Student News Briefs: March 18, 2011


STUDENT LEADERSHIP NOMINATIONS DUE TODAY: Nominations for the Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by (today) Friday, March 18, 2011.  All awards and information about each can be found on the web at .   Once you find the award, simply click on the award header/description and submit the nomination.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $100 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.  If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Lynda Heinonen at 487-1832 or

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2011: International Night 2011 “The World is our Stage” will be celebrated this Sunday, March 20, beginning at 6:00 pm with dinner in the Memorial Union Commons and a performance at 8:00 pm in the Rozsa Center.  Tickets are $15.00 general admission and $12.00 for students and include both the dinner and performance.  Tickets can be purchased at the Rozsa desk or online at  For other questions, contact Meet Vasani at  International Night is sponsored by the International Club at Michigan Tech.


FREE LATIN DANCING LESSONS: Join us for free Latin dancing and treats this Saturday, March 19, from 8:00 pm to midnight in the Wads Dining Hall.  No prior experience is necessary to participate.  For questions, email Lucia at  The event is FREE and paid for by The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and The Inter Residence Hall Council (IRHC).


SWE PRESENTATION/PANEL DISCUSSION/ELECTIONS: Join the Society of Women Engineers on March 23rd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Room 101 of the Chem Sci for a presentation by recent Michigan Tech grad, Kathleen Nackers.  Nackers will be giving a technical presentation about her work as an engineer with Caterpillar that focuses on new Tier4 engine emissions and technology.  There will also be a panel discussion on post-undergraduate options and elections will take place for next year’s executive council and committee chairs.  SWE is a co-ed organization open to all majors.  For questions, contact Alicia Walby at

EARTH WEEK EVENTS: Earth Week will be celebrated March 23-24.  Students for Environmental Sustainability is hosting transportation themed events for Earth Week.  Wednesday, the Sundance Festival Winner, “Fuel” will be shown in M&M U115 at 7:00 pm.  Thursday is “Take the Stairs Day”- a healthy and simple way to reduce our energy consumption.  Also on Thursday in M&M U115 at 7:00 pm, Katie Alvord is giving a lecture titled “The Greenest Routes from A to B.”   She is the local author of “Divorce Your Car” and free copies will be given to the first 50 people!  For questions about the event, contact Jenna Parker at


BLOOD DRIVE: As part of Greek Week, the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 24 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Friday, March 25 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The blood drive will be held in the Rozsa Center Lobby.  All students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to participate.  Please call (906) 487-1963 for an appointment.  All appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes, so no lines!


BRA SHOW NEEDS MODELS AND DESIGNERS: Models and Designers are still needed for the Bra Show to be held on Friday, March 25 at 8:00 pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom.  Models will have to arrive at 7:00 pm, and designers should send a picture of your bra to  The event is open to the community and donations will be accepted at the door.  Refrreshment will be provided.  This year, Mary Wright will discuss her experience with breast cancer followed by the FASHION SHOW.  The Bra Show is a fun and informative fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Bra show is both a fun and informative fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year Mary Wright will discuss her experience with breast cancer followed by the FASHION SHOW.


WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY: Women’s Wednesday will be held on March 30 at 7:00 pm in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.  This discussion will focus on the differences between Feminism & Womanism and how they affect our lives today.  For questions, contact Talisha at


STANDATHON 2011: Standathon 2011 will be held on Friday, April 1 from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am in the SDC.  Some of the activities at Standathon this year include sumo wrestling, an inflatable obstacle course, black light mini golf, laser tag, live bands, dance lessons, karaoke, water polo, kayak lessons, MTU’s Got Talent Show and so much more!  There will  be awesome food and prizes!  The grand prize this year is an Xbox Kinect.

The best part about Standathon is that every dollar raised is donated directly to Bay Cliff Health Camp, a camp for children and adults with disabilities.  This year marks the five-year anniversary of Standathon and we hope to make it the best one yet by setting a goal to raise $7,000!  If you are interested in volunteering at Standathon, please contact Hilary Cadeau at .  We hope to see you there!!


SPRING CLIMBING COMPETITION: Come join the Ridge Roamers for their Spring Climbing competition on March 26th from 9AM-4PM at the Climbing Wall in the SDC.  The cost is $10.00 for pre-registration by March 23, and $15.00 after that.  The comp is limited to 50 competitors, so be sure to register as soon as possible. Walk-ins are allowed if there is still room left in the schedule.  Payment is due upon check-in at the event.
To register, send us an email to with the following information included:
-> Name
-> Sex
-> Desired Competition Division (Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced)
-> Climbing time preference (if any)

Visit for more information, or contact us at


When & Where?
Friday, April 15
Noon-5:00pm on Campus Mall
Spring Fling is always the Friday of Week 13 of the Spring Semester

How do I get a Table?
Sign up at the MUB Board counter in 106 MUB on the GOLD registration form with name of organization or department along with contact name & email
Tables locations will not be assigned but rather first-come, first-served. (groups will have choice of table in the order of arrival)

What is the Theme?
Spring Fling 2011 has a 80’s theme with Classic 80’s Arcade Games sponsored by MUB Board
Feel free to follow the theme in games, giveaways and food choices for your booth/table.

Anything beyond packaged food must be prepared by Dining Services.
(University Food Policy 2.1008) “only food prepared by the Memorial Union or Residential Services shall be permitted to be distributed or sold on campus or at events sponsored by the University.”
Violators are at will of being sanctioned by the Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department.
Questions can be sent to Bob in Dining Services at

Any demonstration or activity where participation or action may put someone in danger, must have a Risk Management Plan.
Plans must be submitted and approved by Wednesday, April 13 at Noon.
Questions can be sent to Rachel in Student Activities at