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

Download

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).


Student News Briefs – April 24, 2020

I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.

-Maya Angelou


Student Leadership Awards

You are cordially invited to the 26th Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students who are crazy smart, motivated, and adventurous. As faculty and staff, we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. We realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits. Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.

The recipient of each award will be honored at the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony posted Friday (April 24) on the Student Leadership Awards web page.


EVERY WEDNESDAY: Trivia Night!

Trivia Night! 

Join us April 29 at 8 PM EST on Zoom.  This week’s theme will be general trivia!  Think you know more than your friends?  Full of facts and not sure when you might need them?  Prove to everyone you know your stuff!  We will have weekly Wednesday trivia nights until the end of the semester. Our final Trivia Night will be April 29 and the theme will be Disney! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get more information about upcoming trivia topics and other fun events! 


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.


Michigan Tech Community Outreach – COVID-19

Download

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).


Love in the Time of COVID-19: A Virtual Poetry Reading

Hosted by CDI

As we face a new normal to our day-to-day lives, maintaining a creative, expressive, and connected community has taken on new meaning and importance.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Amy L. Howard (Center for Diversity and Inclusion) and M. Bartley Seigel (Department of Humanities) cordially invite you to submit work for participation in a virtual poetry reading engaging any facet of life and love in the time of Covid-19.

Anyone may submit a poem for this virtual reading. You may submit either an original poem or a favorite poem that has spoken to you during this difficult time. This reading is about community, feeling, healing, loving, and connecting, and we wish all individuals to feel empowered either as poets themselves or as avid readers of poetry.

Please note, by submitting a poem for possible inclusion, you are agreeing to be available to read that poem in person via the Zoom event.

The virtual poetry reading will be held Friday, April 24th at 4pm via Zoom.

This event is open to all. Selected poets MUST be available to read in person via Zoom. Please submit the following Google Form to participate!

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 17, 5 pm
Notification of Selection: Monday, April 20, 5 pm
Virtual Poetry Reading: Friday, April 24, 4pm


Virtual Spring Fling!

Avast ye, Huskies!

The first ever “Virtual Spring Fling” is happening, and it’s time to have all hands on deck for this year’s Pirates Edition! This event is brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board), and is a chance for you to promote your organization. Check your email for all of the details!!!

Instead of doing a booth competition and presenting your org at tables on campus, we will be having a virtual poster event with added competition for the best posters. The posters which best match the theme of pirates will have a chance to win money for their organization! First place is $125 and Second place is $75! Additionally, if your poster receives the most likes from our Facebook post your organization will get to select the location of your booth at next year’s spring fling!

Feel free to email MUB Board (mubboard@mtu.edu) if you have any further questions. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

-MUB Board Special Events Committee 


Intramural Rocket League Info

Michigan Tech Intramurals is happy to announce that we will be offering Rocket League Tournaments. The attached link is a sign-up sheet for the tournaments so we can get a rough estimate of how many people will be participating, their skill level and what platform they will be using. Feel free to inform other Michigan Tech students who you would think would be interested. 

This is a general sign-up sheet, it is to get a rough estimate of how many people are interested.

If everything goes well these next couple of days we should be starting this coming week.

The sign-up sheet is to get a general count of people who want to play in these tournaments. The tournaments will be divided by skill level, grouping some ranks together to make it more fair. There is now a category of what game mode you play. Your team will be based upon who is in your party at the start of the tournament. These tournaments will be private so there will be a name and password associated to be able to join. The name and password will be provided via IMLeagues in some way. If you have any questions you can reply to this announcement. 

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Program Collaboration” group.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to program-collaboration-l+unsubscribe@mtu.edu.

To view this discussion on the web visit 


COVID-19 Volunteer Interest Survey

Are you interested in volunteering to help community members of the Keweenaw during the Covid-19 crisis?

The Pavlis Honors College is looking to connect Michigan Tech students with opportunities to lend a helping hand–even from a distance–during this time! If you’d like to get involved, please fill out this survey.

 Covid-19 Volunteer Interest Survey

Please note, this survey is for gauging initial interest. After you fill out the survey, we will reach out with further details as they become available!
If you have any questions, contact Elise Cheney Makens  (eacheney@mtu.edu).


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Michigan Tech is planning to host virtual events educate the campus community to prevent sexual violence. 

Denim Day on Wednesday, April 29

Michigan Tech Title IX invites you to wear denim with a purpose on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for International Denim Day to support survivors and educate our community about the forms of sexual violence. Denim Day was founded after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Enraged by the verdict, within hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into action and protested by wearing jeans on the steps of the Supreme Court. Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, organized the country’s first Denim Day event in 1999. You can find more information about Denim Day here. Please join us in wearing denim proudly on April 29. 

With any questions about these events, please contact Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu.


Campus Store Course Material Updates – Buyback and Rentals

RENTAL RETURNS
Students who have rented books for the Spring Term will be required to return those books to Public Safety by May 15, 2020.  Students have a two week extension for rental returns.  Students who have left campus will be asked to ship their books back to the store, while those who remain on campus will have a drop location at Public Safety while the campus store is closed. We are planning in the event that we are unable to reopen, or for students who have returned to their permanent home. During this process, both the Campus Store and Public Safety will ensure adherence to the Governor’s order of social distancing, and respect safety guidelines for handling rental returns. These steps include, keeping a 6′ distance and disinfecting books. Students will receive communication regarding their rentals with instructions for proper returns. If students reach out to faculty to questions regarding their rental books, please have them contact Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store.  

BUYBACK
Students will now have the chance to sell their used textbooks through an online buyback program. Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore has partnered with two used textbook wholesalers who are offering students the opportunity to sell their books back without leaving their home. The Campus Store website will allow students to compare prices to both Nebraska Book Company and MBS Book Exchange. Both companies will allow students to print off a return label for free shipping. If you’d like to find out more, you can reach out to Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store or click here (https://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech) During this time of social distancing, this is just one way the Campus Store is helping to smooth the transition for students by seeking new ways to offer services students depend on.


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

*DRIVE DATE POSTPONED TO THIS SUMMER (OFFICIAL DATE TBD)*

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

Stay tuned for more information regarding the new Drive date.  We are hoping to hold the drive sometime this summer when it is safe for people to gather in groups again.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw this summer, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

Please continue saving these five items: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Student News Briefs – April 17, 2020

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

 —Vincent van Gogh


EVERY WEDNESDAY: Trivia Night!

Trivia Night! 

Join us April 22 at 8 PM EST on Zoom.  This week’s theme will be general trivia!  Think you know more than your friends?  Full of facts and not sure when you might need them?  Prove to everyone you know your stuff!  We will have weekly Wednesday trivia nights until the end of the semester. Our final Trivia Night will be April 29 and the theme will be Disney! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get more information about upcoming trivia topics and other fun events! 


Info Session

Have you ever thought of combining your study abroad experience with your Christian faith?

What: Join International Studies Abroad in a virtual info session to learn how to incorporate spiritual support and mission work into your time abroad through ISA Veritas.

When: April 21st at 3:00 pm EST

Where: Zoom  https://zoom.us/j/8920880649?pwd=SGZVVVkvTmlqbWdYVmN0VmJqV3NhZz09

Questions: info@veritasabroad.com 


Michigan Tech Community Outreach – COVID-19

Download

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).


Love in the Time of COVID-19: A Virtual Poetry Reading

Hosted by CDI

As we face a new normal to our day-to-day lives, maintaining a creative, expressive, and connected community has taken on new meaning and importance.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Amy L. Howard (Center for Diversity and Inclusion) and M. Bartley Seigel (Department of Humanities) cordially invite you to submit work for participation in a virtual poetry reading engaging any facet of life and love in the time of Covid-19.

Anyone may submit a poem for this virtual reading. You may submit either an original poem or a favorite poem that has spoken to you during this difficult time. This reading is about community, feeling, healing, loving, and connecting, and we wish all individuals to feel empowered either as poets themselves or as avid readers of poetry.

Please note, by submitting a poem for possible inclusion, you are agreeing to be available to read that poem in person via the Zoom event.

The virtual poetry reading will be held Friday, April 24th at 4pm via Zoom.

This event is open to all. Selected poets MUST be available to read in person via Zoom. Please submit the following Google Form to participate!

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 17, 5 pm
Notification of Selection: Monday, April 20, 5 pm
Virtual Poetry Reading: Friday, April 24, 4pm


Virtual Spring Fling!

Avast ye, Huskies!

The first ever “Virtual Spring Fling” is happening, and it’s time to have all hands on deck for this year’s Pirates Edition! This event is brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board), and is a chance for you to promote your organization. Check your email for all of the details!!!

Instead of doing a booth competition and presenting your org at tables on campus, we will be having a virtual poster event with added competition for the best posters. The posters which best match the theme of pirates will have a chance to win money for their organization! First place is $125 and Second place is $75! Additionally, if your poster receives the most likes from our Facebook post your organization will get to select the location of your booth at next year’s spring fling!

Feel free to email MUB Board (mubboard@mtu.edu) if you have any further questions. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

-MUB Board Special Events Committee 


Winter Carnival Logo Contest

Download

Interested in helping to shape next year’s Winter Carnival? Then help Blue Key create their next logo with their logo design contest! The rules are on the form and you can submit your design to bluekey@mtu.edu by Saturday, April 18, by 11:59pm.  


Husky Hour: Understanding Grief & Loss

Please visit this page for more information!


Intramural Rocket League Info

Michigan Tech Intramurals is happy to announce that we will be offering Rocket League Tournaments. The attached link is a sign-up sheet for the tournaments so we can get a rough estimate of how many people will be participating, their skill level and what platform they will be using. Feel free to inform other Michigan Tech students who you would think would be interested. 

This is a general sign-up sheet, it is to get a rough estimate of how many people are interested.

If everything goes well these next couple of days we should be starting this coming week.

The sign-up sheet is to get a general count of people who want to play in these tournaments. The tournaments will be divided by skill level, grouping some ranks together to make it more fair. There is now a category of what game mode you play. Your team will be based upon who is in your party at the start of the tournament. These tournaments will be private so there will be a name and password associated to be able to join. The name and password will be provided via IMLeagues in some way. If you have any questions you can reply to this announcement. 

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Program Collaboration” group.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to program-collaboration-l+unsubscribe@mtu.edu.

To view this discussion on the web visit 


Michigan Tech Intramurals Rocket League Tournaments

Registration Deadline : April 17 at 5:00pm

Location: Participants will play from their personal device

Eligibility: Currently enrolled Michigan Tech Students are eligible to participate in Rocket League Tournaments. Full-Time Faculty and Staff may participate

Tournament Information: Join and/or create a team in the league that reflects your online rank in Rocket League.

Lower ranked players can join higher ranked tournaments.

All tournament matches will be 3 vs 3

There is a 2 vs 2 open division that is not divided by rank, any ranked player can team up and face off.

Tournaments
Unranked-Silver @ 6pm April 18th
Unranked-Platinum @ 7pm April 18th
Unranked-Diamond @ 8pm April 18th
Unranked-Grand Champ @ 9pm April 18th
Open Rank 2vs2 Tournament @ 3pm April 19th

Register your team at:
https://www.imleagues.com/mtu

Contact Info:
imsports@mtu.edu


COVID-19 Volunteer Interest Survey

Are you interested in volunteering to help community members of the Keweenaw during the Covid-19 crisis?

The Pavlis Honors College is looking to connect Michigan Tech students with opportunities to lend a helping hand–even from a distance–during this time! If you’d like to get involved, please fill out this survey.

 Covid-19 Volunteer Interest Survey

Please note, this survey is for gauging initial interest. After you fill out the survey, we will reach out with further details as they become available!
If you have any questions, contact Elise Cheney-Makens (eacheney@mtu.edu).


Husky Hour: Preparing for Finals

Tuesday, April 21 at 4:00 PM Eastern on Zoom: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/95859781031


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Michigan Tech is planning to host virtual events educate the campus community to prevent sexual violence. 

Denim Day on Wednesday, April 29

Michigan Tech Title IX invites you to wear denim with a purpose on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for International Denim Day to support survivors and educate our community about the forms of sexual violence. Denim Day was founded after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Enraged by the verdict, within hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into action and protested by wearing jeans on the steps of the Supreme Court. Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, organized the country’s first Denim Day event in 1999. You can find more information about Denim Day here. Please join us in wearing denim proudly on April 29. 

With any questions about these events, please contact Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu.


Campus Store Course Material Updates – Buyback and Rentals

RENTAL RETURNS
Students who have rented books for the Spring Term will be required to return those books to Public Safety by May 15, 2020.  Students have a two week extension for rental returns.  Students who have left campus will be asked to ship their books back to the store, while those who remain on campus will have a drop location at Public Safety while the campus store is closed. We are planning in the event that we are unable to reopen, or for students who have returned to their permanent home. During this process, both the Campus Store and Public Safety will ensure adherence to the Governor’s order of social distancing, and respect safety guidelines for handling rental returns. These steps include, keeping a 6′ distance and disinfecting books. Students will receive communication regarding their rentals with instructions for proper returns. If students reach out to faculty to questions regarding their rental books, please have them contact Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store.  

BUYBACK
Students will now have the chance to sell their used textbooks through an online buyback program. Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore has partnered with two used textbook wholesalers who are offering students the opportunity to sell their books back without leaving their home. The Campus Store website will allow students to compare prices to both Nebraska Book Company and MBS Book Exchange. Both companies will allow students to print off a return label for free shipping. If you’d like to find out more, you can reach out to Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store or click here (https://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech) During this time of social distancing, this is just one way the Campus Store is helping to smooth the transition for students by seeking new ways to offer services students depend on.


New Deadline for Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) applications

The deadline for   Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)  applications has been extended to April 20th.  

The program consists of a 20-week internship (Mid-September through Mid-March), a $1,600 stipend, and professional development activities centered in academic research and scholarship. The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus.

Applications are due by April 20 and include the following:

1.     Online Application Form

2.     Project Description

3.     Faculty Mentor Letter of Support

4.     Faculty Match Funding Acknowledgement

Details of these requirements can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

This program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation, the DeVlieg Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

*DRIVE DATE POSTPONED TO THIS SUMMER (OFFICIAL DATE TBD)*

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

Stay tuned for more information regarding the new Drive date.  We are hoping to hold the drive sometime this summer when it is safe for people to gather in groups again.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw this summer, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

Please continue saving these five items: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Student News Briefs – April 10, 2020

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Comedy Magician Trent James – LIVE on your computer!

Join us virtually on April 10 at 9:00 PM EST for a night of laughs, magic, and fun!  

Comedy magician Trent James is bringing a fresh new feel to the “classic magic show”. Trent’s high-energy performance combines mind boggling magic with gut busting humor that has earned rave reviews in seventeen states. Trent is now quickly becoming one of the top magicians in the country. Don’t take our word for it…he has received top awards from both The International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians, as well as being the youngest recipient of The Milbourne Christopher Award (Past winners Included David Copperfield and Penn and Teller). Trent’s unique sleight of hand magic and hip vibe have made him a huge hit at colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events.

Everyone is invited and the show is family-friendly.  You will even get to learn a trick or two!

Watch on Zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LZz9opwiR3GVUCkHH4GQ0g


EVERY WEDNESDAY: Trivia Night!

Trivia Night! 

Our next theme is Harry Potter on April 15! 

Join us at 8 PM EST on Zoom.  Think you know more than your friends?  Full of facts and not sure when you might need them?  Prove to everyone you know your stuff!  We will have weekly Wednesday trivia nights until the end of the semester. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get more information about upcoming trivia topics and other fun events!


Husky Hour (Online)

Dealing with a little extra stress these days? Check out Husky Hour online and watch the Stress Less Webinar from Counseling Services to learn more about stress and get some great tips. 

Link to article & video


Michigan Tech Community Outreach – COVID-19

Download

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).


Love in the Time of COVID-19: A Virtual Poetry Reading

Hosted by CDI

As we face a new normal to our day-to-day lives, maintaining a creative, expressive, and connected community has taken on new meaning and importance.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Amy L. Howard (Center for Diversity and Inclusion) and M. Bartley Seigel (Department of Humanities) cordially invite you to submit work for participation in a virtual poetry reading engaging any facet of life and love in the time of Covid-19.

Anyone may submit a poem for this virtual reading. You may submit either an original poem or a favorite poem that has spoken to you during this difficult time. This reading is about community, feeling, healing, loving, and connecting, and we wish all individuals to feel empowered either as poets themselves or as avid readers of poetry.

Please note, by submitting a poem for possible inclusion, you are agreeing to be available to read that poem in person via the Zoom event.

The virtual poetry reading will be held Friday, April 24th at 4pm via Zoom.

This event is open to all. Selected poets MUST be available to read in person via Zoom. Please submit the following Google Form to participate!

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 17, 5 pm
Notification of Selection: Monday, April 20, 5 pm
Virtual Poetry Reading: Friday, April 24, 4pm


Virtual Spring Fling!

Avast ye, Huskies!

The first ever “Virtual Spring Fling” is happening, and it’s time to have all hands on deck for this year’s Pirates Edition! This event is brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board), and is a chance for you to promote your organization. Check your email for all of the details!!!

Instead of doing a booth competition and presenting your org at tables on campus, we will be having a virtual poster event with added competition for the best posters. The posters which best match the theme of pirates will have a chance to win money for their organization! First place is $125 and Second place is $75! Additionally, if your poster receives the most likes from our Facebook post your organization will get to select the location of your booth at next year’s spring fling!

Feel free to email MUB Board (mubboard@mtu.edu) if you have any further questions. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

-MUB Board Special Events Committee 


Intramural Rocket League Info

Michigan Tech Intramurals is happy to announce that we will be offering Rocket League Tournaments. The attached link is a sign-up sheet for the tournaments so we can get a rough estimate of how many people will be participating, their skill level and what platform they will be using. Feel free to inform other Michigan Tech students who you would think would be interested. 

This is a general sign-up sheet, it is to get a rough estimate of how many people are interested.

If everything goes well these next couple of days we should be starting this coming week.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LQ32V7cL8dinRFWGf6jwiSOc_rQIta-N3AcpzJR_EoI/edit?usp=sharing

The sign-up sheet is to get a general count of people who want to play in these tournaments. The tournaments will be divided by skill level, grouping some ranks together to make it more fair. There is now a category of what game mode you play. Your team will be based upon who is in your party at the start of the tournament. These tournaments will be private so there will be a name and password associated to be able to join. The name and password will be provided via IMLeagues in some way. If you have any questions you can reply to this announcement. —

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Census 2020 — Help Our Community

Michigan Tech encourages everyone to complete the 2020 Census and count yourself where you reside for most of the year. This would be your residence in the Houghton/Hancock/Keweenaw area or on campus. Your participation ensures the Michigan Tech community receives the future support it needs for parks, roads, walking and bike trails, schools, and city services and programs. For more information, please visit this site.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Michigan Tech is planning to host virtual events educate the campus community to prevent sexual violence. The following events are available to students, staff and faculty: End Rape on Campus and It’s On Us Zoom UniversityFor Sexual Assault Awareness Month, End Rape On Campus & It’s On Us have partnered together to bring you Zoom University: A Self-Care Survivor Series, a virtual course collection of webinars, workshops and more for students and survivors throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join them next week for:

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action on Tuesday, April 7

Help turn social media teal — the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention — on April 7th by sharing a teal selfie using #SAAM. Teal ribbons, t-shirts, nails, hair, makeup, jewelry, ties, and other accessories have been popular items worn in the past. You can also take the It’s On Us pledge and share your pledge through social media. Sample post: Today is the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action, and I’m wearing teal to show my support for survivors. #SAAM #IAsk

Dial Help Virtual TEAL Survivor Support Group on Tuesday, April 7

Dial Help, Inc. is hosting a virtual TEAL Survivor Support Group at 7:00 PM on April 7, 2020 through Zoom. Contact Paige to join at (906)482-9077 or psetter-hallwachs@dialhelp.org. TEAL is a free, safe, and non-judgmental community support group for anyone who experienced sexual violence past or present, including childhood abuse. Funded by the Division of Victim Services.

RAINN Checks for RAINN Day on April 14

The Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) is holding their annual RAINN Day on April 14, 2020. On April 14, Dial Help, Inc. and Michigan Tech Title IX are teaming up to host two Zoom meetings:

In these Zoom meetings, we will discuss self care, violence prevention and services available. Each session will hold space for questions from the audience.

Denim Day on Wednesday, April 29

Michigan Tech Title IX invites you to wear denim with a purpose on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for International Denim Day to support survivors and educate our community about the forms of sexual violence. Denim Day was founded after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Enraged by the verdict, within hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into action and protested by wearing jeans on the steps of the Supreme Court. Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, organized the country’s first Denim Day event in 1999. You can find more information about Denim Day here. Please join us in wearing denim proudly on April 29. 

With any questions about these events, please contact Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu.


Campus Store Course Material Updates – Buyback and Rentals

RENTAL RETURNS
Students who have rented books for the Spring Term will be required to return those books to Public Safety by May 15, 2020.  Students have a two week extension for rental returns.  Students who have left campus will be asked to ship their books back to the store, while those who remain on campus will have a drop location at Public Safety while the campus store is closed. We are planning in the event that we are unable to reopen, or for students who have returned to their permanent home. During this process, both the Campus Store and Public Safety will ensure adherence to the Governor’s order of social distancing, and respect safety guidelines for handling rental returns. These steps include, keeping a 6′ distance and disinfecting books. Students will receive communication regarding their rentals with instructions for proper returns. If students reach out to faculty to questions regarding their rental books, please have them contact Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store.  

BUYBACK
Students will now have the chance to sell their used textbooks through an online buyback program. Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore has partnered with two used textbook wholesalers who are offering students the opportunity to sell their books back without leaving their home. The Campus Store website will allow students to compare prices to both Nebraska Book Company and MBS Book Exchange. Both companies will allow students to print off a return label for free shipping. If you’d like to find out more, you can reach out to Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store or click here (https://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech) During this time of social distancing, this is just one way the Campus Store is helping to smooth the transition for students by seeking new ways to offer services students depend on.


New Deadline for Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) applications

The deadline for   Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)  applications has been extended to April 20th.  

The program consists of a 20-week internship (Mid-September through Mid-March), a $1,600 stipend, and professional development activities centered in academic research and scholarship. The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus.

Applications are due by April 20 and include the following:

1.     Online Application Form

2.     Project Description

3.     Faculty Mentor Letter of Support

4.     Faculty Match Funding Acknowledgement

Details of these requirements can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

This program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation, the DeVlieg Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

*DRIVE DATE POSTPONED TO THIS SUMMER (OFFICIAL DATE TBD)*

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

Stay tuned for more information regarding the new Drive date.  We are hoping to hold the drive sometime this summer when it is safe for people to gather in groups again.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw this summer, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

Please continue saving these five items: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Student News Briefs – April 3, 2020

“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something… My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”

― Jimmy Carter


EVERY WEDNESDAY: Trivia Night!

Trivia Night!  Join us at 8 PM EST on Zoom.  Think you know more than your friends?  Full of facts and not sure when you might need them?  Prove to everyone you know your stuff!  We will have weekly Wednesday trivia nights until the end of the semester.  First up will be general trivia on April 8.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get more information about upcoming trivia topics and other fun events!


Comedy Magician Trent James – LIVE on your computer!

Join us virtually on April 10 at 9:00 PM EST for a night of laughs, magic, and fun!  

Comedy magician Trent James is bringing a fresh new feel to the “classic magic show”. Trent’s high-energy performance combines mind boggling magic with gut busting humor that has earned rave reviews in seventeen states. Trent is now quickly becoming one of the top magicians in the country. Don’t take our word for it…he has received top awards from both The International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians, as well as being the youngest recipient of The Milbourne Christopher Award (Past winners Included David Copperfield and Penn and Teller). Trent’s unique sleight of hand magic and hip vibe have made him a huge hit at colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events.

Everyone is invited and the show is family-friendly.  You will even get to learn a trick or two!

Watch on Zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LZz9opwiR3GVUCkHH4GQ0g


Census 2020 — Help Our Community

Michigan Tech encourages everyone to complete the 2020 Census and count yourself where you reside for most of the year. This would be your residence in the Houghton/Hancock/Keweenaw area or on campus. Your participation ensures the Michigan Tech community receives the future support it needs for parks, roads, walking and bike trails, schools, and city services and programs. For more information, please visit this site.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Michigan Tech is planning to host virtual events educate the campus community to prevent sexual violence. The following events are available to students, staff and faculty: End Rape on Campus and It’s On Us Zoom UniversityFor Sexual Assault Awareness Month, End Rape On Campus & It’s On Us have partnered together to bring you Zoom University: A Self-Care Survivor Series, a virtual course collection of webinars, workshops and more for students and survivors throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join them next week for:

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action on Tuesday, April 7

Help turn social media teal — the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention — on April 7th by sharing a teal selfie using #SAAM. Teal ribbons, t-shirts, nails, hair, makeup, jewelry, ties, and other accessories have been popular items worn in the past. You can also take the It’s On Us pledge and share your pledge through social media. Sample post: Today is the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action, and I’m wearing teal to show my support for survivors. #SAAM #IAsk

Dial Help Virtual TEAL Survivor Support Group on Tuesday, April 7

Dial Help, Inc. is hosting a virtual TEAL Survivor Support Group at 7:00 PM on April 7, 2020 through Zoom. Contact Paige to join at (906)482-9077 or psetter-hallwachs@dialhelp.org. TEAL is a free, safe, and non-judgmental community support group for anyone who experienced sexual violence past or present, including childhood abuse. Funded by the Division of Victim Services.

RAINN Checks for RAINN Day on April 14

The Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) is holding their annual RAINN Day on April 14, 2020. On April 14, Dial Help, Inc. and Michigan Tech Title IX are teaming up to host two Zoom meetings:

In these Zoom meetings, we will discuss self care, violence prevention and services available. Each session will hold space for questions from the audience.

Denim Day on Wednesday, April 29

Michigan Tech Title IX invites you to wear denim with a purpose on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for International Denim Day to support survivors and educate our community about the forms of sexual violence. Denim Day was founded after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Enraged by the verdict, within hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into action and protested by wearing jeans on the steps of the Supreme Court. Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, organized the country’s first Denim Day event in 1999. You can find more information about Denim Day here. Please join us in wearing denim proudly on April 29. 

With any questions about these events, please contact Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu.


Minecraft Building Night

The Alley wants you to build something in Minecraft! The theme for this event is campus. We will be accepting photos through our email (makerspace@mtu.edu) all week (April 6th-10th), and posting a compilation on Facebook.

(If you don’t own Minecraft, the original browser version is still available at https://classic.minecraft.net)


Campus Store Course Material Updates – Buyback and Rentals

RENTAL RETURNS
Students who have rented books for the Spring Term will be required to return those books to Public Safety by May 15, 2020.  Students have a two week extension for rental returns.  Students who have left campus will be asked to ship their books back to the store, while those who remain on campus will have a drop location at Public Safety while the campus store is closed. We are planning in the event that we are unable to reopen, or for students who have returned to their permanent home. During this process, both the Campus Store and Public Safety will ensure adherence to the Governor’s order of social distancing, and respect safety guidelines for handling rental returns. These steps include, keeping a 6′ distance and disinfecting books. Students will receive communication regarding their rentals with instructions for proper returns. If students reach out to faculty to questions regarding their rental books, please have them contact Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store.  

BUYBACK
Students will now have the chance to sell their used textbooks through an online buyback program. Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore has partnered with two used textbook wholesalers who are offering students the opportunity to sell their books back without leaving their home. The Campus Store website will allow students to compare prices to both Nebraska Book Company and MBS Book Exchange. Both companies will allow students to print off a return label for free shipping. If you’d like to find out more, you can reach out to Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store or click here (https://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech) During this time of social distancing, this is just one way the Campus Store is helping to smooth the transition for students by seeking new ways to offer services students depend on.


New Deadline for Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) applications

The deadline for   Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)  applications has been extended to April 20th.  

The program consists of a 20-week internship (Mid-September through Mid-March), a $1,600 stipend, and professional development activities centered in academic research and scholarship. The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus.

Applications are due by April 20 and include the following:

1.     Online Application Form

2.     Project Description

3.     Faculty Mentor Letter of Support

4.     Faculty Match Funding Acknowledgement

Details of these requirements can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

This program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation, the DeVlieg Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


Campus-wide and Virtual Exhibit: The Art of Climate Change

The work of Chicago-based artist Alisa Singer, Environmental Graphiti is a series of digital paintings created to enhance public awareness of the science of climate change. Each of the artworks is derived from a chart, graph, map, word or number relating to key facts about climate change. Michigan Tech’s exhibit includes 23 pieces displayed at 10 locations across campus and virtually via the interactive campus map.

View the Tech Today article for more information


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

*DRIVE DATE POSTPONED TO THIS SUMMER (OFFICIAL DATE TBD)*

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

Stay tuned for more information regarding the new Drive date.  We are hoping to hold the drive sometime this summer when it is safe for people to gather in groups again.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw this summer, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

Please continue saving these five items: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Emergency Resources for Students

During the outbreak of COVID-19 students may be experiencing different types of needs. Michigan Tech has been working to develop a list of resources to address these needs. 

Food Resources:

  • Husky FAN: Food pantry and emergency meals,
  • Western UP Food Bank (Houghton),
  • Meals for children: Houghton-Portage Township Schools are providing meals by order (email sturnquist@houghton.k12.mi.us or call 906-369-0449) to children 18 and unders.
  • BHK Community Action Agency can provide monthly food options to those in need: 906-482-5528,

Utility Resources:

  • Utilities: Some area utilities (electric, gas, water) can assist customers with payment plans or assistance with paying bills,
  • UPPCO is suspending non-payment cut offs until April 5, customers need to contact them to inform them of any changes to their income during this time,
  • Spectrum: Offering internet options for students who do not have access,

Medical:

  • Medical: Hospitals can offer payment plans or other assistance for payment,

Storage:

  • Uhaul: Offering free storage for students for 30 days

Job opportunities:

  • Area businesses are hiring extra workers during this time for deliveries, additional cleaning and stocking,

Emergency Funds:

  • Betty Chavis Emergency Fund
  • International Student Emergency Fund
  • Graduate School Emergency Fund (Loan Program)

There may be additional resources depending on your area of residence. Please refer to your city’s webpage, local news, or social media.

We are continuing to add to this list, please check back on the Dean of Students Emergency Resources page for updates.


Success Coaching at the Wahtera Center

Success coaching is still available through the Wahtera Center. A lot of sudden changes have happened in the last couple weeks and you may find yourself feeling like you’d like some help with areas like refining your study techniques, beating procrastination, or taking care of yourself, a coach can provide direction. Learn more about success coaching here. Contact us at success@mtu.edu to schedule an appointment. 


Career Services is here for you

Virtual LinkedIn Session Wednesday, 25 March from 12-1

Virtual LinkedIn Session Thursday, 26 March from 5:30-6:30

Virtual Graduating and Still Looking Session Tuesday, 31 March 5:30-6:30

Virtual Graduating and Still Looking Session Wednesday, 1 April 12-1

These events are listed in Handshake, and a link is provided therein for students to join the sessions.

In addition, we’re offering 50 hours of one-on-one appointment slots for students who wish to meet with us virtually. We’re continuing to review offers on behalf of students and offer negotiation guidance when needed. Students can either schedule offer reviews through Handshake, or they can send an email to career@mtu.edu if there aren’t appointment slots available. 

Finally, students can send their resumes to career@mtu.edu for reviews and recommendations. 



Student News Briefs – March 27, 2020

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” ― Michelle Obama


Comedy Magician Trent James – LIVE on your computer!

Join us virtually on April 10 at 9:00 PM EST for a night of laughs, magic, and fun!  

Comedy magician Trent James is bringing a fresh new feel to the “classic magic show”. Trent’s high-energy performance combines mind boggling magic with gut busting humor that has earned rave reviews in seventeen states. Trent is now quickly becoming one of the top magicians in the country. Don’t take our word for it…he has received top awards from both The International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians, as well as being the youngest recipient of The Milbourne Christopher Award (Past winners Included David Copperfield and Penn and Teller). Trent’s unique sleight of hand magic and hip vibe have made him a huge hit at colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events.

Everyone is invited and the show is family-friendly.  You will even get to learn a trick or two!

Watch on Zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LZz9opwiR3GVUCkHH4GQ0g


11th Annual (first ever virtual) Feminists Reading Feminists on 3/31

Join us for the 11th 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.  The event will be held on March 31, 2020 at 4pm via ZOOM.  We in CDI know that community is important now, more than ever, so, join us!

We encourage you to sign up through our Google Form ahead of time (or submit a video/picture through the Google Form if you cannot attend) and at our virtual event via ZOOM, be prepared to 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. There will be time at the end for those who did not sign up ahead of time to participate in an open reading, ALL are welcome.

Please join us virtually to engage in meaningful dialogue and celebrating women’s history month – near and far – as a community.

If you’re part of the dialogue, you’re part of the solution. https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-center/


Tech Arts Festival – Photography Contest

MUB Board is hosting a virtual photography contest and it is open to all amateur photographers within the Tech Community! You must be a student, faculty or staff to enter. Entries must be original and not previously submitted. Prizes will be awarded to four photographers. Judges will vote to decide the top three photos and there will be one audience choice photo winner. Audience choice will be awarded to whichever photograph gets the most likes on Facebook before Wednesday, April 7th at 5:00pm.

All Contest Photographs must be submitted to mubboard@mtu.edu and posted to the MUB Board Facebook. Prizes will be given to the top 4 photos, rules can be found on the waiver.

To participate, You MUST fill out a waiver which can be found here:
bit.ly/TAFwaiver


Student Org Spotlight

Student Leadership & Involvement is looking for organizations to feature each Wednesday. In order to nominate your organization for the Spotlight simply fill out this form: https://forms.gle/sUtoMkw16ZqoZoka8   This is a great opportunity to get the word out about your organization!  


USG Representative Elections

Elections are now open for the USG Class and Year Representative positions! Head to Involvement Link to cast your vote! 


New Deadline for Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) applications

The deadline for   Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)  applications has been extended to April 20th.  

The program consists of a 20-week internship (Mid-September through Mid-March), a $1,600 stipend, and professional development activities centered in academic research and scholarship. The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus.

Applications are due by April 20 and include the following:

1.     Online Application Form

2.     Project Description

3.     Faculty Mentor Letter of Support

4.     Faculty Match Funding Acknowledgement

Details of these requirements can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

This program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation, the DeVlieg Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


Campus-wide and Virtual Exhibit: The Art of Climate Change

The work of Chicago-based artist Alisa Singer, Environmental Graphiti is a series of digital paintings created to enhance public awareness of the science of climate change. Each of the artworks is derived from a chart, graph, map, word or number relating to key facts about climate change. Michigan Tech’s exhibit includes 23 pieces displayed at 10 locations across campus and virtually via the interactive campus map.

View the Tech Today article for more information


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

*DRIVE DATE POSTPONED TO THIS SUMMER (OFFICIAL DATE TBD)*

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

Stay tuned for more information regarding the new Drive date.  We are hoping to hold the drive sometime this summer when it is safe for people to gather in groups again.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw this summer, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

Please continue saving these five items: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Emergency Resources for Students

During the outbreak of COVID-19 students may be experiencing different types of needs. Michigan Tech has been working to develop a list of resources to address these needs. 

Food Resources:

  • Husky FAN: Food pantry and emergency meals,
  • Western UP Food Bank (Houghton),
  • Meals for children: Houghton-Portage Township Schools are providing meals by order (email sturnquist@houghton.k12.mi.us or call 906-369-0449) to children 18 and unders.
  • BHK Community Action Agency can provide monthly food options to those in need: 906-482-5528,

Utility Resources:

  • Utilities: Some area utilities (electric, gas, water) can assist customers with payment plans or assistance with paying bills,
  • UPPCO is suspending non-payment cut offs until April 5, customers need to contact them to inform them of any changes to their income during this time,
  • Spectrum: Offering internet options for students who do not have access,

Medical:

  • Medical: Hospitals can offer payment plans or other assistance for payment,

Storage:

  • Uhaul: Offering free storage for students for 30 days

Job opportunities:

  • Area businesses are hiring extra workers during this time for deliveries, additional cleaning and stocking,

Emergency Funds:

  • Betty Chavis Emergency Fund
  • International Student Emergency Fund
  • Graduate School Emergency Fund (Loan Program)

There may be additional resources depending on your area of residence. Please refer to your city’s webpage, local news, or social media.

We are continuing to add to this list, please check back on the Dean of Students Emergency Resources page for updates.


Success Coaching at the Wahtera Center

Success coaching is still available through the Wahtera Center. A lot of sudden changes have happened in the last couple weeks and you may find yourself feeling like you’d like some help with areas like refining your study techniques, beating procrastination, or taking care of yourself, a coach can provide direction. Learn more about success coaching here. Contact us at success@mtu.edu to schedule an appointment. 


Student Wellness

Stay up to date with what’s happening on campus, resources for a successful virtual semester and practices that can be adopted to maintain good health and well-being.

Check us out on Twitter (@mtu_wellness), Instagram (mtu_wellness), and Facebook (Michigan Tech Wellness) or mtu.edu/wellness.
Be well!


Career Services is here for you

Virtual LinkedIn Session Wednesday, 25 March from 12-1

Virtual LinkedIn Session Thursday, 26 March from 5:30-6:30

Virtual Graduating and Still Looking Session Tuesday, 31 March 5:30-6:30

Virtual Graduating and Still Looking Session Wednesday, 1 April 12-1

These events are listed in Handshake, and a link is provided therein for students to join the sessions.

In addition, we’re offering 50 hours of one-on-one appointment slots for students who wish to meet with us virtually. We’re continuing to review offers on behalf of students and offer negotiation guidance when needed. Students can either schedule offer reviews through Handshake, or they can send an email to career@mtu.edu if there aren’t appointment slots available. 

Finally, students can send their resumes to career@mtu.edu for reviews and recommendations. 


Portage Library Free Resources

Now might be a good time to familiarize yourself with our 10,000+ digital books, magazines, movies and more. It’s all free with your library card.

eBooks, Audiobooks & Movies

Digital Magazines



Student News Briefs – March 20, 2020

We never know how high we are till we are called to rise. Then if we are true to form our statures touch the skies.” ― Emily Dickinson


Tech Arts Festival – Photography Contest

MUB Board is hosting a virtual photography contest and it is open to all amateur photographers within the Tech Community! You must be a student, faculty or staff to enter. Entries must be original and not previously submitted. Prizes will be awarded to four photographers. Judges will vote to decide the top three photos and there will be one audience choice photo winner. Audience choice will be awarded to whichever photograph gets the most likes on Facebook before Wednesday, April 7th at 5:00pm.

All Contest Photographs must be submitted to mubboard@mtu.edu and posted to the MUB Board Facebook. Prizes will be given to the top 4 photos, rules can be found on the waiver.

To participate, You MUST fill out a waiver which can be found here:
bit.ly/TAFwaiver


Student Org Spotlight

Student Leadership & Involvement is looking for organizations to feature each Wednesday. In order to nominate your organization for the Spotlight simply fill out this form: https://forms.gle/sUtoMkw16ZqoZoka8   This is a great opportunity to get the word out about your organization!  


USG Representative Elections

USG Class and College Representative Elections begin May 25th at 9am. Keep an eye on your MTU email for the link to cast your vote!


Emergency Resources for Students

During the outbreak of COVID-19 students may be experiencing different types of needs. Michigan Tech has been working to develop a list of resources to address these needs. 

Food Resources:

  • Husky FAN: Food pantry and emergency meals,
  • Western UP Food Bank (Houghton),
  • Meals for children: Houghton-Portage Township Schools are providing meals by order (email sturnquist@houghton.k12.mi.us or call 906-369-0449) to children 18 and unders.
  • BHK Community Action Agency can provide monthly food options to those in need: 906-482-5528,

Utility Resources:

  • Utilities: Some area utilities (electric, gas, water) can assist customers with payment plans or assistance with paying bills,
  • UPPCO is suspending non-payment cut offs until April 5, customers need to contact them to inform them of any changes to their income during this time,
  • Spectrum: Offering internet options for students who do not have access,

Medical:

  • Medical: Hospitals can offer payment plans or other assistance for payment,

Storage:

  • Uhaul: Offering free storage for students for 30 days

Job opportunities:

  • Area businesses are hiring extra workers during this time for deliveries, additional cleaning and stocking,

Emergency Funds:

  • Betty Chavis Emergency Fund
  • International Student Emergency Fund
  • Graduate School Emergency Fund (Loan Program)

There may be additional resources depending on your area of residence. Please refer to your city’s webpage, local news, or social media.

We are continuing to add to this list, please check back on the Dean of Students Emergency Resources page for updates.


Comedy Magician Trent James – LIVE on your computer!

Join us (virtually) Friday, April 10 at 9:00 PM EST for a night of laughs and magic!  Comedy magician Trent James will perform a show of slight of hand magic tricks and illusions, and will even teach the viewers how to perform some magic with items available in their room or house all through Zoom!

Comedy magician Trent James is bringing a fresh new feel to the “classic magic show”. Trent’s high-energy performance combines mind boggling magic with gut busting humor that has earned rave reviews in seventeen states. Trent is now quickly becoming one of the top magicians in the country. Don’t take our word for it…he has received top awards from both The International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians, as well as being the youngest recipient of The Milbourne Christopher Award (Past winners Included David Copperfield and Penn and Teller). Trent’s unique sleight of hand magic and hip vibe have made him a huge hit at colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events.


Student Leadership Awards for SNB

Nominations are still open for the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards. At Michigan Tech, we are blessed with motivated and adventurous students. We are seeking nominations for various awards to recognize student leaders and organizations for all of their accomplishments. Please do not hesitate to nominate yourself or others! 

While we understand a face-to-face ceremony will not occur, we are currently thinking through other alternatives to recognize the nominees and recipients of the awards. Be on the lookout for updates!

All of the information about nominations can be found online https://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/interests/awards/. Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23. 

Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement at activities@mtu.edu or 487-1963. 


Success Coaching at the Wahtera Center

Success coaching is still available through the Wahtera Center. A lot of sudden changes have happened in the last couple weeks and you may find yourself feeling like you’d like some help with areas like refining your study techniques, beating procrastination, or taking care of yourself, a coach can provide direction. Learn more about success coaching here. Contact us at success@mtu.edu to schedule an appointment. 


Info Sessions: Blue Key

Blue Key Honor Society was to hold two info sessions this week on Michigan Tech’s campus. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all face-to-face meetings are moved online. If you are interested in joining Blue Key Honor Society this spring, but want to know more, please check out this video presentation by our incoming President, Scott Sviland! Scott breaks down each committee, what Blue Key is all about, and why our organization is so important. If you have any questions, please reach out to bluekey@mtu.edu.


Deadline to complete this application is Sunday, March 22th at 11:59pm.

 Blue Key New Member Application

Blue Key Information Session Video


Student Wellness

Stay up to date with what’s happening on campus, resources for a successful virtual semester and practices that can be adopted to maintain good health and well-being.

Check us out on Twitter (@mtu_wellness), Instagram (mtu_wellness), and Facebook (Michigan Tech Wellness) or mtu.edu/wellness.
Be well!


Career Services is here for you

Virtual LinkedIn Session Wednesday, 25 March from 12-1

Virtual LinkedIn Session Thursday, 26 March from 5:30-6:30

Virtual Graduating and Still Looking Session Tuesday, 31 March 5:30-6:30

Virtual Graduating and Still Looking Session Wednesday, 1 April 12-1

These events are listed in Handshake, and a link is provided therein for students to join the sessions.

In addition, we’re offering 50 hours of one-on-one appointment slots for students who wish to meet with us virtually. We’re continuing to review offers on behalf of students and offer negotiation guidance when needed. Students can either schedule offer reviews through Handshake, or they can send an email to career@mtu.edu if there aren’t appointment slots available. 

Finally, students can send their resumes to career@mtu.edu for reviews and recommendations. 


2020 World Water Day Online

Michigan Tech will celebrate World Water Day March 23 and 24 with speakers, an art exhibit and poster competition—virtually. Just a week after moving instruction online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, Michigan Technological University will celebrate World Water Day in the same fashion.

View full article here


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

*DRIVE DATE POSTPONED TO THIS SUMMER (OFFICIAL DATE TBD)*

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

Stay tuned for more information regarding the new Drive date.  We are hoping to hold the drive sometime this summer when it is safe for people to gather in groups again.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw this summer, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

Please continue saving these five items: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Portage Library Free Resources

Now might be a good time to familiarize yourself with our 10,000+ digital books, magazines, movies and more. It’s all free with your library card.

eBooks, Audiobooks & Movies

Digital Magazines


Yo-Yo Ma – Songs of Comfort

Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most renowned and beloved musicians, is trying to provide comfort in this time of crisis. Ma has been posting videos of himself performing short pieces and encouraging other musicians — of all levels — around the world to join him in offering “Songs of Comfort.” Ma joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the project and play Dvorak.

Listen here


Google Arts & Culture

Museums across the region and the globe are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus. But thanks to Google Arts & Culture, you can still explore hundreds of them virtually.

From Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum to Seoul’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art to Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology, more than 500 museums and galleries teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to offer a peek inside their doors. On a local level, there are opportunities to browse cubism exhibits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the sinister halls of the Eastern State Penitentiary, and view Revolutionary War weapons from Valley Forge National Historical Park. If you’re not sure where to start, Google compiled a top 10 list.


Keep up an exercise routine with free exercise classes online

Planet Fitness: free daily exercise classes 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/planetfitness/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/planetfitness 

Core Yoga:

View the videos here


Student News Briefs – March 6, 2020

Have a great Spring Break!

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sigh of the shore.” – Andre Gide


Husky Lead: Seize the Awkward

Seize the Awkward

Gain tools to be able to reach out and support friends who may be struggling.Tuesday, March 17 at 4-5 PM in Library East Reading Room

Tuesday, March 17 from 4-5PM @ Library East Reading Room


Huky Head: Feedback Loops

Feedback Loops
Learn how to apply a growth mindset to strengthen yourself and your organization.

Monday, March 16 at 5-6 PM in MUB Alumni Lounge A


LEAP Program Informational Session



University Innovation Fellows Applications are Now Open!

We are looking for students interested in becoming agents of change to become University Innovation Fellows! They will work on improving the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem here at Michigan Tech. We are looking for creative, action-oriented students who are passionate and excited about innovation, entrepreneurship, or making positive change.  

The University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by Stanford University’s d.school (about the commitment of a 1-2 credit class at Michigan Tech). Through the fellowship, undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation are charged with cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their university. Fellows gain skills, tools and the networks crucial for their mission through online training and video-conferencing sessions. Fellows hone in on their leadership and communication abilities and broaden their understanding of experiential learning, design thinking, interdisciplinary education and, most importantly, student innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Upon completion of training, Fellows may have the opportunity to attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google. The fellowship is an opportunity to enact meaningful change while being part of a national movement. Current fellows at Michigan Tech have been working on many exciting initiatives and can’t wait to have your help in creating the future here on campus!

To apply just go to bit.ly/mtu-uif2020! Applications close on March 22nd at 11PM, if you have any questions please email cjhardin@mtu.edu!


Winter Carnival Survey

If you have a minute, please fill out the Winter Carnival Survey. Blue Key would like to continue to increase awareness of the chance to provide feedback.

https://baseline.campuslabs.com/ntu/wintercar2020


Summer Youth Programs hiring staff for summer 2020

Are you a Michigan Tech student looking for a summer job that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment? Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs has just the job for you! All majors and levels are welcome and we are still looking for additional staff for summer 2020.

To apply, please visit our website and complete/submit your staff application to cpcojobs@mtu.edu along with your current resume, and someone from our office will contact you to schedule an interview. 

If you have questions you can contact us at 906-487-2219 or email cpcojobs@mtu.edu to learn more. 


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

Drive Date: Saturday, April 18th from 9am – 5pm in Fisher Hall

The official kickoff to the 50th anniversary of earth week!

Start collecting these five items now: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.

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


Join SIS for the annual Bra Show!

Join SIS for the annual Bra Show! This year’s theme is Mardi Gras, so make sure to bring cash to vote for the people’s choice bra and to donate. All proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation! If you have any questions please email mharmon@mtu.edu


Student Leadership Awards for SNB

Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.

On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 17.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 6.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12 p.m. noon, Friday, March 20. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement.

Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!


2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition

The 2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition will take place on Monday, March 23rd as a part of Michigan Tech’s World Water Day celebration. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight your work, practice effective science communication, and maybe win a cash prize!

Posters can be submitted in two categories: Original Research or Coursework-based Projects.  Cash Awards will be offered in each category (1st-$300, 2nd-200, 3rd-$150), as well as one People’s Choice Award ($$$). The poster competition will take place between 11:30-2:30 in DOW 804, 873, 875 – you DO NOT need to be available for the whole time period! You can register and share your availability using the link below. 

http://bit.ly/WWD2020student

Following your presentation to the judges, students are asked to participate in a public poster session from 2-4p in the MUB Ballroom. All posters (with a presenter present) are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

More detailed information can be found in the attachment. Thank you for sharing your exciting work with the community! Please contact Kevin Nevorski with any questions, kcnevors@mtu.edu.


SDC Spring Break Hours

The Student Development Complex will have reduced hours during the University spring break, March 7-14. Note: The pool will be closed March 6 through March 15. 

SDC Spring Break Building Schedule


Student News Briefs – February 28, 2020

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison


Mub Board presents: Nick Thomas

A recent MTU college graduate himself, Nick Thomas provides a fast paced variety show that will blow your mind. The act includes juggling, yo-yos, magic, comedy and more! As recently featured on ABC’s “The Gong Show,” this upcoming star will have you laughing with humor that every student can relate to. A 6 time world record holder, and gold medal winning juggler, Nick has performed internationally for companies like Comcast and Google. The unforgettable show has tons of audience participation, and a high tech LED juggling finale that you won’t want to miss!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events!


Enterprise Day

Interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Thinking about joining Enterprise, but not sure which team is right for you?

Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place! Root Beer Floats and brownies will be served!

Find more information for each team here: https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/teams/. For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu.

Participating Teams:

  • Advanced Metalworks
  • Aerospace
  • Alternative Energy Enterprise
  • Blizzard Baja
  • Blue Marble Security
  • BoardSport Technologies
  • Built World
  • Clean Snowmobile Challenge
  • Consumer Product Manufacturing
  • Formula SAE
  • General Expedition Adventure Research- GEAR
  • Green Campus Enterprise
  • Humane Interface Design
  • Husky Game Development
  • Innovative Global Solutions-  IGS
  • ITOxygen
  • MIning INnovation Enterprise-  MINE
  • Open Source Hardware
  • Robotic Systems
  • Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences- SENSE
  • Supermileage Systems
  • Velovations
  • Wireless Communication



University Innovation Fellows Applications are Now Open!

We are looking for students interested in becoming agents of change to become University Innovation Fellows! They will work on improving the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem here at Michigan Tech. We are looking for creative, action-oriented students who are passionate and excited about innovation, entrepreneurship, or making positive change.  

The University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by Stanford University’s d.school (about the commitment of a 1-2 credit class at Michigan Tech). Through the fellowship, undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation are charged with cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their university. Fellows gain skills, tools and the networks crucial for their mission through online training and video-conferencing sessions. Fellows hone in on their leadership and communication abilities and broaden their understanding of experiential learning, design thinking, interdisciplinary education and, most importantly, student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upon completion of training, Fellows may have the opportunity to attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google. The fellowship is an opportunity to enact meaningful change while being part of a national movement. Current fellows at Michigan Tech have been working on many exciting initiatives and can’t wait to have your help in creating the future here on campus!

To apply just go to bit.ly/mtu-uif2020!


Husky Hour

Husky Hour: Rethinking Failure – March 3rd 

Failure is a state of mind. Rethink how you can learn from failure. 

Husky Hour: Self Motivation – March 4th

Gain skills to improve your motivation and stop procrastinating. 


Meckler to Headline Two Major Jazz Festivals

Adam Meckler, Michigan Tech’s Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Professor of Music, a gifted trumpet player, composer, and music educator, has been tapped to headline not one but TWO big national jazz festivals in the next seven days: First, he will head to Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the largest annual jazz festival in Iowa, the Coe College Jazz Summit, Thursday, Feb. 27 – Saturday, Feb. 29. More than 90 high school bands participate, and he will be coaching the high school bands for the first few days of the festival. Meckler then will rehearse and perform as the featured guest artist with the Coe College Jazz Ensemble, doing a mix of his compositions and other big band music for their finale concert on Saturday, February 29, at 7:00 PM in Marquis Hall on the Coe College campus. 

Then on Monday, Meckler will travel to Sioux Falls South Dakota for the Augustana College’s 46th annual Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival, set for March 2-3, 2020, in Augustana’s Hamre Recital Hall. The festival features Meckler and host of PBS’ Sound Field, Arthur “L.A.” Buckner. 


Winter Carnival Survey

If you have a minute, please fill out the Winter Carnival Survey.

https://baseline.campuslabs.com/ntu/wintercar2020


Summer Youth Programs hiring staff for summer 2020

Are you a Michigan Tech student looking for a summer job that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment? Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs has just the job for you! All majors and levels are welcome and we are still looking for additional staff for summer 2020.

To apply, please visit our website and complete/submit your staff application to cpcojobs@mtu.edu along with your current resume, and someone from our office will contact you to schedule an interview. 

If you have questions you can contact us at 906-487-2219 or email cpcojobs@mtu.edu to learn more. 


Michigan Tech Choirs Present Benefit Concert: Music for a Sacred Space

Join the Michigan Tech Choirs at 7:30 PM Sunday, March 1, for “Music For a Sacred Space,” an evening of sacred choral music presented in its natural habitat, the local treasure that is the magnificent space of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden.  “Music for a Sacred Space” is free and open to the public, and free-will offerings will be donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.


Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony at the Rozsa

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, its director Joel Neves, and special guest conductor Xun Sun bring you a captivating evening of orchestral masterworks, including Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Symphony No. 4. They will have the Rozsa Center stage on Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 PM.


Marketing your International Experience 

Marketing your International Experience 

February 27th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Library 234

Having an international experience not only leads to significant personal growth, it also sets your apart from the rest of the applicant pool when applying for internships, graduate school and jobs.

International experiences make you desirable to future employers because of the skills and knowledge gained through valuable international exposure. The next step is to learn how to market these skills. 

Drop in for an advising session to learn how to articulate your international experiences on your resume, cover letter, and during an interview. 

Those who haven’t had an international experience yet are encouraged to also drop in to learn about Michigan Tech’s study abroad opportunities with International Studies Abroad (ISA). 


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

Drive Date: Saturday, April 18th from 9am – 5pm in Fisher Hall

The official kickoff to the 50th anniversary of earth week!

Start collecting these five items now: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.

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


Join SIS for the annual Bra Show!

Join SIS for the annual Bra Show! This year’s theme is Mardi Gras, so make sure to bring cash to vote for the people’s choice bra and to donate. All proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation! If you have any questions please email mharmon@mtu.edu


Nail & String Art Make Night at The Alley Makerspace

Nail & String Art Make Night at The Alley Makerspace

Friday February 28th, 5-7pm

Join us in the Alley Makerspace (MUB Basement) for a Nail + String art Make Night! All materials are provided.


Student Leadership Awards for SNB

Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.

On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 17.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 6.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12 p.m. noon, Friday, March 20. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement.

Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!


Spaghetti Bridge Competition


2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition

The 2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition will take place on Monday, March 23rd as a part of Michigan Tech’s World Water Day celebration. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight your work, practice effective science communication, and maybe win a cash prize!

Posters can be submitted in two categories: Original Research or Coursework-based Projects.  Cash Awards will be offered in each category (1st-$300, 2nd-200, 3rd-$150), as well as one People’s Choice Award ($$$). The poster competition will take place between 11:30-2:30 in DOW 804, 873, 875 – you DO NOT need to be available for the whole time period! You can register and share your availability using the link below. 

http://bit.ly/WWD2020student

Following your presentation to the judges, students are asked to participate in a public poster session from 2-4p in the MUB Ballroom. All posters (with a presenter present) are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

More detailed information can be found in the attachment. Thank you for sharing your exciting work with the community! Please contact Kevin Nevorski with any questions, kcnevors@mtu.edu.


StudentWatch Course Material Survery

by Campus Store

The Campus Store is participating in the 2020 StudentWatch Course Material Survey sponsored by the National Association of College Stores (NACS) and is fielded by OnCampus Research.

At the completion of the survey, participating institutions receive two sets of data on student course material attitudes and purchasing habits: nationwide statistics and more specifically, a subset of data submitted by that institution’s students. The information collected is important to the University as we strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness. In essence, the students’ responses are helping steer the ship.

The Campus Store is using multiple promotional methods to encourage students to participate. As well, OnCampus Research provides a $50 gift card to one student at each institution and $1,000 award to one lucky student selected from all survey participants.  Please check your email with the official survey link.


SDC Spring Break Hours

The Student Development Complex will have reduced hours during the University spring break, March 7-14. Note: The pool will be closed March 6 through March 15. 

SDC Spring Break Building Schedule