Day: January 16, 2015

Student News Briefs – January 16, 2015

Norman-Poster1. TONIGHT: MUB Board Presents, “The Norman Magician Experience”

MUB Board hosting magic show on Friday, January 16 at 8:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Norman combines original and amazing magic tricks with his unique style of story telling, action, and audience interaction. The audience is invited to a world where anything is possible.

The show is an exciting fusion of magic, comedy, and audience participation! It features never before seen magic, laugh out loud comedic situations and the best part!….it stars you the audience!

Brian O'Sullivan poster2. Comedian, Brian O’Sullivan. Performing on 1/17

Student Activities hosting comedian Brian O’Sullivan on Saturday, January 17 at 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Brian O’Sullivan is a singing comedian inspired by artists such as “Weird Al” Yankovic and Bo Burnham. He has a special niche for making fun of pop culture from a college student’s perspective. Making fun of everything from Facebook to Tinder to college procrastination, all while poking fun of artists like Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, O’Sullivan’s show is for anyone with a funny bone in their body. 

3. HuskyLEAD Sessions

Student Activities is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 HuskyLEAD program.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops held on Tuesday evenings that help students develop their leadership skills.  The sessions are geared toward student organization leaders, however, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
All HuskyLEAD sessions will be held in MUB Ballroom B2 & B3 except the January 27 session which will be held in Fisher 135.
The Career Services Advantage:  Be a student organization liaison!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
MUB B2 & B3, 6:00 PM
Participants will learn how student and Greek organizations can provide their members with direct communication to employment and career development information and opportunities from Career Services.
Presenters:  Steve Patchin, director of Career Services, and Julie Way, assistant director of Career Services.
Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Fisher 135, 6:00 PM
(Required for all registered student organizations intending to request funding from the Undergraduate Student Government).
Participants attending this session will learn about the opportunities available for student organizations to receive funding and will focus on collaboration and goal-setting to further their organization goals.
Presenter:  Steven Steinhoff, treasurer, Undergraduate Student Government
Presentations that Work
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
MUB B2 & B3, 6:00 PM
Did you know that there is a “communication ceiling” in the corporate world? Your ability to speak and write well can make or break your career. Make sure you know how to give presentations that work.
Presenter:  Patti Sotirin, Professor of Communications, Humanities
Unplug and Recharge!  Learn Self-care Techniques and Achieve Balance.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
MUB B2 & B3, 6:00 PM
Participants attending this session will learn valuable self-care techniques that can be used while at Michigan Tech and in the years that follow in order to achieve balance.  Part of strong leadership is learning about yourself – strengths, weaknesses and personal values.  Advance individually and as an organization by using self-knowledge.
Presenter:  Whitney Boroski, health and wellness coordinator, Student Activities
The Green Perspective:  Learning Energy-saving Habits
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
MUB B2 & B3, 6:00 PM
Participants will learn energy-saving habits to save money at home and in the workplace.
Presenters:  Green Campus Enterprise Team
Lean Leadership:  Achieving Leadership Excellence Using Lean Principle
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
MUB B2 & B3, 6:00 PM
Participants will learn how leaders can use Lean knowledge, processes, and tools to more effectively lead others.  Lean leaders commit to self-development, coach and develop others, build capability for continuous improvement, and create vision and align goals.
If you have any questions or comments on HuskyLEAD, please feel free to contact Maryann Wilcox at

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4. Rail Transportation Program Meeting and Guest Speaker

The Railroad Engineering & Activities Club (REAC) will be holding a meeting on January 22 at 7:00 PM in Fisher 131.  There will be a guest speaker, Mike Logan, from EL&S Car Repair Shop, so it is highly recommended that Mechanical Engineering students attend.

There will be a drawing for a $75 gift card to the bookstore and, as always, pizza and pop provided.

For more information please contact Alex at

Swan Lake

5. The Russian National Ballet Theatre to Present Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”

Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents two magical nights of incomparable Russian ballet. Direct from Moscow, the Russian National Ballet Theatre, featuring fifty of Russia’s finest dancers, will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” on Thursday, January 15, and Friday, January 16, at 7:30 PM each evening.


6. Dollar Days with Community Programs

New to Community Programs? Want to change up your workout? A wide variety of fitness programming is available at Michigan Tech’s SDC. Try out a class for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 12-17. Just pay the instructor at the door!

For more information and class schedules visit Enrollment is rolling and walk-ins are welcome. Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2015 with Community Programs!

7. Spring 2015 Academic Success Workshops

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

All sessions are at 5:00 PM in Admin 404 unless otherwise noted Registration not required. (For groups sending more than 5 participants, please contact

Tuesday, January 20: Probation and getting back in good academic standing.
This session will discuss the conditions of academic probation and how to get back into good standing. It will also discuss resources and strategies to encourage ongoing academic success.

Wednesday, January 21: Procrastination, prioritization, motivation and organization: Get time on your side.
Time management is really effective self-management. Understand how to avoid time wasting pitfalls, and learn the tools to help you make the most effective use of your time.

Thursday, January 22: Work Smarter, Not Harder.
NOTE: This is in MUB Ballroom A1
Participants attending this session will become familiar with metacognitive awareness (“thinking about thinking”), will learn to develop learning goals and how to make adjustments to be more academically successful.

8. Do you like Trivia?

The Quiz Bowl Club at Michigan Tech is hosting its 1st Annual Pop Culture Tournament!

Game play will be done in a double-elimination format with teams of 4 players competing for the title of champions! Join us Saturday January 24 for a great time! Prizes will be awarded for the winners and snacks will be provided. Entry is $10 per team. Please direct any questions toward Chelsea (

January events final 20159. Fitness Center Sampler Classes

Monday, January 26
7:00-7:25 Zumba with Cindy, Wads Annex
7:30-7:55 Turbo Kick with Jacq, Campus Cafe
Wednesday, January 28
7:00-7:25 Metabolic Condt. with Krista
7:30-7:55 Pi Yo with Cindy
Both classes are free of charge and if you are interested, please email to register

10. Khana Khazana is Back with a Combo Meal

Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech is going to present Indian, Thai and Saudi Arabian cuisine on Friday, January 16. The cooks, Jaswanth Kalavagadda, MS student in Electrical Engineering is going to present the Indian Chicken gravy, made of chicken, onions, cream and a rich mixture of spices.He is also going to present Indian- Alo Korma, a vegeterian dish made of potatoes, chickpeas, onions, garlic, ginger and  indian spices. Siranee Nuchitprasitchai, PHD student from Chemical Engineering department will present Thai-stir fried Eggplant made mainly of Tofu, Eggplants and green onions. Zainab Alshoug from Chemical Engineering department will present the dessert, Saffron pudding, made of starch, saffron, milk, sugar and pistachios.
We will serve from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building. The whole mean is $6.95 and $2.50 for one side (food for both vegeterians and non-vegeterians.)
Please join us to support our international cooks and enjoy a great meal!

11. Portage Lake Lift Bridge Closures

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the US-41/M-26 Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock for 10 hours beginning at 9:00 pm Saturday, January 17. The bridge is scheduled to reopen at 7:00 am Sunday, January 18. The hockey game on Saturday, January 17 has been moved to 5:07 pm to accommodate Huskies fans north of the bridge. In case of a weather delay, an alternate bridge closure date of January 24 has been set.

CHANGE IN SCHEDULE FOR SHORT CLOSURES. The contractor has notified MDOT the previously announced four two-hour closures for January 20, 21, 22, and 23 from 2:00 am to 4:00 am will need to be rescheduled. The two-hour closures will be announced at a later date.

In addition to the January 17 closure, motorists should expect:

  • Nearly 170 intermittent 15- to 20-minute closures from January to March, between the hours of 7:00 pm and 6:00 am.
  • One 11-and-a-half-hour closure March 21 from 9:00 pm to 8:30 am with an alternate date of March 28 in case of weather delay.

For more information, please visit or send me an email

12. Husky Tae Kwon Do

Looking for a new activity to try this semester?  Come and see what Husky Tae Kwon Do has to offer.  If Tae Kwon Do interests you feel free to stop by practice to learn more.  Our practice schedule for the week of January 19th is as follows:
Tuesday: ROTC GYM 6-8 pm
Thursday: MUB Alumni Lounge 5:30-7:30 pm
Friday: ROTC GYM 6-8 pm
Saturday: SDC Dance Room 4-6 pm

Come and try it for free! No experience necessary.

13. Career Services Helping Your Career Development

Career Services Spring Info

14. Paying for School, Mock Interviews, and Resume Help

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15. Medical Careers Week January 26-29


16. Career Fair Name Tags Available


Spring2015FitnessSlider17. Commit to be Huskies Fit with Community Programs

​Today is the day! A wide variety of fitness programming is available right at the SDC. Michigan Tech Community Programs offers awesome class options to fit your personal fitness level and style. Start the New Year off right and let Community Programs help you stick to that resolution of a healthier happier you. Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2015!

For more information, visit Michigan Tech Community Programs.

18. Entry Deadline TODAY for Michigan Tech Intramural Basketball, Volleyball, and Bowling

Reminder: The Entry Deadline for Michigan Tech Intramural Basketball, Volleyball and Bowling is TODAY (January 16)! The deadline for Basketball and Volleyball is 3:00 PM and the deadline for bowling is 5:00 PM.
*Get more details and check us out online at
**Be sure to like us on Facebook under “Michigan Tech Intramurals”

For more information please contact Kylee Larson

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19. Come Dance with NOSOTROS Salsa Lessons

NOSOTROS student organization will host a Free and Fun Party on Friday January 23 at 8:00PMm in the MUB ballroom. We will have an hour of free Salsa lesson followed by an open floor dance party. No dance partner needed! All are welcome!

For more information please contact Sara Alian at

20. Film Board Showing, Judge

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Judge. Showtimes are Friday, January 16 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 and Saturday January 17 at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30.