Student News Briefs: February 17, 2012



FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Real Steel in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm. 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






WINTER BAJA 2012:  Michigan Tech’s Blizzard Baja SAE enterprise will be hosting this year’s annual Winter Baja competition on Saturday, February 18, at Lake Linden Park (15 minutes north of Hancock on M-28).  The only competition of its kind in America, Winter Baja draws teams from as far as Virginia and South Dakota to race their Baja SAE vehicles on a motocross-style track made completely out of snow and ice.  The event is FREE for spectators; concessions from local UP business will be available for purchase.  Races start at 10:00 am and continue all day!  For more details or questions, contact Grant Cox, Event Coordinator, at  See you there!


HUNGER WEEK:  Student Activities is hosting Hunger Week events from February 20 – March 2.  Registered Student Organizations are asked to collect one food category listed below.  At this time, the local food banks are in need of the following items:
Boxed Dinners (hamburger helper etc.)
Canned or Packaged Fruit
Drinks (juices, teas, kool-aid etc.)
Desserts (brownie mixes, etc.)
Snacks (fruit packs, granola bars, crackers, pop tarts etc.)
Hygiene Items (shampoo, soap, etc.)

Bring your donations to Student Activities in MUB 112, and they will be distribute the items to the local food banks.  If organizations would like to compete with other groups, Student Activities would be happy to sponsor an award.  Please email with your collection item of choice and your organization’s contact information.  Call Student Activities at 487-1963 with any other questions.


CARNIVAL AND MARDI GRAS EVENT:  NOSOTROS invites you to a dance celebrating Carnival and Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 18 beginning at 8:00 pm with free Salsa lessons.  Open floor dance will be from 9:00 pm until midnight.  The event will be held in MUB Ballroom A.   The event is a colorful and unique celebration and the apparel is half the fun!  Colorful costumes are worn, so dig out your hat, tiara, crown, boa, mask, costume or beads and be festive! Come and dance salsa, merengue, bachata and much more! No partner needed; family friendly; all levels; free entrance! King cakes and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Please bring dancing or comfortable clean shoes.  This event is organized by NOSOTROS, Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the USG.  For information contact Alessia Uboni at



AFRICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION EVENTS:  In celebration of Black History Month, the African Student Organization at Michigan Tech invites you to the following events this month:

Waiting for Superman
Wednesday February 22, 6:00-8:30pm, M&M U115
Film and Discussion – A documentary that reviews the public education system as it follows student through lottery selection for acceptance to charter schools.

Addressing “Sense of Belonging” for Minorities in STEM
Thursday February 23, 12 :00-1:00pm, Fisher 230
Lunch and Learn – A presentation by Tech Alum Kari L. Jordan. This lecture will address   the STEM Community and narratives from minority students who have successfully become “members”and those who have not. 
Please RSVP to Lori Weir ( ) by   February 21 .

African Night!  
Saturday  February 25 ,   7:30-10:00pm,   Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
Ndangariro   (We Remember) — This performance   will reflect on some of the most significant periods throughout African history and celebrates African Culture by taking a look at what effect music, dance and fashion have had on the continent.  Contact the Rozsa Center for  pricing and  tickets  487-3200 .  $7 for students.  $10 for general public.  Free to children 5 and under.

For questions about these events, contact Tayloria at . 


KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs its third concert of the 2011-2012 season this Saturday, February 18, 7:30 PM, at Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The KSO is proud to present the world premiere of a new work by local composer and former KSO conductor Milton Olsson, as well as the ever-popular William Tell Overture. General Admission is $15, Michigan Tech Students Free.  To purchase tickets, call (906)487-2073, go online at, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC).



CELTIC NIGHTS:  The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents “Direct From Ireland – Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope,” featuring the finest singers and dancers Ireland has to offer! For two nights Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 PM! For more details,

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents “Direct From Ireland – Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope,” featuring the finest singers and dancers Ireland has to offer! For two nights Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 PM!  Don’t miss this spectacular celebration of Irish song and dance. Tickets for Adults, $28, Seniors $24, and Students $20.

To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), 600 MacInnes Drive, in Houghton.  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.  


GLOBAL CITY ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION:  You’re invited to submit your high resolution photos (300 dpi) to the annual Global City photo competition for a chance to win prizes and have your photos displayed in galleries throughout town and at International Night 2012.  Please submit up to 4 photos, one for each of the categories below, by sending them to

(open to interpretation)

1. People
2. Sustainability
3. Planet/ Landscapes
4. Michigan Tech “Glocal”; Photos that represent your experience at Michigan Tech.


    • The photos must be taken by you.
    • They must be 3000 pixels at 300 dpi (they will be printed as 20 by 30 inch prints)
    • The must be sent to by Friday @ Midnight .

Please submit your photos!

View past GlobalCity Photo Contest Winners @


NOW HIRING MULTILITERACIES CENTER COACHES FOR FALL 2012: If you enjoy working with others, listen well, have strong communications skills, have a sense of humor, display sensitivity toward others, and have an openness to diversity, you are qualified to become a Multiliteracies Coach. Applications are being accepted now for Fall 2012 coaches. Visit the Multiliteracies Center in Walker Arts and Humanities Room 107, or go to All majors are welcomed to apply; applicants need not be a Humanities major, an experienced writer, nor a tutor. Interviews begin in March. For questions, contact Nancy Grimm at, or call 487-3265.


MTU PRESCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY:  If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the MTU Preschool would like to invite your organization to participate in our upcoming Cabin Fever Carnival fund raising event as event volunteers. The MTU Preschool is a non profit organization and the Carnival is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This carnival involves many games and activities for young children, including prizes, a snack bar, bake sale, and gift basket/memorabilia auction. This years’ Carnival is Saturday, March 3rd, 10:00am – 1:00pm in the Rozsa Center lobby. This is the first weekend of spring break this year, but if you are in town, please consider coming out to help us. Please see a summary of details below.

We need volunteers mainly to sell game tickets, run the games, give out prizes, help children and parents find things, help with set-up and tear down , snack bar help, etc.

If your organization can participate, please contact Tim Givens, Volunteer Coordinator at your earliest convenience with a list of names and/or a number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts. Tim can be reached at 483-0522  or by emailing
Volunteer Shifts

Shift 1

9:45am – 11:45am

Shift 2

11:45am – 1:45pm

Shift 3 ( Clean Up/Tear-Down )

1:00pm – 2:00pm