Here is an opportunity for you and your organization members to attend a professional development conference right here on the Michigan Tech campus!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9AM – 4PM.  It is at no cost to students and lunch is included!

The P3: Success Summit Committee is bringing in an awesome keynote speaker you won’t want to miss.  The featured presenter is TJ Sullivan, national college speaker and author of “Motivating the Middle:  Fighting Apathy in College Student Organizations.”

The theme of the conference is People, Purpose and Passion.  Sessions include:

Zzzzzz – Sleep and Success

Mental Health Check-up

Positive Masculinity

Mindfulness

Conflict Management/Difficult Dialogues

The Career Fair is over – now what?

Being Effective in Groups/Working with Diverse Learners

Presence in a Meeting
Healthy Relationships
Social Identity & Cross Cultural Communication
Effective Communication & Professional Relationships
The Global Experience

Student Organization Recruitment and Retention

Event Planning

Student Organization Finances and Budgeting

Managing Leadership Burnout
Purposeful Leadership

Space is limited so register now by going to https://goo.gl/forms/8ZTj9Xj5m4aDGbGV2.

The P3: Success Summit is a collaboration between several Student Affairs and Advancement Departments.

General questions about P3: The Success Summit can be directed to the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success at 906-487-3558 or success@mtu.edu.

End of Semester Reminders

IPS would like to remind all students and scholars to do the following:

1. If you plan to travel outside the U.S. during the summer break you should obtain a current signature on your I-20 or DS2019. IPS will be available during normal office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F.

2. Review the program end date on your I-20 or DS2019. If you need more time to complete your degree, please complete a Program Extension form: http://www.mtu.edu/international/forms-info/extension/.

3. Report your address. All students are required to report the most current address. If you move to a new residence hall, off campus address, or another city/state, you must report your new address within 10 days. This process can be done through Banweb, under US Sevis Address.

4. If you plan to graduate this semester, note that the program end date on your I-20 or DS2019 will be shortened to reflect this change. Do not rely only on the program end date on your document. IPS is required to report an end date that mirrors your program completion date. If you would like to apply for Optional Practical Training, see

http://www.mtu.edu/international/f-1-students/opteligibility.html or if you plan

to invite family members to attend graduation:

http://www.mtu.edu/international/forms-info/graduation/

As always, if you have any questions, please call 487-2160, email us at ips@mtu.edu or stop by 200 Administration Building.

International Programs and Services

Income Tax Assistance Program

If you need help filing your 2015 income taxes you can attend the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offered by the School of Business and Economics, Academic Office Building room G010D:

Mondays     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesdays  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursdays   3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fridays     11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring a copy of the completed federal return, as well as all W-2s, 1099s, and 1098-T statements received. 

Volunteer sessions will be offered each week from Monday, March 14 through Friday, April 8, 2016.

For more information contact: 
Joel Tuoriniemi, jctuorin@mtu.edu, 487-1877

Workshop: Mid-semester reboot

Did you wake up this morning and realize the semester is indeed half over. Do you feel far behind, overextended or maybe you’re suffering from some winter funk? Join staff from the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and discuss how to take an optimistic approach and apply strategies from this session to “reboot” your semester and work towards meeting your goals.
Academic Success Workshop: Mid-semester reboot
March 1st: EERC 100 @ 5pm
(Second offering)
March 16th: Fisher 129 @ 5pm
Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success
(906) 487-3558