Student News Briefs: October 21, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Captain America in 3D in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22nat 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm. Because this movie is being shown in 3D, please be sure to bring your valid Tech ID to check out 3D glasses.  Tickets are $3 each 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 movie is Cowboys & Aliens.

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FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY:  Grace Lutheran Church of South Range is holding a FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  There will be clothing of all kinds ranging from young children to adults of all sizes.  The event in open to anyone and everyone.  If you have any questions please call Grace Lutheran at 482-2011.

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SPEAKERS’ FORUM AND SPIRIT OF THE HARVEST POWWOW:  Michigan Tech’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Native American Student Association will be hosting The Speakers’ Forum and Spirit of the Harvest Powwow this weekend.

On Friday, Oct. 21, a Speakers’ Forum will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Douglass Houghton Hall Ballroom.  The Forum will include an opening ceremony with a drum group, information about Michigan Tech, a tour of campus laboratories, and at 1:00 pm, a presentation by Lowery Begay, motivational speaker and Navajo hoop dancer.

The 16th Annual Spirit of the Harvest Powwow will be held on Saturday October 22 at the SDC Multipurpose Room.  Grand entries start at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  Special presentatins during the Powwow include hoop dancer, Lowery Begay, at 2:00 and 7:00 pm, Honor Song for Army Pfc Robert L. Voakes Jr. at 3:00 pm, and the Pink Shawl Presentation at 4:30 pm.  The Powwow ends at 8:00 pm.

All events are free and open to the public.
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HUSKYLEAD:  Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD session, Building a Better Team, on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  This interactive leadership session will familiarize you with managing group dynamics, working through conflict management, and understanding others perspectives through various team building techniques.  HuskyLEAD is open to all Michigan Tech students, and registered student organization officers are encouraged to attend.  Questions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Beth Lunde, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, at blunde@mtu.edu.

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PRESENTATION/DANCE/LATIN CULTURE:  The NOSOTROS Student Organization will be holding two events next week.  Join us for the forth presentation of the series, A Door to Latin Culture, on Tuesday October 25 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Fisher 138.  Rudiger Escobar Wolf will talk about his country, Guatemala.  Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  This event is supported by the Parents Fund at Michigan Tech.

Then, don’t miss our next Latin dance on Friday, October 28 at the MUB Ballroom A starting at 8:00 pm with a salsa class and open floor at 9:00 pm.  This is a Halloween party so wear your scary costumes!  Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided.  Sponsored by GSG and USG.

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HAUNTED HAUS:  The local Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity, located at 1206 College Avenue, is hosting its 25th Annual Haunted Haus Friday, October 28 and Saturday October 29.  This event has risen upwards of $1,000 a year and more than $20,000 for the local Pigs ‘N’ Heat Charity. The Brothers of Sigma Pi hope to see support in helping our local Pigs ‘N’ Heat and are offering a $1 off entry with a 2 can donation to this year’s Haunted Haus Can Drive.  Questions about the Haunted Haus can be directed to Benjamin Urness at bhurness@mtu.edu.
Time:  7 :00 – 9 :00 pm:  All Ages        9:00 pm – midnight:  Suggested Ages 12 & Up
Admission:  $5 Ages 12 & Up,    $3 Ages 5- 11,    Free Admission Ages 4 & Below        

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ICE LEADERSHIP SOCIETY: Come join the ICE (Innovate, Create, Engage) Leadership Society’s membership meeting Thursday, October 27 and participate in some challenging and fun activities while learning the ins and outs of developing your leadership skills.  This new student organization meets in EERC 214 at 7:00 pm every other Thursday and would love to see you there!  Contact Tyler Myers at tcmyers@mtu.edu with any questions or check us out on Facebook.

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BIRD MONITORING PRESENTATION:  The Framework and Challenges of Monitoring Birds on a Regional Level will be presented by Katie Koch, USFWS Midwest Bird Monitoring Coordinator, on Friday, October 28 at 1:00 pm in Forestry G002.  Koch is part of The Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership which was established in 2009 with the hope of providing a means to help wildlife professionals better understand and interface raptor conservation needs with climate change, energy development, land use practices, and food production across the Midwestern landscape.  Monitoring is essential to successful local and landscape-scale bird conservation planning, guiding design of on-the-ground activities, and evaluation of implementation practices to inform adaptive management.  Questions about the presentation can be directed to Auriel Van Der Laar at avanderlaar@gmail.com.  This presentation is brought to you by Birdbums, a registered student organization at Michigan Tech. 

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LITTLE BROTHERS/FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY: Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly are still in need of volunteers for our woodcutting program before the weather turns.  This program provides wood to over 90 elderly in need in Houghton County that need wood to heat their homes throughout the winter. Volunteer groups will go to either a wood lot or an elderly person’s home to cut and split wood. We provide all equipment, including chainsaws, mauls, a hydraulic splitter, and safety equipment. Volunteers will also make deliveries of wood to an elderly person’s home if necessary. Volunteer groups must have people with some experience cutting and splitting wood. If you are interested, please e-mail Rebekka at rdmikkol@mtu.edu or call Little Brothers at 906-482-6944 as soon as possible.

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GARRISON KEILLOR AT THE ROZSA:  Garrison Keillor is coming to the Rozsa Center on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm for An Evening of Storytelling.  This will be a rare and intimate performance, with Garrison taking the stage alone.  Exactly what will he do?  That will be a surprise!  He may sing; he may tell jokes; he may tell stories about the little town of Lake Wobegone “…where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and all the children are above average,” or he may read something from one of his books of poetry.  To purchase tickets, please call 487-2073, go online to tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC. 

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ASB TRIP TO PUERTO RICO:  In order to secure the best airfare, Student Activities is rounding up interest early for the Alternative Spring Break service trip to Puerto Rico!  Participants will depart from the Houghton County Airport on Saturday, March 3, and return on Saturday March 10.  The cost to you will be $900 – $1000 at this time depending on flights, and this price includes airfare, travel to and from the airport, lodging and most meals.  This service trip is in collaboration with the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers at Polytechnic University in San Juan.  The service project entails maintaining the grounds of a Catholic retreat center and the surrounding forest.

The service trip is open to all Michigan Tech students who are in good standing and have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA.  Please complete the application ASB Puerto Rico application and bring to Student Activities in MUB 112 as soon as possible.  Additional questions may be directed to activities@mtu.edu , or call 487-2402.  Acceptance will be based on a first come-first served basis; also academic standing and responses to the essay questions will be taken into consideration for final selection.  Upon acceptance, you will be asked to commit with a $500 non-refundable down payment.

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