Student News Briefs – Friday, November 7, 2014


1. Khana Khazana Serving Saudi Arabian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will be serving Saudi Arabian Cuisine this Friday that will be cooked by Zainab Al shoug, a student of Chemical Eng . Dept. at Michigan Tech. The main dish is Kabli rice made by cooking the meat with some seasoning and then mixing it with rice and vegetables. The second dish is Eggplant Salad. It is a yummy salad made of deep fried eggplants, potato and cauliflower with the toppings of lettuce, tomato and cucumber and served with yogurt and mayonnaise sauce.A very luscious dessert Ash Al Saraya (Bread pudding) made with semolina mixed with sugar syrup and covered by the cream would be the final one to finish your meal.

We will start serving at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at MUB Food Court. The whole meal is $6.95 with free fountain soda or $2.50 for each item.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal!

2. HuskyLEAD Session, Don’t be a Marketing Doppelgänger

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD, “Don’t be a Marketing Doppelgänger: advice for creative marketing” on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B2 & B3.  The presenter will be Jeremiah Baumann, manager of digital media and creative services, Housing and Residential Life, along with student creative designer, Bradley Turner.  In this session, participants will learn new and effective approaches for creatively marketing their organization and events.
HuskyLEAD is a series of professional development workshops geared towards student organizations leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  The sessions are limited to one hour and are free of charge.  HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities.  Any questions or comments can be directed to Maryann Wilcox, coordinator of registered student organizations, at or 906-487-2402.

3. Wellness Event, Time Management and Stress Reduction Techniques

Feeling overwhelmed by classes? Stressed about getting everything done? Come to the Time Management and Stress Reduction Event on November 10 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Wads Annex. Light snacks will be provided.

For more information please contact Whitney at

Brandon Vestal

4. Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Brandon Vestal

Brandon has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was recently named “Best of the West” at the Detroit Comedy festival. Brandon has been described as a great storyteller with insightful material. His deeply personal and honest style has made him a fast favorite on the college and comedy club circuits. Brandon is quickly establishing himself as one of best young comic talents in the country. He puts on one hell of a show and is a definite must see.

Sponsored by Student Activities.


5. Chili Challenge

Join us as the weather gets colder and we warm up tasting many different delicious chili recipes. It is a $3 entry fee.

All the money raised will be going to the Food Insecurities Fund assisting Michigan Tech Student who cannot afford to buy food. 

This event will be open to all groups and we encourage you to submit a recipe by 5:00 pm November 10 by emailing All groups will be allotted a one hour cooking time slot on Thursday November 13 between 6:00 AM  – 6:00 PM. Groups are responsible for providing their own ingredients or purchasing them through Dining Services. 

Each group will be making 2 gallons of chili and coming up with a creative name for their chili as well.

Please come out and support your fellow Michigan Tech Students and enjoy some homemade chili!!

Isle Royale

6. 2015 Moosewatch and College Internships on Isle Royale

Dates for Moosewatch 2015 are confirmed! Join us in the field to participate in wolf-moose research on Isle Royale. You will find information about Moosewatch research expeditions, dates, photos, and how to apply on our website. Students, be sure to check out our College Intern program!

We hope to see many of you on the island this summer!

7. An Evening of Folk Music from Around the World at the Rozsa

The Michigan Tech Superior Wind Symphony will present a variety of folk music selections from around the world:England, Scotland, France, Brazil, China, Korea, and Russia, in a concert titled “All Music is Folk Music” next Saturday, November 8th, at 7:30 PM in the Rozsa Center.   

8. New Fitness Class Begins

PiYo, a new fitness class offered by Michigan Tech Community Programs, combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. The class will meet Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the SDC Studio, beginning November 5. Cost is $30/session for the general public, $24/session for Michigan Tech students, $7 daily.

9. Class Tribute Program for December Graduates

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  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

For questions, contact  Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or

10. Film Board Showing Let’s Be Cops

This weekend, Film Board will be showing, “Let’s Be Cops”. Showtimes are: Friday, November 7, at 5:308:30, & 11:30 PMSaturday,  at 2:305:308:30, & 11:30 PM; and Sunday, at 2:30 & 5:30 PM. Tickets are $3.00. Concessions are $1.00.

Sunday night, Film Board will show “The Walking Dead” at 9:00 PM in Fisher 135. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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

11. Winter Bike Storage Starts Monday

It is time to move all bikes into the winter bike storage areas. This is necessary for snow removal through the winter. Bikes must be moved so they will not be crushed by snow plows or by the piles of ice and snow.

Permanent winter bike storage is available for students.

Bikes that are abandoned and left in other locations will be removed beginning on Monday, Nov. 10, at 8 a.m. Please move your bikes.

12. Secret Agent Rush with Alpha Delta Alpha

Come be secret agents with the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha on Wednesday, November 12 at 8:00 PM. Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 7:45 PM.
If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674.

13. Representation of Native Americans in the Military
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Heritage Programming Committee is proud to host a panel discussion in celebration of Native American History Month. We will have student veterans and members of the local native community share their service experiences. There will be a special performance of a honor song and veteran remembrance song.  Please join us Wednesday, November 12, 2014, from 6:00-7:30 PM in MUB Alumni Lounge B, snacks will be provided.

14. Volunteers needed for Driving Study

Volunteers needed who are willing to volunteer 1 hour of their time to come to the MEEM room 128 to drive in the simulator as a participant in a study. Participants should also have a valid driver’s license and at least 2 years of driving experience. 

Contact Jason at if you would like to participate in the study.

15. Updated War Memorial Wall to be Dedicated

The campus community is invited to a dedication ceremony for the newly installed War Memorial wall which recognizes Michigan Tech alumni and those who attended but did not graduate, who gave their lives in Vietnam and in more recent conflicts.

The dedication event is planned for Tuesday, November 11 at 2:00 PM on the top floor of the Memorial Union Building.

The update was necessary as the original wall was installed when the building was dedicated in 1952 and therefore only included those who died during WWI, WWII and the Korean conflict. Thanks to the generous support of Michigan Tech faculty, staff, alumni and friends we were able to commission this new memorial.

Names being included are:


Charles Leroy Baldwin ‘67 Geology
Robert John Crabbe ’63 Alumni – Non-degree
Paul Raymond Harrison ’68 Alumni – Non-degree
John Benedict Nahan III ’67 Alumni – Non-degree
Thomas Vincent Pakula ‘68 Forestry
David J. Pellosma ’69 Alumni – Non-degree
Paul Henry Pirkola ‘69 Alumni – Non-degree
James Garland Siddons ‘67 Forestry
Philip Glenn Spencer ’69 Alumni – Non-degree
William Leslie Tromp ‘63 Business Administration
Dennis Arthur Wirt ‘66 Business Administration
Fredrick Joseph Wozniak ‘63 Applied Physics


Benjamin J. Hall ‘05 Social Sciences

Contact Alumni Relations 906-487-2400 with any questions.

16. Department of Defense SMART Scholarship Information Session

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide support to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in a STEM related field.  Please join STAR Program Representative and Michigan Tech’s current SMART Scholarship recipient  on Tuesday, November 11th at 5:15 PM at the Chem Sci building room 101 to learn more about the opportunity to receive full scholarship and employment with the DoD upon graduation!

The SMART Scholarship offers full tuition assistance and education related fees, a paid stipend and summer internships, health insurance and book allowance, mentoring, as well as employment placement after graduation for qualified students. The application window for this opportunity is open now until scheduled close deadline of December 15, 2014.

If you are unable to join us, please do not hesitate to contact Michigan Tech’s on-campus DoD recruiter, Kaila Pietila, for any additional information or to schedule an appointment at or (571) 302-1356.


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