Student News Briefs, 3/11/16


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Dance Party Flier

Join GSG and the Diversity Council for an International Dance Party! Learn dances from all over the globe from students at Michigan Tech. Come socialize and celebrate the differences that make us unique on Friday March 18th at 7 PM in MUB Ballroom B. Everyone is welcome, no dance experience is necessary!! Pizza and refreshments will be provided, make sure to bring a friend!


Annual Charity Ball Hosted by Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club of Michigan Tech

You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to dress up and go to the Ball! The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club presents the Phantom of the Opera Charity Ball on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 – Midnight in the Rosza Lobby.

All ticket proceeds go to 31 Backpacks, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to kids from low income families. Kids are getting free breakfasts, lunches and snacks at school during the week, but what happens on the weekends? They go hungry. 31 Backpacks’ goal is to address this issue. They are sending home backpacks full of food every Friday for those students, who have been identified by administrators, as being in need.

Event Details:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available
  • DJ, and Photo-booth
  • Live performances by the swing dance club and the MTU dance team!
  • Awards will be given to best-dressed theme outfits
  • Door Prizes

The cost is $10 for students and $15 for the community. Tickets on sale at the Rotaract desk in MUB 106 or online here (fees apply).

Tie-Die Event with Alpha Delta Alpha

Ladies, you are invited to a tie-dye social at the Alpha Delta Alpha house on Friday, March 18 at 5:00 PM. All you need  is something to dye! Come to 810 E South St. Houghton or rides will be available to and from Wads. Meet outside the dining hall, departing at 4:50PM.

If you have any questions please call 989-400-6953.

Creative Writing Competition Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Lode and MUB Board

Two Categories (writers can submit in each):
1. Short Story (1000 word limit)
2. Poetic (Haiku, short poem, song lyric) (450 word limit)
  • The Top 2 submission in each category will be featured in the Pulse Section of the lode, on the Lode website, and linked on Facebook.
  • First place winners will get a writer’s package: a moleskin notebook, a Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, a pack of pilot pens, and a $15 gift card to a local coffee shop.
  • Second place winners will get a $15 gift card to local coffee shop.
Submission Deadline: March 23rd to
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MUB Board Food and Wine Pairing Event

Join MUB Board and Chef Eric Karvonen for a night of Food and Wine pairing on Friday March 18 at 6PM.! Attendees will enjoy 5 different pairing courses with different wines. This is a food pairing, so portion sizes are smaller than a traditional meal.
The courses will be served family style which is the same as food and beer pairing in the fall.
It’s a great event for a group of friends, or even by yourself to enjoy with other students, staff, and faculty from Michigan Tech.
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NBC’s The Voice Winner, Javier Colon

Javier Colon has a lot of heart. In fact, that heart is precisely why he captivated America as winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit television show, The Voice. It’s why he never gave up on his dream of a career in music even in the face of numerous setbacks and what seemed like endless adversity. It’s why every time he writes a song, it strikes a chord. It’s also why when the world hears his forthcoming album in August, they will feel it.Join us to hear singer/songwriter Javier Colon LIVE on Friday, March 25 at 10PM in the MUB Ballroom as we celebrate Tech Arts Festival!Brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board) and Late Night Programs.


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The next HuskyLEAD will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge.  The title of the workshop is “The Importance of Being Inclusive:  What leaders need to know now and for the future.”  Raise your awareness and understanding of how to create and implement events that are welcoming and inclusive of our diverse community here at Michigan Tech and globally.  The presenter is Christa Spielman from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the session is scheduled to last for one hour only.
HuskyLEAD is a series of workshops that are geared toward developing the leadership skills of students.  All Michigan Tech students are welcomed.  Questions, comments or suggestions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Maryann Wilcox in Student Activities, at 906-487-2402 or

Academic Success Workshop: Mid-semester reboot
March 16, 5-6 PM – Fisher 129
Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind, overextended or maybe you’re suffering some winter funk? Join staff from the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and discuss how to take an optimistic approach and apply strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards your goals.

Autism In Love Poster 1Join the Spectrum Connection for a Viewing of Autism in Love

“Autism in Love is a feature length documentary that explores the lives of four autistic adults as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by impaired social interactions and communication, and often restricted by repetitive behavior. It typically reveals itself in the first three years of a child’s development and can be highly variable in it’s symptoms.

The manifestations of autism affect everyone a little differently.

The spectrum ranges from individuals with severe impairments – who may be silent, mentally disabled, and locked into hand flapping and rocking – to high functioning individuals who may have active but distinctly odd social approaches, narrowly focused interests, and verbose, pedantic communication.
In recent years, the rate of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis has increased at an alarming rate making some question whether an epidemic is imminent. Is autism an unfortunate bi-product of modern immunizations, dietary shifts or genetic mutations? Or, has increased awareness and knowledge caused this rapid increase in diagnosis?” –

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016.
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.



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.

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy! You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute! Maybe a special picture of you and your parents? Spouse? Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

For questions, contact Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or

 The Outdoor Adventure Program is Now Accepting Applications

The Outdoor Adventure Program is now accepting applications for employment for summer and for fall of 2016. Please submit your application (via e-mail at or in person at 207 East St.) by 5:00pm, April 1 for consideration in this round of applications.


All applications will be reviewed and considered, and a resume is recommended. Please contact the OAP if you have any other questions, or 487-2290.

Outdoor Adventure Program Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program will be hosting the 9th Annual Gear Auction on April 15, 2016 from 11-2 PM in the MUB Ballroom. We will be selling used equipment from the OAP rental program and we also accept personal gear to be auctioned as well. We will accept personal gear for the auction starting on Monday April 11 at 12:00pm at the OAP, 207 East St.

Some important things to know about the auction:
1. We cannot accept any type of firearm or hunting tool.
2. Outdoor equipment including skis, snowboards, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, tents, backpacks, boots, shoes, outdoor clothing and other similar items are all accepted.
3. We have limited space to store items at the OAP, if you are selling a larger item, we may ask that you wait to bring that in until the day before the auction.

If you have equipment that you are looking to upgrade or just replace with something newer, this is the chance to sell! Please contact the OAP, or 487-2290, if you have any questions about the auction or what items we can accept.




Entry Deadlines

Racquetball Ladder: Monday, March 14 @ 5:00 PM

Dodgeball: Thursday, March 17 @ 3:00 PM

–   Tournament on Saturday, March 19

Swim Meet: Monday, March 21 @ 5:00 PM

–   Meet on Tuesday, March 22 Starting @ 5:00 PM

Tennis Doubles: Wednesday, March 23 @ 3:00PM

–   Tournament starts on Friday, March 25th

Frisbockey Tournament: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM

–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2

Spring Soccer: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM

–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2

Register your team at

– For more information:  E-mail

HuskiesFit Specialty Classes Starting Soon

The second spring session of classes in AikidoAfrican Dance and Belly Dance for Fitness are starting soon.

Want to earn your Red Cross certification as a lifeguard or water safety instructor? HuskiesFit Programs is offering training courses for these areas too!

For more information or to register, visit Michigan Tech Recreation. Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2016!



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