The Student Scoop- January 19, 2022

Late Night Presents…
Comedian Cam Bertrand

Join Late Night for our first comedian of the Spring semester – Cam Bertrand!! This hilarious event will take place Saturday, January 29 at 10 PM in the MUB Ballroom. 

Cam Bertrand is one of the fastest rising comedy stars in the country.  Cam’s comedy can best be described as “sophisticated ignorance”. He prides himself on being able to turn even the dumbest conversations into ones that will have you up late at night asking yourself “What is that .01% of germs that GermX can’t kill after all this time?!..”

He’s opened for some of the biggest names in comedy today including Bert Kreischer, Joe Rogan, Pete Davidson, Michael Che, and Mike Epps. He was a contributing writer on two seasons of MTV’s Wild’N’Out (Seasons 11 and 12), has over 100 million views on TikTok (@camthecomic) and his recent Dry Bar Comedy special has been seen by millions online.  In 2021 Cam became a finalist on season 16 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent!

*This event is free and contains college humor.


RSO Spring Involvement Fair

Looking for a way to get involved? The Spring Involvement Fair is a new tradition that takes place each January, giving new and returning students an opportunity to explore more options for their involvement.

Virtual Oasis- January 20th from 6-8 pm on Involvement Link
Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) will have virtual meeting rooms attached to their organization’s description on the Virtual Oasis Involvement Link event page. New and returning students can browse through participating RSOs and join their virtual meeting rooms to chat with current members about their organization. Attending students will be entered into the prize drawing which includes Husky apparel, Hydroflask water bottles, and gift cards!

A Walk on the Beach- January 26th from 1-4 pm in the MUB
Student organizations will have individual tables set up throughout the MUB where new and returning students can check out the organizations. Students who talk with at least five different student organizations will enter into the prize drawing. All attending students will enjoy light, beach-themed refreshments.
Any questions can be directed to rso@mtu.edu


MUB Board Presents…
Think You Know Campus?

Happy 7 Days of MUB! “Think You Know Campus?” ends today, Jan. 19th, at 5pm! Hurry and follow the clues to each location on campus and scan the QR codes to be entered into a raffle for a brand new iPad. You can participate via the link below. 
p.s. There may be skip the line cards for the first 10 to finish the “Think You Know Campus?” event. (This might be especially nice for Stuff A Husky.)
Link here: https://forms.gle/iixEuxPjW4dx3c2b6



Upcoming HuskyLeads:

Leadership Styles and When to Use Them

Visionary Leadership, Servant Leadership, Transformational Leadership – you’ve likely heard these words, but do you understand what each means? There are many different leadership styles that you might embody and your leadership style might change based on the action you are taking or the relationship you are building. Join Alexis Straub and Josh Gostlin from Residence Education and Housing Services to learn more about these various styles and when to use them! Add this event to your calendar!

Creating and Maintaining a Student Organization Budget

Student Organization Budget Hearings are quickly approaching! Join Mark Holmgren from Student Leadership and Involvement to learn budgeting best practices for creating and maintaining your organization’s finances. Basics from setting up your organization’s budget tracking spreadsheet to tracking expenses will be reviewed. Add this event to your calendar!


Broomball is Hiring Referees!

We are once again short of refs! When we sent out our announcement that we had enough refs, 75 people had applied. Since then, only:
60 People confirmed the position
45 People submitted paperwork
28 People showed up to ref training

This is not enough.
We will be doing a few things to fix this problem:
Ref wages are increased to $11/hr, $11.25/hr for returning

We will be cutting games to fit our ref capacity. We will have off-ice training, followed by an on-ice shadowing of trained refs

Remember:
Refs can choose their own schedule, even just 1-2 shifts per week
You don’t have to know anything about broomball
Shifts are only 3hrs long.
Each person who applies helps save the Season


Summer Employment Opportunity: Summer Youth Programs

Come make an impact this summer as Summer Youth Programs celebrate 50 years of high-impact educational experiences
We’re looking for passionate individuals who enjoy working with youth and want to inspire the next generation of makers and doers to join our team of 50+ undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of roles that offer a rewarding experience that builds leadership and other critical interpersonal skills. To learn more, visit us on the web, drop by the Center for Educational Outreach office in Administration Building 217 (across from Career Services), or join us for an information session on Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge. 
Can’t make it in person on Jan 20? Join us virtually: bit.ly/SYP-Hire-Jan2022


Upcoming GSG Webinar

Do you ever find yourself wondering how to be an effective Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) or Graduate Teaching Instructor (GTI)? The Professional Development Committee at GSG will be hosting Michael Meyer as a speaker for our “How to be an effective GTA/GTI” seminar.

Michael works with the Center for Teaching and Learning at MTU and teaches a course about this very thing, so don’t miss this invaluable material! Register here: https://mtu.libcal.com/calendar/gsg/tati


Husky Innovates Presents…

Business Model Boot Camp
1/19/22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
M&M U113
Registration required https://bit.ly/HIbmcbootcamp

If you plan to compete in the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition (January 27th), or if you’d like to learn how to develop a business model, this workshop is for you. The Bob Mark Business Model Competition will host up to16 contestants. Priority will be given to those who have completed the Business Model Boot Camp.

Using the Business Model Canvas, students will work with members of the Husky Innovate teaching team to develop a business model for their innovation. We walk through the steps involved to help you understand the relationship between your value proposition and the customers’ needs. The more clearly you understand this relationship, the better your position to launch a winning product or service.

Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition
1/27/22
4:00 – 5:00 social mixer
5:00 – 7:00 competition
MUB Ballroom A
Contestant pre-registration https://bit.ly/2022BobMarkContestantregistration
Attendee Zoom pre-registration https://bit.ly/BobMark2022

Audience members and contestants also have the option to join virtually over Zoom, pre-registration required

Graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines are invited to pitch their business model in 4 minutes to a panel of judges. Contestants are required to register by January 21st. 

Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition prize categories:  

  • First Prize: $2,000 
  • Second Prize: $1,000 
  • Third Prize: $500
  • Honorable Mention (1 prize): $250  
  • Audience Favorite: $250 sponsored by Dan Green 
  • MTEC SmartZone Breakthrough Innovation award – $1,000
  • Social Impact Award supported by Dr. Elham Asgari, CoB – $1000


The Student Scoop- January 12, 2022

Late Night Presents…
Comedian Cam Bertrand

Join Late Night for our first comedian of the Spring semester – Cam Bertrand!! This hilarious event will take place Saturday, January 29 at 10 PM in the MUB Ballroom. 

Cam Bertrand is one of the fastest rising comedy stars in the country.  Cam’s comedy can best be described as “sophisticated ignorance”. He prides himself on being able to turn even the dumbest conversations into ones that will have you up late at night asking yourself “What is that .01% of germs that GermX can’t kill after all this time?!..”

He’s opened for some of the biggest names in comedy today including Bert Kreischer, Joe Rogan, Pete Davidson, Michael Che, and Mike Epps. He was a contributing writer on two seasons of MTV’s Wild’N’Out (Seasons 11 and 12), has over 100 million views on TikTok (@camthecomic) and his recent Dry Bar Comedy special has been seen by millions online.  In 2021 Cam became a finalist on season 16 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent!

*This event is free and contains college humor.


Film Board Presents…

No Time to Die

Friday Jan 14th: 5:30,8:30,11:30
Saturday Jan 15th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

No time to die is rated pg-13 for sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive material.

Located on Michigan tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are 3$ and concessions are 1$. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.

5:30 Showtimes are to be shown with subtitles now!


RSO Spring Involvement Fair

This Spring Involvement Fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with many student leaders, discover organizations they might want to join, and become a part of an organization where they can find friends, fun, and great experiences! Best of all, plenty of Michigan Tech’s Registered Student Organizations will have virtual activities so you can learn more about them and how you can get involved. With well over 240 Student Organizations at Michigan Tech, there is something for everyone and the Fair will feature giveaways, prizes, and snacks for participating students!
For more information, please visit https://www.mtu.edu/student-leadership/student-orgs/rso-resources/spring-involvement-fair/


MUB Board hosts this weekend… Dan Lornitis!

Want to see your friends hypnotized? Ready for some laughs to start the semester off right? Come see Dan Lornitis, the amazing hypnotist. His comedic timing, his energetic, larger-than-life personality, and of course his skill in the art of hypnosis will have you howling with laughter. And if you think that hypnotists are a seen-one-seen-them-all proposition, you really need to check out Dan Lornitis. He is sure to keep you laughing or maybe… barking?
Join us this Saturday, January 15th at 9pm in the MUB Ballroom.

If you have any questions, or are interested in planning events like these, email us at mubboard@mtu.edu


Upcoming Intramural Events


Delta Phi Epsilon Upcoming Events

Come meet the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon and learn about what it is like being in a sorority at Michigan Tech! All women and non-binary students are welcome!


Husky Innovate Presents…

Business Model Boot Camp
1/19/22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
M&M U113
Registration required https://bit.ly/HIbmcbootcamp

If you plan to compete in the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition (January 27th), or if you’d like to learn how to develop a business model, this workshop is for you. The Bob Mark Business Model Competition will host up to16 contestants. Priority will be given to those who have completed the Business Model Boot Camp.

Using the Business Model Canvas, students will work with members of the Husky Innovate teaching team to develop a business model for their innovation. We walk through the steps involved to help you understand the relationship between your value proposition and the customers’ needs. The more clearly you understand this relationship, the better your position to launch a winning product or service.

Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition
1/27/22
4:00 – 5:00 social mixer
5:00 – 7:00 competition
MUB Ballroom A
Contestant pre-registration https://bit.ly/2022BobMarkContestantregistration
Attendee Zoom pre-registration https://bit.ly/BobMark2022

Audience members and contestants also have the option to join virtually over Zoom, pre-registration required

Graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines are invited to pitch their business model in 4 minutes to a panel of judges. Contestants are required to register by January 21st. 

Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition prize categories:  

  • First Prize: $2,000 
  • Second Prize: $1,000 
  • Third Prize: $500
  • Honorable Mention (1 prize): $250  
  • Audience Favorite: $250 sponsored by Dan Green 
  • MTEC SmartZone Breakthrough Innovation award – $1,000
  • Social Impact Award supported by Dr. Elham Asgari, CoB – $1000


The Student Scoop- January 5, 2022

RSO Spring Involvement Fair- Sign up now!

This Spring Involvement Fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with many student leaders, discover organizations they might want to join, and become a part of an organization where they can find friends, fun, and great experiences! Best of all, plenty of Michigan Tech’s Registered Student Organizations will have virtual activities so you can learn more about them and how you can get involved. With well over 240 Student Organizations at Michigan Tech, there is something for everyone and the Fair will feature giveaways, prizes, and snacks for participating students! More information about the events can be found here.
If you are a part of a Registered Student Organization (RSO) that wants to sign up – look no further! More information about and sign-up for the event can be found here. Signup will close on January 11th at 5 pm. Questions can be directed to rso@mtu.edu


Michigan Tech Recreation: MI CPL Course

Registration is now open for the Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) course at MTU this spring! This is the course you must take to get your Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). This is the premier course in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) course covers what you need to know to carry a loaded weapon safely in open spaces. Students will receive a copy of the course material on the day of class. No experience is necessary. Minimum age of 20 years old and individuals will be responsible for supplying their own ammunition (100 rounds). There will be a firearms proficiency test and a written test that students will have to pass to complete the course. Cost is $150/person with their own equipment and $185/person with rental equipment (9mm pistol). Choose from three different course dates: January 15, February 19, or March 26. Course runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class size is limited, so register now at https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=3683


The Student Scoop- December 15, 2021

Late Night Presents…
Comedian Cam Bertrand

Join Late Night for our first comedian of the Spring semester – Cam Bertrand!! This hilarious event will take place Saturday, January 29 at 10 PM in the MUB Ballroom. 

Cam Bertrand is one of the fastest rising comedy stars in the country.  Cam’s comedy can best be described as “sophisticated ignorance”. He prides himself on being able to turn even the dumbest conversations into ones that will have you up late at night asking yourself “What is that .01% of germs that GermX can’t kill after all this time?!..”

He’s opened for some of the biggest names in comedy today including Bert Kreischer, Joe Rogan, Pete Davidson, Michael Che, and Mike Epps. He was a contributing writer on two seasons of MTV’s Wild’N’Out (Seasons 11 and 12), has over 100 million views on TikTok (@camthecomic) and his recent Dry Bar Comedy special has been seen by millions online.  In 2021 Cam became a finalist on season 16 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent!

*This event is free and contains college humor.


2022 Spring Inolvement Fair “At the Beach”

The 2022 Spring Involvement Fair: “At the Beach” is coming back to campus this January! This year’s Fair will contain two components: 

  • “Virtual Oasis” will take place on Thursday, January 20th, from 6-8 pm on Involvement Link.
    • RSOs participating in “Virtual Oasis” will be required to provide a link to a virtual meeting room of their choice (i.e. Zoom, Discord, Google Meet).
  • “A Walk to the Beach” will take place on Wednesday, January 26th, from 1-4 pm on the first floor of the MUB.
    • Each attending RSO will have one table for their setup.
    • There is limited space available in the MUB, so sign up soon!
  • The Fair will feature giveaways, prizes, and snacks for participating students.

Your organization can sign-up for either (or both) of the components here. Sign-up for each RSO only needs to be completed once by any of the RSO’s officers. For more information about the “Virtual Oasis” or “A Walk on the Beach” events, please visit the 2022 Spring Involvement Fair page.

If you have any questions, please contact us at rso@mtu.edu


Martin Luther King Jr. 33rd Celebration

The Martin Luther King Jr. 33rd Celebration will be Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Library, a zoom option will be available. Come celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the Center for Diversity Inclusion, including a keynote address from Michigan Tech Alumnae, Dr. Tsitsi Hungwe.
In addition to the celebration, check out the week-long “I Have a Dream” Exhibit in the Library, featuring artwork from MTU students. The exhibit will open following the conclusion of the celebration on January 17th. See the attached flyer for details. 


Coaching Methods & Principles Course

Hello Huskies!
We are offering a Coaching Methods & Principles course next semester. This is an excellent course for anyone who has been coached or is looking to become a coach! It can go towards your free electives and is taught by our Head Football Coach, Coach Olsen! Any questions, there is contact information on the flier!
Thank you!


Opportunities from the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring for fall 2022-23! Looking for a fun and interesting position that lets you connect with your fellow Huskies? Consider applying to be an Orientation Team Leader, Peer Teaching Assistant, Success Coach and/or ExSEL Peer Mentor. Visit mtu.edu/success/now-hiring/ for more information about how to apply. Applications due January 17, 2022. 



SDC Winter Break Schedule

The SDC will observe reduced building hours over the winter break, beginning Friday, December 17, through Sunday, January 9. 

Spring semester hours will begin Monday, January 10.

View the SDC Winter Break Building Schedule.


The Student Scoop- December 8, 2021

Late Night Presents…
Comedian Subhah Agarwall

Join us for a nice pre-exam stress relief evening of laughs! Friday, December 10 at 10 PM in the MUB Ballroom. This event is FREE!

Subhah Agarwal has brought an honesty to her comedy that will leave you saying “I didn’t need to know that.” Subhah has written for the “Plan B” movie on Hulu,” and The Jim Jefferies Show” on Comedy Central, amongst others. You can also catch her jokes live at stand-up comedy clubs across the country. If you don’t want to leave your couch, you can see her late night debut on NBC’s “A Little Late With Lilly Singh.” She’s also appeared on season three of HBO’s “Westworld”, on TruTv’s sketch comedy “Friends of the People”, and as herself on MTV2, Comedy Central, and Gotham Comedy Live.


See your pets while you study!

Nothing reduces stress more than a friendly furry (or scaly?) friend. Share a picture of your pets with the library by Dec. 9 and we’ll display them on the screens during finals week. Simply attach a photo of your pet in the linked form. Critters of all types welcome!


Introducing a new Scholarship Opportunity for Community Service

Beginning this spring, a $5,000 award will be presented to a student who demonstrates community service with lasting and meaningful impact during their time at Michigan Tech, regardless of background or area of study. Students are encouraged to document and think about their community service contributions throughout the academic year.

Dr. David and Marie Blum have initiated this endowment in memory of Marie’s parents, Josephine and William Balconi. David and Marie remember Marie’s parents as “kind, gracious, warm, and always helpful. They were always involved in helping others.” Marie’s parents lived in the Houghton area.

“Community service is an area that isn’t typically recognized,” said Marie. “We thought it would be nice to have an award where the student didn’t have to be the top brain in the class. We want to help students who help others.”

“Everyone who will be nominated has already won because they’ve helped others,” said David. “We hope that it’s not something they do just in college, but for the rest of their lives. We hope this helps produce well-rounded students—strong not only in academics but in helping humanity.”

You are encouraged to think about the different types of community service projects in which you or other students have participated both inside and outside of the classroom. More information will be provided in the spring semester, including the nomination form, as part of the Student Leadership Awards.


USG Open Forum on RSO Catering Policies

Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, 7-8 PM
Location: MEEM 111
The USG Student Affairs Committee is soliciting feedback from students on our proposals to administration to improve catering policies for RSOs. We need input from RSOs on catering policies so we recommend changes that students want to see.


Opportunities from the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring for fall 2022-23! Looking for a fun and interesting position that lets you connect with your fellow Huskies? Consider applying to be an Orientation Team Leader, Peer Teaching Assistant, Success Coach and/or ExSEL Peer Mentor. Visit mtu.edu/success/now-hiring/ for more information about how to apply. Applications due January 17, 2022. 


The Student Scoop- December 1, 2021

Reusable Containers Available at North Coast Grill and Deli

Consumer Product Manufacturing (CPM) Enterprise and Dining Services are partnering together to bring Sussex IM’s Mr. Lid products to North Coast Grill and Deli.
How the program works:

  1. Pay the one time $5 Program Fee to a cashier at North Coast Grill and Deli (and get a 10% discount on purchases!)
  2. Receive a key chain 
  3. When you purchase food, request your food in a Mr. Lid and exchange the key chain
  4. Once finished with your food, return your Mr. Lid to the cash register to get your key chain back
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 and enjoy!

The purposes of this program are:

  1. Environmental impact – sustainability
  2. Economical
  3. Passion into action

Questions? Contact kjhelppi@mtu.edu.


Intramural Events


USG Discord Server Opening Up to the Undergraduate Student Body

USG is opening up its discord server to the Undergraduate Student Body to provide another way to interact with the Undergraduate Student Government. Click this invitation link to join!


Film Board Presents…

Jojo Rabbit

Friday Dec 3rd: 5:30,8:30,11:30

Saturday Dec 4th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

JoJo Rabbit is rated pg-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, violence, and language

Located on Michigan tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are 3$ and concessions are 1$. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.

5:30 Showtimes are to be shown with subtitles now!


USG’s Not Holiday Karaoke Night

Join USG with their “Not Holiday Karaoke Night” on Saturday, December 4th from 8-10pm in the MUB Ballroom. There will be Karaoke, Swing Dancing, and free snacks!

Questions? Contact USG at usg@mtu.edu


Campus Store and University Images Customer Appreciation Sale

Friday, December 3 is our Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images customer appreciation sale! Nearly everything in the store is 25% off!

We have a great selection of Michigan Tech apparel and souvenirs, as well as a wide range of local and regional items for you and everyone on your list!

Store hours for the sale are 8am to 5pm for both locations, University Images at the Student Development Complex, the Campus Store in the Memorial Union Building, and of course online!

The Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images Customer Appreciation Sale, Friday December 3! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!


The Student Scoop- November 17, 2021

Student Organization Fundraising Opportunity!

Details:
What – Collecting parking fees during home Women’s & Men’s Basketball Games.
Where – SDC parking lots
When – Collecting starts 1 hour 15 mins prior to game start time until either Single game – the start of 2nd half or Double header – the start of 2nd game. 
Other notes – Safety vests and hand warmers are provided. Groups should dress appropriately for the weather. (8) Individuals needed per shift.
Revenue sharing agreement – 75% of parking fees collected to the group.

Any questions or interested parties should contact Joel Isaacson at jdisaacs@mtu.edu.


Only 4 days left to apply to LeaderShape!

You received the email, you’ve seen the posters, but have you applied? There are just four days left to submit your application for LeaderShape Institute 2022! 
LeaderShape Institute is a four-day retreat that provides participants the opportunity for self-discovery in a community of their peers. The Institute helps individuals identify their values and develop a vision for something they care about through self-assessment, intensive small group discussions, team-building challenges, and more. Take time away from your usual routine and structured life as a student to reflect on the decisions you are making, and perhaps, choose to lead boldly in a new direction. 
The Institute by LeaderShape will be held January 4-7th, 2022, at the Ford Center in Alberta, MI. Thanks to the support of donors, the program costs just $100 per student attendee – a cost that can be further subsidized by sponsorship here on campus. If you want to establish your definition of leadership, build confidence in the traits that make you a strong leader, and create a vision for the impact you want to have on the world – apply today: https://leadershape.org/Applications/Apply/3963.


Grammarly@EDU is Here

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce the official launch of the 60-day pilot program for the premium EDU membership of the cross-platform cloud-based writing assistant application- Grammarly. Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff can use Grammarly EDU via the grammarly.mtu.edu website. Once you log in with your SSO credentials, you will be able to utilize the full features of the Grammarly EDU subscription till December 24. Based on your preference, you can use Grammarly on your browser, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Mac/Desktop, or on your tablet. Overleaf users can use Overleaf textarea to convert LaTex into plain text to use with Grammarly.

We encourage you to use this service in their day-to-day life as much as possible and share your thoughts and feedback with us. As Grammarly will check the punctuation, grammar, spelling errors, you can now focus more on the intellectual content of your writing. You can find more information on the premium features of Grammarly at gsg.mtu.edu/grammarly/. If you are an instructor, GTI, or GTA, you can use this slide in your class presentation to encourage students about our Grammarly initiative.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please feel free to reach out to Ranit at gsg-vp@mtu.edu


SDC Thanksgiving Break Hours Nov. 19-28

The Student Development Complex and Gates Tennis Center will observe reduced hours over Thanksgiving Break, Friday, November 19, through Sunday, November 28. The SDC and Gates Tennis Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25.
SDC Thanksgiving Break Schedule


Husky Hobbies Cooking

Missing the taste of some home-cooked meals? On November 18th, Margaret Hansen will be teaching a fall favorite recipe via Zoom to students. Join her for a yummy meal and some good conversation! Register by clicking this link.


SDC Skate Rental Center Opening TODAY!

The Skate Rental Center at the SDC is opening TODAY! Both adult and youth-sized helmets and skates are available for rent. Utilize the Skate Rental Center for all of your skating needs and join us on the ice today! Learn more at https://michigantechrecreation.com/amenities/ice-arena/index_copy  



The Student Scoop- November 10, 2021

New Recycling Opportunities on Campus

Kimberly-Clark has partnered with the Consumer Product and Manufacturing enterprise to make the recycling of flex-film plastics much more accessible to students. Flex film is any plastic designated with the recycling code 4. Examples of flex film are plastic bags, soda rings, or ziplock bags. If it stretches but doesn’t tear, it’s flex film! Look out for purple recycling containers in the North Coast Grill and Deli, as well as in the CPM office in the basement of the Chemical Sciences building. Further information can be found at https://how2recycle.info/labels.


GSG Workshop: Managing Finances as a Graduate Student

As graduate students, managing finances is important and oftentimes difficult. We are delighted to bring you guest speaker Mike Kolasa, certified financial planner and advisor and Vice-President of the Marquette Trust and Investment Service Office, for an informative seminar on financial management.

Mike opened the Marquette Trust and Investment Service Office in 2012 and has 24 years of financial and legal experience. As a long time resident of the Marquette area, his primary focus is on financial, tax, and estate planning as well as account investment management for clients in Upper Michigan and beyond. Registration Link: https://mtu.libcal.com/calendar/gsg/finmgnt 

Topics covered during the seminar will include: 

  • Managing cash flow,
  • Negotiating your job contract, 
  • Renting or buying, 
  • Retirement planning, 
  • Ensuring Life options.

Questions are welcome, and we hope to see you there!


Speaker Series: SWE & Qualcomm

Join SWE at Michigan Tech and Qualcomm QWomen as we highlight the latest trends in technology featuring inspiring women specializing in wireless, 5G, machine learning and product engineering! In addition to diving into these tech topics, the speakers will also discuss advice for getting into their respective industries, share their career journeys and what diversity looks like in their field.


Film Board Presents…

Suicide Squad

Friday Nov 12th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

Saturday Nov 13th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

Located on Michigan tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are 3$ and concessions are 1$. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.

5:30 Showtimes are to be shown with subtitles now!

The Suicide Squad is rated pg-13 for strong violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity


SDH Open House

Hello!
We would like to invite you to our upcoming Sustainability Open House on Friday, November 12th from 5-7 pm! We will have interactive demos of our sustainable systems, fun games, and all guests will receive free sustainable swag. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We hope to see you there!
Sincerely,
The SDH Team


Breaking Stereotypes for Women Engineers

Please join us for a “Breaking Stereotypes for Women Engineers” event hosted by the ECE department, SWE, the Panhellenic Council, and the IPC and Electronics Club. The event will take place Monday, November 15th from 7-9pm in MUB Ballroom A. The event will start out with a panel of women engineers and professors discussing a time in their education or career in which they were faced with a stereotype. These stories will then be followed by a discussion on how the panelist handled the situation.

After the panel has had a chance to speak, we will be asking the audience to write down a time they personally experienced a stereotype. These responses will be collected and read anonymously to the audience. We will then be asking the panel to comment on what they have heard. There will be light refreshments and a chance to network after the panel and discussion.

Please help us increase our response rate by sharing a quote or experience that fits the theme of this event. Please use this form to share your thoughts.

Thank you for your participation as we create an ongoing conversation on the stereotypes women face in both industry and education.


Advertising with WMTU 91.9

“Hi, my name is Tim Sucarski and I am head of marketing and events at the student-run radio station, WMTU 91.9! If you have an event or an RSO that you wanted to promote on air, feel free to reach out through this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can with an advertisement made just for you, free of charge!”

Fill out this google form to submit a request.


HuskyLEAD: Campus Resources you are NOT Using

Do you ever feel like there are so many options on campus that you’re missing out on some of the good ones? Want to learn more about resources here on campus that you might not realize exist?  
Join Student Leadership and Involvement’s Assistant Director, Rochelle Spencer, as she shares Michigan Tech specific resources that could benefit you and your organization next Tuesday, November 16th at 4:00 p.m. in Memorial Union Building’s Superior Room (basement level)


Student Organization Fundraising Opportunity!

Details:
What – Collecting parking fees during home Women’s & Men’s Basketball Games.
Where – SDC parking lots
When – Collecting starts 1 hour 15 mins prior to game start time until either Single game – the start of 2nd half or Double header – the start of 2nd game. 
Other notes – Safety vests and hand warmers are provided. Groups should dress appropriately for the weather. (8) Individuals needed per shift.
Revenue sharing agreement – 75% of parking fees collected to the group.

Any questions or interested parties should contact Joel Isaacson at jdisaacs@mtu.edu.


Indoor Cycling Class– Join Today!

Indoor Cycling Class– Join Today!

This indoor cycling class is welcome to all skill levels! The difficulty of your ride is up to you during our modifiable 50-minute high-energy group ride. Pedal to the beat of your favorite songs to create a fun and encouraging aerobic workout. Classes focus on interval and resistance cycling drills to promote wellness and encourage a lifelong love of cycling.The class runs every Monday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the SDC Fitness Studio and is taught by our new instructor, Paige. This class is also included in both the 8-punch and 16-punch HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card. 
To learn more about the indoor cycling class, visit https://michigantechrecreation.com/programs/adult/spinning/indoor-cycle/index


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents…

Husky Hobbies Cooking

Missing the taste of some home-cooked meals? On November 18th, Margaret Hansen will be teaching a fall favorite recipe via Zoom to students. Join her for a yummy meal and some good conversation! Register with this link.

Photo Courtesy of The Catalyst Agency

Mental Health Speaker Steve Whitby

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: MUB Ballroom A

Please join us in welcoming Steve Whitby!  Steve is a speaker from the Catalyst agency who excels in helping to develop leaders in uncertain times.  During his presentation Steve takes a deep dive into understanding reality and urges the audience to examine assumptions in their life – and what they are willing to do to create change for the better.

Steve is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of applying creative services to leadership development, well-being, and problem-solving. Steve is skilled in design thinking, coaching, risk management, conflict resolution, and team building.  

This event will contain information about how to improve overall well-being, and touch on specific topics like suicide prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug use and prevention.  This event is open to the Michigan Tech Community.


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The Student Scoop- November 3, 2021

MUB Board’s Casino Night

Join MUB for a night of fun and prizes! You will be given a bag of chips, it’s up to you how to use them. Cash them in to enter our raffle, or try to win more at our Blackjack, Texas hold ’em and Roulette tables. Don’t worry if you run out, there will be a photo booth set up so you can get some Vegas-themed pictures with a group. You can also just enjoy some free snacks and mocktails while you hang out and play games with your friends for fun! 
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Film Board Presents…

Cruella

Friday Nov 5th: 5:30,8:30,11:30
Saturday Nov 6th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

Located on Michigan tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are 3$ and concessions are 1$. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.

5:30 Showtimes are to be shown with subtitles now!
Cruella is rated pg-13 for some violence and thematic elements.


41 North Film Festival this Weekend!

The annual 41 North Film Festival begins this Thursday and runs through Sunday, 11/7, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The festival offers a great opportunity to watch thought-provoking, entertaining, and award-winning films from around the world that explore a range of issues, ideas, and personalities. Along with over 30 films in the program this year, there will be special guests and attractions, and live music in the lobby between films. The festival is free — just bring your student I.D. and your friends!


3MT Finals

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) at Michigan Tech is pleased to announce this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. In this prestigious academic competition, participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their research in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide. 

With 33 participants and 3 different heats, 9 finalists have been chosen for the final rounds. You can find more information on the finalists on our website. The preliminary rounds will be held at the MUB ballroom from 1pm to 4pm. The finalists will compete on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock. Shuttle service will be available from the MUB to the Orpheum Theater leaving at 5:30pm and Orpheum Theater to the MUB at 8:30pm.

Prefer to attend virtually? We got you covered, the finals will also be streamed live online. You can find more information on that at https://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt/.

The first and second place winners will receive cash prizes of $300 and $150 respectively. Additionally, a People’s Choice (PC) award will be given to a speaker selected by the event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. An online voting poll will be set-up for the People’s Choice award.

Grab some pizza from Studio Pizza and join us in-person (or virtually) to listen to graduate students presenting their research in just Three Minutes!


Pajama Drive

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Women’s Shelter is in need of pajama donations for children size toddler – age 12 and adult size small – 2XL. November 7th-12th Order of Omega, Society of Women Engineers, and Society of Intellectual Sisters will be tabling on campus to accept pajama donations and monetary donations for the shelter. If you cannot make it in person but would like to help out, you can venmo Tessa-Mlinar or use the QR code located on the poster.


SDH Open House

Hello!
We would like to invite you to our upcoming Sustainability Open House on Friday, November 12th from 5-7 pm! We will have interactive demos of our sustainable systems, fun games, and all guests will receive free sustainable swag. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We hope to see you there!
Sincerely,
The SDH Team


Husky Hobbies Cooking

Missing the taste of some home-cooked meals? On November 18th, Margaret Hansen will be teaching a fall favorite recipe via Zoom to students. Join her for a yummy meal and some good conversation! Register with the link below.Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgXlzuJCeg48dBQvpcwofFzFrV8u3CaEI_tURRVE9Tg1eGwQ/viewform


Husky Innovate Presents…

Prototype your Innovation

November 11th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Alley Makerspace (MUB Basement)

Pre-registration required: bit.ly/2021PrototypeHow do you communicate an innovative idea with stakeholders? The more you can demonstrate how your innovation works, the better your understanding of the solution and the more informative feedback will be. Join Husky Innovate for an interactive workshop to learn how to prototype your innovation and test it for “customer” feedback. Prototyping can range from simple to complex. This workshop focuses on building a mock-up of your idea so that you may present it and gather feedback. This feedback will inform your next design iteration and help you to tailor your solution to your end-user’s needs. See attached flyer for more details. Contact: Lisa Casper (huskyinnovate@mtu.edu)

Husky Innovate Virtual Talk

Pre-registration required: bit.ly/HItalkwithBradKing

The Michigan Tech community, students, alumni, and friends are invited to join us for a Husky Innovate virtual talk with Dr. Brad King, Michigan Tech Professor, CEO, and Founder of Orbion Space Technology, Houghton Michigan. 

Dr. King will share his journey as an entrepreneur and how he and his team have addressed key entrepreneurial challenges and what’s next for Orbion.

Accomplished aerospace researcher, Michigan Tech Professor L. Brad King took his satellite thruster technology to market when he co-founded Orbion Space Technology in 2016. Orbion’s satellite thruster technology addresses a key need within the space industry by providing a cost-effective way to efficiently maneuver satellites. Orbion’s innovative technology provides the right value proposition for space industry stakeholders.   

This discussion will take place virtually over Zoom.


Study Abroad with Social Sciences

Take advantage of the Department of Social Sciences study away options and other courses this summer to double-count HASS credits towards a minor in any one of six skill sets. Summer registration is open and study away deadlines are quickly approaching: https://www.mtu.edu/social-sciences/undergraduate/study-abroad/ 


The Student Scoop- October 27, 2021

Delta Zeta Bake Sale

No tricks, just treats! Delta Zeta will be having a Halloween themed bake sale on October 27th and 28th in the benefit of their national philanthropies for Speech and Hearing, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Copper Country Humane Society. Items include: brownies, mini cheesecakes, cookies, and rice krispie treats ranging from $2-$5. Cash or Venmo will be accepted. The bake sale will be from 12pm-4pm in the library and outside the library. 


Journal Writing Seminar

Public speaking and effective communication skills are paramount to success in the workplace! The GSG Professional Development committee is excited to announce an interactive seminar on public speaking hosted by Marina Choy and Veena Namboodri, communication instructors and PhD candidates in the Rhetoric, Theory and Culture program at the Department of Humanities.  We will actively discuss speech anxiety management as well as tips for improving delivery, clarity, organization, audience engagement, and more.

Join us next Wednesday, October 27th at MEEM 111 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. There will also be a dedicated Q&A time–feel free to come with questions!


HuskyLead Presents…
Planning an Event 101

Thursday, October 28 – “Event Planning 101” – Are you interested in learning more about planning a successful event?  Want to learn more about planning an event here at Tech?  Need some best practices for your student organization’s upcoming event? 
Join Career Services Corporate Events Coordinator, Jodi Miller, as she shares Michigan Tech specific how-to’s and best practices for planning a successful event on campus at 4:00 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom to learn more!!!

Thursday, November 4 – “Be Well: Navigating School/Life Balance” – Are you over-committed?  Do you struggle with managing your schedule?  Do you take time for self-care?  Do you often think about how busy you are?  Us, too.  But don’t worry – we have the workshop for you! Join Health & Well-Being Manager, Whitney Boroski and her Peer Health Ambassadors as they discuss how to “Be Well” at 6:00 p.m. in Fisher 133!!!


Late Night Presents…
Comedian Melissa McGillicuddy

Join us for a night of laughs on Friday, October 29th at 10pm in the MUB Ballroom! Melissa McGillicuddy is a stand-up comedian based in Sacramento, California. Being an only (and super gay) child raised by a single mom in a conservative town, Melissa found she didn’t always fit in, so she used humor as a way to connect with people. Melissa also co-produces the Moving Van Show, a monthly, secret pop-up comedy show, as well as Sacramento FemmeFest, the city’s first all-female comedy festival.


A Quiet Place Part 2

Friday Oct 29th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

Saturday Oct 30th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

Located on Michigan tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are 3$ and concessions are 1$. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.

A Quiet Place Part 2 is rated pg-13 for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images.


Diwali Night 2021

Only 3 days to go for one of the biggest events on MTU campus! Indian Student Association (ISA) is organizing ‘Diwali Night‘ event on October 30th, 2021 (Saturday). We have been celebrating the Diwali Festival on campus for more than 15 years. Join us for a grand 8-course dinner buffet at MUB and musical and dance performances at Rozsa Center
EVENT OUTLINE: October 30, 2021 (Saturday)

Food: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ET (MUB Commons & MUB Ballroom)
Festival: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm ET (Rozsa Center)

TICKETING LOCATION

Tickets are available online, at SDC Ticketing Office and on-spot at the MUB on the evening of the event.

PRICE
$10 – Students
$12 – Staff/ Community/General Public

NOTE: Considering the updated Health and Safety level on MTU campus, face coverings are required for this event. 
We can’t wait to see you all there!



The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents…

Pour Painting

Join Pooja in the Maker’s Space this week for Husky Hobbies to create some art with pour painting! Creating these awesome canvases is so fun and can be a great way to relax and take time for yourself. To register, follow this link!

Career Confidence

Building confidence when searching for a new job can help you to manage your emotions during the job search and beyond! Join this workshop put on by the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being to learn about how to gain this confidence and make your job search easier!

Stress Less

The stress of schoolwork and other factors can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Join the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being for this workshop to learn how to reduce that stress and to live a happier, healthier life!


Tech Trails Late Fall/Winter Update

As the leaves and temperatures fall, the Tech Trails are preparing for the snow to begin falling as well. Over the summer, lots of work was put into the trails to ensure a great ski season. It can sometimes be forgotten how much work it takes in the summer to provide great trails during the winter.  

Tolkien Trails

The Tolkien Trails saw a significant amount of work this summer with clearing the standing dead ash trees near the trails. Around 200 trees were felled, removed, and donated to Little Brothers, totaling nearly 25 cords of wood! Ditches were cleared, trails were widened to help save our grooming equipment, and two bridges were replaced with culverts to accommodate drainage on the ski trails. Bridge lumber was recycled into eight other bridges placed in the notoriously wet areas of Troll and Gnome Loops. To top it all off, KISMA is planting 500 native trees and understory seedlings to help replace the lost trees! 

Main Trails

On the Main Trails, more drainage issues were addressed with installing or reinstalling 12 culverts on Down Under, Ridge, and Tanglewood loops. In addition, the crew fixed wiring on Balsam, replaced 20 old metal halide lights with high-efficiency LEDs, trimmed some of our problem trees, and cleared the high ropes course of nuisance trees as well.  

It is a fair amount of work, and this is on top of the work needed for the mountain bike trails, which we were able to address a bit. About 500 meters of Inner Core was machine worked to bring it closer to the trail rating and what it was designed to be. We were also able to do some work on the Dirt Jumps and about 50 meters of Twilight. A few other problems areas were addressed on Hillside and Just Mite, which was done by hand.

Disc Golf Course

Over on the Disc Course, we installed 12 tee pads and cleared fairways of trees, stumps, and debris. As a result, the course boasts 15 holes that are now playable and enjoyable. Plans to complete the 18 holes are in place, and strategic partnerships with the Forestry Club and Disc Golf Club are helping to move that along.  

Winter Updates

Enough about summer, what about winter!? Some updates for winter and the Tech Trails include re-establishing a changing space, wax space, and indoor space. Of course, things will look different than they did in 2019, but space will be made available for folks to change and wax their skis indoors at the main trailhead. In addition, room ten will be available and open during lighted trail hours and the day. This will include access to secure changing space and space with a wax table, iron, and lights. In addition, chairs and a table are available for those who may want to rest and eat while taking a break.  

OAP Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Rental

The Outdoor Adventure Program will again be operating out of the Wax Shed as they have the past couple of years with ski rentals. The rental fleet was updated this year, and kid’s skis were added! The annual equipment rental is still in place for students and non-students, and sales will begin on November 1, 2021. Details and a link to purchase a pass can be found here, www.michigantechrecreation.com 

Dogs

As a friendly reminder from the Michigan Tech Trails staff, dogs should be under the owner’s control and on a leash while utilizing the dog-approved trails. 

Here is the official Michigan Tech Trails policy regarding dogs which is supplemental to the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees Policy:

Dogs must be leashed and under owners’ control at all times and are restricted to the Tolkien, Nara, Isle Royale, and Superior trails via the following access points – softball fields, Nara & Tolkien. No dogs at the main trailhead. 

Over the summer, the staff enhanced signage and dog waste dispensers at dog-approved use trails. We ask that all Tech Trails users with dogs be considerate and respectful of the Michigan Tech policies and all users of our wonderful trail system. At the end of the day, we all want to enjoy our trails in a safe and secure environment. For reference, here are some tips on proper dog etiquette and a link from the Humane Society to help educate dog owners.

Etiquette for dog owners:

  • Scoop your poop. Bring several bags on your walks to be sure you have enough.
  • Prevent barking.
  • Only let your dog greet a stranger if they ask.
  • Always leash your dog on walks.
  • Don’t play while on a leash.
  • Be aware of other people’s feelings – Not everyone is a dog-lover.

Trail Passes

The Michigan Tech Trails are a great resource to our campus and the greater community. Please support them by purchasing an annual membership or day pass. Your support helps ensure that our trails are well-groomed, maintained, and updated.

Trail usage is one of the benefits of the Experience Tech Fee, and currently enrolled Michigan Tech students may use the Tech Trails at no charge. A trails membership or day pass is required for all other users. Children age 12 and younger are eligible for a free youth trails membership available at the SDC Ticket Office.

Trails members get access to locker room 110 in the SDC. Locker rentals are reserved for SDC members. Please email trailsinfo@mtu.edu with any questions, concerns, or comments. We hope that everyone is able to enjoy our trails system responsibly!

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