Student News Briefs – Friday, March 1, 2013

Khana Khazana – Chinese 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.


Learn Social Dance

Wellness and the social dance club is hosing a Social Dance workshop on March 7 from 6-7:00 pm in the DHH ballroom.  This workshop is open to anybody that is interested in dance, all levels are welcome.  Come and get some exercise and learn some awesome dance moves just in time for Spring Break!

For more information contact Wellness at
Wellness is located on the second floor of the Outdoor Adventure Program Building and is open to all students Monday-Friday, Noon-4:00 PM.


HuskyLEAD Session – How to Maximize Involvement Link

The next HuskyLEAD session will be held on March 5 in MUB Ballroom B at 6:00 PM.  Participants attending this session will take a closer look at Involvement Ling and learn additional ways to navigate it and make the most of its features in order to better serve their organization.

For more information please contact Student Activities at


Geocaching  Series with Outdoor Adventure Program

Sign up for a fun adventure of geocaching in the Keweenaw on Saturday, March 2 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Various locations to be decided apon by participants $10 includes transportation, GPS, and snowshoes, if needed.  Sign up at the OAP Rental Center at 207 East St. by Friday March 1 or call 906-487-2290 for more information.


Call for volunteers for Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day held on Saturday, March 10, is an event sponsored by the Staff Council, the SDC, and the Memorial Union.  There is free access to the SDC, Gates Tennis Center and the MUB’s Bowling and Billiards rooms,  a free lunch, and prize drawings for registered participants.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities:

(1) Prize/Raffle table, from  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
– 10 AM to Noon
– Noon to 2 PM
– 2 PM to 4 PM

(2) Registration table, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
– 10 AM to Noon
– Noon to 2 PM

(3) Skaters to supervise the ice arena from 1 to 2:50 PM

(4) Concessions: 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM
–   2 volunteers per hour for coffee/pop stand
–  2 volunteers per hour for ice cream stand

The prize table involves putting out give-aways and drawing names for prizes.  The registration desk is checking off people’s names as they come in, hand out ID bracelets,  and answering questions.  The skaters make sure everything is going well on the ice.

If you are interested or have questions, please feel free to contact Allyson Jabusch at


Welcome to Copper Dog 2013

The CopperDog 150 is a pro-class sled dog race that brings together the community like no other event in the Upper Peninsula.  A three day festival kicked of by an amazing night-time downtown start in Calumet on March 1, the CopperDog 150 offers everyone at Michigan Tech serous fun and adventure as a spectator or as a volunteer.  With music, food, art, and 400 sled dogs shooting off into the night.

For a full schedule of events click here Copper Dog 150 Schedule or visit the website at


The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Seeking Input

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the University.Based on over 51,000 student rating of instruction forms, eleven finalists have been identified for the 2013 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty, and alumni to aid in its deliberation process.

The finalists for the two awards include:
Associate Professor / Professor Category

Professor Andrew Burton (School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science)
Associate Professor Guy Hembroff (School of Technology)
Professor Bruce Mork (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Associate Professor Nilufer Onder (Computer Science)
Associate Professor Christopher Plummer (Visual and Performing Arts)

Assistant Professor / Lecturer / Professor of Practice Category

Assistant Professor Jared Anderson (Visual and Performing Arts)
Assistant Professor Frank Christiana (Aerospace Studies)
Professor of Practice Karyn Fay (Biological Sciences)
Assistant Professor Scott Miers (Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics)
Assistant Professor Kazuya Tajiri (Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics)
Assistant Professor Thomas Werner (Biological Sciences)

Comments on the nominees are due by Saturday, March 30, 2013 and should be sent to CTL at

The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their classes.  The selection committee makes the final determination of the award recipients.  The recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award will be formally announced in May 2013.

For more information, contact Nancy Seely at 487-2046 or .


Film Board showing Rise of the Guardians in 3D

This week Film Board is showing Rise of the Guardians in 3D in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at
6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 PM. The movie will be shown in 3D  so please remember your Tech IDs to check out our glasses. Tickets are $3 with a
Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Sandra Custer


The Bra Show

The Bra Show is one of the largest and most exciting service projects put on by the Society of Intellectual Sisters. It will be held on Friday, March 1 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Forestry Atrium.

It is their goal to increase awareness and to support those who are or have suffered from breast cancer. This year’s theme of “Seven Wonders of the World”, exhibits a fashion show, where outrageous, decorated bras are modeled by male volunteers. It is a joyous occasion for celebrating women’s health and to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to combat breast cancer.  This years speaker, Cindy Barrett, is a Breast Cancer Survivor.

For more information please contact Ashli Fueri at


Intramural-Recreational Sports Service Updates:

Reminder of upcoming Team Sports Managers’ Meetings SDC Room 237:
Volleyball 2/27 @ 6:00 PM Entry deadline is 3/6 @ 5:00PM

Reminder of upcoming Individual/Team Sports:
Billiards Tournament 3/1 @ Noon (entry deadline) competition is 3/2 @ 10:00 AM

Please visit or call 487-3556 for more information.


Bible Lecture Series

Join Campus Hope each night, Monday, March 18 – Saturday, March 23, for a  series of lectures in Fisher Hall.

The Evidence is a series of lectures designed to provide a rational basis for faith while not ignoring the existential issues surrounding each subject. It is often believed that people of faith tend to be uneducated or uninformed, therefore leaving them easily persuaded by shoddy evidence. However, this lecture series will argue that faith rests upon evidence, not demonstration, in addition to pointing to the evidence itself.

Speaker Sebastien Braxton is an inspiring international evangelist who has a passion for soul-winning on secular campuses. He is the assistant director of training for CAMPUS (Center for Adventist Ministry to Public University Students).

If you have any questions or need a ride, please contact:


Nominations Being Taken for Clair M Donovan Award

Do you know someone who should be recognized for his or her outstanding service contributions to Michigan Tech?  Blue Key Honor Society is seeking nominations for the 2013 Clair M. Donovan Award, recognizing a member of the faculty, staff, or student body for one or more of the following: their service to Michigan Tech, especially in non-academic activities; their contribution to the public image of Michigan Tech; and/or, their continuing interest in the development of the University.  The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, March 27, at 5:00 PM in the Blue Key Office, MUB 106 or via email to Nomination forms are available in the Blue Key office or at this link:

Student Employment Opportunity

The Multiliteracies Center is hiring undergraduate student coaches to begin working Fall 2013. We look for coaches from diverse majors and backgrounds, and we do NOT require applicants to be experts in writing. Surprised? Don’t be. The job is much different than you think.
Those students who have worked in the center often describe it as “one of the most important pieces of my academic career at Michigan Tech.” The skills gained as a coach in the Multiliteracies Center are required by future employers, yet the academic curriculum doesn’t always develop those skills. Coaches have an advantage when they go on the job market.
There will be an informal pizza and information session on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 PM in Walker 107.

Applications are available in the center (Walker 107) or online ( Applications are due by Wednesday, March 27.
Contact Kirsti Arko with any questions.


The Math Learning Center is Hiring

The Math Learning Center is looking for individuals who would like to help their fellow students improve their math skills. We hire all majors, but you must plan to have completed Calc III by next fall. You must also complete Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. The application is available at the following link:

Please return the completed application to the Math Learning Center in Fisher Hall room 234 by 3:00 PM, Friday, March 8.


19th Annual Student Leadership Awards Deadline Approaching

Be sure to make your nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service as they close on Friday, March 8 at 5:00 PM.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Noon on Friday, March 22, 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.

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