Student News Briefs – Friday, March 29, 2013

Khana Khazana – South Korean 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, March 29 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM.


Final HuskyLEAD Session – Recruiting and Retaining Active Members

Participants attending this session will learn that membership is more than just recruiting people to join their organization. Instead it’s about retention and purpose. This session will focus on the purpose of the organization, marketing, branding, and membership development.

Begins at 6:00 PM in the MUB Peninsula Room. This will be the last HuskyLEAD of the Spring semester.


Lecture- Gender in Negotiation: Lessons for Men and Women

The School of Business and Economics and the Department of Learning and Cognitive Sciences are pleased to invite you to a Visiting Women and Minority Lecturer/Scholar Lecture.  Alice Stuhlmacher, PhD, Professor of Psychology at DePaul University will present in the MUB, Alumni Lounge on Wednesday, April 3 at 1:00 PM.

This Lecture is Open to All Faculty, Staff, and Students with reception to follow at 1:45 PM.

Please contact co-hosts Sonia Goltz ( and Edward Cokely ( for questions/comments.


Movie Showing- Passion of the Christ

Inter-Christian Council is hosting a free movie showing of Passion of the Christ on March 31 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 135.

For more information please contact Kendra Poszywak


Mind Trekkers Needs Volunteers

Mind Trekkers will be hosting two large scale road shows, and they are in need of many volunteers! Mind Trekkers is an organization that goes on the road to bring exciting, fun, hands-on science demonstrations to kids in places like Green Bay, WI, Oak Ridge, TN, and even Washington DC! Coming up, the Trekkers are headed to Illinois and Wisconsin — please consider helping out!

The first event is on Friday, April 12 at the College of Lake County (Grayslake IL). The Trekkers will leave Houghton on Thursday, April 11 at noon and return by 11:30 PM on Friday. Volunteers will get 18 recorded service hours, enjoy Key Line Cove water park, make new friends, and inspire kids to be excited about science, technology, engineering, and math! They are in need of a total of 50 volunteers, and there are plenty of spots open.

Just one week later, the Trekkers are headed to Green Bay and Appleton for a massive science and engineering extravaganza! There will be three days of Trekking — April 18, 19, and 20 — and the team will leave Houghton the Wednesday before. Everyone will drive back after the close of the event on the 20. Perks for this huge road show include: 34 volunteer service hours, a local waterpark offering us discounted admission, networking (we will be having a corporate dinner), shopping, and becoming part of the Mind Trekkers team.

If you are interested in volunteering for either/both of these events, please email Kim ( the following information:

Preferred name, Gender, Email, Phone number, Dietary restrictions, Hometown, Major, Shirt size

Everyone — all years, all ages, all majors, and all outreach experience levels — are encouraged to participate! Mind Trekkers provides training and demonstration information. Travel, lodging, and food stipends are provided on all Mind Trekkers trips.  Sign up with a friend!  Feel free to email Kim ( with any questions or concerns.



Empowered by Information – Library Video & Writing Contest

The Van Pelt & Opie Library wants to hear stories about your successful library research! Did the perfect research article that a librarian helped you find in a library database make all the difference in your poster presentation?  Did you impress your supervisor by tracking down an industry standard for a project at your internship? Are your friends envious of those great historical photos a library staff member in the Archives helped you find for your dorm room?

The library invites all current Michigan Tech students to submit a video OR written piece showing us the awesome ways you have thrived using the library’s information sources (e.g. journal articles, patents, standards, librarians, books) and win a cash prize!

Video Entries: 1st place – $300, 2nd place – $200, 3rd place – $100

Written Entries: 1st place – $200, 2nd place – $125, 3rd place – $75

Entries must be received by 11:59 PM, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Winners will be announced and contacted on Monday, April 29, 2013.  Want to submit a video entry but don’t have a video camera?  The Library has video cameras available for checkout at the Library & IT Service Center.  See full contest details at:

Questions? Contact us at


Korean-Thai Dinner & Performances

The Korean and Thai student associations are united to present their delicious exotic foods and performances to MTU students and faculties in the MUB Commons on Friday, April 5, from 6:00-9:00 PM. This is the first event that two associations cooperate to help people experience two different cultures at a time. Two most popular Asian foods with high quality will be prepared for both non-vegetarian and vegetarian. Two distinguished traditional dances, K-pop dance, and Thai boxing performances will entertain you. Furthermore, all guests can join to experience Korean and Thai traditional game and have chances to win a prize before and after performances in game booths! We guarantee everyone will learn about the two countries and have lots of fun together. Tickets are available in the MUB and Wads ($9.00 for students, $12.00 for faculty and the general public, and children under 8 are FREE).

Sponsored by USG.  For more information please contact chungjay@mtu,


Earth Week Events for Saturday March 30:

Fishing Club Outing
7-11AM, meet in lot 14 by in front of DHH
Come and enjoy what the local waters have to offer with the fishing club at Michigan Tech.  Club gear will be provided, first come first served.  Instruction provided if needed.  What we target species wise will be weather dependent.  RSVP or any questions

IEEE Recycle Your Computer!
10AM-5PM (drop in!), EERC 809
Come drop off unwanted electronics and/or make a project out of recycling electronics!  All levels invited, no experience necessary!
Some ideas include:
Computer power supply to bench power supply
Audio port to headphone splitter
Decoration with LEDs
USB monitors turned into USB hubs
USB ports to put onto computer power supplies

Cesar Chavez Day of Service: Seed Planting with Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
11AM-1PM, MUB Circle (MUB Commons in case of bad weather)
Come plant seeds to grow into a beautiful student garden at the MUB bus stop! Service groups and individuals welcome. Snacks and tee shirts provided by the CDI.

Green Comedy: Jeff Wozer
9PM, DHH Ballroom
Come early to get a free plant courtesy of Botany Club and stay late to enjoy the outdoor and environmental comedy of Colorado’s Jeff Wozer!  There will be cake (and veggies too)!  The event is co-sponsored by Late Night Entertainment and Students for Environmental Sustainability (see attached poster).


NOSOTROS Salsa Lessons

Join NOSOTROS for their last Latin event of the semester on April 5 from 8:00-11:00 PM in MUB Ballroom A. Free to the public and no partner needed.

For more information please contact Mayra Sanchez Gonzalez at


Film Board is showing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

This week Film Board is showing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM. Tickets are $3 each with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. If you come to an 11:30 show Friday or Saturday you will have a chance to win a blue ray/DVD combo of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Sandra Custer


Intramural-Recreational Sports Service has the following updates:

Upcoming Individual/Dual Sports:
Badminton Singles; entry deadline 4/5 @ Noon; competition 4/5 @ 6PM
Badminton Doubles; entry deadline 4/5 @ 3PM; competition 4/6 @ 10AM

Please call 487-3556 for more information.


Casino Night

Join in the fun on Saturday, April 6 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Games, light snacks, prizes, and more! Join us in a night of fun and education! Casino attire preferred. Sponsored by Wellness and MUB Board and supported by IRHC.
For more information please contact David Shull at



Class Tribute Program

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2013: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more special by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special in the printed commencement program.

Just go to for program and participation details.  The deadline for  tributes is Monday, April 8, 2013.  For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or



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