Student News Briefs – Friday, March 21, 2013

1. Khana Khazana Presents Indonesian Cuisine

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

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


2. Iranian New Year (Norouz) Celebration

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

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

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



3. Student Leadership Awards Close at Noon Today

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

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



4. Celebrate Thai New Year 2014

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

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

For more information visit the Facebook page.



5. Attention All May Graduates

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

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



6. Rape Aggression Defense Classes Begin March 25

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

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

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

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


8. Tickets Available for the 2014 International Night

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



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

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


10. Society of Intellectual Sisters 10th Annual Bra Show

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



11. Film Board Showing Frozen

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



12. HuskyLEAD Session, Leading People with Different Personalities

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

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

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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 14, 2014

1. Sixth Annual Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home Fundraiser

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

2. IM Sports Updates

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

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

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

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


4. Outdoor Adventure Program has Employment Opportunities

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

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

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

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

6. HuskyLEAD Cancelled for March 18

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


7. Iranian Movie Night, The Color of Paradise

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

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

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Student News Briefs – Friday, March 7, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Features Nepalese, Syrian, and Korean Cuisine

Khana Khazana will feature Nepalese, Syrian and Korean food, this Friday, Mar 7th. The cooks, Aadarsh Upreti will cook Nepalese Chicken Momo, a fried dumpling filled with spiced chicken and onion stuffing and served with pickled veggies; Roba Bdeir will present Basbouseh, a sweet Mediterranean cake made of cooked semolina, coconut and yogurt and then soaked in sugar syrup, topped off with almonds. We will also provide Korean kimchi soup, a spicy and sour Korean traditional soup made of vegetables with variety of seasonings.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The whole meal is $6.95 and $2.50 for one side. Khana Khazana is going to international food on Mar 7th at the Food Court, located in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) from 11:00 AM- 1:30PM.

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

We will serve food for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.


2. Two Student Awards Nominations Closing

Two of the Student Leadership Awards, Presidents Award for Leadership and the Vice President Award for Service, will close today, Friday, March 7 at 5:00 pm. Nominees of these awards have until March 21 at noon to submit their essay and resume to activities@mtu.edu.

The other nine general awards as well as Alumni’s new award, Outstanding Future Alumni Award will close at noon on Friday, March 21.

To make a nomination please go to the awards website.

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


3. Percy Julian Award Closing

Today, Friday, March 7 by 5:00 pm is the deadline to submit nominations for the Percy Julian Award. Nominees should display outstanding leadership accomplishments which promote diversity, social equity, or racial/ethnic and cultural understanding at Michigan Tech.

To make a nomination please go to the website.

For more information please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 906-487-2920.


4. Spring Break Hours at the SDC

The SDC building hours will be different March 8 – March 15. Regular hours will resume on Sunday, March 16. This includes all areas within the SDC – Ticket Office, Fitness Center, Multipurpose Room, Pool, University Images and Gates Tennis Center.
The Spring Break building schedule is available here.

5. March Events at the Rosza Center

Please visit the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts website to see more information on the upcoming events.


6. 6th Annual Celebrate the UP

On March 21-22 the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition will hold its sixth annual Celebrate the UP at the Jutila Center in Hancock . The event is free and open to the public.

For more information please visit the website.


7. City of Houghton Winter Water Recommendations for Off Campus Renters
from the City of Houghton

For the Off Campus Michigan Tech students who will be leaving on break at the end of this week, the City of Houghton recommends the following to prevent frozen water pipes:

1. Leave the water running in the house/apartment at the least the size of a pencil. Leave a note or sign letting others know to leave the water running. Please email cleo@cityofhoughton.com if you are letting the water run so that she can provide a credit on the water account in the spring. All credits are based on city policy and previous consumption.

2. Let your landlord know that you are leaving town so that they can make arrangements to have someone check on the water situation daily.

3. The city recommends that you do not turn your furnace down lower than 65 degrees.

4. If water is running slow, it may be starting to freeze, please turn on all of the faucets fully until the water runs normally and then keep one faucet running at all times. Again, please let the city know that the water will be left running.

5. If the water in the house freezes, please contact a local plumber to thaw the pipes. There are several local plumbers/contractors that have the equipment to do so. Contact the city office at 482-1700 for a current list.

6. Local plumbers and contractors can be contacted to set up a phone monitoring system to monitor heat and water situations in the house when it is vacant.


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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 28, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Features Indian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will feature Indian food this Friday, February 28, located in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM. The cooks, Jaswanth Kalavagadda, and Abdul Qadeer, will cook Coconut Chicken Curry, a mild buttery curried chicken simmered in coconut milk, onions and tomatoes that makes mouthwatering gravy with Indian spices; Bread Pudding, a desert of fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices including saffron and cardamom; and Onion Fritters, a spicy crispy Indian snack made of seasoned onions dipped into a flour mixture and fried until golden color.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The whole meal is $6.95 and $2.50 for one side.

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


2. Snowshoeing Event at Canyon Falls

The Outdoor Adventure Program is having a snowshoeing event at Canyon Falls this upcoming Saturday, March 1. Participants will leave the Outdoor Adventure Program (207 East St. Across the street from the Library) at 1:00 pm and should return around 5:30 pm. Cost is $10 per person and sign up is at the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP).

For more information please call 906-487-2290 between Noon and 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sundays.


3. Women’s Leadership Mentoring Opportunity

Interested in mentoring? Applications are now open for the 2014-2015 Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP). Michigan Tech female undergraduates are invited to apply for the one-year program which pairs them with a middle school girl from the local community to focus on leadership development. Applications are due Monday, March 17.

For more information about the program and the application, visit the website.


4. Film Board Showing Gravity and Akira

This week Film Board is showing Gravity in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Also showing, Akira, the 25th Anniversary re-release. Show times are Saturday, March 1 at noon and 3:00 pm and Sunday, March 2 at 3:00, 6:00, and 8:30 PM. This movie is Free!

The next showing after Spring Break will be Frozen in 3D. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at wjprice@mtu.edu



5. March is Women’s Month

The Women’s Programming Committee, CDI, Presidential Council of Alumnae, Society of Intellectual Sisters, Womens Leadership Council, Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund, Emily Dennis Photography, and Maurices have several great events coming up in March for Women’s Month.

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


6. IM Updates

Here is what’s happening in IM:
Team Sports
Volleyball 3/5 @ 5PM entry deadline
More info HERE or call 906-487-3556

7. African Night Hosted by African Student Organization

Tickets are now available at the MUB Commons and Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The cost is $8.00 for students and $10 for faculty, staff and public.

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


8. Spin Class

On more week until Spring Break! It’s the end of February and time to kick your workout up a notch! Join class, jump on a bike and spin—it’s that easy! Just Spin is an energetic workout performed on a stationary bike. Instructors guide you through warm-ups, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, and more, with plenty of encouragement and upbeat music.
A special low-rate $30 Student Punch Card gets you started with your first 8 classes OR try us out for a single session for only $6. Are you beginner? No worries, check-out the Learn to Spin class here.
For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.

9. Mini Symposium on Protein Science

Special 2 day event highlighting the many facets of protein scientists at Michigan Tech on Wednesday, March 5 from noon-1:00 pm and Friday, March 7 from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm.

Sponsored by The Protein Society and aimed at increasing the presence of protein science and introducing this concept to all students.  It will feature brief talks given by faculty members in chemistry and chemical engineering and address the concept of protein science and the research involved.

A light buffet lunch will be provided. To RSVP use this LINK.


10. 1st Annual Paczki Throwdown

Alpha Phi Omega – Epsilon Lambda Chapter is sponsoring a paczki eating contest in the MUB commons at 4:00 PM on “Fat” Tuesday, March 4.
Student Organizations can register one member by Sunday, March 2 at 11:59 PM to participate for a chance to win a custom t-shirt, $50 Roy’s Pasties and Bakery gift card, $50 Rhythm Skate Shop gift card, and Samsung blu-ray disc player with built-in wi-fi ($110 retail value)!
To register click HERE.
Alpha Phi Omega is a coeducational service organization founded on the principles of leadership, fellowship, and service.
For more information, email apo@mtu.edu.

11. 2014 ACS Student Research Symposium

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


12. Daily Bull Holds Creativity Contest

Calling all funny people! In keeping with its mission to boost readership, membership, and community involvement, Michigan Tech’s satirical entertainment press is hosting a creativity contest. Submissions of all original humorous or amusing content is encouraged — if it makes you chuckle, send it our way!

There will be four categories: comics, articles, memes/Photo Shopped funnies, and puzzles/brain teasers. Winners will be chosen from each category to receive a prize and at least temporary glory. Think outside the box. Make a word search with a crazy theme, write a goofy article, or draw an abstract chicken. The Daily Bull looks forward to hearing from people all over the spectrum.
Please submit all content to bull@mtu.edu — entries are due the Monday after spring break.


13. Voting is Now Open for the USG E-Board

Voting for your 2014-2015 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Executive Board is now open!  All returning students are eligible to vote.  Please follow this LINK to vote for the next executive board members (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer).  You will need to login to Involvement Link with your Michigan Tech ISO username and password.

You have until 11:45 PM Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to cast your vote.  Don’t let this opportunity to pick your next leaders pass you by.  If you have any questions about the USG elections, please contact Sam Richards, USG Elections Committee Chairman, at snrichar@mtu.edu.


Reminder:

Student Leadership Award Nominations Closing

Nominations for the Presidents Award for Leadership and the Vice President of Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7. Please go to the website to submit your nomination. The nine general awards, will close at noon on March 21.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 7-1963.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 21, 2014

1. Student Activities Late Night Programming and MUB Board Present, Six Appeal

Friday, February 21 in the MUB Ballroom at 9:00 PM is a show you don’t want to miss!

Is Six Appeal a comedy group, a vocal ensemble, or a rock band? Audiences have been trying to answer that question for years. Swearing off instruments, Six Appeal uses a cappella singing to span decades of classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes. Featuring vocal dexterity and adventurous song selection, the 2012 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions explore all genres with a far-reaching repertoire that will surprise and captivate any audience regardless of the setting.

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


2. Red Cross Blood Drive

There is an urgent need for blood due to extreme weather and the cancellation of numerous blood drives. Please help meet this need by donating next week Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26, at the Van Pelt Library from 10 AM – 4 PM.

To make an appointment please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767, visit the website or stop in person during the Blood Drive.

Sponsored by Student Activities, Greek Life, and the Order of Omega.


3. NOSOTROS Hosts Salsa Party

NOSOTROS, the Latin dance lovers, are going to have a Salsa party on Saturday, February 22 at MUB Ballroom A.
There will be a free Salsa lessons from 8:00 to 9:00 PM instructed my Dr. Thomas Werner, Assistant Professor at Biological Sciences, and Sara Alian, PhD student at the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and open dance floor from 9:00-11:00 PM.
No partner is needed! The Event is FREE, open to public, and family friendly!

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


4. The Evolution of Chinese Fashion, by Shan Zhao

Shan Zhao is a Chinese-born PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Tech (and Global City’s VP).
Shan has interests on engineering bioabsorbable stents, archeological dating techniques, and the study of Chinese culture. In this presentation, she will explore the costumes of ancient China and their culture significances, such as the many facets of color and design that emerged during each dynasty’s reign.
Please join us next week, Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 pm in EERC L100.
For more information please contact Leonor Medeiros at lmedeiro@mtu.edu

5. Documentary, America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth

Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm Counseling Services and the Association of Psychology Students are screening the documentary “America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth.” After the film, there will be a Q&A with the film’s maker Darryl Roberts.   Film and concessions are free.
For more information, contact counseling@mtu.edu


6. Confidential Eating Disorder Screenings

Counseling Services is holding free confidential eating disorder screenings on Thursday, February 27 from 10:00am-2:00pm in the MUB Peninsula Room .

For more information, contact counseling@mtu.edu


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

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

8. Khana Khazana Serves Iranian Food to Benefit Children

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students, will feature Iranian food this Friday. Proceeds will go to benefit children living in poverty in Iran, to help them stay in school.  Aref Majdara, Amir Zandnia, Sara Alian and the Iranian community at Michigan Tech will cook kuku sabzi, which is an aromatic quiche filled with fresh herbs and greens; chicken kabob and ranginak, a healthy and tasty dessert from the southern region of Iran.

Khana Khazana is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal costs $6.95 and includes a fountain soda. Individual items are available for $2.50. A vegetarian alternative is available.

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


9. IM Updated

Team Sports
Soccer-Tennis Entry Deadline 2/26 @ 5PM

Ind/Dual Sports
Badminton Singles 2/21 @ noon entry deadline
Badminton Doubles 2/21 @ 3pm entry deadline

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



10. 4th Annual Global City Photo Competition

It’s time for the 4th Annual Global City Photo Competition! Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3. Submit your photos to globalcitymtu@gmail.com.

The categories are: People, Landscapes, Sustainability, and “Glocal” (meaning anything that is a local image or an image of Michigan Tech-related activities).  You may submit up to one photo per category. Please use your best images, they will be printed as 11 x 14 images.

We are excited once again to display our members’ photography in the community this spring! The top three photos for each category will be printed and displayed at the Keweenaw Brewing Company. Prizes will be awarded to all three winners in each category. This year’s competition will be judged by three local professional photographers Mike Shupe of the Orpheum Theater, Adam Johnson of brockit inc. and Steve Brimm of Steve Brimm photography. This year we are also having a People’s Choice Award for the image that gets the most votes on the website. Voting instructions will be sent out once all photos submissions have been received and are available online for viewing.

Remember, wherever you are, whether on campus or out there somewhere else in the world, you are part of the Global City community so we encourage you to enter this year’s contest. Please email us if you have any questions. Thanks again to the support of Graduate Student Government and all of our amazing Michigan Tech and community members!

For more information please email Leonor Medeiros a lmedeiro@mtu.edu.


11. Michigan Tech’s Personal Training Services

Hey Students…How are your 2014 goals coming?  It is definitely time to mentally refresh. Get the blood moving and give yourself an hour to hit the refresh button on your studies. We’re deep (with snow, too!) into February and we want to help you reconnect with your New Year’s resolution.  Work with a trainer…it’s one of the most successful ways to improve your health. Michigan Tech’s personal training services, with Ann Hoover, focus on customized health and exercise programs to help you achieve your lifestyle and fitness goals.

In other Community Program news…Looking for a fun workshop this weekend? Try out the special Zumba session geared towards beginners. Want to hit the ice for adult skating lessons for the last time this season – the final 5 week program starts on February 27.

For more announcements and awesome deals, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and visit us online.


12. Sign-Up Still Open for Trivia Night

Registered student organizations can still sign up for Trivia Night, which will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM and lasting for about an hour.  The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 25 at noon and there is no cost to register.  Space is limited.  Each organization should have a team made up of no more than three of its members.  There will be three rounds of twenty trivia questions regarding Michigan Tech.  A grand prize of $500 will be awarded to the winning organization (additional cash prizes to be awarded).

Sign up for Trivia Night HERE.  This is a great way to learn more about the history of Michigan Tech and philanthropy on campus.  You can win money for your organization while having fun!
Trivia Night is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Annual Fund and the Student Philanthropic Council.  Questions about the event can be directed to Heather Wiitanen, associate director of annual giving, at heather@mtu.edu.

13. Campus Hope Seminar

All are welcome to come to the Campus Hope seminar at Fisher 132 on the evenings of February 21-March 1 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

For more information please contact Nethaniah Dohr at ndorh@mtu.edu


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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 14, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Returns with Syrian Food

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

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

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

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


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

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


3. Here is what’s happening in IM

Team Sports:
Floor Hockey starting on 2/16

Innertube Water Polo starting 2/17

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

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


4. 2014 ACS Student Research Symposium

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


5. 2014 Undergraduate Research Expo Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

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

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

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

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


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

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

7. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

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

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

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


8. Math Learning Center is Hiring

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

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

What’s the hiring process?

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

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

9. Reminder: Volunteer Service Opportunity

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

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

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

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

Event Summary:

Michigan Tech Preschool Cabin Fever Carnival

Saturday, February 22, 2014

MUB Ballroom

Event Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Set-Up Shift: 7:30am – ~9:00am

Event 1st shift: 9:45am – 11:30pm

Event 2nd shift: 11:15am – 1:00pm

Tear-Down Shift: 1:00pm – ~2:30pm

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


10. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

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

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

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

Spring Career Fair is finally here!

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

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

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

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


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Student News Briefs – Friday, February 7, 2014

1. Student Leadership Awards Call for Nominations

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

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


2. American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR Certification Available

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

More information and online registration is available here.


3. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

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

This week from Career Services…

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

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

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

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


4. Community Programs Yoga Class

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

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

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


5. Nordic Ski Club Lessons

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

6. Parade of Nations Seeking 25th Anniversary Volunteers

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

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

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


7. New Just in Case App

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

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

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



8. Volunteer Service Opportunity

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

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

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

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

Event Summary:

Michigan Tech Preschool Cabin Fever Carnival

Saturday, February 22, 2014

MUB Ballroom

Event Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Set-Up Shift: 7:30am – ~9:00am

Event 1st shift: 9:45am – 11:30pm

Event 2nd shift: 11:15am – 1:00pm

Tear-Down Shift: 1:00pm – ~2:30pm

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


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

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

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

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


10. Engineering Programs Abroad


11. CopperDog Volunteers Needed

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

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

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

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

Sign up now!

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

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

Student News Briefs – Friday, January 31, 2014

1. Nominations Sought for Faculty Distinguished Service Award

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

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

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


2. Omega House/Swedetown Trails Ski for the Key

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

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

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

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

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

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


3. Annual Bigfoot Snowshoe Event

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

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

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


4. CopperDog Volunteers Needed

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

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

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

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

Sign up now!

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

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



5. 9th Annual Railroad Night

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

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

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



6. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

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

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

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

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


7. IM Updates

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

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

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


8. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Student News Briefs – Friday, January 24, 2014

1. HuskyLEAD Session Required for Orgs Seeking Funding

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


2. USG Holding Off-campus Housing Open Forum

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


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

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

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

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

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


5. OAP Spring Break Info Meeting

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

7. Pre-game Party and Youth Hockey Night

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

Other festivities include:

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

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


8. Commit to be Fit with Community Programs

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

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


9. Lifeguard Training Class Offered

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

For more information go the Michigan Tech Recreation website.


10. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

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

This week from Career Services…

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

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

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

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


11. Society of Women Engineers looking for Volunteers

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

12. IM Leagues Info

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

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

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

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


REMINDER:

13. Remembrance of Sanaz Nezami

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

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

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


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Student News Briefs – Friday, January 17, 2014

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

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

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

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Annual Bigfoot Snowshoe Event

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

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

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

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Community Programs offer Spring Semester Fitness

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

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

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

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Little Brothers Looking for Volunteers

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

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

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2014 Undergraduate Research Expo Call for Apstracts

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

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

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

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

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Spring 2014 Career Development Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Michigan Tech Research Lab in Need of Blood Donors

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

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Schools Out, the SDC’s In

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

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

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

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REAC Meeting

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

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

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

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Organizations Can Apply for Funding through Parent Fund

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

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

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Michigan Tech Trivia Night

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

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

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

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

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

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Chinese Night

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

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

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

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

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Remembrance of Sanaz Nezami

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

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

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

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