Day: April 10, 2015

Student News Briefs – April 10 , 2015


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1. Sign Up for Student Organization Booths at Spring Fling

Are you part of a Student Organization at Michigan Technological University? If your group hasn’t registered for a booth for Spring Fling yet, your last day to sign up is today! It’s a great way to interact with students, get your name out there, and have an awesome time!
This year’s theme for Spring Fling is Super Heroes!
Sign up for a booth here by the end of the day today:

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2. Get your Food and Wine Pairing Tickets Now

The last day to purchase tickets for the Food and Wine Pairing is Tuesday, April 14. Tickets can be purchased here:

Join MUB Board and Chef Eric Karvonen for a night of Food and Wine pairing! Attendees will enjoy 5 different pairing courses with 5 different wines. This is a food pairing, so portion sizes are smaller than a traditional meal, so that you could taste everything.

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Friday, April 17 from noon – 4:00 PM in the MacInnes Ice Arena.

Storm got you under the weather? Professor X giving you way too much homework for the end of the semester? We’ve got the perfect kryptonite for your end of the semester struggles. Come hang out and enjoy some awesome superhero themed activities sponsored by student organizations. There will be lots of free stuff including superman ice cream, superhero mac ‘n’ cheese, t-shirts, a caricature artist, inflatables, a green screen, and much more!

Don’t want to battle your way up the hill to the SDC? There will be a shuttle running from the front of Wads and the MUB to the SDC to save the day!

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4. Come Dance with Nosotros

Free Salsa Lessons on Saturday, April 11 from 8 – 9 PM in the MUB Ballroom. No partner needed. All levels welcome.
From 9:00 – 11:00 PM open dance floor.

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5. Khana Khazana Serving Combo Meal

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature a combo meal of Indian, Thai, and Iranian Cuisine this Friday, April 10. Cooked by Abdul Qadeer,Jaswanth Kalavagadda, Soontorn Tuntithavornwat, Yuenyong Nilsiam, and Hossein Tavakoli respectively, all of which are students at Michigan Tech.The main dish is Indian Chicken Mughlai. It is a delicious dish made of fried chicken cooked with Indian spice base and cream which gives it a distinctive aroma and texture. (Tofu will be served for vegetarians)The second dish is Thai Mon Tod and Pod Tod. It is a Thai appetizer made of fried corn and sweet potatoes and served with a sweet chili dipping sauce.The final dish to end your meal is Ice cream Faloodeh. Faloodeh is an Iranian cold dessert consisting of thin rice noodles mixed in a semi-frozen syrup made from sugar, rose water, and served with ice cream.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.

6. Film Board will be showing Imitation Game


Friday, April 10, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM (no Saturday shows this week) – Fisher 135
Sunday, April 12, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM – Fisher 135Tickets are $3. Candy, popcorn, and soda are all $1 each. Next week showing American Sniper.

7. Tech Theatre Showing Mel Brooks’ The Producers

The Tech Theatre presents The Producers, today through Saturday, at the Rozsa Center, 7:30 p.m. 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. Not many Broadway shows are adapted from a film. Usually, the process is reversed, Les Miserables and Into the Woods being recent examples where Broadway shows have been adapted for the silver screen.

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”!

Tickets are $19 for adults, $6 for youth (17 and under), and free for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. To purchase tickets, call 7-2073, go online at or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC.


8. Relay for Life, Carnival for a Cure

Step right up to the event of the spring semester! Relay for Life is back at MTU and this year we will be celebrating the cancer fighters and survivors in our lives, remembering the ones we have lost, and fighting back: Carnival style

We will kick-off the Relay at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 11 in the Wood Gym at the SDC. We have 22 teams
 this year that will each be bringing a fundraiser to the event for everyone to enjoy 

and take part in! 

You do NOT need to be on a team to participate in the event. This is open to the entire
community and there are activities and fun for everyone! From 12-4 there will be activities
geared towards kids.

Below is a short list of some of the activities to look forward to:

  • Bounce House 
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Cotton Candy, Popcorn, & Snow Cones
  • Carnival Games 
  • Juggler and Balloon Animals (2 -4 PM)
  • Face Painting
  • FREE Zumba class @ 8 PM
  • Special appearances by the MTU Pep Band and Blizzard T. Husky
  • Rock Climbing (1-3 and 8-10 PM)
  • Silent Auction with items donated from each team
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Euchre Tournament
  • Relay for Life Ceremonies
  • and much, much more!

Activities, games, and fundraising will be happening throughout the day. Game and 
Inflatables tickets can be purchased on the day of the event, $1 for 1 ticket or $5 for 7 tickets. This is sure to be an awesome event and we encourage you to bring  a few dollars and stop by, even if you haven’t been to a Relay for Life event before.

All of the proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the American Cancer Society.
Check out the event on Facebook:
Questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to or at our Facebook page,!

9. WMTU Event, Keweenawesome Fest

Keweenawesome Fest is an annual two day music festival sponsored by WMTU 91.9FM College Radio. Beginning on Friday, April 17th at 7 PM, this event will feature five local DJ’s in a night of electronic music. On April 18th
The Lately, Valentiger, and headliner Flint Eastwood. Doors open at 6 PM, and the concert should finish up around midnight. There will be a live stream of the event on our website Tickets are $3 for one night, or $5 for both nights. Tickets will be available at the door or for advance purchase on Wednesday, April 15th

Any questions can be directed to Andrea Starr at a variety of bands will perform including: Flitch, Ladders, from 10 AM – 3 PM in Fisher Hall.


10. Michigan Tech Lode Available Online

Click Here to read this week’s issue of the Michigan Tech Lode (4/7).



11. Student Hockey Game Attendance – Marketing Research (MKT 3600) Survey

Throughout this semester, Marketing Research (MKT3600), a comprehensive group project has been developing under the direction of professor Junhong Min.

As you are probably well aware of, one of the many incentives of the Experience Tech tuition fee is that it provides students with the opportunity to attain a discounted or free admission to Michigan Tech home hockey games. This works by providing free entrance to the first 750 students to arrive at a game and thereafter charging a reduced price of $5.

Though this program has positively impacted overall student attendance in comparison to previous years, we’ve recognized substantial room for improvement; namely, in the area of filling all 750 free seats at a majority of the hockey games. Hence, the goal of our project is to identify why students are not taking advantage of the free seats and potential solutions that could be implemented to engage more of them to do so.

In order to collect the appropriate data for our project, we’ve carefully designed a questionnaire (link below), which should take less than 10 minutes to complete. We are hoping to collect a wide spread of student responses by distributing this survey among the entirety of the student body.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kevin Heras at


12. Help Drive Away Hunger in our Community

Starting  Monday, April 13 – Friday, May 1, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to our local St. Vincent DePaul.

For every food item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket to be filled out with your MI Tech User ID. These raffle tickets will be placed into a drawing for a free parking permit for the upcoming year. Commuter, residential, and graduate permits will be given away. Receive a raffle ticket for each item you donate….the more you donate the more chances you have to WIN.

Needed Foods Include:
Soup, Chili, Beans
Canned Vegetables
Tuna, Canned Meat
Peanut Butter
Granola Bars
No glass

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM in Transportation Service, Room 100 in the Administration building and collect your raffle tickets. Winners will be notified via e-mail.

All food collected will stay within our local community.


13. Panel Discussion – Professional Women in Information Technology

Come join us for an evening shared with professional women in Information Technology (IT) related careers from a variety of industries. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Students will have the opportunity to chat with the panelists informally over refreshments.

Monday April 13th, 2015 @ 5:30pm in the MUB Ballroom A2

Additional funding for this event has been provided through a mini-grant from the Ford Foundation.

14. 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, April 14: The Academic Probation and Suspension Process

Do you have questions about academic probation, how to get back into good standing or are concerned that you or someone you know may be academically suspended after this semester?

15. Railroad Engineering and Activities Club April Meeting

Join REAC for the last meeting of the semester on Tuesday April 14, 2015 – DOW 875 – 7:00 PM! We will be speaking with Chris Blanton from The Andersons Agribusiness. He will be sharing more on their Tank Car Training Program, The Andersons’ Tank car fleet and more on agricultural grain transport.

We will also be welcoming our newest club officers, reviewing job opportunities and discussing future field trips.

This presentation may be particularly interesting for Mechanicals, but all majors are welcome. Sub sandwiches and pop are provided, and we hope to see you there!

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16. Apply to Become a University Innovation Fellow

The application can be found here: We will be accepting applications until Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 PM.

The Pavlis Honors College is looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship to become University Innovation Fellows and work on improving innovation and entrepreneurship here at Michigan Tech. The college will be sponsoring up to 5 students to become Fellows during the Fall 2015 semester. We are looking for creative, self-directed students who are passionate and excited about innovation and entrepreneurship. Please forward this on to any students who may be interested. We appreciate all of your help in finding awesome students for this opportunity!

The Stanford-VentureWell University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by VentureWell and Stanford University’s Epicenter. Through the fellowship, undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation are charged with cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their university. Fellows gain skills, tools and the networks crucial for their mission through online training and video-conferencing sessions. Fellows hone in on their leadership and communication abilities and broaden their understanding of experiential learning, design thinking, interdisciplinary education and, most importantly, student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upon completion of training, fellows are invited to attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google. The fellowship is an opportunity to enact meaningful change while being part of a national movement. Current fellows at Michigan Tech have been working on many exciting initiatives and can’t wait to have your help in creating the future here on campus.


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17. Community Programs Bring You Step Boxing

It’s time to step it up with Step Boxing! A 3-week series begins this Sunday, April 12. Step boxing combines kickboxing and step aerobics to create a really fun, intense workout.

Class meets Sunday, 5:00-5:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio. Cost to attend is $15/community member for the series, $12/Michigan Tech student for the series or $7 daily.

For more information or to register, visit Step Boxing.

Commit to be “HuskiesFit” in 2015 with Michigan Tech Recreation!


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18. Need your healthy dose of dog?

Friday, April 10
2:00-4:00 pm
Dog Therapy with Lulu the Golden Doodle on Friday, April 10 from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Come by the Outdoor Adventure and Wellness House on the corner of MacInnis Drive and 41 and relax with some snacks and hot chocolate!

19. Complimentary Fitness Class

Interested in attending a Complimentary Fitness class up at the SDC? Get your fitness pass next week (April 13-April 17) from the following sources:
-Your RA
-The Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center (Open noon-5:00 pm, Mon.-Sat.)
-The Student Activities Office (MUB 112)

Passes are on a first come first serve basis, so get your pass early! Passes can be used the week of April 20-25 only. Passes must be presented at the class of your choice (choices listed on the back of the pass). Be sure to arrive early at your class of choice, class sizes may be limited.