A Call to Action

by Kellie Raffaelli, Audrey Mayer, and Beth Lunde-Stockero

Our hearts are broken at the violence, discrimination and hatred we have seen unfolding across our nation on members of the Black Community and historically marginalized people, and the acts of violence that most recently took the lives of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis. We stand together as a community, rejecting all actions that are steeped in racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia or any other version of hatred. These actions do not align with our values and have no place on our campus.

These recent incidents may be shocking for many in our community, but for others, these tragedies are all too familiar. Our students, faculty and staff of color experience discrimination, bias and microaggressions all too often. As an institution of higher education, it is our responsibility to create an environment that ensures equal access, opportunity, participation and representation for all.

At Michigan Tech, there is much work to be done and we all have a part to play. Many of you have expressed a desire to do something but may not know how to start. The campus diversity leaders are gathering a list of tools, actions and anti-racist resources to keep the conversation moving and we are working with the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning to provide resources for faculty. In addition to the resources linked, you can create or advocate for more diversity-focused courses offered in the curriculum or bring students and colleagues together to discuss these issues. You can join a committee or task force — the Diversity Council and Diversity and Inclusion Tech Forward task force always welcome additional members — or get involved with your departmental team. We can all begin by leading with empathy and seeking to understand the lived experiences of our community members. We can read, listen, self-reflect and reach out to one another. We can get involved.

These resources provided above are additions to our ongoing efforts at Michigan Tech. The Diversity and Inclusion Tech Forward task force has several initiatives underway and has met several goals. You can read more about those achievements here. The Diversity Council is leading efforts to provide resources and support for families who need child care and is working with Human Resources on resources for supervisor training. You can find several training and workshop opportunities available to campus on the Diversity website and Institutional Equity website. The ADVANCE Initiative has many efforts underway and is currently drafting a Guide to Inclusive Faculty Hiring, in addition to their Allies and Advocates program. Over the summer, we will work with Michigan Tech Public Safety and Police Services and local law enforcement agencies to create a coalition of campus police, city and county police, and student leaders to discuss outreach, education, training and community-building.

There are numerous opportunities to be involved in diversity and inclusion work. The most important thing anyone can do is use their voice to push for change. Respectful exchanges of our perspectives, experiences and ideas broaden learning, interactions and worldviews. Creating and sustaining dialogue with and among your colleagues and students is an important step in creating a community where everyone belongs and is welcome. The responsibility to create a community that is equitable and inclusive is on all of us. Together we can create change.

As President Koubek said, “As we navigate these challenging times together, let us serve as role models for unity and strength. Let us use our voices, our skills, and our influence to advocate for change.” For more information, please contact Kellie Raffaelli at kraffael@mtu.edu.


CDI Monday Morning Email 120919

Good Morning Huskies!!!

Michigan Tech strives to build diversity, equity, and inclusion. We challenge our community to see differences as strengths. We improve campus culture to develop a diverse community that ensures equal access, opportunity, participation, and representation.
Working together we are stronger. Please check out Michigan Tech’s Diversity Webpage.


The 
Center for Diversity and Inclusion, located in the Hamar House at Michigan Technological University, fosters student success by providing engaging programs that create safe spaces for students of multiple social and cultural identities.
 
Opportunities

Nominations Sought for the Bayard Rustin Award 
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) awards the Bayard Rustin Award to a servant leader on campus during the annual MLK reception. NSBE is currently seeking nominations for the award.
This award features a servant leader who is often behind the scenes making significant strides and we would like to recognize them publicly for their commitment. The award will be presented during the MLK Banquet on Jan. 20, 2020. Submit nominations here.
Waino Wahtera Center Hiring
The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is starting the process for student hiring for the 2020-21 academic year. There are a variety of positions that we will be filling with over 90 new and returning employees:  Orientation Team Leaders, ExSEL Peer Mentors, Academic Success Coaches and Peer Teaching Assistants. Students can direct questions to success@mtu.edu Interested students must attend one of four information sessions where we will cover the position details and the hiring process:
-Thursday, January 16 at 5:00 PM in MUB Ballroom A
-Friday, January 17, 4:00 pm in MUB Ballroom A

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) applications now open
Applications for 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term.
Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 7. A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fisher 133. More information and access to the application materials and instructions are available online or contact Sigrid Resh.
Become an RA
Residence Education and Housing Services is officially accepting applications to become a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2020-2021 academic year. You may find the application and more information about the position on the RA info page: https://www.mtu.edu/housing/staff/employment/selection.html
Staff will be hosting information sessions on:
Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 PM, in the West McNair Lounge
Thursday, December 12, at 7 PM, in the Wadsworth Annex
If interested in becoming an RA for the 2020-2021 academic year, please attend an upcoming info session with our professional staff members. In order to be considered for a position, candidates MUST attend at least 1 info session.
Dates and locations for additional information sessions in the month of January will be announced at a later time.
If you’re unable to attend one of the information sessions (required for all RA applicants) due to scheduling conflicts, have any questions and/or concerns, please email housing@mtu.edu.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 31, at 5 PM.   
Campus events this week

Hopscotch
The end-of-semester student showcase features works of art from sculpture and design students from many campus disciplines.
Monday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, gallery bStudy Abroad 101
Interested in studying abroad? This session is your first step. Sessions are drop-in – no RSVP required.
Tuesdays, 11:00 am – Noon
Pavlis Honors College, 722 M&M

Careers in Aging Services
Please join us for the next ACSHF Forum on Monday, December 9 from 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. at the Harold Meese Center in Room 109.  Jennifer L. Ellis, Gerontology-Aging Services Professional Program Director at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College will be presenting Careers in Aging Services.
Projections estimate that by 2050, over 80 million adults in the United States will be 65 years of age or older. In rural areas of the Midwest, counties are projecting to demonstrate higher-than-average populations of older adults. The demands of a rapidly aging population will affect all facets of business, healthcare, research, public policy and education. However, the question remains – are we ready to tackle the changing needs of our communities?
Monday, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Harold Meese Center, 109

Relax, Unwind and Indulge
Finals week is almost here! Take a break and join us for fun, food, and trivia!
Tuesday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library East Reading Room

Snow Globe Study Break
Need to relax before finals? Join MUB Board on December 10th from 7-9* pm in MUB Ballroom B to make your own mason jar snow globe and shake away your stress!
Tuesday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (or until supplies run out)
MUB Ballroom B

Getting Learnt on being Turnt
Alcohol is widely talked about on campus, for many reasons. Learn how to navigate college life and make choices that are healthy and safe, while looking out for your peers from a student perspective.
Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 5:00
Library East Reading Room

Study Abroad 101
Interested in studying abroad? This session is your first step. Sessions are drop-in – no RSVP required.
Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pavlis Honors College, 722 M&M

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Workshop
SURF is a research fellowship program that 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 this workshop, you’ll learn more about the SURF program and writing effective SURF proposals.
This workshop is scheduled for Thursday, December 12, at 4:00 in Fisher 133. An additional workshop will be held January 14, 2020.
Thursday, 4:00 pm
Fisher Hall, 133

Trombone Choir
Music by the melodious Michigan Tech Trombone Choir in the beautiful Rozsa Lobby. Free.
Thursday, December 12, 6:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Midyear Commencement
Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 10:30 am in the SDC Varsity Gymnasium. Graduates should arrive no later than 9:45 am. Family members should be seated in the audience and not with the graduates. The ceremony lasts approximately two and a half hours.
Live streaming will be available at: http://www.mtu.edu/commencement/venue/watch/
Saturday, December 14, 10:30 am
Student Development Complex (SDC), Varsity Gymnasium

Mozart Requiem
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and the Combined Choirs of Michigan Tech present Mozart’s Requiem, one of the most beloved masterpieces in the choir/orchestra repertoire. Unfinished at Mozart’s death, the work was finished by his student Franz Xaver Süssmayr. Featured in the film, Amadeus, it is one of the most highly recognized pieces of Western classical music. The choirs and orchestra will also perform Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, another beloved work in the choral/orchestral canon. The concert will feature guest soloists Karen Beacom (soprano), Sandra Loy (alto), Robert Skylis (tenor), and Nathan Herfindahl (bass)
Saturday, December 14, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

TUBACHRISTMAS
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. TUBACHRISTMAS concerts are presented with permission from the Harvey Phillips Foundation, Inc.
Sunday, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Lobby

Husky Sports

(Men’s Ice Hockey) Clarkson vs. Michigan Tech
Friday, 7:07 pm – 10:07 pm
John MacInnes Student Ice Arena
(Men’s Ice Hockey) Clarkson vs. Michigan Tech
Saturday, 7:07 pm – 10:07 pm
John MacInnes Student Ice Arena   


(Women’s Basketball) Northern Michigan vs. Michigan Tech
Sunday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym
(Men’s Basketball) Northern Michigan vs. Michigan Tech
Sunday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym

Coming Soon

Diverse Dialogues
Arab American Millennials: Growing Up in a Post-9/11 Reality
Q: Is there such thing as an Arab experience in America?
A: Definitely, especially post-9/11…Like we went to sleep one morning as just regular Americans, woke up as this whole, entire, different kind of species…everything changed overnight, I remember I was in fifth grade….
– Lubna, Arab-American, twenty-three-year-old
This dialogue examines the lives of Arab Americans growing up after September 11. Arab American millennials share what life has been like in their communities, as well as in various institutional settings, including school and work. The grappling with their ethno-racial, religious, and national belonging have been central to understanding and shaping their identity. In particular, this work highlights the impact that the 9/11 tragedy has had on Arab American citizens, in terms of direct and indirect public backlash – from local strangers to public figures – that has informed their sense of self.
Presented by Dr. Claudia Youakim and CDI
Please join us and engage in meaningful campus dialogue around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Light refreshments will be provided.
If you’re part of the dialogue, you’re part of the solution.
(This Diverse Dialogues is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program which is funded by a grand to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan’s King Chaves Parks Initiative).
Wednesday, December 18, 4:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge

The Red Jacket Jamboree
Host Lena Dorey and the cast of The Red Jacket Jamboree and guest vocalist Jennifer Barnett and Younce Guitar Duo invite you to celebrate the holidays during this entertaining and educational family program. The Red Jacket Jamboree is an old-time radio variety show sharing songs, comedy, stories, music and history from Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Two hour long radio episodes are recorded per performance for later radio broadcast.  For more information visit: www.redjacketjamboree.org
Friday, December 20, 7:00 pm
Rozsa Center for Performing Arts 


CDI Monday Morning Email 111819

Good Morning Huskies!!!

Michigan Tech strives to build diversity, equity, and inclusion. We challenge our community to see differences as strengths. We improve campus culture to develop a diverse community that ensures equal access, opportunity, participation, and representation.
Working together we are stronger. Please check out Michigan Tech’s Diversity Webpage.
CDI Events


Diverse Dialogues
Breaking Bread with Our Biases: Acknowledging Allyship Blindspots through Diverse Lenses

Allyship is an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group. Allyship is not an identity, it is not self-defined—our work and our efforts must be recognized by the people we seek to align ourselves with. it is important to be intentional in how we frame the work we do. This dialogue will focus on ally work that reflects on power and history, and is centered in relationships and accountability to underrepresented groups.
Presented by Dr. Valoree Gagnon, Dr. Kari Henquinet, Amy L. Howard, and CDI
Please join us and engage in meaningful campus dialogue around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Light refreshments will be provided.
If you’re part of the dialogue, you’re part of the solution.
Wednesday, 4:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom A1
Calling all nominations for the Bayard Rustin Award. 
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) awards the Bayard Rustin Award to a servant leader on campus during the annual MLK reception. Rustin acted as an influential adviser “behind the scenes” to civil-rights leaders. He worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and helped organized Freedom Rides and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Rustin also served as an organizer for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On November 20, 2013, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This award features a servant leader who is often behind the scenes making significant strides and we would like to recognize them publicly for their commitment. Nominations are due December 1, 2019.
Award will be presented during the MLK Banquet on January 20, 2020.
   
Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) applications now open
Applications for 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term.
Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 7. A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fisher 133. More information and access to the application materials and instructions are available online or contact Sigrid Resh.
Schneider Internship
Anyone still looking for an internship? Sarah Campillo from Schneider would love to hear from you. Check out their INTERNSHIP opportunities!!
Internship Program Leader, Sarah Campillo (CampilloS@Schneider.Com).
These are PAID and for SUMMER
Internship positions at Schneider
Customer Service
Driver Services and Operations
Finance
Information Technology
Sales
Human Resources

Become an RA
Residence Education and Housing Services is officially accepting applications to become a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2020-2021 academic year. You may find the application and more information about the position on the RA info page: https://www.mtu.edu/housing/staff/employment/selection.html
Staff will be hosting information sessions on:
Tuesday, December 3, at 8 PM, in Wadsworth Rooms G17/19
Thursday, December 5, at 9 PM, in the Douglass Houghton Hall Ballroom
Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 PM, in the West McNair Lounge
Thursday, December 12, at 7 PM, in the Wadsworth Annex
If interested in becoming an RA for the 2020-2021 academic year, please attend an upcoming info session with our professional staff members. In order to be considered for a position, candidates MUST attend at least 1 info session.
Dates and locations for additional information sessions in the month of January will be announced at a later time.
If you’re unable to attend one of the information sessions (required for all RA applicants) due to scheduling conflicts, have any questions and/or concerns, please email housing@mtu.edu.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 31, at 5 PM.  
 
Campus events this week

Study Abroad 101
Interested in studying abroad? This session is your first step. Sessions are drop-in – no RSVP required.
Tuesdays, 11:00 am – noon
Pavlis Honors College, 722 M&M
Less Drinking More Thinking
Find out what other students on campus are doing, how to help, and when it’s dangerous. Find out what you need to know to keep yourself and the community safe.
Tuesday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library East Reading Room

Basketball with Delta Upsilon

Join the brothers of Delta Upsilon as we play a variety of different basketball games. We will be playing everything from 3-on-3 to HORSE to lightning. Rides will be provided from Wadsworth Hall lobby at 7:55pm to the SDC.
Tuesday, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SDC Wood Gym
Copper Country Science and Engineering Festival
Join the Mind Trekkers as we bring our traveling road show to the Keweenaw Peninsula!
This year we want to give back to the community, and what better way than to spread the love of all things STEM. The event is a great way to see what our traveling shows are like without having to leave the Upper Peninsula. We’re also looking to collaborate with other student organizations to make this event as amazing as possible! Worried about missing class? We email out absence letters! We will also be giving rides to our volunteers. Even more, if you’re volunteering with us for the entire event we will be providing free lunch!
If you are interested in volunteering, click here! If your student org is interested in volunteering, click here!
We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hancock High School
IDEA Hub Open House
What if students pursued missions instead of majors? What if barriers to interdisciplinary collaboration disappeared? What if instead of helping students to “learn about”, we helped them “learn to become”? What if we taught them how to fail mindfully?
What’s your big idea for educational innovation?
IDEA Hub–an innovation incubator for the Tech Forward  Education for the 21st Century initiative–wants your input! Attend our kick-off event and Open House, come when you like and stay for as long as you like and share your big ideas while you’re there.
Wednesday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge B
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle your Stress
Thanksgiving break is almost here! Join us to learn ways to channel your stress into productivity.
Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 5:00
Library East Reading Room
Prototype Your Innovation
You’ve got an innovative idea
Q: How can you tell if your end user will like it and if it will meet their needs?
A: Prototype!
Get comfortable prototyping ideas to test solutions and gather feedback.  Prototyping expresses your innovation so that the end user can interact with it to give you feedback and key insights.  Express your innovation,  prototype!
Register at http://bit.ly/PrototypeYourInnovation
Wednesday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), The Alley Makerspace (basement level)
IFC Video Game Rush
Come play some video games in Fisher Hall with the men of the Interfraternity Council! We will be hosting a variety of games ranging from Nintendo Switch to a driving simulator as well as refreshments. The rooms booked are assorted throughout the first, second, and third floor of Fisher Hall so there will be a sign in area located with a sign in the first floor hallway.
Wednesday, 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fisher Hall
Eurydice
This recasting of the Greek love story has a modern twist. Orpheus and Eurydice are young lovers lost in the wonder of sensuality in their own world. As in the myth, Eurydice is carried way to the surrealist underworld of Hades where she again sees her father. Orpheus, bereft in his loss, sets out to rescue Eurydice from the everlasting darkness. Then comes the modern twist on the nature of passion and everlasting love.
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, November 21,  7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, November 22,  7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McArdle Theatre
Study Abroad 101
Interested in studying abroad? This session is your first step. Sessions are drop-in – no RSVP required.
Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pavlis Honors College, 722 M&M


Student Commission Meeting

The Student Commission is a broad based group of students, staff and faculty that work together to enrich the student experience for everyone at the University.  They do this by eliminating or minimizing barriers that are problematic, inefficient or unproductive.
During the academic year, the Student Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.  If you have any questions regarding the Student Commission, please contact Lynda Heinonen at lheinone@mtu.edu or by phone at 906-487-1212.
Thursday, 2:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom A1

Husky Sports

 

(Women’s Volleyball) TBA vs. Michigan Tech
Wednesday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday,
Sunday,
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym

(Women’s Basketball) Concordia-St. Paul vs. Michigan Tech

Friday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym
(Men’s Ice Hockey) Northern Michigan vs. Michigan Tech
Friday, 7:07 pm – 10:07 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym
(Men’s Basketball) Minnesota Duluth vs. Michigan Tech
Saturday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym

(Women’s Basketball) Minnesota Duluth vs. Michigan Tech

Sunday, 7:07 pm – 10:07 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym    


Coming Soon

Home for the Holidays Gift Mart
Fill your sleigh with Northwood delights at the 22nd annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart at the Rozsa Center. Over 30 regional UP artisans and crafts-makers, from fresh holiday arrangements and seasonal décor, to handmade jewelry, folk art, pottery, and MORE!
Saturday, November 30, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing ARts  


Business Model Bootcamp
What does it take to start a successful new venture? How do you minimize financial risk and ensure that your innovation is a winner in the eyes of the customer? Join us for the Business Model Boot Camp and learn how to use the business model canvas. The I-Corps teaching team will guide students through the process of developing their unique business model. In this workshop, you will map out your canvas with specific focus on the value proposition and the customer segments.
Students who participate in the Idea Pitch Competition and/or plan to compete in the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition, are strongly encouraged to register for this bootcamp. There is a cap of 25 contestants for our Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Priority will be given to those who have completed the Business Model Boot Camp.
Wednesday, December 4, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
M&M U113

Selected Shorts
From Public Radio International, the Rozsa Center is proud to present Selected Shorts, live on the Rozsa stage! Selected Shorts, a weekly public radio broadcast, has a simple approach: great actors read great fiction in front of a live audience. The acclaimed national radio program will air on 150 public radio stations in 29 states, attracting over 300,000 listeners each week through the live show and podcast.
Featured Actors
Mike Doyle
Boyd Gaines
Kirsten Vangsness
Saturday, December 7, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts


CDI Monday Morning Email 110419

Good Morning Huskies!!!

Michigan Tech strives to build diversity, equity, and inclusion. We challenge our community to see differences as strengths. We improve campus culture to develop a diverse community that ensures equal access, opportunity, participation, and representation.
Working together we are stronger. Please check out Michigan Tech’s Diversity Webpage.

CDI Events


Diverse Dialogues
Starting from Class: Exploring the Intersections of Social Responsibility through Socioeconomics
Consciously and unconsciously, we ascribe daily to ideology around class. This dialogue aims to work with our campus community to identify the fundamental role that socioeconomic class plays in issues of diversity, equity, racism, ableism, sexism, social justice, and social responsibility – especially in lieu of upcoming elections and rising social movements.
Presented by Dr. Carlos Amador, Amy L. Howard, and CDI
Please join us and engage in meaningful campus dialogue around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Light refreshments will be provided.
If you’re part of the dialogue, you’re part of the solution.
Monday, 4:05 pm to 5:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom A1
Opportunities

Looking for commuter, transfer, first-gen students
The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is interested in learning more about our students who identify as:
-Commuters (students who commuted from a family home during their first year), and/or -Transfers (students who were enrolled at another two- or four-year institution), and/or -First-generation (students who are first in their family to attend a four-year institution). If one or more of these descriptions describe you, we are inviting you to come in and meet with us to discuss your experience at Michigan Tech thus far.  We want to hear about what you have enjoyed as well as what may have been a challenge for you.Students who participate will receive a $5 beverage gift card as a thank you for taking the time to talk to us. If you are willing to come in for a friendly 30-minute chat and share your thoughts, please email success@mtu.edu. Thank you!  We hope to see you soon!
The staff of the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

Michigan Tech LeaderShape Institute 
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute will take place January 6 – 11, 2020 at the Ford Center  in Alberta, MI. The cost to attend the Institute is $100.   LeaderShape® Institute 2019 participant applications are being accepted until Monday, November 11th at 5:00 pm PM.  https://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/leadershape/
What is LeaderShape®?
The LeaderShape® Institute is an intensive week-long leadership development experience that is designed to help young leaders learn to “lead with integrity”.  This highly interactive and energizing program provides the tools for individuals to:
  • Act consistently with core ethical values, personal values, and convictions
  • Develop and enrich relationships
  • Respect the dignity and contribution of all people
  • Believe in a healthy disregard for the impossible
  • Produce extraordinary results

What You Can To Do If Interested and Need Help with Funding for the Cost
Stop by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) to pick up a short form to be considered for help with funding. (Note: this is not the participant application). Fill in this form, once it is signed and approved, take the original form to Student Activities (MUB, Room 112). If selected, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion will pay $60 of the $100 participation fee. There is a limit of 5 slots available for help with funding (a waiting list will also be available)

Campus events this week

Study Abroad 101
Interested in studying abroad? This session is your first step. Sessions are drop-in – no RSVP required.
Tuesdays, 11:00 am – noon
Pavlis Honors College, 722 M&M

Live @ Lunch
Listen to music while you eat!
Listen to Country-Pop songstress, Rachel Dixon, and you will swear that she stole her lyrics from the pages of your own diary. With a fresh face and bright ideas, she has transformed the Country-Pop sound to something as equally honest as beautiful. Through the authenticity of her songwriting, she identifies with the ups and downs of relationships to create a bond with the listener that Rachel says “…can only be defined as friendship.”
Tuesday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
MUB Commons

Michigan Tech Lean Training: Understanding the Impact–Collecting and Visualizing Metrics to Support Improvement
Metrics help us describe what we currently know about the current situation, confirm whether an identified potential cause is contributing to the problem, and verify that our countermeasures are working the way we want them to. In this course, we’ll learn some simple methods for collecting and visualizing data to support improvements. In most cases, any employee can collect and interpret the data they need to improve their work. After this class, you’ll have a better understanding of: Data plans, Tally Charts, Pareto Charts, Histograms, Scatter Diagrams, and Run and Control Charts.
Michigan Tech employees and students can register by filling out this form.
Registration for off-campus and community participants can be completed in our online store.
Tuesday, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge B   

Yes, not Sex is the Answer
Join Student Health and Wellness Peer Educators and learn about Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships. This is a hands-on workshop that you won’t want to miss!
Tuesday, 4:00 pm to 5:00
Library East Reading Room

Design Your Career Path for Undergrads (Week 1 of 3)

Apply Design Thinking to map out possible career options unique to you!
Register now for Design Your Career Path, a three-week interactive seminar for undergrads based on Stanford’s most popular course: Designing Your Life.
Session dates: Tuesday Nov 5, 12 & 19
Session time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Admin 220
To get the most out of this series, please plan on attending all three weeks for the full two hours. Registration is limited to the first 20 students who sign-up. This free series is open to all majors and will include snacks!
Register now:
docs.google.com/forms/d/1BCKKEnNiJCsobWNL6SftmlkOPstmpz-fKoYWwvVRrEg/edit
Tuesday, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Admin 220

Short Story Writing Workshop
Follow up the Short Story Writing Workshop with hands-on group critique led by literary buckaroo Charli Mills who publishes a weekly flash fiction collection of stories from around the world. Everyone will receive basic instruction on what makes critique productive. We will pair up, read and ask questions and offer constructive feedback. The point is to help one another improve their submission piece to Selected Shorts, a live radio performance scheduled at the Rozsa Center on December 7, 2019. Bring two hard copies of your story to revise.  Only those with completed drafts can participate.
Charli Mills, a born buckaroo, once won a goat-tying championship. For 20 years, she rode the marketing circuit. Now she wrangles words and helps authors cultivate books and strategize brands. Married to a former US Army Ranger, Charli Mills is “true grit” although shorter than John Wayne. She writes about the veteran spouse experience and gives voice to the marginalized in western history. In 2014 she founded an imaginary place called Carrot Ranch where real people gather. Charli hosts weekly Flash Fiction Challenges, develops workshops, and leads writing retreats to make literary art more accessible 99 words at a time.
Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Portage Lake District Library    

3 Minute Thesis
The 3MT is an important international competition that aims at celebrating research conducted by doctoral and masters students.
Participants have three minutes and a single static slide to effectively explain their research in a language that is appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Participating in the 3MT can be a way for you to develop important communication and research skills, and to participate in the building of research culture at Michigan Tech. Cash prizes are also available to the top competitors and the people’s choice. In addition the winners of the local 3MT competition are given a chance to represent Michigan Tech at the next level of competition, and potentially even national and international 3MT competitions, which provides an excellent networking and professional development opportunities.
Check out more information at gsg.mtu.edu/3mt/
Wednesday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library East Reading Room


Food On the Go: Cheap, Healthy, Fast
Need some ideas on healthy food options that are cheap, easy to make and good on the go? Join Teach to Taste’s Margaret Hanson for this delicious workshop. (Yes, samples are included!)
Wednesday. 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library East Reading Room

Study Abroad 101
Interested in studying abroad? This session is your first step. Sessions are drop-in – no RSVP required.
Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pavlis Honors College, 722 M&M

Café Francais Thursday
It is with great pleasure that Café Francais resumes its activities! Join us for an hour of laid-back francophone setting. As usual, snacks and light refreshments will be served. Any level of French is welcome. Please share it with your friends and family
Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 120C

Bowling with Delta Upsilon
Come on and bowl a strike with the Brothers of Delta Upsilon. Cover charge is on us! Head on up to The Mine Shaft at 7pm to join us! Rides are available to those who need them, leaving the Wadsworth Hall lobby at 5:55PM.
Thursday, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mine Shaft 
 

Marika Pfefferkorn Lecture
Co-founder Twin Cities Innovation Alliance (TCIA) & Executive Director, Midwest Center for School Transformation (MCST) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
As an interdisciplinary and cross-sector thought leader, Marika Pfefferkorn is a change agent working to transform systems and improve outcomes for youth and communities of color across education, technology, and economic growth and vitality. Ms. Pfefferkorn works through policy, research and practice to end school push out at federal, state and local levels. Most recently focusing on the Cradle to Prison Algorithm, an emerging technological trend in education and juvenile justice equating the next iteration and expansion of the school to prison pipeline. She combines the work of community organizing and advocacy to facilitate community-centered solutions that reflect the interests of youth, families, and communities of color and marginalized communities. This work is grounded in principles of social justice and human dignity. Sponsored by the Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture at Michigan Tech.
Thursday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts  
  

Husky Innovate Speaker Series: Ashley Kern Discusses Early Round Funding
Students, faculty, and staff to join us for a brown bag lunchtime talk given by Ashley Kern, founder and data scientist at SightLine, INC., a predictive analytics company focusing on improving university processes through their existing data and resources. Light refreshments will be served.
Ashley earned her B.S. in Mathematics and M.S. in Data Science from Michigan Technological University and consulted as a data scientist in various industries prior to founding her startup. Ashley was a Bob Mark elevator pitch competition participant in 2015 and participated in a 14 Floors Pitch event in 2017.
Ashley will share insights about:
-Milestones to reach before raising a seed or pre-seed round
-Finding and communicating the value of your venture
-The hidden costs of raising an early round and what to expect
-Due diligence your investors will perform and how to prepare
-Maintaining value for your team and early advisers
Friday, Noon – 1:00 pm
Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M), 722 (Pavlis Honors College)

Aquila Theatre: 1984
George Orwell’s classic, reimagined by Aquila Theatre, the renowned NYC broadway theatre ensemble in their 2019 national tour.  Adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan.
As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Aquila Theatre’s production of 1984 provides a space to appreciate the value of individual thought – an evocative and timely narrative of personal freedom against political repression. Today, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems, and governments clash.
A post-performance panel discussion with Michigan Tech faculty and guest speaker Marika Pfefferkorn will compare and contrast contemporary culture with the dystopian society portrayed in 1984: How new technologies and analytics are used to monitor and govern in society today.
Eligible for Class Acts Extra Credit.
Friday,  7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Video Game Night with Phi Delta Chi
Come take a break from studying and homework and play some video games with the sisters of Phi Delta Chi! We will be in the Wads Annex at 5pm on Friday, November 8th. We’ll provide consoles, controllers, and games but feel free to also bring your own if you’d like! For questions, contact Sarah Matson at (906)203-1000 or sjmatson@mtu.edu
Friday, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wadsworth Annex  

Comedian Bryan Morris
Bryan Morris started comedy like most funny people – he was a weirdo in high school. He read books during recess, knew too many dinosaurs facts, and wasn’t super great at basketball. Bryan delights audiences (presumably you) by expertly balancing sharp observational humor with energetic absurdism. His quick wit, clever material, boyish charm, and manish jawline make him a lovable, relatable crowd favorite. In 2012 Bryan won Madison’s Funniest Comic Contest with a performance that inspired The Onion’s AV Club to call Bryan, “The Michael Jordan of comedy.” Bryan was also a runner up in Laughfest’s “Best of the Midwest 2014,” a finalist in the Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Competition, and other impressive comedy things. Bryan has been performing and teaching improv with Atlas Improv Co for nearly 10 years.
Saturday, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MUB Ballroom
  

Husky Sports

(Women’s Volleyball) Ferris State vs. Michigan Tech
Friday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym 
Season Opener vs. UWSP
Come cheer on your MTU Men’s Volleyball Club team as we play our season opener versus UW-Stevens Point! Takes place immediately following the MTU vs FSU women’s varsity volleyball match at 5pm. Free admission! We hope you can join us!
Friday, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SDC Wood Gym 


(Men’s Ice Hockey) Minnesota State vs. Michigan Tech
Friday, 7:07 pm – 10:07 pm
John MacInnes Student Ice Arena
(Women’s Volleyball) Northwood vs. Michigan Tech
Saturday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym 

(Men’s Ice Hockey) Minnesota State vs. Michigan Tech
Saturday, 6:07 pm – 9:07 pm
John MacInnes Student Ice Arena

Coming Soon

Book Binding Night
Have you ever wanted to make your own book? Now you can! Learn how to pamphlet stitch a notebook you can use for drawing or writing and decorate it on
Friday, November 8th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
The Alley Makerspace

Husky Hats
It is getting cold out, so learn to sew your own husky-themed hat! Learn the basics.
Register at: http://bit.ly/huskyhats
Friday, November 8th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
The Alley Makerspace

Food & Beer 2019

Food and Beer pairing is back! Come join MUB Board for a night of good food and good beer. During this event, you will learn how a type of beer pairs with various foods. This year the theme is US Regions with regional style food from all over the US, paired with a perfect beer to compliment! It’s a great event for a group of friends, or even by yourself to enjoy with other students, staff, and faculty from Michigan Tech.
Menu:
1. Southwest – Carne Asada Steak Fries, Grand Armory Crop Duster Pale Ale, Grand Haven, MI or Deschutes Mirror Pond pale Ale, Bend, OR
2. Midwest – Lake Superior Smoked Trout and Minnesota Wild Rice Chowder, Blackrocks My Kiss IPA, Marquette, MI
3. West – Northwest Grilled Salmon, New Belgium Trippel Belgium Style Ale, Fort Collins, CO 4. Northeast – Boston Cream Pie- Austin Brothers Milk Route Stout, Alpena, MI or Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout, Rochester Hills, MI
FAQs
Buy your tickets here on Eventbrite: 
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-and-beer-pairing-2019-us-regions-tickets-75156163107?aff=ebdssbdestsearch  
Students: $12
Staff: $18
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes. All participants must be 21 years of age on the day of the event. ID’s will be checked at the door.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions, you can post on the Facebook event page or email mubboard@mtu.edu.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We can scan the ticket on your phone or look up your name when signing in to the event.
Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MUB Ballroom

CDI Monday Morning Email 102119

Good Morning Huskies!!!

Michigan Tech strives to build diversity, equity, and inclusion. We challenge our community to see differences as strengths. We improve campus culture to develop a diverse community that ensures equal access, opportunity, participation, and representation.
Working together we are stronger. Please check out MIchigan Tech’s Diversity Webpage.

CDI Engagements

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Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio (retired) Lecture

After being turned away from flight school because she was a woman, Olga Custodio went on to break barriers (including the sound barrier) as the first Latina to complete USAF military pilot training, first to become a USAF pilot, and later, as the first Latina commercial pilot for American Airlines. She also holds firsts for all women as the first woman flight instructor at two major Air Force bases. Living by the mantra, “querer es poder” (loosely translated to “where there’s a will there’s a way”), Custodio’s perseverance, fighting spirit, leadership abilities and passion for flying took her to where few women have gone before. Now retired, she continues to lead and inspire, championing STEM and motivating women and girls to pursue aviation and male-dominated professions. This event is part of the Social Justice Lecture Series and Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series. This program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.
Monday, October 21, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts    

Diverse Dialogues
Changing the Conversation: Biracial/Multiracial Identities in STEM
What is it like to be an individual with multiple ethnic and racial identities, both in the world and aspiring through STEM fields? What is it like to be an individual who is biracial or multiracial at Michigan Tech and in the Upper Peninsula? Please join a panel of students, staff, and faculty from Michigan Tech’s campus community and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to be part of the conversation.
Please join us and engage in meaningful campus dialogue around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Light refreshments will be provided. If you’re part of the dialogue, you’re part of the solution.
Thursday, October 24, 12:35 pm – 1:45 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom B1

Save the date for this years 41 North Film Festival.
All the films look amazing! CDI is co-sponsoring Angelique’s Isle, Inspired by the true story of Angelique Mott, Angelique’s Isle is a harrowing tale of perseverance and survival set against the backdrop of the great copper rush of 1845. It follows a young Ojibway woman named Angelique (Julia Jones) and her voyageur husband Charlie (Charlie Carrick) who are stranded and left for dead by copper miners on an island off Lake Superior’s Isle Royale. After ignoring the warnings of her grandmother, Green Thunderbird (Tantoo Cardinal), Angelique is forced to face her inner demons as the treacherous winter wilderness threatens to keep all natural, physical, and psychological odds of surviving against her.
For more information, visit 41northfilmfest.org 

Opportunities

MTSF Fall Scholarship Opportunity
MTSF is awarding The Leadership Award scholarship for the Fall 2019 Semester! The Leadership Award is a $1000 scholarship presented to four full time students (12+ credit hours) who have demonstrated leadership abilities on campus.  This scholarship is open to Undergraduate Students not graduating in Dec. of 2019 and applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for this award. Application is due Friday, October 25th at 5:00 pm.
The scholarship information and application can be found at the following link: https://forms.gle/Kgi4tJJt81EcTwaa9  

2020 SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Scholarships
At SmithGroup, we are focused on exploring ways to Design A Better Future. We know that one of our opportunities to achieve this objective is by promoting efforts to create a more diverse workforce in our industry. In support of this goal, we are proud to announce that we are now accepting entries to the 2020 SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Scholarship Program.
This program was established to support and mentor students from historically underrepresented minority groups (which include Black/African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and/or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander) in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture and engineering. The program’s mission is to provide these students with the opportunity to attain their professional goals while advancing the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry and improving the built environment.
We will be providing a one-time award of $6,000 to five talented students to help offset their tuition at their current academic institution. Additionally, the scholarship recipients will serve as paid summer interns at any SmithGroup office in the United States where their discipline is located.
The deadline for entry is October 28, 2019. 

Volunteers Needed for the 41 North Film Festival!
Be a part of the action and volunteer with 41 North Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place from Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, and we need your help to make it happen.
We welcome film enthusiasts, members of the campus community, and local area residents. Our volunteers help us keep 41 North free and open to the public.  Volunteers are needed for any and all of the four days of the festiva, Thursday through Sunday.
Volunteer for a few hours or volunteer for the whole festival-it’s up to you.  Volunteers will attend a brief training prior to the festival and are provided with a free t-shirt. All volunteers will also be invited to attend a post-festival thank you reception. We couldn’t do it without you! The 41 North Film Festival spans four days and showcases award-winning independent films and filmmakers from around the region, country and world. Its mission is to provide Michigan Tech students and the surrounding community with an opportunity to critically engage films that are currently in distribution and under discussion, as well as the chance to interact with filmmakers, producers, and other industry professionals about the art and business of cinematic storytelling.
To sign up to volunteer at this year’s festival, please complete the volunteer interest formIf you have any questions or concerns regarding volunteering at the 41 North Film Festival, contact our volunteer coordinator, Allison Neely, or by phone at (906) 487-3206.

Cummins Video Competition
Does your Registered Student Organization (RSO), Enterprise or Senior Design Team have a project in need of funding? Cummins wants to help you make your project a success! For each video submission, you are encouraged to be genuine, to communicate the community/student impact, and to embrace a diverse perspective. If your student group is passionate about ANYTHING and could use some funding to help pursue it, you are encouraged to apply!
Presentation Guidelines
-Each group needs to create a 6 minute max video presenting their case for funding
-We encourage all groups to keep the presentations concise and to the point
Presentation Outline
Group Introduction
Project Background
-What is the scope of the project
-What is the desired outcome of the project?
Current Project Status
-Schedule/Key dates
-Describe any hurdles and how were they handled
Strong and cohesive proposal about why sponsorship is needed
-What will the funding be used for specifically?
Outcome/Conclusion from the project
-What is the predicted outcome of the funding? (Use data to support the claim)
-Describe possible shortcomings due to lack of funding. (What is your Plan B?)
-What is the planned future work?
-What is the Follow-up plan if the funding is granted?
For more information or to submit your video please contact Briana Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu, in the Enterprise Program Office located in the Pavlis Honors College (M&M 613).
Deadline for submissions is November 1st at noon.


Campus events this week

Husky Innovate Speaker Series: Patent Pro Bono Program with Sara Sass
Inventors and small business that meet certain criteria may be eligible for free legal assistance in preparing and filing a patent application.
Run by the State Bar of Michigan, the Patent Pro Bono Program is a nationwide network that matches volunteer patent professionals with financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses.
At this lunch and learn, patent examiner Sara Sass discusses how the Patent Pro Bono Program helps inventors and entrepreneurs patent their inventions and how the resources available through the PTRC program can assist.
Register for the Patent Pro Bono Program lunch and learn
Monday, Noon – 1:00 pm
J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, 244

Introduction to Lean Workshop at Michigan Tech
In the Introduction to Lean Workshop, you’ll learn basic Lean concepts and methods you might encounter on the job. You’ll learn about Lean culture and the principles of Lean thinking and participate in problem-solving using the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Adjust) model. You’ll use the 5 Whys to discover root causes, identify waste and unsafe acts and conditions and recommend process improvements. When you finish the workshop, you’ll be ready to actively participate in a kaizen (improvement) event led by others. Register here. Registration for off-campus and community participants can be completed in our online store under Lean Training.
Tuesday, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge C  

Study Abroad 101
Interested in studying abroad? This session is your first step. Sessions are drop-in – no RSVP required.
Tuesday, 11:00 am – Noon
Pavlis Honors College, 722 M&M

Midterm Reboot
Is your semester feeling long? Take some time to consider how to give yourself a reboot to improve upon what you are doing or stay on track and finish strong.
Tuesday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library East Reading Room 


How to Job Search Smarter, Not Harder
Learn tips and tricks on how to search for jobs.
Tuesday, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Noon – 1:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services 

Domestic Violence Awareness Panel
PThe Domestic Violence Awareness Panel will provide the latest data on domestic violence, the signs of healthy, and unhealthy relationships, the resources available to survivors, how incidents of intimate partner violence may be handled through the Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct Policy and the judicial system, and ways to support survivors of intimate partner violence.
Tuesday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Electrical Energy Resources Center (EERC), 103  

The Flu Ends with U
Neeling sick? Do you know the difference between the cold and flu? Know when to see the doctor? Learn the answers to the “when” questions and gain some information on preventing the cold and flu this season.
Wednesday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library East Reading Room

Husky Innovate Series: Business Model Bootcamp
What does it take to start a successful new venture? How do you minimize financial risk and ensure that your innovation is a winner in the eyes of the customer? Join us for the Business Model Boot Camp and learn how to use the business model canvas. This two-part workshop will be held on October 23 and November 6 from 5-7 p.m.
The business model canvas helps you to understand the relationship between your value proposition and the customers’ needs.  The more clearly you understand this relationship, the better your position to launch a winning product or service.
Developed by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, the business model canvas emphasizes the relationships of the nine components of a business model
1) Customer Segments
2) Value Propositions
3) Channels
4) Customer Relationships
5) Revenue Streams
6) Key Resources
7) Key Activities
8) Key Partnerships and
9) Cost Structure.
The I-Corps teaching team will guide students through the process of developing their unique business model. In this workshop, you will map out your canvas with specific focus on the value proposition and the customer segments.
Students who participated in the Idea Pitch Competition and/or plan to compete in the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition, are strongly encouraged to register for this bootcamp. There is a cap of 25 contestants for our Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Priority will be given to those who have completed the Business Model Boot Camp.
Wednesday, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M), U113 
         

#PurpleThurdsay
Join Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) in wearing purple on #PurpleThursday to take a stand against relationship violence and show support for survivors of intimate partner violence. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness.
Take a photo and share on social media with #PurpleThursday. Consider why raising awareness about domestic violence is important to you.
#PurpleThursday is an event from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Thursday, All Day
Campus Wide 

Study Abroad 101
Interested in studying abroad? This session is your first step. Sessions are drop-in – no RSVP required.
Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pavlis Honors College, 722 M&M

Student commission Meeting
The Student Commission is a broad based group of students, staff and faculty that work together to enrich the student experience for everyone at the University.  They do this by eliminating or minimizing barriers that are problematic, inefficient or unproductive.
During the academic year, the Student Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.  If you have any questions regarding the Student Commission, please contact Lynda Heinonen at lheinone@mtu.edu or by phone at 906-487-1212.
Thursday, 2:00 pm – 3:00pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom A1

Performing Kinship: Aesthetic Life in a Landscape of Social Death
The English program, with the support of the Visiting Scholars program, will host Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), from 23 Oct 2019 through 25 October 2019. She will be giving a talk open to the university and the community, “Performing Kinship: Aesthetic Life in a Landscape of Social Death.”
The institution of race slavery worked to destroy families, removing the kinship ties between individuals and enforcing a regime of social death on the enslaved. This talk explores ways in which alternative modes of kinship were created and enacted among enslaved people in eighteenth-century Jamaica and the early U.S. through dance, performance, and dress.  These forms of aesthetic life contest the efforts of colonial power to enforce social death and speak to the rich cultural legacies and genealogies that lie in performance and material culture.
The talk will begin at 5 pm, with follow up time for questions.
Thursday, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building, 102

Café Francais Thursday
It is with great pleasure that Café Francais resumes its activities! Join us for an hour of laid-back francophone setting. As usual, snacks and light refreshments will be served. Any level of French is welcome. Please share it with your friends and family
Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 120C

A Haunted Mine: The Lost Labs of Doctor Z
Tech Theatre Teams up with Quincy Mine to present a spectacularly spooky Halloween experience in the mine!  Please note times are tentative and may change.
Pricing: Ages 13 and up: $12; 12 and under $6
Tickets may be purchased in advance (strongly recommended) by phone at 482-3101 or in person at the Quincy Mine Gift Shop (9:30am-5:00pm) before October 19th.
Tours after 6pm not recommended for small children.
All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Footwear for muddy/snow/bloody conditions advised!
Thursday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Quincy Mine 

Africa Colloquium
This colloquium discusses scholarship on Africa-related issues and by Africa-related persons in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The plenary speaker is Dr. Kari Henquinet, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Pavlis Honors College and the Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Tech. She will speak on the topic “Centering and Experiencing Africa: A Journey in Researching, Teaching, and Learning”. In this talk, she hopes to discuss “What is possible when Americans build personal relationships in and a deeper understanding of the African continent, despite its scant mention in American educational curricula and storytelling”. She will use her own research engagements in “Niger on international development, human rights, and gender” as a case for deliberation. We hope the community will enrich its knowledge on diverse aspects of Africa and the relations between the United States and the African continent. There will be food and social after plenary.
Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge B  

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® at Michigan Tech
Michigan Tech Title IX and Institutional Equity along with two student organizations, Sexual Assault and Violence Education(SAVE) and the Society of African American Men (SAAM), are hosting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®.
The event will begin with an opening welcome and stories from survivors of intimate partner violence. Then, the walk will start outside of the Rozsa near the front entrance and go to the Admin building. The walk will end at the entrance of the Rozsa. This event is to raise awareness of sexual and relationship violence and to give men the opportunity to put themselves in her shoes.” Men will be encouraged to wear high heels during the walk. Following the walk, the event will conclude with a discussion on intimate partner violence.
For more information visit: www.walkamileinhershoes.org.
Licensed by Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wallyball with Delta Upsilon
Come and engage in friendly competition with the Brothers of Delta Upsilon as we play some Wallyball up in the SDC Wood Gym! Ride are available to those who need it and leave from the Wadsworth Hall lobby at 6:55pm.
Thursday, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SDC Wood Gym  

Rubik’s Cube Competition – Copper Country Cubing 2019 [Day 1]
This will be the second Copper Country Cubing (Michigan Technological University) competition, in Michigan’s great Upper Peninsula.
We are excited to be bringing all 18 official WCA events to the area, which doesn’t get many competitions. The first CCC competition at Michigan Tech had only 8 events and 23 competitors, so this time we’re making it bigger and better!
Day 1, Friday, is reserved for blindfolded big cube solving (4x4x4, 5x5x5, and multiple 3x3x3) and feet solving, so you can arrive just come Saturday and Sunday if you aren’t interested in that subset of events. This will be in the Keweenaw Commons of the MUB.
Day 2, Saturday, will hold several speedsolving events in the MUB Ballroom, and then Fewest Moves Challenge attempts in the evening in the Alumni Lounge of the MUB.
Day 3, Sunday, will hold the remaining speedsolving events as well as all Finals, where the fastest from the first rounds will compete.
Hope to see you there! Everyone of all ages and skill levels are welcome, even if you can only do the 2×2 cube or the regular Rubik’s cube. Cost is $10 to register for the entire weekend; see more info and register here.
 – Friday, 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Rubik’s Cube Competition – Copper Country Cubing 2019 [Day 2, Part 1]
– Saturday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rubik’s Cube Competition – Copper Country Cubing 2019 [Day 2, Part 1]
– Saturday, 5:00 am – 9:30 pm
Rubik’s Cube Competition – Copper Country Cubing 2019 [Day 3]
– Sunday, 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Michigan Tech MUB – Keweenaw Commons

Grimm’s Fairy Tales Haunted Haus
Sigma Pi and Theta Chi Epsilon present the 33rd Annual Haunted Haus! Each year the brothers of Sigma Pi and the sisters of Theta Chi Epsilon turn Sigma Pi Fraternity into a haunted house. This year’s theme is Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Come stop by Sigma Pi Fraternity for a fun Halloween event that supports local charities. All proceeds go to Pigs-N-Heat (www.facebook.com/ccpigsnheat/) and The Dial Help Foundation (dialhelp.org/). Tickets are $7 (12 and under) and $10 (13 and up). Presale tickets can be purchased in the MUB, Fisher, and the library in the week prior to the event for $8. PG hours are from 7-9pm and it’s rated R from 9-Midnight.
Friday, 7:00 pm – Midnight
Saturday, 7:00 pm – Midnight
Sunday, 7:00 pm – Midnight
Sigma Pi Fraternity

Stars of American Ballet
Stars of American Ballet travels to cities nationwide and offers top-notch choreography with principal and soloist-level dancers from major American companies. Founded and directed by New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht, who works alongside Executive Director Andrew Robertson, Stars also sponsors dance education programs, consisting of master classes, pre-performance lectures and community outreach projects, to build a better awareness and overall experience with the art form.
Saturday, October 26, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts 

Husky Sports


(Women’s Soccer) Ashland vs. Michigan Tech
Friday, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sherman Field 


(Women’s Soccer) Saginaw Valley State vs. Michigan Tech
Sunday, Noon – 3:00 pm
Sherman Field

Coming Soon 

Respite for the Spitball
In honor of this date’s anniversary of the spitball being outlawed in baseball, the Huskies Pep Band may “also grandfather ourselves into continuing to do things that you’d like us to cease doing”.
Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

41 North Film Festival
The annual 41 North Film Festival will be held Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s program features more than 20 films from around the world, along with music, events and special guests Anishinaabe filmmaker/producer Michelle Derosier and Michigan Tech alumnus actor/writer/producer Curtis Fortier.
This year’s highlights include:

  • Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.: HUMAN NATURE, which delves into the complexities of editing the human genome. Followed by a Q&A with Caryn Heldt (ChE), Paul Goetsch (BioSci) and Alexandra Morrison (HU).
  • Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.: PICTURE CHARACTER (an Emoji Documentary). This informative and entertaining film covers everything from how emojis came into existence to how new emojis are added to the unicode system. To add to the fun, come in an emoji-inspired costume and you might win a prize. Stick around after the film for emoji cookie decorating and music in the lobby.
  • Saturday, Nov. 2, will feature a full day of programming about our relationship to the environment. Films include ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, HONEYLAND, and our featured presentation of Michelle Derosier and her film ANGELIQUE’S ISLE, inspired by the true story of Angelique Mott, an Anishinaabe woman who, with her husband, was abandoned by unscrupulous copper miners and left to die during the winter of 1845 on an island off of Isle Royale (today known as Mott Island).
  • Sunday, Nov. 3. Michigan Tech alumnus Curtis Fortier will be on hand to present and discuss some of his work as an actor/writer/producer. Fortier will be followed by a new docudrama about the life of information theorist Claude Shannon, THE BIT PLAYER. The festival will close Sunday evening with MAIDEN, the thrilling and emotional story of the first all-female crew to compete in the Whitbread Round-the-World Yacht Race.  

See the full line-up of films and events at 41northfilmfest.org. The festival is free and open to the public. Students will need to bring their HuskyCard. Tickets for everyone else can be reserved at tickets.mtu.edu or by calling 7-2073. They will also be available in the Rozsa lobby prior to each film. 


Comedian Lauren Faber
In 2018 Lauren was selected as a StandUp NBC Semi-Finalist and 2016 she won the titles of NYC’s She-Devil and Carolina’s Funniest Comic and she currently teaches at the PIT Chapel Hill in North Carolina. She has two cats, Stetson and Kennedy, and likes one of them. They were a gift. Don’t do that.
Saturday, November 2, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
MUB Ballroom

Welcome MiCUP Scholars Program Students

Welcome MiCUP Scholars Program students…

By Kellie Raffaelli

Today the staff at CDI welcome thirteen students from Grand Rapids Community College, Delta College, and Wayne County Community College to Michigan Tech for the MiCUP Scholars Program. This program is sponsored by the State of Michigan’s King Chavez Parks initiative, who’s mission is to support and encourage students from community colleges to transfer to a four-year university. These thirteen students were selected from a highly competitive pool of over 50 applicants who will spend seven weeks taking an honors research course and working in a lab with a faculty mentor. At the end of the program the students will present their research in a research symposium highlighting what they have learned and how they have contributed to the field in which they study.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of these students, but it can be very challenging. These students are very far from home and for many really far out of their comfort zone. The staff at CDI work really hard to create a welcoming and inclusive experience for these students while also exposing them to all the wonderful opportunities Tech has to offer.

The staff at CDI love this time of year, we have been running this program for over 15 years and every year is just as exciting as the years before. This year is bitter sweet for me though. I have managed this program since 2013 and have poured all my energy into making the program better every year. I have grown close to many of the students who have transferred to Michigan Tech through the program and cry like a proud momma when they walk across that stage to receive their diploma. This year, CDI was lucky to hire Malissa Sanon who will now take over the program. I am so excited to watch her experience the same joy that I have experienced over the years making strong connections with the students. I will miss getting to know the students and watching their scientific curiosity grow but will try to eat lunch with the students as much as possible.

During track A if you see any of our MiCUP students in the lab, in the residence hall, studying in the library, playing basketball at the SDC, or at shopping Walmart please give them a warm Husky welcome that we are known for!

 


CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#14

Good Morning Huskies!!!

CDI Events & News

Diverse Dialogues: Unlearning and Relearning Truths: A Continued Conversation About Decolonization
Presented by Amy L. Howard and CDI
As part of the process of decolonization in our Michigan Tech and wider communities, there is an equally important personal process of decolonizing ourselves. A first step begins with a process of unlearning “truths” – the information we think we know about Indigenous, Native histories and identities. Unlearning allows space for relearning truths – the missing, forgotten and invisible stories and identities that remain critical to creating socially just communities and doing social justice work.
In this dialogue, we will engage in unlearning activities to reflect on our common myths, biases and stereotypes about Native, Indigenous peoples. This will be followed by opportunities to relearn Indigenous and personal truths through dialogue with each other. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) invites you to join our final Diverse Dialogue for the Spring semester at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in GLRC 202. “Unlearning and Relearning Truths: A Continued Conversation about Decolonization,” will be led by Valoree Gagnon, Amy Howard and Kari Henquinet.
The Diverse Dialogues series aims to provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to have conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice and much more. Be part of crucial campus conversations, help to highlight underrepresented voices, elevate the social justice work being done by our Michigan Tech community and engage and learn from difficult diversity and inclusion issues that affect us all. If you’re part of the dialogue, you’re part of the solution.
Thursday, 4:05 pm to 6:00 pm
Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), Rm 202

Graduating Seniors Recognition and Celebration
Join us on Wednesday April 24 (8-5 pm) in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for our Graduate Recognition Day! We will have snacks all day and a special gift for graduating seniors. Please stop in so we can give you a warm send off! Wednesday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
CDI (Hamar House)  


Pre-Exam Jam Pajama Party
Join the Center of Diversity and Inclusion for a Pre-Exam Jam Pajama Party! Wear your favorite PJs, grab a bite to eat, relax, and create your own pancake art! Prizes will be given away for best PJs and most creative pancake art!
Friday, 3:00 pm – to 5:00 pm
CDI (Hamar House) 

Campus events this week

Rock, Paper, Scissors
This end-of-semester student showcase features works of traditional sculpture created by students from many campus disciplines.
Monday, April 22, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Undergraduate Research Methods Poster Session
Undergraduate students in PSY 3001, Research Methods with Dr Veinott, will present results the of their year-long projects at the Harold Meese Center on Tuesday, 4/23 at 11:15 a.m. Topics range from perception, bilingualism, stress and interventions, social judgement, and video games.
Tuesday, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
Harold Meese Center  

A Succulent Study Break
Join MUB Board in potting succulents in order to relax before finals. There will be different kinds of succulents as well as decorative pots to put them in. *While Supplies Last*
Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
MUB Commons  


Are you educated? Views on issues in American Education
Students in ED2000: Issues in American Education will present their final course projects. The work ranges from poetry to paintings to posters and more, and covers all manner of topics related to school and society. Students will be available to discuss their projects on Wednesday, April 24 from 10:00 – 11:00 am, and the projects will remain on display until Friday, April 26.
Wednesday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Harald Meese Center, Atrium (Lobby)

“Population consequences of Phenotypic changes: an eco-evolutionary perspective”
Fanie Pelletier, Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Demography and Conservation.
The spring seminar series is hosted by faculty in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and presents talks by invited speakers and local scholars covering a wide range of topics in the fields of Forestry, Ecology, Wildlife, and Environmental Science. Light snacks and drinks will be provided after each talk with time for discussion with the speaker.
Thursday, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
U.J. Noblet Forestry Building, G002   
    


Husky Innovate Speaker Series
Brad King will discuss the “small satellite revolution”, his company Orbion’s value proposition, how his team approaches innovation, and how advances in technology such as Orbion’s have disrupted the space industry. Registration is required.
Friday, Noon to 1:00 pm
Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M), 722
 

A National Pastime 
Choral singing is the most popular form of participation in the performing arts in America. In Canada, it has more participants than hockey. Around the world and through the ages people have gathered to sing together. This concert celebrates the idea of community singing with popular songs, folk songs, and art songs from many different countries and communities.
Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

 
A Thousand Twangling Instruments
The Superior Wind Symphony presents: A Thousand Twangling Instruments. Approaching music through and with Shakespeare.
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Coming Soon

Spring Commencement
Commencement Ceremony will be held in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena attached to the Student Development Complex. Graduates should arrive no later than 9:45 am. Family members should be seated in the audience and not with the graduates. The ceremony lasts approximately two and a half hours. Live streaming will be available at: http://www.mtu.edu/commencement/information/watch/
Saturday, May 4, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena  

Chassell Country Western Show
The Notes from Home Chassell band parents present the popular country sounds of the Rolling Thunder Band at the Chassell Country Western Show. On Saturday, May 4th, shows at 2 PM and 6 PM feature a talented line-up of amateur artists who will entertain you with an eclectic blend of old and new country tunes. Tickets are $12 and are available at mtu.edu/rozsa or (906) 487-2073.
Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 4 at 6:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts 

2nd Annual Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference
May 24 – 26, 2019
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
NIIWIN AKEAA Community Center
111 Beartown Road, Baraga, MI
Registration Information
Registration is now Open! Walk-In registration is welcome however we prefer that you register here if possible:  https://www.nativejustice.org/conferenceregistration
QUESTIONS – Please direct any questions to – samajack@umich.edu or cecelia.lapointe@gmail.com

CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#13

Good Morning Huskies!!!

Campus events this week

Photo Scavenger Hunt
Join MUB board picture scavenger hunt happening the week of April 14. Every day 3 new riddles of varying degrees will be posted on the MUB Facebook page. Solve these riddles and get a selfie with the object or location to win points. Bonus points will be awarded for coolest picture. We will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners at the end of the week.
Contestants can submit their photos to MUBboardFGchair@gamil.com
Sunday, April 14 to April 20, Midnight to Midnight
Michigan Tech Campus
Day 8 Plastic Challenge: Reuse Plastic items Before Recycling Them
Take the challenge to be plastic free for 21 days.
Monday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP  

Together in Song 
Annual concert of Copper Country school choirs presented by the Keweenaw Student Educators Association.
Monday,  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
  

Day 9 Plastic Challenge: Local Food
Plan To Shop At A Market This Summer Where The Produce Has Not Touched Plastic
Tuesday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP

Dissertation, Thesis, and Report Formatting Workshops
Are you working on formatting corrections for your dissertation, thesis, or report? Do you need help? Are you unsure where to submit your dissertation, thesis, or report?
Join the Graduate School (gradschool@mtu.edu) for group work hours. These workshops are provided at no charge to students working on a dissertation, thesis, or report. Staff will able to help with the changes required by the Graduate School for these documents in MS Office. Assistance will also be available for converting documents to PDF from Word and how to make simple corrections and check your document in Adobe Acrobat. The workshops will be in rooms with PCs with University software, or you may bring your own laptop. Distance students may contact gradschool@mtu.edu about remote assistance during these times via web conferencing.  If you need additional help outside of these times, please contact the Graduate School.  On a limited basis, one-on-one assistance may be available. Please contact the Graduate School for more information.
Tuesday, 2:05 pm to 3:55 pm
J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, 242
  


A Day in the LIfe of a Michigan Tech Student: Video Submission Preview
All are invited to view some of the submissions to A Day in the Life of a Michigan Tech Student video competition. There will be one viewing at 4 p.m. and a repeat viewing at 5 p.m.
The viewing will include 14 videos for a total of 52 minutes from undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, psychology, materials science and engineering, general mathematics, chemical engineering, and biomedical engineering. A total of 22 videos were submitted, and all of them qualify for the competition. Judging will end on Friday, April 19, and results will be announced the next week. Judges have been selected from the Dean of Students, the Wahtera Center for Student Success, University Marketing and Communications, Admissions, Advancement, and the student body.
Tuesday, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Fisher Hall, 135 

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Join MUB Board and Film Board at the showings of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl during the week of Spring Fling! Admission is FREE!
Tuesday, 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Fisher 135

Day 10 Plastic Challenge: Do Not Purchase Products With Micro Beads Or Micro Plastics

Take the challenge to be plastic free for 21 days.
Wednesday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP

Lunch & Learn Get in Gear: Cycling 101
Members of the Campus Bike Initiative will be on hand to help us get in gear for cycling season.
Join us to learn about:

  • How to be safe and comfortable while riding
  • Commuting by bike and group rides
  • Campus Bike Initiative
  • Area resources and events
  • Fashion and gear show
  • FAQs
Feel free to bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.
This free event is open to faculty, staff, students and community members and is sponsored by Employee Wellness.
Attendance counts toward Husky Health Option 2.
Questions? Contact Shannon Brodeur.
Wednesday, Noon to 1:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge


Tech Forward Campus Presentation and Reception
Faculty, staff and students are invited to the University’s final Tech Forward presentation, followed by a reception and question and answer session in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  At the presentation you will have the opportunity to learn more about each of the initiatives and offer input to the teams as they finalize their proposals.
Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts 

2019 Green Film Series: The Permaculture Orchard
Find out about a more holistic, regenerative approach to food production based on permaculture principles gained over 20 years. Highlights biologist and educator Stefan Sobkowiak who shares his experience transforming a conventional apple orchard into an abundance of biodiversity that takes care of itself. Learn how to set up your own permaculture orchard at any scale. (90 min.)
Wednesday,  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
U. J. Noblet Forestry Building, Hesterberg Hall

 

Day 11 Plastic Challenge: Opt For Natural Fabrics Over Microfleeces And Synthetics
Take the challenge to be plastic free for 21 days.
Thursday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP

Design Expo
More than 1000 students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition at Design Expo, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems.
Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom

Dissertation, Thesis, and Report Formatting Workshops
Are you working on formatting corrections for your dissertation, thesis, or report? Do you need help? Are you unsure where to submit your dissertation, thesis, or report?
Join the Graduate School (gradschool@mtu.edu) for group work hours. These workshops are provided at no charge to students working on a dissertation, thesis, or report. Staff will able to help with the changes required by the Graduate School for these documents in MS Office. Assistance will also be available for converting documents to PDF from Word and how to make simple corrections and check your document in Adobe Acrobat. The workshops will be in rooms with PCs with University software, or you may bring your own laptop. Distance students may contact gradschool@mtu.edu about remote assistance during these times via web conferencing.  If you need additional help outside of these times, please contact the Graduate School.  On a limited basis, one-on-one assistance may be available. Please contact the Graduate School for more information. 

Thursday, 2:05 pm to 3:55 pm
Electrical Energy Resources Center (EERC), 723 
Women in I.T. Panel Event

Panelists scheduled include: 
Cindy Watson – Ford Motor Company
Mandy Desy – Ford Motor Company
Lyndsey Suyama – 3M
Amanda Rantala – Dow
Ashley Kern – SightLine
Sarah Clements – Volkswagen
Thursday, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), 202 
  

Newest of the New: New Works by Student Composers
New compositions by Michigan Tech student composers.
Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm
McArdle Theatre
 

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Join MUB Board and Film Board at the showings of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl during the week of Spring Fling! Admission is FREE!
Thursday, 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Fisher 135
 

Day 12 Plastic Challenge: Reflect Or Journal
Reflect or Journal for 15 Minutes on social, institutional, and structural barrier For Reducing your plastic consumption.
Friday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP
Rock, Paper, Scissors
This end-of-semester student showcase features works of traditional sculpture created by students from many campus disciplines.
Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, April 22, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Houghton Rubik’s Rumble

Sydney Weaver and the Cubing Club at Michigan Tech are excited to announce the Houghton Rubik’s Rumble!
Registration for that event will be $12, which includes the cost of attending the event and a 3×3 Rubik’s speedcube the attendee will get to keep. The event is open to brand new solvers and people that can already solve but are looking for a chance to practice or learn some more. Sydney Weaver travels the country and world for magic and cubing performances, math conferences and festivals, and cubing workshops. She is incredibly talented at teaching first timers. Come learn from one of the best and see some amazing performances! You can register for the workshop event here! Note: this is not the same as registering for the competition on April 20th. That said, you’re encouraged to come compete after learning at the workshop! You’re more than welcome to hang out the whole 5 hours, but it’s okay to come and go or show up later! See you there!
Friday, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
MUB Commons

Student Visual Arts Compositions
Students exhibit their works created in Visual Arts courses. Exhibition at two locations: The hallway galleries outside of Walker 209, and at the Studio for Here and Now, G04W Wadsworth Hall, across from WMTU. Join us for a relaxing evening of art from 6-7:30 pm, prior to an evening of sound compositions with students at McArdle Theater.
Friday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm  
Walker Arts & Humanities 2nd Fl. & G04W Wadsworth Hall

Day 13 Plastic Challenge: Send an Email to an Administrator or Official to Encourage the Reduction of Plastic
Take the challenge to be plastic free for 21 days.
Saturday, 12:15 to 11:45 pm
Western UP
Tau Trot 5K Run/Walk


Alpha Sigma Tau and Phi Kappa Tau will host their 1st annual Tau Trot Run/Walk Saturday, April 20, at 10:00 am. The race will begin in Hancock and end in Houghton.Want to help support a great cause? All proceeds will go to support Girls on the Run and the SeriousFun Children’s Network. Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt upon signing up. If you are not able to make it to race day, but would still like to participate, we have the option of a virtual 5k, in which you can run the race on your own time!For more information, and to register, visit tautrot.weebly.com.
Saturday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Phi Kappa Tau House


OAP Silent Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its 12th annual gear auction Saturday, April 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gates Tennis Center. New this year, OAP is coordinating with Athletics to auction some of their surplus equipment as well as used OAP gear. Need to clear out your garage or storage unit? OAP wants to help you with your spring cleaning. Either have OAP sell your gently used (but still usable) outdoor recreation equipment on your behalf or consider donating it to the OAP and we’ll use any proceeds to help purchase new equipment for the OAP rental program. Items can be dropped off April 17-19 at the OAP during regular business hours. Anyone interested in purchasing at the gear auction will need to register at the at the Gates Tennis Center the day of the event.   
Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Gates Tennis Center
  
Rhapsody in Blue


The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, popularized in Disney’s Fantasia, along with the haunting ballet music to Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and the angst-ridden Chamber Symphony of Schoenberg.
Saturday, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts  
Day 14 Plastic Challenge: Help Someone Who Has Limited Funds To Accomplish One of The Previous Tasks

Take the challenge to be plastic free for 21 days.  
Sunday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP
International Night


International Night is an annual event hosted by the International Club at Michigan Tech. This event is a collaboration with different cultural organizations on campus. There will be performances from different countries, and cuisine from different countries will be served as well. This year’s Theme will be Remembrance. Everyone is invited to enjoy the event with their family or friends.
You can now find tickets at SDC ticket office or email rteufack@mtu.edu to reserve your tickets.
Price: Student $10, General $15
Sunday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom
 

 

On Going   

Salon!
A vibrant celebration of arts and and ideas for our 25th anniversary. Salon! features the works of more than 20 artists presented in a mix of historic & contemporary style. Exhibit Opens 8:00 am. Opening reception Thursday, February 21, 5:00 – 6:30. Salon! Closing Reception, Friday, April 12, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Exhibit closes Saturday, April 20.
Wednesday, February 20 through Friday, April 20
(M-F) 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturdays 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Rozsa Gallery A-Space

Coming Soon

Diverse Dialogues
Unlearning and Relearning Truths: A Continued Conversation About Decolonization Presented by Dr. Valoree Gagnon, Amy L. Howard and CDI
Thursday, April 25, 4:05 pm to 6:00 pm
Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), Rm 202

A National Pastime 
Choral singing is the most popular form of participation in the performing arts in America. In Canada, it has more participants than hockey. Around the world and through the ages people have gathered to sing together. This concert celebrates the idea of community singing with popular songs, folk songs, and art songs from many different countries and communities.
Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
   

A Thousand Twangling Instruments
The Superior Wind Symphony presents: A Thousand Twangling Instruments. Approaching music through and with Shakespeare.
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Spring Commencement
Commencement Ceremony will be held in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena attached to the Student Development Complex. Graduates should arrive no later than 9:45 am. Family members should be seated in the audience and not with the graduates. The ceremony lasts approximately two and a half hours. Live streaming will be available at: http://www.mtu.edu/commencement/information/watch/
Saturday, May 4, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena  

2nd Annual Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference
May 24 – 26, 2019
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
NIIWIN AKEAA Community Center
111 Beartown Road, Baraga, MI
Registration Information
Registration is now Open! Walk-In registration is welcome however we prefer that you register here if possible:  https://www.nativejustice.org/conferenceregistration
QUESTIONS – Please direct any questions to – samajack@umich.edu or cecelia.lapointe@gmail.com

CDI Monday Morning Email 2019 #12

Good Morning Huskies!!!

CDI Events & News

Former First Generation College Students Needed
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) seeks former first generation college seeking students (first in their immediate family to attend college/university) now Tech professionals (graduate students, faculty or staff) to serve on a First Gen in STEM panel for the spring 2019 Diverse Dialogues series.
We seek to create as diverse and holistic of a panel as possible, but as with many marginalized identities, it is difficult to “know” who was or is a first generation student. We invite you to reach out to us to be part of this panel, which will take place  from 12:05 – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. Interested panelists should contact Amy L. Howard in the CDI.
Diverse DialoguesChanging the Conversation: First Gen in Stem Panel
Being a first-generation student on a university campus can be isolating on its own — that’s if one even recognizes that they have different experiences and disadvantages than other college students whose immediate family members have gone to college and earned a degree.
The Center for First Generation Student Success states, “The term ‘first-generation’ implies the possibility that a student may lack the critical cultural capital necessary for college success because their parents did not attend college.” While many first-generation, college-seeking students prove to be academically advanced, the hidden “curriculum” of university life can change the opportunities and success of a first-gen individual.
It’s estimated that approximately 25% (or more given new literature) of students enrolled in four-year degrees nationwide are identified as first-gen and given the multitude of hidden obstacles, approximately one third of first-gen students drop out of college after year three.
So, what does it look like to be part of the two thirds of first-gen students who graduate? What is it like to be an aspiring and thriving professional who faced these obstacles? What was it like to be a first-gen student in STEM? What is it like to be a first-gen professional at Michigan Tech and in the Upper Peninsula?
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) invites you to join Michigan Tech faculty and staff who identify as former first-gen students for a Diverse Dialogue panel, “Changing the Conversation: First Gen in STEM “.
Wednesday, April 10, 12:05 pm to 1:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge B
Opportunities

Tech’s Got Talent??
Sign up or come watch at “Tech’s got Talent”! All acts are welcome and supported. Comedy, Music, Magic, Poetry, etc. This years judge’s are Bonnie Gorman, Les Cook, Dr. Werner, Detective Devoge, and Nathan Shaiyen. The host of the event is hired comedian, Jon Fisher, who will be filling time between acts and announcing the event. Audience members will have an opportunity to vote via cell phone during the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three acts (An Instant Pot, a 39-inch Smart TV, and a Concert Ukulele). Sign up now and show us what you got!
Saturday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
MUB Commons 
 

Campus events this week

Day 1 Plastic Challenge: Find/Create Alternatives
Think Of 5 Plastic Products, Google To See If There Are Alternatives. If Not, Invent Alternatives And Put Them On The Google.
Monday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP  

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Sessions will be offered Monday, March 25, 2019 through Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Academic Office Building G010D conference room.  No appointment necessary.
Monday & Wednesday        Noon – 2:00 pm
Tuesday                            9 – 11 am
Thursday                           3:30 – 5 pm
Bring: W-2s, form 1099s, 1098Ts, etc – last year’s tax return if possible.
Old Techniques and New Technologies: The Rise of the Creative Economy
The School of Business and Economics and WGGL Minnesota Public Radio present Chris Farrell, senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic program. A social with light refreshments will be offered before the program at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, in Fisher 135. Following the 6:30 p.m. presentation Farrell will take questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public.
Farrell’s presentation, “Old Techniques and New Technologies: The Rise of the Creative Economy,” will focus on one of the most exciting economic trends of our era—the rise of an artisan, craft and creative business economy. Craft businesses like brew pubs and handcrafted snow bikes aren’t quaint artifacts from another era. They’ve grown and expanded and moved from the economy’s tributaries into the mainstream. Equipped with advanced technologies, entrepreneurial artisans can sell into local, national and global markets.
Monday, 8:00 pm
Fisher Hall, 135
 
Virtual Career Fair Prep (In-Person)
Navigating a virtual career fair can be intimidating. What questions can you ask recruiters? How can you prepare your responses? Should you use emojis? (NO!)
We’ll answer these questions and more to help you prepare for Virtual CareerFEST – a series of virtual career fairs sponsored by Michigan Tech Career Services in March and April 2019.
Monday, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services

Virtual Career Fair Prep (online)
Navigating a virtual career fair can be intimidating. What questions can you ask recruiters’ How can you prepare your responses’ Should you use emojis’ (NO!)
We’ll answer these questions and more to help you prepare for virtual career fairs.
This session will be hosted on Zoom.  michigantech.zoom.us/j/867403417  
Monday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services
Medical Careers Night
Teamwork in Healthcare | 5:00 pm to  6:00 pm
Keynote: Karen Fay, MS, MLS (ASCP) Professor of Practice, Director of Medical Lab Science Program
A Day in the Life & Roundtable Discussion | 6:00 pm to 8:00  pm
Drop in for a speed networking session with medical personnel from a variety of disciplines.
Stay tuned for a list of presenters and attendees.
Monday, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Biological Science Atrium & Learning Center on the 7th floor of DOW.

Day 2 Plastic Challenge: Draw a Picture of Your Direct and Indirect Plastic Consumption
Take the challenge to be plastic free for 21 days
Tuesday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP

Day 3 Plastic Challenge: Consider Reducing All Plastics
Take the challenge to be plastic free for 21 days.
Wednesday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP

Transforming Masculinity Panel and Discussion
Poster Projects start at 4:00 pm ∙ Panel Discussion starts at 4:30 pm Presented by HU 3401: Gender and Culture & The University Diversity Council
Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge 

Growing Up in East Germany
Dr. Thomas Werner, associate professor, biological sciences, will be presenting his story about growing up in East Germany and living a political double life in a socialist country. You will learn what it was like for him to have a personal spy who tried to send his parents to prison, and how his home country dropped out of existence overnight.Refreshments will be served!After the Berlin wall fell, Thomas studied Biology in Jena, Germany, and then moved to Umeå, Sweden, where he did his PhD in cell and molecular biology. He moved to Madison, Wisconsin as a postdoctoral fellow studying the evolution and development of color patterns in fruit flies. Thomas is now a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech.
Wednesday, 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 120A   

Day 4 Plastic Challenge: If You Need To Buy Plastic, Pick Recycled Plastic
Take the challenge to be plastic free for 21 days.
Thursday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP
Sunday in the Park with George
Presented by the Tech Theatre Company. Sunday in the Park is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s lyrical hymn to art, love, and children. Image, music, and performance merge to explore the depths of human understanding in search of completeness in a world of frustration and constant demand for a new means of explaining why life is how it is.
Thursday, 7:30 pm
Friday, 7:30 pm
Saturday,  7:30
Rozsa Center for Performing Arts
Campus Store and University Images Semi-annual Custer 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. Receive 25 percent off your entire purchase from 8 am to 6 pm Friday. Can’t make it in? That’s okay, our sale is also offered online at bookstore.mtu.edu.
Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
MUB, Campus Bookstore

Day 5 Plastic Challenge: Other Materials
Use more durables like Glass and Stainless Steel, or renewables like wood or cellulose
Friday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP

Yooper Keychain Night
Show off your Yooper pride by creating your own unique U.P. shaped key chain. Custom-cut wooden UP key chains are provided for you to paint and decorate. Bring a friend and make matching key chains.
Friday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Makerspace (MUB Basement)

Salon! Closing Reception
Join us as local and regional creative thinkers host a conversation on art, literature, and other ideas in the Rozsa lobby before the Friday evening performance of Sunday in the Park with George. This event brings together the spring musical and the spring gallery exhibit in a salon-style conversation.
Salon Conversation, with guest speakers, 5:30-6:30 pm in the Rozsa Lobby; Gallery Reception, 6:30-7:30 pm, Rozsa Gallery A-Space
Edzordzi Agbozo, poetry
Jared Anderson, on arts and collaboration
Linda King Ferguson and Dr. Tomas Co, on painting
Elizabeth Meyer, music
M. Bartley Seigel, poetry
Dana Van Kooy, on plantations, colonialism, art, and literature
With music throughout by Mike Christianson and Superior Wind Symphony student
Friday, April 12, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Rozsa Lobby & Gallery A-Space
906 Night with Whosah
Whosah is an indie rock Midwestern band that has performed all over the country and is coming to campus for the next 906 night series. Whosah brings high energy and excitement to all of their events and even won the University of Minnesota Battle of the bands. This talented group of artists was also featured on the Netflix original series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt.”
For more information about the band, their website contains videos, pictures, and a more in depth band biography. www.whosah.com/
Friday, 9:06 pm to 11:00 pm
MUB Ballroom 
Day 6 Plastic Challenge: Try Buying in Bulk
Take the challenge to be plastic free for 21 days
Saturday, 12:15 to 11:45 pm

Western UP
Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
The Doghouse 3-on-3 is a fun basketball tournament started over 27 years ago by former women’s basketball coach Kevin Borseth. Divisions for boys and girls grades 4-8, JV, Varsity, Men’s and Women’s Open.  This is a great time to get a group of friends together for a little friendly competition! (Event start time and duration dependent on number of teams and divisions.) More information and registration forms are available at the Doghouse.
Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Multipurpose Gym and Varsity Gym
Music for MEDLIFE
MEDLIFE at MTU is holding their annual Music for MEDLIFE concert in order to raise funds for their next mobile clinic in Cuzco, Peru. Taking place April 13th in the MUB Alumni Lounge, join us for performances by MTU student grouops Full Send Jazz Combo and Dedos Blancos!!! All proceeds will go towards funding the mobile clinics and development projects that MEDLIFE students will be volunteering at in Cusco this summer. Tickets are $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door for students; $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door for general admission. Reserve tickets through mtumedlife-eboard-l@mtu.edu!Come support Global Health!!!
Saturday, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB) Alumni Lounge
 Photo Scavenger Hunt
Join MUB board picture scavenger hunt happening the week of April 14. Every day 3 new riddles of varying degrees will be posted on the MUB Facebook page. Solve these riddles and get a selfie with the object or location to win points. Bonus points will be awarded for coolest picture. We will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners at the end of the week.
Contestants can submit their photos to MUBboardFGchair@gamil.com
Sunday, April 14 to April 20, Midnight to Midnight
Michigan Tech Campus
 
Day 7 Plastic Challenge: Elbow Grease
Offer to help with washing dishes at a party or gathering
Sunday, 12:15 am to 11:45 pm
Western UP
Husky Sports on Campus(Men’s Tennis) Ashland vs. Michigan Tech
Friday,
Gates Tennis Center

(Men’s Tennis) Wayne State vs. Michigan Tech
Saturday
Gates Tennis Center

On Going

Salon!
A vibrant celebration of arts and and ideas for our 25th anniversary. Salon! features the works of more than 20 artists presented in a mix of historic & contemporary style. Exhibit Opens 8:00 am. Opening reception Thursday, February 21, 5:00 – 6:30. Salon! Closing Reception, Friday, April 12, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Exhibit closes Saturday, April 20.
Wednesday, February 20 through Friday, April 20
(M-F) 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturdays 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Rozsa Gallery A-Space

Coming Soon

Together in Song 
Annual concert of Copper Country school choirs presented by the Keweenaw Student Educators Association.
Monday, April 15, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts 
 

2019 Green Film Series: The Permaculture Orchard
Find out about a more holistic, regenerative approach to food production based on permaculture principles gained over 20 years. Highlights biologist and educator Stefan Sobkowiak who shares his experience transforming a conventional apple orchard into an abundance of biodiversity that takes care of itself. Learn how to set up your own permaculture orchard at any scale. (90 min.)
Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
U. J. Noblet Forestry Building, Hesterberg Hall  
 

Design Expo
More than 1000 students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition at Design Expo, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems.
Thursday, April 18, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom   

Newest of the New: New Works by Student Composers
New compositions by Michigan Tech student composers.
Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm
McArdle Theatre


2nd Annual Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference
May 24 – 26, 2019
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
NIIWIN AKEAA Community Center
111 Beartown Road, Baraga, MI
Registration Information
Registration is now Open! Walk-In registration is welcome however we prefer that you register here if possible:  https://www.nativejustice.org/conferenceregistration
QUESTIONS – Please direct any questions to – samajack@umich.edu or cecelia.lapointe@gmail.com

CDI Monday Morning Email 2019 #11

Good Morning Huskies!!!
  
CDI Events & News

Former First Generation College Students Needed
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) seeks former first generation college seeking students (first in their immediate family to attend college/university) now Tech professionals (graduate students, faculty or staff) to serve on a First Gen in STEM panel for the spring 2019 Diverse Dialogues series.
We seek to create as diverse and holistic of a panel as possible, but as with many marginalized identities, it is difficult to “know” who was or is a first generation student. We invite you to reach out to us to be part of this panel, which will take place  from 12:05 – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. Interested panelists should contact Amy L. Howard in the CDI.    

Opportunities 

Fresh Coast Yoga Photo Shot
Looking for 20-30 people, all genders, to be part of a class/photo shoot. The “Only Requirement” is for the models to not look totally confused in a yoga class. Once a full list of volunteers is set, a group email will be sent out with the address and other details like what to wear and what to bring.  If you are interested or have any questions, you can send your name and email to Mary Jennings at info@freshcoast.yoga  by Wednesday, April 3rd.
Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: will be shared later

KCP Future Faculty Fellowships
If you are considering a career in higher education as a faculty member or administrator, this is a funding opportunity that you might be interested in. 
Applications for the KCP Future Faculty Fellowships are being accepted and are due no later than 4:00 pm on April 3, 2019 for funding starting in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019.  KCP fellowships provide students up to $20,000 (MS students) or $35,000 (PhD students) to pursue their degrees.  Funds may be used to support students (or faculty/staff) pursuing degrees at Michigan Tech.  For Michigan Tech students, the Graduate School and nominating department must also contribute matching funds to help support the student.
The purpose of the King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is to increase the pool of academically and economically disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in post-secondary education. 
Complete information about eligibility criteria and materials needed for an application is available on our web page.  
Please contact Debra Charlesworth if you have any questions about the program, http://www.mtu.edu/gradschool or (906) 487-1989 (voice)     

Campus events this week

Tech Arts Festival
A week-long event with fun and artsy-related activities for all to enjoy!
April 2nd: Painting Night 6-8 pm in the MUB Commons
Join us to paint canvases and celebrate the Copper Country. Supplies limited.
April 4th: Picture Frame Night 6-8 pm in the MUB Commons
We’ll be painting and decorating picture frames. Supplies limited.
April 5th: Photography Competition due by 5 pm
This competition is looking for high quality Copper Country themed photos. There will be prizes for the top photos and the winner’s photo will be displayed in the MUB. All submissions must be .jpg and photos can be submitted to mubboard@mtu.edu. Winners will be announced on April 10th.
Monday – Friday, Noon to 5:00 pm

 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Sessions will be offered Monday, March 25, 2019 through Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Academic Office Building G010D conference room.  No appointment necessary.
Monday & Wednesday        Noon – 2pm
Tuesday                            9 – 11 am
Thursday                           3:30 – 5 pm
Bring: W-2s, form 1099s, 1098Ts, etc – last year’s tax return if possible.

Virtual Career Fair Prep (In-Person)
Navigating a virtual career fair can be intimidating. What questions can you ask recruiters? How can you prepare your responses? Should you use emojis? (NO!)
We’ll answer these questions and more to help you prepare for Virtual CareerFEST – a series of virtual career fairs sponsored by Michigan Tech Career Services in March and April 2019.
Monday, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services

Virtual Career Fair Prep (online)
Navigating a virtual career fair can be intimidating. What questions can you ask recruiters’ How can you prepare your responses’ Should you use emojis’ (NO!)
We’ll answer these questions and more to help you prepare for virtual career fairs.
This session will be hosted on Zoom.
Monday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services

Graduate Student Health Insurance Info Session
Representatives from CHP and MTU Benefits office will talk in detail about the essential-yet-ever-so-enigmatic health insurance ! Join us to learn more about various aspects related to health insurance – things to watch out for in a policy, some best practices, your rights, what to do and when etc. Pizza & pop will be provided!  Please register for the session using this LibCal link: mtu.libcal.com/event/5018491  You may also post a question during your registration and we’ll ensure that it is addressed on that day. (Additionally, registration helps us get sufficient refreshments!)
Monday, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
EERC 103

Equal Pay Day is April 2
Women earn less than men do, on average. This difference, the gender wage gap, is approximately 20 percent across all workers. The gap is even larger for women of color.
The problem is present even just one year from graduation. Just one year from college graduation, women make seven percent less than men, even after accounting for college major, occupation, economic sector, hours worked, marital status, GPA, type of undergraduate institution, institutional selectivity, age, geographic region and months unemployed since graduation (“The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, AAUW, 2018).
Tomorrow (April 2) is Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolizes the extra days women must work to catch up to what the average man earned the previous year.
Red is worn on this day as a symbol of how far women and minorities are “in the red.” Join the Copper Country League of Women Voters and other supporters for a “Red Out” to recognize Equal Pay Day.    
Cookies and literature will be handed out from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday (April 02) near the Husky statue, across from the Michigan Tech Library.  Rain location is Fisher Hall.  Find out what you can do to help close the gap.
Tuesday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Husky statue near Library, rain location is Fisher Hall 
LinkedIn: Making the Most of Alumni Connections
Connect with Michigan Tech alumni on LinkedIn to explore careers, build relationships, learn about companies or locations, and get help landing a job. Let us show you how!
Tuesday, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services
Health Professionals Interview Workshop
Prepare yourself for a career in health professions. Attend our MMI and personal interview workshop! An MMI (Multiple Mini Interviews) is a series of short, structured interview stations used by medical programs as part of their admissions process. They assess non-cognitive qualities and how you handle yourself in a particular situation. If you’ve never done one before, you’ll definitely appreciate the practice.
Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge  

Accelerated Tech MBA® Info Session
By blending business and technology, the Tech MBA® can accelerate your career path. Join the School of Business and Economics to learn more about opportunities in the Master’s of Business Administration program, including the one-year accelerated option, and ways to leverage Senior Rule.
Wednesday, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Academic Office Building (AOB), 101 
 

Graduating and Still Looking?
Are you graduating this semester but still don’t have a job lined up? That’s okay, we’re here to help! We’ll give you ideas to figure out your next steps and find success.
Wednesday, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services 


Modern Languages Spring Celebration
The French-Canadian group, Maple Sugar Folk, will perform and help teach songs in French, German and Spanish.  There will also be guest performer Sue Ellen Kingsley and Friends.
There may be some games played if time allows. Refreshments will be served.
Contact Karin Schlenker, kbschlen@mtu.edu, with questions.
Wednesday, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 134 
 

IT Oxygen Info Session
All majors are welcome on our team. We are in need of students with a background in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Network and System Administration, Business/Marketing and Scientific and Technical Communication.  The info session will be short and include a lab tour. Food will be provided.
Wednesday, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Grover C. Dillman Hall, 208 
Savage Sight: Of Maroons, Black Men, and Violence
Paul Youngquist, visiting from the University of Colorado at Boulder, will be speaking about the parallels between how the Jamaican plantocracy depicted the Jamaican Maroons in the aftermath of the Second Maroon War (1795-96) and how young black men are portrayed in today’s media.
Thursday, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
ChemSci, 102

Pitch Practice and Mentoring for New Venture
Practice your pitch to prepare for the CMU New Venture competition. Get feedback from fellow entrepreneurially minded students as well as entrepreneurship faculty and mentors.
Thursday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M),724

On the Basis of Sex
Title IX and Film Board Present the showing of the film On The Basis of Sex
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.” 
No ticket cost and concessions provided.
Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 pm
Fisher 135

Keweenawesomefest
WMTU 91.9 FM, Michigan Tech’s one and only (and totally rad) college radio station, assembles AWESOME lineups for amazing live music at Keweenawesomefest! The annual festival takes place in McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts & Humanities building. So no matter what kind of music you like, we have it covered!
Friday, 12:00 am
Saturday, 12:00 am
 

Brian O’Sullivan – Singing Comedian
Brian O’Sullivan is a singing-comedian from Los Angeles, California. Inspired by artists “Weird Al” Yankovic, Stephen Lynch, and The Bloodhound Gang, O’Sullivan uses clever lyrics and catchy tunes to deliver his punchlines. Often compared to Bo Burnham for his quick wit and hilarious songs, Brian’s show makes fun of the pop-culture of today, while relating to the college experience. Brian has performed at over 300 schools across the country, and in 2015, he was voted “Roommate of The Year” by his two roommates.
Friday, 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
MUB Commons  

5th Annual Charity Ball
The Circle K International Michigan Tech Chapter is putting on the 5th Annual Charity Ball to raise money for two charities combating food scarcity in our community: Let’s Eat Community Meals and HuskyFAN.
This event includes Live Music, DJ, Dancing, Photobooth, Cash Bar, Hor d’Oeuvres, and a Prize Giveaway. The theme this year is “A Night Under the Lights.” Dressing for the red carpet theme is encouraged, but not required!Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Students: $10 Public:
$20Purchase online at: bit.ly/MTUCharityBall
Saturday, 8:00 pm to Midnight
Sunday, 8:00 pm to Midnight
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

On Going    Salon!
A vibrant celebration of arts and and ideas for our 25th anniversary. Salon! features the works of more than 20 artists presented in a mix of historic & contemporary style. Exhibit Opens 8:00 am. Opening reception Thursday, February 21, 5:00 – 6:30. Salon! Closing Reception, Friday, April 12, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Exhibit closes Saturday, April 20.
Wednesday, February 20 through Friday, April 20
(M-F) 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturdays 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Rozsa Gallery A-Space

Coming Soon

Diverse Dialogues
Changing the Conversation: First Gen in Stem Panel
Wednesday, April 10, 12:05 pm to 1:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge B

Sunday in the Park with George
Presented by the Tech Theatre Company. Sunday in the Park is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s lyrical hymn to art, love, and children. Image, music, and performance merge to explore the depths of human understanding in search of completeness in a world of frustration and constant demand for a new means of explaining why life is how it is.
Thursday, April 11, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 13, 7:30
Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Salon! Closing Reception
Join us as local and regional creative thinkers host a conversation on art, literature, and other ideas in the Rozsa lobby before the Friday evening performance of Sunday in the Park with George. This event brings together the spring musical and the spring gallery exhibit in a salon-style conversation.
Friday, April 12, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Rozsa Lobby & Gallery A-Space