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Career Fair

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This week is Career Fair! So make sure to look your best, bring extra copies of your resume, and attend Career Fair for an opportunity to get an internship or a job if you are close to graduation. Career Fair will be taking place on Wednesday, February 20th from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in the SDC.

This weekend, there is a Winter Wonderhack event going on starting on Friday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. and ending on Sunday at noon. At this event, students from all over the midwest come and show their passion for developing, designing, and creating awesome. There will be free food, drinks, and t-shirts, so there is nothing to lose by registering! Students can register for the event at: https://winterwonderhack.com/#register

Our Huskies Hockey team will be back in town this weekend for their last two-game home series of the season. They will be taking on Northern Michigan next Friday, though. The Huskies will take on Alaska Anchorage this weekend on Friday and Saturday. The puck will drop at 7:07 p.m. both nights, so make sure to come early and get some good seats!

You may have seen advertisements on campus about movies airing in Fisher 135 over the weekends. The featured group of the week is the organization that shows all of those movies… The Film Board! Film Board is one of the oldest clubs on Michigan Tech’s campus and they are completely run by students. They show new movies that have been out in theaters, but are not on discs yet. They are offer a great variety of different movies for students. Their movie tickets are only $3, with concessions being an extra $1 per item. The Film Board doesn’t just run movies, they also help get involved with other groups on campus such as the CDI, ROTC, and Public Safety. They have meetings every Tuesday from in Fisher 129 at 6:00 p.m. They are always welcoming new members. Members of the Film Board also receive free popcorn each weekend, they get to help pick the movie line up for the semester, and they can also get some friends into the shows. If watching the newest releases sounds like a lot of fun to you, I would highly recommend joining Film Board.

That is all this week for the blog.

Make sure to check out Career Fair, and maybe enjoy a movie by Film Board this weekend. Spring Break is near!

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Stuff-A-Husky!

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I hope you all had a great Winter Carnival and got a chance to enjoy the days off from school and have some fun.

There will be a Spring Career Fair going on later in the semester, so there will be some events coming up in the next few weeks to help you prepare for that.

If you’re interested in working or interning for Kimberly-Clark, or even just need some helpful hints at what employers are looking for in applicants, make sure to attend Resume Reviews with Kimberly-Clark on Monday, February 11th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Admin 220 (Career Services). They will also have another session on Tuesday, February 12th from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Another helpful event going on this week to help prep for Career Fair is Google’s February YouTube Live Event Opportunities. Here, you can learn how to prepare for and have a successful interview. They will review common interview questions, how to answer them, and introduce you to a new platform Interview Stream. This event will be taking place on Tuesday, February 12th from 12:15-1:00 p.m. in Career Services.

There are so many events that I have enjoyed during my time at Michigan Tech, but one of my favorites has always been Stuff-A-Husky! During Stuff-A-Husky, you can pick which animal you want, and you are given a bag of stuffing that you can put inside of it. Whether you want to make one for yourself, or for someone for Valentine’s Day, I highly recommend going! This event is on Tuesday, February 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the MUB Commons. I would recommend going early because this is a very popular event and the animals are only first come first serve!

Finally, on Friday, February 15th from 6:00-10:00 p.m. in Fisher 125-127 there will be a Video Game Night sponsored by the Memorial Union Board. There will be video games and food provided, but feel free to bring your own as well!

Coming off of that event, the organization being highlighted in this blog is, in fact, the Memorial Union Board! If you attended Karaoke over Winter Carnival all-nighter, that was put on by the Memorial Union Board, also. They do many fun student events throughout the semester, some of them including bringing comedians onto campus, casino nights, and they also host Stuff-A-Husky! Meetings for Memorial Union Board are on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A. If hosting these events and joining this organization sounds interesting to you, do not hesitate to attend one of their meetings. They are always looking for new members that would love to bring fun to Michigan Tech’s students!

That is all this week for the blog. Have a great week, and start studying for your midterm exams.

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Happy Winter Carnival!

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Happy Winter Carnival week! I hope you enjoy your short school week this week and get the opportunity to check out some Winter Carnival events. There are so many events going on whether it is statue building, the beards competition, karaoke, pancake breakfast, and even broomball! A full list of events and times for Winter Carnival events can be found at: https://www.mtu.edu/carnival/2019/#schedule

There are also some athletic events going on this week, too! The Michigan Tech women’s and men’s basketball teams are in town for games on both Thursday and Saturday. Thursday’s games tip-off at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday’s games tip off at 1:00 p.m. The teams play Northwood University on Thursday and Saginaw Valley State on Saturday!

Also, our Michigan Tech men’s hockey team is back at home this weekend for their Winter Carnival series! They will be taking on the #1 team in the WCHA which is the Minnesota State Mavericks. This should be an interesting game between these two teams, and it’ll be packed, so make sure to come early to make sure you have a good seat! The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. on Friday and 5:07 p.m. on Saturday.

That is all for this week’s blog. Make sure to enjoy some Winter Carnival activities during your two days off this week!

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Stay Warm!

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Make sure to stay warm this week, as it will be very cold within the next few days.

Winter Carnival is approaching soon, which means that there will be some more events going on for it within the next few weeks.

This week, on Tuesday, January 29th from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. there will be Ice Bowling at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. During ice bowling, one member will sit on a sled while the rest of the team members will slide them down the ice into the pins. A lot of these events are for Winter Carnival special participating organizations, but that does not mean that you cannot go and cheer on your favorite organization! On Friday, February 1st from 6:00-8:30 p.m. there will also be Speed Skating as a part of Winter Carnival. This will also be held at the Ice Arena. You may have seen a lot of different flyers around bulletin boards on campus, and those are for the Queens Coronation! There are many contenders sponsored by organizations on campus and local businesses that are running for Michigan Tech Winter Carnival Queen this year. Join this Queen Coronation with Blue Key and see who will be crowned on Saturday, February 2nd from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

There will be a Career Fair again this Spring, so that means that it is time to touch up your resume (especially if you are a first year who just completed their first semester). On Wednesday, January 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be a Resume Lab for First-years in Career Services (220 Admin). You can come anytime during the period, just make sure to bring your laptop!

Finally, the organization that will be sponsored in this article is… The Michigan Tech Pep Band! If you have ever been to a Michigan Tech Athletic game, I am sure you have seen (and heard) the Pep Band in their yellow and black striped overalls. The Pep Band knows how to get the crowd going, and their chants are always creative. If you have played an instrument in high school, or even in your free time, I would highly recommend joining the Pride of Pastyland!

That is all for this week’s blog. I hope you get to enjoy some Winter Carnival activities (without being too cold).

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Comedy Central (with Stephen Agyei)

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I hope you all had a great first week back.

This week, on Thursday, January 24th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. there will be a Study Away Programs Information Session if you are interested in studying abroad. You can learn all about how to apply, and places you could potentially study.

On Friday, January 25th from 10:00-11:00 p.m. there will be a Comedian Stephen Agyei in the MUB Ballroom. He has opened for a lot of different people on tours (such as Roseanne), and he will be here for a night of comedy on Friday night. Make sure to stop by and see the man who has been most memorably known for “the whitest smile in Denver”.

On Saturday, January 26th from 1:00-6:00 p.m. there will be a Dodgeball Tournament at the MTU Racquetball Courts, hosted by the Memorial Union Board. This Dodgeball tournament is teams of 6 with the opportunity to win a $25-$30 gift card each. Teams that are signing up can have their team captain email MUBboardFGchair@gmail.com with your team name. If you are interested in this tournament, gather up a team and try to win some gift cards!

Winter Carnival is approaching soon, and there are already some events coming up this weekend. There will be Ice Curling on Saturday, January 26th from 3:00-9:00 p.m. at the Calumet Drill House. There will be snow volleyball on Sunday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m. and Snoccer (Snow Soccer) at 12:00 p.m. These winter carnival events are open to student organizations, but fellow Huskies can also come and cheer on your favorite organization.

I hope you all have a great week. Winter Carnival is coming soon, so make sure to stay tuned for all of the events going on during that week and keep an eye out for our featured Student Organization in next week’s blog.Stay tuned next week for another edition of…

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Welcome back!

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Also, welcome back for another semester! I hope your break went well and you got a much needed rest that you deserve. But, now it’s time to get back in the grind.

Just a reminder that if you need any assistance for all things commuting, or even just a general question about Michigan Tech, I am here for any questions through the commuters email (commuters@mtu.edu), or during office hours which can be found at: https://www.mtu.edu/success/academic/mentoring/commuter/ ; I currently will not be in the office for my office hours, so if you would like to meet with me during those times, please send me an email and we can set up an appointment!

For my blogs this semester, I will be sticking with the usual format (a few events that I think you will enjoy), but every other week I will also have a new section where I will talk about one student organization that I think is a big part of Michigan Tech. There are so many awesome student organizations on campus, so I think by giving you a little information on them it will help spark some interest and help you become more involved on campus.

This week at the SDC, there will be HuskiesFit Dollar Days. For those of you that do not know what that is, it is where they have spring fitness classes for only $2! There are many different classes to try out this week (Zumba, POUND, etc.), so I would highly encourage going and starting off the new semester (and the new year) on the right foot. For 6am classes, you can pay at the door, but for other classes you can get a ticket from the ticket office downstairs.

This week, our basketball Huskies are back at the Wood Gym for a doubleheader on Thursday and Saturday. The women play at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday against Grand Valley State, and the men follow at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the women’s game tips off at 1:00 p.m. against Davenport with the men’s game following at 3:00 p.m.

Finally, as I said above, I will be having a spotlight section for a student organization every other week. This week, the organization is actually having an information session, so it would be perfect timing if you are interested in this organization. This organization is The Michigan Tech Engineering Ambassadors. This student organization has the goal of spreading knowledge and hands on experiences with engineering to middle and high school students and help spark interest for the field. This organization can also help you grow your communication skills since they do a lot of presentations and activities with younger children. This information session will be held on Thursday, January 17th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Fisher 129. You can also contact the advisor Jaclyn Johnson at jenesbit@mtu.edu if you are interested in being added to the email list or if you have any questions!

I hope you all have a great first week back!

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Last Blog for Fall 2018

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This is my final blog for the semester since final exams will be starting next week! Make sure to study hard, but also set aside some time for relaxing.

As I said in the last blog, I will be holding a Commuter event this Saturday (the 15th) from 12:30-2:00 p.m. This event will be in the Library in study room 112. Feel free to stop by the Library and pet some of the therapy dogs while enjoying some snacks provided for the commuters in the study room.

There are some events coming up this week that you can check out if you need a break from studying. The Association of Psychology Students is having a free showing of the movie Room on Monday, December 10th from 8:30-10:00 p.m. This will be held in Fisher 135.

There will be a Shake and Bake Study Break on Tuesday, December 11th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in MUB Ballroom B. Make sure to go and de-stress from classes by playing games and having some free milkshakes and baked goods.

The Michigan Tech Trombone Choir will be holding a performance in the Rozsa library on Thursday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m. This event is free. Stop by and take a break from studying while enjoying the music of the trombones.

Michigan Tech Hockey is back again this weekend with games on Friday and Saturday night at 7:07 p.m. They will take on Alabama-Huntsville. Make sure to join and cheer for our Huskies!

The Men and Women’s Basketball teams will also be in town again this weekend and will be playing on Saturday. The Women’s game will tip off at 4:00 p.m. against Lewis, and the Men’s game will tip off at 6:00 p.m. against UW-Stout.

Finally, Michigan Tech has HuskyFit programs all throughout the year, but there will be a special Festive Fusion Holiday party this Saturday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The cost is $15/person at the SDC Ticket Office. Join Allison and Rochelle for a fun night of Zumba and POUND, holiday music, and giveaways.

I hope you all have had a great semester and do a great job on all of your finals!

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Wildcat Rivalry

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I hope you’re have a great week and are making it through these last few weeks of classes. I will be holding a Commuter event before finals week to help you destress, but more details on this event will be in next week’s blog.

This week, on Wednesday, December 5th from 12:15-1:00 p.m. there will be a “Take your Job Search Home for Break” presentation in Admin 220. If you are looking for a job, or even for an internship this summer, make sure to attend this event and see how you can efficiently use your break to search for jobs.

If you are a business major, make sure to attend the “Bob Mark Business Model Competition” on Wednesday, December 5th from 7:00-9:00 p.m in the Library. This is a competition that assesses the quality of the pitch as well as the product market fit. This event will even be judged by President Koubek. If you are interested in registering for this event, please go to: http://bit.ly/2RBhYZz.

Also on Wednesday and Thursday night, the Tech Theatre Company is presenting “On the Verge”, a story about three victorian ladies exploring through the wilderness. This event is free for Tech students through the Experience Tech fee, just make sure you bring your Tech ID! This event is being held in the McArdle Theatre (Walker 207) at 7:30 p.m.

The Michigan Tech Basketball teams will both be in town on Thursday night to play against Parkside at the SDC. The Women’s game will tip-off at 5:30, with the Men’s game following at 7:30. Both teams will also be in action on Saturday against Purdue Northwest. The Women’s game will start at 1:00 p.m. with the Men following at 3:00. Basketball games are free to Michigan Tech students, all you have to do is show your ID at the entrance. Make sure to stop by and cheer on our Huskies!

The Memorial Union Board will be hosting a game night (Chess and Euchre) on Thursday in the MUB Commons from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Snacks will also be provided!

Finally, as you all probably know by now, Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan are rivals and the games normally get pretty intense. On Saturday, the Michigan Tech Hockey team will be playing against Northern Michigan. The puck is set to drop at 7:07 p.m. I highly recommend going to this game because the Michigan Tech and Northern rival games are always fun. The Hockey team is still ranked #1 in the WCHA, with Northern Michigan following close behind at #4, so it should be a good game!

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The End is Near!

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I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break, hopefully it isn’t too hard to get back into the swing of things for these last few weeks of the semester.

On Tuesday, November 27th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. there will be a Diverse Dialogues presentation going on in the Library in the East Reading Room. This presentation is being put on to help examine African American experience in the Keweenaw, and also learning how we can include this diversity when telling about our past in the Copper Country.

Also on Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. is a Recognizing and Addressing Roots of Sexism presentation that will be taking place in MUB Ballroom B2 and B3. This workshop will be a great tool to learn more about language to use when addressing sexism, and also identifying sexism that students have observed. This is a beneficial workshop to attend, so I highly encourage attending if you have time.

Thanksgiving has passed, so now Christmas is on the horizon. This Wednesday, November 28th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. is a Modern Languages Holiday Celebration event in Walker 134. At this event, there will be a unique celebration of Spanish, French, and German holiday traditions. There will be snacks, sing alongs, and also a Christmas Bingo. Make sure to stop by this event and learn how other cultures celebrate Christmas and start getting in the Christmas spirit!

On Thursday, November 29th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. there will be a Painting Night for students to destress from the week. This event will be held in The Alley Makerspace (MUB B002). You can paint on a variety of surfaces such as canvas, glass, or rock. Make sure to join the Memorial Union Board and create something special (who knows, your painting could even be used for a Christmas present).

Our Michigan Tech Men’s Hockey team is currently #1 in the WCHA and they have a set of home games this weekend on Friday and Saturday. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. both nights. Make sure to cheer on our Huskies as they play Bemidji State.

Don’t forget to start studying for your final exams! These last few weeks go by quick, so make sure to end the semester strong.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Huskies!

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It’s our final week before Thanksgiving break, so I’d like to say Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and break off from school.

If you’re a STEM major and would like to hear more about  Ford and diversity and inclusion there, make sure to attend their “Career Paths and Pizza with Ford” event on Monday, November 12th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. This event will be held in MEEM 404.

There will be a Blood Drive going on this week in the library. All blood donated will be used to help people throughout the UP. There will be free juice and snacks to all who donate. Walk ins are welcome, but appointments beforehand are preferred. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment please email: almsmith@mtu.edu. The Blood Drive will be going on Tuesday, November 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At Michigan Tech, we always have many successful alumni that go out and do great things in the workplace. On Wednesday, November 14th at 4:30 p.m., there will be an event put on by the Advancement Office celebrating 5 alumni under 35 that have great stories to share with you. The Advancement Office is going to make this into an annual event to celebrate our alumni, and it will be very beneficial because these alumni will talk about their Michigan Tech experience and how it has applied to their current work. There will also be a Q&A session moderated by Dr. Les Cook following their stories. This event will be held in the Rozsa.

On Thursday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. there will be a KSO Chamber Recital. Here, local musicians join together for a free community chamber recital of folk, theater, and classical music sponsored by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra. A $5 donation is accepted at the door. This event will be held at the Portage Lake United Church. Make sure to stop by and support these local musicians.

We’ve also got some more sporting events going on this weekend. Since you are locals, hopefully you are staying in town for break and can come cheer on our Huskies. The Women’s Basketball team has two games this weekend. The first game is on Friday, November 16th at 6:00 p.m. The Huskies will take on MSU-Moorhead. On Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m., they will play Minnesota State. Our Hockey team is out of town this weekend, but they will be in town on November 23rd and 24th where they will play Alaska. Both of these games will start at 7:07 p.m.

I hope you all have a good Thanksgiving break and have a well deserved break from homework.

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