Michigan Tech Lode & Student News Briefs, 11/4/16




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14657453_10153338969577325_6024252873079370577_nThe Icarus Account Performing on Saturday, 11/5

Come listen to the acoustic stylings of twin brothers Ty and Trey, better known as The Icarus Account on Saturday, November 5 at 7 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom! Enjoy refreshments and a coffee house vibe in the new MUB Commons for an unforgettable evening.

Contact Becca at reforsbe@mtu.edu for more information or visit Involvement Links‘ events section.

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Come celebrate the diversity at Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw by attending International Night 2016 on November 12 from 6-9:30 p.m.

Performances depicting International holidays and a full course meal with a variety of dishes from all across the globe.

Tickets on sale in the MUB Commons from November 7-11, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Email iclub@mtu.edu for more information.

Japanese Food at Fridays Khana Khazana 

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

The menu features:

  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Japanese Cheesecake
  • Salad with Sesame Dressing

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

This Weekend, Nanocon and Film Board Present Army of Darkness

Friday, Nov. 4 @5:30, 8:30
Saturday, Nov. 5 @2:30, 5:30, 8:30
Sunday, Nov. 6 @2:30, 5:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. We hope to see you at the show this weekend and have a great day!
Army of Darkness is rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, some frightening images and language.

Film Board is also partnering with 41N Film Festival to present:

Operation Avalanche
Thursday, Nov. 3 @10:00

Friday, Nov. 4 @10:30

Lastly, in collaboration with MHA, Film Board is showing:

V for Vendetta
Saturday, Nov. 5 @11:30

All three events are FREE so please come out to watch!

unnamedT-Shirt Drive and Toy Making Event

The Rotaract Club is collecting old t-shirts to be re-purposed into a new cat or dog toys and donated to the Copper Country Humane Society.

The drive will take place from November 3-11 and the donation box will be located outside the Campus Bookstore entrance in the Memorial Union Building.

If you are interested participating in toy making, that event will take place on Sunday, November 13 from 3-5 p.m. in the MUB Commons.

For more information contact Erin at eknoeck@mtu.edu.

Malala Ad_BigCritically Acclaimed Documentary, He Named me Malala

In recognition of International Education Week, Michigan Tech University is screening the critically acclaimed documentary, He Named me Malala, on Friday, November 11th at 5:30 in Fisher 135. A reflection discussion will follow the film. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by Michigan Tech Academic Affairs, International Programs and Services, and Michigan Tech Film Board.

About the Film:
He Named me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

26497819676_f4d926aabf_oFrom Pulitzer Prize to Grammy Winners: Concert Celebrates Women Composers Working Today

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present Creators Among Us, a concert presented by The Superior Windy Symphony, to celebrate the work of women composers who inspire creativity in all of us.

The performance will be led by Michael Christianson, Michigan Tech’s Director of Bands, on Saturday, November 12, 7:30 PM, in the Rozsa Center.


Alpha Delta Alpha Event, Kid Again Rush

Join the sisters of ADA and free your inner child with an evening of art and snacks!

Rides will be available from the Wads Lobby leaving at 4:55 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9.

For more information contact Aspen at aholmes@mtu.edu.

Bingo Night poster 2016Bingo Night with GSG

If you are looking for a fun way to end your weekend, come out to Bingo with GSG. The event will be held from 7 – 9.30 PM on Friday, November 11, in the MUB Alumni Lounge.

Bingo Night is hosted by the Graduate Student Government as a fun social event for all students and faculty to meet in a casual setting, play some Bingo, and win some prizes. Light snacks will be provided for all who attend, and there will be a cash bar at the venue.

For more information please contact Muraleekrishnan at mmenon@mtu.edu.

Harry Potter Themed Pinterest Night Hosted by MUB Board

From 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8 MUB Board will be hosting a Harry Potter themed Pinterest night. All are welcome to attend!

For more information contact Becca at reforsbe@mtu.edu



YellowDEADLINE EXTENDED for LeaderShape Applications

LeaderShape 2017 will take place January 2-7 at the Ford Center in Alberta, Michigan. Don’t miss out on this awesome experience!

Applications have been extended to Thursday, November 10 so register and apply today by visiting this link.

If you’re interested in further information, check out our website. Send any questions to Jonathan Davey (jrdavey@mtu.edu.)


Buy GLI Tickets and Help HuskyFan Food Pantry

Are you or someone you know going to the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)  this year? Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Ticket prices remain the same.


WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc

WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

WHERE: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit Michigan

WHEN: December 29 and 30

WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, and educational programming to the campus community at no cost.

HOW: Go to this website www.olyent.com/MTUgreeklife and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEK

This fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.

If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer (raspence@mtu.edu) for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky (Lauren.Kalinosky@Hockeytown.com) for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.

Attention All Students Graduating in December 2016

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, November 21, 2016.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

images (2)Winter Parking Ban in Effect

The Winter Parking ban is in effect from November 1 to April 30, between the hours of 2 am and 7 am. There is no overnight parking on campus during these hours.

If you need to be on campus during the banned time you will need to call Public Safety at 487-2216, each time and request permission to park. This *includes* if you are at the Library during these times. You will need to provide your name, phone number vehicle license plate number, make, and model. At this time Public Safety will advise you to park in a designated overnight parking area. Designated areas are: (SW side of Lot 3 up against the MEEM building, Center for Diversity visitor lot meters #180-192 by the Hamar House, and the Houghton avenue meters #58 to #88). You will need to have your vehicle moved by 6 am to allow for snow removal.

Here are the locations for the overnight parking designated areas for your reference http://www.mtu.edu/hr/current/notices/overnight-parking-locations.pdf.

If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact Transportation Services at 487-1441.

National Novel Writing Month: Writing Competition

November is the National Novel Writing Month, and to celebrate the MTMC and the Lode are co-hosting a writing competition. There will be two competitions: a short story competition and a poetry competition. Submissions should be no more than two pages in length, and should address one of the following prompts:

1. You are tasked with representing humanity at the first-ever meeting between humans and aliens. What did you say to make them angry and how will you prevent the invasion?

2. There are plenty of stories out there that talk about somebody making a leap into another world. Lucy stepped through the wardrobe into Narnia, Matthew McConaughey rocketed through a wormhole, and Neo took the red pill. In that spirit, tell us a story about a portal: any portal.

3. Alexander Flemming discovered antibiotics accidentally when he found a mold killing bacteria cultures in his lab. Serendipity has the potential to change our worlds in ways we never anticipated, so tell us a story of a time somebody found something they weren’t looking for.

Submissions are due on November 30, and should be sent to mtmc-coach@mtu.edu. The winners will be awarded fabulous prizes and have their work published in the Lode and on the MTMC website! Happy writing!



EPS Info Session FlyerIPS Hosting European Project Semester Program

In recognition of International Education Week (November 14 – 18), International Programs and Services will host an information session for the European Project Semester program on November 15, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in MUB B001.

The European Project Semester is a study abroad program for students to complete their senior design credits abroad! Attend this session to learn more about the program and ask questions.

For more information please contact Vienna Chapin at vrchapin@mtu.edu.

Photonics Industry Night

When: Thursday, November 10, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: MUB Ballroom A1

Learn about the photonics concentration and potential careers in fiber optics, communication, image processing, and much more. Meet alumni and industry speakers in the field of optics and photonics and enjoy light refreshments!

Hosted by the Society of Optics and Photonics at Michigan Tech

Sponsored by Michigan Tech Alumni & Friends and The Optical Society of America

If you have any questions, email: ops-officers-l@mtu.edu

Bystander Prevention Program Discussion

SAVE and Order of Omega are hosting a Bystander Intervention Program on November 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Fisher 328. Bystander Intervention is a philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. This program is to inform you of how to intervene in varying situations that could lead to such acts. YOU can make a difference. Come find out how.

Please fill out this survey if you would like certain topics covered or scenarios discussed.

ASEM Meeting Announcement Nov 7thAmerican Society for Engineering Management Membership Meeting

If you are interested in becoming a member of ASEM please join us on November 7 at 5:00 p.m. in the Chem Sci Bldg room 104A.

Free pizza and Pop provided!

If you have any questions please contact Bryce at berichar@mtu.edu.

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Speaker and Author Aspen Matis

Mark your calendar to attend speaker and author Aspen Matis on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:00pm in Fisher Hall, Room 135. Aspen is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir Girl in the Woods, published by HarperCollins in 2015. The book has been called “a powerful read” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and it made The Guardian’s annual top 50 list. The New York Times named Aspen Matis “a hero.” After being raped on her second night at college, Matis dropped out. Depressed and shocked that her school didn’t believe and protect her, she sought solace in a remote wilderness; she found the Pacific Crest Trail and hiked the footpath’s entire length, over 2,000 miles from Mexico to Canada. www.aspen-matis.com A book signing will take place after the event.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the President, Institutional Equity and Inclusion, and Student Affairs and Advancement, Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series, and the SAVE student organization.
If you have a question about this event, please contact Beth Lunde-Stockero, Title IX Coordinator, at titleix@mtu.edu.



Fall Back into Good Habits with Memberships & HuskiesFit Classes

Michigan Tech Recreation offers a variety of options to get you falling back into good healthy habits! Two upcoming workshops featuring future additions to the HuskiesFit lineup include POUND and Mindfulness.

POUND® Workshop

Basics of Mindfulness Workshop



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Graduating Senior Series
Part 3: Managing your Student Loans

Don’t get weighed down by crippling debt. Get all your questions answered regarding student loan pay-offs. Presented by Michigan Tech Financial Services

Friday, November 11 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Veterans Day Tribute

Please join the entire campus for a short, but meaningful Veterans Day Tribute to honor our fellow student, staff, and faculty veterans, including those who have fallen. The Army/Air Force Color Guard will present our Flag, and the Pep Band will play our National Anthem. Friday, November 11, 11:00 – 11:10 am, Husky Dog Statue Then be sure to stop by one of 5 thank you post card stations throughout campus to sign a card to be sent to our Michigan Tech alumni veterans. Get a Veterans Day cupcake too!

Friday, November 11 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Husky Talks – “Consider Federal Career Opportunities”

Originally scheduled Monday, November 7 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM will be rescheduled. Watch here for new dates.



Winter Coat Giveaway, 11/5/16

Portage Lake United Church, which is across the street from the Administration building, is having a coat and jacket give away on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10:30 to 1:30.  Students are encouraged to come pick out a coat – whether it be because they need a warmer one than they have or need a spare for winter activities – skiing, snowshoeing or snow statue.   There is a really large supply to choose from.