Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 1/13/17



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Khana Khazana Serving Iranian Cuisine

Khana Khazana will feature Iranian food this Friday, January 13, 2017. Details are as below and in the attached files.

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

The menu features:
Adas Polo
Shirazi Salad

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 The Accountant

Friday, Jan. 13 — 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 14 — 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 15 — 2:30, 5:30 p.m.

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

*The Accountant is rated R for strong violence and language.

Public Auditions for the Classic Musical West Side Story

Michigan Tech’s “Tech Theatre Company” will hold public auditions for the classic musical West Side Story, next week, on Monday, January 16 – Wednesday, January 18. West Side Story changed the very nature of American Musical Theatre. With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim, the play was grounded in a distinctively “modern” sound.   Arthur Laurents’ book is inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, where two young lovers cross the boundaries of an urban battlefield, questioning the cultural isolation that will allow them to live happily in a special place.   A place where everyone can grow beyond the confines of hate, poverty, and violence. Parts are available for singers and dancers, and a small number of non-singing roles.  The first night, Monday, auditions will be from 7:00 – 10:00 pm  (SINGING/DANCING/CHORUS ROLES); on Tuesday, January 17, 7:00 – 10:00 pm (NON-SINGING ROLE AUDITIONS ONLY); and on Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 – 10:00 pm(SINGING/DANCING/CHORUS ROLES).  Auditions will be held the Rozsa Center, in room 120 (Choir Room). To register, please visit the WEBSITE to fill out the AUDITION REGISTRATION FORM.

To be assigned an audition slot, you must fill out a registration form!  Fill out the Audition Form immediately.  Slots are limited so please help us by registering in advance.

For more details please see the attached press release, or email Trish Helsel at  helsel@mtu.edu with further questions.

Sledding Event with the Sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha

Sledding and snowman building at the Nara Hill with Alpha Delta Alpha! Come meet our sisters on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 p.m. Sleds will be provided.

Rides will be given to and from the event. Rides depart from Wads lobby at 4:25 pm. PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!

Contact Ellen at evaiken@mtu.edu for more info.


Rozsa Welcomes The Russian National Ballet Theatre

Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents two magical nights of incomparable Russian ballet!  Direct from Moscow, the Russian National Ballet Theatre, featuring fifty of Russia’s finest dancers, will perform three timeless ballet pieces, Romeo and Juliet, andCarmen on Tuesday, January 24, and Giselle, on Wednesday, January 25, with shows starting at 7:30 PM each evening.

Tickets to the ballet performances each evening are $28.00 for adults; $50 for Family Packs (2 adults and 2 youth each night); $45 Ballet Package (one adult for both nights); $10.00 for youth; and at no additional cost to students with the Experience Tech Fee. To purchase tickets, please call (906) 487-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), 600 MacInnes Drive, in Houghton. SDC box office hours are 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday-Friday, and 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday and 12:00 noon – 8:00 PM on Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times.



Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

Husky Food Access Network (HuskyFAN) is in need of volunteers to keep the food pantry open. The pantry is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.

Volunteers are needed for any amount of time they are able to offer.

If you’re interested in volunteering, email huskyfan@mtu.edu and you’ll be given more information on training materials and an updated schedule. Contact Whitney Boroski at wmborosk@mtu.eddu with questions.

University Launches CommUNITY Campaign

The CommUNITY campaign is a new campus-wide effort to promote the values set forth in Michigan Tech’s Strategic Plan.
“We Inspire Community” is the first value listed in the Strategic Plan. It states, “We inspire an engaged community that actively seeks improvement through acceptance and understanding.”
The CommUNITY campaign will include promotional materials and programming geared toward raising awareness and promoting actions that reflect these values.
Throughout the year, you will be introduced to multiple ways to engage with this campaign.
For more information contact equity@mtu.edu.



PigsNHeat_PosterPigs N Heat Charity Event

Michigan Tech students are invited and encouraged to attend the Pigs N Heat Hockey game on Saturday, February 4  at the SDC. This Charity Event assists Fire and Accident victims between Houghton and Keweenaw Communities.

Police and Fire come together once a year to play a hockey game to raise money for the Charity, we have overwhelming support from both communities. What you may or may not know is that we consider Michigan Tech and Finlandia University part of our community and we do assist you in your time of need if you become a victim of a fire or an accident victim. We need your support by way of buying a ticket to the game and coming out to the event. There are many excellent prizes that we are raffling off, such as a $1000.00, $750.00 and a $500.o0 cash prizes as well as a  sky box at the game which will be raffled off a week prior to the game with food and beverages included. A rifle and shotgun will also be raffled off along with other great prizes.

Help us make this a success and have some fun before Winter Carnival. Hope to see you there.

Volunteers also needed to help sell tickets at venues such as Super markets or other events in the area. Contact Lt. Nick Roberts for more info at nickr@cityofhoughton.com.



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Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines

Wallyball: Friday, January 13 @ 8:00 am
– Season begins on Tuesday, January 17

Basketball: Friday, January 13 @ 8:00 am
– Season begins on Tuesday, January 17

Bowling: Friday, January 13 @ 8:00 am
– Season begins on Tuesday, January 19

Billiards:  Firday, January 20@ 8:00 am
– Tournament is on Saturday, January 21 @ 10:00 am
– Tournament will take place at DHH

Table Tennis Singles: Wednesday, January 25 @ 8:00 am
– Tournament will be on Friday, January 27 @ 6:00 pm
– Tournament will take place at DHH

Table Tennis Doubles: Wednesday, January 25 @ 8:00 am
– Tournament will be on Sunday, January 29 @ 1:00 pm
– Tournament will take place at DHH

CO-REC Racquetball Doubles: Monday, January 30 @ 8:00 am

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu



Medical Careers Week

Join us to learn about a variety of opportunities in the medical field.

(January 24 – 26 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Daily)
Tuesday 24, Medical Device Day
Wednesday 25, Medical Careers Day
Thursday 26, Allied Health/Medical Laboratory Science Day

Consumer Products Day

Consumer Products Day returns for another year! This “Shark-Tank style” event features your team – the entrepreneurs,  and the “sharks” – company representatives, who want to challenge you to come up with a re-purposed, re-designed idea for their company-supplied products.

Don’t miss this opportunity to pitch your idea to industry representatives and win cash!

(January 26 – 28)
Thursday 26 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Packet Pickup and Meet & Greet
Friday 27 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Meet the Sharks – Event Kickoff – Team Registration and Product Pickup
Saturday 28 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM, Technical Abstract – Pitch Your Idea – The Finals

Registration is open and limited.

Register your team today!