Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 3/10/17




PHC Speaker Series

Victor Vukorpa, a Senior Master Black Belt in Six Sigma at Whirlpool Corporation and Senior Lead of Whirlpool’s Global Operational Excellence (OPEX) program, will be sharing his experiences with Tech via Google Hangouts on Monday, March 13th in DOW 642 at 4pm. His rpassion is teaching, mentoring, and applying Six Sigma and Lean concepts and tools to solve technical problems. He became a Whirlpool certified Black Belt in 1998 and a certified Master Black Belt in 2004. Mr. Vukorpa received his BSME from Michigan Technological University in 1982 and he received his MSME from Western Michigan University in 1993.

Save the date for this exciting discussion. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.


Humane Society event with Alpha Delta Alpha

Join the sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha for a trip to the Humane Society on Wednesday, March 15 at 4 pm.

Rides will be available from Wads, leaving at 3:55 pm.

For more information contact, Alex at aovansum@mtu.edu

African Night

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Dinner at 6pm, Performances Start at 8pm
Ballroom (A) in the Memorial Union Building, Michigan Tech, Houghton, MI
On Saturday, March 18th, African Student Organization members will be hosting their annual African Night! Tickets will be sold the week prior to this event in the MUB Commons. Cost is $10.00 for Students and $15.00 for Public/Faculty. Dinner will be served starting at 6pm, with performances including a cultural fashion show and two special performances by the 1Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre from Cincinnati, OH, plus more starting at 8pm!
With your ticket, you get your fill of delicious, authentic African food and drinks plus fantastic performances you won’t want to miss!
We hope you all can come and enjoy our African Food and Culture with us!

African Night

WMTU 91.9fm Houghton presents KEWEENAWESOMEFEST 2017

WMTU 91.9fm Houghton’s annual music festival, Keweenawesomefest, is back! Get ready for March 17th and 18th, when 12 awesome acts are going to blow your minds! KFest is happening in McArdle Theater in the Walker Arts & Humanities Building. Doors open at 5:30, music starts at 6:00 and goes until 12:00 midnight. Tickets will be available on campus prior to the event and at the door. Prices are $5 for one night, $8 for the weekend. Get out of the cold and come to Keweenawesomefest 2017!


Social Justice Lecture Series – Jane Elliot

Who: Jane Elliott

What: Jane Elliott is an activist, educator, and creator of the world famous Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise.

Where: Fisher 135

When: 3/22 at 5pm

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/352524551814839/

Jane Elliot Poster

Apply for Study Abroad through International Programs and Services!

Adventure is calling, HOWL back! Have you wanted to spend your time in a warmer climate this winter? Or have you just wanted to try something new? If so, you may want to consider study abroad. Michigan Tech offers a wide variety of study abroad programs that are suited for any type of student. Just imagine, next fall or spring you could be enjoying your time in the sun on the beach, hiking in the mountains, or experiencing the night life of the city.

There is still time to apply for the fall semester! The deadline is April 1st. If you have any questions please email studyabroad@mtu.edu, or visit us at our Study Abroad 101 meetings in Admin 200 on Tuesdays at 11:00am or Thursdays at 2:00 pm.

Howl Back

Apply to Win a Full Tuition Scholarship to Study in Ireland

Do you want to study abroad in an English speaking country on a scholarship? Go Overseas is handing out 15 undergraduate and 11 postgraduate full-tuition scholarships for people going to Ireland. For more information please email studyabroad@mtu.edu

GoOverseas Ireland Scholarship

Upper Peninsula – NE Wisconsin ACS Student Research Symposium

The UP Local section of the American Chemical Society is hosting its annual student research symposium on March 25, at the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
This event has been a great opportunity for undergrad and graduate students to present their chemistry-related research in a relaxed, poster-style format. This has been a great event in the past, where we get lots of participation from many different academic departments.
Cash prizes will be awarded, similar to previous years!

How to participate: Register for the event at the website: https://goo.gl/forms/7IPbjm9Dm7u10tIh1
There is also a link on the UP Local section website: http://upls.sites.acs.org/
Questions? Email Robert Handler at rhandler@mtu.edu


Looking for Advertising for your Student Organization?

Advertise on Electronic Display Boards outside of the dining halls in Wads and McNair. Send an email to biz-ops@mtu.edu with the information of your event and they’ll work with you to post your event information or even help with designing a graphic!

Winter Carnival 2017 Survey

Winter Carnival has come to a close, and Blue Key would like to know how it went!  Blue Key is constantly working to improve Winter Carnival, and this survey is crucial for us to get feedback on what went well, and what went poorly.  Take a few minutes to let us know how Winter Carnival was this year!  You can find this year’s Winter Carnival survey here: http://baseline.campuslabs.com/mtu/wintercarnival

Winter Carnival Apparel

All Winter Carnival Apparel is now 50% off at the Campus Store and University Images.

Michigan Tech Choirs Present Benefit Concert: Music for a Sacred Space

Please join us for an evening of sacred choral music presented in its natural habitat, the local treasure that is the magnificent space of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden. The concert will feature music of many different countries and cultures, with devotional music ranging from South Africa, Germany, England, Canada, and 19th-century America. The Michigan Tech Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, Jared Anderson, Conductor, present Music for a Sacred Space on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lake Linden.

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 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.

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.


UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Race

The UP Health System Great Bear Chase ski race will take place on Saturday, March 11th at Swedetown Trails in Calumet. The race committee is looking for student groups who would be willing to help out. The Great Bear Chase Committee will make a financial donation to any student group who volunteers!

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, March 11th to help with aid stations, registration, parking, finish line (bag attendant, finish line attendant, back-up timing), awards, result printing and  banquet. Shifts are at various times throughout the day.

If you are interested in volunteering as an organization (and receive a financial donation!!), please contact Laura Bulleit (lbulleit@mtu.edu) with the name of your organization, the name of students willing to volunteer, and the time preference (early morning, mid morning, afternoon, etc) for volunteering.

Students are also welcome to volunteer on their own as individuals. To volunteer as an individual, please click on the link below and complete the short form.



Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines

Dodgeball: Wednesday, March 15 @ 8:00 am
– Tournament will be on Saturday, March 18
– Tournament will take place at SDC

Swim Meet: Monday, March 20 @ 5:00 pm
– The meet will take place on Tuesday, March 21
– The meet will take place at SDC pool

Soccer-Tennis: Wednesday, March 22 @ 8:00 am
– The tournament will take place on the weekend of March 25 & 26
– The tournament will take place at the Gates Tennis Center

Spring Volleyball 2’s: Wednesday, March 29 @ 8:00 am
– The tournament will take place on the weekend of March 31 & April 1
– The tournament will take place at the SDC.

Spring Soccer: Friday, March 31 @ 8:00 am
– The tournament will Start April 2
– The tournament will take place at Sherman Field.

Ultimate Frisbee: Friday, March 31 @ 8:00 am
– The tournament will Start April 2
– The tournament will take place at Sherman Field.


Spring Break SDC Schedule


SDC Spring Break Building Hours

The Student Development Complex will have reduced hours over Spring Break, March 4 through March 11. Regular hours will resume Sunday, March 12.

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.


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. The 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, help by sharing their struggles and triumphs with one another, and begin to put their lives back together. Through discussion, support and education we can help one another. This group meets every other Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The next meeting is Thursday March 15, 2017 on campus. If you would like more information or to sign up for group, please contact Peggy at Dial Help Inc.psullivan@dailhelp.org TEXT 906-35NEEDS or CALL 800-562-7622