Day: December 8, 2017

Student News Briefs – December 8, 2017


Indian Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana

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

The menu features:Indian Cuisine 2

  • Chicken Maratha
  • Rajee Rice
  • Mango Lassi

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.

Seats Available on the USG Winter Break Bus

There are still a few seats available on the Winter Break Bus sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government.  The bus departs from the Memorial Union Building on Saturday, December 23 at 8:00 AM and travels to East Lansing with stops at St. Ignace, Gaylord, and Clare.  The return bus departs from East Lansing on Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 AM with the same stops along the way.  The cost is $92.75 plus fees; total cost $99.97.

The cost is the same roundtrip or just one way.

To see more details and purchase a ticket online, go to  For any questions about the USG Winter Break Bus, please contact USG member and coordinator of the

Winter Break Bus, John Nowosad, at

Donate to Husky FAN

Don’t let a Husky go hungry this holiday season! Help the Fraternity and Sorority community stock the Husky FAN shelves with food and personal hygiene items. The Greek Community wants to get the faculty, staff, and student body involved in making a difference within our Husky Community while spreading the word about Husky FAN.                                     Supply Drive A

How can you get involved?
Step One: Pluck a feather or two off of the turkey on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall (outside Physics department). Each feather has roughly a $3 item.
Step Two: Buy the item(s) (quantity up to your discretion).
Step Three: Bring it to the Greek Office in MUB 106 on November 30th from 4-7pm or December 8th from 12-3pm.
If these times do not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office. The last date to donate is December 8th.
Please spread the word and help our fellow Huskies have a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance.


Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Holiday Reception

Bring the whole family together and join us at the Rozsa Center to celebrate the season with an afternoon of ornament making, cookie eating, and the Grinch! Together, the Student Entertainment Board and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to present a matinee screening of the original animated holiday classic, Dr. Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” followed by a holiday reception to benefit Toys for Tots, this Sunday, December 10, at 2:00 PM, at the Rozsa Center.

This season the Rozsa Center will be a Toys for Tots drop-off location! Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy to donate, and help Toys for Tots spread a message of hope and holiday cheer to less fortunate youngsters in our community.

Tickets for How the Grinch Stole Christmas are on sale now, $5 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, and are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at, in person at the Central Ticketing Office, or at the Rozsa Center Box Office the day of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Center box office only opens approx. two hours prior to performances.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.

Customer Appreciation Sale

Feeling appreciated is one of life’s greatest pleasures and the 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 semi-annual Customer Appreciation Sale on Wednesday, December 13th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Nearly everything in the stores will be 25% off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, and souvenirs that would be the perfect gift for yourself or anyone on your holiday shopping list.

Graduation Cap, Gown, & Ticket Pickup at the Campus Bookstore

If you have a Graduation Cap, Gown or Tickets to pick up at the Campus Bookstore please bring a photo ID with you to pick them up.

Monday, December 4th – Friday, December 8th  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Monday, December 11th – Thursday, December 14th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

*Photo ID is required to pickup Cap, Gown, & Tickets.

Volunteers to Decorate for Christmas in Houghton

The City of Houghton is seeking volunteers to help with their Victorian Inspired Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 9th from 4-7pm (see attached). Volunteers will dress up to match the time period and walk around downtown Houghton to create the feel and ambiance of a Victorian Christmas. There will be sleigh-rides, candle dipping, music, and a tree lighting. Volunteers will also receive free food!   1610 AB

Those interested should email Nick Roberts ( or Jonathan Davey ( at your earliest convenience so we can coordinate costumes. There are some clothing pieces that can be altered, but you’re welcome to bring your own time period costumes if you have them. We can work with you on costumes, as there are some alternatives we can suggest.
Feel free to also call Nick at 906-487-5912 with additional questions.

KSO Presents Sinfonia Antartica Saturday

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs Ralph Vaughan Williams’ tragic winter symphony, Sinfonia Antartica, an orchestral celebration of the heroism and tragedy of the ill-fated terra nova Antarctic expedition of 1912. They will also perform a world premiere of Libby Meyer’s Lakeside, a new composition based on her work with the recent Listening to Parks project, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and National Park Service Imagine Your Parks initiative. Please join us on Saturday, December 9, at 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets for the Sinfonia Antartica concert are on sale now, $19 for adults, $6 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.

Let Blue Key Help With Your Winter Carnival Event

Is your student organization planning an event that will happen during Winter Carnival 2018?  Let Blue Key know the details about your event and it may be included on sponsored marketing such as the overall Winter Carnival event schedule that is provided to students via posters and visitors via schedule booklets located around campus.  We are especially looking for specific details regarding All-Nighter events.  If you do not know the full details of your event, fill out the form to the best of your knowledge and Blue Key will contact you later for further information.  Events that are hosted by registered student organizations (RSO), sent to Blue Key to be reviewed by Friday, December 15th, and aligning with the the University Policy may be featured on the Winter Carnival events schedule.  Please contact with any questions.


Landscape Music: A Matinee Chamber Music Concert Sunday

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present a matinee concert of chamber music featuring the works of seven composers celebrating the Landscape, special places and the National Parks. The Landscape Music Concert will be held in the McArdle Theatre on the second floor of Michigan Tech’s Walker Center, on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3:00 PM.

The composers whose work will be performed include: Nell Shaw Cohen, Jesse Budel, Stephen Wood, Corinna Hogan, Christina Rusnak, Libby Meyer, and Stephen Lias. Libby Meyer, composer, fiddle player, and Lecturer in Musical Composition and Violin/Viola Performance and Instruction in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, arranged this concert as part of the Landscape Music Composers Network, a group of composers from across the United States whose music engages with landscape, nature, and place. Visit for more.

Libby Meyer’s interest in natural soundscapes, conservation of special places and curiosity about the relationship between the arts and the natural world fuel her work. She is a co-founder of the Keweenaw Soundscape Project established to aurally document the Keweenaw region and surrounding lands for ecological, social and artistic value has served as an Artist in Residence at Isle Royale National Park and has written a number of compositions inspired by the landscape. In 2016, Libby and colleagues from Michigan Technological University were awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and National Park Service’s Imagine Your Parks program. The project team recorded soundscapes in the five National Parks on Lake Superior. The results: A visual and sound installation Listening to Parks, is currently on display, through January 22, 2018 in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space. Please visit the Listening to Parks website for more details. And Meyer’s composition Lakescape, created through her work on that project, will be premiered by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, December 9, 2017, as part of the Sinfonia Antartica concert at the Rozsa Center. Libby’s recordings can be found on her website

Tickets for the Landscape Music Concert are on sale now, $5 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, and are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at, in person at the Central Ticketing Office, or at the McArdle Theatre door the evening of the performance.  Please note the McArdle Theatre only opens approx. one hour prior to performances.

Health & Happiness Throughout the Holiday Season

This 90-minute workshop is designed to allow you some time for self care through a gentle 45-minute yoga routine and then we will spend 45 minutes discussing doable healthy tips to keep you from self sabotaging HealthHappinesssliderduring all the holiday parties and get-togethers. Let this holiday season be one where you can truly stay present in the moment and enjoy the hustle and bustle without anxiety and stress. When we take time to nurture and nourish ourselves, we have so much more to give those around us.

 Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey
Are you or someone you know going to the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)  this year? Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Ticket prices remain the same.
WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc
WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey
WHERE: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit Michigan
WHEN: January 1 and 2
WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, aFlyer for Hockey And educational programming to the campus community at no cost.
HOW: Go to this website and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEK
This fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.
If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer ( for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky ( for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.

Six Monkey Wrenches, Project Learning Lab’s End-of-Semester Student Art Exhibit OpensThe Rozsa Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) are excited to announce their semi-annual student showcase, titled Six Monkey Wrenches, 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 Contemporary Sculpture classes. The exhibition runs Dec. 8 – 11, 2017. A reception will be held Friday, Dec. 8, 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.According to Gordillo, “Students from many campus disciplines are represented, including Math, Engineering, Theatre, and Sound Design. Students were encouraged to work with the gallery’s architecture, to explore alternative materials, and to create large-scale installations in the space. Students studied work by contemporary artists including Martin Puryear, El Anatsui, Ai Wei Wei, Do Ho Suh, and Ann Hamilton, then spent the semester creating their own works of art. “Student artists represented:Henry Ashburn, Sam Bulthuis, Angela Butke, Aaron Christianson, Evan FrankJesse Fredericks, Brook Greening, Bekah Kettler, Alex KuehnVia Ouellette Ballas, Ted Smith, Hunter Storie, Cole Szeszulski, Theresa WeberFor more information please contact Lisa Gordillo, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, 906-487-3096,

Monday, December 4th – Saturday, December 16th

The holidays are here and that means the 12 Days of Christmas sale is back at the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images. Monday, December 4th through Saturday, December 16th, a new sleighful of goodies will be offered each day for you and yours. For that special gift for family and friends that you can’t find anywhere else, stop by University Images or the Campus Store. Discover a great selection of outerwear, sporting apparel, souvenirs, and brand new items just for the holiday season. We look forward to you stopping by for warm smiles, holiday cheer, and great deals. For the current and upcoming specials as well as holiday operating hours, check their social media feeds at

Zumba Holiday Party

Get on the dance floor and enjoy some healthy holiday cheer. Join Cindy and Allison for a special Zumba Holiday Party. Dress to impress with your most festive holiday colors and get ready to party! Class includes some of your favorite holiday jams, complimentary raffle, surprises, and more!


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2018-19!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Com join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Transfer Student Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

December 13, 2017 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 135

January 16, 2018 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 139

January 19, 2018 — 3:05 pm, Fisher 135

If you have any questions, please email:

HuskyFit Has New Programs
HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!
– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.
– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.
– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.
– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.
– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.
Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!
Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!
For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.

 Faculty Present Listening to Parks, an NEA Imagine Your Parks ProjectWhat do you hear when you walk in the woods? What are the natural sounds and rhythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Libby Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, with artist Steve Brimm, and artists from area schools, open a multimedia and soundscape installation as a part of their Listening to Parks project, with a reception on Saturday, December 2, at 5:00 PM in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, to explore those questions.Listening to Parks is an Imagine Your Parks project, an immersive installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Lake Superior National Parks:Keweenaw National Historic ParkIsle Royale National ParkApostle Islands National Lake ShorePictured Rocks National Lake ShoreGrand Portage National Monument.In May, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 Imagine Your Parks grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parks.The installation has been touring sites in the Upper Peninsula region, culminating in this exhibition. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The recorded sounds from this project will also be used for a composition for orchestra by Libby Meyer to be performed by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra at the Rozsa Center as part of the Sinfonia Antartica concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM. Please visit the Listening to Parks Isle Royalewebsite for more details.   Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16.The exhibit will be on display December 2 – 22 and Jan. 16 through January 26, 2018. Gallery hours are 8 AM – 8 PM M-F and Sat 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.

Nutrition Workshops are now available through HuskiesFit Programs! (2) four-week sessions, “Eating for Energy” and “Weigh Less & Live More”. Join Kero Tuesdays at 12 pm. Bring your lunch and pick  up some health tips to get you on the right track!

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STUDENT COMMISSIONEver notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved?  Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students?If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings.  We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students.  We work together to act on your idea and make changes.  Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include:

  • Skate Board/Long Board Racks
  • Water Bottle Filler Stations
  • Prince’s Point Rehab
  • Upper Daniell Heights Printer
  • Reflectors
  • Bus Stop Schedules
  • Promotion of Husky Food Access Network (Husky FAN)
  • Promotion of Maintenance Direct Work Order
  • Value Statement
  • Relocation of Broomball Rinks
  • Designated Memorial Garden
  • Experience Tech Fee Initiative

 Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings.Please check out the Student Commission website for more information. Fall Meeting Date:

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Admin 404

There’s still time to get your HuskieFit Ultimate Session Punch Card!Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.UltimateHuskiesFitCardFall2017Adult

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Cap, Gown, & Ticket Ordering Now OpenRequest commencement tickets and place your cap & gown order now. Review cap & gown pricing, ordering deadline, Michigan Tech cap & gown policies and commencement information prior to ordering.Visit contact with any questions.

In March 2018, Michigan Tech will partner with Serve901 in Memphis, Tennessee to combat specific social issues. The trip will be comprised of 18 students, including two staff advisors. Students will apply for the opportunity and pay a $200 deposit to secure their spot. The deposit will be refunded on the first day of the trip. All other expenses are covered.
Applications are open until January 31, 2018, but there will be a priority consideration for those that apply before December 8, 2017. Any remaining spots will be filled after the application deadline.
Check out our website for pictures and stories from last year’s participants. For more information contact Jonathan Davey at or call 906-487-1963. Or you may contact Zachary Rubinstein at