Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 12/11/15





Dog Therapy Tuesday

The next Dog Therapy opportunity is coming up Tuesday, Decemebr 15. Dog Therapy is held twice a month at O’Connor House and coordinated by Wellness.

From 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, bulldogs LuLu and Gordie will be available to hold, pet and lay on some loving. There’s no better way to beat the stress of Finals Week then with Dog Therapy. For more information contact Health and Wellness Coordinator Whitney Boroski.

Annual Asian Combo

Asian Combo at Khana Khazana

This week’s Khana Khazana is the Annual Asian Combo. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the MUB Food Court. Four Asian specialties are on the menu: Kung Pao Chicken (China), Schezwan Fried Rice (Indo-Chinese), Luang Prabang Salad (Laos) and Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup (Indo-Chinese). The full meal is $6.95 and includes a fountain drink. Visit the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.

Film Board Presents “Straight Outta Compton” This Weekend

This weekend, Film Board presents Straight Outta Compton.

Friday, Dec. 11 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Dec. 12 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, Dec. 13 @ 2:30, 5:30
Tickets are $3. Concessions are $1. Open to the public, tickets are first come, first serve.

Michigan Tech Choirs Present An Evening of Holiday Choral Music

Join the choirs of Michigan Tech as they present a concert entitled Sounds of the Season at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, December 12, at 7:30 PM.   The concert will have a mixture of contemplative and celebratory music, featuring selections ranging from 16th century Spanish carols, to contemporary settings of favorite Christmas songs. 

Students Invited to attend “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”

On December 18 and 19, the Calumet High School Drama Club will present a radio play version of the American classic It’s A Wonderful Life. This live radio play will feature a small cast of high school students playing dozens of characters as well as live sound effects from the golden age of radio. Step out of the ordinary this Christmas season and be transported back to the 1940s.

Showtimes will be 7:00pm both nights at the Calumet Theatre. Tickets are $8.

Huskies Pep Band Fashion Show

Join the Huskies Pep Band in an explosion of creativity and campy fashion as they put on the second annual Huskies Pep Band Fashion Show. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the McArdle Theater.

The show will not be a music performance, but instead a celebration of the group’s talent for innovation and entertainment. Each runway walk is a mini-skit of its own, which will then be rated by a panel of distinguished judges.

The five categories include: Best Use of Stripes, Drag, Section Impersonation, Yooper/Lumberjack and Anything but Clothes (aka non-traditional materials).

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to help support the activities and maintenance of the 300+ person organization.

Contact Zachary Evans at zrevans@mtu.edu with any questions.

Live Music in the HDMZ

The Humanities Digital Media Zone will be hosting live music from some of our talented student community Friday, December 11 in Walker 120C. The following students will be featured:

Sam Balk, playing songs from his new album, from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Emma Hitch, Matt Langlais and Zak L’Italian, from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Levi Schubert, from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Come support wonderful local music and enjoy some festive holiday cookies. Bring your lunch and a friend!


Canterbury House Open for Studying

The Canterbury House would like to announce it will be open at 1:00PM – ? on Sunday, December 13 for people to study for exams.

Volunteers Needed for 2016 U.S. Skiing Championships

Volunteers are still needed for the 2016 U.S. Skiing Championships hosted by Michigan Tech at its on-campus Nordic Training Center Jan. 3-9. The event will consist of four race days: classic distance races on Jan. 3, freestyle sprint races on Jan. 4, freestyle distance races on Jan. 7 and classic sprints on Jan. 9. The website, NordicChampionship.org, has full race details and volunteer registration. Volunteers are needed for race registration and check-in, at the start and finish areas, on the course to help with crowd crossing and before and after the events to set up and tear down. With the help of a supportive community and network of volunteers, Michigan Tech has successfully hosted the U.S. Skiing Championships three times previously: 2007, 2008 and 2015. Questions regarding volunteering can be directed to Emily Fiala.


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Toy’s for Tots Donation Box on Campus

The Registrar’s Office is once again participating in the Toys for Tots program that runs until December 23rd. While you are out shopping for the holidays, please consider purchasing a toy that will benefit a local child. The program is looking for new, unwrapped donations for children up to age 16. The donation box is located on the first floor of the Administration Building by the elevators. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 906-487-2319 or visit the Toys for Tots website.

Book Drive to Support Community Center in Ghana, Africa

Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership this past summer  had the incredible opportunity to travel to Ghana, Africa to carry out numerous projects.  Part of the experience led to a community center in a small town called Abesim.  The Pavlis program has worked with this community center in the past, but the team felt that they should bring attention back to this incredible resource for students.  One of the most unfortunate things about this community center is that it is etremely lacking in educational material for students achieving higher education.  Therefore, as part of a Senior Capston Experience, Courtney De Cramer is working with the Ghana team that will be traveling to the country in the summer of 2016 to donate college-level textbooks to this community center.  Therefore, they are running a book drive from December 7-December 19 to collect any college level materials for the team to bring on their journey.  They will accept any and all donations.  To donate or for questions please contact Pete Seim (pjhokeme@mtu.edu) or Courtney De Cramer (ckdecram@mtu.edu).

Pavlis Honors College Angel Tree

This holiday season, the Pavlis Honors College is sponsoring a Salvation Army Angel Tree. If you are able to purchase a gift for a child in need, stop by room 722 of the M&M building to choose an angel tag off our tree. The tags contain the name of a child, their age and their interests. After purchasing a gift, attach the tag to it and return it under the tree. The Salvation Army asks that the gifts remain unwrapped. The last day to drop off a gift will be Dec. 11.   For many children in the Keweenaw, your gift may be the only one they open this holiday season. We are sponsoring 50 children this year and with the help of Michigan Tech faculty, staff and students, hope to provide all of them with gifts. Thank you for your generosity.

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Holiday Sale

The annual Museum Holiday Sale begins today and will continue through Dec. 23. The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   All gift shop merchandise is 20 percent off. This holiday season we are featuring Agate Bookends with an additional 10 percent off, applied before the 20 percent discount.   The museum gift shop includes many beautiful and unique items, including stockings stuffers, such as ponderstones, onyx dice, carved animals, gemstone bottles, a unique selection of tea light candle holders, locally-made artisan gemstone jewelry, a variety of mineral decorators: native copper, amethyst, malachite and more.

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