Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 3/31/17




 Khana Khazana Chinese 2

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

The menu features:

  • Capsicum Fried Chicken and Sausage
  • Hot Tofu Soup
  • Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes

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 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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

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

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

Rozsa Gallery A – Space Presents “Amusement Park Avenue”

Why do we love amusement parks? From side-shows to Ferris wheels, we’re drawn to the excitement of the buzz, the sounds, the bright colors, the sensory extravaganza. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce Amusement Park Avenue: The 2017 VPA Faculty & Staff Exhibit. Faculty and staff of VPA will exhibit a variety of works of many different media and concepts, touching upon all five senses and inspiring curiosity, as if walking down an amusement park avenue. Fifteen artists will be represented: Jared Anderson, Anne Beffel, Mary Cyr, Kent Cyr, M.C. Friedrich, Terri Frew, Lisa Gordillo, Roger Held, Bethany Jones, Susie Kilpela, Jeremy Littlefield, Josh Loar, Elizabeth Meyer, Christopher Plummer, and Jess Portfleet. The opening reception is Friday, March 31 at 4:00 PM in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space. The exhibit will run until April 28, and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are M-F 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Sat. 1:00 – 8:00 PM.

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.

From Traditional Chinese Music to Jazz: “Orchid Ensemble” Performs Saturday

Please join us for a concert featuring the renowned Canadian group “Orchid Ensemble,” who will join conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber singers, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 7:30 PM, in the McArdle Theatre. Established in 1997, the JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on the erhu/Chinese violin, Yu-Chen Wang (Taiwan/US) on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard (Canada) on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound.

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.

Economics Club Hosts Panel Discussion on the Economics of Climate Change

Come join the Economics Club at Michigan Tech Thursday, April 6 at 6:00PM in EERC 100 for a panel discussion on the economics of climate change. Drinks and snacks will be provided.


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!

Volunteers Wanted for Every Color of Eyes Art Project

Anne Beffel, Visual Arts professor with the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, is asking for volunteer participants in her Every Color of Eyes art project. The Every Color of Eyes art project makes visible our differences and our common humanity through the metaphor of eye color. Artist and Professor Anne Beffel, and assistants Rebekka Guyon, Alex Pohl, J.P. Rewer, and Phillip Wildner are gathering eye color samples as the basis of a long scroll painting of color-filled circles.  For more information, follow this link for the press release.

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!


Winter Carnival 2018 Logo Contest

Be the one to design the Winter Carnival 2018 logo! All you have to do is draw a logo pertaining to the theme, “Myths and tales of our past, in our frigid forecast”, using up to 4 colors, and fit it into the circle. Turn in completed forms to the Blue Key office in MUB 106 or scan and email them to bluekey@mtu.edu by April 15th at 5:00 PM. Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore and the Winter Carnival banner!!

link URL: http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/interests/organizations/bluekey/winter-carnival/participate/logo-design-form-wc2018.pdf


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.


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. 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