Day: February 22, 2013

Student News Brief – Friday, February 22, 2013

Khana Khazana – Around the World

Khana Khazana will celebrate its third anniversary with foods from five countries at its weekly international lunch. The meal will feature dishes from Cameroon, China, India, Korea and Thailand.

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.


HuskyLEAD Session – Dealing with Difficult People

The next HuskyLEAD Session will be held on Tuesday, February 26 in the MUB Ballroom B at 6:00 PM.  Participants attending this session will learn how to identify and approach members and leaders who may be putting their own interests over their organizations needs and values.
For more information please contact Student Activities at or call 906-487-1963.


Meditation Basics Workshop

The Wellness program invites you to a meditation workshop to be held in MUB Alumni Lounge from 6:00-7:00 PM on Friday, February 22nd.  There is no cost for this workshop. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.

For more information contact Wellness at or call 906-487-2560


American Red Cross Blood Drive

A collaboration with Student Activities and Order of Omega, the American Red Cross will be collecting blood on a walk-in basis or appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 487-1963 Monday, February 25 prior to the drive or by coming in person the day of and signing up for a time that fits your schedule.

For more information please visit the website at


International Programs Offering a Spring Break Trip to Chicago

Not sure what to do during spring break? Join International Programs and Services (IPS) for a fun trip to Chicago, Illinois, March 9-12 (3 night stay). Round trip bus tickets can be purchased next Monday, February 25, 2013.

Cost per ticket is only $75 per seat. Limit two tickets per person. To get your bus ticket, each passenger must print, complete and sign the waiver and return to IPS:  Passengers under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver form.

Tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased at the IPS Office.

The bus will be dropping students off at a convenient downtown location. Specific hotel and travel information will be provided at the time of bus ticket purchase.  Please use Barkboard if you wish to find a roommate to share housing costs.

Seats are limited and tickets are first-come, first-served so purchase your ticket before they are gone!

There is a lot to do and see in Chicago! Visit:
If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or



Theta Chi Epsilon Hosting  Spa Night Rush

Join Theta Chi Epsilon for a night of mani’s, pedi’s and facials on Friday March 1 from 6:00-7:00 PM.  Rides will be leaving Wads lobby 15 minutes prior to the event.
For more information contact Jannah Brandt at


Relay for Life Fundraiser – 2013 Mr. MTU

Mr. MTU is a male pageant competition sponsored by Theta Chi Epsilon to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  Applications for nominees will be due March 8 with a $10 fee and photo.
Please contact to sign up or for more information.

Engineers Without Borders Benefit Concert

Come out and support Engineers Without Borders at the Orpheum Theater on March 2 from 8:00-11:00 PM. Bands include Barnstormers, Ripley St. Fire Department, Jonathan Soper, and Gratiot Lake Road.  There is a $7.00 cover charge.

Also the next general meeting will be held on Thursday, February 28 from 7:00-8:00 PM in Dillman 320, Bolivia Team meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 29 at 5:30 PM in Dow 873, and the Guatemala Team meeting on Wednesday, February 29, at 7:00 PM in Dow 873.

For more information please contact Autumn Storteboom at



19th Annual Student Leadership Awards 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