Day: September 6, 2012

Student News Briefs – Friday, September 7, 2012

NOSOTROS Latin Dance

Join NOSOTROS for their first Latin dance event of the year on September 8, 2012.  One house Salsa lesson from 8:00 – 9:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A and then open dance floor from 9:00 – 12:00 AM.  There is no charge for this event and is open to the public.

For more information contact Sara Alian at


BBQ and Meeting with Michigan Tech’s Railroad Engineering Activities Club

If you are interested in learning about the rail industry from students who have had experience, join us for a barbeque in the Dow courtyard starting at 5:00 PM.  If you can’t make it to the barbeque at 5:00 PM, pizza & pop will be available at the REAC meeting at 6:00!

For more information contact Mandy Workman at


2012 Sorority and Fraternity Recruitment

Greek Life will be hosting events for those interested in learning more about sororities and fraternities here at Michigan Tech.

For men interested in joining a fraternity, the Interfraternity Council will be hosting house tours on Sunday, September 9.  The tours leave from lot 15 in front of Wadsworth Hall and transportation will be provided.  The tours will begin at 3:00 PM and will be followed by a picnic, catered by Jimmy John’s, at the East Houghton Waterfront Park.  Men are reminded that no commitment is required.  This is a time to get to know the fraternities and learn more about them.

For women interested in joining a sorority, there will be a social hosted by the Panhellenic Council on Wednesday, September 12 at Hillside Place.  Snacks will be provided and information will be shared about the sororities and the recruitment process.  This is meant to be an informal way to get to know more about the sororities and their members.  Again, no commitment is required to attend the social.  To actually register for Formal Recruitment, women should go to and complete the required form.  Registration is due by Saturday, September 15 by 11:55 PM.

All students interested in learning more about both sororities and fraternities are also encouraged to check out the Greek booths at K-Day on Friday, September 7, at McLain State Park.  Come check out why more than 500 Michigan Tech students choose to be part of our amazing Greek community!


Flash Mob participants needed

The International Programs and Services Office will be filming a short promotional video and we need your help! We need roughly 200 participants to help us with a flash mob dance sequence.  To see last year’s video, see
If you would like to help us promote Michigan Tech, learn a few dance steps, and be a star, please come to the MUB BAllroom on Sunday, September 9 at 1:00 PM wearing a black or yellow T-shirt.  Join us afterwards for an ice-cream social (4:00 PM in DHH)
For more information email


Self Defense Class

The next R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) class is September 18-October 11 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Wadsworth Hall Room G41.  Registration can be completed through Community Programs at The cost per person is $30 for Tech students.

For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety and Police Services at 487-2216.


Student Commission
Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved?  Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students?

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students.  We work together to act on your idea and make changes.

For more information on meeting times, check out the Student Commission website at