Student News Briefs: November 11, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Friends with Benefits in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  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.

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BENEFIT PANCAKE BREAKFAST:   The students of the Pavlis Institute will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit communities in Ghana and India on Sunday, November 13 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at St. Albert the Great Church at 411 MacInnes Drive.  Pavlis students will be traveling to Ghana and India to implement a number of service projects, and all funds raised at the breakfast will be used to support these international project efforts.

Perkins pancakes (among other goodies) will be served, and the cost of the meal is a free will donation.  Artwork and crafts from Ghana, brought back by students last summer, will be available in a silent auction.  Questions about the benefit breakfast can be directed to Clayton Doyle at ccdoyle@mtu.edu.

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HUSKYLEAD:  Learn how to put sleep, exercise, and fun back into your schedule while maintaining your academic excellence with Time Management at the next HuskyLEAD presentation on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  Through information and various exercises, we will focus on balancing academics, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilities.  HuskyLEAD is open to all Michigan Tech students, and registered student organization officers are encouraged to attend.  Questions can be directed to Beth Lunde, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, at blunde@mtu.edu.  Hope to see you there!

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ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  Please join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm in MUB Ballroom B1 for an informational session on the 2012 Alternative Spring Break trips being planned by Student Activities and the Outdoor Adventure Program.  Destinations include Puerto Rico, Georgia, Florida and Utah.  Activities include service, snorkling, backpacking, caving and downhill skiing.  Brief presentations with questions & answers to follow.  Email activities@mtu.edu or call 487-1963 with any questions about ASB.

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PUBLICITY FOR MICHIGAN TECH STUDENTS:  Michigan Tech students will have an opportunity for some publicity!  The University Marketing and Communications Department received a request from  CollegeBound Network seeking examples of how students at colleges and universities are giving thanks during November by making meals for those in need, volunteering and raising money for worthy causes.  If you or your organization have examples to give, please contact Jenn Donovan, Director of Public Relations, at jdonovan@mtu.edu or 906-487-4521 NO LATER THAN Monday, November 14.

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WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER COURSE:  The Outdoor Adventure Program is sponsoring a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) 5-day course at Michigan Tech January 2-6, 2012.  You will receive full certification or re-certification for WFR.  For more information please visit http://www.northerncairn.com, or contact Erik Keisler at 487-1963 or ekeisler@mtu.edu.

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INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR:  The International Club is hosting a Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 12 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  You will have the opportunity to purchase unique gifts from around the world.  Questions about the bazaar can be directed to International Club members Jessica Banda, jebanda@mtu.edu or Zichen Qian, zichenq@mtu.edu.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN DECEMBER 2011: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more special by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program. Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/campaign/giving/ways-of-giving/programs/class-tributes/ for program and participation details.  The deadline for tributes is Monday, November 14, 2011.  For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR:  All Undergraduate and Graduate students are invited to participate in Michigan Tech’s International Ambassador Program, a new program through International Programs and Services.  The International Ambassador Program helps international & US students who have similar interests to form friendships while learning about new cultures. Participants in the International Ambassador Program attend one free event each month, so you only need a few hours of free time to participate.  If you’re interested in making a friend from another culture, learning, expanding your resume, and attending fun events,  consider becoming one of Michigan Tech’s first International Ambassadors.  If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please e-mail Jessica Banda: jebanda@mtu.edu.

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ARTWORK BY MARY ANN BECKWITH:  Please join the Rozsa Center at a reception with the distinguished artist and Michigan Tech professor Mary Ann Beckwith as she opens a retrospective of her work titled “Images Now and Then,” in the Rozsa Gallery this Friday, November 11, 2011, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  The artwork will be on display from November 11, 2011 – January 27, 2012.  This exhibit is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.  Sponsored by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.
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DINING SERVICES SURVEY:   Students are invited to participate in a survey to determine opinions, preferences, and use of Dining Services on campus. Your responses will be used to help make recommendations for new dining options. The survey is brief and should only take 2-3 minutes.  Please take a moment to share your opinions with us!
        
Click here to do the survey:    https://www.surveys.mtu.edu/auxservices/49959/lang-en/tk-shtsifibfqv4j5v
    

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