Student News Briefs – Friday, February 13, 2015


KK NEPAL poster1. Khana Khazana Serving Nepali Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Nepali cuisine this Friday, February 13 cooked by Aadarsh Upreti , student of Mechanical Engineering department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Chicken Momo. It is the Nepali version of dumpling. Momo is a minced chicken marinated in Nepali spices stuffed in flour wrap and steamed and is served with a special spicy sauce.

The second dish is Egg and Mushroom curry. It is a delicious dish of sliced mushrooms (& eggs) in creamy and aromatic onion-tomato based gravy.

The final one to end your meal would be Sago pudding. This is a traditional pudding made from small size sago pearls boiled in milk, sugar and cardamom and garnished with almonds and cashews.

Serving from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the 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. Adventure Spring Break Trips, An Adventure of a Lifetime

​If you want to get away for Spring Break but don’t want all the hassle of planning the trip, look no further than the Outdoor Adventure Programs Adventure Spring Break trips. Three trips to choose from and so much adventure to be had!

Utah: Camping and Hiking in beautiful Canyonlands National Park- $570 includes transportation, food, lodging (camping for three nights and a hotel stay) and a visit to a hot spring!  Come explore another part of the country, make new friends, and have an experience that you will never forget!

Arkansas:  Backcountry camping and paddling- $475 includes transportation, food, activities, camping, and a good time for the week. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and have an incredible adventure on the Buffalo and Mulberry Rivers in Arkansas.

Colorado: Head out west and hit the slopes in Arapahoe Basin- $900 includes lodging, food, and ski passes. Come and enjoy four days of skiing and snowboarding and two days of snowshoeing (Possibility to ski/snowboard for the last two days at an additional cost). These slopes are guaranteed to challenge you and offer you a trip you will never forget!

For more information contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at or call 906.487.2290 as soon as possible as seats are limited!

3. Looking for Robotics Competition Volunteers

Escanaba HS is hosting its second home robotics competition March 26 – 28 and they are in need of some volunteers. They are currently looking for Tech students for roles such as robot inspector, field reset, referees, etc. There are 36-40 teams from throughout Michigan that come to compete.You can get an idea of what it’s all about here:

For an impression of the EXCITEMENT going on at these matches, this is one from the finals last year:

If you would like more information or would be interested in volunteering please contact Mary at

4. Student Staff Positions Available at the Wahtera Center

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is now hiring for the following fall 2015 student staff positions: ExSEL Peer Mentor, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, and Transfer Assistant. Please encourage students you work with to apply.

Feel free to forward students who may be interested in these opportunities this email or direct them to the WEBSITE for position descriptions and our application.

Applications are due Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Contact Susan Liebau at or email if you have any questions.

5. GSG Travel Grant Deadline Approaching

Have you been to a conference since last May? Are you going to one before April 30? If you are a full time enrolled graduate student you can apply for a GSG Travel Grant to help supplement your costs. Awards of $150 for attending conferences and $250 for presenting either a poster or oral presentation at a conference are available. For more information and to apply, visit:
Your advisor will be asked to confirm that you are a full time enrolled graduate student, you are allowed to participate in the conference and you do not have full funding to cover the costs. Response to this confirmation email is necessary for your application to be considered complete.
All applications and advisor confirmation must be completed by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 20. Not all applicants may receive awards, and your department must be in good standing with GSG to be considered. If you have any questions please contact the GSG Treasurer, Jenn Winikus at

6. MedLife Mobile Clinic Fundraiser

Mention “MedLife” when you eat at PizzaWorks of Houghton on Wednesday, February 18, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Michigan Tech MedLife chapter for our Summer 2015 mobile clinic!
During the mobile clinic, students team up with local doctors and nurses to provide basic medical and dental care to impoverished families around the world.

6 (b). Multiliteracies Center Now Hiring

Multiliteracies Center in the Walker building is now hiring new writing coaches for the fall of 2015? We are are looking for undergraduate students of all majors with strong communication skills. On February 24 there will be a pizza and information session from 5-6 PM in the Multiliteracies Center.

For questions, follow the link to access the application and instructions, or  email director Abraham Romney at for more information.



7. Late Night Programming Presents Comedian, Alex Stone

Come out to see Alex Stone on Friday, February 20 at 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Alex Stone’s hard work and determination have led him from his early days as an absurdist joke writer to his current role as one of the most impressive young storytellers in comedy. Alex was just chosen as one of the top 100 comics to appear on the brand new season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and he was also recently selected to participate in the Best of the Midwest competition at the 2013 Gilda’s LaughFest, as well as the 2014 Limestone Comedy Festival. His prolific nature and originality has made him a regular at the Chicago Laugh Factory and has also earned him an appearance on the Independent Film Channel.

trivia night.flyer8. Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB on Tuesday February 24 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum). There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. To register or for more information please email

9. Chinese Night 2015

Chinese Students and Scholars Association at Michigan Technological University proudly invite you to their impressive annual event, Chinese Night 2015. Mark your calendar on Saturday, February 14 experience authentic Chinese cuisines and entertaining performances.


Location: MUB commons
Time: 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM

Location: Rozsa Center
Time: 7.30 PM – 9.00 PM

Ticket Price: Includes dinner and performance
General Ticket: $15
Children under 13: $ 8

Ticket for Performance only: $ 8

Tickets available at
-Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations in SDC
-Online at or call 906-487-2073
-MUB Commons (MondayFriday Feb 9 -1311:00 AM- 1:00 PM)
-Rozsa Center box office

For more information contact: Shuo Liu at 

10. Film Board Showing, Horrible Bosses 2

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Horrible Bosses 2  in Fisher 135.
It will be shown on:
Friday, February 13, at Noon2:30 5:308:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, at Noon2:305:308:30, and 11:30 PM
(No Sunday showings this week)

Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week, we will feature The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

11. Tech Theatre Company presents  Antigone

The Tech Theatre Company presents  “Antigone,” a contemporary retelling of the ancient tale of conflict between the political terror of dictatorship and the vision of humanity at its very best. In spite of the sham and lies, the twisting of facts and rewriting of events, truth finds a way in this conflict of opposing visions of humanity, depicted by Jean Anouilh. The play will be performed in the McArdle Theatre, in the Walker Center for Arts and Humanities at Michigan Technological University, Thursday– Saturday, February 19-21 and 26-28, 2015, 7:30 PM.

12. Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra at the Rozsa

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and their performance of “Shostakovich and Stalin: A Soviet Artist’s Creative Response,” on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 7:30 PM.  Come and listen as the KSO interprets the creative struggles of the Russian composer Shostakovich in reaction to disillusionment and persecution under Stalin’s Soviet dictatorship. 

21FEB2015 12x18 Poster13. Come Dance with Nosotros

Saturday, February 21 from 8 – 9 PM NOSOTROS will have salsa lessons in the MUB Ballroom. No experience necessary and free to attend.  From 9 – 11 PM open floor.
For more information please contact Rachel Hetherington at

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14. Thai Cuisine Demonstration

Thai Student Association at Michigan Technological University proudly invites you to an impressive event, Thai Cuisine Demonstration. Mark your calendar and come join us.
The event is separated to two rounds, you can pick which time works best for you.
You can make your own taste with Tom Yum Thai noddlesLocation:  Memorial Union Building – Alumni Lounge
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 1st round 4.00-5.30 PM. and  2nd round 6.00-7.30 PM.
Tickets are $10 each and you receive a full refund at the event. Only 100 tickets available (50 tickets per round) Get a ticket at the promotion table in the MUB Common on February 16-20, 2015 Time: 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM.


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15. Study Abroad for Language Immersion

You’re invited to an information session to hear from Modern Language study abroad students about their experiences. . International Programs and Services will discuss the application process.
The event is taking place February 18 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 PM in Walker HDMZ 120A. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by Modern Languages and International Programs and Services.


16. The Math Learning Center is Hiring

Students can pick up an application from the center in Fisher 234 or by visiting
Applications are Due Friday Feb 20 by 3pm. Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.

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17. Rail Info Night

Railroad Information Night will be on Tuesday February 17 at 7:00 PM in the DHH ballroom. Pizza will be provided and there will be Rail Industry representatives there to discuss career opportunities in the Rail Industry. 

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18. Black History Month Events

Series2015 Poster19. Campus Hope Hosting a Series of Meetings

Campus Hope will be hosting a series called “Identity Crisis” during the week of February 23-27 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 138 most of the week, on Thursday the meeting will be held in Fisher 328.
Our series is about finding your purpose.
Have you ever wondered if your life has a particular purpose? Whether there is a slot in this universe to be filled with your unique personality? Join us while we explore the concept of finding your identity in today’s explosive culture. Chances are, you may find just the answer you are looking for.
For more information please contact Stephanie at

Microagression Tony Reyes_Final20. Microaggressions at Home and Abroad

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion & International Programs and Services are hosting a Lunch-and-Learn conversation with Fulbright Scholar and travel enthusiast Tony Reyes. He will reflect on the effects of microaggressions in the U.S. and abroad in China. This event will be held Monday, February 23 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Administration Building Room 404. Lunch will be provided.


21. Husky Tae Kwon Do

This Saturday (February 14) at 10am, Husky Tae Kwon Do will be holding winter 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 of February 16 is as follows:
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 PM ROTC Room 100
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM MUB Ballroom B
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.


22. Intramural Sports – Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Team Sports Entry Deadlines
Soccer-Tennis (W, M & Co-Rec) – February 25 @ 3PM

Individual Sports Entry Deadlines
Billiards Tournament (W & M) – February 13 @ 1:00PM
Badminton Singles (W & M) – February 20 @ 12PM
Badminton Doubles (W, M & Co-Rec)) – February 20 @ 12 PM

Individual Sports Events
Billiards Tournament – February 14 @ 10AM

For more information check us out online
or email Craig Pellizzaro at


23. Community Programs Step Boxing and Valentine’s Partner Yoga

Community Programs brings to you two more great ways to get “HuskiesFit” in 2015.

Step Boxing Series – If you like kickboxing and step aerobics, you’re going to LOVE our new Step Boxing Series! The first class is this Sunday, from 1:00-1:50pm at the SDC Studio.

Valentine’s Partner Yoga – Looking to try something different this Valentine’s Day? Connect and relax in a special Valentine’s Partner Yoga class designed just for you and your partner this Friday, February 13, 5:30pm in the SDC Studio.

For more information on available programming, visit Michigan Tech Community Programs.


 24. Reminder: Tickets on Sale for Business & Dining Etiquette Dinner


25. Reminder: Career Services Learning Center Hours


26. Reminder: Employer Information Expo


27. Reminder: Career Fair 2015


28. Reminder: Career Fair Name Tags


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