Student News Briefs – September 22, 2017

 Career Fair

Resume Blitz | Monday, Sept 25 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 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!

 Business Careers Day | Monday, Sept 25 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | CareerFEST Tent

 Explore opportunities in business-related fields, highlighting finance, accounting, marketing, supply chain, information technology, and economics.

 Career Fair Cookout | Tuesday, Sept 26 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | CareerFEST Tent

 Meet corporate representatives in a stress-free environment! Here’s your chance to mingle with recruiters in a casual environment while enjoying free food and music. 

 Career Fair First-timers Tour | Wednesday, Sept 27 | Tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and4 pm | SDC Main Entrance

 Your first time at Career Fair can be overwhelming. Let us show you around, calm your nerves, and give you the confidence you need to approach companies! 

 2017 Fall Career Fair | Wednesday, Sept 27 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | SDC

 The big day has come! Take a deep breath and step into the gym. Recruiters are here to meet you and you’re awesome. 

 *Don’t forget to check out Handshake for Info Sessions with companies on campus this week! Meet with company reps in a no-stress environment before talking with them at Career Fair. 

Career Basics at the Campus Store

Fall 2017 Career Fair is right around the corner.  Are you ready?  Stop by the Campus Store for all of your career apparel including dress shirts, dress pants, skirts, ties, and belts.  We also have a great selection of your “last minute” items such as; tie clips, socks, pantyhose, shoe laces, shoe polish, lint rollers, sewing kits, pad folios, folders, planners and pens.  Land that job by making sure you are perfectly polished!

National Voter Registration Day
Haven’t registered to vote yet? Need to update your voting information? Have questions surrounding your polling location, what initiatives are on the ballot, etc.? Several departments on campus including several off-campus non-profit organizations are hosting a National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 26 from 9am-1pm. Information tables will be set up around campus providing information to students, staff, and faculty. The city clerk will also be on-site at the Husky Statue to handle any major issues concerning your registration. Our goal with this non-partisan event is to increase voter engagement to create active, engaged citizens.

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The Peace Corp
There is an information session on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Great Lakes Research Center 202. Please come if you are interested.


Entry Deadlines

Disc Golf Singles: Friday September 22 @ Noon

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 23 @ 10:00 am

Racquetball Singles: Friday September 22 @ 5:00 pm

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

Co-Rec Water Polo: Friday, October 7 @ 8:00 am

Disc Golf Doubles: September 6 @ Noon

  • Tournament on Saturday, October 7 @ 10:00 am

Homecoming Kickball: Wednesday, October 11 @ Noon

3-on-3 Basketball League: Friday, October 13 @ 8:00 am

Register your team at


– For more information:  E-mail

HuskyLEAD Next Week!
HuskyLEAD workshops are offered at various times throughout the semester covering five leadership components: self-awareness, teamwork, communication, ethical practices, and social responsibility. The next HuskyLEAD is scheduled for Thursday, September 28 from 6-7pm, in Wadsworth Hall G17/19W on Service Leadership.
The workshop is designed to help students enhance their knowledge of leadership and service, understand how to create meaningful service projects, and explore service outside of the collegiate environment.
All are welcome to attend and more information about this workshop and the other HuskyLEAD workshops can be found at our website:

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

 Cap, Gown, & Ticket Ordering Now Open

 Request commencement tickets and place your cap & gown order now. Review cap & gown pricing, ordering deadline, Michigan Tech cap & gown policies and commencement information prior to ordering.


 Please contact with any questions.

Afrobeat Fitness

Want to try something different? Join Afrobeat Fitness instructor Stephanie Saturdays from 12 to 12:50 pm in thAfrobeat-Fitness-1e SDC Studio! This class will leave you feeling successful regardless of your fitness level. Afrobeat Fitness is an energetic dance class associated with West African musical styles (Afrobeat) to create an exciting routine and a great cardio workout.


For more class information, visit Afrobeat Fitness.


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

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.

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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.




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.