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Student News Brief – Friday, February 22, 2013

Khana Khazana – Around the World

Khana Khazana will celebrate its third anniversary with foods from five countries at its weekly international lunch. The meal will feature dishes from Cameroon, China, India, Korea and Thailand.

A collaboration of Michigan Tech International Students and Michigan Tech Dining Services is bringing you a fine international lunch at the Memorial Union Food Court on Friday, February 15 from 11:00AM – 1:30PM.

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HuskyLEAD Session – Dealing with Difficult People

The next HuskyLEAD Session will be held on Tuesday, February 26 in the MUB Ballroom B at 6:00 PM.  Participants attending this session will learn how to identify and approach members and leaders who may be putting their own interests over their organizations needs and values.
For more information please contact Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1963.

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Meditation Basics Workshop

The Wellness program invites you to a meditation workshop to be held in MUB Alumni Lounge from 6:00-7:00 PM on Friday, February 22nd.  There is no cost for this workshop. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.

For more information contact Wellness at wellness@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2560

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

A collaboration with Student Activities and Order of Omega, the American Red Cross will be collecting blood on a walk-in basis or appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 487-1963 Monday, February 25 prior to the drive or by coming in person the day of and signing up for a time that fits your schedule.

For more information please visit the website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/community-service/Blood%20Drives/

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International Programs Offering a Spring Break Trip to Chicago

Not sure what to do during spring break? Join International Programs and Services (IPS) for a fun trip to Chicago, Illinois, March 9-12 (3 night stay). Round trip bus tickets can be purchased next Monday, February 25, 2013.

Cost per ticket is only $75 per seat. 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.ips.mtu.edu/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.

The bus will be dropping students off at a convenient downtown location. Specific hotel and travel information will be provided at the time of bus ticket purchase.  Please use Barkboard if you wish to find a roommate to share housing costs.

Seats are limited and tickets are first-come, first-served so purchase your ticket before they are gone!

There is a lot to do and see in Chicago! Visit: explorechicago.org
If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or ips@mtu.edu.

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Theta Chi Epsilon Hosting  Spa Night Rush

Join Theta Chi Epsilon for a night of mani’s, pedi’s and facials on Friday March 1 from 6:00-7:00 PM.  Rides will be leaving Wads lobby 15 minutes prior to the event.
For more information contact Jannah Brandt at jrbrandt@mtu.edu

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Relay for Life Fundraiser – 2013 Mr. MTU

Mr. MTU is a male pageant competition sponsored by Theta Chi Epsilon to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  Applications for nominees will be due March 8 with a $10 fee and photo.
Please contact lucial@mtu.edu to sign up or for more information.
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Engineers Without Borders Benefit Concert

Come out and support Engineers Without Borders at the Orpheum Theater on March 2 from 8:00-11:00 PM. Bands include Barnstormers, Ripley St. Fire Department, Jonathan Soper, and Gratiot Lake Road.  There is a $7.00 cover charge.

Also the next general meeting will be held on Thursday, February 28 from 7:00-8:00 PM in Dillman 320, Bolivia Team meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 29 at 5:30 PM in Dow 873, and the Guatemala Team meeting on Wednesday, February 29, at 7:00 PM in Dow 873.

For more information please contact Autumn Storteboom at ajstorte@mtu.edu

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19th Annual Student Leadership Awards Now Open for Nominations

At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart.  As faculty and staff we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, Student Affairs is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs Service Award, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the spring student leadership awards which will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013.

The nomination process is simple and actually, quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . Once you find the award, simply click on the award header/description and submit the nomination.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Noon on Friday, March 22, 2013.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $50 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.

If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Karma Maynard at 487-1963 or kmaynard@mtu.edu

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ADA Challenge – Bowl for Kids

Bowl for Kids is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The challenge is for another college team to raise more money than the ADAs, and the team who raises the most money will receive a $100 gift certificate to an eatery of their choice! Each team gets to bowl for 2 hours and is entered into a drawing for $100 worth of gift certificates! Its a great way to help out in the community and to win some really cool prizes! Take the Challenge!

The event takes place on March 2, 2013 and you will be assigned a time to bowl when you register.

For more information please contact Haley Florinki at hmflorin@mtu.edu

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Student News Briefs – Friday, January, 11, 2013

2013 Spring Involvement Fair Registration Reminder

Registered Student Organizations at Michigan Tech are reminded to register for the 2013 Spring Involvement Fair “Balloon Your Involvement” to be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the MUB Commons.  Organizations should register online by going to https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/16944.  Registrations will be accepted through next Friday.  The Fair will be open to all Michigan Tech students and is an important recruitment opportunity for your organization.  There is no fee to register and refreshments will be served.  Student Activities requests that each organization provide an activity, give-away or prize drawing for the participants.  If you have any questions, please contact Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator for Registered Student Organizations, by phone at 906-487-2402, by email at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or by stopping by MUB 106.
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HuskyLEAD Session

The next HuskyLEAD session will be held on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:00 PM. Utilizing Leadership Experiences in Your Job Search will cover how to express and display on your resume and throughout the interview process all that you’ve learned from HuskyLEAD and becoming a campus leader.

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Come Dance with NOSOTROS

On Friday, January 18 from 8:00 – 11:00 PM, NOSOTROS welcomes you to join them for free salsa lessons. No partner necessary and open to the public.

For more information please contact Sara at salian@mtu.edu.

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Winter Carnival 2013 Special Event Registration:

Online registration is up and running! Use the following link to register your organization for special events:
The online registration deadline is January 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm.
Please email bkevents@mtu.edu with questions.
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One-time funds Available for a Student Organization

Staff members from Michigan Tech’s Office of Development have been raising funds in 2012 through their “Jeans Friday Program.” On any given Friday, for a donation of $2, staff could wear jeans to work that day.  They raised $833 in 2012 that they now would like to give to a registered student organization here at Tech.  They are accepting funding requests until February 15.  At that time they will evaluate the requests and make a decision on granting the funds.  Students can submit a request form by filling out the following PDF form and submitting it electronically to pjnutini@mtu.eduJeans Friday funding request
For any questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.
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Intramural-Recreational Sports Service has the following updates:

Upcoming Officials’ Meetings/Clinics:
Basketball: Tuesday, 1/22 @ 7:00PM in the multi-purpose gym classroom 231
Volleyball: Thursday, 1/24 @ 5:30PM in the multi-purpose gym court #1

Upcoming Team Sports Managers’ Meetings:
Basketball (6:00PM), Volleyball (6:15PM), and Bowling (6:30PM) : Tuesday, 1/15 in SDC 237; Entry deadline is 1/18 @ 5:00PM

Please call 487-3556 for more information.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, November 9, 2012

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HuskyLEAD Session- Hosting Large-Scale Events

Presentation is on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00PM in MUB Ballroom B.

This weeks topic focuses on Teamwork, Communication, and Ethical Practices.  Participants will learn how to plan to host a large scale event. From risk assessment/planning to room/space reservations. Participants will gain a thorough perspective when planning their next large scale event.

Presenter: Katie Cooper

For more information contact Student Activities at 487-1963 or activities@mtu.edu

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International Education Week

Study Abroad Fair on Monday, November 12, 2012 in the MUB Ballroon A2 from 11:00AM-2:00PM. This will give students the opportunity to ‘SHOP’ for international study opportunities. They will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship and there will be door prizes as well! You are welcomed to stop by.

“Latin America and Beyond” on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5:00-7:00PM in the DHH Ballroom. Students that have traveled to Brazil, Spain, London,
Canada, Costa Rica, and South Korea will participate in a panel discussion sharing their experiences, what motivated them to study abroad and what they gained from their experiences. This will be an interactive discussion and snacks will be served.

For more information contact Darnishia Slade at dslade@mtu.edu or 487-2160.

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Presentation- “Growing Rail Industry in Wisconsin-Perspective from two Tech Alums”

REAC is having their November general meeting this coming Tuesday November 13 in DOW 875 at 6:00PM. Two Tech Alums Brent Marsh & Steve Sams will be presenting on “Growing Rail Industry in Wisconsin-Perspective from two Tech Alums”. As usual free pizza & pop will be provided. Also If you are interested in becoming an officer, elections will be held for the Marketing & Advertising Chair for 2013! Its a great way to get involved! See you there! All Majors are Welcome!

For more information please contact Mandy Workman at ajworkma@mtu.edu

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Husky Tae Kwon Do Club Practice – Schedule for November 12 – 16

Tuesday November 13 – 5:30-7:30PM, MUB Ballroom A
Thursday November 15 – 5:30-7:30PM, MUB Alumni Lounge

All ages and experience levels welcome. Check us out for free!

For more information, contact Jake Carrick jjcarric@mtu.edu.

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The BIG QUESTION:  Is TRUTH the real loser in our elections and politics?

Join us for ongoing discussions about BIG QUESTIONS this Friday, November 9, in the MUB Commons at 4:00PM.  The BIG QUESTION:  Is TRUTH the real loser in our elections and politics?  What does your faith say about truth in the public arena?  Take a look at the following articles: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/opinion/the-real-loser-truth.html?emc=eta1&_r=0 and http://www.nytimes.com/1987/08/05/arts/fcc-votes-down-fairness-doctrine-in-a-4-0-decision.html

Sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry [ELCA]. For more information please contact Buccky Beach at bsbeach@mtu.edu

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Lifeguard & WSI Classes Offered

The American Red Cross is offering certification classes in Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instruction during the spring semester.  These two classes are split into one full unit of the required activity classes, and one free-elective academic credit.

Classes are offered at 3:30 to accommodate most students’ class schedules.

For more information please contact Judy Fynewever at jmfynewe@mtu.edu

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Reminder – Applications for LeaderShape Still Being Accepted!

Students are encouraged to apply for the LeaderShape Institute!  This event takes place from January 7-12 and is a hands-on leadership experience that strives to help leaders “lead with integrity.”  Applications are due by November 16, so don’t forget to apply!  For more information, or to start an application, go to http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/LeaderShape/ .
For more information please contact Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu
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Attention December Graduates:

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, November 2, 2012

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Late Night Programming Presents, Brian O’Sullivan

Come out for some great entertainment Friday, November 2, from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Wadsworth Dining Hall.

Armed with an acoustic guitar and an unwavering comedic wit, O’Sullivan has performed across the country including Second City, The Ice House Comedy Club, The Comedy Store, and numerous TV and radio stations along the way.  His musical comedy explores pop culture and observations about the everyday life in a hilariously entertaining way.
**This event is brought to you at no cost.  Guests are invited to attend.

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Advertising/Performing Opportunity

The Entrepreneur’s Club at Michigan Tech invites all Michigan Tech organizations and students to participate in the 2012 Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition. The Competition will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM in Fisher 135.

The Elevator Pitch Competition is meant to stimulate student entrepreneurship by allowing teams to pitch business concepts in a very short amount of time as if they were on an elevator with an investor.

Since we expect a large audience, we would like to integrate into the event the chance for organizations and individuals on campus to advertise or do some sort of short entertainment performance – dance, sing, juggle, whatever! – during the event.

For all performers, there will be a dress rehearsal the night before…. same time; same place.
This event is sponsored by the School of Business and Economic, the MTEC SmartZone, and the Entrepreneurs Club.
For questions or to sign up please contact Travis at twbeauli@mtu.edu or 989.317.6631
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HuskyLEAD Session

Utilizing Creative Marketing and Multimedia Techniques – Tuesday, November 6, 6:00-7:00 PM, – MUB Alumni Lounge

o Leadership Competencies: Communication, Ethical Practices, Social Responsibility

o Learning Outcome: Participants will learn new and effective approaches for creatively marketing their organization and events.

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Lifeguard & WSI Classes Offered

The American Red Cross is offering certification classes in Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instruction during the spring semester.  These two classes are split into one full unit of the required activity classes, and one free-elective academic credit.

Classes are offered at 3:30 to accommodate most students’ class schedules.

For more information please contact Judy Fynewever at jmfynewe@mtu.edu

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Tailgating with the Panhellenic Council

Please come and socialize with the women of the Greek community and Support your Huskies on Saturday, November 3 frpm Noon to 1:00 PM in the Sherman Field Parking lot.

For more information please contact Kelsey Maijala at kbmaijal@mtu.edu

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Reminder – Applications for LeaderShape Still Being Accepted!

Students are encouraged to apply for the LeaderShape Institute!  This event takes place from January 7-12 and is a hands-on leadership experience that strives to help leaders “lead with integrity.”  Applications are due by November 16, so don’t forget to apply!  For more information, or to start an application, go to http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/LeaderShape/ .
For more information please contact Student Activities at (906) 487-1963 or email activities@mtu.edu
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Attention December Graduates:

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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Presentation Sponsored by Campus H.O.P.E

Starting Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 PM, Campus H.O.P.E. at Michigan Tech is presenting a Bible Lecture Series with Ezra Kenyanya,  He will be discussing current world events, science, and cultural aspects relating to “the end of the world”, focusing on what the Bible says about this controversial subject.  Come and be encouraged, but also challenged by God’s Word speaking to you personally in these exciting times.

For more information email Jorge Campos at campushope@mtu.edu.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, October 19, 2012

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HuskyLEAD Session – Incorporating Michigan Tech Values into Your Organization

The next HuskyLEAD Session is on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A1.  Presenters Beth Lunde, Bonnie Gorman, and Samantha Allen will touch on Leadership Competencies: Self Awareness, Ethical Practices, and Social Responsibility. As well as Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn the Michigan Tech Values Statement and focus on what it means to them in a relation to their organization. In addition, participants will be able to implement the Values into their organization to better develop and enhance their members and overall group.

For more information on HuskyLEAD please contact Student Activities at activites@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1963.

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Identity Standards for Registered Student Organizations

Did you know that University Marketing and Communications has a University Identity Standards Guide for student organizations?  Check out the guide at http://www.mtu.edu/idstandards/idstandards-studentorgs.pdf.  Student Activities encourages all organizations to read and be familiar with these standards, especially when designing posters/publicity and web content.

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Should we put a pond on campus?

In an attempt to re-purpose rainfall on campus, a Michigan Tech student engineering  design group would like the campus community’s opinion regarding implementation of a pond on campus.

Please use the link provided to take a short survey.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7GKLZRV

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Pumpkin Carving with the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

The brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon welcome the men of Michigan Technological University to come to a  Pumpkin Carving at their house (1304 College Ave).  It will take place on Thursday, October 25 at 8:00 PM. Hope to see you there for a worthy study break.
If rides are needed, please contact Kevin Kyle at 231-215-9750, or by email to kdkyle@mtu.edu.
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Keweenaw Eat Real Educational Market

Michigan Tech’s Students for Environmental Sustainability organization welcomes you to an expo at the Portage Lake District Library for a discussion and display on sustainable foods in the local area.  The mini-expo will showcase locally grown food, provide tips for growing, and food preparation techniques.  All are welcome to attend on Wednesday, October 24 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
The event is sponsored by the Portage Lake District Library, the Keweenaw Co-op, and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department.
For more information please contact Nicole Iutzi at nmiutzi@mtu.edu .
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Parade of Nations Theme Contest

International Programs and Services is sponsoring a theme contest for next year’s Parade of Nations event. Faculty, staff and students from Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University are eligible to submit a contest entry. The winning entrant will receive a Parade of Nations t-shirt and a VIP food pass to the Multicultural Festival. The winning theme will appear on the Parade of Nations Facebook, web site, and promotional materials.

The theme should be a word or a short phrase that focuses on the multicultural spirit of the community.

Example of past themes include:

2012 ‘Celebrate’

2011 ‘Spice is Always Nice’

2010 ‘Many Nations..One Heart’

2009 ‘Dancing With Diversity’

2008 ‘Weaving Cultural Harmony’

2007 ‘Smiles Have no Borders’

Entries must be received by November 1, 2012 and the winner will be announced during International Educational Week, November 12-16, 2012.

You must include your first and last name and Michigan Tech e-mail address. Entries may be submitted online: http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/theme.html or by e-mail to ips@mtu.edu. You may enter as often as you wish.

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Student News Briefs – Friday October 12, 2012

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Homecoming, Weekend Info

Events and information for Homecoming are as follows:

**Friday, October 12, Homecoming Parade begins at 4:00 PM starting at the Houghton Citgo and finishing at the Houghton Beach Shutes and Ladders Park.  The pep Rally immediately follows the parade at the park and the Cardboard Boat Races immediately follows the Pep Rally.

If you need transportation to the park, there will be Lamers buses leaving the MUB bus stop between the hours of 3:00 – 4:00 PM and 5:00 – 6:00 PM.

**Saturday, October 13, Football vs. Northwood begins at 1:00 PM at Sherman Field and the coronation winners will be announced at halftime.  Hockey vs. Lake Superior Sate begins at 7:07 PM at the John McInnis Ice Arena.  The Alumni Broomball Tournament follows the hockey game.

**Sunday, October 14, Clean SDC Windows a 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

For more information please contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963.

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HuskyLEAD Session

The purpose of HuskyLEAD is to educate and elevate the leadership development of our student organization officers and their members.
The sessions are held every Tuesday at 6:00 PM at the Memorial Union Building.  Our first session of the Fall semester will be as follows:

Robert’s Rules of Order & How to Run a Meeting –Tuesday, October 16 – MUB Ballroom B

* Leadership Competencies: Teamwork, Communication, Ethical Practices
* Learning Outcome: Participants attending this session will become familiar with and feel comfortable using the typical meeting structure of Roberts
Rules of Order and will learn the best techniques and practices for running successful and efficient meetings.
* Presenters: Rachel Wussow, Dan Drake

For more information on HuskyLEAD please contact Student Activities at activites@mru.edu or call 906-487-1963.

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Stand Against Violence

The People Against Violence Endeavor is proud to present Chuck Derry and Ed Heisler, leading voices in the effort to involve men in ending violence against women. They will be in Houghton on October 22 to discuss men’s role in gendered violence, how our culture supports violent acts, and what we can do to move forward. Chuck and Ed have both worked extensively with women and men in violence-related situations and now focus their energy on organizing men and boys as allies in the fight against violence. Both are interested in speaking to as many students, staff, faculty, and community members as they can about the causes, effects, and ways to end violence against women. I would like to invite you, and everyone you know, to a presentation at 7:30PM on Monday, October 22 on culture, violence, and how we can create a culture of respect.

For more information visit facebook.com/peopleagainstviolenceendeavor or e-mail Tom at peopleagainstviolenceendeavor@gmail.com .

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Michigan Tech Cross Country Team Hosts its Annual Fundraiser, The Muck Run

The Muck Run is a 5k race held at the Tech Trails on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 AM.  Participants are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes for a Best Costume contest. There will also be a prize for the  muddiest runner, as well as door prizes.

For more information and to register visit http://michigantechhuskies.com

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Husky Tae Kwon Do Open Practice

Ever wanted to learn a martial art, but never had the opportunity? Here is your chance! Husky Tae Kwon Do is holding a practice especially for you on October 16 from 5:30-7:30PM in the Memorial Union Ballroom A, and it’s FREE!

Stop in and learn some basic Tae Kwon Do self defense and techniques from current club members and instructors. All ages and experience levels are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Jacob Carrick, jjcarric@mtu.edu

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Flu Vaccine Clinics

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Student News Briefs- Friday, October 5, 2012

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Husky Tae Kwon Do Club

The Husky Tae Kwon Do Club would like to invite you to their practices held October 1 -5.  Any age or experience level is welcome to attend at the following times:

Monday: 6:30 – 8:00pm SDC Blueline room
Wednesday: 5:30 – 7:30pm SDC Blueline room
Friday: 6:30 – 8:00pm in SDC Dance Room
Saturday: 12:00 -2:00pm in SDC Dance Room

For more information please contact Jacob Carrick at jjcarric@mtu.edu

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Tie-dying social with the Panhellenic Council

Come and join the women of the Greek community for some creative tie-dying! This event is open to all Michigan Tech women. Please bring something to tie-dye.
Saturday, October 1st at 1 PM in the DHH Ballroom.
Contact Krystle at krboks@mtu.edu with any questions!

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Flu Vaccine Clinics Announced

Students and Michigan Tech employees (and their family members) are welcome
to attend one of the flu vaccine clinics scheduled on campus. Due to supply
availability at each clinic, shots will be on a first-come,
first-serve basis; no appointment is necessary.

The cost per shot is $25 and is payable at the time of service.

Anyone under the age of 18 cannot be vaccinated without parental
permission. Clinics will take place in the Memorial Union Peninsula
Room.

Schedule:

* Monday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Thursday, Nov 1, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
* Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Thursday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Benefits at benefits@mtu.edu

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Peace Corps Information Session

Launch your international career with Peace Corps service. Stop by the Peace Corps general information meeting at the Memorial Union Building, Alumni Lounge A on October 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.  Meet a local returned Peace Corps volunteer and learn about opportunities to live, eatn, and work with a community overseas.

For more information please contact regional recruiter, Brett Heimann at bheimann@peacecorps.gov

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Sustainability – Student Involvement Encouraged

Facilities Management has been charged with taking a fresh look at integrating sustainability into campus operations.  As part of that initiative, Facilities will be updating the student sustainability groups list that was created nearly three years ago. The list was last updated about one year ago and is available for review on the Facilities Management website at www.mtu.edu/facilities/energy/work-groups. Facilities is interested in having anyone who is currently involved in one of these groups to review the information listed there to see if any changes are in order.
We are also encouraging anyone with knowledge of a sustainable student group not currently listed to contact Jim Schultz (jschultz@mtu.edu) with this information. Once we update the lists, we will be providing additional information and seeking input from students on how we can all work together in making Michigan Tech a greener place.  We encourage students to get involved with their groups and with this effort to get greener.

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Student News Briefs – Friday, September 21, 2012

Khana Khazana presents South Korean food, Friday, September 21 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM in the MUB commons.

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Parade of Nations

It’s Parade of Nations time again. Brightly decorated floats and marching groups bearing flags of many nations will hit the streets of Hancock and Houghton at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 22, for the annual international celebration.

After the parade, come to the Dee Stadium for a multicultural festival starting at noon and featuring international foods at 26 booths and a gala show. Performers include the Michigan Tech Dance Team and Hip Hop Club, the Copper Country Cloggers, the Kivajat Dancers, songs by the Hassle Family, and a Chinese dance by Summer Gu. The Medievalist Club will also perform, as will the International Student Association. There is no charge for admission.

For more information visit the website at http://www.mtu.edu/international/events-programs/parade-nations/

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Society of African American Men Presents: 5th Annual Men’s Week

On September 24-28 at 7:00 PM in the  DHH Ballroom the Society if African American Men will host its annual event, Men’s Week.  This years topics include Leadership, Networking, and Relationships.  There will also be a talent show with a cash prize.

Men’s Week is not just for men!  Women are strongly encouraged to attend as well.

Email saambro-l@mtu.edu for more information, or to register for the talent show.

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2012 Evening with Industry

All students are invited to attend the 2012 Evening with Industry hosted by the Society of Women Engineers on Monday, October 1 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the MUB.  It is held the night before the career fair and provides an opportunity for students and company representatives to interact and have dinner in a relaxed setting.  There are currently over 120 company representatives registered and they can’t wait to meet students like you!  Companies also receive an electronic copy of your resume, so they have it before the career fair starts.

Tickets are available in the SWE office in MUB 106 from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM on September 17-21 and 24-26 for $15.  Some of the companies attending the event are generously sponsoring the event, so those who purchase their tickets early will be reimbursed at the event.

For more information, please visit our website at http://swe.students.mtu.edu/ewi or contact Jillian at jlbroadb@mtu.edu.

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Volunteers Needed!

The Van Pelt and Opie Library will be participating in the Michigan Libraries for Life – a campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and offer the opportunity to join the Michigan organ donor registry.

We are looking for a student organization to staff a table in the library from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, October 2 and 3. There will be informational handouts, some swag and a computer where people can be helped to sign up for the Michigan donor registry.

For more information please contact Chad Arney at caarney@mtu.edu

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Van Pelt and Opie Library Offers New Student Services

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is proud to announce a new service enabling students to book their own study rooms online

As you may know, the library reserves 22 group study rooms for undergraduate and graduate student use—twelve group study rooms (up to 6 occupants), and ten large group study rooms (up to 12 occupants). Students may now book these study rooms themselves through any web browser, smart phone, or web-ready mobile device.

Students may book one or more rooms per day for a total of four hours, and rooms may be reserved up to two weeks in advance. Rooms are equipped with tables and chairs, electrical outlets, wireless Internet access, and dry-erase boards. Laptops and dry-erase markers may be checked out at the Library and IT Service Center on the first floor. Rooms 238, 302 and 303 are equipped with large screen, wall-mounted monitors and room 238 is also configured for web-conferencing.

To book your group study room, simply visit the library’s homepage (http://www.mtu.edu/library/) through your computer or mobile device. Click on the big blue button which reads “Need to book a study room?” and follow the simple instructions.

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Tau Kappa Epsilon hosts Night of Poker Madness

Come join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon in a Night of Poker Madness. Prizes awarded to top winners. Rides will leave Wadsworth lobby at 6:45. Contact Kevin Kyle at 231-215-9750, or kdkyle@mtu.edu for more information.

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REMINDERS:

GNAR Race – Deadline for signup is Wednesday, September 28

This is the third running of the Great Northern Adventure Race, The GNAR, and we want you to be a part of it.  This introductory 3-5 hour race will consist of orienteering, Mt Biking, Running/Walking, and other challenge events working either 2 or 4 person teams.  This is a great race for first time adventure racer as well as a good warm up for the seasoned veterans.  The race will take place near the rugged and picturesque area around the Upper Peninsula city of Houghton, MI on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  Spaces are limited and the deadline is Wednesday, September 26.

For more information please call the Outdoor Adventure Programs at 906-487-2290 or visit our website, http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/oap-wellness/gnar/

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LOST and FOUND items from K-Day

There were 2 keys found at the K-Day event.  If you lost a key, please come to Student Activities, MUB 112, to claim your item.

Additional items include, a towel, hoodie, lightweight jacket, baseball cap, and few water bottles.  To claim these items, see Maryann in MUB 106.  Any item that is not claimed by today will be donated to Goodwill.

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5k run/walk to honor POW/MIA’s

Join Arnold Air Society in the annual POWMIA Bridge Run/Walk on September 22 at 10:00 AM.  The run honors POW/MIA’s and raises money for the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) in Houghton.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners as well as the most photogenic runner! Registration is available online ($12) at http://www.active.com/running/houghton-mi/powmia-bridge-run-2012 and in the ROTC building main lobby ($10).

For more information please contact Andrew Wallis at amwallis@mtu.edu

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The Michigan Tech Lode is looking for staff writers!

Staff Writers will write one story per week for the News, Pulse, Opinion or Sports section of the Michigan Tech Lode.  Staff Writers will also attend a weekly meeting with their respective Section Editor.  No previous experience is required as each writer will work closely with their Section Editor.  Pay for stories ranges from $12-24.

For more information please contact Krysten Cooper at kecooper@mtu.edu.

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Tutors Needed!

The BRIDGE Alternative High School is looking for volunteers to help tutor students in the areas of Math, Science, and English.  The hours needed are Monday – Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  The tutoring lab is located at 110 E. Quincy St. in Hancock.

Interested students can contact Trish Sherman at the BRIDGE school at 906-482-0828 or at 906-370-6424.  Any help students could provide would be greatly appreciated, even if it was just for an hour or two a week.

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ESL Tutoring

ESL tutoring available weekly at the Canterbury House, 1405 E. Houghton Ave. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Wednesday from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

For more information please contact Eryn Grupido at ekgrupid@mtu.edu.

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Volunteers Needed for a Michigan Tech Preschool Fundraiser

The Michigan Tech Preschool is hosting a fundraiser at the SDC on Saturday, October 6 in the Multi Purpose room and is open to the entire community – including all ages up to high school, college students, and adults.  The event is a carnival theme with moon walks, inflatable slides, velcro wall, boxing ring, etc.   

If your organization would like to volunteer their time to help, please contact Ryan A. Towles at ratowles@mtu.edu by September 21.

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The News Briefs will post again on October 5.

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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 salian@mtu.edu.

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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 ajworkma@mtu.edu

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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 https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/13319 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!

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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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Duv6e7fsCw
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 ips@mtu.edu

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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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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 http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student%20commission/

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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.
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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 damaki@mtu.edu.
For more information on Tiviz please visit http://tivitz.com/.
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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 afriske@mtu.edu.
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