Day: April 13, 2012

Student News Briefs: April 13, 2012

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FILM BOARD CHANGE:  Due to technical difficulties, Film Board will be showing Lilo and Stitch at 6, 8:30, and 11pm for FREE today (FRIDAY) in Fisher 135.  On SATURDAY and SUNDAY, we will be showing The Grey at 6, 8:30, and 11pm at regular ticket price ($3.00/Ticket).  Hope to see you at a show this weekend.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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THREE DAYS TO HELP NORA:  Perhaps you’ve already voted for Nora’s intern
application video, and if you have, it is much appreciated- she’s in 2nd
place! If not, please take 10 seconds to vote for Nora Heikkinen, a
fourth-year STA student. 

CLICK: “Please Login to Vote”
Your Facebook information is to count votes: 1/person.

SHARE: please send link to friends, co-workers, and family, or have them
Google “nora island intern.”

Video at
http://www.amble.com/islapalenque/islandintern2012/applicants/2012/03/nora-heikkinen/.

Nora has found an internship matched exactly to her passions of outdoor
exploring, documenting, and interacting with people.  She needs you to take
just a few seconds to keep her application in the top five in order to make it to
the final interview round!
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 about the experience.

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AISES CONFERENCE ON CAMPUS:  The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) at Michigan Tech would like to invite all of campus to its conference events this weekend.  All events are open and free to Michigan Tech students.  The list of events in its entirety is attached  AISES Agenda[1].  AISES especially invites the public to join them at noon in the SDC Wood gym for the powwow.  Questions about the AISES conference can be directed to Lori Ann Sherman, AISES advisor, at loriann@mtu.edu.

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RALLY CROSS RACE:  The Sports Car Club of Michigan Tech is hosting a Rally Cross this Saturday in the Moyle Gravel Pit. All skill levels are welcome to  attend or race. Most cars and trucks can compete with the exception of high center of gravity vehicles. The cost to race is $35 for 6 to 10 runs, spectating is free. Directions: Follow US-41 past Walmart, and turn left at the Green Acres Road stoplight by Festival Foods. Follow the road until you see the Gravel Pit entrance on your left. Follow the orange road cones to the staging area.
Registration opens at 8:00am and closes at 9:30am. There will be a drivers meeting at 10:00am, and the race begins at 10:30am.
Rules and vehicle classes can be found on the Wisconsin Autosports Group website, the sanctioning body for the event. For any questions or comments, please email the SCC President, Kenneth Thorstenson, at rkthorst@mtu.edu.
Vehicle Classes http://www.w-a-g.org/events/rallycross/2012/classes.htm
Competition Rules http://www.w-a-g.org/events/rallycross/2012/rules.htm

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SIGN PETITION FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES:  Did you know the student health insurance, required by Michigan Tech, covers pregnancy related costs and abortion services, but not birth control consultations?  The plan also covers part of the cost for birth control pills, but not other forms of contraception, such as the patch or IUD’s.  Even some lab fees for annual exams aren’t covered under the current plan.  What’s worse, having the plan excludes students from being eligible for state services such as Medicaid.  Tell Michigan Tech that women’s health issues matter by signing this petition:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/526/835/708/student-health-insurance-should-cover-womens-preventative-health-care/

You can also ‘like’ us on Facebook to receive updates on the progress of the campaign.

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MIND TREKKERS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:  Mind Trekkers is looking for 50 volunteers to attend their Iron Mountain/Lake
Superior State University road show coming up in May.  If you would like to go or would like further information,
please email Liz Fujita (eafujita@mtu.edu). The plan is to leave Houghton
at 12PM on Wednesday, May 2 and return on Saturday, May 5 around 2 PM.

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EUCHRE TOURNAMENT TUESDAY:  The Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority is hosting a Euchre tournament to raise money for the MPS society.  The tournament will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00 pm in the Wadsworth Hall Annex.  The cost will be $10 a team with the winner receiving a cash prize.  If you have any questions, contact Amanda Beam at abeam@mtu.edu.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TIVITZ TOURNEY:  The Center for Pre-College Outreach needs your help on Thursday, April 19 from 9am-noon in the SDC Wood Gym. The department will be running a Tivitz Competition (http://tivitz.com/)  for 4th-7th grade students and they would like you enjoy a pizza lunch with the students while ensuring that they are following the (simple) rules of the competition. Volunteers can sign up for any time slot between 9:00 am and Noon.  To sign up contact Deb Maki at 487-2219 or damaki@mtu.edu.

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RECYCLING DRIVE:  Students at Michigan Tech will be hosting a Recycling Drive on Thursday, April 19  from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the MUB Datolite Room.  Clean out your room at the end of the year and recycle some junk.  We will be collecting everything from paper to plastic and even GLASS!! Do something good for the environment and stop by! Contact Phill Mercier at pjmercie@mtu.edu with questions.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES WANTS FEEDBACK:  Student Activities is looking for feedback from the 2011-2012 year.
Please take a moment to give us your thoughts on campus programming.
http://studentvoice.com/mtu/2012assessmentofstudentactivities

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WINTER CARNIVAL LOGO COMPETITION:  The theme for Winter Carnival 2013 will be “Heroes and Villains Find their Powers in These Frozen Winter Hours.”  Logos designs are now being accepted.  Forms  BK_logo_entry_form_2012[1] are available at http://bluekey.students.mtu.edu/ or in the Blue Key office in MUB 106.  All logo submissions are due by Friday, April 20 at 5:00 pm to the Blue Key office.  The person who designs the winning logo will win $50! For questions, contact Michelle Chiodi mechiodi@mtu.edu.

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SDC RESERVATIONS OPEN FOR STUDENT ORGS:  For the academic year 2012/2013, the SDC open reservation period for student organizations began on April 9.  SDC reservations can be made at www.sportsrec.mtu.edu/sdc , left banner, Facility Reservation Form.  Due to the large demand for space, reservations may be limited to one 2-hour time slots per week, per organization.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.Lois Sedar lsedar@mtu.edu.

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KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Tech Concert Choir will share the Rozsa stage as they perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ war cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem this Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 PM.  Renowned baritone, Nathan Herfindahl, and soprano, Lara Neves, will join in their performance of this gripping portrait of warfare and heart-felt plea for peace.  General Admission $15, Students $7, Michigan Tech Students Free. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online to rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex.  SDC box office hours are 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday-Friday, and 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday and 12:00 noon – 8:00 PM on Sunday.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to the show.

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