Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 9/30/16



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Sports: Hard in the paint

Student Organizations: Re-Registration is DUE by Friday, October 7, 5:00 p.m

Each organization is REQUIRED to re-register their student org each Fall semester. You risk losing valuable benefits if you do not meet this requirement by the due date. If you did not receive your re-registration paperwork in your mailbox in MUB 106 you can get a copy from Student Activities in MUB 112 between the hours of 8-5 Monday – Friday.

If you have questions please call 906-487-1963, or email rso@mtu.edu.

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Developing Your LinkedIn Strategy

Discover tips & tricks for increasing your career connections & broadening your professional network.

Wednesday, October 5 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM

Campus Bookstore Deals

Support the home team and show your Husky pride. This Friday (Sept. 30) is Spirit Friday at the Campus Store, University Images and online. Friday only, all Michigan Tech apparel in school colors (black, gold, grey and white) is 25 percent off. Celebrate Homecoming by wearing our school colors and save 25 percent.

Monday (Oct. 3) will be Touchdown Monday. Receive five percent off for each Husky touchdown, up to 25 percent. Discount will be automatically given in store and online. Some exclusions may apply.


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Make a Difference Day 2016 Registration Open

Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others – a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate.

Join hundreds from the Michigan Tech community as they provide service to local community members and organizations in need on Saturday, October 22 from 9am-1pm.

Interested in volunteering and making a difference in the local community? Sign up HERE .  Share with your organization and sign up as a group!

FREE T-SHIRT for volunteers!

This event is hosted by Student Activities. For more information please contact 906-487-1963.

Khana Khazana ThaiThai Food at Fridays Khana Khazana

by Khana Khazana

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from Thailand.

The menu features:

  • Tom Kha
  • Sweet and Sour Crispy Fish Stir Fry
  • Kluay Tod

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage.  Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.

Film Board Presents Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Friday, Sep. 30 @5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday, Oct. 1 @2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Sunday, Oct. 2 @2:30, 5:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s Campus in Fisher Hall room 135.  It’s Film Board’s 30th birthday so we are celebrating with a movie from the decade we were founded!  Tickets are only $2 and alumni get in free for family weekend.  There will also be special birthday concessions are all of our shows!  We hope to see you this weekend and have a great day!

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is rated PG-13 for adult situations and language.

Canterbury House Indian Fundraiser Dinner

Sunday Oct 2

Trinity Episcopal Church

Please join us for Parents Weekend and help us celebrate the awesome work that Canterbury House does for the Houghton Community with a traditional Indian dinner. All money raised will support the work that Canterbury does fostering an inclusive community here in Houghton. Please see our flyer for more details.



First Annual Bioblitz Hosted by SFRES

The student clubs within the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES) are hosting the First-Annual MTU Bioblitz! This campus-wide event will be held on October 2nd, from 10-2. In small groups of ~5, students will attempt to find as many living organisms and correctly identify them within the allowed time period, and the winners of each category will receive a prize! Bioblitz battlegrounds include anywhere on the Michigan Tech Campus, including Tech Trails and Husky Bay.

The goal is to bring together the MTU student community of all majors, to enjoy and learn about the immense biodiversity of our beautiful Keweenaw! All are welcome, including families as it is family weekend. Don’t have a group? No problem, we’ll find you one!

Please have students or families meet in the Forestry Building Atrium, bottom floor. Located just up the hill from main campus, for those who haven’t visited before. The event is also listed on involvement link.

MTU Bioblitz 2016 Flier

Muffin and Coffee Sale 

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the Rotaract club will be hosting a muffin and coffee sale on Wednesday Oct. 5th 7:45-10:30 a.m. Stop by the Husky statue on your way to class and pick up a muffin and a cup of Biggby coffee. All proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.



Derek Thompson, Sr. Editor of The Atlantic, to Speak at the Rozsa

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents Derek Thompson, who will discuss educational, economic, and political topics in his lecture What Will Election 2016 Mean to YOUR Future on Wednesday, October 5, at 7:30 PM.

Derek Thompson is a senior editor for The Atlantic magazine and the author of its 2015 cover story “A World Without Work” about the future of technology and employment. He also writes the business column for the magazine and contributes to the website on issues ranging from behavioral psychology to the economics of entertainment. Thompson is a weekly contributor to “Here and Now,” the national afternoon news show on NPR, and he appears regularly on CBS and MSNBC. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Columbia Journalism School. He has appeared on numerous lists, including Folio’s 15 Under 30 in Media. Thompson is currently working on his first book about the science of hits in pop culture.

There also will be a Q&A/Talkback: Politics, Education, The Economy, to follow the lecture.  Panelists will include: Carl Blair, Moderator, Lecturer in History and Archaeology;  Patrick Hufnagel, graduate student, School of Business; Emanuel Marcos R Castro Oliveira, Assistant Professor of Economics; Jerrid Burdue, undergraduate student, School of Business; John Griffith, Houghton County Democrats; Cathy Jacobs, Houghton County Republicans

This lecture is free and open to the public, and is part of the Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series, presented with support from WGGL, Minnesota Public Radio.  For more information or to reserve (free) tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Central Ticket Office (SDC), at 906-487-2073, or go online at rozsa.mtu.edu.

D80 Conference Registration is Now Open

Conference will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 in the MUB Ballroom

Register @ http://bit.ly/2doN7ji

The D80 Conference is a dialog and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. The theme this year is Connect, Collaborate, Create, and the featured keynote speaker is Grace Hsia, Co-founder and CEO of Warmilu.

For more information, please visit mtu.edu/honors/D80-conference.

MontRipleyColorTourMont Ripley Fall Color Tour 2016

Come support the Mont Ripley Ski Patrol by attending our biggest fundraiser! Ride the chairlift up Mont Ripley and see the colors of fall while enjoying a great view of campus!

Join us on September 30th 3pm-8pm, October 2nd 10am-6pm, October 7th 3pm-8pm, and October 8th 10am-6pm at Mont Ripley.

Information Session on BS in Engineering Management

Consider attending the information session on the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management. This is one of the Crazy, hot majors at Michigan Tech.

  • Great degree for those who have an interest in both the technical and business sides of a company
  • Option for primary or dual degree (MEEM, MET, Civil Eng, Materials Eng, and others with approximately 33-42 credits more)
  • Fastest growing major in the School of Business and Economics
  • Increased interest by employers coming to the Career Fair
  • Participate to learn more about the BSEM even if you have declared it as a major
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 4 pm
  • WHERE: 101 Academic Offices Building
  • QUESTIONS: Contact Dana Johnson, PhD dana@mtu.edu; Jodie Filpus-Paakola jrfilpus@mtu.edu

Custom Pathways Info Session Flyer

The Pavlis Honors College is hosting two upcoming info sessions for our Custom Pathway Experiential Learning Community. Custom Pathway is a distinct option in the Honors College that allows students to customize program components to align with their own interests and goals.

Custom Pathway Info Session

Thursday, October 6th, 4-5pm

Tuesday, October 11th, 4-5pm

Wads Café Annex

Cookies and light refreshments will be served.

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications to all three of its experiential learning communities. To learn more about our programs and how to apply, please visit our website @ mtu.edu/honors and click on Experiential Learning Communities.


Pow Wow PosterThe American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is hosting The Binaakwe-Giizis (Falling Leaves Moon) Powwow on October 8th 2016 with two grand entries at 2 and 7PM! Admission is free and open to the public. Come Join AISES for an evening of Native American dancing, singing and drumming.


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This Weekends Homecoming Events

Friday, September 30

  • Cardboard Boat Races – Houghton Waterfront Park, 4:00PM
  • Volleyball vs. Findlay – 5:00PM, Varsity Gym
  • Soccer vs. Findlay – 7:00PM, Sherman Field

Saturday, October 1

  • Women’s Tennis vs. Northwood, Gates Tennis Center
  • Homecoming Tailgate – Lot 24, 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • Football vs. Saginaw Valley State – Sherman Field, 1:00PM
  • Volleyball vs. Wayne State – 4:00PM, Varsity Gym


Homecoming Cardboard Boats Bus Shuttle Schedule

There will be free bus shuttles to and from the Homecoming event, Cardboard Boats, located at the Houghton Waterfront Park on Friday, September 30. The event starts at 4:00 p.m.

Shuttles will run from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm. The continuous loop route will consist of first stop: Student Development Complex (SDC), next stop: Memorial Union Building (MUB) Bus Stop, destination stop: Houghton Waterfront Park.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963.