Student News Briefs – Friday, March 28, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serves up Iranian, Syrian, and Napalese Cuisine

Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech is going to present Iranian, Syrian and Nepalese cuisine on Friday, Mar 28st. The cooks, Amir Zandnia and Aref Majdara, both PhD Students in Electrical Engineering, are going to present the Iranian Salad Shirazi, which is made of chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and onions, mixed with spices, vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. Roba Bdeir, a PHD student in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology department will cook Syrian chicken with veggie, oven baked chicken that is marinated in lemons and spices and mixed with potatoes, peppers, onion and carrots. Aadarsh Upreti who comes from Nepal will present Gajar ko Haluwa, a Nepalese carrot pudding made from shredded carrots and milk.

We sill start serving at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The whole meal is $6.95 and $2.50 for one side. Khana Khazana is going to serve Iranian, Syrian and Nepalese cuisine at the Food Court, located in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM.

2. HuskyLEAD Session, Rescheduled for April 1

The HuskyLEAD session that was canceled on March 18 has been rescheduled for April 1 at 6:00 PM in the Peninsula Room. Participants will learn what is takes to be a true leader during times of change, how leaders can impact a culture, and the importance of execution in driving change and achieving results.

Special guest presenter, Andrew Storm with General Motors of Oshkosh Corporation.

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

3. Singer-Songwriter Erin Sparks comes to Michigan Tech’s Campus

As part of the Tech Arts Festival, meet Erin Sparks, an exceptionally talented Singer-Songwriter from Nashville, TN. Her inspired lyrics, infectious hooks and jangly guitars will keep you playing her music over and over. Classify it if you must – overall you’d call it ‘acoustic driven pop,’ but categorization is a tricky task, since Erin’s soaring vocals are capable of tearing through a driving Alt-Rock production like ‘Who You Are,’ and then bringing you to your knees in the powerful ballad, ‘Don’t Listen.’

Sponsored by Student Activities and Memorial Union Board

4. Relay for Life

When: April 5th, 11am-11pm
Where: SDC wood gym
Time: 11am-11pm
The theme this year is “Tuning Out Cancer” (music themed)
To sign up, students can go to and search Michigan Tech, then sign up team. Or for team sign up click HERE.

5. Attention All May GraduatesThe Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program. It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to the website for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, April 7, 2014.

6. 14th Annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert

Energy and Jazz!—Michigan Technological University Jazz Studies Annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Night, Friday evening, March 28, 7:30PM at
the Rozsa Center. Michigan Tech’s Jazz Lab Band and R&D Big Band will perform a wide variety of classic and modern jazz, Latin jazz, fusion, ballads, blues, rock and funk.
Tickets are: Adults $13, Youth $5, Students $5, or Mich. Tech. Students Free With Experience Tech Fee. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular
business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.

7. IM Updates

Here is what’s happening in IM:

Team Sports Entry Deadline
Soccer, 4/1 @ 12PM
Individual/Team Sports
Tennis Doubles 4/1 @ 5PM
Sand Volleyball Two’s 4/8 @ 5PM
Officials’ Meetings/Clinics
Soccer 4/2 @ 6PM
Questions?  487-3556 or

8. Film Board Showing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

This week Film Board is showing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Fisher 135. Showtimes on Friday, March 28 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm. Showings on Saturday, March 29 at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, & 11:30. And a showing on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next weekends showing, Hackers.
If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at

9. Registration Open for Spring Fling

Spring is coming, or at least we hope it is! If you are interested in registering your organizations for Spring Fling, follow this LINK. Registration is open until April 1.  Also, checkout the best booth challenge, new this year.
For more information keep an eye on the MUB Board Facebook page.

10. Commit To Be Fit with Michigan Tech Recreation

Let the SUMMER countdown begin! Use these next few weeks of Spring programming to get your body in beach, bike, run, swim, and hike condition. If your March workouts roared in like a lion, don’t let your fitness routines go out like a lamb…COMMIT TO BE FIT with Michigan Tech Recreation.  Move, crunch, squat and lift with CORE & MORE! Each workout uses exercise balls, weights, strength exercises, and effective step routines to tone and tighten the entire body. Classes are held, Mondays and Wednesdays, at 5:15pm with Toni at the SDC.

Did you know? 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.

For awesome deals, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook. Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE FIT.

11. Local Non Profit Seeks Volunteers

Don’t Do It Yourself or DDIY non profit group is seeking volunteers to help with a funraiser that will benefit local families that have financial hardships due to medical hardships.  The fundraiser will be held at the Dee Stadium in Houghton on April 12 from 3-11 PM. The event is called Folk-n-Food and there will be live music, craft vendors, food, and more.
For more information and to sign up as a volunteer please contact Ellie Freeman at

12. Reminder: Iranian New Year Celebration

Norouz is the ancient Persian holiday to celebrate New Year on the first day of spring. Michigan Technological University’s first Norouz celebration includes Persian banquet, dance performance, and live traditional music. The event will be followed by a fun open floor after-party featuring A.D.Dj.

Tickets are $12 (non student) and $10 (students) and available for purchase Monday March 24 through Friday, March 28 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the MUB Commons.

For more information please contact Mohammad Reza Amini at

13. Incredible India: Development and Challenges from a Global Perspective

Global City hosts Incredible India on Tuesday, April 1, at 5:00pm, EERC 103.  India has come a long way since its independence in 1947 and has shown some impressive signs of development in the last few decades. But how have these changes impacted the everyday life of people? Which are the opportunities, the challenges and what still needs to change?

Aparupa Sengupta, born and raised in the city of Patna, capital of Bihar, is familiar with the struggles of the community and will try to answer some of these questions. She just completed her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Michigan Tech, and has masters degrees in Biotechnology and in Molecular Genetics.

For more information please contact Leonor Medeiros at

14. Anime and Gaming Convention

Nanocon, Michigan Tech’s twice-annual anime and gaming convention is this weekend. It starts at 11 AM this saturday (3/29) and ends at 7:00 on sunday(3/30). Locations are all the rooms on first floor of Fisher, and the events are many and varied but all related to some aspect of anime or gaming nerd-dom.

For more information please contact Joshua at


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