, short poem, song lyric) (450 word limit)
Prizes:
  • The Top 2 submission in each category will be featured in the Pulse Section of the lode, on the Lode website, and linked on Facebook.
  • First place winners will get a writer’s package: a moleskin notebook, a Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, a pack of pilot pens, and a $15 gift card to a local coffee shop.
  • Second place winners will get a $15 gift card to local coffee shop.
Submission Deadline: March 23rd to Lodesubmit@mtu.edu


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MUB Board Food and Wine Pairing Event

Join MUB Board and Chef Eric Karvonen for a night of Food and Wine pairing on Friday March 18 at 6PM.! Attendees will enjoy 5 different pairing courses with different wines. This is a food pairing, so portion sizes are smaller than a traditional meal.
The courses will be served family style which is the same as food and beer pairing in the fall.
It’s a great event for a group of friends, or even by yourself to enjoy with other students, staff, and faculty from Michigan Tech.


Javier Colon

NBC’s The Voice Winner, Javier Colon

Javier Colon has a lot of heart. In fact, that heart is precisely why he captivated America as winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit television show, The Voice. It’s why he never gave up on his dream of a career in music even in the face of numerous setbacks and what seemed like endless adversity. It’s why every time he writes a song, it strikes a chord. It’s also why when the world hears his forthcoming album in August, they will feel it.Join us to hear singer/songwriter Javier Colon LIVE on Friday, March 25 at 10PM in the MUB Ballroom as we celebrate Tech Arts Festival!Brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board) and Late Night Programs.

WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

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The next HuskyLEAD will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge.  The title of the workshop is “The Importance of Being Inclusive:  What leaders need to know now and for the future.”  Raise your awareness and understanding of how to create and implement events that are welcoming and inclusive of our diverse community here at Michigan Tech and globally.  The presenter is Christa Spielman from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the session is scheduled to last for one hour only.
HuskyLEAD is a series of workshops that are geared toward developing the leadership skills of students.  All Michigan Tech students are welcomed.  Questions, comments or suggestions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Maryann Wilcox in Student Activities, at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.

 

 

 


 

Academic Success Workshop: Mid-semester reboot
March 16, 5-6 PM – Fisher 129
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind, overextended or maybe you’re suffering some winter funk? Join staff from the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and discuss how to take an optimistic approach and apply strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards your goals.


Autism In Love Poster 1Join the Spectrum Connection for a Viewing of Autism in Love

“Autism in Love is a feature length documentary that explores the lives of four autistic adults as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by impaired social interactions and communication, and often restricted by repetitive behavior. It typically reveals itself in the first three years of a child’s development and can be highly variable in it’s symptoms.

The manifestations of autism affect everyone a little differently.

The spectrum ranges from individuals with severe impairments – who may be silent, mentally disabled, and locked into hand flapping and rocking – to high functioning individuals who may have active but distinctly odd social approaches, narrowly focused interests, and verbose, pedantic communication.
In recent years, the rate of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis has increased at an alarming rate making some question whether an epidemic is imminent. Is autism an unfortunate bi-product of modern immunizations, dietary shifts or genetic mutations? Or, has increased awareness and knowledge caused this rapid increase in diagnosis?” –autisminlove.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016.
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.
IN FISHER HALL ROOM 135.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016

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.

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

For questions, contact Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


 The Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Accepting Applications

The Outdoor Adventure Program is now accepting applications for employment for summer and for fall of 2016. Please submit your application (via e-mail at oap@mtu.edu or in person at 207 East St.) by 5:00pm, April 1 for consideration in this round of applications.

APPLICATION: http://bit.ly/24DsD7l

All applications will be reviewed and considered, and a resume is recommended. Please contact the OAP if you have any other questions, oap@mtu.edu or 487-2290.


Outdoor Adventure Program Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program will be hosting the 9th Annual Gear Auction on April 15, 2016 from 11-2 PM in the MUB Ballroom. We will be selling used equipment from the OAP rental program and we also accept personal gear to be auctioned as well. We will accept personal gear for the auction starting on Monday April 11 at 12:00pm at the OAP, 207 East St.

Some important things to know about the auction:
1. We cannot accept any type of firearm or hunting tool.
2. Outdoor equipment including skis, snowboards, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, tents, backpacks, boots, shoes, outdoor clothing and other similar items are all accepted.
3. We have limited space to store items at the OAP, if you are selling a larger item, we may ask that you wait to bring that in until the day before the auction.

If you have equipment that you are looking to upgrade or just replace with something newer, this is the chance to sell! Please contact the OAP, oap@mtu.edu or 487-2290, if you have any questions about the auction or what items we can accept.


SPORTS & WELLNESS

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UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Racquetball Ladder: Monday, March 14 @ 5:00 PM

Dodgeball: Thursday, March 17 @ 3:00 PM

–   Tournament on Saturday, March 19

Swim Meet: Monday, March 21 @ 5:00 PM

–   Meet on Tuesday, March 22 Starting @ 5:00 PM

Tennis Doubles: Wednesday, March 23 @ 3:00PM

–   Tournament starts on Friday, March 25th

Frisbockey Tournament: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM

–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2

Spring Soccer: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM

–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


 

HuskiesFit Specialty Classes Starting Soon

The second spring session of classes in AikidoAfrican Dance and Belly Dance for Fitness are starting soon.

Want to earn your Red Cross certification as a lifeguard or water safety instructor? HuskiesFit Programs is offering training courses for these areas too!

For more information or to register, visit Michigan Tech Recreation. Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2016!


CAREER SERVICES

 


REMINDERS

 


Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 3/4/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS

 

Spring Break Shuttle Service Hours

Transportation Services shuttle service will operate 7:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. MondayFriday, March 7-11.  The shuttle services the Memorial Union Building to the SDC and stops at both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights’ bus stop.  The shuttle will also stop hourly at the Lakeshore Center.

The City of Houghton will not be operating on campus, which includes the MTU afternoon shuttle during the week of March 7-11.  For questions or concerns, please contact Transportation Services at 487-1441 or parking@mtu.edu.


 

Library Announces Spring Break Hours

The Van Pelt and Opie Library announces hours during spring break. The Van Pelt Library will be open:

March 5 – 6: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 7-11: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 12: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 13: Regular hours resume.

The Opie Library will be open 24/7 during break. Enter through the west entrance with an active HuskyCard.


Creative Writing Competition Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Lode and MUB Board

Two Categories (writers can submit in each):
1. Short Story (1000 word limit)
2. Poetic (Haiku, short poem, song lyric) (450 word limit)
Prizes:
  • The Top 2 submission in each category will be featured in the Pulse Section of the lode, on the Lode website, and linked on Facebook.
  • First place winners will get a writer’s package: a moleskin notebook, a Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, a pack of pilot pens, and a $15 gift card to a local coffee shop.
  • Second place winners will get a $15 gift card to local coffee shop.
Submission Deadline: March 23rd to Lodesubmit@mtu.edu


Academic Success Workshop: Mid-semester reboot
March 16, 5-6 PM – Fisher 129
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind, overextended or maybe you’re suffering some winter funk? Join staff from the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and discuss how to take an optimistic approach and apply strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards your goals.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016

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.

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

For questions, contact Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or jrbiekko@mtu.edu.


The Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Accepting Applications

The Outdoor Adventure Program is now accepting applications for employment for summer and for fall of 2016. Please submit your application (via e-mail at oap@mtu.edu or in person at 207 East St.) by 5:00pm, April 1 for consideration in this round of applications.

APPLICATION: http://bit.ly/24DsD7l

All applications will be reviewed and considered, and a resume is recommended. Please contact the OAP if you have any other questions, oap@mtu.edu or 487-2290.


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Husky FAN in Need of Food for the Pantry

The Michigan Tech Food Pantry located at the Hamar House is looking for donated food items! Bring non-perishable items to the Pantry, on the ground floor of the Hamar House Center for Diversity and Inclusion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. 

For more information on the items needed visit the website HERE.


HuskiesFit Specialty Classes Starting Soon

The second spring session of classes in AikidoAfrican Dance and Belly Dance for Fitness are starting soon.

Want to earn your Red Cross certification as a lifeguard or water safety instructor? HuskiesFit Programs is offering training courses for these areas too!

For more information or to register, visit Michigan Tech Recreation. Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2016!


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Join MUB Board and Chef Eric Karvonen for a night of Food and Wine pairing on Friday March 18 at 6PM.! Attendees will enjoy 5 different pairing courses with different wines. This is a food pairing, so portion sizes are smaller than a traditional meal.
The courses will be served family style which is the same as food and beer pairing in the fall.
It’s a great event for a group of friends, or even by yourself to enjoy with other students, staff, and faculty from Michigan Tech.


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Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).


MTSF Snoccer Spring 2016

Extreme 3 on 3 snow soccer with an exercise ball. MTU soccer fields on Saturday, March 19. Start times TBD.
Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/PaX6GCjQ1D
$5 team fee.


 

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Join the Spectrum Connection for a Viewing of Autism in Love

“Autism in Love is a feature length documentary that explores the lives of four autistic adults as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by impaired social interactions and communication, and often restricted by repetitive behavior. It typically reveals itself in the first three years of a child’s development and can be highly variable in it’s symptoms.

The manifestations of autism affect everyone a little differently.

The spectrum ranges from individuals with severe impairments – who may be silent, mentally disabled, and locked into hand flapping and rocking – to high functioning individuals who may have active but distinctly odd social approaches, narrowly focused interests, and verbose, pedantic communication.
In recent years, the rate of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis has increased at an alarming rate making some question whether an epidemic is imminent. Is autism an unfortunate bi-product of modern immunizations, dietary shifts or genetic mutations? Or, has increased awareness and knowledge caused this rapid increase in diagnosis?” –autisminlove.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016.
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.
IN FISHER HALL ROOM 135.


Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 2/26/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Indian CuisineIndian Food at  Khana Khazana

Indian cuisine is on tap for Friday’s Khana Khazana in the Memorial Union Food Court. The menu includes:

  • Chicken Tikka Masala—a dish of roasted chunks of chicken tikka in a spicy sauce.
  • Paneer Butter Masala—a vegetarian curry made with Paneer Butter.
  • Gobi 65—a side dish with deep-fried cauliflower.
  • Double ka meeta—a bread pudding dessert.

The price is $7.25 for the full meal which includes a fountain drink. Like us on Facebook @Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech.


This weekend, Film Board Presents: The Big Short

This movie will be shown the following times at Fisher 135:
Friday, Feb. 26 @ 5:308:30, and 11:30
SaturdayFeb. 27 @ 2:305:308:30, and 11:30
SundayFeb. 28 @ 2:30 and 5:30

Tickets are $3, and concessions are $1 each.
The Big Short is rated R. Check out the trailer here:
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GoStudyAbroad Flyer#GoStudyAbroad $10,000 scholarship

Do you want to study abroad, but don’t know how to fund it? Great news! The Institute of International Education has partnered with Go Overseas to launch the #GoStudyAbroad $10,000 scholarship.

To be eligible for the scholarship, apply online by March 31st. (http://www.gooverseas.com/generationstudyabroad)

Email studyabroad@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Relay for Life

Phi Delta Chi and Lambda Chi Alpha are teaming up for their annual pancake breakfast on February 27 at St. Albert the Great on MacInnes Drive from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Bring friends, family, and other good company to celebrate a break from cooking and an all you can eat breakfast.

Tickets are $5 at the door or $4 in advance at the MUB Commons. A promotions table will be set up from 10:30-1:30 on weekdays until the event.


Snow Soccer Tournament Hosted by MTSF and the Alumni Association

Sign up for some 3 on 3 ‘Snoccer’, snow soccer with an exercise ball on Saturday, March 19 at the Michigan Tech Soccer fields. Cost is $5.00 per team.

For more information contact Nathan Wilkinson at ndwilkin@mtu.edu.


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Make a Difference in the Community and Beyond, Join Rotaract Student Organization

Are you looking for something special and unique to add to your resume? Do you want to make a difference in the community and around the globe? Look no further!

The Houghton- Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech is looking to fill new leadership positions within their organization. Rotaract is a service organization for young professionals and college students from ages 18-30. The group focuses mostly on community service, international service, and professional development networking. The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club Michigan Tech Chapter is comprised of members from Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University and is sponsored by the Houghton Rotary Club.

Currently, Rotaract is looking to fill the following positions on their Leadership Board:
-International Chair
-Fundraising Chair
-Community Service Chair
-Membership Chair
-Professional Development

Please send an email to Rotaract President Erin Knoeck (eknoeck@mtu.edu) in order to get more information about each of the positions and how to apply. Applications will be due Friday, March 18.


WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

Free Women’s Yoga Session Hosted by the Women’s Programming Committee

Feeling stressed lately? Looking for a fun way to unwind? Like yoga? Women’s Programming Committee, an organization dedicated to providing events and programs for women on campus, will be hosting a free yoga event on Wednesday, March 2nd from 7-8pm. This event will be in MUB Alumni Lounge A. Feel free to bring a yoga mat, but if you don’t have one, a large towel will work fine. We look forward to seeing you there!

Any questions can be directed to Georgia Hurchalla at gnhurcha@mtu.edu.


REAC General Meeting

Tuesday (3/1) REAC will be having their March General Business Meeting in Dillman 214 at 7:00 PM. Dr. Brad Howard from New York Airbrake will be in to discuss autonomous trains, mechanical engineering practices and research and development at his company. On top of the very interesting presentation, annual officer elections will be held. If you have ever considered getting more involved in a student organization, this is a great chance to be a part of a great group! We will be voting during our meeting, so if you are interested in a position, come with a couple reasons as to why you would be a good fit for the position. Positions are listed below along with a few of their respective responsibilities.
As always, free food and all majors welcome at the meeting!
OFFICER POSITIONS (General Descriptions):
– President: Ensure club is retaining/welcoming members, increase club visibility on campus, interact with members, run general business meetings.
– Vice President: Assist President, Plan/Coordinate Rail Day Expo/Rail Night.
– Treasurer: Manage Club’s budget, Coordinate food plans for GBM’s, work with USG for club funding.
– Secretary: Keep track of club records, record attendance and take meeting minutes.
– Social Chair: Coordinate club events, plan field trips and hotel accommodations.
– Marketing Chair: Design/distribute posters and marketing materials for club events.
– WebmasterUpdate club social media platforms (Facebook, blogspot and google calendar).

CAMPUS NEWS

 

USG Executive Board and At-Large Nominations OPEN

The 2016-2017 Undergraduate Student Government nominations for the Executive Board and At-Large Representatives are now open until March 15 at 11:59 PM! Voting will begin on March 16 at 11:59 PM.

Also, nominations for the USG general body will open March 2 at 11:59 PM and close on March 15 at 11:59 PM.  Voting for the general body will begin on March 22 and close on March 29.

Do not let this opportunity to select your future leaders pass you by! Here is the link for nominations: HERE


 

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Nominations Closing for President’s and Vice President’s Award on 3/4

The deadline to nominate a student for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service is Friday, March 4 at 5:00PM. No late submissions will be honored.

Nominees have until until Friday March 18 at noon to turn in their supporting documents.

For more information visit the website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/interests/awards/ or call Student Activities at 906-487-1963.


Deadline Approaching for the Percy Julian Award

Do you know an outstanding Undergraduate Student who display’s outstanding leadership accomplishments which promote diversity, social equality, or racial/ethnic and cultural understanding at Michigan Tech.

Please nominate them for The Percy Julian Award
Requirements:
  • Be an enrolled, full-time undergraduate student at Michigan Tech.
  • Had a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better at the end of the Fall semester of the current academic year.
  • Display outstanding leadership accomplishments which promote diversity, social equality, or racial/ethnic and cultural understanding at Michigan Tech.
The closing date for nominations is Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Find the nomination form here.


NOW HIRING for Fall 2016 in the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

-Academic Success Coach

-Commuter Student Assistant

-ExSEL Peer Mentor

-Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant

-Transfer Student Assistant

For full position descriptions and to apply go to www.mtu/edu/success


Book and Toy Drive

The Society of Intellectual Sisters is turning to students, staff, faculty and community members for donations of books or toys in decent condition.

All donations of books and toys will go to Detroit and Flint Elementary and Middle School students. Boxes have recently been put into the Center For Diversity and Inclusion and another in Administration building near the elevators.


SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

im_logo Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines:

Men’s/Women’s Volleyball: Wednesday March 2 @ 5:00 PM
–   Season begins after Spring Break

Racquetball Ladder: Monday, March 14 @ 5:00 PM

Dodgeball: Thursday, March 17 @ 3:00 PM
–   Tournament on Saturday, March 19

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


CAREER SERVICES

 

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MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

 

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Comedian Chloe Hilliard Hosted by Late Night Programming

Chloe Hilliard is a larger than life comedian. Well, that’s because she’s 6’1 and rocks a killer afro. As a journalist-turn-comedian, she is entertaining the masses with her wit and ability to find the humor in everything. She was recently made her national TV debut on NBC’s smash hit “Last Comic Standing” appearing on AXSTV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” and is a frequent panel guest on “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”.

The show starts a 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, February 19. Admission is at no cost.


 

 

Casino NightMUB Board Hosting Casino Night

Come spend your Thursday night with us in the DHH Ballroom listening to some smooth jazz and gambling your [fake] life savings away. The Inertia Funk and Fusion Band will provide the tunes, and we provide the fun while playing poker, Euchre, roulette, and other awesome casino games! All students will receive a bag of casino chips upon entry, with every 200 chips able to be exchanged for a ticket for raffle prizes including an Amazon Gift Card, a poker set, a crock pot, and a M&M Slot Machine Dispenser. Free snacks and drinks will also be provided. Don’t worry about gambling your life savings away – the most you can really lose is your honor!


 

Brazilian Cuisine

Brazilian Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Brazilian food is on the menu for Friday’s Khana Khazana in the Memorial Union Food Court. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 19.

The menu includes:

Feijoada : A various type of pork and sausage stew with black beans served with rice.
Salpicao : Brazilian style salad topped with crispy potato.
Bolinho de Chuva : Donut ball sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.
The cost for the full meal is $7.25 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.


 

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African Night is Saturday February, 20, in the MUB Ballroom. This year’s theme is “The African Market Experiences.”

Dinner is from 6 to 8 p.m. with a performance from 8 to 10 p.m.

Featured performers this year are:

  • Madafo the Storyteller—Madafo tells classic tales for the young and elderly, recites poetry written by the masters and plays the music of the sage. The works of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Kahil Gibran and other favorite authors are presented in this delightful and insightful program of timeless laughter, folk literature and song.
  • Bichinis Bia Congo Dance Theatre—Established in 1979 by Brazzaville, Congo native, Jean-Claude Biougilla Biza (Sompa) is a performance theater that promotes the preservation and practice of authentic Congolese Dance and African Culture.
  • Star Fashion Show—Star Misskemi is a Nigerian model, designer and makeup artist based in Lower Michigan running House of Zuri, an African-inspired agency providing services in fashion designing, modeling, styling, photography and Makeup-artistry.

Other attractions are a photo-booth and souvenir store featuring African print apparels and accessories available for people to purchase. Attached to this email are the profiles of our three invited performing artistes. Tickets are currently being sold at the MUB Commons each day from noon to 3 p.m. Come and enjoy the African Market Experience.”


The Good Dino

This weekend, Film Board Presents: The Good Dinosaur

Showtimes at Fisher 135:
Friday, Feb. 19 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Feb. 20 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, Feb. 21 @ 2:30, 5:30
Tickets are $3, Concessions are $1 each. We hope to see you at the show this weekend, and have a great day.

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Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Relay for Life

Phi Delta Chi and Lambda Chi Alpha are teaming up for their annual pancake breakfast on February 27 at St. Albert the Great on MacInnes Drive from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Bring friends, family, and other good company to celebrate a break from cooking and an all you can eat breakfast.

Tickets are $5 at the door or $4 in advance at the MUB Commons. A promotions table will be set up from 10:30-1:30 on weekdays until the event.


WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

HuskyLEAD Session – Setting Up Your Settings for Success

The next HuskyLEAD session will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM for one hour only in the Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge. The title of the workshop is “Setting Up Your Settings for Success” and will be presented by Jeremiah Baumann, manager of digital media, Housing and Residential Life. You will learn more about Google calendars, drives, filters, notifications, and other resources to make you a more organized, effective and “put together” leader.

HuskyLEAD is a series of workshops held in the Fall and Spring semesters that are geared toward developing the leadership skills of students. There is no cost to attend and all students are welcome. HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities. Any questions, comments or suggestions can be directed to Maryann Wilcox at 906-487-2402 or mawilcox@mtu.edu.


 

Erin Brown, Motivational Speaker and Leader in the World of Body Positivity  

Erin Brown is speaking on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 135. Erin offers a unique perspective on health and fitness that starts from within. An approach of patience and love for finding happiness with your body. For more on Erin Browns philosophy and recent blog post visit her site http://iamerinbrown.com/


Bob Jacquart EDS-01Lessons Learned From Selling A U.P. Based Product to the World

Bob Jacquart, CEO and owner of Jacquart Fabric Products and Michigan Tech Board of Trustees Member, will be speaking at Michigan Tech next Thursday in the first of an ongoing speaker series that is sponsored by the Pavlis Honors College and the new Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship. Jacquart Fabric Products is the home of the Stormy Kromer. Bob Jacquart was born and raised in Ironwood, MI and acquired the Stormy Kromer brand from the original owner in 2001 when he learned that production of the hats was about to cease. Since 2001, his team has built a globally recognized brand around a U.P. based manufacturing company. Bob will share his experiences and lessons learned in a short presentation followed by a question and discussion session. Bring your friends and stop by the Pavlis Honors College Collaboration Space on the 7th floor of the M&M building in room 722 on Thursday, February 25th at 10:30am for a great story and insightful wisdom from a true entrepreneur. Attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle to win a Stormy Kromer of their own!

Hear from Returned Peace Corp Volunteers

Find out how to combine your degree at Michigan Tech with Peace Corp. Come to the meeting on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 PM at the MEEM room 302.

Light refreshments will be served.


 

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Find out how to combine your degree at Michigan Tech with Peace Corp. Come to the meeting on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 PM at the MEEM room 302.

Light refreshments will be served.


CAMPUS NEWS

 

The New HuskyCard

Do you use the US Bank debit feature on your HuskyCard? If so, please be aware of these important dates:

  • February 21: Any card replacements issued after this date will no longer have the US Bank feature. However, if no replacement is needed and your card has been previously activated, then your current HuskyCard will still work as a bank card through June 2016.
  • June 30: You must withdraw any remaining balance on your card by this date; contact US Bank and any remaining account balance will be returned to you.

If you have never activated the US Bank feature, then this change to the HuskyCard will not affect you, and you can use your card as you have in the past. In the end, this change will make replacing and issuing cards a simpler process for you.

Read more about the HuskyCard changes in our Customer Support Center at the following link.

If you have any questions or concerns about the HuskyCard changes, contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.


 NOW HIRING for Fall 2016 in the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

-Academic Success Coach

-Commuter Student Assistant

-ExSEL Peer Mentor

-Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant

-Transfer Student Assistant

For full position descriptions and to apply go to www.mtu/edu/success


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National Engineers Week, known as Eweek, will kick off with a Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers hands-on demonstration in the Fisher lobby from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, February 22. See electricity travel, create a tornado and much more.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Mind Trekkers
See electricity travel. Play a banana piano.
Create a tornado, and much more.
Fisher Lobby, 11 am – 1 pm

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Clean Snowmobile Challenge
Check out a zero emissions sled and more.
ME-EM Lobby, 10 am -11 am

Consumer Product Manufacturing
Quantify knife sharpness w/the CPM Enterprise.
Fisher Lobby, 11 am – 3 pm

Formula SAE
Take the 5-second seat harness challenge.
ME-EM Lobby, 1 pm – 3 pm

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Eweek Cake
You’re invited! All are welcome!
Dillman 112, 11 am – 3 pm

Am. Institute of Chemical Engineers
Try the “Minute to Win It” trivia contest.
Chem Sci Lobby, 12 noon – 1:30 pm

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
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Check out the new Naval Systems Enterprise.
ME-EM Lobby, 10 am – 3 pm

Society for Environmental Engineering
Clean water via simple filtration.
Fisher Lobby, 12 noon – 3 pm

Tau Beta Pi
Enter the Rube Goldberg competition.
Wads Annex, 6 pm – 8 pm

Tau Beta Pi
Enjoy a technicolor light & music show.
Husky Statue, 8 pm


Rotaract Fundraising for Polio Vaccinations

Monday, February 22, Rotaract Club will be fundraising for Polio vaccinations at a booth in the library across from the main desk on the first floor from 10-2 .

When children get vaccinated for Polio, they receive a purple stamp on their pinkies. To raise awareness and money, we will ask for a donation (1 dollar or more) and paint pinkies purple with nail polish. This is a great way to spread awareness about a disease that not many people know about.


Upper Peninsula ‐ NE Wisconsin ACS Student Research Symposium

The Upper Peninsula Section of the American Chemical Society is now soliciting abstract submissions for the Student Research Symposium, which will be held at NMU’s New Science Facility in Marquette on Saturday, April 2.

The purpose of the event is to provide a venue for students to present their research in chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. This symposium will be an excellent opportunity for students, faculty and the community at large to learn about the interesting research being conducted in the UP. We expect to see participation from a variety of institutions and academic levels of the upper peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin.

Poster abstracts can be submitted online. The deadline for abstract submission is March 18. There is no registration fee. More information at the UPLS-ACS website.

Cash awards to the best posters will be given, and every participant will receive a gift from the UP local section.

Questions should be directed to Andrew Galerneau (ajgalern@mtu.edu), UPLS 2016 Chair.


SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines:

Soccer-Tennis: Wednesday, February 24 @ 5:00 PM
– Tournament on Saturday, February 27th

Men’s/Women’s Volleyball: Wednesday March 2 @ 5:00 PM
– Season begins after Spring Break

Racquetball Ladder: Monday, March 14 @ 5:00 PM
Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


 

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unnamed (4)Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


unnamed (3)Track & Field Technique Clinic


unnamed (2)Little Huskies Girls Basketball Mini Camp


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CAREER SERVICES

 

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Trivia Night: Win $500 for your Student Org

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday

February 23rd from 7:00 – 8:00pm.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a

team (3 member maximum).  There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your

student org.  To register or for more information please email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.


 

Body Positivity Week 2/22 – 2/25

These vents are sponsored by Wellness, Delta Zeta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Speak Up Title IX, and Girls Gone Strong. Schedule of Events: Monday, February 22: ~Love My Body Excercise, Library 12-4PM Tuesday, February 23: ~Balance and Moderation Lunch and Learn (email wmborosk@mtu.edu to RSVP), MUB Ballroom A1 12-1 ~Yoga for Every Body, SDC Studio 8:15-9:15 PM Wednesday, February 24: ~Eating Disorder Screening with Counseling Services, Relaxation Room 313 Admin Bldg 10-2PM ~Trash Your Insecurities, DOW Lobby 12-4PM Thursday, February 25: ~Guest Speaker Erin Brown, Fisher 135, 6PM “There is more to health than washboard abs. I’m here to talk about the rest of it.” – Erin Brown


 

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Nominations OPEN for the Student Leadership Awards

On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 22nd Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6:00 PM, Friday, April 15, 2016, in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union Building.

The nomination process is simple and actually quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5:00 PM, Friday, March 4, 2016.

Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today.

Questions concerning any of the awards should be directed to Karma Kilpela, Student Activities, at 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu .

Thank you for recognizing our best and brightest students.  Your support is appreciated.


 Ireland Scholarship$15,000 Scholarship to Study in Ireland

International Programs and Services has exciting news! Go Overseas just announced they are sponsoring TWO scholarships for students to study abroad in Ireland for a semester! One lucky undergrad and one lucky master’s student are eligible to apply! The scholarship must be used during the 2016/2017 academic year (summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017). All you need to do is submit a photo essay online by March 4. Link to apply: http://www.gooverseas.com/scholarships/ireland Link to FAQ’s http://www.gooverseas.com/scholarships/ireland/faq For questions, email studyabroad@mtu.edu.


 

Multiliteracies Center NOW Hiring for an MTMC Undergrad Coach

If you are interested in becoming an undergrad MTMC coach, please download and fill out the application HERE. Follow the directions on page two of the application to return the document by email.  The application deadline is February 29. There will be an information meeting for people interested in being an MTMC coach on Tuesday, February 23 from 5-6 PM in Walker 107 (The MTMC).


 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

New Student Disability Services Website Debuts

Student Disability Services and University Marketing and Communications have teamed up to re-launch the Student Disability Services website through the Dean of Students office. New resources have been added to the better-organized site, including:

student accommodation information along with instructions for notifying your instructor
accommodation descriptions for faculty
FAQs for both faculty and students
important information for parents
The additional information addresses many, if not all, of the issues presented at the recent Accommodations Coffee Chat co-hosted by Student Disability Services and the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning.

We invite the campus community to review the new website and comment through the “Send Feedback” button at the bottom right of each web page.


 

Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 2/12/16

MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Almost_Full_Moon_Snowshoe_HikeTONIGHT- Outdoor Adventure Program Starry Night Snowshoe Hike: McLain State Park

Sign up for a guided night snowshoe hike at McLain State Park on Friday, February 12 from 6-9PM. Cost is $12 and includes snowshoes! To sign up, call OAP at 906-487-2290 or stop by their office at 207 East St. for more information.


 

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Chinese Night for the Year of Monkey is coming up this Saturday, February 13, presented by Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA.) Dinner will be served in the MUB and then performances to follow in the Rosza. The tickets are available for purchase in the MUB and Wads. The ticket selling schedule is as follows.

Event Time and location  Dinner: 5:00 – 7:00 PM MUB common area Performance: 7:30 – 9:00 PM Rozsa Center

Ticket Price  Adult: $15.00 Children under 13: $8.00 Performance only: $8.00 (will be sold at Tickets Office)

Three-round Prize Drawing during of performance. Grand prize: iPad mini 4! The ticket selling schedule: ~MUB Common Area: Friday, February 12, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ~In front of Wadsworth Dining Hall: Friday, February 12, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


African Night Poster (1)African Night Hosted by the African Student Organization

African Night is next Saturday, February 20 at the MUB Ballroom. Tickets are selling from February 10-19 at the MUB Commons between Noon-4:00 PM. You can also email asoexec-l@mtu.edu for ticket deliveries. This years theme is African Market and there will be a variety of dishes to try from 6-8PM. Following dinner will be a live performance by Madafo Bichinis Dancers. There will also be African prints and souvenirs (clothing, jewelry, bags, etc.) for sale as well as a free photo booth where you can try on some African fashions and have your photo taken. People should come and witness the “African Market Experience.”


Korean cuisine

Khana Khazana Serving Korean Cuisine

Korean cuisine is on the menu for Friday’s Khana Khazana in the Memorial Union Foodcourt. Serving is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.   The menu includes:

  • Beef Bulgogi : Stir fry beef marinated with Korean style sauce and served with rice.
  • Soegogi-muguk : One of the popular soups in Korea.
  • Musaengchae : Spicy Korean salad like Kimchi.

The price is $7.25 for the full meal and includes a fountain drink. Like the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.


Winter Baja Race

The 2016 Winter Baja race presented by the Michigan Tech Mini Baja Enterprise will be this Saturday, February 13th up at the Student Development Complex. The dynamic events will start at 8am with the race starting at 11am. Spectators are encouraged to go to the wood gym where they will be directed to the designated spectator locations. For more information visit winterbaja.enterprise.mtu.edu.


 

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Saturday, February 13 in the MUB Ballroom  the student organization, Nosotros, will be hosting free salsa lessons from 8 – 9  PM and from  9 – 11 pm open floor to practice your moves. No partner is needed and it is open to all levels and to the public!
For more information contact Rachel at rmhether@mtu.edu.

james-bond-comes-full-circle-what-spectre-must-do-to-become-the-ultimate-007-film-560171This weekend, Film Board Presents 007: Spectre

Showtimes in Fisher 135: Friday, 2/12 – 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 PM Saturday, 2/13 – 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 PM Sunday, 2/14 – 2:30, 5:30 PM Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each for candy, pop and popcorn. We hope to see you at the show this weekend, and have a great day. Also, Next week Film Board Presents: Autism in Love Monday, Feb. 15 @ 8 pm Tickets are FREE


Visiting Artist Rachel Kauff Explores Ecological Art Making

Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center, The Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and The Department of Biological Sciences are excited to present a lecture and exhibition exploring the connections between art and ecology, by visiting artist Rachel Kauff. Kauff will first present a lecture, Past Use: Ecology and Art Objects, on Friday, Feb. 19 at 4:00 PM in Michigan Tech’s Biological Sciences building, DOW 641. A-Space, the Rozsa Professional Gallery, will feature Kauff’s work in an exhibition titled Tipping Points, February 20 – April 25. There will be an opening reception and gallery discussion in A-Space for Tipping Points on Saturday, February 20, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This event is partially sponsored/funded by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLS) which is funded by a grant to Institutional Equity & Inclusion from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.


Nice People Dancing To Good Country Music: A Fun Romantic Comedy by Tech Theatre

What’s a great idea for a night out with your valentine? Join Tech Theatre as they present “Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music” in the McArdle Theatre on Thursday, February 18 – Saturday, Feb. 20 and Thursday Feb. 25 – Saturday Feb. 27, 7:30 PM. “Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music” is a play by Lee Blessing: A fun, romantic comedy, featuring a country bar-owner, a nun with a funny way of shouting out obscenities at the wrong moment, her aunt, and the hilarious, unlikely romance that unfolds. Tickets for are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the McArdle Box Office the evening of the performance.


 

I-Club language sessionLearn Korean or Chinese with the iClub

International Club has started the Language and Culture Study Program which provides languages that Tech does not offer. Weekly Korean and Chinese lessons are happening on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6-8pm in Walker 120A, individual tutors available. Other language sessions (Thai, Portuguese, Hindi, Native American, etc) could be available upon more requests towards iclub@mtu.edu. Korean Language and Culture Study, Tuesdays (every week) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Walker 120A (the larger classroom with lots of windows when you walk into HDMZ). Chinese language and Culture Study, Thursdays (every week) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Walker 120A.


Tuna Tune-up (1)Free Cooking Class from Husky FAN Are you interested in learning how to create affordable, healthy meals? Join Shelley and Wesley as they prepare 2 tuna dishes and share recipes for 8 more! This cooking class is FREE and will take place Thursday February 18 at 6 PM in the Hillside Place Kitchen. Make sure to RSVP here! If you have questions, please email huskyfan@mtu.edu or checkout their website for more resources.


 

WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

Erin Brown, Motivational Speaker and Leader in the World of Body Positivity  

Erin Brown is speaking on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 135. Erin offers a unique perspective on health and fitness that starts from within. An approach of patience and love for finding happiness with your body. For more on Erin Browns philosophy and recent blog post visit her site http://iamerinbrown.com/


 

Rail Night Hosted by Michigan Tech’s Railroad Transportation Program and REAC

The night of Career Fair, Michigan Tech’s Railroad Transportation Program and REAC student organization will be hosting Rail Info Night on February 16 from 7:00 PM in the DHH Ballroom. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet railroad industry representatives, or to continue conversations you may have been having with them at the SDC. This is a casual event and a great opportunity to learn more about career opportunities and internships awaiting you in the railroad industry. Come with questions, the reps will be happy to discuss them with you.The rail industry employs several majors beyond Civil and Mechanical Engineering, so come find out where you may fit into such a thriving industry.All majors are welcome to join us! Free food and pop will be provided. We hope to see you there!

 


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Multiliteracies Center NOW Hiring for an MTMC Undergrad Coach

If you are interested in becoming an undergrad MTMC coach, please download and fill out the application HERE. Follow the directions on page two of the application to return the document by email.  The application deadline is February 29. There will be an information meeting for people interested in being an MTMC coach on Tuesday, February 23 from 5-6 PM in Walker 107 (The MTMC).


FREE – Women’s Business Clothing – Get ready for Career Fair

Gently worn women’s business clothing and accessories will be available for Michigan Tech students at no cost. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 12pm-3pm Harold Meese Center (Bldg #84) at the corner of Houghton Ave and Pearl Street, across from Jim’s Foodmart Donations made possible through faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Michigan Tech. Note: We are still accepting donations at the Meese Center this week, or beginning 2 hours prior to the event!


 Ireland Scholarship$15,000 Scholarship to Study in Ireland

International Programs and Services has exciting news! Go Overseas just announced they are sponsoring TWO scholarships for students to study abroad in Ireland for a semester! One lucky undergrad and one lucky master’s student are eligible to apply! The scholarship must be used during the 2016/2017 academic year (summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017). All you need to do is submit a photo essay online by March 4. Link to apply: http://www.gooverseas.com/scholarships/ireland Link to FAQ’s http://www.gooverseas.com/scholarships/ireland/faq For questions, email studyabroad@mtu.edu.

 


Hearing Loop System in Fisher 135

Recently, Institutional Equity and Inclusion (IEI) and Information Technology (IT) coordinated the installation of a hearing loop system in Fisher Hall, Room 135. This system allows students, employees, and community members who use hearing aids to have a greater ability to hear the content of classes, programs, and events in this room. The idea of a hearing loop system was originally brought forward by a hearing impaired student. The Calumet Theatre has a hearing loop system and this student indicated that Michigan Tech could benefit from a similar system. Funding for diversity and disability initiatives, received from The General Motors Corporation, was devoted specifically to this hearing loop system. IEI and IT worked with Hearing Loop Systems from Holland, MI to determine the best options for Michigan Tech. In the future, as new construction is designed on campus, hearing assistance systems will hopefully be incorporated. IEI would like to promote the availability of the hearing loop system on campus. If your department, group, or organization is hosting an event in Fisher 135 please include the statement “Fisher 135 is Hearing Loop equipped” in your advertising. If you have questions or feedback about the system please email equity@mtu.edu.


COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Volunteer Opportunity with CopperDog 150

Are you thinking of Volunteering for CopperDog 150?  Now is the time to sign up!  There are still plenty of tasks to be filled.  Sign up by yourself or bring your friends!!!  Are you not sure what there is to do?  Just go to WWW.CopperDog150.com, sign up and choose the area you’d like to help out.  Volunteer training will be held Saturday February 20th at CLK high school in the Multi purpose room at 10 am.    If you have questions please just email Volunteer@copperdog150.com.
Thank you again, this great race would not happen without all the Fantastic Volunteers!


SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

Body Positivity Week 2/22 – 2/25

These vents are sponsored by Wellness, Delta Zeta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Speak Up Title IX, and Girls Gone Strong. Schedule of Events: Monday, February 22: ~Love My Body Excercise, Library 12-4PM Tuesday, February 23: ~Balance and Moderation Lunch and Learn (email wmborosk@mtu.edu to RSVP), MUB Ballroom A1 12-1 ~Yoga for Every Body, SDC Studio 8:15-9:15 PM Wednesday, February 24: ~Eating Disorder Screening with Counseling Services, Relaxation Room 313 Admin Bldg 10-2PM ~Trash Your Insecurities, DOW Lobby 12-4PM Thursday, February 25: ~Guest Speaker Erin Brown, Fisher 135, 6PM “There is more to health than washboard abs. I’m here to talk about the rest of it.” – Erin Brown


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REMINDERS

 

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Nominations OPEN for the Student Leadership Awards

On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 22nd Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6:00 PM, Friday, April 15, 2016, in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union Building.

The nomination process is simple and actually quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5:00 PM, Friday, March 4, 2016.

Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today.

Questions concerning any of the awards should be directed to Karma Kilpela, Student Activities, at 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu .

Thank you for recognizing our best and brightest students.  Your support is appreciated.


DID YOU KNOW?

UP Health System at the SDC Location has Services Just for Students

While students have access to all the services that the greater community does, we have arranged to provide some common services on a walk-in basis and others with a scheduled appointment. See the website for more information.

Walk-in Services:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergy injections
  • Athletes foot
  • Back pain
  • Bladder infections
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Cough
  • Drainage of abscesses
  • Ear pain/infections
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Insect bites
  • Minor burns and rashes
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Poison ivy
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • Sports medicine
  • STD testing
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary complaint

 Appointment Needed:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Minor office procedures
  • Nutrition services
  • Referral for specialty care
  • Travel medicine
  • Treatments of warts

Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 2/5/16

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

TONIGHT: Winter Carnival Comedian Judah Friedlander

On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world… And the most humble. Judah is an extra-dark black belt in karate.

You can watch Judah as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” every night in syndication & on Comedy Central. Judah has made multiple hilarious appearances on many late night talk shows including: Letterman, Conan, Fallon & The Daily Show.
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Student Tickets are $5 and available for purchase at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex with a valid HuskyCard.
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
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Non-Student Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online atrozsa.mtu.edu, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the Central Ticketing Office in the SDC.


 

MUB Board Stuff- A-Husky Event

It’s that time of the year again when we become surrounded in a world full of pink and hearts and a tiny baby shooting arrows at people to make them fall in love (which doesn’t sound very safe). Well, we can’t completely ignore the world of Valentine’s Day so let’s make the most of it together. Bring your special someone (or your single friends) to the MUB Commons on Thursday, February 11 at 7:00PM to adopt and stuff a new cuddle buddy. We will provide the animals (huskies, penguins, bears, puppies, and more), and the stuffing. You just need to bring a smile and provide a loving home for your new stuffed animal. 🙂 Oh and make sure to bring your HuskyCard to receive an animal at no cost – while supplies last!


Hunger-GamesFilm Board Showing Mockingjay Part 2

Showtimes in Fisher 135:

FridayFeb 5 @ 5:308:30, and 11:30
SaturdayFeb 6 @ 2:305:308:30, and 11:30
SundayFeb 7 @ 2:30
Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each for pop, candy, and popcorn.

We hope to see you at the show this weekend, and have a great day!


Phi Delta Chi Homemade Valentine’s Event

Happy early Valentines Day everyone! The sisters of Phi Delta Chi invite you to join them in the spirit of love and appreciation of the meaningful relationships in our lives. Whether it’s for friends, family, or a loved one, come have fun making them a homemade valentine from the heart!
This event is on Wednesday, February 10 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at 1207 Ruby St in Houghton.Need a ride? Look for a sister wearing Phi Delta Chi Letters in Wadsworth Hall’s front lobby 6:20 pm
(departure time is 6:25 pm)!

 

WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

HuskyLEAD: Industry Reps – What are they Looking for?

The next HuskyLEAD will be held on Tuesday, February 9 at 6PM in the MUB Alumni Lounge.  Join Career Services and various industry representatives for “Industry Reps – What are They Looking For?”  Find out what you need to be doing now to gain the skills you need for the future.
HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops designed to develop the leadership skills of students.  All Michigan Tech students are welcomed to attend and there is no cost.  The sessions are scheduled to last only an hour.  Any questions, comments or suggestions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Maryann Wilcox, coordinator for registered student organizations, at 906-487-2402 ormawilcox@mtu.edu.


Railroad Engineering and Activities Club General Business Meeting

The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will be having February General Business Meeting on Tuesday (2/9) at 7:00 PM in Dillman 214. We have guest speaker, Phil Pasterak from engineering firm, Parsons Brinckerhoff coming in to discuss high speed and light rail operations/projects in the U.S. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to railroads and how they operate, so he’ll be able to answer questions on topics beyond what is listed! Come to learn about current job/internship opportunities and our upcoming trips!

Don’t forget about Rail Info Night on the night of career fair! Great opportunity to meet some industry reps! @ DHH Ballroom

All majors are welcome to join us! FREE pizza and pop!


CAMPUS NEWS

 

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Nominations OPEN for the Student Leadership Awards

At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous.  As faculty and staff we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. And we realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits.  Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 22nd Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6:00 PM, Friday, April 15, 2016, in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union Building.

The nomination process is simple and actually quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5:00 PM, Friday, March 4, 2016.

Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12:00 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today.

Questions concerning any of the awards should be directed to Karma Kilpela, Student Activities, at 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu .

Thank you for recognizing our best and brightest students.  Your support is appreciated.


 

Winter Carnival Book Sale Saturday, 2/6

The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library (FMTL) will hold a Winter Carnival book sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 6 in the lobby of the Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

Merchandise will include Michigan Tech heritage souvenir blankets, Copper Country historic photo note cards and selected used books. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be available. All proceeds will go to support the Michigan Tech Library.


 

Winter Carnival CashKey Special

Transportation Services is running a Winter Carnival special on cash keys:

If you routinely park at the on-campus metered spaces, you may want to consider purchasing a CashKey. A CashKey is a simple round key that can be attached to your car keychain and be used in place of quarters to quickly and conveniently purchase time at a parking meter.

CashKeys may be purchased and reloaded at the Transportation Services office (Admin 100) in amounts of $25, $50, or $100. CashKeys allow parking at a rate of $0.75/hour and may only be used in hour increments. There is a $25 deposit fee that will be refunded upon return of your CashKey.

The Winter Carnival special will run the whole month of February. All CashKey amounts will be discounted 10 percent. That means you can get $25 of parking for $22.50, $50 of parking for $45, or $100 of parking for $90.


Winter Carnival Parking and Extended Shuttle Service

In order to accommodate the many visitors during Winter Carnival, the following lots will be available beginning at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd (Lot 11 opens 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5th), free of charge, no permits required.

     Lot 9 (commuter lot by the Rozsa Center)

     Lot 5 (graduate student lot by the Rozsa)

     Lot 27 (pay lot between the Administration Building and MUB)

     Overnight parking – you may park in Lot 9, the commuter lot by the Rozsa without a permit.

     Lot 11 (near the Administration Building) will be open at 4 pm on Friday.

Lastly, there will be free parking at all metered areas.  However, please be aware that all other areas/lots not listed above will be fully enforced as usual.

Transportation Services will also extend its operations during Winter Carnival.  The MTU shuttle service will run from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.  The City of Houghton shuttle service will run its regular scheduled service.  Please remember that the MTU shuttle bus is not equipped to handle children but you may utilize the on-demand service that the City of Houghton provides.

We hope you enjoy this expanded shuttle service during Winter Carnival and free parking in designated areas.

For any questions or comments regarding Winter Carnival parking regulations or shuttle bus service please call Transportation Services at 487-1441 or Public Safety and Police Services at 487-2216.

 


 

SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

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Become a Member of the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Club

A $10 membership gets you free use of skis & snowshoes at the Tech Trails, weekly practices for novice skiers and one free beginner lesson and more!

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Use the Buddy System & Get HuskiesFit with Personal Training

Working out with a buddy is a great way to get motivated and stay on track! HuskiesFit Programs now offers two-person partner packages for six sessions. Our personal trainers will customize a health & exercise program specific to your and your partner’s lifestyle & fitness goals.

 

 

For more information, visit Personal Training.

 

 

COMMIT TO BE HUSKIESFIT with a personal trainer!

 


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Win $500 at Trivia Night, 2/23/16

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday, February 23 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. To register or for more information please email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.


 

2016BIGFOOT Snowshoe Event 2/6/16

The Bigfoot Snowshoe Event is a chance for folks to get out and enjoy the trails and woods on the Michigan Tech Trail System. Now in it’s 19th year, we continue to offer rental snowshoes for use at no charge with a photo ID. Door prizes will be drawn at 11:15am and you do not need to be present to win. Snacks and light refreshments will be available as well. Trails will be marked for rental snowshoe users to ensure availability for everyone, but participants with their own snowshoes are encouraged to explore more of the trails.

Please dress for the weather and join us for a great event! Registration 8-10:30am Waxing Shed, Michigan Tech Trails.

Go to the website for more info on events and price. CLICK HERE to sign up!


 

Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 1/29/16

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 

Khana Khazana Fundraiser for the Children of Syria

Khana Khazana is providing an opportunity for the Iranian Community at Michigan Tech to raise funds to support the children of Syria. This opportunity is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the MUB food court. Cost is $7.25 per plate including a fountain drink. The menu includes: Chicken Cutlet, or “KuKu-ye Morq” in Farsi, is a delicious dish from northern Iran. It is a mix of shredded chicken breast, eggs and onions. A special red sauce adds a very pleasant juicy taste to it. Potato Kuku is an egg-based Persian vegetarian dish flavored with shredded potatoes, onion, garlic and chives. Aush Reshteh is a delicious hearty soup in Iran made of fresh vegetables, rice noodles, beans and kashk. Halva is a delicious sweet desert made up of rice flour, sugar, rosewater, saffron and almond.


Mu Beta Psi Hosting Jazz Night on the Town

Each spring we award our John MacInnes Student Scholarship to a Michigan Tech student who we feel has made great strides in the musical community at Michigan Tech and their respective musical group(s). The funds for this scholarship are raised at an annual scholarship concert. This year the concert features Northern Standard Time and AstroSax at the Orpheum Theatre. Doors will open at 7:30 pm. For more information visit us at zeta.mubetapsi.org.


 Win $500 at Trivia Night, 2/23/16

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday, February 23 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. To register or for more information please email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.


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This weekend, Film Board presents: The Martian

Showtimes in Fisher 135:

Friday, Jan 29 @ 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 Saturday, Jan 30 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 Sunday, Jan 31 @ 2:30 and 5:30

Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each for pop, candy, and popcorn. We hope to see you at the show this weekend, and have a great day!


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ACM Hosting Winter WonderHack

Winter WonderHack is a Makeathon, meaning a time devoted to creating something new. Students register and come to the event where they work alone or in a group to make an idea come to life, whether that idea involves hardware, software, marketing, design, or some other uniqueness. Our sponsers will send represenatives from their companies or organizations to see projects and network with students. Teams can enter into categories to compete for prizes. Food and swag are provided for FREE, there will also be a variety of cool technology provided for hacks (projects). Register at wwhack.org WHEN: Feburary 12th – 14th, this event takes place over 36 hours WHERE: Spread across MTU Library, Fisher, and Rehki


 

WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS

 

Erin Brown, Motivational Speaker and Leader in the World of Body Positivity  

Erin Brown is speaking on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 135. Erin offers a unique perspective on health and fitness that starts from within. An approach of patience and love for finding happiness with your body. For more on Erin Browns philosophy and recent blog post visit her site http://iamerinbrown.com/


CAMPUS NEWS

 

Volunteers Needed for Get WISE!

The Center for Pre-College Outreach is seeking volunteers to help with a workshop for local youth called Get WISE. Get WISE stands for Get Women in Science and Engineering! The event is open to 250 local 7th and 8th grade girls – they come to campus, take part in fun science/engineering challenges, engage in friendly competition, and meet college role models. Volunteers at this event will be in charge of a small group of girls and will facilitate the three activities throughout the day. Get WISE will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm in the SDC Wood Gym. Our greatest need is currently for late morning and early afternoon (times between 11:00 – 1:30), but any amount of time you can give is tremendously appreciated, from one hour to all day! It’s a great event; check out photos from last year here. Lunch is provided for those who are there during that time, and there will be training sessions beforehand so that everyone is fully prepared. To sign up or for more information, please contact Liz Fujita (liz@mtu.edu).


Help Plan the 2016 Keweenaw Color Run

The Keweenaw Color Run(KCR) is a locally organized event in its second year that serves the whole community of Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw. The event brings students, community members and businesses together from different backgrounds and cultures for entertainment and fitness. We are committed to diversity, culture and working towards a stronger sense of community here in our home. Last year, we were able to donate over $2,000 to community Non-Profits all while providing a top-notch event experience for over 600 participants. This year we have the set the goal to provide an even better event to more participants while staying core to our values: Join us in pursuit of this mission!

We are seeking candidates from a wide perspective of campus involvement to help “plot the course” of the 2016 KCR. Come build and demonstrate your leadership skills with a position on the KCR Committee. We provide leadership opportunities to: Manage 200 Volunteers, oversee a large organizational budget, develop a social advertising portfolio, refine processes, work with permitting and grant writing, form relationships with corporations and local businesses; all invaluable tools for a resume and for your career. Not to mention, you get to spend time with an awesome team doing awesome things for the Community!

Position Responsibilities For All Positions:
Commit to working about 1-2 hours per week, more the week of the event.
Attend every-other week committee meetings on MTU Campus.
Complete action Items as assigned and fulfill your goals as set with the committee.
Represent the mission of the KCR when acting in official capacity and in daily life.

If Interested:
Send an email to kpmcgurk@mtu.edu with the following three things

  1. Full Name, Contact Email, Phone number
  2. What position you would like and why (be as brief, but descriptive as possible)
  3. Your schedule for spring semester (so we can schedule a meeting to talk how you best fit on our team

Positions Available:

Event Director, Registration & Check in Coordinator, Sponsorship & Donation Coordinator, Promotions, Media & Public Relations Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Purchasing & Treasurer, Signage, Safety & Course Coordinator (Will need to get van certified: will get large cargo van), Logistics Coordinator (Will need to get van certified: Will get large BOX VAN), Pre/Post Event & Announcement Coordinator, and Start/Finish & Timing Coordinator.


 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Local Swing Dance Club presents Live Jive Madmen Party

Get your groovy on for a hot night in the cool town of Calumet. The local Swing Dance Club presents “Live Jive Madmen Party” 6 p.m. Saturday January 30 at the Vertin Gallery and Antiques on the corner of 6th and Oak. Live performances, lessons, and out of sight music-get hot or go home! For more information call 934-2655.


 

SPORTS & WELLNESS

 

Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines

Table Tennis Singles: January 29 @ 12:00 pm
– Tournament on January 29 at 6:00 pm

Table Tennis Doubles: January 30 @ 3:00 pm
– Tournament on January 30 at 10:00 am

Floor Hockey (Men’s & Women’s): February 3 @ 5:00 pm
– Season Starts:  Week of February 8th

Co-Rec Innertube Water Polo: February 11 @ 3:00 pm
– Season Starts: Week of February 15th

Billiards: February 12 @ 1:00 pm
– Tournament on January 13 at 10:00 am

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

 

Intramural Officials’ Meeting/Clinic Schedule

Floor Hockey
Rules/Stations: Monday, February 1 @ 6:00 pm – SDC, Room 121

Scrimmages: Tuesday, February 2 @ 8:00 pm – Multi Courts #3 & 4

Innertube Water Polo
Rules/Clinic: Wednesday, February 10 @ 9:00 pm – SDC, Pool

– No Experience Necessary! We will train everyone who is interested.
– Officials are paid hourly with opportunities to become state certified and work outside contests to earn more money.
– If you are interested in officiating, you must attend all of the sessions for that sport.
– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


CAREER SERVICES

 

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REMINDERS

 

2016BIGFOOT Snowshoe Event 2/6/16

The Bigfoot Snowshoe Event is a chance for folks to get out and enjoy the trails and woods on the Michigan Tech Trail System. Now in it’s 19th year, we continue to offer rental snowshoes for use at no charge with a photo ID. Door prizes will be drawn at 11:15am and you do not need to be present to win. Snacks and light refreshments will be available as well. Trails will be marked for rental snowshoe users to ensure availability for everyone, but participants with their own snowshoes are encouraged to explore more of the trails.

Please dress for the weather and join us for a great event! Registration 8-10:30am Waxing Shed, Michigan Tech Trails.

Go to the website for more info on events and price. CLICK HERE to sign up!


 

Winter Carnival Stage Revue 2016

 

During Stage Revue, campus fraternities, sororities, and many other student organizations present skits full of college humor that brings the Winter Carnival theme to life! Come join us to see the final performance and comedian Jeff Scheen as our Master of Ceremony on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00pm at the Rozsa Center.

Tickets are $5 for students and general admission is $10.

For more information please contact Kyle Mischler, kbmischl@mtu.edu.


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ADVENTURE SPRING BREAK 2016 with the Outdoor Adventure Program

The 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.         Inline image 1 Yosemite Valley Experience! Live in Yosemite Valley, California for the week! Activities could include hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, climbing, and soaking in the Yosemite Valley culture. Price: $300 (+ airfare to San Francisco Airport)     Inline image 2 Southbound Experience – Orange Beach, Alabama with pit stops at Red River Gorge and Mammoth Cave! Get your swimsuits ready! We will be snorkeling, go-karting, kayaking, spelunking, hiking, and beach bumming for the week Price: $550 (includes activities, travel, food, and lodging)   For questions, please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at oap@mtu.edu or call (906) 487-2290 between the hours of noon-5:00PM.


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CopperDog Volunteers Sought

Michigan Tech staff and students are asked to consider volunteering for the CopperDog 150 race February 26 to 28. There will be a LEAD volunteer training session from 10 a.m. to noon January 30 at River Valley Bank in Calumet. There will be an all-hands volunteer training session from 10 a.m. to noon February 20 at the CLK School multi purpose. For more information or to register, visit the CopperDog 150 website.