Month: August 2017

Student News Briefs – August 25, 2017

The Rozsa Calendars Are In

The Rozsa Calendars are here! Once again this year we have both full-size wall calendars and the handy pocket/desk calendars that fit neatly in purses, pockets, and of course by your phone on your desk.  Pick up one of each or even both at the Rozsa Center or at any of the more than 120 local Houghton and Hancock businesses who display and distribute them each year.

Featured this year are 12 Rozsa Presenting Series events, more than 33 Visual and Performing Arts events including music, theater and visual arts events, and the ever-popular 41 North Film festival. What happens when you combine Chinese martial arts, dance and acrobats in “China Gold,” a dark and physical interpretation by PUSH Physical Theatre of the gothic tale “Dracula,” world-class modern dance “Ailey II,” and an award winning all-new play from LA Theatre Works about the last 24 hours of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, “The Mountaintop”? You get the Rozsa Visual and Performing Arts 2017/18 Season!

Season Ticket Packages are on sale now, with the best discounts available on all the season has to offer! There are four Season Ticket Package options this year, offering savings of 18% – 37% off single ticket prices: A Full Season Ticket Package, a pass to all the arts at Michigan Tech! Enjoy the biggest discount available off the single ticket price on all Rozsa and VPA events. The popular “Pick 6” Season Ticket Package has returned, and is an even better value this year. New this year, we have both a “Pick 3” option, and have brought back the very popular new “Family Pack” option that will help you bring the whole family to a big show at an affordable price. We hope there is a package that works for you! Thank you to all of our long-time Season Ticket holders, we’re holding your seats.  For new Season Ticket buyers, welcome, we look forward to seeing you this season.

Not interested in a Season Ticket Package? Single ticket sales begin September 1, 2017. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Central Ticket Office (SDC), at 906-487-2073, or go online at

For Michigan Tech faculty and staff, we would like to make it easy for you to get your copies of the calendars! If you would like to request a calendar be delivered directly to your campus mailbox, please click on this link and fill out the google form. We will gladly send a calendar to you in inter-campus mail.

It’s Fall Dollar Days September 5th – 9th

Start your HuskiesFit this fall with Dollar Days September 5th – 9th.


LeaderShape Institute Accepting Applications

Accepting Applications for 2018 LeaderShape Institute On-Site Coordinators

The next LeaderShape Institute is scheduled for January 8-13, 2018 and we’re seeking applicants for the On-Site Coordinator positions.

If you have attended the Institute in the past and are interested in serving in this amazing opportunity, review and complete the OSC application by Monday, September 18 at 5pm.
Email any questions to

Participate in Parade of Nations

Now is the time for student organizations to think about their involvement in the 2017 Parade of Nations which will be held on Saturday, September 16th. The Parade begins at 11:00 am in Hancock near the Huntington Bank building and marches to the Dee Stadium in Houghton where the multicultural festival will take place from approximately noon to 3:00 pm. The theme for the 2017 Parade of Nations is “Think Globally, Celebrate Locally”.

Student organizations can:

  1. Have a float in the Parade (register here) and win cash in the float contest!
  2. Sponsor a food or crafts booth at the multicultural festival (register for craft booth or food booth)
  3. Showcase their talents by being a part of the entertainment – this is open to individuals too! (register here)
  4. Volunteer to help (email

Is your organization short on cash? Activity Grant Available.

This year’s headline act is China Gold, sponsored by the Parade of Nations and the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts. See an expert display of Chinese martial arts, dance and acrobats. China gold showcases the Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu, high flying acrobatics, and several sensational Chinese female dancers. The performance will take place at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, September 16, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for details and ticket information.China Gold

China Gold was recently featured on international television, reaching an estimated 1.7 billion viewers worldwide. Tickets are on sale now, $10 for adults, $5 for children and no charge for students who have paid the Experience Tech fee.  Tickets are available by phone, (906) 487-2073, online at, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box office the night of the show. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is only open two hours before performances.

Be a parade spectator and have a chance to win the “I Love Parade of Nations” Weekend Getaway for two to Chicago worth more than $2,000! Visit the Parade of Nations website or Facebook page for more details.

For more details on all Parade of Nations events, check out the event’s website or to keep up on Parade happenings, visit their Facebook page.

Orientation Week Events

Graduate Student Orientation Picnic 

Sponsored by GSG.Orientation flyer

Who: All Graduate Students

Where: Hancock Beach

When: Wednesday, August 30 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Free rides from MUB begin after Graduate School Orientation

Graduate Student First Friday Social

Sponsored by GSG

Who: Graduate Students

Where: ROTC Lawn (adjacent to the ME-EM building

When: Friday, September 1 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Food and beverages will be provided.

Social Justice Lecture SeriesSJLS Poster 1

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents this year’s Social Justice Lecture Series.

Huskies will get a chance to see some truly engaging, educational and thought provoking speakers. The series is relevant and will speak to topics that touch on local, national and global levels. After each lecture there is a chance to continue the conversations after our speakers leave in a partner healthy dialogue series.

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Tech Theatre Company To Hold Auditions

The Tech Theatre Company will hold auditions on September 6th and September 7th for Fires in the Mirror by Anna Devere Smith, which investigates the ethnic conflict in Crown Heights in 1991. A number of actors of various cultural backgrounds are needed. Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm each evening in the Walker 210 across the hall from the McArdle Theatre. Those who wish to participate are asked to arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:45 pm. The play run dates are from November 15 & 16 – December 2nd. The auditions are open to anyone, and include opportunities for students, faculty, and community members. If you have questions please contact Roger Held,, 906-487-3238.

The second play is Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin. Auditions will be in the McArdle Theatre on September 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm. Play runs dates are October 12-14th & 18-20th. It’s Steve Martins’ thoughtfully comedic look at the 20th century. If you have questions please contact Christopher Plummer,, 906-487-3282.

Registration for Intramural Sports Open on Friday, August 25, 2017

Register your team at


Entry Deadlines

Softball: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 10th

Sand Volleyball Fours: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 11th

Frisbockey: Friday, September 15 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 17th

Soccer Fours: Friday, September 15 @ 8;00 am

  • Season begins September 20th

2-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 8 @ 10:00 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 9th
  • Must sign up for a Tee-Time in the Intramural Office

Racquetball Singles: Friday, September 27 @ noon

Disc Golf Singles: Friday, September 22 @ 10 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 23 @ 10 am

For more information:

Student News Briefs – August 11, 2017

Khana Khazana Friday, August 11, 2017

Indian Food at today’s Khana Khazana, this week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli the featured menu is from India.

The menu features are:                            Indian Khana Khazana

  • Butter Chicken (Non-Veggie)
  • Paneer Butter Masala (Veggie)
  • Mixed Vegetable Pakora
  • Badam Kheer

This weeks Khana Khazana is being served from 11 am to 1 pm today at the North Coast Grill and Deli in the Memorial Union Building. The cost is $5.95 and includes a fountain beverage.

Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.

K-Day Registration is OPEN!

Make sure you register your student organization by September 4th. The theme this year is… It’s a Jungle Out There! Please have your activity planned when registering. Sign in KDAY-FB-Cover-Photoat and the registration link is on the home page.  If you have any questions, email Rochelle at

See you on September 8th!


Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in on Saturday, August 26. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Student News Briefs – August 4, 2017

Chinese Cuisine today at Khana Khazana
This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from China.
The menu features:
  • Coca Cola Chicken WingsKhana Khazana Chinese 2
  • Braised Tofu
  • Banana Milk with Sago

Chinese Cuisine is being served from 11 am to 1 pm today at the Khana Khazana at the North Coast Grill and Deli. The cost is $5.95 and includes a fountain beverage.

Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.

Copper Harbor Sunset Cruise
“Interested in an unforgettable cruise in Lake Superior along the shoreline of Copper Harbor? Join Student Activities and Housing and Residential Life as they cruise with The Isle Royale Line to experience the beauty of a Keweenaw sunset.Sunset Cruise A
Cost is $5 and includes transportation to and from Copper Harbor and a ticket to ride the boat.
In order to sign up, go to the Student Activities office in the Memorial Union Building, Room 112, with your payment, between 8am-4pmMonday through Friday. Space is limited, so sign-up soon!
Any questions can be sent to Student Activities, or  906-487-1963.”

Vote on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Michigan votes website

School districts and communities in more than 50 counties will hold elections Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Check your registration status at the Michigan Voter Information Center at

You also can view your sample ballot if your community is holding an election as well as find your polling location and track your absentee ballot.

How you can get an absentee ballot

Voters who qualify may choose to cast an absentee ballot. As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee ballot if you are:

  • Age 60 or older.
  • Physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
  • Expecting to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls will be open on Election Day.
  • In jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
  • Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons.
  • Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

Those who wish to receive an absentee ballot by mail must submit the application by 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.

Visit us online to find out more.

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome in-coming students during move-in on Saturday, August 26. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Please fill out the Google form to sign up to volunteer.
Move-in Volunteer Shifts:
Saturday, August 26
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations:

  • Remember that you are representing your Student Organization and Michigan Technological University. First impressions are very important to new students and their family members.
    •    Wear apparel that represents your Student Organization or Michigan Tech only.
    •    Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no hats, and no sunglasses are permitted).
    •    Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (athletic shoes recommended).
    •    Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
    •    Volunteers must help everyone, not just the people you might want to get to know.
    •    Please remember that some students and families may not want your help. Please be considerate and ask if they would like assistance first, before grabbing items.
    •    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk in order to get to your assigned location on time for the start of your shift.
    •    Work with University, Orientation, and Housing and Residential Life staffs who are also assigned to assist with the move-in process. We are one big team on move-in day.

Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!