Student News Briefs – Friday, October 3, 2014

Khana Khazana 1 Combo
1. Khana Khazana Serving Food From Three Countries
Khana Khazana, an international lunch cooked and served by international students, will feature a combination of Indian, Chinese and Cameroonian cuisine. The cooks are Abdul Qadeer, Jaswanth Kalavagadda, Lu Yang and Carine Tokam.The main dish is Indian Fish Curry. It will be served with Chinese Chicken Salad and nutritious papaya and mango juice mixed with milk and honey.Khana Khazana serves from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Union Food Court.A full meal is $6.95 and includes a fountain soda. Individual items are available for $2.50 each.Khana Khazana is a collaboration of international students and Dining Services.

2. HuskyLEAD Reminder
This is a reminder that the first HuskyLEAD session of the school year will be held this Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM in MUB Ballroom A1.  The topic will be “E-Board Blitz – Working as a Team for a Successful Year.”  The presenters will be Jared Johnson, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Outdoor Adventure Programs, and Staff.

Participants will learn various techniques to strengthen their team, motivate their members, and plan together in order to maximize the effectiveness of their organization and their programs and activities.

HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops geared toward student organization leaders, however, all students are welcome to attend.  There is no charge to attend, and sessions last for one hour only.

If you have any questions or comments about HuskyLEAD, contact Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator of Registered Student Organizations, by phone, 906-487-2402, or by email,

3. Student Activities Hosts Singer Songwriter Brett Young
Student Activities is hosting Brett Young on Friday, October 10 at 8:00 PM in the Wadsworth Dining Hall. This event is no charge for students.

With three independent albums already under his belt, Brett recently took his newest batch of songs into Blackberry Studios in Nashville, with David Hall at the production helm, known for his GRAMMY Award winning work as an engineer, with artists of nearly every genre. And true to form, showcasing that intensity and emotion in his recordings, of songs like “Fire” and “Breathe Again.”

“I grew up with Al Green, Marvin Gaye—soul singers. I like that the emotion carries the songs, where the music is almost secondary,” he says. “Van Morrison’s ‘Crazy Love’—that’s just timeless. They influence me; as a songwriter and a performer, I want to connect like they did. And when your audience feels like they can relate, then you have something much more special than a show, or a sale. You have a fan.”

When it comes to Brett Young, it isn’t so far from a pitcher’s mound to a major stage, and it doesn’t really matter what kind of Big Show you’re talking about. Because in the end, when you have that thing called heart, it shows. You may see it in his eyes, but you’ll hear it in his voice.

Brett has since played venues ranging from House of Blues to Troubadour, and shared the stage with such artists as Mandy Moore, Tyrone Wells, Jason Reeves, Gavin Degraw, Tyler Hilton, Katy Perry, Hoku and many more. Brett recently came off of a 40 city National Tour with Tyrone Wells and is currently traveling and playing all over the country.

National Student Day Contest
4. National Student Day 10/9

October 9th is National Student Day!  This day celebrates social responsibility and volunteerism of students.  Join the celebration at the Campus Bookstore and all Dining Services locations from noon-5:00 pm.  Games, Coupons, Raffles, Free Popcorn & Beverages, Specials at Dining Location.

Are you a student who volunteers?  Want a chance to win $1,000 for yourself and a $1,000 donation to your favorite charity? Show us how you give back! Simply snap a picture of yourself volunteering on your campus or in your community. Then, post your picture to your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account with the hashtag #NSDvolunteer to enter.  You can win $1,000 for yourself and a $1,000 donation to your favorite charity from your volunteer work!  Details at:

To enter the Campus Bookstore Volunteering Contest post the photo of you volunteering to the Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore Facebook page! We have awesome prizes from local businesses!

5. Husky Tae Kwon Do Practices (Week of October 6th)

Come and practice with Husky Tae Kwon Do!Our practice schedule for the week of October 6 is as follows:

Tuesday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM MUB Ballroom A2
Friday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Saturday 4 – 6 PM SDC Dance roomCome and try it for free! No experience necessary.

For more information, contact

6. Rozsa Center October Line Up
Rozsa Gallery presents the work of artist Elle Perez, The Outliers. Regarding the space(s) between genders. Open August 8  – October 24. Reception with the artist on October 9 at 7:00 PM. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Admission is Free.

Music-O-Rama on Saturday October 4 at 7:30 PM. Adults tickets are $13 and youth are $5.

For more details on other events and tickets click HERE.

Water Safety Class
7. Water Safety Instructor Training
There is still time to register for the Water Safety Instructor Training course October 17-19 at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool and earn your American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification!Get training in water safety and drowning prevention and learn information needed to plan and teach courses in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program.

Completion of this program will allow you to apply for group and private swim instructor positions within Michigan Tech Community Programs.Participants must be 16 years of age by October 17. Cost to attend is $250 and includes all course materials and certification. Register now! Class size is limited, and the deadline to register is October 3!

For more information, visit the website.

8. Pistol Club is Open to the Public
On Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00-10:00 PM the Pistol Club is open to the public. The range is located in the SDC basement.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, or

9. Film Board Showing Edge of Tomorrow
This weekend, Film Board will be showing Edge of Tomorrow in Fisher 135.


Friday, October 3, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, October 4, at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, October 5, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM.

Tickets are $3 each, and concessions are $1 per item. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Casey Finney, at

10. Quiz Bowl Trivia Play
Quiz Bowl Club at Michigan Tech is up and running! Stop by one of our meetings for some awesome trivia play!

Upcoming Meetings will be held on Friday, October 3 at 6:00 PM in Chem Sci 215 and Wednesday October 8 at 6:00 PM in Chem Sci 106.

If you have any questions about Quiz Bowl, please contact Chelsea at

11. Women’s Leadership Council General Meeting
The Women’s Leadership Council will be holding a general meeting on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:00 PM in Fisher 126. All students are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Schellbach at

12. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Please join the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s (CDI) Heritage Committee for a cultural celebration, October 3, 2014 at the Magnuson Hotel (7th floor), 6:00-8:00 PM.

This event will feature special speaker Dr. Carlos Amador & Mexica Yolotl an Aztec dance group from Minnesota. Reserve a ticket for $2 in CDI, which will be returned when you arrive at the event. Tickets will also be available at the door.

13. Railroad Engineering and Activities Club General Meeting

Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will be having their next general business meeting on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Fisher 125.  Students that worked in the rail industry this summer will be giving presentations on what they did in various parts of the rail industry.  We will also be discussing Rail Day/Expo and Rail Night that will take place on Tuesday, October 14.

As always, pizza and pop will be provided and all majors are welcome!

14. POE-MIA 5k & 10k Bridge Walk/Run

This Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 AM join Arnold Air Society in the annual POW-MIA Bridge Run/Walk 5k & 10k Bridge Run/Walk. The run honors POW/MIA’s and raises money for Lake Linden veterans the POW-MIA.

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 and registration fee in the ROTC building.  You can also register online at

The residence halls (McNair, Wads, & DHH) are sponsoring some runners from their halls, so talk to your RA to see if you can run/walk the race for free!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns contact or call (248) 805-1712

15. Husky Plaza Statue Unveiling

Join us for the dedication of the new Huskies Plaza Statue on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM on the Michigan Tech Campus Mall across from the Van Pelt and Opie Library.

This project was made possible by a donation from the Lorenzetti family, the Alumni Association and many others.

16. MUB Board Sponsoring Singer Songwriter Jackie Tohn

Come on up to the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 PM to enjoy Jackie Tohn. Jackie was in the top 24 on Season 8 of American Idol and has also made guest appearances in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Sopranos,” and many other TV shows.

For more information please contact Austin at

17. Survey – Winter Bicycle Commuting

Velovations Bicycle Enterprise is conducting a survey to gather information on winter bicycle commuting at Michigan Tech. Winter is very long season up here, and we would like to make riding through the white stuff easier and more cost effective. Please help us by completing this short 10 question survey. Thanks!

Winter Bicycle Commuter Survey

For more information please contact Levi Vermeer at


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