The Student Scoop- October 13, 2021

Did you lose your pair of eye-glasses at the Cardboard Boat Race last week? We might have them! Description- Black and Red Prescription Glasses. If these are yours, come pick them up at Student Leadership & Involvement, MUB 112

Make A Difference Day 2021 Registration is OPEN!

Registration for Make a Difference Day 2021 is now open! Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service in which students, faculty, and staff come together to serve our community. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 23 from 9am-1pm. 
Join the Michigan Tech community in giving back to our local area by volunteering for a local organization, agency, or community member! Volunteer projects will vary based on the needs of partner organizations. Painting, weeding, planting, digging, raking, cleaning, organizing, and moving are all likely projects that we have seen in the past. Register here to be assigned to a service site.
Check-in will start at 9AM in the MUB Ballroom. Information packets will be distributed and from there, groups will travel to service locations. Projects may require that groups drive to the location.

PLEASE NOTE: Each member of your organization/group must register individually for Make a Difference Day. The final deadline to register is Monday, October 18th at 10 AM


Mini Pumpkin Painting

Make a custom fall decoration this year with Keewenaw Pride, Panhellenic Council, and Women’s Leadership Council! The event will take place on October 18th from 7-9 pm in MUB Ballroom A. There will be mini plastic pumpkins available to paint. Supplies are limited.


Beta Sigma Theta and Delta Sigma Phi host “Protect your Pumpkin”

Protect your Pumpkin is a pumpkin carving and painting event to raise money for mental health charities. The prices of the pumpkins depend on their size. Students will be able to find us in the MUB Ballroom A2(207 A2) from 2-7 pm on Friday. After students finish with their pumpkins they will be able to place them around campus on the grassy areas for everyone to see.

Contact Bryan Kison at bakison@mtu.edu or Cody Towe at cmtowe@mtu.edu with any questions


Film Board Presents…

Friday Oct 15th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

Saturday Oct 16th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

This week in collaboration with SHPE! 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.

In The Heights is rated pg-13 for some language and suggestive references.



Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents…

Building Resilience

Things change when you come to school, and that can be challenging. Suddenly you have to take care of yourself, keep your space clean, and get your homework done. In order to handle all of this, you might need to build some resilience. Join the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being for their Building Resilience workshop on Thursdays from 1-2pm. Learn how to bounce back from all the challenges that college brings and get yourself back on track!

Husky Hobbies: Photography

Join Hannah Bershing to learn more about cameras and photography 101 in this week’s Husky Hobbies! Those who register will be entered for a raffle of a free photography book!


Open Skate and Free Skate Rental at the SDC

Join MTU Athletics and Recreation in celebrating the grand opening and dedication of the Skate Rental Center this Saturday, October 16, at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Located on the ice level, the Skate Rental Center will have a full inventory of skates and helmets in youth and adult sizes and will also provide skate sharpening services.

Festivities will kick off at 12:30 pm with a dedication ceremony in honor of Charlotte Jenkins and Cheryl DePuydt. Jenkins, an undergraduate student and resident assistant who had a passion for skating, was known for offering extra skates to friends, residents, or anyone looking to learn to skate. DePuydt was an ardent supporter of MTU Athletics throughout her life; helping start women’s athletics at the university and forming the MTU Skating Academy. Cheryl’s contributions to Michigan Tech are still felt today, especially when it comes to skating and women’s athletics. Those unable to attend may view a live stream of the dedication. The link to the live stream of the dedication ceremony is https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/84243721930

The dedication ceremony will be followed by an open skate with free skate rental during the event.


11th Annual Treat Street

The City of Houghton and Houghton Police Department are hosting their 11th Annual Treat Street in downtown Houghton on Saturday, October 16th from 4-7pm. All you have to do is show up in a (not too scary) costume and enjoy the fun!

There will be music, vendors, a petting zoo and all kinds of fun things for all ages. Want to help pass out candy or trick-or-treat bags? Contact Lt. Nicholas Roberts at 906-487-5912 to volunteer.




IDEA Pitch Competition

Mark your calendar & share this event with students!  Husky Innovate is hosting an Idea Pitch Competition.  
On October 20th, we will meet  in-person from 5:00 – 7:00 in M&M U115.  Please register in advance to pitch – bit.ly/Pitchyourideas.  Audience guests are encouraged to attend in person but may also attend remotely.   Please email –  Husky Innovate at huskyinnovate@mtu.edu for the zoom link.
Do you have an innovative idea that could disrupt the status quo and “business as usual”?  Pitch your idea at the Idea Pitch Competition.  Each contestant will have two minutes to share their idea in an interactive community setting.  Judges will vote to select top pitches and award cash prizes to the top contestants:
First place – $200
Second place – $100
Third place – $50
Honorable mention – $25 (two prizes offered)
Audience favorite – $25


Enterprise Day- October 20, 2021

Are you interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Maybe you are thinking about joining Enterprise, but are 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! Enterprise Day will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20 in The Rozsa Center Lobby. Teams will be spread out across the Rozsa Lobby and outside, weather permitting.

Visit with:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Advanced Metalworks
  • Blizzard Baja
  • Blue Marble Security
  • BoardSport Technologies
  • Built World
  • Clean Snowmobile
  • CPM
  • GEAR
  • Green Campus
  • HIDE
  • Hotforest
  • H-STEM
  • Husky Game
  •  IGS
  • ITOxygen
  • MINE
  • Open Source
  • Robotic Systems
  • SENSE
  • Supermileage Systems
  • Velovations
  • Wireless Communication 

Find more information about each Enterprise team, please visit: https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/involved/enterprise-day/. Registration is not required for interested students who would like to attend. Apple Cider and Donuts will be provided on a first come, first served basis during this event.

The use of masks and social distancing will be determined by the current Campus Health and Safety Level on the day of Enterprise Day, October 20, 2021. Please keep an eye on the Campus Health and Safety Level information page.


Murder Mystery Dinner

Have you ever thought you would be a good detective? Here’s your opportunity to try! At the Murder Mystery Dinner You will be assigned a “role” as a random celebrity and led through the story of a murder. You can work as a team to collect clues, but don’t trust anyone. Meet in the MUB Ballroom at 6pm on Friday, October 22nd for an evening full of food, murder, and fun! Dinner will be provided. You must sign up beforehand at the link below to guarantee a spot: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfcaUmYA3rsMF1tL-GXp1k1Sfa_RycKWRlu6QLsG0xbIhJXKg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Library Haunted House/Resource Fair

The library will be hosting a haunted house / resource fair with the theme “Don’t be Afraid to Ask Us!” We are inviting student groups who have an interest in connecting their peers with wellness and mental-health resources to have a table at this event.

How will this look? 

As of right now, we’re planning to give each participating group a chunk of space (this may be a study room, a table, or a library classroom) that they can decorate and use as they’d like to promote both this theme and to get a little spooky.

When will this take place?

We’re planning on October 26. However, because this is so student-focused, we’d like to hear more from you about what time of day would be ideal!

How do I get involved? 

Please complete this google form by the end of Monday of next week (October 11). Please feel free to share this with other student orgs in your orbit! 


Get Your Erg On at the SDC

Get Your Erg On with our certified instructor who will guide you through the basics of rowing and will coach you through fun and challenging workout sessions all on the SDC’s brand new ergometers in our new rowing facility! At a low registration cost, you can get a great full-body workout that can be adjusted to meet the abilities of anyone! The initial sessions will focus on general stroke technique and progress to workouts that represent on-water sprints and head races. 
Location SDC Rowing Studio (2nd floor) 
Dates/ Times October 25- December 6, 2021 (No class November 22) Mondays, 6:00-6:50 p.m.

Deadline to register is October 22, 11:59 p.m. To learn more and to register, visit https://michigantechrecreation.com/programs/adult/conditioning/erg/index


IRHC Night of Fright

IRHC is having a new Halloween event, “Night Of Fright” on Sunday, October 31 from 1-5pm on Walker Lawn. It will include a house competition event in the form of decorating tables where each house will have the opportunity to give out candy provided by IRHC as well as the opportunity for your hall to win house funds for the best decorated table. There will also be other activities targeted at both children and students including pumpkin carving (everyone), a costume contest (students, $300 in bookstore gift cards up for grabs), photo booth with props (everyone), bowling (children), ring toss (children), cornhole (everyone) and potentially mini golf (everyone).. Apple cider and root beer will also be provided to all.


The Student Scoop- October 6, 2021

Make A Difference Day 2021 Registration is OPEN!

Registration for Make a Difference Day 2021 is now open! Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service in which students, faculty, and staff come together to serve our community. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 23 from 9am-1pm. 
Join the Michigan Tech community in giving back to our local area by volunteering for a local organization, agency, or community member! Volunteer projects will vary based on the needs of partner organizations. Painting, weeding, planting, digging, raking, cleaning, organizing, and moving are all likely projects that we have seen in the past. Register here to be assigned to a service site.
Check-in will start at 9AM in the MUB Ballroom. Information packets will be distributed and from there, groups will travel to service locations. Projects may require that groups drive to the location.

PLEASE NOTE: Each member of your organization/group must register individually for Make a Difference Day. The final deadline to register is Monday, October 18th at 10 AM



Does your student organization need funding for a project or event that promotes student involvement? We can help! The Student Initiative Support Program (SISP) is funded by the philanthropy of alumni and friends, and overseen by the Michigan Tech Alumni Board of Directors whose mission is “Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections.”

Check out https://www.mtu.edu/alumni/connect/contact/board/sponsorship/ for more information and to apply. Be sure to apply ASAP to secure funding for your activity!


REAC Trivia Contest

Test your knowledge on various pieces of Railroad Trivia in this contest of Champions, or enjoy some free food while picking up some tips and tricks for the first year Scholarship offered by RTP.


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents:

Backpack Packing

Do you want to go backpacking or hiking before the snow starts to fall? Not sure how best to pack your bag? Come join us on October 7th from 6-7pm in the Makerspace for a backpack packing Husky Hobbies session with Emilie Jacques! She’ll show you how best to pack your bag and head out into the woods with confidence! As a bonus, when you come to the backpack packing session you’ll receive a free Field Notes notebook! Sign up with this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1isdAFI8y7DJ2J5FlqM3mStxY_4knA3XlLaap4L3yBPs/edit?usp=sharing_eil_dm&ts=614f75ea

Building Resilience Workshop

Things change when you come to school, and that can be challenging. Suddenly you have to take care of yourself, keep your space clean, and get your homework done. In order to handle all of this, you might need to build some resilience. Join the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being for their Building Resilience workshop on Thursdays from 1-2pm. Learn how to bounce back from all the challenges that college brings and get yourself back on track!


Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is looking for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for

Thursday Oct 7

Saturday Oct 9

3-4 volunteers are needed.

We will be working on varnishing trim on both of those two days.

We work from 9 am – 3 pm and lunch will be provided. 

If you have some spare time or some volunteer time that you need to do, please consider helping at Copper Country Habitat for Humanity.  

We have had many MTU students in the past being a part of our build.  Take some time and give back to the community. It would be greatly appreciated and a good feeling doing something good for a family in need. 

18 Sixth St in South Range is where the build is.   If you haven’t been there to lend a hand, this week might be the time to do something different and helpful for our local community. 

No experience is needed.  We have supervisors that will provide instruction to what is needed. 

Give back to the community by volunteering to build a house for a family in need. 

One last thing, You MUST be vaccinated to keep everyone safe. 

If you are interested, please contact me at sandycch4h@gmail.com.


GSG Presents: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) at Michigan Tech is pleased to announce this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. It will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021. This year it is coming back to an entirely in-person format, and the final round will take place at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock. This competition offers an excellent opportunity for graduate students across the university. It celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. It supports their capacity to verbally summarize and explain their research in three minutes or less, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The 3MT competition is an academic research communication competition originally developed by the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 900 universities in more than 80 countries around the globe. The Michigan Tech competition winner will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide. 

The competition is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes of $300 and $150, respectively. Additionally, a People’s Choice award will be given to a speaker selected by the audience, with a cash prize of $100. 

The event is open to all active graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies at Michigan Tech. But for participating in the final level Asia-Pacific 3MT competition, only active Ph.D. and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first presentation are eligible. Graduates do not qualify for the competition. 

The registration for the competition is open now. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition. For complete event information and the registration link, please visit http://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt/ or contact Shreya Joshi at gsg-research@mtu.edu


MTU Recreation Concealed Pistol License Course

The Michigan Concealed Pistol License course will take place on either Saturday, October 16, 8am- 5pm or Saturday, November 6, 8am- 5pm this year. 

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 for carrying in open spaces. Not just what to do in your home, but what to do in the parking lot, in the alley, etc. We also add in things we teach in our other courses that we feel you are going to need to know, doing our best to help prepare you to prevail in any encounter. Rental equipment available for an additional fee. Students will receive a copy of the course material on the day of class. No experience necessary. Class size is limited.

  • Minimum age 20 years old
  • Individuals are responsible for supplying their own ammunition (100 rounds)
  • Students agree to comply with all commands issued on the range and in the classroom

Cost

  • $150/person w/own equipment
  • $185/person w/ rental equipment (9mm pistol)

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. Shooting Range release, safety briefing and weapons registry will be completed on course day. Register today: https://www.michigantechrecreation.com/amenities/shooting_range/cpl.


This Week Film Board Presents…

Shrek 2

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

Saturday Oct 9th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

Located on Michigan tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are 2$ and concessions are 1$. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.

Shrek 2 is rated pg for crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content.


41 North Film Festival Seeks Volunteers

Be a part of the action and volunteer with 41 North Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place Nov. 4-7, and we need your help to make it happen! We welcome film enthusiasts, members of the campus community and local area residents.

Our volunteers help us keep 41 North free and open to the public and are an integral part of the festival. Volunteers may assist with welcoming festival attendees, ushering, merchandise sales and answering general questions regarding the festival and films.

Help is needed for any and all of the four days of the festival, Thursday through Sunday. Volunteer for a few hours or volunteer for the whole festival — it’s up to you! All volunteers receive a free T-shirt. We look forward to having you on our volunteer team!

The 41 North Film Festival spans four days and showcases award-winning independent films and filmmakers from around the region, country and world. Its mission is to provide Michigan Tech students and the surrounding community with an opportunity to critically engage films that are currently in distribution and under discussion, as well as the chance to interact with filmmakers, producers and other industry professionals about the art and business of cinematic storytelling.

To sign up to volunteer at this year’s festival, please complete the volunteer interest form.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding volunteering at the 41 North Film Festival, please contact volunteer coordinator Allison Neely at alneely@mtu.edu or 906-487-3206.



The Student Scoop- September 29, 2021

Don’t be late for a very important date!
Homecoming 2021 is here!

VOTE for your favorite Homecoming Door!

The 2021 Door Decorating competition is LIVE on our Facebook page! You can vote by ‘liking’ the picture of the door that you think is the best! Voting ends on October 1st so be sure to get your vote in!

Cardboard Boat Races are this Friday!

Come watch teams paddle it out on the Canal this Friday! Races start at 4:00pm but we’ll see how strong these boats really are…

Want to catch a ride to the Cardboard boat races on Friday? We’ve got busses shuttling from the MUB and Lot 24 to Kestner Waterfront Park starting at 2pm!

Keep up to date with all the homecoming activities HERE.

Rubik’s Cube Magician Steven Brundage

Join Late Night Programming and Family Weekend for an evening of amazement! You may know him from his viral video – Magician Gets Out of Speeding Ticket with Magic or from his appearance on America’s Got Talent! He’s got jokes, he’s got a Rubik’s Cube, and he’s magical! What more could you ask for?
Rubik’s Cube Magician Steven Brundage will be here on Saturday, October 2 at 9 PM in the MUB Ballroom. This is no trick – the event is FREE and open to students and their families!


MUB Board Presents…

Comedian Jon Fisher

A singing comedian! “Jon Fisher’s songs cover topics ranging from the frustrations of roommates and college to his man crush on Ryan Gosling to his desire to be a “motivational DJ”. His acoustic, pop, and hip hop comedic stylings combine social commentary, observational humor, pop-culture references, and character-driven acts put on a performance that’s great for all ages.”
Join us on October 1st at 9pm in the MUB Ballroom.

Tech Fued!

It’s time to play… TechFeud! Join us on October 8th for a fun night of head-to-head competition where you can take a chance and win it all! But! Before our night of feuding, we need some help from you, our fellow students! Click the link attached to take as many of our surveys as you would like and your answer may just show up on the board! Team registration is also open so grab your roommates, or snag some friends and click the link below to sign up.
Click here to take our survey!Click here to register your team!

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


Mr. Lid Recyclable Containers

Green Campus Enterprise, 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
  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

Study Abroad

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Session

9/29, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Library East Reading Room

Do you have spring break or summer plans? Consider participating in a faculty-led study AWAY program next spring and/or summer to earn Michigan Tech credits and travel with your faculty and peers. Locations featured are Finland, Ireland,  England, Greece, Bahamas, Costa Rica, and U.S. Amtrak. Stop by and grab a pizza slice (or more), and chat with the program leaders.


Sustainability Open House

We would like to invite you to our upcoming Sustainability Open House on Saturday, October 2nd from 3-6 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 you will be able to stop by!


Upcoming Husky Innovate Opportunities

Protect your Innovation

Husky Innovate and the Van Pelt and Opie Library are collaborating to host “Protect Your Innovation”.  This workshop will be held October 6th, in the Library Room 244 from 5-7 pm.  This workshop will answer several intellectual property questions.   

How can you protect the intellectual property incorporated within your innovation?

What options do you have and what strategies can you apply?

When should you consider IP protections?

We will discuss the fundamentals of intellectual property including – 

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Licensing
  • Trade Secrets/Knowhow
  • How to initiate a prior art discovery with free library resources

Michigan Tech IP expert, Licensed Patent Agent, Associate Vice President for Research Administration Jim Baker will lead us through compelling IP scenarios.

Librarian and Patent and Trademark Research Center (PTRC) Representative Annelise Doll will explain patents, trademarks and resources available through Michigan Tech’s PTRC which is part of the Patent and Trademark Office’s nationwide program of PTRCs.
Please register here – https://bit.ly/Protectinnovation

Husky Innovate Talk with Innovator- Jacob Soter

Michigan Tech graduate Jake Soter EE/CPE ’19, MBA ’20 observed that flag warning systems at beaches weren’t updated right away and knew that swimmers weren’t getting important information on days with strong rip-currents and high waves.  He identified a value proposition and together with his advisor, Dr. Andrew Barnard,  created a technological solution to address this problem.  From there – he launched a new business.  Come hear about Jake’s innovation pathway, how he validated his value proposition, what he’s learned along the way and what’s next for his business.

Register here

We will meet 10/8/2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents:

Do you want to go backpacking or hiking before the snow starts to fall? Not sure how best to pack your bag? Come join us on October 7th from 6-7pm in the Makerspace for a backpack packing Husky Hobbies session with Emilie Jacques! She’ll show you how best to pack your bag and head out into the woods with confidence! As a bonus, when you come to the backpack packing session you’ll receive a free Field Notes notebook! Sign up with this link.


Intramural Events


This Week Film Board Presents:

Soul
Friday Oct 1st: 5:30,8:30,11:30Saturday Oct 2nd: 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.
Soul is rated pg for thematic elements and some language.


Artist Presentation by Ashanté Kindle and Khari Turner: Copper Planted Seeds
Ashanté Kindle and Khari Turner come to Michigan Tech to discuss their joint exhibit, Copper Planted Seeds, currently on display at Finlandia University until October 5. Their exhibit seeks common ground between the history of the Keweenaw Peninsula and their life experiences as Black American artists. Kindle and Khari create at the border of abstractionism and realism, and the theme of their exhibit is “sisu,” or human grit and determination, in the face of daunting circumstances.
All are invited. The artists will begin with a presentation on their life, art and influences, followed by time for audience questions.
For further information on the presentation at Michigan Tech, contact vpdi@mtu.edu. For the Finlandia University Gallery, contact gallery@finlandia.edu.
Electrical Energy Resources Center (EERC) 103
Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:15 pm



The Student Scoop- September 22, 2021

22nd Annual Drag Show Hosted by Keweenaw Pride

It’s the most fun event of the year, and it’s happening for the 22nd year. Drag Artists have been a source of joy for the LGBTQIA+ community and this night will be no different. We have some fantastic talent coming to MTU, and we are expecting a night of absolute fun and incredible energy. Everyone is accepted and wanted, so come out and prepare to have a blast!! Remember… Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm


MUB Board Presents:

Live at Lunch Featuring Jariah Higgins

Come out to Walker Lawn on Sunday (9/26) from 12-2pm to enjoy your lunch with some live music by Jariah Higgins! *Rain Location: MUB Commons

Giant Board Games

Have a chance to win some awesome prizes by playing giant board games with your friends on Tuesday (9/28) from 6-8pm on Walker Lawn! * Rain Location: MUB Ballroom A. **Homecoming teams from 6-7pm (sign up prior through SLI), non-homecoming teams from 7-8pm (sign up at the event)

Comedian Jon Fisher

A singing comedian! “Jon Fisher’s songs cover topics ranging from the frustrations of roommates and college to his man crush on Ryan Gosling to his desire to be a “motivational DJ”. His acoustic, pop, and hip hop comedic stylings combine social commentary, observational humor, pop-culture references, and character-driven acts put on a performance that’s great for all ages.”
Join us on October 1st at 9pm in the MUB Ballroom.

TechFeud!

It’s time to play… TechFeud! Join us on October 8th for a fun night of head-to-head competition where you can take a chance and win it all! But! Before our night of feuding, we need some help from you, our fellow students! Click the link attached to take as many of our surveys as you would like and your answer may just show up on the board! Team registration is also open so grab your roommates, or snag some friends and click the link below to sign up.
Click here to take our survey!
Click here to register your team!

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


Volunteers Needed

Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is looking for VolunteersI am looking for volunteers for Saturday Sept 25.4-6 volunteers are needed. We work from 9 am – 3 pm and lunch will be provided. If you have some spare time or some volunteer time that you need to do, Please consider helping  at Copper Country Habitat for Humanity.  
We have had many MTU students in the past being a part of our build.  Take some time and give back to the community. It would be greatly appreciated and a good feeling doing something good for a family in need. 
18 Sixth St in South Range is where the build is.   If you haven’t been there to lend a hand, this Saturday might be the time to do something different and helpful for our local community. No experience is needed.  We have supervisors that will provide instruction to what is needed. Give back to the community by volunteering to build a house for a family in need. 
One last thing, You MUST be vaccinated to keep everyone safe. 
If you are interested, please contact me at sandycch4h@gmail.com. I Look forward to hearing from you. 


Homecoming Events!

Homecoming Court voting is LIVE on Involvement Link.  This will help determine the top 8 who will go on to compete for Homecoming Royalty! Vote NOW because voting closes tomorrow, September 23 at 3 PM. 

Cardboard boat races will be taking place Friday, October 1 at 4 PM at the Houghton Waterfront.  Busses will be available for students and families leaving from the MUB Bus Stop on main campus and Lot 24 at the SDC.  They will be running continuously from campus to the event and back until the races are over.  All are welcome to come out and watch!  Families are welcome to park in Lot 24. 

The Homecoming Tailgate is back!!  Come hang out, eat some food, and get excited for the big football game!  We will be under the tent next to lot 24 from 11 AM until game time!  This event is FREE so make sure you swing on by. 

Homecoming/Family Weekend Performances:
Friday, October 1 – Singing Comedian Jon Fisher will be in the MUB Ballroom starting at 9 PM.  This event is free and open to students and families (PG 13 humor). Saturday, October 2 – Rubik’s Cube Magician Steven Brundage will be in the MUB Ballroom starting at 9 PM.  This event is free and open to students and families. 


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being


Voter Registration Day Booths at MTU

Join USG on Tuesday, September 28th, for National Voter Registration Day! We will have 4 booths throughout campus where students can register to vote. We’ll be at the ROTC lawn, Husky Statue, in front of Fisher, and Walker lawn all from 9:30 to 3:30. Stop by and check your voter status and register if you haven’t already! We’ll have forms and computers available for use to register and staff from the County Clerk’s Office to answer any questions or concerns. Are you #VOTEREADY?


Phi Kappa Tau Event

Hello gentleman! This Thursday we will be painting along with the legendary Bob Ross at our house!  All supplies will be provided. Rides from Wadsworth Lobby at 6:15. See you there!


Updates from the SDC

In keeping with recently updated university guidelines, the Michigan Tech Student Development Complex (SDC) and Gates Tennis Center are adjusting facility guidelines. Michigan Tech announced a move to Health and Safety Level Two effective Saturday, Sept 18, 2021. 

At Health and Safety Level Two:

·  Face coverings will be encouraged but not required in the Student Development Complex, MacInnes Student Ice Arena, Gates Tennis Center, Nordic Ski Wax Center, and other Athletic and Recreation facilities.

·  Face coverings will still be required in SDC classrooms and laboratories during classes and lab courses.

·  Face coverings may also be required during faculty office hours at the discretion of the individual faculty member.

·  Face covering requirements for fully vaccinated close contacts, as listed in Tech’s Quarantine Guidelines, will remain in place.  

Please reference and adhere to all posted signage in Athletic and Recreation facilities. The MTU Flex plan is structured to be responsive to fluctuations in case count and other factors related to COVID-19.

We encourage all fans to please continue frequent handwashing (especially before and after meals), hand sanitization, monitor symptoms and to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The SDC is open to Michigan Tech students, members and action pass holders. General membership sales resumed on July 1, but day passes and action passes are not being sold at this time. Details regarding membership rates, open recreation schedules, facility rules and requirements for entry can be found at MichiganTechRecreation.com. Fall semester building hours begin August 30 and go through December 16, with reduced hours during Thanksgiving break. 

A variety of recreation programs and events will be open to the community and offered throughout the Fall semester. Schedules and registration details are continually being updated at MichiganTechRecreation.com. Options include, but are not limited to, Aquatics, HuskiesFit Group Fitness Classes, Sports Clinics and Lessons, the Outdoor Adventure Program and the Shooting Range. 


Upcoming Pi Mile Run Hosted by Triangle

Pi Mile is an event Triangle puts on every year for homecoming. It’s a charity run/ walk for the UP Food Bank. It will be at 10 am on this Sunday, 9/26 starting on walker lawn. Registration link is below, and it is $10 if you register before, or $15 at the event. The best part is at the end, everyone gets to pie a friend or Triangle in the face!

Register HERE!



TKE Fall 2021 Events

Join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon for our awesome events this fall. Stop by to learn more about how we can help you create lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success!

Out of 250+ chapters throughout the world Tau Kappa Epsilon – Mu Lambda Chapter at Michigan Tech is Number 1! TKE challenges members to live up to the standard of excellence defined by our Declaration of Principles on a daily basis. These principles provide an environment where members are encouraged to develop strong skills for scholarship, character, leadership, teamwork service and brotherhood—the attributes that build success and happiness throughout life.

Learn More at: http://tkemulambda.com/2021/08/fall-2021-recruitment-events/
For the most up to date information follow our Instagram Page @TKEMTU


The Student Scoop- September 15, 2021

Parade of Nations

We are excited to invite you to join us in celebrating the 32nd annual Parade of Nations, on September 18, 2021. The Parade of Nations will follow a different parade route this year. Due to construction on the Lift Bridge, the parade will not start in Hancock and cross the bridge as it usually does.

The parade will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 18 at Franklin Square in Houghton, go through downtown to Quincy Street (at the Ambassador restaurant), turn right to the waterfront, and left on Lakeshore Drive, finishing at Kestner Park.

There are many ways to participate.
·      Walk in the parade (representing your club, organization, or cultural heritage) or build a float. Click here to register your group or if you want to build a float.
·     Represent any nation of your choice. Click here to request a flag for the nation you want to represent.
·     Participate in the Scavenger Hunt. This will be a fun, interactive event with a chance to win exciting prizes. Go to the rules and regulations and click here to register.

For more information, go to the Parade of Nations webpage. You can contact the Parade of Nations by email at paradeofnations@mtu.edu or call at 906-487-2160.


Homecoming Registration closes soon!

Homecoming Registration closes soon! 
**Court registration deadline extended
The theme for homecoming this year is Blizzard in Wonderland (Alice in Wonrderland)!  We are excited to bring back some classic favorites, like cardboard boats, as well as add some new twists, like giant board games!!  

Homecoming Court Registration: Register HERE
Registration closes on September 17 at NOON.

Homecoming Team Registration:Register HERE
Registration closes on September 17 at NOON

Please note that if a group wishes to only participate in cardboard boats, they must sign up under Team Registration. All events and rules are subject to change if the Campus Health and Safety Levels change. The rule books will be available soon.  
Please send any questions to Rochelle at raspence@mtu.edu.


Student Mental Health and Well-being

At Tech we know that mental and physical health can weigh heavily on students. With the busy schedules that our Huskies have, it may be hard to search to find the resources that you need. To help with that, we did it for you! You can visit our self-help resources page on the Michigan Tech Well-Being website! Following the link below will take you to the page where you can find resources for suicide prevention lines, professionals to contact, and campus resources to help you or your friends. Link: Self-Help Resources | Student Mental Health and Well-being | Michigan Tech (mtu.edu)


Calling all Student Orgs!

Would you like your student organization to be featured in The Lode, Michigan Tech’s student newspaper? Share your group’s mission with the campus community! Reach out to our Pulse Section Editor at madegnit@mtu.edu for more information, or to schedule an interview. See past Student Org Spotlights here


SWE Evening with Industry 2021: Career Fair Networking Event

The Society of Women Engineers at Michigan Tech is proud to present the annual Evening with Industry (EWI) networking event on Tuesday, September 21st at 5:30PM EST. All students are invited to attend, across all genders and majors! This is SWE’s largest annual networking event, and there will be an opportunity for all registered students to speak with a company recruiter one-on-one and in groups, as well as hear a keynote speech from the event’s keynote sponsor, DOW Chemical. There are 6 other companies registered, and the list of companies in attendance and their desired majors will be on the EWI web site.
Evening with Industry will be virtual again this year, and companies attending have sponsored our student tickets, so please register for free at http://www.mtuswe.com/ewifor-studentsIn addition, SWE at MTU is sponsoring a referral contest: whoever refers the most peers to the event (as reported on the registration form) will win a $15 gift card. Let’s get a great pool of qualified candidates together for our sponsor companies!


NASIC Information Session


TKE Fall 2021 Events

Join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon for our awesome events this fall. Stop by to learn more about how we can help you create lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success!
Upcoming events:Ultimate FrisbeeMonday, September 13th – 7pm-9pmWalker Lawn
Rubber Band WarsTuesday, September 14th – 7pm-9pm1304 College Ave, TKE House
Movie NightThursday, September 16th – 7pm-9pm1304 College Ave, TKE House
Hiking Hungarian FallsSaturday, September 18th – 2pm-5pm1304 College Ave, TKE House
Learn More at: http://tkemulambda.com/2021/08/fall-2021-recruitment-events/

For the most up to date information follow our Instagram Page @TKEMTU


Cornhole Tournament

Want a chance to win $$ playing cornhole?  Email superiorcornholeduo@gmail.com to sign up for the cornhole tournament on September 19th!


Fall HuskiesFit Programs Start this week!

Fall HuskiesFit Programs begin this week! HuskiesFit Programs offers several group fitness classes throughout the week. There’s something to choose from almost every day. Check out our week-at-a-glance flyer and see what fits your schedule.

Fall 2021 Adult Group Fitness Classes @ a Glance

Get the most for your money with the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card. This premium card allows you to experience a variety of HuskiesFit classes without having to commit to one particular type. The Ultimate is available in 8- or 16-punch versions and is good for one year from the date of purchase. Most HuskiesFit adult group fitness classes are covered by the Ultimate Punch Card with the exception of AikidoAquaFit, and Get Your Erg On!. These 3 classes are purchased by session only.

Fall 2021 Huskiesfit Ultimate Punch Card
Did you know SDC members receive a 20% discount on HuskiesFit adult group fitness? Yet another way to make those fitness dollars count!

For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit!


The Student Scoop- September 8, 2021

K-Day is FRIDAY!!

After a year away, K-Day will be returning to Chassell Centennial Park!

Michigan Tech’s annual K-Day (Keweenaw Day) is Friday (Sept. 10). Classes will release at noon. In addition to food, music and inflatable games, more than 190 registered student organizations will have booths for the 3,500 to 4,000 students who regularly attend K-Day.

While students are welcome to drive to K-Day or carpool with friends, Student Leadership and Involvement offers large buses that will be shuttling students back and forth from the Rozsa parking lot on campus to the park starting at noon. Buses will depart about every 15 minutes and will run until all students have been picked up from the park and returned to campus.

Students planning to drive themselves, please note: There is no parking inside the park. Parking on the street is available but limited.

K-Day is sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life and Student Leadership and Involvement, with additional support from Athletics, Facilities and Homestead Graphics. Members of Michigan Tech’s 20 fraternities and sororities volunteer in order to make this event possible each year.

**Masks are required while on the Bus, please be prepared.


Attend Catalyst! – this 1-day leadership workshop will feature small and large group sessions, free lunch, networking opportunities, and great giveaways!  Space is limited so apply now and start something extraordinary! 

Catalyst will take place in person on Saturday, September 11 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 
You will be considering powerful questions that move you towards action:

  • Am I on the right path?
  • Who do I want to be?
  • How can I connect with other like-minded individuals?

APPLY HERE by Thursday, September 9 at 5:00 PM.  Questions can be directed to activities@mtu.edu



Poster Sale hosted by MUB Board

Are the walls in your room bare?  We can help!!!

Come to our Poster Sale! You will find a huge selection of the best-selling and most popular college posters. Stop by between 9am-5pm in the MUB Superior room – we are here ALL WEEK (September 13-17)!

As always, this year’s selection will represent the very latest posters that are available, and in some cases, available only through us.  So, don’t miss out, come early, come often, and bring your friends so you can enjoy decorating your room to the fullest!


Phi Kappa Tau Upcoming Events

Join Phi Kappa Tau on a Hike at Red Ridge Falls, Tuesday September 7th at 6:30 Pm – 7:30 Pm. Rides will be provided from Wadsworth at 6:15 PM.

Phi Kappa Tau will be doing real life Fruit Ninja at their house on Friday 10th, from 5 to 6 PM. Rides will be provided from the Wadsworth lobby at 4:45 PM. Food will be provided alongside rootbeer floats. Only blunt objects will be used for safety purposes. 

Find more information on upcoming events on Involvement Link


Alumni & Student Bocce Ball Tournament

Join your fellow students and a group of alumni for the first Alumni & Student Bocce Ball Tournament on Saturday, September 25! There is no cost to participate.

Free beanie hats for all participants, snacks and drinks, and a prize for the winning student team!

Prior registration is required, and is limited to six student teams. Please register before Monday, September 20 at 5pm. 


September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

«Sometimes what hurts the most can’t be seen. And sometimes, what helps the most is easy to do.»

The Western UP Health Department and Michigan Tech invite you to join David Woods Bartley’s talk about lifesaving support in mental “hellness” situations and move towards mental wellness.

The mental health speaker, educator, and trainer has seen his fair share of successes and setbacks, from directing a nationally recognized nonprofit to battling a life-threatening mental illness. After his life being saved, David’s mission is to shine a light on this crisis and open doors to the possibility of mental health for everyone, everywhere.

Watch David’s Ted Talk (https://www.ted.com/talks/david_woods_bartley_how_connection_saved_my_life?language=en&fbclid=IwAR2hvIxMnshcyJDZRAcdhm8SNH9l8PYRgqRgK3Qxoa2uOs6244rwS1dizRQ)

For more information, visit www.mtu.edu/rozsa

Monday, Sept. 13, 7pm | Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

The event is open to the public. Masks are required.


TKE Fall 2021 Events

Join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon for our awesome events this fall. Stop by to learn more about how we can help you create lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success!
Upcoming events:Ultimate FrisbeeMonday, September 6th – 1pm-4pmWalker Lawn
Open House CookoutTuesday, September 7th – 5pm-7pm1304 College Ave, TKE House
Capture the FlagWednesday, September 8th – 6pm-8pmWalker Lawn
Bigger and BetterThursday, September 9th – 7pm-9pm1304 College Ave, TKE House

Car SmashFriday, September 10th – 5pm-8pm1304 College Ave, TKE House

Bonfire & S’moresSaturday, September 11th – 6pm-9pmPrince’s Point
Learn More at: http://tkemulambda.com/2021/08/fall-2021-recruitment-events/

For the most up to date information follow our Instagram Page @TKEMTU


Study Abroad Virtual Fair

Adventure is calling, HOWL back! The Michigan Tech study abroad fair will be held virtually over Zoom from September 13th through the 15th. Students can take advantage of the three-day virtual study abroad fair to meet with study abroad professionals to learn about program opportunities and how to plan their adventures. Attendees are required to register in advance. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the Michigan Tech study abroad YouTube channel. Questions can be sent to studyabroad@mtu.edu.

Study Abroad Virtual Fair Schedule

Monday, September 13th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Michigan Tech Faculty-Led Study Abroad: Cumbria and Greece
Explore castles and museums in England and Scotland! Walk the ancient ruins and art of Greece! Attend this session to learn how you can go abroad next summer with professor Carl Blair to England and Greece, and earn HASS credits. 
Cumbria and Greece Zoom Registration
bit.ly/england-greece

Monday, September 13th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Discover the World with ISA and TEAN
Intern, volunteer, research, study — so many options and locations to choose from with International Studies Abroad (ISA) and The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)! Choose from semester, summer, and year-long programs across the globe. Options for all majors! 
ISA and TEAN Zoom Registration
bit.ly/ISA-TEAN

Monday, September 13th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Explore Cyprus with Global Semesters
Spend a semester or summer at the University of Nicosia, located in Cyprus, a Mediterranean island country. Course options vary from pre-med, engineering, business, to communications and more! This program is ideal for those who plan on going to medical school. 
Global Semesters Zoom Registration
bit.ly/Global-Semesters

Tuesday, September 14th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Go Somewhere Different with USAC
Go off the beaten path with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Choose from 50 unique locations throughout the world where you can immerse yourself in a new language, discover different places, and make new friends.
USAC Zoom Registration 
bit.ly/USAC-21

Tuesday, September 14th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Japanese Language and Culture with JCMU
Are you interested in Japanese language and culture? JCMU offers intensive Japanese language programs for all levels. Learn how you can live in Japan and earn HASS credits. Contact: 
JCMU Zoom Registration
bit.ly/JCMU-21

Tuesday, September 14th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Michigan Tech Peace Corps Prep
Attend this session to learn about the Michigan Tech Peace Corps Prep certificate program, and opportunities to serve in the Peace Corps!  Volunteering in the Peace Corps is an opportunity to live abroad for two years in an underserved community, learn a new language, build partnerships, and work on community projects. 
Peace Corps Zoom Registration
bit.ly/Peace-21

Wednesday, September 15th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Prosperity by Design: Engineers Without Borders and iDesign
Travel abroad with your peers to work on economically sustainable engineering projects that improve the quality of life in disadvantaged communities. Attend this session to hear from Michigan Tech students who’ve participated in International Senior Design (iDesign) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB).
EWB and iDesign Zoom Registration
bit.ly/EWB-iDesign

Wednesday, September 15th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Operations and Supply Chain in Germany
Travel abroad to Bremen, Germany with your peers to observe Germany’s large-scale industrial operations in automotive, processing plants, and aerospace. Tour companies such as Volkswagen Autostadt, Mercedes, and Becks Brewery. Attend this session to learn more about this Michigan Tech faculty study abroad program. 
Germany Zoom Registration
bit.ly/Germany-21

Wednesday, September 15th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Electrical and Computer Engineering in France
Attention Electrical and Computer Engineering students! Learn how you can study in France and earn Michigan Tech credits in the ENSEA French American Program during your third year, spring semester. 
ENSEA Zoom Registration
bit.ly/Fame-21

Wednesday, September 15th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Michigan Tech Faculty-Led Study Abroad
Consider participating in a faculty-led study AWAY program to earn Michigan Tech credits and travel with your faculty and peers. This session will highlight programs taking place in the Bahamas, Costa Rica, England, Finland, Greece, and Ireland, and along the U.S. Amtrak rail line. Join this session at any time — presentations will take place in Zoom breakout rooms on a rotating schedule. 
Faculty-Led Zoom Registration
bit.ly/World-21


The Student Scoop- September 1, 2021

MUB Board Upcoming Events

Poster Sale!

Are the walls in your room bare?  We can help!!!

Come to our Poster Sale! You will find a huge selection of the best-selling and most popular college posters. Stop by between 9am-5pm in the MUB Superior room – we are here ALL WEEK (September 13-17)!

As always, this year’s selection will represent the very latest posters that are available, and in some cases, available only through us.  So, don’t miss out, come early, come often, and bring your friends so you can enjoy decorating your room to the fullest!

Dodgeball Tournament

Do you need to relieve some stress after a long first week of classes? Or perhaps you were a dodgeball champion in your past life and believe you’ve found your calling?
Come join us for a fun afternoon of dodgeball on Walker Lawn, September 6th from 11am-1pm! Teams consist of 5 to 8 members and all team registration will happen at the tent during the event. Solo parties are also welcome!


MySSP: 24/7 Available Support, Counseling and Chatting

Welcome back Huskies! We know that the adjustment back to school can be difficult. If you are looking for someone to talk to, you need some well-being tips, or you need instant counseling, then you need to download My SSP! It is an app that includes 24/7 support, counseling and chatting in different languages, and health and wellness tips including workout videos and sleep tips! The best part, My SSP is free for all MTU students! Download and start taking control of your well-being today! Let’s have a great year Huskies!


2021 Keweenaw Color Run

Grab a friend! Invite your co-workers! Get your family excited! Let everyone know that The Keweenaw Color Run is back! Join the Keweenaw Young Professionals on September 12th, 2021 for a fun, untimed walk/run event for the whole office and family. During this five-kilometer run, participants will be blasted head to toe in different colored powders. Not only will participants get more colorful throughout the race, but each person will be provided with a color packet to kick off the race.

KCR Runners vary in demographics and reasons for running. With no winners or official times, The Keweenaw Color Run is an event for everyone! This event is designed to unite the diverse cultures and identities of the Upper Peninsula communities. Our goal is to get you out of your office, or home, surrounded by family and friends walking or running to a healthier us.

Note: Keweenaw Color Run T-shirts are only guaranteed to KCR Runners who register by September 3, 2021. For more information and group rates, contact info@keweenawyp.com

Not a runner or walker? Interested in Volunteering for the race instead? Point your browser to our volunteer opportunities at https://2021kcrvolunteer.eventbrite.com

REGISTER HERE!


Catalyst Opportunity

Attend Catalyst! – this 1-day leadership workshop will feature small and large group sessions, free lunch, networking opportunities, and great giveaways!  Space is limited so apply now and start something extraordinary! 

Catalyst will take place in person on Saturday, September 11 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 
You will be considering powerful questions that move you towards action:

  • Am I on the right path?
  • Who do I want to be?
  • How can I connect with other like-minded individuals?

APPLY HERE by Thursday, September 9 at 5:00 PM.  Questions can be directed to activities@mtu.edu


Register for K-Day Today!!

It’s that time of year again, K-Day registration time!! K-Day Registration is open until September 3rd, so reserve your spot now! Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!  This year’s theme will have you wanting s’more at Camp K-Day!  Organizations can get creative with this summer camp-themed student organization fair!
K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on Friday, September 10 beginning at noon. Students head to Chassell Centennial Park for an afternoon of food, fun, and music – it’s like a week of summer camp all in one afternoon!  K-day typically sees 3000-4000 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 any updates we may need to make in regards to our campus Healthy and Safety Levels. 
Questions about K-Day can be directed to Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu


Homecoming Registration is OPEN!

Are you ready for an adventure down the rabbit hole?
Homecoming Registration is now open! 
The theme for homecoming this year is Blizzard in Wonderland!  We are excited to bring back some classic favorites, like cardboard boats, as well as add some new twists, like giant board games!!  

Homecoming Court Registration: Register HERE
Registration closes on September 15 at NOON.

Homecoming Team Registration: Register HERE
Registration closes on September 17 at NOON.

Please note that if a group wishes to only participate in cardboard boats, they must sign up under Team Registration. All events and rules are subject to change if the Campus Health and Safety Levels change. The rule books will be available soon.  

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


Fall SDC Building Hours

Fall building hours for the SDC and surrounding facilities will begin Monday, August 30, and run through Thursday, December 16. Please visit individual facility pages for updated information. For more information, go to michigantechrecreation.com.

The Student Development Complex (SDC) and surrounding facilities will observe reduced hours on Labor Day, Monday, September 6.
– Fitness Center & Multipurpose Room (including racquetball courts & track), Ticket Office 12:00-9:00pm
– SDC Locker Rooms & Sauna 10:00am-9:30pm
– Pool 12:30-4:30pm
– No student open hockey Monday morning.
– The SDC Manager’s Office and OAP Rental Center will be closed.
The SDC will return to regular posted hours Tuesday, September 7. For more information, visit michigantechrecreation.com.


906 & Park Event

Kickback and enjoy some old-school music videos and about different cultural social organizations around campus. Hosted by the Society of African American Men.


TKE Fall 2021 Events

Join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon for our awesome events this fall. Stop by to learn more about how we can help you create lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success!
Upcoming events:TKE – Redridge AdventuresWednesday, September 1st – 6pm-9pm1304 College Ave, TKE House
TKE/IFC Fraternity FlingFriday, September 3rd – 5pm-8pmWalker Lawn
Learn More at: http://tkemulambda.com/2021/08/fall-2021-recruitment-events/

For the most up to date information follow our Instagram Page @TKEMTU


First Friday Social

The Graduate Student Government invites everyone to join us and relax with the Graduate School and the GSG on the soon to be Graduate Commons, 207 East Street (Ex OAP House, opposite to the MTU Library) from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 3th, 2021.

Unwind on a Friday afternoon with your colleagues from across campus at September’s First Friday Social. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Masks are encouraged for the event while not actively eating or drinking. Hope to see you all there!


Artists: Marianne Boruch, Russell Brakefield, Jim Brandenburg, Cindy Crosby, Monte Deignan,
Ned Gannon, Ladislav Hanka, Russell Hart, Sarah Killingsworth, Joyce Koskenmaki, and
Catherine Plank
Location: Hesterberg Hall in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
building at Michigan Technological University. 566-950 Macinnes Drive, Houghton, MI 49931.
Park in Lot 18

Project Coyote and CFRES are proud to present the multimedia art exhibition, The Spirit of the
Hunt, featuring many talented artists including Michigan artists: Joyce Koskenmaki and Ladislav
Hanka. This exhibit will be open to the public from August 28th through October 17th, 2021.
There will be a reception with facilitated discussions starting at 4:30pm on Friday, September
3rd. 

Our opening event on September 3rd will feature two facilitated discussions. Dr. John
Vucetich (MTU) will lead a discussion on wolf hunts and the value of keystone species. Tanya
Aldred from Great Lakes Indian fish and wildlife commission is giving a talk called “Ma’iingan
(wolf): An Ojibway Perspective”. These discussions and the overall timing of this art exhibit was
chosen to raise awareness and consideration of current proposed legislation for wolf management
in Michigan. Multiple have recently been proposed that could impact the longevity of the wolf
population by altering the Wolf Management Advisory Council. Senate Bill 486 will require
council members to be residents of the Upper Peninsula. House Bills 5078 and 5079 amend the
requirements for council members to include more representation of conservation organizations.
The proposed changes in these three bills could significantly impact the management decisions
of the Michigan wolf population.
All pieces were generously donated by artists with the goal of inspiring coexistence between
people and the wolves and coyotes in the Great Lakes region. The exhibition of their works is
curated by Catherine Plank, a graduate student at the University of Michigan studying Ecosystem
Science and Management. She arranged the artwork to highlight the beauty and value of these
native predators.
All artworks will later be sold, and the proceeds will be donated to Project Coyote, a nonprofit
working to educate and improve the conservation of predators nationwide. Project Coyote is a
North American coalition of scientists, educators, ranchers, and citizen leaders promoting
compassionate conservation and management of native carnivores. The event itself is free and
open to the public M-F 9 am – 4 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!


The Student Scoop- August 25, 2021

2021 Keweenaw Color Run

Grab a friend! Invite your co-workers! Get your family excited! Let everyone know that The Keweenaw Color Run is back! Join the Keweenaw Young Professionals on September 12th, 2021 for a fun, untimed walk/run event for the whole office and family. During this five-kilometer run, participants will be blasted head to toe in different colored powders. Not only will participants get more colorful throughout the race, but each person will be provided with a color packet to kick off the race.

KCR Runners vary in demographics and reasons for running. With no winners or official times, The Keweenaw Color Run is an event for everyone! This event is designed to unite the diverse cultures and identities of the Upper Peninsula communities. Our goal is to get you out of your office, or home, surrounded by family and friends walking or running to a healthier us.

Note: Keweenaw Color Run T-shirts are only guaranteed to KCR Runners who register by September 3, 2021. For more information and group rates, contact info@keweenawyp.com

Not a runner or walker? Interested in Volunteering for the race instead? Point your browser to our volunteer opportunities at https://2021kcrvolunteer.eventbrite.com

REGISTER HERE!


Upcoming Events

Comedian Pete Lee!Check out this Late Night Comedian on Saturday, August 28 at 10 PM in the Rozsa! 
Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment. Thanks to his highly rated Comedy Central Presents half hour special, Pete has packed venues at over 500 colleges and universities across the country. Pete has also been a standout on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and played a doctor on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. You won’t want to miss this event!

Welcome Week! It’s that time of year again…. Welcome Week!!  There are tons of different activities and events for all students to attend!  Try something new like Ultimate Frisbee or Broomball!  Get a free snack!  Check out a sporting event!  Whatever you are into, there is something for everyone!  Check out the full schedule HERE.  

Stay-A-Float
Come join us at the MUB circle for some free root beer floats, a chance to write down (manifest) your goals for the semester, and to meet some new friends! Rain location will be in Fisher hall. Event is hosted by MUB Board
*Noon-3pm or until supplies last

Fall Blood Drive!
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. Currently, there is a critical need for blood donors, please join us in the MUB Ballroom and donate blood on: September 1, 10 AM – 4 PM September 2, 10 AM – 4 PM Our new location this year allows for social distancing while donating. We ask that everyone wear a mask and reserve your appointment slot ahead of time. You can reserve online HERE. Please bring a photo ID with you. For more information go to: www.redcrossblood.org/ or email raspence@mtu.edu


Catalyst Opportunity

Attend Catalyst! – this 1-day leadership workshop will feature small and large group sessions, free lunch, networking opportunities, and great giveaways!  Space is limited so apply now and start something extraordinary! 

Catalyst will take place in person on Saturday, September 11 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 
You will be considering powerful questions that move you towards action:

  • Am I on the right path?
  • Who do I want to be?
  • How can I connect with other like-minded individuals?

APPLY HERE by Thursday, September 9 at 5:00 PM.  Questions can be directed to activities@mtu.edu


Register for K-Day Today!!

It’s that time of year again, K-Day registration time!! K-Day Registration is open until September 3rd, so reserve your spot now! Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!  This year’s theme will have you wanting s’more at Camp K-Day!  Organizations can get creative with this summer camp-themed student organization fair!
K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on Friday, September 10 beginning at noon. Students head to Chassell Centennial Park for an afternoon of food, fun, and music – it’s like a week of summer camp all in one afternoon!  K-day typically sees 3000-4000 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 any updates we may need to make in regards to our campus Healthy and Safety Levels. 
Questions about K-Day can be directed to Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu


Homecoming Registration is OPEN!

Are you ready for an adventure down the rabbit hole?
Homecoming Registration is now open! 
The theme for homecoming this year is Blizzard in Wonderland!  We are excited to bring back some classic favorites, like cardboard boats, as well as add some new twists, like giant board games!!  

Homecoming Court Registration: Register HERE
Registration closes on September 15 at NOON.

Homecoming Team Registration: Register HERE
Registration closes on September 17 at NOON.

Please note that if a group wishes to only participate in cardboard boats, they must sign up under Team Registration. All events and rules are subject to change if the Campus Health and Safety Levels change. The rule books will be available soon.  

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


Fall Intramural Events


Husky Hobbies Express

Husky Hobbies Express is done for the summer, but don’t fret! Husky Hobbies will be back starting September 30th! If you or any of your friends have ideas on what projects you would like to see or if you have any you would like to teach, please let us know! Welcome back to campus Huskies!


TKE Fall 2021 Events

Join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon for our awesome events this fall. Stop by to learn more about how we can help you create lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success!
Upcoming events:TKE – Redridge AdventuresWednesday, September 1st – 6pm-9pm1304 College Ave, TKE House
TKE/IFC Fraternity FlingFriday, September 3rd – 5pm-8pmWalker Lawn
Learn More at: http://tkemulambda.com/2021/08/fall-2021-recruitment-events/

For the most up to date information follow our Instagram Page @TKEMTU


The Student Scoop- August 18, 2021

Comedian Eric O’Shea

Join us on Saturday, August 21st at 9 pm in the Rosza Center for the Performing Arts.

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


Upcoming Events

Comedian Pete Lee! Check out this Late Night Comedian on Saturday, August 28 at 10 PM in the Rozsa! 
Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment. Thanks to his highly rated Comedy Central Presents half hour special, Pete has packed venues at over 500 colleges and universities across the country. Pete has also been a standout on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and played a doctor on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. You won’t want to miss this event!

Welcome Week! It’s that time of year again…. Welcome Week!!  There are tons of different activities and events for all students to attend!  Try something new like Ultimate Frisbee or Broomball!  Get a free snack!  Check out a sporting event!  Whatever you are into, there is something for everyone!  Check out the full schedule HERE.  

Stay-A-Float
Come join us at the MUB circle for some free root beer floats, a chance to write down (manifest) your goals for the semester, and to meet some new friends! Rain location will be in Fisher hall. Event is hosted by MUB Board
*Noon-3pm or until supplies last

Fall Blood Drive!
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. Currently, there is a critical need for blood donors, please join us in the MUB Ballroom and donate blood on: September 1, 10 AM – 4 PM September 2, 10 AM – 4 PM Our new location this year allows for social distancing while donating. We ask that everyone wear a mask and reserve your appointment slot ahead of time. You can reserve online HERE. Please bring a photo ID with you. For more information go to: www.redcrossblood.org/ or email raspence@mtu.edu


Husky Hobbies Express

Moving into the dorms can seem overwhelming, but there are plenty of ways to make it your own! From different decorations for the walls to setting up your furniture in a way that suits you, there are so many options to help you feel right at home! In this week’s Husky Hobbies Express we plan to show you just how you can do that with some fun and easy DIYs and dorm room tips to get you settled in! Follow along on the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being social platforms to join in!


Fall Intramural Schedule


TKE Fall 2021 Events

Join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon for our awesome events this fall. Stop by to learn more about how we can help you create lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success!

Out of 250+ chapters throughout the world Tau Kappa Epsilon – Mu Lambda Chapter at Michigan Tech is Number 1! TKE challenges members to live up to the standard of excellence defined by our Declaration of Principles on a daily basis. These principles provide an environment where members are encouraged to develop strong skills for scholarship, character, leadership, teamwork service and brotherhood—the attributes that build success and happiness throughout life.

Learn More at: http://tkemulambda.com/2021/08/fall-2021-recruitment-events/http://tkemulambda.com/2021/08/fall-2021-recruitment-events/

For the most up to date information follow our Instagram Page @TKEMTU


SDC Lot 22 Closed Week of August 16th

Due to annual parking lot required maintenance, Michigan Tech Athletics and Recreation will be closing parking lot 22 for the week of August 16th.

Building patrons for both the SDC and Gates Tennis Center will be able to park in lot 24 during the closure. The same lot 22 visitor parking 2 hour options will be extended to lot 24 for the week.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to recreation@mtu.edu or 906-487-2578.

The SDC is open to Michigan Tech students, members and action pass holders. General membership sales resumed on July 1, but day passes and action passes are not being sold at this time. Details regarding membership rates, open recreation schedules, facility rules and requirements for entry can be found at MichiganTechRecreation.com. Fall semester building hours begin August 30 and go through December 16, with reduced hours during Thanksgiving break.

A variety of recreation programs and events will be open to the community and offered throughout the Fall semester. Schedules and registration details are continually being updated at MichiganTechRecreation.com. Options include, but are not limited to, Aquatics, HuskiesFit Group Fitness Classes, Sports Clinics and Lessons, the Outdoor Adventure Program and the Shooting Range.


SDC & Gates Tennis Center Adjust Facility Guidelines

In keeping with recently updated university guidelines, the Michigan Tech Student Development Complex (SDC) and Gates Tennis Center are adjusting facility guidelines. Michigan Tech announced a move to Health and Safety Level Two effective Sunday, Aug 15, 2021.

At Health and Safety Level Two:

  • Face-to-face instruction.
  • Face coverings are required indoors* for vaccinated and unvaccinated, consistent with CDC recommendations.
  • Follow recommendations from your healthcare provider or the Health Department for testing.
  • Contact tracing is through the Health Department.
  • Employee presence on campus falls under normal operations.
  • Campus buildings operate as usual.
  • Common areas are open.
  • Group gathering sizes are consistent with current State rules.
  • Visitors are permitted.

*Face coverings are required upon entry regardless of vaccination status, but may be removed during exercise/physical activity in the Student Development Complex and Gates Tennis Center. Please reference and adhere to all posted signage for specific arenas inside the Student Development Complex. 

We encourage all patrons to please continue frequent handwashing (especially before and after meals), hand sanitization and receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

The SDC is open to Michigan Tech students, members and action pass holders. General membership sales resumed on July 1, but day passes and action passes are not being sold at this time. Details regarding membership rates, open recreation schedules, facility rules and requirements for entry can be found at MichiganTechRecreation.com. Fall semester building hours begin August 30 and go through December 16, with reduced hours during Thanksgiving break.

A variety of recreation programs and events will be open to the community and offered throughout the Fall semester. Schedules and registration details are continually being updated at MichiganTechRecreation.com. Options include, but are not limited to, Aquatics, HuskiesFit Group Fitness Classes, Sports Clinics and Lessons, the Outdoor Adventure Program and the Shooting Range. 


The Student Scoop- August 11, 2021

Image Credit- Morgan Harper Nichols

Parade of Nations is Seeking Volunteers

The Parade of Nations planning committee is seeking volunteers to help support this long standing community event. This year, the annual parade will take place on Saturday, September 18 beginning at 11 a.m. in Hancock and crossing the Portage Lift Bridge to the Chamber of Commerce in Houghton. We could not have made it to our 32nd annual parade without supporters who share their time with us each year!

Volunteers are needed to help with tasks before, during, and after the parade, such as flag distribution, carrying banners and flags during the parade, and cleanup after the event. We are also seeking volunteers who have a vehicle they might be willing to drive in the parade or groups who may wish to support others in creating a float. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with your local community and to partake in a one-of-a-kind celebration of unity!

If you are interested in helping to make this year’s parade a success, please fill out this form and a Parade of Nations committee member will be in touch with you about volunteering soon. Please feel free to share this email and registration link with others across the wider Keweenaw community. For more information about the Parade of Nations, you can visit our website.


TKE Fall Events

Join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon for our awesome events this fall. Stop by to learn more about how we can help you create lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success!

Out of 250+ chapters throughout the world Tau Kappa Epsilon – Mu Lambda Chapter at Michigan Tech is Number 1! TKE challenges members to live up to the standard of excellence defined by our Declaration of Principles on a daily basis. These principles provide an environment where members are encouraged to develop strong skills for scholarship, character, leadership, teamwork service and brotherhood—the attributes that build success and happiness throughout life.

Learn More at: http://tkemulambda.com/2021/08/fall-2021-recruitment-events/

For the most up to date information follow our Instagram Page @TKEMTU


Husky Hobbies Express

Going to college can seem like a very scary experience; you don’t know anyone, it’s a new town, and you’re starting a new chapter of your life! Luckily, at Michigan Tech, we have plenty of clubs and activities to help students to get involved and make lifelong friends! Finding your niche on campus is very important no matter where you’re coming from! So, for all of our new Huskies, including international students, the Husky Hobbies Express will be talking about the different clubs and activities that Tech has to offer! Join in via the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being social platforms!


Join us for An Afternoon on the Town!

On Saturday, August 28th at 11:00 am, our annual Welcome Week event “An Afternoon on the Town” will be taking place! Learn about local businesses and organizations to welcome new students and returning students prior to the fall semester. You’ll also have opportunities to win prizes. We’ll have an interactive google map to see where all the local businesses that are participating are, as well as a virtual event option.

More information will be posted in next week’s Student Scoop!