Student News Briefs – Friday, April 17, 2015


Spring Fling

Friday April 17, Noon-4:00 PM, OUTSIDE on Campus.
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!

Mother nature is our biggest super hero this year. To celebrate the awesome spring weather, the event will be held outside! See you there!

MUB Board Hosting Recess Study Break
Thursday April 237:00-9:00 PM, MUB Alumni Lounge
Come take a recess from studying and enjoy some childhood snacks and games with MUB Board! We will have board games, some yummy snacks, and childhood cartoons to help you take a break.

MUB Board Hosting Lazer Tag

Saturday April 257:00-10:00 PM, SDC Wood Gym

Exams getting you down? Do you like Star Wars or Call of Duty? Are you looking for a fun, different way to fight boredom and tiredness from studying all week? MUB Board will be hosting free Lazer tag in the SDC Wood Gym on April 25th from 7:00 – 10:00pm. 20 players will play every 20 minutes. Tickets are first come-first serve, so reserve your tickets today at

Parking Lot Closure to Make Way for Motorcycle Stunt Show

The Full Throttle Motorcycle Club will host a motorcycle stunt show during Spring Fling on Friday, April 17, in the Pay Lot ( Lot 27, between the Memorial Union Building and Admin Building). This parking lot will be closed all day for the event.

One group will perform: SquidWheelies, a premiere motorcycle stunt performance team.

Shows will begin at 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. The event is free for everyone.

For more information, contact Brent Womble at

Film Board Showing American Sniper

This weekend, Film Board will be showing American Sniper in Fisher 135.

Show Times:
Friday, Aprl 17, at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, at 2:305:30, 8:30, and 11:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 and 5:30 PM

For more information please contact Matt Heyse at

Rozsa Center Presents Remember: A Musical Poppy

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers present an evening of choral music to reflect on the idea of remebrance: “Remember: A Musical Poppy” will be this Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 PM, in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan Technological University.


Khana Khazana Serving Food from Ghana

Khana Khazana, a weekly international lunch will feature Ghanaian Cuisine this Friday, April 17 cooked by Sandra Owusu, student of Forestry department at Michigan Tech.

The main dish is Jollof rice and Chicken. This yummy rice dish is made of tomatoes, onions, salt, spices (such as nutmeg, ginger, Scotch bonnet pepper, cumin, and chili peppers, which gives it a unique African taste.

The second dish is Bean Sauce. It is a thick bean porridge cooked by boiling the peas with tomatoes and several different spices.
The final dish to end your meal is Poloo, a famous Ghanaian snack which tastes sweet and has a delicious coconut-flavor.

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.


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Dumpsters Available for Year End Move-Out

Please see the attachment  from the City of Houghton.  They will again be providing additional large dumpsters for end of the year move-out.
The dumpsters will be available from April 24 – May 1, and the locations are at Agate/Jasper, Hubbell/Seventh, and Houghton/Pearl.

Technology Day Sponsored by Staff Council

Technology Day, sponsored by Staff Council, provides opportunities for staff to improve their technical skills and knowledge through technology training sessions. The sessions are led by Michigan Tech staff and provide development in a learning-centered peer-to-peer environment. This year we are excited to bring you 4 exciting sessions:

Photography Basics – Do you want to take a good portrait and you don’t know how? Do you have research photos you want to take but can’t seem to get the right angle? Are your group photos not turning out how you would like? University Photographer Sarah Bird will go over some basic camera settings, shooting angles, and locations to make your departmental photos look better than ever. We will be going over examples of do’s and don’ts, and then entering into a time of practice shooting. If you have a point and shoot, a DSLR, or a mirror-less camera feel free to bring it to the course. This course will be held at 9-9:50am and 1-1:50pm.

IT 101: Technological Tools for Productivity – Join us for an introduction to the vast array of technological tools available to staff which include software downloads, VPN, remote network drive access, printing and more. This class will be held at 9-9:50am and 2-2:50pm.

Online Security – Protecting your Identity – In this session we will be covering a variety of methods to protect your online identity. We will cover passwords, passwords managers, and how to increase your protection by using two-factor authentication. We will also take a look at common schemes used to steal your identity and offer suggestions on how to identify and avoid them. Finally, we will look at resources to monitor and alert to activity affecting your credit. This class will be held at 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm.

The Library – Resources & More – Michigan Tech staff have full access to all of the library’s resources and services. Join us to learn about the many technology tools available in the library, as well as library research tutorials online, some basic search tips and tricks for finding what you need online, and much more! This class will be held at 10-10:50am and 2-2:50pm.

Technology Day will be held on Wednesday May 6, 2015. Please go to this link to register by April 29, 2015.


Help Drive Away Hunger in our community

Starting today, Monday, April 13, 2015 thru Friday, May 1, 2015, 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. Faculty/Staff and Black Lot parking permits, as well as a Michigan Tech gift basket will be given away. Receive a raffle ticket for each item you donate (Black lot raffle tickets require 2 donated food items). The more you donate the more chances you have to WIN.

Needed Foods Include

Soup, Chili, Beans, Rice
Canned Vegetables
Tuna, Canned Meat
Peanut Butter
Granola Bars
(No glass please)

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm at Transportation Services in Room 100 of the Administration Building and collect your raffle tickets. Drawing will be held Monday, May 4. Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within our local community.

Thank you in advance for your donations! Together, we can Drive Away Hunger!


Build your Stress Free Toolbox with Essential Oils Workshop

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.

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

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