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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.

 

 


 

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.

 


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.

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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!

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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Student News Briefs – September 29, 2017

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.


Bus route

Grad Students Bus Service

The University has paired with Lamers Bus Lines to provide free bus service on Saturday, Sep 30th from Daniell Heights to the MUB and the west Houghton commercial district, starts noon from the Upper Heights to the west Houghton commercial district approximately every hour with the last loop out at 4pm. If you are bringing children on the bus under the age of 4, please make sure you would fill the form  by Thursday.


D80 poster for snbLast day to register for the 11th Annual D80 Conference

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

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

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

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

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


Plaidurday is Friday, October 6th

Fall is officially here and that means that Plaidurday is approaching FAST!

This year, Plaidurday falls on Friday, October 6th.

The Campus Store and University Images are ready to celebrate and make the most of Plaidurday 2017 by dressing for the occasion in our finest plaid attire.

We want to see YOU in your most creative Plaidurday ensemble!

Stop by the Campus Store or University Images dressed in plaid this Plaidurday and receive 25% off your total purchase of Tech apparel at University Images and the Campus Store.

Don’t Forget!!!  Take a selfie somewhere inside the store or with a staff member. Tag us, the Campus Store, on social media and make sure you use the hashtag #plaidurday

We will be picking the MOST creative Plaidurday Costume to receive a free Michigan Tech hoodie.

 Let’s make this Plaidurday the best one yet! Happy Plaiding!!

Your Campus Store and University Images staff thank your for your patronage!


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

FRIDAY September 29 4-8

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. 


Information Session on BS in Engineering Management

Consider attending the information session on the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management. This is one of the Crazy, hot majors at Michigan Tech.

  • Great degree for those who have an interest in both the technical and business sides of a company
  • Option for primary or dual degree (MEEM, MET, Civil Eng, Materials Eng, and others with approximately 33-42 credits more)
  • Fastest growing major in the School of Business and Economics
  • Increased interest by employers coming to the Career Fair
  • Participate to learn more about the BSEM even if you have declared it as a major
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 4 pm
  • WHERE: 101 Academic Offices Building
  • QUESTIONS: Contact Dana Johnson, PhD dana@mtu.edu; Jodie Filpus-Paakola jrfilpus@mtu.edu

 


Music-O-Rama: Celebrating Musical Variety at Michigan Tech

Please join us for Music-O-Rama, an annual musical variety concert, celebrating the diversity, history, and variety of music at Michigan Tech. Performers from all of the major Michigan Tech music ensembles:  Jazz Lab Band, Superior Wind Symphony, Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, Michigan Tech Concert Choir, and AstroSax; will appear throughout the hall, playing music from around the globe:  From America to  Latvia, France to Mexico, Brazil to Italy. The concert will begin on a patriotic note with Igor Stravinsky’s arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner, for band and choir. Then enjoy more band and folk music selections including Yankee Doodle, Old Man River, and a Brazilian folk song, Samba-lelê, to stir memories and evoke bygone days. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents Music-O-Rama on Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 PM in the Rozsa Center.

According to Jared Anderson, Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and Director of Choral Activities, “This concert features performances from all of the auditioned music ensembles at Michigan Tech and shows how talented our students are.  Music-o-rama has become an audience favorite for the past number of years for its fast pace and varied repertoire.  I know that the audience will love the show.” There will be something for every musical taste, with composers including Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Ottorino Respighi, and Arturo Márquez.  The concert will end with the Superior Wind Symphony and the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra combining for a performance of “The Pines of the Appian Way” from Respighi’s Pines of Rome.

Tickets are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth,SWSBeHereNow2016.2 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 Rozsa Box Office, which opens two hours 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.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Bethany Jones

bjones@mtu.edu

906-487-2420

Jared Anderson

(906) 487- 2143

jaredand@mtu.edu


Applications for the Pavlis Honors College Open October 1st

The Pavlis Honors College will begin accepting applications for Spring 2018 starting October 1st. Students are eligible to apply to join the Learning Community if they have 2 1/2 or more years remaining on campus. PHC’s 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. Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference.

The Pavlis Honors College Ambassadors will be holding an info session in the PHC Collaboration Space (M&M 722) on Thursday, October 5th at 7:30pm. Do you have questions about the Pavlis Honors College? Are you confused about the application process? Are you a pre-admission student with questions about which pathway is right for you? Submit your questions through this form, and the Honors Ambassadors will answer them at the upcoming info session.


IM-REC SERVICES

Entry Deadlines

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

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

Disc Golf Doubles: September 6 @ Noon

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

Homecoming Kickball: Wednesday, October 11 @ Noon

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

Turkey Trot: Tuesday, October 17 @ 3:00 PM

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

Ice Hockey registration begins on Monday, October 2

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


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

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.


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/


Touchdown Monday at Campus Store & University Images

Monday, October 2nd, is Touchdown Monday at the Campus Store and University Images. Receive five percent (up to 25%) off apparel and souvenirs for each Husky touchdown. Discounts will be automatically given in store and online, some exclusions will apply.

Thank you for your patronage from the Campus Store and University Images!

 


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   

YouTube Preview Image

 

 


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 Parks, an 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.


Artist Exhibit at the Rozsa

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

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

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


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Student News Briefs – September 22, 2017

 Career Fair

Resume Blitz | Monday, Sept 25 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | MUB Commons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Career Basics at the Campus Store

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

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

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

UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Disc Golf Singles: Friday September 22 @ Noon

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

Racquetball Singles: Friday September 22 @ 5:00 pm

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

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

Disc Golf Doubles: September 6 @ Noon

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

Homecoming Kickball: Wednesday, October 11 @ Noon

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

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

 

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


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

Yearning to Breathe Free Concert

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

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

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

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

For more information please visit us online at mtu.edu/rozsa


 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.


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.


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

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Barn Dance

Sponsored by the Christian Organizations of Michigan Tech

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

For more information please contact Jill at jepolisk@mtu.edu.


Artist Exhibit at the Rozsa

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

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

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


 

Registration for the 11th Annual D80 Conference is now open

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

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

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

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

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


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Rozsa Calendars for the 2017/18 Season Available Now

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

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

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

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

For Michigan Tech faculty and staff, we would like to make it easy for you to get your copies of the calendars! If you would like to request a calendar be delivered directly to your campus mailbox, please click on this link https://goo.gl/forms/f8kpYRKYDEkfSMwk2 and fill out the google form. We will gladly send a calendar to you in inter-campus mail.


Student News Briefs – September 15, 2017

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

 


Michigan Tech’s Presidential Council of Alumnae 

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

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


Yearning to Breathe Free Concert

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

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

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

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

For more information please visit us online at mtu.edu/rozsa


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

Study Abroad Fair

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

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

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

 


Touchdown Monday at Campus Store or University Images

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

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

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

 


Finding a Research Mentor Workshop

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

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

For information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops click here.


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

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Barn Dance

Sponsored by the Christian Organizations of Michigan Tech

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

For more information please contact Jill at jepolisk@mtu.edu.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

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

  • Season begins September 18th

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

  • Season begins September 20th

Racquetball Singles: Friday, September 22 @ noon

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

Disc Golf Singles: Friday, September 22 @ 10 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 23 @ 10 am

For more information: imsports@mtu.edu

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU


Artist Exhibit at the Rozsa

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

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

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


Registration for the 11th Annual D80 Conference is now open

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

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

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

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

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


OXE Chemical Engineering Honors Society

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

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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.Fall2017Adult

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Rozsa Calendars for the 2017/18 Season Available Now

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

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

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

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

For Michigan Tech faculty and staff, we would like to make it easy for you to get your copies of the calendars! If you would like to request a calendar be delivered directly to your campus mailbox, please click on this link https://goo.gl/forms/f8kpYRKYDEkfSMwk2 and fill out the google form. We will gladly send a calendar to you in inter-campus mail.


Student News Briefs – September 8,2017

It’s K-Day Today

Don’t forget to take the FREE shuttle bus ride to McLain State Park! The first bus leaves at 11:30 am today. The shuttle bus is at the Memorial Union Building. Come and join in on the fun, today at K-Day at McLain State Park!


Michigan Tech’s Engineering Ambassadors Program

Do you want to be a part of an outreach to middle and high schoolers to teach about engineering?

Do you want to grow in your professional communication skills?

If yes… then you should check out Michigan Tech’s Engineering Ambassadors Program! Open to all Engineering majors. Join a group of students who present on an engineering topic and conduct a hands on activity at local schools to excite students about engineering!

Our first meeting will be Tuesday September 12 at 5 PM in Fisher 125. Snacks will be provided!

Contact advisor Jaclyn Johnson at jenesbit@mtu.edu to be added to the email list, and with any questions, or stop by our booth at K-day.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you Tuesday!


Week of Wellness: September 11-15, 2017

Tuesday-September 12

Student Day at the Houghton Downtown Farmers Market

  • On the waterfront by the Portage Lake District Library, 3-6:00 pm
  • First 100 students $5 vouchers
  • All students in the area are welcome to attend/receivevouchers (as quantities last)

Outdoor Yoga with Huskies fit

  • Walker Lawn (Rain location MUB ballroom A1), 7:00 pm
  • Bring your own mat
  • Free Event, all are welcome
  • Thursday-September 14
    • Health Fair
      • 4-6:00 pm, MUB Ballroom A
      • Therapy Dogs, Nacho Bar, Student incentives/prizes, giveaways, free screenings performed by students, free massages, and more!
      • Free event, all are welcome

 For more information on any of the Week of Wellness events, please visit www.mtu.edu/wellness


The Rozsa Center and Parade of Nations presents………..

China Gold

The headline act for Michigan Tech’s 2017 Parade of Nations celebration, on Saturday, September 16, at 7:30 pm. China Gold is a sChina Goldpectacular international acrobatic presentation featuring many feats of strength, speed and agility.

Tickets are on sale now, $10 for adults, $5 for children and no charge for students who have paid the Experience Tech fee.  Tickets are available by phone, (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, 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 the Rozsa Box Office is only open two hours before performances.


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.
New this year, we’re also offering HuskyLEAD – Strengths Series! The HuskyLEAD-Strengths Series will help students learn how to develop and apply their strengths for success in college and beyond. The purpose is to identify and maximize the talent of college students to guide their personal, professional, and leadership development through the use and application of strengths-based sciences.
Our Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD schedule is below and more information can be found at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.
Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD:
  • Service Leadership, Thursday, September 28, 6 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wads G17/19
  • Daring Way, Wednesday, October 11, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB Ballroom B1
  • Ethics, Wednesday, November 1 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB Ballroom B1 OR Thursday, November 2, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wads G17/19
Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD – Strength Series:
  • Lead with Purpose (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 1), Thursday, September 14, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wads G17/19 OR Wednesday, October 25 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB B001
  • Understanding the Strengths Profile (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 2), Wednesday, November 8, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB B001 OR Thursday, November 30, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wads G17/19
  • Applying StrengthsFinder (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 3), Wednesday, December 6 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB B001
If you have any questions about HuskyLEAD, please contact Jonathan Davey, Coordinator of Student Activities at (906) 487-2831 or email jrdavey@mtu.edu.

USG First-Year Rep Nominations Now Open

The Undergraduate Student Government would like to inform everyone that nominations for USG First-Year Representatives are now open!

We encourage students to nominate themselves or fellow students that would represent undergraduate students well this year. There are three positions open for first-year representatives.

Nominating someone is quick and easy – all you need to do is fill out [THIS GOOGLE FORM] or paste the link below into your address bar to nominate fellow classmates or yourself for a representative position on the USG body.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRzUTHHHYJ_7pNbf1KK6OrBbhlvpAMyZ7JxJWXaUNzqu3pCQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

You will have until 11:59PM on September 12th, 2017 to make your nominations. Do not allow this opportunity to help select your future leaders pass you by! Thanks for your help!


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

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Softball: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 10th

Sand Volleyball Fours: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 11th

Frisbockey: Friday, September 15 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 17th

Soccer Fours: Friday, September 15 @ 8;00 am

  • Season begins September 20th

2-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 8 @ 10:00 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 9th
  • Must sign up for a Tee-Time in the Intramural Office

Racquetball Singles: Friday, September 27 @ noon

Disc Golf Singles: Friday, September 22 @ 10 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 23 @ 10 am

For more information: imsports@mtu.edu


The American Society for Engineering Management sets first meeting for
Tuesday, September 12 at 5 pm in the Chem Sci 104A.
For more information contact Emma LaFleur at ealafleu@mtu.edu.

Social Justice Lecture SeriesSJLS Poster 1

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents this year’s Social Justice Lecture Series.

Huskies will get a chance to see some truly engaging, educational and thought provoking speakers. The series is relevant and will speak to topics that touch on local, national and global levels. After each lecture there is a chance to continue the conversations after our speakers leave in a partner healthy dialogue series.

 

 


Adult Fitness Classes are now available!

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Student News Briefs – September 1, 2017

K-Day Registration is OPEN!

Make sure you register your student organization by September 4th. The theme this year is… It’s a Jungle Out There! Please have your actKDAY-FB-Cover-Photoivity planned when registering. Sign in at https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/ and the registration link is on the home page.  If you have any questions, email Rochelle at raspence@mtu.edu.

Fall Blood Drive 

Currently, there is a critical need for blood donors. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

Join Fraternity and Sorority Life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, September 6 and 7 in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.

Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Click here for more information.

Note: Those eligible to donate must bring a photo ID, be in good health, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have not donated in the last 56 days.

Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life, Order of Omega


Touchdown Friday – Campus Store and University Images

Friday, September 1st is Touchdown Friday for the season’s first home game! Receive 25% off imprinted clothing and souvenirs online at Bookstore.mtu.edu University Images and the Campus Store.

Typically on the day following a MTU home football game, receive 5% (up to 25%) off imprinted clothing and souvenirs for every touchdown scored. It’s usually Touchdown Monday’s, but this was a special event so today with be Touchdown Friday!

Thank you for your patronage!


Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Tech Theatre Company To Hold Auditions

The Tech Theatre Company will hold auditions on September 6th and September 7th for Fires in the Mirror by Anna Devere Smith, which investigates the ethnic conflict in Crown Heights in 1991. A number of actors of various cultural backgrounds are needed. Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm each evening in the Walker 210 across the hall from the McArdle Theatre. Those who wish to participate are asked to arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:45 pm. The play run dates are from November 15 & 16 – December 2nd. The auditions are open to anyone, and include opportunities for students, faculty, and community members. If you have questions please contact Roger Held, rheld@mtu.edu, 906-487-3238.

The second play is Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin. Auditions will be in the McArdle Theatre on September 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm. Play runs dates are October 12-14th & 18-20th. It’s Steve Martins’ thoughtfully comedic look at the 20th century. If you have questions please contact Christopher Plummer, cplummer@mtu.edu, 906-487-3282.


Michigan Tech To Hold Annual Ensemble Auditions

The music ensembles at Michigan Tech will hold annual ensemble auditions from August 30 – September 7th in preparation for the 2017-18 performance season.  The ensembles include opportunities for students and community members to perform band, choral, jazz, and orchestral literature in concerts from September 2017-April 2018.  Some ensembles only include students and others are open to participants from the community.  See below for more detailed information.

 Michigan Tech Choral Auditions (Walker 209C)

Audition times are available on the following days:

Wednesday, August 30, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday, August 31, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Friday, September 1, 8:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday, September 5, 9:00am-12:00pm

Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 6

Please prepare a vocal solo that highlights your voice.  To sign up for a 20-minute audition appointment please go to the following link:

https://docs.google.com/a/mtu.edu/spreadsheets/d/1-GPJ8FUR27UcErsw4eO0wDTCC_Oee0NQr78QudU2AQQ/edit?usp=sharing

Please contact Dr. Jared Anderson (jaredand@mtu.edu) for more information.

For general information on the choirs at Michigan Tech please see:

http://www.mtu.edu/vpa/music/ensembles/choirs/

Superior Wind Symphony Auditions (Rozsa 208)

Auditions will be held Sunday, Sept. 3 from 10:00am to 9:00pm in the Band room.

Please contact Dr. Michael Christianson (mchristi@mtu.edu) for more information.

For general information on the Superior Wind Symphony please see:

http://www.mtu.edu/vpa/music/ensembles/bands/

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra Auditions (Rozsa 205)

Auditions will be held by appointment August 30 to September 5 in Rozsa 205.

Please contact Dr. Joel Neves (jbneves@mtu.edu) for more information.

Michigan Tech Jazz Auditions (Rozsa 208)

Jazz auditions will be held by appointment during the first week of classes Tuesday, September 4 – Friday, September 7.  Audition sign up sheets and instructions will be located outside of the Visual and Performing Arts Department office (Walker 209) beginning on Monday, August 28.  Jazz rehearsals will begin on Monday, September 11, 2017.

Please contact Mike Irish (mjirish@mtu.edu) for more information.

For general information on the Jazz ensemble please see:

http://www.mtu.edu/vpa/music/ensembles/jazz/


Reminder! Dollar Days September 5-9

Start your HuskiesFit this fall with Dollar Days September 5th – 9tDollarDays

Check out the great opportunities going on at the SDC!

 


The Rozsa Center and Parade of Nations presents………..

China Gold

The headline act for Michigan Tech’s 2017 Parade of Nations celebration, on Saturday, September 16, at 7:30 pm. China Gold is a sChina Goldpectacular international acrobatic presentation featuring many feats of strength, speed and agility.

 

Tickets are on sale now, $10 for adults, $5 for children and no charge for students who have paid the Experience Tech fee.  Tickets are available by phone, (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, 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 the Rozsa Box Office is only open two hours before performances.


LeaderShape Institute Accepting Applications

Accepting Applications for 2018 LeaderShape Institute On-Site Coordinators

The next LeaderShape Institute is scheduled for January 8-13, 2018 and we’re seeking applicants for the On-Site Coordinator positions.

If you have attended the Institute in the past and are interested in serving in this amazing opportunity, review and complete the OSC application by Monday, September 18 at 5pm.
Email any questions to activities@mtu.edu.

USG First-Year Rep Nominations Now Open

The Undergraduate Student Government would like to inform everyone that nominations for USG First-Year Representatives are now open!

We encourage students to nominate themselves or fellow students that would represent undergraduate students well this year. There are three positions open for first-year representatives.

Nominating someone is quick and easy – all you need to do is fill out [THIS GOOGLE FORM] or paste the link below into your address bar to nominate fellow classmates or yourself for a representative position on the USG body.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRzUTHHHYJ_7pNbf1KK6OrBbhlvpAMyZ7JxJWXaUNzqu3pCQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

You will have until 11:59PM on September 12th, 2017 to make your nominations. Do not allow this opportunity to help select your future leaders pass you by! Thanks for your help!


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

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Softball: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 10th

Sand Volleyball Fours: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 11th

Frisbockey: Friday, September 15 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 17th

Soccer Fours: Friday, September 15 @ 8;00 am

  • Season begins September 20th

2-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 8 @ 10:00 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 9th
  • Must sign up for a Tee-Time in the Intramural Office

Racquetball Singles: Friday, September 27 @ noon

Disc Golf Singles: Friday, September 22 @ 10 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 23 @ 10 am

For more information: imsports@mtu.edu



Student News Briefs – August 25, 2017

The Rozsa Calendars Are In

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

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

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

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

For Michigan Tech faculty and staff, we would like to make it easy for you to get your copies of the calendars! If you would like to request a calendar be delivered directly to your campus mailbox, please click on this link https://goo.gl/forms/f8kpYRKYDEkfSMwk2 and fill out the google form. We will gladly send a calendar to you in inter-campus mail.

 


It’s Fall Dollar Days September 5th – 9th

Start your HuskiesFit this fall with Dollar Days September 5th – 9th.

                                                    DollarDays

 


LeaderShape Institute Accepting Applications

Accepting Applications for 2018 LeaderShape Institute On-Site Coordinators

The next LeaderShape Institute is scheduled for January 8-13, 2018 and we’re seeking applicants for the On-Site Coordinator positions.

If you have attended the Institute in the past and are interested in serving in this amazing opportunity, review and complete the OSC application by Monday, September 18 at 5pm.
Email any questions to activities@mtu.edu.


Participate in Parade of Nations

Now is the time for student organizations to think about their involvement in the 2017 Parade of Nations which will be held on Saturday, September 16th. The Parade begins at 11:00 am in Hancock near the Huntington Bank building and marches to the Dee Stadium in Houghton where the multicultural festival will take place from approximately noon to 3:00 pm. The theme for the 2017 Parade of Nations is “Think Globally, Celebrate Locally”.

Student organizations can:

  1. Have a float in the Parade (register here) and win cash in the float contest!
  2. Sponsor a food or crafts booth at the multicultural festival (register for craft booth or food booth)
  3. Showcase their talents by being a part of the entertainment – this is open to individuals too! (register here)
  4. Volunteer to help (email ips@mtu.edu)

Is your organization short on cash? Activity Grant Available.

This year’s headline act is China Gold, sponsored by the Parade of Nations and the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts. See an expert display of Chinese martial arts, dance and acrobats. China gold showcases the Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu, high flying acrobatics, and several sensational Chinese female dancers. The performance will take place at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, September 16, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now. Visit mtu.edu/rozsa for details and ticket information.China Gold

China Gold was recently featured on international television, reaching an estimated 1.7 billion viewers worldwide. Tickets are on sale now, $10 for adults, $5 for children and no charge for students who have paid the Experience Tech fee.  Tickets are available by phone, (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, 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 the Rozsa Box Office is only open two hours before performances.

Be a parade spectator and have a chance to win the “I Love Parade of Nations” Weekend Getaway for two to Chicago worth more than $2,000! Visit the Parade of Nations website or Facebook page for more details.

For more details on all Parade of Nations events, check out the event’s website or to keep up on Parade happenings, visit their Facebook page.

 

 


Orientation Week Events

Graduate Student Orientation Picnic 

Sponsored by GSG.Orientation flyer

Who: All Graduate Students

Where: Hancock Beach

When: Wednesday, August 30 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Free rides from MUB begin after Graduate School Orientation

Graduate Student First Friday Social

Sponsored by GSG

Who: Graduate Students

Where: ROTC Lawn (adjacent to the ME-EM building

When: Friday, September 1 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Food and beverages will be provided.

 

 


Social Justice Lecture SeriesSJLS Poster 1

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents this year’s Social Justice Lecture Series.

Huskies will get a chance to see some truly engaging, educational and thought provoking speakers. The series is relevant and will speak to topics that touch on local, national and global levels. After each lecture there is a chance to continue the conversations after our speakers leave in a partner healthy dialogue series.

 

 

 


Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Tech Theatre Company To Hold Auditions

The Tech Theatre Company will hold auditions on September 6th and September 7th for Fires in the Mirror by Anna Devere Smith, which investigates the ethnic conflict in Crown Heights in 1991. A number of actors of various cultural backgrounds are needed. Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm each evening in the Walker 210 across the hall from the McArdle Theatre. Those who wish to participate are asked to arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:45 pm. The play run dates are from November 15 & 16 – December 2nd. The auditions are open to anyone, and include opportunities for students, faculty, and community members. If you have questions please contact Roger Held, rheld@mtu.edu, 906-487-3238.

The second play is Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin. Auditions will be in the McArdle Theatre on September 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm. Play runs dates are October 12-14th & 18-20th. It’s Steve Martins’ thoughtfully comedic look at the 20th century. If you have questions please contact Christopher Plummer, cplummer@mtu.edu, 906-487-3282.

 


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

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Softball: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 10th

Sand Volleyball Fours: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 11th

Frisbockey: Friday, September 15 @ 8:00 am

  • Season begins September 17th

Soccer Fours: Friday, September 15 @ 8;00 am

  • Season begins September 20th

2-Person Golf Scramble: Friday, September 8 @ 10:00 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 9th
  • Must sign up for a Tee-Time in the Intramural Office

Racquetball Singles: Friday, September 27 @ noon

Disc Golf Singles: Friday, September 22 @ 10 am

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 23 @ 10 am

For more information: imsports@mtu.edu