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Student News Briefs – Friday, December 13, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Sale is in full swing at the Campus Bookstore and University Images. The sale runs now until Dec. 20. You get up to 50 percent off on something new every day. Just go to Facebook and Like the Campus Bookstore to see what is for sale each day.

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The Campus Bookstore is now buying textbooks needed for Spring semester at 50% of new book retail!  Bring your textbooks to the following locations during exam week (December 16-20th)
Campus Bookstore        MondayFriday 8:00-5:00
Wadsworth Hall             Monday-Thurs 10:00-4:00
Douglas Houghton Hall   Mon & Wed    10:00-4:00
McNair Hall                   Tues & Thurs   10:00-4:00

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Hello everyone,

How are you doing? Next week is final week, we wish you the best on your final exams. This Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, we have combo meal for you. The menu includes Go Chu Jeon (Stuffed Peppers) from Korea by Young Bin Na, 口水鸡(Mouth-watering Chicken) from China by Fei Li, and بسبوسة (Basbousa) from Syria by Roba Bdeir.

Please come to join us!


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OAP Adventure Spring Break Trips 2014
**CONTACT US ASAP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED**
Puerto Rico: $1300 includes transportation (rental cars and airfare), breakfast, lodging, surfing lesson, waterfall hikes, snorkeling, beaches, warm weather, and a great time! For airfare purposes, please contact us before winter break if you are interested.
For more information contact: Carly at cajoseph@mtu.edu / 248-881-5494 or Ryan at rjvanlan@mtu.edu

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: $450-500 includes transportation, food, backpacking, whitewater rafting, historic mill tours, waterfalls, caves, etc.
For more information contact: Karl at kdschlic@mtu.edu

Buffalo River, Arkansas: $450 includes transportation, food, canoeing, and hiking
For more information contact: OAP at oap@mtu.edu

(50% of trip cost is due when signing up)

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Two special family events! Enjoy an evening performance & movie at the Rozsa Center featuring participants from the Michigan Tech Youth Dance Program or spend your afternoon at the Skating with Santa Party in the MacInnes Ice Arena.

Come and Play during the holiday – grab the gang & get outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Trails or come inside to do a little ice skating, play some hockey, splash in the pool and challenge your buddies to a friendly game of pick-up basketball or volleyball. View the holiday building schedule.
Help us celebrate the 25 Days of Recreation with awesome deals, the most up-to-date information, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook.
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Make your New Year’s resolution count by attending the Lifestyle Resolution Retreat Saturday, January 4th. This all-day workshop led by certified fitness and nutrition professional, Amber Leonard will show you how to break down long-term goals into achievable steps, implement different exercises into a program tailored just for you, and create eating habits that will benefit your body type and serve your goals. Includes health and nutrition seminars, Metabolic Resistance Training, Yoga class, lunch provided by the Coaches Corner, personalized nutrition and exercise plans and retreat materials. Cost is $130 if registered by December 14; $160 after December 14. For more information, visit www.MichiganTechRecreation.com.
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Have you been good this year?! Visit Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook each day beginning December 1 through December 25 for a chance to win awesome prizes! Daily passes, class punch cards, tshirts, memberships and more!
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Starting this weekend, Michigan Tech Athletics will offer free bus service for students to the MacInnes Student Ice Arena on hockey game nights.

The MAC isn't the easiest place for you to get on cold, slippery winter days with the long hike up the hill. So for the rest of the season, the Huskies are providing some wheels!

Starting one hour before each game, bus service will run every 20
minutes with stops at Wadsworth Hall main parking lot, behind DHH (Cliff Drive side of DHH), and drop off at the Student Entrance at the SDC near Portage Health. The bus will run this cycle three times during the hour before each game.

Times are approximations based on weather and traffic:


December 13 & 14; January 24 & 25; February 7, 14 & 15,  & 21 all from 6-7 PM
February 8 from 4-5 PM (early game time due to Winter Carnival)

Wadsworth Main Parking Lot :00, :20, :40
DHH Rear Lot :08, :28, :48
SDC Drop Offs :15, :35, :55

After you've tried it for a few games, please feel free to give us feedback at athleticmarketing@mtu.edu Thanks for your great support of Huskies hockey this season!

Michigan Tech Athletics






Student News Briefs – Friday, December 6, 2013

Make your New Year’s resolution count by attending the Lifestyle Resolution Retreat Saturday, January 4th. This all-day workshop led by certified fitness and nutrition professional, Amber Leonard will show you how to break down long-term goals into achievable steps, implement different exercises into a program tailored just for you, and create eating habits that will benefit your body type and serve your goals. Includes health and nutrition seminars, Metabolic Resistance Training, Yoga class, lunch provided by the Coaches Corner, personalized nutrition and exercise plans and retreat materials. Cost is $130 if registered by December 14; $160 after December 14. For more information, visit www.MichiganTechRecreation.com.

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Have you been good this year?! Visit Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook each day beginning December 1 through December 25 for a chance to win awesome prizes! Daily passes, class punch cards, tshirts, memberships and more!

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Event: Greek Presidents Roundtable

Date of Event: 12/12/13

Location of Event: MUB Ballroom A1

Start Time(s) of Event: 5:00 PM

End Time(s) of Event: 6:00 PM

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Stop by the Campus Bookstore for all your Broomball Supplies! We have fun duct tape, brooms and shin guards.


Student News Briefs – Friday, November 22, 2013

NOTICE TO ALL REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS – NEW RSO POSTING MATRIX

A new Registered Student Organization Posting Matrix is available in Student Activities.  It can be picked up in 112 Memorial Union Building located in the information rack attached to the wall.  Please pick up the new form to become familiar with any changes in regulations before posting any new posters.

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Husky Tae Kwon Do Practice Schedule: Nov 18-22
Tae Kwon Do is fun for all ages and skill levels. Practice self-defense, basic and advanced techniques, and Olympic style sparring.
Try us out for FREE anytime! We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our practices!
Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB  Ballroom A-2
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom A-2
Friday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2pm in the SDC Dance Room
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November Events & Thanksgiving Holiday Happenings
a Fall update from Michigan Tech Recreation

Special SDC Building Hours 11/23 – 11/30
School is out – the SDC is in, Thanksgiving edition! Indoor recreation opportunities for families and friends. Swimming, racquetball, volleyball, basketball and more!
Day passes available for $6. Group rates as low as $4 per person.

Ice Arena Events
Come and PLAY before and after Turkey DAY with Michigan Tech Recreation. For awesome deals, the most up-to-date information, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and Twitter. On Facebook@ Michigan Tech Recreation. On Twitter @ MichiganTechRec.

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Upcoming Intramural Date
Team Sports Entry Deadline
Volleyball Four’s Tournament:  12/5 @5PM starts 12/6
More information?   www.imleagues.com or 487-3556
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Event:  Greek Presidents Roundtable

Date of Event: 12/12/13

Location of Event:  MUB Ballroom A1

Start Time(s) of Event:  5:00 PM

End Time(s) of Event:  6:00 PM

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Event:  HuskyLEAD

Date of Event:  12/3/13

Location of Event:  Peninsula Room

Start Time(s) of Event:  6:00 PM

End Time(s) of Event:  7:00 PM

Additional Comments: Fundraising Opportunities for your Organization

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Ultrarunner and inspirational speaker, Ray Zahab, is coming to campus!


Ray has been featured on CNN, CBC, National Geographic, and TED Talks. Ray went from being a pack-a-day smoker to running across the Sahara Desert in 111 days. The movie, “Running the Sahara,” directed by Matt Damon, was made about this expedition. In addition to this, Ray has completed numerous other expeditions including running to the South Pole, running across the Gobi desert, running across Baffin Island, running through the Amazon, and more. Furthermore, Ray is involved in education through his nonprofit, “impossible2Possible.” This program selects youth, aged between 17 and 21, to travel abroad and run a marathon or more a day while carrying out an educational project and connecting with thousands of students across the world. You can learn more about impossible2Possible at www.impossible2possible.com and more about Ray at www.rayzahab.com


“Running is 90% mental. The other 10% is all in your head.” – Ray Zahab

Running the Sahara – Movie

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

7:00 PM, Fisher 135

No entry fee

Complementary concessions


Ray Zahab comes to campus – Speaking

Thursday, December 5, 2013

7:00 PM, Forestry Building Atrium
No entry fee
impossible2Possible bracelets to first 100 students
Sponsored By
Wellness
the Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund
Experience Tech
MUB
Film Board
IRHC
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Bus tickets to the Mall of America located in Bloomington, MN, go on sale Monday, November 4.  We will depart on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, and return on Saturday, November 30.

Register Early and Save $15 on your Bus Ticket!  Cost per ticket is only $65 per seat.  Tickets sold between November 4 – November 15 will only be $50.  Limit two tickets per person.  To get your bus ticket,

each passenger must print, complete, and sign the waiver and return to IPS:   http://www.mtu.edu/international/forms-info/pdfs/Waiver.pdf.  Passengers under 18 years of age must have a parent

or legal guardian sign the waiver form.  Tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased at the IPS Office.  Seats are limited, available on first-come, first-served basis.

IPS has secured a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Mall of America for a special group rate of $75/night plus tax, 1-4 occupants per room.  If you wish to stay at this location for the special rate,

you must make your reservation before November 11.  Unreserved rooms will be released to the public at the regular rate.

Students are responsible for their own securing hotel accommodations.  Make your reservations online:   http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=MTU%20international%20Program%20%26%20Serv^mspbl%60MTUMTUQ%6075%60USD%60false%6011/28/13%6011/30/13%6011/7/13&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes or by calling 952-858-8475 and ask for the special group rate for ‘Michigan Tech University’,

major credit card required.

Are you looking to share a room?  FInd a hotel roommate on BarkBoard:   barkboard.mtu.edu. Discussion Forums/Discussions – Any Topics/  IPS-hotel roommate for Mall of America bus trip ONLY.

If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or ips@mtu.edu.



Student News Briefs – Friday, November 15, 2013

The Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate Student Government are working collaboratively this school year to advocate on behalf of students at both the University and on a political level.
Our student governments would like to foster increased political awareness and activity among students by encouraging communication between students and legislators. We believe an open forum for students to communicate with legislators that represent the Houghton community is a great way to do this.
Therefore, the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government would like to invite your student organization to our student open forum with state legislators that will take place on November 18th at 7PM in room 202 of the Great Lakes Research Center. Light refreshments will be served.
Representative Scott Dianda and a representative from State Senator Tom Casperson’s office will be present to answer questions from students. The topic of discussion will be “The Future of Higher Education in Michigan”.
We hope that you can make it to the event. If you have any questions please feel free to contact djlafore@mtu.edu.
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BoardSport Technologies Enterprise will be hosting a rail jam in front of DHH on Friday, November 15th from noon to 5.

Bring your skis and snowboards and come ride some rails with us!

Stephanie Haselhuhn
MTU Undergraduate
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Enterprise Concentration
BoardSport Technologies Enterprise
Vice President
Keweenaw Research Center
Student Engineer

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The student organization Global City will host a lecture by local resident and former Peace Corps Volunteer Linda Belote entitled “La Mega Cooperativa Artesanal: How Ecuadorian Indian Women Found Economic Success through Hand-Woven Beadwork” on Monday, November 18, 2013 – Fisher(133), 6:30-7:30pm. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided and the cooperative’s beadwork will be for sale.

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Husky Tae Kwon Do Practice Schedule: Nov 18-22
Tae Kwon Do is fun for all ages and skill levels. Practice self-defense, basic and advanced techniques, and Olympic style sparring.
Try us out for FREE anytime! We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our practices!
Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB  Ballroom A-2
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom A-2
Friday 5:30-7:30pm in the MUB Peninsula Room
Saturday noon – 2pm in the SDC Dance Room
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Event: HuskyLEAD

Date of Event:  11/19/13, 12/3/13

Location of Event: Peninsula Room

Start Time(s) of Event: 6:00 PM

End Time(s) of Event: 7:00 PM

Additional Comments: Utilizing Leadership Experiences in Your Job
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WHSA Coffee House on Friday, November 15 from 9pm to midnight in the Wadsworth dining Hall. Coffee House is an open mic night for anyone to come out and sing a song, read a poem, play an instrument, or just enjoy everyone else’s talent.  Complimentary refreshments are provided.  Sign up at Coffee House at the sound Board.

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Bus tickets to the Mall of America located in Bloomington, MN, go on sale Monday, November 4.  We will depart on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, and return on Saturday, November 30.  Register Early and Save $15 on your Bus Ticket!  Cost per ticket is only $65 per seat.  Tickets sold between November 4 – November 15 will only be $50.  Limit two tickets per person.  To get your bus ticket, each passenger must print, complete, and sign the waiver and return to IPS:   http://www.mtu.edu/international/forms-info/pdfs/Waiver.pdf.  Passengers under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver form.  Tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased at the IPS Office.  Seats are limited, available on first-come, first-served basis.

IPS has secured a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Mall of America for a special group rate of $75/night plus tax, 1-4 occupants per room.  If you wish to stay at this location for the special rate, you must make your reservation before November 11.  Unreserved rooms will be released to the public at the regular rate.

Students are responsible for their own securing hotel accommodations.  Make your reservations online:   http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=MTU%20international%20Program%20%26%20Serv^mspbl%60MTUMTUQ%6075%60USD%60false%6011/28/13%6011/30/13%6011/7/13&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes or by calling 952-858-8475 and ask for the special group rate for ‘Michigan Tech University’, major credit card required.

Are you looking to share a room?  FInd a hotel roommate on BarkBoard:   barkboard.mtu.edu. Discussion Forums/Discussions – Any Topics/  IPS-hotel roommate for Mall of America bus trip ONLY.

If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or ips@mtu.edu.

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LEAN? SIX SIGMA? CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT?
Come find out about a newly formed student org: Leaders in Continuous Improvement at Michigan Tech!  Are you interested in Lean, Six Sigma, or other methods of continuous improvement?  Then this newly formed student organization is for you!  Companies from all over the world demand continuous improvement experience to be competitive.
Our next meeting is November 21st from 6-7pm in the MUB Alumni B Lounge.  At this meeting we will discuss and decide on our final hands-on project for the semester as well as review what we’ve learned so far this year!  Our last project will focus on process mapping, so bring your ideas.
Feel free to stop by our next meeting November 21st from 6-7pm in the MUB Alumni B Lounge or e-mail our President Megan Johnson, at meganj@mtu.edu to get on our e-mail list!
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Ultrarunner and inspirational speaker, Ray Zahab, is coming to campus!


Ray has been featured on CNN, CBC, National Geographic, and TED Talks. Ray went from being a pack-a-day smoker to running across the Sahara Desert in 111 days. The movie, “Running the Sahara,” directed by Matt Damon, was made about this expedition. In addition to this, Ray has completed numerous other expeditions including running to the South Pole, running across the Gobi desert, running across Baffin Island, running through the Amazon, and more. Furthermore, Ray is involved in education through his nonprofit, “impossible2Possible.” This program selects youth, aged between 17 and 21, to travel abroad and run a marathon or more a day while carrying out an educational project and connecting with thousands of students across the world. You can learn more about impossible2Possible at www.impossible2possible.com and more about Ray at www.rayzahab.com


“Running is 90% mental. The other 10% is all in your head.” – Ray Zahab

Running the Sahara – Movie

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

7:00 PM, Fisher 135

No entry fee

Complementary concessions


Ray Zahab comes to campus – Speaking

Thursday, December 5, 2013

7:00 PM, Forestry Building Atrium
No entry fee
impossible2Possible bracelets to first 100 students
Sponsored By
Wellness
the Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund
Experience Tech
MUB
Film Board
IRHC
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November Events & Thanksgiving Holiday Happenings
a Fall update from Michigan Tech Recreation
Community Programs Highlights
Plus, don’t miss out on our regularly scheduled programs all month long in the Studio, Pool and Ice Arena. Health & Wellness, Fun & Fitness, and High Intensity Workouts – Fitness classes for all ages.

Special SDC Building Hours 11/23 – 11/30
School is out – the SDC is in, Thanksgiving edition! Indoor recreation opportunities for families and friends. Swimming, racquetball, volleyball, basketball and more!
Day passes available for $6. Group rates as low as $4 per person.

Ice Arena Events
Come and PLAY before and after Turkey DAY with Michigan Tech Recreation. For awesome deals, the most up-to-date information, event announcements and more, connect with Michigan Tech Recreation on Facebook and Twitter. On Facebook@ Michigan Tech Recreation. On Twitter @ MichiganTechRec.
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Student News Briefs – Friday, August 31, 2012

An Afternoon on the Town is a Michigan Tech event that invites local businesses/services to welcome our students and show them what they have to offer. Starting on campus, down College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area there will be live music, refreshments, giveaways, and prizes for student participants.
Join in the fun on Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
For more information call Student Activities at 906-487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu.
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Welcome Week – Movie on Sherman Field

Saturday, September 1, 2012, 8:00 PM – 10:15 PM

Bring a blanket and some snacks up to Sherman Field for this Uniquely U.P. opportunity to view a movie on the turf where athletes play football and soccer.

Escanaba in Da Moonlight” is Jeff Daniel’s hilariously twisted comedy about five Yoopers and their escapades at a ramshackle deer camp on the eve of the Opening Day of hunting season.

See the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1wvUSkG8hg

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Welcome Week – Concert on the Canal

Sunday, September 2, 2012, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Come down to the Great Lakes Research Center to relax before classes start.  Music by Goodnight Argent, as well as frozen treats.

Goodnight Argent will be covering popular songs such as Stereo Hearts and Moves Like Jagger in addition to playing some of their original music.

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Welcome Week – Paddle to Seattle Film Screening

Fisher 135, 138, 139 – Monday, September 3, 2012, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Come check out this film about “two best friends (J.J. Kelley and Josh Thomas) who build their own kayaks and paddle alone for 97 days in the wilderness over 1,300 miles from Alaska to Seattle and survive.”

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Welcome Week – Back to School Binders

MUB Circle – Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Seize a complimentary binder with information on Welcome Week events, discounts from the University Bookstore and academic information from COMPASS (Center for Orientation, Mentoring, Parents, and Academic Student Success) on the first day of the 2012 Fall Semester!

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Welcome Week – U.P. Treats

Wednesday, September 5 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Stop by the MUB Circle to grab a complimentary scoop of Mackinac Island Fudge Ice Cream from the friendly Student Activities Staff.

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K-Day Registration

Please remember to register for K-Day at:

https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/9495

Registration closes at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, September 4.

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Self Defense Class

The next R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) class is September 18-October 11 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Wadsworth Hall Room G41.  Registration can be completed through Community Programs at https://www.tickets.mtu.edu/Online/default.asp. The cost per person is $30 for Tech students.  For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety and Police Services at 487-2216.

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Competitive Cheer and Dance Team fall tryouts

The Michigan Tech Competitive Cheer Team and The Michigan Tech Dance Team are happy to announce that their 2012 FALL TRYOUT SCHEDULES have been posted!

The Cheer Team will be holding tryouts in the SDC Wood Gym on September 5, 6 and 9.

The Dance Team will be holding tryouts in the SDC Wood Gym on September 13 and 14, and in the SDC Dance room on September 15.

For more information check out the Cheer Team website, http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/athletics/cheer/index, the Dance Team website, http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/athletics/dance/index,  visit their Facebook pages (‘Michigan Tech Cheerleading’, and ‘Michigan Tech Dance Team’), or contact head coach Mary Muncil by sending an e-mail to memuncil@mtu.edu. We hope to see you at tryouts. Go Huskies!!

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Michigan Tech Intramural Sport Information

Manager’s Meetings for Softball, Sand Volleyball Fours, Flag Football and Soccer Fours: September 5 at 6:00 PM, EERC Room 103

Entry Deadlines:
Softball & Sand Volleyball Four’s, September 7 at 3:00 PM
Flag Football & Soccer Four’s, September 12 at 3:00 PM

Check out our new web-site and on-line registration @ www.imleagues.com/MTU/.

For more information visit us at www.imleagues.com/MTU/ or come to the SDC, room 202.

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Student News Briefs: March 18, 2011

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP NOMINATIONS DUE TODAY: Nominations for the Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by (today) Friday, March 18, 2011.  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.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $100 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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INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2011: International Night 2011 “The World is our Stage” will be celebrated this Sunday, March 20, beginning at 6:00 pm with dinner in the Memorial Union Commons and a performance at 8:00 pm in the Rozsa Center.  Tickets are $15.00 general admission and $12.00 for students and include both the dinner and performance.  Tickets can be purchased at the Rozsa desk or online at www.tickets.mtu.edu.  For other questions, contact Meet Vasani at mjvasani@mtu.edu.  International Night is sponsored by the International Club at Michigan Tech.

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FREE LATIN DANCING LESSONS: Join us for free Latin dancing and treats this Saturday, March 19, from 8:00 pm to midnight in the Wads Dining Hall.  No prior experience is necessary to participate.  For questions, email Lucia at lmgregor@mtu.edu.  The event is FREE and paid for by The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and The Inter Residence Hall Council (IRHC).

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SWE PRESENTATION/PANEL DISCUSSION/ELECTIONS: Join the Society of Women Engineers on March 23rd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Room 101 of the Chem Sci for a presentation by recent Michigan Tech grad, Kathleen Nackers.  Nackers will be giving a technical presentation about her work as an engineer with Caterpillar that focuses on new Tier4 engine emissions and technology.  There will also be a panel discussion on post-undergraduate options and elections will take place for next year’s executive council and committee chairs.  SWE is a co-ed organization open to all majors.  For questions, contact Alicia Walby at amwalby@mtu.edu.

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EARTH WEEK EVENTS: Earth Week will be celebrated March 23-24.  Students for Environmental Sustainability is hosting transportation themed events for Earth Week.  Wednesday, the Sundance Festival Winner, “Fuel” will be shown in M&M U115 at 7:00 pm.  Thursday is “Take the Stairs Day”- a healthy and simple way to reduce our energy consumption.  Also on Thursday in M&M U115 at 7:00 pm, Katie Alvord is giving a lecture titled “The Greenest Routes from A to B.”   She is the local author of “Divorce Your Car” and free copies will be given to the first 50 people!  For questions about the event, contact Jenna Parker at jparker@mtu.edu.

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BLOOD DRIVE: As part of Greek Week, the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 24 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Friday, March 25 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The blood drive will be held in the Rozsa Center Lobby.  All students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to participate.  Please call (906) 487-1963 for an appointment.  All appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes, so no lines!

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BRA SHOW NEEDS MODELS AND DESIGNERS: Models and Designers are still needed for the Bra Show to be held on Friday, March 25 at 8:00 pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom.  Models will have to arrive at 7:00 pm, and designers should send a picture of your bra to sis@mtu.edu.  The event is open to the community and donations will be accepted at the door.  Refrreshment will be provided.  This year, Mary Wright will discuss her experience with breast cancer followed by the FASHION SHOW.  The Bra Show is a fun and informative fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Bra show is both a fun and informative fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year Mary Wright will discuss her experience with breast cancer followed by the FASHION SHOW.

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WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY: Women’s Wednesday will be held on March 30 at 7:00 pm in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.  This discussion will focus on the differences between Feminism & Womanism and how they affect our lives today.  For questions, contact Talisha at tlsutton@mtu.edu.

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STANDATHON 2011: Standathon 2011 will be held on Friday, April 1 from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am in the SDC.  Some of the activities at Standathon this year include sumo wrestling, an inflatable obstacle course, black light mini golf, laser tag, live bands, dance lessons, karaoke, water polo, kayak lessons, MTU’s Got Talent Show and so much more!  There will  be awesome food and prizes!  The grand prize this year is an Xbox Kinect.

The best part about Standathon is that every dollar raised is donated directly to Bay Cliff Health Camp, a camp for children and adults with disabilities.  This year marks the five-year anniversary of Standathon and we hope to make it the best one yet by setting a goal to raise $7,000!  If you are interested in volunteering at Standathon, please contact Hilary Cadeau at hscadeau@mtu.edu .  We hope to see you there!!

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SPRING CLIMBING COMPETITION: Come join the Ridge Roamers for their Spring Climbing competition on March 26th from 9AM-4PM at the Climbing Wall in the SDC.  The cost is $10.00 for pre-registration by March 23, and $15.00 after that.  The comp is limited to 50 competitors, so be sure to register as soon as possible. Walk-ins are allowed if there is still room left in the schedule.  Payment is due upon check-in at the event.
To register, send us an email to climb@mtu.edu with the following information included:
-> Name
-> Sex
-> Desired Competition Division (Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced)
-> Climbing time preference (if any)

Visit http://climb.students.mtu.edu for more information, or contact us at climb@mtu.edu.

SPRING FLING 2011

When & Where?
Friday, April 15
Noon-5:00pm on Campus Mall
Spring Fling is always the Friday of Week 13 of the Spring Semester

How do I get a Table?
Sign up at the MUB Board counter in 106 MUB on the GOLD registration form with name of organization or department along with contact name & email
Tables locations will not be assigned but rather first-come, first-served. (groups will have choice of table in the order of arrival)

What is the Theme?
Spring Fling 2011 has a 80’s theme with Classic 80’s Arcade Games sponsored by MUB Board
Feel free to follow the theme in games, giveaways and food choices for your booth/table.

PLEASE NOTE:
Anything beyond packaged food must be prepared by Dining Services.
(University Food Policy 2.1008) “only food prepared by the Memorial Union or Residential Services shall be permitted to be distributed or sold on campus or at events sponsored by the University.”  http://www.admin.mtu.edu/admin/policy/gen/1008.htm
Violators are at will of being sanctioned by the Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department.
Questions can be sent to Bob in Dining Services at rwhiltun@mtu.edu

Any demonstration or activity where participation or action may put someone in danger, must have a Risk Management Plan.
Plans must be submitted and approved by Wednesday, April 13 at Noon.
Questions can be sent to Rachel in Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu

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Let the Madness Begin!

Please come cheer on Michigan Tech Woman’s Basketball:
Photo Credit: Michigan Tech
Michigan Tech was awarded the top seed and host site for the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Midwest Regional as the NCAA announced the 64-team field for the tournament. Seven teams from around the region will descend upon Houghton for the regional which will be played March 11-14.

The schedule of games is as follows (all times Eastern):
Friday, March 11 • Quarterfinals
Game 1: No. 6 Missouri S&T vs. No. 3 Wisconsin-Parkside, 12 noon
Game 2: No. 7 Kentucky Wesleyan vs. No. 2 Quincy, 2:30 p.m.
Game 3: No. 8 Lewis vs. No. 1 Michigan Tech, 6 p.m.
Game 4: No. 5 Drury vs. No. 4 Grand Valley State, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 • Semifinals
Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5 p.m.
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 14 • Championship
Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 7 p.m.

All games will be played at the Student Development Complex Gymnasium on Michigan Tech’s campus. Tickets for the event will go on sale Tuesday (Mar. 8), at 8 a.m. Michigan Tech season ticket holders and sponsors will have until 9 p.m. Wednesday (Mar. 9) to reserve their same seats. Prices for adults are $12 for reserved seats and $10 for general admission. Children age 3-18 are $5. College students are $3.

Go Huskies!


Student News Briefs: March 4, 2011

PI DAY MOVIE:   As a celebration of Pi Day, the Math Society will be hosting two showings of the movie Pi on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 pm and 9:00pm in Fisher 135.  Admission is FREE and pie will be available for $1.00 at the door.  Come join us as we celebrate this wonderful day of the year, and bring friends.  For questions about this event, contact Jason Hiebel at jshiebel@mtu.edu.

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ASME MEETINGS:  The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has their bi-weekly meetings the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 P.M. in MEEM 112.  Pizza and pop is provided and all new members and disciplines are welcome.  For questions, contact Bryan Cook at bdcook@mtu.edu.

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FREE SWING CLASS:  The Swing Club is offering a FREE six-week course in beginning swing dance.  Classes will be held on Saturdays at 7:00 pm in Wads G17/G19 beginning March 19.  No experience or partner required.  We will cover basic triple-step east coast swing, swing fundamentals and partner connection, open and closed position swing, variations on the basic step pattern, styling and musicality and lots of other snazzy moves!  Open dance at 8:00 pm.   To guarantee a spot in the class, sign up in advance by emailing swing@mtu.edu, or just show up!

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FREE LINDY HOP CLASS:  The Swing Club is offering a FREE class in Lindy Hop and Charleston on Thursdays at 8:00 pm beginning March 17.  The class will run for six weeks and will be in Wads G17/G19.  You MUST have experience in triple-step east coast swing in order to take this class.  Email swing@mtu.edu for more information or to sign up in advance.  Walk-ins welcome, but doesn’t guarantee a spot in the class!

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Student News Briefs: February 25, 2011

CORRECTION MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM TONIGHT:  Please note, Aquila’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is on Friday, February 25th, 2011. The earlier email and press release stated “Saturday” in error.  Come to the Rozsa Center for an evening with Aquila Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.   Ticket prices for adults are $20, $18 for seniors, students $14, and free for Michigan Tech Students.   To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please.

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IMPROV COMEDY:  The Troupe is having an Improv Comedy show on Saturday February 26 at 7:00 pm in the DHH Ballroom.  The show is free to the Michigan Tech campus commnunity.  For questions, contact Britanny Precht at beprecht@mtu.edu.

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LINUX INSTALLATHON:  The Linux Users Group at Michigan Tech will be hosting a Linux Installathon on Saturday, February 26 from noon to 5:00 pm in the MUB Peninsula Room.  Stop by during this time and get help installing and configuring Linux on your computer, or just enjoy the demonstrations and presentations and chat with other Linux or UNIX users in the area.  For more information, including a tentative presentation schedule, visit http://lug.mtu.edu/Installathon.  For other questions about this event, contact Matt Gardeski at mjgardes@mtu.edu

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PANEL DISCUSSION POST UNDERGRAD OPTIONS:   The Society of Women Engineers will be hosting a panel discussion on post-undergraduate options on Wednesday, March 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Chem Sci 101.  Representatives and members from the Peace Corps, medical schools, the graduate school, industry, and academia will be a part of the panel to answer your questions and inform you about post-undergraduate options.  There will also be discussion on how an MBA can benefit you and your career.  The Society of Women Engineers is a co-ed organization open to all majors!   For questions about this event, contact Alicia Walby at amwalby@mtu.edu.

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LEADERSHIP IN CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS:  “Navigating the Murky Waters of Leadership” will be presented by Jess Turuc, Assistant Director of Student Activities, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm in MUB Ballroom A1.   Become a better leader and maximize your organization’s effectiveness by learning your members’ perspectives, what makes them tick, and what members can bring to the table.  This interactive session will help you broaden your organization’s cohesion, combat hidden challenges and stereotypes, and appreciate everyone’s differences for society.  For questions, contact jmturuc@mtu.edu.

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REMINDER LEADERSHIP AWARD 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 4, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.  Go to www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ .  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Friday, March 18, 2011.

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WEEK OF WELLNESS SURVEY:  Did you participate in this year’s Week of Wellness?  If so, would you take a few minutes to complete the Week of Wellness Survey?   Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be used to improve future events.  Go to http://studentvoice.com/mtu/11weekofwellness.  Thanks in advance for your help!  If you have questions, contact Michelle Bangen, health and wellness coordinator, at mmbangen@mtu.edu

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INPUT NEEDED 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 51,000 student ratings of instruction forms, eleven finalists have been identified for the 2011 awards.  The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty, and alumni to aid in its deliberation process.  Here are the finalists for the two awards:

Associate Professor / Professor Category:

Brian Barkdoll (Associate Professor) — Civil and Environmental Engineering
Andrew Burton (Associate Professor) — Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Will Cantrell (Associate Professor) — Physics
Guy Hembroff (Associate Professor) — Technology
John Lukowski (Associate Professor) — Electrical and Computer Engineering

Assistant Professor / Lecturer / Professor of Practice Category:

Philip Kendall (Lecturer) — Mathematical Sciences
Michael Meyer (Senior Lecturer) — Physics
Scott Miers (Assistant Professor) — Mechanical Engineering — Engineering Mechanics
Rupak Rajachar (Assistant Professor) — Biomedical Engineering
David Wanless (Assistant Professor) — Technology
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 28, 2011.  The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their classes by members of ODK.  The Distinguished Teaching Award Decision Committee makes the final determination of the award recipients.  The recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award will be formally announced in the fall.

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Student News Briefs: February 18, 2011

   

SACS COMEDIAN CANCELED FOR TONIGHT:  Due to extenuating circumstances, Tracey Ashley will not be performing tonight.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will join us for Rajiv Satyal on March 18. 

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FILM BOARD THIS WEEKEND:  The Film Board will be showing “Faster”  tonight and Saturday, February 19.  The show times are 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3.00 and concessions will be available. 

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MEXICAN DINNER AND DESSERT FUNDRAISER:  There will be a Mexican dinner and dessert fundraiser to benefit victims of the recent volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi near Jogyakarta in Indonesia.  The event will be held Saturday, February 19 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Grace United Methodist Church in Houghton.  A donation of $20.00 per meal is requested.  Seating is limited so it is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance from any Rotaract member, or by contacting Mari Buche, Rotaract Club advisor, at mwbuche@mtu.edu

A previous Rotary Youth Exchange student to Houghton, Yustia Sari, and her family live only 20 miles from the base of the volcano.  Visit http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/45667/ for more information on the disaster. 

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MOTOWN NIGHT:  Motown Night will be celebrated on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm in the DHH Ballroom.  The event is free and open to everyone, and light refreshments will be provided.  Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music, as it was the first record label owned by an African American to primarily feature African-American artists who achieved crossover success.  The night will be filled with music from that era, and there will be trivia and prizes associated with Motown and its history.   Have your photo taken in front of a backdrop to capture the excitement of the event! 

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INTERNSHIPS AND CO-OPS MEET N GREET:  The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will be hosting a ‘meet ‘n greet’ for students and company representatives focusing on careers in information systems or information technology.  The event will be Monday, February 21 at 7:30 pm in the Wadsworth Hall Annex.  Tickets are $10.00.  Companies that will be represented include Ford, Sentry Insurance, Liberty Mutual Group, CCI Systems, Mindovo, The Dirks Group and Heartland Business Systems.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity of one-on-one time with company representatives that are here to hire YOU for their internship or co-op opportunities!   For more information, contact Zack Wheeler at ztwheele@mtu.edu.

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SPRING CAREER FAIR:  Career Services will be hosting the 2011 Spring Career Fair on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from noon to 6:00 pm at the Student Development Complex.  More than 150 companies will be attending this year’s Fair and they want to talk to you about their full-time, summer internship, and co-op opportunities.  Visit the Career Services website  at www.career.mtu.edu for valuable information and tips regarding the Spring Career Fair.
  

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KSO PERFORMANCE:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra concludes its 40th anniversary season with an electrifying concert of American and Russian classics. Come to the Rozsa Center this Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 pm to hear Aaron Copland’s inspiring ‘Appalachian Spring Suite,’ the first great Americana orchestral work, written during WWII.  The performance ends with Tchaikovsky’s fiery Violin Concerto, played by world-class Ukrainian violinist, Solomiya Ivakhiv. 

Ticket prices for the general public are $15, $7 for students, and free for Michigan Tech students.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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TECH THEATRE COMPANY PERFORMS TWO ROOMS:  Two Rooms is being performed by The Tech Theatre Company in the McArdle Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this weekend, February 17-19, and and again next weekend, February 24-26, 2011.  All shows begin at 7:30 pm.  Lee Blessing’s Two Rooms is a play about terrorism, the media, and above all, devotion.  Two of Michigan Tech’s Visual and Performing Arts students play the lead roles: Tobias Mahan plays Michael, and Laine will be performed by Dani Sweet. 

Ticket prices for the general public are $10, $5 for Students, and free for Michigan Tech Students. To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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BANANA SPLITS:  Delta Zeta will be hosting a Banana Split event on Tuesday, February 22 from 7:00 pm -8:00 pm.  Rides will be leaving from the lobby of each residence hall at 6:45 pm.  For more information, contact Jessi Thoresen at jlthores@mtu.edu.

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AFRICAN CULTURE WEEK:  The African Students Organization is sponsoring the following events in celebration of African Culture Week.  All events will be held in Chem Sci 101 at 6:00 pm and are free.

Monday Feb 21st | Focus on South African
– Showing a film : Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Part I)

Tuesday Feb 22nd | Focus on Kenya
– A look at Kenyans who are making a difference at home and around the globe

Wednesday Feb 23rd | Focus on South African
– Showing a film : Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Part II)

Thursday Feb 24th | Focus on Liberia
– A presentation by a Liberian student on the history of the Liberian civil war and the short and long term impacts 

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ROAD TRIP ACROSS AFRICA PERFORMANCE AND FOOD:  African Night 2011: Road Trip Across Africa will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011.  Dinner will begin at 5:00 PM in the Memorial Union Board (MUB) Commons, and the performance will be at 7:30PM at the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts.  The cost for the general public is $15.00; for Michigan Tech students is $10.00, and children under 5 are free.  The cost includes both the dinner and performance.

Tickets are available through Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations at 906-487-3200 , the Rozsa Box Office, the S.D.C. or online at tickets.mtu.edu

During this event, students from various African countries provide the audience with an exhilarating display of some of the dance routines from their countries. Food prepared using recipes from certain African countries is also served before the main event. The road-trip themed performance by the students will bring to stage the cultural heritage of the various African countries represented on Michigan Tech’s campus in a night of enlightening entertainment. This year’s special guest performers are the Adinkra Music and Dance Ensemble, who trace their roots to Ghana. This event has grown consistently over the years. African Night attracts an audience of over 300 people every year. 

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TECH ARTS FESTIVAL:  The Memorial Union Board is sponsoring the Tech Arts Festival and will be holding the following events next week:

Art Competition/Show
Feb 21-25 8:00 am -5:00 pm
All Week in the Forestry Building, come out and see the great work of Tech
students, faculty and staff!

“Producing Perfect Pop’n Pictures” Workshop
Monday February 21, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – MUB Peninsula Room
Come learn the fine art of making perfect pictures and how to compose them
with the Camera Club!

Fishing Lures Workshop
Monday February 21, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come learn all about fishing lures and how to make them in this great
workshop!

Lego Workshop
Tuesday February 22, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
You know that you love them! Come out and relive your childhood and play
with some legos, prizes for the best designs and you to take them home! 
Etch-A-Sketch Workshop
Wednesday February 23, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come out and try your hand at etch-a-sketch, prizes for the best designs and
take one home to practice up on!

Wine & Food Pairing
Wednesday February 23, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come out and learn how to pair wine and food into great combinations.
Must be 21 to attend, bring an ID

Clay Sculpting & Watercolor Workshop
Thursday February 24, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come learn the basics of clay sculpting and watercolor and take home a set
to continue your new found skills!

Poetry Slam
Friday February 25, 6:00 – 11:00 pm – MUB Ballroom
Come out, enjoy some refreshments and hear some great poetry as we celebrate
the written word with NSBE! 
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SUPERIOR WIND SYMPHONY:  The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce a very special Mid-Winter Band Festival Concert on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30pm.  Nicholas Enz, conductor of Michigan Technological University’s 50-member wind ensemble, The Superior Wind Symphony, will treat the audience to an evening filled with folksongs, featuring guest conductor Dr. Evan Feldman, of the University of North Carolina. 

Ticket prices for the general public are $10, $5 for Students, and free for Michigan Tech Students. To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating please.  

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ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  Still looking for something to do on Spring Break?  There are still a few open spots on Alternative Spring Break Trips.  For service based trip information (openings for the California trip) please visit the Student Activities Office at 112 MUB.  For adventure based trips (openings listed below) please visit the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) at the O’Connor House on 207 East Street.

Outdoor Adventure Program trips: 
Puerto Rico:
3 spots!
Try surfing, swimming at night in a bioluminescent bay, Horse Back riding on the beach, riding 7 zip lines through the jungle, and a Sailing/Snorkeling adventure.  The cost is $700 all inclusive, plus airfare.

Buffalo River:
5 spots!
On looking at the Buffalo River budget, we have room to take everyone caving on the way back.  So let’s recap: the trip includes: Guide, Food, Transportation, Paddling, St. Louis Arch, and Caving!  Sign up quick!  The cost is $400, plus airfare. 

Visit http://www.oap.mtu.edu/ASB.html for more info, or contact us at oap@mtu.edu 906-487-2290

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YOU ARE LOVED:  You are LOVED and find out why!  You Are Loved will be held on Thursday, February 24 at 8:00 pm in Dow 641.  Come and find out why “love” or “being loved” has any importance to us at all in a world that seems to be driven by selfishness and hate.  This will be a real look at the heart of God and His presence in today’s world.  Hot cocoa and cookies will be served!  Brought to you by the Hot Cocoa people and His House Christian Fellowship.  If you need more information, contact hishouse@mtu.edu

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MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION:  NOSOTROS and the Hispanic Student Organization at Michigan Tech invite you to a dance celebrating Carnival and Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 26 in the MUB Ballroom A.  Free salsa lessons will be from 8:00 – 9:00 pm, and open floor dance including salsa, merengue, bachata from 9:00 pm to midnight.  Colorful costumes are worn, so dig out your hat, tiara, crown, boa, mask or beads and be festive!  Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided!  No partner needed, family friendly, and FREE!  For more information, contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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PEACE CORPS:  Learn about the financial, educational and professional benefits of Peace Corps service for all Michigan Tech University students. Come see the PEACE CORPS CAREER FAIR TABLE at the Michigan Tech Spring Career Fair 2011 on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 12 pm – 6 pm in the Student Development Complex Building.  There will be a PEACE CORPS INFORMATION SESSION on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Memorial Union Building, Alumni Lounge B.  This information session will focus on what the Peace Corps is, volunteer opportunities available, and the benefits of service.  All are welcome to attend.  PEACE CORPS INTERVIEWS will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Memorial Union Building, Datolite Room.  To be eligible for an on-campus interview submit your application online by March 1.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE NEXT SATURDAY:  Community Service Snowday!   Help the elderly in your local community by helping them shovel areas that they might not be strong enough to shovel themselves.  In addition, we will be shoveling out fire hydrants so that our volunteer firefighters can access water in case of an emergency.   Meet at the MUB bus entrance or inside near the Peninsula Room at 9:00 am next Satuday, February 26.  Bring your own shovel!   We will have maps of locations on & off campus to divide & conquer!  Please email communityservice@mtu.edu and sign up if you are able to join us. 

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