Day: January 20, 2012

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!