Day: November 20, 2015

Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 11/20/15





Brazilian Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Brazilian cuisine is featured at Friday’s Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MUB Food Court. Friday’s menu includes Feijoada, a stew of black beans and pork and Farofa, a toasted cassava flour mixture with butter, sausage, olives, onions, garlic, hard boiled eggs and bacon. Cost for the full meal is $6.95 which includes a fountain soda. Visit the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook Page.


Railroad Engineering and Activities General Meeting

The Railroad Engineering and Activities will be having our fourth and final General Business Meeting of the semester on Tuesday (12/1) at 7:00 PM in Fisher 131. We will have one more student presentation and a prize raffle. We will also be touching more on the AREMA trip to Orlando as well as our AREMA scholarship opportunities.

REMINDER: AREMA Scholarships are due December 11th!

All majors are welcome to join us! FREE subs and pop!


Shuttle Service During Thanksgiving Break

The Transportation Services shuttle service will operate from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday and will not be operating on Thursday or Friday of next week. The shuttle services the Memorial Union Building to the SDC and stops at both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights bus stops. The shuttle will also stop hourly at the Lakeshore Center.

The City of Houghton shuttle will not be operating on campus, which includes the Michigan Tech afternoon shuttle, next week. For questions contact Angie Kolehmainen at 906-487-3288.

Dining Hall Signage Survey

Michigan Tech Business Operations would like to remind those who eat in the dining halls on campus to take our quick survey on the digital signage and menu boards. We greatly appreciate your time and feedback as we work to improve this new feature in the dining halls in order to benefit the Michigan Tech community. Below is a link to take the survey, please complete it by December 4:

The Secretary Announces Suspended Requirements for F-1 Non-immigrant Nepalese Students

Non-immigrant Nepalese Students who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the April earthquake in Nepal.  The relief applies only to students whose country of citizenship is Nepal, and who were lawfully present in the United States in F-1 status on June 24, 2015 and enrolled in an institution certified by ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).This suspension will enable eligible Nepalese students to obtain employment authorization, work an increased number of hours during the school term, and if necessary, reduce their course load while continuing to maintain their F-1 student status. The suspension of the regulatory requirements will remain in effect through Dec. 24, 2016. Students must apply for relief by Dec. 21, 2015. For more details, please read the full ICE News Release.

If you are interested in applying please contact Laura Givens in the IPS office to schedule an appointment with me. Please note that there is a non-refundable $380 application fee.You must act fast, the deadline to apply is December 21st, 2015 and the submitted application could take up to 3 months for review and processing.


Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadline:
Volleyball Fours Tournament: December 3 @ 5:00 PM
– Tournament to take place on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5.
– Must be available to play both days!

Register your team at

School’s Out, the SDC’s In – Thanksgiving Break

Spend your Thanksgiving break at the SDC.Although the SDC has limited hours over break from Friday through Nov. 29, there are still a lot of indoor recreation options to enjoy. SDC day passes are available for $6 and group rates are as low as $4 per person.

Take the whole family or a group of friends skating or check out Drop-In Hockey on Friday. Watch us next week for some spectacular Black Friday deals. With so many great options, there’s something for everyone.


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Pavlis Honors College Info Sessions

If you are interested in expanding your education beyond the classroom through hands-on, experiential learning opportunities, consider attending a Pavlis Honors College information session to learn how we can assist you in reaching your goals. The Pavlis Honors College offers undergraduate students resources and support to augment what is being taught in the classroom through its Scholars and Leaders Programs. Upcoming sessions will be held in the Pavlis Honors College Collaboration space on the 7th floor of the Minerals and Materials Building at 6pm on Tuesday, December 1

For more information on the college, visit:

Attention all Students Graduating in December 2015

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program. It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program. Just go to for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, November 23, 2015. For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or