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.

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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 bluekey.students.mtu.edu.  Email any questions to: bluekey@mtu.edu.

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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 clindema@mtu.edu.

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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 auboni@mtu.edu

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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 geshirke@mtu.edu.

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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 www.oap.mtu.edu, or email or call the OAP house at oap@mtu.edu or 487-2970.

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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 mawilcox@mtu.edu.

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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 twmaynar@mtu.edu or Eric Volk at oap@mtu.edu.  Be sure to bring a water bottle to the event, and we’ll see you on Saturday!

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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 tnadams@mtu.edu.

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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 kghietal@mtu.edu

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MATH LEARNING CENTER HIRING COACHES:  The Math Learning Center is hiring coaches.  Applications are open to undergraduates and are available online at http://www.mathlab.mtu.edu/mlc/index.php/Main_Page#Hiring, 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 kmwalsh@mtu.edu.

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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 kbmaijal@mtu.edu.

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

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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   http://www.sa.mtu.edu/stulife/stuorg%20copy/transition/index.html .  If you have any questions, feel free to call Maryann at 487-2402, email mawilcox@mtu.edu , or stop by MUB 106.

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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 ( http://blueharborresort.com/ ).  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 seallen@mtu.edu with a “yes”!

To find out more about MIND TREKKERS: Watch a 5-minute documentary about the team : http://vimeo.com/25207906, or visit the team’s website: http://www.mindtrekkers.mtu.edu/  or search “Michigan Tech MIND TREKKERS” on Facebook.

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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 bsbeach@mtu.edu.

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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 jlthores@mtu.edu.  Everyone, student or not, is welcome to participate!

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SPORTS THIS WEEKEND:

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.)


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