Student News Briefs – Friday, September 21, 2012

Khana Khazana presents South Korean food, Friday, September 21 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM in the MUB commons.


Parade of Nations

It’s Parade of Nations time again. Brightly decorated floats and marching groups bearing flags of many nations will hit the streets of Hancock and Houghton at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 22, for the annual international celebration.

After the parade, come to the Dee Stadium for a multicultural festival starting at noon and featuring international foods at 26 booths and a gala show. Performers include the Michigan Tech Dance Team and Hip Hop Club, the Copper Country Cloggers, the Kivajat Dancers, songs by the Hassle Family, and a Chinese dance by Summer Gu. The Medievalist Club will also perform, as will the International Student Association. There is no charge for admission.

For more information visit the website at


Society of African American Men Presents: 5th Annual Men’s Week

On September 24-28 at 7:00 PM in the  DHH Ballroom the Society if African American Men will host its annual event, Men’s Week.  This years topics include Leadership, Networking, and Relationships.  There will also be a talent show with a cash prize.

Men’s Week is not just for men!  Women are strongly encouraged to attend as well.

Email for more information, or to register for the talent show.


2012 Evening with Industry

All students are invited to attend the 2012 Evening with Industry hosted by the Society of Women Engineers on Monday, October 1 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the MUB.  It is held the night before the career fair and provides an opportunity for students and company representatives to interact and have dinner in a relaxed setting.  There are currently over 120 company representatives registered and they can’t wait to meet students like you!  Companies also receive an electronic copy of your resume, so they have it before the career fair starts.

Tickets are available in the SWE office in MUB 106 from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM on September 17-21 and 24-26 for $15.  Some of the companies attending the event are generously sponsoring the event, so those who purchase their tickets early will be reimbursed at the event.

For more information, please visit our website at or contact Jillian at


Volunteers Needed!

The Van Pelt and Opie Library will be participating in the Michigan Libraries for Life – a campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and offer the opportunity to join the Michigan organ donor registry.

We are looking for a student organization to staff a table in the library from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, October 2 and 3. There will be informational handouts, some swag and a computer where people can be helped to sign up for the Michigan donor registry.

For more information please contact Chad Arney at


Van Pelt and Opie Library Offers New Student Services

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is proud to announce a new service enabling students to book their own study rooms online

As you may know, the library reserves 22 group study rooms for undergraduate and graduate student use—twelve group study rooms (up to 6 occupants), and ten large group study rooms (up to 12 occupants). Students may now book these study rooms themselves through any web browser, smart phone, or web-ready mobile device.

Students may book one or more rooms per day for a total of four hours, and rooms may be reserved up to two weeks in advance. Rooms are equipped with tables and chairs, electrical outlets, wireless Internet access, and dry-erase boards. Laptops and dry-erase markers may be checked out at the Library and IT Service Center on the first floor. Rooms 238, 302 and 303 are equipped with large screen, wall-mounted monitors and room 238 is also configured for web-conferencing.

To book your group study room, simply visit the library’s homepage ( through your computer or mobile device. Click on the big blue button which reads “Need to book a study room?” and follow the simple instructions.


Tau Kappa Epsilon hosts Night of Poker Madness

Come join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon in a Night of Poker Madness. Prizes awarded to top winners. Rides will leave Wadsworth lobby at 6:45. Contact Kevin Kyle at 231-215-9750, or for more information.



GNAR Race – Deadline for signup is Wednesday, September 28

This is the third running of the Great Northern Adventure Race, The GNAR, and we want you to be a part of it.  This introductory 3-5 hour race will consist of orienteering, Mt Biking, Running/Walking, and other challenge events working either 2 or 4 person teams.  This is a great race for first time adventure racer as well as a good warm up for the seasoned veterans.  The race will take place near the rugged and picturesque area around the Upper Peninsula city of Houghton, MI on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  Spaces are limited and the deadline is Wednesday, September 26.

For more information please call the Outdoor Adventure Programs at 906-487-2290 or visit our website,


LOST and FOUND items from K-Day

There were 2 keys found at the K-Day event.  If you lost a key, please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to claim your item.

Additional items include, a towel, hoodie, lightweight jacket, baseball cap, and few water bottles.  To claim these items, see Maryann in MUB 106.  Any item that is not claimed by today will be donated to Goodwill.


5k run/walk to honor POW/MIA’s

Join Arnold Air Society in the annual POWMIA Bridge Run/Walk on September 22 at 10:00 AM.  The run honors POW/MIA’s and raises money for the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) in Houghton.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners as well as the most photogenic runner! Registration is available online ($12) at and in the ROTC building main lobby ($10).

For more information please contact Andrew Wallis at


The Michigan Tech Lode is looking for staff writers!

Staff Writers will write one story per week for the News, Pulse, Opinion or Sports section of the Michigan Tech Lode.  Staff Writers will also attend a weekly meeting with their respective Section Editor.  No previous experience is required as each writer will work closely with their Section Editor.  Pay for stories ranges from $12-24.

For more information please contact Krysten Cooper at


Tutors Needed!

The BRIDGE Alternative High School is looking for volunteers to help tutor students in the areas of Math, Science, and English.  The hours needed are Monday – Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  The tutoring lab is located at 110 E. Quincy St. in Hancock.

Interested students can contact Trish Sherman at the BRIDGE school at 906-482-0828 or at 906-370-6424.  Any help students could provide would be greatly appreciated, even if it was just for an hour or two a week.


ESL Tutoring

ESL tutoring available weekly at the Canterbury House, 1405 E. Houghton Ave. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Wednesday from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

For more information please contact Eryn Grupido at


Volunteers Needed for a Michigan Tech Preschool Fundraiser

The Michigan Tech Preschool is hosting a fundraiser at the SDC on Saturday, October 6 in the Multi Purpose room and is open to the entire community – including all ages up to high school, college students, and adults.  The event is a carnival theme with moon walks, inflatable slides, velcro wall, boxing ring, etc.   

If your organization would like to volunteer their time to help, please contact Ryan A. Towles at by September 21.


The News Briefs will post again on October 5.