Student News Briefs: April 6, 2012



FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 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: Chronicle.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at


PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER TOMORROW:  The students of the Pavlis Institute will be hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 8 at St. Al’s Church (411 MacInnes Drive) to benefit communities in Ghana and India.  Perkins pancakes and Vollwerth’s sausages (among other goodies) will be
served. The meal is free with a donation. Artwork and crafts from Ghana will be available in a silent auction. In the summer of 2012, Pavlis students will travel to Ghana and India to implement a number of service projects. All funds raised at the breakfast will be used to support these international efforts.  The Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership was founded by alumnus Frank Pavlis. The institute aims to transform students into tomorrow’s leaders by teaching them communication, ethics, sustainability, culture and leadership skills.


2012 Spring Chinese movie night will be held on  Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 pm in Fisher 135.  The Chinese action movie HERO will be shown. This event is sponsored by the Chinese Language and Culture Club.  FREE movie/99 minutes/English! We welcome everyone join us and enjoy the movie!


PREGNANT AND PARENTING STUDENTS NETWORK:  The Pregnant and Parenting Students Network will be hosting their final meeting of the semester. Please join us Tuesday April 10 at 6:00pm in the Daniel Heights Community Room for a full meal and kids’ activities. The meeting is free and open to children, spouses, partners, and other care-takers (even if they are not students).
PPSN is a support network for students who are pregnant and parenting. Support for the group comes from University Counseling and Wellness Services, The Michigan Tech Parent’s Fund, Housing and Residential Life, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. If you have any questions, please contact Counseling Services at 487-2538.


REAC HOSTS SPEAKER:  The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will be hosting Canadian National Chief Engineer of Structures, Nigel Peters, this Tuesday April 10. His presentation topics, times and location are:

2-3 p.m., Dillman 214, Introduction to Railroad Bridges and Structures
4-5 p.m., Dillman 214, Rail – Latest Developments and Challenges
6-7 p.m., Dillman 214, CN Bridge Projects

Any questions about REAC or this event can be directed to Eric Goers at


HELP MAKE THIS STUDENT’S DREAM A REALITY:  Have you ever read a job description and thought “That is what I was born to do!” This happened to Nora Heikkinen, a fourth-year STA student. She has found an internship matched exactly to her passions of outdoor exploring, documenting, and interacting with people. Please take 10 seconds to help her application make it to the final round with your vote!


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The internship is a 4-week exploration of Isla Palenque, an island owned by Amble Resort in Panama. The intern participates in adventure sports, interacts with indigenous people, and goes on excursions around the island, all while documenting and blogging the experience.


GLOBAL CITY PHOTO EXHIBIT:  Global City is proud to partner with the Vertin Gallery, the Keweenaw Brewing Company and the Copper Country Community Art Center for the second annual Global City photo exhibit!

Global City is a student organization at Michigan Tech dedicated to addressing critical global issues, especially those that most directly impact developing countries. Its three main goals are to: 1) foster cooperation and understanding among nationals of different countries, 2) promote interest in international affairs such as the environment, human rights, technology transfer, poverty, development, and sustainability, and 3) provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to benefit the university and the world community.

The winning photos representing the categories of “People”, “Planet”, “Sustainability” and “Glocal” will be exhibited in the following venues around Hancock, Houghton and Calumet:

 April 6 – 14 – Vertin Gallery in Calumet

April 15 – 29 – Keweenaw Brewing Company

April 30 – May 6 – Copper Country Community Arts Center

All are welcome to attend opening night at 7:00pm, Friday, April 6 at the Vertin Gallery as part of the Calumet First Friday events. We are excited to offer a glimpse of Global City members’ pictorial vision that embodies the essence of both local and global community. Please come out and support this vibrant and inspiring exhibit!


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