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 clindema@mtu.edu.

Next week’s film is Super 8.

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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 rmspycha@mtu.edu for more information about either event.

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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 http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/ .  The deadline for float applications is Tuesday, September 13th .  For more information, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920 .

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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 http://www.oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace/.  To get involved (and get a free t-shirt and dinner) send an e-mail to twmaynar@mtu.edu with your name, shirt size, availability, and any special skills you have.

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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 jmsorum@mtu.edu.

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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 auboni@mtu.edu.

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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 aelund@mtu.edu.

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