Michigan Tech Magazine, December 2004
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February 9, 2012
News
1. Correction: Stage Revue at 7 p.m., Today

2. Nominations Open for Percy Julian Award

3. Finishing Fellowship Recipients Announced

4. Printing and Mail Operations Share Space

5. Scholarship Applications Due

Entertainment and Enrichment
6. Reminder: Sweets for Your Sweetheart

7. Amélie Featured at Club Indigo

Seminars and Workshops
8. The Insiders Guide to College Admissions and Financial Aid

9. Reminder: Session on Confidentiality

Regular Features
10. Library Matters

11. In the News

1. Correction: Stage Revue at 7 p.m., Today
The Jan. 30 Tech Today story on Winter Carnival incorrectly stated that two Stage Revue shows would be held. Only one Stage Revue is scheduled, at 7 p.m., today, Feb. 9.

2. Nominations Open for Percy Julian Award
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites you to submit your nominations for the Percy Julian Leadership Award.

This $500 award recognizes an undergraduate student who has a minimum of a 2.50 cumulative grade point average, and who has demonstrated leadership in the promotion of diversity, social equality or racial/ethnic and cultural understanding.

Submit nominations online at Awards or in person at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Hamar House. Nominations may be submitted through Friday, March 2.

Nominees will be asked to complete an application form that will need to be submitted to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion by March 16.

The recipient will be announced at the HAANA Reception to be held on Thursday, April 12. If you have questions, call Karen Wade at 487-2920 or at kawade@mtu.edu .

3. Finishing Fellowship Recipients Announced
The Graduate School is pleased to announce Finishing Fellowship recipients for the fall and spring semesters.

The fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees; they are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University.

They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and who are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan.

Recipients for fall 2011:
* Irfan Ahmed, PhD candidate in electrical engineering

* Surendar Dhadi, PhD candidate in biological sciences

* Neluka Dissanayake, PhD candidate in engineering physics

* Shu Wei Goh, PhD candidate in civil engineering

* Amber Roth, PhD candidate in forest science

Recipients for spring 2012:
* Zeyad Ahmed, PhD candidate in environmental engineering

* Kefeng Li, PhD candidate in biological sciences, Charles L. Lawton Endowed Fellowship

* Saikat Mukhopadhyay, PhD candidate in physics

* Zhiwei Peng, PhD candidate in materials science and engineering, Doctoral Finishing Fellowship

* Lindsey Shartell, PhD candidate in forest science, Neil V. Hakala Endowed Fellowship

Nominations are currently open for summer 2012 finishing fellowships. Materials are due no later than 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 14. For more information see Application.

4. Printing and Mail Operations Share Space
For those who are ordering printing or using mail services, please take note of changes underway in the University's Printing Services and Mail Services offices.

Mail Services has moved across the back hallway and now shares space with Printing Services. The mailboxes have been relocated as well. The offices of Rodney Thompson, who manages both operations, and Steve Rossi, data specialist, have moved across the main hall, to G09.

To place an order or pick up a job, go to the office in G09 instead of the work area of Printing Services.

The former Mail Services space will be used for storage.

The move should be complete in two weeks.

5. Scholarship Applications Due
submitted by Marie Ryding, associate director, Financial Aid

Sons and Daughters Scholarships
Michigan Tech Employee Sons and Daughters Scholarship applications, valued at $100 each, are available for the 2012-13 academic year. Applicants must be children of Michigan Tech employees. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, Feb. 28, and are available online at Sons and Daughters.

Leann Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships Available
Four $250 Leann Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships are available for 2012-13. Applicants must be the son, daughter or spouse of a current AFSCME Local 1166 member. Applications, which must be submitted by Feb. 28, are available at Becia Family.

Both scholarships require that applicants be full-time Michigan Tech undergraduates in their first four years of study or high school students planning to enroll for Fall 2012.

In addition to being available online, applications for these scholarships are also available in the Financial Aid Office, Administration/Student Services Room 160.

For more information contact Ryding, secretary of the Scholarship Committee, at 487-2622 or at maryding@mtu.edu .

6. Reminder: Sweets for Your Sweetheart
Dining Services is offering Valentine's Day triple chocolate cake for two. Homemade chocolate cake with chocolate ganache icing snuggled in a heart shaped tin topped with a milk chocolate candy.

The cost is $3.25. Order a cake at bake@mtu.edu .

Orders will be taken until 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10. You may pick them up at the Memorial Union Food Court from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14.

7. Amélie Featured at Club Indigo
by Joe Kirkish, professor emeritus

Ooh, la la! This Friday, Feb. 10, at the Calumet Theatre, Club Indigo will be an all-French delight. The movie is Amélie, a thoroughly Gallic romantic, comic fantasy--if you can imagine such.

It takes place in the shadow of the famed Sacre Coeur, in Montmartre, where Amélie, a sweet, shy, conniving young waitress works in a cafe. Always having been a lonely girl, she has grown up to observe humanity carefully, and has vowed to make
the right people happy, and the others miserable. She does both amazingly well. Then one day she falls in love...

Beautifully shot in lush color, rich with background harmonica and squeeze-box waltzes, the film is drenched in all the trappings we've come to associate with the City of Lights. And Audrey Tautou, in the lead, is a really lovable star shining here. The movie is, in turns, thrilling, hilarious, touching, sad, and above all, charmingly likable--hyperboles deservedly intended.

The movie begins at 7:15 p.m., preceded at 6 p.m. by a French buffet from the chefs at the Miscowaubik Club. Admission to the food and film is $18; the film alone is $5. For the buffet, call the Calumet Theatre today.

CPA Joseph Daavettila, Houghton, sponsors the movie.

8. The Insiders Guide to College Admissions and Financial Aid
submitted by Becky Christianson, director, WorkLife Connections

WorkLife Connections will host a Lunch 'n Learn, "The Insiders Guide to College Admissions and Financial Aid," at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.

Whether your student is a senior in high school or still has a few years to go before the college search begins, get tips on how to navigate the college admission and financial aid processes.

The discussion will include college preparation beginning with the high school freshman year, tips on financing a college education and the merits of transferring to a university versus enrolling as a full-time freshman. The information provided will not be specific to enrolling at Michigan Tech--however, we will be happy to share those details. Speakers will be Allison Carter, director of Admissions, and Bill Roberts, director of Financial Aid Administration.

Bring your lunch; cookies and water will be provided.

9. Reminder: Session on Confidentiality
The Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement will hold an educational session, "Confidentiality," from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15. Location information will be provided at time of registration, which ends at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13.

Register at Confidentiality.

This session is designed to provide faculty, postdocs and research/program staff with resources and guidelines for understanding what confidentiality means at Michigan Tech.

Some of the topics covered will include:

* Legal and practical considerations
* Nondisclosure agreements
* University standards and practices

For registration information, contact Carole Noonan at 487-1148 or at csnoonan@mtu.edu .

For questions, contact Jim Baker, at 487-3459 or at jrbaker@mtu.edu .

Beverages and desserts will be available. Bring your lunch.

10. Library Matters
Urge your students to enter the Van Pelt and Opie Library's second annual Digital Studio Winter Carnival Photo Contest. Digital cameras are available for borrowing at the Library and IT Service Center.

11. In the News
The Weather Channel broadcast two live interviews (by Skype) Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, with students working on Winter Carnival statues. They had another live interview scheduled at 5:10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, with a student who has worked on an all-nighter statue.

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The Associated Press published a story about snow biking on the Tech Trails. It was published in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution and other newspapers around the country. See AJC.

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