Day: February 28, 2014

Student News Briefs – Friday, February 28, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Features Indian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will feature Indian food this Friday, February 28, located in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM. The cooks, Jaswanth Kalavagadda, and Abdul Qadeer, will cook Coconut Chicken Curry, a mild buttery curried chicken simmered in coconut milk, onions and tomatoes that makes mouthwatering gravy with Indian spices; Bread Pudding, a desert of fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices including saffron and cardamom; and Onion Fritters, a spicy crispy Indian snack made of seasoned onions dipped into a flour mixture and fried until golden color.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The whole meal is $6.95 and $2.50 for one side.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal!

2. Snowshoeing Event at Canyon Falls

The Outdoor Adventure Program is having a snowshoeing event at Canyon Falls this upcoming Saturday, March 1. Participants will leave the Outdoor Adventure Program (207 East St. Across the street from the Library) at 1:00 pm and should return around 5:30 pm. Cost is $10 per person and sign up is at the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP).

For more information please call 906-487-2290 between Noon and 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sundays.

3. Women’s Leadership Mentoring Opportunity

Interested in mentoring? Applications are now open for the 2014-2015 Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP). Michigan Tech female undergraduates are invited to apply for the one-year program which pairs them with a middle school girl from the local community to focus on leadership development. Applications are due Monday, March 17.

For more information about the program and the application, visit the website.

4. Film Board Showing Gravity and Akira

This week Film Board is showing Gravity in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Also showing, Akira, the 25th Anniversary re-release. Show times are Saturday, March 1 at noon and 3:00 pm and Sunday, March 2 at 3:00, 6:00, and 8:30 PM. This movie is Free!

The next showing after Spring Break will be Frozen in 3D. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at

5. March is Women’s Month

The Women’s Programming Committee, CDI, Presidential Council of Alumnae, Society of Intellectual Sisters, Womens Leadership Council, Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund, Emily Dennis Photography, and Maurices have several great events coming up in March for Women’s Month.

For more information please contact CDI at 906-487-2920.

6. IM Updates

Here is what’s happening in IM:
Team Sports
Volleyball 3/5 @ 5PM entry deadline
More info HERE or call 906-487-3556

7. African Night Hosted by African Student Organization

Tickets are now available at the MUB Commons and Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The cost is $8.00 for students and $10 for faculty, staff and public.

For more information please contact CDI at 906-487-2920

8. Spin Class

On more week until Spring Break! It’s the end of February and time to kick your workout up a notch! Join class, jump on a bike and spin—it’s that easy! Just Spin is an energetic workout performed on a stationary bike. Instructors guide you through warm-ups, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, and more, with plenty of encouragement and upbeat music.
A special low-rate $30 Student Punch Card gets you started with your first 8 classes OR try us out for a single session for only $6. Are you beginner? No worries, check-out the Learn to Spin class here.
For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.

9. Mini Symposium on Protein Science

Special 2 day event highlighting the many facets of protein scientists at Michigan Tech on Wednesday, March 5 from noon-1:00 pm and Friday, March 7 from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm.

Sponsored by The Protein Society and aimed at increasing the presence of protein science and introducing this concept to all students.  It will feature brief talks given by faculty members in chemistry and chemical engineering and address the concept of protein science and the research involved.

A light buffet lunch will be provided. To RSVP use this LINK.

10. 1st Annual Paczki Throwdown

Alpha Phi Omega – Epsilon Lambda Chapter is sponsoring a paczki eating contest in the MUB commons at 4:00 PM on “Fat” Tuesday, March 4.
Student Organizations can register one member by Sunday, March 2 at 11:59 PM to participate for a chance to win a custom t-shirt, $50 Roy’s Pasties and Bakery gift card, $50 Rhythm Skate Shop gift card, and Samsung blu-ray disc player with built-in wi-fi ($110 retail value)!
To register click HERE.
Alpha Phi Omega is a coeducational service organization founded on the principles of leadership, fellowship, and service.
For more information, email

11. 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! See attached announcement for more information.

12. Daily Bull Holds Creativity Contest

Calling all funny people! In keeping with its mission to boost readership, membership, and community involvement, Michigan Tech’s satirical entertainment press is hosting a creativity contest. Submissions of all original humorous or amusing content is encouraged — if it makes you chuckle, send it our way!

There will be four categories: comics, articles, memes/Photo Shopped funnies, and puzzles/brain teasers. Winners will be chosen from each category to receive a prize and at least temporary glory. Think outside the box. Make a word search with a crazy theme, write a goofy article, or draw an abstract chicken. The Daily Bull looks forward to hearing from people all over the spectrum.
Please submit all content to — entries are due the Monday after spring break.

13. Voting is Now Open for the USG E-Board

Voting for your 2014-2015 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Executive Board is now open!  All returning students are eligible to vote.  Please follow this LINK to vote for the next executive board members (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer).  You will need to login to Involvement Link with your Michigan Tech ISO username and password.

You have until 11:45 PM Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to cast your vote.  Don’t let this opportunity to pick your next leaders pass you by.  If you have any questions about the USG elections, please contact Sam Richards, USG Elections Committee Chairman, at


Student Leadership Award Nominations Closing

Nominations for the Presidents Award for Leadership and the Vice President of Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7. Please go to the website to submit your nomination. The nine general awards, will close at noon on March 21.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 7-1963.