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




 Khana Khazana Combo

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

The menu features:

  • Butter Chicken (India)
  • Cup Corn (Iran)
  • Tofu & Crystal Noodles Soup (China) (V)
  • Fired Banana (Thailand)

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 Passengers

Friday, Feb. 10 —  9:00, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11 — 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12 — 2:30, 5:30 p.m.

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

St. Patrick’s Day Sale!

Receive 17% off of your entire purchase* if you come into the Campus Store or University Images wearing Green!

Happy Patrick’s Day!
(*some exclusions may apply)

African Night

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Dinner at 6pm, Performances Start at 7pm
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 7pm!
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!


Painting for a Purpose with MTU Relay for Life

Painting for a Purpose: MTU Relay for Life is holding a canvas painting event on Monday, March 20th at 7 pm in the MUB. The cost is $7 for students, $10 for adults. At the event, you will receive a canvas and painting supplies. Laurie Stark will be leading the painting and will be walking you through how to make a UP themed canvas. To sign up fill out the following Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf09EcMceNgc9BcObFAXWKW9Dx_g4R2WS3_7bInVuz6ypUCyg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Peace Corps Prep Information Session

Interested in working abroad, developing intercultural skills, and engaging with community projects? Join us to hear about the new Peace Corps Prep program at Michigan Tech for undergraduates preparing for Peace Corps or similar experiences! The Peace Corps Prep Information Session is TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 4 PM – 5 PM in WADSWORTH HALL, CHERRY ROOM (138W). Apply to the program via mtu.edu/honors/learning-community/apply no later than March 26th. For more information: mtu.edu/honors/learning-community/peace-corps-prep or contact Kari Henquinet.

HuskyLEAD Next Thursday March 23rd

Making a Smooth Organization Transition Thursday, March 23, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Alumni Lounge
Don’t leave next year’s officers out in the cold. Come learn the essentials of making a smooth organization transition into the next school year. Remembering just a few items will keep your organization going strong year after year.

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

Rozsa Presents a “Marimba Concert & Poetry Night

What is a Marimba? Think of a very large wooden xylophone, the national instrument of Guatemala. The Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents Guatemalan writer Hugo Gordillo, and collaborator Zach l’Italian, who will read selections of Gordillo’s new poems (in Spanish and in English), in a “Marimba Concert & Poetry Night,” on Thursday, March 23 at 6:00 PM in the Rozsa lobby. This event was developed in collaboration with Michigan Tech music students and conducted by Mike Christiansen, Michigan Tech’s Director of Bands. The Marimba Concert and Poetry event are free and all are welcome. The Michigan Tech Marimbist Band will play several marimba selections, arranged by Mike Christianson. This event is the closing reception for ChickenBus: a U.S. Guatemalan experience, an exhibit by VPA faculty member Lisa Gordillo in the Rozsa gallery. Several poems in Hugo Gordillo’s collection inspired the art in this exhibit. The exhibit will be open before and after the concert.

Alpha Delta Alpha Top Chef Event

The sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha welcome you to join us for the ADA version of Top Chef! It’s going to be a night of delicious food, fun and great company! Two separate teams will be asked to create the same dish, and at the end, the dishes will be judged by one of our sisters. So grab a friend, and head on down to the DHH kitchenette on Thursday, March 23rd at 5 p.m. We hope to see you there!

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

Celebrate Norooz, Iranian New Year, with the Iranian Community at Michigan Tech

Iranian Community at Michigan Tech is celebrating the Iranian New Year (Norooz) for the fourth time, on Michigan Tech Campus. Last year, President Mroz and the Provost attended our Norooz event, for the first time. I would like to share the information about this year’s event with you:

Date and Time: Saturday March 25th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: MUB Ballroom
Tickets: March 20 to 24, 11:00-14:00, at MUB Commons
(Students: $12, Non-students: $15)

Contact: ircom@mtu.edu

This year’s Norooz event features Iranian banquet, dance performances, live music, and standup comedy, followed by one hour of after-party.
Our special guest performer for this year is:

Dr. Lily Afshar, a world-class guitarist, from Memphis, TN

She is a Professor of Guitar, at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis, and the first woman in the world to be awarded a Doctor of Music in Guitar Performance in 1989. (Click for full biography)

She is also doing a Master Class at MTU, on March 24th. (FB event page)


Celebrate 50 Years of Jazz at Michigan Tech

Join us in celebrating “50 Years Of Great Jazz At Michigan Tech – The Gold Standard”, at our annual Don Keranen Memorial Concert, the final jazz concert of our performance season, on Saturday, March 25, 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center. There will be a reception following the concert in the Rozsa Lobby.

According to Mike Irish, Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan Tech, “Don originated the Jazz Lab Band in 1967, and since then, it has grown into one of the most respected non-major jazz programs in the country…We have so much to be thankful for from these 50 years! We hope that you enjoy this evening’s concert on many levels. Please join us for a reception in the Rozsa lobby following the concert!

For more details, please see the attached press release. There are also a few pictures attached for your use. Please contact me with questions about photos, if any.

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

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

The Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club is excited to present the Modern Manhattan Gala themed Charity Ball on Saturday April 1 at the Continental Fire Co. from 7:00 to 11:30 pm.

All proceeds from ticket sales will be given to the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter, which offers victims of domestic violence, and their children, temporary shelter and provides counseling to achieve safety and find resources to escape violence and abuse. All services are free and confidential.

– DJ and live performances from the MTU Dance Team and Swing Dance Club

– Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available

– Photo booth and prize giveaway!
Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for community members. They can be purchased in MUB 106 on the MTU campus at the Rotaract desk from 10 am to 3 pm Monday-Thursday, or online at rotaractcb17.eventbrite.com*. *Processing fees apply if purchased online.

Speaker and Author Aspen Matis

Mark your calendar to attend speaker and author Aspen Matis on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Fisher Hall, Room 135 at 8 PM. A book signing will take place after the event. Please download and share the Aspen Matis event poster!

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.” www.aspen-matis.com

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

This event is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Office of the President, Institutional Equity and Inclusion/Title IX, Student Affairs and Advancement, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series, Academic and Community Conduct, Human Resources, Housing and Residential Life, Student Health and Wellness, Athletics and Recreation, Order of Omega, and Panhellenic Council.

If you have a question about this event, please contact Beth Lunde-Stockero, Title IX Coordinator, at titleix@mtu.edu.

Night of Hope sponsored by Relay for Life at Michigan Tech and the Houghton Community Relay

Relay for Life of Michigan Tech will be co-hosting an event called the Night of Hope with the Houghton Community Relay on April 8th. This event will be in the Rozsa from 5-8pm. This event will be focused on honoring survivors of cancer, and those who have been caregivers for loved ones with cancer. Tickers are $10, and this ticket includes dinner! Students who have survived cancer also have an opportunity to get their ticket sponsored by Aspirus.

There will be a silent auction, Survivor and Caregiver ceremonies, and informative presentations. Students can contact Brooke Basto at bebasto@mtu.edu to purchase a ticket. Please help support the American Cancer Society and all of the work they do to support people after they hear the words “you have cancer.”


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 75% 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.

Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning Saturday April 1st

Student Activities, the Undergraduate Student Government, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are hosting Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning, a spring semester day of service similar to the fall semester event, Make a Difference Day.

Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Check-in and educational demonstrations about Cesar Chavez will occur on Friday, March 31 in the Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge from 3:00-5:00pm. If you’re unable to check-in on Friday, we will also have check-in on Saturday, April 1 in the same location from 8:00-10:00am

Volunteer projects will vary but most will happen locally from 10am-12pm. Everyone who participates will receive a free t-shirt for their volunteer efforts!

Please note that each member of your organization/group needs to sign up individually by following this link. FINAL DEADLINE to register is Thursday, March 23 @ 3:00pm


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.


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.  

Not only will tributes appear in the commencement program, but they will also be displayed on the new video scoreboard in the ice arena! It’s gonna be crazy!

You have the option to upload a picture with your tribute!   Maybe a special picture of you and your parents?  Spouse?  Best friend? Imagine that person/s sitting in the audience and seeing the photo and tribute appear on the big screen!

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@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.


Upcoming Intramural Events

Entry Deadlines

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.

Several adult HuskiesFit Program classes will begin their second session within the next few weeks.

Sign yourself up for one of the following today:

– Aikido with Mark begins Monday, March 6

– Belly Dance for Fitness with Allison begins Thursday, March 16

– Meet at the Barre with Allison begins Thursday, March 16

– Mindfulness Level 2: Advanced Course with Kim begins Tuesday, March 7

– POUND with Rochelle begins Saturday, March 11, and Sunday March 12

– Muay Thai with Gary begins in March

– TRX with Kelly begins Monday, March 13, and Friday, March 17

For more information, visit Adult HuskiesFit Programs.

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 30, 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


Graduating Senior Series Part 2

Handling Student Loan Payoff

Graduation is almost here…and so are your student loan payments. Find the best way to handle your student loan pay-offs in this small group conversation.

March 24 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | MUB Ballroom

Gerdau Steel Tour – St Paul, MN

You’re invited on an all-expense paid trip to St. Paul to visit Gerdau’s Long Steel North America facility. We know the best way to learn about career possibilities is to experience it first-hand.

Registration is limited to 30 spots. Reserve yours today.

March 26 – March 28 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Register Here

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