Student News Briefs – Friday October 17, 2014

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1. Late Night Programming and Wellness Present, Chef Egg

Come out to the Wads Annex on Friday, October 17 at 9:00 PM for Late Night Snack with Chef Egg. Chef Egg is a professionally trained chef, culinary instructor and host of Cooking with Egg TV. With a rare blend of formal culinary training, real-world experience, and a street-wise sense of attitude, entertainment value and humor, Egg has found a niche that allows him to stand out in a sea of cooking shows, viral videos and amateur foodie blogs. His mission is to free everyone from a frozen and fast food prison by teaching you how to really get cooking! All Late Night Programming events are free and funded through Undergraduate Student Government.

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2. Relay for Life is selling T-Shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Support Relay for Life by buying a T-shirt. The cost is $10 and an image of the front and back can be seen on the poster. All of the proceeds will go to support the 2015 Relay for Life at Michigan Tech on April 11, 2015.

If you are interested in purchasing a T-shirt or helping to plan the 2015 Relay, please contact Sam Hilliger at

3. HuskyLEAD Session Robert’s Rules of Order & How to Run a Meeting

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD session on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Ballroom B2 & B3.  “Robert’s Rules of Order & How to Run a Meeting” will be presented by Dan LaForest, a senior chemical engineering student and member of the Undergraduate Student Government.  Attendees will become familiar with the typical meeting structure of Robert’s Rules of Order and learn the best techniques and practices for running a successful and efficient meeting.

HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops held on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 and last only one hour.  HuskyLEAD sessions are geared toward student organization leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  There is no charge.
If you have any questions about HuskyLEAD, contact Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator for Registered Student Organizations, by phone, 906-487-2402, by email,; or feel free to stop by Student Activities in MUB 112.

4. MTU Celebrates the National Day on Writing

Joining campuses across the country, Michigan Tech will celebrate writing in all its forms on October 20, with a series of events organized by the Composition Program and the Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate. Follow updates on the day’s events on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at #MTUwrites. Featured Events: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Progressive Story Board (first floor of Walker) Got a minute between classes and meetings? Contribute your own line to a collaborative piece of fiction! Check out the completed story at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Write-a-Thon (East Reading Room, Van Pelt & Opie Library) Fight procrastination and help MTU reach its 50,000-word goal! Bring any current writing project and write whatever you want for as long as you want. We’ll provide the coffee, tea, and snacks; you’ll provide the words! Multiliteracies Center coaches will be on hand to offer feedback–for free, as always! The Sixth Annual National Day on Writing is organized by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Writing Project, and the New York Times Learning Network. For more information about national events, visit

5. Reminder: 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 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM at 906-487-5912.

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6. 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 5-7 PM. Come out to enjoy a nice dinner to support the local community.
For more information please contact Katelynne Bauer at krbauer@mtu

7. Aikido & Japanese Sword Seminar

An Aikido & Japanese Sword Seminar will be held November 7-9 at the SDC. All practitioners, experienced and inexperienced, are invited. The cost is $85 for the full seminar or $27/class, supplies included. For more information, the full schedule or to register, visit the website. Sponsored by Michigan Tech Community Programs, Aikido at Michigan Tech, and Aikido Nanzan Dojo.

8. Bold New Camelot Comes to Rozsa Center
Local fourth grader makes professional debut as Tom of Warwick

The national tour of Lerner & Lowe’s legendary musical, Camelot, arrives at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts for one night only on October 21 at 7:30 PM. This bold new interpretation of the four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical tells the story of King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot. Houghton Elementary fourth grade student Tom Knewtson, who auditioned in September, appears at the end of Act Two as Tom of Warwick. Tickets to Camelot are $22 for adults and $11 for youth 17 and under. Michigan Tech student tickets are free with the Experience Tech Fee.The production is a sumptuous, visually arresting reimagining of the time-honored fable of chivalry, majesty and romance. “This is sort of a reinvention of Camelot. It’s the story as you’ve never seen it before,” said Rozsa Center Interim Director Mary Muncil. “This version is a darker, grittier, more dramatic rendition. Never has this story been more captivating.” The story tells of King Arthur, who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But, when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues.

Although this is 10-year-old Knewtson’s debut at the Rozsa, his previous credits include Michael Darling (Peter Pan), Longtail (Snow White) and a shepherd (Best Christmas Pageant Ever) at the Broadway Theatre in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Tom is a dream role for a young actor: a boy destined to become a knight, who inspires Arthur and gives him hope for the future. The original 1960 production of Camelot ran on Broadway for 873 performances and spawned several revivals, foreign productions and the 1967 film. Phoenix Entertainment, by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., is producing the North American tour. For more information about Camelot and Phoenix Entertainment, visit For tickets, go online, or call Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), 906-487-2073, or visit in person at 600 MacInnes Drive, Houghton. SDC box office hours are 8am–9pm, MondayFriday8 AM–7 PM on Saturday; and noon–8 PM on Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is only open two hours prior to show times. For more information on this and other events, visit the Rozsa Center’s website and Facebook pages.

9. Portage Lift Bridge Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 Closures

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be rehabilitating and upgrading the Portage Lake Lift Bridge during the Winter of 2014 and Spring of 2015.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project.  In general, pedestrian and snowmobile traffic will not be affected.
There will be many 15 or 20-minute closures mostly at night, and 16 2-hour closures between 2:00 AM and 4:00 AM (dates to be released later).
Please be advised of the following extended closures and check your organization’s schedule of events for any conflicts and make the appropriate accommodations:
January 17, 2015 from 9:00 PM until January 18, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Weather delay will be January 24 to January 25.
March 21, 2015 from 9:00 PM until March 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Weather delay will be March 28 to March 29.
To keep up-to-date on the status of the Lift Bridge project, go to:

10. McNair Square Fair

MaNair and Hillside RAs will host the annual McNair Square Fair this Saturday from 1-3pm at the West McNair Courtyard with free food, games, music and prizes. Can you please help post this event to this week’s student news brief?
-what: McNair Square Fair -where: West McNair Courtyard -when: October 18 1:00 PM-3:00 PM -why: FREE food, games, music, prizes, and fun summary: Come on down to the McNair Square Fair on October 18 from 1-3 PM. There will be lots of food, music, and games open to everyone. Win awesome prizes or give a shot at the dunk tank to submerge one of McNair’s Residential or Program Assistants in water! It’ll be a blast and hope you choose to be a part of it!

11. Reminder: R.A.D. Class Offered

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, 6:00-8:00 PM
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 at, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office.

12. Film Board Showing How to Train Your Dragon 2

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “How to Train Your Dragon 2” in 3D in Fisher 135. Showtimes:Friday, October 17, at 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM Saturday, October 18, at 2:305:30, and 11:30 PM Sunday, October 19, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM Tickets are $3 each, and concessions are $1 per item. Since this is a 3D movie, you will be required to bring your Tech ID to borrow 3D glasses for you and your guests. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Casey Finney, at

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13. Med School, Grad School Blitz

Do you want to become a competitive applicant in applying to either medical school or graduate school?  Then join Phi Sigma as they host their annual event, the Med School/Grad School Blitz, on Monday, October 20 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 329! Get tips on the application process and how to build your resume from the Biological Sciences academic advisor, Stacy Cotey, and enjoy refreshments and snacks free of charge.  The medical school portion of the event will take place first, followed by the graduate school portion at 7:00 PM. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Valerie Taglione at

14. Ski Swap Saturday

The Mont Ripley Race Team is sponsoring a ski swap at the Mont Ripley chalet Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The swap offers new and used winter equipment for sale, including alpine, Nordic and snowboarding gear. It’s also a great opportunity to sell all that equipment cluttering the garage. Items for sale can be dropped off on Friday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. or Saturday, Oct 17, between 9 and 10 a.m. Unsold items can be picked up after the swap between 2 and 3 p.m.

The Mont Ripley Race Team is open to all area youth ages seven and up who are interested in being part of a team while learning, training and competing in alpine ski racing. The team helps racers at all levels develop sportsmanship, strength, skiing technique and confidence while being a part of a team and enjoying the amazing winter conditions of Mont Ripley and the Keweenaw Peninsula.
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the Mont Ripley Race Team, contact Brian and Karen Jarvis at or 483-0192.

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15. Relationship Series

Campus Hope will be hosting a Relationship lecture series from Oct. 21 – Oct 24.
For more information please contact Obdiel Pesina at

casino night16. MUB Board Hosting Casino Night

Ready to win big? Stop by MUB’s Casino Night on Oct. 18 from 8:00-11:00pm in the MUB Ballroom for a great night!
We will have Texas Hold’Em, blackjack, roulette and more. Free casino chips will be presented upon entry and can be used to play games and enter to win prizes at the end of the night.
Music, snacks and drinks will also be available, including a flair bartender who will be mixing your favorite nonalcoholic beverages!

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17. Khana Khazana Serving Iranian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will be serving Iranian cuisine this Friday that will be cooked by Aref Majdara and Amir Zandnia; both students of Electrical Engineering Dept. at Michigan Tech. The main dish is Meat stew (Qeymeh). This dish is made of meat, split peas, tomatoes, onions and lemon juice and is usually served with rice. The second dish is Smoked eggplant with garlic (Mirza Ghassemi). This tasty and delicious dish is made of grilled eggplant mixed with tomato, garlic and eggs. A very luscious Milk Pudding (Ferni) is simple blancmange-style pudding which gets a burst of exotic flavor from nuts and spices. Serving begins at 11:00 AM and goes until 2:00 PM at MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 including fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.

18. Wellness Has a Pinterest Page

Wellness now has a Pinterest page!! Check it our HERE.
For more information on our Wellness programs call 906-487-2560.

19. Dog Walking Rush with Alpha Delta Alpha

Come walk dogs at the Copper Country Humane Society with the sisters of Alpha Delta AlphaFriday, October 17 from 5-6pm. Rides will be leaving from the Wads front lobby at 4:45.

If you have any questions call (906) 482-9674.

 20. NOSOTROS Salsa Dancing

Our next Nosotros dance will be Friday 24th October at 8 pm in the MUB ballroom. We will be celebrating El dia de los muertos (The Day of the Dead) so costumes are encouraged.
Lesson from 8-9 PM and open floor from 9:00 PM.


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