DECEMBER 2013 STUDENT HEALTH 101 Anxiety management, credit card and money management tips, sexual health and more in this month's issue. Learn more.
CHRISTMAS STROLL GIVEAWAYS FRIDAY, DEC. 6 As part of the Christmas Stroll this Friday, December 6th, please stop by the SUB at 12:30 p.m.Montana Tech Student Activities will be giving away the new Xbox One, a 39” flat screen TV and a mini iPAD. There will be a tree next to the Xerox machine across from the SUB office filled with what looks like presents, but only three will contain a certificate for the X Box one, TV and IPAD.
TOBACCO PREVENTION SPECIALIST ON CAMPUS DECEMBER 3 Montana Tech Tobacco-free Peer Educators and Community Tobacco Prevention Specialist Frank Rozan will be promoting cessation to the Montana Tech campus community on December 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the SUB. Information on cessation and free quit kits will be available. Those who are making plans to quit smoking, support quitters and support Montana Tech’s tobacco-free policy will be celebrated.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OFFERING SUPPORT GROUP FOR SMOKERS The Community Health Center is offering a free group for smokers who are interested in quitting. The time is 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings at the Community Health Center located at 445 Centennial Avenue in Butte.
SPRING CALL FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015 PROPOSALS Undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals for research projects to be undertaken during the 2014-2015 academic year. Participating students receive a stipend of up to $1,500, and research mentors receive a $300 stipend per project. Proposals must be submitted in pdf format and emailed to email@example.com. Submission deadline is 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
Research is broadly defined and may include investigations of a cultural or historical question, documentary or production arts, as well as laboratory or field research more typically associated with the science or engineering disciplines.
MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSION INFO SESSION Michael C. Riggin, admissions counselor for Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, will be on the Montana Tech campus on Monday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. in CBB Room 112.
NOVEMBER STUDENT HEALTH 101 ISSUE IS NOW LIVE Four-ingredient meals, stress relief through exercise, career help, effective study methods and more. Check it out at www.readsh101.com/mtech.html.
IMPORTANT ACADEMIC DATES The last day to withdraw from a class with a “W” for the fall semester is Monday, November 4. Pre-registration for spring semester classes also begins on Monday, November 4. Please refer to the pre-registration schedule to determine which days you’re allowed to begin registering. Graduation applications are due on Monday, November 18 for students planning to graduate in May or August 2014.
BECOME A CHANCELLOR'S AMBASSADOR The Montana Tech Foundation is inviting students to be part of a brand new tradition at Montana Tech: the Chancellor’s Student Ambassadors. The program will launch in fall 2013. This Program will provide a selective group of Montana Tech students an opportunity to promote the University at a variety of events. Click here for the 2013 flyer. Click here for detailed information. Click here for the application.
FREE DRIVER CLASS SAFETY NOV. 22 There will be a free Driver Safety for Campuses class on Friday, Nov. 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Kelley Steward Room of the SUB basement. Anyone who drives a vehicle with the capacity of more than seven occupants (including the driver) on Montana Tech business must complete this course. Certification is good for 3 years. Register here.
THE HPER HOOLIGANS ARE BACK! The HPER Hooligans will be back in action at this weekend's football game. Show your Digger pride by wearing a Hooligan shirt to all athletic events. The Oct. 19 football game will feature a half-time relay and fan of the game, plus a pig roast tailgate and other awards for Hooligans. Click here for more information.
PAPER DRIVE The Montana Tech Student Nurses Association is starting a "Paper Drive" and will have boxes located in several places on campus including the University Relations Center, Health Science Building and the SUB for paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, hygiene products for women, baby diapers, baby wipes, etc. The items will be donated to the Butte Silver Bow Homes. This is a residential area that has been identified as needing paper products for the families who live there.
The "Paper Drive" will kick off on Oct. 2 at the Volunteer Fair located in the Copper Lounge building starting at 11 a.m.
The Student Nurses Association appreciates any donations. The "Paper Drive" will continue until the first week in December. Please bring something for the families who need assistance.
FLU SHOTS NOW AVAILABLE The FLU vaccine will be available at the Student Health Center beginning October 1. The vaccine is free to all students who paid their SHC fee (7 credits or more on north campus). Highlands/South Campus students may get the shot by paying $30.70 (SHC fee) at the Business Office, which also makes you entitled to use the Student Health Center.
It takes two weeks to build up immunity, so it is better to get the shot sooner than later. You cannot get the flu from the shot because it is not a live virus. The SHC is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located on the bottom floor of the SUB. For more information, stop by the Health Center or call (406) 496-4243.
DIGGER DISCOUNTS NOW AVAILABLE The Montana Standard Digger Discounts coupon book is now available for students. The booklet includes lots of coupons with great deals at many local businesses.
MONTANA TECH PARTNERS WITH YMCA Montana Tech is partnering with the YMCA again this academic year. As in the past, students will be expected to swipe their Digger Card at the front desk. The Montana Tech pool may be available late spring semester at the earliest. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Peterson at or (406)496-4316.
MEN'S BASKETBALL NEEDS YOUR HELP Montana Tech Men’s Basketball is looking for someone who is willing to help out the program in all aspects and gain insight into college athletics. If interested, please contact Assistant Coach Chris Stetzner at (406) 496-4844 (work) or (406) 560-2184 (cell).
INTRAMURAL FOOTBALL SIGN-UP ASMT will be offering intramural football with a men's league and a co-ed league. A sign-up sheet is available here as well as at the HPER front desk and the ASMT office. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
KMSM CAMPUS RADIO SEEKS DJ POSITIONS KMSM, Montana Tech's campus radio station, is looking for volunteers for both daytime and nighttime DJ positions. If interested, please stop by the SUB office and fill out an application or e-mail station manager Caleb Arbaugh at email@example.com.
Spots are filling up quickly, so apply today. DJs receive training, a free t-shirt and VIP entrance at all KMSM events.
THE TECHNOCRAT SEEKS WRITERS, BLOGGERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS The Technocrat is Montana Tech’s student-run newspaper, and the staff is currently looking for writers, bloggers or photographers to join the team. If you enjoy writing or photography and would like to earn extra money, then apply today! For more information, please e-mail the Technocrat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTS HELP DESK NOW HAS EXTENDED HOURS The CTS Help Desk now has extended its hours from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Help desk will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug 30 and will not be open on Labor Day, Monday, Sept 2. email@example.com | (406) 496-4244 | MG 107
DIGGER DOLLAR$ NOW AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS Digger Dollar$ can now be used in the Montana Tech Business Office, Student Union Office and Mail Copy Center. In the Business Office, students may use Digger Dollar$ to pay for items on a student account such as tuition, fees, fines, rent, transcripts and more. In the Student Union Office, use Digger Dollar$ to pay for field trips, faxes, lockers and copies. In the Mail/Copy Center, use Digger Dollar$ to pay for copies, postage and shipping fees. To manage your DiggerCash, log on to the DiggerCard Cash Center.
MONTANA TECH ANNOUNCES NEW STUDENT CHOIR The new choir will be entertaining at important Tech functions throughout the academic year. The music to be prepared will include the following: Kool & the Gang's "Celebration," the Eagle's "Seven Bridges Road," Michael Bublés "It Had Better Be Tonight" and many others. If you have at least one year of choir, band or orchestra experience, please consider auditioning for this very special ensemble. Auditions will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Monday, August 26 in the Library Auditorium. An informational meeting from 5 to 5:15 p.m. will interrupt the audition schedule. Auditions will continue from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Audition sign-up sheets will be posted on the bulletin board in the lobby of the Library Auditorium building. All accepted members must register for MUSI 112 Section 2. The course will meet every Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. Music for the course is available for purchase in the Montana Tech Bookstore. For more information, please contact Dr. Gary Funk at (406) 529-1379 or via campus e-mail a firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARKING REGISTRATION IS NOW ONLINE To register for parking online, visit http://webapps.mtech.edu/decal and fill out the form, review your entry and print your receipt. Bring receipt, money AND a copy of vehicle registration to the Physical Plant Office in order to receive a decal. The first week of school decals will be sold in the Student Union Building across from Marcus Deli. The times will be on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 12 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the SUB across from the Marcus Deli. Decals will also be available in the SUB Tuesday, Aug. 27 through Friday, Aug. 30 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Computers will also be available for online registration.
Beginning Sept. 3, decals will only be available at the Physical Plant Building. The Physical Plant Building is not ADA accessible, but assistance is available at (406) 496-4268.
PARKING REGULATIONS UPDATED All parking tiers on campus are now open. For current parking regulations, please click here.
STUDENT INSURANCE PLAN CHANGES FOR 2013-14 Please read this memo about changes to the Student Insurance Plan for 2013-14.
MONTANA TECH SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD IN IRELAND The Irish Heritage Tour is open to all Montana Tech students, faculty, staff, significant others and friends! The trip is May 19-30, 2014. Click HERE for more information.
BUTTE-SILVER BOW BUS SCHEDULES Find out about the bus times and fares for Butte-Silver Bow by clicking HERE.
STUDENT PRINTING AT MONTANA TECH (PLEASE READ) Montana Tech is one of the only Montana campuses that does not charge students for printing in computer labs. In order to continue to offer this benefit to students, the campus invested in the Pharos printing system. The purpose of the Pharos system is to manage and optimize printing resources, which includes tracking the number of pages being printed each semester by each student. Montana Tech wants to ensure that each student is able to equitably have access to printing resources and that no individual student is printing more than their fair share of copies. In the Pharos system, each student is given a $500 Pharos credit that is loaded onto their Digger Card for campus printing. This Pharos credit has no real cash value and cannot be used for anything other than printing. This $500 Pharos credit is not an additional charge to the student. Student fees did not increase at all in order to implement this system. This credit represents an allocation of printing resources to each student, designed to maximize the student fees that have already been paid, and to eliminate the abuse of excessive printing in campus labs. However, if a student exceeds the number of pages allowed, they must add Digger Dollars for additional printing during the semester. If you have questions or need further clarification, please feel free to contact Jackie Amaya at 496-4514 or email@example.com.
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