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


CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#8

Brrr…Good Morning Huskies!!! 

Opportunities

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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19zrIpATyTy_ysjEaGly4rhHPNGOL6rAwgGRbzQOcO4M/edit?usp=sharing

Planning is underway for the 2019 D80 Conference – Volunteers Needed
Are you interested in event planning and have a passion for serving others? We are looking for students to assist with the planning, organizing, and execution of the conference. You can anticipate 2-3 planning meetings (1-hour each) this semester and bi-weekly meetings during the Fall 2019 semester leading up to the conference on 10/12/19. This experience is a great addition to your resume/portfolio and could count toward one of your Pathway requirements!  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or would like more information you can email, call or text Darnishia Slade at dslade@mtu.edu or 313-241-8911.

Launch Detroit
Launch Detroit is an intensive, 10-week technology startup accelerator for college students and recent graduates. Participants will receive an individual stipend of $2,500 (up to $7,500 per team) to test out their entrepreneurial dreams.
Eligibility Requirements

  • Students (undergrad and graduate) and recent graduates (2017 and 2018) from any college or university
  • Teams of at least two, committed to working on their business full time for the entire 10 weeks

Enrolled teams will be given access to co-working space at TechTown. Extensive time will be spent outside of the workshops, conducting customer discovery. Launch Detroit culminates with a Showcase, where each team pitches to industry experts, stakeholders, potential partners and investors. Curriculum is based on the Lean Startup model by famed serial entrepreneurs Steve Blank and Bob Dorf.
Program will cover

  • Designing, testing, and evaluating your value proposition
  • Finding the right product/market fit
  • Developing your business model canvas
  • Conducting customer discovery
  • Team building
  • Pitch Coaching
  • Subject matter expert speakers

Here are some links regarding the program:

Click here: DTX Launch Detroit 2018 video

Click here to learn more about DTX Launch Detroit

Click here to apply to DTX Launch Detroit

Click here to register for March 20th DTX Launch Detrot Info Session
April 4: Applications Close
May – July: Program in session
August 8: Showcase & pitch competition

Campus events this week

Negotiating Offers with Confidence
You got the job. Now what? We’re sharing tips and tricks on how to negotiate job offers with confidence.
Tuesday, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services

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.
Tuesday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M), 724

Build a Buddha Bowl
Join us while we learn how to build a quick and easy, health conscious meal!
*While supplies last*
In collaboration with the Cooking Club and MTU Wellness.
Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
MUB Commons

Maximize your Buzz
Maximize Your Buzz is the highly sought-after alcohol program that treats your students like adults, not third-graders. Through comedy, multimedia, and practical advice, students learn to make values-based choices about alcohol. With a practical message blended with a lighthearted approach, your students will leave having had a great time, as well as, equipped with safe practices to make healthier choices, reduce high-risk drinking, and taking care of friends who over-indulged. Let’s change behaviors by shifting perceptions: “Alcohol is not about drinking; it’s about who you are.”
Tuesday, 6:30  pm to 7:30 pm
MUB Ballroom

The Art of Networking
Eighty-five percent of jobs are filled through networking. Come learn when, why, and how to network in-person. Then practice what you learned on each other.
Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services

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 8:00am. 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

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

Lahori Night – An Introduction to Pakistani Cuisine
Mark your calendars for this unique event right here at UP North Cafe!
We will be setting it up buffet style featuring 5-7 Pakistani main dishes, appetizers and desserts. This will give everyone a chance to try as little or as much of each dish.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1464054340395725/
Saturday, March 23, Noon to 7:00 pm
UP North Cafe, Ontonagon

Bowl for Kids Sake 2019
The 27th Annual Copper Country Bowl for Kids Sake is scheduled to take place on Saturday – March 30, 2019 with bowling sessions starting at Noon, 2:30PM and 5PM at The Mine Shaft in Houghton.  Please consider joining us for a Fun-Filled Day for a Great Cause – standing up for kids our Community! And, please help us to spread the word… Feel free to pass this information along to anyone and everyone that you think may be interested!
The event is definitely not about the bowling; it’s about having fun for a good cause, so anyone can participate!  Individuals and Teams of 4 to 8 people are welcome to register for this special event and help U.P.Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters to raise funds for our mentoring program exclusively benefiting children and youth in the local Copper Country communities.  Each participant raises pledges and/or Teams can hold a Mini-Fundraiser prior to the event to raise funds for their Team.  With $37 minimum per bowler you are eligible for 2 hours of bowling, an entry in the Everyday Heroes Drawing, great prizes and a lot of FUN!  Plus, raise more money and you’ll qualify for more prizes!
U.P.Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters programs help children to realize their full potential and build their futures.  We nurture children, support families and strengthen communities.  And we couldn’t do any of this without YOU!
Participating in Bowl for Kids is a great way to make a positive, long-lasting impact on children in our community.  Join in the FUN and be a part of something BIG!  All funds raised go directly to the youth mentoring programs serving the local communities.  For more information, to register a team, or to donate visit our website at: www.upkids.com/bbbs/bowl-for-kids/
Saturday, March 30th
The Mine Shaft


CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#7

Good Morning Huskies!!!

CDI Events

Diverse Dialogues: Is Our Campus an Island? Exploring Diversity and Inclusion with the Keweenaw Culture Project
The Keweenaw region is geographically and, to an extent, culturally isolated.  The Keweenaw Culture Project (KCP) was launched to investigate our region, its residents, and the subject of inclusion (or exclusion) of its peoples in the cultural groups and institutions found in our strange corner of the U.P.  Through extensive interviews with nearly 100 residents, spanning the demographic range from 16-year-old high school students to 90-something lifelong residents, the interviews always centered on the question of whether or not residents felt they were welcome here, and why or why not.  Michigan Tech, being one of the largest employers in the area, is quite central to the region’s life, but is MTU really operating as a part of the region itself?  Or is Tech more of an island, operating as it wishes, separate from the rest of the region and its concerns?  How do we, as a university and a region, treat the marginalized among us?
During this session, Josh Loar, KCP project director and faculty at Michigan Tech, will present some of his findings from a year of listening to residents, and will lead a discussion about how we can all encourage inclusion with our neighbors, colleagues, and the community (both on- and off-campus).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. Join us and 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.
Wednesday, 4:05 pm to 5:30 pm
Rekhi Hall, G05 Jackson Active Learning Center

Opportunities

Available Scholarships
Michigan Tech Employee Sons and Daughters Scholarship applications, valued at $100 each, are available for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must be children of Michigan Tech employees. Applications must be submitted by Thursday (Feb. 28) and are available online.

Two $250 Leann Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships are available for 2019-2020. Applicants must be the son, daughter or spouse of a current AFSCME Local 1166 member. Applications, which must be submitted by Thursday (Feb. 28), are available online.

Both scholarships require applicants be full-time Michigan Tech undergraduates in their first four years of study or high school students planning to be enrolled for Fall 2019. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 7-2622 or at scholarships@mtu.edu

MTMC (Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center) NOW HIRING Undergrad Coaches for Fall 2019
Do you enjoy writing?
Do you like helping others?
Do you need flexible work hours?
Do you want to grow your resume?
Apply Today!!! Pick up an application in Walker 107 Today or Visit the website at mtmc.mtu.edu Application reviewing will begin on March 1st.

Three Opportunities to Study Abroad This Summer With Some Great Tech Faculty!   

GHANA Study in the vibrant African city of Accra with our own Dr. Kari Henquinet. Take courses in African studies, international development and health, and service learning. Tour world renowned cultural and natural heritage sites around the country. Dates: May 29 – July 5, 2019.
U.K. A faculty –led study away program based at the University of Cumbria in Northwest England with Dr. Carl Blair. 2019 will be the program’s 10th summer – Dates: July 6 – August 10, 2019.
COSTA RICA A study abroad opportunity in Costa Rica  this summer (May/June) 2019 led by Dr. Richelle Winkler. The focus is on studying sustainability, from an environmental social science and policy perspective.
Deadline for application and deposit is March 1.

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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19zrIpATyTy_ysjEaGly4rhHPNGOL6rAwgGRbzQOcO4M/edit?usp=sharing

Planning is underway for the 2019 D80 Conference – Volunteers Needed
Are you interested in event planning and have a passion for serving others? We are looking for students to assist with the planning, organizing, and execution of the conference. You can anticipate 2-3 planning meetings (1-hour each) this semester and bi-weekly meetings during the Fall 2019 semester leading up to the conference on 10/12/19. This experience is a great addition to your resume/portfolio and could count toward one of your Pathway requirements!  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or would like more information you can email, call or text Darnishia Slade at dslade@mtu.edu or 313-241-8911.

Launch Detroit
Launch Detroit is an intensive, 10-week technology startup accelerator for college students and recent graduates. Participants will receive an individual stipend of $2,500 (up to $7,500 per team) to test out their entrepreneurial dreams.
Eligibility Requirements

  • Students (undergrad and graduate) and recent graduates (2017 and 2018) from any college or university
  • Teams of at least two, committed to working on their business full time for the entire 10 weeks

Enrolled teams will be given access to co-working space at TechTown. Extensive time will be spent outside of the workshops, conducting customer discovery. Launch Detroit culminates with a Showcase, where each team pitches to industry experts, stakeholders, potential partners and investors. Curriculum is based on the Lean Startup model by famed serial entrepreneurs Steve Blank and Bob Dorf.
Program will cover

  • Designing, testing, and evaluating your value proposition
  • Finding the right product/market fit
  • Developing your business model canvas
  • Conducting customer discovery
  • Team building
  • Pitch Coaching
  • Subject matter expert speakers

Here are some links regarding the program:

Click here: DTX Launch Detroit 2018 video

Click here to learn more about DTX Launch Detroit

Click here to apply to DTX Launch Detroit

Click here to register for March 20th DTX Launch Detrot Info Session
April 4: Applications Close
May – July: Program in session
August 8: Showcase & pitch competition

Campus events this week

Blood Drive
There is a constant need for blood donors and now the need is critical. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Join Fraternity and Sorority Life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 27 in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.
Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for more information. Bring a photo ID.
Tuesday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Van Pelt and Opie Library 
  

Ilyasay Shabazz
Ilyasah Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She is an author, most notably of a memoir, Growing Up X, community organizer, social activist, and motivational speaker. Growing up in the 60’s with Malcolm X as your father was powerful, at times difficult, and loving. Listen as Ilyasah recounts how her experiences shaped her life.
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
  

Khana Khazana
Have some Soul Food with BSA! Wednesday, February 27, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Fried Chicken, Mac n’ Cheese, Green Beans, Cornbread and a drink for Only $7.95!!!

Modern Languages Film Series: A Fantastic Woman
The Modern Languages Film Series continues with Academy Award winning film from Chile, A Fantastic Woman/Una Mujer Fantástica  (Lelio, 2017). When trans woman Marina’s boyfriend falls seriously ill and dies, Marina must stand her ground against his conservative family and fight for her right to be herself.
Thursday, February 28, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 134

Agnes Of God
Presented by the Tech Theatre Company. Based upon a real story, Agnes of God by John Pielmeier, is a tale of suspense and surprise. Is it a miracle? A hoax? Or is it something darker still? Court appointed psychiatrist Martha Livingstone must find the truth to heal her patient in this twisted labyrinth of mysteries, good intentions, and lies.
Thursday, 7:30 pm
Friday, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 7:30 pm
McArdle Theatre

Husky Innovate Speaker Series
Are you an innovator or entrepreneur working on an idea with a goal toward launching your own business?  Join us for a lunchtime talk with Michigan Tech’s Andrew Barnard. Dr. Barnard is using lean business model development and customer discovery to start his business, NanoSound, and will be available to share his insights and answer questions. Registration is required: https://goo.gl/forms/OYIuP4lQAKDG3kOq2
Friday, Noon to 1:00 pm
Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M), 722 

Spring 2019 5v5 Tournament
Join us for our Spring 5v5 tournament. Friday group stages will be held in the Wadsworth Dining Hall, Saturday eliminations will be held in the Wadsworth Annex. Open to all current MTU students.
Solo/Duo Registration: goo.gl/forms/1CpuKUN5bpVR4Wi63
Team Registration: goo.gl/forms/yVWbnIe4K8W45TAI2
Registration ends February 27 at 7:00pm.
Event Sponsors: WHSA, MUB Board, MTU Dining Services
Friday, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm  

Comedian Tommy Ryman
“Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folk singing mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Ryman also recently won the title of Best of the Midwest at the prestigious Gilda’s Laugh Fest. Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as awkwardly charming. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs, corporates, and colleges around the nation.”
Saturday, 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm
MUB Ballroom

Music for a Sacred Space
The Michigan Tech Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers combine for a concert of sacred music to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Sunday, 7:30 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Lake Linden)

Husky Sports this week  

(Women’s Basketball) Northern Michigan vs. Michigan Tech
Thursday, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym


(Men’s Basketball) Northern Michigan vs. Michigan Tech
Thursday, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym

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


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 8:00am. 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

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


CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#6

Good Morning Huskies!!!

CDI Events

Safe Place Ally Training Registration
Registration is open for the Safe Place Ally Training Program. The program is a comprehensive resource to better prepare faculty, staff, students and community members to address the needs of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA*). The program addresses a wide range of terms that LGBTQIA* students use to define themselves, unpacks the complicated notions of identity in relation to sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, addresses issues that LGBTQIA* students often deal with during the coming-out process and examines concerns that LGBTQIA* students face both in and out of the classroom. Safe Place training also explores the many ways you can work toward creating safer, inclusive and affirming spaces and environments on campus.
For times and dates of registration and trainings, as well as additional information about the Safe Place program, visit the webpage. If you have any questions, concerns or specific department/organizational needs for Safe Place Ally Training, contact Campus Diversity Educator, Amy Lyn Howard, in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Opportunities

2019 Black History Month Events brought to you by the Black Student Association
1. Please join The Black Student Association for a FREE showing of the Green Book on Friday, February 22, at 7:00 pm in fisher 139.
Green Book:  Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
2. Khana Khazana  — Have some Soul Food with BSA! Wednesday, February 27, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Fried Chicken, Mac n’ Cheese, Green Beans, Cornbread and a drink for Only $7.95!!!
3. BSA will be hosting a Poetry Slam on February 24, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Participants can read original pieces and the work of others. Not ready to share, join the audience to support the many voices of Michigan Tech.

Three Opportunities to Study Abroad This Summer With Some Great Tech Faculty! 
GHANA Study in the vibrant African city of Accra with our own Dr. Kari Henquinet. Take courses in African studies, international development and health, and service learning. Tour world renowned cultural and natural heritage sites around the country. Dates: May 29 – July 5, 2019.
U.K. A faculty –led study away program based at the University of Cumbria in Northwest England with Dr. Carl Blair. 2019 will be the program’s 10th summer – Dates: July 6 – August 10, 2019.
COSTA RICA A study abroad opportunity in Costa Rica  this summer (May/June) 2019 led by Dr. Richelle Winkler. The focus is on studying sustainability, from an environmental social science and policy perspective.
Deadline for application and deposit is March 1.

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:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19zrIpATyTy_ysjEaGly4rhHPNGOL6rAwgGRbzQOcO4M/edit?usp=sharing

 

Planning is underway for the 2019 D80 Conference – Volunteers Needed
Are you interested in event planning and have a passion for serving others? We are looking for students to assist with the planning, organizing, and execution of the conference. You can anticipate 2-3 planning meetings (1-hour each) this semester and bi-weekly meetings during the Fall 2019 semester leading up to the conference on 10/12/19. This experience is a great addition to your resume/portfolio and could count toward one of your Pathway requirements!  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or would like more information you can email, call or text Darnishia Slade at dslade@mtu.edu or 313-241-8911.

Get WISE Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed for this years Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program. 250 middle school students will be brought to Houghton Middle School for a day of engaging, hands-on STEM activities from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. We need volunteers whenever they are available, whether it’s all day or just an hour. Lunch will be provided to those volunteering at that time and shuttles will be available to and from campus. Sign up to volunteer by filling out this survey. Email Lauren Kirwin with questions or for more information.

Campus events this week

Lunch & Learn: All About Sleep
Dr. Jason Carter, expert in sleep and sleep disorders, will discuss the latest science behind the importance of good sleep hygiene.  Dr. Carter is the associate vice president for research and professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology.
Join us to learn about:

  • How sleep affects your daily performance
  • Ways to improve your sleep
  • Optimal napping
  • Sleep & weight
  • FAQs

Register online. 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.
Tuesday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge

Social Sciences Brown Bag
Please join us for the Social Sciences Brown Bag as Jennifer Rachels, EEP PhD student, presents “Human Terrain Systems
Abstract:
From 2005-2014, the US Army poured millions of dollars into a program called Human Terrain System (HTS).  HTS was created to train social scientists to advise Commanders about cultural aspects of the battlefield; and Commanders loved it.
It was also controversial: the American Anthropological Association raised grave ethical concerns.  Some researchers died while serving in Afghanistan; and financial accountability was in short supply.  However, just as the Army’s cultural understanding capabilities disappeared after Vietnam, the concept is again fading among competing military priorities.  A blogging community formed to protest the program eventually formed the foundation of an online network of social scientists that is influential to this day, and includes the bloggers at the well-regarded Savage Minds (now called anthro{dendum}).
Jennifer Rachels is a PhD student in Environmental and Energy Policy at MTU, but from 2007-2008 she was part of an HTS service team at Georgia Tech. Later, she served in the Army as an enlisted aide to leadership of the 130th Engineer Brigade in Afghanistan, where she again worked in cultural issues in the military context.  This talk will address what the successes and failures of HTS looked like from the inside.
Tuesday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Academic Office Building (AOB), 201

Co-op/Internship Expo
Before you hit the career fair lines, meet employers specifically looking to hire co-op students and interns. This casual expo lets you network and discover opportunities a day early.
Tuesday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom A

 

Résumé Reviews with Kimberly-Clark
Join us to connect with recruiters prior to Career Fair. We are inviting companies to meet you in a casual, pub-style setting.
-Registration is required. Click on the link below to register or sign up via Handshake.
-No need to bring resumes. Just wear apparel that represents your student org, enterprise or Michigan Tech, for casual networking.
-Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres provided.
-Consider joining ASME at the event or learning more about us!
Here’s the link! docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfI…CLQprA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAJORS ONLY!
Tuesday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Memorial Union Building, (MUB), Commons

Join us to meet recruiters, in an informal setting, who interested in Humanities majors with strong skills in writing, communication, and media applications.  
Tuesday, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

You’re Invited! Google’s February YouTube Live Event Opportunities
Strengthen your résumé or interview skills with help from industry and campus professionals. Bring a hard copy of your résumé to this informal, walk-up event for 15 minutes of invaluable advice.
Monday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Commons
 
Who We Are: Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems
Monday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
R.L. Smith Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Building (MEEM), 112   
Before you hit the career fair lines, meet employers specifically looking to hire co-op students and interns. This casual expo lets you network and discover opportunities a day early  
Tuesday, 11:00 am to 2:00pm
Memorial Union Building, (MUB), Ballroom A
Join us to learn more about Plexus and our intern and full time employment opportunities. Lunch will be provided!
Tuesday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
R.L. Smith Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Building (MEEM), 406
Strengthen your résumé or interview skills with help from industry and campus professionals. Bring a hard copy of your resume to this informal, walk-up event for 15 minutes of invaluable advice.
Tuesday, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Memorial Union Building, (MUB), Ballroom A
Your first Michigan Tech Career Fair can feel overwhelming. Let us show you around! Take a guided tour of Career Fair and get a bird’s-eye view of the event, see how it works, and find out what you can do to better prepare for it.
Wednesday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Student Development Complex, (SDC), Varsity Gym

2019 Spring Career Fair
The Michigan Tech Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to network with hundreds of companies visiting our campus. Visit the SDC for a chance to meet with hundreds of Industry Representatives interested in helping you with the next phase in your career!
View the list of employers attending.
Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Multipurpose Room

2019 Green Film Series: Mother Caring For 7 Billion
Examines the challenges we face in a world of 7 billion. It tells the story of an American mother and child’s right activist, and her journey to make sense of how and why the empowerment of women and girls around the world is so intricately linked to our fate on the planet. World-renown experts help explain one of the most persistent controversies in our culture that touches gender equity, religion, reproductive health and the environment. (70 min.)
Discussion Facilitators:
Dr. Richelle Winkler, Dept. of Social Sciences and
Dr. Kelly Kamm, Dept. of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
Enjoy refreshments and facilitated discussion. Bring your own mug!
Wednesday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
U. J. Noblet Forestry Building, Hesterberg Hall  
 

Modern Languages Spring Film Series: In the Fade
The Modern Languages Film Series continues with the German film In the Fade (Akin, 2017). Katja’s life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. Faced with saturating immigration and injustice, the mourning woman has a new duty: revenge.
Thursday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 134

Agnes Of God
Presented by the Tech Theatre Company. Based upon a real story, Agnes of God by John Pielmeier, is a tale of suspense and surprise. Is it a miracle? A hoax? Or is it something darker still? Court appointed psychiatrist Martha Livingstone must find the truth to heal her patient in this twisted labyrinth of mysteries, good intentions, and lies.
Thursday, 7:30 pm
Friday, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 7:30 pm
McArdle Theatre

Pop Tab Chainmail
Looking for an opportunity to make Chain-mail with pop tabs? Interested in projects that promote sustainability? Check out this simple, easy workshop. Supplies limited, but you can bring your own pop taps, too.
https://www.facebook.com/events/551444858670728/
Friday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Alley Makerspace (basement of the MUB)

Winter Wonderhack
Winter WonderHack is a 36-hour hackathon that takes place on the Michigan Tech campus starting at 7:00 pm Friday, February 22nd and ending the 24th at noon. Students from across the Midwest come here to show their passion for developing, designing, and creating something awesome! Grab a team and compete toward one of the prize categories (4 prizes per team)!
The event is an excellent opportunity for students to immersive themselves in something new. There will be technical experts on hand to help students work on projects using equipment they are completely unfamiliar with. The companies sponsoring WWH will also be sending representatives, making this a fantastic networking opportunity! All resumes submitted prior to the event (by registering online) will be distributed to all of our corporate sponsors.
Students can register HERE for the event.
There will also be free food, drinks, and t-shirts so you have nothing to lose by registering!
As a bonus, this year we have partnered with many student orgs & campus resources to offer gaming competitions (Smash Bros.), a resume workshop with Multiliteracies Center coaches, as well as a CTF competition with RedTeam!
The event is being organized by the Winter Wonderhack organizer team in collaboration with the Humane Interface Design Enterprise (H.I.D.E).
Friday, 7:00 pm
J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, East Reading Room & Opie Reading Room

African Night 2019
2019 African Night will feature Goree Drum and Dance from Columbus, Ohio, and a special student performance called JAMA.
Goree combines Sene-Gambian dance traditions, a genre of dances from the ancient western Sudanese empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, with contemporary West African dance traditions in symbolic storytelling.
JAMA has a call and response structure that electrifies its participants and seeks to transfer energy from the singers to the audience. During African Night, we won’t just perform Jama; the audience will feel the irresistible urge to join in the Jama.
There will be a dinner featuring sumptuous African dishes mainly from East, Central, West and Southern Africa. These will include egusi soup, vegetable fried rice, peppered gizzards, zobo juice and tropical fruits smoothie.
For tickets, contact aso-officers-1819-l@mtu.edu
Saturday, February 23, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 

Memorial Union Building Ballroom

The Planets
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” an epic orchestral suite in which each movement represents a planet in the solar system and its astrological character. . Soprano Lara Neves also sings Berlioz’s intimate orchestral song cycle, Les nuits d’été: a colorful work that traces the progress of youthful love, from joy to loss to renewal.  
Saturday, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Husky Sports this week

(Men’s Ice Hockey) Alaska Anchorage vs. Michigan Tech
Friday, 7:07 pm to 10:07 pm
John MacInnes Student Ice Arena


Coming Soon

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 8:00am. 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

Blood Drive
There is a constant need for blood donors and now the need is critical. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Join Fraternity and Sorority Life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 27 in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.
Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for more information. Bring a photo ID.
Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Van Pelt and Opie Library  


Ilyasay Shabazz
Ilyasah Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She is an author, most notably of a memoir, Growing Up X, community organizer, social activist, and motivational speaker. Growing up in the 60’s with Malcolm X as your father was powerful, at times difficult, and loving. Listen as Ilyasah recounts how her experiences shaped her life.
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Modern Languages Film Series: A Fantastic Woman
The Modern Languages Film Series continues with Academy Award winning film from Chile, A Fantastic Woman/Una Mujer Fantástica  (Lelio, 2017). When trans woman Marina’s boyfriend falls seriously ill and dies, Marina must stand her ground against his conservative family and fight for her right to be herself.
Thursday, February 28, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 134


CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#5

Good Morning Huskies!!!

CDI Events

Husky Connect is Hiring!
We’re Hiring! Are you interested in working with new students over the summer and throughout the fall semester? Husky Connect is a mentorship program that connects new students with a returning student to ease the transition socially and culturally into the Michigan Tech community. You can find the application here: goo.gl/forms/5GlIBMsBNFhgLuDG2. Please email Bre Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu, if you have any questions.
Applications are Due: February 15, 2019. Interviews will begin the following week.

Diverse Dialogues
A History of Whiteness presented by Rachel Jones and CDI 
Race is a social construct, and whiteness is no exception. How it was created in America can be understood through the lens of immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries. Their fight to earn the same rights as native-born citizens was an uphill battle against de facto and de jure prejudice.
By World War II, most were able to assert full citizenship and participation in society. As the Civil Rights Movement laid bare the harsh reality of white privilege, Americans were horrified by the violence attributed to white America and saw the darker side of whiteness. Many Americans instead chose to reassert their immigrant identities, leading to the Hyphen Nation of the 1970s.
The actions of White Americans during the mid-1900s contain lessons for the present. Come learn more about how we have constructed race and let’s discuss how we can use the experiences of the past to create a better future.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites you to kick off the Diverse Dialogues series for 2019 and recognize Black History Month with a critical look at A History of Whiteness with Rachel Jones and CDI. It will take place at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 12) in MUB Ballroom A1.
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. Join us and 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.
Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB) Ballroom A1 

Safe Place Ally Training Registration
Registration is open for the Safe Place Ally Training Program. The program is a comprehensive resource to better prepare faculty, staff, students and community members to address the needs of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA*). The program addresses a wide range of terms that LGBTQIA* students use to define themselves, unpacks the complicated notions of identity in relation to sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, addresses issues that LGBTQIA* students often deal with during the coming-out process and examines concerns that LGBTQIA* students face both in and out of the classroom. Safe Place training also explores the many ways you can work toward creating safer, inclusive and affirming spaces and environments on campus.
For times and dates of registration and trainings, as well as additional information about the Safe Place program, visit the webpage. If you have any questions, concerns or specific department/organizational needs for Safe Place Ally Training, contact Campus Diversity Educator, Amy Lyn Howard, in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Opportunities

Rise’s first class of organizing fellows in Michigan
RISE is excited to open applications to join Rise’s first class of organizing fellows in Michigan. Rise fellows are current community college or university students (we would also consider all-star high school seniors) interested in careers in advocacy, campaigns, and organizing who work with us on free college advocacy for 10-20 hours a week during the semester. Throughout the Fellowship, students learn to lead campaigns on their campuses and communities through outreach, organizing, and other techniques with peers across Michigan. Rise Fellows earn $15 an hour for their efforts. They come together periodically in person for trainings and convening, but most of the work is conducted remotely. We are interested in recruiting as demographically and geographically diverse team as possible, and no previous experience is required.  Applications are open until February 13th.  For more information, contact Max Lubin at max@carise.org.
Apply to Join Rise Michigan’s Fellows Class 

OHM Diversity Scholarship
“OHM Advisors is committed to the academic success of women and minority students. That is why we offer a Scholarship that awards $1000 to qualified women and minorities that are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a STEM program or other field of practice of  OHM Advisors. We want to encourage eligible students to apply prior to each academic year. The Scholarship may be awarded to students for multiple years, and will require students to re-apply each year.” The scholarship program is built around the goal of attracting and retaining a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals.
Deadline for application is February 15, 2019 and scholarships will be awarded by March 15, 2019. Click here for a downloadable application.  In addition to scholarship, recipients are eligible to apply for employment in our robust internship program.

Three Opportunities to Study Abroad This Summer With Some Great Tech Faculty! 

  1. GHANA Study in the vibrant African city of Accra with our own Dr. Kari Henquinet.Take courses in African studies, international development and health, and service learning. Tour world renowned cultural and natural heritage sites around the country. Dates: May 29 – July 5, 2019
  2. U.K.A faculty –led study away program based at the University of Cumbria in Northwest England with Dr. Carl Blair.2019 will be the program’s 10th summer – Dates: July 6 – August 10, 201
  3. COSTA RICAA study abroad opportunity in Costa Rica this summer (May/June) 2019 led by Dr. Richelle Winkler. The focus is on studying sustainability, from an environmental social science and policy perspective

Deadline for application and deposit is March 1.

Looking for an International Research Experience?
Check out the Global Communication Program! Take your research to the next level; learn to communicate it to a broad audience. Applications for Summer 2019 are due February 15. Open to students of all majors. $5500 stipend, with travel and housing provided. See the 2018 cohort in actionapply for the 2019 cohort by Feb. 15.
Campus events this week

Intern in D.C. with The Washington Center Information Session
Intern in D.C. with The Washington Center.  Join our information session to explore internship opportunities in D.C.   https://www.twc.edu/
Erin Seavoy
The Washington Center
info@twc.edu
Susanna Peters
Michigan Technological University
speters@mtu.edu
Monday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fisher Hall, 125
  

Résumé Reviews with Kimberly-Clark
Work on your résumé with a Kimberly-Clark company rep. Stop by Career Services anytime between 9am and 11am
Tuesday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services

Lunch & Learn: Shredded Cheese and Dry Shampoo: Humor and Hacks of Working Motherhood
Work-life balance can feel like a moving target for working mothers. In this session, Shannon Rinkinen and Jen Wall share stories and ideas both humorous and helpful to bring some sanity Monday through Friday.
Register online. 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.
Tuesday, Noon to 1:00 pm
Memorial Union building (MUB), Alumni Lounge

You’re Invited! Google’s February YouTube Live Event Opportunities
Learn how to prepare for and have a successful interview. We’ll review common interview questions, how to answer them, and introduce you to our newest platform – Interview Stream.
Tuesday, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm   
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services

Wednesday, Noon to 1:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom A – 1
Wednesday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
This 45-minute workshop will cover personal introductions, professional dress, and how to search for companies attending Career Fair.
Thursday, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services 

Study Skills
Study smarter, not harder! Believe it or not, there is a wrong and right way to study.  Learn strategies for improving how you obtain, retain and recall information. Here’s a link to the whole workshop series!  Looking for a longer engagement? Check out these 4-part workshops including Making Change, Stress Less, Mindful Living, and Resilience (among others!).  
Thursday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Rekhi Bldg. G05

Stuff-A-Husky
Need a last minute gift for your Valentine? Or just want to treat your self? Then MUB Board has you covered! Join us for our 6th annual Stuff-A-Husky Event where you can choose from multiple different animals to make into your very own stuffed animal!*Come early as supplies are limited!*
Tuesday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
MUB Commons

KIP February Seminar: Student Research Forum
KIP undergraduate and graduate (MS, DPT, PhD) students will present oral and poster presentations showcasing their preliminary data on current research.
Friday, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Advanced Technology Development Complex (ATDC), 101

Video Game Night
Join us for video games, food, and some relaxation! Players can bring additional consoles, game, and TVs for fun!
Friday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fisher 125 – 127

The Mechanics of Music
The Superior Wind Symphony presents “The Mechanics of Music.” For those who know the answer and those who don’t need to.
Friday, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts 

Career Fair Women’s Free Sale
Gently worn women’s business clothing  for students at no cost!
Perfect attire for career fair and interviews!
This event is made possible through the generous donations of faculty, staff, alumni, and community.
Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Harold Meese Center

Les Ballets Trockadero
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all-male comedy ballet company beloved internationally since 1974, sacrifice comfort to perform en pointe, tutus and all. Confirming why audiences flock to see them year after year, the “Trocks” are witty, fun, and above all, masterful in the art of ballet.
Saturday, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Coming Soon

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 8:00am. 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, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Rozsa Gallery A-Space

2019 Spring Career Fair
The Michigan Tech Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to network with hundreds of companies visiting our campus. Visit the SDC for a chance to meet with hundreds of Industry Representatives interested in helping you with the next phase in your career!
View the list of employers attending.
Wednesday, February 20 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Multipurpose Room

African Night 2019
2019 African Night will feature Goree Drum and Dance from Columbus, Ohio, and a special student performance called JAMA.
Goree combines Sene-Gambian dance traditions, a genre of dances from the ancient western Sudanese empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, with contemporary West African dance traditions in symbolic storytelling.
JAMA has a call and response structure that electrifies its participants and seeks to transfer energy from the singers to the audience. During African Night, we won’t just perform Jama; the audience will feel the irresistible urge to join in the Jama.
There will be a dinner featuring sumptuous African dishes mainly from East, Central, West and Southern Africa. These will include egusi soup, vegetable fried rice, peppered gizzards, zobo juice and tropical fruits smoothie.
For tickets, contact aso-officers-1819-l@mtu.edu
Saturday, February 23, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Ilyasay Shabazz


Ilyasah Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She is an author, most notably of a memoir, Growing Up X, community organizer, social activist, and motivational speaker. Growing up in the 60’s with Malcolm X as your father was powerful, at times difficult, and loving. Listen as Ilyasah recounts how her experiences shaped her life.
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts


Connections: Stories From Women Who Fish

Hello Everyone!

You are invited to the opening reception for Connections: Stories From Women Who Fish, a photography exhibit by Keweenaw residents. There will be free food and drinks to celebrate the opening and the photographers will be there to talk about their pictures and written stories with you.
This Carnegie Museum exhibit is part of Michigan Tech Graduate student Erin Burkett’s dissertation research that is aiming to better understand women anglers (“angler” = someone who fishes) and their unique experiences.

Please visit the Connections: Stories From Women Who Fish Facebook event for more details.

Connections: Stories From Women Who Fish. (Same image from Facebook)


CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#4

Good Morning Huskies!!! Hang on Tight, It’s Gonna be a Busy Week!

CDI Events

Winter Carnival All-Nighter Party
Stop in to the CDI for a warm retreat; 6 – 11 pm during the Winter Carnival All-Nighter.  We’ll have warm beverages and a selection of tasty snacks!
Wednesday, 6 pm to 11 pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)


Safe Place Ally Training Registration
Registration is open for the Safe Place Ally Training Program. The program is a comprehensive resource to better prepare faculty, staff, students and community members to address the needs of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA*). The program addresses a wide range of terms that LGBTQIA* students use to define themselves, unpacks the complicated notions of identity in relation to sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, addresses issues that LGBTQIA* students often deal with during the coming-out process and examines concerns that LGBTQIA* students face both in and out of the classroom. Safe Place training also explores the many ways you can work toward creating safer, inclusive and affirming spaces and environments on campus.
For times and dates of registration and trainings, as well as additional information about the Safe Place program, visit the webpage. If you have any questions, concerns or specific department/organizational needs for Safe Place Ally Training, contact Campus Diversity Educator, Amy Lyn Howard, in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Opportunities 

OHM Diversity Scholarship
“OHM Advisors is committed to the academic success of women and minority students. That is why we offer a Scholarship that awards $1000 to qualified women and minorities that are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a STEM program or other field of practice of  OHM Advisors. We want to encourage eligible students to apply prior to each academic year. The Scholarship may be awarded to students for multiple years, and will require students to re-apply each year.” The scholarship program is built around the goal of attracting and retaining a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals.
Deadline for application is February 15, 2019 and scholarships will be awarded by March 15, 2019. Click here for a downloadable application.  In addition to scholarship, recipients are eligible to apply for employment in our robust internship program.

Alternative Spring Break Interest Meetings
Student Activities is offering two Alternative Spring Break Trips. In partnership with NetWork Volunteers and Long Way Home, students will be able to volunteer in New Orleans, Louisiana or San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala.
In New Orleans, students will preserve wetlands, conserve protected land and work in public green spaces. Students will attend Green Building Academy to give students hands on experience in green, sustainable building and construction practices in Guatemala.
Applications are now open until Feb. 10. There is an interest meeting for students to attend to gain more information scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 31) in Wads G17/19W. Any questions can be directed to Beka Horsch.

Silicon Valley Experience
Any aspiring innovators or entrepreneurs out there?
You are invited to apply for the Michigan Technological University Silicon Valley Experience, a Spring Break tour of California Bay Area companies that includes meetings with entrepreneurs and Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field. The deadline to apply is February 8th, 2019. Up to fifteen students will be guaranteed a slot on the trip. Major funding for this trip is provided by Michigan Tech alum Kanwal Rekhi, as well as the Pavlis Honors College Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Business and Economics in collaboration with 14 Floors.

Students who apply and are accepted will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour companies like Google, Netflix, Hewlett Packard, Facebook, Ford, Clari, BYTON, Twilio, Autodesk, Waymo, the Porter Vineyard, as well as recent Michigan Tech alumnus startup company Handshake
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Talk with Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field
  • Get answers to your real-world business, innovation, and leadership questions
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of the enterprises that are revolutionizing global business

Lodging, some food, and ground transportation to and from toured companies will be covered. Students will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own air travel. As part of the student application, students will create a 2-minute video describing how they will share their experience with the Michigan Technological University community upon completion of their travel in order to positively contribute to our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Students who have a demonstrated financial need can apply for a limited travel scholarship. More information regarding eligibility criteria can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Casper (lcasper@mtu.edu).
Apply for this great opportunity now.

Peer Educator Opportunity
This is an opportunity that could fulfill your leadership/mentorship component. Institutional Equity and Inclusion is currently looking for enthusiastic students to serve as peer educators for Bringing in the Bystander. This program focuses on intimate partner and sexual violence prevention. Peer educators will receive a stipend. If you’re interested in participating in this prevention program, please contact Kaylee Kapatos (kkapatos@mtu.edu).

Three Opportunities to Study Abroad This Summer With Some Great Tech Faculty! 

  1. GHANA Study in the vibrant African city of Accra with our own Dr. Kari Henquinet.Take courses in African studies, international development and health, and service learning. Tour world renowned cultural and natural heritage sites around the country. Dates: May 29 – July 5, 2019
  2. U.K.A faculty –led study away program based at the University of Cumbria in Northwest England with Dr. Carl Blair.2019 will be the program’s 10th summer – Dates: July 6 – August 10, 201
  3. COSTA RICAA study abroad opportunity in Costa Rica this summer (May/June) 2019 led by Dr. Richelle Winkler. The focus is on studying sustainability, from an environmental social science and policy perspective

Deadline for application and deposit is March 1.

Campus events this week

Winter Carnival
Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown to become one of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation. Featuring dozens of huge, intricate snow statues all around campus and the community, this event also brings together students to participate in broomball, comedy skits, sleigh rides, a queen coronation, and lots of winter fun.
Wednesday through Saturday
Michigan Tech Campus 

Guardians of the North, Air Force ROTC All-Nighter Pancakes
The Air Force ROTC cadets are hosting their annual pancake fundraiser during Winter Carnival All-Nighter.
Proceeds support the cadets in leadership opportunities and advancing their academic and military careers.
Cost is $5/wristband for all night access!
Wednesday, 8:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fisher Hall, Hallway to rooms 135, 138, 139

WC 2019 Grilled Cheese Sale!
Grilled Cheese on the All-Nighter! Arnold Air Society has been selling grilled cheese at Winter Carnival for years, and this year is no different! While you’re walking around campus taking in the sights, grab a delicious, hot, and gooey grilled cheese from Arnold Air Society.
Wednesday, 8:00 pm to 3;00 am
Thursday, 8:00 pm to 3:00 am
Front of Library

Winter Carnival Karaoke
Come join us during the Winter Carnival All-Nighter for free karaoke and hot chocolate!
Sponsored by MUB Board
Wednesday 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Commons

Winter Carnival Snowmobile Freestyle Show
This year for the Winter Carnival all-nighter, the Sledheads at Michigan Tech are bringing in professional X-games athletes to perform a snowmobile freestyle show. The event will take place in Lot 9, the Rosza lot and shows will be at 8 and 10 PM. Admission is free to everyone thanks to support from the community!
Wednesday, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Lot 9
 

Broomball
Teams will play each other for two 10 minute periods with a 1 minute half time. All players must have a valid Michigan Tech ID to play. Teams that do not have 4 players on the ice within 5 minutes after their scheduled game time will automatically forfeit the game. All players should review the complete list of broomball rules which can be found at www.broomball.mtu.edu/.  Teams of no more than twelve (12) will compete in this volleyball competition played on snow. Rally scoring will be used and games will be played to 25 points.
Thursday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Broomball Rinks

Beards Competition
Contestants grow facial hair into one of three categories: full beard, sideburns, and goatee/mustache starting at the end of fall semester. During Winter Carnival, the contestants prepare skits to perform that show off their facial hair and are scored by a panel of judges, including the Winter Carnival Queen.
Thursday, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Fisher Hall, 135

Bigfoot Glowshoe
Michigan Tech Student Health and Wellness and the Outdoor Adventure Program are pleased to bring you the Bigfoot Glowshoe event for the second year.  The 22nd annual Bigfoot event will be held on Thursday, February 7 at the Michigan Tech Trails from 7:00-10:00 pm.  This is a recreational snowshoe event for both beginners and avid enthusiast, children and adults of all ages.  It isn’t a race, rather a great opportunity to get outdoors, get active and enjoy the winter weather with friends and family.  Snowshoe the 2k trails at your own pace and enjoy the lights of the path and others out taking part in the event.
Held in conjunction with Winter Carnival, this event promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for our community.  The rate for students and children under 12 is $5, and $15 for adults and community members (Bigfoot shirts available for an additional $5 online through the registration process).  Students will be asked to show their student id at check-in. If shirts were ordered during pre-registration, they will be available for pick up at the event. For questions, contact Student Health and Wellness at 906-487-2560 or wmborosk@mtu.edu.

To register, visit Michigan Tech Student Health and Wellness.

  • Snowshoes will be available from 7:00 pm-9:30 pm (time slots will be assigned during registration), we ask that parties be mindful of time and keep to their assigned schedule.
  • Included in the registration fee is a snowshoe rental for the evening, glow sticks, chili provided by Michigan Tech Dining Services, access to the marked trails for the evening, warm beverages and a glowing awesome time!
  • Bigfoot shirts are available for purchase on or before Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm through the online registration system.
  • Online registration will be open until Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:00 am.
  • In person registration will be available at the event (first come, first served)

Thursday, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Recreational Forest and Tech Trails


SnoBall Crash Course
Need to dust off your dancing shoes for Saturday’s SnowBall? Three hours of instruction will be provided by the Michigan Tech Swing Club! East Coast Swing, Waltz, and Polka are the three types being covered in hour blocks of time with a short break at the end of each hour. No dance experience necessary to attend.
Thursday, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Douglass Houghton Hall (DHH), Ballroom 

Winter Carnival Stage Revue
Years of Innovation STEM from this Snowy Situation! Join us for the annual skits competition MC’d by Collin Moulton, and cheer for the winner of the 2019 Stage Revue!
Thursday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts 

Tug-o-War
Teams of eight (8) will compete at the SDC practice fields. There is a 5 minute time limit for each match and the tournament is single elimination. To win teams must pull the center of the rope over a designated marker.
Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Recreational Sports Fields (Softball, Baseball) 

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Enjoy a ride around campus looking at the statues. Sponsored by Blue Key.
Friday, Noon to 4:00 pm
Saturday, Noon to 4:00 pm
Walker Arts and Humanities Center, Outside

Downhill Skiing
Teams with a maximum of five participants will compete in this Giant Slalom style event. In Giant Slalom skiers weave through gates to reach the finish line. The times of the top three finishers for each team will be combined for a team total. This event will take place at Mont Ripley Ski Hill. Teams consisting of less than three members will have the slowest contestant of the day’s time included in their total time for every person missing.
Friday, 12:30 pm to 2:30 PM
Mont Ripley Ski Area

Cross-Country Skiing
Organizations will provide two or three member teams to compete in a roughly 2 kilometer cross country ski race. This event will take place on the Birch and Oak trails at the Tech Trails. This event is scored based on the total time of all three team members. Teams consisting of fewer than three members will have the slowest contestant of the day’s time included in their total time for every person missing.
Friday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Recreational Sports Fields (Softball, Baseball)

Human Dog Sled Race
Race to the finish line in this 100 yard snowy sled dash! In this event there are six people pulling a sled that holds four riders and one musher. Each team must race in a homemade sled.
Friday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Recreational Sports Fields (Softball, Baseball)

Snowboarding
This event will be conducted in the style of boarder cross where competitors race down a course to the finish line. This is a heat based race. After each race, the top 50% of each heat move to the next round until a first, second and third place have been determined.
Friday, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Mont Ripley Ski Area

Winter Carnival Comedian 2019 Jaboukie Young-White
The 2019 Winter Carnival Comedian, Jaboukie Young-White is an NYC-based comedian and filmmaker. He and his popular Instagram and Twitter accounts have been featured on The Fader, Clickhole, and Buzzfeed. Jaboukie was a finalist at NYC Devil Cup Stand Up Festival, a featured comedian at the FOX Night of Comedy, and was named one of Rolling Stone’s 25 Under 25. He recently appeared in the Sony feature ROUGH NIGHT, directed by Lucia Aniello and will be seen in the upcoming Netflix feature SET IT UP, directed by Claire Scanlon. Jaboukie was recently staffed on the UNT. FRANCHESCA RAMSEY PILOT for Comedy Central, on Season 1 of AMERICAN VANDAL for Netflix, and is currently a staff writer for BIG MOUTH on Netflix. He was selected as a “Comic to Watch” at New York Comedy Festival 2017 and will be one of Vulture/New York Magazine’s “Comedians You Should and Will Know” 2017. Jaboukie recently made his late night debut on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON with viral reception.
Friday, 9:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing arts 

Alumni-Student Broomball Invitational
Started in 2009 to provide a fun way for alumni to play Broomball, the Alumni-Student Broomball Invitational has become a tradition that both alumni and students look forward to! After preliminary double-elimination tournament rounds, the top alumni team faces off against the top student team for the honor of having their team’s name and roster engraved on the Alumni Cup. Tournament schedule for Saturday, February 9:
8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Alumni double elimination rounds
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pasty lunch for all registered participants
3:30 p.m. Alumni-student championship game
Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Michigan Tech – Outdoor Broomball Courts

Winter Carnival Book Sale and Free Hot Chocolate
The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library will have a used book sale and free hot chocolate and cookies in the lobby of the Van Pelt and Opie Library.  We will also have copper mining scene notecards and Michigan Tech blankets for sale.
Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, Lobby

Awards Ceremony
Awards for the winners of Winter Carnival
Saturday, 2:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge
  

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks
Watch the torchlight parade cascade down Mont Ripley followed by a spectacular fireworks show over Ripley and the canal.
Saturday, 8:45 pm
Mont Ripley Ski Area

2019 Winter Carnival Snowball!
Come celebrate the end of Winter Carnival with the annual SnowBall! Music provided by the amazingly talented Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band! Plenty of seating if you want to sit and enjoy the tunes or need a break from dancing! Late night hosted by the MTU Swing Dance club from 12am-3am in the band room (upstairs from the stage)! Support provided by the Rozsa Center for the Arts, Blue Key Honor Society, Michigan Tech Swing Dance Club, Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band, and Mu Beta Psi! Event is FREE!
Saturday, 9:15 pm to Midnight
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

 

Husky Sports this week

(Women’s Basketball) Northwood vs. Michigan Tech
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym

(Men’s Basketball) Northwood vs. Michigan Tech
Thursday, 7:30 pm

Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym

(Men’s Ice Hockey) Minnesota State vs. Michigan Tech
Men’s Ice Hockey: Minnesota State vs. Michigan Tech, Winter Carnival
Friday, 7:07 pm to 10:07 pm
Saturday, 5:07 pm to 8:07 pm

(Women’s Basketball) Saginaw Valley State vs. Michigan Tech
Saturday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym

(Men’s Basketball) Saginaw Valley State vs. Michigan Tech
Saturday, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym


CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#3

Good Morning Huskies!!!

 
Opportunities


OHM Diversity Scholarship
“OHM Advisors is committed to the academic success of women and minority students. That is why we offer a Scholarship that awards $1000 to qualified women and minorities that are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a STEM program or other field of practice of  OHM Advisors. We want to encourage eligible students to apply prior to each academic year. The Scholarship may be awarded to students for multiple years, and will require students to re-apply each year.” The scholarship program is built around the goal of attracting and retaining a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals.
Deadline for application is February 15, 2019 and scholarships will be awarded by March 15, 2019. Click here for a downloadable application.  In addition to scholarship, recipients are eligible to apply for employment in our robust internship program.

Bringing in the Bystander
Institutional Equity and Inclusion is currently looking for enthusiastic students to serve as peer educators for Bringing in the Bystander. This program focuses on intimate partner and sexual violence prevention. Peer educators will receive a stipend. If you’re interested in participating in this prevention program, please contact Kaylee Kapatos (kkapatos@mtu.edu).   

Campus events this week

Medical Device Day
Stop by and meet medical device industry representatives. Learn more about upcoming info sessions and possible interview spots with Philips-Medisize and Plexus.
Monday, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge 

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

Health Professionals Day 1
12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Leadership in Healthcare| MUB Ballroom A 
Join us for an interactive presentation led by Randy Neiswonger, CEO of UP Health System Portage. Randy will discuss his role as a leader in healthcare, what the future of healthcare looks like, current challenges and his expert advice for students going into the healthcare industry.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | A Day in the Life| MUB Alumni Lounge
Drop in for a speed networking session with medical personnel from a variety of disciplines.
Lisa Myer, MSN, FNP-C | Nurse Practitioner, UP Health System-Portage, and Michigan Tech Counseling Services
Dr. Rebecca Vollrath, DVM | Veterinary Physician, Copper Country Veterinary Clinic
Melissa Vertin, PA |Physician Assistant, Upper Great Lakes Family Health
Dr. Jeffrey Huotari, MD |Family Medicine Physician, Aspirus
Dr. Robert Richards, DDS |Dentist, Portage Dental Health
Dr. Caren Heath, Pharm.D | Pharmacist, UP Health System-Portage & Aspirus
Dr. Timothy LaBonte, MD | Hospitalist, UP Health System-Portage
Dr. Tara Robinette, MD | Emergency Physician, UP Health System-Portage
Dr. Petio Kotov, MD | Pathologist, UP Health System-Portage
Dr. David Hill, DC | Chiropractor, Private Practice
Tuesday, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm  

Plexus Open Office Hours
Plexus recruiters want to meet you!. Stop by Career Services (Admin 220) for a 1:1 conversation with company reps. Drop in anytime!
Tuesday, 9:00 am to noon
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 E

Introduction to Data Management Planning
Many research proposals require a data management plan or DMP. This session will cover the basics of data management planning including agency requirements, the elements of a good data management plan, and best practices in creating a plan. As an introduction to DMPs, this session will benefit both new research faculty and graduate students.
Tuesday, 12:05 pm to 12:50 pm
J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, 242

HuskyLead: Rise Up: Don’t Throw Away Your Shot at Better Marketing
Come rise up and work with Adobe Education Leader Jeremiah Baumann as we tackle the problem of “same old organization marketing tactics”. Learn some new tools and tricks to make your marketing stand out on a campus full of marketing doppelgängers. You’ll leave excited to “think past tomorrow” and create some amazing materials for your organization.
Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
MUB Ballroom B
 

Design Your Career Path for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
Apply Design Thinking to map out possible career options unique to you!
Register now for Design Your Career Path, a four-week interactive seminar for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors based on Stanford’s most popular course: Designing Your Life.
Session dates: Tuesday Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 26
Session time: 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Wadsworth Annex 
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 free series is open to all majors and will include snacks!
Register now: docs.google.com/forms/d/1BCKKEnNiJCsobWNL6SftmlkOPstmpz-fKoYWwvVRrEg/edit
Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Resume Lab for First-years
With your first semester behind you, it’s time to build your college resume and learn how to add project experience, campus involvement, and part-time employment. Bring your laptop and work on your resume during this interactive small group advising session. Come anytime between 11am and 2pm.
Wednesday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 Career Services

Health Professionals Day 2 
12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Keynote Speaker| MUB Alumni Lounge
Attend the keynote address by Karyn Faye, MS, MLS (ASCP)cmSH. She is a Professor of Practice and the Director of the Medical Lab Science Program at Michigan Tech in the Biological Sciences department.
6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Healthcare Workforce | MUB Alumni Lounge
Hear from practicing professionals whose work is crucial to the healthcare system. From medical laboratory science to forensics and rehabilitation to health care administration, a broad range of professions will be represented.
Lisa Oravetz, Scientist in Biology – Michigan State Police Forensic Lab
Jen Heltunen, MT(ASCP), Laboratory Manager, UP Health System Portage
Elizabeth Dahlgren, MT(ASCP)CM, Director, ACL Laboratories
Claire Danielson, MLS(ASCP)CM, Medical Technologist, BCMH
Braden Peterson, MLS(ASCP)CM, Medical Technologist, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital
Dr. Anne Cooke, PT, DPT, Aspirus Keweenaw Outpatient Therapies
Dr. Caroline Gwaltney, PT, DPT, CWS, CMU/Michigan Tech DPT School Partnership
Dr. Jeff Baril, PT, DPT, OMPT, Aspirus Keweenaw Outpatient Therapies
Sharon Fisher, OTR/L, CLT, CHT, MHA – Aspirus Keweenaw Rehab Services Director
Gregg A. Fisher CNMT, RN(N)(ARRT), CRT, EMT – Director, Cardiopulmonary Services, Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imagining, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab, Durable Medical Equipment Enterprise, Sleep Disorders Service  
Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cumbria 2019 Study Abroad Information Session
Carl Blair (SS), Dana Van Kooy (HU) and Libby Meyer (VPA) will host an information session for Cumbria 2019, a faculty-led study abroad program in northern England and southern Scotland: this summer, Track B.
We welcome all students. This program offers students an opportunity for foreign travel and for fulfilling HASS (humanities, arts and social sciences) and other General Education requirements in the fields of history, literature, music and archaeology. This session will provide students with information about course offerings, field trips, the application process, costs and scholarships.
Thursday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fisher Hall, 130

Modern Languages Spring Film Series: Summer 1993
The Modern Languages Spring Film Series kicks off with a critically-acclaimed film from Spain, Summer 1993 / Estiu 1993 (Simón, 2017). The film series is sponsored by the Modern Languages program in the Department of Humanities and is free and open to the public. Learn more about the film series.
Thursday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Walker Arts and Humanities Center, 134


Queens Coronation
Join us to crown the 2019 Winter Carnival Queen and learn the winners of Blue Key’s Winter Carnival Raffle!
Saturday, February 2 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Auditorium


Winter Carnival Special Event for participating organizations

Ice Bowling
Teams consisting of no more than ten members will compete in this version of bowling on ice. One team member will ride on a sled to act as the ball and will be slid down a nine foot wide ice lane to knock down as many pins as possible. Teams will complete six frames scored the same as regular bowling. This event will be held at the Dee Stadium.
Tuesday, 9:00 pm to Midnight
Thursday, 9:00 pm to Midnight
John MacInnes Student Ice Areana

Speed Skating
The skating competition consists of three different events: one lap, two laps, and a four-person relay. The races are at historic Dee Stadium in downtown Houghton.
Friday, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
John MacInnes Student Ice Arena

Curling
In curling teams slide stones across a sheet of ice toward a target similar to a bulls eye. Points are awarded for stones closest to the center of the target after each team has thrown eight stones. Teams of three to four participants will participate in this event which takes place at the Drill House in Calumet, MI. The style of this tournament is head to head single elimination.
Saturday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Calumet Drill House

Snoccer (Snow Soccer)
Teams of five (5) will compete in this soccer tournament played on snow. Games will be played in two (2) 10 minute halves, with goals worth 1 point each. The event on Saturday, February 2, is non-competitive (doesn’t count for Winter Carnival points).
Saturday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Soccer Fields

Broomball
Teams will play each other for two 10 minute periods with a 1 minute half time. All players must have a valid Michigan Tech ID to play. Teams that do not have 4 players on the ice within 5 minutes after their scheduled game time will automatically forfeit the game. All players should review the complete list of broomball rules which can be found at www.broomball.mtu.edu/.
Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, February 7 at 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Coming Soon

Winter Carnival
Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown to become one of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation. Featuring dozens of huge, intricate snow statues all around campus and the community, this event also brings together students to participate in broomball, comedy skits, sleigh rides, a queen coronation, and lots of winter fun.
Wednesday, February 6 through Saturday, February 9

Winter Carnival All-Nighter Party
Stop in to the CDI for a warm retreat; 6-11pm during the Winter Carnival All-Nighter. We’ll have warm beverages and a selection of tasty snacks!
Wednesday, Febrary 6 at 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion


CDI Monday Morning Email 2019#2

Good Morning Huskies!!! 

CDI Events
30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Banquet
Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for Michigan Tech’s 30th annual MLK Banquet Celebration. This event marks 30 years of Living Fearlessly.
Keynote Speaker:
Donzell Dixson is a dynamic speaker, life coach and engineer who is taking the world by storm. He is the founder and CEO of Dixson Dynamics. Donzell’s mission is to reach out and inspire individuals in a positive way. Through public speaking his goal is to educate, motivate, and guide young people to identify their inner passions and achieve their goals. Donzell is a Michigan Tech graduate of the class of 2014
www.donzelldixson.com
Registration is FREE but required at the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/8lWd1RU1mZzoo4h02
Monday, January 21, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom
 

Fearlessly Facing Fear Panel Discussion
Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Speak It Tour for a panel discussion on fearlessly facing fear. This event is part of many events taking place during our 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Week Celebration.
The Speak It Tour is for anyone who is looking to create positive change in their life, business and financial situation. Whether you’re an entrepreneur just getting started and looking to gain traction, or an individual looking to take your life to the next level, “The Speak It Tour” is for you.
About the Speak It Tour
Join Donte Curtis, Donzell Dixson,Elijah Kondeh and Alexis M. Murillo as they speak from their own experiences, in which they are ready to inspire and motivate you to take control of your life. These 3 dynamic speakers will give you the tools you need to overcome adversity, limiting beliefs and discover life’s purpose!

Tuesday, January 22, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge

Opportunities 

OHM Diversity Scholarship
“OHM Advisors is committed to the academic success of women and minority students. That is why we offer a Scholarship that awards $1000 to qualified women and minorities that are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a STEM program or other field of practice of  OHM Advisors. We want to encourage eligible students to apply prior to each academic year. The Scholarship may be awarded to students for multiple years, and will require students to re-apply each year.” The scholarship program is built around the goal of attracting and retaining a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals.
Deadline for application is February 15, 2019 and scholarships will be awarded by March 15, 2019. Click here for a downloadable application.  In addition to scholarship, recipients are eligible to apply for employment in our robust internship program.

RA Information Session
If you are interested in becoming a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 19-20 academic year, please join us for an information session on Wednesday, January 23 2019, from 6-7 PM in the CDI Hamar House basement to learn more about the RA position.
As a member of the Housing & Residential Life team at Michigan Technological University, RAs assume a vital role in the residence hall program for the growth of the individual through group living.
As a student staff member, you are responsible for providing leadership, building community, and promoting learning in the residence halls. The success of Michigan Tech residence hall students is the most important measure of the Residence Life program.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu, Tiffany Shemwell at tlshemwe@mtu.edu, or Abby Moss akmoss@mtu.edu.
We hope to see you there.

Be a Change Agent
University Innovation Fellows are looking for students to join them in becoming agents of change! UIFs work on improving the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem here at Michigan Tech. They are looking for creative, action-oriented students who are passionate and excited about innovation, entrepreneurship, or making positive change. Please forward this on to any students who you think may be interested. We appreciate all of your help in finding awesome students for this opportunity!
Learn more by visiting the application: bit.ly/mtu-uif2019 Applications close next Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8 pm. Interviews will take place from 6-8 pm on January 27, 2019.

Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is hiring!
Thinking about staying in Houghton this summer? Want to make an impact? We have an amazing opportunity for you!
Summer Youth Programs will be hosting two info session about our current job openings for this summer. You do NOT have to attend an info session to apply but it is highly encouraged. If you are unable to attend or if you have any questions please email cpcojobs@mtu.edu.
The employment info sessions are on the following days:
Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:00 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge
Thursday, January 24th at 5:30 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge
You can also find more information on our website: https://www.mtu.edu/syp/

Campus events this week

Submission and Formatting 101: Master the Dissertation, Thesis, and Report Process
Students who are completing a dissertation, thesis, or report are invited to join the Graduate School to learn about the resources available to them to assist in scheduling their defense, formatting their documents, and submitting their documents.  In one afternoon, you can learn everything you need to be successful and complete your degree in a timely fashion!  Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend.  Attend the entire event, or stop in for the seminar that interests you.

Detailed schedule

  • 1 – 2pm – Submission 101
    Learn what is required to submit your document to the Graduate School and the deadlines for the upcoming semester.  Best for students who are completing their degree this semester or next semester.
  • 2 – 2:45pm – Formatting 101: Using the Guide and Word Template
    Learn how to find what you need in the Guide and use a Word template to create a perfectly formatted document the first time. LaTeX resources will be referenced, but not emphasized.
  • 2:45 – 3pm: Break
  • 3 – 4pm: Formatting 102: Copyright for your dissertation, thesis, and report
    Learn how to use copyrighted materials in your document, including papers you have published as well as materials created by someone else.
  • 4-4:45pm: Formatting 103: Checking and fixing your document
    Learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to check your document to ensure it meets our formatting requirements and correct it without recreating the PDF. 
  • 4:45 – 5pm: Final questions
    Have a question that hasn’t been answered yet? We’ll be available to answer any additional questions you have.

If you are unable to join us, the event will be taped and available online after the event. The previous semester’s seminars are always available online. Information on submitting, formatting, and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.
Wednesday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom A
  

Resume Lab 
Don’t update your resume alone. Bring your laptop and work on your resume during this interactive small group advising session. Get basic formatting and content tips from Career Services staff and learn how to add recent project experience to your developing resume. Come anytime between 11am and 2pm.
Thursday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Administration and Student Services Building, 220 A Career Services   
 

Consumer Products Challenge 2019
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.
Register your team here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfr…bccJ6zihl0HRi_XCwjX4ufTurTw/viewform
Cash prizes: 1st place $2,000, 2nd place $1,400, 3rd place $1,000
Company Sponsors: 3M, 
Amway, Kimberly-Clark
Thursday, January 24
5-7 pm | Event Kickoff | MUB Ballroom
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, January 25
10 am-12 pm | Challenge Box Pick-up | MUB Ballroom
Pick up your challenge box and sign up for your Product Pitch time. All Challenge Boxes contain identical items supplied by our sponsors.
4-6 pm | Product Pitch | MUB Ballroom
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, January 26
10 am – 12 pm | Semi-final Presentations | Fisher Hall
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.
2-5 pm | Final Round | Fisher 138
Cash prizes are awarded to the top three finalists.

Jazz Cabaret
The Cabaret weekend offers great jazz played by Michigan Tech’s small jazz combos, Jaztec, Momentum, and guest artists. The “backstage” jazz club atmosphere creates the perfect setting for jazz both hot and cool! Patrick Booth presents the young jazz musicians to our storied Copper Country jazz audience.
Friday, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for Performing Arts, Rozsa Backstage

Comedian Stephen Agyei
Memorably known for the “Whitest teeth in Denver,” he shines as bright as his mischievous smile. He’s opened for Dave Chappelle, Roseanne and was hand-picked by Duncan Trussell to open his most recent tour. Get ready for a great night full of laughter, so gather your friends for a show you won’t want to miss!
Friday, 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 pm
 to 11:00 pm

Third Annual Family Winter Fun Day- Hancock MI
Join Keweenaw Alumni & Friends for a day of family friendly winter fun. Come on out and go tubing at Mt. Ripley. All are welcome—adults and children. Blizzard will be there! Hot cocoa and snacks will be provided in the Race Room. Tubes and tows up the hill provided by Mt. Ripley.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children shorter than 42″ tall must ride with an adult.
Adults who do not plan to go tubing are not required to purchase a ticket. To receive this discounted tubing price pre-registration is required.
Saturday, January 26, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Mont Ripley Ski Hill

Husky Sports this week at Tech

(Men’s Volleyball) WVC Eas Playdate #1
Come cheer us on as we host WVC play on January 26th in the SDC Wood Gym. Play begins at 9 am and will go until 3 pm. Admission is free, so take a break from your first couple week of classes and come join us for an entertaining day!
Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym 

Dodgeball Tournament
Dodgeball tournament with teams of 6 to win $25-30 gift card each. Single elimination bracket style. Uniforms are encouraged. Team names need to be appropriate. The team captain can send an email to MUBboardFGchair@gmail.comwith their team name (Must be appropriate) and the 6 members of their team. Must include names and emails. We will send a PDF of the rules to each captain once they are signed up along with their start time. Games will be 10 minutes long max.
Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
MTU Raquetball Courts 1 – 4 
 

Winter Carnival Special Event for participating organizations

Snow Volleyball
Teams of no more than twelve (12) will compete in this volleyball competition played on snow. Rally scoring will be used and games will be played to 25 points.
Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Recreational Sports Field (Softball, Baseball)

Curling
In curling teams slide stones across a sheet of ice toward a target similar to a bulls eye. Points are awarded for stones closest to the center of the target after each team has thrown eight stones. Teams of three to four participants will participate in this event which takes place at the Drill House in Calumet, MI. The style of this tournament is head to head single elimination.
Saturday, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Calumet Drill House

Snoccer (Snow Soccer)
Teams of five (5) will compete in this soccer tournament played on snow. Games will be played in two (2) 10 minute halves, with goals worth 1 point each. The event on Saturday, February 2, is non-competitive (doesn’t count for Winter Carnival points).
Sunday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 2, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Soccer Fields (Behind the SDC)

Coming Soon

Queens Coronation
Join us to crown the 2019 Winter Carnival Queen and learn the winners of Blue Key’s Winter Carnival Raffle!
Saturday, February 2 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Auditorium

Winter Carnival
Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown to become one of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation. Featuring dozens of huge, intricate snow statues all around campus and the community, this event also brings together students to participate in broomball, comedy skits, sleigh rides, a queen coronation, and lots of winter fun.
Wednesday, February 6 through Saturday, February 9