Student News Briefs – Friday, February 14, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Returns with Syrian Food

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students, will offer Syrian food this Friday from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Union Food Court.

Roba Bdeir, a Syrian PhD student in biochemistry and molecular biology will cook dawood basha, Syrian meatballs in a tomato-herb sauce with onions, chickpeas and nuts; moutabal, made from flame-grilled eggplant mashed with tahini and yogurt and served with pita bread; and riz b-haleeb, a rice pudding made with rosewater and pistachios, topped with coconut.

A full meal costs $7 and includes a fountain drink. Individual entrees cost $2.50 each. Vegetarian alternatives are available

Khana Khazana is a collaboration of international students and Dining Services.


2. Film Board is Showing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

This week Film Board is showing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15th at5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next week we are showing: Thor: The Dark World. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at wjprice@mtu.edu


3. Here is what’s happening in IM

Team Sports:
Floor Hockey starting on 2/16

Innertube Water Polo starting 2/17

Individual/Dual Sports
Billiard Tourney on 2/14, Noon entry deadline
Badminton Singles on 2/21, Noon entry deadline
Badminton Doubles on 2/21, 3:00 PM entry deadline

More info can be found here or call 906-487-3556


4. 2014 ACS Student Research Symposium

The Upper Peninsula Section of the American Chemical Society will be hosting the 2014 ACS Student Research Symposium on Saturday March 29 at Northern Michigan University. Posters can be presented by both graduate and undergraduate researchers. There is no cost to present and prizes will be awarded to the best posters and presentations! Please join us to learn about exciting research being conducted in the U.P. and to network with other chemists in our area!


5. 2014 Undergraduate Research Expo Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

The Michigan Tech Honors Institute is offering one more chance for students to submit abstracts for the 2014 Undergraduate Research Expo. We would like to invite all undergraduate researchers from every department to submit an abstract for research to be presented at the expo, which will give researchers a chance to present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges. Not only will this event be an excellent learning experience for presenters, but it will also showcase the undergraduate research that is happening at Michigan Tech. The expo will be held in the Rosza Lobby during Spring Preview Weekend (March 21) when visiting high school students will be able to see the exciting opportunities available to them at Michigan Tech.

The Honors Institute has been working closely with the Vice President of Research and the Undergraduate Admissions Office to make this event possible, and hopes undergraduate researchers will take advantage of this valuable experience. Printing of posters will be sponsored up to $25. For directions for poster design, please visit tinyurl.com/UREposter2014. Prizes of $200, $150, and $100 will be awarded to the best 3 posters, as chosen by faculty judges.

Please visit tinyurl.com/URE2014 to submit the abstract. Submission will take place via an online form, but is is recommended that presenters save their abstract in a document and copy the required information to the website. Abstracts will need to include presenter name, e-mail address, class, college/school, department, and faculty advisor’s name. The body of the abstract should include a title, the names of the authors, an introduction, a description of the materials and methods, the results of the completed or ongoing research, and any acknowledgements. The submission deadline has been extended to Sunday, February 16 at 11:59 pm. Abstracts will be reviewed by Research Expo staff, and a confirmation of acceptance will be sent by February 24.

If you have any questions or are having difficulties submitting an abstract, feel free to contact honors+expo@mtu.edu. We look forward to seeing your abstracts and presentations!


6. Multiliteracies (Writing) Center is Now Hiring for Fall 2014

The Writing Center is looking for undergraduates in any major who are interested in working with others on communication and cultural tasks.  Any interested applicants are encouraged to attend the information session on Tuesday, February 25 from 5-6pm in Walker 107. Pizza for all attendees.
Application materials available: www.mtu.edu/humanities/resources/mtmc/
Contact Kirsti Arko karko@mtu.edu for more information.

7. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech trivia night in the MUB Commons, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00 -7:00 pm.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum). There will be 3 rounds of 20 trivia questions regarding Michigan Tech. A grand prize of $500 cash will be awarded to the winning team to assist their student organization.

• This is a great way to learn more about the history of Michigan Tech and philanthropy on campus.
• Light snacks will be provided.
• A great opportunity to win money for your organization while having fun.
• Limited space is available; please register your organization as soon as possible with this link.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Heather Wiitanen at heather@mtu.edu


8. Math Learning Center is Hiring

Who is eligible?
– Undergraduate Michigan Tech students
– Must have completed Calc 2

– Must plan on finishing Calc 3, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations during Fall 2014

What’s the hiring process?

– Complete the application by 3pm, Friday, February 21, 2014

– Stage 1: Interview (March 1-2nd)
– Stage 2: Tryout session (March 22-23rd)
How do I apply?
– Applications are available in the MLC (Fisher 234) and online: http://goo.gl/KFnosO.
– Return the completed application to the MLC by 3pm, Friday, February 21, 2014.
Visit the MLC or email mlc@mtu.edu if you have any questions!

9. Reminder: Volunteer Service Opportunity

If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the Michigan Tech Preschool would like to invite you and/or your organization to participate in our upcoming Cabin Fever Carnival fund raising event as event volunteers. This event is in the MUB Ballroom and features Mind Trekkers, a snack bar, bake sale, balloons, activities like face painting, a silent auction, and games where children can earn carnival prizes.

We need volunteers mainly to set-up, supervise games and activities, serve food, and to tear down the event afterwards.

If you or your organization can participate, please get back to me by February 17th with your information and/or a list of names/number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts. We will need about 30 total volunteers for each event shift and about 10 each for set-up and tear-down.

Michigan Tech Preschool is a non-profit parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the local community and its children for over 50 years. We hope you will choose to work with us to continue our tradition of affordable early childhood education.

Event Summary:

Michigan Tech Preschool Cabin Fever Carnival

Saturday, February 22, 2014

MUB Ballroom

Event Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Set-Up Shift: 7:30am – ~9:00am

Event 1st shift: 9:45am – 11:30pm

Event 2nd shift: 11:15am – 1:00pm

Tear-Down Shift: 1:00pm – ~2:30pm

For Questions please contact Ryan Towels at ratowles@mtu.edu


10. Spring 2014 Career Development Events

The Career Fair is this coming week! Prepare yourself to ensure you’re ready for “What’s NEXT” by taking advantage of the Career Development Education opportunities that Career Services offers.

New this Spring! Employer Information Expo on Sunday, February 16, in Fisher Hall, 5 PM –7 PM Info Sessions, 7 PM –8 PM Open Networking

Company Information Sessions made better – one stop, informal, open house event with lots of companies…all in one place…all in one night.  Pizza, drinks, and dessert served throughout the event.

Spring Career Fair is finally here!

2014 Spring Career Fair
Tuesday, February 18, 12:00 (noon) – 6:00 PM, Student Development Complex (SDC).
Dress professionally and bring your updated resume and your 60-second Info-mercial to meet with company representatives offering internship, co-op and full-time employment opportunities.
217 companies are attending the Spring Career Fair!
Visit www.mtu.edu/career/fair to find out which companies are coming and view and/or print the 2014 Spring Career Fair Guidebook.
Interview room assignments will be available through Husky JOBS on our website following  the Career Fair after 6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18.
Free rides from the Memorial Union Building to the Career Fair will be available from the Husky Motor Shuttle continuously from 11:30AM – 6:00PM.

Reminder – Employers are posting jobs on HuskyJOBS every day.  Be sure to apply on-line before the Career Fair.

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 areMonday – Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Career Services Office, room 220 of the Administration Building.

For the full schedule of events leading up to Spring 2014 Career Fair visit www.mtu.edu/career/fair


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