Student News Briefs – Friday, November 14, 2014

Brandon Vestal

1. Happening Tonight- 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.

2. HuskyLEAD – Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships

Please join us for the next HuskyLEAD, “Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships,” on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building B2 & B3.  The presentation will be given by Brent Burns, director of industry relations, and Beth Hoy, assistant director of operations and outreach, Corporate Partnerships.

Participants will learn best practices in fostering relationships and creating partnerships with industry partners.  The presentation will include recommended best practices for student group fundraising by working collaboratively with university staff and industry representatives.

HuskyLEAD is sponsored by Student Activities and is free of charge.  The sessions are hour-long professional development workshops geared toward student organizations leaders.  All students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Any questions or comments regarding HuskyLEAD can be directed to Maryann Wilcox, coordinator for registered student organizations, at 906-487-2402 or

Adult Workshops
3. Community Programs Offering Yoga and Total Body Spin

Winter may be here, but we’re not ready to give up on fall! 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 yoga or total body spin workshops!

For more information, visit the WEBSITE.

4. Reminder: 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

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5. Khana Khazana Serving French Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature French cuisine this Friday, November 14 cooked by Carine Tokem; student at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is BLANQUETTE DE POULET (Chicken in white sauce). Blanquette of chicken is a French honey dish cooked with chicken breast and vegetable in a white wine enhanced white sauce.

The second dish is POMMES DE TERRE RAGOÛT (Potato stew). It is a healthy potato stew with carrots, green peas and French seasoning.

A very luscious dessert CLAFOUTIS A LA FRAISE (strawberry cake) made of strawberries arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter 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.

Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal! Please find the attached flyer.

6. Experience authentic Thai cuisines & Learn how to make Thai Krathong

Thai Student Association at Michigan Technological University proudly invites you to an impressive annual event, Loy Krathong 2014 & Cooking class! 
Come to the Canterbury House on Saturday, November 15 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Free for everyone!
For more information please contact Sirikorn Khumwan

7. Winter Carnival Events Registration Now Open

Registration for Winter Carnival month-long statues, Queens competition, and stage revue are now open!  Visit to register your organization and to download the Winter Carnival 2015 Rulebook. Don’t forget to sign-up for our email list if you are interested in receiving updates on registration, event time or location changes, and many more important announcements.  Everything you need can be found under the “Participate” menu.
Stage review applications due Friday, November 21 at 5:00 PM. Apps can be dropped off at the Blue Key office in MUB 106 with your deposit check.

8. Begin your Christmas celebrations with An Irish Christmas at the Rozsa

The snow is falling over the Keweenaw, the Rozsa Lobby Christmas tree is lit, and An Irish Christmas is coming to town! We even have an Irish dinner special at the Shelden Grill for everyone coming to the show on Saturday night. Come start the holiday season off with a joyous Christmas celebration for the whole family at the Rozsa Center! And to make this event more affordable for the whole family, take advantage of our new youth pricing, and even Michigan Tech students get in free with their Experience Tech fee this year. For more details and tickets, visit

9. Film Board Showing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

This weekend, Film Board will be showing “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” in Fisher 135. It will be shown on: Friday, November 14, at 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM; Saturday, November 15, at 2:305:308:30and 11:30 PMm; and Sunday, November 16, at 2:30 and 5:30 PMTickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are $1 each. Next weekend, we will show “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

Don’t forget that Film Board now shows new TV show episodes in 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

10. VPA Presents Alternate Realities

Now for something completely different: The Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Tech Theatre Company will present “Alternate Realities – A Trip Through 20th Century Avant-Garde Theatre.” Enjoy an evening of theater composed of short Expressionist, DADAist, Surrealist, Futurist, Absurdist, Existentialist, and Neo-Futurist plays by each movement’s famous artists. Join us for the bizarre, funny, ridiculous, and little bit scary romp of leading edge artists who helps shape the modern view of the world. “Alternate Realities” runs from Thursday, November 13 – Saturday, November 15, at 7:30 PM, in the McArdle Theatre. 

International Programs and Services will celebrate International Education Week, November 17-21.

Fulbright Session Poster11. Fulbright Scholar Program Workshop

Please join us on November 17th at 6:00 PM, Fisher 131 to listen to a Fulbright Scholar Program workshop presented by Fulbright Ambassador, Dr. Charles Wallace. Joining him will be Social Sciences Professor, Hugh Gorman, and Director of News and Media Relations, Jennifer Donovan, who will also share their Fulbright program experiences.

All interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

Fulbright Scholar Program provides grants for study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant programs. You can find more information here about Fulbright.

Barcelona Faculty-Led Summer 201512. Summer 2015, Barcelona Spain

Interested in spending 6 weeks in Europe? Do you need to take Spanish courses, or earn your International Minor?

Come to an information session on November 17th, at 6:00 PM, Walker 120A to learn more about how you can go on the faculty-led program to Barcelona, Spain Summer 2015.

Movember Shirts13. Relay for Life T-Shirt Sale

Relay for Life is selling T-Shirts! We have a new shirt for ‘Movember’ to support Prostate Cancer Awareness and Men’s Health. If you would like to purchase one, we have sizes S-XL and they are only $10. You can stop by Fisher to pick one up on Friday (11/14) from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM or contact Samantha at to arrange another location and time for pick-up.
To find out more about Relay for Life at Michigan Tech, visit our Facebook page.


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