Archives—November 2012

December Activities

The Dark Night Rises
This film is presented by the Michigan Tech Film Board: “Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.” Tickets: $3
Saturday, December 1 at 5:30 pm, 8:30 pm, and 11:30 pm in Fisher 135

The Horror of HP Lovecraft
Growing from the fertile soil of the Romantics and the symbolist poets, HP Lovecraft surpassed his predecessor, EA Poe, in perfecting the classic horror story.
Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm in the McArdle Theatre

O Kun De Kun Falls Hike
Come get some fresh air and hike down at O Kun De Kun Falls! Rides will be leaving from the OAP house at 9:00 am and will return no later then 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided, and if there is enough snow on the ground snowshoes will be provided as well! Don’t miss this opportunity to get outside and explore, sign up at the OAP. Cost is $15 per person.
Sunday, December 2 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Hampton Rock String Quartet with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra
Michigan Tech’s own Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs with the Grammy Nominated original all classic rock string quartet.
Saturday, December 8 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm at the Rozsa Center

A Choral Mosaic
Need a break from the holidays? Enjoy this beautiful performance by the Tech Concert Choir and conScience.
Saturday, December 15 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Rozsa Center

Information for this month’s activities courtesy of the University Calendar:

Upcoming Chemistry Seminars

Do you love chemistry?  Are you interested in learning about new chemical breakthroughs and and new research studies done here at Michigan Tech?  Then the Department of Chemistry’s Chemistry Seminars are just for you!  There are three upcoming Chemistry Seminars that are taking place during the remainder of the semester:

Non-chromatographic Oligonucleotide Purification and Oligonucleotide Synthesis Using Linker and Protecting Groups Cleavable under Neutral Conditions
Dr. Shiyue Fang, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
Tuesday, November 13 at 1:00 pm – Chemical Sciences Building, Room 102

Syntheses, Structural Characterizations and Low Temperature Magnetic Studies on Paramagnetic Trimeric Vanadium(IV) and Dimeric Cobalt(II) Clusters
Dr. Rudy Luck, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
Friday, November 16 at 3:00 pm – Chemical Sciences Building, Room 101

Azulene-based Organometallics: New Platforms for Charge Delocalization and Transport at the Nanoscale
Andrew Spaeth, GRA, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas
Friday, November 30 at 3:00 pm – Chemical Sciences Building, Room 101

For more information on these seminars or other seminars sponsored by the Department of Chemistry, please visit this website:

Commuter Appreciation Day

The third annual Commuter Appreciation Day will take place this Friday, November 9 in the Commuter Lounge, MUB 106!  To show our appreciation for you all, there will be complimentary coffee and cookies provided all day in the Commuter Lounge, as well as a raffle that you can enter to win prizes such as a 20 hour meter-key that allows you to park at any meter for up to 20 hours, a one-semester locker rental, and awesome gift cards!  Starting at 6:00 pm, we will be having our Commuter Appreciation Day Social that will include board games, mingling, a movie, and free food! So come join us for this can’t-miss event and let us appreciate you!  For more information on Commuter Appreciation Day, please email