Student News Briefs – Friday, November 15, 2013

The Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate Student Government are working collaboratively this school year to advocate on behalf of students at both the University and on a political level.
Our student governments would like to foster increased political awareness and activity among students by encouraging communication between students and legislators. We believe an open forum for students to communicate with legislators that represent the Houghton community is a great way to do this.
Therefore, the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government would like to invite your student organization to our student open forum with state legislators that will take place on November 18th at 7PM in room 202 of the Great Lakes Research Center. Light refreshments will be served.
Representative Scott Dianda and a representative from State Senator Tom Casperson’s office will be present to answer questions from students. The topic of discussion will be “The Future of Higher Education in Michigan”.
We hope that you can make it to the event. If you have any questions please feel free to contact

BoardSport Technologies Enterprise will be hosting a rail jam in front of DHH on Friday, November 15th from noon to 5.

Bring your skis and snowboards and come ride some rails with us!

Stephanie Haselhuhn
MTU Undergraduate
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Enterprise Concentration
BoardSport Technologies Enterprise
Vice President
Keweenaw Research Center
Student Engineer


The student organization Global City will host a lecture by local resident and former Peace Corps Volunteer Linda Belote entitled “La Mega Cooperativa Artesanal: How Ecuadorian Indian Women Found Economic Success through Hand-Woven Beadwork” on Monday, November 18, 2013 – Fisher(133), 6:30-7:30pm. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided and the cooperative’s beadwork will be for sale.


Husky Tae Kwon Do Practice Schedule: Nov 18-22
Tae Kwon Do is fun for all ages and skill levels. Practice self-defense, basic and advanced techniques, and Olympic style sparring.
Try us out for FREE anytime! We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our practices!
Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB  Ballroom A-2
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom A-2
Friday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2pm in the SDC Dance Room

Event: HuskyLEAD

Date of Event:  11/19/13, 12/3/13

Location of Event: Peninsula Room

Start Time(s) of Event: 6:00 PM

End Time(s) of Event: 7:00 PM

Additional Comments: Utilizing Leadership Experiences in Your Job


WHSA Coffee House on Friday, November 15 from 9pm to midnight in the Wadsworth dining Hall. Coffee House is an open mic night for anyone to come out and sing a song, read a poem, play an instrument, or just enjoy everyone else’s talent.  Complimentary refreshments are provided.  Sign up at Coffee House at the sound Board.


Bus tickets to the Mall of America located in Bloomington, MN, go on sale Monday, November 4.  We will depart on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, and return on Saturday, November 30.  Register Early and Save $15 on your Bus Ticket!  Cost per ticket is only $65 per seat.  Tickets sold between November 4 – November 15 will only be $50.  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.  Seats are limited, available on first-come, first-served basis.

IPS has secured a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Mall of America for a special group rate of $75/night plus tax, 1-4 occupants per room.  If you wish to stay at this location for the special rate, you must make your reservation before November 11.  Unreserved rooms will be released to the public at the regular rate.

Students are responsible for their own securing hotel accommodations.  Make your reservations online:^mspbl%60MTUMTUQ%6075%60USD%60false%6011/28/13%6011/30/13%6011/7/13&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes or by calling 952-858-8475 and ask for the special group rate for ‘Michigan Tech University’, major credit card required.

Are you looking to share a room?  FInd a hotel roommate on BarkBoard: Discussion Forums/Discussions – Any Topics/  IPS-hotel roommate for Mall of America bus trip ONLY.

If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or


Come find out about a newly formed student org: Leaders in Continuous Improvement at Michigan Tech!  Are you interested in Lean, Six Sigma, or other methods of continuous improvement?  Then this newly formed student organization is for you!  Companies from all over the world demand continuous improvement experience to be competitive.
Our next meeting is November 21st from 6-7pm in the MUB Alumni B Lounge.  At this meeting we will discuss and decide on our final hands-on project for the semester as well as review what we’ve learned so far this year!  Our last project will focus on process mapping, so bring your ideas.
Feel free to stop by our next meeting November 21st from 6-7pm in the MUB Alumni B Lounge or e-mail our President Megan Johnson, at to get on our e-mail list!

Ultrarunner and inspirational speaker, Ray Zahab, is coming to campus!

Ray has been featured on CNN, CBC, National Geographic, and TED Talks. Ray went from being a pack-a-day smoker to running across the Sahara Desert in 111 days. The movie, “Running the Sahara,” directed by Matt Damon, was made about this expedition. In addition to this, Ray has completed numerous other expeditions including running to the South Pole, running across the Gobi desert, running across Baffin Island, running through the Amazon, and more. Furthermore, Ray is involved in education through his nonprofit, “impossible2Possible.” This program selects youth, aged between 17 and 21, to travel abroad and run a marathon or more a day while carrying out an educational project and connecting with thousands of students across the world. You can learn more about impossible2Possible at and more about Ray at

“Running is 90% mental. The other 10% is all in your head.” – Ray Zahab

Running the Sahara – Movie

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

7:00 PM, Fisher 135

No entry fee

Complementary concessions

Ray Zahab comes to campus – Speaking

Thursday, December 5, 2013

7:00 PM, Forestry Building Atrium
No entry fee
impossible2Possible bracelets to first 100 students
Sponsored By
the Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund
Experience Tech
Film Board
November Events & Thanksgiving Holiday Happenings
a Fall update from Michigan Tech Recreation
Community Programs Highlights
Plus, don’t miss out on our regularly scheduled programs all month long in the Studio, Pool and Ice Arena. Health & Wellness, Fun & Fitness, and High Intensity Workouts – Fitness classes for all ages.

Special SDC Building Hours 11/23 – 11/30
School is out – the SDC is in, Thanksgiving edition! Indoor recreation opportunities for families and friends. Swimming, racquetball, volleyball, basketball and more!
Day passes available for $6. Group rates as low as $4 per person.

Ice Arena Events
Come and PLAY before and after Turkey DAY with Michigan Tech Recreation. For awesome deals, the most up-to-date information, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and Twitter. On Facebook@ Michigan Tech Recreation. On Twitter @ MichiganTechRec.

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