Archives—March 2013

Film Board Movies

Looking for something to do on Friday or Saturday nights?  Then check out the movies hosted by Michigan Tech’s Film Board that play every weekend in Fisher 135! These movies are shown shortly before they come out on video, so if you didn’t see it in theaters, this is the next best thing!  Also, movies only cost $3! Here are the movies that will be shown for the remainder of the semester:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

“A younger hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, reluctantly sets out on an unexpected journey to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their stolen gold from the vile dragon Smaug.”

One Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack of the Hobbit will be given away at each 11:30 show!

Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage
Directed by Peter Jackson”
Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at 5:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 11:30 PM

Django Unchained
“‘With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.’

Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Presented on 35mm film since Tarantino recommends it!”
Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at 5:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 11:30 PM

Zero Dark Thirty
“‘A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.’

Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow”
Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 11:30 PM

Jack Reacher
“‘A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.’

Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Richard Jenkins
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie”
Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 5:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 11:30 PM

Don’t miss out on watching these movies! If you find a movie that you’d like to see, get your fellow commuters together and email us at and we’ll buy refreshments!

Information for these films courtesy of Michigan Tech Film Board

Upcoming Intramural Sports Registration

Do you like getting active and meeting new people?  Then playing Intramural Sports sounds just right for you!   Playing IM sports at Michigan Tech is at no cost, so go ahead and join in the fun!  Here are the upcoming sports for the remainder of the semester along with the team registration dates:

Registration for Singles Badminton is open until April 5 at 12:00 p.m and play will take place on Friday, April 5. Registration for Doubles Badminton is open until April 5 at 3:00 p.m. and play will take place on Saturday, April 6.

Registration for Dodgeball is open until March 21 at 6:00 p.m. and play will take place on Saturday, March 23.
Classes include:

Sand Volleyball
Registration for Sand Volleyball is open until April 15 at 5:00 p.m. and play will take place on Friday, April 19 – Saturday, April 20
Classes include:
Men’s A, B, C
Co-Rec A, B, C
Women’s A and B.

Swim Meet
Registration for the Swim Meet is open until March 25 at 5:00 p.m. The meet will take place on Tuesday, March 26.
Classes include:

Tennis Doubles
Registration for Tennis Doubles is open until April 15 at 5:00 p.m. Play will take place on Friday, April 19 – Saturday April 20.
Classes include:

Upcoming Registration:
Spring Soccer

To register and for more information on Michigan Tech’s Intramural Sports, click here.

March Events

Great Lakes Showcase
“The Great Lakes Showcase is an annual week-long, juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts. The opening will feature theannouncement of awards for outstanding work in several categories.”
This exhibit is open daily from March 5 – April 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Rozsa Art Gallery

I Am My Own Wife
“A poignant one-man tour de force featuring VPA’s Dennis Kerwin who plays Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, and over 28 other characters. Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. The play won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2004 Tony Award.”
Tuesday, March 5 – Thursday, March 7 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the McArdle Theaterr

Button Wagon
“Hop aboard the Button Wagon, a show of mixed up proportions and mind bending contortions. Starring, Ember Bria, a button-addict cowboy-boot wearing contortionist; and her quirky-counterpart, Poki, master of balance and object illusion. In an unlikely setting of enlarged sewing implements and a dapper burlap rabbit, Button Wagon is sure to tickle your soul, wiggle your toes, and entangle your mind with wonder.”
Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rozsa Center

Combining Fluid Dynamics and Electric Fields for Improved Microfluidic and Self-Assembly Devices
“COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER Dr. Aubry will report on progress made regarding some fundamental aspects of fluid flow problems targeting microfluidic and self-assembly applications. Particularly, she will describe some of our solutions to efficient fluid mixing and particle manipulation in small fluidic devices. Emphasis will be given to the dynamics of neutral particles in both bulk liquids and at fluid-liquid interfaces, and to fluid mixing in channels of simple geometry. Much of her work uses combinations of fluid dynamics and electric field phenomena which we investigate using experimental, numerical and theoretical tools.”
Thursday, March 21 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in room 202 of the GLRC


“Established to provide members with an opportunity to work collaboratively with other students, businesses, and community members to raise money for a local charity. Standathon Student Organization plans a 12 hour standing marathon designed to raise money for Bay Cliff Health Camp, a camp for children and adults with disabilities. There are awesome activities planned for all 12 hours such as eating contests, life size board games, video game competitions, a 9 hole black light mini golf course and so much more!”
Friday, March 22 from 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. at the SDC

Geocaching Series
“Geocaching in the Keweenaw, including various locations decided upon by participants. Cost is $10 and includes transportation, GPS, and snowshoes if needed. Sign up at the OAP Rental Center at 207 East St. by Thursday, Mar. 21st. Email for more information.”
Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pride Week Drag Show
“The Keweenaw Pride student organization will host its annual Drag Show as part of the 2013 Pride Week events. The show is free and open to the public.”
Saturday, March 23 from 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at the Rozsa Center

Gaby Moreno

“A transplant from Guatemala City, Guatemala, this soulful powerhouse is a gentle blues goddess. An award winning singer and songwriter, Moreno has toured with Tracy Chapman, Ani Difranco, Nouvelle Vague, and The Milk Carton Kids. The Orlando Weekly cheers, “With an exceptionally rich and assured voice, and a palette that spans Latin, blues, folk, jazz and pop, she’s a marquee talent. Her singing is effortlessly bright with purpose and not just a display of ostentatious acrobatics. In fact, there’s something very classic about her expression. In her voice, the flame of the female greats is alive.”
Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rozsa Center

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert
“Don Keranen’s spirit lives on in the dynamic performances of the Research and Development Big Band and the Jazz Lab Band.”
Saturday, March 30 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Rozsa Center

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