Day: July 22, 2016

Student News Briefs, 7/22/16

ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

Japanese Cuisine

Japanese Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Japanese food is on tap at Friday’s Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food trailer in the MUB Circle opposite from the library.

The menu includes Chicken Teriyaki, Salad with Wafu (Japanese vinaigrette) dressing and Japanese Cheesecake.

Cost is $6.95 for a full meal.


Sunset Cruise Tickets for the August 4th Cruise Available

There are tickets available to students for the Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise on the evening of Thursday, August 4. Tickets are $5.00 per person with your student ID. Family is welcome to attend with a student but must also pay the $5.00 fee.

Please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to purchase tickets. The office is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Get Out and Enjoy Summer – Rent a Bike, Kayak, or Paddle Board Today!

The Outdoor Adventure Program has gear rentals for students. Check out their website for details on items and prices.

For more information call their rental center at 906/487-2290 Monday – Saturday, Noon – 5:00 p.m and Sundays 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.


CAMPUS NEWS

Seminar to Focus on Infectious Diseases

Kelly Kamm, a post-doctoral fellow in epidemiology at SUNY-Buffalo will present “Low Technology Interventions to Prevent Infectious Diseases in High-risk Populations,” at 1 p.m. Monday (July, 25) in Dow 875.

Globally, 30 percent of deaths each year are due to communicable, maternal, perinatal or nutritional causes. Additionally, the large number of non-fatal episodes of these conditions has long-term health and economic impacts on individuals and communities.

The distribution of these conditions is based on individual, environmental and societal factors. Isolated, rural, poor or institutionalized populations often bear the burden of infectious diseases but have limited personal or political power to affect change.

Low technology solutions, such as access to adequate volumes of safe drinking water, functional sanitation facilities, improvements in hand hygiene and dietary changes can reduce the incidence or severity of many infectious diseases.

Using examples from studies in high-risk populations in Kenya, Bangladesh and the U.S., Kamm will discuss developing feasible, scalable interventions to improve hand hygiene, as well as the need for monitoring and evaluating the programs to determine the extent of behavior change and health impact in the target population.


REMINDERS

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K-Day 2016 Application Now Available

K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech.

The online registration form can be found HERE!

Questions can be answered by calling Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.