Student News Briefs: February 10, 2012

 

 

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

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

Saturday:

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

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

Sunday:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BRA SHOW WORKSHOP

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

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

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

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

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

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Student News Briefs: February 3, 2012

 

FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Lion King (3D) in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00pm. Please bring your Michigan Tech student ID checkout 3D glasses. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents. Next week is The Immortals. If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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ASB TRIPS STILL AVAILABLE:  Outdoor Adventure Programs Alternative Spring Break Trips  still has spots available!  Sign-up Today!  Deposit due by February 17.   Utah Skiing, Florida Paddling, Georiga Backpacking!  All Trips $450.   Sign-up in the OAP house at 207 East Street now!

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BUILD A WINTER CAMPING SHELTER:  Chili Feed and Igloo/Quinzee Clinic on Feb 5, Superbowl Sunday!  Come over to the Outdoor Adventure Program house for a cup of chili and learn how to build a shelter for winter camping.  We will be playing in the snow so bring warm clothes and a shovel if you have one.  Event takes place 12-3 pm, in plenty of time to warm up and go watch the game or the commericals afterwards!

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WINTER CARNIVAL EVENTS:

Saturday, February 4
QUEENS – Winter Carnival Queens on the Rozsa Stage. Performance: 7:00 PM.  Box office will open at 5:00 PM.

Thursday, February 9
STAGE REVIEW – Winter Carnival Stage Review on the Rozsa Stage.  Performance: 7:00 PM. Box office will open at 5:00 PM.

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WINTER CARNIVAL FLASH MOB:  1st Winter Carnival Flash Mob!  You are invited to make history by participating in the first International Winter Carnival Flash Mob!  The dance will take place during the “All Nighter” ( Wednesday February 8, 2012 ) at approximately 9:00pm on the DHH lawn, by the giant snow speakers.  The purpose of the Flash Mob is to have fun while celebrating the cultural diversity of Michigan Tech students. There will be a 1-hour dance rehearsal at 5:00pm on Wednesday Feb 8 in the DHH Ballroom. Please participate. 🙂  To sign-up, e-mail a “yes” to Jess Banda jebanda@mtu.edu.    Preview the dance here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Duv6e7fsCw

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FUNDRAISER AT THE UPHILL:  Mu Beta Psi, National Honorary Musical Fraternity is hosting a scholarship fundraiser concert on February 10th at the Uphill 41 in Hancock. From 8pm to 1am guest musicians will be performing music to help raise money for the annual scholarship. Artists include Lindsey Whitfield, The Backroom Boys (previously the Uptown Swingsters) and Gary Tunstall. All ages are welcome, $5 donation at the door.   For more information please contact Victoria at vmdemers@mtu.edu.

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SPORTS THIS WEEKEND:

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
Men’s Tennis at UW-Green Bay, 6 p.m.
Hockey at Minnesota State, 8:37 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
Men’s Tennis at St. Norbert, 9 a.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Carthage, 1 p.m. (DePere, Wis.)
Women’s Basketball hosts Wayne State, 1 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men’s Basketball hosts Wayne State, 3 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)*
Hockey at Minnesota State, 8:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

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HUSKYLEAD TUESDAY:  Are you having a hard time motivating your members to be actively involved?  This is actually a common occurrence in many organizations.  HuskyLEAD is presenting on Motivating Your Members.  Learn various techniques on how to increase motivation within your membership by utilizing the purpose of organization, pride, and member recognition.  Due to Winter Carnival, this session will be held on Tuesday, February 14, in the MUB Ballroom A1.

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CALL FOR LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS:  Are you in awe about a student and all that they seem to accomplish? Do you serve as a mentor to a student that goes above and beyond to make a difference in their community? Is there a student that works with you that you just couldn’t do without? We need to hear from you. Now is the time to recognize these students for their Commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. On behalf of the University, Student Affairs is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs Service Award, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the spring student leadership awards which will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012.

The nomination process is simple and actually, quite easy. All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ . Once you find the award, simply click on the
award header/description and submit the nomination.  Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by
Friday, March 2, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Noon on Friday, March 16, 2012.  Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $50 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.  If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Lynda
Heinonen at 487-1832 or lheinone@mtu.edu.

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REPRESENT YOUR COUNTRY AT INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2012:

All International Students (and Domestic Students with International Interest or Experience) are invited to perform at International Night 2012, an intercultural dinner theatre event that will take place on Sunday April 1, 2012 in the MUB Ballroom.

International Club is seeking a wide variety of performances including singing, dancing, music making, story telling, language lessons, international fashion shows, and cultural demonstrations. The event is intended to entertain and celebrate the cultures of Michigan Tech students.

Performances can vary from 2 to 10 minutes and can be group or individual in nature. If you’re interested in participating, or finding out more, please e-mail Jessica Banda at jebanda@mtu.edu.

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FEBRUARY AT THE ROZSA

Saturday, Feb. 11th.
ARTIST DOMINIC FREDIANELLI RECEPTION, sponsored in part by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.  Rozsa Gallery reception for the artist Dominic Fredianelli and his exhibit “Spare the Introduction.” Free and open to the public, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Fredianelli, featured in the recent documentary “Where Soldiers Come From,” opens “Spare the Introduction,” an exhibit of his grafitti paintings, collage, and a video of his work on the 2010 Jutila Center Mural.  Dominic will also begin an entirely new piece, in the Rozsa Gallery.  Visitors are invited to come to the gallery to watch Dominic work!  Gallery hours are M-F, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Saturday, Feb. 11th.

BO BURNHAM – Sponsored by the Student Entertainment Board.  Winter Canival Comedian Bo Burnham, on the Rozsa Stage. Performance: 9:00 PM. Box office will open at 7:00 PM. Three years ago, Bo Burnham was just another high-schooler recording YouTube videos for fun. Today , Burnham has burst on the comedy scene with a full-length LP, a Comedy Central special and a deal to write a film for Judd Apatow. Entertainment Weekly recently named Burnham one of the “12 Rising Stars of Comedy.” In March , Burnham released his first full length LP “Bo Burnham” which topped Billboard’s New Artist chart and was #2 on the Billboard’s Comedy chart in its first week. Four days after his eighteenth birthday, Burnham became the youngest person to record a “Comedy Central Presents” special. This young star is the hottest thing in comedy and your Student Entertainment Board is bringing him to you for Winter Carnival. PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT CONTENT

Feb. 16-18 & Feb. 23-25th –   In the McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts and Humanities Building.

JOHN CARIANI’S “ALMOST, MAINE,” PRESENTED BY THE TECH THEATRE COMPANY – Sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Performances start at 7:30 PM. Rozsa Box Office open at 5:00 PM, McArdle ticketing open at 6:00 PM.  With the solar wind electrifying the night sky, the residents of Almost, Maine experience mysterious life changing events, falling in and out of love and in again in this poignant and funny exploration of personal epiphany on a deep and snowy midwinter’s night.

Saturday, Feb. 18th

KSO Presents “A New Work by Milton Olsson.” On the Rozsa stage , 7:30 PM. Rozsa Box Office open at 5:30 PM . Sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  After kicking off 2012 with Rossini’s equine William Tell Overture, the KSO proudly presents the world premiere of legendary KSO music director, Milt Olsson’s, new composition for orchestra.

 
Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22

DIRECT FROM IRELAND – CELTIC NIGHTS – JOURNEY OF HOPE AND PROMISE. On the Rozsa stage , 7:30 PM. Rozsa Box Office open at 5:30 PM . Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope , sponsored in part by the James and Margaret Black Endowment and Minnesota Public Radio. From the creators of Gaelforce Dance, the “unmissable two hour spectacular (that) has brought audiences to their feet all around the world” (The Guardian, England) comes a brand new show in celebration of song. Celtic Nights expertly weaves together the lilting melodies and plaintive lyrics of the rich Celtic heritage to tell the story of a people. In this stirring tale of the Celtic experience, the audience is invited to travel along on a journey of hope, transported in time through traditional ballads, vivid choreography and the story of a people struggling to find their place in a changing world. This unique new show features both the finest male and the finest female voices of the Celtic world, showcased against a thundering backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship. Six of Ireland’s most prominent vocal talents are complimented by six of its most accomplished step dancers, creating an exhilarating picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and doggedly carved out a home in the New World. In Celtic Nights, their story is told, through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet. Purchase your tickets on or before Feb. 14th, and receive a special Valentine’s treat from the Rozsa Concession stand the night of the performance!

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Student News Briefs: January 27, 2012

REMINDER HUSKYLEAD TUESDAY:  All aspiring leaders and organization officers are encouraged to attend the next HuskyLEAD session on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom A1.  The topic is “Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization” and will be presented by Travis Pierce, Director of Housing, Residential Life and Student Activities; and Eli Karttunen, USG Treasurer.  HuskyLEAD is free and all students are welcome to attend.

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WINTER CARNIVAL RISKS AND LIABILITY WAIVER:  If you are participating in Special Events for Winter Carnival, please turn in your waivers to the Blue Key office by Monday, January 30 at 5:00 pm.  Have each member from your roster sign a waiver and turn them in all together. The waivers are available on the Blue Key website bluekey.students.mtu.edu.  Email any questions to: bluekey@mtu.edu.

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Three Musketeers (3D) in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 pm.  Please bring your Michigan Tech student ID in order to checkout 3D glasses.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week is The Lion King (3D). If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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LATIN DANCE:  Join NOSOTROS on our next Latin Dance – it’s a SOMBRERO (HAT) PARTY!!  The event will be held on in MUB Ballroom A tonight (Friday, January 27) with Salsa lessons beginning at 8:00 pm and open floor dance from 9:00 pm – midnight.  Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  No partner needed; open to everybody; FREE!

This event is organized by NOSOTROS, Latin Student Organization at Michigan Tech, and supported by the Graduate Student Government and the Undergraduate Student Government.  For information contact auboni@mtu.edu

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VALENTINE DIRT CUPS:  The women of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority will be making Valentine Dirt Cup Desserts February 1st from 7pm-8pm and hope for you to come.  If you are curious about what a sorority is really like, meet our drivers in the residence hall lobbies and they will give you a ride out to the sorority house at 6:45 pm.  For questions, contact Gabriela Shirkeyat geshirke@mtu.edu.

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JOIN THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GROUP ON SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  People are signing up, so come into the Outdoor Adventure Program house and reserve your spot to join us on the Florida, Utah, or Georgia Spring Break adventure trips.  Spring Break activities include skiing, swimming with dolphins, camping on an island in the Atlantic, mountains, caving, Panama City Beach, and visiting the largest aquarium in the US!  There is something for everyone in these exciting trips. All trips are $450!  Save money if you are van certified.  Earn PE credits for additional fee.  We found the best deals and adventures you just sign-up and have fun!  Signup today, 50% due Feb 17th. Remainder due at the start of the Trip. More information can be found at www.oap.mtu.edu, or email or call the OAP house at oap@mtu.edu or 487-2970.

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SIGN UP NOW FOR PUERTO RICO SPRING BREAK SERVICE TRIP:  All students with a 2.0 GPA or above are eligible to join the Student Activities staff on an Alternative Spring Break service trip to Puerto Rico March 3 – March 10.  The cost is $150 plus airfare.  Most meals and lodging are included in the $150 fee.  If you choose, Student Activities can book your flight for you.  We will be staying in the beautiful, spacious guest house at Polytechnic University in San Juan.  The service entails maintaining the site of a retreat center and surrounding rain forest in Bayamon, PR.  It is not necessary to be Spanish-speaking as most of the hosts are fluent in English.  The trip is coordinated by the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers at PU.  You must apply for the trip by Friday, February 3 and your $150 fee must be paid by February 17.  Please complete the application ASB Puerto Rico application and return it to Student Activities in MUB 112.  For questions, call 487-2402, or email mawilcox@mtu.edu.

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SNOWSHOE/ORIENTEERING WORKSHOP:  Do you want to learn how to snowshoe and use a compass for free?  The Outdoor Adventure Program is hosting a snowshoe/orienteering workshop this Saturday, January 28th from noon to 2:00 pm.  The first portion consists of basic orienteering instruction with a demonstration follow-up as we strap on snowshoes and head for the hills.  Hiking will be easy/moderate.  Anyone who can read the numbers on the compass can complete this course!  Sign-ups are preferred, so visit the OAP Rental Center soon!  For more information, contact Tom Maynard at twmaynar@mtu.edu or Eric Volk at oap@mtu.edu.  Be sure to bring a water bottle to the event, and we’ll see you on Saturday!

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PRESENTATION AND TIMELINE DISPLAY OF BLACK STUDENTS ON CAMPUS:  The Black Students Association presents ” Black People in Focus: Educating Blacks in America” on Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm on the first floor of the Van Pelt Library.  A timeline display, “Black Enrollment at Michigan Tech – How Far Have We Come?” will trace the history and experiences of Black students on Michigan Tech’s campus.  Refreshments will be provided.  For questions, contact Tayloria at tnadams@mtu.edu.

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BRAVING IRAQ:  The Society of Wetland Scientists will be showing the film “Braving Iraq” on Monday, January 30 at 5:00 pm in the Forestry Building Room G002.  According to the website, “NATURE’s Braving Iraq unravels this tale about what was once one of the richest and most important wetlands in the world – from its virtual destruction by a ruthless dictator to its exciting, new prospects for a miraculous recovery.”   For questions, contact Katie Hietala at kghietal@mtu.edu

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MATH LEARNING CENTER HIRING COACHES:  The Math Learning Center is hiring coaches.  Applications are open to undergraduates and are available online at http://www.mathlab.mtu.edu/mlc/index.php/Main_Page#Hiring, or feel free to stop by and pick up an application in Fisher 128 during our walk-in hours.  Ask a coach for more details or join us for our info session to answer any questions about working at the MLC on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 128.  We expect prospective coaches to have completed Calc III by the end of Fall 2012 and to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.  For questions about this event, contact Kaylee at kmwalsh@mtu.edu.

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GREEK RECRUITMENT EVENTS:  The Panhellenic council announces the upcoming Greek recruitment events listed below.  Rides will leave the residence hall lobbies 15 minutes prior to the event.  For questions, contact the publicity chair of the Panhellenic council, Kelsey Maijala at kbmaijal@mtu.edu.

Sorority Events:
Wednesday, February 1
Be my Valentine Rush with Delta Phi Epsilon at 6 PM
Valentine’s Day Cards and Cookies with Delta Zeta at 6 PM
Game and Movie Night with Phi Delta Chi at 7 PM

Thursday, February 2
Valentine’s for the Men and Women in the Service  with Theta Chi Epsilon at 5 PM

Friday, February 3
Smoothie and Yoga Rush with Alpha Xi Zeta at 5:30 PM

Fraternity Events:

Wednesday, February 1
Agent Orange with Sigma Pi at 6 PM
Men vs. Food Rush with Phi Kappa Tau at 7 PM

Thursday, February 2
T.V. Show Favorites Night with Triangle Fraternity at 8:30 PM in Fisher 101

Sunday, February 4
Super Bowl Rush with Sigma Pi at 6 PM

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS OFFICER TRANSITION:  Your student organization may have gone through officer transitions this month due to graduations, grade reports, elections or a number of other changes.  Be sure you follow the proper officer transition procedures, most importantly,  updating your Involvement Link page and turning over  any keys to offices or storage areas!  For a complete checklist of officer transition procedures , go to   http://www.sa.mtu.edu/stulife/stuorg%20copy/transition/index.html .  If you have any questions, feel free to call Maryann at 487-2402, email mawilcox@mtu.edu , or stop by MUB 106.

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MIND TREKKERS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR FESTIVAL IN SHEBOYGAN WI:  The MIND TREKKERS student organization is seeking an additional 40 student’s to volunteer at the Sheboygan Science & Engineering Festival, which will take place Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14.  New and prospective MIND TREKKERS of all majors are invited to volunteer, and training will be provided.  The team will take two Wi-fi enabled charter buses on the 5-hour trip to Sheboygan, Wisconsin where they will be staying at the Blue Harbor Resort & Waterpark ( http://blueharborresort.com/ ).  All volunteers will receive free admittance to the Blue Harbor Waterpark, a $50 stipend, free hotel accommodations, and several free meals.  If you’re interested in going on this trip, please e-mail seallen@mtu.edu with a “yes”!

To find out more about MIND TREKKERS: Watch a 5-minute documentary about the team : http://vimeo.com/25207906, or visit the team’s website: http://www.mindtrekkers.mtu.edu/  or search “Michigan Tech MIND TREKKERS” on Facebook.

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RECONCILING IN CHRIST SUNDAY:  January 29 is Reconciling In Christ Sunday!  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Lutheran Campus Ministry at Michigan Tech  invites you to
join with us this Sunday to celebrate!  Worship services begin at 10:00 am.  Reconciling in Christ means ALL ARE WELCOME!  GSLC is located at 1100 College Avenue.

People of every age, class, color, and ethnic origin…
People of all sexual orientations and gender identities…
People who are single, married, divorced, separated, blessed or partnered…
People who are temporarily-able, disabled, or of differing abilities

For more information, call the Lutheran Campus Ministry’s advisor Pastor Bucky Beach at 482-5410 or email bsbeach@mtu.edu.

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CELEBRATE BLIZZARD’S BIRTHDAY:  The Michigan Tech Student Foundation invite everyone to celebrate Blizzard T. Husky’s Birthday!  Blizzard will be present and blizzards will be available to purchase for $2 on Tuesday, January 31 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  The proceeds will help fund the scholarships MTSF distributes throughout the year.  For questions about this event, contact Jessi Thoresen at jlthores@mtu.edu.  Everyone, student or not, is welcome to participate!

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SPORTS THIS WEEKEND:

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012
Hockey at Minnesota Duluth, 8:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (St. Paul, Minn.)
Women’s Basketball at Hillsdale, 1 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men’s Basketball at Hillsdale, 3 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Hockey at Minnesota Duluth, 8:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (St. Paul, Minn.)


Student News Briefs: January 20, 2012

LATE NIGHT PROGRAMMING:  Join us Friday, January 20 at 10pm in MUB Ballroom – Late Night Programming presents, Comedian, Prashanth Venkataramanujam! Come one, come all 🙂
Comedian Tonight

Thai Food for Khana Khazana

Presentation RR

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Tower Heist in Fisher 135. It will be shown on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week is The Three Musketeers.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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IMPORTANT WINTER CARNIVAL INFO:  Month-long statue descriptions due Saturday, January 21 @ 5:00 pm.  All-nighter Safety Meeting Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm in EERC 100.
Tickets for Queens and Stage Revue are available at the SDC Ticket Office.  Rulebooks are avialable in the Blue Key Office (1 per organization).  Email any questions to bluekey@mtu.edu.

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ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  Interested in going on Spring Break? Want to learn more about trips to Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia and Utah?  To meet the guides, watch a short PowerPoint presentation, ask questions,  please attend the:

Alternative Spring Break Information Session
Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Wads G17/G19

Great prices! Affordable!

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ATHLETICS

http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/

Husky Sports this weekend:

Saturday, Jan. 21
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Women’s Basketball hosts Grand Valley State, 1 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men’s Basketball hosts Grand Valley State, 3 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Hockey hosts Northern Michigan, 7:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Sunday, Jan. 22
Nordic Skiing at Central SuperTour (Minneapolis, Minn.)

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“ELECTRIFY THE MAC”

sponsored by

Integrys Energy Group

and Career Services

Integrys Energy Group Invites Michigan Tech Students to

“WHITE-OUT” the MacInnes Student Ice Arena

 and to a Tail Gate Party on Saturday, January 21, 2012

Michigan Tech Hockey Huskies vs Northern Michigan Wildcats Hockey Game

Be sure to get your hockey game tickets through the “Experience Tech” program, beginning at Noon on Tuesday January 17, from the Central Ticket Office at the SDC, using your Tech Express card

Tail Gate Party: 5:30 – 7:00, Student Entrance (North/Portage Health Entrance Area)

Free Husky Meal (Hotdog, Popcorn and Pop)

Blizzard, the Pep Band, Mitch’s Misfits and Husky Hockey coaches will be there!

“WHITE-OUT” the MAC with a free White T-Shirt distributed at the tail gate – compliments of Integrys

Shoot-Out Game on lower level (pit area) before the game for prizes

Swipe your Tech Express Card to Enter to Win an Amazon Kindle Touch

Integrys is a great supporter of Michigan Tech

and continues their strong tradition of hiring Michigan Tech students

For more information, please visit www.career.mtu.edu or call 487-2313

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PRESENTATION ON EAST GERMANY AND BERLIN WALL:  Hello Global Citizens…. Happy New Year!  Hope you all had wonderful Holidays.  We are starting this semester’s presentation with a talk about East Germany,  “Life in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall” on Tuesday, January 24,  FISHER 138; from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Please bring your own cup/mug to minimuze waste.  Join Global City members Mariah, Erika, Ben, Jess and Taile to hear Dr. Werner’s story:

Dr. Thomas Werner grew up in East Germany and will share his story about living a political double life in a socialistic country.  You will learn about what it was like for him to have a personal spy who tried to send his parents to prison, and how his home country dropped out of existence over night.  After the wall fell, Thomas studied Biology in Jena, Germany and then moved to Umeå, Sweden where he did his Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology.  Then he moved to Madison, Wisconsin as a postdoctoral fellow studying the evolution and development of color patterns in fruit flies.  Thomas is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech.  He lives in Houghton with his wife Megan, baby daughter Natalia, and soft coated wheaten terrier, Frosty.

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CURLING CLUB:  If you are interested in curling this year, the Curling Club of Michigan Tech is meeting Monday’s beginning January 23, 2012 from 7-9pm.  Rides leave Wadsworth Hall Lobby at 6:45pm.  For more information, contact nrluttma@mtu.edu or Victoria Demers at vmdemers@mtu.edu.  Free instructions, beginners encouraged to come.

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FLASH MOB:  International Club is organizing a Flash Mob during Winter Carnival’s All Nighter.  The Flash Mob is open to both International and Domestic students and is meant to celebrate the diversity of Michigan Tech.  The simple dance will include moves from other cultures and will be taught in a 1-hour dance lesson prior to the Flash Mob. If you or your organization is interested in participating, please e-mail Jess Banda jebanda@mtu.edu for specific details.

International Club filmed a flash mob to promote the Parade of Nations in September 2011.  Check it out @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Duv6e7fsCw

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BIGFOOT SNOWSHOE EVENT:  Registration for this year’s Bigfoot Snowshoe Event is now open! To register, go to www.counseling.mtu.edu and click on the Bigfoot link. Early registration for students is $10 (until February 3) or $15 through the day of the event. You can also register on the day of the event! Registration includes snowshoe rental, t-shirt, snacks and refreshments as well as a chance to win some great prizes during the drawing! Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions.

BLOOD DRIVE

Annual Blood Drive vs. NMU

The annual blood drive against Northern Michigan University will be on Tuesday, January 24 from noon until 6pm in the Wads Annex. Snacks and refreshments are available for all donors. No appointments are needed! Please stop by to help out a great cause, and of course to beat Northern! Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions or concerns.

 

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LATIN PARTY:  Join NOSOTROS on our next Latin Dance!!! It’s a SOMBRERO (HAT) PARTY!!  The event will be held in the MUB Ballroom A on January 27 starting at 8:00 pm.  Free salsa lesson followed by three hours of open floor with salsa, merengue, bachata and much more! No partner needed; family friendly; all levels; NO COST TO YOU!  Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.  This event is supported by GSG and USG.  For information contact auboni@mtu.edu.

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STAND-A-THON COMPETITION:  Stand-A-Thon Student Organization would like to remind all Student Organizations, Residence Houses, and the Greek Community that submission for the Stand-A-Thon Competition is due by 5:00 pm, February 15. There will be prizes for each division to the team that raises the highest pledge average amount per member! All pledge sheets are due the night of Stand-A-Thon, Friday, March 23 by midnight.  All proceeds raised will be donated to Bay Cliff Health Camp! To submit a team or for any questions, please email Alix Rugg at arrugg@mtu.edu with the name of your Student Organization, Residence House, Fraternity, or Sorority.  If you are an individual student and would like to raise pledges to benefit Bay Cliff, we also offer a prize to the participant who raises the most!

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Student News Briefs: December 13, 2012

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SPRING INVOLVEMENT FAIR:  The Spring Involvement Fair will be held on Tuesday, January 17 starting at 6:00 pm.  Enjoy soft pretzels and hot chocolate and find out how you can get involved on campus.  Registered Student Organizations can still register for a table by going to https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/6879.  See poster below for more information.

Spring Involvement Fair

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BIG CHANGES FOR THE LODE:  The Lode student newspaper is making big changes this semester including a new publishing day.  The Lode will now be distributed across campus every Tuesday morning starting January 17, 2012.  Also, the paper has changed to a tabloid format.  This new format is smaller and easier to read.  We hope you like the new changes to the Lode and would love to hear your feedback.  To share your opinions about the new changes please email admin@mtulode.com.

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing 50/50 in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Next week is Tower Heist.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TUTORING:  The Canterbury House is seeking volunteers for their International Tutoring Program.  Volunteers should have a basic understanding of English, as well as patience when working with non-native English speakers.  The position is very flexible, and extremely rewarding.  The Canterbury House is the yellow house-like building located on US 41 across from the Administration Building.  Stop by the Canterbury House or email splacass@mtu.edu or keitha@mtu.edu for more information.

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LATIN CULTURE PRESENTATION:  The NOSOTROS Student Organization invites you to the 8th presentation of the series, A Door to Latin Culture, to be held on Tuesday, January 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Fisher 138.   Estefania Delavega Borns will talk about her country, Bolivia.  Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  This event is supported by the Parents’ Fund at Michigan Tech.   For information on this event, contact auboni@mtu.edu

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SUMMER JOBS WITH YOUTH PROGRAMS:  Michigan Tech Youth Programs is seeking 50 students to help run on-campus summer camps for middle and high school students from all over the world. Youth Programs is currently hiring counselors, office assistants, lifeguards, and chaperones for the 2012 summer.

Employment with Youth Programs begins June 18 and ends August 5 (track B) and can be coordinated in conjunction with summer classes.  All positions are paid and some also include room and board in Wadsworth Hall for track B.

To find out more about the positions and to be eligible to apply, please attend an info session on Monday, January 16 or Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00pm in the Ballroom (ground floor) of Douglaas Houghton Hall.

Find out more @ http://youthprograms.mtu.edu/employment.php.

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WINTER CARNIVAL DEADLINES:  Below are some important dates and information for Winter Carnival 2012:

•All-Nighter Applications are available in the Blue Key office and may be turned in through Wednesday, January 18 at 5:00pm.
•All-Nighter safety meeting:  Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:00pm in EERC 100.
•Vending Applications are available and are being accepted now through Monday, January 16 at 5:00pm.
•Map of vending sites will be available: Tuesday, January 24.
•Month-Long Statue Descriptions are due:  Saturday, January 21 @ 5:00pm.
•Stage Revue and Queen Coronation tickets are available through the Rozsa Center.
•Rulebooks are available in the Blue Key office (1 rulebook per organization).
If you have any questions, please email bluekey@mtu.edu.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM SPRING 2012 EVENTS

Snowshoe/Orienteering Clinic:  OAP House  Jan  28 – 12-2pm  No Cost

Chili Feed & Igloo/Quinzee Clinic:   OAP House    Feb 5 – 12 – 3     No Cost

Full moon Snowshoe Hike:       Hungarian Falls          Feb 7 – 6-9pm     $10

Kayak Rolling clinics:       SDC Pool      Jan 22, 29 – 6-8pm  $20

Kayak Intro and Safety:     SDC Pool   Feb 12 – 6-8pm    $20

Kayak Rolling clinics:    SDC Pool Feb 19, 26 – 6-8pm  $20        

Kayak Intro and Safety:    SDC Pool       March 18 – 6-8pm  $20

Bigfoot Snowshoe:     SDC     Feb 11 , 9-12am @ SDC            Register Online                                          

Alternative Spring Break March 3-10                                              

Georgia                               $450

Florida                                 $450

Utah                                       $450      

Outdoor Cooking & Fire Building Clinic:  OAP House, March 21, 6-8pm,  No Cost,  Food Provided.

Peshtigo River Rafting:       OAP House         April 15 All day    $75

Gear Swap:    MUB Peninsula April 20, 3-5pm                                             

Sturgeon River Slough Finals Paddle:      OAP House         April 25 6-9pm   $15

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NEW ORLEANS HOT 8 BRASS BAND NEW TIME AND PLACE:  The New Orleans’ own Hot 8 Brass Band was scheduled to present both a lecture and a performance at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on January 16, 2012, at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM, respectively.  However, due to theater maintenance, the location and times of these events have changed.  Also, these events are now free. Current ticket holders will be refunded, and are invited to attend the relocated events. The Rozsa Center and Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) are now collaborating on the Martin Luther King Jr. Week “Dream Celebration” Banquet at the Memorial Union Ballroom on January 16, 2012, which will feature the New Orleans’ Own Hot 8 Brass Band.

In place of the originally scheduled lecture at 1:00 PM at the Rozsa, New Orleans’  own Hot 8 Brass Band will present the Keynote Address at the “Dream Celebration” Banquet at 6:00 PM.  The Keynote Address is titled “Tradition, Tragedy, and Hope: A Brief Survey of Brass Music.”  They will follow this presentation with a performance of their music at 7:00 PM.  The banquet and performance will be free and open to the public, however please note that tickets will be required due to limited seating in the MUB Ballroom.  Tickets will be available either by contacting Ticketing Operations at 906-487-2073, from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, or at the door.

The New Orleans’ own Hot 8 Brass Band performance is sponsored in part by the James and Margaret Black Endowment, and the Michigan Tech Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

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HOCKEY THIS WEEKEND:  The Hockey Huskies host Alaska Anchorage tonight and Saturday at the Student Ice Arena.Friday:  Military Appreciation Night.  Discounted tickets will be available for all active and retired military and their families.  The special price is $8 for adults and $5 for 18 and younger; a valid military identification is required.Saturday:  Junior Hockey Night sponsored by WalMart.  $5 admission for ALL youth 18 years old and younger.  Postgame Skate With the Huskies.  Purchase tickets in advance.  Portage Health Family Night with a prize registration table set up on the main concourse.Fans can purchase discounted tickets in advance of the game at SDC Ticketing Operations to alleviate traffic flow on game night.  You can buy online at Husky Tickets or in person.
 

Student News Briefs: December 9, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Contagion in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm. Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  This Sunday, December 11th, there will be a FREE showing of Home Alone in Fisher 135 at 3pm.  Donations will be accepted for the Copper Country Humane Society.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM HOLIDAY HOURS:  The Outdoor Adventure Program will be closed from Saturday, December 17 through January 8, re-opening on the Monday, January 9.  We are renting snowshoes out over winter break for only the weekend cost.  A pair of snowshoes rented on December 16 will be due January 9 and will cost only $12.  This is a great value, so be sure to tell those interested about this deal.  Snowshoes are first come, first served and this special offer walks out the door December 16 at 5 pm.  Call or e-mail with any questions, or go to www.oap.mtu.edu for office hours/location, hiking and camping suggestions, and more activities in the Keweenaw.   The Outdoor Adventure Program can be reached at 906-487-2290; or email oap@mtu.edu
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H4H GIFTWRAPPING:  The Michigan Tech Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will be at Shopko on Saturday, December 10 to wrap your gifts.  Gift wrapping will be completed for donations and will go towards building homes!  Gift wrapping will start at 10:00 am and last all day.   For questions, contact Tristram Hokenson at tmhokens@mtu.edu.

Copper Country Habitat for Humanity ReStore is still looking for donations. They accept appliances, furniture, tools, household goods, and much more. They are open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30am – 5:00pm.  For more information call 906.337.0020 or check out the website at http://www.coppercountryh4h.org/Restore.htm.

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HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT FUNDRAISER:  The 9th annual Sounds of the Season concert, a fundraiser to help support choir and band programs in the Copper Country Intermediate School Distict, will be held on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 PM at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students 18 and under.  Come and enjoy a delightful mix of traditional and contemporary holiday music and song!  The concert is sponsored by Copper Range Abstract & Title, Inc. and Eagle Radio. 

The performers include Jeffers High School Band, directed by Emily Raffaelli; Hancock Central High School Band, directed by Cheryl DeLong; Hancock Central High School Choir, directed by Victoria Baltensperger; Houghton High School Band, directed by Kelly Fontaine; and Houghton High School Choir, directed by Ann Campbell.  To purchase tickets call 487-2073, go online at tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC.

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MICHIGAN TECH CONCERT CHOIR PERFORMANCE:  Michigan Tech’s Concert Choir presents A Choral Celebration on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center.  General Admission $10, Students $5, Michigan Tech Students Free.   The event is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  To purchase tickets call 487-2073, go online at tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC.

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Student News Briefs: December 2, 2011

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

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

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

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SPRING INVOLVEMENT FAIR:  Attention Student Organization Leaders:  Recruit new members at the 2012 Spring Involvement Fair on Tuesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  Register your organization online at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/6879 .

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

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DONATIONS NEEDED:  Copper Country Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for donations. They accept appliances, furniture, tools, household goods, and much more. They are open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.  For more information call 906.337.0020 or check out the website at http://www.coppercountryh4h.org/Restore.htm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These are all great positions and offer students the opportunities to develop their leadership skills while also having a great experience. For more information, go to http://studentlife.mtu.edu/join.html , or email joinstudentlife@mtu.edu .

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

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

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

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

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

Link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=redwings&o=570168&g=922
Code: MTUALUMNI

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

Lower Level Reserved $20
Sect. 104-106

Upper Level Reserved $10
Sec. 205-206

Lower Level $15
General Admission

Upper Level
General Admission $

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

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Student News Briefs: November 18, 2011

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WINTER CRAFT BAZAAR:  The 41st Annual Winter Craft Bazaar sponsored by the Apartments’ Residence Council will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from noon to 6:00 pm in the SDC Wood Gym.  Would you like to be a vendor?  Contact ARC-L@mtu.edu for more information.  Suggested donation for entry into the Bazaar is a non-perishable food item and/or $2.00.  All donations and crafter table fees benefit local charities and food pantries.

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LEADERSHAPE APPLICATIONS:  The 2012 LeaderShape Institute® will be held January 2 – 8 at the Alberta Ford Center.  This is a great opportunity available for Michigan Tech students!  LeaderShape® is an intensive week-long leadership development experience that is designed to help students to “lead with integrity.”  Students work in large and small groups as they learn and teach one another through interactive lectures, activities, and discussions.  There is a minimal fee of $100 for the Institute that helps offset the cost of all transportation, lodging, and meals which will be provided to participants.  Selected students are expected to stay at the Alberta Ford Center for the duration of the Institute.  If you would like to apply for LeaderShape® 2012 the application can be found at: http://www.sa.mtu.edu/stulife/leadership/leadershape/what_is_leadershape.html.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ReSTORE:  Copper Country Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for donations and volunteers. Volunteering is a great resume builder and an opportunity for Student and Greek Organizations to fill in Community Service hours.  They accept donations such as appliances, furniture, tools, and other household goods.  The website is http://www.coppercountryh4h.org/Restore.htm.  They are open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30am – 5:00pm.  Please contact Tristram Hokenson at tmhokens@mtu.edu if you have any questions. 

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GET YOUR GLI TICKETS:  Discounted GLI Tickets for Michigan Tech Students, Alumni & Fans are on sale for the 47th annual Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament Dec. 29-30 in Detroit. The 2011 edition of the GLI will feature tournament mainstays Michigan Tech, Michigan, and Michigan State along with invitational team Boston College in a true tournament format at Joe Louis Arena, home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings.  The two semifinals will be played on Thursday, Dec. 29, beginning with Michigan Tech vs Michigan State at 4 p.m. Michigan will take on Boston College in the second semifinal at 7:30. On Friday, Dec. 30, the third-place game will start at 4 p.m. with the championship game scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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

Link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=redwings&o=570168&g=922
Code: MTUALUMNI

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

Lower Level Reserved  $20
Sect. 104-106

Upper Level Reserved  $10
 Sec. 205-206

Lower Level  $15
General Admission

Upper Level
General Admission  $5

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Student News Briefs: November 11, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing Friends with Benefits in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 each and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman, at clindema@mtu.edu.

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BENEFIT PANCAKE BREAKFAST:   The students of the Pavlis Institute will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit communities in Ghana and India on Sunday, November 13 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at St. Albert the Great Church at 411 MacInnes Drive.  Pavlis students will be traveling to Ghana and India to implement a number of service projects, and all funds raised at the breakfast will be used to support these international project efforts.

Perkins pancakes (among other goodies) will be served, and the cost of the meal is a free will donation.  Artwork and crafts from Ghana, brought back by students last summer, will be available in a silent auction.  Questions about the benefit breakfast can be directed to Clayton Doyle at ccdoyle@mtu.edu.

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HUSKYLEAD:  Learn how to put sleep, exercise, and fun back into your schedule while maintaining your academic excellence with Time Management at the next HuskyLEAD presentation on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  Through information and various exercises, we will focus on balancing academics, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilities.  HuskyLEAD is open to all Michigan Tech students, and registered student organization officers are encouraged to attend.  Questions can be directed to Beth Lunde, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, at blunde@mtu.edu.  Hope to see you there!

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ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  Please join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm in MUB Ballroom B1 for an informational session on the 2012 Alternative Spring Break trips being planned by Student Activities and the Outdoor Adventure Program.  Destinations include Puerto Rico, Georgia, Florida and Utah.  Activities include service, snorkling, backpacking, caving and downhill skiing.  Brief presentations with questions & answers to follow.  Email activities@mtu.edu or call 487-1963 with any questions about ASB.

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PUBLICITY FOR MICHIGAN TECH STUDENTS:  Michigan Tech students will have an opportunity for some publicity!  The University Marketing and Communications Department received a request from  CollegeBound Network seeking examples of how students at colleges and universities are giving thanks during November by making meals for those in need, volunteering and raising money for worthy causes.  If you or your organization have examples to give, please contact Jenn Donovan, Director of Public Relations, at jdonovan@mtu.edu or 906-487-4521 NO LATER THAN Monday, November 14.

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WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER COURSE:  The Outdoor Adventure Program is sponsoring a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) 5-day course at Michigan Tech January 2-6, 2012.  You will receive full certification or re-certification for WFR.  For more information please visit http://www.northerncairn.com, or contact Erik Keisler at 487-1963 or ekeisler@mtu.edu.

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INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR:  The International Club is hosting a Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 12 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  You will have the opportunity to purchase unique gifts from around the world.  Questions about the bazaar can be directed to International Club members Jessica Banda, jebanda@mtu.edu or Zichen Qian, zichenq@mtu.edu.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN DECEMBER 2011: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more special by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program. Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/campaign/giving/ways-of-giving/programs/class-tributes/ for program and participation details.  The deadline for tributes is Monday, November 14, 2011.  For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR:  All Undergraduate and Graduate students are invited to participate in Michigan Tech’s International Ambassador Program, a new program through International Programs and Services.  The International Ambassador Program helps international & US students who have similar interests to form friendships while learning about new cultures. Participants in the International Ambassador Program attend one free event each month, so you only need a few hours of free time to participate.  If you’re interested in making a friend from another culture, learning, expanding your resume, and attending fun events,  consider becoming one of Michigan Tech’s first International Ambassadors.  If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please e-mail Jessica Banda: jebanda@mtu.edu.

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ARTWORK BY MARY ANN BECKWITH:  Please join the Rozsa Center at a reception with the distinguished artist and Michigan Tech professor Mary Ann Beckwith as she opens a retrospective of her work titled “Images Now and Then,” in the Rozsa Gallery this Friday, November 11, 2011, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  The artwork will be on display from November 11, 2011 – January 27, 2012.  This exhibit is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.  Sponsored by the James and Margaret Black Endowment.
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DINING SERVICES SURVEY:   Students are invited to participate in a survey to determine opinions, preferences, and use of Dining Services on campus. Your responses will be used to help make recommendations for new dining options. The survey is brief and should only take 2-3 minutes.  Please take a moment to share your opinions with us!
        
Click here to do the survey:    https://www.surveys.mtu.edu/auxservices/49959/lang-en/tk-shtsifibfqv4j5v
    

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Student News Briefs: November 4, 2011

COMEDIAN:  Join us after the hockey game tonight (Friday, November 4) at 10:00 pm in MUB Ballroom for comedian Josh Gondelman!  Josh charms audiences with his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit.  Sponsored by the Student Activities Late Night Programming Committee and paid for by the Student Activities Fee.  No admission fee.

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FUDDY MEERS:  The Tech Theatre Company presents a twisting, turning, hilarious mystery chock full of colorful characters!  “Fuddy Meers ” by American playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, runs November 3-5 & 10-12, 7:30 pm in the McArdle Theater in the Walker Center, adjacent to the Rozsa Center.  Join Claire, a victim of psychogenic amnesia, as she puts together the pieces of the mind-boggling puzzle in which she awakens each morning with no memory of the past.  One morning Claire is abducted by a limping, lisping man who claims that her husband wants to kill her.  The audience views the ensuing mayhem through the kaleidoscope of Claire’s world. The play culminates in a cacophony of revelations, proving that everything is not what it appears to be.   The play’s title “Fuddy Meers” is one character’s attempt to pronounce the phrase “funny mirrors.”  Please note, the play contains adult content.   General Admission $10, Michigan Tech Students Free .

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LEARN ABOUT ISLAM:  Learn the Basics of Islam presented by The Muslim Students Association on Thursday, November 10 at 6:00 pm in Fisher 125.  All are welcome.  For questions, contact Marwa at mhabdalm@mtu.edu.

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FILM BOARD

This week Film Board is showing Harry Potter 7: Parts 1 & 2 in Fisher 135.

Part 1 OR Part 2 $3.00
BOTH Parts $ 5.00
Concessions range from 25 to 75 cents.

Show & Intermission Times:
Friday (4th) 5:30 & 10:30
Saturday (5th) 12:30, 5:30, 10:30
Sunday (6th) 12:30 & 5:30

12:30 pm: First Half
2:50 pm: Intermission
3:00 pm: Second Half

5:30 pm: First Half
7:50 pm: Intermission
8:00 pm: Second Half

10:30 pm: First Half
12:50 am: Intermission
1:00 am: Second Half

If you have any questions, please contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Carissa Lindeman at clindema@mtu.edu.

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MESSAGE FROM LES COOK:  On Thursday November 10, 2011, Michigan Tech will conduct an emergency response drill at the Student Development Complex. This drill is designed to help the University and emergency response agencies from the local community refine our skills and ensure we have procedures in place for responding to complex disasters.  One key component of this exercise is identifying and treating critically injured victims. Michigan Tech will collaborate with local ambulance services and hospitals to triage patients and ensure they receive timely, effective emergent care.  For this component to work, we need 100+ student volunteers from approximately 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm to serve as victims for the mock incident.  I know all of you are very busy but we would appreciate any help you or your organization can provide during this exercise.  The regular class schedule will be in effect during the exercise and unfortunately class release time is not available.  If you can participate or have organization members who are available to help please ask them to contact Rachel Wussow (rlwussow@mtu.edu) to volunteer.  If you are only available for a portion of the afternoon, please contact Rachel and let her know exactly what time you are available.  Thank you in advance for your support and participating in this training activity.  With appreciation,   Les.

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HUSKYLEAD:  Learn how to better utilize your student organization advisors at the next HuskyLEAD session to be held on Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  You will learn what your advisors’ role is and what they can and cannot do for your organization.  If you have any questions about HuskyLEAD, please contact Beth Lunde,  Assistant Vice President for Student Life, at blunde@mtu.edu.  HuskyLEAD is free and open to all Michigan Tech students.  Registered student organization leaders are especially encouraged to attend.

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BOOK AND BAKE SALE:  Come support the Phi Sigma Biology Honor Society by swinging by their book/bake sale on Wednesday, November 9 in the MUB Commons.  The sale will be held from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm and buyers can choose from a wide variety of yummy baked goods as wells as used textbooks and other literature. Hope to see you there! Contact Sam Kerlin at sekerlin@mtu.edu with any questions.

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INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR:  The International Club kicks off International Education Week with the 2nd Annual International Bazaar on Saturday, November 12 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the MUB Commons.  The International Bazaar is a cultural gathering set up to give the local community a chance to experience the multiculturalism of the Keweenaw in a relaxed setting.  Browse through the variety of exotic trinkets and pastries provided by local students and businesses to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones before the holiday rush.  You are invited to sell items representing your culture such as crafts, clothes, posters, and music CDs.  Contact Allison Gleiss at aagleiss@mtu.edu if you have questions or if you’re interested in participating.  This is a great fundraising opportunity for you or your organization.  Mark your calendar if you want to shop for international goods locally!

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN DECEMBER 2011: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more special by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.  Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/campaign/giving/ways-of-giving/programs/class-tributes/ for program and participation details.  The deadline for tributes is Monday, November 14, 2011. For questions, contact Paula Nutini at 487-3609 or pjnutini@mtu.edu.

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HAPPY FEET:  Next Friday,  November 11 and Saturday, November 12, the Rozsa Center will host a living legend, Savion Glover, the man behind the dancing feet of “Happy Feet,”  Tony-award winning for his work with Spike Lee on “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk,”  referred to by Gregory Hines, himself a tap dance legend, as “the best tap dancer to have ever lived!”  While tap dance may not be something Houghton audiences have followed lately, this is an unbelievably rare opportunity for all of us to see the absolute Best of the Best to have ever practiced the art form of tap!

To purchase tickets, call 487-2073,  go online at tickets.mtu.edu, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC. 

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ICE LEADERSHIP SOCIETY:  Come join the ICE (Innovate, Create, Engage) Leadership Society’s membership meeting this Thursday, November 10 for some challenging and fun activities while learning the ins and outs of developing your leadership skills.  This new student organization meets in EERC 214 at 7:00 pm every other Thursday and would love to see you there.  Contact tcmyers@mtu.edu with any questions or check us out on Facebook.
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DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Copper Country Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for donations and volunteers. Volunteering is an opportunity for Student and Greek Organizations to fill in community service hours and is a great resume builder.  The ReStore accepts appliances, furniture, tools, and other household goods for donations.  Visit their website at http://www.coppercountryh4h.org/Restore.htm.  They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.  Please contact Tristram Hokenson at tmhokens@mtu.edu  if you have any questions.

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