Day: October 14, 2016

Michigan Tech Lode & Student News Briefs, 10/14/16


Featured Stories:

  • News: ASO sponsors colloquium series
  • Pulse: #whyMTUwrites
  • Opinion: “Mr. Trump, your time is up.”
  • Sports: Come sail away

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Khana Khazana Moroccan

Khana Khazana Serving Moroccan Cuisine

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

The menu features:

  • Preserve  Lemon & Tomato Salad with Capers
  • Kefta Kebab
  • Chickpea & Couscous Salad

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage.

Film Board Presents The Secret Life of Pets

Friday, Oct. 14 @5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Oct. 15 @2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, Oct. 16 @2:30, 5:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. 50% of money spent at concessions will be donated to The Copper County Humane Society.

The Secret Life of Pets is Rated PG for action and some rude humor.

Pride Week Events 10/14-16

Friday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Center for Diversity and Inclusion (Hamar House):
Try out some “Identity Cupcakes”. Come have gourmet cupcakes and learn more about less-known LGBTQAI+ Identities!

Saturday, 8 PM, Rozsa:
17th Annual Drag Show. Join Keweenaw Pride with our lovely host Joey Black, and queens Mercedes Benzova, Jackie Roberts, Harmony Breeze, Nova D’Vine, and Cass Marie Domino, and king Justin Case.

Sunday, 11 AM, Canterbury:
Brunch with the Queens.
 Come meet the queens without all the makeup.

Stop by the Van Pelt and Opie Library to view our brand new “History of Pride Exhibit”

Phi Delta Chi Rush Event, Mason Jar Cup Making

Phi Delta Chi sorority invites Michigan Tech women to a mason jar cup making rush at 1207 Ruby Ave. on Wednesday, October 19 from 7-8 pm. Decorate them in your own unique way and get to know our sisters and enjoy iced coffee, tea, and juice to test them out.

Rides will be provided from Wadsworth Hall lobby, departing at 6:55 p.m.

For more information please contact Nicole at


MUB Board Hosting Food and Beer Pairing

It’s that time of year again! MUB Board is once again hosting a food and beer pairing on Friday, October 21 from 6-8 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom.

Student tickets will be $12 and $25 for non-students. Purchase them HERE. *ID’s required at entrance.

NosotrosOCTCome Dance with NOSOTROS, Free Salsa Lessons

October 22nd from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Free Salsa lessons 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm and 9:00 pm – 11:00 in the MUB ballroom.

Everyone at any stage of dancing can join. Learn how to dance to Latin music with your friends and make new friends.
Sponsored by USG
Contact us here or

Tech Theatre Explores the Life of Astronomer Henrietta Leavitt in “Silent Sky”

“Silent Sky,” a new play by Lauren Gundeson, tells the story of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt. The play blends the discovery of how to measure the universe with the essence of the discoverer’s life story.  Set against the turmoil of the cry for social justice at the beginning of the 20th century, the chronicle of Henrietta Leavitt counterpoints the power of a passion for work with the desire for love and family. Please join Tech Theatre for a play that contemplates the life, challenges, and contributions to our understanding of the universe. Ms. Leavitt discovered the first way of measuring the universe, to demonstrate that heavens were larger than the Milky Way, the limit of creation in her day.  Tech Theatre Presents “Silent Sky,” for two weeks, Thursday – Saturday, October 13 – 15 and 20 – 22, in the McArdle Theatre, at 7:30 PM each night.



The Week of Wellness 2016 Events are Now Open for Registration

All events are open to students, faculty, and staff!  Some events include:

  • Monday, October 17

o Free HIV Testing Clinic with the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department

o 11-3:00 pm

o Located in the Hamar House (Center for Diversity and Inclusion – CDI) Garden level conference room.

o To schedule an appointment, contact Whitney Boroski(

  • Tuesday, October 18

o Students on the Autism Spectrum: Traits and Teaching Tactics with Mike Meyer and Christy Oslund

o In this collaborative CTL and Student Disabilities Services event, participants will first explore traits typical of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and why such students might be more common at Michigan Tech.  We’ll then explore instructional strategies that best serve the needs of these learners.  Staff from Michigan Rehabilitation Services will join the luncheon to offer a broader perspective related to both education and employment.


o Location of event provided via an RSVP to

  • RSVP by Monday, October 17 at 5PM

o Lunch provided to all participants who RSVP.

  • Wednesday, October 19

o Windmill Training with Michigan Rehabilitation Services

  • Windmills is a program designed to raise awareness of the limitations we impose on the employment of people with disabilities because of our lack of knowledge and our acceptance of myths.  The Empathy module is designed to help participants identify their feelings about disabilities in “first encounter” situations. Also, to explore how participants’ initial feelings might impact negatively on interactions with people with disabilities.
  • 9-10:00, noon-1:00 pm, and 4-5:00 pm(three sessions available)
  • Wads Annex (All three training’s)
  • To RSVP please go to
  • Snacks provided at each session.

o Health Fair (UP Health System Portage/Michigan Tech)

  • Stop by the Health Fair for awesome prizes, great food, and excellent information while getting some important screenings done.  Screenings include: Body Fat %, Total Cholesterol, Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Hemoglobin (no charge for screenings).  Flu shots available for $40.  Open to students, faculty, and staff.
  • 11:00 am-3:00 pm
  • MUB Ballroom

For a full list of the Week of wellness events visit

Questions?  Contact

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Funding Opportunities

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) announces funding opportunities in the following categories: Undergraduate Fellowship, Graduate Fellowship, Pre-College Education, Public Outreach, Teacher Training, and Research Seed Grant. Only US citizens are eligible to apply for fellowship grants.

The internal Michigan Tech deadline is noon on Wednesday, November 9. For instructions detailing proposal submission procedures and requirements, visit For more information contact Paige Hackney ( or 487-4371) in the Pavlis Honors College, 722 MM Building.

Note— Proposals must be submitted electronically after being approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Proposals exceeding stated page limits or submitted without prior review by Michigan Tech will not be considered for funding.

Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities.

Thinking about applying? Join Dr. Lorelle Meadows, Dean of the Pavlis Honors College and member of the MSGC Executive Board, for a briefing on application requirements and strategies for success this Wednesday, October 19 th @ 12pm in M&M 722. Bring a bag lunch – drinks and dessert will be provided.

Vaccine Clinics on Campus

UP Health System-Portage will offer meningitis and flu vaccine clinics on Michigan Tech’s campus this fall.

The quadrivalent flu vaccine is by injection at a cost of $40 payable at the time of service. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted.

Students with Michigan Tech’s United Health Care (UHC) student health plan can have their flu vaccine billed to insurance with their UHC member ID card.

The meningitis vaccine is by injection at a cost of $159 with a flu shot or $199 without. Payment is expected at the time of service and will not be billed to insurance. Receipts will be provided and individuals can submit these to insurances to see if they’ll be reimbursed. In order to receive the meningitis vaccine during one of the clinic dates below, you must schedule an appointment by emailing Whitney Boroski.

The dates of the clinics are:

Oct. 19, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., MUB Ballroom
Oct. 26, 4 – 6 p.m., Memorial Union Alumni Lounge
Nov. 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Memorial Union Alumni Lounge
Nov. 2, 4 – 6 p.m., Memorial Union Alumni Lounge

Anyone under the age of 18 cannot be vaccinated without parental permission. A spouse and/or child may attend without the employee.


Sexual Violence Support Group for Students

T.E.A.L (To Empower And Liberate) is a group that provides support to Michigan Tech Students who have experienced sexual violence including childhood sexual abuse.

This group provides support to individuals of recent or past sexual violence in a safe, non-judgmental group. Individuals might know the person that committed the violence or it could be a stranger to them. Either way with the help of our group individuals can find understanding and help by sharing their struggles and triumphs with one another and begin to put their lives back together.

T.E.A.L offers a support group that meets every other Thursday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm starting on 10/13/16. Through discussion, support and education we can help one another. (Location of the meeting is undisclosed – interested students would need to please contact Peggy at

Please call Dial Help Inc. at 1-800-562-7622, text 906-35(NEEDS) or email for more information.




Husky Talks

What’s Your EQ (Emotional IQ)?

EQ (Emotional IQ)…What is it, and why is it considered more important than your regular IQ to your success now and to your future career success? Learn how to raise yours.

Tuesday October 18 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM OR Wednesday October 19 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM



First HuskyLEAD of the academic year is Tuesday, 10/18

Are you overwhelmed with obligations from your student organization and starting to feel burnt out? Well, HuskyLEAD is to the rescue! The first HuskyLEAD workshop of the academic year is being held on Tuesday, October 18 from 6-7pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge. Those who attend will learn how to balance personal and professional goals, identify stressors and optimize meaning while employing wellness strategies. We understand you’re stressed, but come out to this session and learn how to manage the pressure. Presented by the USG President, Sam Casey and co-sponsored by Wellness.



D80 Conference Registration is Now Open

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

Register @

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



Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines

Ice Hockey: Tuesday, October 18 @ 8:00 am
– Season begins on October 24th

Turkey Trot: Thursday, October 20
– Race will take place on Thursday, October 20 @ 4:30 pm

Tennis Singles: Friday, October 21 @ 8:00 am
– Tournament Starts on Friday, October 21 @ 6:00 pm

Racquetball Doubles: Friday, October 21 @ Noon
– Tournament starts October 23rd

Register your team at

For more information: E-mail



Benefit for the Barbara Gundlach Shelter Home

Crafting for a Cause will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Siskiwit Reception Hall, 26070 Pine St., Calumet. No need to make a reservation, $10 at the door to enjoy demos, make-n-take items, prizes, kids craft corner, vendors, and food (noon -6 p.m.)

Crafting For A Cause – 2016