Student News Briefs Friday, November 30, 2012

Khana Khazana- Chinese Cuisine


Diwali Night 2012

Indian Students Association (ISA) would like to formally invite you to ISA’s biggest and most awaited event of the year, Diwali Night 2012 on Saturday, December 1. We would be delighted to have your presence felt at our event and join in the celebrations of Diwali festival. Please find enclosed early bird offer  and promo video for more details.

The dinner will be held from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM in the MUB Commons followed by the performance from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM at the Rosza Center. The price, $18 for non-members, $9 for members, includes the meal and performance.
Early Bird Offer – 50% Off on tickets sold at the MUB Commons from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM and Wadsworth Hall from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
For more information please contact Hari at
HuskyLEAD Session:  The Campus Resources You’re NOT Using
Join us this Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the MUB Alumni Lounge at 6:00 PM  for the next HuskyLEAD session (and the last for Fall semester):  “The Campus Resources You’re NOT Using,” coordinated by Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator for Registered Student Organizations, and presented by undergraduate students Jen Hoffman, Civil Engineering, and David Shull, Computer Science.  Participants will be reminded of some commonly used campus and organization resources, as well as learn about some of the most underutilized resources and how they can benefit their organization.  HuskyLEAD sessions are open to all students, however, the material is geared toward student organization leaders.  HuskyLEAD will resume in Spring semester.  If you have any questions regarding HuskyLEAD, contact Student Activities at 487-1963, or email

Broomball Broom Making with Sigma Tau Gamma

Broomball season is fast approaching! Have you made your broom yet? If not, come join the brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma as we make or redesign brooms for the upcoming season. We will have refs to check your broom and will have duct tape available for purchase at a small cost. Don’t have a broom? Not a problem, contact Zack Browne ( to reserve a broom at cost. Scissors, electrical tape and help will be available. Bring your friends!
Meet in Campus Cafe at 9:00 PM on Wednesday December 5. Bring your broom. Any questions to Zack Browne (

Upcoming Winter Carnival Deadlines and Announcements:

  • Month-Long Statue Applications: due Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by 5pm to retain lottery priority, email with questions
  • Stage Revue Applications: due Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by 5pm, email with questions
  • Beards Registration: Open from Monday, November 26 – Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5pm in the Blue Key office, email with questions
  • Rulebooks: now available in the Blue Key office (MUB 106), each organization can pick up one rulebook
  • Online Special Events Registration: This was not opened Monday, November 26 as planned. Online registration will be open by Monday, December 10, 2012.
  • Winter Carnival on Facebook: Like “Michigan Tech Winter Carnival” on Facebook for updates!

For more information please contact Michelle Chiodi at


Outdoor Adventure Program Hosts Annual Gear Swap

Annual Gear Swap hosted by the Outdoor Adventure Program will be held on Friday, December 7 from 1:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Alumni Lounge. A great time to pick up some gently used outdoor gear at a great price!

Gear for sale can be dropped off at the OAP Dec. 3-6, 2012.

For more information contact the OAP at 487-2290


BIG Question Series Continues

Friday, November 30!  BIG Question series continues with this:

WHY ARE CHRISTIANS SO… ?  How would you finish that?  Watch this YouTube:

We meet in the MUB Commons at 4:00PM.  Join us!
Sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA)
For more information please contact Bucky at
Spring Involvement Fair Info
It’s time for student organizations to start thinking about the 2013 Spring Involvement Fair, “Balloon Your Involvement” which will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the MUB Commons.  Spring Involvement Fair is an opportunity for student organizations to showcase what they’re about and recruit new members.  Reserve your space now by completing the registration form at  Each organization should plan give-aways, a prize drawing or an activity for their exhibit.
If you have any questions, contact Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator for Registered Student Organizations by phone, 906-487-2402, by email,, or stop by MUB 106.
Education Under Fire, Film & Discussion
Education Under Fire tells the story of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), a community-run initiative in Iran that serves young Baha’is who are barred from university because of their religious beliefs.”  The film and discussion will be held in Fisher 325 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Thursday, December 6.

A discussion on the documentary will proceed immediately after the viewing. The discussion will be facilitated by: Dr.Laleh vahdat, Member of the Bahá’í Faith, Ms. Sundra Moyyad, Member of the Bahá’í Faith, and Dr Saeid Nooshabadi, Professor and Director of Center for Computer Systems Research, Michigan Tech.

For specific information about the film, please visit

Program sponsors include the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, International Programs and Services and Dr. Saeid Nooshabadi. For more information about this event, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920.


Dodgeball has 5 rules: Dodge. Dip. Dive. Duck. Dodge.

The women of Alpha Sigma Tau are hosting a dodgeball free-for-all to help break the stress in these last weeks of the semester. Whether you want to join in or just swing by and watch, there’s sure to be plenty of fun. Any ladies interested can find rides to the SDC leaving the dorm lobbies at 5:45 PM and back by 7:00 PM. If you like to meet us there we’ll be by the racket ball courts. Check us out on Facebook and you’ll find the event posted there
For more information contact Gabriela at
The brothers of TKE invite you to decorate our two story Christmas tree at our house,1304 College Ave. It will be at 7:00 PM next Thursday, December 6. Rides will be available upon RSVP, please contact Kevin Kyle at for any questions, comments or concerns.
Campus Pond Survey Results
Since over 74% of the respondents said YES to a pond (see Question 4),
the senior design team has designed a pond near Princes’ Point (for
feasibility) and will look at another one near Walker Hall (the most
suggested location).



Question 2: ‘What is your current status at Michigan Tech?’
Response %    Response Count
Undergraduate Student         29.6%                   273
Graduate Student                    4.7%                    43
Faculty/Staff                          65.7%                   606

Question 3:
‘Are you previously familiar with Low Impact
Development alternatives?’
Yes                                     40.5%                  377
No                                     59.5%                  533

Question 4:
‘Would you like to see an LID pond on campus?’
Yes                                     74.2%                  644
No                                     25.8%                  224

Aesthetics and environmental benefits.  Perhaps also skating in
the winter.
Unwanted wildlife, mosquitoes, maintenance.

Note: a solar-powered fountain is being considered to add beauty, keep
the surface from being stagnant so mosquitoes can’t breed.


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