Month: September 2011

Student News Briefs: September 30, 2011

Khana Khazana – Thai


FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Pirates of the Caribbean:  On Stranger Tides in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.   If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at

Next week’s movie is Horrible Bosses.


eSPORTS:  Starcraft 2 eSports Team:   Come every Sunday at 4pm to the DHH Ballroom to watch the Huskies eSports Team from Michigan Tech compete in StarCraft 2 against other colleges in the Collegiate Star League.  It’s time to cheer on our team with others that enjoy eSports.  If interested, you can also join in with the student organization and become apart of  MTU’s Starcraft 2 eSports Team. For more information you can contact Collin Kappauf at If you have ever been interested in eSports it’s time to see what all the action and excitement is about!


ANNUAL MUCK RUN:  The Varsity Cross Country team is hosting its annual Muck Run on October 29th at 10 am. This 5-kilometer “fun run” takes place at the Tech Trails on the Saturday before Halloween, and includes a race course that goes through muck and mire, hence the name.  There is a best costume contest, so everyone should dress in their Halloween costumes and be prepared for a fun time!  There will also be door prizes open to all competitors.

Attention Student Organizations and Greek Life:  If enough interest is generated with the  Student Orgs or Greek Life, we will arrange a special team category for them and have prizes for the top student organization, fraternity, or sorority.   If interested, contact Jonathan Kilpela at


STUDENT ENTERTAINMENT BOARD DOUBLE FEATURE:  In a tour de force of delightful geekdom the Student Entertainment Board proudly presents both One Man Lord of the Rings and One Man Star Wars written and performed by Charlie Ross.  Charlie Ross’s One Man Lord of the Rings is October 8, 7:30 PM, and One Man Star Wars is at 10:00 pm.  Tickets are $15, general admission, $10 students, for each performance.

To purchase tickets, call 906-487-2073, or go online at, or visit Ticketing Operations atthe SDC.  The SDC box office hours are 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday-Friday, and 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday and 12:00 noon – 8:00 PM on Sunday.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times. 


MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY:  Student Activities is sponsoring Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 22, 2011.  Volunteers will be raking leaves or performing other household chores for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities throughout the Keweenaw.  Please meet at 9:00am in the MUB Commons.  Information packets will be distributed and from there, groups will travel to service locations.  Registration will be open early next week.  Go to to register.  Vehicles of 4-6 volunteers will be assigned locations.  Maps, address and contact information will be provided.  Other project ideas are welcome.  Please contact the staff at Student Activities at


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Student News Briefs: September 23, 2011


HOMECOMING COURT VOTING ENDS TODAY:  Please remember to vote for Homecoming Court 2011. Voting ends today (Friday) at 5:00 pm. Best of luck to all the candidates!


FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Hangover 2 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at

Next week’s movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.


WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CLUB SCRIMMAGE:  The Women’s Volleyball Club and we will be holding a scrimmage vs. NMU in the SDC Wood Gym on Saturday, September 24 beginning at 4:00 pm and going until 8:00 pm.  Students and community members are welcome to come and cheer us on!   If any girls are interesting in joining the club as well, they can email Ashley Wood at

POW-MIA REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND:  Michigan Tech’s Arnold Air Society will be hosting their first POW-MIA Remembrance Weekend September 23-25.  The goal of this event is to spread awareness about local and national POWs and MIAs. We want to assure the families and friends of those service men and women that although their loved ones may still be lost, they certainly are not forgotten.

Friday, September 23 will be “Red Friday.” All individuals are encouraged to wear a red t-shirt in honor of our service men and women.

Saturday, September 24 we will be holding a public POW-MIA 5k Bridge Run and Walk. This will be taking place at Porvoo Park in Hancock at 10:00am. Local military organizations, students, faculty, and people of all ages are invited to participate in this run/walk. Prizes will be given to the top 3 men and women participants. An awards ceremony will take place at 11:30am in the Rosza Parking lot after the walkers have completed their course.

Sunday, September 25 our Air Force ROTC Color Guard will partake in raising the flag that morning at 8:00am. We are inviting the public the come out and observe such a ceremony. It would be an honor to not only show our support for those who have fought for their country but also to show our support towards the efforts being made to make sure these individuals are not forgotten.

Registration is $10 and sign-up is available online at found under Hancock POWMIA Bridge Run. There will also be registration booths present at Red Friday at Mich Tech’s ROTC building, 12-3pm Sept. 23; and at Porvoo Park on race day from 8:30-9:30am Sept. 24.  Only paper forms will be available at these locations.  If you have any questions, please contact Brittney Szabo at



Saturday, October 1

Exhibition Hockey Game 7:07 pm –  Black OUT!

Sunday, October 2

Fans in the Stands Competition Women’s Soccer vs. Lake Erie College 12:00 pm – White OUT!

Rozsa Window Decorating (2:00-5:00PM)

·Class A & C Flag Football Competition (6:30PM)

Monday, October 3

Homecoming Kick Off (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) in MUB Circle:  Get your stadium cups with fountain soda!

Class B Powder Puff Football Competition Game (6:00PM)

Class A & C Flag Football Championship Game (9:00PM)

Tuesday, October 4

Fort Wilkins Miner Education (11:00-1:00 pm in MUB Circle)

Dirt Cups (11:00-1:00 pm in MUB Circle)

Wednesday, October 5

Homecoming Challenges/Miner Games

Pasty Toss and Tram Race (5:00-7:00 pm – Walker Lawn) & Tug of War (7:30 pm)

Thursday, October 6

Live Band Karaoke (7:00-10:00 pm in Fisher 135)

Friday, October 7  “Family Weekend”

Homecoming Boat Parade (4:00 pm)

Pep Rally following parade (Chutes and Ladders)

Cardboard Boat Races (5:30 pm — Chutes and Ladders)

Hockey Game vs. American International (7:07 pm)

Saturday, October 8

Football Game vs. Saginaw Valley State (1:00 pm)

Court Coronation & Overall Winners Announced (Football Halftime)

Hockey Game vs. American International (7:37 pm) Followed by Broomball
Championship Game

Sunday, October 9Rozsa Window Take-Down (12:00 pm)

MEET ‘N GREET AITP:  The Association of Information Technology Professionals will be hosting a Meet ‘n Greet for students and company representatives focusing on careers in information systems or information technology (MIS, CNSA, CPE, SE, etc.).  The event will be Monday, September 26 at 7:30 pm in the Wadsworth Hall Annex and tickets are just $15 – reserve yours now by emailing Zack Wheeler at

Companies that will be represented at this event include Ford, 3M, Target, Sentry Insurance, Los Alamos National Labs and Heartland Business Systems.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity of one-on-one time with company representatives that are here to hire YOU for their internship or co-op opportunities!


THRILLER CLUB:  If you love Michael Jackson’s music and want to dance like a zombie, meetings of the Thriller Club are held each Thursday at 8:00 pm on the second floor of the MUB.  If you have any questions, contact Andrew Lund at


GALA LATINA:  Salsabrosa Dance Group and Gala Latina is the ONLY event at Michigan Tech that features a live Latin band!  This is Sergio’s 8th year delivering the audience with great music and amazing musicians. Their passion is to bring the best event as part of the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month to Michigan Tech.  For questions related to these events, please call the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 7-2920.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Salsabrosa Dance Company, Danny Valderas
Free Lessons at the Residence halls
Douglas Houghton Hall – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wadsworth Hall – 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, October 14, 2011
Free Wellness Workshop – Salsa Dancing!
Salsabrosa Dance Company, Danny Valderas
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom
Campus and Local community
In Collaboration with Michigan Tech’s Benefits Office
Husky Paw members eligible for 100 points!
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Review Steps
12:00 pm – 12:30 Basic Level
12:30  – 1:00 pm Intermediate Level
1:00 – 1:30 pm  – Putting all levels together and having fun!

Friday, October 14, 2011
Salsabrosa Dance Company, Danny Valderas
Free All Levels workshop!
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom

Round of Salsa Dancing – Rueda de Casino
8:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom

Sergio Poventud and his Live Latin Band: Veneno!
Cost: $10 (pay at the door)
Location:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom  9:00 p.m.  – 1:00 a.m.


Maria Bamford, as seen on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and every other Late-Night and not-so Late Night comedy program, takes the Rozsa Stage on Friday, September 30th, 7:30 pm.  All seats are $20.00.  To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, go online at

Student News Briefs: September 16, 2011



FILM BOARD:  This week the Film Board is showing Super 8 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.   If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at

Next week’s movie is The Hangover 2. 


HAM RADIO TRAINING:  HARC will be offering training to get your Ham Radio Technician license.  It will be Tuesday, September 20, Thursday, September 22, Tuesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in Fisher 131.  Attend all dates for the full class, but you are welcome to attend one.  There will be a licensing exam on a later date.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Angela Selden at or join our mailing list  If you are interested in Ham radio and would like to learn more, the first session will be an overview of what it is and what we do in the local community.
LATIN AMERICAN DANCE:  Join us on Friday, September 23 beginning at 8:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom B for a fun and relaxing time at the first Latin American dance of the year, a BOAT PARTY!   Wear your summer-boat-cruise outfit!  Learn how to dance to Latin music with free salsa lessons and make new friends.  Following the lessons, there will be a three hours (9:00 pm to midnight)of open floor dancing including salsa, merengue, and bachata.  No partner needed-family friendly-all skill levels-FREE!  Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. 

This event is organized by NOSOTROS, Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the Graduate Student Government and the Undergraduate Student Government.  For information contact




Student News Briefs: September 9, 2011

FILM BOARD:  ‘This week’s Film Board is showing Thor in 3D in Fisher 135.  Please remember to bring a Tech ID in order to check out 3D glasses.  It will be shown on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at

Next week’s film is Super 8.


SWING CLUB KICKOFF DANCE AND LESSON SERIES:  The Swing Club is hosting a free kickoff dance this Saturday, September 10th from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm on the Walker lawn.  Introductory swing dance lessons will be given.  No experience is required.  All are invited – bring your friends or come alone; no partner is necessary.  Additionally, the Swing Club is hosting a free, five-week East Coast Swing lesson series starting Thursday, September 15th at 8:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  Open dancing directly follows.  Contact Bert Spychalski at for more information about either event.


PARADE OF NATIONS:  You are encouraged to participate in the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival taking place on Saturday , September 17, 2011.  This year’s theme is “Spice is Always Nice.”   Share your creative side by designing a float that represents the theme.  Walking floats are permitted!  You can win money for your organization, student group or Residence Hall Floor.  To find out more information, please log onto .  The deadline for float applications is Tuesday, September 13th .  For more information, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920 .


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GNAR:  The Outdoor Adventure Program is seeking additional volunteers for the Great Northern Adventure Race from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 24.  Helpers are needed to facilitate race events, coordinate participants, and provide medical support.  Experience or training is helpful, but not necessary.  To find more race details, go to  To get involved (and get a free t-shirt and dinner) send an e-mail to with your name, shirt size, availability, and any special skills you have.


ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS PROJECTS:  All are welcome to attend the Engineers Without Borders general meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 pm in Dillman 320.  Learn more about the different projects in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Honduras.  There will be a fun surprise activity!  Free drinks and snacks!  For questions, contact Merete at


PRESENTATION ON LATIN CULTURE:  The NOSOTROS Student Organization is hosting the first of a series of presentations called “A Door to Latin Culture” on Thursday, September 15 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 138.  Anieri Morales Rivera will talk about her native country, Puerto Rico.  The presentation is free and open to everybody.  Questions about the presentation can be directed to Alessia Uboni at


JOIN THE THRILLER CLUB:  If you love Michael Jackson’s music and want to dance like a zombie, the first meetings of the Thriller Club will be held at 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 15 and at 10:00 am on Saturday September 17.  For questions, contact Andrew Lund at


Student News Briefs: September 2, 2011

Rozsa 2011-2012 Season Single Tickets On Sale Today!

Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts single ticket sales for all performances begin today, September 1, 2011.

September performances include the Student Entertainment Board-sponsored rock band “ Motion City Soundtrack ” on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 5 th , the spectacular dance event “ MOMIX: Botanica ” on Friday Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 th ; a lecture with the famed inventor Ray Kurzweil o n Wednesday, Sept. 28; rounding off September at the Rozsa is Comedian Maria Bamford , on Friday, Sept. 30, known as the Comedy Central “Lable Maker Lady.”

For more details about September events, please see the attached press release, and images from some of our current print and web advertisements are also attached.

Other highlights this fall include Savion Glover: Bare Soundz ; Savion is known as the best tap dancer in the world! T he Michigan Tech Band and Choir Honors Festival is pleased to present a concert with the internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Eric Whitacre ; straight from Lake Wobegone, join the Rozsa for an ” An Evening of Storyelling with Garrison Keillor ” ; the hilarious Deer Camp the Musical also takes the stage in October ; and join the Rozsa Center in welcoming Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol for a family-friendly holiday celebration in December. And that’s just a sampling from the first half of the 2011-2012 Season!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations at the Student Development Complex (SDC), at 906-487-2073, or go online at .

I’ll see you at the theater!


FILM BOARD:  ‘This week’S Film Board is showing Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D in Fisher 135.  Because this movie is being shown in 3D, please remember to bring a Tech ID in order to check out 3D glasses.  It will be shown on Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd at 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at

Next weeks film:  Thor in 3D.

STUDENT ORG RE-REGISTRATION:  A reminder to Registered Student Organizations that the re-registration process takes place next week on September 6, 7 and 8 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in the Student Organizations Office, MUB 106.  Meet with staff on a walk-in basis; first come, first served.  Your organization will be asked to complete a re-registration card, complete an online executive board training, and have your organization’s inventory completed and uploaded to Involvement Link.  If you have any questions regarding re-registration, contact Maryann Wilcox by phone, 487-2402, or email,


PARADE OF NATIONS NEEDS FLOATS:  The annual Parade of Nations is seeking additional floats for the parade.  This year’s Parade will be held on Saturday, September 17.  Find out more information by going to .


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT:  Join us for The “Be Better Together for 9/11” Service Project on Saturday, September 10, 2011 beginning at 9am.  The project will be the final grounds preparation and clean up on the Habitat for Humanity house at 602 Agate Street (off of College Ave.), just a few blocks from campus. Please dress appropriately and bring a water bottle.  At least 20 student volunteers are needed for the project.  Please contact Bucky Beach at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 482-5410 or

This event is a part of Interfaith Youth Core’s Better Together Campaign of interfaith action on campuses across the country and is co-sponsored by the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  These web sites have some additional information (mostly pictures):


9/11 CEREMONY:  The ROTC will hold a ceremony on 11 Sept 2011 at the ROTC building on Michigan Tech’s campus.  It will start around 0840 with a joint Army-Air Force color guard taking it’s place at the flag pole.  At 0846 (The time the first plane hit the twin towers), Reveille will sound, the flag will be raised and then the national anthem will follow.  After a few words from a Master of Ceremonies there will be a Wreath Laying, followed by the 21-rifle salute.


NEW IMPROV GROUP:  There’s a brand new improv group on campus called Tech-O-Prov!  Ever wanted to learn how to do improv?  Already have improv experience and want to have fun?  We’re having practices in McCardle Theater (second floor of Walker Center for the Arts) every Friday this semester from 5:45 to 6:45!  Ever wanted to see a live improv show like SNL?  Then keep an eye out for postings about upcoming shows and events. If you have any questions, e-mail us at


LITTLE BROTHERS – FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY VOLUNTEERING:  Little Bros. – Friends of the Elderly would appreciate volunteers for their woodcutting program, which provides elderly people in need with wood to heat their homes throughout the winter.  People can volunteer as an individual or as a group to cut wood at one of our sites or an individual’s home, and/or deliver the wood to the elderly. Little Brothers will provide all of the equipment necessary. This is a great opportunity to volunteer and be shown some real appreciation!  If you’re interested, please contact Rebekka at or call (906) 482-6944.



Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved?  Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students?  If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings.  We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.  You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly, other students.  We work together to act on your idea and make changes.  Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include: 

  • Supported the proposal for Wadsworth Dining Hall to open earlier on the weekends
  • Supported the idea of faculty giving a mid-term survey each semester
  • Supporting the proposal to upgrade the blue light system on campus
  • Supported the drinking foundation hydration stations on campus
  • Proposed the idea for the senior lunch and survey
  • Increased recycling on campus
  • Developed a value statement

 Any one is welcome to attend upcoming meetings. 

 Fall Meeting Dates

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Wadsworth Hall G17/G19

Thursday, November 10, 2011, Alumni Lounge A, MUB

Thursday, December 8, 2011, Alumni Lounge A, MUB