Month: January 2012

Student News Briefs: January 27, 2012

REMINDER HUSKYLEAD TUESDAY:  All aspiring leaders and organization officers are encouraged to attend the next HuskyLEAD session on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom A1.  The topic is “Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization” and will be presented by Travis Pierce, Director of Housing, Residential Life and Student Activities; and Eli Karttunen, USG Treasurer.  HuskyLEAD is free and all students are welcome to attend.


WINTER CARNIVAL RISKS AND LIABILITY WAIVER:  If you are participating in Special Events for Winter Carnival, please turn in your waivers to the Blue Key office by Monday, January 30 at 5:00 pm.  Have each member from your roster sign a waiver and turn them in all together. The waivers are available on the Blue Key website  Email any questions to:


FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Three Musketeers (3D) in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Please bring your Michigan Tech student ID in order to checkout 3D glasses.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week is The Lion King (3D). If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at


LATIN DANCE:  Join NOSOTROS on our next Latin Dance – it’s a SOMBRERO (HAT) PARTY!!  The event will be held on in MUB Ballroom A tonight (Friday, January 27) with Salsa lessons beginning at 8:00 pm and open floor dance from 9:00 pm – midnight.  Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  No partner needed; open to everybody; FREE!

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


VALENTINE DIRT CUPS:  The women of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority will be making Valentine Dirt Cup Desserts February 1st from 7pm-8pm and hope for you to come.  If you are curious about what a sorority is really like, meet our drivers in the residence hall lobbies and they will give you a ride out to the sorority house at 6:45 pm.  For questions, contact Gabriela Shirkeyat


JOIN THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GROUP ON SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  People are signing up, so come into the Outdoor Adventure Program house and reserve your spot to join us on the Florida, Utah, or Georgia Spring Break adventure trips.  Spring Break activities include skiing, swimming with dolphins, camping on an island in the Atlantic, mountains, caving, Panama City Beach, and visiting the largest aquarium in the US!  There is something for everyone in these exciting trips. All trips are $450!  Save money if you are van certified.  Earn PE credits for additional fee.  We found the best deals and adventures you just sign-up and have fun!  Signup today, 50% due Feb 17th. Remainder due at the start of the Trip. More information can be found at, or email or call the OAP house at or 487-2970.


SIGN UP NOW FOR PUERTO RICO SPRING BREAK SERVICE TRIP:  All students with a 2.0 GPA or above are eligible to join the Student Activities staff on an Alternative Spring Break service trip to Puerto Rico March 3 – March 10.  The cost is $150 plus airfare.  Most meals and lodging are included in the $150 fee.  If you choose, Student Activities can book your flight for you.  We will be staying in the beautiful, spacious guest house at Polytechnic University in San Juan.  The service entails maintaining the site of a retreat center and surrounding rain forest in Bayamon, PR.  It is not necessary to be Spanish-speaking as most of the hosts are fluent in English.  The trip is coordinated by the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers at PU.  You must apply for the trip by Friday, February 3 and your $150 fee must be paid by February 17.  Please complete the application ASB Puerto Rico application and return it to Student Activities in MUB 112.  For questions, call 487-2402, or email


SNOWSHOE/ORIENTEERING WORKSHOP:  Do you want to learn how to snowshoe and use a compass for free?  The Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting a snowshoe/orienteering workshop this Saturday, January 28th from noon to 2:00 pm.  The first portion consists of basic orienteering instruction with a demonstration follow-up as we strap on snowshoes and head for the hills.  Hiking will be easy/moderate.  Anyone who can read the numbers on the compass can complete this course!  Sign-ups are preferred, so visit the OAP Rental Center soon!  For more information, contact Tom Maynard at or Eric Volk at  Be sure to bring a water bottle to the event, and we’ll see you on Saturday!


PRESENTATION AND TIMELINE DISPLAY OF BLACK STUDENTS ON CAMPUS:  The Black Students Association presents ” Black People in Focus: Educating Blacks in America” on Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm on the first floor of the Van Pelt Library.  A timeline display, “Black Enrollment at Michigan Tech – How Far Have We Come?” will trace the history and experiences of Black students on Michigan Tech’s campus.  Refreshments will be provided.  For questions, contact Tayloria at


BRAVING IRAQ:  The Society of Wetland Scientists will be showing the film “Braving Iraq” on Monday, January 30 at 5:00 pm in the Forestry Building Room G002.  According to the website, “NATURE’s Braving Iraq unravels this tale about what was once one of the richest and most important wetlands in the world – from its virtual destruction by a ruthless dictator to its exciting, new prospects for a miraculous recovery.”   For questions, contact Katie Hietala at


MATH LEARNING CENTER HIRING COACHES:  The Math Learning Center is hiring coaches.  Applications are open to undergraduates and are available online at, or feel free to stop by and pick up an application in Fisher 128 during our walk-in hours.  Ask a coach for more details or join us for our info session to answer any questions about working at the MLC on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 128.  We expect prospective coaches to have completed Calc III by the end of Fall 2012 and to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.  For questions about this event, contact Kaylee at


GREEK RECRUITMENT EVENTS:  The Panhellenic council announces the upcoming Greek recruitment events listed below.  Rides will leave the residence hall lobbies 15 minutes prior to the event.  For questions, contact the publicity chair of the Panhellenic council, Kelsey Maijala at

Sorority Events:
Wednesday, February 1
Be my Valentine Rush with Delta Phi Epsilon at 6 PM
Valentine’s Day Cards and Cookies with Delta Zeta at 6 PM
Game and Movie Night with Phi Delta Chi at 7 PM

Thursday, February 2
Valentine’s for the Men and Women in the Service  with Theta Chi Epsilon at 5 PM

Friday, February 3
Smoothie and Yoga Rush with Alpha Xi Zeta at 5:30 PM

Fraternity Events:

Wednesday, February 1
Agent Orange with Sigma Pi at 6 PM
Men vs. Food Rush with Phi Kappa Tau at 7 PM

Thursday, February 2
T.V. Show Favorites Night with Triangle Fraternity at 8:30 PM in Fisher 101

Sunday, February 4
Super Bowl Rush with Sigma Pi at 6 PM


STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS OFFICER TRANSITION:  Your student organization may have gone through officer transitions this month due to graduations, grade reports, elections or a number of other changes.  Be sure you follow the proper officer transition procedures, most importantly,  updating your Involvement Link page and turning over  any keys to offices or storage areas!  For a complete checklist of officer transition procedures , go to .  If you have any questions, feel free to call Maryann at 487-2402, email , or stop by MUB 106.


MIND TREKKERS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR FESTIVAL IN SHEBOYGAN WI:  The MIND TREKKERS student organization is seeking an additional 40 student’s to volunteer at the Sheboygan Science & Engineering Festival, which will take place Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14.  New and prospective MIND TREKKERS of all majors are invited to volunteer, and training will be provided.  The team will take two Wi-fi enabled charter buses on the 5-hour trip to Sheboygan, Wisconsin where they will be staying at the Blue Harbor Resort & Waterpark ( ).  All volunteers will receive free admittance to the Blue Harbor Waterpark, a $50 stipend, free hotel accommodations, and several free meals.  If you’re interested in going on this trip, please e-mail with a “yes”!

To find out more about MIND TREKKERS: Watch a 5-minute documentary about the team :, or visit the team’s website:  or search “Michigan Tech MIND TREKKERS” on Facebook.


RECONCILING IN CHRIST SUNDAY:  January 29 is Reconciling In Christ Sunday!  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Lutheran Campus Ministry at Michigan Tech  invites you to
join with us this Sunday to celebrate!  Worship services begin at 10:00 am.  Reconciling in Christ means ALL ARE WELCOME!  GSLC is located at 1100 College Avenue.

People of every age, class, color, and ethnic origin…
People of all sexual orientations and gender identities…
People who are single, married, divorced, separated, blessed or partnered…
People who are temporarily-able, disabled, or of differing abilities

For more information, call the Lutheran Campus Ministry’s advisor Pastor Bucky Beach at 482-5410 or email


CELEBRATE BLIZZARD’S BIRTHDAY:  The Michigan Tech Student Foundation invite everyone to celebrate Blizzard T. Husky’s Birthday!  Blizzard will be present and blizzards will be available to purchase for $2 on Tuesday, January 31 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  The proceeds will help fund the scholarships MTSF distributes throughout the year.  For questions about this event, contact Jessi Thoresen at  Everyone, student or not, is welcome to participate!



Friday, Jan. 27, 2012
Hockey at Minnesota Duluth, 8:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (St. Paul, Minn.)
Women’s Basketball at Hillsdale, 1 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men’s Basketball at Hillsdale, 3 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Hockey at Minnesota Duluth, 8:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (St. Paul, Minn.)

Student News Briefs: January 20, 2012

LATE NIGHT PROGRAMMING:  Join us Friday, January 20 at 10pm in MUB Ballroom – Late Night Programming presents, Comedian, Prashanth Venkataramanujam! Come one, come all 🙂
Comedian Tonight

Thai Food for Khana Khazana

Presentation RR


FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Tower Heist in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week is The Three Musketeers.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at

IMPORTANT WINTER CARNIVAL INFO:  Month-long statue descriptions due Saturday, January 21 @ 5:00 pm.  All-nighter Safety Meeting Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm in EERC 100.
Tickets for Queens and Stage Revue are available at the SDC Ticket Office.  Rulebooks are avialable in the Blue Key Office (1 per organization).  Email any questions to


ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  Interested in going on Spring Break? Want to learn more about trips to Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia and Utah?  To meet the guides, watch a short PowerPoint presentation, ask questions,  please attend the:

Alternative Spring Break Information Session
Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Wads G17/G19

Great prices! Affordable!



Husky Sports this weekend:

Saturday, Jan. 21
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Women’s Basketball hosts Grand Valley State, 1 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men’s Basketball hosts Grand Valley State, 3 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Hockey hosts Northern Michigan, 7:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Sunday, Jan. 22
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (Minneapolis, Minn.)



sponsored by

Integrys Energy Group

and Career Services

Integrys Energy Group Invites Michigan Tech Students to

“WHITE-OUT” the MacInnes Student Ice Arena

 and to a Tail Gate Party on Saturday, January 21, 2012

Michigan Tech Hockey Huskies vs Northern Michigan Wildcats Hockey Game

Be sure to get your hockey game tickets through the “Experience Tech” program, beginning at Noon on Tuesday January 17, from the Central Ticket Office at the SDC, using your Tech Express card

Tail Gate Party: 5:30 – 7:00, Student Entrance (North/Portage Health Entrance Area)

Free Husky Meal (Hotdog, Popcorn and Pop)

Blizzard, the Pep Band, Mitch’s Misfits and Husky Hockey coaches will be there!

“WHITE-OUT” the MAC with a free White T-Shirt distributed at the tail gate – compliments of Integrys

Shoot-Out Game on lower level (pit area) before the game for prizes

Swipe your Tech Express Card to Enter to Win an Amazon Kindle Touch

Integrys is a great supporter of Michigan Tech

and continues their strong tradition of hiring Michigan Tech students

For more information, please visit or call 487-2313


PRESENTATION ON EAST GERMANY AND BERLIN WALL:  Hello Global Citizens…. Happy New Year!  Hope you all had wonderful Holidays.  We are starting this semester’s presentation with a talk about East Germany,  “Life in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall” on Tuesday, January 24,  FISHER 138; from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Please bring your own cup/mug to minimuze waste.  Join Global City members Mariah, Erika, Ben, Jess and Taile to hear Dr. Werner’s story:

Dr. Thomas Werner grew up in East Germany and will share his story about living a political double life in a socialistic country.  You will learn about what it was like for him to have a personal spy who tried to send his parents to prison, and how his home country dropped out of existence over night.  After the wall fell, Thomas studied Biology in Jena, Germany and then moved to Umeå, Sweden where he did his Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology.  Then he moved to Madison, Wisconsin as a postdoctoral fellow studying the evolution and development of color patterns in fruit flies.  Thomas is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech.  He lives in Houghton with his wife Megan, baby daughter Natalia, and soft coated wheaten terrier, Frosty.


CURLING CLUB:  If you are interested in curling this year, the Curling Club of Michigan Tech is meeting Monday’s beginning January 23, 2012 from 7-9pm.  Rides leave Wadsworth Hall Lobby at 6:45pm.  For more information, contact or Victoria Demers at  Free instructions, beginners encouraged to come.


FLASH MOB:  International Club is organizing a Flash Mob during Winter Carnival’s All Nighter.  The Flash Mob is open to both International and Domestic students and is meant to celebrate the diversity of Michigan Tech.  The simple dance will include moves from other cultures and will be taught in a 1-hour dance lesson prior to the Flash Mob. If you or your organization is interested in participating, please e-mail Jess Banda for specific details.

International Club filmed a flash mob to promote the Parade of Nations in September 2011.  Check it out @


BIGFOOT SNOWSHOE EVENT:  Registration for this year’s Bigfoot Snowshoe Event is now open! To register, go to and click on the Bigfoot link. Early registration for students is $10 (until February 3) or $15 through the day of the event. You can also register on the day of the event! Registration includes snowshoe rental, t-shirt, snacks and refreshments as well as a chance to win some great prizes during the drawing! Please contact with any questions.


Annual Blood Drive vs. NMU

The annual blood drive against Northern Michigan University will be on Tuesday, January 24 from noon until 6pm in the Wads Annex. Snacks and refreshments are available for all donors. No appointments are needed! Please stop by to help out a great cause, and of course to beat Northern! Please contact with any questions or concerns.



LATIN PARTY:  Join NOSOTROS on our next Latin Dance!!! It’s a SOMBRERO (HAT) PARTY!!  The event will be held in the MUB Ballroom A on January 27 starting at 8:00 pm.  Free salsa lesson followed by three hours of open floor with salsa, merengue, bachata and much more! No partner needed; family friendly; all levels; NO COST TO YOU!  Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.  This event is supported by GSG and USG.  For information contact


STAND-A-THON COMPETITION:  Stand-A-Thon Student Organization would like to remind all Student Organizations, Residence Houses, and the Greek Community that submission for the Stand-A-Thon Competition is due by 5:00 pm, February 15. There will be prizes for each division to the team that raises the highest pledge average amount per member! All pledge sheets are due the night of Stand-A-Thon, Friday, March 23 by midnight.  All proceeds raised will be donated to Bay Cliff Health Camp! To submit a team or for any questions, please email Alix Rugg at with the name of your Student Organization, Residence House, Fraternity, or Sorority.  If you are an individual student and would like to raise pledges to benefit Bay Cliff, we also offer a prize to the participant who raises the most!



Student News Briefs: December 13, 2012


SPRING INVOLVEMENT FAIR:  The Spring Involvement Fair will be held on Tuesday, January 17 starting at 6:00 pm.  Enjoy soft pretzels and hot chocolate and find out how you can get involved on campus.  Registered Student Organizations can still register for a table by going to  See poster below for more information.

Spring Involvement Fair


BIG CHANGES FOR THE LODE:  The Lode student newspaper is making big changes this semester including a new publishing day.  The Lode will now be distributed across campus every Tuesday morning starting January 17, 2012.  Also, the paper has changed to a tabloid format.  This new format is smaller and easier to read.  We hope you like the new changes to the Lode and would love to hear your feedback.  To share your opinions about the new changes please email


FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing 50/50 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week is Tower Heist.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TUTORING:  The Canterbury House is seeking volunteers for their International Tutoring Program.  Volunteers should have a basic understanding of English, as well as patience when working with non-native English speakers.  The position is very flexible, and extremely rewarding.  The Canterbury House is the yellow house-like building located on US 41 across from the Administration Building.  Stop by the Canterbury House or email or for more information.


LATIN CULTURE PRESENTATION:  The NOSOTROS Student Organization invites you to the 8th presentation of the series, A Door to Latin Culture, to be held on Tuesday, January 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Fisher 138.   Estefania Delavega Borns will talk about her country, Bolivia.  Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  This event is supported by the Parents’ Fund at Michigan Tech.   For information on this event, contact


SUMMER JOBS WITH YOUTH PROGRAMS:  Michigan Tech Youth Programs is seeking 50 students to help run on-campus summer camps for middle and high school students from all over the world. Youth Programs is currently hiring counselors, office assistants, lifeguards, and chaperones for the 2012 summer.

Employment with Youth Programs begins June 18 and ends August 5 (track B) and can be coordinated in conjunction with summer classes.  All positions are paid and some also include room and board in Wadsworth Hall for track B.

To find out more about the positions and to be eligible to apply, please attend an info session on Monday, January 16 or Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00pm in the Ballroom (ground floor) of Douglaas Houghton Hall.

Find out more @


WINTER CARNIVAL DEADLINES:  Below are some important dates and information for Winter Carnival 2012:

•All-Nighter Applications are available in the Blue Key office and may be turned in through Wednesday, January 18 at 5:00pm.
•All-Nighter safety meeting:  Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:00pm in EERC 100.
•Vending Applications are available and are being accepted now through Monday, January 16 at 5:00pm.
•Map of vending sites will be available: Tuesday, January 24.
•Month-Long Statue Descriptions are due:  Saturday, January 21 @ 5:00pm.
•Stage Revue and Queen Coronation tickets are available through the Rozsa Center.
•Rulebooks are available in the Blue Key office (1 rulebook per organization).
If you have any questions, please email



Snowshoe/Orienteering Clinic:  OAP House  Jan  28 – 12-2pm  No Cost

Chili Feed & Igloo/Quinzee Clinic:   OAP House    Feb 5 – 12 – 3     No Cost

Full moon Snowshoe Hike:       Hungarian Falls          Feb 7 – 6-9pm     $10

Kayak Rolling clinics:       SDC Pool      Jan 22, 29 – 6-8pm  $20

Kayak Intro and Safety:     SDC Pool   Feb 12 – 6-8pm    $20

Kayak Rolling clinics:    SDC Pool Feb 19, 26 – 6-8pm  $20        

Kayak Intro and Safety:    SDC Pool       March 18 – 6-8pm  $20

Bigfoot Snowshoe:     SDC     Feb 11 , 9-12am @ SDC            Register Online                                          

Alternative Spring Break March 3-10                                              

Georgia                               $450

Florida                                 $450

Utah                                       $450      

Outdoor Cooking & Fire Building Clinic:  OAP House, March 21, 6-8pm,  No Cost,  Food Provided.

Peshtigo River Rafting:       OAP House         April 15 All day    $75

Gear Swap:    MUB Peninsula April 20, 3-5pm                                             

Sturgeon River Slough Finals Paddle:      OAP House         April 25 6-9pm   $15


NEW ORLEANS HOT 8 BRASS BAND NEW TIME AND PLACE:  The New Orleans’ own Hot 8 Brass Band was scheduled to present both a lecture and a performance at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on January 16, 2012, at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM, respectively.  However, due to theater maintenance, the location and times of these events have changed.  Also, these events are now free. Current ticket holders will be refunded, and are invited to attend the relocated events. The Rozsa Center and Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) are now collaborating on the Martin Luther King Jr. Week “Dream Celebration” Banquet at the Memorial Union Ballroom on January 16, 2012, which will feature the New Orleans’ Own Hot 8 Brass Band.

In place of the originally scheduled lecture at 1:00 PM at the Rozsa, New Orleans’  own Hot 8 Brass Band will present the Keynote Address at the “Dream Celebration” Banquet at 6:00 PM.  The Keynote Address is titled “Tradition, Tragedy, and Hope: A Brief Survey of Brass Music.”  They will follow this presentation with a performance of their music at 7:00 PM.  The banquet and performance will be free and open to the public, however please note that tickets will be required due to limited seating in the MUB Ballroom.  Tickets will be available either by contacting Ticketing Operations at 906-487-2073, from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, or at the door.

The New Orleans’ own Hot 8 Brass Band performance is sponsored in part by the James and Margaret Black Endowment, and the Michigan Tech Center for Diversity and Inclusion.


HOCKEY THIS WEEKEND:  The Hockey Huskies host Alaska Anchorage tonight and Saturday at the Student Ice Arena.Friday:  Military Appreciation Night.  Discounted tickets will be available for all active and retired military and their families.  The special price is $8 for adults and $5 for 18 and younger; a valid military identification is required.Saturday:  Junior Hockey Night sponsored by WalMart.  $5 admission for ALL youth 18 years old and younger.  Postgame Skate With the Huskies.  Purchase tickets in advance.  Portage Health Family Night with a prize registration table set up on the main concourse.Fans can purchase discounted tickets in advance of the game at SDC Ticketing Operations to alleviate traffic flow on game night.  You can buy online at Husky Tickets or in person.