Student News Briefs – Friday, October 31, 2014

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1. Khana Khazana Serving Indian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will be serving Indian Cuisine this Friday that will be cooked by Abdul Qadeer and Jaswanth Kalavagadda; students of Electrical Engineering Dept. at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Kheema and Malai Kofta (Cheese dumplings) made of deep fried cheese cubes stuffed inside meat and potato balls in creamy gravy served with rice.

The second dish is Batata Vada (Potato dumplings).It is a deep fried snack made with gram flour batter and stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes.

A very luscious dessert made from balls made of milk solids based dough that are fried and soaked in sugar syrup and served with almonds would be the final one to finish your meal.

We will start serving at 11am to 2pm at MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda or $2.5 for each item.

2. Last chance to register for Fall Session 2 Youth & Adult Specialty classes

Fall Session 2 Youth Classes in Skating, Aikido and Hockey and Adult Specialty classes in Swimming, Aikido, Skating and Aqua-Fit are starting! Register now and take advantage of available savings options such as SDC member discounts, the Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union member discount for skating, and TechFit.

For more information or to register for Youth Classes, visit the WEBSITE.

For more information or to register for Adult Specialty Classes visit the WEBSITE.

3. Register for Aikido & Japanese Sword Seminar Nov. 7-9

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.

4. Attention All Students graduating in December 2014

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.

It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program. Just go to HERE for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

For questions, contact Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or

5. Film Board Showing, Guardians of the Galaxy

  • It will be shown on:
    • Friday, October 31st, at 5:308:30, and 11:30pm;
    • Saturday, November 1st, at 2:305:308:30, and 11:30pm;
    • Sunday, November 2nd, at 2:30 and 5:30 pm.
  • Tickets are $3.
  • Candy, popcorn, and soda are $1 each.
MARVEL Costume Contest:
  • Friday at 8:30pm
  • Saturday at 8:30pm
  • Sunday at 5:30pm
The best MARVEL costume at each of these shows will win a Marvel DVD and two free movie passes!!!
Public Safety will be sponsoring a showing of Freddy vs. Jason at 9pm on Thursday, October 30th. This event is FREE and public safety will raffle off prizes!!
Also, don’t forget that Film Board now shows new TV show episodes in Fisher 135 for FREE! “American Horror Story” is shown on Wednesdays at 10:00 PM. And “The Walking Dead” is shown on Sundays at 9:00 PM, followed by “Talking Dead”. Concessions will be available!

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

6. Winter Parking Ban Begins on November 1

The city of Houghton Winter Parking Ban takes effect on November 1 until April 30, 2015. See the Memo NIGHT PARKING INFORMATION for a full description.

Campus Parking:

The Winter Parking ban is in effect from November 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Overnight parking on campus during these hours is prohibited.

If you need to be on campus during the banned time, you will need to call Public Safety at 487-2216 each time and request permission to park. This includes if you are at the Library during these times. You will need to provide your name, phone number, vehicle license plate number, make and model. At this time Public Safety will advise you to park in a designated overnight parking area. Designated areas are: SW side of Lot 3 up against the MEEM building, Center for Diversity visitor lot meters #180 – #192 by the Hamar House and the Houghton Avenue meters #58 to #88. You will need to have your vehicle moved by 6:00 a.m. to allow for snow removal.

For your reference, please review the locations for overnight parking designated areas, found here. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Transportation Services at 487-1441.

7. Jazz Showcase at the Rozsa

See the Rozsa stage transformed into an intimate jazz-club atmosphere with the Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa, on Friday and Saturday, October 31-Nov. 1, at 7:30 pm each night, and enjoy two nights of Big Band Jazz “Up Close and “Personal” in this “pop up” jazz club setting. Join the The R&D Big Band and the Jazz Lab Band, with special guests JazTec and Momentum, both under the direction of Mike Irish, for 2 great evenings of a wide variety of jazz. The Rozsa stage becomes a jazz lounge with cocktail tables and cash bar, and of course hot jazz provided by two Michigan Tech jazz ensembles, with special guest performances both nights. On the “menu” at the Bebop Bistro is a variety of tantalizing entrees and recipes for a great evening! Be prepared for a sonic gourmet delight!

Music selections will range from Skyhawk, a composition by Fred Sturm, with a floating, atmospheric feel; City, a composition by Jeff Lorber, hot, urban Philadelphia funk (Phunk?); Zsa Zsa Queen, by Matt Harris- moody, reggae feel; Toss and Turn by Lennie Niehaus – straight ahead swing with a blues tinge; to Bone Talk, by Mark Taylor-blues featuring the “bone” section.

The R&D Band is a very talented group of young musicians investigating a wide variety of jazz styles. The energy of the R&D Band is infectious! The JLB is known for its commitment to playing and featuring jazz in all of its myriad styles.

Tickets are: Adults $13, Youth $5, Students $5 Or Mich. Tech. Students Free With Experience Tech Fee. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at , or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.

8. Mall of America Trip Tickets

Bus tickets to the Mall of America located in Bloomington, MN, go on sale Monday, November 3. We will depart on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, and return on Saturday, November 29.

Register Early and Save $15 on your Bus Ticket!

Cost per ticket is only $65 per seat. Tickets sold between November 3 – November 14 will only be $50. Limit two tickets per person. To get your bus ticket, each passenger must print, complete and sign the waiver and return to IPS,  Passengers under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver form.

Tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased at the IPS Office. Seats are limited, available on first-come, first-served basis.

IPS has secured a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites -Mall of America for a special group rate of $79/night plus tax, 1-4 occupants per room. If you wish to stay at this location for the special rate, you must make your reservation before November 11. Unreserved rooms will be released to the public at the regular rate.

Students are responsible for their own securing hotel accommodations. Make your reservation online or by calling 952-858-8475 and ask for the special group rate for ‘Michigan Tech University’, major credit card required.

If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or

9. Dance into a New Workout

Our fall Workshop Schedule 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 out one of the upcoming Dance Workshops!

Adult Ballet – Sunday, November 2
Parent/Toddler Dance – Sunday, November 9
Modern Dance for Kids – Sunday, November 9
Intro to Dance for Teens – Sunday, November 9

For a full listing of upcoming workshops, visit

10. Copper Country United Way

The Cyberia Café in Houghton is donating a percentage of their sales this Friday, October 31 to the Copper Country United Way from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

For more information contact Tim Givens at

Relay For Life Shirt

11. Reminder: Purchase a T-Shirt to Benefit Relay for Life

Relay for Life is selling T-Shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The shirts are $10. 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 shirt or helping plan the 2015 Relay, please contact Sam Hilliger at

12. Husky Tae Kwon Do

This Saturday (November 1st) at 10am, Husky Tae Kwon Do will be holding fall testing.  Come to the ROTC Gym (Room 100) to watch as club members test their new martial arts skills to move up in rank.  Testing is open to the public and all are invited to come watch.

If Tae Kwon Do interests you feel free to stop by practice to learn more about what Husky TKD has to offer.  Our practice schedule for the week ofNovember 3rd is as follows:

Tuesday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM MUB Ballroom A1
Friday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Saturday 4 – 6 PM SDC Dance Room

Come and try it for free! No experience necessary.

Coat Giveaway

The New Beginnings Angel Mission is sponsoring a Coat Give Away on Saturday at Portage Lake United Church from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The church is located at 1400 East Houghton Ave. in Houghton.

For more information please contact Lois at

13. HuskyLEAD, Minimizing the Dangers of Over-involvement

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD workshop, “Minimizing the Dangers of Over-involvement,” presented by Amber Bennett and the staff of Counseling Services. The session will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3 and will last for one hour.

Participants attending this session will learn to identify the signs and pitfalls of over-involvement and will focus on developing strategies to balance academics, leadership involvement, and self-care.
HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops developed for student organization leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  There is no charge for admission.  HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities.  Questions or comments can be directed to Maryann Wilcox, coordinator for registered student organizations, at, or call 906-487-2402.

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14. Campus Bookstore One Day Only Halloween Special

Come to the Campus Bookstore from 8am-5pm on Friday, October 31st in Full Halloween Costume and get 31% off any one Michigan Tech clothing item!  One winner will be selected to win a $25 gift card from everyone in Full Halloween Costume.

15. Local Artist, Jess Kane at the Rozsa Center

The Rozsa Gallery welcomes local artist Jess Kane, in a thought-provoking one-person exhibition of mixed-media work which utilizes printmaking, drawing and ceramic sculpture. Jess Kane’s installation, entitled Cline, includes a collection of palm-sized talismans or touchstones that, in Kane’s words, “…honor the influence of personal, cultural and physical histories.  They challenge they way our index of memories informs our perception of the present.”  Cline opens with a reception in the Rozsa Gallery on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The exhibition will run through Saturday, February 13, 2015, and is free and open to the public.


16. November Arts at Michigan Tech

Please join us in November at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the McArdle Theatre. There’s a little of everything to enjoy: Jazz, world folk music, surrealist theater, and an Irish Christmas celebration-complete with a traditional Irish Dinner special at the Shelden Grill!

For more details and tickets please visit

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