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 


CDI Looking for Faculty Mentors for MiCUP Scholars Program

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is looking for faculty to serve as mentors for the 2019 MiCUP Scholars Program which targets low-income, underrepresented, first-generation students to continue their education beyond community college — with a focus on STEM disciplines. The 2019 MiCUP Scholars Program offers a seven-week summer session that runs from May 10 through June 28 and addresses the opportunities and challenges for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

The program includes a stipend, academic tutoring and advising, and a scholarship for a university-level course. Participants who live on campus must have at least one year at a community college and a 2.8 GPA. The program provides a smooth transition from a two-year to a four-year program, working with students from three community colleges: Wayne County Community College District, Grand Rapids Community College and Delta College. Funding for the program is provided by the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative and Michigan Tech.

More specifically, we are looking for faculty mentors to assist in research projects in business, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, health sciences, computer science and mathematics. Faculty interested in facilitating undergraduate research experiences program participants should contact Malissa Sanon or call 7-2920.


Volunteering and Mentoring!!!

Babes in Music

Babes In Music puts on an event called Babe Fest at the LODE Theatre every semester.  This event is to allow underrepresented students a safe place to have the floor and share their talents and hobbies.  This semester we are changing it up a bit and having it be one day with multiple genres and types of activities instead of two days.  We are reaching out to you to see if anybody has any   art, or poetry, a workshop, or a 15 minute set of their own music that you would like to showcase as part of this little fest.   As of now, times are flexible, we have doors at 6 or 7 for snacks and chatting, then it is open based on the response for this.
Since our staff is changing in the next semester, we are shifting our focus and getting ready to form new connections to make this event and other events to be truly welcoming accessible.
Any requests, questions, comments please email Maya Ablao at meablao@mtu.edu!!
Past workshops have included belly dancing, patch making, listen and draw…etc..I’m open to ideas!

Volunteers needed for A Day of STEM in the Copper Country!

A Day of STEM in the Copper Country is a brand new event for local 9th grade students to experience the excitement of STEM! It will take place on Tuesday, April 2nd in the Student Development Complex Wood Gym. The event lasts from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm but we will need some help setting up before and cleaning up after the event. We are looking for volunteers to help explain the activities and scorekeep for the students. This event is for 200 students from about 7 different schools in the area so WE NEED YOUR HELP!
To sign up to volunteer please fill out this survey!
You will need to attend an hour of training where we will go over the agenda, the activities, and address any questions you might have. The dates and times for the training’s are listed in the survey above.
If you have any questions, please email Lauren Kirwin at lakirwin@mtu.edu.

Preview Day Volunteers Needed

The annual Preview Day for admitted undergraduate students and their families is Saturday, March 30. We need your help to make this event great! Volunteers are needed on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30. 
This is a great opportunity to interact with students who may be future Huskies during one of our biggest visit days of the year! So far, we have nearly 300 students registered to attend with nearly 850 total people.
To see the available volunteer slots, visit our volunteer sign up form.
As a volunteer, you’ll receive free brunch in the residence halls on Saturday (regardless if you work over lunch) and a free t-shirt!
You will receive a confirmation email the week of March 25 with your final volunteer assignment and a description of your job and expectations.
If you have friends who would enjoy volunteering at this event, please share the form with them!

Peer Mentoring

It is hard to believe, but it is time to begin looking ahead to Fall 2019 and Peer Mentors for both HON 1150 and HON 2150.
HON 1150 is our course for first year pre-admission students that is taught on Thursday morning (8-9:30) and Thursday afternoon (3:30-5).
HON 2150 is our first Pathways Program seminar and will be offered on Thursday from 3:30-5:30 pm and, if we have sufficient enrollment, also on Friday morning from 8-10am.
Below are more details of our expectations for Peer Mentors:
HON 1150:  Peer mentorship involves working with a team of HON 1150 students as they begin their Michigan Tech Experience.  You will need to attend class, meet with the instructor, Susan Nielsen, periodically for planning purposes, and give feedback on reflections.  This commitment amounts to about 4-5 hours per week.
HON 2150: Is similar to HON 1150, however you will also need to be able to help plan and attend the Pavlis New Student Retreat (typically the weekend following Week 1), as well as meeting once or twice with a team of students outside of class.  The time commitment is similar with the added time for the retreat and student meetings.
If this sounds like an interesting opportunity (which can satisfy your Leadership/Mentorship Activity – or in Global Leadership World, your Capstone!), please send an email indicating which course(s) and time(s) you are available to mentor, and a paragraph describing your interest in becoming a peer mentor.
Please also feel free to email Lorelle Meadows at lameadows@mtu.edu with any questions that you have.


CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#10

Good Morning Huskies!!!

CDI Events

Tenth Annual Feminists Readings Feminists
Join us for the 10th annual Feminists Reading Feminists event hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the Humanities Department. Help us pay homage to the contributions of diverse feminist scholars and activists who have inspired us and continue to shape our evolving world. Light refreshments will be provided.
We encourage you to come share a chosen passage from your favorite text, your favorite video/audio clip or simply participate by listening and engaging with those sharing. Your selection should take 5 minutes or less to read or view. Prose, poetry and media are welcome. You can send prior submissions to Amy L. Howard by the end of the day Monday (March 25) but there will be a short open reading scheduled.
Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Diverse Dialogues
Leading With the Library: Diversity and Inclusion in Service Presented by Erin Matas, Laurie Stark, Lindsay Hiltunen, John Schneiderhan, and CDI.
Thursday, March 28 at 3:05 pm to 4:30 pm
J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, East Reading Room

Opportunities   

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

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)
This session will be hosted on Zoom.
Monday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services

World Water Day Poster Session
Informal discussions with student poster authors.  The students will be present at their posters to answer questions and discuss their work.
Original Research posters are presentations of thesis or project research, and Coursework/Informational posters are presentations of coursework or literature based research.World Water Day at Michigan Tech is sponsored by: Great Lakes Research Center, Social Sciences, Civil & Environmental Engineering, School of Forest Resouces and Environmental Science, Sustainable Futures Institute, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Visual & Performing Arts, Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region.
Monday, 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom  


World Water Day Keynote Lecture: Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the People of Detroit
“Mapping the Water Crisis of Unaffordability”
Lewis-Patrick (aka The Water Warrior), is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of We the People of Detroit. She is an active member of the People’s Water Board Coalition, US Human Rights Network, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), and D-REM.org, and was named to the World Water Justice Council in October of 2015.
WWD Theme: Leaving No One Behind – Human Rights: Near & Far
The Keynote lecture will be preceded by the Welcome to Traditional Homelands by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Woodland Singers from the Ojibwe and Menominee Nations. The lecture will be followed by an open reception.
World Water Day at Michigan Tech is sponsored by: Great Lakes Research Center, Social Sciences, School of Forest Resouces and Environmental Science, Sustainable Futures Institute, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Visual & Performing Arts, Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region.
Monday, March 25 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom
World Water Day Speaker: Monica Lewis-Patrick Meet-and-Greet
Join us for a student meet-and-greet with Monica Lewis-Patrick, a human rights activist and advocate from Detroit. Lewis-Patrick is here as Michigan Tech’s World Water Day keynote speaker. On Tuesday March 26th the event organizers would like to invite interested students to join us at the CDI from 12:30-2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
Monica Lewis-Patrick is a mother, educator, entrepreneur, and human rights activist/advocate.
Monica Lewis-Patrick is a mother, educator, entrepreneur and human rights activist/advocate. She is a co-founder of We the People Detroit and became president and CEO of the organization in 2014. Through her work with We the People, Lewis-Patrick has set up emergency water stations, opened hotlines, delivered water, provided education and conducted community research to raise awareness about water shutoffs and water affordability in Flint and Detroit. She is one of the leaders at the forefront of the water rights struggle in Detroit and beyond.
Recently, Lewis-Patrick co-designed and co-authored “Mapping the Water Crisis: The Dismantling of African-American Neighborhoods in Detroit” as volume one of a three-part series documenting the effects of austerity and its relationship to race in Detroit
Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

 

World Water Day: Panel Discussion
“Leaving No One Behind – Human Rights” Near & Far
Moderators:

  • Valoree Gagnon, Director of University-Indigenous Community Partnerships, Great Lakes Research Center  
  • Emily Shaw, MS in Environmental Engineering Science  

Panelists:

  • Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the People of Detroit
  • Peter Baril, REHS, Director of Community Planning, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Western Upper Peninsula Health Department
  • Kathleen Smith, Habitat Specialist/Plants Program, Keweenaw bay Indian Community
  • Angie Carter, Assistant Professor in Environmental/Energy Justice, Social Sciences, Michigan Tech

Format of Event:

  • 4:00 –  Showing of “Marathon for Justice”
  • 4:45 – Panel Discussion
  • 5:45 – Recognition of Artists participating in the “Wilderness” art show, followed by reception
  • 6:15 – Concluding ceremony of World Water Day with the Woodland Singers

World Water Day at Michigan Tech is sponsored by:
Great Lakes Research Center, Social Sciences, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Sustainable Futures Institute, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Visual & Performing Arts, Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region.
Tuesday, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), 202

Enterprise Day
Interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Thinking about joining, but not sure which team is right for you? Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place! Root beer floats will be served.
Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wads Annex  

2019 Green Film Series: Marathon for Justice
Explores the ways in which people of color have been disproportionately exposed to toxic chemicals in/on the air, land, and water.  Meet communities around the country who have experienced the detrimental effects of pollution, contamination and the degradation of their lands, and find out how these citizens are mobilizing in the long race for justice. (44 min.)
Wednesday, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
U.J. Noblet Forestry Building, Hesterberg Hall


Return of the Alumni: Meet the Future You
SFRES Q&A | 8:30-11am | Forestry Building Atrium
Join four alumni from SFRES in this Q&A session. Ask questions and learn more about the field.
Humanities Q&A | 9-10am | Rozsa Center Lobby
Join six alumni for a panel discussion and and Q&A. Learn how Humanities alumni are utilizing their Michigan Tech education.
Networking Event | 4-6pm | Rozsa Lobby
Join us for a fun networking event to recognize alumni who have achieved career success post Michigan Tech. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages as you mingle. All Michigan Tech students, alumni, faculty, and staff are welcome.
Thursday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Rozsa Center, Lobby 


Undergraduate Research Symposium
The Symposium highlights the amazing cutting-edge research being conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduate students. Undergraduate researchers and scholars from all departments, schools and programs will present their research.
Friday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts  

Book Binding Make Night
Fun free event for Michigan Tech students. Create your own personal sketchbook or notebook from scratch! Learn the fundamental stitches used to bind books (pamphlet and coptic). Personalize your book with unique paper and stickers.
Friday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alley Makerspace, Basement  

Food & Wine 2019 Renaissance Night
Join us for our annual Food & Wine Event. It will be a food and wine pairing, done by Chef Eric, featuring the theme of Renaissance night.
Get you tickets and look at the menu on: foodwine2019.eventbrite.com
*Must be 21 years or older to attend!*
Friday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
MUB Ballroom

FREE SOLO Film Screening
The 41 North Film Festival makes a brief mid-year return to present this free screening of the 2019 Academy-Award winning documentary, Free Solo. The film follows the gravity-defying free climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to be the first person ever to solo climb El Capitan, a 3,000-foot-high rock face in Yosemite National Park. Directed by by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Meru).
Friday, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Reduced Shakespeare Company
Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! London’s longest-running comedy, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” is a fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. The show has been seen at the Kennedy Center, Off-Broadway, and from sea to shining sea. PG-13.
This activity is supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Saturday 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Comedian Orlando Baxter
Orlando Baxter exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2005, and quickly established himself as one of the areas hottest young comics. In 2007 Orlando was a finalist in NBC’s ‘Stand Up for Diversity Showcase’. His fresh perspective and unique relatability quickly solidified this high school teacher into a fan favorite. In 2010, he became a finalist in both the New York Comedy Contest and the Boston Comedy festival. And in 2012 he toured across the country with national headliner Jo Koy, as the opening act in the “Lights Out” tour. In 2014 Orlando made his second TV appearance on AXS TV’s “Gotham Live.” He was also a finalist at the prestigious Montreux Comedy festival in Switzerland. In 2018, he performed stand-up on TBS’ Conan. Orlando is a regular headliner at numerous comedy clubs throughout New England, and performs all over the country.
Saturday, 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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 Center for the Performing Arts, Rozsa Gallery A-Space

Coming Soon 

Bounce-O-Rama
The Michigan Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host the annual Bounce-O-Rama event for all area youth from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31 inside the Student Development Complex.
The event will be a fundraiser, with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters in conjunction with Copper Country Strong.
Michigan Tech student-athletes will staff the event. In addition to inflatable bounce houses, there will be other activities such as face painting, music and more.
Tickets for the Bouce-O-Rama are $12 at the door or $10 in advance by stopping at or calling the SDC Central Ticketing Office 7-2073. The event is open to children ages 2-12. Adults are admitted for free with their children.

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


Tenth Annual Feminists Readings Feminists

Join us for the 10th annual Feminists Reading Feminists event hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the Humanities Department. Help us pay homage to the contributions of diverse feminist scholars and activists who have inspired us and continue to shape our evolving world from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 27) in the CDI (Hamar House). Light refreshments will be provided.

We encourage you to come share a chosen passage from your favorite text, your favorite video/audio clip or simply participate by listening and engaging with those sharing. Your selection should take 5 minutes or less to read or view. Prose, poetry and media are welcome. You can send prior submissions to Amy L. Howard by the end of the day Monday (March 25) but there will be a short open reading scheduled.


CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#9

Good Morning Huskies and Welcome back from Spring Break!!!


CDI Events
Diverse Dialogues:
Negotiating the Divide: Disrupting Thought in the Age of Trump
Presented by William De Herder and Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Engaging in challenging conversations is an important component of the university experience and a valuable skill for our professional and personal lives. The emerging political context has presented additional tensions in public discourse. We experience these tensions in our interactions on social media, around family members and in the classroom through polarized arguments about the U.S. border, fraternity and sorority organizations, Confederate statues and gun control to name a few. The field of cultural studies offers insights and tools for navigating and negotiating within this challenging political landscape.
This Diversity Dialogue session introduces concepts such as complexity, contingency and contextuality to help communicators engage in productive conversations in a deeply divided political climate. Through applying these concepts, this dialogue encourages participants to gain critical distance and open new spaces for conversation.
We invite you to learn more about becoming a constructive voice in important conversations on campus.
Wednesday, 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Rekhi Hall, G05 Jackson Learning Center 


Husky Talk: Reflections on diverse identities abroad
Join Michigan Tech International Programs and Services, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and International Studies Abroad for afternoon tea and personal story sharing from Michigan Tech study abroad alumni. This laid back discussion will focus on identity abroad, (ie. first-generation, gender, diverse cultural backgrounds, and other underrepresented groups in study abroad) and why global experiences are valuable.
Tuesday, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
DHH Connector Space

Opportunities

Volunteers needed for A Day of STEM in the Copper Country!
A Day of STEM in the Copper Country is a brand new event for local 9th grade students to experience the excitement of STEM! It will take place on Tuesday, April 2nd in the Student Development Complex Wood Gym.
The event lasts from 9:00am to 2:00pm but we will need some help setting up before and cleaning up after the event. We are looking for volunteers to help explain the activities and keep score for the students.This event is for 200 students from about 7 different schools in the area so WE NEED YOUR HELP!
To sign up to volunteer please fill out this survey by this Friday, March 22!
You will need to attend an hour of training where we will go over the agenda, the activities, and address any questions you might have. The dates and times for the training’s are listed in the survey above.
If you have any questions, please email Lauren Kirwin at lakirwin@mtu.edu.


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) 


Pavlis Pathway Program
You can apply now!  Applications must be in by April 8 to be considered for Fall 2019. 
Message from Dr. Lorelle Meadows, Dean:
 “…grab hold of your education and take advantage of all that Michigan Tech has to offer!”
Unlike other honors colleges, the Pavlis Honors College is designed to welcome all highly motivated students, regardless of their GPA, to participate in its distinctive programs. We welcome your participation, but know that we ask much in return!
We expect you to:

  • engage meaningfully in your courses and programs,
  • take responsibility for your contributions, and
  • reflect on the unique learning that happens when you apply your knowledge in a new context—on an innovative interdisciplinary team, in service to a remote community, in a cutting-edge research lab, or even in the creation of an exciting new venture. You choose!

Regardless of your choice, developing these valuable skills will greatly enhance your education. These are the kinds of skills that Frank Pavlis refers to as “plus factors”—life and professional skills to guide you to success regardless of your goals. Graduates of our programs are highly sought after by employers and graduate schools and are well equipped for the challenges they will face in their careers.
So, join us! Learn why success is more than GPA, enhance your education, and be prepared to create the future.
Lorelle Meadows, Dean
If you would like more information or have questions, please consider connecting with Darnisha Slade for a 1-on-1 at 487-3544 or email at dslade@mtu.edu.

MTSF (Michigan Tech Student Foundation) Scholarships
MTSF is awarding two scholarship opportunities for the Spring 2019 Semester! Applications are due Friday March 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM. If you have any questions please contact Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

  • The Working Students Award is a $1000 scholarship presented to four full time students (12+ credit hours) who work an average of at least ten hours a week.  This scholarship is open to Undergraduate Students not graduating in May of 2019 and applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be considered for this award.

The scholarship information and application can be found at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sjji3Kh-87P-RonanDJLagTUAHujkEpxK65TtpyYSEM/edit?usp=sharing

  • The Students Helping Students Scholarship will provide one $2000, two $1000, and one $500 awards.  This scholarship is open to Undergraduate Students not graduating in May of 2019.  There is no minimum GPA requirement for this award!
The scholarship information and application can be found at the following link:


Campus events this week


Peanut Butter and Jelly Meal Pack Giveaway
The Husky Food Access Network (FAN) and the Surprise and Delight Team will hand out peanut butter and jelly meal packs, beginning at 11 a.m. Monday (March 18) at the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) in the Library.
Kick off the week following spring break with some PB&J brain food (while supplies last).
The food pantry has been receiving a lot of community donations in bulk, but with so much food (which is an awesome problem), the food could expire before it is distributed to our campus community. So we’re bringing the food to you.
Meal Packs include:

  • One jar of peanut butter
  • One jar of jelly
  • One loaf of bread
  • Two pieces of fruit
  • One pack of disposable utensils


Pop-up Study Abroad 101

There’s still time to apply for a fall 2019 study abroad! Attend this pop-up study abroad 101 session to learn more about Michigan Tech’s study abroad programs, scholarships, and application process. This 101 will prepare you for our Appy Hour (application party) taking place later in the week.
You will also have the chance to meet with our International Studies Abroad representative and hear from your peers who studied abroad in the Pacific region.
Monday, 11:00 am to Noon
J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, East Reading Room   

Beyond Traditional Study Abroad
Are you searching for experiences to give you a competitive edge at Career Fair? Have you ever thought of interning in Spain, or volunteering at a wildlife refuge in Costa Rica? Did you know you can combine a global missions or service learning experience with study abroad?
Attend this study abroad session to learn how you can have a global experience beyond the traditional academic study abroad.
Monday, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
MUB Alumni Lounge

Affordable Study Abroad Programs
Join International Programs and Services (IPS) and International Studies Abroad (ISA) for a FREE pizza lunch, and learn how you can study abroad with ISA on an affordable program.
RSVP required.
Tuesday, Noon to 1:00 pm
MUB Superior Room

Design Your Career for Seniors
Design Your Career is a four-week interactive seminar that applies Design Thinking to create career options unique to you! It’s based on Stanford’s most popular course: Designing Your Life.
Session Dates: Tuesday, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9
To get the most out of this series, please plan on attending all four weeks for the full two hours. Registration is limited to the first 20 students who sign-up. This series is free and open to all majors. Snacks included.
Tuesday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services   

Free HIV Testing
Screening is free and provided by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. To sign up for a 30 minute appointment, please email Whitney Boroski: wmborosk@mtu.edu.
Wednesday, 8:00 am to noon
Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Study Abroad Appy (Application) Hour
Do you want to study abroad but don’t know how to get started? Or has your semester been super busy and you haven’t had time to complete your app?Stop by the DHH Connector Space for the first ever Michigan Tech study abroad appy hour! Mingle with study abroad alumni and meet with study abroad staff to start or complete your application.
Happy hour snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
DHH Connector Space   

Senior Send-Off
For all students scheduled to graduate in 2019. Join us for free food and a crash course in adulting. Get advice on personal finance, building your network, and your first year on the job.
Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Memorial Union building (MUB), Alumni Lounge 

2019 Green Film Series: Marathon for Justice
Explores the ways in which people of color have been disproportionately exposed to toxic chemicals in/on the air, land, and water.  Meet communities around the country who have experienced the detrimental effects of pollution, contamination and the degradation of their lands, and find out how these citizens are mobilizing in the long race for justice. (44 min.)
Wednesday, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
U.J. Noblet Forestry Building, Hesterberg Hall

Consumer Products Challenge
Develop an innovative idea and win cash prizes. Company sponsors provide the supplies and you create the product. Build a team of 3 to 5 Michigan Tech students, mark your calendars, and register now.
Cash prizes:
-1st place: $2,000
-2nd place: $1,400
-3rd place: $1,000
Company Sponsors:
-3M
-Amway
-Kimberly-Clark
THURSDAY 
4-6pm | Event Kickoff & Pizza Party | MUB Alumni Lounge 
Meet the company reps that sponsor, supply, and coach students through Consumer Products Challenge. Pick up your information packet and get answers to your questions.
*At least one team member is required to attend the Event Kickoff.
FRIDAY
10am–12pm | Challenge Box Pick-Up | Career Services 

Pick up your challenge box and sign up for your Product Pitch time. All Challenge Boxes contain identical items supplied by our sponsors.
4-6pm | Product Pitch | MUB Alumni Lounge 
Pitch your product idea in 2 minutes or less. Coaches are looking for unique and feasible products that will benefit the environment, society, health, or safety.
SATURDAY
10am-12pm | Semi-final Presentations | Fisher Hall Classrooms 

Each team has 10 minutes to sell their idea and present their prototype/drawing. Each company will choose 2 teams to advance to the finals.
2-5pm | Final Round | Fisher 139 

School of Technology – Student/Dean Conversation Session
Visit with Dean Adrienne Minerick about anything and everything related to School of Technology transitions.
Thursday, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Electrical Energy Resources Center (EERC), EERC 313  


MasterpiECE Mania
MasterpiECE Mania is an annual project competition hosted by the IEEE on campus and the ECE department. Entries are any project you’ve built in the past or built specifically for this competition that are related to electrical and computer engineering. Winners in the past have ranged from giant home built speaker systems with water jets to projects that are entirely code. The project guidelines are loose on purpose, be creative! ECE staff will decide the winners of the competition, and there are cash prizes as follows:
1st place: $500
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $200
In addition to cash prizes, there is some funding allocated to reimburse students for some of their project costs if they can provide proof of purchase.
Registration of projects is due March 20th, please do not show up on March 21st unannounced! Judging of projects and demonstrations will begin March 21st in EERC 214 at 6p.m.
If you have any questions please send them to krshiver@mtu.edu or alternatively ieee@mtu.edu
Thursday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
EERC 214
    

Modern Languages Film Series: Les Cowboys
The Modern Languages Film Series concludes with the French film Les Cowboys (Bidegan, 2016). When Alain’s 16-year-old daughter Kelly elopes with her Muslim boyfriend and disappears, Alain and his son begin a seemingly endless quest to find her.
Thursday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 134 

International Coffee Club
Come and Enjoy fresh coffee with diverse voices from across campus
Feel free to drop by anytime from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the MTMC – Walker 107  
Friday, March 22, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert
The Annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert pays tribute to the originator of the Michigan Tech Jazz Studies Program. Featured will be the Research and Development Big Band and the Jazz Lab Band performing a wide array of jazz compositions from the broad history of jazz.
Friday, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

906 Night featuring Jay Filson
Com join us for a night of music with Jay Filson!
“Singer/songwriter and Michigan native Jay Filson released his debut EP in 2016. He has honed his sound over the last few years, performing at colleges and local venues throughout the country. Somewhere between Ed Sheeran and Jon McLaughlin, Filson puts on a one-of-a-kind show by looping beatboxing, vocals, piano, and guitar all live on the spot. Jay was the winner of Nashville’s 2017 SoBro Star talent search and currently lives in Nashville as a full-time musician.”
Friday, 9:06 pm to 10:30 pm
MUB Commons  


Laser Tag
Come and join us in a game of laser tag! Sign-ups will be at the door. Come either by yourself or with your friends!
Saturday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
SDC Wood Gym 


Air Play
Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen! AIR PLAY is a modern spectacle that brings to life the air we breathe: A circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty.
Saturday, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts 

Celebrating Iranian New Year (Norooz) at Michigan Tech, March 24, 2019
Iranian community at Michigan Tech celebrates the new year (Norooz) to share Iranian new year tradition at Michigan Tech. Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate the beginning of spring together. This year our event includes Iranian banquet, traditional dance performances by our organization members, Iranian classic live music and stand up comedy. Our event is March 24, 6-9 pm, followed by one hour fun after-party.
Tickets are sold at MUB commons, March 18th until 22nd, or until we sell out. Students can get tickets for $12 and non student tickets are $15. Early birds tickets are also available for $10.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at ircom@mtu.edu.
Sunday, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
MUB Ballroom 
 

Husky Sports this week

(Men’s Tennis) Grand Valley State vs. Michigan Tech
Friday
Gates Tennis Center

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

(Men’s Tennis) Northwood vs. Michigan Tech
Sunday
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

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 

World Water Day Keynote Lecture: Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the People of Detroit
“Mapping the Water Crisis of Unaffordability”
Lewis-Patrick (aka The Water Warrior), is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of We the People of Detroit. She is an active member of the People’s Water Board Coalition, US Human Rights Network, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), and D-REM.org, and was named to the World Water Justice Council in October of 2015.
WWD Theme: Leaving No One Behind – Human Rights: Near & Far
The Keynote lecture will be preceded by the Welcome to Traditional Homelands by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Woodland Singers from the Ojibwe and Menominee Nations. The lecture will be followed by an open reception.
World Water Day at Michigan Tech is sponsored by: Great Lakes Research Center, Social Sciences, School of Forest Resouces and Environmental Science, Sustainable Futures Institute, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Visual & Performing Arts, Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region.
Monday, March 25 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom

World Water Day Speaker: Monica Lewis-Patrick Meet-and-Greet
Join us for a student meet-and-greet with Monica Lewis-Patrick, a human rights activist and advocate from Detroit. Lewis-Patrick is here as Michigan Tech’s World Water Day keynote speaker. On Tuesday March 26th the event organizers would like to invite interested students to join us at the CDI from 12:30-2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
Monica Lewis-Patrick is a mother, educator, entrepreneur, and human rights activist/advocate. She is a co-founder of We the People Detroit and became President and CEO of the organization in 2014. Through her work with We the People, Lewis-Patrick has set up emergency water stations, opened hotlines, delivered water, provided education, and conducted community research to raise awareness about water shutoffs and water affordability in Flint and Detroit. She is one of the leaders at the forefront of the water rights struggle in Detroit and beyond. Recently, Lewis-Patrick co-designed and co-authored the We The People of Detroit: Community Research Collective that published and released “Mapping the Water Crisis: The Dismantling of African-American Neighborhoods in Detroit” (August 2016) as volume one of a three-part series documenting the effects of austerity and its relationship to race in Detroit.
She is an active member of many organizations including the People’s Water Board Coalition, US Human Rights Network, HOW (Healing Our Waters), Lead and Copper Rule Advisory Group at University of Michigan, Michigan Water Table: PFAS Workshop, Michigan Water Unity Table, Water Affordability- Flint, and was named to the World Water Justice Council in October 2015.  She is actively engaged in every struggle on behalf of Detroit residents. As a former Lead Legislative Policy Analyst for Detroit City Council under the mentorship of former City Councilwoman, the Honorable JoAnn Watson, Monica has authored legislation, conducted research and delivered constituency services to tens of thousands of city residents. Lewis-Patrick, attended the historic Bennett College, is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and Sociology; a Master’s degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice/Sociology and Public Management; and was a Ron McNair Scholar.
Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

World Water Day: Panel Discussion
“Leaving No One Behind – Human Rights” Near & Far

Moderators:

  • Valoree Gagnon, Director of University-Indigenous Community Partnerships, Great Lakes Research Center  
  • Emily Shaw, MS in Environmental Engineering Science  

Panelists:

  • Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the People of Detroit
  • Peter Baril, REHS, Director of Community Planning, Emergency Preparedness Coordinatory, Western Upper Peninsula Health Department
  • Kathleen Smith, Habitat Specialist/Plants Program, Keweenaw bay Indian Community
  • Angie Carter, Assistant Professor in Environmental/Energy Justice, Social Sciences, Michigan Tech

Format of Event:

  • 4:00 –  Showing of “Marathon for Justice”
  • 4:45 – Panel Discussion
  • 5:45 – Recognition of Artists participating in the “Wilderness” art show, followed by reception
  • 6:15 – Concluding ceremony of World Water Day with the Woodland Singers

World Water Day at Michigan Tech is sponsored by:
Great Lakes Research Center, Social Sciences, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Sustainable Futures Institute, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Visual & Performing Arts, Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region.
Tuesday, March 26 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), 202

Diverse Dialogues
Leading With the Library: Diversity and Inclusion in Service Presented by Erin Matas, Laurie Stark, Lindsay Hiltunen, John Schneiderhan, and CDI.
Thursday, March 28 at 3:05 pm to 4:30 pm
J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, East Reading Room