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Final Exams

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This will be the final blog of the semester since finals are next week! I hope you all study hard and do well on your final exams.

There will be a few events going on this week that are study break events. So, make sure to take a break from studying and attend some of these events.

The first event is taking place on Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This event, A Succulent Study Break, will be hosted by the Memorial Union Board and will take place in the MUB Commons. Here, you can make a cute decoration for your room to relax with before finals. There will be many different kinds of succulents provided with decorative pots to put them in.

There will also be Pet Therapy Dogs in the Library on Saturday, April 27th from Noon-2:00 p.m. Take a break from studying and de-stress while petting some great dogs.

Keep an eye out this week for more final exam study break events, a lot of the events are posted on bulletin boards around campus, a lot of them are not posted online on the Michigan Tech events page.

I hope you all do great on your final exams and enjoy your summer break!

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MUB Board Scavenger Hunt

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We are in the last few weeks of the semester, so make sure to finish strong before summer vacation! There will be a lot of final exam de-stress events coming up in the next few weeks when it gets closer to finals.

This week, MUB Board will be holding a Photo Scavenger Hunt. This scavenger hunt started yesterday (Sunday) and will continue through Saturday, April 20th. Each day while this scavenger hunt is going on, 3 new riddles will be posted on the MUB Facebook page. All you have to do is solve the riddles, take a selfie at the place/object and send it into: MUBboardFGchair@gmail.com. Bonus points will be awarded for the coolest photos. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be announced at the end of the week. Take part in this great scavenger hunt for the chance to win some great prizes!

On Monday, April 15th from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the Rozsa Center will be hosting the Together in Song performance. Together in Song is where local choir students come and perform individual songs in their choir classes, and then all of the groups join together at the end for the final song. Tickets are $6 for adults, and $4 for those under 18 years old. Come by and support your local choir students!

On Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th from 8:30-11:00 p.m. in Fisher 135, MUB Board and Film Board will be hosting a movie night during the week of Spring Fling. They will be showing the movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Admission to this event is free! Come celebrate Spring Fling with the MUB and Film Board while enjoying a great movie.

On Saturday, April 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. there will be a Rubik’s Cube Competition in MUB Ballroom. This will be Michigan Tech’s and the Upper Peninsula’s first ever official World Cube Association Rubik’s cube competition. At this competition, you can spectate, compete, or even help volunteer at the event. You can register on the WCA website and find additional information there, also. Entry is $9 online or $10 at the door (8:00-8:30 a.m.). If you think you are a master Rubik’s cube solver, check out this event!

On Saturday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. Evangel Baptist Church is holding an 8,000 Easter Egg Hunt at Sherman Field. This event is free and open to the public. Get into the Easter spirit by attending this Easter Egg Hunt.

Also on Saturday, April 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. there will be a Tau Trot 5K Run/Walk. This event is hosted by Alpha Sigma Tau and Phi Kappa Tau for the first time. The race will begin in Hancock at the Phi Kappa Tau house and end in Houghton. All proceeds from this event will go towards Girls on the Run and SeriousFun Children’s Network. Participants will also receive a T-Shirt for attending. For more information on this event, please visit: tautrot.weebly.com.

That is all for this week on the blog. There are a lot of events going on this week, so I hope you get a chance to attend some of them.

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Week 12 Blog

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Are you a first generation student? Are you in a major that is STEM related? If so, there is a Diverse Dialogues event going on this week called “Changing the Conversation: First Gen in Stem Panel”. This event will be held on Wednesday, April 10th from 12:05-1:30 p.m. in MUB, Alumni Lounge B.

Being on such a close-knit campus, a lot of us tend to get to know our professors and classmates very well. Well, this week on Wednesday, April 10th from 4:45-6:00 p.m. the General Public (including students!), will get an opportunity to meet Dr. Thomas Werner, an associate professor in Biological Sciences. Here, we will hear about his life growing up in East Germany, and how he had a personal spy who tried to send his parents to prison. Refreshments will also be served at this event. Make sure to stop by and support one of our fellow faculty and his life journey to see where he came from and how he ended up in our small town to teach. This event will be held in Walker 120A.

Do you enjoy playing basketball? Do you just enjoy entering basketball tournaments with your friends? If this is the case, then you are in luck! This Saturday, April 13th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. there will be a Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Start and end times depend on how many teams are registered. The cost is $80 per team (with a maximum of 4 on the team). If you are interested in registering, you can find a registration form at: https://www.michigantechrecreation.com/camps/basketball/doghouse3on3/index

That is all this week for the blog. Only a few weeks left of the semester, so make sure to start studying for your final exams!

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Tech Arts Festival

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I hope you all had a great week. Only a few more weeks left of the semester!

This week on campus, there will be a Tech Arts Festival with many events going on all week with fun and artsy-related activities. Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. there will be a Painting Night in MUB Commons, Thursday is a Picture Frame night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in MUB Commons, and Friday is the deadline at 5:00 p.m. for the Photography Competition.

On Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:00-6:00 p.m. there will be a Modern Languages Spring Celebration. A French-Canadian group, and Maple Sugar Folk will be performing. There also will be games if time allows and refreshments will be served. Make sure to stop by in Walker 134 on Wednesday to celebrate some modern languages!

On Saturday, April 6th from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. there will be “A Night Under the Lights” Charity Events. This charity event will be raising money for “Let’s Eat Community Meals” and “HuskyFAN”. This event will include Live Music, DJ, Dancing, Photo Booth, Cash Bar, and a prize giveaway. Dressing for the red carpet is encouraged, but not required! Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at: bit.ly/MTUCharityBall. Student tickets are $10, and the public tickets at $20.

That is all for events this week, but this week’s organization being talked about in the blog is the USG, or Undergraduate Student Government! The USG is established to establish, encourage, and maintain student self-government. They also promote student activities and special interests which benefit the University community. They have an office in the MUB by the Bookstore, so if you are interested in joining them, or have any general questions about the University, make sure to stop by during their office hours!

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Enterprise Day

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Career Services will be holding some events this week to help prepare you for Career Fair, with advice on how to ask good questions to the recruiters and even how to answer the questions you get. On Monday, March 25th from 12:15-1:00 p.m. they will have a Virtual Career Fair Prep in person in Admin 220. If you are unable to make it to this session, they will also be holding an online session on Zoom from 2:00-3:00 that same day.

Are you interested in joining an Enterprise? Are you not completely sure what an Enterprise is? If so, it would be beneficial to attend Enterprise Day on Tuesday, March 26th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Wads Annex. You can learn more information about enterprises from staff, and also current Enterprise teams and find an enterprise that would be best fit for you. Root beer floats will also be served. Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity because Enterprises are a great way to get involved on campus and also help prepare you for your future career.

Earlier in the semester I talked about the 41 North Film Festival and how they were streaming a bunch of movies. This coming weekend, on Friday, March 29th from 7:30-9:30 p.m. there will be a FREE SOLO film screening. Free Solo is about a gravity-defying free climber and his adventure of climbing a 3,000 foot high rock face in Yosemite National Park. Make sure to take a study break and enjoy the documentary in the Rozsa Center.

Also, on Saturday, March 30th from 10:00-11:00 p.m., Comedian Orlando Baxter will be in the MUB Ballroom. Orlando has shows all over the country, and in 2018 he performed stand-up on TBS’ Conan. Make sure to stop by and show your support and have a few laughs at this comedy show.

That is all this week for the blog. Make sure to start thinking ahead because finals will be starting very soon!

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Welcome Back!

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I hope you all had a great Spring Break and had a chance to take a break from studying and enjoy the week off!

There are not too many student based events going on this week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of your Tech ID and go to the SDC. If you didn’t know already, all Michigan Tech students pay a Student Activities fee and one of the things this fee makes possible for you is to get into the SDC for free. At the SDC you can play basketball or volleyball in the multipurpose room, use the exercise equipment in the fitness center, or even playing racquetball in the racquetball courts. So, if you need a study break and want to get a good workout in, make sure to head up to the SDC. Just a reminder, there is also a Michigan Tech Shuttle that runs up that way, so if you don’t want to walk up the hill, you can get a ride up there with the Shuttle. You can go to: https://www.mtu.edu/transportation/options/shuttle/ to see the options and routes of the shuttles Tech has to offer.

One of the events going on this week is the MasterpiECE Mania Event. This event is put on by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Entries are any project you’ve ever built in the past or built specifically for the competition that is directly related to electrical and computer engineering. 1st place can receive $500, 2nd place can receive $300 and 3rd place can get $200. Registration for projects is due by March 20th, and the event takes place on Thursday, March 21st from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Another thing that the Student Activities fee covers is certain performances and events held at the Rozsa Center. This weekend, on Saturday, March 22nd at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert. This event is free for Michigan Tech students.

That is all this week for the blog.

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Spring Break!

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If you attended the Michigan Tech Basketball games this past week, you would have seen that the women’s team won, and with they win they placed #1 in the GLIAC North Division. The basketball season is now over, but with that first place finish, the women’s team has clinched a first round home game for the playoffs. The first round of playoffs will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 p.m. in the Wood Gym. The Huskies will be taking on Northwood, so make sure to stop by and cheer on the Huskies!

This is our last week before Spring Break! It’s hard to believe that it is already week 8.

This week, on Tuesday, March 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. there will be a “Build a Buddha Bowl” event going on in the MUB Commons, hosted by the Memorial Union Board. Here, you can learn how to make a quick and easy, health conscious meal. This is very beneficial if you are living on your own, or will be in the near future!

Also on Tuesday March 5th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. there will be a “Maximize your Buzz” presentation hosted by Student Activities in the MUB Ballroom. This presentation will talk about making values-based choices about alcohol, as well as having safe practices.

 

This week’s featured student organization of the week is…

Mitch’s Misfits!

This is by far one of my favorite student organizations on campus. If you’ve ever been to a Tech hockey game, you’ve probably seen the big dedicated group of students standing the whole game. That is the Misfits, Tech’s #1 cheering section at Hockey games. Not only are the dedicated fans at home games, but they also travel to away games to cheer there. They even offer low price trips to those games for students (if they have enough seats). I actually traveled with them to Northern this past Saturday for the rivalry game and it was a blast!

Mitch’s Misfits are always welcoming new members to help cheer on our Huskies, so check them out and cheer with them at one of the hockey games if you are interested!

 

That is all this week for the blog! I hope you all have a great Spring break!

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Tech vs. NMU

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I hope you’re all surviving the blizzard we have this weekend, and got a chance to catch up on homework.

In the library this week, there will be a Blood Drive going on hosted by Order of Omega. Hours for donations will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both Tuesday, February 26th and Wednesday, February 27th. You can sign up for an appointment online or call  800-733-2767. Walk-Ins are always welcome, just make sure to bring a photo ID. Save a life, donate blood!

If you attended Career Fair last week, you may have gotten an interview with a company for a job or an internship. Well, Career Services has an event this week that is perfect for you. On Thursday, February 28th from 12:15-1:00 p.m. in Career Services there will be an “Interview Strategies” session. Here, you can learn all about having a successful interview, including discussing common interview questions and how you can answer them with confidence.

On Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00-11:00 p.m., Comedian Tommy Ryman will be on campus. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs, corporates, and colleges around the nation. Make sure to stop by and support Tommy and get a good laugh.

Finally, we have some athletic games this week against our rival, Northern Michigan University. The basketball teams play Northern on Thursday. The women’s game tips off at 5:30, and men’s following at 7:30. Also, our hockey team will be playing Northern on Friday. The puck will drop at 7:07 p.m. I highly encourage you to take a study break and go to these games because the MTU vs. NMU rivalry games are always a lot of fun.

That is all this week for the blog. I hope you all have a great week. Spring Break is coming up soon!

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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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