Last Info Session and Application Deadline for Lean Training

The application deadline to be considered for training to become a Lean Facilitator or a Lean Implementation Leader is Friday, March 30.

The final information session to explain more about this opportunity is being held at 9:30 a.m., today, in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.

For more information or an application, contact Wendy Davis at 487-3180 or visit Improvement.

"Superior Winds: Spring Revels," Saturday in the Rozsa

submitted by Bethany Jones, marketing manager, Rozsa Center

The Rozsa Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts present "Superior Winds: Spring Revels," at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31.

The event will showcase an evening featuring the music of John Williams, from the original Star Wars Trilogy, and a new arrangement of a work by renowned contemporary composer Eric Whitacre. There will be performances by both the Superior Wind Symphony and the Campus Concert Band, conducted by Nicolas Enz, director of bands.

The music from the original Star Wars Trilogy not only brought John Williams to international prominence, but also garnered one Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and five Grammy Awards. In 2005, the American Film Institute selected his score to the original Star Wars movie as the greatest American movie score of all time. As an added feature of the evening, the Concert Band and the Wind Symphony will play an arrangement of Eric Whitacre's "The Seal Lullaby." This arrangement was done by Ethan Grindle this past fall as the capstone project for his music minor.

To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, go online at tickets.mtu.edu , or visit SDC Ticketing Operations. SDC box office hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m., Sunday. The Rozsa box office is closed during regular business hours and will only open two hours prior to showtime.

Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Tech

The Harlem Globetrotters will hit the court at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the SDC Wood Gym.

The Globetrotters have always been known as the "Ambassadors of Goodwill," promoting the importance of fair play and honesty and serving as great role models for youth. They have inspired both the young and young at heart for 86 years through their unique brand of on-court skills and entertainment.

Tickets are $18 for bleachers, $28 for reserved, and $45 for courtside. Michigan Tech employees receive $3 off general admission.

To purchase tickets, visit SDC Ticketing Operations during regular business hours, call 487-2073, or go online at Husky Tickets.

Big Question Series

The Big Question Series will hold a discussion on the April 25 Time Magazine article, "What If There's No Hell?" This event will start at noon, Friday, March 30, in the Memorial Union Building Commons.

The discussion will look at:
* Is hell dead?
* Heaven or hell: should I care?
* What if there is no hell?

The Big Question Series is sponsored by the Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA) student organization at Michigan Tech, and in partnership with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

ME-EM Seminar

Gigwon Hong (ME-EM), a visiting research scholar, will present "Understanding Auto-Ignition and Combustion Characteristics through High-Fidelity Simulation" at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in ME-EM 112.

For more information, visit ME-EM Seminar.

Seminar Addresses Identity Theft

The Department of Public Safety and Police Services and Citizens Bank will host an identity theft seminar at 6:30 p.m., today, in M&M U115.

During the seminar, Hal Franke, branch manager for Citizens Bank-Calumet, and Deputy Chief of Police Brian Cadwell, will discuss how to manage your finances and secure personal information. They will also provide examples of how criminals use clever and convincing tactics to get financial information.

"Whether you're a student, business owner, or at retirement age, everyone can benefit from learning more about identity theft," says Franke. "My hope is to get participants mindful of identity theft and provide information on how they can protect themselves." Franke will be available after the presentation for individual questions.

For more information, contact Citizens Bank at 337-2300. No pre-registration is required.

On the Road

Associate Professor Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) presented a lecture, "Campus Energy Paradigm Shift: Examining Diverse Campus Strategies Resulting in the Largest Carbon Pollution Reductions, Cost Savings and Student Learning Benefits," sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation at the Ninth Ball State University Greening of the Campus Conference in Muncie, Ind.

While at the conference Pearce also presented two additional papers on solar photovoltaics and open-source research in applied sustainability.

New Funding

Associate Professor Linda Nagel (SFRES/ESC) has received $131,305 from the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, for a project, "National Advanced Silviculture Program Six of the US Forest Service, Ecological Systems Module."