Michigan Tech LODE & Student News Briefs, 4/14/17




This weekend, Film Board presents John Wick: Chapter 2

Friday, April 14 —  5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 15 — 11:30, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.

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

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.

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.


Pad Thai 101 this Saturday, April 15th

We will demonstrate how to cook a popular Thai food including:
– Pad Thai (Stir-fried rice noodles)
– Summer rolls

Date: Sat, 4.15.2017
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Place: MUB common

100 servings will be given, and you can get the coupon at the event!!



Join us next Saturday April 15 for a special evening with Heather “Anish” Anderson, a Michigan native and endurance hiker/adventurer.

7-8:30 pm, Anish Hikes: Stories from the Trail, Fisher 138, Michigan Tech Campus
In 2013, an unknown hiker named Anish set out on the Pacific Crest Trail. 60 days and 17 hours later, she had smashed the time records for a self-supported hike. In 2015 she went on to claim the record for fastest self-supported hike of the Appalachian Trail. She is the first person in history to simultaneously hold both records. Come hear about her life-changing experiences on trail.

For all the trail athletes in the crowd, at 6:30 pm Dr. Durocher, Professor of Physiology & Anatomy at MTU will give a talk on “Tips for Endurance Athletes” and earlier in the day we will have a group trail run. See FB for more: https://www.facebook.com/events/260129654448864

Come Dance with Nosotros

Where: MUB ballroom
Time: 8-9 pm salsa lessons, 9-11 pm open floor
When: Saturday 15th April
Cost: FREE!

All levels! No partner needed! Family friendly!


Cru and Film Board Present The Passion of the Christ

Cru together with Film Board will be presenting a special Easter showing of The Passion of the Christ held this Sunday, April 16. There will be two showings at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in Fisher 135. This event is open to all, and admission is free.

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).

Join ASEM for their monthly meeting on April 17th

ASEM Meeting Announcement April 17th

South American Symphonies, Spanish Jazz, and Afro-Cuban Rhythms: Michigan Tech Bands Present Music with Heat!

On Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 PM in the Rozsa Center, the two wind bands of Michigan Technological University: Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Concert Band, will present their yearly combined concert. This year’s theme is “En Fuego!”, a concert featuring music that is imbued with heat. Dr. Mike Christianson, Director of Bands, will first lead each band individually, finishing with the two combining into a “megaband” of 120 musicians! According to Christianson, “The music is by composers who hail from such exotic climes as: Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France, Germany and Saginaw.” Music will range from South American symphonies, Spanish jazz arrangements, Afro-Cuban and Latin music, and even a favorite by Stevie Wonder.

Syrian Chemical Attacks Fundraising

When: April 21
where MUB commons
Food: Middle Eastern food
Person in Charge: Hossein Tavakoli
Organizations: Iranian Community and Muslim student association


Measure, Project Learning Lab’s End-of-Semester Student Art Exhibit Opens

The Rozsa Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) are excited to announce their semi-annual student showcase, titled Measure, featuring works of art created by Michigan Tech students who are participating in Project Learning Lab, an innovative arts classroom based inside of Rozsa gallery b. Works on display were created by students in Lisa Gordillo’s Traditional Sculpture, Advanced Sculpture, and Advanced Drawing classes. Students from many campus disciplines are represented, including Forestry, Materials Science, and Theatre Arts. The exhibition runs April 18-22, 2017. A reception will be held Thursday, April 20, from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. The reception is free and all are welcome. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Michigan Tech Choirs Present “Bon Voyage South Africa!”

The Rozsa Center welcomes the choirs of Michigan Tech who will present their year-end concert “Bon Voyage South Africa,” on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 PM. The concert will feature music that has been prepared for the Michigan Tech Concert Choir international tour to South Africa.

Join the March for Science – Houghton for Hands-on Science and other events!

Who: People who love science in the Houghton-Hancock area
What: March for Science — Houghton
When: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, noon
Where: Under the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, Houghton side


Explore a “Steampunk” Acrobatic Whirlwind with Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk at the Rozsa

From the inventive Cirque Mechanics comes Pedal Punk, a “rowdy circus where the acrobats are on wheels!” Pedal Punk is a “Steampunk” – inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology-obsessed society, where the excitement, artistry, and thrills occur when a zany bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes and repairs more than broken pieces. He creates wondrous machines that come to live and inspires the cyclist in all of us to unite with our inner Pedal Punk. Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk comes to the Rozsa Center stage on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 PM.


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 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

Campus Store Extended Hours

Starting Monday, April 10th through Friday, April 21st, the Campus Store will be open until 7:00pm

Campus Store Customer Appreciation Sale

Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images would like to show our appreciation and thank you for your continued patronage by once again offering our annual Customer Appreciation Sale on Wednesday, April 18th from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Nearly everything in the stores will be 25% off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, school supplies and souvenirs. Our clearance racks are full and career wear is still 75% off. We look forward to you stopping by!

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.


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