Student News Briefs – Friday, April 3, 2015



1. Need to Relax?

Have you ever wanted to try different stress reduction strategies but don’t know where to start?  Using Essential Oils (Young Living) and other techniques, build your stress-free tool box for finals week, and the future, at this workshop.
Two sessions offered:
Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm
MUB Alumni Lounge A
Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm
Wads Annex
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.  Oils will be provided.

2. Dog Therapy at Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center

Get your healthy dose of dog. Come over to the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center on Wednesday, April 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-2560

Unplug Poster-April 2015

3. Unplug Meditation Practice

How much time do you spend in front of a back lit device? Unplug is an opportunity for you to put technology away and give yourself time to be by crating space and moments for mindfulness.

Come over to MUB Alumni Lounge B on Thursday, April 9 from 12:00 – 12:20 PM and 12:40 – 1:00 PM.

For more information contact Whitney at 906-487-1963.


4. Parade of Nations Food Training Scheduled

Here’s an early chance to satisfy the required food training for this year’s Parade of Nations (PON). This year the PON is scheduled for September 19, 2015, so please mark your calender. Representatives from the International Programs and Services Department , the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and MTU’s Dining Services will be present to discuss food preparation requirements and answer your questions. You are encouraged to attend even if you are not sure about having a booth.

Be sure to sign the attendance sheet and include your organization email and phone. Also, if you plan to cook at MTU, remember to schedule an appointment with Chef Eric (who will be present) to reserve your kitchen space. MTU kitchen space is on a first come first served basis and each year several groups have to use off campus licensed kitchens.

This year’s theme is The World of Lore and Legends. As events and performers are confirmed, you will be kept up to date.



5. Khana Khazana Serving Chinese Cuisine

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Chinese cuisine this Friday, April 3 cooked by Rui Shan , student of Mechanical Engineering Department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Spicy Chicken, cooked with dried chilies, pepper, bay leaves and oriental spices and will be served with rice (Tofu will be served for vegetarians). The second dish is Egg Tomato Stir Fry. It is a delicious dish made of Stir fried tomatoes and omelet with salt, soy sauce, sugar, and oyster sauce. Also serving, Mushroom Soup, a healthy soup made of fresh mushrooms, spring onions, and garlic.
Serving is 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.

6. Circle K Event – Card Making for the Retirement Home Residents

Join Circle K International in making Spring Cards for the elderly in the Bluffs Retirement Home on Monday, April 6 at 6:00 pm in ChemSci 104a! This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and do some community service. There will also be free pizza!

Contact Jimmy Moore at for more information.

7. Great Gatsby Charity Ball

The Houghton-Hancock Rotarac Club is hosting a Great Gatsby Charity Ball on April 10 from 8:0 PM-12:00AM at the Magnuson Hotel. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at All ticket profits will be donated to the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET). Prizes will be given away for the best Gatsby themed outfits, as well as door prizes including an iPad mini and $200 gift card to Downwind Sports. A cash bar will be available for adults over the age of 21. A shuttle will be running between Wadsworth Hall, the Magnuson Hotel and Finlandia Hall for students to easily be able to attend the event. The swing dance team will be giving lessens at various times during the night as well as performances from the dance team and jazz band. A DJ will also be playing throughout the night. It will be a night of live music, dancing, appetizers, and fun!

For more information please contact Tanya at

8. Michigan Technological University’s Tech Theatre presents The Producers

Michigan Technological University’s Tech Theatre presents “The Producers,” April 9 – 11, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 PM each night. If you’re a Mel Brooks fan, or just find his movies fun, you’ll enjoy Tech Theatre’s musical version of The Producers. As in his other memorable productions, Brooks boldly satirizes normally taboo topics including religion, race, and sexual preference. What’s more: There is a happy ending! Those who misbehave are punished. Those who are inherently good are rewarded. Everyone is redeemed. While the show may not be appropriate for young children (mature language and situations), audiences are in for a treat. Prepare yourselves for a hilarious chorus of tap-dancing old ladies, an unthinkable revue of dancing Nazi storm troopers, and the show-stopping musical number, “Keep It Gay”!

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9. Poetry Reading By Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for a Poetry Reading Friday, April 3, 2015 from 7:00-8:30PM in MUB Ballroom B. Our guest poet and author of Karma’s Footsteps Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie will share her original poems which focus on women, ancestry, violence, and the healing power of art. This event is partially funded by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLS) through the Office of Institutional Equity from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. Snacks will be provided.

10. Come to the shooting range with Alpha Delta Alpha

Join the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha at the shooting range at the SDC on Saturday, April 4 at 8pm.
Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 7:45 pm.
If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674

11. Dog Walking with Alpha Delta Alpha

Come Walk Dogs (or pet cats) with the sister’s of Alpha Delta Alpha at the Copper Country Humane Society on Friday April 10 at 4:30.
Rides will be leaving Wadsworth hall at 4:15 pm.
If you have any questions call (906) 482 – 9674

12. Film Board Showing Taken 3

This weekend, Film Board will be showing Taken 3 in Fisher 135.
It will be shown on:
Friday, Aprl 3rd, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm
Saturday, April 4th, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm
Sunday, April 5th, at 2:30 and 5:30 pm.Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week
will be “Imitation Game”



13. Yoga Arm Balances & Inversions Workshop

Turn your world topsy turvy with the Yoga Arm Balances & Inversions Workshop!

Cultivate courage for including arm balances and inversions in your home practice. Instruction, demonstration and assistance throughout each posture will be provided. Open to those who have a comfortable yoga practice, healthy shoulders, neck and back, and a spirit of curiosity!

Date/Time: Sunday, March 29, 4:00-5:50 PM

Location: SDC Studio

Cost: $15/community member, $13/Michigan Tech student

For more information or to register, visit Arm Balances & Inversions.

Commit to be “HuskiesFit” in 2015!


14. SPIE/OSA Extending Photo Competition Deadline

SPIE/OSA has extended their photo competition until Monday, April 6! Please register at The room to pick up the etching is in EERC 631. If you have any questions email

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