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Student News Briefs – December 15, 2017

Seats Available on the USG Winter Break Bus

There are still a few seats available on the Winter Break Bus sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government.  The bus departs from the Memorial Union Building on Saturday, December 23 at 8:00 AM and travels to East Lansing with stops at St. Ignace, Gaylord, and Clare.  The return bus departs from East Lansing on Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 AM with the same stops along the way.  The cost is $92.75 plus fees; total cost $99.97.

The cost is the same roundtrip or just one way.

To see more details and purchase a ticket online, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-winter-break-bus-sponsored-by-usg-tickets-40854121778.  For any questions about the USG Winter Break Bus, please contact USG member and coordinator of the

Winter Break Bus, John Nowosad, at jsnowosa@mtu.edu.


Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

Are you or someone you know going to the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)  this year? Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Ticket prices remain the same.

WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc

WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

WHERE: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit Michigan

WHEN: January 1 and 2

WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, aFlyer for Hockey And educational programming to the campus community at no cost.

HOW: Go to this website www.olyent.com/MTUgreeklife and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEKThis fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer (raspence@mtu.edu) for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky (Lauren.Kalinosky@Hockeytown.com) for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.


 Book Buyback and Rental Return

Come into the Campus Store to return or sell back your books. Campus Store Book Buyback and Rental Return is Monday, December 18th through Friday, December 22nd 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.


Monday, December 4th – Saturday, December 16th

The holidays are here and that means the 12 Days of Christmas sale is back at the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images. Monday, December 4th through Saturday, December 16th, a new sleighful of goodies will be offered each day for you and yours. For that special gift for family and friends that you can’t find anywhere else, stop by University Images or the Campus Store. Discover a great selection of outerwear, sporting apparel, souvenirs, and brand new items just for the holiday season. We look forward to you stopping by for warm smiles, holiday cheer, and great deals. For the current and upcoming specials as well as holiday operating hours, check their social media feeds at bookstore.mtu.edu.


SDC Holiday Building Schedule

SDC Holiday Building Schedule

The SDC will have reduced hours December 23 through January 13, but will remain open almost every day. There are plenty of indoor recreation opportunities for family and friends – swimming, skating racquetball, volleyball, basketball. See SDC building schedule.


SDC Holiday Programs and Events Schedule

SDC Holiday Programs & Events

Check out the Holiday Program Schedule for special events and HuskiesFit Programs such as log rolling, public skating, drop-in hockey, Fitbarre and more!

Make the SDC your indoor recreation destination this holiday season. For more information, visit Recreation.


Michigan Tech Concert Choir and Superior Wind Symphony Presents:

The Sound from Within Us

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a concert by the Michigan Tech Concert Choir and Superior Wind Symphony titled The Sound from Within Us,” an evening of celebratory music, this Saturday, December 16, at 7:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center. The concert celebrates themes of common humanity with varied instrumentation and beautiful texts, and will feature music by American and British composers, including Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, Lee Hoiby’s Hymn for a New Age, Charles Ives’ Psalm 90 and Circus Band, and John Rutter’s Gloria.  .

According to Michael Christianson, Michigan Tech’s Director of Bands, “From the many possible ways humans have invented for making music, groups of singers and wind instrumentalists have in common that the human breath initiates all sounds. Jared [Jared Anderson, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department, and Choirs Director] and I first just wanted to make music together, because we like to do different things and this combination is surprisingly rare. There are many more instruments that are struck, bowed, plucked, etc. that are ‘inspired by expiration.’ And the human voice is the first true musical instrument, the most universal, so it seemed like a logical conclusion to concertize together. Our repertoire focus started out as “American,” but we were enamored with some other great musical opportunities. We will offer the work of stellar composers: Charles Ives, Vincent Persichetti, John Rutter, and Lee Hoiby, as well as the words of Walt Whitman. All words in English.

Anderson adds, The Sound from Within Us celebrates the fact that wind players and singers both create music by using perhaps our most common trait, breath.  The capacity to make beautiful sounds is within us all. The texts of the music that will be performed emphasize what we share as individuals and communities, the need for connection and kindness. It is a great opportunity to hear beautiful music and to celebrate in the midst of the holiday season.”

Tickets for The Sound from Within Us are on sale now, $15 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Zumba Holiday Party

Get on the dance floor and enjoy some healthy holiday cheer. Join Cindy and Allison for a special Zumba Holiday Party. Dress to impress with your most festive holiday colors and get ready to party! Class includes some of your favorite holiday jams, complimentary raffle, surprises, and more!

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The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2018-19!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Com join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Transfer Student Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

January 16, 2018 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 139

January 19, 2018 — 3:05 pm, Fisher 135

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu


HuskyFit has New Programs

HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!

– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.

– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.

– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.

– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.

– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.

Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!

Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!

For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.


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 rhythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Libby Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, with artist Steve Brimm, and artists from area schools, open a multimedia and soundscape installation as a part of their Listening to Parks project, with a reception on Saturday, December 2, at 5:00 PM in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, to explore those questions. Listening to Parks is an Imagine Your Parks project, an immersive installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Lake Superior National Parks: Keweenaw National Historic Park Isle Royale National Park Apostle Islands National Lake Shore Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore Grand Portage National Monument.In May, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 Imagine Your Parks grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parks. The installation has been touring sites in the Upper Peninsula region, culminating in this exhibition. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Please visit the Listening to Parks Isle Royalewebsite for more details.  Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16. The exhibit will be on display December 2 – 22 and Jan. 16 through January 26, 2018. Gallery hours are 8 am – 8 pm M-F and Sat 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Basketball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Wallyball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Bowling: Deadline on January 22nd @ 8:00 am

Billiards Tournament: Deadline on January 26th @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Singles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Doubles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 1:00 pm

Co-Rec Doubles Racquetball: Deadline on February 5th @ 5:00 pm

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


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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Student News Briefs – December 8, 2017

 

Indian Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana

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

The menu features:Indian Cuisine 2

  • Chicken Maratha
  • Rajee Rice
  • Mango Lassi

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.


Seats Available on the USG Winter Break Bus

There are still a few seats available on the Winter Break Bus sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government.  The bus departs from the Memorial Union Building on Saturday, December 23 at 8:00 AM and travels to East Lansing with stops at St. Ignace, Gaylord, and Clare.  The return bus departs from East Lansing on Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 AM with the same stops along the way.  The cost is $92.75 plus fees; total cost $99.97.

The cost is the same roundtrip or just one way.

To see more details and purchase a ticket online, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-winter-break-bus-sponsored-by-usg-tickets-40854121778.  For any questions about the USG Winter Break Bus, please contact USG member and coordinator of the

Winter Break Bus, John Nowosad, at jsnowosa@mtu.edu.


Donate to Husky FAN

Don’t let a Husky go hungry this holiday season! Help the Fraternity and Sorority community stock the Husky FAN shelves with food and personal hygiene items. The Greek Community wants to get the faculty, staff, and student body involved in making a difference within our Husky Community while spreading the word about Husky FAN.                                     Supply Drive A

How can you get involved?
Step One: Pluck a feather or two off of the turkey on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall (outside Physics department). Each feather has roughly a $3 item.
Step Two: Buy the item(s) (quantity up to your discretion).
Step Three: Bring it to the Greek Office in MUB 106 on November 30th from 4-7pm or December 8th from 12-3pm.
If these times do not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office. The last date to donate is December 8th.
Please spread the word and help our fellow Huskies have a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance.

 


Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Holiday Reception

Bring the whole family together and join us at the Rozsa Center to celebrate the season with an afternoon of ornament making, cookie eating, and the Grinch! Together, the Student Entertainment Board and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to present a matinee screening of the original animated holiday classic, Dr. Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” followed by a holiday reception to benefit Toys for Tots, this Sunday, December 10, at 2:00 PM, at the Rozsa Center.

This season the Rozsa Center will be a Toys for Tots drop-off location! Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy to donate, and help Toys for Tots spread a message of hope and holiday cheer to less fortunate youngsters in our community.

Tickets for How the Grinch Stole Christmas are on sale now, $5 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, and are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office, or at the Rozsa Center Box Office the day of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Center box office only opens approx. 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.


Customer Appreciation Sale

Feeling appreciated is one of life’s greatest pleasures and the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images would like to show our appreciation and thank you for your continued patronage by once again offering our semi-annual Customer Appreciation Sale on Wednesday, December 13th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Nearly everything in the stores will be 25% off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, and souvenirs that would be the perfect gift for yourself or anyone on your holiday shopping list.


Graduation Cap, Gown, & Ticket Pickup at the Campus Bookstore

If you have a Graduation Cap, Gown or Tickets to pick up at the Campus Bookstore please bring a photo ID with you to pick them up.

Monday, December 4th – Friday, December 8th  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Monday, December 11th – Thursday, December 14th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

*Photo ID is required to pickup Cap, Gown, & Tickets.


Volunteers to Decorate for Christmas in Houghton

The City of Houghton is seeking volunteers to help with their Victorian Inspired Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 9th from 4-7pm (see attached). Volunteers will dress up to match the time period and walk around downtown Houghton to create the feel and ambiance of a Victorian Christmas. There will be sleigh-rides, candle dipping, music, and a tree lighting. Volunteers will also receive free food!   1610 AB

Those interested should email Nick Roberts (nickr@cityofhoughton.com) or Jonathan Davey (jrdavey@mtu.edu) at your earliest convenience so we can coordinate costumes. There are some clothing pieces that can be altered, but you’re welcome to bring your own time period costumes if you have them. We can work with you on costumes, as there are some alternatives we can suggest.
Feel free to also call Nick at 906-487-5912 with additional questions.

KSO Presents Sinfonia Antartica Saturday

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs Ralph Vaughan Williams’ tragic winter symphony, Sinfonia Antartica, an orchestral celebration of the heroism and tragedy of the ill-fated terra nova Antarctic expedition of 1912. They will also perform a world premiere of Libby Meyer’s Lakeside, a new composition based on her work with the recent Listening to Parks project, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and National Park Service Imagine Your Parks initiative. Please join us on Saturday, December 9, at 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets for the Sinfonia Antartica concert are on sale now, $19 for adults, $6 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 at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Let Blue Key Help With Your Winter Carnival Event

Is your student organization planning an event that will happen during Winter Carnival 2018?  Let Blue Key know the details about your event and it may be included on sponsored marketing such as the overall Winter Carnival event schedule that is provided to students via posters and visitors via schedule booklets located around campus.  We are especially looking for specific details regarding All-Nighter events.  If you do not know the full details of your event, fill out the form to the best of your knowledge and Blue Key will contact you later for further information.  Events that are hosted by registered student organizations (RSO), sent to Blue Key to be reviewed by Friday, December 15th, and aligning with the the University Policy may be featured on the Winter Carnival events schedule.  Please contact bluekey@mtu.edu with any questions.

 Form: https://goo.gl/forms/MvceDoZBFbddKDuI2


Landscape Music: A Matinee Chamber Music Concert Sunday

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present a matinee concert of chamber music featuring the works of seven composers celebrating the Landscape, special places and the National Parks. The Landscape Music Concert will be held in the McArdle Theatre on the second floor of Michigan Tech’s Walker Center, on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3:00 PM.

The composers whose work will be performed include: Nell Shaw Cohen, Jesse Budel, Stephen Wood, Corinna Hogan, Christina Rusnak, Libby Meyer, and Stephen Lias. Libby Meyer, composer, fiddle player, and Lecturer in Musical Composition and Violin/Viola Performance and Instruction in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, arranged this concert as part of the Landscape Music Composers Network, a group of composers from across the United States whose music engages with landscape, nature, and place. Visit LandscapeMusic.org for more.

Libby Meyer’s interest in natural soundscapes, conservation of special places and curiosity about the relationship between the arts and the natural world fuel her work. She is a co-founder of the Keweenaw Soundscape Project established to aurally document the Keweenaw region and surrounding lands for ecological, social and artistic value has served as an Artist in Residence at Isle Royale National Park and has written a number of compositions inspired by the landscape. In 2016, Libby and colleagues from Michigan Technological University were awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and National Park Service’s Imagine Your Parks program. The project team recorded soundscapes in the five National Parks on Lake Superior. The results: A visual and sound installation Listening to Parks, is currently on display, through January 22, 2018 in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space. Please visit the Listening to Parks website for more details. And Meyer’s composition Lakescape, created through her work on that project, will be premiered by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, December 9, 2017, as part of the Sinfonia Antartica concert at the Rozsa Center. Libby’s recordings can be found on her website libbymeyermusic.com.

Tickets for the Landscape Music Concert are on sale now, $5 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, and are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office, or at the McArdle Theatre door the evening of the performance.  Please note the McArdle Theatre only opens approx. one hour prior to performances.


Health & Happiness Throughout the Holiday Season

This 90-minute workshop is designed to allow you some time for self care through a gentle 45-minute yoga routine and then we will spend 45 minutes discussing doable healthy tips to keep you from self sabotaging HealthHappinesssliderduring all the holiday parties and get-togethers. Let this holiday season be one where you can truly stay present in the moment and enjoy the hustle and bustle without anxiety and stress. When we take time to nurture and nourish ourselves, we have so much more to give those around us.


 Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey
Are you or someone you know going to the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)  this year? Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Ticket prices remain the same.
WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc
WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey
WHERE: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit Michigan
WHEN: January 1 and 2
WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, aFlyer for Hockey And educational programming to the campus community at no cost.
HOW: Go to this website www.olyent.com/MTUgreeklife and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEK
This fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.
If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer (raspence@mtu.edu) for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky (Lauren.Kalinosky@Hockeytown.com) for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.

Six Monkey Wrenches, Project Learning Lab’s End-of-Semester Student Art Exhibit OpensThe Rozsa Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) are excited to announce their semi-annual student showcase, titled Six Monkey Wrenches, featuring works of art created by Michigan Tech students who are participating in Project Learning Lab, an innovative arts classroom based inside of Rozsa gallery b. Works on display were created by students in Lisa Gordillo’s Contemporary Sculpture classes. The exhibition runs Dec. 8 – 11, 2017. A reception will be held Friday, Dec. 8, from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. The reception is free and all are welcome. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.According to Gordillo, “Students from many campus disciplines are represented, including Math, Engineering, Theatre, and Sound Design. Students were encouraged to work with the gallery’s architecture, to explore alternative materials, and to create large-scale installations in the space. Students studied work by contemporary artists including Martin Puryear, El Anatsui, Ai Wei Wei, Do Ho Suh, and Ann Hamilton, then spent the semester creating their own works of art. “Student artists represented:Henry Ashburn, Sam Bulthuis, Angela Butke, Aaron Christianson, Evan FrankJesse Fredericks, Brook Greening, Bekah Kettler, Alex KuehnVia Ouellette Ballas, Ted Smith, Hunter Storie, Cole Szeszulski, Theresa WeberFor more information please contact Lisa Gordillo, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, 906-487-3096, lijohnso@mtu.edu.

Monday, December 4th – Saturday, December 16th

The holidays are here and that means the 12 Days of Christmas sale is back at the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images. Monday, December 4th through Saturday, December 16th, a new sleighful of goodies will be offered each day for you and yours. For that special gift for family and friends that you can’t find anywhere else, stop by University Images or the Campus Store. Discover a great selection of outerwear, sporting apparel, souvenirs, and brand new items just for the holiday season. We look forward to you stopping by for warm smiles, holiday cheer, and great deals. For the current and upcoming specials as well as holiday operating hours, check their social media feeds at bookstore.mtu.edu.


Zumba Holiday Party

Get on the dance floor and enjoy some healthy holiday cheer. Join Cindy and Allison for a special Zumba Holiday Party. Dress to impress with your most festive holiday colors and get ready to party! Class includes some of your favorite holiday jams, complimentary raffle, surprises, and more!

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The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2018-19!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Com join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Transfer Student Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

December 13, 2017 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 135

January 16, 2018 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 139

January 19, 2018 — 3:05 pm, Fisher 135

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu


HuskyFit Has New Programs
HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!
– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.
– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.
– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.
– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.
– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.
Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!
Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!
For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.

 Faculty Present Listening to Parks, an NEA Imagine Your Parks ProjectWhat do you hear when you walk in the woods? What are the natural sounds and rhythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Libby Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, with artist Steve Brimm, and artists from area schools, open a multimedia and soundscape installation as a part of their Listening to Parks project, with a reception on Saturday, December 2, at 5:00 PM in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, to explore those questions.Listening to Parks is an Imagine Your Parks project, an immersive installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Lake Superior National Parks:Keweenaw National Historic ParkIsle Royale National ParkApostle Islands National Lake ShorePictured Rocks National Lake ShoreGrand Portage National Monument.In May, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 Imagine Your Parks grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parks.The installation has been touring sites in the Upper Peninsula region, culminating in this exhibition. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. 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 as part of the Sinfonia Antartica concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM. Please visit the Listening to Parks Isle Royalewebsite for more details.   Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16.The exhibit will be on display December 2 – 22 and Jan. 16 through January 26, 2018. Gallery hours are 8 AM – 8 PM M-F and Sat 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


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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STUDENT COMMISSIONEver 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, December 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Admin 404

There’s still time to get your HuskieFit Ultimate Session Punch Card!Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.UltimateHuskiesFitCardFall2017Adult


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 OpenRequest 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.


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 – December 1, 2017

Comedian Opey Olagbaju

Come join us for our last comedian of the semester, Opey!
Saturday, December 2, 2017, in the MUB Ballroom at 10 PM!
Bring your friends!
Opey poster
Opeyemi “Opey” Olagbaju’s love and commitment to stand-up are always apparent on stage. The Los Angeles comic performs across the city and has successfully showcased in several festivals, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, the World Series of Comedy and previous NACA Showcases (2014 West & Central and 2015 Nationals). He is noted for his observational humor, which stems from his personal experiences as an immigrant from Nigeria who assimilated into American culture and society. Through comedy, Opey explores what makes us different, and more importantly, how these differences make us all the same.

This performance is FREE and funded by the Student Activity Fee.
Hosted by Late Night Programming.


12 Days of Christmas

Monday, December 4th – Saturday, December 16th

The holidays are here and that means the 12 Days of Christmas sale is back at the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images. Monday, December 4th through Saturday, December 16th, a new sleighful of goodies will be offered each day for you and yours. For that special gift for family and friends that you can’t find anywhere else, stop by University Images or the Campus Store. Discover a great selection of outerwear, sporting apparel, souvenirs, and brand new items just for the holiday season. We look forward to you stopping by for warm smiles, holiday cheer, and great deals. For the current and upcoming specials as well as holiday operating hours, check their social media feeds at bookstore.mtu.edu.

 


Mexican 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 Mexico.

The menu features:                                     Mexican Cuisine

  • Poblanos Rellenos De Queso
  • Arroz Rojo
  • Arroz con Leche Cremoso

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.

 


Donate to Husky FAN

Don’t let a Husky go hungry this holiday season! Help the Fraternity and Sorority community stock the Husky FAN shelves with food and personal hygiene items. The Greek Community wants to get the faculty, staff, and student body involved in making a difference within our Husky Community while spreading the word about Husky FAN.                                     Supply Drive A

How can you get involved?
Step One: Pluck a feather or two off of the turkey on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall (outside Physics department). Each feather has roughly a $3 item.
Step Two: Buy the item(s) (quantity up to your discretion).
Step Three: Bring it to the Greek Office in MUB 106 on November 30th from 4-7pm or December 8th from 12-3pm.
If these times do not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office. The last date to donate is December 8th.
Please spread the word and help our fellow Huskies have a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance.

 Come Celebrate with the Big Horns: TUBACHRISTMAS Returns to the Rozsa

While we may not have ‘snow’ by this Sunday, Sunday, Dec. 3, we will have one of the surest signs of the Holiday season: TUBACHRISTMAS! TUBACHRISTMAS (it is always capitalized and connected a’ la rail car, tuba players LOVE TUBACHRISTMAS!) is an annual December event that occurs in honor of the first truly great tuba virtuoso, William “Bill” Bell who was born on Christmas Day.

Tubists gather yearly in mass numbers around the globe to play songs of the season in performances free to the public. We had our first one in many years here in Houghton last year, and we had 37 tubists! In fact, the great state of Michigan ranks 3rd in the US with 17 TUBACHRISTMASES! Anyone who wants to play in the show is welcome! Bring your tuba, euphonium or baritone at 3:30 PM, Sunday, December 3, for rehearsal in the Rozsa Lobby. There is a $10 registration fee.

Want to see the show? Please join us here in Houghton on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7:30PM in the beautiful Rozsa Center Lobby for the sounds of Christmas and TUBAS! The evening concert is free and open to the public.

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

 


Graduation Cap, Gown, & Ticket Pickup at the Campus Bookstore

If you have a Graduation Cap, Gown or Tickets to pick up at the Campus Bookstore please bring a photo ID with you to pick them up.

Monday, December 4th – Friday, December 8th  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Monday, December 11th – Thursday, December 14th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

*Photo ID is required to pickup Cap, Gown, & Tickets.

 


Volunteers to Decorate for Christmas in Houghton

The City of Houghton is seeking volunteers to help with their Victorian Inspired Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 9th from 4-7pm (see attached). Volunteers will dress up to match the time period and walk around downtown Houghton to create the feel and ambiance of a Victorian Christmas. There will be sleigh-rides, candle dipping, music, and a tree lighting. Volunteers will also receive free food!   1610 AB

Those interested should email Nick Roberts (nickr@cityofhoughton.com) or Jonathan Davey (jrdavey@mtu.edu) at your earliest convenience so we can coordinate costumes. There are some clothing pieces that can be altered, but you’re welcome to bring your own time period costumes if you have them. We can work with you on costumes, as there are some alternatives we can suggest.
Feel free to also call Nick at 906-487-5912 with additional questions.

Fighting Hunger with Alpha Gamma Delta:

Ten percent of all sales made at the Library Cafe throughout the entire day on December 6th will go toward fighting hunger locally and nationally!

An anonymous donor will be doubling all sales made that day, including card and cafe sales!

The money the donor is giving us will go to Husky FAN and Little Brother’s Friends of the Elderly, while the other money raised will go to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation to fight hunger nationally!

Want an AGD discount card? They will be available for purchase in the library on December 6th.


 Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

Are you or someone you know going to the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)  this year? Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Ticket prices remain the same.
WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc
WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey
WHERE: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit Michigan
WHEN: January 1 and 2
WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, aFlyer for Hockey And educational programming to the campus community at no cost.
HOW: Go to this website www.olyent.com/MTUgreeklife and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEK
This fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.
If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer (raspence@mtu.edu) for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky (Lauren.Kalinosky@Hockeytown.com) for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Workshop

The Pavlis Honors College will be hosting the first of our annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Workshops this Wednesday, December 6 from 6-7pm in Fisher 131. Workshop will be led by SURF Coordinator, Will Cantrell.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program offers undergraduate students a $4000 stipend to work for 10 weeks on research on campus in the summer. Applications are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer. In order to be eligible for SURF, students must submit their applications by 4pm on January 26, 2018. If you know of students interested in participating in a summer fellowship on campus, please encourage them to attend the workshop.

For information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops click here.


Dancing Through the Snow Holiday Zumba

Dancing Through the Snow Holiday Zumba is being hosted by HOSA Future Health Professionals at Michigan Tech, it will take place on Tuesday, December 5th from 8 – 9 pm in the Superior Ballroom in the basement of the Memorial Union Building. This event is free for Michigan Tech Students.

Come and enjoy the fun of Zumba!


Fires in the Mirror

Tech Theatre presents Fires in the Mirror, a play by American playwright, author, actress and professor Anna Deavere Smith. It chronicles the viewpoints of people from tow different communities, Black and Jewish, connected directly and indirectly to the Crown Heights riot which occurred Fires in the Mirror Ain Crown Heights, Brooklyn in August 1991.

How can these things happen? A child is hit by a car while playing on the sidewalk. In retaliation, a young man is stabbed to death. A community turns inward upon itself, neighbor set against neighbor. Can an out of balance world be set right? Anna Deavere smith interviewed members of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights community and using their own words assembled a retelling of their solemn road from hate and violence to understanding.


Leading Scholars Competition

We are getting ready for our annual Leading Scholars competition and we’re looking for volunteers to help out with some group process type activities again.  We will have about 40 high school seniors visiting on December 3-4 to vie for the chance to receive full scholarships.

The session that we’re in need of volunteers for is called “Leadership in Action,” and the staff volunteers will evaluate students while they participate in the activities.  I will touch base with all volunteers as the event gets closer, but we’d need about 25 staff members to be ready to evaluate at 7:45 AM on Monday, December 4.  The event will wrap-up just before 10:00 AM.  (The events will take place on the ground floor of Wadsworth Hall.)

If folks are willing to lend a hand, just fill out this quick form at https://goo.gl/forms/hDPvjHooUXvOUgC82.

We very much appreciate all your help as we bring these awesome future Huskies to campus!


It’s time to start thinking about Winter Carnival 2018!

The theme this year is “Myths and Tales of the Past, in our Frigid Forecast”.

If you are planning on participating in Winter Carnival,  please join our Winter Carnival Email list for any and all updates regarding Winter Carnival.

In order to join follow this link:

https://groups.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forum/#!forum/wintercarnival-l

  1. Click the blue button that says “Join group to post”.
  2. Click “Join this group”.

There are also a few changes we would like to highlight for this year:

Window painting event has been replaced with “Banner Painting”.  The banners will then be hung in business windows in downtown Houghton during January and February.  A major change with this new event is that banners will need to be completed by December 15th in order for businesses to have adequate time to receive and display the banners.  Additional details regarding the event are listed in the rulebook.

Due to declining participation, the interactive statue competition will no longer be a judged event. Organizations wishing to build statues that require participant interaction are encouraged to do so by opting into the category on the month-long statue application. Any questions regarding this change can be directed to bkstatues@mtu.edu.

The final Stage Revue event held in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 7th will be free for all students thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Inter-Residence Housing Council (IRHC).  A valid student ID must be brought to the event for student admission.

Lastly, attached is a PDF copy of the Rulebook for Winter Carnival 2018.  All relevant dates to events, registrations, and meetings can be found there.

You can also find a copy of the Rulebook on Blue Key’s Involvement Link page, as well as on the Carnival website at: https://www.mtu.edu/carnival/

At this time, here are some upcoming dates and times for the next couple of weeks.

  • Entry forms for Month-Long Statues go live November 11 at 8:00am and close on December 6 at 5:00pm.

I hope that everyone is just as excited as we are for Winter Carnival 2018!


HuskyFit Has New Programs

HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!
– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.
– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.
– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.
– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.
– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.
Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!
Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!
For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.

 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 rhythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Libby Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, with artist Steve Brimm, and artists from area schools, open a multimedia and soundscape installation as a part of their Listening to Parks project, with a reception on Saturday, December 2, at 5:00 PM in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, to explore those questions.

Listening to Parks is an Imagine Your Parks project, an immersive installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Lake Superior National Parks:

Keweenaw National Historic Park

Isle Royale National Park

Apostle Islands National Lake Shore

Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore

Grand Portage National Monument.

In May, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 Imagine Your Parks grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parks.

The installation has been touring sites in the Upper Peninsula region, culminating in this exhibition. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. 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 as part of the Sinfonia Antartica concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM. Please visit the Listening to Parks Isle Royalewebsite for more details.   Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16.

The exhibit will be on display December 2 – 22 and Jan. 16 through January 26, 2018. Gallery hours are 8 AM – 8 PM M-F and Sat 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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

 


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!

Nutrition Workshops Slider A


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 – Strength Series:Husky Lead poster_Page_1
  • 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.

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, December 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Admin 404

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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

UltimateHuskiesFitCard

Fall2017Adult

 


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.


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 – November 27, 2017

Donate to Husky FAN

Don’t let a Husky go hungry this holiday season! Help the Fraternity and Sorority community stock the Husky FAN shelves with food and personal hygiene items. The Greek Community wants to get the faculty, staff, and student body involved in making a difference within our Husky Community while spreading the word about Husky FAN.                                     Supply Drive A

How can you get involved?
Step One: Pluck a feather or two off of the turkey on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall (outside Physics department). Each feather has roughly a $3 item.
Step Two: Buy the item(s) (quantity up to your discretion).
Step Three: Bring it to the Greek Office in MUB 106 on November 30th from 4-7pm or December 8th from 12-3pm.
If these times do not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office. The last date to donate is December 8th.
Please spread the word and help our fellow Huskies have a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance.

Comedian Opey Olagbaju

Come join us for our last comedian of the semester, Opey!
Saturday, December 2, 2017, in the MUB Ballroom at 10 PM!
Bring your friends!
Opey poster
Opeyemi “Opey” Olagbaju’s love and commitment to stand-up are always apparent on stage. The Los Angeles comic performs across the city and has successfully showcased in several festivals, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, the World Series of Comedy and previous NACA Showcases (2014 West & Central and 2015 Nationals). He is noted for his observational humor, which stems from his personal experiences as an immigrant from Nigeria who assimilated into American culture and society. Through comedy, Opey explores what makes us different, and more importantly, how these differences make us all the same.

This performance is FREE and funded by the Student Activity Fee.
Hosted by Late Night Programming.


Learn More About Course Material Acquisition!

Learn more about buying your course materials! Learn how to give feedback on the customer service you have experienced at Michigan Tech! The Office of the Vice President for Administration would like to invite students to attend and participate in our Information Sharing Session. Held on November 28 at 2:00 pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom, this session will focus on how two of our departments are using various technologies to create an excellent Michigan Tech Experience for their customers. All staff, faculty, and students are invited to attend and participate. Participate in our presentation surveys by downloading a QR Code reader app before the event!

Any questions about the Information Sharing Session can be directed to Business Operations by calling 906-487-2148 or emailing business-ops@mtu.edu.

To see poster click here AB


Volunteers to Decorate for Christmas in Houghton

The City of Houghton is seeking volunteers to help with their Victorian Inspired Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 9th from 4-7pm (see attached). Volunteers will dress up to match the time period and walk around downtown Houghton to create the feel and ambiance of a Victorian Christmas. There will be sleigh-rides, candle dipping, music, and a tree lighting. Volunteers will also receive free food!   1610 AB

Those interested should email Nick Roberts (nickr@cityofhoughton.com) or Jonathan Davey (jrdavey@mtu.edu) at your earliest convenience so we can coordinate costumes. There are some clothing pieces that can be altered, but you’re welcome to bring your own time period costumes if you have them. We can work with you on costumes, as there are some alternatives we can suggest.
Feel free to also call Nick at 906-487-5912 with additional questions.

 

 


Literature: Finding it and Reading it

Lauren Movlai, Instruction Librarian, will lead an interactive discussion on identifying excellent resources. This will be followed by a graduate student panel sharing their experiences and recommendations for how to approach finding and reading journal articles.

The workshop will be held in room 243 of the Library on Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm.

For information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops click here.


Dancing Through the Snow Holiday Zumba

Dancing Through the Snow Holiday Zumba is being hosted by HOSA Future Health Professionals at Michigan Tech, it will take place on Tuesday, December 5th from 8 – 9 pm in the Superior Ballroom in the basement of the Memorial Union Building. This event is free for Michigan Tech Students.

Come and enjoy the fun of Zumba!


Fires in the Mirror

Tech Theatre presents Fires in the Mirror, a play by American playwright, author, actress and professor Anna Deavere Smith. It chronicles the viewpoints of people from tow different communities, Black and Jewish, connected directly and indirectly to the Crown Heights riot which occurred Fires in the Mirror Ain Crown Heights, Brooklyn in August 1991.

How can these things happen? A child is hit by a car while playing on the sidewalk. In retaliation, a young man is stabbed to death. A community turns inward upon itself, neighbor set against neighbor. Can an out of balance world be set right? Anna Deavere smith interviewed members of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights community and using their own words assembled a retelling of their solemn road from hate and violence to understanding.

 


Leading Scholars Competition

We are getting ready for our annual Leading Scholars competition and we’re looking for volunteers to help out with some group process type activities again.  We will have about 40 high school seniors visiting on December 3-4 to vie for the chance to receive full scholarships.

The session that we’re in need of volunteers for is called “Leadership in Action,” and the staff volunteers will evaluate students while they participate in the activities.  I will touch base with all volunteers as the event gets closer, but we’d need about 25 staff members to be ready to evaluate at 7:45 AM on Monday, December 4.  The event will wrap-up just before 10:00 AM.  (The events will take place on the ground floor of Wadsworth Hall.)

If folks are willing to lend a hand, just fill out this quick form at https://goo.gl/forms/hDPvjHooUXvOUgC82.

We very much appreciate all your help as we bring these awesome future Huskies to campus!

 


It’s time to start thinking about Winter Carnival 2018!

The theme this year is “Myths and Tales of the Past, in our Frigid Forecast”.

If you are planning on participating in Winter Carnival,  please join our Winter Carnival Email list for any and all updates regarding Winter Carnival.

In order to join follow this link:

https://groups.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forum/#!forum/wintercarnival-l

  1.  Click the blue button that says “Join group to post”.
  2. Click “Join this group”.

There are also a few changes we would like to highlight for this year:

Window painting event has been replaced with “Banner Painting”.  The banners will then be hung in business windows in downtown Houghton during January and February.  A major change with this new event is that banners will need to be completed by December 15th in order for businesses to have adequate time to receive and display the banners.  Additional details regarding the event are listed in the rulebook.

Due to declining participation, the interactive statue competition will no longer be a judged event. Organizations wishing to build statues that require participant interaction are encouraged to do so by opting into the category on the month-long statue application. Any questions regarding this change can be directed to bkstatues@mtu.edu.

The final Stage Revue event held in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 7th will be free for all students thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Inter-Residence Housing Council (IRHC).  A valid student ID must be brought to the event for student admission.

Lastly, attached is a PDF copy of the Rulebook for Winter Carnival 2018.  All relevant dates to events, registrations, and meetings can be found there.

You can also find a copy of the Rulebook on Blue Key’s Involvement Link page, as well as on the Carnival website at: https://www.mtu.edu/carnival/

At this time, here are some upcoming dates and times for the next couple of weeks.

  • Entry forms for Month-Long Statues go live November 11 at 8:00am and close on December 6 at 5:00pm.
  • An Open Forum and Lottery for Month-Long statues will be held on November 9 at 5 pm in Fisher 138.  Priority for Themes and Snow Statue Locations will be determined at this meeting. If you want priority for your location and theme, you must be present at this lottery. Only one representative from your organization needs to be present.

I hope that everyone is just as excited as we are for Winter Carnival 2018!


HuskyFit Has New Programs

HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!
– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.
– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.
– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.
– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.
– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.
Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!
Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!
For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.

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!

Nutrition Workshops Slider A


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 – Strength Series:Husky Lead poster_Page_1
  • 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.

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, December 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Admin 404

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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

UltimateHuskiesFitCard

Fall2017Adult


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.


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 – November 17, 2017

Donate to Husky FAN

Don’t let a Husky go hungry this holiday season! Help the Fraternity and Sorority community stock the Husky FAN shelves with food and personal hygiene items. The Greek Community wants to get the faculty, staff, and student body involved in making a difference within our Husky Community while spreading the word about Husky FAN.

How can you get involved?
Step One: Pluck a feather or two off of the turkey on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall (outside Physics department). Each feather has roughly a $3 item.
Step Two: Buy the item(s) (quantity up to your discretion).
Step Three: Bring it to the Greek Office in MUB 106 on November 30th from 4-7pm or December 8th from 12-3pm.
If these times do not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office. The last date to donate is December 8th.
Please spread the word and help our fellow Huskies have a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance.

Comedian Opey Olagbaju

Come join us for our last comedian of the semester, Opey!
Saturday, December 2, 2017, in the MUB Ballroom at 10 PM!
Bring your friends!

Opeyemi “Opey” Olagbaju’s love and commitment to stand-up are always apparent on stage. The Los Angeles comic performs across the city and has successfully showcased in several festivals, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, the World Series of Comedy and previous NACA Showcases (2014 West & Central and 2015 Nationals). He is noted for his observational humor, which stems from his personal experiences as an immigrant from Nigeria who assimilated into American culture and society. Through comedy, Opey explores what makes us different, and more importantly, how these differences make us all the same.

This performance is FREE and funded by the Student Activity Fee.
Hosted by Late Night Programming.


Learn More About Course Material Acquisition!

Learn more about buying your course materials! Learn how to give feedback on the customer service you have experienced at Michigan Tech! The Office of the Vice President for Administration would like to invite students to attend and participate in our Information Sharing Session. Held on November 28 at 2:00 pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom, this session will focus on how two of our departments are using various technologies to create an excellent Michigan Tech Experience for their customers. All staff, faculty, and students are invited to attend and participate. Participate in our presentation surveys by downloading a QR Code reader app before the event!

Any questions about the Information Sharing Session can be directed to Business Operations by calling 906-487-2148 or emailing business-ops@mtu.edu.

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Literature: Finding it and Reading it

Lauren Movlai, Instruction Librarian, will lead an interactive discussion on identifying excellent resources. This will be followed by a graduate student panel sharing their experiences and recommendations for how to approach finding and reading journal articles.

The workshop will be held in room 243 of the Library on Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm.

For information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops click here.


Dancing Through the Snow Holiday Zumba

Dancing Through the Snow Holiday Zumba is being hosted by HOSA Future Health Professionals at Michigan Tech, it will take place on Tuesday, December 5th from 8 – 9 pm in the Superior Ballroom in the basement of the Memorial Union Building. This event is free for Michigan Tech Students.

Come and enjoy the fun of Zumba!


Leading Scholars Competition

We are getting ready for our annual Leading Scholars competition and we’re looking for volunteers to help out with some group process type activities again.  We will have about 40 high school seniors visiting on December 3-4 to vie for the chance to receive full scholarships.

The session that we’re in need of volunteers for is called “Leadership in Action,” and the staff volunteers will evaluate students while they participate in the activities.  I will touch base with all volunteers as the event gets closer, but we’d need about 25 staff members to be ready to evaluate at 7:45 AM on Monday, December 4.  The event will wrap-up just before 10:00 AM.  (The events will take place on the ground floor of Wadsworth Hall.)

If folks are willing to lend a hand, just fill out this quick form at https://goo.gl/forms/hDPvjHooUXvOUgC82.

We very much appreciate all your help as we bring these awesome future Huskies to campus!

 


It’s time to start thinking about Winter Carnival 2018!

The theme this year is “Myths and Tales of the Past, in our Frigid Forecast”.

If you are planning on participating in Winter Carnival,  please join our Winter Carnival Email list for any and all updates regarding Winter Carnival.

In order to join follow this link:

https://groups.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forum/#!forum/wintercarnival-l

  1.  Click the blue button that says “Join group to post”.
  2. Click “Join this group”.

There are also a few changes we would like to highlight for this year:

Window painting event has been replaced with “Banner Painting”.  The banners will then be hung in business windows in downtown Houghton during January and February.  A major change with this new event is that banners will need to be completed by December 15th in order for businesses to have adequate time to receive and display the banners.  Additional details regarding the event are listed in the rulebook.  Applications for the event close Friday, November 3rd and can be accessed here.

Due to declining participation, the interactive statue competition will no longer be a judged event. Organizations wishing to build statues that require participant interaction are encouraged to do so by opting into the category on the month-long statue application. Any questions regarding this change can be directed to bkstatues@mtu.edu.

The final Stage Revue event held in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 7th will be free for all students thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Inter-Residence Housing Council (IRHC).  A valid student ID must be brought to the event for student admission.

Lastly, attached is a PDF copy of the Rulebook for Winter Carnival 2018.  All relevant dates to events, registrations, and meetings can be found there.

You can also find a copy of the Rulebook on Blue Key’s Involvement Link page, as well as on the Carnival website at: https://www.mtu.edu/carnival/

At this time, here are some upcoming dates and times for the next couple of weeks.

  • Entry forms for Banner Painting go live Monday, October 30 and close on Friday, November 3.
  • Entry forms for Queens go live November 3 at 8:00 am and close on November 17 at 5:00 pm.
  • Entry forms for Stage Revue will be available online starting October 27, and must be submitted by November 17 at 5:00pm.
  • Entry forms for Month-Long Statues go live November 11 at 8:00am and close on December 6 at 5:00pm.
  • An Open Forum and Lottery for Month-Long statues will be held on November 9 at 5 pm in Fisher 138.  Priority for Themes and Snow Statue Locations will be determined at this meeting. If you want priority for your location and theme, you must be present at this lottery. Only one representative from your organization needs to be present.

I hope that everyone is just as excited as we are for Winter Carnival 2018!


HuskyFit Has New Programs

HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!
– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.
– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.
– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.
– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.
– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.
Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!
Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!
For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.

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.


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/.
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  • 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.

 


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, December 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Admin 404

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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

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MTU 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.


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 – November 10, 2017

Chinese 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 China.

The menu features:                           Chinese Cuisine

  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Braised Tofu
  • Mango Sago

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.


Veteran’s Day Tribute

Friday, Nov. 10th at noon.

At the husky statue

“Please join us as we stand to honor the veterans in our community. Come to the husky statue between classes at noon to show your support for those who serve!”

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It’s time to start thinking about Winter Carnival 2018!

The theme this year is “Myths and Tales of the Past, in our Frigid Forecast”.

If you are planning on participating in Winter Carnival,  please join our Winter Carnival Email list for any and all updates regarding Winter Carnival.

In order to join follow this link:

https://groups.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forum/#!forum/wintercarnival-l

  1.  Click the blue button that says “Join group to post”.
  2. Click “Join this group”.

There are also a few changes we would like to highlight for this year:

Window painting event has been replaced with “Banner Painting”.  The banners will then be hung in business windows in downtown Houghton during January and February.  A major change with this new event is that banners will need to be completed by December 15th in order for businesses to have adequate time to receive and display the banners.  Additional details regarding the event are listed in the rulebook.  Applications for the event close Friday, November 3rd and can be accessed here.

Due to declining participation, the interactive statue competition will no longer be a judged event. Organizations wishing to build statues that require participant interaction are encouraged to do so by opting into the category on the month-long statue application. Any questions regarding this change can be directed to bkstatues@mtu.edu.

The final Stage Revue event held in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 7th will be free for all students thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Inter-Residence Housing Council (IRHC).  A valid student ID must be brought to the event for student admission.

Lastly, attached is a PDF copy of the Rulebook for Winter Carnival 2018.  All relevant dates to events, registrations, and meetings can be found there.

You can also find a copy of the Rulebook on Blue Key’s Involvement Link page, as well as on the Carnival website at: https://www.mtu.edu/carnival/

At this time, here are some upcoming dates and times for the next couple of weeks.

  • Entry forms for Banner Painting go live Monday, October 30 and close on Friday, November 3.
  • Entry forms for Queens go live November 3 at 8:00 am and close on November 17 at 5:00 pm.
  • Entry forms for Stage Revue will be available online starting October 27, and must be submitted by November 17 at 5:00pm.
  • Entry forms for Month-Long Statues go live November 11 at 8:00am and close on December 6 at 5:00pm.
  • An Open Forum and Lottery for Month-Long statues will be held on November 9 at 5 pm in Fisher 138.  Priority for Themes and Snow Statue Locations will be determined at this meeting. If you want priority for your location and theme, you must be present at this lottery. Only one representative from your organization needs to be present.

I hope that everyone is just as excited as we are for Winter Carnival 2018!

Please contact bluekey@mtu.edu for any questions or concerns. ”

WC 2018 Rulebook


Campus-Wide Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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


Upcoming Projects That Need Volunteers
There are some upcoming projects that could use some volunteer efforts. Below is a list of the different projects. Please contact the site lead if you’re available to help.
  1. City of Houghton – Beautification Committee will host weekly meetings leading up to a date (TBD) when they plan on decorating downtown Houghton for the holidays. A group leader or a couple of members of the group will meet with the committee once or twice to share ideas and determine a date when everyone is available to put up the decorations. Those interested can contact Julie Waara (julieawaara@gmail.com).
  2. Individual citizens – Two senior citizens in Hancock are seeking volunteers to rake their yards because it wasn’t able to be completed during MADD due to the weather. Interested individuals can contact Jonathan Davey (jrdavey@mtu.edu).
  3. New Power/HEET – Winterizing two houses in the area; caulking, insulation, etc. on Saturday, November 11. Contact Melissa Davis (melissa@newpowertour.com) if interested.
  4. The Keweenaw Culture Project, under the direction of Josh Loar (VPA), in collaboration with the City of Hancock – announces the first Hancock Holiday Window Display Competition. Selected artists/creators will be granted a $75 budget for supplies and will be allowed to decorate a window in downtown Hancock to their heart’s content. Lights, figures, trains, snow, whatever you think says “the holidays” here in the U.P. is welcome (all ideas are welcome, no specific holiday(s) will be preferred over others, the only criteria for selection is that you have a good idea).
    The displays will be shown during the holiday shopping season, and the community will have the chance to vote for their favorite. There will be prizes (TBD). Applications are open now and are due Nov. 15. To apply, email hancockholidays@gmail.com with a message expressing your interest and a minimum three sentences describing your display idea. No drawings or pictures are required, but they are highly recommended.
    Artists will be notified of selection no later than Nov. 20 and window spaces will be assigned by Dec. 1.
    Installation takes place Dec. 1-15 and Dec. 16 is the “unveiling” day. Artists are encouraged to put paper or curtains over their windows while installing, so the big reveal is fresh for the community. Voting is from Dec. 16-22 (voting forms and/or website will be available once displays are open). Winner(s) will be announced Dec. 23, and the displays will remain until Feb. 1 (must be removed by March 1 at latest).

Chronicle of Higher Education Looking for Short Essays on Winter Breaks

Many students use their winter break for catching up with family and friends.  But have you ever used your winter break in other productive ways, such as preparing for the upcoming semester, getting a head start on your career, or improving the world in some way?  If so, the Chronicle of Higher Education would love to hear from you.  They are looking for short, personal essays – around 300 words – from students about how they have used their winter break in constructive ways.  If you are interested and available to write a short essay by Wednesday, November 15, 2017, please contact Jenn Donovan, director of news and media relations, at jbdonova@mtu.edu.


Superior Wind Symphony Concert

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a concert by the Superior Wind Symphony, titled “Perfectly Frank,” a celebration of the great conductor for winds, Frank L Battisti. They will perform this Saturday, November 11, at 7:30 PM, in the Rozsa Center.

Frank L. Battisti is conductor of the Wind Ensemble and Director of Wind Ensemble Activities at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. Under Mr. Battisti’s leadership, the Ensemble has established a national and international reputation for being one of the premiere ensembles of its kind in the United States. It has performed often at music conferences, in live radio concert broadcasts over the National Public Radio (NPR) Network and recorded for Centaur and Golden Crest Records. During the past 40 years Frank L. Battisti has been responsible for commissioning and premiering many works for wind ensemble by distinguished American and foreign composers including Warren Benson, Leslie Bassett, Robert Ceely, John Harbison, Robin Holloway, William Thomas McKinley, Vincent Persichetti, Michael Colgrass, Daniel Pinkham, Gunther Schuller, Robert Selig, Sir Michael Tippett, Ivan Tcherepnin, Robert Ward and Alec Wilder. Critics and colleagues have praised Battisti for his commitment to contemporary music and his outstanding performances.

According to Christianson, “Frank Battisti has been a personal friend and mentor to me for over a decade, including being the very first guest conductor I had here at Tech in my first year of my life as a College Band Director! He gave then, as he has always since: Pointed, helpful information about how to be a more musical conductor and inspiring educator. I was able to go to two workshops with Frank as an instructor this summer, in Frank’s 87th year! I felt more inspired than even before and thought it was time to plan a concert of music that Frank values at the highest level, as a tribute to his friendship and support!  All of the music in this program is by composers or arrangers that are at the top of the Battisti approval list, and almost all of them have been teaching pieces I first studied at Battisti conducting workshops.

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

For more information please contact Mike Christianson at mchristi@mtu.edu, 906-487-2825, or visit us online at mtu.edu/rozsa

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer.


Fireside Chat

International Programs and Services is excited to announce a new series called, Study Abroad Fireside Chats. The first Fireside Chat will take place on Monday, November 13th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge,Fireside Chat A and will be hosted by our University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Regional Representative, Joel Freeman. Joel’s presentation will review USAC’s study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities, and you’ll have the chance to mingle with study abroad alumni.

This is a special event because it’s also during International Education Week — be on the look out for our IEW campus events!

Join us for casual conversation, hot chocolate, and yummy campfire snacks!

If you have any questions, please contact studyabroad@mtu.edu.


Last Chance for Course Material Survey

Today is the last day for the Fall 2017 course material survey! For all those that have participated, thank you tremendously. Your feedback will help the Campus Store strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness.

Cash prizes are available, please check your email for the link to the survey!

Have a great semester and we hope to hear from you!


14 Floors – Silicon Valley Event

Interviews will be this Monday, November 13, 2017 starting at 4pm in the Academic Office Building, conference room 101.

This trip is open to all Michigan Tech students.  Participation is based on a two minute interview on “Why should you be included on the trip?”

If your interested email Karen Foltz at ksfoltz@mtu.edu.

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HuskyFit Has New Programs

HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!
– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.
– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.
– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.
– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.
– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.
Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!
Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!
For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.

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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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.


Fall Fest at Campus Bookstore!

It’s almost Thanksgiving Break and we want to take this opportunity to show how thankful we are for all of YOU. Friday, November 10th, the Campus Store will be hosting FALL FEST! FALL FEST is a special event to celebrate YOU. Stop by the Campus Store and join in the fun! There will be games, contests, snacks, and prizes! We look forward to seeing you!


Diwali Night 2017

Event name: Diwali Night 2017

Time & day: 5:00 pm on November 10, 2017Diwali Night

Venue: MUB and the Rozsa center 

Nature of program: Indian buffet dinner and cultural dance and music performances to follow.


International Dance Lessons

In recognition of International Education Week (IEW), Michigan Tech is hosting an international dance social that will take place on NovembDance Posterer 14th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom. Dance lessons are provided by the Indian Students Association, NOSOTROS, and the African Students Organization. Learn basic dance movements and the cultural history of each dance. No prior dance knowledge is required.

Link to Facebook event. Admission is free and open to the general public and Michigan Tech campus community.

 

 


Tea Time Social

In recognition of International Education Week, the Michigan Tech English Language Institute (ELI) is hosting a tea time social. Come join us fTea Timeor tea, desserts, and intriguing conversations. This is a time when students, staff, faculty, and community members come together to unwind from a hectic week of studies and responsibilities. Everyone is welcome. Link to Facebook event.

 

 

 

 


Economics Oligopoly Lecture

The event will take place on Thursday, the 16th of November, from 7-8:45 pm, in the EERC Room 100. The speaker will be Dr. Paul Nelson, from the business and economics department.


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/.
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  • 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.

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, December 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Admin 404

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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

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MTU 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

Got caught up with school work and forgot about applying to LeaderShape? Didn’t get a chance to finish your application before the deadline? Well you’re in luck!…the application deadline for the 2018 leadership Institute has been extended until Friday, November 10 at 5 PM.

Take a minute to fill out the application (https://www.leadershape.org/Applications/Apply/3569) and be one of 60 students to experience in the 23rd annual LeaserShape Institute January 8-13, 2018

Send any questions to Jonathan Davey (jrdavey@mtu.edu).

Applications for the 2018 LeaderShape Institute are now opleadershappostcarden!

New Deadline for applications is:
 November 10, 2017 @ 5 pm.
Check out our website for more information: http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/leadershape/.
Feel free to share far and wide!

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

Student News Briefs – November 3, 2017

Scott & Chris

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

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

 

 


It’s time to start thinking about Winter Carnival 2018!

The theme this year is “Myths and Tales of the Past, in our Frigid Forecast”.

If you are planning on participating in Winter Carnival,  please join our Winter Carnival Email list for any and all updates regarding Winter Carnival.

In order to join follow this link:

https://groups.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forum/#!forum/wintercarnival-l

  1.  Click the blue button that says “Join group to post”.
  2. Click “Join this group”.

There are also a few changes we would like to highlight for this year:

Window painting event has been replaced with “Banner Painting”.  The banners will then be hung in business windows in downtown Houghton during January and February.  A major change with this new event is that banners will need to be completed by December 15th in order for businesses to have adequate time to receive and display the banners.  Additional details regarding the event are listed in the rulebook.  Applications for the event close Friday, November 3rd and can be accessed here.

Due to declining participation, the interactive statue competition will no longer be a judged event. Organizations wishing to build statues that require participant interaction are encouraged to do so by opting into the category on the month-long statue application. Any questions regarding this change can be directed to bkstatues@mtu.edu.

The final Stage Revue event held in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 7th will be free for all students thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Inter-Residence Housing Council (IRHC).  A valid student ID must be brought to the event for student admission.

Lastly, attached is a PDF copy of the Rulebook for Winter Carnival 2018.  All relevant dates to events, registrations, and meetings can be found there.

You can also find a copy of the Rulebook on Blue Key’s Involvement Link page, as well as on the Carnival website at: https://www.mtu.edu/carnival/

At this time, here are some upcoming dates and times for the next couple of weeks.

  • Entry forms for Banner Painting go live Monday, October 30 and close on Friday, November 3.
  • Entry forms for Queens go live November 3 at 8:00 am and close on November 17 at 5:00 pm.
  • Entry forms for Stage Revue will be available online starting October 27, and must be submitted by November 17 at 5:00pm.
  • Entry forms for Month-Long Statues go live November 11 at 8:00am and close on December 6 at 5:00pm.
  • An Open Forum and Lottery for Month-Long statues will be held on November 9 at 5 pm in Fisher 138.  Priority for Themes and Snow Statue Locations will be determined at this meeting. If you want priority for your location and theme, you must be present at this lottery. Only one representative from your organization needs to be present.

I hope that everyone is just as excited as we are for Winter Carnival 2018!

Please contact bluekey@mtu.edu for any questions or concerns. ”

WC 2018 Rulebook

 


Campus-Wide Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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


Come Dance with Nosotros

Where: MUB ballroomPoster_Nosotros

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

When: Saturday 4th November

Cost: FREE!

All levels! No partner needed! Family friendly!


HuskyFit Has New Programs
HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!
 
– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.
– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.
– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.
– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.
– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.
 
Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!
 
Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!
 
For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.

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.


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.


Fall Fest at Campus Bookstore!

It’s almost Thanksgiving Break and we want to take this opportunity to show how thankful we are for all of YOU. Friday, November 10th, the Campus Store will be hosting FALL FEST! FALL FEST is a special event to celebrate YOU. Stop by the Campus Store and join in the fun! There will be games, contests, snacks, and prizes! We look forward to seeing you!


Diwali Night 2017

Event name: Diwali Night 2017

Time & day: 5:00 pm on November 10, 2017Diwali Night

Venue: MUB and the Rozsa center 

Nature of program: Indian buffet dinner and cultural dance and music performances to follow.


International Dance Lessons

In recognition of International Education Week (IEW), Michigan Tech is hosting an international dance social that will take place on NovembDance Posterer 14th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom. Dance lessons are provided by the Indian Students Association, NOSOTROS, and the African Students Organization. Learn basic dance movements and the cultural history of each dance. No prior dance knowledge is required.

Link to Facebook event. Admission is free and open to the general public and Michigan Tech campus community.

 


Tea Time Social

In recognition of International Education Week, the Michigan Tech English Language Institute (ELI) is hosting a tea time social. Come join us fTea Timeor tea, desserts, and intriguing conversations. This is a time when students, staff, faculty, and community members come together to unwind from a hectic week of studies and responsibilities. Everyone is welcome. Link to Facebook event.


Euchre/Chess Raffle Knight

Come join MUB Board on Tuesday, November 7th from 8-10 pm in the MUB Commons for a Euchre/Chess Raffle Knight! There’s a chance to win prizes such as a chess board, a Star Wars bundle, a broomball bundle, coloring books and pencils, and Cards Against Euchre Chess Raffle Knight EDSHumanity! All you need is to show up and have a good time playing some games!


Economics Oligopoly Lecture

The event will take place on Thursday, the 16th of November, from 7-8:45 pm, in the EERC Room 100. The speaker will be Dr. Paul Nelson, from the business and economics department.


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 – Strength Series:Husky Lead poster_Page_1
  • 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.

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, November 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m., MUB, Ballroom A1
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Admin 404

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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

UltimateHuskiesFitCard

Fall2017Adult


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!

 Deadline for applications is:
 November 6, 2017 @ 11 pm.
Check out our website for more information: http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/leadershape/.
Feel free to share far and wide!

 41 North Film Festival at the Rozsa 

From a silent film accompanied by a symphony and choral performance, to topical and historical films with expert panelists, the 41 North Film Festival brings together acclaimed films from around the world with participants from the local community for four days of engaging, informative, and inspiring events. In celebration of this year’s theme of community, the festival will also present a special “City Light” award to retired Michigan Tech film professor and photographer Joe Kirkish in recognition of his many contributions to film appreciation in the Keweenaw.

Kicking the festival off at 7:30 PM, Thursday, November 2, is Voices of Light/The Passion of Joan of Arc, an evening of film and music in collaboration with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and the ConScience Michigan Tech Chamber Singers.  Among other feature films included this year are Dealt (Luke Korem, 2017),  Buzz One Four (Matt McCormick, 2017), Brimstone and Glory  (Viktor Jakovleski, 2017), Donkeyote (Chico Pereira, 2017), ACORN and the Firestorm (Reuben Atlas, Samuel D. Pollard, 2017), The Migrumpies (Arman T. Riahi, 2017), The Good Postman (Tonislav Hristov, 2017), This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy (Christian Nicolson, 2016), and The Road Movie (Dmitry Kalashnikov, 2017).

All events are free with the exception of Voices of Light/The Passion of Joan of Arc. Tickets for that event are $19 for adults, $6 foJoan of Arcr youth, and free for Michigan Tech Students with the Experience Tech fee. A free film festival ticket is required for admission. All 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 at the door at the Rozsa Box Office (opens one hour prior to event start).

41nProgram2017schedule


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 27, 2017

Indian Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana 

by Khana Khazana

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

The menu features:

  • Chicken Korma
  • Paneer Korma
  • Strawberry Custard Pudding

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


Campus-Wide Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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


Join Spectrum Connection for Mask Making

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Haunted Mine Tour

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

Sign up with this link.

Haunted Mine Volunteer Sign-up


SAFEHOUSE 2017

Safehouse Res Hall A


Trick or Treat!!

Campus Bookstore or University Images

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!


Come Dance with Nosotros

Where: MUB ballroom

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

When: Saturday 4th November

Cost: FREE!

All levels! No partner needed! Family friendly!


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Read a good book? Let us know!

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


Alternative Energy Enterprise 

Sustainable Demonstration House:

Open House

Wednesday, November 1st from 4pm-6pm

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

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

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

The house is located at 21680 Woodland Dr.


Nutrition Workshops

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

Nutrition Workshops Slider A


Class Tribute AB

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

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

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


Course Materials Survey – starting Monday!

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

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

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

 


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

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

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


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

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

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

For more information, visit Lifeguard.


Club Rozsa

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

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

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

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Bethany Jones

bjones@mtu.edu

906-487-2420

Mike Irish

mjirish@mtu.edu

906-487-2145


 

Scott & Chris

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

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

 


HuskyLEAD – Strengths Series

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

Morality and Technology: Rethinking Engineering Ethics

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


Afrobeat Fitness

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

For more class information, visit Afrobeat Fitness.


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

Pistol Club Open Shoot

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

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

We are operating on the following day:

Sunday October 29 1-5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


MTSF Awarding Student Leadership Scholarship

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

Student Leadership Scholarship Form

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

Thanks!

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation

MTSF@mtu.edu

906.487.2013

203 Alumni House

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931


STUDENT COMMISSION

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

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

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

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

 Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings.

Please check out the Student Commission website for more information. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student-commission/

2017 Fall Meeting Date

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

 


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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

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MTU Cross Country 5K Fundraiser

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10 am.

Michigan Tech Trails

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

Trick or Trot 5k A

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


MTU Surveys

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


Cap, Gown, & Ticket Ordering Now Open

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

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

Please contact capandgown@mtu.edu with any questions.


LeaderShape Institute Applications are Open

Applications for the 2018 LeaderShape Institute are now opleadershappostcarden!

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

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


Student News Briefs – October 20, 2017

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

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

 

Spirit Friday Sale – Campus Bookstore, University Images

Friday, October 20, 2017 is Spirit Friday!

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

 

 


Advances in Automotive Steels – Joe Nowosad

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

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

This event is open to everyone on campus!


Deadline to Apply to Pavlis is Sunday, Oct. 22

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

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

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

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

 


Haunted Mine Tour

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

Sign up with this link.

Haunted Mine Volunteer Sign-up


SAFEHOUSE 2017

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 Make a Difference Day 2017

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

Trick or Treat!!

Campus Bookstore or University Images

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!


Nutrition Workshops

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

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Class Tribute AB

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

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

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


UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

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

  • Season begins on October 30th

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

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

Racquetball Doubles: Friday, October 27 @ Noon

  • Tournament starts October 31st

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


Pumpkin Carving

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

 

 

 

 

 


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

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

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

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

For more information, visit Lifeguard.

 

 


Afrobeat Fitness

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

For more class information, visit Afrobeat Fitness.


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

Pistol Club Open Shoot

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

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

We are operating on the following days:

Saturday October 21 1-5

Sunday October 29 1-5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

MTSF Awarding Student Leadership Scholarship

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

Student Leadership Scholarship Form

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

Thanks!

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation

MTSF@mtu.edu

906.487.2013

203 Alumni House

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931


STUDENT COMMISSION

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

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

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

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

 Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings.

Please check out the Student Commission website for more information. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student-commission/

2017 Fall Meeting Date

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

Last night for the show!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

UltimateHuskiesFitCard

Fall2017Adult


MTU Cross Country 5K Fundraiser

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10 am.

Michigan Tech Trails

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

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


MTU Surveys

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


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

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

October 25th, MUB Ballroom at 5:30 pm

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Cap, Gown, & Ticket Ordering Now Open

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

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

Please contact capandgown@mtu.edu with any questions.


LeaderShape Institute Applications are Open

Applications for the 2018 LeaderShape Institute are now opleadershappostcarden!

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


PUSH Physical Theatre

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

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

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

Here is a video from the show:

 https://youtu.be/B4oQHue22c4   

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


Student News Briefs – October 13, 2017


Moroccan Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana 

by Khana Khazana

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

The menu features:

  • Zaâlouk
  • Fish Tagine
  • Ghriba

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


Let The Homecoming Magic Begin!

 Happy Homecoming, Huskies!

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

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

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

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

The magic begins October 15!

Please send questions to Rochelle raspence@mtu.edu


Harry Potter Trivia Night

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

 

 

 

 

 


Give Dobby A Sock – Shirt Swap

October 16, 2 PM Outside the MUB

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

https://goo.gl/forms/lKgrIBm5yvLmyghB3

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


Irene Miller Holocaust Survivor to Speak

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

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

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

More information below:

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

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

For more information call 482 3270.


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

UPCOMING INTRAMURAL EVENTS

Entry Deadlines

Turkey Trot: Tuesday, October 17

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

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

  • Season begins on October 30th

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

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

Racquetball Doubles: Friday, October 27 @ Noon

  • Tournament starts October 31st

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


P3: People, Purpose, Passion

Register Now! . . .

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

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

A detailed schedule can be viewed by clicking HERE!

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

 

 


 

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

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

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

 


Nutrition Workshops

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

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 Make a Difference Day 2017

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

 


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

Afrobeat Fitness

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

For more class information, visit Afrobeat Fitness.


 

MTSF Awarding Student Leadership Scholarship

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

Student Leadership Scholarship Form

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

Thanks!

The Michigan Tech Student Foundation

MTSF@mtu.edu

906.487.2013

203 Alumni House

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931


Pistol Club Open Shoot

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

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

We are operating on the following days:

Saturday October 7 1-5

Sunday October 15 1.5

Saturday October 21 1-5

Sunday October 29 1-5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


STUDENT COMMISSION

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

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

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

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

 Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings.

Please check out the Student Commission website for more information. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student-commission/

2017 Fall Meeting Dates

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

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MTU Cross Country 5K Fundraiser

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10 am.

Michigan Tech Trails

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

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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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