Day: April 7, 2017

Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 4/7/17



 Khana Khazana Thai 2

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

The menu features:

  • Stir Fry Chicken with Basil
  • Fried Egg Spicy Salad
  • Sweet Potato with Coconut Milk

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 Hidden Figures

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 FREE and concessions are $1 each.

Free admission made possible by:

Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Center for Pre-College Outreach + GEAR UP
Graduate School
Mathematical Sciences
National Society of Black Engineers
PanHellenic Council
Pavlis Honors College

End of Year Picnic hosted by GSG

End of the year PICNIC will be hold by the GSG social committee at the Great Lakes Research Center,GLRC, 2nd FLOOR.
We will provide food (for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians) as well as games.


 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 6:30-8pm*. This event will be focused on honoring survivors of cancer, and those who have been caregivers for loved ones with cancer. Tickets 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 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.”

*This post from last week included the incorrect starting time. The event begins at 6:30 pm as stated here

Spring Swing this Saturday at St Al’s

Concordia, Cru, HisHouse, InterVarsity and St. Al’s invite you to the SPRING SWING dance this Saturday, April 8th, from 8pm-12 midnight at St. Al’s Basement Hall (411 MacInnes Dr.). Swing Dancing, Food, Games, Fun, FREE! Come join us this Saturday!

Swing Dance Poster - Beach (1)

Musical Comedian Jon Fisher

Saturday, April 8 at 9pm in the MUB Commons!

Jon Raymond Fisher is a musical comedian who has garnered millions of Youtube views between his commercials and sketch comedy. Jon has played across the country, opening for a number of well known acts including Hannibal Buress, Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Natasha Leggero, and many more. Additionally, Jon’s comedy background has gotten him booked on TruTv’s “How to Be a Grownup”, as well as in a number of commercials, the most recent of which incorporates his musical comedy. Nest described as a cross between Flight of the Conchords and Lonely Island, Fisher’s songs cover topics ranging from roommate problems to his man crush on Ryan Gosling to the perils of the gym. Jon’s acoustic pop and hip hop comedic stylings combine social commentary, observational humor, pop-culture reference, and character-driven acts out for a performance that’s great for all ages, and one you won’t want to miss!


Tech Theatre and the KSO Bring the Musical “West Side Story” to the Rozsa

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 with a passionately poetic statement: A place where everyone can grow beyond the confines of hate and poverty, a safe and beautiful place. The Rozsa Center, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra present West Side Story for three nights, ThursdaySaturday, April 13 – 15, 7:30 PM each night, in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

Alpha Delta Alpha Bad Movie Recruitment Event

Join the sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha for a bad movie recruitment event at the Alpha Delta Alpha house (810 E South Ave)  on Thursday, April 13th at 5pm. Rides will leave from Wads at 4:55.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex at
We hope to see you there!

Join the Department of Biological Sciences and the VWMLSS for Carol Lee on Friday, April 14 from 4-5pm

Carol Lee from the Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be visiting campus on Friday, April 14 to present a talk on Rapid Evolution during Habitat Invasions. This event is sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences and the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series.


Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity: Seedbombs!

Butterflies and wildflowers are inseparable friends! Volunteer to make native wildflower seedbomb packets for the KBIC Earth Day Fair this April 2017. We will meet at the MTU greenhouses in the Noblet Forestry building Wednesday April 12th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm to prep. materials for the event, but also make a few seedbombs for ourselves.

We will mix five wildflower species that are associates of Tawny Crescent and Duskywings butterflies. The Earth Day Fair isWednesday April 19th at the KBOCC Campus. All MTU students are welcome to attend seedbomb making either April 5 12th even if you can’t make the Earth Day fair.  I hope to see you there!

Diversity Play Next Fall – Looking for Actors!

How can these things happen? A child is hit by a car while playing on the sidewalk. In retaliation, a young man is stabbed to death. A community turns inward upon itself, neighbor set against neighbor. Can an out-of-balance world be set right?

Anna Devere Smith interviewed members of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights Community and using their own words assembled a retelling of their solemn road from hate and violence to understanding. At once poignant and colored by powerful feelings, “Fires in the Mirror” is an unusual evening of theatre exploring intersections such as identity, bias, race and religion to take us to the heart of disaster and understanding and bringing us home safe.

The Visual and Performing Arts Department is looking for a diverse group of people interested in being a cast member for the play. No previous acting experience is required. There will be a read-through of portions of the script on Tuesday, April 18th and 8pm in the McArdle Theatre (second floor of the Walker Arts and Humanities Center). We are looking for 6-11 people of various ages, ethnic backgrounds and religions. If you have more questions please stop by the read-through for a few minutes to chat, or for more information contact Roger Held (VPA).


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 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.

HuskyLEAD Next Tuesday, April 11 in MUB Ballroom A1

Assessment Tuesday, April 11, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ballroom A1
Is our organization on the right track? Are we providing programs and activities that meet our mission? Come to this interactive, workshop to learn how to effectively create outcomes for your organization and develop the tools necessary to access them.

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 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!!

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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 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


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 TEXT 906-35NEEDS or CALL 800-562-7622