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.