Michigan Tech Lode & Student News Briefs, 9/2/16






STUDENT ORGS: KDay Registration closes on September 5 at 5:00PM

Registration for K-Day is now available! Click HERE to register.  Registration closes on September 5 at 5:00PM.

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.  K-Day typically sees around 3,500-4,000 students attend, so be sure to check out this amazing event so you don’t miss out!

Transportation from Michigan Tech to the park is provided at no cost.


Khana Khazana featuring Middle Eastern Cuisine

Khana Khazana moves back indoors in the newly-remodeled Memorial Union Building Friday with tastes of the Middle East.

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the MUB Food Court. The menu includes:

  • Shysh Tawuq (Chicken Grill)—A terrific appetizer of minced chicken mixed with onions and spices.
  • Falafel—Deep-fried ball made from ground chickpeas served in a pita.
  • Homemade pita bread.
  • Tabbouleh—Traditional salad made of bulgar (dried cracked wheat), tomatoes, finely-chopped parsley, mint, cilantro and onion seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice and salt.
  • Hummus—Spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini (condiment made from toasted sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal which includes a fountain drink

Film Board Presents Captain America: Civil War

Friday, September 2 – 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 PM
Saturday, September 3 – 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 PM
Sunday, September 4 – 2:30, 5:30 PM

Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. Located in Fisher 135.


OAP Celebrating 10 Years with Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program and the Keweenaw Land Trust to celebrate the culturally significant Mine Ruins, virtually untouched waterfalls, coastlines and crags by paddling 10 miles from Breakers To Bridge. This event is in support of the Keweenaw Land Trust’s mission of protecting land and water access for public use and to celebrate OAP’s tenth anniversary.

The 5Point Film Festival is on Friday Sept. 9 and the Silent Auction to support the KLT and the 10 mile paddle from Breakers to Bridge is Saturday Sept 10.


LeaderShape On-Site Coordinator Applications Available and Due September 12
The next LeaderShape Institute is set to take place during the first week of January 2017 and if you participated in LeaderShape before, I encourage you to apply for one of the On-Site Coordinator positions. These positions are vital to the success of the Insitute and we could use your help. The time commitment is about 2-3 hours per week leading up to the Institute (January 1-7).
If you’re interested in serving in this capacity, review and complete the attached application and return it to Student Activities (MUB 112) by Monday, September 12 at 5pmleadershape-onsite-coordinator-application-2017
For questions, please email jrdavey@mtu.edu.

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This week in Career Services
Meet the creative and forward-thinking engineers of Aerospace, learn about their industry, and how you and your major can fit.
Wednesday, September 7 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
This event is geared to those who love to build and design. Industry reps will be on campus to meet you.

Thursday, September 8 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Canterbury House to Host John Shelby Spong
Sunday, September 11 from 2 – 4PM in the MUB Ballroom

World-famous biblical scholar, writer, speaker and human rights champion John Shelby Spong will speak to the intellectual and spiritual challenges of the 21st century during his visit to Michigan Tech.
As a visiting lecturer at Harvard, Cambridge and universities and churches throughout North America and the English-speaking world, Spong is one of the leading spokespersons for liberal Christianity.

He has initiated landmark discussions of controversies, particularly on racial inclusion, women’s ordination and justice for gay, lesbian and transgender people and has become an outspoken advocate for change. Spong proposes a Christianity based on justice and love rather than judgment and literal-minded readings of the Bible. He argues that fundamentalism is incompatible with true Christian faith.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing by the author. The public is welcome and there is no admission.

Info Session: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Are you thinking about applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program (GRFP) (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/)?  Michigan Tech’s Research Development Office and Graduate School is offering this session for you to learn more information.

If you have research (Enterprise, SURF, Research Scholars) and leadership experience and meet the eligibility requirements, we strongly encourage you to consider applying for this prestigious fellowship. If this is the first you have heard of the program, please take the time to review information about applying (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/application_components) and the benefits: a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for the cost of tuition  (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/general_resources/about).

**Please check the eligibility requirements to see if you qualify.

To be eligible for the NSF GRFP, students must:

  • be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
  • intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or Ph.D. program in a GRFP-supported field
  • be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution, with a US campus, by fall 2017
  • be at an early stage in your graduate career
  • have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) as of August 1, 2016
  • Effective as of the 2017 competition (Fall 2016 deadlines), graduate students are limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school. An exception is provided for first-year graduate students who applied in Fall 2015 to the 2016 GRFP competition; these individuals may apply as second-year graduate students in Fall 2016 to the 2017 GRFP competition if they are otherwise eligible.
  • meet all other eligibility requirements as set forth in the current Program Solicitation

If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to attend this NSF GRFP Overview Session on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:00 pm in the Admin building, room 404.

If you can not attend the first Overview Session, but would like to be invited to the follow-up sessions, please let us know!

Students who already have internal University/department funding are strongly encouraged to apply.

Attn Moms: New WIC Clinic Location

Are you pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, or have a child less than 5 yrs old? WIC is a supplemental nutrition program located at the UP Health Systems University Center. Make an appointment for September 8, between 1:00 – 5:00 pm by calling 9806-482-7382, Ext.121 to see if you qualify.

Make A Difference on Campus – Join the Student Commission

Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved? Have you had a great idea that

would have a positive effect on other students?

If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings. We look to break

down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly

other students. We work together to act on your idea and make changes. Past accomplishments of the

Student Commission include:

  • Husky Food Access Network (Husky FAN) – The Student Commission continues to support and
  • promote Husky FAN.
  • Student Org Catering Menu – Student Organizations expressed concern regarding the increase in Dining Services food prices. After discussion with Dining Services a special catering menu was developed that had provided lower prices for student orgs.
  • Guaranteed Parking (Lot 11) – Students questioned why this lot couldn’t be open to use after 4:00 pm. After discussion, Facilities Management opened the gate from 4:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • Transportation Services/Facilities Management Updates – Facilities Management is regularly invited to the Student Commission to provide updates, information, and answer any questions the group may have.
  • Maintenance Direct Work Order System – The Student Commission has promoted the Facilities Management “Maintenance Direct Work Order System” website so students can report any maintenance issues they may notice around campus.
  • Sustainability on Campus – Recycling continues to be improved and expanded on campus
  • Water Bottle Filling Stations
  • Value Statement
  • Relocation of Broomball Rinks
  • Designated Memorial Garden
  • Princess Point Rehab and Upgrade
  • Experience Tech Fee Initiative

Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings.

Please check out the Student Commission website for more information. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student-commission/

2016 Fall Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, September 8, 2016, 2:00 pm, MUB, Ballroom A1
  • Thursday, September 22, 2016, 2:00 pm, 404 Administration Building
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:00 pm, MUB, Ballroom A1
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2:00 pm, MUB, Ballroom A1
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016, 2:00 pm, MUB, Ballroom A1
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016, 2:00 pm, MUB, Ballroom A1

Where To Go For What

Here is a useful list of Michigan Tech departments, their locations, website, and telephone numbers. Where to go for what doc


Student Organization Officers: Volunteer for Parade of Nations

Now is the time to start thinking about your organization’s role in the 2016 Parade of Nations, which will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 beginning at 11:00 AM in Hancock near the FirstMerit Bank building and ending in Houghton at the Dee Stadium where the multicultural festival will take place from approximately noon to 3:00 PM.  This year’s Parade theme is “Passport to the World.”

Student Organizations can:

1) Have a float in the Parade (register here).
2)  Sponsor a food or crafts booth at the multicultural festival (register here)
3)  Showcase their talents by being a part of the entertainment (this is open to individuals too!) (register here)
4)  Volunteer to help (email ips@mtu.edu)

Short on cash?  Activity Grant available.

Our headline act this year is BreakSk8.  They will be “rolling” in the Parade on the 17th, and there will be a performance at the Rozsa Center later thatSaturday evening. Admission is free to Michigan Tech students!

And to gear you up for Saturday’s festivities, join the Keweenaw Roller Girls for a FREE and OPEN TO ALL roller skate/blade event on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at the Houghton County Arena in Hancock.  BYO skates and ALL are welcome regardless of age, gender or ability!

All are welcomed and encouraged to be a Parade spectator and have the chance to win an “I Love Parade of Nations” Weekend Getaway for 4 to Chicago worth more than $2000!  Click on the link for details.

For more details on all Parade of Nations events, check out their website; or to keep up-to-date on Parade happenings, visit their Facebook page.

Community Service Day

When: Saturday, September 10
Who: Student Organizations + International groups
Work projects: Habitat for Humanity house in South Range, water sealing the new boardwalk in Downtown Hancock, wood splitting for Little Brothers, and Houghton Beautification Project (gardening)!!!


Community Service will be followed with a Celebration of Community / Face to Facepotluck and cookout at Hancock Beach beginning at 5 pm.  (Hancock Canal Road, or M203 just on the edge of town)  All are invited, whether or not you participated in any work projects or not.  People of the Copper Country offer a spirit of hospitality and welcome to ALL people!

Why: We create community by BEING community!

*For more information, contact Bucky Beach (bsbeach@mtu.edu 482-5410) or DJ Rasner (pastor@gdlch.org 482-2381)


Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines:
Sand Volleyball Fours: Friday, September 2 @ 8:00 am
– Season Begin September 6th

Softball: Friday, September 2 @ 8:00 am
– Season Begin September 6th

Frisbockey: Friday, September 9 @ 8:00AM
– Season Begin September 4th

Soccer Fours: Friday, September 9 @ 8:00AM
– Season Begin September 14th

2-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 9 @ 10:00 am
– Tournament on Saturday, September 10th
– Must sign up for a Tee-time in the Intramural Office.

Racquetball Singles: Friday September 16 @ Noon

Disc Golf Singles: Friday September 16 @ Noon
– Tournament on Saturday, September 17 @ 10:00 am

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU
For more information: E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) First Meeting

All are invited to attend the first meeting for ASEM on September 7 Academic Office Building room 101 at 6pm.

For more information please contact Kyle Huyser at kmhuyser@mtu.edu.

Entrepreneur’s Club First Meeting Today, 9/2

Join in the Entrepreneurs first meeting on Friday, Sept 2 in the EERC (122) at 4pm.

Email Cedric for more info at cwkenned@mtu.edu

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