Student News Briefs – September 15, 2017

The 2017 Parade of Nations Saturday
The 2017 Parade of Nations will be held this Saturday, September 16th. The Parade begins in Hancock near the Huntington Bank buiPON-Poster17lding at 11:00 am and  marches to the Dee Stadium in Houghton where the multicultural festival takes place beginning at approximately noon. The multicultural festival features food and craft booths as well as entertainment. Join us Saturday evening at 7:30 pm for a performance by China Gold, a cinematic acrobatic troupe. More details on Parade of Nations events can be found on the International Programs and Services website at


Michigan Tech’s Presidential Council of Alumnae 

Students are invited to join Michigan Tech’s Presidential Council of Alumnae (PCA) on Thursday, September 21 from 2:00-3:15 in the MUB Ballroom A for a presentation on Social Media/Personal Branding titled: “Am I Making a Great First Impression?”

PCA members are female graduates of Michigan Tech who have been recognized for their career and professional successes.  They meet annually on campus for activities that support the University’s strategic plan and specifically focus on engaging the campus community to educate, influence, and inspire the Women of Michigan Tech.

Yearning to Breathe Free Concert

Bring your lawn chairs, bring your blankets: The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present “Yearning to Breathe Free,” a free outdoor concert put on by Michael Christianson, Michigan Tech’s Director of Bands, with performances by the Superior Wind Symphony, in which they will celebrate the music of great composers who emigrated to the United States. Come spend a beautiful fall evening full of band music on Sunday, September 24th, 7:00 PM, on the Rozsa/Walker lawn. If it rains, the show will be inside, in the Rozsa Center.

According to Christainson, “Many of the great composers of iconic American band music came to the United States from overseas. They were drawn by the words of Emma Lazarus, inscribed in 1883 on the base of the Statue of Liberty: 

 “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

 We will perform mostly original works for winds by great composers who were immigrants to the US: Irving Berlin, Antonin Dvorak, Sergei Prokofiev, Darius Milhaud, Paul Hindemith, Igor Stravinsky, Percy Grainger, Chen Yi, Tania Leon , plus a Sousa march dedicated to his overseas friends! Bring your blanket, your dinner, and spread out on the lawn as you enjoy a classic Band moment with Michigan Tech’s Superior Wind Symphony! Concert starts at 7:00PM, sunset starts at 8:01.”

For more information please visit us online at

HuskyLEAD Leadership Development Series
Interested in developing yourself as a leader? Student Activities offers HuskyLEAD, a leadership development series which stands for Leadership Education Accelerating Development. The HuskyLEAD series focuses on five different leadership competencies: self-awareness, teamwork, communication, ethical practices, and social responsibility.
New this year, we’re also offering HuskyLEAD – Strengths Series! The HuskyLEAD-Strengths Series will help students learn how to develop and apply their strengths for success in college and beyond. The purpose is to identify and maximize the talent of college students to guide their personal, professional, and leadership development through the use and application of strengths-based sciences.
Our Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD schedule is below and more information can be found at
Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD:
  • Service Leadership, Thursday, September 28, 6 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wads G17/19
  • Daring Way, Wednesday, October 11, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB Ballroom B1
  • Ethics, Wednesday, November 1 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB Ballroom B1 OR Thursday, November 2, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wads G17/19
Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD – Strength Series:
  • Lead with Purpose (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 1), Thursday, September 14, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wads G17/19 OR Wednesday, October 25 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB B001
  • Understanding the Strengths Profile (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 2), Wednesday, November 8, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB B001 OR Thursday, November 30, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wads G17/19
  • Applying StrengthsFinder (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 3), Wednesday, December 6 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB B001
If you have any questions about HuskyLEAD, please contact Jonathan Davey, Coordinator of Student Activities at (906) 487-2831 or email

Study Abroad Fair

The annual Fall Study Abroad Fair is taking place NEXStudyAbroad_Poster_2017T Thursday, September 21st, 10:00 – 2:00 outside on campus by the Husky Statue. 

 The fair is an opportunity to meet with study abroad representatives from International Studies Abroad (ISA)University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), Semester at Sea, and Global Semesters

 In addition, you’ll have the chance to speak with Michigan Tech study abroad alumni and exchange students from the Netherlands, Germany and Finland!


Touchdown Monday at Campus Store or University Images

Monday, September 18, will be Touchdown Monday! For every touchdown our Michigan Tech football team scores during a homegame, receive 5% (up to 25%) off any insignia apparel or souvenir item at the Campus Store or University Images.

 Want to be the FIRST to know about sales and promotions at the Campus Store? Then sign up for our google group, Husky Deals!  When you sign up for our Husky Deals group, you’ll receive exclusive news about upcoming promotions and flash sales in the store. Don’t miss out! Send us your email address to and we will add you to the group directly! Join or leave at any time! From all of us at the Campus Store, Thank you!

 The Office of the Vice President for Administration is rolling out a Customer Service Survey Pilot Project using QR codes stationed at various locations around campus. Look for the code at the cash registers in the Campus Store, University Images, Portage Lake Golf Course, and the Central Ticketing Office. Please participate in this survey to help VP Administration better improve customer service, the Michigan Tech experience, and enter yourself into a drawing for a free coffee!


Finding a Research Mentor Workshop

Are you interested in conducting research? Not sure how to locate a faculty member to work with? Join Dr. Lorelle Meadows, Dean of the Pavlis Honors College, for an interactive discussion of how to find and approach a faculty member for a research position. In addition, learn about paid research internship opportunities at Michigan Tech and beyond.

Workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 20th from 6-7pm in Library 243.

For information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops click here.


Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved?  Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students?

If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings.  We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.

You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students.  We work together to act on your idea and make changes.  Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include:


  • Skate Board/Long Board Racks
  • Water Bottle Filler Stations
  • Prince’s Point Rehab
  • Upper Daniell Heights Printer
  • Reflectors
  • Bus Stop Schedules
  • Promotion of Husky Food Access Network (Husky FAN)
  • Promotion of Maintenance Direct Work Order
  • Value Statement
  • Relocation of Broomball Rinks
  • Designated Memorial Garden
  • Experience Tech Fee Initiative

 Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings.

Please check out the Student Commission website for more information.

2017 Fall Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017, 2:00 pm, MUB, Ballroom B3
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Admin 404
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m., MUB, Ballroom A1
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m., MUB, Ballroom A1
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m., MUB, Ballroom A1
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Admin 404

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Barn Dance

Sponsored by the Christian Organizations of Michigan Tech

There will be a Barn Dance held in the Chassell Pavilion Barn Danceon Friday, September 22, 2017, hosted by st. Al’s, Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship, Cru, and Concordia Student Ministries. Country Swing dance lessons will be available from 8-9 pm and the dance will be from 9 pm – 12 am.

For more information please contact Jill at

RU Ready? | Monday, Sept 18 | 11 AM – 2 PM | MUB Ballroom

Check out this one-stop shop for all things Career Fair! Here’s your chance to review your resume, receive interview tips, practice your personal introductions, and more. Bonus – free lunch on us! 

 Manufacturing Day | Tuesday, Sept 19 | 11 AM – 2 PM | CareerFest Tent

Explore opportunities in the Manufacturing Industry- including Robotics & Controls, Building & Construction Design, and Advanced Manufacturing.

 Steel Day | Wednesday, Sept 20 | 11 AM – 2 PM | CareerFest Tent

Meet with companies from the Steel Industry, including Caterpillar, Inc., Arcelor Mittal, Gerdau, Nucor, and more. 

 Mock Interviews | Thursday, Sept 21 and Friday, Sept 22 | 8 AM – 4 PM | Admin 220

Sign up for a mock interview to prepare for Career Fair with a company representative or a campus professional. There are only 70 slots available, so make sure to sign up ASAP!

 Lightning Talks – Student Development Days with PCA | Thursday, Sept 21 | 12 PM – 2 PM | MUB Ballroom 

Hear from the powerful women of the Presidential Council of Alumnae (PCA), a group of Michigan Tech graduates. 1,800 students were invited, with only 200 available seats. Make sure to RSVP today to claim your spot.

 Student Development Days with PCA | Friday, Sept 22 | 8 AM – 11 AM | MUB Ballroom 

RSVP and enjoy breakfast and a round-table discussion with the women of the PCA. Can’t make it for the whole thing? The discussion begins at 9:00 AM. Drop in when you can. 

 Resume Blitz | Friday, Sept 22 | 11 AM – 2 PM | MUB Commons

Stop by to receive tips and tricks from company representatives and professionals on how to improve your resume before Career Fair. No RSVP needed, but arrive early as the line grows quickly!

 Pasties and Robots with Martin Ford | Saturday, September 23 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Rozsa Center

Space is limited to 100 students. Sign-up for this event in the Career Service office, call (906)487-2313 or email to reserve your spot & pasty. Bring your questions about emerging industry trends in robotics and artificial intelligence. 

 The Robots Are Coming! | Saturday, Sept 23 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Rozsa Center

Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, will discuss the impact of artificial intelligence and its impact on your future.

Registration for Intramural Sports Open on Friday, August 25, 2017

Register your team at


Entry Deadlines

Frisbockey: Sign up on the Wait-List until Friday, September 22 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 18th

Soccer Fours: Sign up on the Wait-List until Friday, September 22 @ 8;00 am

  • Season begins September 20th

Racquetball Singles: Friday, September 22 @ noon

Flag Football: Friday, September 29 @ 8:00 am

Disc Golf Singles: Friday, September 22 @ 10 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 23 @ 10 am

For more information:

Register your team at

Artist Exhibit at the Rozsa

Who owns the wind? The leaves on the trees? When a paper company cuts down a 75-year-old tree, or a landowner clears brush for a better view of the lake, how is an entire ecosystem affected? What ethical, cultural, and social questions are raised? Artist Katie Hargrave, a professor of art at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, who holds degrees in Painting, Intermedia, and Cultural Production, explores these questions in her exhibition, It’s nothing personal (space), opening at the Rozsa Center’s gallery A-Space, on Friday, September 22. “It’s nothing personal (space)” is an exploration of the competing ideas of ownership and stewardship as they relate to public and private land, trees and deserts, and individual and corporate voices. Inspired by a road trip to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, the site of militia protests during the winter of 2016, the exhibition includes fiber, audio, video, and drawings The September 22 opening includes a reception with the artist from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Hargrave will discuss her work at 5:30 PM. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public, and the show will remain open through November 11. Gallery hours are M – F 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and Saturdays from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Katie Hargrave, who was born in 1985 in Chicago and now resides in Chattanooga, TN, received a BFA from the University of Illinois, an MFA in Intermedia and Drawing from the University of Iowa, and an MA in museum studies and anthropology from Brandeis University. Her work has been shown at DIY spaces, commercial galleries, non-profits, and festivals, including the Manifesta Biennial in Murcia, Spain where she worked with activists to design bilingual tools for direct action; SPACES gallery in Cleveland, where she applied the framework of forest succession to city planning, and the Floating Library, a zine[1] collection on a boat in the Minneapolis lakes. Hargrave is a member of the collaborative groups “The Think Tank that has yet to be named” and “Like Riding a Bicycle.” For more information about Hargrave, please visit her website at

For more information please contact A-Space gallery director Lisa Gordillo, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, 906-487-3096,

Registration for the 11th Annual D80 Conference is now open

The D80 Conference is a dialog and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference in the fall every year to give a platform to the voices of university students serving communities in need, both domestically and abroad. Our conferences highlight service and research work done by students from Michigan Tech and elsewhere, and are open to anybody interested in development, design, and discovery for the poorest 80% of humanity. The public is always welcome.D80 poster for snb

The theme for the annual D80 Conference is Connect, Collaborate, Create! We are very excited to welcome Cathy Leslie, Executive Director of Engineers Without Borders-USA, as our featured keynote speaker.

The 2017 conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 14th in the U. J. Noblet Forestry Atrium. Registration is now open. More information regarding the conference and registration can be found at The deadline to register for D80 is Friday, September 29th.

Students involved in community service domestically and abroad are encouraged to register to present and/or facilitate a workshop at the conference. If you have any questions, please email

This year’s conference is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s D80 Center, the Sustainable Futures Institute, and the Pavlis Honors College.

OXE Chemical Engineering Honors Society

The OXE Chemical Engineering Honors Society will host a co-op presentation series that exhibits student experiences while on co-op. Check out Involvement Link for more information.

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There’s still time to get your HuskieFit Ultimate Session Punch Card!

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Rozsa Calendars for the 2017/18 Season Available Now

The Rozsa Calendars are here! Once again this year we have both full-size wall calendars and the handy pocket/desk calendars that fit neatly in purses, pockets, and of course by your phone on your desk.  Pick up one of each or even both at the Rozsa Center or at any of the more than 120 local Houghton and Hancock businesses who display and distribute them each year.

Featured this year are 12 Rozsa Presenting Series events, more than 33 Visual and Performing Arts events including music, theater and visual arts events, and the ever-popular 41 North Film festival. What happens when you combine Chinese martial arts, dance and acrobats in “China Gold,” a dark and physical interpretation by PUSH Physical Theatre of the gothic tale “Dracula,” world-class modern dance “Ailey II,” and an award winning all-new play from LA Theatre Works about the last 24 hours of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, “The Mountaintop”? You get the Rozsa Visual and Performing Arts 2017/18 Season!

Season Ticket Packages are on sale now, with the best discounts available on all the season has to offer! There are four Season Ticket Package options this year, offering savings of 18% – 37% off single ticket prices: A Full Season Ticket Package, a pass to all the arts at Michigan Tech! Enjoy the biggest discount available off the single ticket price on all Rozsa and VPA events. The popular “Pick 6” Season Ticket Package has returned, and is an even better value this year. New this year, we have both a “Pick 3” option, and have brought back the very popular new “Family Pack” option that will help you bring the whole family to a big show at an affordable price. We hope there is a package that works for you! Thank you to all of our long-time Season Ticket holders, we’re holding your seats.  For new Season Ticket buyers, welcome, we look forward to seeing you this season.

Not interested in a Season Ticket Package? Single ticket sales begin September 1, 2017. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Central Ticket Office (SDC), at 906-487-2073, or go online at

For Michigan Tech faculty and staff, we would like to make it easy for you to get your copies of the calendars! If you would like to request a calendar be delivered directly to your campus mailbox, please click on this link and fill out the google form. We will gladly send a calendar to you in inter-campus mail.