Michigan Tech Lewd & Student News Briefs, 4/22/2016






Food From Japan at Khana Khazana

Japanese cuisine is featured at this week’s Khana Khazana serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the MUB food court.

The menu features Katsu Curry—deep fried chicken with curry, Misoshiru—miso soup and Sarada—salad with Japanese Dressing.

Cost of the full meal which includes a fountain drink is $7.25. Like the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.

Film Board Presents Deadpool

This weekend, Film Board presents Deadpool in Fisher 135


Friday, April 22 — 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 — 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 — 2:30, 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each.

For additional information check out Film Board’s website.

Rozsa’s Project Learning Lab “gallery b” Presents Extraxtion

The Rozsa Center and The Department of Visual And Performing Art present the final 2015-2016 exhibit of Sculpture and 3D Design students, who will host an exhibit titled “Extraxtion,” with a public reception for their work in Rosza “gallery b,” the Rozsa’s experimental Project Learning Lab gallery space, this Thursday, April 21st, from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Michigan Tech Choirs Present “Songs of the Earth”

Join the choirs of Michigan Tech as they present the final Rozsa event of the season, a concert entitled Songs of the Earth! Songs of the Earth celebrates Earth Day 2016 (Friday, April 22) with music that is inspired by nature or that includes themes relating to the natural world. The show will be at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 PM.

Tickets for the Songs of the Season concert are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, or in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex.



Sign up to be a Maker Coach for the new Makerspace in the MUB

Are you interested in helping out in the new Makerspace in the MUB Basement? We are looking for motivated volunteers with an interest in “making” who would be willing to volunteer their time (approx. 2-3 hours per week) to help staff the space during the school year as a “Maker Coach”. As a Coach, you will earn access to use the space outside of regular operating hours and have an opportunity to help shape the space as it continues to develop in the future.

Coaches should have an interest in helping others learn and be excited about creating an inclusive culture of “making” here at Michigan Tech. No previous knowledge of machinery or tools is required, but you should be interested in learning more about the tools used in the space. As a moderator of the space, you will learn to quickly identify unsafe practices and advise users on how they can use the tools safely. Coaches will also share personal knowledge and experiences to help others with what they are working on. Your role will be vital for smooth operation of the new Makerspace, and will improve the experience for Makers all across campus.

Express your interest here: http://goo.gl/forms/a6UFi035lI


Over the past few years, many students, faculty, and staff have noticed the lack of an inclusive and accessible space for members of the Michigan Tech community from any background with any level of experience to tinker, create, work on personal projects, and prototype their ideas. We need a space where artists and engineers, hackers and designers, and all members of the Tech Community can come together to make cool things and bring their ideas to life. Version 1 of this space will be opening Fall 2016 in the MUB Basement with a focus on creating a welcoming environment for you, regardless of your background, department, or level of experience.

This initial version of the space will include everything from arts and craft supplies, basic hand tools, power tools, equipment for woodworking and electronics, 3D printing and designing, and more. It will include areas for collaboration and ideation, as well as prototyping and making. As the space opens and progresses, it will continually be reevaluated in order to provide the best experience for those using it. If a tool or supply that you think is important is missing, the Maker Coaches will evaluate those needs and determine which new pieces to add. One of the coolest pieces about the new Makerspace is that is one big work in progress, with great opportunities for you and the rest of the Michigan Tech community to make an impact and create an awesome space for all Makers here at Michigan Tech.

For the latest updates, sign up for the Alley email list (http://eepurl.com/bKQAsf) or check out the website (makerspace.mtu.edu), Facebook (fb.com/makerspacemtu), or Twitter (twitter.com/makerspacemtu).

The Husky FAN Pantry Summer Hours

Tuesday 2-5:30 pm
Wednesday 1:30-4:00 pm
Thursday 9-10:30 am
The Husky FAN Pantry is located in the Hamar House and is open everyone in the Michigan Tech community. All visits to the pantry are confidential. Husky FAN also offers additional resources such as meal swipes for the dining halls and emergency meal packs available 24/7 at Public Safety. If you have any questions, please contact us (huskyfan@mtu.edu).

Michigan Tech 22nd annual Student Leadership Awards Winners


University President Glenn Mroz bestowed the President’s Award for Leadership on Terrianna Bradley, a third-year Environmental Engineering major. In presenting the award, Mroz cited Bradley’s internships with Prein and Newhof and her restructuring the Tech chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers as its president.

Mroz said Bradley coordinated the Society of Intellectual Sisters Bra Show for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, designed a new flood prediction model for the Consumers Product Manufacturing Enterprise and attending Leadershape.

The Provost’s Award for Leadership was presented to Sarah Harttung. Her department, Forest Resources and Environmental Science, describes her as “an exemplary student whose academic prowess extends well beyond the classroom.”

Harttung has been involved in five research labs, pursued a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for two summers exploring multiple facets of climate change and is working toward publishing papers from both projects.

The Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award went to Rachel Chard, a Business Management major with a concentration in Supply Chain and Operations. Chard is Events and Programming Leader for Career Ambassadors, a member of the Circle K community service and leadership organization and is the in-arena emcee for Michigan Tech Hockey games.

Other individual award winners were; Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance—Chelsea Nikula, Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader—Madison Diehl, Student Employee of the Year—Alyssa Vinckier, Rising Star of the Year—Rachel Kolb, Outstanding Future Alumnus—Ian Greenland and Outstanding Future Alumna— Olivia Munoz.

The Claire M. Donovan Award, presented by Blue Key Honor Society to recognize a member of the faculty, staff or student body for outstanding service and contribution was awarded to Thomas Wood (MSE).

The Most Improved Student Organization was awarded to the National Society of Black Engineers, the Student Organization of the Year was presented to the Forestry Club and Student Organization Advisor of the Year to Ariana Johnson, advisor to the Dance Team. The Keweenaw Color Run was tabbed Exceptional Program of the Year and Delta Upsilon’s work on the West Houghton Ice Rink Project was named Exceptional Community Service Project.

Award recipients who received awards at previous ceremonies were recognized. Sara Alian was named Exceptional Graduate Student Leader, Lauren Schaefer named Exceptional Graduate Student Scholar and Tarun Dam (Chem) and Yun Hang Hu (MSE) were named Exceptional Graduate Mentors.

Undergraduate Research Expo winners were, first place—Gina Testa, second place—Hannah Marti and third place—Olivia Ingram. The Greek man of the Year was Charles Hubbard and Greek Woman of the Year was Dallas Linville.

There was a tie for the Percy Julian Award, which went to Luyao Li and Neffertia Tyner.

2016 Spring Commencement

Michigan Tech’s 2016 Spring Commencement will take place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30. The ceremony will be held in the MacInnes Student Ice Arena of the Student Development Complex.

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps director, will deliver the commencement address. Hessler-Radelet is the 19th director of the Peace Corps, a position she has held since June 2014.

Prior to that, she served as the agency’s acting director and deputy director from 2010-14. Hessler-Radelet holds a master’s of science in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a bachelor’s of arts in political science from Boston University. She and her husband have two children.

Graduating student Drew Markel will deliver the student address. Markel, a Rochester, Michigan native, graduates having double-majored in biomedical and mechanical engineering. He will join the Kimberly-Clark Corporation this summer and work in Family Care products.

More than 960 students will take part in the ceremony. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and students are expected to be present and prepared at 9:45 a.m.

A seating chart of the graduates and additional information is available online on the Commencement web page.

Prior to the ceremony, the official ROTC commissioning will take place at 7:30 a.m. in the Rozsa Center. A public commissioning will also occur during commencement.

Tickets Available: You’re Invited

Members of the campus community may request Spring Commencement tickets from Elizabeth Pollins, of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Office. She can be reached by email or at 7-2465.

For those attending, parking is available in Lots 22, 23 and 24. No parking pass is required; parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

2016 Spring Alumni Reception

The campus community is invited to join our new graduates and their families for a special reception immediately following the commencement ceremony in the SDC Multipurpose Room. The reception is hosted by the Michigan Tech Alumni Association. For more information, contact Alumni Relations office at 7-2400.

Geoseminar — Rudiger Escobar Wolf

The next Geoseminar will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 22 in Dow 610. Rudiger Escobar Wolf will present “Surface Displacement Monitoring Using Digital Photogrammetry: Examples From Transportation Corridors.” All are welcome.

The discussion will be illustrated with examples of natural and artificial surface movement monitoring, including rock slopes, permafrost terrain and retaining walls. The examples Wolf will discuss come from ongoing work funded by the US Department of Transportation, in collaboration with colleagues within Michigan Tech, the Michigan Tech Research Institute and other partners.

A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum Special Offer for Graduation

To celebrate Michigan Tech commencement, the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum is waiving the admission fee for student’s family members that accompany them during finals and graduation week. The museum offers a variety of Earth focused gifts and for graduation we are offering a 20 percent discount on all bookends.

For additional information, see original Tech Today story.


Student Organization – End of Year Checklist

As we wrap up another great year, please take care of the following items before leaving campus for the summer:

  • Update your organization roster on Involvement Link with new officers if your organization recently held elections.  Officers receive important communications throughout the summer regarding events, volunteer opportunities, funding, training, re-registration and more.  Student Activities uses the titles of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer to create mailing lists, so please make sure your officers are labeled accordingly.
  • If your organization members are graduating and have University keys to rooms or buildings, please have them return the keys to Public Safety and Police Services or to the appropriate departmental coordinator.  If your members have keys to the Memorial Union Building rooms, please return them to the Manager’s Office, MUB 101.
  • It would be a good idea to verify with your organization’s advisor that they are available to be your advisor for next school year.  Be sure to update Involvement Link with any new changes.  Let me know if you need assistance in locating a new advisor.
  • If your organization has elected a new treasurer, be sure to transfer ownership of your banking account to the new officer.  It’s more difficult to do this once your former treasurer leaves campus.
  • Your mailbox in MUB 106 must be emptied out by Friday, April 29. Student Activities staff will be cleaning out the mailboxes the following week.
  • Your swipe access to MUB 106 will expire at the end of the semester.  If you would like access for the summer months, please email your request toactivities@mtu.edu and include your name, university email address, organization name, and your position within your organization.
  • Please be sure that all outstanding balances with the USG and other university departments are reconciled before you leave for the summer.  USG reimbursement requests were due on April 11.  Your USG allocation must be used by the end of the school year in accordance to the USG constitution.  There will be no reimbursements during the summer months.
  • If your organization purchased or acquired new equipment this academic year, please update your inventory list on Involvement Link.  If you purchased equipment that has a replacement value of $500 or more, contact me for tagging instructions.
  • Start thinking now about your organization’s participation in two great Fall events – K-Day on Friday, September 9, and Parade of Nations on Saturday, September 17.  More information to follow on K-Day in a couple of weeks; and information on the 2016 Parade of Nations can be found athttp://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/.
  • Mark your calendars for the Fall Student Success Summit to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016!  A day-long conference for students is being planned as a collaborative effort between various campus departments.  The project is lead by the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success.  

Have a great summer and looking forward to working with you again in the Fall!


Model UN at Michigan Tech Looking for New Members

Model UN is an academic simulation of the United Nations where participants (delegates) role play as representatives of a country, organization or a body (Amnesty, NATO, EU etc.).

A Model UN brings in a lot of skills that employers look at these days. These skills include but are not limited to; problem solving skills, critical thinking, creativity, people management, coordinating with others, emotional intelligence, judgement and decision making skills under crisis situations, negotiations and cognitive flexibility.

In order to bring this into the Tech culture, the aim is making a student organization of the same and having a Model UN conference at Michigan Tech on an annual basis.

This would not only imbibe various skills that are of particular importance in today’s job seeking environment, but would also develop one as an individual and help them see what’s going on in the world and in what ways could the world’s problems be rectified.

As this club is yet in its budding stage, we are looking for an advisor who has Model UN experience or knowledge regarding the geopolitical scenario who could guide us in our endeavor to make this event happen at Tech.

We are also looking to fill the position of Secretary for the Model UN Association at Michigan Tech and request all interested faculty and students alike send an email if you are interested to Sriram at sparavas@mtu.edu.

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