The Student Scoop- September 30, 2020


HuskyLead: How to have Experiences Employers Look For

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What are companies looking for? Learn about what kind of involvement opportunities, extracurriculars, and leadership experience can benefit you during your job search. Attend this HuskyLead October 6th at 6 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A2.

Homecoming Registration closes TODAY at NOON!

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Homecoming Registration closes TODAY (Sept. 30) at NOON! Register HERE

The theme for homecoming this year is a Happy Little Homecoming (Bob Ross Theme)!

There is a mix of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events so all can take part. In-person events will require masks and social distancing.  The mandatory Team Captain meeting that must be attended by one member of your team is today, Wednesday, September 30 at 7 PM on Zoom.  Whoever registered your team will be sent a calendar invite. 

The full schedule and rulebook can be found on our website and Involvement Link page.

If you don’t have a team and still want to participate, check out these events: Shirt SwapTake and Paint, Trivia Night, and City Solve U!

Please send any questions to Rochelle at raspence@mtu.edu


RSO Re-registration and Training are due THIS FRIDAY!

RSO re-registration & training are due Friday, October 2nd at 5pm. This year, the process has been integrated into Involvement Link and you can find helpful instructions for locating and navigating your training here

Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, and Advisors of all Registered Student Organizations are required to participate in training. Additionally, Presidents are required to submit a re-registration in order to maintain their RSO’s active status. Instructions for completing re-registration can be found here

Please reach out to rso@mtuledu with any questions or visit the RSO Help Desk.


Submit your RSO to be featured on the Student Org Spotlight!

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Fill out this form to nominate your RSO to be featured on the Student Leadership & Involvement social media! Make sure you include any events coming up and any fun facts about your org.


MUB- Minute to Win it

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MUB board will be collaborating with the SLI office to bring the students
and homecoming teams the “Minute to Win it” event.

Students can put their skills to the test by trying to complete tasks in
under a minute. Prizes will be given away to the top 3 teams.

Homecoming teams will sign up through the homecoming form.
Student teams can sign up here: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY3JhfVCUc36opEq9q4bVC2E–NO5Fvstjdl0TtEcjC85HkQ/viewform?usp=sf_link–
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our
latest events!

DIY Garden Globes

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Come pick up a make-and-take kit with an air plant and globe from the MUB Commons on October 1st from 6 – 8 pm!
Grab a bag and take all the materials home with you to make your DIY garden.
*While supplies last*

And the scavenger hunt beings NOW!!

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There are tons of sustainable gems hidden throughout Houghton and Hancock.  How many can YOU find?  
We are excited to invite you to participate in a month-long community scavenger hunt focused on finding sustainable features in our own neighborhood!  You will have until 11:59pm on October 18, 2020 to take photos with all of the items on our scavenger hunt list. 

Every 10 photos submitted to us will get you one entry into our prize drawing.  We will be awarding prize baskets to three winners filled with local products and gift cards to local businesses, valued at over $400.
Want more entries into our prize drawing? 

Be on the lookout for bonus tasks on the SDH Instagram/Facebook stories (@mtu.sdh) that will get you an extra entry into our drawing.  These will be time sensitive opportunities, so be ready!!

Please follow this link for the list of items, official rules, and the photo submission process.  We wish you the best of luck!!

The Importance of Community Discovery and Obligation: Strategies for Successful Project, Service Learning and Global Experiences

The Global and Community Engagement Conference (formerly D80) is a dialogue and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. Traditionally, it’s a one-day conference featuring multiple in-person panels. This year, the conference will be delivered in multiple formats, including a lecture series, a Rozsa gallery exhibit, a walking tour, and a series of online interviews with changemakers around the Michigan Tech community.

This year’s theme is “The Pursuit of Social Equality and Representation,” and features keynote speaker Dr. Meghan L.E. Kirkwood. Kirkwood is an assistant professor of Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis where she teaches photography. Kirkwood’s photography interests concentrate on landscape photography and the ways artistic representations of land help generate and sustain values and attitudes toward the natural environment. In tandem with her studio practice.

Student session: “The Importance of Community Discovery & Obligation: Strategies for Successful Project, Service Learning and Global Experiences,” to be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 6-7 p.m.

When do you immerse yourself fully into a service learning project or global experience? When do you maintain a respectful distance? How do you respect the culture of the community you’re engaging with? This session is designed for student leaders who want to learn strategies to understanding their roles and thoughtfully prepare for engagement opportunities.   

Campus Lunch and Learn: “The Pursuit of Social Equity & Representation: Impacting Classroom and Student Engagement,” to be held Friday, October 2, 2020 from noon-1 p.m.

During a time of national and global uncertainty, it’s important to explore how our interactions with students impact their Michigan Tech experiences. Dr. Kirkwood will discuss the value of presenting diverse narratives while remaining mindful of the unique viewpoints of our students.
Learn more about the conference, or register for sessions with keynote Dr. Meghan Kirkwood
We hope to see you there,

The Global and Community Engagement Conference team

In collaboration with Visual and Performing Arts and the Pavlis Honors College/ D80 Conference, this program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

Cyprus Info Session

Calling all Pre-Med students! Attend this virtual session to learn about University of Nicosia: Global Semesters Pre-Health study abroad programs in Cyprus. Registration required.
Thursday, October 1st, 4:00 pm EST, Zoom registration

“Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections.”

Are you a part of a student organization which has an idea that promotes student involvement on campus? The Alumni Board of Directors can help! The Student Initiative Support Program (SISP), financially supports initiatives that positively impact all students and support the alumni mission of “Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections”. Check out https://www.mtu.edu/alumni/connect/contact/board/sponsorship/ for more information, and to apply. 

Husky Hour Events!

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Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

The Student Scoop- September 23, 2020

HuskyLead: Keep it Going

Overcome challenges in your organization and discover your “why” as a leader. Learn how to empower your members and become a confident leader. Join us for this HuskyLead September 26th at 6 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A2.

HuskyLead: How to have Experiences Employers Look For

What are companies looking for? Learn about what kind of involvement opportunities, extracurriculars, and leadership experience can benefit you during your job search. Attend this HuskyLead October 6th at 6 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A2.

Homecoming Registration is now open!

The theme for homecoming this year is a Happy Little Homecoming (Bob Ross Theme)!

There is a mix of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events so all can take part. In-person events will require masks and social distancing. 

Homecoming Team Registration: Register HERE

Registration closes September 30 at NOON. Even if your team only wants to participate in one event, you still need to register. 

There is a mandatory Team Captain meeting that must be attended by one member of your team on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 PM on Zoom.  Whoever registered your team will be sent a calendar invite. 

 The full schedule and rulebook can be found on our website and Involvement Link page.

Please send any questions to Rochelle at raspence@mtu.edu.


It’s time for RSO Re-registration and Training!

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From now until October 2nd at 5 pm, each Registered Student Organization must re-register in order to maintain active status. The president of each organization is required to complete the re-registration steps listed in Involvement Link and all officers and MTU advisors are required to participate in mandatory training. Instruction for completing your training can be found here and all questions may be directed to rso@mtu.edu.


Submit your RSO to be featured on the Student Org Spotlight!

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Fill out this form to nominate your RSO to be featured on the Student Leadership & Involvement social media! Make sure you include any events coming up and any fun facts about your org.


K-DAY 2020

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You have crossed over into the Involvement Zone… K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is our student organization fair and it’s an annual tradition at Michigan Tech. This is your opportunity to meet organizations and find out how you can get involved.

This year you can attend any of the in-person K-Day opportunities.  They are all taking place on campus! The final in-person K-Days is: Tuesday, September 29 1-3PM. For more information on when the in-person K-Days are and which organizations will be there, check out our website!   Please send questions to raspence@mtu.edu.


MUB- Minute to Win it

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MUB board will be collaborating with the SLI office to bring the students
and homecoming teams the “Minute to Win it” event.
Students can put their skills to the test by trying to complete tasks in
under a minute. Prizes will be given away to the top 3 teams.
Homecoming teams will sign up through the homecoming form.
Student teams can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY3JhfVCUc36opEq9q4bVC2E–NO5Fvstjdl0TtEcjC85HkQ/viewform?usp=sf_link–
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our
latest events!

DIY Garden Globes

Come pick up a make-and-take kit with an air plant and globe from the MUB Commons on October 1st from 6 – 8 pm! Grab a bag and take all the materials home with you to make your DIY garden. *While supplies last*

SALE at Campus Store & University Images!


And the scavenger hunt beings NOW!!

There are tons of sustainable gems hidden throughout Houghton and Hancock.  How many can YOU find?  
We are excited to invite you to participate in a month-long community scavenger hunt focused on finding sustainable features in our own neighborhood!  You will have until 11:59pm on October 18, 2020 to take photos with all of the items on our scavenger hunt list.  Every 10 photos submitted to us will get you one entry into our prize drawing.  We will be awarding prize baskets to three winners filled with local products and gift cards to local businesses, valued at over $400.
Want more entries into our prize drawing?  Be on the lookout for bonus tasks on the SDH Instagram/Facebook stories (@mtu.sdh) that will get you an extra entry into our drawing.  These will be time sensitive opportunities, so be ready!!
Please follow this link for the list of items, official rules, and the photo submission process.  We wish you the best of luck!!

RSO Room Reservation Information

Due to the current Health & Safety level on campus and the ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, many of our buildings have adjusted their options for room reservations this semester.

Memorial Union Building

  • Reservations are for the fall semester only
    • reserved on a first-come, first-served basis 
    • reservation requests for the spring semester will be accepted beginning on November 1, 2020
  • Ballroom is available after 6 p.m. Monday–Friday and on weekends during normal operating hours
    • offered up for student use as a quasi-classroom, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. for the fall semester when classes are in session
    • Weekdays – walls up separating Ballrooms A1, A2, and B with classroom seating only
    • Weekends – walls can be removed for use of the entire Ballroom with classroom seating only
  • Alumni Lounge will be offline for the fall semester to be utilized as a University testing site
  • Room capacities will be determined using approved capacity guidance
    • Capacities will vary depending on what is allowable for your event/activity type and the meeting room setup you require
    • Existing reservations will be assessed every week for reservations within 30 days, confirming that reservations are still in line with COVID-19 protocols
    • Any additional service staff that are part of your meeting (i.e. Catering or IT) will count toward your overall capacity
  • Rooms will be sanitized between scheduled events and in-room self-sanitizing stations will be available to users
  • Submit a room request here at least 72 hours (3 days) before your event.  If you need to request a room less than 72 hours ahead of time, please contact the Memorial Union at 906-487-2543 or reservations-l@mtu.edu.  
  • Room Setups – View standard setups for each room here. Custom setups are not available at this time.

Registrar – Academic Buildings and Classrooms

  • Classroom reservations for evenings and weekends are maintained in the Registrar’s Office.  You may submit your request using the online room reservation system.  
  • Room reservation requests must be submitted at least one day in advance to ensure Public Safety and Police Services and Energy Management are notified.
  • Registered Student Organizations must adhere to guidelines found here.
  • For all group meetings, the group size of 10 is in effect. Even though your room may hold more, your group must adhere to the size of 10. An option if you have more is to reserve another room or meet outside.
  • Reminder: Public Safety and Police Services is responsible for the locking of all University buildings. If you need after hours access to a building or room, or lock yourself out of your office, please call 487-2216.
  • Information: If you need to reserve equipment or need assistance in a classroom, please contact Information Technology-User Services at it-help@mtu.edu or call 487-1111. Any questions, call the Registrar’s Office at 487-2319.
  • Classrooms are cleaned daily, except weekends. Sanitize the areas where you sit and touch before and after use. Groups must maintain at least six feet of distance. Face coverings must be worn. Close windows, turn off lights, clean up, return room to order, and close the door when leaving. Be smart, do your part, and be responsible for your own safety.

Update on SDC Reservations for RSOs!

The SDC will resume reservations for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) for the 2020-21 academic year on September 21. 

Updated guidelines on the SDC reservation process, requirements and procedures during COVID-19 will be released early next week. Michigan Tech is adhering to state and federal guidelines related to event size, public gatherings and health and safety protocols. Face coverings are required during athletic RSO practices and competitions.

Please note that in addition to the SDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, your plan must also meet the Student Leadership & Involvement Office’s RSO Consideration for Physical Activities and Club Sports During COVID-19.

All RSO reservations that have already been submitted to the SDC are being held. There is no need to submit another form at this time. We thank you for your patience and look forward to getting your group back to the SDC! 

Please hold your questions until you receive the guidelines next week. 

ResEd Spotlight Board Program

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We at ResEd have created the Spotlight Board Program which is designed to have student organizations come into the residence hall and decorate a bulletin board to introduce a learning opportunity. The board should be decorated with a given theme and content of your choosing as well as some information about your organization and how other students can get involved. Content can be anything from history/heritage month, awareness month, or any topic that your organization wants to spotlight.

If a student organization submits an idea, the residence hall councils will choose what they want to see in their environment. Submitting an idea does not guarantee your board will be picked for a certain month. For more information about this process you read up on the policy here: Spotlight Board Policy

To submit a idea to create a Spotlight Board Please fill out the following form (add form link here)  by Sept. 20th and if you need an example of a complete form here is one: Spotlight Board Form Example

Let’s Talk Times

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Need more information? Please reference our website, as the Zoom links are also available online. https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/letstalk/

Husky Hour Events!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

The Student Scoop- September 16, 2020

It’s time for RSO Re-registration and Training!

From now until October 2nd at 5 pm, each Registered Student Organization must re-register in order to maintain active status. The president of each organization is required to complete the re-registration steps listed in Involvement Link and all officers and MTU advisors are required to participate in mandatory training. Instruction for completing your training can be found here and all questions may be directed to rso@mtu.edu.


Submit your RSO to be featured on the Student Org Spotlight!

Fill out this form to nominate your RSO to be featured on the Student Leadership & Involvement social media! Make sure you include any events coming up and any fun facts about your org.


Sorority Recruitment!

It’s your last chance to sign up for Sorority Recruitment! Join Michigan Tech Sorority Life for a completely virtual recruitment process. Kick off is September 17th, so be sure to sign up beforehand. To sign up, use this link: https://mtu.mycampusdirector2.com/landing/


K-DAY 2020

You have crossed over into the Involvement Zone… K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is our student organization fair and it’s an annual tradition at Michigan Tech. This is your opportunity to meet organizations and find out how you can get involved.

This year you can attend any of the in-person K-Day opportunities.  They are all taking place on campus! The final three in-person K-Days are: Thursday, September 17 1-3PM, Monday, September 21 1-3PM, and Tuesday, September 29 1-3PM. For more information on when the in-person K-Days are and which organizations will be there, check out our website!   Please send questions to raspence@mtu.edu.


SWE’s Evening with Industry

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EWI is an annual event hosted by the Michigan Tech Society of Women Engineers the day before the Fall Career Fair. EWI provides a relaxed environment where students and corporate representatives can interact before the career fair.

The event is open to all Michigan Tech University students, who will have the opportunity to network with company representatives while learning about numerous and diverse companies and the internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities they offer. These employers target Michigan Tech in their recruiting efforts and are eager to meet and interact with top talented students.


MUB- Minute to Win it

MUB board will be collaborating with the SLI office to bring the students
and homecoming teams the “Minute to Win it” event.
Students can put their skills to the test by trying to complete tasks in
under a minute. Prizes will be given away to the top 3 teams.
Homecoming teams will sign up through the homecoming form.
Student teams can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY3JhfVCUc36opEq9q4bVC2E–NO5Fvstjdl0TtEcjC85HkQ/viewform?usp=sf_link–
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our
latest events!

Upcoming Intramural Events!

Download

Register your team at – www.imleagues.com/MTU

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Pellizzaro at 487-3040 or crpelliz@mtu.edu.


RSO Room Reservation Information

Due to the current Health & Safety level on campus and the ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, many of our buildings have adjusted their options for room reservations this semester.

Memorial Union Building

  • Reservations are for the fall semester only
    • reserved on a first-come, first-served basis 
    • reservation requests for the spring semester will be accepted beginning on November 1, 2020
  • Ballroom is available after 6 p.m. Monday–Friday and on weekends during normal operating hours
    • offered up for student use as a quasi-classroom, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. for the fall semester when classes are in session
    • Weekdays – walls up separating Ballrooms A1, A2, and B with classroom seating only
    • Weekends – walls can be removed for use of the entire Ballroom with classroom seating only
  • Alumni Lounge will be offline for the fall semester to be utilized as a University testing site
  • Room capacities will be determined using approved capacity guidance
    • Capacities will vary depending on what is allowable for your event/activity type and the meeting room setup you require
    • Existing reservations will be assessed every week for reservations within 30 days, confirming that reservations are still in line with COVID-19 protocols
    • Any additional service staff that are part of your meeting (i.e. Catering or IT) will count toward your overall capacity
  • Rooms will be sanitized between scheduled events and in-room self-sanitizing stations will be available to users
  • Submit a room request here at least 72 hours (3 days) before your event.  If you need to request a room less than 72 hours ahead of time, please contact the Memorial Union at 906-487-2543 or reservations-l@mtu.edu.  
  • Room Setups – View standard setups for each room here. Custom setups are not available at this time.

Registrar – Academic Buildings and Classrooms

  • Classroom reservations for evenings and weekends are maintained in the Registrar’s Office.  You may submit your request using the online room reservation system.  
  • Room reservation requests must be submitted at least one day in advance to ensure Public Safety and Police Services and Energy Management are notified.
  • Registered Student Organizations must adhere to guidelines found here.
  • For all group meetings, the group size of 10 is in effect. Even though your room may hold more, your group must adhere to the size of 10. An option if you have more is to reserve another room or meet outside.
  • Reminder: Public Safety and Police Services is responsible for the locking of all University buildings. If you need after hours access to a building or room, or lock yourself out of your office, please call 487-2216.
  • Information: If you need to reserve equipment or need assistance in a classroom, please contact Information Technology-User Services at it-help@mtu.edu or call 487-1111. Any questions, call the Registrar’s Office at 487-2319.
  • Classrooms are cleaned daily, except weekends. Sanitize the areas where you sit and touch before and after use. Groups must maintain at least six feet of distance. Face coverings must be worn. Close windows, turn off lights, clean up, return room to order, and close the door when leaving. Be smart, do your part, and be responsible for your own safety.

Please Take Care of Breakers

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The North Canal Township Park is what we call “Breakers.” Breakers is unique in that the beach was partly formed due to the result of local mining and is made up largely of stamp sand. Breakers is very popular for students at Michigan Tech – the drive out is nice and it seems like there’s always some group having a bonfire. But we must also be good stewards of the park. Here are a few tips to help us all continue to enjoy Breakers…

  • Pack it in, pack it out
  • Leave it better than you found it
  • Let the wildlife be
  • Be prepared
  • Think about your impact
  • Be courteous to others

Update on SDC Reservations for RSOs!

The SDC will resume reservations for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) for the 2020-21 academic year on September 21. 

Updated guidelines on the SDC reservation process, requirements and procedures during COVID-19 will be released early next week. Michigan Tech is adhering to state and federal guidelines related to event size, public gatherings and health and safety protocols. Face coverings are required during athletic RSO practices and competitions.

Please note that in addition to the SDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, your plan must also meet the Student Leadership & Involvement Office’s RSO Consideration for Physical Activities and Club Sports During COVID-19.

All RSO reservations that have already been submitted to the SDC are being held. There is no need to submit another form at this time. We thank you for your patience and look forward to getting your group back to the SDC! 

Please hold your questions until you receive the guidelines next week. 

ResEd Spotlight Board Program

We at ResEd have created the Spotlight Board Program which is designed to have student organizations come into the residence hall and decorate a bulletin board to introduce a learning opportunity. The board should be decorated with a given theme and content of your choosing as well as some information about your organization and how other students can get involved. Content can be anything from history/heritage month, awareness month, or any topic that your organization wants to spotlight.

If a student organization submits an idea, the residence hall councils will choose what they want to see in their environment. Submitting an idea does not guarantee your board will be picked for a certain month. For more information about this process you read up on the policy here: Spotlight Board Policy

To submit a idea to create a Spotlight Board Please fill out the following form (add form link here)  by Sept. 20th and if you need an example of a complete form here is one: Spotlight Board Form Example

Let’s Talk Times

Need more information? Please reference our website, as the Zoom links are also available online. https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/letstalk/

Husky Hour Events!

Link to Events Calendar for 9/16: https://events.mtu.edu/event/husky_hour-_exploring_the_keweenaw#.X2DOD2hKjcs 

Link to Events Calendar for 9/22: https://events.mtu.edu/event/husky_hour-_health_skills#.X2DOOmhKjcs 

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/


The Student Scoop – September 9, 2020

HuskyLead: “Recruitment Basics” – MAP your way to success

Thursday, September 10 –  MUB Ballroom A2 at 6 p.m.

Are you looking to gain more members? Do you struggle to keep the members you have? Join us to learn more about using a M.A.P. to recruit and retain members. We will explore the necessary steps to implement a repeatable recruitment process!


K-Day 2020 – THIS FRIDAY!

You are now entering the Involvement Zone… K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is our student organization fair and it’s an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day – THIS FRIDAY! This is your opportunity to meet organizations and find out how you can get involved.

This year, there are multiple ways for you to enjoy K-Day. First, you can attend virtually through Involvement Link on Friday, September 11 between Noon and 5 PM.  There are opportunities to win a prize for participating during that time! You can also attend any of the in-person K-Day opportunities.  They are all taking place on campus! The first three in-person K-Days are: Friday, September 11 Noon – 2PM, Friday, September 11 3-5PM, and Tuesday, September 15 1-3PM. For more information on when the in-person K-Days are and which organizations will be there, check out our website!   Please send questions to raspence@mtu.edu.


Upcoming Intramural Events!

Download

Register your team at – www.imleagues.com/MTU

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Pellizzaro at 487-3040 or crpelliz@mtu.edu.


Virtual Study Abroad Fair

For more information, contact studyabroad@mtu.edu

Evening with Industry

EWI is an annual event hosted by the Michigan Tech Society of Women Engineers the day before the Fall Career Fair. EWI provides a relaxed environment where students and corporate representatives can interact before the career fair.

The event is open to all Michigan Tech University students, who will have the opportunity to network with company representatives while learning about numerous and diverse companies and the internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities they offer. These employers target Michigan Tech in their recruiting efforts and are eager to meet and interact with top talented students.


RSO Room Reservation Information

Due to the current Health & Safety level on campus and the ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, many of our buildings have adjusted their options for room reservations this semester.

Memorial Union Building

  • Reservations are for the fall semester only
    • reserved on a first-come, first-served basis 
    • reservation requests for the spring semester will be accepted beginning on November 1, 2020
  • Ballroom is available after 6 p.m. Monday–Friday and on weekends during normal operating hours
    • offered up for student use as a quasi-classroom, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. for the fall semester when classes are in session
    • Weekdays – walls up separating Ballrooms A1, A2, and B with classroom seating only
    • Weekends – walls can be removed for use of the entire Ballroom with classroom seating only
  • Alumni Lounge will be offline for the fall semester to be utilized as a University testing site
  • Room capacities will be determined using approved capacity guidance
    • Capacities will vary depending on what is allowable for your event/activity type and the meeting room setup you require
    • Existing reservations will be assessed every week for reservations within 30 days, confirming that reservations are still in line with COVID-19 protocols
    • Any additional service staff that are part of your meeting (i.e. Catering or IT) will count toward your overall capacity
  • Rooms will be sanitized between scheduled events and in-room self-sanitizing stations will be available to users
  • Submit a room request here at least 72 hours (3 days) before your event.  If you need to request a room less than 72 hours ahead of time, please contact the Memorial Union at 906-487-2543 or reservations-l@mtu.edu.  
  • Room Setups – View standard setups for each room here. Custom setups are not available at this time.

Registrar – Academic Buildings and Classrooms

  • Classroom reservations for evenings and weekends are maintained in the Registrar’s Office.  You may submit your request using the online room reservation system.  
  • Room reservation requests must be submitted at least one day in advance to ensure Public Safety and Police Services and Energy Management are notified.
  • Registered Student Organizations must adhere to guidelines found here.
  • For all group meetings, the group size of 10 is in effect. Even though your room may hold more, your group must adhere to the size of 10. An option if you have more is to reserve another room or meet outside.
  • Reminder: Public Safety and Police Services is responsible for the locking of all University buildings. If you need after hours access to a building or room, or lock yourself out of your office, please call 487-2216.
  • Information: If you need to reserve equipment or need assistance in a classroom, please contact Information Technology-User Services at it-help@mtu.edu or call 487-1111. Any questions, call the Registrar’s Office at 487-2319.
  • Classrooms are cleaned daily, except weekends. Sanitize the areas where you sit and touch before and after use. Groups must maintain at least six feet of distance. Face coverings must be worn. Close windows, turn off lights, clean up, return room to order, and close the door when leaving. Be smart, do your part, and be responsible for your own safety.


Please Take Care of Breakers

The North Canal Township Park is what we call “Breakers.” Breakers is unique in that the beach was partly formed due to the result of local mining and is made up largely of stamp sand. Breakers is very popular for students at Michigan Tech – the drive out is nice and it seems like there’s always some group having a bonfire. But we must also be good stewards of the park. Here are a few tips to help us all continue to enjoy Breakers…

  • Pack it in, pack it out
  • Leave it better than you found it
  • Let the wildlife be
  • Be prepared
  • Think about your impact
  • Be courteous to others


Recreation is now Hiring!

Recreation is now hiring lifeguards for the SDC pool!  You can apply at michigantechrecreation.com.  Send any questions to Annie at ambengry@mtu.edu or (906) 487-2995.

Michigan Tech Snapchat Takeovers

Do you want to raise awareness about your organization or event? Attract more members? Show others the great things you’re doing? University Marketing and Communications is looking for responsible, outgoing students, faculty, or staff willing to run a Snapchat Takeover.
University Snapchat Coordinator Megan Ross works with campus groups to organize awareness-raising Snapchat Takeovers targeted to current and future Huskies. With more than 2,500 followers, our Snapchat account is a great way to reach other students.
We’ve had students and groups run takeovers in other countries through IPS, promote Enterprise competitions with the Concrete Canoe team, share their work with Summer Youth Programs, show incoming students what the Residence Education and OTL teams are preparing, and much more.
To run a Snapchat Takeover, all you need to do is identify who will run the takeover and choose a time slot of one to three days where that person can highlight your organization or event. Then go online to check availability, fill out the request form and contract, and review our tips and tricks. Email socialnetwork@mtu.edu with any questions.


The Student Scoop- September 2, 2020

Snack Break?

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Come out on September 2nd at 1 pm to the MUB Circle and grab a snack with MUB Board and Student Leadership and Involvement! We will have Oreos, chips, fruit snacks, pretzels, granola bars, and other food goodies!

Recreation is now Hiring!

Recreation is now hiring lifeguards for the SDC pool!  You can apply at michigantechrecreation.com.  Send any questions to Annie at ambengry@mtu.edu or (906) 487-2995.

Michigan Tech Snapchat Takeovers

Do you want to raise awareness about your organization or event? Attract more members? Show others the great things you’re doing? University Marketing and Communications is looking for responsible, outgoing students, faculty, or staff willing to run a Snapchat Takeover.
University Snapchat Coordinator Megan Ross works with campus groups to organize awareness-raising Snapchat Takeovers targeted to current and future Huskies. With more than 2,500 followers, our Snapchat account is a great way to reach other students.
We’ve had students and groups run takeovers in other countries through IPS, promote Enterprise competitions with the Concrete Canoe team, share their work with Summer Youth Programs, show incoming students what the Residence Education and OTL teams are preparing, and much more.
To run a Snapchat Takeover, all you need to do is identify who will run the takeover and choose a time slot of one to three days where that person can highlight your organization or event. Then go online to check availability, fill out the request form and contract, and review our tips and tricks. Email socialnetwork@mtu.edu with any questions.

Calling All Student Organizations!

The Lode, Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, is looking to do feature articles on the student organizations of Michigan Tech in the Pulse section of the paper.
Is your group doing something cool and noteworthy that you would like to share with others in the MTU community? Reach out to the Pulse Section Editor at madegnit@mtu.edu to schedule an interview.

Intramural Registration is Now Open!


HuskyLead: How to Market Your College Experience to Employers

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Join us for our first HuskyLead of the semester.
How to Market Your College Experience to Employers will focus on how to market your involvement, both on your resumes and in conversation.
Being able to communicate the skills gained outside the classroom is key when companies are faced with many qualified candidates. 
This presentation is being held on Thursday, September 3 at 6:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A2.


The Student Scoop – August 26, 2020

Night On The Lawn

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Join the MUB board on Wednesday, August 26th from 7-9pm on campus to celebrate the start to a great school year! We will have live music, snacks, artists, and games provided all over campus.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events. 


An Afternoon on the Town

On Saturday, August 29th starting at 10:00 AM the annual Welcome Week event, An Afternoon on the Town, will take place virtually. 
Students will engage with a virtual map to learn about local businesses and organizations to welcome new students and returning students prior to the fall semester. The virtual map can be found here.

There will be an opportunity for students to enter to win prizes by filling out the Prize Form before 3 p.m. on Saturday. The map will be accessible after the Prize Form closes.

“An Afternoon on the Town” is sponsored by Student Leadership and Involvement, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and Residence Education and Housing Services. 

Q&A with Jason Nash!

Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 PM virtual

https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/92624180944

Virtually hang out and ask questions of Jason Nash!

Jason Nash is a comedian and internet personality with 3 million subscribers on YouTube. He’s written and directed two feature films (“FML” and “Jason Nash is Married”), was a semi-finalist on “Last Comic Standing,” recently starred in his own Comedy Central series “Second Chances”, and is a co-host of the successful podcast VIEWS, which reaches over 1 million listeners per episode.


Snack Break?

Come out on September 2nd at 1 pm to the MUB Circle and grab a snack with MUB Board and Student Leadership and Involvement! We will have Oreos, chips, fruit snacks, pretzels, granola bars, and other food goodies!

Welcome Week Blood Drive

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Currently, there is a critical need for blood donors, please join us in the Rozsa Lobby and donate blood on:

September 1, 11 AM – 5 PM
September 2, 10 AM – 4 PM
Our new location this year allows for social distancing while donating. We ask that everyone wear a mask and reserve your appointment slot ahead of time. You can reserve online at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=49931. Please bring a photo ID with you.
Everyone who donates will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card and a free t-shirt. All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. For more information go to: www.redcrossblood.org/ or email raspence@mtu.edu


HuskyLead: How to Market Your College Experience to Employers

Join us for our first HuskyLead of the semester.
How to Market Your College Experience to Employers will focus on how to market your involvement, both on your resumes and in conversation.
Being able to communicate the skills gained outside the classroom is key when companies are faced with many qualified candidates. 
This presentation is being held on Thursday, September 3 at 6:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A2.

The Lode wants YOU!

Do you have experience with WordPress?
The Lode is looking for a student familiar with WordPress to edit our website for compensation.
Please reach out directly to cjmadish@mtu.edu or madegnit@mtu.edu for all inquiries.
Our website currently uses a Flex WordPress Theme by SNO. Check it out here: https://mtulode.com/ 

Intramural Sports

JOIN TODAY!

Download

Check out our imleagues.com/mtu page for all registration info and deadlines. Questions: Contact Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu or visit: www.michigantechrecreation.com/IM/index



Student News Briefs- August 21, 2020

Comedian Eric O’Shea

Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 PM

Rozsa and virtual! *Seating in the Rozsa is limited to 200 and will be on a first come basis. 

https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/96660143540

Get ready to witness not only a comedy show, but an EVENT! With over 10 million hits on YouTube, and being nominated 6-TIME Campus Activities Magazine’s “National Comedy Performer of the Year,” Eric O’Shea is one of the best!  As a veteran performer of over 1800 colleges and universities and countless clean corporate events, let Eric’s clean wit and priceless observations take you through your embarrassing childhood and hidden everyday moments that drive you insane!


Night On The Lawn

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Join the MUB board on Wednesday, August 26th from 7-9pm on campus to celebrate the start to a great school year! We will have live music, snacks, artists, and games provided all over campus.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events. 


Q&A with Jason Nash!

Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 PM virtual

https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/92624180944

Virtually hang out and ask questions of Jason Nash!

Jason Nash is a comedian and internet personality with 3 million subscribers on YouTube. He’s written and directed two feature films (“FML” and “Jason Nash is Married”), was a semi-finalist on “Last Comic Standing,” recently starred in his own Comedy Central series “Second Chances”, and is a co-host of the successful podcast VIEWS, which reaches over 1 million listeners per episode.


Snack Break?

Come out on September 2nd at 1 pm to the MUB Circle and grab a snack with MUB Board and Student Leadership and Involvement! We will have Oreos, chips, fruit snacks, pretzels, granola bars, and other food goodies!

Welcome Week Blood Drive

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Currently, there is a critical need for blood donors, please join us in the Rozsa Lobby and donate blood on:

September 1, 11 AM – 5 PM
September 2, 10 AM – 4 PM
Our new location this year allows for social distancing while donating. We ask that everyone wear a mask and reserve your appointment slot ahead of time. You can reserve online at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=49931. Please bring a photo ID with you.
Everyone who donates will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card and a free t-shirt. All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. For more information go to: www.redcrossblood.org/ or email raspence@mtu.edu


Covid-19 Course For Students

Given the amount of misinformation out there and the impact of COVID-19 on our students lives and therefore their potential interest in the topic, we have developed a 1-credit ‘town hall’ style course for this fall on COVID-19 (UN 3990 COVID-10 Impact & Response). The course is remote, offered on Thursday evenings. Each week 2-4 guests will give a short talk on related topics and then we will have a moderated Q&A period. The topics will cover diverse aspects of the virus and the impacts on our communities and populations. Speakers will include faculty, public health professionals, community experts, and local clinicians. 


Intramural Sports

JOIN TODAY!

Download

Check out our imleagues.com/mtu page for all registration info and deadlines. Questions: Contact Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu or visit: www.michigantechrecreation.com/IM/index



Student News Brief Update!

The Student News Brief, a weekly electronic publication sent out to all current students is getting an update that includes a new name!  The Student News Brief will now be The Student Scoop and will be sent out weekly on Wednesday mornings.  The Student Scoop provides an opportunity for Registered Student Organizations to submit events, fundraisers, and reminders that are focused on students and student events.

The changes will begin next week, August 26 and all submissions for The Student Scoop should be sent in by noon on Tuesday to be published in that week’s blog. To submit a Student News Brief article, please email activities@mtu.edu. Please include your article and feel free to attach an image – either a JPG or PNG (MAX size 2MB) if you have one.


Student News Briefs – May 15, 2020

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in the fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald


Update Memorial Union Building

Update from the Memorial Union: The Memorial Union is currently closed and will tentatively reopen in late August.  If you have any questions while the Memorial Union is closed, please email Daryl Matthews at djmatthe@mtu.edu


Get Involved, Give Back, Serve

As our Husky family finds itself spread across the world this Spring, we have come to realize now more than ever the importance of continual dedication to civic engagement and service. 

Thus, we encourage each of you to get involved by finding opportunities to serve!  Even though we cannot always volunteer together, there are many ways to give back. We have compiled a list of opportunities that most anyone can pursue regardless of geographic location.  You can also sign up for our volunteer newsletter here. To all of you that volunteer your time and talents – YOU are our Husky Helpers! We appreciate all that you do.


Get Moving Copper Country

Click here to register


Huskies Fit Online

Huskies fit is now offering some classes online!  Check out their Facebook for more information

Visit their Facebook page for more information


MTU SDH Event: The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive has officially been rescheduled!

Drive Date: Saturday, June 27th from 9am – 5pm in Fisher Hall

Please continue collecting these items for the drive: foil-lined granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw on the day of the drive, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Student News Briefs – May 1, 2020

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman

Have a great summer Huskies!


Get Involved, Give Back, Serve

As our Husky family finds itself spread across the world this Spring, we have come to realize now more than ever the importance of continual dedication to civic engagement and service.  Thus, we encourage each of you to get involved by finding opportunities to serve!  Even though we cannot always volunteer together, there are many ways to give back. We have compiled a list of opportunities that most anyone can pursue regardless of geographic location.  You can also sign up for our volunteer newsletter here. To all of you that volunteer your time and talents – YOU are our Husky Helpers! We appreciate all that you do.


K-Day Registration

K-Day Registration is officially open, so reserve your spot now!  Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!  

K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on Friday, September 11 beginning at noon. Students head to Chassell Centennial Park for an afternoon of food, fun, and music.  K-day typically sees 3500-4000 students so this is an important recruitment opportunity for your organization.  Please have your organization’s event finalized before  registering HERE.  

Keep in mind, the person you list as the primary contact for your organization’s registration will be the one receiving all communications.  They will need to keep an eye out for emails during the summer in case of any changes that are made to K-Day due to the fall semester start date. 

Get ready because with this year’s theme you will be crossing over into… The Involvement Zone!  Organizations can get creative with this science fiction and fantasy themed student organization fair!

Questions about K-Day can be directed to Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu.


MTU SDH Event: The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive has officially been rescheduled!

Drive Date: Saturday, June 27th from 9am – 5pm in Fisher Hall

Please continue collecting these items for the drive: foil-lined granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw on the day of the drive, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Michigan Tech Community Outreach – COVID-19

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Michigan.gov Coronavirus Volunteering, Donation, & Assistance Request Page: comprehensive resource for those looking to volunteer (health professionals, students, community members, etc.) or request assistance within Michigan

Community Volunteer Sign-Up (by county)

Yoopers Helping Yoopers Facebook Group: group for all UP residents dedicated to sharingresourcesand requesting assistance

Western Upper Peninsula Subgroup

Face Masks for the Keweenaw: coalition of makers, creating masks for Keweenaw hospitals and residents

GoFundMe for monetary donations

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly: a great place to donate resources and time due to our elderly population being especially vulnerable

Mission in Motion: Ways to Volunteer

Donation Wish List

If you know of any other opportunities or needs that you would like the Michigan Tech community to be aware of, please contact Dr. Kari Henquinet (kbhenqui@mtu.edu).