Student News Briefs – Friday, February 15, 2013

Khana Khazana – Thai Cuisine

A collaboration of Michigan Tech International Students and Michigan Tech Dining Services is bringing you a fine international lunch at the Memorial Union Food Court on Friday, February 15 from 11:00AM – 1:30PM.


Alternative Spring Break

There is still time to sign up for Alternative Spring Break trips for March 9-16,2013! This year students are headed to Utah for skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing at Powder Mountain and Snowbasin. $850 includes transportation, food, ski passes, and lodging.  Arkansas and Missouri for climbing, paddling, hiking, and a wild animal safari. $600 includes transportation, food, and passes and permits for all activities.  Arkansas for paddling on Buffalo National River and Mulberry River.  $450 includes transportation, group gear, food, and shuttles on the rivers. Moab, Utah for biking. $680 includes transportation, food, lodging, and bike rentals.

PE0210 class credit is available for Track A of Spring 2013 for service performed during an ASB trip. A fee of $200 will be billed for 0.5 credit hours.

For more information please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at 906-487-2290.


Tutors Needed at Jeffers High School

Jeffers High School is looking for MTU students who are interested in tutoring 9 -12th grade student. We are requesting a time commitment of one hour each week between the hours of 8:30 – 3:30 Monday through Thursday. We will work the tutoring time around your MTU schedule. A $4.00 gas reimbursement will be provided for each time.

If you are interested, please contact Trish Sherman, Jeffers High School Guidance Counselor, at 482-0580 ext. 2131. Thank You!


Community Service Opportunity

If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the Michigan Tech Preschool would like to invite your organization to participate in our upcoming, ‘Cabin Fever Carnival’ event as event volunteers.  This event is open to the entire community – including all ages up to high school and college students and adults.  What we are doing is a carnival-type event where we will have multiple games for children to play, eat, and have fun.

The event will take place at the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, February 23 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Volunteers needed mainly to supervise the different areas and to make sure the participants stay safe. If you are interested please contact Rhys Edwards by February 18 with a list of names and/or a number of volunteers your organization can commit to.  There is a need for 30-40 volunteers for each event shift and about 10 each for set-up and tear-down.

Michigan Tech Preschool is a non-profit parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the local community and its children for over 50 years.  We hope you will choose to work with us to continue our tradition of affordable early childhood education.


Speaker for Black History Month, Ms. Stefanie Brown

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Black Student Association announce the featured speaker for Black History Month, Ms. Stefanie Brown James. Who has dedicated her life to empowering people to organize and advocate for justice and equality in their communities. Most recently Ms. Brown has served as the National African American Vote Director for the 2012 Obama for America Campaign and as the National Director of the NAACP Youth & College Division representing 23,000 youth under the age of 25 around the country. Her presentation titled “We Are Who We’ve Been Waiting For!” will inspire youth to stand up and continue the fight for freedom and justice in this world. The event will take place on February 14, 2013 from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Rozsa Art Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 906-487-2920 or e-mail Kellie Raffaelli at


Student Leadership Awards 2013 Now Open for Nominations

At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart.  As faculty and staff we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, Student Affairs is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs Service Award, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the spring student leadership awards which will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013.

The nomination process is simple and actually, quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at . Once you find the award, simply click on the award header/description and submit the nomination.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Noon on Friday, March 22, 2013.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $50 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.

If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Karma Maynard at 487-1963 or


ADA Challenge – Bowl for Kids

Bowl for Kids is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The challenge is for another college team to raise more money than the ADAs, and the team who raises the most money will receive a $100 gift certificate to an eatery of their choice! Each team gets to bowl for 2 hours and is entered into a drawing for $100 worth of gift certificates! Its a great way to help out in the community and to win some really cool prizes! Take the Challenge!

The event takes place on March 2, 2013 and you will be assigned a time to bowl when you register.

For more information please contact Haley Florinki at



One-time funds Available for a Student Organization

Staff members from Michigan Tech’s Office of Development have been raising funds in 2012 through their “Jeans Friday Program.” On any given Friday, for a donation of $2, staff could wear jeans to work that day.  They raised $833 in 2012 that they now would like to give to a registered student organization here at Tech.  They are accepting funding requests until February 15.  At that time they will evaluate the requests and make a decision on granting the funds.  Students can submit a request form by filling out the following PDF form and submitting it electronically to pjnutini@mtu.eduJeans Friday funding request
For any questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or

Annual Bra Show – Models Needed

The Society of Intellectual Sisters are looking for designers and male models for the 9th Annual Bra Show!  The Bra Show brings breast cancer awareness to the community at large. Modeling the bras helps display the work of the designers and it also helps raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Would you like to design a bra for the show? Come to the Bra Show workshops February 13 from 7:00-9:00 PM in Fisher 101 and February 21 from 7:00-9:00PM in Fisher 125. All supplies will be provided free of charge and you do not need to attend both workshops.

For more information or to sign up for modeling email


8th Annual Railroad Night

Please join Railroad Engineering and Activities Club in their 8th Annual Railroad Night event to be held at the Shelden Grill (7th Floor Magnusen Hotel) on TUesday, February 19 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
First 50 people interested in joining REAC get FREE admission. Otherwise, admission is $3.00.  Your ticket enters you for a chance to win raffle prizes. First Prize- Kindle Fire, Second Prize- iPod Shuffle, and other door prizes.
You can still buy tickets on campus at the MEEM on Friday, February 15 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM or at the door the night of the event.

For more information contact Antonio Passariello