Student News Briefs – Friday, May 23, 2014

1. Khana Khazana Serving Syrian Cuisine

Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech is going to present Syrian cuisine on Friday, May 23rd. Roba Bdeir, a Ph.D student in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology will cook Falafel with Hummus and Fattoush Salad. The food is made from dehydrated chickpeas are soaked overnight and grounded with onions, parsley, cilantro and garlic with Syrian spices. Fried to a rich, golden brown, and served with zesty Hummus dip and Fattoush salad. Homemade apricot juice served with the meal.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM to 1.30:00 PM. The whole meal is $5.95. Khana Khazana is going to serve the meals at the trailer, located in front of the Library.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal! We will serve food for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

2. Water Safety Instructor Training

​A 3-day Water Safety Instructor Training course is now being offered through Michigan Tech Community Programs on June 15, 28 & 29. The comprehensive Red Cross WSI program trains instructors in water safety and drowning prevention and provides information needed to plan and conduct courses in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. Cost to register is $260. Deadline to register is May 30.

3. Student Activities Programming Event, Grilled Pizzas

Please join in the summer programming event, Grilled Pizza’s, a healthy spin on an old favorite. The event will be held at the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Backyard on Thursday, May 29 at 2:00 PM and will continue while supplies last.

This event is sponsored by Student Activities, Housing and Residential Life, and Dining Services.

Please visit Involvement Link for more information on upcoming events or contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963.

4. Reminder:  Summer Scuba Class Offered

Michigan Tech Community Programs is offering a summer SCUBA class May 29 to June 26. The class will meet Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:30 p.m. at the SDC. Everything is provided—equipment, tank fills, books, and supplies—all you need is a suit and towel. At the end of the course, you can earn a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification after completing an open-water dive. Cost of the class is $375 and is limited to 8 people. Registration will close May 15 so that supplies can be ordered in time for the class.

For more information, visit

5. Reminder: 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.