Day: March 25, 2016

Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 3/25/16




Javier ColonTONIGHT: 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.

Chinese cuisineChinese Cuisine at Khana Khazana

This week’s Khana Khazana features Chinese cuisine. Khana Khana serves international food every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Food Court.
1. Sweet and sour chicken:  The deep fry chicken with the sweet and sour sauce which is one of the popular Chinese main dishes.
2. Braised Tofu: One of simple tofu dish.
3. Mango Sago: The dessert made from white pearl tapioca with coconut milk and mango.
The cost is $7.25 for the full meal which includes a fountain drink. Like Khana Khazana on Facebook.

Film Board Presents: The Revenant
This weekend, Film Board will be showing The Revenant in Fisher 135.
Friday, 3/25 – 5:308:3011:30 PM
Saturday, 3/26 – 2:305:308:3011:30 PM
Sunday, 3/27 – 2:305:30 PM
Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each.
*The Revenant is Rated R.

Norouz 2016 Poster3rd annual Norouz Celebration Hosted by the Iranian Student Association

Iranian Community at Michigan Tech is hosting the third annual Norouz celebration event on Michigan Tech campus. Norouz is the Iranian new year, celebrated on the first day of Spring.
The event features Iranian banquet, dance performances, live music, and stand up comedy. It is followed by one hour of after-party with live DJ!
Date:      Saturday, March 2618:00-21:00
Venue:   MUB Ballroom
Tickets:  Available at MUB Commons, March 21-2511:00-2:00.

Kfest posterKeweenawawesomefest 2016

Get ready to dance those winter blues away at KEWEENAWESOMEFEST 2016! WMTU 91.9 FM, Michigan Tech’s one and only (and totally rad) college radio station, has assembled an AWESOME lineup for two nights of amazing live music! The first night (Friday, March 25) will feature electronic bands and DJ’s, and the second night (Saturday, March 26) will feature indie/alternative bands. So no matter what kind of music you like, we have it covered!
The festival will again be taking place in McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts & Humanities building on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26!


Tunde Olaniran

Gosh Pith


Alexander Lynch


MD Audio

DJ Highjinks


The Go Rounds

Chris Bathgate

The Heligoats

Secret Grief


Olivia Mainville & the Aquatic Troupe

Charlie Millard

$5 for one night (Friday or Saturday)
$8 for both nights

PosterDance Showcase Hosted by the Dance Team

The Dance Team at Michigan Tech is putting on its first ever Dance Showcase on April 2nd in the SDC Wood Gym from 1 PM- 3 PM! Come and cheer on the Dance Team and other groups as they perform pieces that they have been working on during this year. Groups include HuskiesFit Youth classes, Swing Club, the Superior School of Dance, 47 North Belly Dance Troupe, and of course the Dance Team at Michigan Tech!

Proceeds from the event go towards helping the Dance Team at Michigan Tech represent the U.P. and Michigan at a National Competition next season and the purchase of uniforms and other dance necessities. Tickets are $2 for children/students and $5 for adults and can be purchased at the door of the event! Doors open at 12:30 PM with the event starting at 1 PM! If you have any questions, please email the Dance Team at Michigan Tech at

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Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth Presents a 1930’s Radio Drama Extravaganza

For tickets, please visit – see you at the theater!

Alpha Delta Alpha Hosting a Fur-loving Event

March 30th @ 5pm

Ladies: Join the sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha for an evening of fur-loving fun! Love on all the cats, and take a dog for a walk! Being around animals is proven to limit stress, so take a break and your allergy meds and lets give these animals some much needed attention!
We will provide rides, departing from the Wads lobby outside the dining hall at 4:55pm. If you have any questions, please contact Savannah at 989-400-6953. We hope to see you there!


Last HuskyLEAD of Semester is Tuesday

Student Activities announces the last scheduled HuskyLEAD of Spring 2016 is 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.

HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops designed to help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students. Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

Tuesday’s topic is “Turn Your Experiences Into a Job Success.” Learn to articulate the leadership skills you learned while on study abroad, co-op or internship, employed by Michigan Tech or in the community or while participating in your student organization events. Presenter is Darnishia Slade, International Programs and Services.

If you have any questions or comments, email Maryann Wilcox, coordinator of Registered Student Organizations or call 7-2402.

Information Session – BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management

The School of Business and Economics is sponsoring an Information Session on the BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm in 101 Academic Offices Building.  This is a great degree option for those students who have an interest in working with people. This can be a primary or dual major option.  It is a well established degree program in the School of Business and Economics.  You will learn about the Management major and two concentrations: (1) Entrepreneurship and (2) Supply Chain and Operations Management.  You will also learn about career opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Johnson or Sara Pingel  Pizza and Pop will be served.  Hope to see you there!

Amway IT Information SessionAmway IT Internship Info Session

If you are a Freshman or Sophomore looking for an internship stop by the Amway IT Interniship  info session on Friday, March 25 from 3-4PM in Fisher 101.

For more information please contact Rachel Chard at


 Penny Wars – Winner gets to choose Charity for Donation

The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club is hosting a Penny Wars on the first floor of the library till the end of March. This competition is underway, and is open to any student org. The student org with the highest amount of money collected will win and a donation is made to the charity of choice in their name.

If your org is interested in joining email Otherwise feel free to empty out your piggy banks and donate to the org of your choice!

2nd Annual Drive Away Hunger Food Drive – Donate & WIN

Help Drive Away Hunger in our community!

Starting today, Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, April 29, 2016, Michigan Tech Transportation Services will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Husky FAN (Food Access Network) on-campus food pantry.

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 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

Canned Chicken
Single Serving, Soup, Meals, and Sides that can be microwaved
Peanut Butter
Breakfast Bars/ Granola Bars
Mac and Cheese
Vegetarian Foods
Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise/ Miracle Whip/ Salad Dressing

Drop off your non-perishable food items Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm in Room 100 of the Administration Building or with Cathy Jenich, 3rd floor Lakeshore Center and collect your raffle tickets.  Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced in Tech Today.

All food collected will stay within the campus community.

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


Testing of Portage Lake Lift Bridge Continues March 21-25

March 18, 2016 – More tests of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for March 21-25 as part of ongoing maintenance work. The testing will likely result in brief delays for motorists.

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be performing test lifts of the bridge span, requiring brief closures of the bridge to traffic.

Motorists should expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes, roughly equivalent to a standard bridge lift for marine traffic, throughout the day. Traffic will be allowed to clear and resume normal flow between test lifts.

The $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. The project started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April.


Recreation logoSpring Equinox Yoga Workshop

Celebrate the transition from winter to spring at the Spring Equinox Yoga Workshop Saturday, March 19 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the SDC Studio!
Registration is $10/person. MTEFCU members receive a $10 discount Visit Spring Equinox Yoga Workshop for more information or to register.
Commit to be HuskiesFit this spring!

March Poster FinalMarch is Social Wellness Month

Here are the open sessions brought to you by Student Activities, Wellness Programs.

Meals in Minutes
Tuesday, 3/29
MUB Alumni Lounge B
*Recipes and mugs included

Please contact Whitney for more information 487-2560 or email

Upcoming Intramural Events and Entry Deadlines

Frisbockey Tournament: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2 (earliest)

Spring Soccer: Wednesday, March 30 @ 3:00PM
–   Tournament starts on Saturday, April 2 (earliest)

Flag Football 4’s: Wednesday, April 6 @ Noon.
–   Tournament starts on Friday, April 8.

Spring Volleyball 2’s:  Tuesday, April 12 @ Noon.
–   Tournament starts on Friday, April 15.


Deadline to Register for the Doghouse 3-on-3 is April 4

2016 Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


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Spring Fling Booth Sign Up Open

MUB board is happy to announce this years theme for Spring Fling: Classic Cartoons! Sign up your student org to participate on Involvement Link at before April 8. ‪#‎mtuspringfling‬

Robyn_Ochs_posterSpeaker, Robyn Ochs, on Gender and Sexuality

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents a Women’s History Month guest speaker, Robyn Oches. She is an educator, speaker, award winning activist, and editor on the topics of gender and sexuality.

Two workshops open to all will be held on Tuesday, March 29.

10-12PM, MUB Ballroom A
Interactive Workshop I: The Changing Landscape of Identity

6PM, MUB Ballroom B1 & B2
Interactive Workshop 2: Loosening the Gender Gidle

For more information please contact CDI at 906-487-2920.


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


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).

Keweenaw Job Fair on 4/6

Finlandia University is partnering with Michigan Works to host the 3rd Annual Keweenaw Job Fair. It will be hosted on Wednesday, April 6 from 11-2 at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, and all Tech students and faculty are welcome! There will be about 30 companies present, so it’s great chance for students to see what opportunities are available in the local area!

For more information please contact Jenna at