Gala Latina Events

The 5th annual Gala Latina will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m, Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

This event features a live 15-member latin band. Sergio Puventud and his Orquestra, "Veneno" from Milwaukee, Wis., will perform music ranging from salsa and merengue to bolero and cumbia.

There will be singing and dancing contests and prizes for the winners.

Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Sergio Poventud and five of his musicians will perform a free preview of the music to be played at Gala Latina from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, in the Memorial Union Commons. The group also will put on a music workshop as part of an elementary school outreach program at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2, at Calumet Elementary School.

For more information on the band, visit .
For more information on Gala Latina call Madeline Mercado Voelker at 487-2920.

Gala Latina is presented by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and cosponsored by Multicultural Affairs.

New Staff

Lisa M. Parisot is a new food service helper in Dining Services.

She has previously been employed at CLK Schools and as a cook at Pasty Central.

Her hobbies include watching sports, cooking and reading. She lives in Calumet and has four children.

What's Happening This Week in Athletics

by Wes Frahm, director of athletics marketing and communications

Wednesday, Sept. 30
Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on WKMJ Mix 93.5 FM

Friday, Oct. 2
Women’s Tennis hosts Tiffin, 1 p.m.
Volleyball at Ashland, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3
Women’s Tennis hosts Ashland, 11 a.m.
Volleyball at Tiffin, 2 p.m.
Football vs. Ferris State (Battle at the Ballpark, Grand Rapids), 7 p.m. (Live Radio, WMPL 920 AM)
Hockey hosts Ryerson, 7 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

All times Eastern. Home events italicized.

Last Week’s Results

Football (0-4, 0-4 GLIAC)
Sept. 26--No. 1 Grand Valley State 55, at Michigan Tech 7

Volleyball (6-9, 4-3 GLIAC)
Sept. 25--Hillsdale 3, at Michigan Tech 1 (20-25, 25-27, 25-22, 13-25)
Sept. 26--at Michigan Tech 3, Findlay 2 (18-25, 25-19, 25-21, 20-25, 15-11)

Cross Country
Sept. 26--Michigan Tech men 8th of 20 teams, women 11th of 22 teams at Griak Invitational (Minneapolis)

Women’s Tennis (2-2, 2-2 GLIAC)
Sept. 25--at Grand Valley State 6, Michigan Tech 3
Sept. 26--Michigan Tech 5, at Ferris State 4

First Hockey Action of 2009-10 Set for Saturday
Michigan Tech will host Ryerson University from Toronto, Canada, on Saturday, Oct. 3, to open 2009-10. The preseason game at the ice arena will commence at 7 p.m. Senior Malcolm Gwilliam will be the Huskies’ captain, with junior Jordan Baker and sophomore Brett Olson serving as assistant captains.

Football to Play in Battle at the Ballpark
Michigan Tech and Ferris State will play football at Fifth Third Ballpark at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3. The facility is located just north of Grand Rapids, and is home to baseball’s West Michigan Whitecaps. The special event will feature alumni activities from both schools. The Huskies Pep Band will also be there for a halftime performance.

Fall Color Chairlift Rides at Mont Ripley

Fall Color Chairlift Rides will be offered at Mont Ripley during the first two weekends of October--Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4, and Saturday and Sunday Oct. 10 and 11.

Rides will be available from noon until 6 p.m. each day.

Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for Michigan Tech and Finlandia students.
Children 10-years-old and under are free with adult supervision.

For information, contact Nick Sirdenis at Mont Ripley, or at .

Proceeds support the Mont Ripley Race Team and Mont Ripley Ski Patrol.

Keweenaw Alumni Host Quincy Smelter Tours

The Keweenaw chapter of alumni and friends will host guided tours of the historic Quincy Smelter from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3.

The smelter, opened in 1898 and operated for over 70 years, represents one of the last and best-preserved copper processing sites in the US.

Cost is $5. Admission is free for residents of Houghton and Hancock with proof of residency.

Tours start at the Franklin Township offices at the smelter, rain or shine. Tours will begin on the half hour, between 1 and 4:30 pm.

Meet the Hockey Coaches

Michigan Tech head hockey coach Jamie Russell and his assistants will discuss recruiting and facilities improvements at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Begg Conference Center of the MacInnes Ice Arena.

Coaches will talk about last year's graduating seniors, the direction of current recruiting activities and specifics about this year's incoming freshman class.

The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees will also have the chance to meet the freshmen players and take a tour of the hockey facilities and new skyboxes.

The event is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Blue Line Club, the Keweenaw Chapter of Alumni and Friends, and the Michigan Tech hockey program.

For more information, visit .

Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Rozsa

submitted by the Rozsa Center

Shtick happens at the Rozsa!

"Imagine all 37 of Shakespeare's plays as written by Reader's Digest, acted by Monty Python and performed at the speed of the Minute Waltz and you'll have a sense of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's (RSC) hyperkinetic laugh-fest, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)," which will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Rozsa.

The RSC is a three-man troupe known for taking long, serious subjects and reducing them into short, sharp comedies. Since its 1981 origins as a pass-the-hat act in California, the RSC has created six stage shows, several TV programs, and numerous radio pieces and have performed worldwide.

The company's shows include: "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)," "The Complete History of America (abridged)," "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)," "World History in Western Civilization: The Complete Musical (abridged)" and "Completely Hollywood (abridged)."

Their work has been aired on a wide range of shows, from NPR to the BBC.

Ticket prices for the general public are $25 and $20; for Tech students $20 and $15 (student ID required).

To purchase tickets, contact the Rozsa Box Office at 487-3200, the Central Ticket Office at 487-2073, Tech Express at 487-3308 or visit .

No refunds, exchanges or late seating.

The performance is sponsored by the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board.

Reminder: Get Help with Retirement Plans

Michigan Tech employees can get some help dealing with retirement issues.

A seminar on the subject will be held at noon, Thursday, Oct. 1, in Memorial Union Ballroom B1.

Ted Simonsen, of Ameriprise Financial Services in L'Anse, will host the session, which is not sponsored by Michigan Tech.

Virginia Tech Professor Presents ME-EM Seminar

Roop L. Mahajan, the Tucker Chair professor at Virginia Tech, will speak at the ME-EM graduate seminar at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in MEEM 112. His presentation is, "Beyond Silos: Integrating Interdisciplinary Research and Education in the Academe."

For more information on this guest and the ME-EM Graduate Seminar Series, visit .

Seminar on Environmental Degradation

The Center for Water and Society, along with the Social Science's Environmental Policy Program and Civil and Environmental Engineering, are cosponsoring a seminar titled, "Disproportionality: An Interdisciplinary Bridge to Analyzing Environmental Degradation," by Professor Pete Nowak of the University of Wisconsin-Madison at noon, Friday, Oct. 2, in M&M U113.

Click here to view the abstract for the talk.

New Funding

Keat G. Ong (Biomedical Engineering) has received $212,727 from the US Department of Defense, Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, for a two-year project, "A Wireless Sensor System for Real-Time Measurement of Pressure Profiles at Lower Limb Prostheses to Ensure Proper Fitting."