Month: October 2012

Student News Briefs – Friday, October 26, 2012


Pumpkin carving Event

A pumpkin carving for all ages will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College Avenue, beginning at 6:00 PM on Sunday, October 28.  This event is sponsored by the Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA).  Bring your own pumpkin and carving tools if you can.  Treats will be provided!

For more information, call 482-5410.


Study Break with Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority

Take a study break with Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority this Friday in a game of spoons or Scattergories. We’ll be hanging out in the basement of Wads with some snacks from 6:00-7:00PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please contact Gabriela Shirkey at .


Salsa Lessons

On November 3, the Latin party starts with 1 house Salsa lessons from 8:00 to 9:00 PM, located in MUB Ballroom A and will continue as an open dance floor from 9:00 to 11:00 PM. This event is free and open to public.

For more information please contact Sara Alian at .

GLBTQ History Month Speaker

oSTEM (Out is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is hosting a visit from Dr. Ron Buckmire.  Dr. Buckmire is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education from 28-30 October. He will be giving a talk as part of GLBTQ History Month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in Dow 641 on Monday, October 29. His talk, entitled:  “A Black, Gay NSF program Officer? Or, How I Got Here From There,” gives an overview of his personal experiences as a member of multiple minority groups.

For more information please contact Mark Hopkins at .


Winter Carnival 2013 Applications

Applications for stage revue, queens, and month long snow statues will be available in the Blue Key office beginning Monday, October 29 at 8:00 AM. The Blue Key office is located in MUB 106 and applications can be picked up Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.

Please contact with any questions.


Dodge ball with Tau Kappa Epsilon

Come hangout and play some Dodge ball with the Brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon at the SDC Racquetball rooms next Thursday, November 1, at 7:00PM. Rides will be leaving the Wadsworth Hall lobby, and also the TKE house at 6:45PM.

For any additional questions, comments, or concerns please contact Kevin Kyle at 231-215-9750 or email


HuskyLEAD Session

Executive Board Blitz – Working as a Team for a Successful Year-  Tuesday, October 30, 6:00-7:00 PM MUB Ballroom B

o Leadership Competencies: Self Awareness, Teamwork, Communication, Ethical Practices, Social Responsibility

o Learning Outcome: Participants will learn various techniques to strengthen their team, motivate their members, and plan together in order to maximize the effectiveness of their organization and their programs/activities.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 487-1963.



Student News Briefs – Friday, October 19, 2012



HuskyLEAD Session – Incorporating Michigan Tech Values into Your Organization

The next HuskyLEAD Session is on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A1.  Presenters Beth Lunde, Bonnie Gorman, and Samantha Allen will touch on Leadership Competencies: Self Awareness, Ethical Practices, and Social Responsibility. As well as Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn the Michigan Tech Values Statement and focus on what it means to them in a relation to their organization. In addition, participants will be able to implement the Values into their organization to better develop and enhance their members and overall group.

For more information on HuskyLEAD please contact Student Activities at or call 906-487-1963.


Identity Standards for Registered Student Organizations

Did you know that University Marketing and Communications has a University Identity Standards Guide for student organizations?  Check out the guide at  Student Activities encourages all organizations to read and be familiar with these standards, especially when designing posters/publicity and web content.

Should we put a pond on campus?

In an attempt to re-purpose rainfall on campus, a Michigan Tech student engineering  design group would like the campus community’s opinion regarding implementation of a pond on campus.

Please use the link provided to take a short survey.

Pumpkin Carving with the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

The brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon welcome the men of Michigan Technological University to come to a  Pumpkin Carving at their house (1304 College Ave).  It will take place on Thursday, October 25 at 8:00 PM. Hope to see you there for a worthy study break.
If rides are needed, please contact Kevin Kyle at 231-215-9750, or by email to
Keweenaw Eat Real Educational Market

Michigan Tech’s Students for Environmental Sustainability organization welcomes you to an expo at the Portage Lake District Library for a discussion and display on sustainable foods in the local area.  The mini-expo will showcase locally grown food, provide tips for growing, and food preparation techniques.  All are welcome to attend on Wednesday, October 24 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
The event is sponsored by the Portage Lake District Library, the Keweenaw Co-op, and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department.
For more information please contact Nicole Iutzi at .
Parade of Nations Theme Contest

International Programs and Services is sponsoring a theme contest for next year’s Parade of Nations event. Faculty, staff and students from Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University are eligible to submit a contest entry. The winning entrant will receive a Parade of Nations t-shirt and a VIP food pass to the Multicultural Festival. The winning theme will appear on the Parade of Nations Facebook, web site, and promotional materials.

The theme should be a word or a short phrase that focuses on the multicultural spirit of the community.

Example of past themes include:

2012 ‘Celebrate’

2011 ‘Spice is Always Nice’

2010 ‘Many Nations..One Heart’

2009 ‘Dancing With Diversity’

2008 ‘Weaving Cultural Harmony’

2007 ‘Smiles Have no Borders’

Entries must be received by November 1, 2012 and the winner will be announced during International Educational Week, November 12-16, 2012.

You must include your first and last name and Michigan Tech e-mail address. Entries may be submitted online: or by e-mail to You may enter as often as you wish.





Student News Briefs – Friday October 12, 2012


Homecoming, Weekend Info

Events and information for Homecoming are as follows:

**Friday, October 12, Homecoming Parade begins at 4:00 PM starting at the Houghton Citgo and finishing at the Houghton Beach Shutes and Ladders Park.  The pep Rally immediately follows the parade at the park and the Cardboard Boat Races immediately follows the Pep Rally.

If you need transportation to the park, there will be Lamers buses leaving the MUB bus stop between the hours of 3:00 – 4:00 PM and 5:00 – 6:00 PM.

**Saturday, October 13, Football vs. Northwood begins at 1:00 PM at Sherman Field and the coronation winners will be announced at halftime.  Hockey vs. Lake Superior Sate begins at 7:07 PM at the John McInnis Ice Arena.  The Alumni Broomball Tournament follows the hockey game.

**Sunday, October 14, Clean SDC Windows a 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963.


HuskyLEAD Session

The purpose of HuskyLEAD is to educate and elevate the leadership development of our student organization officers and their members.
The sessions are held every Tuesday at 6:00 PM at the Memorial Union Building.  Our first session of the Fall semester will be as follows:

Robert’s Rules of Order & How to Run a Meeting –Tuesday, October 16 – MUB Ballroom B

* Leadership Competencies: Teamwork, Communication, Ethical Practices
* Learning Outcome: Participants attending this session will become familiar with and feel comfortable using the typical meeting structure of Roberts
Rules of Order and will learn the best techniques and practices for running successful and efficient meetings.
* Presenters: Rachel Wussow, Dan Drake

For more information on HuskyLEAD please contact Student Activities at or call 906-487-1963.


Stand Against Violence

The People Against Violence Endeavor is proud to present Chuck Derry and Ed Heisler, leading voices in the effort to involve men in ending violence against women. They will be in Houghton on October 22 to discuss men’s role in gendered violence, how our culture supports violent acts, and what we can do to move forward. Chuck and Ed have both worked extensively with women and men in violence-related situations and now focus their energy on organizing men and boys as allies in the fight against violence. Both are interested in speaking to as many students, staff, faculty, and community members as they can about the causes, effects, and ways to end violence against women. I would like to invite you, and everyone you know, to a presentation at 7:30PM on Monday, October 22 on culture, violence, and how we can create a culture of respect.

For more information visit or e-mail Tom at .


Michigan Tech Cross Country Team Hosts its Annual Fundraiser, The Muck Run

The Muck Run is a 5k race held at the Tech Trails on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 AM.  Participants are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes for a Best Costume contest. There will also be a prize for the  muddiest runner, as well as door prizes.

For more information and to register visit


Husky Tae Kwon Do Open Practice

Ever wanted to learn a martial art, but never had the opportunity? Here is your chance! Husky Tae Kwon Do is holding a practice especially for you on October 16 from 5:30-7:30PM in the Memorial Union Ballroom A, and it’s FREE!

Stop in and learn some basic Tae Kwon Do self defense and techniques from current club members and instructors. All ages and experience levels are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Jacob Carrick,




Flu Vaccine Clinics



Student News Briefs- Friday, October 5, 2012



Husky Tae Kwon Do Club

The Husky Tae Kwon Do Club would like to invite you to their practices held October 1 -5.  Any age or experience level is welcome to attend at the following times:

Monday: 6:30 – 8:00pm SDC Blueline room
Wednesday: 5:30 – 7:30pm SDC Blueline room
Friday: 6:30 – 8:00pm in SDC Dance Room
Saturday: 12:00 -2:00pm in SDC Dance Room

For more information please contact Jacob Carrick at


Tie-dying social with the Panhellenic Council

Come and join the women of the Greek community for some creative tie-dying! This event is open to all Michigan Tech women. Please bring something to tie-dye.
Saturday, October 1st at 1 PM in the DHH Ballroom.
Contact Krystle at with any questions!



Flu Vaccine Clinics Announced

Students and Michigan Tech employees (and their family members) are welcome
to attend one of the flu vaccine clinics scheduled on campus. Due to supply
availability at each clinic, shots will be on a first-come,
first-serve basis; no appointment is necessary.

The cost per shot is $25 and is payable at the time of service.

Anyone under the age of 18 cannot be vaccinated without parental
permission. Clinics will take place in the Memorial Union Peninsula


* Monday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Thursday, Nov 1, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
* Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Thursday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Benefits at


Peace Corps Information Session

Launch your international career with Peace Corps service. Stop by the Peace Corps general information meeting at the Memorial Union Building, Alumni Lounge A on October 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.  Meet a local returned Peace Corps volunteer and learn about opportunities to live, eatn, and work with a community overseas.

For more information please contact regional recruiter, Brett Heimann at


Sustainability – Student Involvement Encouraged

Facilities Management has been charged with taking a fresh look at integrating sustainability into campus operations.  As part of that initiative, Facilities will be updating the student sustainability groups list that was created nearly three years ago. The list was last updated about one year ago and is available for review on the Facilities Management website at Facilities is interested in having anyone who is currently involved in one of these groups to review the information listed there to see if any changes are in order.
We are also encouraging anyone with knowledge of a sustainable student group not currently listed to contact Jim Schultz ( with this information. Once we update the lists, we will be providing additional information and seeking input from students on how we can all work together in making Michigan Tech a greener place.  We encourage students to get involved with their groups and with this effort to get greener.