Archives—March 2014

April Events

We’re into the last month of the semester!  Can you believe it?  Below is a list of the wide variety and exciting events going on this month:

Friends of the Van Pelt Library Book Sale Pre Sale
A member-only pre book sale to raise money for the Friends of the Library.
Tuesday, April 1 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom

Friends of the Van Pelt Library Book Sale
Wednesday, April 2 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom

Visiting Women and Minority Lecturer Scholar Presentation – Dr. Mitzi Montoya
The School of Business and Economics will welcome Mitzi Montoya as part of the VWMLS series. The campus community is invited to attend an open presentation titled, “University as Entrepreneur: The Role of the Institution in Driving Innovation.”
Thursday, April 3 from 2:00 – 3:30 EERC 100

Sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers, the Prom-Missed Dance is back! Get dressed up in that formal wear and enjoy a night of dancing, food, and fun.
Friday, April 4 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM MUB Ballroom

1913-14 Strike Symposium and FinnForum X: Two Events, One Experience
Retrospection and Respect: 1913-19 Mining/Labor Strike Symposium of 2014: This symposium will be on the centennial of the end of the Western Federation of Miners labor strike against mining companies in the Copper Country. Presenters will explore the role of labor organizations in the historical and contemporary American and European mining industries.
All day on Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11 in the Van Pelt and Opie Library and Fisher Hall

U.P. Poet Laureate Visits Michigan Tech
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has its own Poet Laureate, Russell Thorburn of Marquette. Thorburn will present an evening reading, workshop, and slide show event, sponsored by the Friends of the Van Pelt Library. The event is open to the public; all are invited to attend.
Thursday, April 10 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 in the Van Pelt Library and Opie East Reading Room

Night at the Ballet and Opera
The KSO, Tech Theatre, and Keweenaw-area dancers collaborate on two riveting nights of ballet and opera.
Friday, April 11 from 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center

WHSA CoffeeHouse
It’s the final CoffeeHouse of the year!  There is no additional charge to attend, and complimentary coffee and snacks are provided. Students are encouraged to sign up at the event to sing, perform a musical instrument, tell a joke, or read a poem or perform other CoffeeHouse worthy skills.
Friday, April 11 from 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM in Wadsworth Dining Hall

John Luther Adams
John Luther Adams is a composer whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world.
Tuesday, April 15 from 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center

Superior Wind Symphony: Musical Offerings
This program will feature a good helping of music from J.S. Bach.
Saturday, April 19 from 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center

Sing Me to Heaven
The choirs of Michigan Tech combine to present an evening of sacred music from varied religious traditions.
Saturday, April 26 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center

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

2014 Pride Week

The 2014 Pride Week will take place this week from March 17 – March 22.  This annual, week-long event is designed to commemorate and raise awareness of the the culture and identity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (GLBTQ) community within Tech’s campus and the local area.  This event is sponsored by Keweenaw Pride and includes various events during the week such as:

“Gay? Fine by me.” T-shirt give away
All week in the Fisher Lobby and Dow Atrium at 11:00 AM

Hangout with Keweenaw Pride
Tuesday in the DHH Lounge at 6:00 PM

Free Kinky Boots Film Screening
Wednesday in Fisher 135 at 8:00 PM

“Women’s Health and the Constitution” presentation by speaker Sandra Fluke
Thursday in the MUB Ballroom A1 at 6:00 PM

“Gay? Fine by me.” T-shirt Picture
Friday Dow Main Atrium at 12:00 PM

The 14th Annual Drag Show
Saturday at the Rozsa Center at 8:00 PM

For more information about the 2014 Pride Week or for more information on Keweenaw Pride, please visit the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.