Day: September 2, 2011

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