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Student Spends a Summer in Germany

image147648-rsideEthan Klein, a third year mechanical engineering student with a minor in German at Michigan Tech has always had a fascination for Germany and German culture.

So you can imagine how excited he was to have been chosen to participate in a Cultural Vistas Fellowship program in Germany.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship awards a select group of students the opportunity to travel abroad, with the goal of increasing understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship in a global market. The two-month program destinations include Germany, India and Argentina. The students undergo an intensive two-day training program in New York prior to departure, preparing them to live and work in their selected countries; they then share their experiences in New York once again, when they return.

Klein, whose fascination with German history is fueled by his family ancestry, was thrilled to have the opportunity to not only go to Germany, but to secure an internship where he and his team members worked on a testing apparatus for linear led lighting systems.

When Klein was younger, his family hosted a German exchange student, Matthias Straubinger. Klein’s family kept in contact with Matthias over the years. Klein was very pleased to be able to spend time with Matthias while in Germany. The two toured some of the local sights, including a historic park in the Grunewald Forest and a castle built in 1542 by Prince-Elector Joachim II.

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French-Canadian Heritage Week in Michigan

In celebration of French-Canadian Heritage Week in Michigan, the following events are planned:

FC Heritage Week 2016

  • Preview Events—Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 am – 1:00 pm,  Lake Linden Park
  • Children’s Story Time—Saturday Sept 11am, Portage Lake District Library
  • Children’s Story Time—Wednesday, Sept 28, 10:15 am, Portage Lake District Library
  • Dance—Wednesday, Sept 28, 7-9 pm, Finnish American Heritage Center
  • Children’s Story Time—Thursday, Sept 29, 10:15 am, Portage Lake District Library
  • Performance—Thursday, Sept 29, 7-8 pm, Chassell Heritage Center
  • Organ Recital—Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 pm, St. Joseph’s Church

(For further  information, please click the image.)


Gaming and Social Advocacy Workshop

The Humanities Department will be hosting an afternoon, hands-on, workshop for Michigan Tech students on gaming and social advocacy. Students will play games, design aspects of a digital game, and discuss how gaming might be used to promote active participation in social issues and citizenship.

This event is Free and open to the public! Space is limited!
Register by October 31st at http://bit.ly/1NbMoK2

When: Friday, November 6 12:30-3:30pm
Where: Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 120C

Gaming and Social Advocacy Workshop