Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 2/3/17

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ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT

 Khana Khazana Thai

Khana Khazana Serving Thai food this Friday

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

The menu features:

  • Crispy Fish Stir-Fry with Red Curry
  • Spicy Fruit Salad
  • Tapioca with Sweet Corn

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.


This weekend, Film Board presents Doctor Strange

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.

FREE Popcorn if you take our survey. Click here to access it.


GSG Lunch n’ Learn: Effective Oral and Poster Presentation

Your are invited to Graduate Student Government’s first Lunch n’ Learn of the calendar year! Dr. Richelle Winkler and Mike Meyer will discuss what goes into an effective oral and poster presentation. The event takes this upcoming Tuesday, February 7th, from Noon-1pm in MUB Ballroom A. Cold cut sandwiches, chips, and cookies will be available for lunch. Please see the attached poster for more information. If you have any questions, contact Tyler Capek at tjcapek@mtu.edu.

GSG LnL Oral and Poster Presentation – Poster


GSG Laser Tag

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GSG is organizing the first Laser Tag event for all graduate students in association with the Respwan’s Tactic Laser Tag team. The event will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 2 PM – 9 PM. This is a social event as well as a fund-raiser for an Emergency Fund. The event is discounted for graduate students but there is a nominal fee for the ticket. Please see more details on the attached poster. Registration is mandatory, please register here!


From Stevie Wonder to the Count Basie Orchestra

Did you know that as a child prodigy, Stevie Wonder signed with a Motown record label at the age of 11? That after the death of Count Basie, the Pontiac, Michigan native Thaddeus Jones took over the leadership of the legendary Count Basie Orchestra? That students majoring in Engineering, Chemistry, Forestry, and Business currently also perform in a wind ensemble and take classes in music composition-at Michigan Tech? The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts are proud to present the Superior Wind Symphony in a concert titled “Michigan Music.” The performance will be led by Michael Christianson, Michigan Tech’s Director of Bands, on Friday, February 3, 7:30 PM, in the Rozsa Center.


Join International Programs and Services to learn about our study abroad programs in Japan!

Topics include academics, housing, scholarships, and application process.

The session takes place on February 13th, 6:00 – 7:00 in MUB Ballroom B3.

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The Michigan Tech Bookstore and University Images have Winter Carnival Apparel


The 2017 Michigan Tech Winter Carnival is here and there are only three locations to get your official Winter Carnival gear: the Michigan Tech Campus Store, University Images, and online at bookstore.mtu.edu. We’ll be offering Winter Carnival long and short sleeve t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, hoodies, and glassware. For store operating hours, check our website and social media feeds. Don’t forget! We will be open until 10pm on Wednesday, February 8th, for the all-nighter. Stop by to warm up and enjoy some fun games!  Accept no substitutes as we are your official headquarters for all your Michigan Tech and Winter Carnival apparel and souvenirs.


 MUB Events During Winter Carnival

MUB will be hosting Live Band Karaoke in the MUB Commons from 8-11 on Wednesday. It’s like regular karaoke, but with a band that knows 500+ songs.

We will also be hosting Escape the Snow, an event in collaboration with Wellness’ Bigfoot Glowshoe. We’ll have snacks, movies, and art & crafts in the MUB Commons while people wait to go snowshoeing. It runs from 9-11pm on Thursday evening.


CAMPUS NEWS

Seeking Nominations for the 23rd Annual Student Leadership Awards

At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous. As faculty and staff, we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. And we realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits. Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 23rd Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6:00 PM, Friday, April 14, 2017, in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union Building.

The nomination process is simple and actually quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/interests/awards/. For each individual award, simple click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5:00 PM, Friday, March 3, 2017.

Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today.

Questions concerning any of the awards can be directed to Jonathan Davey, Student Activities, at 487-2831 or jrdavey@mtu.edu.


Design Expo 2017 Registration Deadline Approaching

Design Expo 2017 will be held in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, April 13th. Please save the date!

Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 600 students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. Design Expo is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College.

Registration is open for Senior Design and Enterprise teams. Students should visit the Design Expo website to register before the deadline, Monday, February 6th, 2017.


Student Philanthropy Council Hosting Michigan Tech Trivia Night

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for a Michigan Tech Trivia Night in the MUB Commons on Tuesday February 28th from 7:00 – 8:00pm.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be prizes for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.  To register or for more information please email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.


OAP Sponsored Adventure Spring Break to Buffalo National River

Looking for something to do over spring break? The Outdoor Adventure Program is leading a trip the Buffalo River in Arkansas.

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The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2017!

You are eligible to apply if you have 2-4 years remaining on campus. PHC’s Learning Community offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program: Global Leadership, Peace Corps Prep, Research Scholars, Enhanced Enterprise Experience (E3 ), New Venture, and Custom Pathway. Most of you at Tech are already doing the things that PHC requires from its graduates. We have a team of faculty and staff from various disciplines that will help you package it into a rewarding and meaningful education that differentiates PHC students from their peers. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, March 26th. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Make an Impact. Inspire Change. Challenge Yourself. Pavlis Honors College.

Find out why success means more than GPA: honors.mtu.edu.


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.


COMMUNITY EVENTS

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.


SPORTS & WELLNESS

Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines

Innertube Water Polo: Tuesday, February 7 @ 8:00 am
– League Play will start on Wednesday, February 15th

Floor Hockey: Wednesday, February 8 @ 8:00 am
– League Play will start on Monday, February 13

Spring Volleyball: Friday, February 17 @ 8:00 am
– League Play will start on Monday, February 20

Badminton Singles: Wednesday, February 22 @ 8:00 am
– Tournament will be on Friday, Fenruary 24 starting at 6:00 pm
– Tournament will take place at SDC

Table Tennis Doubles: Wenesday, February 22 @ 8:00 am
– Tournament will be on Saturday, February 25
– Tournament will take place at SDC

Racquetball Ladder: Monday, February 27 @ 8:00 am
Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


Register Today for the Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament!

Michigan Tech Recreation invites you to take part in the 2017 Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament! Grab your fellow classmates, frat brothers or sorority sisters and sign up for the Men’s or Women’s Open today! Cost is $80/team of 4 players. Deadline to register: April 3. Follow this link for more information and how to register.

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Sexual Violence Support Group

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 or sexual assault. Our group provides support to individuals of recent or past sexual violence in a safe, non-judgmental group. With the help of group support 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 meets every other Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm starting January 19, 2017 on campus. Through discussion, support and education we can help one another.

If you would like more information or to sign up for group, please contact Peggy at Dial Help Inc.

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