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Student News Briefs: March 23, 2012

 

FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Sherlock Holmes 2 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week we are showing: Contraband.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

 

CAMPUS HOPE SPEAKER SERIES: The Campus HOPE Student Organization will be sponsoring a Christian speaker, Pastor Daniel McGrath, to come and speak about the truths in the Bible.  This series is entitled “Can The Bible Really Be Trusted?” Please join us every night from Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30 at 7:00 pm in Fisher 138.  The public is invited and Bibles will be provided free of charge! For any questions, please contact us at chopeleaders-l@mtu.edu.

 

 

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DECA SHOWS “HOP”:  To kick-start your Easter weekend, DECA student organization will be showing “Hop” on Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 pm in Rehki 214.  This is a FREE event open to everyone on campus.  There will be popcorn, soda, and Easter candy!  If you have any questions regarding DECA or the event please contact Sarah Ochs at siochs@mtu.edu.

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VOCATIONAL JOB FAIR:  The Rotaract Club at Michigan Tech, an international service student organization, is hosting a Vocational Job Fair on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm in Fisher 126.  Leaders of the Houghton Rotary International will be presenting about their careers and offering professional advice to interested students.   Information about joining Rotaract will be available and free refreshments and snacks will be served.   If you think you might like to attend please send a confirmation email to Jess Banda, jebanda@mtu.edu.   To learn more about Rotaract visit: http://www.rotaract.org/ .

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FUNDRAISER AT JOEY’S SEAFOOD AND GRILL:  Alpha Phi Omega student organization Relay for Life team will be hosting a fundraiser at Joey’s Seafood and Grill on Wednesday March 28.   Relay For Life raises money for cancer research.  Simply go into Joey’s on Wednesday and tell your server that you are there for the fundraiser, order your food and when you pay, 20% of your bill will be donated to APO’s relay team from the owner of Joey’s.  Visit APO’s Relay for Life link at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/apo-el.  For questions, contact Travis Wakeham at twakeham@mtu.edu.

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ROCK CLIMBING SORORITY EVENT:  The women of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority have rented out the rock climbing wall at the SDC and would love to see you there!  If you are interested or have any questions about how a sorority could work for you, come and join us Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm.  Rides will be provided to and from the residence hall lobbies at 6:45pm.  For anymore information, contact our recruitment leader Leona Parent at lmparent@mtu.edu or call 586-383-3823.  Hope to see you there!

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LODE SURVEY:  It would be greatly appreciated if you would fill out this short survey (only 4 questions) regarding Lode readership.  This survey will help us to better tailor our paper to what students would like to see.  At the same time knowing our readership will allow us to operate more efficiently, ensuring that we will be able to keep producing this paper as a service to students for years to come.  Just click on this link and it will bring you right to the survey http://mtubusiness.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bQ7cDbUAU2sOpvu.  Questions about the survey can be directed to Joe Giddings at jlgiddin@mtu.edu.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:  The Office of Process Improvement is hiring 2 Student Process Improvement Coordinators.   The successful candidates will work with the department on specific improvement goals as well as support the Michigan Tech campus community in carrying out diverse improvement efforts.  More position information is available on NACElink, Job ID#15871.  Candidates must be available to work over the summer of 2012.  This position is year round and the hours are flexible. $9.00/hour.

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BIOLOGY WEEK

Support Phi Sigma Bio Honor Society by participating in this year’s Bio Week March 26-30.  Attend one or all of the many events related to the biological sciences being hosted this week:

Monday (March 26th):  Save a life and register to become an organ donor.
   MUB COMMONS: 10-2
Tuesday (March 27th):  Stop by and sign the ‘We Love Biology’ banner with fingerpaints.
   DOW LOBBY: 10-2        
Wednesday (March 28th):  Book and Bake Sale.
   DOW LOBBY: 10-2
Thursday (March 29th):  Contagion movie night (snacks provided).
   FISHER 328 7pm
Friday (March 30th):  Pitch Burst! Soak your friends with water balloons.
   MUB LAWN: 2-4pm
Contact Phill Mercier (pjmercie@mtu.edu) with any questions about Biology Week.  Hope to see you all there!!

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HEALTH CLINIC CLOSED THIS WEEKEND:  The clinic and pharmacy at the Portage Health University Center on MacInnes Drive will be closed on Friday, March 23 and the weekend as workers finish up Phase One of the $4.3 million addition and renovation.  The services will reopen on Monday, March 26 for regular business hours in the newly constructed space, which features a more spacious and comfortable registration area/waiting room, updated patient-care areas and an expanded, revamped pharmacy.  Phase Two of the project begins on Monday, March 26, and includes renovating the original clinic, which was built in 2000. The entire complex is expected to be open in August.

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USG LANSING BLITZ:  Calling All Students!! Do you think the price of tuition is too high? Do you wish Lansing would prioritize University Funding? Well, the Student Association of Michigan’s Lansing Blitz- Higher Education Rally is for you. Come join members of the Undergraduate Student Government rally with students from each of Michigan’s 15 Public Universities on the steps of the state capitol on Friday, March 30, 2012.

A bus will be departing from outside of the Memorial Union Building at 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012 to head down to Lansing for the rally Friday at noon! Transportation costs have been covered by the Student Activity Fee.  Participants will also receive a small breakfast and lunch stipend on Friday as well as a Michigan Tech T-shirt for attending.

For more information, contact Eli Karttunen at eakarttu@mtu.edu or stop by the USG office in the MUB. Participants will be required to signup and fill out a liability waiver.  Seats will fill up on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to stop by ASAP.

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INTERNATIONAL NIGHT:  International Club would like to invite you to International Night 2012, a dinner/theater event that will take place on Sunday April 1 at 6:00pm in the MUB Ballroom. Enjoy a multi-course dinner while watching 8 performances including singing, dancing, comedy sketches, and community drumming. Tickets are $10 for Students and $12 for Community and are available for purchase at the SDC Ticket Office and online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu.  For more detailed information about the event menu and performances please see below.

International Night Performances include:

Don’t Feed The Bears- performing “Entre Sabanas” & “Bullet”
African Student Organization- performing “West African Modern Dance”
Malin Erickson- performing “Simple Swedish” a Comedy Sketch
Keweenaw Community Drum Project- African Drum Circle
Conventus Discessio- Variations of “Farewell” and A-Minor Jam
Zichen Qian- Singing “Those Years”
Praise in Effect Gospel Choir- Singing “Can’t Give Up Now” & “He Wants It All”
Swagata Banerjee- Noted Odissi Dancer

International Night Menu includes:
 
Lahanosalata ( Greek Cabbage Salad)
Pitepalt (Swedish Dumplings)
Masaman Curry (Thai Curry)
Chicken Peanut Stew (African Peanut Chicken)
Da Pan Ji (Chinese Chicken)
Greek Green Beans in Tomato Sauce
Picadillo (Latin American Hash) :
Bibingka (Filipino Rice Pudding)

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ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGISTS (AEG):  The newly formed Association of Environmental Geologists (AEG) Michigan Tech student chapter is looking for new members!  Membership is free, and is open to all majors.  Participation is not only fun, but it is a great way to network and make new friends.  Plus, it looks great on your resume!  We will be having our next meeting at noon on March 28 in the 6th floor Dow atrium.  Can’t make it to the meeting?  Be sure to ‘Like’ us on facebook (www.facebook.com/AEGMichiganTech) and check out our homepage (http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~toommen/aegstudentchapter.html) for the latest news and events.  Hope to see you there!

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DONATE BLOOD FOR RESEARCH:  A research lab (www.mderl.org) on campus is seeking blood donors for all blood types, especially the following rare blood types: A-, B+, B-, AB+ and AB-.  If you would be willing to donate a small vial of blood via the trained personnel at the SDC Portage Health Clinic, please contact Ms.Kaela Leonard at kaela.m.leonard@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.  For any questions regarding the research, contact Dr. Adrienne Minerick at minerick@mtu.edu.  You will be asked to provide proof of blood type, but other personal information will not be recorded and be kept completely confidential.  You will need to give your consent for donation; the form can be viewed at www.mderl.org.  A small monetary gift of $5 will be given to donors. 

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DON KERANAN JAZZ CONCERT:  This Saturday, March 24, the Rozsa Center  and the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents “The Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert,” celebrating 45 years of Jazz at Michigan Tech!  Alumni will play a big role in the festivities, and a reception for Alumni will follow the concert.  “We’ve got alums from all over coming back,” Irish says. “So far, the oldest alum will be Tim Nielsen ’76 and the youngest will be Andy Kurzeniewski ’10.”  They are both trombone players.   General Admission $10, Michigan Tech Students Free. To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, go online at Rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC.

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Student News Briefs: March 16, 2012

 REMINDER BRA SHOW TODAY:  A reminder that the Bra Show will be held this evening in the DHH Ballroom from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  There is no cost, but a free-will donation will be accepted.  All proceeds will go towards Breast Cancer Research.  For more information on the event please look at our website: http://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/society-of-intellectual-sisters/calendar/details/128195

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next weekend is Sherlock Holmes 2.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

LATIN AMERICAN MOVIE NIGHT:  It’s time for our annual Latin American Movie Night!  This year, the NOSOTROS Registered Student Organization will show the movie “Voces inocentes” (“Innocent Voices”) from Mexico/Unites States on Sunday, March 18 in Fisher 135 at 8:00 pm.  The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles. For more movie information, go to  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387914/.   Rated R.  The cost per person is $3.00.  For questions or comments please contact ammorale@mtu.edu.  This event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM INSTRUCTION EVENT:  The OAP will be offering a night of free instruction and food for the outdoor context.  The event will take place on March 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will feature campfire cooking, dutch oven cooking, foraging techniques, and ways to make outdoor meals considerate of special dietary needs whilst keeping it tasty.  We’ll be cooking at the OAP house starting around 5:30, with the event kicking off at 6:00 pm.  Come by, eat some food, and learn a thing or two about cooking in the woods!  For more information, visit www.mtu.edu, email us at oap@mtu.edu, or call us at 906-487-2290.  See you Wednesday!

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FILM ALL.I.CAN:  The film All.I.Can will be shown on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm in Forestry Building G002.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.  More information can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/312582738805679/ .

About the film:  An unparalleled cinematic experience: All.I.Can is a stunning exploratory essay that compares the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change.  Shot on 6 continents over 2 years, the world’s best skiers deliver inspirational performances while ground-breaking cinematography expands our vision of the natural world.  Journey through Morocco’s majestic desert peaks, Greenland’s icy fjords, Chile’s volcanic craters, Alaskan spine walls, and more.  Join the revolution and experience one of the most spectacular, captivating, and thought-provoking films ever created in the action sports genre.  A must see for everyone whether you ski or not!  For questions, contact Mollie Ruth at mmruth@mtu.edu.

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STANDATHON EVENT COMING SOON:  Standathon is coming up fast!  Are you ready?!  Standathon will be held at the SDC on Friday, March 23 beginning at 7:00 pm and will continue through to 7:00 am the next morning.   This year we have:
Pistol Range
Velcro Wall
Inflatable Jousting Course
3 Concerts with Michigan Tech’s very own “Don’t Feed The Bears”
Rock-wall
Tech’s Got Talent
Students Vs. Michigan Tech Athletes
Dodge-ball with Paintball Bunkers
Massages and Nail Technicians
Black Light Mini Golf
Cake Walk
Gallon Challenge
Fear Factor Eating Contest
And way more!!!
$10 gets you in the door, 15 gets you in and a t-shirt, and 20 gets you in, a t-shirt, and a chance to win the Amazon Kindle Fire!  Plus – we are giving away amazing prizes all night long such as a stamped lions football, an autographed picture of Drew Miller, an autographed picture of the Detroit Tigers shortstop, and many local business gift cards!!  If you have any questions about this event, please contact Alix Rugg at arrugg@mtu.edu.

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The Campus HOPE Registered Student Organization will be sponsoring a Christian speaker, Pastor Daniel McGrath, to come and speak about the truths in the Bible.  This series is entitled “Can The Bible
Really Be Trusted?”  Please join us every night from Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30 at 7:00pm in Fisher 138.  The public is invited and Bibles will be provided free of charge!  For any questions, please contact us at chopeleaders-l@mtu.edu.

 

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JOB OPPORTUNITY:  The Office of Process Improvement is hiring two Student Process Improvement Coordinators.   The successful candidates will work with the department on specific improvement goals as well as support the Michigan Tech campus community in carrying out diverse improvement efforts.  More position information is available on NACElink , Job ID#15871.  Candidates must be available to work over the summer of 2012.  This position is year round and the hours are flexible.  $9.00/hour.  For questions, contact Wendy Davis at wmdavis@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs: March 2, 2012

  

  

BRA SHOW WORKSHOP NEW DATE:  Due to the weather the ladies of the Society of Intellectual Sisters have changed the date of the Bra Show Workshop.  We will now host another session on Wednesday, 14 March 2012, from 7-9PM.  We look forward to your attendance and your interest in making a bra, this is open to everyone. If you would like to make an amazing bra to get a chance to win cash prizes please fill out the application.  Email Ashli Fueri at alfueri@mtu.edu to request an application.  The bra show will be on March 16, 2012 from 7-9PM in Douglass Houghton Hall so we look forward to seeing you there!  For more information on both events please visit our site at: http://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/society-of-intellectual-sisters

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SPRING BREAK HOURS FOR SDC:  The SDC will have reduced hours for spring break and will NOT be open two hours after the building closes for student organizations.  The exact hours and more information can be found at:

http://www.sportsrec.mtu.edu/images/pdf/springbreak2012.pdf

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CLUB VOLLEYBALL GAME AT FINLANDIA:  The Men’s Volleyball Club will be playing a match against NIU and Finlandia University at the Paavo Nurmi Center on Finlandia’s campus on 3/13/12 @ 6:30 PM.  Questions about the game can be directed to Brandon Radloff at blradlof@gmail.com.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM DURING SPRING BREAK:  The Outdoor Adventure Program is open for Spring Break!  We’ll be around to facilitate your adventure over break, keeping our normal hours. Given our newfound snow, it’s a great week to go explore on snowshoes!  Rental cost for snowshoes is $6 per day.  Each person who has paid the Experience Tech fee also gets 1 day snowshoe rental AT NO COST!  You must show up in person with your Tech ID in hand to take advantage of the offer.  For a full list of gear and pricing, or for ideas on where to ski or hike in the Keweenaw, stop by our website www.oap.mtu.edu or contact OAP at oap@mtu.edu

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RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM OPPORTUNITIES:  Do you want to help raise money for cancer? Are you interested in starting a team to fundraise? Well it’s not  too late!  Relay For Life will be holding their next team captain meeting March 15 at 8pm in the Wads Annex. If you are interested in starting a team or are just interested in helping out, please join us at the meeting!  Questions can be directed to Surbhi Thakur at sthakur@mtu.edu.

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NOMINATIONS TAKEN FOR CLAIR M DONOVAN AWARD:  Do you know someone who should be recognized for his or her outstanding service contributions to Michigan Tech?  Blue Key Honor Society is seeking nominations for the 2012 Clair M. Donovan Award, recognizing a member of the faculty, staff, or student body for one or more of the following: their service to Michigan Tech, especially in non-academic activities; their contribution to the public image of Michigan Tech; and/or, their continuing interest in the development of the University.  The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m. in the Blue Key Office, MUB 106. Nomination forms are available in the Blue Key office, or on the website, http://bluekey.students.mtu.edu/. If you have questions please call 487-2818, or email bluekey@mtu.edu.

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STC SPEAKER SERIES:  The Society of Technical Communications Student Chapter, as part of a speaker series, will be sponsoring Rob Berman on Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm in Walker 120A.  His talk is entitled “STC and Music: Creating Documentation for the Music Industry.”  Berman is a technical writer who has found many opportunities within the music and recording industry.  Berman started his career as a musician and recording engineer and eventually found himself in technical writing for ENSONIQ.  Now, he uses InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Adobe Captivate to create documentation for Roland Corporation, a multinational manufacturer of recording equipment and electronic musical instruments.  Additionally, he works as a freelance technical writer for a company that produces surveillance equipment.  This event is sponsored by the STC Student Chapter.  Questions can be directed to  Krysten Cooper at kecooper@mtu.edu.
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THE GREAT LAKES SHOWCASE AT THE ROZSA:  The Rozsa Center is pleased to present The Great Lakes Showcase: An Annual Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts and Crafts, March 12-30th.  Please join us in celebrating the region’s visual arts community!  The public is invited to view the work of area artists in the gallery Monday – Friday, and also to the opening reception on Monday, March 12, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  The show will run through March 30, 2012, and is free and open to the public.  Regular Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.


Student News Briefs: February 24, 2012

 

 

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COMEDIAN TRACEY ASHLEY:  Come to the MUB Ballroom after the hockey game for Comedian Tracey Ashley 10pm sponsored by Late Night Programming from Student Activities & the Memorial Union Building (MUB) Board.  Event is at no cost.

From her southern upbringing to her life abroad to now living in the Midwest, Tracey has a lot to cover. Sprinkle in her opinion on society and her take on politics and you have one female comic with a lot to make you think about all while laughing! In addition to being a comedy club favorite and earning the prestigious  nomination by Campus Activities Magazine as Best Female Performer in 2008, Tracey has honored invites to perform at The Las Vegas Comedy Festival, HBO’s “The Lucky 21” Contest , and in 2007, was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. As well as a part of TV LAND Prime Movie/s.

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Muppets in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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HUSKYLEAD TUESDAY:  As a leader in today’s society, you want to make sure your points and ideas come across clearly and that you are not misunderstood.  Our next HuskyLEAD presentation is on Ethical and Effective Communication.  Learn how to effectively communicate through non-verbal, professional, and online/electronic methods of communication.  Attendees will also focus on ethical conversations, language, and accountability to further their success as a leader.  This presentation will be held in the MUB Ballroom A1 on February 28.******

EWB GENERAL MEETING & TRIVIA:  Engineers Without Borders will be holding their general meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm in Dillman 320.  Kelli Whelan will be talking about her recent trip to Guatemala, where she attended a conference on clean stoves. She will also talk about EWB’s project in Guatemala.  As always, there will be snacks and drinks, but please bring your own cup to reduce waste.   Join EWB afterward at around 8:30 pm at the KBC for an exciting night of team trivia.  Bring your friends or come alone!  There is always someone who needs another sharp head on their team.  $1 per person.  All proceeds will go towards the work EWB do in communities in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Honduras.  If you have questions, contact Merete at  jmsorum@mtu.edu.

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SUMMER JOBS AT FORTUNE LAKE LUTHERAN CAMP:  Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp near Crystal Falls, MI, is recruiting for summer staff.  Representatives will be in the MUB Food Court Commons on Feb. 27  from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.  If you have questions, contact Bucky Beach at bsbeach@mtu.edu.

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SEEKING INPUT FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS:  The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the University.  Based on over 50,000 students’ rating of instruction forms, ten finalists have been identified for the 2012 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty, and alumni to aid in its deliberation process.

The finalists for the two awards include:

Associate Professor / Professor Category

– Andrew Burton (Associate Professor) — Forest Resources and
Environmental Science

– Will Cantrell (Associate Professor) — Physics

– Mary Durfee (Associate Professor) — Social Sciences

– John Jaszczak (Professor) — Physics

– Christopher Plummer (Associate Professor) — Visual and Performing Arts

Assistant Professor / Lecturer / Professor of Practice Category

– Timothy Eisele (Assistant Professor) — Chemical Engineering

– Philip Kendall (Lecturer) — Mathematical Sciences

– Elizabeth Reed (Senior Lecturer) –Mathematical Sciences

– Thomas Werner (Assistant Professor) — Biological Sciences

– Roger Woods (Lecturer) — Business and Economics

Comments on the nominees should be sent to the Center for Teaching via
its comment website:  http://www.admin.mtu.edu/ctlfd/awards/DTAFinalistsCommentForm/ .  Comments are due by Monday, March 30, 2012.

The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their classes.  The Distinguished Teaching Award Decision Committee makes the final determination of the award recipients.  The recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award will be formally announced in the fall.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy S. Seelyat  nsseely@mtu.edu.

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REMINDER FOR NOMINATIONS:  Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by Friday, March 2,
2012, at 5:00 p.m. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/interests/awards/.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Friday, March 16, 2012 at Noon.

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Student News Briefs: February 17, 2012

 

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Real Steel in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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WINTER BAJA 2012:  Michigan Tech’s Blizzard Baja SAE enterprise will be hosting this year’s annual Winter Baja competition on Saturday, February 18, at Lake Linden Park (15 minutes north of Hancock on M-28).  The only competition of its kind in America, Winter Baja draws teams from as far as Virginia and South Dakota to race their Baja SAE vehicles on a motocross-style track made completely out of snow and ice.  The event is FREE for spectators; concessions from local UP business will be available for purchase.  Races start at 10:00 am and continue all day!  For more details or questions, contact Grant Cox, Event Coordinator, at gjcox@mtu.edu.  See you there!

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HUNGER WEEK:  Student Activities is hosting Hunger Week events from February 20 – March 2.  Registered Student Organizations are asked to collect one food category listed below.  At this time, the local food banks are in need of the following items:
Cereal
Boxed Dinners (hamburger helper etc.)
Canned or Packaged Fruit
Drinks (juices, teas, kool-aid etc.)
Desserts (brownie mixes, etc.)
Snacks (fruit packs, granola bars, crackers, pop tarts etc.)
Hygiene Items (shampoo, soap, etc.)

Bring your donations to Student Activities in MUB 112, and they will be distribute the items to the local food banks.  If organizations would like to compete with other groups, Student Activities would be happy to sponsor an award.  Please email communityservice@mtu.edu with your collection item of choice and your organization’s contact information.  Call Student Activities at 487-1963 with any other questions.

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CARNIVAL AND MARDI GRAS EVENT:  NOSOTROS invites you to a dance celebrating Carnival and Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 18 beginning at 8:00 pm with free Salsa lessons.  Open floor dance will be from 9:00 pm until midnight.  The event will be held in MUB Ballroom A.   The event is a colorful and unique celebration and the apparel is half the fun!  Colorful costumes are worn, so dig out your hat, tiara, crown, boa, mask, costume or beads and be festive! Come and dance salsa, merengue, bachata and much more! No partner needed; family friendly; all levels; free entrance! King cakes and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Please bring dancing or comfortable clean shoes.  This event is organized by NOSOTROS, Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the USG.  For information contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu

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AFRICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION EVENTS:  In celebration of Black History Month, the African Student Organization at Michigan Tech invites you to the following events this month:

Waiting for Superman
Wednesday February 22, 6:00-8:30pm, M&M U115
Film and Discussion – A documentary that reviews the public education system as it follows student through lottery selection for acceptance to charter schools.

Addressing “Sense of Belonging” for Minorities in STEM
Thursday February 23, 12 :00-1:00pm, Fisher 230
Lunch and Learn – A presentation by Tech Alum Kari L. Jordan. This lecture will address   the STEM Community and narratives from minority students who have successfully become “members”and those who have not. 
Please RSVP to Lori Weir ( llweir@mtu.edu ) by   February 21 .

African Night!  
Saturday  February 25 ,   7:30-10:00pm,   Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
Ndangariro   (We Remember) — This performance   will reflect on some of the most significant periods throughout African history and celebrates African Culture by taking a look at what effect music, dance and fashion have had on the continent.  Contact the Rozsa Center for  pricing and  tickets  487-3200 .  $7 for students.  $10 for general public.  Free to children 5 and under.

For questions about these events, contact Tayloria at  tnadams@mtu.edu . 

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KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs its third concert of the 2011-2012 season this Saturday, February 18, 7:30 PM, at Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The KSO is proud to present the world premiere of a new work by local composer and former KSO conductor Milton Olsson, as well as the ever-popular William Tell Overture. General Admission is $15, Michigan Tech Students Free.  To purchase tickets, call (906)487-2073, go online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC).

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CELTIC NIGHTS:  The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents “Direct From Ireland – Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope,” featuring the finest singers and dancers Ireland has to offer! For two nights Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 PM! For more details,

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents “Direct From Ireland – Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope,” featuring the finest singers and dancers Ireland has to offer! For two nights Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 PM!  Don’t miss this spectacular celebration of Irish song and dance. Tickets for Adults, $28, Seniors $24, and Students $20.

To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), 600 MacInnes Drive, in Houghton.  SDC box office hours are 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday, and 12:00 noon – 8:00 PM Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office will only open two hours prior to show times.  

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GLOBAL CITY ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION:  You’re invited to submit your high resolution photos (300 dpi) to the annual Global City photo competition for a chance to win prizes and have your photos displayed in galleries throughout town and at International Night 2012.  Please submit up to 4 photos, one for each of the categories below, by sending them to globalcitymtu@gmail.com.

PHOTO CATEGORIES:
(open to interpretation)

1. People
2. Sustainability
3. Planet/ Landscapes
4. Michigan Tech “Glocal”; Photos that represent your experience at Michigan Tech.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS:

    • The photos must be taken by you.
    • They must be 3000 pixels at 300 dpi (they will be printed as 20 by 30 inch prints)
    • The must be sent to globalcitymtu@gmail.com by Friday @ Midnight .

Please submit your photos!

View past GlobalCity Photo Contest Winners @
http://brockit.smugmug.com/clients/global-city

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NOW HIRING MULTILITERACIES CENTER COACHES FOR FALL 2012: If you enjoy working with others, listen well, have strong communications skills, have a sense of humor, display sensitivity toward others, and have an openness to diversity, you are qualified to become a Multiliteracies Coach. Applications are being accepted now for Fall 2012 coaches. Visit the Multiliteracies Center in Walker Arts and Humanities Room 107, or go to www.hu.mtu.edu/mtmc. All majors are welcomed to apply; applicants need not be a Humanities major, an experienced writer, nor a tutor. Interviews begin in March. For questions, contact Nancy Grimm at ngrimm@mtu.edu, or call 487-3265.

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MTU PRESCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY:  If you are looking for a community service opportunity and/or for something fun to do, the MTU Preschool would like to invite your organization to participate in our upcoming Cabin Fever Carnival fund raising event as event volunteers. The MTU Preschool is a non profit organization and the Carnival is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This carnival involves many games and activities for young children, including prizes, a snack bar, bake sale, and gift basket/memorabilia auction. This years’ Carnival is Saturday, March 3rd, 10:00am – 1:00pm in the Rozsa Center lobby. This is the first weekend of spring break this year, but if you are in town, please consider coming out to help us. Please see a summary of details below.

We need volunteers mainly to sell game tickets, run the games, give out prizes, help children and parents find things, help with set-up and tear down , snack bar help, etc.

If your organization can participate, please contact Tim Givens, Volunteer Coordinator at your earliest convenience with a list of names and/or a number of volunteers your organization can commit to one or more shifts. Tim can be reached at 483-0522  or by emailing GivensTim@Hotmail.com.
Volunteer Shifts

Shift 1

9:45am – 11:45am

Shift 2

11:45am – 1:45pm

Shift 3 ( Clean Up/Tear-Down )

1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Student News Briefs: February 10, 2012

 

 

FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Immortals in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. ***FREE movie at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 14th: The Victim*** If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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SUPPORT THE NORDIC SKI TEAM:  This Saturday and Sunday the 11th and 12th the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Team is hosting the CCSA Conference Championships at the Tech Trails and would love to have people come support them!  This race is extremely important as it helps determine who makes it to NCAAs! 

Saturday:

12:30 Men’s 20 K Classic Technique mass start

3:00 Women’s 15 k Classic Technique mass start

Sunday:

10:30 Women’s 3 x 5 k Skate Technique relay

12:30 Men’s 3 x 5 K Skate Technique relay

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On Monday , February 13 from 7:00-8:30PM in MUB Ballroom A, guest speaker Lori Hanson will give a presentation called “The Stress Survival Kit™ for College Students.” Hanson will discuss the relationship between stress and academic success and will outline strategies to reduce stress and practice better time management. To view the event flier, visit http://diversitycenter.mtu.edu/StressSurvival.pdf .

On Tuesday , February 14 from 7:00-8:30PM in MUB Ballroom B, guest speaker Rus Funk will give a presentation called ” Creating a Culture of Respect: Engaging Men in Efforts to End Dating and Sexual Violence.” Funk will discuss the need to involve men in efforts to combat gender violence and ways that staff, faculty, and community members can begin these conversations. Funk’s campus visit is sponsored by a Verizon Foundation grant awarded to the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter. To view the event flier, visit http://diversitycenter.mtu.edu/CreatingRespect.pdf .

Questions about these events can be directed to Renee Wells, Assistant Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-1820.

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WOMEN’S CLUB HOCKEY TEAM:  The Women’s Hockey Club at Michigan Tech is looking to expand by teaching/building hockey skills and interest among female students.  Now that games are just about through, their focus will be on scrimmaging and skill building for the remainder of the season.  All levels and age groups are welcome.  Come check us out at no cost to you on Thursday nights at the SDC from 8:00-9:20, or contact the club’s president, Ellyn Hurst, at eahurst@mtu.edu

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REAC HOSTS EVENTS:  The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will host speaker Chad Hewitt ’99, Chief Engineer at Remprex Engineering Services, on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in DOW 610.  The subject of Hewitt’s presentation will be “Rail Intermodal Yard Terminal Development – From Design to Operation.”  The event is free and pizza and pop will be served. 

Then on February 21, the REAC will sponsor the 7th Annual Railroad Night at the Shelden Grill from 7:00 – 9:30 pm.  The cost is $3.00 and covers admission and a meal.  Tickets are on sale at the DOW, Dillman, ME-EM, and Fisher buildings.  Questions about these events can be directed to Michael Larson at mhlarson@mtu.edu.

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PREGNANT & PARENTING STUDENTS NETWORK:  The Pregnant & Parenting Students Network will be meeting Tuesday, February 14 at 6:00 pm in the Daniell Heights Community Room.  The group is a new campus resource for students with families who are looking to connect with each other, learn more about community resources, and have an opportunity to share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.  The group will meet on the second Tuesday of every month.  Meetings are free and open to students and their families.  Activities will be provided for children.  Questions can be directed to Counseling & Wellness Services at 487-2538.

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HUSKYLEAD TUESDAY:  Are you having a hard time motivating your members to be actively involved?  This is actually a common occurrence in many organizations.  Join us on Tuesday, February 14 in MUB Ballroom A1 for this week’s HuskyLEAD entitled Motivating Your Members.  Learn various techniques on how to increase motivation within your membership by utilizing the purpose of organization, pride, and member recognition.  Questions about HuskyLEAD can be directed to Student Activities at 487-1963.

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RELAY FOR LIFE:  The Relay for Life at Michigan Tech is kicking off the new year on Monday, February 13 at 8:00 pm in the Wads Annex!  Stop by for more information, any questions you may have or to register a team!  There will be free pizza and pop!   If you have any questions contact Amanda Carlson at alcarlso@mtu.edu.

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PRESENTATION BY HAJJ FLEMINGS:  There will be a presentation by Michigan Tech alum and entrepreneur, Hajj Flemings on Thursday, February 16 from 6:00-7:30 pm in Fisher 138 on Access and Opportunities for Blacks in the Silicon Valley.  He will give his perspective on black students’ access to education and entrepreneurship , and share his experience on CNN’s Black in America: The New Promised Land Silicon Valley.  Questions about this presentation can be directed to Renee at roats@mtu.edu.

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MATH LEARNING CENTER IS HIRING:  The Math Learning Center is hiring and applications are available online at http://www.mathlab.mtu.edu/mlc/index.php/Main_Page#Hiring or feel free to stop by and pick one up in FIsher 128 during our walk-in hours.  Ask a coach for more details or join us for our info session to answer any questions about working at the MLC.  We expect prospective coaches to have completed Calc III by Fall 2012 and to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.  Please note we cannot hire graduate students.  For questions, contact Kaylee Walsh,  MLC Communications Executive, at kmwalsh@mtu.edu.

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BRA SHOW WORKSHOP

February 21 &  29
Fisher 130 & 133
Time: 7-9Pm
All supplies will be provided!!!

The Society of Intellectual Sisters is looking for designers and male models for the 8 th Annual Bra Show, held on Friday, March 16, 2012. The Bra Show was designed to bring breast cancer awareness to the community at large. Modeling the bras helps display the work of the designers and it also helps raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The job of the male model is to model and pose a wonderfully hand crafted bra with this year’s theme of “Comics.”   There will be a Bra Designing workshop held on February 21 & 29 in Fisher 130/133 from 7-9pm.

Since 2004, SIS has hosted the Bra Show and it has grown tremendously since its inception. We all know that breast cancer does exist, but what we don’t always realize is how it affects our community as a whole. Most people also don’t know that in the United States breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, no matter the race nor ethnicity.  It is our goal to continue to increase awareness and to support those who are or have suffered from breast cancer.

The Society of Intellectual Sisters (SIS) is an organization that was founded on the merits of sisterhood, scholarship, diversity, service and unification. One of our largest service projects is our Bra Show. If you are interested in becoming a model or designing a Bra for the Bra Show please attend the workshop on Feb 21 st or 29 th to sign up. If you can’t make either of those times feel free to e-mail Ashli Fueri at alfueri@mtu.edu to request an application.

Thank you for your dynamic support!  Hope to see you at the Bra Show!

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Student News Briefs: February 3, 2012

 

FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Lion King (3D) in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00pm. Please bring your Michigan Tech student ID checkout 3D glasses. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next week is The Immortals. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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ASB TRIPS STILL AVAILABLE:  Outdoor Adventure Programs Alternative Spring Break Trips  still has spots available!  Sign-up Today!  Deposit due by February 17.   Utah Skiing, Florida Paddling, Georiga Backpacking!  All Trips $450.   Sign-up in the OAP house at 207 East Street now!

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BUILD A WINTER CAMPING SHELTER:  Chili Feed and Igloo/Quinzee Clinic on Feb 5, Superbowl Sunday!  Come over to the Outdoor Adventure Program house for a cup of chili and learn how to build a shelter for winter camping.  We will be playing in the snow so bring warm clothes and a shovel if you have one.  Event takes place 12-3 pm, in plenty of time to warm up and go watch the game or the commericals afterwards!

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WINTER CARNIVAL EVENTS:

Saturday, February 4
QUEENS – Winter Carnival Queens on the Rozsa Stage. Performance: 7:00 PM.  Box office will open at 5:00 PM.

Thursday, February 9
STAGE REVIEW – Winter Carnival Stage Review on the Rozsa Stage.  Performance: 7:00 PM. Box office will open at 5:00 PM.

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WINTER CARNIVAL FLASH MOB:  1st Winter Carnival Flash Mob!  You are invited to make history by participating in the first International Winter Carnival Flash Mob!  The dance will take place during the “All Nighter” ( Wednesday February 8, 2012 ) at approximately 9:00pm on the DHH lawn, by the giant snow speakers.  The purpose of the Flash Mob is to have fun while celebrating the cultural diversity of Michigan Tech students. There will be a 1-hour dance rehearsal at 5:00pm on Wednesday Feb 8 in the DHH Ballroom. Please participate. 🙂  To sign-up, e-mail a “yes” to Jess Banda jebanda@mtu.edu.    Preview the dance here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Duv6e7fsCw

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FUNDRAISER AT THE UPHILL:  Mu Beta Psi, National Honorary Musical Fraternity is hosting a scholarship fundraiser concert on February 10th at the Uphill 41 in Hancock. From 8pm to 1am guest musicians will be performing music to help raise money for the annual scholarship. Artists include Lindsey Whitfield, The Backroom Boys (previously the Uptown Swingsters) and Gary Tunstall. All ages are welcome, $5 donation at the door.   For more information please contact Victoria at vmdemers@mtu.edu.

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SPORTS THIS WEEKEND:

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
Men’s Tennis at UW-Green Bay, 6 p.m.
Hockey at Minnesota State, 8:37 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
Men’s Tennis at St. Norbert, 9 a.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Carthage, 1 p.m. (DePere, Wis.)
Women’s Basketball hosts Wayne State, 1 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men’s Basketball hosts Wayne State, 3 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)*
Hockey at Minnesota State, 8:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

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HUSKYLEAD TUESDAY:  Are you having a hard time motivating your members to be actively involved?  This is actually a common occurrence in many organizations.  HuskyLEAD is presenting on Motivating Your Members.  Learn various techniques on how to increase motivation within your membership by utilizing the purpose of organization, pride, and member recognition.  Due to Winter Carnival, this session will be held on Tuesday, February 14, in the MUB Ballroom A1.

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CALL FOR LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS:  Are you in awe about a student and all that they seem to accomplish? Do you serve as a mentor to a student that goes above and beyond to make a difference in their community? Is there a student that works with you that you just couldn’t do without? We need to hear from you. Now is the time to recognize these students for their Commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, Student Affairs is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs Service Award, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the spring student leadership awards which will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012.

The nomination process is simple and actually, quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . Once you find the award, simply click on the
award header/description and submit the nomination.  Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by
Friday, March 2, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Noon on Friday, March 16, 2012.  Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $50 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.  If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Lynda
Heinonen at 487-1832 or lheinone@mtu.edu.

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REPRESENT YOUR COUNTRY AT INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2012:

All International Students (and Domestic Students with International Interest or Experience) are invited to perform at International Night 2012, an intercultural dinner theatre event that will take place on Sunday April 1, 2012 in the MUB Ballroom.

International Club is seeking a wide variety of performances including singing, dancing, music making, story telling, language lessons, international fashion shows, and cultural demonstrations. The event is intended to entertain and celebrate the cultures of Michigan Tech students.

Performances can vary from 2 to 10 minutes and can be group or individual in nature. If you’re interested in participating, or finding out more, please e-mail Jessica Banda at jebanda@mtu.edu.

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FEBRUARY AT THE ROZSA

Saturday, Feb. 11th.
ARTIST DOMINIC FREDIANELLI RECEPTION, sponsored in part by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.  Rozsa Gallery reception for the artist Dominic Fredianelli and his exhibit “Spare the Introduction.” Free and open to the public, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Fredianelli, featured in the recent documentary “Where Soldiers Come From,” opens “Spare the Introduction,” an exhibit of his grafitti paintings, collage, and a video of his work on the 2010 Jutila Center Mural.  Dominic will also begin an entirely new piece, in the Rozsa Gallery.  Visitors are invited to come to the gallery to watch Dominic work!  Gallery hours are M-F, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Saturday, Feb. 11th.

BO BURNHAM – Sponsored by the Student Entertainment Board.  Winter Canival Comedian Bo Burnham, on the Rozsa Stage. Performance: 9:00 PM. Box office will open at 7:00 PM. Three years ago, Bo Burnham was just another high-schooler recording YouTube videos for fun. Today , Burnham has burst on the comedy scene with a full-length LP, a Comedy Central special and a deal to write a film for Judd Apatow. Entertainment Weekly recently named Burnham one of the “12 Rising Stars of Comedy.” In March , Burnham released his first full length LP “Bo Burnham” which topped Billboard’s New Artist chart and was #2 on the Billboard’s Comedy chart in its first week. Four days after his eighteenth birthday, Burnham became the youngest person to record a “Comedy Central Presents” special. This young star is the hottest thing in comedy and your Student Entertainment Board is bringing him to you for Winter Carnival. PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT CONTENT

Feb. 16-18 & Feb. 23-25th –   In the McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts and Humanities Building.

JOHN CARIANI’S “ALMOST, MAINE,” PRESENTED BY THE TECH THEATRE COMPANY – Sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Performances start at 7:30 PM. Rozsa Box Office open at 5:00 PM, McArdle ticketing open at 6:00 PM.  With the solar wind electrifying the night sky, the residents of Almost, Maine experience mysterious life changing events, falling in and out of love and in again in this poignant and funny exploration of personal epiphany on a deep and snowy midwinter’s night.

Saturday, Feb. 18th

KSO Presents “A New Work by Milton Olsson.” On the Rozsa stage , 7:30 PM. Rozsa Box Office open at 5:30 PM . Sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  After kicking off 2012 with Rossini’s equine William Tell Overture, the KSO proudly presents the world premiere of legendary KSO music director, Milt Olsson’s, new composition for orchestra.

 
Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22

DIRECT FROM IRELAND – CELTIC NIGHTS – JOURNEY OF HOPE AND PROMISE. On the Rozsa stage , 7:30 PM. Rozsa Box Office open at 5:30 PM . Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope , sponsored in part by the James and Margaret Black Endowment and Minnesota Public Radio. From the creators of Gaelforce Dance, the “unmissable two hour spectacular (that) has brought audiences to their feet all around the world” (The Guardian, England) comes a brand new show in celebration of song. Celtic Nights expertly weaves together the lilting melodies and plaintive lyrics of the rich Celtic heritage to tell the story of a people. In this stirring tale of the Celtic experience, the audience is invited to travel along on a journey of hope, transported in time through traditional ballads, vivid choreography and the story of a people struggling to find their place in a changing world. This unique new show features both the finest male and the finest female voices of the Celtic world, showcased against a thundering backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship. Six of Ireland’s most prominent vocal talents are complimented by six of its most accomplished step dancers, creating an exhilarating picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and doggedly carved out a home in the New World. In Celtic Nights, their story is told, through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet. Purchase your tickets on or before Feb. 14th, and receive a special Valentine’s treat from the Rozsa Concession stand the night of the performance!

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Student News Briefs: January 27, 2012

REMINDER HUSKYLEAD TUESDAY:  All aspiring leaders and organization officers are encouraged to attend the next HuskyLEAD session on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom A1.  The topic is “Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization” and will be presented by Travis Pierce, Director of Housing, Residential Life and Student Activities; and Eli Karttunen, USG Treasurer.  HuskyLEAD is free and all students are welcome to attend.

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WINTER CARNIVAL RISKS AND LIABILITY WAIVER:  If you are participating in Special Events for Winter Carnival, please turn in your waivers to the Blue Key office by Monday, January 30 at 5:00 pm.  Have each member from your roster sign a waiver and turn them in all together. The waivers are available on the Blue Key website bluekey.students.mtu.edu.  Email any questions to: bluekey@mtu.edu.

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Three Musketeers (3D) in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Please bring your Michigan Tech student ID in order to checkout 3D glasses.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week is The Lion King (3D). If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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LATIN DANCE:  Join NOSOTROS on our next Latin Dance – it’s a SOMBRERO (HAT) PARTY!!  The event will be held on in MUB Ballroom A tonight (Friday, January 27) with Salsa lessons beginning at 8:00 pm and open floor dance from 9:00 pm – midnight.  Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  No partner needed; open to everybody; FREE!

This event is organized by NOSOTROS, Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the Graduate Student Government and the Undergraduate Student Government.  For information contact auboni@mtu.edu

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VALENTINE DIRT CUPS:  The women of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority will be making Valentine Dirt Cup Desserts February 1st from 7pm-8pm and hope for you to come.  If you are curious about what a sorority is really like, meet our drivers in the residence hall lobbies and they will give you a ride out to the sorority house at 6:45 pm.  For questions, contact Gabriela Shirkeyat geshirke@mtu.edu.

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JOIN THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GROUP ON SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  People are signing up, so come into the Outdoor Adventure Program house and reserve your spot to join us on the Florida, Utah, or Georgia Spring Break adventure trips.  Spring Break activities include skiing, swimming with dolphins, camping on an island in the Atlantic, mountains, caving, Panama City Beach, and visiting the largest aquarium in the US!  There is something for everyone in these exciting trips. All trips are $450!  Save money if you are van certified.  Earn PE credits for additional fee.  We found the best deals and adventures you just sign-up and have fun!  Signup today, 50% due Feb 17th. Remainder due at the start of the Trip. More information can be found at www.oap.mtu.edu, or email or call the OAP house at oap@mtu.edu or 487-2970.

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SIGN UP NOW FOR PUERTO RICO SPRING BREAK SERVICE TRIP:  All students with a 2.0 GPA or above are eligible to join the Student Activities staff on an Alternative Spring Break service trip to Puerto Rico March 3 – March 10.  The cost is $150 plus airfare.  Most meals and lodging are included in the $150 fee.  If you choose, Student Activities can book your flight for you.  We will be staying in the beautiful, spacious guest house at Polytechnic University in San Juan.  The service entails maintaining the site of a retreat center and surrounding rain forest in Bayamon, PR.  It is not necessary to be Spanish-speaking as most of the hosts are fluent in English.  The trip is coordinated by the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers at PU.  You must apply for the trip by Friday, February 3 and your $150 fee must be paid by February 17.  Please complete the application ASB Puerto Rico application and return it to Student Activities in MUB 112.  For questions, call 487-2402, or email mawilcox@mtu.edu.

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SNOWSHOE/ORIENTEERING WORKSHOP:  Do you want to learn how to snowshoe and use a compass for free?  The Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting a snowshoe/orienteering workshop this Saturday, January 28th from noon to 2:00 pm.  The first portion consists of basic orienteering instruction with a demonstration follow-up as we strap on snowshoes and head for the hills.  Hiking will be easy/moderate.  Anyone who can read the numbers on the compass can complete this course!  Sign-ups are preferred, so visit the OAP Rental Center soon!  For more information, contact Tom Maynard at twmaynar@mtu.edu or Eric Volk at oap@mtu.edu.  Be sure to bring a water bottle to the event, and we’ll see you on Saturday!

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PRESENTATION AND TIMELINE DISPLAY OF BLACK STUDENTS ON CAMPUS:  The Black Students Association presents ” Black People in Focus: Educating Blacks in America” on Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm on the first floor of the Van Pelt Library.  A timeline display, “Black Enrollment at Michigan Tech – How Far Have We Come?” will trace the history and experiences of Black students on Michigan Tech’s campus.  Refreshments will be provided.  For questions, contact Tayloria at tnadams@mtu.edu.

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BRAVING IRAQ:  The Society of Wetland Scientists will be showing the film “Braving Iraq” on Monday, January 30 at 5:00 pm in the Forestry Building Room G002.  According to the website, “NATURE’s Braving Iraq unravels this tale about what was once one of the richest and most important wetlands in the world – from its virtual destruction by a ruthless dictator to its exciting, new prospects for a miraculous recovery.”   For questions, contact Katie Hietala at kghietal@mtu.edu

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MATH LEARNING CENTER HIRING COACHES:  The Math Learning Center is hiring coaches.  Applications are open to undergraduates and are available online at http://www.mathlab.mtu.edu/mlc/index.php/Main_Page#Hiring, or feel free to stop by and pick up an application in Fisher 128 during our walk-in hours.  Ask a coach for more details or join us for our info session to answer any questions about working at the MLC on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 128.  We expect prospective coaches to have completed Calc III by the end of Fall 2012 and to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.  For questions about this event, contact Kaylee at kmwalsh@mtu.edu.

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GREEK RECRUITMENT EVENTS:  The Panhellenic council announces the upcoming Greek recruitment events listed below.  Rides will leave the residence hall lobbies 15 minutes prior to the event.  For questions, contact the publicity chair of the Panhellenic council, Kelsey Maijala at kbmaijal@mtu.edu.

Sorority Events:
Wednesday, February 1
Be my Valentine Rush with Delta Phi Epsilon at 6 PM
Valentine’s Day Cards and Cookies with Delta Zeta at 6 PM
Game and Movie Night with Phi Delta Chi at 7 PM

Thursday, February 2
Valentine’s for the Men and Women in the Service  with Theta Chi Epsilon at 5 PM

Friday, February 3
Smoothie and Yoga Rush with Alpha Xi Zeta at 5:30 PM

Fraternity Events:

Wednesday, February 1
Agent Orange with Sigma Pi at 6 PM
Men vs. Food Rush with Phi Kappa Tau at 7 PM

Thursday, February 2
T.V. Show Favorites Night with Triangle Fraternity at 8:30 PM in Fisher 101

Sunday, February 4
Super Bowl Rush with Sigma Pi at 6 PM

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS OFFICER TRANSITION:  Your student organization may have gone through officer transitions this month due to graduations, grade reports, elections or a number of other changes.  Be sure you follow the proper officer transition procedures, most importantly,  updating your Involvement Link page and turning over  any keys to offices or storage areas!  For a complete checklist of officer transition procedures , go to   http://www.sa.mtu.edu/stulife/stuorg%20copy/transition/index.html .  If you have any questions, feel free to call Maryann at 487-2402, email mawilcox@mtu.edu , or stop by MUB 106.

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MIND TREKKERS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR FESTIVAL IN SHEBOYGAN WI:  The MIND TREKKERS student organization is seeking an additional 40 student’s to volunteer at the Sheboygan Science & Engineering Festival, which will take place Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14.  New and prospective MIND TREKKERS of all majors are invited to volunteer, and training will be provided.  The team will take two Wi-fi enabled charter buses on the 5-hour trip to Sheboygan, Wisconsin where they will be staying at the Blue Harbor Resort & Waterpark ( http://blueharborresort.com/ ).  All volunteers will receive free admittance to the Blue Harbor Waterpark, a $50 stipend, free hotel accommodations, and several free meals.  If you’re interested in going on this trip, please e-mail seallen@mtu.edu with a “yes”!

To find out more about MIND TREKKERS: Watch a 5-minute documentary about the team : http://vimeo.com/25207906, or visit the team’s website: http://www.mindtrekkers.mtu.edu/  or search “Michigan Tech MIND TREKKERS” on Facebook.

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RECONCILING IN CHRIST SUNDAY:  January 29 is Reconciling In Christ Sunday!  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Lutheran Campus Ministry at Michigan Tech  invites you to
join with us this Sunday to celebrate!  Worship services begin at 10:00 am.  Reconciling in Christ means ALL ARE WELCOME!  GSLC is located at 1100 College Avenue.

People of every age, class, color, and ethnic origin…
People of all sexual orientations and gender identities…
People who are single, married, divorced, separated, blessed or partnered…
People who are temporarily-able, disabled, or of differing abilities

For more information, call the Lutheran Campus Ministry’s advisor Pastor Bucky Beach at 482-5410 or email bsbeach@mtu.edu.

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CELEBRATE BLIZZARD’S BIRTHDAY:  The Michigan Tech Student Foundation invite everyone to celebrate Blizzard T. Husky’s Birthday!  Blizzard will be present and blizzards will be available to purchase for $2 on Tuesday, January 31 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  The proceeds will help fund the scholarships MTSF distributes throughout the year.  For questions about this event, contact Jessi Thoresen at jlthores@mtu.edu.  Everyone, student or not, is welcome to participate!

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SPORTS THIS WEEKEND:

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012
Hockey at Minnesota Duluth, 8:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (St. Paul, Minn.)
Women’s Basketball at Hillsdale, 1 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men’s Basketball at Hillsdale, 3 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Hockey at Minnesota Duluth, 8:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (St. Paul, Minn.)


Student News Briefs: January 20, 2012

LATE NIGHT PROGRAMMING:  Join us Friday, January 20 at 10pm in MUB Ballroom – Late Night Programming presents, Comedian, Prashanth Venkataramanujam! Come one, come all 🙂
Comedian Tonight

Thai Food for Khana Khazana

Presentation RR

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Tower Heist in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week is The Three Musketeers.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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IMPORTANT WINTER CARNIVAL INFO:  Month-long statue descriptions due Saturday, January 21 @ 5:00 pm.  All-nighter Safety Meeting Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm in EERC 100.
Tickets for Queens and Stage Revue are available at the SDC Ticket Office.  Rulebooks are avialable in the Blue Key Office (1 per organization).  Email any questions to bluekey@mtu.edu.

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ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  Interested in going on Spring Break? Want to learn more about trips to Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia and Utah?  To meet the guides, watch a short PowerPoint presentation, ask questions,  please attend the:

Alternative Spring Break Information Session
Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Wads G17/G19

Great prices! Affordable!

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ATHLETICS

http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/

Husky Sports this weekend:

Saturday, Jan. 21
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Women’s Basketball hosts Grand Valley State, 1 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men’s Basketball hosts Grand Valley State, 3 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Hockey hosts Northern Michigan, 7:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Sunday, Jan. 22
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (Minneapolis, Minn.)

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“ELECTRIFY THE MAC”

sponsored by

Integrys Energy Group

and Career Services

Integrys Energy Group Invites Michigan Tech Students to

“WHITE-OUT” the MacInnes Student Ice Arena

 and to a Tail Gate Party on Saturday, January 21, 2012

Michigan Tech Hockey Huskies vs Northern Michigan Wildcats Hockey Game

Be sure to get your hockey game tickets through the “Experience Tech” program, beginning at Noon on Tuesday January 17, from the Central Ticket Office at the SDC, using your Tech Express card

Tail Gate Party: 5:30 – 7:00, Student Entrance (North/Portage Health Entrance Area)

Free Husky Meal (Hotdog, Popcorn and Pop)

Blizzard, the Pep Band, Mitch’s Misfits and Husky Hockey coaches will be there!

“WHITE-OUT” the MAC with a free White T-Shirt distributed at the tail gate – compliments of Integrys

Shoot-Out Game on lower level (pit area) before the game for prizes

Swipe your Tech Express Card to Enter to Win an Amazon Kindle Touch

Integrys is a great supporter of Michigan Tech

and continues their strong tradition of hiring Michigan Tech students

For more information, please visit www.career.mtu.edu or call 487-2313

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PRESENTATION ON EAST GERMANY AND BERLIN WALL:  Hello Global Citizens…. Happy New Year!  Hope you all had wonderful Holidays.  We are starting this semester’s presentation with a talk about East Germany,  “Life in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall” on Tuesday, January 24,  FISHER 138; from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Please bring your own cup/mug to minimuze waste.  Join Global City members Mariah, Erika, Ben, Jess and Taile to hear Dr. Werner’s story:

Dr. Thomas Werner grew up in East Germany and will share his story about living a political double life in a socialistic country.  You will learn about what it was like for him to have a personal spy who tried to send his parents to prison, and how his home country dropped out of existence over night.  After the wall fell, Thomas studied Biology in Jena, Germany and then moved to Umeå, Sweden where he did his Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology.  Then he moved to Madison, Wisconsin as a postdoctoral fellow studying the evolution and development of color patterns in fruit flies.  Thomas is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech.  He lives in Houghton with his wife Megan, baby daughter Natalia, and soft coated wheaten terrier, Frosty.

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CURLING CLUB:  If you are interested in curling this year, the Curling Club of Michigan Tech is meeting Monday’s beginning January 23, 2012 from 7-9pm.  Rides leave Wadsworth Hall Lobby at 6:45pm.  For more information, contact nrluttma@mtu.edu or Victoria Demers at vmdemers@mtu.edu.  Free instructions, beginners encouraged to come.

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FLASH MOB:  International Club is organizing a Flash Mob during Winter Carnival’s All Nighter.  The Flash Mob is open to both International and Domestic students and is meant to celebrate the diversity of Michigan Tech.  The simple dance will include moves from other cultures and will be taught in a 1-hour dance lesson prior to the Flash Mob. If you or your organization is interested in participating, please e-mail Jess Banda jebanda@mtu.edu for specific details.

International Club filmed a flash mob to promote the Parade of Nations in September 2011.  Check it out @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Duv6e7fsCw

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BIGFOOT SNOWSHOE EVENT:  Registration for this year’s Bigfoot Snowshoe Event is now open! To register, go to www.counseling.mtu.edu and click on the Bigfoot link. Early registration for students is $10 (until February 3) or $15 through the day of the event. You can also register on the day of the event! Registration includes snowshoe rental, t-shirt, snacks and refreshments as well as a chance to win some great prizes during the drawing! Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions.

BLOOD DRIVE

Annual Blood Drive vs. NMU

The annual blood drive against Northern Michigan University will be on Tuesday, January 24 from noon until 6pm in the Wads Annex. Snacks and refreshments are available for all donors. No appointments are needed! Please stop by to help out a great cause, and of course to beat Northern! Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions or concerns.

 

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LATIN PARTY:  Join NOSOTROS on our next Latin Dance!!! It’s a SOMBRERO (HAT) PARTY!!  The event will be held in the MUB Ballroom A on January 27 starting at 8:00 pm.  Free salsa lesson followed by three hours of open floor with salsa, merengue, bachata and much more! No partner needed; family friendly; all levels; NO COST TO YOU!  Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.  This event is supported by GSG and USG.  For information contact auboni@mtu.edu.

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STAND-A-THON COMPETITION:  Stand-A-Thon Student Organization would like to remind all Student Organizations, Residence Houses, and the Greek Community that submission for the Stand-A-Thon Competition is due by 5:00 pm, February 15. There will be prizes for each division to the team that raises the highest pledge average amount per member! All pledge sheets are due the night of Stand-A-Thon, Friday, March 23 by midnight.  All proceeds raised will be donated to Bay Cliff Health Camp! To submit a team or for any questions, please email Alix Rugg at arrugg@mtu.edu with the name of your Student Organization, Residence House, Fraternity, or Sorority.  If you are an individual student and would like to raise pledges to benefit Bay Cliff, we also offer a prize to the participant who raises the most!

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Student News Briefs: December 13, 2012

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SPRING INVOLVEMENT FAIR:  The Spring Involvement Fair will be held on Tuesday, January 17 starting at 6:00 pm.  Enjoy soft pretzels and hot chocolate and find out how you can get involved on campus.  Registered Student Organizations can still register for a table by going to https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/6879.  See poster below for more information.

Spring Involvement Fair

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BIG CHANGES FOR THE LODE:  The Lode student newspaper is making big changes this semester including a new publishing day.  The Lode will now be distributed across campus every Tuesday morning starting January 17, 2012.  Also, the paper has changed to a tabloid format.  This new format is smaller and easier to read.  We hope you like the new changes to the Lode and would love to hear your feedback.  To share your opinions about the new changes please email admin@mtulode.com.

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing 50/50 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week is Tower Heist.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TUTORING:  The Canterbury House is seeking volunteers for their International Tutoring Program.  Volunteers should have a basic understanding of English, as well as patience when working with non-native English speakers.  The position is very flexible, and extremely rewarding.  The Canterbury House is the yellow house-like building located on US 41 across from the Administration Building.  Stop by the Canterbury House or email splacass@mtu.edu or keitha@mtu.edu for more information.

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LATIN CULTURE PRESENTATION:  The NOSOTROS Student Organization invites you to the 8th presentation of the series, A Door to Latin Culture, to be held on Tuesday, January 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Fisher 138.   Estefania Delavega Borns will talk about her country, Bolivia.  Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  This event is supported by the Parents’ Fund at Michigan Tech.   For information on this event, contact auboni@mtu.edu

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SUMMER JOBS WITH YOUTH PROGRAMS:  Michigan Tech Youth Programs is seeking 50 students to help run on-campus summer camps for middle and high school students from all over the world. Youth Programs is currently hiring counselors, office assistants, lifeguards, and chaperones for the 2012 summer.

Employment with Youth Programs begins June 18 and ends August 5 (track B) and can be coordinated in conjunction with summer classes.  All positions are paid and some also include room and board in Wadsworth Hall for track B.

To find out more about the positions and to be eligible to apply, please attend an info session on Monday, January 16 or Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00pm in the Ballroom (ground floor) of Douglaas Houghton Hall.

Find out more @ http://youthprograms.mtu.edu/employment.php.

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WINTER CARNIVAL DEADLINES:  Below are some important dates and information for Winter Carnival 2012:

•All-Nighter Applications are available in the Blue Key office and may be turned in through Wednesday, January 18 at 5:00pm.
•All-Nighter safety meeting:  Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:00pm in EERC 100.
•Vending Applications are available and are being accepted now through Monday, January 16 at 5:00pm.
•Map of vending sites will be available: Tuesday, January 24.
•Month-Long Statue Descriptions are due:  Saturday, January 21 @ 5:00pm.
•Stage Revue and Queen Coronation tickets are available through the Rozsa Center.
•Rulebooks are available in the Blue Key office (1 rulebook per organization).
If you have any questions, please email bluekey@mtu.edu.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM SPRING 2012 EVENTS

Snowshoe/Orienteering Clinic:  OAP House  Jan  28 – 12-2pm  No Cost

Chili Feed & Igloo/Quinzee Clinic:   OAP House    Feb 5 – 12 – 3     No Cost

Full moon Snowshoe Hike:       Hungarian Falls          Feb 7 – 6-9pm     $10

Kayak Rolling clinics:       SDC Pool      Jan 22, 29 – 6-8pm  $20

Kayak Intro and Safety:     SDC Pool   Feb 12 – 6-8pm    $20

Kayak Rolling clinics:    SDC Pool Feb 19, 26 – 6-8pm  $20        

Kayak Intro and Safety:    SDC Pool       March 18 – 6-8pm  $20

Bigfoot Snowshoe:     SDC     Feb 11 , 9-12am @ SDC            Register Online                                          

Alternative Spring Break March 3-10                                              

Georgia                               $450

Florida                                 $450

Utah                                       $450      

Outdoor Cooking & Fire Building Clinic:  OAP House, March 21, 6-8pm,  No Cost,  Food Provided.

Peshtigo River Rafting:       OAP House         April 15 All day    $75

Gear Swap:    MUB Peninsula April 20, 3-5pm                                             

Sturgeon River Slough Finals Paddle:      OAP House         April 25 6-9pm   $15

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NEW ORLEANS HOT 8 BRASS BAND NEW TIME AND PLACE:  The New Orleans’ own Hot 8 Brass Band was scheduled to present both a lecture and a performance at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on January 16, 2012, at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM, respectively.  However, due to theater maintenance, the location and times of these events have changed.  Also, these events are now free. Current ticket holders will be refunded, and are invited to attend the relocated events. The Rozsa Center and Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) are now collaborating on the Martin Luther King Jr. Week “Dream Celebration” Banquet at the Memorial Union Ballroom on January 16, 2012, which will feature the New Orleans’ Own Hot 8 Brass Band.

In place of the originally scheduled lecture at 1:00 PM at the Rozsa, New Orleans’  own Hot 8 Brass Band will present the Keynote Address at the “Dream Celebration” Banquet at 6:00 PM.  The Keynote Address is titled “Tradition, Tragedy, and Hope: A Brief Survey of Brass Music.”  They will follow this presentation with a performance of their music at 7:00 PM.  The banquet and performance will be free and open to the public, however please note that tickets will be required due to limited seating in the MUB Ballroom.  Tickets will be available either by contacting Ticketing Operations at 906-487-2073, from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, or at the door.

The New Orleans’ own Hot 8 Brass Band performance is sponsored in part by the James and Margaret Black Endowment, and the Michigan Tech Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

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HOCKEY THIS WEEKEND:  The Hockey Huskies host Alaska Anchorage tonight and Saturday at the Student Ice Arena.Friday:  Military Appreciation Night.  Discounted tickets will be available for all active and retired military and their families.  The special price is $8 for adults and $5 for 18 and younger; a valid military identification is required.Saturday:  Junior Hockey Night sponsored by WalMart.  $5 admission for ALL youth 18 years old and younger.  Postgame Skate With the Huskies.  Purchase tickets in advance.  Portage Health Family Night with a prize registration table set up on the main concourse.Fans can purchase discounted tickets in advance of the game at SDC Ticketing Operations to alleviate traffic flow on game night.  You can buy online at Husky Tickets or in person.