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.