MICHIGAN TECH LODE STUDENT NEWSPAPER
ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT
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!
The Go Rounds
Olivia Mainville & the Aquatic Troupe
$5 for one night (Friday or Saturday)
$8 for both nights
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 email@example.com.
Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth Presents a 1930’s Radio Drama Extravaganza
For tickets, please visit rozsa.mtu.edu – see you at the theater!
Alpha Delta Alpha Hosting a Fur-loving Event
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!
WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS & INFO SESSIONS
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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
Single Serving, Soup, Meals, and Sides that can be microwaved
Breakfast Bars/ Granola Bars
Mac and Cheese
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.
SPORTS & WELLNESS
Here are the open sessions brought to you by Student Activities, Wellness Programs.
Meals in Minutes
MUB Alumni Lounge B
*Recipes and mugs included
Please contact Whitney for more information 487-2560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/94552 before April 8. #mtuspringfling
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.
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2016
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 http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details. The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
For questions, contact Jenn Biekkola at 487-1056 or email@example.com.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.