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