Student News Briefs: April 20, 2012


FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Underworld: Awakening  in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. 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, Napoleon Mongeau,  at


OAP CANOE TRIP:  It is that time of year again for the Outdoor Adventure Programs Sturgeon River Sloughs Paddle. The Sloughs are located south of Houghton in Chassell Township and provide a great location for an early spring Canoe trip. All participants must sign-up and pay ($15) by April 24, or sooner if you want to ensure your spot. This can be done at the OAP rental center Monday through Friday noon to 5:00 pm or Sunday 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Transportation to the Sloughs is included.  We will meet at the OAP house and depart together.
Wednesday April 25, 2012
Finals Sturgeon Sloughs Paddle
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We can’t wait to get out and enjoy the water! All levels are welcome; paddles, boats and flotation devices are provided.  For questions, contact OAP at 906-487-2290, or


MIND TREKKERS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS:  You are invited on an ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP with Mind Trekkers!  The trip will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012 to Saturday, May 5, 2012 (the week after finals week). Volunteers will lead hands-on science activities for kids at two 5-hour festivals (10 hours of total volunteering).

All volunteers will receive:
– FREE travel on charter bus with wireless internet
– FREE hotel accommodations  at Holiday Inn Express
–  a $100 stipend
–  a complimentary tour of the International Bridge & Soo Locks

The trip leaves from Michigan Tech and includes stops in Iron Mountain, MI and Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  We need 50 volunteers.  Consider volunteering with a group of friends.  To sign up, e-mail a “yes” to  Unfamiliar with MIND TREKKERS? Watch this short video:


DONATE WORKING ELECTRONICS: Michigan Tech students from the Pavlis Institute are collecting electronics in good working condition to donate to community centers and schools in Ghana and India.  The Pavlis Institute sends students abroad every year to complete service projects as a part of their curriculum for the Certificate in Global Technological Leadership.  Students return to the same sites every year to maintain good relations with communities abroad. 

Drop off items at 722 M&M during regular  business hours.  Donations will be collected through mid-June.  If you have any questions, contact Mollie Ruth at

Examples of items being collected:
USB Drives
Educational Computer Games
Digital Cameras
Disk Drives
Hard Drives
Desktop Computers


COMPASS (Center for Orientation, Mentoring, Parents and Academic Student Success) would like to invite student organizations to help Michigan Tech’s new first-year students move in on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26.  Your group can pledge time for one two-hour shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Please go to  to sign up to volunteer.

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:
Saturday, August 25
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, August 26
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations:
•    Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological University.  First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.
•    Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.
•    Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).
•    Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).
•    Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
•    Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.
•    Please remember that some students and families may not want your help.  Please be considerate and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.
•    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your assigned location on time for the start of your shift.
•    Work with University, Orientation, and Student Life staff whom are also assigned to assist with the move-in process.  We are one big team on move-in day. 
Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!


AREA SCHOOLS PERFORM “TOGETHER IN SONG” AT ROZSA:  The Keweenaw Music Educators’ Association presents the annual “Together in Song” concert at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts Monday, April 23, at 7:00 pm.  This annual celebration of school choral music will feature eleven school choirs from six local school districts.  Elementary choirs from Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Hancock, and Houghton-Portage Township Schools will perform along with middle school students from Hancock, Houghton-Portage, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, and Adams Township.  High school performers will come from Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw, Adams Township, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Hancock and Houghton-Portage.  Each of the choirs will make an individual presentation and the concert will end with a grand finale number which will combine all of the singers in a massed choir.  A wonderful variety of choral music will be presented during the course of the concert.

Admission prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students (18 and under).  To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online to, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC).