Day: December 2, 2011

Student News Briefs: December 2, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing 30 Minutes or Less in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 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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LEADERSHAPE APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY:  The LeaderShape® application deadline is today!  If you would like to apply for LeaderShape® 2012 the application can be found at:
http://www.sa.mtu.edu/stulife/leadership/leadershape/what_is_leadershape.html.  This year’s Institute will be held January 2-8 at the Ford Center in Alberta.  The LeaderShape Institute® is a great opportunity available for MichiganTech students.  LeaderShape® is an intensive week-long leadership development experience that is designed to help students to “lead with integrity.” Students work in large and small groups as they learn and teach one another through interactive lectures, activities, and discussions. There is a minimal cost for attending the Institute of $100 to help defray the cost of transportation, lodging, and meals which are provided to attendees.  Questions can be directed to activities@mtu.edu.

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LATIN DANCE:  Join NOSOTROS for our next Latin dance on Friday, December 10 at 8:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  Free salsa lessons from 8:00 – 9:00 pm followed by open floor until midnight with salsa, merengue, bachata and much more! No partner needed; family friendly; all 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 amirchi@mtu.edu .

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SPRING INVOLVEMENT FAIR:  Attention Student Organization Leaders:  Recruit new members at the 2012 Spring Involvement Fair on Tuesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  Register your organization online at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/6879 .

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ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK INFO SESSION:  Learn about the different Alternative Spring Break trips at the information session on Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm in the MUB Peninsula Room.  Go on a service trip to Puerto Rico, ski in Utah, or go on a backpacking, camping and canoeing adventure in the south!  Questions about ASB can be directed to activities@mtu.edu.

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DONATIONS NEEDED:  Copper Country Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for donations. They accept appliances, furniture, tools, household goods, and much more. They are open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.  For more information call 906.337.0020 or check out the website at http://www.coppercountryh4h.org/Restore.htm.

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HELP A NEEDY FAMILY:  Help make Christmas special for a needy family in our community!

The MBA student Association (MBAA) is Adopting a Family this holiday season. Help us to collect unused clothing, toys, and other items for a local family with four boys aged 5, 9, 11, and 12 who love hockey, floor hockey, and legos. The boys wear medium t-shirts and sizes 12, 12 slim, 10 husky, and 5t pants.

Items can be placed in the festive “Adopt a Family” box in the lobby of the Academic Offices Building. Feel free to wrap your donations, but please attach a note telling us what’s inside. Cash donations will also be accepted in the office of the School of Business and Economics and will be used to purchase food and other necessities for the family’s holiday celebration. We will be accepting donations until December 21, 2011.

Thank you for helping to make the holidays special for a very special family!  For questions, contact Andrea Taglione at aktaglio@mtu.edu .

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INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM:  International Programs & Services is inviting all US & International Students to participate in Michigan Tech’s International Ambassador Program. The program matches each US participant with an International participant who shares common interests. The pairs will attend one event together each month, so only 2-4 hours a month are needed to participate.

International Ambassador Events will begin in the spring semester.  If you’re interested in making a friend from another culture, learning, expanding your resume, and attending fun events, then I really hope you’ll consider becoming one of Michigan Tech’s first International Ambassadors! To sign-up, please e-mail Jess Banda at jebanda@mtu.edu.

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SPRING HUSKYLEAD SESSIONS PLANNED:  Save the dates!  HuskyLEAD starts again in the Spring Semester so you can learn many techniques and tips to hone your leadership skills.
  
The presentations will be Tuesdays at 6:00 pm in the MUB.  The presentation dates and topics are as follows:
January 24  – Recruiting and Retaining Active Members
January 31  – Financing and Budgeting for your Organization
February 14 – Motivating your Members
February 28 – Ethical and Effective Communication
March 13    – Identifying and Assisting Struggling Leaders
March 20    – Using Leadership Experiences in your Job Search

HuskyLEAD is free and available to all Michigan Tech Students.  Questions can be directed to Student Activities at 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER COURSE:  The Outdoor Adventure Program will be hosting a Wilderness First Responder Course January 2-7, 2012. Certifications run through Northern Cairn, a top-of-the-tier wilderness medical training group.  The deadline to sign up is December 9, which can be done at http://www.northerncairn.com.  Course costs are $556 for Tech affiliates for the full course, $295 for the re-certification which runs the last three days of the course.  Lodging can be made available at no cost.  For information about course logistics, e-mail oap@mtu.edu. 

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STUDENT LIFE POSITIONS AVAILABLE:  Are you thinking about getting more involved on campus? Why not consider applying for a position within Student Life!  Student Life will soon be accepting applications for the following positions for the 2012-2013 academic year:

Resident Assistant
Program Assistant
Community Assistant
Orientation Team Leader
Transfer Assistant
Commuter Assistant
Operations Assistant

These are all great positions and offer students the opportunities to develop their leadership skills while also having a great experience. For more information, go to http://studentlife.mtu.edu/join.html , or email joinstudentlife@mtu.edu .

All applicants are required to attend one of the information sessions held on December 6, 7 and January 15, 19.  All are from 8:00-9:00 PM in Fisher 135.  Feel free to come by and learn more about the positions and hear from students currently in these positions.

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THANKS FOR YOUR HELP:  Submitted by Ryan Towles, MTU Preschool Board President:  Thank you all so much for your contributions to the success of the MTU Preschool Bounce-O-Rama on November 12th. The event netted the Preschool over $1,100.  We received many compliments from parents of children that attended and from ACA Jumps (they brought the inflatables) regarding the maturity and overall professionalism of our volunteers and on the set-up of the space and the facility itself.  We could not have made this a successful fund raiser for the Preschool if not for your generous help and assistance. Again, thank you very much.  MTU Preschool is a non-profit, parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the local community and its children for over 50 years.  Have a great rest of the semester.

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GET YOUR DISCOUNTED GLI TICKETS:  Discounted GLI Tickets for the 47th annual Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament Dec. 29-30 in Detroit are on sale now for Michigan Tech students, alumni & fans.  The 2011 edition of the GLI will feature tournament mainstays Michigan Tech, Michigan, and Michigan State along with invitational team Boston College in a true tournament format at Joe Louis Arena, home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings.

The two semifinals will be played on Thursday, Dec. 29, beginning with Michigan Tech vs Michigan State at 4 p.m.  Michigan will take on Boston College in the second semifinal at 7:30.  On Friday, Dec. 30, the third-place game will start at 4 p.m. with the championship game scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Discounted tickets for Michigan Tech students and alumni can be purchased online by using this ticketmaster link and code:

Link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=redwings&o=570168&g=922
Code: MTUALUMNI

These are the sections and seats that are reserved for Michigan Tech students, alumni & fans

Lower Level Reserved $20
Sect. 104-106

Upper Level Reserved $10
Sec. 205-206

Lower Level $15
General Admission

Upper Level
General Admission $

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KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT THE ROZSA:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra will be performing 7:30 pm this Saturday night, December 3 at Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The KSO embarks on a wild orchestral adventure through symphonic movements by Mozart, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Dvorak in this unique musical collage of these four great composers’ symphonies.  General Admission $15, Michigan Tech Students Free.  To purchase tickets, call 906-487-2073, go online at tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC).  SDC box office hours are 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday, and 12:00 noon – 8:00 PM Sunday.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office will only open two hours prior to show times.

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