Student News Briefs: March 23, 2012

 

FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Sherlock Holmes 2 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week we are showing: Contraband.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

 

CAMPUS HOPE SPEAKER SERIES: The Campus HOPE Student Organization will be sponsoring a Christian speaker, Pastor Daniel McGrath, to come and speak about the truths in the Bible.  This series is entitled “Can The Bible Really Be Trusted?” Please join us every night from Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30 at 7:00 pm in Fisher 138.  The public is invited and Bibles will be provided free of charge! For any questions, please contact us at chopeleaders-l@mtu.edu.

 

 

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DECA SHOWS “HOP”:  To kick-start your Easter weekend, DECA student organization will be showing “Hop” on Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 pm in Rehki 214.  This is a FREE event open to everyone on campus.  There will be popcorn, soda, and Easter candy!  If you have any questions regarding DECA or the event please contact Sarah Ochs at siochs@mtu.edu.

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VOCATIONAL JOB FAIR:  The Rotaract Club at Michigan Tech, an international service student organization, is hosting a Vocational Job Fair on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm in Fisher 126.  Leaders of the Houghton Rotary International will be presenting about their careers and offering professional advice to interested students.   Information about joining Rotaract will be available and free refreshments and snacks will be served.   If you think you might like to attend please send a confirmation email to Jess Banda, jebanda@mtu.edu.   To learn more about Rotaract visit: http://www.rotaract.org/ .

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FUNDRAISER AT JOEY’S SEAFOOD AND GRILL:  Alpha Phi Omega student organization Relay for Life team will be hosting a fundraiser at Joey’s Seafood and Grill on Wednesday March 28.   Relay For Life raises money for cancer research.  Simply go into Joey’s on Wednesday and tell your server that you are there for the fundraiser, order your food and when you pay, 20% of your bill will be donated to APO’s relay team from the owner of Joey’s.  Visit APO’s Relay for Life link at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/apo-el.  For questions, contact Travis Wakeham at twakeham@mtu.edu.

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ROCK CLIMBING SORORITY EVENT:  The women of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority have rented out the rock climbing wall at the SDC and would love to see you there!  If you are interested or have any questions about how a sorority could work for you, come and join us Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm.  Rides will be provided to and from the residence hall lobbies at 6:45pm.  For anymore information, contact our recruitment leader Leona Parent at lmparent@mtu.edu or call 586-383-3823.  Hope to see you there!

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LODE SURVEY:  It would be greatly appreciated if you would fill out this short survey (only 4 questions) regarding Lode readership.  This survey will help us to better tailor our paper to what students would like to see.  At the same time knowing our readership will allow us to operate more efficiently, ensuring that we will be able to keep producing this paper as a service to students for years to come.  Just click on this link and it will bring you right to the survey http://mtubusiness.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bQ7cDbUAU2sOpvu.  Questions about the survey can be directed to Joe Giddings at jlgiddin@mtu.edu.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:  The Office of Process Improvement is hiring 2 Student Process Improvement Coordinators.   The successful candidates will work with the department on specific improvement goals as well as support the Michigan Tech campus community in carrying out diverse improvement efforts.  More position information is available on NACElink, Job ID#15871.  Candidates must be available to work over the summer of 2012.  This position is year round and the hours are flexible. $9.00/hour.

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BIOLOGY WEEK

Support Phi Sigma Bio Honor Society by participating in this year’s Bio Week March 26-30.  Attend one or all of the many events related to the biological sciences being hosted this week:

Monday (March 26th):  Save a life and register to become an organ donor.
   MUB COMMONS: 10-2
Tuesday (March 27th):  Stop by and sign the ‘We Love Biology’ banner with fingerpaints.
   DOW LOBBY: 10-2        
Wednesday (March 28th):  Book and Bake Sale.
   DOW LOBBY: 10-2
Thursday (March 29th):  Contagion movie night (snacks provided).
   FISHER 328 7pm
Friday (March 30th):  Pitch Burst! Soak your friends with water balloons.
   MUB LAWN: 2-4pm
Contact Phill Mercier (pjmercie@mtu.edu) with any questions about Biology Week.  Hope to see you all there!!

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HEALTH CLINIC CLOSED THIS WEEKEND:  The clinic and pharmacy at the Portage Health University Center on MacInnes Drive will be closed on Friday, March 23 and the weekend as workers finish up Phase One of the $4.3 million addition and renovation.  The services will reopen on Monday, March 26 for regular business hours in the newly constructed space, which features a more spacious and comfortable registration area/waiting room, updated patient-care areas and an expanded, revamped pharmacy.  Phase Two of the project begins on Monday, March 26, and includes renovating the original clinic, which was built in 2000. The entire complex is expected to be open in August.

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USG LANSING BLITZ:  Calling All Students!! Do you think the price of tuition is too high? Do you wish Lansing would prioritize University Funding? Well, the Student Association of Michigan’s Lansing Blitz- Higher Education Rally is for you. Come join members of the Undergraduate Student Government rally with students from each of Michigan’s 15 Public Universities on the steps of the state capitol on Friday, March 30, 2012.

A bus will be departing from outside of the Memorial Union Building at 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012 to head down to Lansing for the rally Friday at noon! Transportation costs have been covered by the Student Activity Fee.  Participants will also receive a small breakfast and lunch stipend on Friday as well as a Michigan Tech T-shirt for attending.

For more information, contact Eli Karttunen at eakarttu@mtu.edu or stop by the USG office in the MUB. Participants will be required to signup and fill out a liability waiver.  Seats will fill up on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to stop by ASAP.

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INTERNATIONAL NIGHT:  International Club would like to invite you to International Night 2012, a dinner/theater event that will take place on Sunday April 1 at 6:00pm in the MUB Ballroom. Enjoy a multi-course dinner while watching 8 performances including singing, dancing, comedy sketches, and community drumming. Tickets are $10 for Students and $12 for Community and are available for purchase at the SDC Ticket Office and online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu.  For more detailed information about the event menu and performances please see below.

International Night Performances include:

Don’t Feed The Bears- performing “Entre Sabanas” & “Bullet”
African Student Organization- performing “West African Modern Dance”
Malin Erickson- performing “Simple Swedish” a Comedy Sketch
Keweenaw Community Drum Project- African Drum Circle
Conventus Discessio- Variations of “Farewell” and A-Minor Jam
Zichen Qian- Singing “Those Years”
Praise in Effect Gospel Choir- Singing “Can’t Give Up Now” & “He Wants It All”
Swagata Banerjee- Noted Odissi Dancer

International Night Menu includes:
 
Lahanosalata ( Greek Cabbage Salad)
Pitepalt (Swedish Dumplings)
Masaman Curry (Thai Curry)
Chicken Peanut Stew (African Peanut Chicken)
Da Pan Ji (Chinese Chicken)
Greek Green Beans in Tomato Sauce
Picadillo (Latin American Hash) :
Bibingka (Filipino Rice Pudding)

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ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGISTS (AEG):  The newly formed Association of Environmental Geologists (AEG) Michigan Tech student chapter is looking for new members!  Membership is free, and is open to all majors.  Participation is not only fun, but it is a great way to network and make new friends.  Plus, it looks great on your resume!  We will be having our next meeting at noon on March 28 in the 6th floor Dow atrium.  Can’t make it to the meeting?  Be sure to ‘Like’ us on facebook (www.facebook.com/AEGMichiganTech) and check out our homepage (http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~toommen/aegstudentchapter.html) for the latest news and events.  Hope to see you there!

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DONATE BLOOD FOR RESEARCH:  A research lab (www.mderl.org) on campus is seeking blood donors for all blood types, especially the following rare blood types: A-, B+, B-, AB+ and AB-.  If you would be willing to donate a small vial of blood via the trained personnel at the SDC Portage Health Clinic, please contact Ms.Kaela Leonard at kaela.m.leonard@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.  For any questions regarding the research, contact Dr. Adrienne Minerick at minerick@mtu.edu.  You will be asked to provide proof of blood type, but other personal information will not be recorded and be kept completely confidential.  You will need to give your consent for donation; the form can be viewed at www.mderl.org.  A small monetary gift of $5 will be given to donors. 

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DON KERANAN JAZZ CONCERT:  This Saturday, March 24, the Rozsa Center  and the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents “The Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert,” celebrating 45 years of Jazz at Michigan Tech!  Alumni will play a big role in the festivities, and a reception for Alumni will follow the concert.  “We’ve got alums from all over coming back,” Irish says. “So far, the oldest alum will be Tim Nielsen ’76 and the youngest will be Andy Kurzeniewski ’10.”  They are both trombone players.   General Admission $10, Michigan Tech Students Free. To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, go online at Rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC.

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