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Student News Briefs – March 23, 2018

 Jazz Festival

Join us at the Michigan Tech Jazz Festival to celebrate “50 PFred Herschlus Years Of Great Jazz At Michigan Tech.” The Rozsa Center presents three days of events on Thursday, March 22  through Saturday, March 24, including a film about contemporary jazz piano great Fred Hersch, the annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert, and headlining the festival, see the legendary Grammy-nominated Fred Hersch Trio.

SCHEDULE

The Ballad of Fred Hersch
Thursday, March 22, 2018  7:30 PM

Master Class with Fred Hersch
Friday, March 23, 2018 3:00 PM

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Festival
Friday, March 23, 2018 7:30 PM

Reception in Honor of Mike Irish
Friday, March 23, 2018 9:30 PM (following the concert)

Coming Out: My Coma Dreams
Saturday, March 24, 12:00 PM

The Fred Hersch Trio
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 PM


Children of Metropolis

Scrap Arts Music, Canadian-born and globally enjoyed, has performed in over fifteen countries on five continents for audiences of all backgrounds, with a family-friendly presentation of music and movement. Innovation. Energy. Rhythm. If you’re looking for a feel-good, adrenaline-packed experience – look no further. Take some scrap, transform it through the arts with weChildren of Metropolislding, sculpture, and choreography, and then – with five extraordinary and athletic percussionists – create beautiful music. The result? Musical works that are intricate, playful and powerful, and that delight the eyes and the ears.  The Rozsa Center is proud to present the U.S. debut of their latest production, new in 2018: Children of Metropolis, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 7:30 pm.   


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 28

The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28, 2018.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


Applications Now Open for the ICE House!
ice_house_2018

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House’s mission is to promote innovation through group collaboration. Live in a house where you share in challenges and success, pool knowledge and expertise and live with a common purpose. The deadline for this is March 30th, 2018.

Amenities include:

  • On Campus

  • Meal Plan Optional

  • Professional Kitchen

  • Flat Screen TVs

  • Mentorships

  • Access to Venture Capitalists

  • Competition Opportunities

  • Entrepreneurship Guidance

  • Already have a housing contract? Transfer it to the ICE House!

Who knows, the next Facebook might be born here!

Apply Today!

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseApply)

More Information

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseInfo)

Pictures

(https://bit.ly/ICEHousePics)

Questions?

agweber@mtu.edu or jhjay@mtu.edu


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students.  Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows: HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


Funding Available for your Organization

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Tech students, but your organization doesn’t have the funding to support it?

The Tech Parents Annual Fund may be able to help!

Registered student organizations (RSO), University departments, and those representing new campus initiatives intended to benefit the students of Michigan Technological University may request support from the Tech Parents Annual Fund for an event, program, travel, or equipment purchase.

For more information or to submit a Parents Fund request visit: https://www.mtu.edu/success/parents-family/annual-fund/requests/ .


What is BonzAI Brawl?bonzai jp

The BonzAI Brawl is an all day artificial intelligence programming competition where teams design autonomous agents capable of overcoming challenges and out-performing their opponents. Teams have eight hours to craft, tweak, and perfect their strategy before their AIs are entered in to the Brawl.

BonzAI Brawl will take place on April 7th, 2018. Check-in begins at 9am. Register here to reserve your place! The deadline to register is March 27th.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2018:

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.  For $10, yoClassTribute_Poster abcur tribute to them will be printed in the commencement program and displayed on the arena videoboard. Your contribution also supports student scholarships at Michigan Tech.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 3rd.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.


UPCOMING INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Battleship:         Deadline on March 23nd @ 12:00 pm
Tournament will take place on Sunday, March 25th starting at 5:00 pm

Swim Meet:             Deadline on March 26th @ 5:00 pm
The meet will take place on Tuesday, March 27th starting at 5:00 pm

Spring Soccer:       Deadline on March 27th @ 8:00 am

Ultimate Frisbee: Deadline on March 27th @ 8:00 am

Tennis Doubles:   Deadline on April 11th @ 5:00 pm
Tournament will start on April 13th

Tennis Doubles:   Deadline on April 16th @ 5:00 pm
Tournament will start on April 19th

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


High school athletes, join certified instructor Joan Kero for a Yoga class just for you! No matter what sport you participate in, this yoga class will assist you in improving your flexibility, alignment, balance, core stability, strength, agility, endurance, lung capacity and mobility, thus dramatically affecting your athletic performance. Learn techniques that you can use to calm your nerves, steady your mind and improve your focus. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

April 4 – May 23 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:50 p.m. in the SDC Studio
Cost
8-week session $30/person OR Daily $5
Pre-registration is preferred. For more information or to register, visit Yoga for High School Athletes.

Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Buti Yoga Intensive – An 80-minute calorie-scorching worButi yogakout open to all fitness levels and perfect for those with a basic knowledge of Yoga. If you’re looking for a way to finish your weekend strong, this intensive class will be exactly what you need!

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
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With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .

Student News Briefs – March 16, 2018

Seeking Nominations for the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards

2018-SLAwards-HeaderSubmit
At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous. As faculty and staff, we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability and tenacity. We realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits.
Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20  in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today!

Circle K Hosting a Shoe Drive

Michigan Tech’s Circle K is hosting a used shoe drive from Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23. Collection bins will be located in MUB 106, first floor of the Admin building, and first floor of Fisher Hall. We are looking for every kind of used shoe imaginable to send to developing countries. For each pair of shoes donated, the local Kiwanis will receive a small donation to support their charitable work in the local community as well.

Please consider putting your old shoes to good use, both for our local community and the global community. We are deeply grateful for your support.


 Jazz Festival

Join us at the Michigan Tech Jazz Festival to celebrate “50 PFred Herschlus Years Of Great Jazz At Michigan Tech.” The Rozsa Center presents three days of events on Thursday, March 22  through Saturday, March 24, including a film about contemporary jazz piano great Fred Hersch, the annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert, and headlining the festival, see the legendary Grammy-nominated Fred Hersch Trio.


Children of Metropolis

Scrap Arts Music, Canadian-born and globally enjoyed, has performed in over fifteen countries on five continents for audiences of all backgrounds, with a family-friendly presentation of music and movement. Innovation. Energy. Rhythm. If you’re looking for a feel-good, adrenaline-packed experience – look no further. Take some scrap, transform it through the arts with weChildren of Metropolislding, sculpture, and choreography, and then – with five extraordinary and athletic percussionists – create beautiful music. The result? Musical works that are intricate, playful and powerful, and that delight the eyes and the ears.  The Rozsa Center is proud to present the U.S. debut of their latest production, new in 2018: Children of Metropolis, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 7:30 pm.   


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 28

The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28, 2018.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


Applications Now Open for the ICE House!
ice_house_2018

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House’s mission is to promote innovation through group collaboration. Live in a house where you share in challenges and success, pool knowledge and expertise and live with a common purpose. The deadline for this is March 30th, 2018.

Amenities include:

  • On Campus

  • No Meal Plan Required

  • Professional Kitchen

  • Flat Screen TVs

  • Mentorships

  • Access to Venture Capitalists

  • Competition Opportunities

  • Entrepreneurship Guidance

  • Already have a housing contract? Transfer it to the ICE House!

Who knows, the next Facebook might be born here!

Apply Today!

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseApply)

More Information

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseInfo)

Pictures

(https://bit.ly/ICEHousePics)

Questions?

agweber@mtu.edu or jhjay@mtu.edu


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students.  Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows: HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.

 


Funding Available for your Organization

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Tech students, but your organization doesn’t have the funding to support it?

The Tech Parents Annual Fund may be able to help!

Registered student organizations (RSO), University departments, and those representing new campus initiatives intended to benefit the students of Michigan Technological University may request support from the Tech Parents Annual Fund for an event, program, travel, or equipment purchase.

For more information or to submit a Parents Fund request visit: https://www.mtu.edu/success/parents-family/annual-fund/requests/ .


Registration is now open for BonzAI Brawl!

What is BonzAI Brawl?bonzai jp

The BonzAI Brawl is an all day artificial intelligence programming competition where teams design autonomous agents capable of overcoming challenges and out-performing their opponents. Teams have eight hours to craft, tweak, and perfect their strategy before their AIs are entered in to the Brawl.

BonzAI Brawl will take place on April 7th, 2018. Check-in begins at 9am. Register here to reserve your place! The deadline to register is March 27th.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2018:

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.  For $10, yoClassTribute_Poster abcur tribute to them will be printed in the commencement program and displayed on the arena videoboard. Your contribution also supports student scholarships at Michigan Tech.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 3rd.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.


Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Buti Yoga Intensive – An 80-minute calorie-scorching worButi yogakout open to all fitness levels and perfect for those with a basic knowledge of Yoga. If you’re looking for a way to finish your weekend strong, this intensive class will be exactly what you need!

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
UltimateHuskiesFitCardEDS a
With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .

Student News Briefs – March 9, 2018

Seeking Nominations for the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards

2018-SLAwards-HeaderSubmit
At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous. As faculty and staff, we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability and tenacity. We realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits.
Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20  in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today!

Applications Now Open for the ICE House!
ice_house_2018

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House’s mission is to promote innovation through group collaboration. Live in a house where you share in challenges and success, pool knowledge and expertise and live with a common purpose. The deadline for this is March 30th, 2018.

Amenities include:

  • On Campus

  • No Meal Plan Required

  • Professional Kitchen

  • Flat Screen TVs

  • Mentorships

  • Access to Venture Capitalists

  • Competition Opportunities

  • Entrepreneurship Guidance

  • Already have a housing contract? Transfer it to the ICE House!

Who knows, the next Facebook might be born here!

Apply Today!

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseApply)

More Information

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseInfo)

Pictures

(https://bit.ly/ICEHousePics)

Questions?

agweber@mtu.edu or jhjay@mtu.edu


Volunteer Opportunity 
2018 UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon
Are you and your friends hanging around Houghton for Spring Break? If so, here’s a great opportunity to participate in one of the best Nordic Ski Races in the Midwest – the UP Health System Great Bear Chase.
We are looking for volunteers to help with parking, stadium set up, aid stations, and more. The event takes place on Saturday, March 10th at the Swedetown Trails in Calumet. There are volunteer opportunities from early morning to mid afternoon.
If you are interested in volunteering, please follow the link below and complete the short form. Full instructions and directions will be provided to you prior to the event.

Blue Key Survey

Blue Key would like to send a warm note of thanks for all the organizations and individuals who helped to make Winter Carnival great this year.  We could not do it without each and every one of you.

Every year, Blue Key sends out a survey asking for feedback on the competition and other events happening during Winter Carnival in order to know where we can improve and make the event even better for next year.  Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey to share your thoughts.  Direct messages regarding Winter Carnival can also be addressed to bluekey@mtu.edu.

Survey ends March 18, 2018.

Survey URL: https://baseline.campuslabs.com/mtu/wintercarnival2018


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students.  Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows:   HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


 Funding Available for your Organization

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Tech students, but your organization doesn’t have the funding to support it?

The Tech Parents Annual Fund may be able to help!

Registered student organizations (RSO), University departments, and those representing new campus initiatives intended to benefit the students of Michigan Technological University may request support from the Tech Parents Annual Fund for an event, program, travel, or equipment purchase.

For more information or to submit a Parents Fund request visit: https://www.mtu.edu/success/parents-family/annual-fund/requests/ .


Registration is now open for BonzAI Brawl!

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The BonzAI Brawl is an all day artificial intelligence programming competition where teams design autonomous agents capable of overcoming challenges and out-performing their opponents. Teams have eight hours to craft, tweak, and perfect their strategy before their AIs are entered in to the Brawl.

BonzAI Brawl will take place on April 7th, 2018. Check-in begins at 9am. Register here to reserve your place! The deadline to register is March 27th.


Circle K Hosting a Shoe Drive

Michigan Tech’s Circle K is hosting a used shoe drive from Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23. Collection bins will be located in MUB 106, first floor of the Admin building, and first floor of Fisher Hall. We are looking for every kind of used shoe imaginable to send to developing countries. For each pair of shoes donated, the local Kiwanis will receive a small donation to support their charitable work in the local community as well.

Please consider putting your old shoes to good use, both for our local community and the global community. We are deeply grateful for your support.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN May 2018:

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.  For $10, yoClassTribute_Poster abcur tribute to them will be printed in the commencement program and displayed on the arena videoboard. Your contribution also supports student scholarships at Michigan Tech.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 3rd.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.


Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Buti Yoga Intensive – An 80-minute calorie-scorching worButi yogakout open to all fitness levels and perfect for those with a basic knowledge of Yoga. If you’re looking for a way to finish your weekend strong, this intensive class will be exactly what you need!

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 28

The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2018-19 applications are due March 28, 2018.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


The Rozsa Center and VPA

gallery b is part of “Project Learning Lab,” a cutting-edge Visual Arts experiment that takes place within the Rozsa gallery. Students in 3D Design and Sculpture use the Rozsa Gallery as an active and alternative classroom, transforming the space into a real-time work of art during the semester. Student work will be shown twice each semester. A mid-semester showcase will open the gallery for our community to see work in-progress; the end of semester exhibition will welcome community into a fully transformed space.  As part of Project Learning Lab, our Visual Arts Faculty are working alongside our students as Resident Art Fellows.

Also ongoing is the Rozsa Gallery A-Space exhibition Always Room for Rain, presenting the work of artists Raquel Alvizures and Ross Chaney. The public welcome to experience the progress of visiting artist-in-residence Raquel Alvizures, who is painting a mural for the Rozsa Center during the week. She is working in the Rozsa North Mezzanine, and visitors are welcome to spend time with her while she works. Several of our students from VPA are helping with the mural.

Visit with Ms. Alvizures while she works today, Friday, March 9th from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm and Saturday from 1 pm – 8 pm.

Please feel free to drop by, or to pass this information on to those who may be interested.

For more information please contact Lisa Gordillo, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, 906-487-3096, lijohnso@mtu.edu.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Session 8-Punch Cards are still available and good through May 4, 2018.
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With so many options available, there is no better time like the present to Commit to be Fit! For more information visit Ultimate Session Punch Card .

Student News Briefs – March 2, 2018

 Seeking Nominations for the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards

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At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous. As faculty and staff, we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability and tenacity. We realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits.
Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20  in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today!

Turkish Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana

By Khana Khazana

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from Turkey.

The menu features:                      Turkish Cuisine

  • Beyti Kebab
  • Menemen
  • Pilaf
  • Baklava

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.(TODAY), Friday, March 2nd. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


Tech Theatre Presents “When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder”

Tech Theatre presents When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder, a play by Mark Medoff. The employees and customers of Foster’s Diner in Hope, New Mexico, 88250, experience a terrorizing examination their personal desires and dreams when Teddy, a disillusioned biker, calls them on living in made-up worlds. Some pretend nothing happened, but others find a new direction for their lives. Emotionally charged and unpredictably brutal, the play plunges from the mundane to frightening. Please note: This play uses adult language, simulated violence, and a gunshot from a theatrical firearm will be discharged during this production. The play will run Thursday – Saturday, for two weeks, Thursday, February 22 -Saturday, February 24, and Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 pm each night, in the McArdle Theatre.

Applications Now Open for the ICE House!
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The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House’s mission is to promote innovation through group collaboration. Live in a house where you share in challenges and success, pool knowledge and expertise and live with a common purpose. The deadline for this is March 30th, 2018.

Amenities include:

  • On Campus

  • No Meal Plan Required

  • Professional Kitchen

  • Flat Screen TVs

  • Mentorships

  • Access to Venture Capitalists

  • Competition Opportunities

  • Entrepreneurship Guidance

  • Already have a housing contract? Transfer it to the ICE House!

Who knows, the next Facebook might be born here!

Apply Today!

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseApply)

More Information

(http://bit.ly/ICEHouseInfo)

Pictures

(https://bit.ly/ICEHousePics)

Questions?

agweber@mtu.edu or jhjay@mtu.edu


Volunteer Opportunity 
2018 UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon
Are you and your friends hanging around Houghton for Spring Break? If so, here’s a great opportunity to participate in one of the best Nordic Ski Races in the Midwest – the UP Health System Great Bear Chase.
We are looking for volunteers to help with parking, stadium set up, aid stations, and more. The event takes place on Saturday, March 10th at the Swedetown Trails in Calumet. There are volunteer opportunities from early morning to mid afternoon.
If you are interested in volunteering, please follow the link below and complete the short form. Full instructions and directions will be provided to you prior to the event.


Blue Key Survey

Blue Key would like to send a warm note of thanks for all the organizations and individuals who helped to make Winter Carnival great this year.  We could not do it without each and every one of you.

Every year, Blue Key sends out a survey asking for feedback on the competition and other events happening during Winter Carnival in order to know where we can improve and make the event even better for next year.  Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey to share your thoughts.  Direct messages regarding Winter Carnival can also be addressed to bluekey@mtu.edu.

Survey ends March 18, 2018.

Survey URL: https://baseline.campuslabs.com/mtu/wintercarnival2018


Last chance at Course Material Survey!

We’re almost there! We are on the last couple days of the Spring 2018 Course Material Survey. For those that have participated, we thank you tremendously! For those that still have yet to complete the survey, your opinions are important and we’d like to hear them. The survey is being fielded nationwide and your answers will help other participating universities and colleges as well as the Michigan Tech Campus Store.

Please check your email for the link to the survey. If you’ve misplaced the email with the link, please feel free to reach out to the Campus Store at campusstore@mtu.edu. As an added incentive, several gift cards will be available for winning!

Deadline for this survey is March 3, 2018.


Lean and Continuous Improvement Information Session

The students from the Office of Continuous Improvement will be holding a Lean and Continuous Improvement information session. This semester’s topic will be on 5S. What is 5S you may ask? Well 5S stands for sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain. 5S is used to identify and reduce waste using the red-tag technique which helps create a more efficient workspace or area. It can be applied in many different areas like the workplace, study space, or even in your own home! Come find out more about how to 5S your life! We can’t wait to see you there!

Where: Library East Reading Room

When: Thursday, March 8th

Time: 6-7 PM

*Food and Refreshments will be available!!*


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students.  Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows:   HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


Become an Agent for Innovative Change at Michigan Tech:

Apply to be a University Innovation Fellow!

As a fellow, you will:

– gain skills, tools, and a national network of peers      UIF 2018 Header

– hone in on your leadership and communication skills

– broaden your understanding of design thinking

– attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google

– impact student innovation and entrepreneurship at Michigan Tech

The application can be found here: bit.ly/MTU-UIFApplication We will be accepting applications until Wednesday, March 21st at 11:59pm. If you are interested in learning more information, info sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 6th at 5 pm in EERC 103, or Wednesday, March 7th at 7 pm in Fisher 125.


 Funding Available for your Organization

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Tech students, but your organization doesn’t have the funding to support it?

The Tech Parents Annual Fund may be able to help!

Registered student organizations (RSO), University departments, and those representing new campus initiatives intended to benefit the students of Michigan Technological University may request support from the Tech Parents Annual Fund for an event, program, travel, or equipment purchase.

For more information or to submit a Parents Fund request visit: https://www.mtu.edu/success/parents-family/annual-fund/requests/ .


Buti Yoga
Join instructor Natasha for a new HuskiesFit adult group fitness class – Buti Yoga! Classes start soon!

Buti Yoga Basics Express – Perfect for the beginner and open to all fitness levels; anyone who wants to blast through their Friday lunch hour.

Buti Yoga Intensive – An 80-minute calorie-scorching worButi yogakout open to all fitness levels and perfect for those with a basic knowledge of Yoga. If you’re looking for a way to finish your weekend strong, this intensive class will be exactly what you need!

Commit to Be HuskiesFit with Buti Yoga!


2018 Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

Registration for 2018 Michigan Tech Summer Sports Camps officially opens today! We are offering 15 programs in 8 different sports for youth of all ages.

Sign your #futurehuskies up today!

For more information and to register, visit Summer Sports Camps.

GO HUSKIES!


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness – Round 2!

Group-classes

Several HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness Classes will be starting new sessions soon! Choose your fit and try one of the following:
  • Afrobeat Fitness
  • Aikido
  • Aqua-Fit
  • Buti Yoga Basics Express NEW!
  • Buti Yoga Intensive NEW!
  • Fitbarre
  • Muay Thai
  • Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle
  • TRX Fit
  • TRX Body Blast
  • Yoga for Back Health

For more information and to register, visit HuskiesFit Adult Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


Get Certified As A Lifeguard

Earn your lifeguard certification @ the SDC on March 3 & 4! Get a jump on summer employment now! Class size limited. http://ow.ly/G8me30iahsV #lifeguard #arc#huskiesfit

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Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations, for a list of approved locations please click here.

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first “notify” first serve basis, so please submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:
-Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least 2 days prior to placing the bin
-Periodically emptying the bins
-Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
-Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:
-There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
-Bins are full
-Bins are located outside of the approved area
-Donation items have been left outside of the bin
-It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form” please click here.


5K Run/Walk to Raise Money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

This event is a 5k run/walk to raise money to donate to the Michigan Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Physical Therapy Student Organization will the hosting the event, with volunteers from Finlandia, Walgreen’s, and the Pre-PT Club at MTU assisting (approximately 40 volunteers total). Faculty advisor, Dr. Cameron Williams (willi4ct@cmich.edu), will be present during the event. The run will take place on April 14, 2018, with registration beginning at 9 am, the running event starting at 9:30 am, and the walk beginning at 9:40 am. Volunteers will inspect the course the previous evening and will be on location at approximately 7 am to begin set-up for the race. The event will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, with clean-up following the event and concluding by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will ensure all trash (empty water bottles, paper, plates, napkins, etc.) has been placed in the proper trash and recycling bins, and all tables, markers, and other equipment are removed from the starting area and the course.

There will be 3-4 tables set up (rented from Superior Rentals) for registration, t-shirt pick-up, raffle prizes, multiple sclerosis information, and post-race refreshments (bottled water, muffins, fruit, etc.). A DJ will be present, using a generator to power his equipment to provide music before the race, during the race start, and as the runners are crossing the finish line. The tables will be located on the sidewalk behind Lot 14, where the starting line of the race will be. Volunteers will be marking the course with brightly colored flags and follow the course outlined in the image below. Volunteers will be stationed at all intersections with orange shirts and stop signs to halt traffic and provide participants with directions to stay on course. Participants will be provided with a course map prior to the race.

This event involves physical activity, either running or walking on paved sidewalks or crosswalks. There is a low risk of musculoskeletal injury, such as sprains, strains, abrasions, or bruises, or other exercise-associated illnesses (heat illness, etc). Event organizers will work diligently to prevent such injuries by maintaining a clear race course, posting crossing guards at all intersections, and monitoring participants during the event. All PTSO volunteers are CPR/AED certified, and have completed Blood Borne Pathogen training. There will be a certified athletic trainer covering the event, and there are several other volunteers with first aid training. These volunteers will be spread out along the race course and placed at the starting/finishing line to assist runners. EMS services have also been requested for the event. Prior to the event, participants will be required to sign a liability waver.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs, these previously mentioned volunteers will provide assistance within their scope of ability. Volunteers will have radios to contact EMS or the athletic trainer for assistance with more serious injury or illness. If a serious emergency occurs, EMS will be activated (911 will be called and EMS will be flagged down).

The event will be held even if inclement weather occurs, including rain or snow. However, if weather conditions pose a serious threat (lightning, heavy rain fall, dangerous temperatures, tornado, etc.), the event will be cancelled, and tickets refunded, or the event will be rescheduled for the following weekend.


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Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!



Student News Briefs – February 9, 2018

Josh Blue to Headline Winter Carnival 

The Rozsa Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Winter Carnival Comedian: Josh Blue, winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will headline this year’s Winter Carnival Entertainment, on Friday, February 9, 9:00 pm, at the Rozsa Center.

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in cerebral palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his dJosh Blue Headshot Aisability. He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

In 2011, Josh starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, in addition to being named the 11th best special on the network.

Tickets are on sale now, $15 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Mediterranean Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from the Mediterranean.
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The menu features:

  • Yogurt-Marinated Chicken & Creamy Greek Sauce
  • Chickpea & Couscous in Creamy Sauce
  • Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 9th. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


This weekend, Film Board presents:

Thor: Ragnarok

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday, Feb. 10 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Sunday, Feb. 11 @ 2:30, 5:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. We hope to see you at the show this weekend, and enjoy Winter Carnival this week!

Thor: Ragnarok is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material.


Stuff-A-Husky

The MUB Board is hosting Stuff-A-Husky on Tuesday, February 13th from 6-8 pm in the MUB Commons.

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Comedian Jourdain Fisher

 Jourdain Fisher is a New York based comedian that was born in raised in North Carolina. With his fun material and open personality, audiences are drawn to his style and sense of humor. He started doing stand up comedy at the age of 17 to avoid working for his family’s funeral home. Since then, Jourdain has found success in clubs and colleges across the country. He has been a part of various festivals including, The New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Laugh Your Asheville Off. Jourdain was a back-to-back winner of The Ultimate Comic Challenge, a finalist in The Carolina’s Funniest Competition and a Regional Showcase Finalist for Stand Up NBC in New York. He is currently a writer and actor on BET’s sketch comedy show, 50 Central.

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The fun starts at 10 PM in the MUB Ballroom on February 16!

This performance is FREE (Funded by the Student Activity Fee) and hosted by Late Night Programs.


Winter Carnival

The 2018 Michigan Tech Winter Carnival is here and there are only three locations to get your official Winter Carnival gear: the Michigan Tech Campus Store, University Images, and online at bookstore.mtu.edu. We’ll be offering Winter Carnival long and short sleeve t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, and glassware. For store operating hours, check our website and social media feeds.

Career Basics 

Are you ready for the 2018 Michigan Tech Career Fair? Visit us at the Campus Store and check out our great selection of men and women’s career apparel to help complete your polished ensemble. We want to see YOU succeed! Show visiting companies and recruiters what you’re made of, and let us help you look your best! From all of us at the Campus Store, keep smiling and best of luck to you in your search!


American Society for Engineering Management:

Next meeting: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Chem. Sci. 104B.

The agenda includes a presentation from Oshkosh Corp. about what they do and how Engineering Management fits into their organization, along with resume and Career Fair tips. Pizza will be provided! Meetings are open to existing and potential members. Anyone who has interest in Engineering Management is welcome to attend and participate. You don’t have to be an Engineering Management major to join. If you have any questions or are unable to attend but are still interested, email Emma LaFleur (ealafleu@mtu.edu) or Bridget Becker (bridgetb@mtu.edu) to stay in the loop.


Attention Student Orgs:

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for Folding for Philanthropy in the MUB Commons on Tuesday February 27th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. The paper airplanes you fold will be used to answer the questions, so start practicing! Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.  To register or for more information please email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students.  Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows:   HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, February 15 – “Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers.”  You don’t have to be in a leadership position to be a leader.  Learn innovative strategies to showcase your best self to future employers.  The presenters are Career Services and Doug Stage from Kimberly Clark.

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


2018 Cummins Video Competition

Each student organization has to create a 10-15 minute video highlighting their need for funding then submit it to Zack Fredin, Enterprise Program Coordinator by Friday, February 23rd at noon. Any questions should be directed to zdfredin@mtu.edu. CumminsFlyer2018 A

Guidelines for the creation of the video are here.→

This competition will help your student organization receive more funds.

Deadline for video submissions is Friday, February 23 at 12 noon.


 Love Better Campaign

Order of Omega is helping raise awareness about healthy relationships by supporting the #LoveBetter campaign.  There are a few ways you can help out.  You can take the pledge to #LoveBetter HERE, you can stop by Love Better jpgtheir booth on Tuesday, February 13 between 10 AM and 2 PM in the DOW commons, and you can share this message to let others know how they can help, too! The booth will have candy and paper hearts that can be filled out to let everyone know how you plan to #LoveBetter this Valentine’s Day.


Integrative Nutrition Health Coach 

Join Joan Kero, certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, for weekly talks as she shows us how simple changes can add up to a hHealthyLife1ealthier you.

Next session: February 21 – March 14, Wednesdays, 12:10-12:50 p.m. in SDC Rm 237

For more information or to register, visit Simple Changes.


Social Justice Lecture 
It is time to mark your calendars for the next Social Justice Lecture Series installment. On February 21st at 7:30 pm in the Rozsa we welcome Reverend Sharon Washington Risher!Risher poster 6
“Reverend Risher was catapulted into the limelight after the Charleston, South Carolina shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015.”
 
Tickets for this event are free but you must reserve your space via the Rozsa website HEREWe look forward to seeing you on the 21st for an impactful, riveting, and timely lecture and Q&A.

Get Certified As A Lifeguard

Earn your lifeguard certification @ the SDC on March 3 & 4! Get a jump on summer employment now! Class size limited. http://ow.ly/G8me30iahsV #lifeguard #arc#huskiesfit

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Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Order Your Cap, Gown & Tickets Today!


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Summer Youth Programs is Hiring!

Looking for a summer job that’s fun and makes an impact? Consider joining the staff of Summer Youth Programs! SYP provides exciting and engaging hands-on camps for middle and high school students. If you’re looking for a position that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment, we have just the job for you!

We are looking for outstanding individuals who bring awesome experiences and fresh perspectives to the table. Applicants should be positive, forward thinking, innovative, and eager to make a difference in the lives of young people.

We offer a flexible schedule in a casual, fun work environment, and provide valuable professional development experiences. With over 1200 middle and high school students attending each summer, we are constantly problem-solving and seeking to provide the best camp experience we can.

Interested? Even if you missed our information sessions, you can still learn about the opportunities available with SYP. Please contact the Center for Pre-College Outreach at cpcojobs@mtu.edu or visit syp.mtu.edu/employment for more information.


Design Expo 2018 Registration Now Open

Design Expo 2018 will be held in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, April 19th. Please save the date!

Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 600 students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. Design Expo is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College.

Registration is now open for Senior Design and Enterprise teams. Students should visit the Design Expo website to review important instructions, deadlines and poster criteria. All Senior Design and Enterprise teams must register by Monday, February 12th, 2018.


SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Floor Hockey Deadline on February 14th @ 8:00 am

Soccer-Tennis Deadline on February 16th @ 8:00 am

Innertube Water Polo Deadline on February 21st @ 8:00 am

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


Mind Trekkers Spring Break in Charlotte, NC

March 10-18

Already sick of the winter, but can’t afford the cost to travel somewhere warm? Come travel with Mind Trekkers to Charlotte, NC for Spring Break! For only $100 (+ $50 deposit), you will have your rooming, several meals, and transportation covered! Planned activities include: SkyWildGreensboro Science Center, and the US National Whitewater Center. We will be hosting the Passport to STEM festival on the Thursday and Friday of the trip, where you will have the opportunity to excite over four thousand students about science & engineering with fun and hands-on demonstrations!

If you (and your friends) would like to apply, please fill out this form: MIND TREKKERS SPRING BREAK APPLICATION.  No previous experience with Mind Trekkers is required.

Please contact the Mind Trekkers President (djpoynor@mtu.edu) if you have any questions about this trip.


HuskiesFit Yoga

Experience variety at its best with HuskiesFit Yoga! Yoga classes are offered 6 days a week at the SDC so you can fit it into even the busiest ofYogaSlider A schedules.

8- and 16-punch yoga cards are also available at discounted student rates!

For more information, visit HuskiesFit Yoga. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


MTU Surveys

Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!


Student News Brief – January 26, 2018

Daniel Martin Magician Here Tomorrow

Award winning Daniel Martin Magician will be on campus on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in MUB Ballroom. 

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His shows have won him awards like “Entertainer of the Year” where he combines magic, cons, and sarcastic improv to create a stunning show. He has been performing since he was 12 years old. His high-energy blend of insane magic and sarcastic improv consistently leads to standing ovations at theaters and campuses nationwide.

Come and see one of the most creative acts touring today, Daniel Martin the Magician – tomorrow, January 27th in the MUB Ballroom at 10:00 pm.

 


Khana Khazana is Pakistani Cuisine

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from Pakistan.

The menu features:                         Pakistani Cuisine picture

  • Sindhi Biriyani
  • Shahi Paneer Biriyani
  • Boondi Raitha
  • Falooda

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.

 


Josh Blue to Headline Winter Carnival 

The Rozsa Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Winter Carnival Comedian: Josh Blue, winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will headline this year’s Winter Carnival Entertainment, on Friday, February 9, 9:00 pm, at the Rozsa Center.

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in cerebral palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his dJosh Blue Headshot Aisability. He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

In 2011, Josh starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, in addition to being named the 11th best special on the network.

Tickets are on sale now, $15 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


HOW BIG OF AN EATER ARE YOU?

The Univesity Innovation Fellows are looking to influence the food options on campus driven by students and faculty. This will give Michigan Tech Dining Servies a better idea of which food options to provide on campus. Take part in responding to this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/aEJH5T0I2lf5JMuf2

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Blue Key Honor Society Raffle

The Winter Carnival 2018 Raffle to support Blue Key Honor Society is now open with tickets available from Blue Key representatives or online at mtu.edu/bkraffle.  Tickets are only $5 with the winners being selected at the Queens Coronation taking place Saturday, February 3rd at 7pm in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  You do not need to be present to win.

The grand prize this year is a:

  • Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn Getaway package including a 3 night stay in a deluxe waterside whirlpool suite
  • Dinner for two at the Bonfire Grill during Carnival
  • Two complimentary beverages in the Bonfire Bar each night
  • Champagne served in your room during the Torch Light Parade and Fireworks Display
  • Michigan Tech hockey jersey signed by the team
  • Mount Ripley tubing tickets
  • Country Inn and Suites $100 gift card
  • $75 to Festival Foods
  • Quincy Mine tour ticket package
  • Mineshaft family fun package
  • Superior Graphics Book bag valued at $45
  • $25 gift certificate to Quincy Dinning

Thank you for your support of Winter Carnival and Blue Key Honor Society!


Third Annual Consumer Products Challenge

The third annual Consumer Products Challenge has arrived! On January 25-27, bring your team and put your minds together to make the most creative product and win cash! This year, competitors will have an edge: we will be releasing some product information prior to the event to get your creative juices flowing!

The winning team will take home $1,000. The second place prize is $750 and third place is $500. One of the three winning teams will represent Michigan Tech at Make48, a televised national competition in Baltimore, Maryland. This all-expense paid trip will take place August 8-10.

This year’s Consumer Products Challenge is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark, 3M and Amway. Register today: https://www.mtu.edu/career/careerfest/#consumer_product


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students.  Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows:   HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, February 1 – “Know Your Role – Tips for Leading and Following in a Team.”  An effective team uses all members to get the most out of each person.  Learning which role you need to fill on a team can be vital to the success and efficiency of your group.  We will focus on finding your fit in the team and skills that you can use with any group.  This session will involve audience participation for most of the activities.  The presenters are Jared Johnson and the Outdoor Adventure Team.

Thursday, February 15 – “Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers.”  You don’t have to be in a leadership position to be a leader.  Learn innovative strategies to showcase your best self to future employers.  The presenters are Career Services and Doug Stage from Kimberly Clark.

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu, or Maryann Wilcox at mawilcox@mtu.edu, or call 7-1963.


2018 Cummins Video Competition

Each student organization has to create a 10-15 minute video highlighting their need for funding then submit it to Zack Fredin, Enterprise Program Coordinator by Friday, February 23rd at noon. Any questions should be directed to zdfredin@mtu.edu. CumminsFlyer2018 A

Guidelines for the creation of the video are here.

This competition will help your student organization receive more funds.

Deadline for video submissions is Friday, February 23 at 12 noon.


Order Your Cap, Gown & Tickets Today!


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Michigan Tech Winter Carnival

The 2018 Michigan Tech Winter Carnival is here and there are only three
locations to get your official Winter Carnival gear: the Michigan Tech
Campus Store, University Images, and online at bookstore.mtu.edu.

“During the week of Winter Carnival”, we will be offering Winter Carnival long and short sleeve t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, and glassware.
For store operating hours, check our website and social media feeds. Don’t
forget! We will be open until 10 pm on Wednesday, February 7th, for the
all-nighter. Stop by to warm up and enjoy some fun games! Accept no
substitutes as we are your official headquarters for all your Michigan Tech
and Winter Carnival apparel and souvenirs.


Diversity in Jazz

That’s what you get with the Jazz Combos Backstage at the Rozsa.

Join us in Club Rozsa, featuring three Michigan Tech jazz ensembles: JazTec, Momentum, and the Dan Furhrmann Trio. The stage of the Rozsa is transformed into an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere, complete with café tables and a cash bar. Join Jazz Studies Program Director Mike Irish and the Michigan Tech Jazz ensembles for Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa this Friday and Saturday nights, January 26 and 27, 7:30 PM.


Design Expo 2018 Registration Now Open

Design Expo 2018 will be held in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, April 19th. Please save the date!

Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 600 students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. Design Expo is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College.

Registration is now open for Senior Design and Enterprise teams. Students should visit the Design Expo website to review important instructions, deadlines and poster criteria. All Senior Design and Enterprise teams must register by Monday, February 12th, 2018.


SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Table Tennis Singles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Doubles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 1:00 pm

Co-Rec Doubles Racquetball: Deadline on February 5th @ 5:00 pm

Floor Hockey Deadline on February 14th @ 8:00 am

Soccer-Tennis Deadline on February 16th @ 8:00 am

Innertube Water Polo Deadline on February 21st @ 8:00 am

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


Mind Trekkers Spring Break in Charlotte, NC

March 10-18

Already sick of the winter, but can’t afford the cost to travel somewhere warm? Come travel with Mind Trekkers to Charlotte, NC for Spring Break! For only $100 (+ $50 deposit), you will have your rooming, several meals, and transportation covered! Planned activities include: SkyWild, Greensboro Science Center, and the US National Whitewater Center. We will be hosting the Passport to STEM festival on the Thursday and Friday of the trip, where you will have the opportunity to excite over four thousand students about science & engineering with fun and hands-on demonstrations!

If you (and your friends) would like to apply, please fill out this form: MIND TREKKERS SPRING BREAK APPLICATION.  No previous experience with Mind Trekkers is required.

Please contact the Mind Trekkers President (djpoynor@mtu.edu) if you have any questions about this trip.


HuskiesFit Yoga

Experience variety at its best with HuskiesFit Yoga! Yoga classes are offered 6 days a week at the SDC so you can fit it into even the busiest ofYogaSlider A schedules.

8- and 16-punch yoga cards are also available at discounted student rates!

For more information, visit HuskiesFit Yoga. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


MTU Surveys

Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!


Student News Briefs – January 19, 2018

Comedian Ian Lara Tonight
   Ian Lara is just a regular Dominican kid from Queens, New York. Youngest of five and born to immigrant parents since a young age being funny became a way of life. He started comedy right after college after being told by some really successful lawyers that he should skip going to law school and he’s loved every second since. Usually you can catch him performing every night in some of the best and worst shows in New York City, or he’s on the road at a club or college near you. Ian Lara might become a household name Lara Cbut his real dream is to one day get big enough where he can wear those big cowboy hats Pharrell wears to awards shows.
Join Late Night Programming for a bunch of laughs with comedian Ian Lara.  He will be performing Friday, January 19 in the MUB Ballroom at 10:00 PM.  This event is free (funded by the Student Activity fee).
This event is scheduled for Friday, January 19, in the MUB Ballroom at 10 pm.

The 29th Annual MLK Banquet is here!

 In our 29th year of MLK celebrations, Michigan Technological University invites you to reflect on Dr. King’s vision of inclusion. 2018 marks 50 years since we lost one of the most influential visionaries and impactful social justice advocates of United States history.MLK picture

  •  On January 23, 2018, we will celebrate our 29th banquet in the Rozsa Lobby.
  • Please arrive at 5:00 pm

Reserve your space here: https://goo.gl/forms/DhuaMQDrdfDo4yT12


LA Theater Works Presents – The Mountaintop at the Rozsa Center

This year, in conjunction with Michigan Tech’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Martin Luther King Jr., the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion are proud to present LA Theatre Work’s brand new production of Katori Hall’s play, The Mountaintop. On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, playwright Katori Hall imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. See The Mountaintop at the Rozsa Center on Tuesday, January 23rd, at 7:30 PM. There will also be a panel discussion and Q & A with student members of Michigan Tech’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), L.A. Theatre Works’ The Mountaintop cast, and staff from The Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the Rozsa Lobby, with beverages and dessert served, immediately following the play.

For more details, please see our press release, attached. Also attached is a press release from LA Theatre Works, announcing their national tour.

The cast will be available for interviews in advance by phone. Please contact me or the LA Theatre Works PR contact, Lucy Pollack, to set those up.

 


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2018-19!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Com join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Transfer Student Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

January 19, 2018 — 3:05 pm, Fisher 135

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu


Join The Meeting for USG Budget Hearing Process

So what is the USG budget hearing process? It’s the process by which Registered Student Organizations can receive funding for the following school year from the Student Activity Fee. The Undergraduate Student Government oversees the disbursement of these funds every year, with the opportunity for organizations to receive this funding happening every spring. If your organization would like to be funded by the Student Activity Fee for the 2018-2019 school year, this email and process pertain to you.

So what is the first step? The first step in the process is the Mandatory SAF Info Session. For your organization to be eligible for SAF funding, a representative from your organization must be present and sign-in to this info session. This info session will take place on Wednesday, January 24, in Fisher 135. The session will start at 6:00PM, and should last 25 – 30 minutes. Please plan to arrive 10 – 15 minutes ahead of time in order to sign in and receive your informational packets at the door.

At this meeting you will be given all the information needed to get started planning a budget and submitting the required documents. At this info session I will be going over a detailed timeline that includes submission deadlines. As a reminder, only open student organizations are eligible for SAF funding. If you are not sure if your organization is eligible, I invite you to attend this information session to see.

(Note: If your organization does not want SAF funding for the 18’ – 19’ school year, it is not required that you attend this info session. SBG’s are also not required to attend this info session.)


Third Annual Consumer Products Challenge

The third annual Consumer Products Challenge has arrived! On January 25-27, bring your team and put your minds together to make the most creative product and win cash! This year, competitors will have an edge: we will be releasing some product information prior to the event to get your creative juices flowing!

The winning team will take home $1,000. The second place prize is $750 and third place is $500. One of the three winning teams will represent Michigan Tech at Make48, a televised national competition in Baltimore, Maryland. This all-expense paid trip will take place August 8-10.

This year’s Consumer Products Challenge is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark, 3M and Amway. Register today: https://www.mtu.edu/career/careerfest/#consumer_product


Design Expo 2018 Registration Now Open

Design Expo 2018 will be held in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, April 19th. Please save the date!

Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 600 students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. Design Expo is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College.

Registration is now open for Senior Design and Enterprise teams. Students should visit the Design Expo website to review important instructions, deadlines and poster criteria. All Senior Design and Enterprise teams must register by Monday, February 12th, 2018.


Summer Youth Programs Employment Information Session

Anyone interested in working for Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is invited to attend an employment information session. SYP provides exciting and engaging hands-on camps for middle and high school students. If you’re looking for a position that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment, we have just the job for you!

We are looking for outstanding individuals who bring awesome experiences and fresh perspectives to the table. Applicants should be positive, forward thinking, innovative, and eager to make a difference in the lives of young people.

We offer a flexible schedule in a casual, fun work environment, and provide valuable professional development experiences.

Interested? Join us at one of the info sessions:

Wednesday 1/24 at 6:00 PM – MUB Ballroom A1

Thursday 1/25 at 5:30 PM – MUB Alumni Lounge

If you have questions or can’t make it, please contact the Center for Pre-College Outreach at cpcojobs@mtu.edu.



SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Basketball & Wallyball: You may still sign your team up on the waitlist!

Bowling: Deadline on January 22nd @ 8:00 am

Billiards Tournament: Deadline on January 26th @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Singles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Doubles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 1:00 pm

Co-Rec Doubles Racquetball: Deadline on February 5th @ 5:00 pm

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2018!
Change up your workout or try a new class. Set some new fitness goals! Several HuskiesFit Programs will offer classes for only $2 during Dollar Days January 16-21.

 HuskiesFit Dollar Days

Get your #FutureHuskies active and involved with fun youth classes such as Rock Climbing and POUND or sign them up for one of the many spring camps, clinics and tournaments now open for registration.

Youth Classes @ a Glance

Adult Group Fitness Classes @ a Glance

Like to mix it up all the time? Try the HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card – a premium 8-punch card that gets you into several fantastic group fitness classes!

HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card

Visit HuskiesFit Programs to view the Dollar Days schedule and for a full listing of adult group fitness classes and youth classes offered this spring.
Commit to be HuskiesFit.
Regular semester programming begins January 22.

Spring 2018 HuskiesFit Program Guide


 Men’s Volleyball Club Home Tournament

Come cheer us on as we take on UW-Oshkosh 2 & 3 on January 20th in the SDC Wood Gym. We’ll play a match against each team in the morning, take a lunch break, and then play two matches again. Admission is free, so take a break from your first week of classes and come join us for an entertaining day!

January 20th 9:30am – 5:00pm  SDC Varsity Wood Gym


Huskies Helping Huskies

The 2018 CopperDog 150 sled dog race is fast approaching, and we need your help!  The CopperDog is a 150 mile, 3 day race that traverses the Keweenaw Peninsula March 2nd thru 4th.  It takes hundreds of volunteers to put on this unique and exciting event.  In the past, MTU students have had a great time working as dog handlers or crossing guards along the trail.

“I can honestly say CopperDog is one of the most exciting volunteering events all year.” Says Devin Leonarduzzi, MTU alum. “Mushers and their dog teams travel to the Keweenaw from all over the world, so the hospitality and support from our community is awesome to see.  You’ll feel the energy and know you’re part of something big.”

The first leg of the event, on Friday March 2nd, is a niHuskies dogs picturesght race from Calumet to Eagle Harbor.  Teams then travel to Copper Harbor on Saturday, and all the way back to Calumet on Sunday.  All volunteers are encouraged to attend training at Calumet High school from 11am-1pm on February 24th.

You can sign up as just yourself, a small group of friends, or a student organization.  The complete list of volunteer opportunities is available at www.copperdog150.com

Make this special event part of your MTU experience.  You won’t regret it!

Sign Up Now!


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Student News Briefs – January 12, 2018

Comedian Ian Lara 
   Ian Lara is just a regular Dominican kid from Queens, New York. Youngest of five and born to immigrant parents since a young age being funny became a way of life. He started comedy right after college after being told by some really successful lawyers that he should skip going to law school and he’s loved every second since. Usually you can catch him performing every night in some of the best and worst shows in New York City, or he’s on the road at a club or college near you. Ian Lara might become a household name Lara Cbut his real dream is to one day get big enough where he can wear those big cowboy hats Pharrell wears to awards shows.
Join Late Night Programming for a bunch of laughs with comedian Ian Lara.  He will be performing Friday, January 19 in the MUB Ballroom at 10:00 PM.  This event is free (funded by the Student Activity fee).
This event is scheduled for Friday, January 19, in the MUB Ballroom at 10 pm.

The 29th Annual MLK Banquet is here!

 In our 29th year of MLK celebrations, Michigan Technological University invites you to reflect on Dr. King’s vision of inclusion. 2018 marks 50 years since we lost one of the most influential visionaries and impactful social justice advocates of United States history.MLK picture

  •  On January 23, 2018, we will celebrate our 29th banquet in the Rozsa Lobby.
  • Please arrive at 5:00 pm

Reserve your space here: https://goo.gl/forms/DhuaMQDrdfDo4yT12


LA Theater Works Presents – The Mountaintop at the Rozsa Center

This year, in conjunction with Michigan Tech’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Martin Luther King Jr., the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion are proud to present LA Theatre Work’s brand new production of Katori Hall’s play, The Mountaintop. On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, playwright Katori Hall imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. See The Mountaintop at the Rozsa Center on Tuesday, January 23rd, at 7:30 PM. There will also be a panel discussion and Q & A with student members of Michigan Tech’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), L.A. Theatre Works’ The Mountaintop cast, and staff from The Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the Rozsa Lobby, with beverages and dessert served, immediately following the play.

For more details, please see our press release, attached. Also attached is a press release from LA Theatre Works, announcing their national tour.

The cast will be available for interviews in advance by phone. Please contact me or the LA Theatre Works PR contact, Lucy Pollack, to set those up.

 


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2018-19!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Com join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Transfer Student Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

January 16, 2018 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 139

January 19, 2018 — 3:05 pm, Fisher 135

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu


Ken Steiner Memorial Benefit to Support

Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly

When longtime local resident Ken Steiner passed away suddenly last January, family, friends, and the entire community came together for a memorial to celebrate all the lives he touched through his decades of good work to make the Keweenaw, and the world, a better place. From a long list of friends playing the music to the majority of area restaurants where he worked providing food, there was an overwhelming outpouring of love, support and good will. And, above all a strong sense that the work Ken championed, the positive energy and creative spirit he inspired, would continue, carried forward by those who knew and loved him.

This year, the Rozsa Center and the Michigan Tech Visual and Performing Arts Department want to extend that spirit and good will, by hosting a benefit in Ken’s honor for his favorite charity: Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, featuring good food, a cash bar, and once again a host of Ken’s friends and former band mates making the music, on Friday, January 12 at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center Lobby. Ticket prices are: $10/$20/$30/donation of your choice. 100% of ticket sales will be donated in Ken’s name to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.

Bands featured: Steve Jones And The Garden City Hot Club at 7:00 PM. Uncle Pete’s All Star BBQ Blues Band at 8:15 PM. And, Outlaw’d at 9:30 PM. Ticket prices are in a range of “donation levels,” so that everken 3yone who attends can support the fundraiser at a level they choose.

To purchase tickets, please call  (906) 487-2073, go online at mtu.edu/rozsa, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Tickets will also be available at the Rozsa Box office the evening of the benefit. The Rozsa Box Office opens two hours before event times.


The Michigan Tech Engineering Ambassadors program is looking for new members!

Do you want to be a part of outreach to middle and high schoolers to teach about engineering?

Do you want to grow in your professional communication skills?

If yes… then you should check out Michigan Tech’s Engineering Ambassadors Program! Open to all Engineering majors. Join a group of students who prepare a brief presentation, and present on this engineering topic and conduct a hands-on activity at local schools (Grades 3-10) to excite students about engineering.

Come to an informational session hosted by current Engineering Ambassadors on Thursday January 18, at 6 PM in Fisher 129 to learn more about the Engineering Ambassadors program. If you cannot make the info session but want to be a part of the program, or want more information, please contact Jaclyn Johnson, jenesbit@mtu.edu. 


Summer Youth Programs Employment Information Session

Anyone interested in working for Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is invited to attend an employment information session. SYP provides exciting and engaging hands-on camps for middle and high school students. If you’re looking for a position that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment, we have just the job for you!

We are looking for outstanding individuals who bring awesome experiences and fresh perspectives to the table. Applicants should be positive, forward thinking, innovative, and eager to make a difference in the lives of young people.

We offer a flexible schedule in a casual, fun work environment, and provide valuable professional development experiences.

Interested? Join us at one of the info sessions:

Wednesday 1/24 at 6:00 PM – MUB Ballroom A1

Thursday 1/25 at 5:30 PM – MUB Alumni Lounge

If you have questions or can’t make it, please contact the Center for Pre-College Outreach at cpcojobs@mtu.edu.


SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Basketball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Wallyball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Bowling: Deadline on January 22nd @ 8:00 am

Billiards Tournament: Deadline on January 26th @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Singles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Doubles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 1:00 pm

Co-Rec Doubles Racquetball: Deadline on February 5th @ 5:00 pm

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2018!
Change up your workout or try a new class. Set some new fitness goals! Several HuskiesFit Programs will offer classes for only $2 during Dollar Days January 16-21.

 HuskiesFit Dollar Days

Get your #FutureHuskies active and involved with fun youth classes such as Rock Climbing and POUND or sign them up for one of the many spring camps, clinics and tournaments now open for registration.

Youth Classes @ a Glance

Adult Group Fitness Classes @ a Glance

Like to mix it up all the time? Try the HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card – a premium 8-punch card that gets you into several fantastic group fitness classes!

HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card

Visit HuskiesFit Programs to view the Dollar Days schedule and for a full listing of adult group fitness classes and youth classes offered this spring.
Commit to be HuskiesFit.

 Men’s Volleyball Club Home Tournament

Come cheer us on as we take on UW-Oshkosh 2 & 3 on January 20th in the SDC Wood Gym. We’ll play a match against each team in the morning, take a lunch break, and then play two matches again. Admission is free, so take a break from your first week of classes and come join us for an entertaining day!

January 20th 9:30am – 5:00pm  SDC Varsity Wood Gym


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Student News Briefs – January 5, 2018

The 29th Annual MLK Banquet is here!

 In our 29th year of MLK celebrations, Michigan Technological University invites you to reflect on Dr. King’s vision of inclusion. 2018 marks 50 years since we lost one of the most influential visionaries and impactful social justice advocates of United States history.MLK picture

  •  On January 23, 2018, we will celebrate our 29th banquet in the Rozsa Lobby.
  • Please arrive at 5:00 pm

Reserve your space here: https://goo.gl/forms/DhuaMQDrdfDo4yT12


Call for Volunteers to Welcome New International Students for Spring 2018

Will you and/or members of your student organization be in Houghton the week before classes begin in January? If so, International Programs & Services is looking for volunteers to help welcome new international students to campus! Volunteer shifts are available throughout the week of January 8th-13th.

Individuals or organizations interested in volunteering can email ipsarrivals@mtu.edu for more details and to sign up for shifts.


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2018-19!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Com join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Transfer Student Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

January 16, 2018 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 139

January 19, 2018 — 3:05 pm, Fisher 135

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu


SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Basketball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Wallyball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Bowling: Deadline on January 22nd @ 8:00 am

Billiards Tournament: Deadline on January 26th @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Singles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Doubles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 1:00 pm

Co-Rec Doubles Racquetball: Deadline on February 5th @ 5:00 pm

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


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Student News Briefs – December 15, 2017

Seats Available on the USG Winter Break Bus

There are still a few seats available on the Winter Break Bus sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government.  The bus departs from the Memorial Union Building on Saturday, December 23 at 8:00 AM and travels to East Lansing with stops at St. Ignace, Gaylord, and Clare.  The return bus departs from East Lansing on Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 AM with the same stops along the way.  The cost is $92.75 plus fees; total cost $99.97.

The cost is the same roundtrip or just one way.

To see more details and purchase a ticket online, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-winter-break-bus-sponsored-by-usg-tickets-40854121778.  For any questions about the USG Winter Break Bus, please contact USG member and coordinator of the

Winter Break Bus, John Nowosad, at jsnowosa@mtu.edu.


Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

Are you or someone you know going to the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)  this year? Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Ticket prices remain the same.

WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc

WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

WHERE: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit Michigan

WHEN: January 1 and 2

WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, aFlyer for Hockey And educational programming to the campus community at no cost.

HOW: Go to this website www.olyent.com/MTUgreeklife and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEKThis fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer (raspence@mtu.edu) for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky (Lauren.Kalinosky@Hockeytown.com) for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.


 Book Buyback and Rental Return

Come into the Campus Store to return or sell back your books. Campus Store Book Buyback and Rental Return is Monday, December 18th through Friday, December 22nd 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.


Monday, December 4th – Saturday, December 16th

The holidays are here and that means the 12 Days of Christmas sale is back at the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images. Monday, December 4th through Saturday, December 16th, a new sleighful of goodies will be offered each day for you and yours. For that special gift for family and friends that you can’t find anywhere else, stop by University Images or the Campus Store. Discover a great selection of outerwear, sporting apparel, souvenirs, and brand new items just for the holiday season. We look forward to you stopping by for warm smiles, holiday cheer, and great deals. For the current and upcoming specials as well as holiday operating hours, check their social media feeds at bookstore.mtu.edu.


SDC Holiday Building Schedule

SDC Holiday Building Schedule

The SDC will have reduced hours December 23 through January 13, but will remain open almost every day. There are plenty of indoor recreation opportunities for family and friends – swimming, skating racquetball, volleyball, basketball. See SDC building schedule.


SDC Holiday Programs and Events Schedule

SDC Holiday Programs & Events

Check out the Holiday Program Schedule for special events and HuskiesFit Programs such as log rolling, public skating, drop-in hockey, Fitbarre and more!

Make the SDC your indoor recreation destination this holiday season. For more information, visit Recreation.


Michigan Tech Concert Choir and Superior Wind Symphony Presents:

The Sound from Within Us

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a concert by the Michigan Tech Concert Choir and Superior Wind Symphony titled The Sound from Within Us,” an evening of celebratory music, this Saturday, December 16, at 7:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center. The concert celebrates themes of common humanity with varied instrumentation and beautiful texts, and will feature music by American and British composers, including Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, Lee Hoiby’s Hymn for a New Age, Charles Ives’ Psalm 90 and Circus Band, and John Rutter’s Gloria.  .

According to Michael Christianson, Michigan Tech’s Director of Bands, “From the many possible ways humans have invented for making music, groups of singers and wind instrumentalists have in common that the human breath initiates all sounds. Jared [Jared Anderson, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department, and Choirs Director] and I first just wanted to make music together, because we like to do different things and this combination is surprisingly rare. There are many more instruments that are struck, bowed, plucked, etc. that are ‘inspired by expiration.’ And the human voice is the first true musical instrument, the most universal, so it seemed like a logical conclusion to concertize together. Our repertoire focus started out as “American,” but we were enamored with some other great musical opportunities. We will offer the work of stellar composers: Charles Ives, Vincent Persichetti, John Rutter, and Lee Hoiby, as well as the words of Walt Whitman. All words in English.

Anderson adds, The Sound from Within Us celebrates the fact that wind players and singers both create music by using perhaps our most common trait, breath.  The capacity to make beautiful sounds is within us all. The texts of the music that will be performed emphasize what we share as individuals and communities, the need for connection and kindness. It is a great opportunity to hear beautiful music and to celebrate in the midst of the holiday season.”

Tickets for The Sound from Within Us are on sale now, $15 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Zumba Holiday Party

Get on the dance floor and enjoy some healthy holiday cheer. Join Cindy and Allison for a special Zumba Holiday Party. Dress to impress with your most festive holiday colors and get ready to party! Class includes some of your favorite holiday jams, complimentary raffle, surprises, and more!

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The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2018-19!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Com join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Transfer Student Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

January 16, 2018 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 139

January 19, 2018 — 3:05 pm, Fisher 135

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu


HuskyFit has New Programs

HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!

– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.

– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.

– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.

– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.

– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.

Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!

Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!

For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.


Faculty Present Listening to Parks, an NEA Imagine Your Parks Project 

What do you hear when you walk in the woods? What are the natural sounds and rhythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Libby Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, with artist Steve Brimm, and artists from area schools, open a multimedia and soundscape installation as a part of their Listening to Parks project, with a reception on Saturday, December 2, at 5:00 PM in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, to explore those questions. Listening to Parks is an Imagine Your Parks project, an immersive installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Lake Superior National Parks: Keweenaw National Historic Park Isle Royale National Park Apostle Islands National Lake Shore Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore Grand Portage National Monument.In May, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 Imagine Your Parks grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parks. The installation has been touring sites in the Upper Peninsula region, culminating in this exhibition. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Please visit the Listening to Parks Isle Royalewebsite for more details.  Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16. The exhibit will be on display December 2 – 22 and Jan. 16 through January 26, 2018. Gallery hours are 8 am – 8 pm M-F and Sat 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Basketball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Wallyball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Bowling: Deadline on January 22nd @ 8:00 am

Billiards Tournament: Deadline on January 26th @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Singles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Doubles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 1:00 pm

Co-Rec Doubles Racquetball: Deadline on February 5th @ 5:00 pm

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


Nutrition Workshops are now available through HuskiesFit Programs! (2) four-week sessions, “Eating for Energy” and “Weigh Less & Live More”. Join Kero Tuesdays at 12 pm. Bring your lunch and pick  up some health tips to get you on the right track!

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