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Student News Briefs – Friday, September 7, 2012

NOSOTROS Latin Dance

Join NOSOTROS for their first Latin dance event of the year on September 8, 2012.  One house Salsa lesson from 8:00 – 9:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A and then open dance floor from 9:00 – 12:00 AM.  There is no charge for this event and is open to the public.

For more information contact Sara Alian at


BBQ and Meeting with Michigan Tech’s Railroad Engineering Activities Club

If you are interested in learning about the rail industry from students who have had experience, join us for a barbeque in the Dow courtyard starting at 5:00 PM.  If you can’t make it to the barbeque at 5:00 PM, pizza & pop will be available at the REAC meeting at 6:00!

For more information contact Mandy Workman at


2012 Sorority and Fraternity Recruitment

Greek Life will be hosting events for those interested in learning more about sororities and fraternities here at Michigan Tech.

For men interested in joining a fraternity, the Interfraternity Council will be hosting house tours on Sunday, September 9.  The tours leave from lot 15 in front of Wadsworth Hall and transportation will be provided.  The tours will begin at 3:00 PM and will be followed by a picnic, catered by Jimmy John’s, at the East Houghton Waterfront Park.  Men are reminded that no commitment is required.  This is a time to get to know the fraternities and learn more about them.

For women interested in joining a sorority, there will be a social hosted by the Panhellenic Council on Wednesday, September 12 at Hillside Place.  Snacks will be provided and information will be shared about the sororities and the recruitment process.  This is meant to be an informal way to get to know more about the sororities and their members.  Again, no commitment is required to attend the social.  To actually register for Formal Recruitment, women should go to and complete the required form.  Registration is due by Saturday, September 15 by 11:55 PM.

All students interested in learning more about both sororities and fraternities are also encouraged to check out the Greek booths at K-Day on Friday, September 7, at McLain State Park.  Come check out why more than 500 Michigan Tech students choose to be part of our amazing Greek community!


Flash Mob participants needed

The International Programs and Services Office will be filming a short promotional video and we need your help! We need roughly 200 participants to help us with a flash mob dance sequence.  To see last year’s video, see
If you would like to help us promote Michigan Tech, learn a few dance steps, and be a star, please come to the MUB BAllroom on Sunday, September 9 at 1:00 PM wearing a black or yellow T-shirt.  Join us afterwards for an ice-cream social (4:00 PM in DHH)
For more information email


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.


Student Commission
Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved?  Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students?

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students.  We work together to act on your idea and make changes.

For more information on meeting times, check out the Student Commission website at

Student News Briefs

Rozsa Center

Please join the Rozsa Center at a reception with painters Sarah Kirchner and Bethany Jones, as they open an exhibition of their work titled “Shade,” in the Rozsa Gallery next Saturday, May 12, 2012, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Sarah Kirchner is a local painter and theater set designer with a passion for both.
Bethany is a local painter and marketing professional originally from Detroit, MI.
This exhibit is free and open to the public and will run from May 12-June 25. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. This event is sponsored by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.
Center for Pre-College Outreach

The Center for Pre-College Outreach  will be running a Tiviz Competition for 4th-7th grade students in the SDC wood gym. Volunteers are needed to ensure that the students are following the rules of the competition. As a thank you for your time and efforts, a pizza lunch will be served with the students.
To sign up for time slots between 9 AM and 12:00 PM, please contact Deb Maki at 487-2219 or
For more information on Tiviz please visit
Backpacking Trips with the Outdoor Adventure Program

The Outdoor Adventure Company Program is hosting a 3-day camping trip to The Porcupine Mountains in Ontonagon, MI from May 25-27, 2012.  The cost is $65 and includes transportation, group gear, food and FUN.  All skill levels are welcome to attend.  Deadline for sign up is May 23, 2012.
To register for these trips, come by the OAP Rental Center at 207 East St. across US-41 from the Tech Library.  For questions regarding sign up and trip details please email the trip leader, Alyssa Friske, at


Student News Briefs: April 20, 2012


FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Underworld: Awakening  in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Napoleon Mongeau,  at


OAP CANOE TRIP:  It is that time of year again for the Outdoor Adventure Programs Sturgeon River Sloughs Paddle. The Sloughs are located south of Houghton in Chassell Township and provide a great location for an early spring Canoe trip. All participants must sign-up and pay ($15) by April 24, or sooner if you want to ensure your spot. This can be done at the OAP rental center Monday through Friday noon to 5:00 pm or Sunday 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Transportation to the Sloughs is included.  We will meet at the OAP house and depart together.
Wednesday April 25, 2012
Finals Sturgeon Sloughs Paddle
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We can’t wait to get out and enjoy the water! All levels are welcome; paddles, boats and flotation devices are provided.  For questions, contact OAP at 906-487-2290, or


MIND TREKKERS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS:  You are invited on an ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP with Mind Trekkers!  The trip will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012 to Saturday, May 5, 2012 (the week after finals week). Volunteers will lead hands-on science activities for kids at two 5-hour festivals (10 hours of total volunteering).

All volunteers will receive:
– FREE travel on charter bus with wireless internet
– FREE hotel accommodations  at Holiday Inn Express
–  a $100 stipend
–  a complimentary tour of the International Bridge & Soo Locks

The trip leaves from Michigan Tech and includes stops in Iron Mountain, MI and Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  We need 50 volunteers.  Consider volunteering with a group of friends.  To sign up, e-mail a “yes” to  Unfamiliar with MIND TREKKERS? Watch this short video:


DONATE WORKING ELECTRONICS: Michigan Tech students from the Pavlis Institute are collecting electronics in good working condition to donate to community centers and schools in Ghana and India.  The Pavlis Institute sends students abroad every year to complete service projects as a part of their curriculum for the Certificate in Global Technological Leadership.  Students return to the same sites every year to maintain good relations with communities abroad. 

Drop off items at 722 M&M during regular  business hours.  Donations will be collected through mid-June.  If you have any questions, contact Mollie Ruth at

Examples of items being collected:
USB Drives
Educational Computer Games
Digital Cameras
Disk Drives
Hard Drives
Desktop Computers


COMPASS (Center for Orientation, Mentoring, Parents and Academic Student Success) would like to invite student organizations to help Michigan Tech’s new first-year students move in on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26.  Your group can pledge time for one two-hour shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Please go to  to sign up to volunteer.

Move-in Volunteer Shifts:
Saturday, August 25
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, August 26
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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


AREA SCHOOLS PERFORM “TOGETHER IN SONG” AT ROZSA:  The Keweenaw Music Educators’ Association presents the annual “Together in Song” concert at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts Monday, April 23, at 7:00 pm.  This annual celebration of school choral music will feature eleven school choirs from six local school districts.  Elementary choirs from Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Hancock, and Houghton-Portage Township Schools will perform along with middle school students from Hancock, Houghton-Portage, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, and Adams Township.  High school performers will come from Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw, Adams Township, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Hancock and Houghton-Portage.  Each of the choirs will make an individual presentation and the concert will end with a grand finale number which will combine all of the singers in a massed choir.  A wonderful variety of choral music will be presented during the course of the concert.

Admission prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students (18 and under).  To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online to, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC).



Student News Briefs: March 2, 2012



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


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


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


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


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


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


STC SPEAKER SERIES:  The Society of Technical Communications Student Chapter, as part of a speaker series, will be sponsoring Rob Berman on Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm in Walker 120A.  His talk is entitled “STC and Music: Creating Documentation for the Music Industry.”  Berman is a technical writer who has found many opportunities within the music and recording industry.  Berman started his career as a musician and recording engineer and eventually found himself in technical writing for ENSONIQ.  Now, he uses InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Adobe Captivate to create documentation for Roland Corporation, a multinational manufacturer of recording equipment and electronic musical instruments.  Additionally, he works as a freelance technical writer for a company that produces surveillance equipment.  This event is sponsored by the STC Student Chapter.  Questions can be directed to  Krysten Cooper at





THE GREAT LAKES SHOWCASE AT THE ROZSA:  The Rozsa Center is pleased to present The Great Lakes Showcase: An Annual Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts and Crafts, March 12-30th.  Please join us in celebrating the region’s visual arts community!  The public is invited to view the work of area artists in the gallery Monday – Friday, and also to the opening reception on Monday, March 12, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  The show will run through March 30, 2012, and is free and open to the public.  Regular Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Student News Briefs: February 10, 2012



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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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



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


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


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




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

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

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

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

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



Student News Briefs: December 2, 2011



FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing 30 Minutes or Less in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at


LEADERSHAPE APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY:  The LeaderShape® application deadline is today!  If you would like to apply for LeaderShape® 2012 the application can be found at:  This year’s Institute will be held January 2-8 at the Ford Center in Alberta.  The LeaderShape Institute® is a great opportunity available for MichiganTech students.  LeaderShape® is an intensive week-long leadership development experience that is designed to help students to “lead with integrity.” Students work in large and small groups as they learn and teach one another through interactive lectures, activities, and discussions. There is a minimal cost for attending the Institute of $100 to help defray the cost of transportation, lodging, and meals which are provided to attendees.  Questions can be directed to


LATIN DANCE:  Join NOSOTROS for our next Latin dance on Friday, December 10 at 8:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  Free salsa lessons from 8:00 – 9:00 pm followed by open floor until midnight with salsa, merengue, bachata and much more! No partner needed; family friendly; all levels; free!  Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.  This event is organized by NOSOTROS, Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the Graduate Student Government and the Undergraduate Student Government.  For information contact .


SPRING INVOLVEMENT FAIR:  Attention Student Organization Leaders:  Recruit new members at the 2012 Spring Involvement Fair on Tuesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  Register your organization online at .


ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK INFO SESSION:  Learn about the different Alternative Spring Break trips at the information session on Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm in the MUB Peninsula Room.  Go on a service trip to Puerto Rico, ski in Utah, or go on a backpacking, camping and canoeing adventure in the south!  Questions about ASB can be directed to


DONATIONS NEEDED:  Copper Country Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for donations. They accept appliances, furniture, tools, household goods, and much more. They are open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.  For more information call 906.337.0020 or check out the website at


HELP A NEEDY FAMILY:  Help make Christmas special for a needy family in our community!

The MBA student Association (MBAA) is Adopting a Family this holiday season. Help us to collect unused clothing, toys, and other items for a local family with four boys aged 5, 9, 11, and 12 who love hockey, floor hockey, and legos. The boys wear medium t-shirts and sizes 12, 12 slim, 10 husky, and 5t pants.

Items can be placed in the festive “Adopt a Family” box in the lobby of the Academic Offices Building. Feel free to wrap your donations, but please attach a note telling us what’s inside. Cash donations will also be accepted in the office of the School of Business and Economics and will be used to purchase food and other necessities for the family’s holiday celebration. We will be accepting donations until December 21, 2011.

Thank you for helping to make the holidays special for a very special family!  For questions, contact Andrea Taglione at .


INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM:  International Programs & Services is inviting all US & International Students to participate in Michigan Tech’s International Ambassador Program. The program matches each US participant with an International participant who shares common interests. The pairs will attend one event together each month, so only 2-4 hours a month are needed to participate.

International Ambassador Events will begin in the spring semester.  If you’re interested in making a friend from another culture, learning, expanding your resume, and attending fun events, then I really hope you’ll consider becoming one of Michigan Tech’s first International Ambassadors! To sign-up, please e-mail Jess Banda at


SPRING HUSKYLEAD SESSIONS PLANNED:  Save the dates!  HuskyLEAD starts again in the Spring Semester so you can learn many techniques and tips to hone your leadership skills.
The presentations will be Tuesdays at 6:00 pm in the MUB.  The presentation dates and topics are as follows:
January 24  – Recruiting and Retaining Active Members
January 31  – Financing and Budgeting for your Organization
February 14 – Motivating your Members
February 28 – Ethical and Effective Communication
March 13    – Identifying and Assisting Struggling Leaders
March 20    – Using Leadership Experiences in your Job Search

HuskyLEAD is free and available to all Michigan Tech Students.  Questions can be directed to Student Activities at 487-1963 or  We are looking forward to seeing you there!


WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER COURSE:  The Outdoor Adventure Program will be hosting a Wilderness First Responder Course January 2-7, 2012. Certifications run through Northern Cairn, a top-of-the-tier wilderness medical training group.  The deadline to sign up is December 9, which can be done at  Course costs are $556 for Tech affiliates for the full course, $295 for the re-certification which runs the last three days of the course.  Lodging can be made available at no cost.  For information about course logistics, e-mail 


STUDENT LIFE POSITIONS AVAILABLE:  Are you thinking about getting more involved on campus? Why not consider applying for a position within Student Life!  Student Life will soon be accepting applications for the following positions for the 2012-2013 academic year:

Resident Assistant
Program Assistant
Community Assistant
Orientation Team Leader
Transfer Assistant
Commuter Assistant
Operations Assistant

These are all great positions and offer students the opportunities to develop their leadership skills while also having a great experience. For more information, go to , or email .

All applicants are required to attend one of the information sessions held on December 6, 7 and January 15, 19.  All are from 8:00-9:00 PM in Fisher 135.  Feel free to come by and learn more about the positions and hear from students currently in these positions.


THANKS FOR YOUR HELP:  Submitted by Ryan Towles, MTU Preschool Board President:  Thank you all so much for your contributions to the success of the MTU Preschool Bounce-O-Rama on November 12th. The event netted the Preschool over $1,100.  We received many compliments from parents of children that attended and from ACA Jumps (they brought the inflatables) regarding the maturity and overall professionalism of our volunteers and on the set-up of the space and the facility itself.  We could not have made this a successful fund raiser for the Preschool if not for your generous help and assistance. Again, thank you very much.  MTU Preschool is a non-profit, parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the local community and its children for over 50 years.  Have a great rest of the semester.


GET YOUR DISCOUNTED GLI TICKETS:  Discounted GLI Tickets for the 47th annual Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament Dec. 29-30 in Detroit are on sale now for Michigan Tech students, alumni & fans.  The 2011 edition of the GLI will feature tournament mainstays Michigan Tech, Michigan, and Michigan State along with invitational team Boston College in a true tournament format at Joe Louis Arena, home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings.

The two semifinals will be played on Thursday, Dec. 29, beginning with Michigan Tech vs Michigan State at 4 p.m.  Michigan will take on Boston College in the second semifinal at 7:30.  On Friday, Dec. 30, the third-place game will start at 4 p.m. with the championship game scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Discounted tickets for Michigan Tech students and alumni can be purchased online by using this ticketmaster link and code:


These are the sections and seats that are reserved for Michigan Tech students, alumni & fans

Lower Level Reserved $20
Sect. 104-106

Upper Level Reserved $10
Sec. 205-206

Lower Level $15
General Admission

Upper Level
General Admission $


KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT THE ROZSA:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra will be performing 7:30 pm this Saturday night, December 3 at Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The KSO embarks on a wild orchestral adventure through symphonic movements by Mozart, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Dvorak in this unique musical collage of these four great composers’ symphonies.  General Admission $15, Michigan Tech Students Free.  To purchase tickets, call 906-487-2073, go online at, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC).  SDC box office hours are 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday, and 12:00 noon – 8:00 PM Sunday.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office will only open two hours prior to show times.