Month: April 2014

Student News Briefs – Friday, April 25, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serving Korean, Indonesian, and Indian Food

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students, will feature Asian cuisine this Friday, April 25.

Lu Yang, a master student from Geology department, will present Korean Sushi, a traditional Korean food which is made by wrapping steam rice, crab meat, some vegetables with nori; Igus Anwar, a PHD student from Forest Resources and Environmental Science, will cook Rujak, an Indonesian fruit salad, made of various tropical fruits such as pineapple, cucumber, papaya, and mango with peanut sauce and spices; and Qadeer Abdul will present Hyderabadi fish curry, prepared with exotic spices and creamy yogurt. Vegetarian alternatives will be available.

Khana Khazana is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal is $6.95, and individual dishes are $2.50 each.

Please come and enjoy the international students dining service.

2. 20th Annual Student Leadership Awards Announcements

Congratulations to the following students, student organizations, and advisors for inspiring community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity within Michigan Tech as well as our community.

Here are the 2014 Student Leadership Award recipients:

Kerstin Cleveland, President’s Award for Leadership
Rebeka Horsch, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancements Award for Service
Holly Zehfus, Provost Award for Scholarship
Abhilash Kantamneni – Georgetown University Energy Prize, Exceptional Community Service Project
Sara Alian, Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader
Kristin Flickinger, Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance
Finance Club – FinanceU, Exceptional Program of the Year
International Club, Most Improved Student Organization
Carly Joseph, Rising Star of the Year
Kimberly D’Augustino, Student Employee of the Year
Wadsworth Hall Student Association, Student Organization of the Year
Jessie Stapleton, Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Scott MacInnes, Clair M. Donovan Award
David Shull, Outstanding Future Alumni Award

Award Announcements:
Kailey Feuerstein, Percy Julian Award
Patrick Belling, Exceptional Graduate Student Leader
Ranjeeth Naik, Exceptional Graduate Student Scholar
Dr. Stephen Kampe, Exceptional Graduate Mentor
Jon Furlich, Greek Man of the Year
Rebeka Horsch, Greek Woman of the Year

3. Rozsa Center Presents Sing Me to Heaven

Come to the Rozsa Center this Saturday evening, April 26 at 7:30 PM, for an evening of uplifting, joyous and above all beautiful choral music. Join Dr. Jared Anderson, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Michigan Tech, as he conducts conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers and the Michigan Tech Concert Choir in a concert titled “Sing Me to Heaven: A Celebration of Sacred Choral Music.” The choirs of Michigan Tech will explore ideas of heaven through the music of diverse periods and styles.

“VPA Livestream” of the music is available the night of the performance, for those who are not able to be present for the event. The link for this livestream is: (please note, this link will not be active until the time of the event.)

4. The SDC is Hiring Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors

The recreation department at the SDC is looking for additional Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. Qualifications include Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR.  Duties include monitoring and ensuring the safety of all patrons in the SDC swimming area and enforcing all site rules and regulations. Instructors have opportunities to instruct group and private swim lessons.  Click HERE to apply online.

Contact Ann Hoover ( with all inquiries.

5. Rozsa Presents Together in Song

On Monday, April 28, at 7:00 pm, the Keweenaw Music Educators’ Association presents the annual “Together in Song” concert at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan Technological University.

For more details please visit

6. Volunteer Opportunities for Fall 2014 Move-In

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. Your group can sign up for one two-hour shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!
Please go to the website to sign up to volunteer.

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:
Saturday, August 23
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 24
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations:
• Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological
University. First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.
• Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.
• Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).
• Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).
• Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
• Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.
• Please remember that some students and families may not want your help. Please be considerate
and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.
• Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your
assigned location on time for the start of your shift.
• Work with University, Orientation, and Student Life staffs who are also assigned to assist with the
move-in process. We are one big team on move-in day.
Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!

7. K-Day Registration is Now Open

Student Activities is now accepting registration applications for K-Day 2014. Please use this LINK to get to the online form.

For more information please contact Jessie at 487-1963.

8. Summer Programming – Commit To Be Fit

Summer programming is here! With so many great summer options, what classes are you taking this summer? COMMIT TO BE FIT with Michigan Tech Recreation.  Study, sweat, rest, repeat! Want variety this summer? We got you covered with classes for Health & Wellness, Fun & Fitness, High Intensity Workouts and Workshops & Specialty Classes. Summer Classes are scheduled May – August.  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 daily session for only $6. Full session registration is also available for some programs.

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


Student News Briefs – Friday, April 18, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serves Mediteranean Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students, will feature Mediterranean cuisine this Friday, April 18.

The menus are Kidney Beans Salad, a traditional Mediterranean Kidney Bean salad recipe with a light dressing made with olive oil and lemon; Mediterranean Meatballs with Couscous, beef and lentil meatballs serving with olive oil-basil flavored couscous; Tiramisu, meaning “pick me up” or “lift me up”, a popular coffee-flavored Italian dessert. Vegetarian alternatives will be available.

Khana Khazana is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal is $6.95, and individual dishes are $2.50 each. The public is welcome.

2. Spring Fling Held at the SDC

Ahoy matey, Spring Fling 2014 – Pirates Edition is set to sail into campus Friday, April 18 from noon-4:00 PM at the SDC. 53 Student Organizations will be set up in the hockey arena and Oozeball will take place in the wood gym.  In addition, MUB Board will be doling out provisions of root beer floats and fresh cut french fries. Look out for the caricature artist, inflatables, and a t-shirt tie-dyeing station fer all ye pirate’s entertainment!  Hope to see all of you there!

3. Campus Bookstore, University Images Spring Fling Sale

Due to the weather, Spring Fling specials will be located inside both the Campus Bookstore and University Images from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
For more information please contact the bookstore at 906-487-3270.

4. Global City Presents A Village in Bangladesh

For our last “Global City Presents” of the semester, A Village in Bangladesh by S. M. Mizanur Rahman on April 22 at 5:00 pm, EERC 103.

Mizanur will present the development disaster caused by shrimp farming in his village, and how small producers are left out of the economic development of this product. He will also talk about his work in the community and “The Motorcycle Project”, an idea he developed with the goal to provide capital support and planning skills to the local people, which he plans on implementing this summer.

Mizanur grew up in the village of Nurnagar, in the Satkhira district, Bangladesh, before moving to the capital city of Dhaka where he did his undergraduate and master studies. He is now doing his PhD in Environmental and Energy Policy at MTU.
Please take the opportunity to come talk to us, with comments and suggestions for events for next year. And if you want to be part of the board, we welcome you!

5. Speaker on Sexual Assault and Dating Violence

Michigan Tech is currently in the process of developing a campus/community network to address positive masculinity. Guest speaker, Rus Funk, will discuss the topic of “Developing the Capacity for a Positive Masculinity Program”.  Rus Funk is a long time activist for gender, racial, and sexual justice.  He has been working specifically to combat sexual and domestic violence, racist violence, and homophobia for over 25 years.   He will be giving a presentation on Sexual Assault Prevention on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM in Fisher 135. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Immediately following the presentation ​a Take Back The Night candle light vigil will be held​ and will weave through campus.​This event is brought to you by The office of Academic and Community Conduct, Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home, and Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Programs.For more information please contact Wellness at 906-487-2560.

6. Finals Week has Gone to the Dogs

The puppies are back by popular demand.   Unwind and de-stress over at the OAP house and play with the dogs.  On Thursday, April 24 from 5:00-6:30 pm there will be Golden Retrievers from Sigma Tau Gamma and on Tuesday, April 29 from 5:00-6:30 pm, two Dachshunds.

For more information please contact Wellness at 906-487-2560.

7. Spring Fever Social Event

Are you interested in learning some tennis moves? Join GSG for the Spring Fever social event held at the SDC on April 19 from 12-3 PM!

We have FREE tennis lessons 12-3 PM, but sign up is required. Sign up sheet is found at the Graduate School Front Desk, Admin. Building, 4th floor.

Not really interested in tennis? We also have other fun games (basketball, volleyball, etc…) held at the SDC – Wood Gym.

This event is free for Graduate students and their families.

8. Outdoor Cooking Competition with OAP

The OAP is holding an Outdoor Cooking Competition on April 22. Cooking can begin at 1:00 and the dishes must be completed between 3:00-5:00 PM for judging.  The cost is $5.00 to compete and you can enter as many dishes as you’d like.  All participants will receive a recipe book of the dishes that were entered into the competition.

See poster for more details or call Outdoor Adventure Program at 906-487-2290.,hr>

9. Attention May 2014 Graduates

The Michigan Tech Annual Fund invites you to like their Facebook page  and receive a chance to win a prize package commemorating your  transition from student to alumnus!
The package includes a Michigan Tech diploma frame, coffee mug, picture frame, portfolio and more!
Just go to for a  chance to win.
We will draw and announce the winner on April 28, 2014.


Student News Briefs – Friday, April 11, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Will Serve Breakfast April 15

Khana Khazana, a collaboration of international students and Dining Services, will feature breakfast on Tuesday, April 15.
The cooks, Amir Zandnia and Aref Majdara, will cook Haleem, a popular Iranian breakfast stew made from wheat and beef meat. It is slowly simmered for several hours until smooth and silky; Veggie Omelet, an
Iranian style omelet made from eggs, onions and tomatoes; Bread and Cheese, a light sandwich with crème cheese, parsley, radishes and walnuts; Chai, a spiced milk tea from India, The most common are cardamom and ginger. Indian chai produces a warming, soothing effect, acts as a natural digestive aid and gives one a wonderful sense of well-being.
Khana Khazana is served from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal is $5.95, and individual dishes are $2 each.

2. Latin Salsa Party

NOSOTROS with the support of the Graduate Student Governmnet (GSG) is running a fun Latin social. The last Salsa party in Spring semester 2014 is on April 11, at MUB Ballroom A, 8-9 Free Salsa lessons, 9-11 open dance floor. Join the GSG Latin social event, learn how to dance to Latin music, and find new friends! The event is FREE, for all levels, family friendly, and no partner is needed! Just show up!
For more information please contact Sara Alian,, or Wesley MaGowan,

3. Indian Student Association Hosts Holi Night

You are invited to the Indian Student Associations biggest event in spring, The Holy Night on Saturday, April 12 in the MUB Commons at 6:00 PM.  Tickets are $6.00 for the General Public and $3.00 for ISA members.

Please contact Muraleekrishnan Menon for more information.

4. Results from the 4th Annual Global City Photo Competition

Our judges – Adam Johnson, Mike Shupe and Steve Brimm – met in person to review the images together. Winning images were selected based on: a) technical merit, b) composition, c) how well it fit the category and d) the story the photo tells. The winners are:

First – Ben Ciavola
Second – Elyssa Furmanski
Third – Geoffrey Lerner
First – Geoffrey Lerner
Second – Edward Louie
Third – Spencer Lacey
First – Ben Ciavola
Second – Riccardo Tortini
Third – Josep Cabre
First – Devin Miller
Second – Elyssa Furmanski
Third – Federica Lanza
People’s Choice:
Breanna Kay with submission to “Landscape”

Thank you all for participating and making this edition another success, with plenty of inspiring photographs.
Check the winning pictures at Global City’s Facebook page.  And please join us this Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 pm, at the KBC, for the photo exhibition and to talk with the photographers. There will be pizza!

5.  Film Board Showing, Lone Survivor

This week Film Board is showing Lone Survivor in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next weekend we’re showing That Awkward Moment.

If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Bill Price, at

6. Wellness Hosts Lunch and Learn for Students

Join Anna, Peer Health Advocate, for some easy, inexpensive, healthy, and portable recipes at the lunch and learn scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 from noon-1:30 in the MUB Alumni Lounge. Open to all students!

For more information contat Whitney at

7. Spring Fling

Spring Fling is always the Friday of Week 13 of  the Spring Semester and this year it is held on April 18 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Students end the academic year and welcome warmer weather by engaging in activities. Various student organizations participate in this event providing food and entertainment for a campus community eager to relax and have fun before the serious business of final exams begins.

Check out the website for more details!

8. Ballet Barre Workouts

The glove (and hats and coats) are coming off… or they will be soon! Are you ready for your summer wardrobe? Get your body ready for the big melt with Ballet Barre workouts! COMMIT TO BE FIT with Michigan Tech Recreation.

Designed to shape & transform the body, each Ballet Barre workout combines elements of ballet, Pilates, and yoga to create a total body experience. Expect to shake, stretch, and sweat with Ballet Barre.

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.

9. Rozsa Center Presents Ecology and Art Lecture Series by John Luther Adams

Called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), John Luther Adams is a composer and environmentalist whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world.  Adams, who currently resides in Alaska, will bring his talent and vision to Michigan Tech as a part of the “Ecology and Art Lecture Series” at the Rozsa on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Two events are planned as a part of this series: Adams will participate in a panel discussion with Michigan Tech environmental science, ecology, poetry, and music professors, and regional environmental science professionals, in the Rozsa Lobby from 10 AM – 11 AM.  This event is free, and the public is invited. He will then present a full lecture on his work and its relationship with the natural sciences at 7:30 PMin the Rozsa Center performance hall. The lecture is also free, and open to the public. For more details, please see the attached press release, or visit


Student News Briefs- Friday, April 4, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serves Up Napalese Cuisine

Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech is going to present Nepalese cuisine on Friday, April 4. The cooks, Aadarsh Upreti, a master student from Mechanical Engineering student, will present Nepalese food including Spicy Chicken, chicken cooked in typical Nepalese style with spices; Achar salad which is made from potatoes, onions, cucumber, chillies and garnished with cilantro; and Semolina Pudding, a desert made from semolina flour and milk. Khana Khazana also prepare a special dish for vegetarian, Beans Gravy, kidney beans cooked with potatoes, tomatoes, onions, sauce, ginger and garlic paste.

Khana Khazana is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court. A full meal is $6.95, and individual dishes are available for $2.50 each.

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

2. Thai New Year Celebration

The Thai Student Association at Michigan Tech would like to invite you to the first Thai Night at Michigan Tech on Saturday, April 5 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the MUB Commons!  Thai authentic foods will be served including, Chicken Massaman (Peanut Curry), Chicken Satay, Crispy Fish with Spicy Sweet & Sour Gravy, Steamed Vegetable with Soy Sauce & Sesame Gravy, Thai Jasmine Rice, Thai hot tea.
Vegetarian options available.

Special performances include, Thai Music, Thai Dance, and Thai Martial art (Thai Boxing).

Tickets are $10 for Students, and $12 for the Public.

Join us on Facebook.
If you are interested in buying a ticket, please contact Sirikorn at

3. Night at the Ballet and Opera

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Tech Theatre present Night at the Ballet and Opera on Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center. Tickets are $19 for adults and $6 for youth. Michigan Tech students are free with the Experience Tech Fee.

Tickets are available by calling the central ticket office at 906-487-2073 or online at

4. The 2015 Winter Carnival Seeking Logo Designs

If you would like to submit a logo design for the 2015 Winter Carnival themed, While Frozen in the Ice and Snow, We Dream of Vacations on Which to Go, please complete the FORM and email it to

Designs can be drawn b hand or using computer software. The designer of the selected logo will receive a $50 gift certificate tot eh Michigan Tech Bookstore. Logo entries are due by April 11 at 11:59 PM.

5. Wellness Programs in April

April is Financial & Occupation month at Wellness.  Check out the Personal Budgeting Workshop on April 7, a LeaderShape Reunion on April 10, Quick and Healthy Meals on April 15, and Finals Week Has Gone to the Dogs on April 24 and 29.

For more information see the poster or call Wellness at 487-2560.

6. Annual Gear Swap

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Gear Swap and Silent Auction will be on April 10 from 11:00 – 2:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom A. If you have gear you would like to sell please drop off at the OAP (207 East Street, across the highway from the Library) between April 3-8 during business hours, noon-5. The OAP will take 10% on all personal gear sales.  Proceeds will go towards new gear to be rented out at the rental center.

For more information please contact the OAP at 487-2290.

7. Food Service Training for Parade of Nations Food Booths

Exciting news, the planning has already begun for the 25th Annual Parade of Nations (PON) scheduled for September 13, 2014! We have some great things in store for the celebration, including an international alumni reunion. As always, one of the highlights each year are the food booths at the multicultural festival. Thus, we are having the first food service training on Wednesday April 9 at 5:00 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge.  We are encouraging all organizations that are planning to have a food booth to plan early and the food service training is first step. We will also discus sponsorship opportunities during the meeting. In order for your organization to qualify for sell food during PON food service training is mandatory. We simply ask that at least 1 member of your organization attend the meeting.

We hope to see you there, if you have additional questions you may contact Bob Wenc at

8. Railroad Engineering Activities Club Meeting

Railroad Engineering Activities Club will be having the last general meeting of the year at 7pm on Tuesday April 8th in EERC 100. Guest speaker, Ed Burkhardt, will be coming to talk about when the UP railroads were owned by Wisconsin Central.

Food and refreshments will be provided.  All majors are welcome.

For more information please contact Colleen Carbary at