Day: November 11, 2016

Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 11/11/16


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  • Page 2: SWE competition
  • Page 7: Come In, We’re Open
  • Page 10: Debate: Should we change education?
  • Page 13: League of Legends Worlds Finals



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This Week at Khana Khazana, Iranian Cuisine

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

The menu features:
*Loobia Polo
Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage.

This Weekend, Film Board Presents Jason Bourne

Friday, Nov. 11 @8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Nov. 12 @2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, Nov. 13 @2:30, 5:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each.
Jason Bourne is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief strong language.

MUB Board Hosting Euchre Tournament, 11/17

The MUB Euchre Tournament is back again on November 17 from 7-10 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom! Join us for a casual evening of euchre. Bring a partner or come alone and be partnered up — test your card-playing skills and you may walk away with a prize!

For more information please contact Becca at

Painting for a PurposeCanvas Painting Event Hosted by Relay for Life

Painting for a Purpose will be held on November 16 at 7:00 PM in the MUB Commons. The cost is $5 (collected at the door before the event). This entry fee includes the canvas, paints, and hot cider. A MTU student will lead the session; we will be painting an underwater theme. All of the money raised will be donated to MTU Relay for Life.

Space at the door is limited. We highly encourage you to sign up beforehand to ensure that you will receive a canvas. Open to MTU students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The painting we will be doing is pictured below!

Sign up on the following google form:



Course Material Survey Extended to November 16

Nationwide, there are more than 22,000 responses, Statistically speaking, this puts the margin of error at less than 1% at the 95% confidence interval! Michigan Tech is doing very well in participation numbers compared to the 60+ other colleges and universities involved, please consider taking the survey if you have not already.

Link to survey:

The information collected is important to the Campus Store as we strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness. The survey should take roughly 20 minutes of your time. The Campus Store and OnCampus Research are offering financial incentives for your opinions and would greatly appreciate your participation!

Thank you for your time from the Campus Store staff!



Margaret Ann NoodinSocial Justice Lecture Series Presents: Dr. Margaret Noodin

The Social Justice Lecture Series presents Dr. Noodin. Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Dr. Noodin for a lecture about Native American culture and native students on our campus on Thursday, November 17 at 5:00 p.m. in GLRC 202.

Dr. Noodin has a Ph.D. in Literature and Linguistics. She is also an Assistant Professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. All are welcome to this free event.

There will be a reception at 5:00pm with the lecture starting at 5:30pm.

New Program, Husky Internships Abroad

Have you ever considered travelling abroad but don’t know how to fit it into your schedule? What if you could gain practical work experience, earn credit, and experience a new culture, too? Michigan Tech is excited to announce the launching of a new program, Husky Internships Abroad.

Join us for an information session on Monday, November 14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Career Services located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building.

For more information about the program, please email

CarolynYarinaPHC Speaker Series: Reaching a global impact through social venture development

Carolyn Yarina, founder of Sisu Global Health, will be visiting campus this Monday, November 14th. Join us in M&M 722 overlooking the canal at 11am to listen to Carolyn share her insights about important considerations for all entrepreneurs and especially those making a social impact through their endeavors.

Sisu Global Health is a startup company commercializing medical device technologies directed to address opportunities in emerging markets and developing countries. Carolyn started her first company while a student at the University of Michigan and continues with her current company which has successfully raised investment funding and is moving forward to achieve its business and social goals. Topics addressed will include considerations for structuring companies with social goals as well as the importance of geography, community, personal growth and team development.

Carolyn Yarina’s visit is partially sponsored by the Pavlis Honors College, Censi, and the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLSS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. All are welcome to attend.

Documenting Your Research Workshop

Research is a complex endeavor – learn best practices in keeping track of your progress, data and findings. Workshop will be led by Will Cantrell. Please bring your research notebooks.

Workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 pm in Fisher 329.

For information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops click here.



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This Weeks Events from Career Services

Internships Abroad Info Session
Have you ever considered travelling abroad, but don’t know how to fit it into your schedule? What if you could gain practical work experience, earn credit and experience a new culture, too? Michigan Tech is excited to announce the launching of a new program, Husky Internships Abroad.
Monday, November 14 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 



Still Looking for your Internship, Co-op or Full-time Job?
It’s never too late for a job search, and there are lots of companies that need your talent! Get some job search strategies to use to discover opportunity, make connections, and submit a strong application.
Tuesday, November 15 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM OR Wednesday, November 16 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM

Natural Resources Info Session
Natural Resources Career Fair Meet & Greet. Multiple employer presentations, every 30 minutes.

Wednesday, November 16 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM



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

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 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 ( for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky ( 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  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, November 21, 2016.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or

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 The winners will be awarded fabulous prizes and have their work published in the Lode and on the MTMC website! Happy writing!

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 11 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.

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