Student News Briefs – Friday, January 24, 2014

1. HuskyLEAD Session Required for Orgs Seeking Funding

This is a reminder that if your student organization is planning to request funding from the Undergraduate Student Government for the 2014-2015 academic year, a representative from your organization is REQUIRED to attend the HuskyLEAD session on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM in Fisher 135. The session is called “Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization” and the presenter is Kyle Axline, treasurer for the USG. The sessions are only expected to last one hour. If you have questions about HuskyLEAD, contact Student Activities at, or call 906-487-1963.

2. USG Holding Off-campus Housing Open Forum

An open forum discussing Off Campus Housing will be hosted in Fisher 135, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. The Houghton City Manager, Scott MacInnes, will be giving a short presentation touching on renting/leasing in the local area as well as a few other topics. Following the presentation will be time for question/answer.  This is a great opportunity to become familiar with ways to look for local rentals as well as learn some tips on protecting yourself as a renter. If you have a question that you would like to remain anonymous, please fill out this online form and a USG representative will ask it at the meeting.
For more information please contact Tony Sharp, USG president, at

3. Men’s Volleyball Club vs. Northland International University

You are invited to attend the men’s volleyball club games at the SDC Wood Gym on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 PM.  Doors open at 6:00 PM. The B Team starts at 7:00 PM followed by the A team.
For more information please contact Brandon Radloff at

4. International Ski Day Hosted by IPS, Mont Ripley, and GSG

Saturday is International Ski Day!  Join the staff of IPS and countless international students at Mount Ripley for an afternoon of fun (in the sun). Group lessons for downhill skiing and snowboarding are available for all levels at specially discounted rates.  Complimentary snacks and hot beverages will be available in the chalet.International Ski Day is a collaboration between IPS, Mount Ripley, and the Graduate Student Government. Started in 2006, International Ski Day provides a great way for international students to learn how to make the most of their winterexperience in the Upper Peninsula.

If you would like to volunteer your time to ensure that our students are having a positive experience skiing or snowboarding for the first time, please call 487-2160 or email ips@mtu.ed for more details.

5. OAP Spring Break Info Meeting

An info meeting discussing the specifics of the Alternative Spring Break trips will be held on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 in the MUB Alumni Lounge B.

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) student staff plan a number of Spring break adventures for students. The OAP prides itself on offering a quality experience in the outdoors, planned and led by student trip leaders.  Our student trip leaders have extensive training, including Wilderness First Responder Certification and previous trip leader experience.  Our trip leaders spend a great deal of time researching and planning these trips to ensure a safe, fun, and sometimes educational experience for their peers.

The cost of the trips will vary from year to year as well as from trip to trip. In the past trips have ranged in cost from about $300 to $1000, depending on location and activities included.  PE0210 class credit is available for Track A of Spring 2014 for participating in an ASB trip. A fee of $200 will be billed for 0.5 credit hours.

For more information visit the website or call OAP at 906-487-2290.

6. Heikinpaiva 2014 Looking for Volunteers for the Polar Bear Dive

The Polar Bear Dive will take place on Saturday, January 25 at 3:00 PM on the Hancock waterfront near the Copper Island Beach Club.

It’s a great way to take part in some mid-winter fun. When the dive was last held, more than 200 people took part, including dozens of students and even an 80 year old woman!
There will be warming areas. Due to the uneven surfaces involved in walking to the dive site, footwear is strongly encouraged.
For more information please visit the website.

7. Pre-game Party and Youth Hockey Night

The Huskies host Ferris State Friday and Saturday, January 24-25 at 7:07 PM each night.  The first 500 inside when doors open at 6:00 PM will receive complimentary food and drink courtesy the Library Restaurant and Brew Pub.  Pregame party admission requires a game ticket or a Michigan Tech ID.

Other festivities include:

Friday, January 24
12 noon – Blue Line Club Luncheon (Grant Hockey Educational Center)
6:00 p.m. – Pregame Party with free food from the Library Restaurant
7:07 p.m. – Michigan Tech vs. Ferris State
Second Intermission – SkyWest Chuck-A-Puck

Saturday, January 25
Youth Hockey Night – $5 tickets for all youth; door prizes
7:07 p.m. – Michigan Tech vs. Ferris State
After the game – Skate with the Huskies; Team Autograph Session

8. Commit to be Fit with Community Programs

Community Programs at the SDC is offering a  special low rate of $30 for a student punch card that gets you eight of your favorite classes. Visit the webpage for full details.

It’s been a crazy, early, snowy winter. As much as we love the powder, the skiing, the hockey, the trails, and the snowy wonderland, we are ready to look ahead to spring! Stay with us as the snow melts on Facebook and we stay motivated and fit all the way to spring break.

9. Lifeguard Training Class Offered

Earn your American Red Cross certification in this five-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by March 2, (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for two minutes. Class size is limited, and deadline to register is February 7. The class runs from February 19 to March 2.

For more information go the Michigan Tech Recreation website.

10. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is just three weeks away! Begin to prepare yourself and ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers.

This week from Career Services…

Wednesday, January 29, First-Year Meeting, YES! You Can Get an Internship in Your First Year. Fisher 135, 6:30 PM.  A number of companies hire talented first-year students for internships.  Learn how to best prepare to get yours and hear from other students who obtained internships in their first year.Also, don’t forget to take advantage of what’s new in Career Services this spring! The Career Services Learning Center – Sponsored by DTE Energy is a great resource for students to walk in and receive valuable career advice, including resume review, interview skills and career fair prep. Walk in hours are Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Career Services Office, room 220 of the Administration Building.

Tickets are on sale NOW for the Spring 2014 Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner – Sponsored by Kohler!

The event will be held Thursday, February 13 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom. Tickets are $10.00 (refunded if you are present at the event) and are available on-line or at Career Services (220 Admin).  Schedule your Mock Interview Appointment ASAP for Interview Skills Week, which will be held February 10 – 14 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Administration Building room 220. It’s the interview that will clinch the offer, so be sure to prepare and practice with a mock interview.  Schedule an appointment by emailing

For the full schedule of events leading up to Spring 2014 Career Fair visit the website.

11. Society of Women Engineers looking for Volunteers

The Society of Women Engineers is looking for several volunteers for the Region H Conference, which will be held at Michigan Tech from February 14 – 16. They need just over 100 people to make it run smoothly, but currently only have about 20.
Please help out and volunteer!  As a volunteer you will be doing various jobs which include: introducing a speaker/ being a room monitor, helping women find rooms and directions, help with the career fair (set up, give out waters, man tables at entrances), help distribute lunches, help with tours, and helping with registration (checking people in a giving them there bags), and various other tasks which you can see on the sign up sheet.
There will be a volunteer meeting held next week and the following week. This will give you more details about the expectations of the job the day of the conference.
If you have any questions please send an email to

12. IM Leagues Info

Team Sports:
Volleyball Co-rec; begins 1/23

Ind/Dual Sports:
Racquetball Doubles; Entry deadline 1/29
Table Tennis Singles; Entry deadline 1/31

Officials’ Meetings/Clinics:
Volleyball; 1/23 @ 5:30pm

For more information, visit us online or call 906-487-3556.


13. Remembrance of Sanaz Nezami

The Iranian Community at Michigan Tech invites you to attend a memorial ceremony for Sanaz Nezami, 27, a newly admitted graduate student who passed away after falling victim to a tragic domestic assault.

The memorial will be held on January 28 in the MUB Ballroom, from 5:00-6:00 PM and is sponsored by International Programs, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Memorial Union Building.

For more information please contact Sara Alian at


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