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.