Day: September 4, 2015

Student News Briefs – Friday, September 4, 2015



Welcome Week Concert Featuring Dean Alexander

Come finish out Welcome Week with a night of live country music outside on Walker Lawn! Admission is free and open to everyone.

Music was the driving force that would soon pull Alexander to Nashville, where he moved in 2006 with nothing, not knowing anyone. And now, music is his life: He’s in the studio working on a debut full-length for Elektra Nashville. And Alexander still can’t quite believe his luck. Or maybe, as you’re bound to conclude once you hear Alexander’s heartfelt, comforting, and deeply country sound, just inevitable.

Check out his music video for “Live a Little” here:
Follow him on Facebook here:

Film Board Showing Mad Max: Fury Road

This weekend (9/4-9/6), Film Board will be showing Mad Max: Fury Road in Fisher 135.
  • Friday, Sept. 4 – 5:308:3011:30
  • SaturdaySept. 5 – 2:305:308:3011:30
  • SundaySept. 6 – 2:305:30
Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each.
Next week is Avengers: Age of Ultron.


Free Salsa Lessons with NOSOTROS

NOSOTROS student organization will host a Free and Fun Party on Saturday Sep.19th at 8:00 pm 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!


Coming to YOU from Career Services


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General Motors is Coming to Michigan Tech

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BlizzFeed, News You Can Use

To be sure you don’t miss an opportunity that could set your course over the next few years, we’re hosting Blizzfeed Class Meetings—News You Can Use—for first years, second/third years, and seniors (and beyond). In addition to getting great information, by attending you’ll have a chance to win free stuff like a Fast Pass that will get you to the front of the line at the Career Fair, and a chance to watch Michigan Tech play Northern from the President’s Box in the Ice Area.
1st Year Students—Orientation Pulse: 8 More Things You Need to Know About College. Like Now.
Sunday, September 13 6:00 PM or Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 PM, Rozsa Center
2nd and 3rd Year Students—Les Cook’s Guide to Maximizing Your Potential #tenacity
Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 PM or 7:30 PM, Fisher 135

Seniors and Beyond— Will Life After Tech be Like a Hunger Games Adventure?
Wednesday, September 9, 6:00 PM, Fisher 135

Constitution Day Activities

1:30 PM at the Tech Husky – Announcement of essay contest winners, Husky Pep Band, Reading of the Constitution​, and student government organization booths.
1:30-3:00 PM at the Tech Husky – Voter Registration with the Houghton City Clerk
Rain location for the above will be the MUB Commons.
There will also be a display of Constitution related holdings in the main hall of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library.

Constitution Day Essay Contest

As part of the Constitution Day Celebration, there will be an essay contest for students with three prizes of campus bookstore gift cards in the amounts of $100, $75, and $50.

Essays should be sent as attached Word or PDF files to by noon on Thursday, September 10. An essay of no more than 500 words on the following topic:

* The Mass Surveillance Debate: National Security v. Privacy*

How does your understanding of the Constitution, particularly the First and
Fourth Amendment, apply to the question of whether the Government may
conduct mass surveillance of email and other electronic communications. It
is well established that the government may get a warrant to intercept and
store a specific individual’s information, but the question facing the
country and the courts is whether or not governmental agencies such as the
NSA should be allowed to intercept and store private citizen emails on a
massive scale without a specific court order/warrant for current or future
use. Issues you might consider addressing include: Are there times when
such a practice would be acceptable and times when it should not? What is
the value of privacy – that is why might individuals who are not “doing
anything wrong” want to keep their electronic communications private from
governmental oversight? Do the Fourth and/or Fourteenth Amendment to the
Constitution guarantee individuals a right to private electronic
communications? Should officials need to get approval from congress or a
special court to conduct electronic surveillance on a large scale?

Most importantly, whether or not you think the Constitution allows for
warrantless mass collection of electronic communications, what do you think
is the best policy on this issue that would balance the need for national
security and individual privacy.


Intramural and Recreational Services

Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines
Frisbockey, Sand Volleyball Fours and Softball: Friday, September 4 @ 12:00 PM (TODAY!)
Flag Football & Soccer Fours: Thursday, September 10 @ 5:00 PM
Two-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 11 @ 12:00 PM
 -Your team must sign-up for a Tee-Time in the Intramural Office (SDC, room 202)
Racquetball Singles: Monday, September 14 @ 3:00 PM
Disc Golf Singles: Friday, September 18 @ 3:00 PM
Register your team at

Change up your fitness routine and get HuskiesFit!

HuskiesFit Programs offers a wide variety of classes to suit your needs and interest. Check out these great classes starting soon!
Adult Skating Workshop – For the beginner through intermediate adult ice skater, this class meets Tuesdays, 12:00-12:50 p.m. in the MacInnes Ice Arena.
African Dance – A combination of rigorous steps and routines from across the African continent accompanied by contemporary Afro-pop beats, it is sure to be a very lively and engaging class! Meets Wednesday5:00-5:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio.
Belly Dance – Shake, shimmy and roll in this energetic cabaret-style belly dance class offered Thursdays, 5:00-5:50 p.m., in the SDC Studio.
RAD – Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques in this comprehensive course designed specifically for women. MeetsTuesday/Thursday6:00-8:00 p.m. in SDC Racquetball Court 5.
Adult Dance Mix – Get in the groove and try a dance class! Workshops on ballet, jazz, belly dance and more will be offered throughout the semester. See web site for detailed schedule.
Fall semester programming begins September 8. For a complete listing of classes, schedules and rates, visit HuskiesFit Programs.
Commit to be HuskiesFit this Fall with Michigan Tech Recreation!



Recycle your Batteries at the Campus Bookstore

Did you know that the Campus Bookstore in the Memorial Union Building recycles batteries? Bring in your used batteries and they will recycle them for you. They take AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V.