Archives—October 2017

Student News Briefs – October 27, 2017

Indian Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana 

by Khana Khazana

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from India.Indian Cuisine

The menu features:

  • Chicken Korma
  • Paneer Korma
  • Strawberry Custard Pudding

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


Campus-Wide Survey

The University is conducting a campus-wide survey to find out what it’s like to work, live, and learn at Michigan Tech. The survey – called the Michigan Tech Assessment of Working, Living, and Learning – will help the University better understand the current climate at Michigan Tech, and how all members of our community experience it.

Creating and maintaining a community environment that respects individual needs, abilities, and potential is critically important. The assessment is designed to provide the administration with information about both positive and challenging aspects of life at Michigan Tech. It’s your opportunity to describe your personal experiences, your observations, and to offer suggestions for change that might enhance the campus climate.

The goals of the project are to: 1) identify successful initiatives, 2) uncover any challenges facing members of our community, and 3) develop strategic initiatives to build on the successes and address the challenges.

This research has been reviewed and approved by the Michigan Tech Institutional Review Board. Additional information about the project is available here.

You are encouraged to take the time to answer the questions by going to mtu.edu/worklivelearn. Completing the survey takes an average of 20 to 30 minutes, but it could take longer depending on your responses. All of your answers will remain confidential and the results will be reported in group form only. You will not be identifiable as an individual.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to this vital project.


Join Spectrum Connection for Mask Making

We invite you join the Spectrum Connection for some mask making, A freaky movie, and frightening food!  We will behosHalloween party flyer Ating a mask making tutorial, followed by a spooky movie!  Join us Saturday, October 28, from 3:00 P.M. –  6:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Haunted Mine Tour

This year the Visual Performing Arts department is taking over the Quincy Haunted Mine Tour. If any of you are interested in being a tour guide, actor, crew, or host/logistics fill out this form asap! (This does count as volunteer hours, and food will be provided). I will do my best to make sure everyone can be involved and taking your schedules into consideration. If you have any questions you can email me at makozmor@mtu.edu.

Sign up with this link.

Haunted Mine Volunteer Sign-up


SAFEHOUSE 2017

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Trick or Treat!!

Campus Bookstore or University Images

Just kidding, no tricks here but, we do have a treat for you guys!

Stop by the campus store on Halloween- Tuesday, October 31st and receive a 31% discount, on one sweatshirt of your choice, if you are dressed in FULL costume. No costume? No Problem! You can still stop by and grab some candy, on us!

We look forward to seeing you!


Come Dance with Nosotros

Where: MUB ballroom

Time: 8-9 pm salsa lessons, 9-11 pm open floor   Poster_Nosotros

When: Saturday 4th November

Cost: FREE!

All levels! No partner needed! Family friendly!


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Read a good book? Let us know!

The Summer Reading as Inquiry Committee is seeking book recommendations for fall 2018 and we’d love to hear from you!  If you have a title you’d like to recommend, please email hsimpson@mtu.edu by November 3, 2017.


Alternative Energy Enterprise 

Sustainable Demonstration House:

Open House

Wednesday, November 1st from 4pm-6pm

The objective of the Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) project is to retrofit the Kettle Gundlach building for energy, water, and gas efficiency. AEE is using the house to share sustainability with students, faculty and the public and share our experience with those who may be looking to improve the sustainability of their own homes. In 2016, AEE partnered with Superior Ideas to spread public awareness of the Sustainability Demonstration House project. The house is undergoing long-term efficiency analysis so it can be seen how the changes improved its sustainability. These results are planned to be published through our partnerships with groups on campus and in the community.

Throughout this project, AEE has been able to work with important organizations and numerous highly motivated individuals. Working alongside the Director of Sustainability at Michigan Tech, the ETEC enterprise, the MTU Social Science department, and various individuals around the Keweenaw Peninsula has helped drastically with the forward progress of this community project. Our approach with this project is to get the community as involved as possible. We continue to reach out to others in the area who would desire to be a part in the project. Full information on the SDH project can be found on Superior Ideas: http://www.superiorideas.org/projects/sustainable-demonstration-house 

Learn about sustainability, see the house and meet the tenants at our OPEN HOUSE on November 1, 2017 from 4pm-6pm.

The house is located at 21680 Woodland Dr.


Nutrition Workshops

Nutrition Workshops are now available through HuskiesFit Programs! (2) four-week sessions, “Eating for Energy” and “Weigh Less & Live More”. Join Kero Tuesdays at 12 pm. Bring your lunch and pick  up some health tips to get you on the right track!

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Class Tribute AB

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN December 2017: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is November 20, Monday.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.


Course Materials Survey – starting Monday!

 Beginning the week of October 30, the Michigan Tech Campus Store will be participating in a nationwide survey regarding course materials, we’d like to hear your thoughts! The information collected is important to the Campus Store as we strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness. In essence, you’ll be helping steer the ship.

As a Michigan Tech student, you will be receiving an email which will include a link to the survey hosted by OnCampus Research. The survey should take roughly 20 minutes of your time. The Campus Store and OnCampus Research are offering financial incentives for your opinions and would greatly appreciate your participation! Be part of a movement and make your voice heard!

Thank you and be watching for the survey link in your email!

 


The Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts Presents the first Rozsa gallery b show of the 2017-18 Season: Come In We’re Open, an open house exhibition of the work of student sculptors’ work in progress, as a part of the “Project Learning Lab” alternative classroom project. The show opens today, Monday, October 23, and runs until Saturday, October 28, 2017. There will be a public reception on Thursday, October 26, from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM, and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

gallery b is part of “Project Learning Lab,” a cutting-edge Visual Arts experiment that takes place within the Rozsa gallery. Students in 3D Design and Sculpture use the Rozsa Gallery as an active and alternative classroom, transforming the space into a real-time work of art during the semester. Student work will be shown twice each semester. A mid-semester showcase will open the gallery for our community to see work in-progress; the end of semester exhibition will welcome community into a fully transformed space.  As part of Project Learning Lab, our Visual Arts Faculty are working alongside our students as Resident Art Fellows.

For more information please contact Lisa Gordillo, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, 906-487-3096, lijohnso@mtu.edu.


Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course
HuskiesFit Programs is offering a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course and a Lifeguard Renewal Course November 10-12, 2017. Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 3-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. You must be at least 15 years of age by the class start date, able to swim 200-400 yards, tread water for 2 minutes and grab a 10 pound brick from 8-12 feet of water with a feet first surface dive.

Cost of the training is $135, and the deadLIFEGUARD_ONE_COLOR_2008_red2line to register is November 3.

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification could lead to a job as a lifeguard at the SDC Pool!

For more information, visit Lifeguard.


Club Rozsa

Join us in Club Rozsa, featuring the Jazz Lab Band and the Research & Development Big Band. The stage of the Rozsa is transformed into an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere, complete with café tables and a cash bar. The concerts are a “Jazz Buffet” with something for everyone – swing, funk, blues, Latin, fusion and originals. The Rozsa stage becomes a pop-up jazz club, and the intimate club atmosphere is a perfect setting for the Research & Development (R&D) Big Band and the Jazz Lab Band to loosen the reins on creativity and capture the flow of jazz!  Join Jazz Studies Program Director Mike Irish and the Michigan Tech Jazz ensembles for Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa this Friday and Saturday nights, October 27 & 28, 7:30 PM.

According to Irish, “There will be two “Backstage Jazz Series” again this year, culminating in a “Jazz Week” featuring the living Jazz legend Fred Hersch, with a finale concert with the Fred Hersch Trio, on Saturday, March 24, 2018.   Join us, and immerse yourself in the music! In the words of jazz legend Art Blakey, “Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.”” 

Tickets for Backstage Jazz at the Rozsa are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Bethany Jones

bjones@mtu.edu

906-487-2420

Mike Irish

mjirish@mtu.edu

906-487-2145


 

Scott & Chris

9PM – Saturday, Nov. 4th | MUB CommonsChris

One plays the cello and one plays the guitar.  Together, this acoustic duo rocks out to originals and covers.  This unique twist on modern day music makes it an act you won’t want to miss!  There will even be free donuts and hot cider!  Don’t miss them on Saturday, Nov. 4th at 9pm in the MUB Commons, it will be a great show and MUB Board would love to see you there!

 


HuskyLEAD – Strengths Series

Join Dr. Scott Marratto, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan Technological University, on Wednesday, November 1 from 4-5pm in MUB Ballroom B1 for his presentation on Morality and Technology: Rethinking Engineering Ethics. Dr. Marratto’s discussion will conclude the Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD workshops; however, individuals are still encouraged to check out the HuskyLEAD-Strengths Series opportunities still happening.

Morality and Technology: Rethinking Engineering Ethics

Traditional approaches to engineering ethics stress the application of professional codes of ethics to real-world problems. The mainstay of education in this approach is the case-study: the examination of real and hypothetical incidents (e.g., the space shuttle Challenger accident) with a view to drawing lessons about how ethical rules and procedures could, or should, have been applied. A number of ethicists and philosophers of technology have raised critical questions about this approach. For one thing, it involves a very limited understanding of ethics and ethical conduct, one which focusses on decision-making in the face of a problem rather than on ethical dispositions, professional formation, character, etc. Further, philosophers of technology have stressed the ethical and moral dimensions not just of our decisions concerning what to do with our technologies, but concerning the very design and structure of technical objects and systems. They have argued that ethics should be much more integrated into the education of engineers and designers. In this talk and discussion, we will consider some of these challenges and proposals for new approaches to engineering ethics.


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.


Leadership Education Accelerating Development
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.
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 http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.
Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD:
  • 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
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  • Lead with Purpose (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 1), 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 jrdavey@mtu.edu.

Pistol Club Open Shoot

Due to the range at the SDC being temporarily closed, MTU Pistol Club is temporarily operating at the Portage Lake Sportsman Club. Because of this, we have to limit the number of people to 40 per day due to transportation. We are experimenting with this operation but currently we will work on a first come first serve basis.

We are required to provide tech insured transportation via a shuttle. The shuttle will be located at the lot behind OAP by Public Safety. and will run about every 30 minutes from 4-7 pm this Friday, and 1-4 on our Saturday and Sunday events with a final returning van at 8 and five respectively

We are operating on the following day:

Sunday October 29 1-5

We are unable to transport firearms in Tech Vehicles so if you would like to bring your own fire arm please come before the first shuttle and we will transport your firearm in an range safety officers  vehicle. If you are not comfortable with that then we encourage you to purchase a year long membership at Portage Lake Sportsman Club. For our event we will only allow pistols and .22 rifles.

If you want to bring a personal firearm, you must preregister as only one vehicle will be bringing firearms out there once each way.

All personal vehicles must be left at the library as the pick up spot is for public safety only.

For those of you who are interested at getting a membership, their yearly student membership fee is only $30 if paid in cash and $32 if paid through Pay Pal.

Here is a link for membership at Portage Lake Sportsman Club if you are interested:

http://www.portagelakeclub.org/membership.html

Please tell your friends to sign up as well. We will make sure your time is well spent! Also make sure to bring CASH for ammo and a $6 transportation/PLSC fee. We can not accept credit.

Because we are not hosting at our regular MTU range, there will be no membership fee for pistol club this semester.

Contact austinsm@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


MTSF Awarding Student Leadership Scholarship

This semester, MTSF is awarding the Student Leadership Scholarship. Four $1000 scholarships will be handed out and are open to students from every major. I have attached the scholarship application below. The scholarships are due at 5PM on October 30th.

Student Leadership Scholarship Form

Please email Karry Modolo at kamodolo@mtu.edu with any questions.

Thanks!

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation

MTSF@mtu.edu

906.487.2013

203 Alumni House

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931


STUDENT COMMISSION

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. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student-commission/

2017 Fall Meeting Date

  • 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

 


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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

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MTU Cross Country 5K Fundraiser

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10 am.

Michigan Tech Trails

All procceds benefit the Michigan Tech Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams.

Trick or Trot 5k A

For more information email Jake Isaacson at jjisaacs@mtu.edu


MTU Surveys

Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!


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.

Visit http://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech/

Please contact capandgown@mtu.edu with any questions.


LeaderShape Institute Applications are Open

Applications for the 2018 LeaderShape Institute are now opleadershappostcarden!

Check out our website for more information: http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/leadershape/.
Feel free to share far and wide!

Serve901
In March 2018, Michigan Tech will partner with Serve901 in Memphis, Tennessee to combat specific social issues. The trip will be comprised of 18 students, including two staff advisors. Students will apply for the opportunity and pay a $200 deposit to secure their spot. The deposit will be refunded on the first day of the trip. All other expenses are covered.
Applications are open until January 31, 2018, but there will be a priority consideration for those that apply before December 8, 2017. Any remaining spots will be filled after the application deadline.
Check out our website for pictures and stories from last year’s participants. For more information contact Jonathan Davey at jrdavey@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1963. Or you may contact Zachary Rubinstein at zlrubins@mtu.edu.


Student News Briefs – October 20, 2017

Cardboard Boat Races:
What better way to celebrate Homecoming that by watching fellow students race boats made out of cardboard! The races will take place at the Houghton Waterfront Park starting at 4 PM on Friday, October 20!
There will be free bus shuttles to and from the Cardboard Boat races starting at 3 PM.  The shuttles will end once everyone waiting for a shuttle has been returned at the end of the races. The continuous loop route will make stops at the Student Development Complex (SDC), Memorial Union Building (MUB) bus stop and Houghton Waterfront Park.
For more information, contact Student Activities at 7-1963.

Homecoming Tailgate:
Come support the Huskies with FREE FOOD and FUN at the Homecoming Tailgate this Saturday, October 21 from 11 AM – 1 PM!
You can mingle with athletes, take photos with a Michigan Tech photo frame, play yard games, and so much more! There will also be free beer with valid ID. Students need their HuskyCard ID to get into the game and tailgate party. Anyone with a game ticket can get into the tailgate.
Sponsored by Athletics, Dining Services, Alumni Engagement, Wellness, and Student Activities!
Follow-up the tailgate by cheering on the Huskies as they compete against Wayne State in the Homecoming Football Game at 1:00 PM on Sherman Field! GO HUSKIES!

 

Spirit Friday Sale – Campus Bookstore, University Images

Friday, October 20, 2017 is Spirit Friday!

Support the home team and show your Husky pride! Spirit Friday (October 20, 2017) at the Campus Store, University Images and online! Friday only, all Michigan Tech Apparel in school colors (black, gold, grey and white) is 25% off. Celebrate Homecoming by wearing our school colors and save 25%.

 

 


Advances in Automotive Steels – Joe Nowosad

Customer Technical Service Manager for NAFTA General Motors, Joe Nowosad, will be on campus today (Oct. 20) from 2-3pm in the Pavlis Honors College Collaboration Space (M&M 722) to talk about automotive steel. He will discuss the automotive industry’s use of steel, how steel advancements have changed the industry over the past decade, and where the industry is headed.

Joe Nowosad has over 30 years of experience in the steel industry working with ArcelorMittal in multiple areas of the organization. Joe has a Bachelor Degree in Materials Science Engineering from Michigan Tech and a Masters of Business Administration and Management from Indiana University South Bend. A long-time advocate for Michigan Tech, Joe received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015 for his service on the College of Engineering Advisory Board, the Materials Science Engineering Advisory Board, the Career Services Corporate Advisory Board and a long history of support for the Enterprise Program.

This event is open to everyone on campus!


Deadline to Apply to Pavlis is Sunday, Oct. 22

Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Spring 2018! You are eligible to apply if you have 2-4 years remaining on campus. The Learning Community offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program: Global Leadership, Peace Corps Prep, Research Scholars, Enhanced Enterprise Experience (E3 ), New Venture, and Custom Pathway.

Most undergraduate students at Tech are already doing the things that Pavlis requires. We have a team of faculty and staff from various disciplines and backgrounds that foster a rewarding and meaningful education. Want to learn more about how you can join Pavlis? Email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, Oct. 22. Apply here.

Find out why success means more than GPA: honors.mtu.edu.

 


Haunted Mine Tour

This year the Visual Performing Arts department is taking over the Quincy Haunted Mine Tour. If any of you are interested in being a tour guide, actor, crew, or host/logistics fill out this form asap! (This does count as volunteer hours, and food will be provided). I will do my best to make sure everyone can be involved and taking your schedules into consideration. If you have any questions you can email me at makozmor@mtu.edu.

Sign up with this link.

Haunted Mine Volunteer Sign-up


SAFEHOUSE 2017

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 Make a Difference Day 2017

Make a Difference Day 2017 will take place on Saturday, October 28. All those interested in volunteering must fill out this Involvement Link form.
Deadline to register is Monday, October 23MADD-01
Check-In is offered between 8:00-9:00 a.m on October 28th. Volunteers meet in the MUB Commons where they’ll check-in, receive information packets and a t-shirt and head to service locations.
Here’s a video from last year’s MADD:
Please share this message with all!
Questions can be sent to huskyhelpers@mtu.edu.

Trick or Treat!!

Campus Bookstore or University Images

Just kidding, no tricks here but, we do have a treat for you guys!

Stop by the campus store on Halloween- Tuesday, October 31st and receive a 31% discount, on one sweatshirt of your choice, if you are dressed in FULL costume. No costume? No Problem! You can still stop by and grab some candy, on us!

We look forward to seeing you!


Nutrition Workshops

Nutrition Workshops are now available through HuskiesFit Programs! (2) four-week sessions, “Eating for Energy” and “Weigh Less & Live More”. Join Kero Tuesdays at 12 pm. Bring your lunch and pick  up some health tips to get you on the right track!

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Class Tribute AB

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN December 2017: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is November 20, Monday.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.


UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Ice Hockey: Tuesday, October 24 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins on October 30th

Tennis Singles: Friday, October 27 @ 8:00 am

  • Tournament Starts on Friday, October 27 @ 6:00 pm

Racquetball Doubles: Friday, October 27 @ Noon

  • Tournament starts October 31st

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


Pumpkin Carving

Is your porch looking less than spooky? Is that pumpkin spice latte not satisfying your cravings? WPumpkin Carving 2017ell come on down to the OAP Backyard Tuesday at 6PM to carve your very own Jack-O-Lantern! Tools, S’Mores, and pumpkins will be provided by MUB Board and OAP. After you’re done carving, stick around and watch the cult classic Hocus Pocus!

 

 

 

 

 


Lake Superior Pro Rally
The Lake Superior Pro Rally will take place in downtown Houghton on Saturday, October 21st.  Lakeshore Drive will be blocked starting at 3:00 PM.  The cars will start around 5:45 PM.  At 7:00 PM the cars will be finished with the rally and the City of Houghton is looking for 12-24 volunteers to assist with taking down the cones and police tape and storing them in their assigned places.
Anyone who is willing to volunteer for this event, or any groups that may want to do this project as their MADD contribution, please contact me (jrdavey@mtu.edu) and Ann Vollrath (ann@cityofhoughton.com) at your earliest convenience.

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course
HuskiesFit Programs is offering a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course and a Lifeguard Renewal Course November 10-12, 2017. Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 3-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. You must be at least 15 years of age by the class start date, able to swim 200-400 yards, tread water for 2 minutes and grab a 10 pound brick from 8-12 feet of water with a feet first surface dive.

Cost of the training is $135, and the deadLIFEGUARD_ONE_COLOR_2008_red2line to register is November 3.

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification could lead to a job as a lifeguard at the SDC Pool!

For more information, visit Lifeguard.

 

 


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.


Leadership Education Accelerating Development
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.
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 http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.
Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD:
  • 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
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  • Lead with Purpose (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 1), 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 jrdavey@mtu.edu.

Pistol Club Open Shoot

Due to the range at the SDC being temporarily closed, MTU Pistol Club is temporarily operating at the Portage Lake Sportsman Club. Because of this, we have to limit the number of people to 40 per day due to transportation. We are experimenting with this operation but currently we will work on a first come first serve basis.

We are required to provide tech insured transportation via a shuttle. The shuttle will be located at the lot behind OAP by Public Safety. and will run about every 30 minutes from 4-7 pm this Friday, and 1-4 on our Saturday and Sunday events with a final returning van at 8 and five respectively

We are operating on the following days:

Saturday October 21 1-5

Sunday October 29 1-5

We are unable to transport firearms in Tech Vehicles so if you would like to bring your own fire arm please come before the first shuttle and we will transport your firearm in an range safety officers  vehicle. If you are not comfortable with that then we encourage you to purchase a year long membership at Portage Lake Sportsman Club. For our event we will only allow pistols and .22 rifles.

If you want to bring a personal firearm, you must preregister as only one vehicle will be bringing firearms out there once each way.

All personal vehicles must be left at the library as the pick up spot is for public safety only.

For those of you who are interested at getting a membership, their yearly student membership fee is only $30 if paid in cash and $32 if paid through Pay Pal.

Here is a link for membership at Portage Lake Sportsman Club if you are interested:

http://www.portagelakeclub.org/membership.html

Please tell your friends to sign up as well. We will make sure your time is well spent! Also make sure to bring CASH for ammo and a $6 transportation/PLSC fee. We can not accept credit.

Because we are not hosting at our regular MTU range, there will be no membership fee for pistol club this semester.

Contact austinsm@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


 

MTSF Awarding Student Leadership Scholarship

This semester, MTSF is awarding the Student Leadership Scholarship. Four $1000 scholarships will be handed out and are open to students from every major. I have attached the scholarship application below. The scholarships are due at 5PM on October 30th.

Student Leadership Scholarship Form

Please email Karry Modolo at kamodolo@mtu.edu with any questions.

Thanks!

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation

MTSF@mtu.edu

906.487.2013

203 Alumni House

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931


STUDENT COMMISSION

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. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student-commission/

2017 Fall Meeting Date

  • 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

Last night for the show!

Tech Theatre presents Steve Martin’s –Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Art or science, what has more power to change the future? Come, have drinks with Einstein and Picasso, at the Lapin Agile, a bar in 1904 Paris, as delightfully imagined by actor, comic, musician, and yes, playwright, Steve Martin. In his first full-length play, Martin puts Picasso and Einstein on a funny and poignant collision-course to drink, laugh, and debate the genius and imagination that inspires both. Members of the audience can even “drink” at the bar! There will be seats at the café tables for a few lucky audience members each night, with refreshments and snacks served as part of the performance. Tech Theatre, Directed by Christopher Plummer, Professor, Visual and Performing Art,  presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a thoughtfully comedic look at the power of imagination at the start of the 20th Century, from the perspective of two giants of their time. The show will run Friday, October 20, at 7:30 pm in the McArdle Theatre.

A long-running and popular Off-Broadway play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile began with a first reading of the play at Steve Martin’s home. Tom Hanks read the role of Picasso, and Chris Sarandon read Einstein. Following further development, the play opened at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago on October 13, 1993. The show then enjoyed a successful run in Los Angeles and then made its way to New York City. The New York Times wrote, “It’s important to remember that the playwright of Picasso at the Lapin Agile is Steve Martin, stand-up comic, actor, writer, banjo player and something of a genius in his own right. So when big questions are being addressed, you can be sure that a layer of silliness is always in place (and, subversively, a layer of seriousness beneath that).”

 According to Alexandra Walker, Tech Theatre’s stage manager for Lapin Agile“The play explores the question ‘what is the power of genius?’ As Picasso and Einstein argue over who will be able to change the century more with their work, we come to the conclusion: Both art and science are important, summed up in the words of Freddie, the Lapin Agile bartender/owner Freddie, proposing a toast with his patrons: ‘No movement will be as beautiful as the note across the staff, the line across the paper, or the idea across the mind.’”

Tickets are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or the night of the show at the McArdle door, which opens one hour prior to performances.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


Faculty Present Listening to Parks, an NEA Imagine Your Parks Project

What do you hear when you walk in the woods? What are the natural sounds and rythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Elizabeth Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, opened a multimedia and soundscape installation at the Duluth Children’s Museum this week, on Monday, September 25, 2017, in Duluth, MN, as a part of their “Listening to Parks” project, to explore those questions. The exhibit will be on display through October 15. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parksan Imagine Your Parks project. Visual and sound artists collaborated to create an immersive multimedia installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Keweenaw National Historic Park, Isle Royale National Park, and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The installation will tour to sites in the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan, and then will culminate in an exhibition in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in December. There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 2 from 5:00 -6:30 PM, which is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are M-F 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Fridays. The recorded sounds from this project will also be used for a composition for orchestra by Libby Meyer to be performed by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu says “As part of the NEA’s 50th anniversary, this year we are celebrating the magnificence of America’s national cultural treasures through art, the Imagine Your Parks grant program unites our mission with the National Park Service by connecting art projects with the natural, historic and cultural settings of the National Park System and will inspire a new generation to

discover these Isle Royalespecial places and experience our great heritage.”  “The ‘Imagine Your Parks’ grants are really helping us celebrate the NPS Centennial and the NEA’s 50th Anniversary with some incredibly diverse and interesting projects that continue to inspire more Americans of all backgrounds to connect with their national parks,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “The grants already awarded are already demonstrating the success of the program through a variety of inspiring projects. A new generation of artists is connecting to national parks through their work, and motivating others to do the same.”

According to Dr. Jared Anderson, Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, “I am very proud to announce that Christopher Plummer, Elizabeth Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, received the first-ever award for Michigan Tech from the National Endowment for the Arts, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Parks Service as a part of the “Imagine your Parks” initiative.  This project will consist of gathering soundscape recordings from Isle Royale National Park and other National Parks in this region.  The recorded sounds will then be used for a composition for orchestra by Libby Meyer to be performed by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra.  The sounds will also be integrated into a traveling multi-media art installation that will be presented at various park visitors centers and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in 2017.”

Please visit the Listening to Parks website for more details.   Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16.


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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

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MTU Cross Country 5K Fundraiser

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10 am.

Michigan Tech Trails

All procceds benefit the Michigan Tech Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams.

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For more information email Jake Isaacson at jjisaacs@mtu.edu


MTU Surveys

Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!


It is time for the next installment of the Social Justice Lecture Series! 

 We are excited to welcome Winona LaDuke to the Michigan Tech Campus on October 25th. Winona comes from Ojibwe ancestry in Minnesota and has a background that includes environmental activism, tribal land claims, writing, acting, and being a former vice presidential nominee!

October 25th, MUB Ballroom at 5:30 pm

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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.

Visit http://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech/

Please contact capandgown@mtu.edu with any questions.


LeaderShape Institute Applications are Open

Applications for the 2018 LeaderShape Institute are now opleadershappostcarden!

Check out our website for more information: http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/leadershape/.
Feel free to share far and wide!


PUSH Physical Theatre

“It’s untheatre. Intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics,and soulful artistry – award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre, the genre-defining masters of physical storytelling, express what it means to be human: the joy and sorrow, humor and tragedy, the big questions and the simple things.”

In an appropriately dark celebration of Halloween, the RoJPEGPushzsa Center is bringing Push Physical Theatre’s production of Dracula to Houghton on October 21, at 7:30 PM. Attached is their press kit which gives a little more background on the ensemble. I will forward more details in a full press release about Dracula in the upcoming weeks, but wanted to send an advance teaser now that we have begun our general publicity for the show. Please contact me for more information or to arrange interviews.

Tickets for the show are $22 for Adult and $10 for Youth.

Here is a video from the show:

 https://youtu.be/B4oQHue22c4   

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Serve901
In March 2018, Michigan Tech will partner with Serve901 in Memphis, Tennessee to combat specific social issues. The trip will be comprised of 18 students, including two staff advisors. Students will apply for the opportunity and pay a $200 deposit to secure their spot. The deposit will be refunded on the first day of the trip. All other expenses are covered.
Applications are open until January 31, 2018, but there will be a priority consideration for those that apply before December 8, 2017. Any remaining spots will be filled after the application deadline.
Check out our website for pictures and stories from last year’s participants. For more information contact Jonathan Davey at jrdavey@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1963. Or you may contact Zachary Rubinstein at zlrubins@mtu.edu.


Student News Briefs – October 13, 2017


Moroccan Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana 

by Khana Khazana

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from Morocco.Moroccan Cuisine A

The menu features:

  • Zaâlouk
  • Fish Tagine
  • Ghriba

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


Let The Homecoming Magic Begin!

 Happy Homecoming, Huskies!

It is the most magical time of the year, The Triwizard Cup Championship (Homecoming)! Whether you want to watch a wizard’s duel (tug-of-war) or Quidditch, see creative window paintings and can castles, watch magical talents at spotlight night, or relive your first year at Hogwarts by watching students try to take the boat to the castle (cardboard boat races), this homecoming is for you!

Did I mention you could get free stuff?? Some of the events may have some Homecoming themed handouts (if the Nargles don’t get there first!), but you have to show up to find out!

Don’t forget to share your photos of all the magic you see and use the hashtag #HuskypuffHomecoming2017

For a full list of events, check out our website!

The magic begins October 15!

Please send questions to Rochelle raspence@mtu.edu


Harry Potter Trivia Night

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Quiz Bowl will be hosting a Harry Potter Trivia Night on October 19 @ 8 pm in  Fisher 325. Entry fee will be $3 per person. Teams of up to 4 are allowed. There will be prizes for the winners.

 

 

 

 

 


Give Dobby A Sock – Shirt Swap

October 16, 2 PM Outside the MUB

For Homecoming this year, the Huskies are giving back!  Come help out the local community by donating a gently used piece of clothing or winter gear.  In return for your kindness, you can get a 2017 Homecoming shirt (while supplies and sizes last).  Only one shirt per person, please.

Donations will be given to the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Center and New Beginnings Angel Mission. If you have any questions, please stop by Student Activities, Room 112 Memorial Union Building or email Rochelle at raspence@mtu.edu. Thank you!

 


Spotlight Night | 8PMWednesday, Oct. 18 | MUB Ballroom

Spotlight Night is talent show hosted annually during Homecoming week.  Each year a different comedian is brought in to emcee the event, this year comedian Kenneth Paryo (aka Xclusive) will be emceeing the show and doing some stand-up of his own!  Spotlight Night is a chance for Tech students to come together and have a great time performing for each other.  The show consists of individuals, groups, or student organizations going up and doing a talent of their choice, this can be singing, dancing, a skit, a weird talent, etc!  It’s a great show every year and we would love for you to be a part of it.  If you are interested, please fill out the form linked below!  If performing isn’t for you, still come to the MUB Ballroom at 8pm on Wednesday, Oct. 18th to support your fellow students!

Additionally, Spotlight Night is a Homecoming event.  This means you will earn homecoming points by performing in Spotlight night!

To those of you interested in performing, please sign up at the link below by 11:59PM on Sunday, Oct. 15th:

https://goo.gl/forms/lKgrIBm5yvLmyghB3

MUB Board would love to see you there, whether you are performing or just coming to watch!  It will be a great show, and Xclusive will be sure to deliver some good laughs.


Irene Miller Holocaust Survivor to Speak

Irene Miller will be back on Sunday, speaking again about her experiences as a child of the Holocaust. As you might remember, the local schools had a fluke snow-day when she visited last April, so she’s back to visit classes early next week. As part of her visit, she will give another public talk: this Sunday (Oct 15), 7pm at Temple Jacob in Hancock.

(As before, if you wish to tour the historic synagogue before the talk, please plan to arrive a half-hour early, at 6:30pm.)

This event has been advertised in the local papers, but please let our campus community know, too!

More information below:

Irene Miller is the author of Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir, about her experiences as a young child of the Holocaust. Her website states she “will take you on a survival journey little written and known about. You will sleep in the winter under an open sky on the no man’s land; you will freeze in a Siberian labor camp where the bears come to your door front. In Uzbekistan, you will live on boiled grass or broiled onions, and shiver with malaria. You will spend years in orphanages. When this is over you will wonder how a child with this background grows up to become a positive, creative, accomplished woman with a joy of living and love to share. “

Since her retirement from a career in healthcare, Miller has spoken about her life during the Holocaust in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Canada, at professional conferences, for military groups, labor unions, churches, synagogues, schools, and universities. Her book, published in 2012, has been used by many book clubs and discussion groups. The PBS documentary Irene; Child of the Holocaust premiered December 2016. By sharing her story, she hopes to promote tolerance and acceptance of diversity.

For more information call 482 3270.


Leadership Education Accelerating Development
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.
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 http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.
Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD:
  • 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
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  • Lead with Purpose (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 1), 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 jrdavey@mtu.edu.

UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Turkey Trot: Tuesday, October 17

  • Race will take place on Thursday, October 19 @ 4:30 pm

Ice Hockey: Tuesday, October 24 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins on October 30th

Tennis Singles: Friday, October 27 @ 8:00 am

  • Tournament Starts on Friday, October 27 @ 6:00 pm

Racquetball Doubles: Friday, October 27 @ Noon

  • Tournament starts October 31st

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


P3: People, Purpose, Passion

Register Now! . . .

for the annual P3: People, Purpose, Passion. This conference-style event is designed for current students focusing on personal well-being, leadership, success, and professional development.PPPPoster

2017 P3: People, Purpose, Passion
Saturday, October 14
Fisher Hall 135
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., with optional sessions starting at 9:00am

A detailed schedule can be viewed by clicking HERE!

The 2017 P3 is sponsored by Career Services, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Counseling Services, Housing & Residential Life, International Programs and Services, the Pavlis Honors College, Student Activities, the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, and Wellness.

 

 


 

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN December 2017: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is November 20, Monday.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.

 


Nutrition Workshops

Nutrition Workshops are now available through HuskiesFit Programs! (2) four-week sessions, “Eating for Energy” and “Weigh Less & Live More”. Join Kero Tuesdays at 12 pm. Bring your lunch and pick  up some health tips to get you on the right track!

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 Make a Difference Day 2017

Make a Difference Day 2017 will take place on Saturday, October 28. All those interested in volunteering must fill out this Involvement Link form.
Deadline to register is Monday, October 23MADD-01
Check-In is offered between 8:00-9:00 a.m on October 28th. Volunteers meet in the MUB Commons where they’ll check-in, receive information packets and a t-shirt and head to service locations.
Here’s a video from last year’s MADD:
Please share this message with all!
Questions can be sent to huskyhelpers@mtu.edu.

 


The Lake Superior Pro Rally will take place in downtown Houghton on Saturday, October 21st.  Lakeshore Drive will be blocked starting at 3:00 PM.  The cars will start around 5:45 PM.  At 7:00 PM the cars will be finished with the rally and the City of Houghton is looking for 12-24 volunteers to assist with taking down the cones and police tape and storing them in their assigned places.
Anyone who is willing to volunteer for this event, or any groups that may want to do this project as their MADD contribution, please contact me (jrdavey@mtu.edu) and Ann Vollrath (ann@cityofhoughton.com) at your earliest convenience.

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.


 

MTSF Awarding Student Leadership Scholarship

This semester, MTSF is awarding the Student Leadership Scholarship. Four $1000 scholarships will be handed out and are open to students from every major. I have attached the scholarship application below. The scholarships are due at 5PM on October 30th.

Student Leadership Scholarship Form

Please email Karry Modolo at kamodolo@mtu.edu with any questions.

Thanks!

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation

MTSF@mtu.edu

906.487.2013

203 Alumni House

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931


Pistol Club Open Shoot

Due to the range at the SDC being temporarily closed, MTU Pistol Club is temporarily operating at the Portage Lake Sportsman Club. Because of this, we have to limit the number of people to 40 per day due to transportation. We are experimenting with this operation but currently we will work on a first come first serve basis.

We are required to provide tech insured transportation via a shuttle. The shuttle will be located at the lot behind OAP by Public Safety. and will run about every 30 minutes from 4-7 pm this Friday, and 1-4 on our Saturday and Sunday events with a final returning van at 8 and five respectively

We are operating on the following days:

Saturday October 7 1-5

Sunday October 15 1.5

Saturday October 21 1-5

Sunday October 29 1-5

We are unable to transport firearms in Tech Vehicles so if you would like to bring your own fire arm please come before the first shuttle and we will transport your firearm in an range safety officers  vehicle. If you are not comfortable with that then we encourage you to purchase a year long membership at Portage Lake Sportsman Club. For our event we will only allow pistols and .22 rifles.

If you want to bring a personal firearm, you must preregister as only one vehicle will be bringing firearms out there once each way.

All personal vehicles must be left at the library as the pick up spot is for public safety only.

For those of you who are interested at getting a membership, their yearly student membership fee is only $30 if paid in cash and $32 if paid through Pay Pal.

Here is a link for membership at Portage Lake Sportsman Club if you are interested:

http://www.portagelakeclub.org/membership.html

Please tell your friends to sign up as well. We will make sure your time is well spent! Also make sure to bring CASH for ammo and a $6 transportation/PLSC fee. We can not accept credit.

Because we are not hosting at our regular MTU range, there will be no membership fee for pistol club this semester.

Contact austinsm@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


Huskies Pep Band Concert Celebrates “50 Years of Be-Striped Irreverence!”

The Huskies Pep Band presents Scrambling all the Way: 50 Years of Be-striped Irreverence next Friday, October 13, at 7:30 PM in the Rozsa Center. The Huskies Pep Band (HPB) is a Michigan Tech point of pride and one of the most lauded (and loud!) pep bands in the Midwest. Members dressed in “bumble-bee” stripes perform in unscripted and unrestrained glory at concerts, athletic events, parades, and special events all around Houghton, and support Michigan Tech teams on the road as well. The Huskies Pep Band is a nationally-known Division I pep band of nearly 250 members that performs at all home football, basketball, and hockey games. The band was selected as the host band to the WCHA Final Five Tournament in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

What can you expect from the Pep Band “live and In-concert?” According to Director of Bands Michael Christianson, “On this date, or likely some other one 50 years ago, Michigan Technological University’s Director of Bands Don Keranen decided to transform the Huskies Pep Band into a bestriped, scrambling, irreverent, annoying, distracting force for both good (for our athletic teams) and not as good (for the opposing teams). Since then, the HPB has performed at many arenas and stadiums (including some from which they have been banned for creating a “home atmosphere” for Michigan Tech’s teams), learned more than 8 songs, developed the capacity to breathe fire, been a P.E. credit for many movement-challenged students, and reached the age of 50 as a “Scramble” band!”

Christianson adds, “To celebrate, our yearly Pep Band Concert will feature tunes from all 50 years of scramblin’ (as well as several from our brand-new CD, plus photos and videos from many years. Our world-famous HPB Swag will be available for purchase at intermission, and we fully intend to have well-known guests with us for the event, as soon as they make bail. The concert is Friday October 13, there will likely be a ghoulish flavor to the evening…bwahahaha. Actual Quotes: “I didn’t know such sounds were possible!”- Marlee Matlin. “Vertical stripes aren’t always slimming.“- Anna Wintour. “Will there be another taco eating contest?”-Taco Bell”

Tickets for Scrambling all the Way: 50 Years of Pep at the Rozsa Center are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa box office the night of the show. Please note that the RozsHomecoming20130278a box office opens only two hours before performances.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


STUDENT COMMISSION

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. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student-commission/

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

 


Tech Theatre presents Steve Martin’s – Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Art or science, what has more power to change the future? Come, have drinks with Einstein and Picasso, at the Lapin Agile, a bar in 1904 Paris, as delightfully imagined by actor, comic, musician, and yes, playwright, Steve Martin. In his first full-length play, Martin puts Picasso and Einstein on a funny and poignant collision-course to drink, laugh, and debate the genius and imagination that inspires both. Members of the audience can even “drink” at the bar! There will be seats at the café tables for a few lucky audience members each night, with refreshments and snacks served as part of the performance. Tech Theatre, Directed by Christopher Plummer, Professor, Visual and Performing Art,  presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a thoughtfully comedic look at the power of imagination at the start of the 20th Century, from the perspective of two giants of their time. The show will run for two weeks, Thursday – Saturday, October 12 – 14, and Wednesday – Friday, October 18 -20, at 7:30 pm in the McArdle Theatre.

A long-running and popular Off-Broadway play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile began with a first reading of the play at Steve Martin’s home. Tom Hanks read the role of Picasso, and Chris Sarandon read Einstein. Following further development, the play opened at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago on October 13, 1993. The show then enjoyed a successful run in Los Angeles and then made its way to New York City. The New York Times wrote, “It’s important to remember that the playwright of Picasso at the Lapin Agile is Steve Martin, stand-up comic, actor, writer, banjo player and something of a genius in his own right. So when big questions are being addressed, you can be sure that a layer of silliness is always in place (and, subversively, a layer of seriousness beneath that).”

 According to Alexandra Walker, Tech Theatre’s stage manager for Lapin Agile“The play explores the question ‘what is the power of genius?’ As Picasso and Einstein argue over who will be able to change the century more with their work, we come to the conclusion: Both art and science are important, summed up in the words of Freddie, the Lapin Agile bartender/owner Freddie, proposing a toast with his patrons: ‘No movement will be as beautiful as the note across the staff, the line across the paper, or the idea across the mind.’”

Tickets are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or the night of the show at the McArdle door, which opens one hour prior to performances.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


Faculty Present Listening to Parks, an NEA Imagine Your Parks Project

What do you hear when you walk in the woods? What are the natural sounds and rythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Elizabeth Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, opened a multimedia and soundscape installation at the Duluth Children’s Museum this week, on Monday, September 25, 2017, in Duluth, MN, as a part of their “Listening to Parks” project, to explore those questions. The exhibit will be on display through October 15. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parksan Imagine Your Parks project. Visual and sound artists collaborated to create an immersive multimedia installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Keweenaw National Historic Park, Isle Royale National Park, and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The installation will tour to sites in the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan, and then will culminate in an exhibition in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in December. There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 2 from 5:00 -6:30 PM, which is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are M-F 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Fridays. The recorded sounds from this project will also be used for a composition for orchestra by Libby Meyer to be performed by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu says “As part of the NEA’s 50th anniversary, this year we are celebrating the magnificence of America’s national cultural treasures through art, the Imagine Your Parks grant program unites our mission with the National Park Service by connecting art projects with the natural, historic and cultural settings of the National Park System and will inspire a new generation to

discover these Isle Royalespecial places and experience our great heritage.”  “The ‘Imagine Your Parks’ grants are really helping us celebrate the NPS Centennial and the NEA’s 50th Anniversary with some incredibly diverse and interesting projects that continue to inspire more Americans of all backgrounds to connect with their national parks,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “The grants already awarded are already demonstrating the success of the program through a variety of inspiring projects. A new generation of artists is connecting to national parks through their work, and motivating others to do the same.”

According to Dr. Jared Anderson, Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, “I am very proud to announce that Christopher Plummer, Elizabeth Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, received the first-ever award for Michigan Tech from the National Endowment for the Arts, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Parks Service as a part of the “Imagine your Parks” initiative.  This project will consist of gathering soundscape recordings from Isle Royale National Park and other National Parks in this region.  The recorded sounds will then be used for a composition for orchestra by Libby Meyer to be performed by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra.  The sounds will also be integrated into a traveling multi-media art installation that will be presented at various park visitors centers and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in 2017.”

Please visit the Listening to Parks website for more details.   Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16.


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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

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MTU Cross Country 5K Fundraiser

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10 am.

Michigan Tech Trails

All procceds benefit the Michigan Tech Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams.

Trick or Trot 5k ATrickOrTrotQR

For more information email Jake Isaacson at jjisaacs@mtu.edu


MTU Surveys

Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!


It is time for the next installment of the Social Justice Lecture Series! 

 We are excited to welcome Winona LaDuke to the Michigan Tech Campus on October 25th. Winona comes from Ojibwe ancestry in Minnesota and has a background that includes environmental activism, tribal land claims, writing, acting, and being a former vice presidential nominee!

October 25th, MUB Ballroom at 5:30 pm

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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.

Visit http://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech/

Please contact capandgown@mtu.edu with any questions.


 

LeaderShape Institute Applications are Open

Applications for the 2018 LeaderShape Institute are now opleadershappostcarden!

Check out our website for more information: http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/leadershape/.
Feel free to share far and wide!

Help Hurricane and Earthquake Victims

Many of us are distressed about the recent hurricanes and earthquakes across North and Central America. To encourage people to donate funds to agencies that are helping people recover, Mayra Sanchez Morgan, Molly Cavaleri, and Kathy Halvorsen are issuing a challenge to all Michigan Tech schools, student organization, and departments from the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum to the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Michigan Tech group, school, or department that gives the highest total of combined individual donations by October 15th at 5:00 pm EDT to help in regional disaster response will receive a free La Cantina Restaurant lunch for all their donors on campus.

To report your donation and group, school, or department affiliation to which it should be credited please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HK39BVB You can only use the link once. If you already donated, please just report your prior donation.

We will announce in Tech Today which department won – thank you in advance for your generosity.

We recommend the following organizations for donations but will count contributions to any disaster relief organization working to help people in the above region recover from this year’s earthquakes and hurricanes.

American Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation – please designate your donation for “disaster relief.”

Project Peace Latin America/Proyecto Paz http://bit.ly/2wZrBWD

UNICEF https://www.unicefusa.org/ – Copy and paste the link into your browser and you can navigate to donating for Puerto Rican hurricane relief or Mexican earthquake relief.

United for Puerto Rico http://prfaa.pr.gov/unitedforpuertorico/


PUSH Physical Theatre

“It’s untheatre. Intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics,and soulful artistry – award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre, the genre-defining masters of physical storytelling, express what it means to be human: the joy and sorrow, humor and tragedy, the big questions and the simple things.”

In an appropriately dark celebration of Halloween, the RoJPEGPushzsa Center is bringing Push Physical Theatre’s production of Dracula to Houghton on October 21, at 7:30 PM. Attached is their press kit which gives a little more background on the ensemble. I will forward more details in a full press release about Dracula in the upcoming weeks, but wanted to send an advance teaser now that we have begun our general publicity for the show. Please contact me for more information or to arrange interviews.

Here is a video from the show:

 https://youtu.be/B4oQHue22c4   

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Student News Briefs – October 6, 2017

 Thai Cuisine at Friday’s Khana Khazana

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from Thailand. The menu features:

  • Kaeng Ped Khai (Chicken Red Curry)Thai Cuisine
  • Ajad (Vinegar Salad)
  • Kluay Tod ( Fried Banana)

 

Serving is from 11 am to 1 pm Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage.

Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


Homecoming Registration is now open! 

The theme this year is Harry Potter! Let the magic begin!

Homecoming Court Registration:

Register HERE

Registration closes October 6 at NOON.

Homecoming Team Registration:

Register HERE

Registration closes October 10 at 5:00 PM.

Please note that if a group wishes to only participate in cardboard boats, they must sign up under Team Registration.

Please send any questions to Rochelle at raspence@mtu.edu.


Tech Theatre presents Steve Martin’s – Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Art or science, what has more power to change the future? Come, have drinks with Einstein and Picasso, at the Lapin Agile, a bar in 1904 Paris, as delightfully imagined by actor, comic, musician, and yes, playwright, Steve Martin. In his first full-length play, Martin puts Picasso and Einstein on a funny and poignant collision-course to drink, laugh, and debate the genius and imagination that inspires both. Members of the audience can even “drink” at the bar! There will be seats at the café tables for a few lucky audience members each night, with refreshments and snacks served as part of the performance. Tech Theatre, Directed by Christopher Plummer, Professor, Visual and Performing Art,  presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a thoughtfully comedic look at the power of imagination at the start of the 20th Century, from the perspective of two giants of their time. The show will run for two weeks, Thursday – Saturday, October 12 – 14, and Wednesday – Friday, October 18 -20, at 7:30 pm in the McArdle Theatre.

A long-running and popular Off-Broadway play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile began with a first reading of the play at Steve Martin’s home. Tom Hanks read the role of Picasso, and Chris Sarandon read Einstein. Following further development, the play opened at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago on October 13, 1993. The show then enjoyed a successful run in Los Angeles and then made its way to New York City. The New York Times wrote, “It’s important to remember that the playwright of Picasso at the Lapin Agile is Steve Martin, stand-up comic, actor, writer, banjo player and something of a genius in his own right. So when big questions are being addressed, you can be sure that a layer of silliness is always in place (and, subversively, a layer of seriousness beneath that).”

 According to Alexandra Walker, Tech Theatre’s stage manager for Lapin Agile, “The play explores the question ‘what is the power of genius?’ As Picasso and Einstein argue over who will be able to change the century more with their work, we come to the conclusion: Both art and science are important, summed up in the words of Freddie, the Lapin Agile bartender/owner Freddie, proposing a toast with his patrons: ‘No movement will be as beautiful as the note across the staff, the line across the paper, or the idea across the mind.’”

Tickets are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or the night of the show at the McArdle door, which opens one hour prior to performances.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


Campus Parking Shuttle

Services available:

  • Campus Parking Shuttle-a loop connecting the MUB to commuter lots throughout campus, including the SDC; runs through business hours.
  •  Daniell Heights Loop-a small loop connecting University Housing (Daniell Heights) to the MUB; also runs through business hours.
  •  Michigan Tech-City Shuttle + Daniell Heights Loop-a larger, figure-8 loop providing a second Daniell Heights/MUB run every hour but including a trip through downtown Houghton up to the commercial strip in west Houghton (Econo/Shopko, Walmart, Aspirus, Razorback) returning through town via Houghton Avenue (starts 7:00am; every hour; last loop returns to MUB at 6:45pm; a great commuter route).
  •  Michigan Tech-City Shuttle Evening Loop-combines a loop around the MUB/Heights route with a ride along Sharon Avenue to the west Houghton commercial district, returning back along Sharon avenue to the Heights and MUB (Wednesday through Friday; starts 6:45 pm from the Upper Heights to West Houghton with the last loop returning to the Heights at 8:45 pm).
  •  Saturday Shuttle-New New New! The University has paired with Lamers Bus Lines to provide free bus service on Saturdays from Daniell Heights to the west Houghton commercial district  (starts noonfrom the Upper Heights to the west Houghton  commercial district approximately every hour with the last loop out at 3pm.  Please note, currently this service is for students and children over the age of 4.).

Questions?  Please contact GSG President Hossein Tavakoli, or Graduate School representative Shellie Crisman. Taking a bus is convenient, energy efficient, and can even be part of a wellness plan (if you walk one way!).   Route details may be found at these links:

Shuttle schedule: http://www.mtu.edu/facilities/pdfs/shuttle-schedule.pdf

Please visit http://www.mtu.edu/maps/ for interactive Shuttle Maps or contact Transportation Services (parking@mtu.edu) with any questions.


Innovation Week (I-week)

October 7th13th

Join us in celebrating the innovation and entrepreneurship we have right here on the Michigan Tech campus. Events will be held every day andiweek include:

  •       Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition
  •       Generation Startup [Movie]
  •       Potential Errors of the Academic             Founder
  •      10X Thinking Workshop
  •       Innovation Pitches
  •       3D Print Yourself
  •       Build-A-Boat
  •       Food Fusion

 

 


Listener In Residence

The Invitation – Do You Need to Be Heard?

Set up a time to talk about something that is on your mind. It could be something that’s keeping you up at night. You might need to vent about an issue. You might want to test an idea that you are working on but aren’t ready to share yet. Or, you might really want to celebrate an important milestone or accomplishment. It’s a chance to talk about something that is important to you. Sessions are 20 minutes. Everything is held as confidential.

Curious about listening sessions – check out this 5 min video that explains the process: https://youtu.be/eLRVhfSkh3I

It’s ideal for student, staff, and faculty.

About the Listener in Residence – Janet Frood is a leadership and team coach. She is conducting a one year experiment testing the role of Listener in Residence at Innovation Works London. She will be at Michigan Tech the week of Oct. 9th.

Listening Sessions are 20 minutes. If interested, click here to book a session.

 


Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition and Accelerate Michigan

 

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P3: People, Purpose, Passion

Register Now! . . .

for the annual P3: People, Purpose, Passion. This conference-style event is designed for current students focusing on personal well-being, leadership, success, and professional development.PPPPoster

2017 P3: People, Purpose, Passion
Saturday, October 14
Fisher Hall 135
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., with optional sessions starting at 9:00am

A detailed schedule can be viewed by clicking HERE!

The 2017 P3 is sponsored by Career Services, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Counseling Services, Housing & Residential Life, International Programs and Services, the Pavlis Honors College, Student Activities, the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, and Wellness.

 

 


Fall 2017 Safe Place Ally Training Program

by Amy Lyn Howard,

Center for Diversity and Inclusion Registration is now open for the fall 2017 Safe Place Ally Training Program. The Michigan Tech Safe Place Program is a comprehensive resource to better prepare faculty, staff, students and community members to address the needs of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA*).

The program addresses a wide range of terms that LGBTQIA* students use to define themselves, unpacks the complicated notions of identity in relation to sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, addresses issues that LGBTQIA* students often deal with during the coming out process and examines concerns that LGBTQIA* students face both in and out of the classroom.

Safe Place training also explores the many ways that you can work toward creating more safe, inclusive and affirming spaces and environments on campus.

This Fall we’re also offering sessions for students only on Sunday November 5th, 2017 from 3-5pm (steps 1&2) and Sunday November 12th, 2017 from 3-5pm (steps 3&4) – registration for these students only dates or other open campus dates, times, and locations are listed on the Safe Place webpage, where you must register for the dates of  your choosing.

For times and dates of registration and trainings, as well as additional information about the Safe Place program, visit the Safe Place webpage. If you have any questions, concerns or specific department/organizational needs for Safe Place Ally Training, contact Amy Lyn Howard, Campus Diversity Educator in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.


Pistol Club Open Shoot

Due to the range at the SDC being temporarily closed, MTU Pistol Club is temporarily operating at the Portage Lake Sportsman Club. Because of this, we have to limit the number of people to 40 per day due to transportation. We are experimenting with this operation but currently we will work on a first come first serve basis.

We are required to provide tech insured transportation via a shuttle. The shuttle will be located at the lot behind OAP by Public Safety. and will run about every 30 minutes from 4-7 pm this Friday, and 1-4 on our Saturday and Sunday events with a final returning van at 8 and five respectively

We are operating on the following days:

Saturday October 7 1-5

Sunday October 15 1.5

Saturday October 21 1-5

Sunday October 29 1-5

We are unable to transport firearms in Tech Vehicles so if you would like to bring your own fire arm please come before the first shuttle and we will transport your firearm in an range safety officers  vehicle. If you are not comfortable with that then we encourage you to purchase a year long membership at Portage Lake Sportsman Club. For our event we will only allow pistols and .22 rifles.

If you want to bring a personal firearm, you must preregister as only one vehicle will be bringing firearms out there once each way.

All personal vehicles must be left at the library as the pick up spot is for public safety only.

For those of you who are interested at getting a membership, their yearly student membership fee is only $30 if paid in cash and $32 if paid through Pay Pal.

Here is a link for membership at Portage Lake Sportsman Club if you are interested:

http://www.portagelakeclub.org/membership.html

Please tell your friends to sign up as well. We will make sure your time is well spent! Also make sure to bring CASH for ammo and a $6 transportation/PLSC fee. We can not accept credit.

Because we are not hosting at our regular MTU range, there will be no membership fee for pistol club this semester.

Contact austinsm@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


MTSF Awarding Student Leadership Scholarship

This semester, MTSF is awarding the Student Leadership Scholarship. Four $1000 scholarships will be handed out and are open to students from every major. I have attached the scholarship application below. The scholarships are due at 5PM on October 30th.

Student Leadership Scholarship Form

Please email Karry Modolo at kamodolo@mtu.edu with any questions.

Thanks!

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation

MTSF@mtu.edu

906.487.2013

203 Alumni House

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931


 Come Dance with Nosotros

Where: MUB ballroom

Time: 8-9 pm salsa lessons, 9-11 pm open floorTT_Oct 7th_Single

When: Saturday 7th October

Cost: FREE!

All levels! No partner needed! Family friendly!


 STUDENT COMMISSION

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. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student-commission/

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

 Make a Difference Day 2017

Make a Difference Day 2017 will take place on Saturday, October 28. All those interested in volunteering must fill out this Involvement Link form.
Deadline to register is Monday, October 23MADD-01
Check-In is offered between 8:00-9:00 a.m on October 28th. Volunteers meet in the MUB Commons where they’ll check-in, receive information packets and a t-shirt and head to service locations.
Here’s a video from last year’s MADD:
Please share this message with all!
Questions can be sent to huskyhelpers@mtu.edu.

Information Session on BS in Management and Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm

-Great degree for those who have an interest in working with people and other disciplines

  • Option for primary or dual major
  • Well established degree program in the School of Business and Economics
  • Learn more about concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Learn about career opportunities
  • WHERE: 101 Academic Offices Building
  • QUESTIONS: Contact Dana Johnson, PhD dana@mtu.edu; Jodie Filpus-Paakola jrfilpus@mtu.edu

Pizza and Pop provided


Huskies Pep Band Concert Celebrates “50 Years of Be-Striped Irreverence!”

The Huskies Pep Band presents Scrambling all the Way: 50 Years of Be-striped Irreverence next Friday, October 13, at 7:30 PM in the Rozsa Center. The Huskies Pep Band (HPB) is a Michigan Tech point of pride and one of the most lauded (and loud!) pep bands in the Midwest. Members dressed in “bumble-bee” stripes perform in unscripted and unrestrained glory at concerts, athletic events, parades, and special events all around Houghton, and support Michigan Tech teams on the road as well. The Huskies Pep Band is a nationally-known Division I pep band of nearly 250 members that performs at all home football, basketball, and hockey games. The band was selected as the host band to the WCHA Final Five Tournament in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

What can you expect from the Pep Band “live and In-concert?” According to Director of Bands Michael Christianson, “On this date, or likely some other one 50 years ago, Michigan Technological University’s Director of Bands Don Keranen decided to transform the Huskies Pep Band into a bestriped, scrambling, irreverent, annoying, distracting force for both good (for our athletic teams) and not as good (for the opposing teams). Since then, the HPB has performed at many arenas and stadiums (including some from which they have been banned for creating a “home atmosphere” for Michigan Tech’s teams), learned more than 8 songs, developed the capacity to breathe fire, been a P.E. credit for many movement-challenged students, and reached the age of 50 as a “Scramble” band!”

Christianson adds, “To celebrate, our yearly Pep Band Concert will feature tunes from all 50 years of scramblin’ (as well as several from our brand-new CD, plus photos and videos from many years. Our world-famous HPB Swag will be available for purchase at intermission, and we fully intend to have well-known guests with us for the event, as soon as they make bail. The concert is Friday October 13, there will likely be a ghoulish flavor to the evening…bwahahaha. Actual Quotes: “I didn’t know such sounds were possible!”- Marlee Matlin. “Vertical stripes aren’t always slimming.“- Anna Wintour. “Will there be another taco eating contest?”-Taco Bell”

Tickets for Scrambling all the Way: 50 Years of Pep at the Rozsa Center are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa box office the night of the show. Please note that the RozsHomecoming20130278a box office opens only two hours before performances.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


It is time for the next installment of the Social Justice Lecture Series! 

 We are excited to welcome Winona LaDuke to the Michigan Tech Campus on October 25th. Winona comes from Ojibwe ancestry in Minnesota and has a background that includes environmental activism, tribal land claims, writing, acting, and being a former vice presidential nominee!

October 25th, MUB Ballroom at 5:30 pm

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MTU Cross Country 5K Fundraiser

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10 am.

Michigan Tech Trails

All procceds benefit the Michigan Tech Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams.

Trick or Trot 5k ATrickOrTrotQR

For more information email Jake Isaacson at jjisaacs@mtu.edu


MTU Surveys

Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!


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.

Visit http://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech/

Please contact capandgown@mtu.edu with any questions.


LeaderShape Institute Applications are Open

Applications for the 2018 LeaderShape Institute are now opleadershappostcarden!

Check out our website for more information: http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/leadershape/.
Feel free to share far and wide!

 

 

 

 


2017-Lecture Flyer-Final

MSA has invited a speaker for October 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm in DOW Environmental Sciences Building Room 641.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Help Hurricane and Earthquake Victims

Many of us are distressed about the recent hurricanes and earthquakes across North and Central America. To encourage people to donate funds to agencies that are helping people recover, Mayra Sanchez Morgan, Molly Cavaleri, and Kathy Halvorsen are issuing a challenge to all Michigan Tech schools, student organization, and departments from the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum to the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Michigan Tech group, school, or department that gives the highest total of combined individual donations by October 15th at 5:00 pm EDT to help in regional disaster response will receive a free La Cantina Restaurant lunch for all their donors on campus.

To report your donation and group, school, or department affiliation to which it should be credited please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HK39BVB You can only use the link once. If you already donated, please just report your prior donation.

We will announce in Tech Today which department won – thank you in advance for your generosity.

We recommend the following organizations for donations but will count contributions to any disaster relief organization working to help people in the above region recover from this year’s earthquakes and hurricanes.

American Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation – please designate your donation for “disaster relief.”

Project Peace Latin America/Proyecto Paz http://bit.ly/2wZrBWD

UNICEF https://www.unicefusa.org/ – Copy and paste the link into your browser and you can navigate to donating for Puerto Rican hurricane relief or Mexican earthquake relief.

United for Puerto Rico http://prfaa.pr.gov/unitedforpuertorico/


PUSH Physical Theatre

“It’s untheatre. Intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics,and soulful artistry – award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre, the genre-defining masters of physical storytelling, express what it means to be human: the joy and sorrow, humor and tragedy, the big questions and the simple things.”

In an appropriately dark celebration of Halloween, the RoJPEGPushzsa Center is bringing Push Physical Theatre’s production of Dracula to Houghton on October 21, at 7:30 PM. Attached is their press kit which gives a little more background on the ensemble. I will forward more details in a full press release about Dracula in the upcoming weeks, but wanted to send an advance teaser now that we have begun our general publicity for the show. Please contact me for more information or to arrange interviews.

Here is a video from the show:

 https://youtu.be/B4oQHue22c4   

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Faculty Present Listening to Parks, an NEA Imagine Your Parks Project

What do you hear when you walk in the woods? What are the natural sounds and rythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Elizabeth Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, opened a multimedia and soundscape installation at the Duluth Children’s Museum this week, on Monday, September 25, 2017, in Duluth, MN, as a part of their “Listening to Parks” project, to explore those questions. The exhibit will be on display through October 15. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parksan Imagine Your Parks project. Visual and sound artists collaborated to create an immersive multimedia installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Keweenaw National Historic Park, Isle Royale National Park, and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The installation will tour to sites in the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan, and then will culminate in an exhibition in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in December. There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 2 from 5:00 -6:30 PM, which is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are M-F 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Fridays. The recorded sounds from this project will also be used for a composition for orchestra by Libby Meyer to be performed by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu says “As part of the NEA’s 50th anniversary, this year we are celebrating the magnificence of America’s national cultural treasures through art, the Imagine Your Parks grant program unites our mission with the National Park Service by connecting art projects with the natural, historic and cultural settings of the National Park System and will inspire a new generation to

discover these Isle Royalespecial places and experience our great heritage.”  “The ‘Imagine Your Parks’ grants are really helping us celebrate the NPS Centennial and the NEA’s 50th Anniversary with some incredibly diverse and interesting projects that continue to inspire more Americans of all backgrounds to connect with their national parks,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “The grants already awarded are already demonstrating the success of the program through a variety of inspiring projects. A new generation of artists is connecting to national parks through their work, and motivating others to do the same.”

According to Dr. Jared Anderson, Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, “I am very proud to announce that Christopher Plummer, Elizabeth Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, received the first-ever award for Michigan Tech from the National Endowment for the Arts, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Parks Service as a part of the “Imagine your Parks” initiative.  This project will consist of gathering soundscape recordings from Isle Royale National Park and other National Parks in this region.  The recorded sounds will then be used for a composition for orchestra by Libby Meyer to be performed by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra.  The sounds will also be integrated into a traveling multi-media art installation that will be presented at various park visitors centers and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in 2017.”

Please visit the Listening to Parks website for more details.   Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16.


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.


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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

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