Student News Briefs – Friday, October 10, 2014

Khana Khazana Nepal

1. Khana Khazana Serving Nepalese Cuisine

Khana Khazana will be serving Nepali cuisine this Friday that will be cooked by Aadarsh Upreti; a student of Mechanical Engineering Dept. at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Chicken Curry (Piro Kukhura). This curry is cooked with chicken and rich flavored spices and is usually served with rice. For the vegetarians, we have Black eyed bean Curry (Aloo Bodi Tama) cooked with potatoes, bamboo shoots and spices.

The second dish is Noodle Salad (Chow chow sadeko). It is a snack which is mildly sour and little spicy in taste.  It is made from wai-wai noodles and salad ingredients.

A very luscious dessert called Gojiya would be the third one to conclude your meal. This dessert is made of mainly the mixture of semolina, shredded coconut, cashew and cardamom stuffed inside a dough.

Serving is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 and includes a fountain soda or $2.50 per dish.

Outdoor Nation

2. Outdoor Nation Competition – Choose Your Adventure!

Haven’t Registered on the Outdoor Nation website yet? It’s super easy! Here’s how to create your account:
1. Click on this link:
2. Go to the upper right hand corner and click on “Enter”
3. Click on the “Connect using Facebook” button, or create an account using your email address
4. Make sure your affiliation is “Michigan Technological University”
Now you’re ready to start logging your adventures!

Also check out for more information about what Michigan Tech is doing and what you can do to win AWESOME prizes! (Like a Kayak, Osprey Backpack, or neat gear from The North Face!)

We’ll see you Outside!

3. Make A Difference Day Sign Up Now

Interested in volunteering during Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 25?  Sign up HERE

Every fall the Student Activities office hosts “Make a Difference Day”, the largest national day of community service, in which students, faculty and staff come together to go out into the community to volunteer and make a difference.

The event will be taking place Saturday, October 25. Check-In will be between 9:00-10:00AM. Please meet in the MUB Commons. Information packets will be distributed and from there, groups will travel to service locations. There will be limited space for volunteers and groups will be placed in order that they register.  Our goal is to place as many volunteers with agencies as we can. Please note that some projects will require that groups drive to the location.Volunteer projects during the day will vary based on what agencies we are partnering with.  Painting, weeding, planting, digging, cleaning and moving are all likely projects we’ll be helping with.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 22 at 3:00PM.

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4. Week of Wellness and Health Fair

If you are trying to find ways to unwind and have some fun check out the Week of Wellness activities sponsored by Wellness. There is something for everyone and its going on from Monday, October 13 through Friday, October 17. Check out the Posters for more information or call Wellness at 906-487-2560.

5. 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.

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6. Benefit the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter

MedLife and Delta Phi Epsilon have teamed up to host a Supplies Drive to benefit the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter.

This event will involve collecting items from the shelter’s wish list in order to help victims of domestic violence in their recovery.
Please see attached flyer for the shelter’s wish list and collection sites on campus.

7. Michigan Tech Film Board Showing Maleficent

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “Maleficent” in Fisher 135. It will be shown on: Friday, October 10th, at 5:308:30, and 11:30pmSaturday, October 11th, at 2:305:308:30, and 11:30pm; and Sunday, October 12th, at 2:30 and 5:30pm. 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

8. Women’s Leadership Council General Meeting

The Women’s Leadership Council will be holding a general meeting on Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 126. All students are welcome to attend!
If you have any questions, please contact Sara Schellbach at

9. Intrasquad Game and A Chance To Skate With The Huskies Oct. 11

The Michigan Tech hockey team is playing an intrasquad game at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. Admission to the game is a donation to local youth hockey, and fans are encouraged to bring along their skates to skate with the team afterward. The game will also be streamed for free on

“We want to invite everyone to come on down,” Tech hockey coach Mel Pearson said. “All the players will play, and we’ll have an autograph session after the game for the fans.”

The game will feature two 25-minute halves with three media timeouts each half.

“We’re looking forward to it and it’s a great way for our players to interact with the local community,” added Pearson.

The Huskies are coming off a weekend sweep of Lake Superior State and have two weekends off of regular season play before continuing WCHA play at Ferris State Oct. 24-25.

10. Cap and Gown Deadline Approaching

Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:30 am in the SDC Wood Gym. Students who are participating in graduation need to order their commencement regalia by October 19 to avoid any additional fees.

For orders placed by midnight on October 19:
Undergraduate Package $32.00 (plus tax)
Masters/PhD Package Rental $55.00 (plus tax)

Orders placed after October 19:
Undergraduate Package $50.00 (plus tax)
Masters/PhD Package Rental $55.00 plus expedited shipping (plus tax)

Undergraduate orders can be placed at:
Masters/PhD orders can be placed at:


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11. Social Justice Lecture They Call Me Q

Friday, October 17 at 7:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom: Social Justice Lecture Series:THEY CALL ME Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Bronx, NY who gracefully seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and African-American friends. Laden with heart and abundant humor, THEY CALL ME Q speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities. This is a FREE event.

12. Nominations for Tech Alumni Association 2015 Annual Awards Now Open

The Michigan Tech Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for our 2015 annual awards. We encourage you to reach out to your alumni network and organization advisors to

spread the word. Honor your exceptional alumni and advisors by nominating them for their achievements! Our five awards are described below.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award
The Outstanding Young Alumni Award is presented each year to alumni under the age of 35 who have distinguished themselves in their careers. The award recognizes the achievement of a position or some distinction noteworthy for one so recently graduated.

Honorary Alumni Award
The Honorary Alumni Award honors individuals who have provided service and support of the university characteristic of dedicated alumni. The Association reserves this award to recognize the strongest non-alumni supporters of Michigan Tech.

Outstanding Service Award
The Outstanding Service Award is presented to alumni and friends making significant contributions to the success of the Association and/or the University.

Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award is to alumni who have made outstanding contributions both in their careers and to Michigan Tech over a number of years.

Humanitarian Award
The Humanitarian Award is presented to those alumni who, through their outstanding involvement and dedication, have made a significant contribution of volunteer leadership or

service which has improved or enriched the lives of others and the welfare of humanity, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on or bring honor to their Alma Mater.

The nomination deadline is December 1, 2014. A list of past recipients and nomination forms are available for each award at the following link:

For additional information, please contact our Governance Committee chairperson at (attention Vice President)

Fitness Workshops


13. Community Programs Offering Fall Workshops

Fall is the Time to COMMIT TO BE FIT
For students and families, avid athletes and novice gym goers alike, Community Programs offers awesome classes to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the Studio, pool or on the ice, Youth Programs will keep your Little Husky active, engaged and having fun!

Fall into a New Workout
Our fall Workshop lineup is filled with individual classes that will help you break down the basics, get comfortable and challenge yourself to go deeper into your favorite programs! Try one of the following Adult Workshops: Restorative Yoga, Total Body Spin, Getting Fit & Staying Healthy with Yoga, and Adult Ballet. Youth Workshops include: Parent/Toddler Dance, Modern Dance for Kids, and Intro to Dance for Teens. For more information click on the Schedule .

The Total Body Spin Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 11, 12:00-1:20 PM, 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.
For more information or to register, click HERE.

For more information on workshops, class schedules and prices, visit Also on Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter at MichiganTechRec.

14. Volunteers Needed to Conduct a Study Involving a Driving Simulator

Graduate student in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors seeking volunteers to conduct a study for thesis. Needing one hour of your time and willing to utilize a driving simulator. Valid drivers licence and at least two years driving experience needed.

Contact Jason Sterkenburg at to schedule a meeting.

15. Youth Dance Program Looking for Teaching Assistants

The Youth Dance Program at Michigan Tech Community Programs is looking for qualified teaching assistants for the current semester. This is a volunteer role, but has the possibility to transition to a paid primary teacher position for spring semester.

Duties include:

  • leading an exercise if teacher is assisting a student
  • assisting a confused or struggling student
  • handing out and collecting props or equipment
  • keeping children focused
  • maintaining a safe classroom environment
  • being an encouraging and enthusiastic presence

All applicants are required to provide:

  • current contact information
  • current resume, including ALL related dance and dance instruction experience

For more information or to submit your resume, contact


16. R.A.D. Course Begins October 21

Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through a comprehensive course designed specifically for women ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.
R.A.D. is offered by Michigan Tech’s Department of Public Safety and Police Services through Community Programs, and the course is taught by Public Safety officers. The class combines both classroom instruction and hands on physical training.

Dates: October 21 – November 13
Days/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: SDC Racquetball Court #5
Cost: $30 for Michigan Tech students, $50 for non-students

Women only please. Minimum age of 12.

Registration and payment may be completed online or by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office.

SAAM Men's Week 2014

17. Men’s Week Hosted by Society of African American Men

The Society of African American men will be hosting its 7th annual event, Men’s Week. Join the brothers of SAAM for the week as they inform, entertain, and interact with the audience. Students, staff, and the community (men and women both) are all invited to attend.

‘Act like a man’ What does Masculinity Mean to You?
Monday October 13, 6PM – 7PM, MUB Ballroom A2

Health and Fitness as a College Student
Tuesday October 14, 6PM – 7PM, Great Lakes Research Center 201

S.O.S (Spend or Save)
Thursday October 16, 6PM – 7PM, MUB Ballroom B

Battle of the Sexes (Part 2)
Friday October 17, 6PM – 8PM DHH Ballroom

18. Med School Grad School Blitz

Learn how to become a competitive applicant when applying to schools. Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society is sponsoring a Q & A session on Monday, October 20 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 329. The Med School portion will be first, followed by the Grad School.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact Valerie Taglione at

19. Reminder: Deadline to Register for Lifeguard Training Class

Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 5-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by October 27, 2014 (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for 2 minutes. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is October 13.

For more information or to register online, visit

20. Lifeguard Training Class

Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 5-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by October 27, 2014 (documentation required), be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and tread water with legs only for 2 minutes. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is October 13.

For more information or to register online.

21. New Just In Case App Released

One easily accessible resource to help students find critical contact and support information is Michigan Tech’s Just in Case smartphone app.

This app provides quick access to resources that students can connect to regarding thoughts of hurting oneself or others, sexual violence/assault, feeling overwhelmed or being worried about a friend. Just in Case provides students with information about what to do in an emergency, how to get connected to care, as well as some strategies to assist with feelings of being overwhelmed.

This serves as one of the tools that our campus can use for suicide prevention and early intervention with students who need assistance and resources. As a University we are being asked to actively participate in a new public awareness campaign regarding sexual misconduct, and helping connect students who have concerns is one of the ways that we can fulfill this responsibility.

The Just in Case app can be found listed under Michigan Tech’s smartphone app as well as accessed directly by scanning a QR code on posters and advertisements. Users can also gain access by visiting the web page.

For questions, comments or concerns contact Karmen Markham, Case Manager for Counseling Services, at 7-2538 or

22. 10th Annual Rail Night and Rail Day Student Expo

Tuesday, October 14th marks Michigan Tech’s first ever Rail Day Expo, aimed at giving students an inside look at the latest rail industry equipment and technology. Railroads are in great demand for a younger generation of employees, and now is a great time to see what the rail industry has to offer! The day will be packed with events, including lunch with indstry and equipment displays 11 AM – 4 PM in the Dow courtyard and lobby.

As the afternoon draws to a close, we will be headed to the MUB for our 10th Annual Railroad Night. Dinner will be served and we will be hearing from guest keynote speaker Mr. Timothy Hoeffner from MDOT’s Office of Rail. Railroad Night is another fantastic opportunity to speak to industry representatives and to learn more about career possibilities in rail.

Go to for a detailed agenda and more, hope to see you there!


23. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sport Deadlines:

W & M Ice Hockey (League with Playoffs) – Thursday, October 16 @ 3 pm

Individual Sports Events:
Turkey Trot (One Day Event) – Thursday, October 16 @4:30 pm (Registration for event open until Noon on the 16th)

Meeting and Clinics:
Ice Hockey Rules Meeting – Tuesday, October 14 @6:00 pm (Meet in SDC Classroom 237)
On-Ice Clinic – Thursday, October 16 @ 9:30 pm (Meet in Ice Arena, IM Equipment Room)
*For more information or to register online visit


24. Singer Songwriter, Brett Young, Performing

Student Activities is hosting Brett Young on Saturday, October 11 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.

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25. Treat Streets Halloween Event

The City of Houghton is formally inviting Michigan Tech students to partake in Treat Streets Halloween event on Friday, October 24

Join us for one big Monster Mash on Shelden Avenue. The event starts at 6:30pm and ends at 8:00pm. Shelden Avenue will be closed to thru traffic during this time.

If you are a registered student organization and would like to help hand out candy, please contact Lt. Nicholas Roberts at the City of Houghton Police Department

to make arrangements. We are asking participants to dress up in costumes appropriate for elementary school age kids.

We will have music in the streets and a large pumpkin in the center of Shelden Avenue for kids to walk thru. The businesses will also be handing out treats for the

Trick or Treaters.

Any questions please feel free to contact Lt. Roberts between 9:00am and 5:00pm at 906-487-5912.

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26. Mu Beta Psi Hosting Spaghetti Dinner

On October 25 Mu Beta Psi, The National Honorary Musical Fraternity, will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner for the Calumet Band Program. All proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the program. The cost of the Dinner is $5 per person, or $20 for a group of 5+. The Dinner will be held at Saint Al’s 411 McInnes Dr., up the hill behind Wadsworth hall, from 5-7pm. Come out to enjoy a nice dinner to support the local community.


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