Student News Briefs – Friday, February 21, 2014

1. Student Activities Late Night Programming and MUB Board Present, Six Appeal

Friday, February 21 in the MUB Ballroom at 9:00 PM is a show you don’t want to miss!

Is Six Appeal a comedy group, a vocal ensemble, or a rock band? Audiences have been trying to answer that question for years. Swearing off instruments, Six Appeal uses a cappella singing to span decades of classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes. Featuring vocal dexterity and adventurous song selection, the 2012 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions explore all genres with a far-reaching repertoire that will surprise and captivate any audience regardless of the setting.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963

2. Red Cross Blood Drive

There is an urgent need for blood due to extreme weather and the cancellation of numerous blood drives. Please help meet this need by donating next week Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26, at the Van Pelt Library from 10 AM – 4 PM.

To make an appointment please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767, visit the website or stop in person during the Blood Drive.

Sponsored by Student Activities, Greek Life, and the Order of Omega.

3. NOSOTROS Hosts Salsa Party

NOSOTROS, the Latin dance lovers, are going to have a Salsa party on Saturday, February 22 at MUB Ballroom A.
There will be a free Salsa lessons from 8:00 to 9:00 PM instructed my Dr. Thomas Werner, Assistant Professor at Biological Sciences, and Sara Alian, PhD student at the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and open dance floor from 9:00-11:00 PM.
No partner is needed! The Event is FREE, open to public, and family friendly!

For more information please contact Sara Alian at

4. The Evolution of Chinese Fashion, by Shan Zhao

Shan Zhao is a Chinese-born PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Tech (and Global City’s VP).
Shan has interests on engineering bioabsorbable stents, archeological dating techniques, and the study of Chinese culture. In this presentation, she will explore the costumes of ancient China and their culture significances, such as the many facets of color and design that emerged during each dynasty’s reign.
Please join us next week, Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 pm in EERC L100.
For more information please contact Leonor Medeiros at

5. Documentary, America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth

Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm Counseling Services and the Association of Psychology Students are screening the documentary “America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth.” After the film, there will be a Q&A with the film’s maker Darryl Roberts.   Film and concessions are free.
For more information, contact

6. Confidential Eating Disorder Screenings

Counseling Services is holding free confidential eating disorder screenings on Thursday, February 27 from 10:00am-2:00pm in the MUB Peninsula Room .

For more information, contact

7. 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 HERE.
Contact Kirsti Arko for more information.

8. Khana Khazana Serves Iranian Food to Benefit Children

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students, will feature Iranian food this Friday. Proceeds will go to benefit children living in poverty in Iran, to help them stay in school.  Aref Majdara, Amir Zandnia, Sara Alian and the Iranian community at Michigan Tech will cook kuku sabzi, which is an aromatic quiche filled with fresh herbs and greens; chicken kabob and ranginak, a healthy and tasty dessert from the southern region of Iran.

Khana Khazana is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal costs $6.95 and includes a fountain soda. Individual items are available for $2.50. A vegetarian alternative is available.

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

9. IM Updated

Team Sports
Soccer-Tennis Entry Deadline 2/26 @ 5PM

Ind/Dual Sports
Badminton Singles 2/21 @ noon entry deadline
Badminton Doubles 2/21 @ 3pm entry deadline

More Info at or 487-3556

10. 4th Annual Global City Photo Competition

It’s time for the 4th Annual Global City Photo Competition! Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3. Submit your photos to

The categories are: People, Landscapes, Sustainability, and “Glocal” (meaning anything that is a local image or an image of Michigan Tech-related activities).  You may submit up to one photo per category. Please use your best images, they will be printed as 11 x 14 images.

We are excited once again to display our members’ photography in the community this spring! The top three photos for each category will be printed and displayed at the Keweenaw Brewing Company. Prizes will be awarded to all three winners in each category. This year’s competition will be judged by three local professional photographers Mike Shupe of the Orpheum Theater, Adam Johnson of brockit inc. and Steve Brimm of Steve Brimm photography. This year we are also having a People’s Choice Award for the image that gets the most votes on the website. Voting instructions will be sent out once all photos submissions have been received and are available online for viewing.

Remember, wherever you are, whether on campus or out there somewhere else in the world, you are part of the Global City community so we encourage you to enter this year’s contest. Please email us if you have any questions. Thanks again to the support of Graduate Student Government and all of our amazing Michigan Tech and community members!

For more information please email Leonor Medeiros a

11. Michigan Tech’s Personal Training Services

Hey Students…How are your 2014 goals coming?  It is definitely time to mentally refresh. Get the blood moving and give yourself an hour to hit the refresh button on your studies. We’re deep (with snow, too!) into February and we want to help you reconnect with your New Year’s resolution.  Work with a trainer…it’s one of the most successful ways to improve your health. Michigan Tech’s personal training services, with Ann Hoover, focus on customized health and exercise programs to help you achieve your lifestyle and fitness goals.

In other Community Program news…Looking for a fun workshop this weekend? Try out the special Zumba session geared towards beginners. Want to hit the ice for adult skating lessons for the last time this season – the final 5 week program starts on February 27.

For more announcements and awesome deals, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and visit us online.

12. Sign-Up Still Open for Trivia Night

Registered student organizations can still sign up for Trivia Night, which will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM and lasting for about an hour.  The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 25 at noon and there is no cost to register.  Space is limited.  Each organization should have a team made up of no more than three of its members.  There will be three rounds of twenty trivia questions regarding Michigan Tech.  A grand prize of $500 will be awarded to the winning organization (additional cash prizes to be awarded).

Sign up for Trivia Night HERE.  This is a great way to learn more about the history of Michigan Tech and philanthropy on campus.  You can win money for your organization while having fun!
Trivia Night is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Annual Fund and the Student Philanthropic Council.  Questions about the event can be directed to Heather Wiitanen, associate director of annual giving, at

13. Campus Hope Seminar

All are welcome to come to the Campus Hope seminar at Fisher 132 on the evenings of February 21-March 1 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

For more information please contact Nethaniah Dohr at


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