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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

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


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.


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.”


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!


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.


K-Day Registration

Please remember to register for K-Day at:

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


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 The cost per person is $30 for Tech students.  For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety and Police Services at 487-2216.


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,, the Dance Team website,,  visit their Facebook pages (‘Michigan Tech Cheerleading’, and ‘Michigan Tech Dance Team’), or contact head coach Mary Muncil by sending an e-mail to We hope to see you at tryouts. Go Huskies!!


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 @

For more information visit us at or come to the SDC, room 202.



Student News Briefs: March 18, 2011


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 .   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

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  For other questions, contact Meet Vasani at  International Night is sponsored by the International Club at Michigan Tech.


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  The event is FREE and paid for by The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and The Inter Residence Hall Council (IRHC).


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

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


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!


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  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.


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


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 .  We hope to see you there!!


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 with the following information included:
-> Name
-> Sex
-> Desired Competition Division (Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced)
-> Climbing time preference (if any)

Visit for more information, or contact us at


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.

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.”
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

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



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


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


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, or just show up!


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 for more information or to sign up in advance.  Walk-ins welcome, but doesn’t guarantee a spot in the class!



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  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please.


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


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  For other questions about this event, contact Matt Gardeski at


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


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


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 .  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Friday, March 18, 2011.


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  Thanks in advance for your help!  If you have questions, contact Michelle Bangen, health and wellness coordinator, at


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: .  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.



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. 


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. 


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

A previous Rotary Youth Exchange student to Houghton, Yustia Sari, and her family live only 20 miles from the base of the volcano.  Visit for more information on the disaster. 


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! 


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


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 for valuable information and tips regarding the Spring Career Fair.


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  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 


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 No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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


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 


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

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. 


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

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! 

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  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating please.  


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 for more info, or contact us at 906-487-2290


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


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

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.


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 and sign up if you are able to join us. 





Student News Brief: February 4, 2011

GET YOUR MAIL:  There are several student organizations that have mail collecting dust in MUB 106.  Any mail that has not been picked up by Friday, February 11 will be “returned to sender” or disposed of at the organization’s expense!

NOT TOO LATE FOR BIGFOOT:  On-line registration for this year’s Bigfoot Snowshoe Event is still OPEN! Find event details and a link to registration at  The pre-registration deadline (for a cheaper price and guaranteed t-shirt on the day of the event) is Feb. 4…so you must register TODAY!

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION:  Welcoming the Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) will host a celebration on Sunday, February 6.  The event is FREE  and performers will feature a magic show, dance, drama, and gifts for the audience!  We want everyone to share our happiness!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact CSSA at

PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR CAREER DAY:  African Students Organization is sponsoring  “A Successful Approach to Career Day”  on Wednesday, February 9 at 6pm in Fisher 139.   The event is targeted toward international students, but is good information for domestic students too.  The presenter will be  Jeff Kangas, Assistant Director for Career Services.  Questions?  Contact

MUSICAL IMRPROV:  Baby Wants Candy: This musical improv comedy group will be performing a brand new musical that YOU get to name and write.  This FREE event is in the MUB Ballroom during the Winter Carnival all-nighter.  Doors open at 10:30 pm; the show starts at 11 pm; pizza, cookies and hot chocolate will be served afterward.  Stop in, warm up, laugh your butt off! 

CURLING:  Have you ever wanted to try curling? Now you can! Come join the Tech curling club in Calumet from 7:30-9:30 Monday evenings. We meet in the Wads lobby at 6:45 and leave at 7pm.  Your first time is free!  Contact or for more information.

SALT LAKE UTAH ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK:  The Outdoor Adventure Program will be hosting a ski/snowboard trip to the Salt Lake City area from March 6-11.  The cost to you, not including the cost of your flight, is $500.  The trip will provide 4 ski passes that are interchangeable at Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, and Alta.  Five nights of lodging will be at the Crystal Inn in Murray, Utah which provides both breakfast and dinner to its guests. The hotel also includes a pool with a hot tub to relax in after a full day of skiing.  Transportation to and from the airport and ski hills is also provided.  Michigan Tech and Finlandia students/faculty/family that are interested in the trip or have any questions should contact Phillip Mercier at, or stop by the OAP building for more information.

CALENDAR GIRLS AT CLUB INDIGO:  Mu Beta Psi music fraternity announces the February Club Indigo.  CALENDAR GIRLS on February 11th features Helen Mirren in a comedy about women in a British club who plan daringly to make money for charity by posing in the nude.  Keweenaw Co-op chefs plan a multi-tabled British buffet at 6pm, followed at 7:15pm by the movie. The cost for the buffet and movie is $18, or $5 for the movie alone.  The movie is dedicated to the Red Had Ladies of the Copper Country.  Women are encouraged (but not required) to wear red hats and join in on the fun.  For the buffet, call the Calumet Theatre in advance for seating: 337-2610.

ORDER YOUR CRUSH:  “I’ve Got A Crush On You” is a Valentine’s Day philanthropy event sponsored by Alpha Sigma Tau to raise money for the Pine Mountain Settlement School.  Show that special someone how you feel with a delicious can of CRUSH!   Orders will be taken February 7-9 in the Fisher lobby from 9am to 3pm, and in the DOW lobby from 11am to 3pm.  The cost of the CRUSH is $1.00 per can; or $1.50 per can including delivery (delivery limited to residence halls and Greek houses).  Delivery dates are Feb 13 and 14.

OOZEBALL T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST:  The Michigan Tech Student Foundation is sponsoring an oozeball t-shirt design contest!  Students must submit their designs to the MTSF Office on the 2nd floor of the Alumni House by February 28.  T-shirt designs must have included in them “Oozeball 2011” and the MTSF name.  If you need any more information, please email Ashley Wood at

CIVILIAN POSITIONS IN THE MILITARY:  The Society for Women Engineers (SWE) will be hosting guest speaker Aurea L. Rivera on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30pm in Chem Sci 101.  Ms. Rivera is an Electrical Engineering graduate from the Universty of Puerto Rico and currently works at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  She will presenting information about civilian positions in the military.  All students are welcome to attend!

PABLO FRANSISCO AT THE ROZSA:  When this year’s Winter Carnival comedian, Pablo Francisco, hits the stage, he immediately brings his audiences to their feet.  He weaves together his arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, adult humor, and clever insights to create a stand-up show that more resembles an hour-long comedic jazz riff.   Pablo Francisco will be performing at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 12 at 9:00pm.  Tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $28 for students.  Not appropriate for children.

WRITING COACHES NEEDED:  The Multiliteracies (writing) Center is in need of coaches beginning in the fall.  If joining the coaching staff interests you, stop by the Center sometime soon.  Applications are due February 18th.

GET INVOLVED WITH ORIENTATION 2011:  Would you like your organization to be involved in Michigan Tech’s Orientation 2011?  To get involved, send a representative of your organization to “Get Involved in Orientation 2011” to be held on February 15th at 7:30 in MUB Ballroom A2.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Derek Turner at 

CONCERT IN MUB COMMONS:  Mu Beta Psi will be hosting our annual Winter Carnival concert on Friday Feb. 11th in the MUB Commons. Local bands Love Friction and This is Deer Country will be playing.  All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Mu Beta Psi’s scholarship fund that goes to a Michigan Tech student involved in a musical ensemble on campus.  Doors open at 8pm.  The cost is $5 per person.  A cash bar will be available to those of age.  Questions may be directed to Katie Sheets at

MUSICAL IMRPROV:  Baby Wants Candy: This musical improv comedy group will be performing a brand new musical that YOU get to name and write.  This FREE event is in the MUB Ballroom during the Winter Carnival all-nighter.  Doors open at 10:30 pm; the show starts at 11 pm; pizza, cookies and hot chocolate will be served after.  Stop in, warm up, laugh your butt off! 

VALENTINES DAY MOVIE:   The KISS Club and Film Board will be screening “She’s Out of My League” at 8:30 pm on Valentine’s Day in Fisher 135.  Doors open at 8 pm.  There is no cost to you.  Bring a date, or come with friends. Enjoy free popcorn, cookies and other Valentine’s Day goodies.  Free condom roses or chocolate roses while supplies last.  Valentine’s Day and other prizes will be raffled at the end.

Student News Brief: January 28, 2011

BIGFOOT SNOWSHOE EVENT REGISTRATION:  On-line registration for this year’s Bigfoot Snowshoe Event is finally OPEN!  Find event details and a link to registration at  The pre-registration deadline (for a cheaper price and guaranteed t-shirt on the day of the event) is Feb. 4…so register TODAY!

DELTA ZETA EVENT:  On Wednesday, February 2nd from 6-7pm Delta Zeta will be holding a Splash of Summer Event; we will be making fruit shishkabobs, having a limbo contest, beach ball volleyball, and other summery activities! Contact Jessi Thoresen, if you have any questions.

POETRY SLAM:  Calling all Poets/Spoken Word Artist!  Deadline Feb. 4th:  The Poetry Slam will be Friday February 25th at 8pm in the MUB Ballroom. Anyone who is interested in performing should submit a poem to Tayloria Adams at  Poems will be accepted from now until February 4th, one entry per person. Performers will be selected and notified via email by February 9th. CASH prizes of $200, $100, and $50 will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places winners, respectively.

BENEFIT 70’S DANCE:  Engineers Without Borders is hosting a 70’s Dance in the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 5, 8 pm – midnight.  Snacks provided; $5 cover charge; cash bar (with valid ID); prize for the best costume!  All proceeds go toward supporting our current projects in Bolivia, Guatemala and Honduras.  For more information please email Erin Valdivia (

PAUL CASTLE BENEFIT:  There will be a Chili Fundraiser to benefit Paul Castle on FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (Friday of Winter Carnival) at St. Albert the Great Church (411 Macinnes Drive, Houghton) from 11 AM – 7 PM.  Suggested donation is $5 or more.  There will be a silent auction of local goods and services.  Volunteers are welcome and needed.  Questions can be directed to Genny Gierke (  Paul, a junior at Michigan Tech, was recently involved in a severe motor vehicle accident while traveling back to school to start the spring semester.  Icy conditions caused the vehicle in the oncoming lane to lose control and strike Paul’s vehicle. He was taken to Marquette General and later airlifted to U of M Medical Center, where he is still undergoing surgeries to repair his injuries.  All proceeds go towards Paul’s treatment and rehabilitation.

BUFFALO RIVER ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK:  Join the Outdoor Adventure Program’s Alternative Spring Break, Buffalo River Paddling!   Dates: March 4-12; Cost: $400.  Swing by the Outdoor Adventure Program Rental Center to sign up or get more info by visiting  Paddle down the Buffalo River, our first national waterway.  A mildly challenging river, the Buffalo has something for all paddling levels, and the bluffs of the Ozarks are some of the most scenic in the country. The trip includes two experienced guides, transportation, food, boats, group gear, tickets into the St. Louis Arch, and a week in the sunny Arkansas climes. The trip also qualifies you to register for a PE credit. Guaranteed to be unforgettable!