Student News Briefs – Friday, January, 25, 2012

Late Night Programming – Comedian, Pete Lee

Come out for some comedy Friday, January 25 at 10:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Pete mixes cutting punchlines with an underdog perspective to absolutely roast himself on stage. His likable style and self-deprecating humor have made him one of the hottest acts today. He made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.  He’s come a long way since then, being placed 12 out of the top 100 comedians in Comedy Central’s Standup Showdown. Pete has also proved that his humor transcends demographic boundaries by winning Country Music Television’s Next Big Comic.

**This event is brought to you at no cost.  Guests are welcome to attend!

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

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Khana Khazana – Indian Cuisine

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Blood Drive- Michigan Tech vs. Northern Michigan

The 13th Annual Blood Drive will be held on January 30 from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM in the MUB Ballroom B.  No pre-registration required.   Must be at least 17 years old, 110 lbs, no recent piercings or tattoos, have eaten within 2 hours of donating, and have a picture ID.  Refreshments will be given to all donors.

This event is brought to you by Wellness and in part by your Experience Tech fee.

For more information contact Whitney Boroski, Health and Wellness Coordinator at 906-487-2560.

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HuskyLEAD – Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization

The next Husky Lead will be held on January 29 at 6:00 PM in  the MUB Commons.  Participants attending this session will not only learn about the opportunities available for student organizations to receive funding but will also focus on the ideas of collaboration and goal-setting to further their organization desires.

This leadership series has been very popular and successful among the students, especially within the last year.  These events are at no cost to students and only last an hour. For more information, feel free to check out http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/HuskyLEAD/.

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

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Theta Chi Epsilon hosts Nostalgia Night

Theta Chi Epsilon Sorority will be holding a Nostalgia Night for the ladies of Michigan Tech Tuesday January 29, from 5:00-6:00 PM.  Rides will leave Wads lobby at 4:45 PM.  Please come join us for some Disney Movies and Mac n’ Cheese.

For more information please contact Jannah Brandt at jrbrandt@mtu.edu

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Create Connections with the Alumni-Student Professional Networking Program

The Michigan Tech Alumni Association is excited to announce the launch of an easy-to-use LinkedIn group for students and alumni to share their experience: the Alumni-StudentProfessional Networking group!

The goal of the program is to provide an easy-to-use format for students and alumni to connect. The group is currently approaching 200 members, and the alumni member backgrounds range from physicians to marketing professionals to foresters..it’s a very powerful network!

Alumni are waiting to share their experience and provide insight on questions you have on careers, grad school, interviews, studying, etc! It’s easy to join, just visit our website: www.mtu.edu/networking

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Copper Country Humane Society Club

The Copper Country Humane Society Club’s first meeting will be held at 6:00 PM in Fisher Hall, Room 130.  We will be going to the humane society afterwards to walk dogs and visit with the cats.  Rides will be available or bring your own.

For more information please contact Tyler Schroeder at tmschroe@mtu.edu

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Kohler Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner

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8th Annual Railroad Night

Please join Railroad Engineering and Activities Club in their 8th Annual Railroad Night event to be held at the Shelden Grill (7th Floor Magnusen Hotel) on TUesday, February 19 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

First 50 people interested in joining REAC get FREE admission. Otherwise, admission is $3.00.  Your ticket enters you for a chance to win raffle prizes. First Prize- Kindle Fire, Second Prize- iPod Shuffle, and other door prizes.
Ticket sale locations are as follows:
Fisher
10AM-2PM
Friday – Feb. 1
Wads
11AM-2PM Tuesday – Jan. 29
4-6PM Thursday – Jan. 31
11AM-2PM Tuesday – Feb. 12
4-6PM Thursday – Feb. 14
Dillman
10AM-2PM
Monday – Jan. 28
Monday – Feb. 11
Dow
10AM-2PM
Wednesday – Jan. 23
Wednesday – Jan. 30
MEEM
10AM-2PM
Friday – Jan. 25
Friday – Feb. 15
For questions please contact Antonio Passariello at aapassar@mtu.edu
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Student News Briefs – Friday, January 18, 2013

Live music and Pizza @ the Orpheum

Come enjoy live music at the Orpheum Saturday, January 19!  Doors open at 7:00 PM and admission is only $5.00. The event is organized by the Pavlis Institute at Michigan Tech.
By attending you’ll not only enjoy great music by local musicians, but you will help support projects like a mobile clinic going to Ghana and bringing Mind Trekkers international.
Enjoy music by “Don’t Feed the Bears,” Eryka Vye and Marshall, and Lucas Westcott and Heaven Hawkins along with a silent auction featuring items from India and Ghana.  Come enjoy some great music, delicious pizza, and help Pavlis change the world while representing Michigan Tech and the Houghton / Hancock area.
For more information please contact David Shull at dshull@mtu.edu
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Student Commission Meeting Invite

The Student Commission looks to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment. For more information on the upcoming meeting please open the following PDF containing the full memo.  Student Commission
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Looking for Outdoor Activities?

The Michigan Tech Athletics and Recreation Department and the Michigan Tech Outdoor Adventure Program have joined forces to improve user experiences at the University’s trail system. A ticket booth at the trails will be staffed during weekends to allow users to purchase passes and rent equipment on site.

The booth will be located at the main trail head near the waxing shed and open Fridays 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Daily and annual trail passes along with ski and snowshoe rentals will be available at the booth. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.

For more information please contact the Outdoor Adventure Program at 906-487-2290 or oap@mtu.edu

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Sigma Tau Gamma Rush Schedule

Monday, January 21st, Snowshoeing at Hungarian falls at 1PM.

Tuesday, January 22nd, LARPing in the DHH lawn at 7PM

Wednesday, January 23rd, Dogeball at the SDC Raquette ball courts at 6PM

Thursday, January 24th, Study Session in fisher room’s 131 and 132 at 8PM

Friday, January 25th, Dog walking at the Humane Society at 5PM

Saturday, January 26th, Basketball in the SDC wood gym at 11AM

Sunday, January 27th, Jiu-Jitsu in the SDC dance room at 2PM

Rides will be given to these events.

For more information please contact Branden Devries at bodevrie@mtu.edu

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Intramural-Recreational Sports Service has the following updates:

Reminder of Upcoming Officials’ Meetings/Clinics:

Basketball: Tuesday, 1/22 @ 7:00PM in the multi-purpose gym classroom 231

Volleyball: Thursday, 1/24 @ 5:30PM in the multi-purpose gym court #1

Deadlines for Basketball, Volleyball, and Bowling are Friday (1/18) at 5PM!

Please call 487-3556 for more information.

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Join the Parade of Nations Committee

Would you like to serve on the Parade of Nations Committee?  The Parade of Nations is held the third weekend each September.  The Parade begins in Hancock and ends at the Dee Stadium in Houghton where the multicultural festival takes place.  As a committee member, you would be required to attend monthly meetings year round and may be asked to serve on a sub committee, help with social media or bring your creative ideas to the table.  This volunteer position is a good opportunity to make contacts and enhance your resume.  If interested, contact Darnishia Slade in International Programs and Services at dslade@mtu.edu.
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3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The Basketball club will be hosting a basketball tournament in the on January 26 in the Wood Gym. The cost is $20/team with prizes for the top 3 teams! If you would like to sign up, email bamyers@mtu.edu or come by our table in Fisher Hall from 10:00AM-4:00PM on Wednesday January 23.
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Kohler Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner

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REMINDERS:


2013 Spring Involvement Fair

All students are invited to the 2013 Spring Involvement Fair, “Balloon Your Involvement” on Tuesday, January 22 from 4PM – 6PM in the Memorial Union Building Commons area.  Join Student Activities and nearly 60 student organizations on campus and see how you can get involved in campus life!  Organizations including Greeks, service, communications, honors, academic, club sports, awareness, music, faith-based, cultural, programming and enterprises – there’s something for everyone!  Music will be provided by Sound & Lighting Services and Jazzerz.  Cake and hot chocolate will be served.  This event is courtesy of Student Activities and is at no cost to you!

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Come Dance with NOSOTROS

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

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

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HuskyLEAD Session

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

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Student News Briefs – Friday, January, 11, 2013

2013 Spring Involvement Fair Registration Reminder

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

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

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Come Dance with NOSOTROS

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

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

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Winter Carnival 2013 Special Event Registration:

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

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

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

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

Please call 487-3556 for more information.


Student News Briefs- Friday, December 7, 2012

Khana Khazana- Indian Cuisine

A collaboration of Michigan Tech International Students and Michigan Tech Dining Services

is bringing you a fine international lunch at the Memorial Union Food Court on Friday, December 7 from 11:00AM – 1:30PM.

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Alternative Spring Break Info Session

The fist information session for Alternative Spring Break trips will be on Tuesday, December 11 from 6:00-7:00 PM in MUB Alumni Lounge A.

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

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Holiday Swing Dance

The Swing Club is hosting the annual Holiday Swing Dance featuring live music by the Backroom Boys.  The dance lasts from 7:00 PM until Midnight on Saturday, December 15. Admission is FREE. Don’t know how to swing dance or would like a refresher? Join us in the MUB Ballroom at 6:00 PM for a free lesson. No partner or experience is required. Everyone is welcome. Formal attire is preferred.

If you have any questions please email swing@mtu.edu

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REMINDERS:

Outdoor Adventure Program Hosts Annual Gear Swap

Annual Gear Swap hosted by the Outdoor Adventure Program will be held on Friday, December 7 from 1:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Alumni Lounge. A great time to pick up some gently used outdoor gear at a great price!

For more information contact the OAP at 487-2290

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You Too Video Contest
Your objective of this contest is for you to give advice to incoming students about living on campus. Videos are to be between 1 and 5 minutes long. They should be fun, energetic, and give the incoming students an idea of on-campus life. Videos should be clear and convey your tips, hints, tricks, and advice. Students are encouraged to wear past campus event T-shirts such as: Orientation/class photo shirt, Homecoming, Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, Make A Difference day, Gay Fine By Michigan Tech, and other Huskywear. Videos can be entered in two categories: individual and group. A group consists of at least 3 people or more actually appearing in the video. You must be a current student/staff/faculty member to be eligible for prizes. Alumni are not eligible for prizes but are encouraged to submit videos to provide advice to incoming students.
Video equipment is available for checkout from Jeremiah Baumann, in 155W Wadsworth Hall. You can email him at jtbauman@mtu.edu to put in a request for equipment. Editing software can be downloaded from the website or you can utilize other labs on campus. YouTube also provides an editing package once you have uploaded your video.

Entry Deadline is January 14, 2013 at 8:00 AM and award winners to be announced on January 18, 2013 at Coffee House, Wadsworth Hall.

For more information please go to www.mtu.edu/youtoo

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Student News Briefs Friday, November 30, 2012

Khana Khazana- Chinese Cuisine

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Diwali Night 2012

Indian Students Association (ISA) would like to formally invite you to ISA’s biggest and most awaited event of the year, Diwali Night 2012 on Saturday, December 1. We would be delighted to have your presence felt at our event and join in the celebrations of Diwali festival. Please find enclosed early bird offer  and promo video for more details.

The dinner will be held from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM in the MUB Commons followed by the performance from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM at the Rosza Center. The price, $18 for non-members, $9 for members, includes the meal and performance.
Early Bird Offer – 50% Off on tickets sold at the MUB Commons from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM and Wadsworth Hall from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
For more information please contact Hari at hkkrishn@mtu.edu
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HuskyLEAD Session:  The Campus Resources You’re NOT Using
Join us this Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the MUB Alumni Lounge at 6:00 PM  for the next HuskyLEAD session (and the last for Fall semester):  “The Campus Resources You’re NOT Using,” coordinated by Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator for Registered Student Organizations, and presented by undergraduate students Jen Hoffman, Civil Engineering, and David Shull, Computer Science.  Participants will be reminded of some commonly used campus and organization resources, as well as learn about some of the most underutilized resources and how they can benefit their organization.  HuskyLEAD sessions are open to all students, however, the material is geared toward student organization leaders.  HuskyLEAD will resume in Spring semester.  If you have any questions regarding HuskyLEAD, contact Student Activities at 487-1963, or email activities@mtu.edu.
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Broomball Broom Making with Sigma Tau Gamma

Broomball season is fast approaching! Have you made your broom yet? If not, come join the brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma as we make or redesign brooms for the upcoming season. We will have refs to check your broom and will have duct tape available for purchase at a small cost. Don’t have a broom? Not a problem, contact Zack Browne (zjbrowne@mtu.edu) to reserve a broom at cost. Scissors, electrical tape and help will be available. Bring your friends!
Meet in Campus Cafe at 9:00 PM on Wednesday December 5. Bring your broom. Any questions to Zack Browne (zjbrowne@mtu.edu)
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Upcoming Winter Carnival Deadlines and Announcements:


  • Month-Long Statue Applications: due Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by 5pm to retain lottery priority, email bkstatues@mtu.edu with questions
  • Stage Revue Applications: due Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by 5pm, email bkstage@mtu.edu with questions
  • Beards Registration: Open from Monday, November 26 – Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5pm in the Blue Key office, email bkevents@mtu.edu with questions
  • Rulebooks: now available in the Blue Key office (MUB 106), each organization can pick up one rulebook
  • Online Special Events Registration: This was not opened Monday, November 26 as planned. Online registration will be open by Monday, December 10, 2012.
  • Winter Carnival on Facebook: Like “Michigan Tech Winter Carnival” on Facebook for updates!

For more information please contact Michelle Chiodi at bkpresident@mtu.edu

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Outdoor Adventure Program Hosts Annual Gear Swap

Annual Gear Swap hosted by the Outdoor Adventure Program will be held on Friday, December 7 from 1:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Alumni Lounge. A great time to pick up some gently used outdoor gear at a great price!

Gear for sale can be dropped off at the OAP Dec. 3-6, 2012.

For more information contact the OAP at 487-2290

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BIG Question Series Continues

Friday, November 30!  BIG Question series continues with this:

WHY ARE CHRISTIANS SO… ?  How would you finish that?  Watch this YouTube: http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0BFJBFNU

We meet in the MUB Commons at 4:00PM.  Join us!
Sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA)
For more information please contact Bucky at bsbeach@mtu.edu
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Spring Involvement Fair Info
It’s time for student organizations to start thinking about the 2013 Spring Involvement Fair, “Balloon Your Involvement” which will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the MUB Commons.  Spring Involvement Fair is an opportunity for student organizations to showcase what they’re about and recruit new members.  Reserve your space now by completing the registration form at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/form/start/16944.  Each organization should plan give-aways, a prize drawing or an activity for their exhibit.
If you have any questions, contact Maryann Wilcox, Coordinator for Registered Student Organizations by phone, 906-487-2402, by email, mawilcox@mtu.edu, or stop by MUB 106.
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Education Under Fire, Film & Discussion
Education Under Fire tells the story of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), a community-run initiative in Iran that serves young Baha’is who are barred from university because of their religious beliefs.”  The film and discussion will be held in Fisher 325 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Thursday, December 6.

A discussion on the documentary will proceed immediately after the viewing. The discussion will be facilitated by: Dr.Laleh vahdat, Member of the Bahá’í Faith, Ms. Sundra Moyyad, Member of the Bahá’í Faith, and Dr Saeid Nooshabadi, Professor and Director of Center for Computer Systems Research, Michigan Tech.

For specific information about the film, please visit www.educationunderfire.com/the-documentary.

Program sponsors include the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, International Programs and Services and Dr. Saeid Nooshabadi. For more information about this event, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920.

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Dodgeball has 5 rules: Dodge. Dip. Dive. Duck. Dodge.

The women of Alpha Sigma Tau are hosting a dodgeball free-for-all to help break the stress in these last weeks of the semester. Whether you want to join in or just swing by and watch, there’s sure to be plenty of fun. Any ladies interested can find rides to the SDC leaving the dorm lobbies at 5:45 PM and back by 7:00 PM. If you like to meet us there we’ll be by the racket ball courts. Check us out on Facebook and you’ll find the event posted there www.facebook.com/astbetaxi
For more information contact Gabriela at geshirke@mtu.edu
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The brothers of TKE invite you to decorate our two story Christmas tree at our house,1304 College Ave. It will be at 7:00 PM next Thursday, December 6. Rides will be available upon RSVP, please contact Kevin Kyle at kdkyle@mtu.edu for any questions, comments or concerns.
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Campus Pond Survey Results
Since over 74% of the respondents said YES to a pond (see Question 4),
the senior design team has designed a pond near Princes’ Point (for
feasibility) and will look at another one near Walker Hall (the most
suggested location).

THANKS TO ALL WHO FILLED OUT THE SURVEY!!!

Results:

Question 2: ‘What is your current status at Michigan Tech?’
Response %    Response Count
Undergraduate Student         29.6%                   273
Graduate Student                    4.7%                    43
Faculty/Staff                          65.7%                   606

Question 3:
‘Are you previously familiar with Low Impact
Development alternatives?’
Yes                                     40.5%                  377
No                                     59.5%                  533

Question 4:
‘Would you like to see an LID pond on campus?’
Yes                                     74.2%                  644
No                                     25.8%                  224

Advantages:
Aesthetics and environmental benefits.  Perhaps also skating in
the winter.
Disadvantages:
Unwanted wildlife, mosquitoes, maintenance.

Note: a solar-powered fountain is being considered to add beauty, keep
the surface from being stagnant so mosquitoes can’t breed.

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Student News Briefs- Frday, November 16, 2012

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You Too Video Contest
Your objective of this contest is for you to give advice to incoming students about living on campus. Videos are to be between 1 and 5 minutes long. They should be fun, energetic, and give the incoming students an idea of on-campus life. Videos should be clear and convey your tips, hints, tricks, and advice. Students are encouraged to wear past campus event T-shirts such as: Orientation/class photo shirt, Homecoming, Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, Make A Difference day, Gay Fine By Michigan Tech, and other Huskywear. Videos can be entered in two categories: individual and group. A group consists of at least 3 people or more actually appearing in the video. You must be a current student/staff/faculty member to be eligible for prizes. Alumni are not eligible for prizes but are encouraged to submit videos to provide advice to incoming students.
Video equipment is available for checkout from Jeremiah Baumann, in 155W Wadsworth Hall. You can email him at jtbauman@mtu.edu to put in a request for equipment. Editing software can be downloaded from the website or you can utilize other labs on campus. YouTube also provides an editing package once you have uploaded your video.

Entry Deadline is January 14, 2013 at 8:00 AM and award winners to be announced on January 18, 2013 at Coffee House, Wadsworth Hall.

For more information please go to www.mtu.edu/youtoo

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Get Involved in Earth Week 2013!

Students for Environmental Sustainability would like to invite you to collaborate with us on our Earth Week Events March 25-29, 2013.  We want to involve groups from around campus to help raise awareness of sustainability issues on campus.  Help us out by planning an event during this week to highlight the sustainability in your student org or other group!

Whats in it for you?

  • Be involved in a big event on campus
  • Your org will get exposure
  • Recruitment opportunities
  • We take care of the week’s advertisement

As long as you tie in sustainability, the format is up to you. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Hands-on activity
  • Presentation
  • Sale
  • Booth
  • Movie showing
  • Concert/show
  • Recruitment event
  • Challenge/contest
  • Game
  • Social
  • Flash mob
  • Campaign
  • Volunteer event
  • Field trip
  • Run/Walk
  • Fundraiser
  • Dance
  • Anything you want!

The schedule for the week will be filled in on a first-come-first-served basis, so commit soon to get a good time slot!  Funds may be available to cover some activity costs on a case-by-case basis.  For more information or to sign your org up for the event, email Mollie Ruth (mmruth@mtu.edu).  Please share with any groups on or off campus you think may be interested!

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Extreme Skiing Film, All.I.Can

Are you ready for the snow?! Come watch the extreme skiing film “All.I.Can”, presented by the Students for Environmental Sustainability on Monday, November 26th, 7pm in Fisher 139! Free popcorn provided!
“Demonstrating the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change, All.I.Can features gorgeous cinematography from six separate continents over a two year period and the breath-taking prowess and impressive acrobatics of today’s skiers.” -itunes

Teasers:
http://vimeo.com/29320702
http://vimeo.com/31835595
http://vimeo.com/16442800 (6 min but worth watching to the end!)

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/508140252537827/

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Student News Briefs – Friday, November 9, 2012

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HuskyLEAD Session- Hosting Large-Scale Events

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

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

Presenter: Katie Cooper

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

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International Education Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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REMINDERS:

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Lifeguard & WSI Classes Offered

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

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

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

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Reminder – Applications for LeaderShape Still Being Accepted!

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

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

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

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

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Student News Briefs – Friday, November 2, 2012

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Late Night Programming Presents, Brian O’Sullivan

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

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

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Advertising/Performing Opportunity

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

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

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

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

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

o Leadership Competencies: Communication, Ethical Practices, Social Responsibility

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

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Lifeguard & WSI Classes Offered

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

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

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

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Tailgating with the Panhellenic Council

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

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

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Reminder – Applications for LeaderShape Still Being Accepted!

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

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

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

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

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Presentation Sponsored by Campus H.O.P.E

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

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

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Student News Briefs – Friday, October 26, 2012

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Pumpkin carving Event

A pumpkin carving for all ages will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College Avenue, beginning at 6:00 PM on Sunday, October 28.  This event is sponsored by the Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA).  Bring your own pumpkin and carving tools if you can.  Treats will be provided!

For more information, call 482-5410.

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Study Break with Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority

Take a study break with Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority this Friday in a game of spoons or Scattergories. We’ll be hanging out in the basement of Wads with some snacks from 6:00-7:00PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please contact Gabriela Shirkey at geshirke@mtu.edu .

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Salsa Lessons

On November 3, the Latin party starts with 1 house Salsa lessons from 8:00 to 9:00 PM, located in MUB Ballroom A and will continue as an open dance floor from 9:00 to 11:00 PM. This event is free and open to public.

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

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GLBTQ History Month Speaker

oSTEM (Out is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is hosting a visit from Dr. Ron Buckmire.  Dr. Buckmire is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education from 28-30 October. He will be giving a talk as part of GLBTQ History Month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in Dow 641 on Monday, October 29. His talk, entitled:  “A Black, Gay NSF program Officer? Or, How I Got Here From There,” gives an overview of his personal experiences as a member of multiple minority groups.

For more information please contact Mark Hopkins at mahopkin@mtu.edu .

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Winter Carnival 2013 Applications

Applications for stage revue, queens, and month long snow statues will be available in the Blue Key office beginning Monday, October 29 at 8:00 AM. The Blue Key office is located in MUB 106 and applications can be picked up Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.

Please contact bkpresident@mtu.edu with any questions.

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Dodge ball with Tau Kappa Epsilon

Come hangout and play some Dodge ball with the Brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon at the SDC Racquetball rooms next Thursday, November 1, at 7:00PM. Rides will be leaving the Wadsworth Hall lobby, and also the TKE house at 6:45PM.

For any additional questions, comments, or concerns please contact Kevin Kyle at 231-215-9750 or email kdkyle@mtu.edu.

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HuskyLEAD Session

Executive Board Blitz – Working as a Team for a Successful Year-  Tuesday, October 30, 6:00-7:00 PM MUB Ballroom B

o Leadership Competencies: Self Awareness, Teamwork, Communication, Ethical Practices, Social Responsibility

o Learning Outcome: Participants will learn various techniques to strengthen their team, motivate their members, and plan together in order to maximize the effectiveness of their organization and their programs/activities.

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

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Student News Briefs – Friday, October 19, 2012

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HuskyLEAD Session – Incorporating Michigan Tech Values into Your Organization

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

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

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Identity Standards for Registered Student Organizations

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

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Should we put a pond on campus?

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

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

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Pumpkin Carving with the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

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

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

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

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

Example of past themes include:

2012 ‘Celebrate’

2011 ‘Spice is Always Nice’

2010 ‘Many Nations..One Heart’

2009 ‘Dancing With Diversity’

2008 ‘Weaving Cultural Harmony’

2007 ‘Smiles Have no Borders’

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

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

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