Student News Briefs – Friday, September 19, 2014

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1. Cardboard Boats Happening Today!

Michigan Tech’s popular Homecoming tradition of cardboard boat racing will happen today at 4:00 PM on the Houghton waterfront near Chutes and Ladders Park. The event will happen rain or shine, so students and spectators are encouraged to dress accordingly.

There is limited parking near the event, so it is recommended that the following parking areas be utilized to prevent parking citations issued by the City of Houghton:
  • The Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Arts Building (now vacant) — just west of the bridge on Lakeshore Dr.
  • The Houghton Parking Deck (on top or below) — just east of the bridge on Lakeshore Dr. 

The city of Houghton and the Houghton Police Department ask that you do not park along the side of the road, in anyone’s private driveway or on their property, on the grass, or in the Roy’s Pasties & Bakery parking lot.

On Saturday,the Tailgate fun starts at noon and the first 500 people get complimentary food. The football game starts at 1:00 PM against Saginaw Valley State. GO HUSKIES!
For questions about Homecoming events, email or call 7-1963.

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2. Khana Khazana Serving Indonesian Cuisine

At lunch today, Khana Khazana will serve Indonesian food cooked by Igus Anwar, a PhD student in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. The menu includes Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice, either vegetarian or with chicken and shrimp), Indonesian fried pastry and a special blend of avocado juice.

Khana Khazana is served in the Memorial Union Food Court from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Friday. A full meal costs $6.95 and includes a free fountain soda. Individual items are available for $2.50 each.
The weekly international lunch cooked and served by international students is a collaborative effort of international students and Dining Services. It is open to the campus and community.

3. Film Board Showing ’22 Jump Street’


Friday, September 19, Fisher 135:
5:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 11:30 PM
Saturday, September 20, Fisher 135:
2:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 8:30 PM, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, September 21, Fisher 135:
2:30 PM and 5:30 PM

Tickets are $3 each and concessions are $1 per item. Next weekend, Film Board will be showing ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’.

If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Casey Finney, at

4. Open Range with Pistol Club

Pistol Club has Thursdays and Fridays open range times from 8:00 – 10:00 PM in the basement of the SDC. 

Pistol Club was established to encourage organized firearm shooting among the students and faculty of Michigan Technological University as well as the general public; improve the knowledge involving safe handling and proper care of firearms; introduce the shooting sports to people with no shooting experience, as well as improving the marksmanship of club members.

For more information please contact Katherine Hook at


5. Come Dance with NOSOTROS

Learn how to Latin dance with the help of NOSOTROS on Saturday, September 20 from 8:00 – 11:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A.

Sponsored by USG.

For more information please contact Kevin at

6. Join Student Organization, Relay For Life 

Relay for Life is having a meeting on Wednesday, September 24 at 6:00 PM in the Wadsworth Hall Annex. If you are interested in becoming a part of our spring 2015 Relay event please join us to hear what committee positions are available this year and how you can help Michigan Tech in the fight against cancer!

7. Campus Bookstore 25% Off Sale

Friday, September 19 is Spirit Friday!  Get ready for Homecoming with 25% off all school color apparel at the Campus Bookstore and University Images.  Open from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM at both locations.

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8. Fall Career Fair 

Representatives from 13 different companies will be here this week and next week to help you get ready for the largest Career Fair ever…
Monday, September 22 – Friday, September 26.
9:00 – 4:00 (45 minute appointments on the hour).
• Career Services, 220 Administration Building
• Call 487-2313 to schedule an appointment.
A great interview is the key to clinching an offer.  Practice and strengthen your interview skills with a Mock Interview.  Call 487-2313 to schedule an appointment.
Wednesday, September 24 & Thursday, September 2511:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Van Pelt & Opie Library, 1st Floor East Reading Room.
Have your resume reviewed and get tips on how to highlight your education and experience from faculty, staff, and corporate representatives.
Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, 220 Administration Building.
Take advantage of walk-in hours for the career development guidance you need now.
Wednesday, September 24
• Expo and Cookout, Tent in front of the Library Mall, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Panel Discussion, Van Pelt & Opie Library, 1st Flr East Reading Room, 6:00 pm
Interact with representatives from the Steel Industry and learn about career opportunities.
Monday, September 29, Tent in front of the Library, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enjoy lunch, music, and networking with company representatives.
Mark Your Calendar for the largest Career Fair ever – 340 Companies!
Tuesday, September 30, 12:00 (noon) – 6:00 pm, Student Development Complex (SDC).
Dress professionally and bring your updated resume and your 60-second Info-mercial to meet with company representatives offering internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities.  See the full list of participating companies at

9. POW-MIA 5k & 10k Bridge Run/Walk 

On Saturday October 4 at 9:00 AM the POW-MIA 5k & 10k Bridge Run/Walk
It is a $10 race with all benefits going to the local VFW in Lake Linden.  Awards go to the top 3 in each race for males and females, as well as an award for the most photogenic runner!
You can pick up/drop off race registration forms 2014 Race Registration and registration fee in the ROTC building.  You can also register online.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns contact or call (248) 805-1712.


10. Total Body Spin Workshop

Saturday, September 20, 12:00-1:20 p.m., SDC Studio

Strengthen and sculpt your body through this educational workshop designed to ease you into your own workout regimen or motivate you to join some of our high intensity classes!
An introduction to basic training principles and movements will be provided, followed by basic instructions necessary to begin an indoor cycling class. Learn techniques for indoor cycling as well as interval-based resistance training utilizing some of our most popular features like TRX suspension training, kettle bells, and a fast-paced exercise circuit. Both high intensity workouts are guaranteed to give you your strength and cardio fix! All fitness levels welcome. Class size is limited.
Cost per day: Community $10, Tech Student $8.


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